The Husky Howler

Redington Sr. Jr/Sr High School - Wasilla, Alaska

January 8, 2020 Edition

IMPORTANT DATES @ REDINGTON

January 6: School Opens, 7th/8th MS Volleyball Begins, MS Wrestling Begins

January 7: BB v. ACS (JV Girls 3pm, JV Boys 4:30pm, V Girls 6pm, V Boys 7:30pm)

January 8: HS Athletics Eligibility Grade Check

January 9: BB v. Edgecumbe (Boys V only at 6:30pm)

January 10: JV BB v. Glennallen (Girls 3pm, Boys 4:30), Varsity BB v. Bethel (Girls 6pm, Boys 7:30pm)

January 11: JV BB v. Glennallen (Girls 10am, Boys 11:30)

January 13: JV BB v. Eagle River (Girls 5pm, Boys 6:30)

January 14: BB v. Houston (Girls JV 3pm, Boys JV 4:30, Girls V 6pm, Boys V 7:30)

January 16: MS C Team Volleyball v. Birchtree/Houston 3pm

January 17: Wrestling Lock In

January 20: Holiday - No School

Nurse's Notes

As the new semester is underway, more and more students are presenting to the nurse's office lacking the sleep they need to be successful at school. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a Statement of Endorsement supporting the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) guidelines that outline recommended sleep duration for children and teens. The guidelines recommend:


  • Children 6 to 12 years of age should sleep 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
  • Teenagers 13 to 18 years of age should sleep 8 to 10 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.


The group found that adequate sleep duration on a regular basis leads to improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Not getting enough sleep each night is associated with an increase in injuries, hypertension, obesity and depression, especially for teens who may experience increased risk of self-harm or suicidal thoughts.

In addition, the AAP suggests that all screens, including phones, be turned off 30 minutes before bedtime and that screens of any kind (TV, computers, phones, tablets etc.) be used in common areas of the home rather than bedrooms. Please remind your student(s) of the importance of sleep as the new semester gets underway and ensure your student is adequately rested both for their health and success at school. (adapted from aap.org)

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Front Office Request

It's cold and flu season in the Great State of Alaska! Our front office is requesting boxes of Kleenex to help us through. Thank you in advance!

7th/8th Grade Volleyball and Middle School Wrestling Begin January 6

Please make sure all athletes have signed up on PlanetHS, have a current physical and paid the middle school sports fee. Contact Mrs. Conner in the front office with any questions.


If you have specific questions about volleyball, contact Coach Ryan at liane.ryan@matsuk12.us.


If you have specific questions about wrestling, contact Coach Salmon at abe.salmon@matsuk12.us.

End of Season Coach Evaluation

We like to continually improve our athletics programs at Redington - if you would like input as a parent or athlete, please fill out our Coach Evaluation Form at the link below.


Thank you in advance for your input!

Open Gym Soccer

Redington Soccer is continuing our open gym soccer that is available to all MSBSD students. It will involve fitness, ball skills, and small sided games. It will be every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:00 to 7:00 AM, unless otherwise posted. The event is free, however we do accept donations to go towards Redington Jr/Sr High School soccer program. A waiver is required to participate.

For further information and to get a waiver, please see or contact Coach Campbell at francisco.campbell@matsuk12.us.

Redington Soccer Training Days

Redington Soccer will be hosting soccer training sessions for elementary and middle school aged children. This will be in the Dena'ina Elementary gym, starting January 13 to February 7, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. The cost will be $10 each day or $100 for the season. All proceeds go towards buying soccer gear and equipment for our soccer program. Please see the flyer below.