Colony HS Daily Bulletin

"Excellence for All"

Big picture

The Mission of

Colony High School.

Is to inspire academic achievement and personal growth in all our students so that they will successfully participate as active and responsible citizens in our ever-changing world.

Colony Daily News

Locker check out forms are available in the front office. Please come during Lunch or during passing or after school.


Yearbooks are available for purchase up in the front office the rest of this week.

During locker clean out we will have people to take your recyclables and donation or

you can donate usable/ good condition supplies you don’t want to MRS DRETKE’S room # 0024

Please remember that the yellow and green recycling cans are for recyclable items only, mixed paper and cardboard. Do not put liquid or drinks, food, personal items, etc. in the bins. Please be respectful to those tending to the recycling, thank you for your cooperation.

A big change this year: we only recycle mixed paper and cardboard now.

Recycling this year will only be paper and cardboard. We will have bins for only paper and bins for only cardboard. Please do NOT throw cans or plastic in the recycling bins.

SAT Test Date - Registration Deadline - Late Registration Deadline

May 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019 - April 24, 2019

June 1, 2019 - May 3, 2019 - May 22, 2019

SAT Test will be offered at Colony High School. The next date is May 4th , 2019. Register online at If you think you qualify for accommodations, apply when you register. SAT will contact the Accommodations Supervisor who will apply for the accommodations. Accommodations are considered if you have an IEP, 504 Plan, are on insulin, etc. Check the website.

ACT Test will be offered at Colony High School. The Next date is April 13th, 2019. Register online at If you think you qualify for accommodations, apply when you register. SAT will contact the Accommodations Supervisor who will apply for the accommodations. Accommodations are considered if you have an IEP, 504 Plan, are on insulin, etc. Check the website.

“The Matanuska Susitna Borough School District is migrating to a new student information system (SIS) called Synergy for the 2019-2020 school year. This change in our SIS will better support education for MSBSD students. Our current system, SchoolMAX (iParent/iStudent), has become static and its functionality will not improve in the future. Our new SIS is responsive and will evolve with the changing needs of K-12 education and of our District. Transitioning to Synergy allows us to create a more user-friendly platform and optimize operating costs while we continue to focus on quality education for all students. Online registration will begin in early July 2019 and the District will reach out directly to families when registration is open. For additional information, click here, visit, contact your school’s administration, or contact Reese Everett/Dina Henderson in the Office of Instruction 746-9212.”

This Week at Colony

If you are a junior and interested in attending the United States Naval Academy, the application for Summer Seminar is now available and open at The Naval Academy is ranked as the number one public university by Forbes for 2017 and acceptance to Summer Seminar is highly competitive. Be sure to apply early and see counseling if you have any questions. Additionally, applications for STEM camp are also available and open at for freshmen and sophomores.

The Military and Family Life Counselor is available at Colony High School on Mondays for all students with Parents or other immediate family-members that are in the military. To schedule an appointment, call 907-440-8277.


Scholarships arriving daily  Most recent ~ Society of Petroleum Engineers Scholarship. Information in Counseling for most scholarships or check the District website daily 


Attention Seniors:

Graduation is Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Menard Sports Center. Students will need to attend mandatory graduation practice the morning of the 15th, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

If you have questions about graduation, please call or email Graduation Coordinator Mrs. McKenney in the Library at


Summer Opportunity

For a complete list of scholarship info go to Additional scholarships also available at

Mat-Su Borough School District is planning to hire 30 students ages 16 and up to work with our Operations & Maintenance Department over the course of the summer. Interested students should apply online through the MSBSD website no later than 4:30pm on April 12, 2018. Wages are $10 per hour and there is potential to also earn elective credit.



CHS Athletics

Required Items for all ATHLETES:




All who intend to play sports this year need to make sure they have signed up and have all there paperwork done before tryouts.

These things are mandatory before an athlete may practice:

1. Completed registration on iPlay.
2. You may start registering for activities on 7/15/16
3. Current Physical that will last the entire season, including state competition. (Physicals are good for one calendar year)
4. Baseline Impact Pre-concussion test. Athletes that have taken the baseline test, in the Mat-Su, do not need to take it again.

College Visits:

See counselors in the Counseling Office to pick-up mini flyers for upcoming University Visits, upcoming ASVAB/PSAT/SAT/ACT information, Tutor Request Forms, and any questions about I-Student.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Information

Colony High website:

District website:

UAA is offering “Academic Insights” to help juniors and seniors learn more about their programs. Students can tour their campus, learn about majors and meet program faculty. Events are held evenings and weekends. Upcoming events are scheduled for the College of Business and Public Policy, Community and Technical College, and the College of Health. More information is available at

The Alaska School Counselor Association (AkSCA) Scholarships

For online application process and directions, visit the AkSCA website.

More information about the scholarship along with the application information is found here: Mahin and Saifulla Salemy High School Scientific Scholarship

Scholarships arriving daily Most recent ~ Society of Petroleum Engineers Scholarship. Information in Counseling for most scholarships or check the District website daily J

AK Native Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship

AK Peace Officers Association (APOA) Scholarship

Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship

The American Indian College Fund offer two scholarship programs, TCU and Full Circle scholarships, each with their own deadlines and requirements. Please review the Scholarship Programs page to determine the program(s) to which you are applying. In some cases, a student may be eligible to apply for both. For more info, please go to

The JJ Klein Scholarship supports Alaskan high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education; however, with a unique caveat. Preference will be given to applicants with a GPA from 2.0 to 3.2; those with GPAs above 3.5 will not be considered. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need. The JJ Klein scholarship will provide a one-time award of up to $10,000. JJ Klein Scholarship Deadline: April 26, 2018 at 5pm AKST.

FAFSA information


SAT Test Dates 2018–2019

2018-19 SAT Test DateRegistration DateScores Back Date**

Saturday, December 1, 2018November 2, 2018December 14, 2018

Saturday, March 9, 2019February 8, 2019March 22, 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019April 5, 2019May 17, 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019May 3, 2019July 10, 2019

come early to be admitted. The sooner we get started, the sooner we get out. You MUST have an official photo ID (Passport, driver's license, government card, etc.), admissions ticket. Also, bring a calculator, #2 pencils, snacks and beverages. Try to arrive at 7:30 AM. Enter by the side door near the dumpster and portable classroom.

Colony HS Program of Studies

Community Feedback Survey Forms

Please visit for student, parent, and staff surveys.

Colony High School Report Card


As a requirement of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, states and school districts must issue annual report cards to parents. The purpose of the report card is to provide parents with information about the district and their child’s school in terms of teacher qualifications, academic achievement, and school/district accountability. To access the report cards, please visit the following link at:

If you would like a written copy of your school’s report card, please contact: Kama Petty at 907-861-5576.

Facebook Colony High School, Palmer Alaska

Parents and Guardian:

Feel free to join our Colony High School Facebook page. We will be posting our CHS Daily Bulletin, upcoming events, and some of the results of all of the great things happening at CHS. Thank you again for your continued support. I hope all is well . . . Go KNIGHTS!!!

Brendon McMahon (principal)

CHS Weather Station

Parents, Students, and Families—ever wish you knew the "weather" right here at CHS? We have a weather station now and you can click on this link to get updated weather information!

Security Gates

Attention students: this is a reminder to gather your belongings from your school locker at 02:15 p.m. as the security gates will be dropped and locked at the end of school each day. 5/20

Alaska Guide

The Alaska guide has created a no-cost resource dedicated to higher education in Alaska. The Alaska guide includes a complete look at the state's community colleges, public universities, private colleges, technical schools and distance learning options. Our proprietary search tool allows quick and accurate searching by institution type, setting, size, city and cost. 12/19

Fundraising Opportunity

Fund-raising opportunity: In conjunction with Carrs/Safeway, Colony families have the opportunity to sign up their Safeway card with escrip. For a power registration with the group number and info go to to get signed up. From there, Safeway keeps track of groceries bought, then gives Colony a portion of the total spent. This is an awesome way for our families to help fund raise for us. All we do is go shop!

Brendon McMahon, CHS Principal