Redington Husky News

Redington Jr/Sr High School - Wasilla, Alaska

March 2, 2017 edition

Calling out the greatness in each other. Every. Single. Day.

Office Information

Office: (907) 864-5400

Parent Reminder: Bring your ID with you when picking up your child.

Please call the office before lunch to get a note to your student at the end of the day and please remind your student to turn in notes for bus passes at the beginning of the day or during lunch. Thank you!

Important Dates

March 1 - High School Track & Field, Soccer, Baseball and Softball Seasons begin

March 6 - 6th grade Volleyball begins

March 6 - Choir Concert Night

March 7 - Band Concert Night

March 10 - No School, Coffee with the Huskies! (See flyer below)

March 13 thru 17 - No School (Spring Break)

March 30 - 6th grade Growth & Development Class

April 1 - State Science Olympiad Competition

April 3 - Parent Meeting for Middle School Track & Field

April 3-7 - PEAK testing (Alaska's New Standard Assessment)

April 10 - Middle School Track & Field Season begins
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Student Spotlight

Redington student, Colby Spears, finished 2nd in the Junior Iditarod this year! Congratulations Colby!

Spelling Bee
Redington has it's first spelling bee champion, Aliksandra (Sasha) Hall.
Second place, Larissa Schierhold, and Third place, Brandy Whisnant.

Sasha will be representing Redington at the State Spelling Bee on March 30 in Anchorage. Congratulations to all of the 2017 spelling bee participants!

Lost and Found Items

Be sure to check the lost and found for any of your missing items!

The front office has a collection of lost and found items ranging from keys, purses, jewelry, headphones, phones, contact cases, etc.

If you are missing something be sure to ask at the front office!

Safety Newsletter Reminder

Exit Procedure: In order to reduce some of the congestion on Redington Drive, we are routing exiting traffic to the south, past the water tower and baseball/softball fields. This will take all exiting traffic to Clay Chapman Road and therefore separate out entering and exiting traffic, making it safer for commuters and pedestrian traffic. We are requesting that everyone utilize this route during all business hours. The gates on the south driveway are open during daytime hours.
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Student Entrance Passes Available NOW!

What is a Student Entrance Pass? This NEW district-wide pass allows the cardholder to get into MSBSD sporting events without paying at the door (except Region/State events).

Does your student come to see High School sports school games in our district? The charge for a student to attend these games is $2.00 per game (Middle School games there is no entrance fee). So if your student comes to a lot of games this may be a great way to save money!

Sports Events finishing out this year include: the current High School Basketball season, High School Track & Field season, Baseball/Softball and Soccer.

This pass is good through the end of this school year. Get yours at the front office.

The cost for the pass is $25.

From the Counseling Office

We are encouraging all juniors to take the ACT and SAT this spring. Here are the dates for tests being offered at Mat-Su schools:

SAT and ACT Upcoming Testing Dates

ACT Test Date: April 8, 2017 at Colony High School

Registration Deadline – March 3, 2017

SAT Test Date: May 6, 2017 at Colony High School

Registration Deadline – April 7, 2017

Please let us know if you have any questions about signing up for the above tests.

Lisa Campbell. Alpha A-J. 864-5407

Tomasina Edgar. Alpha: K-Z. 864-5408

Alaska Business Week

Applications for Alaska Business Week are now available. Students in grades 9-12 spend a week at Alaska Pacific University gaining hands-on experience running a business, learning leadership skills and working with business executives from top Alaska companies. A limited number of scholarships are available through the school district. See your counselor for an application. Applications need to be turned in ASAP to be considered for a scholarship.

Virtual Business Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors

The Virtual Business Scholarship is for high school business, marketing and personal finance students currently enrolled in their junior or senior year of high school. Scholarship applications will be judged nationally and the winner will receive $2,000. The Virtual Business Scholarship application is available online at Applications are due by April 1.

NAEP Testing:

A selected group of our 8th graders will represent thousands of others across the country on March 8th! Known as The Nation’s Report Card, NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students in the United States know and can do. Learn more at

Notification letters will be mailed home to students who have been randomly selected to participate in the NAEP assessment. If you have questions or if you would like to verify if your student has been selected to participate, please contact your student’s counselor.

Nurse Notes

The 6th grade Growth and Development Class has been scheduled for Thursday, March 30th during 3rd period from 9-10am.

Girls will be viewing the video “Let’s Just Talk for girls” and boys will view the video “Let’s Just Talk for boys.” Both groups will watch a video on teen hygiene and the video “We’re Just Talking” as well. This will be followed by a brief question and answer time. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend this class with their students.

Please contact Nurse Allen if you have any concerns or if would like to preview the video content. If you do not want your student to attend please contact the school nurse at 864-5405 or by email at

IEA Program (The Alaska Native/American Indian Education Program)

The IEA program is having their Native Youth Festival April 8th at CTHS from noon to 4 pm.
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PEAKS: Alaska's New Standard Assessment

The State of Alaska recently approved a new state assessment for students which will be given for the first time this spring. Every state is federally mandated to administer a standard assessment that will gauge academic skills to students in grades 3-10.

The new assessment for our state is called PEAKS (Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools).

All students in grades 3-10 will take the math and ELA (English Language Arts) assessment, and students in grades 4, 8, and 10 will also take a science test.

All of MSBSD will be testing students the week of April 3rd-7th. Stay tuned for more detailed information.

RJS Sports

As March approaches there are Spring Sports Teams starting up. Be sure you are registered in iPlay, have paid your fee, have a current physical on-file, and you have a 2.0 GPA so you are ready to play!

High School Track & Field - Starts March 1 thru May 27

6th Grade Volleyball - Starts March 6

Middle School Track & Field - Starts April 10 thru May 11

**Parent meeting for middle school track is April 3rd**

High School Soccer - Starts March 1 thru May 27

Soccer season officially starts March 1st and we will be having our tryouts on March 1st and 2nd (Wednesday & Thursday) from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm at school. The first day we will be evaluating fitness and strength. The second day we will be evaluating skills. On both days we will also be looking for those who can follow instructions (coach-able) and will always give 100%. Please get your physicals done, get registered on iPlay, and have a current concussion test on record.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Coach Campbell or Coach Brooke. Keep your ears open for concussion testing For next Monday or Tuesday after school.

High School Baseball/Softball - Starts March 1

There is pre-season weightlifting after school right now to get ready for competition. If you are interested, check with the office for specifics.

Howlin' Huskies Cafè

Don't forget that Redington has it's own espresso cafè with Kaladi Brothers Coffee trained students!

Available Mornings and during 2nd lunch.

Remember, the café staff cannot take orders after 7:30am as they, too, must be in class by 7:45am.

12oz. $2.50
16oz. $3.00

12oz. $3.00
16oz. $3.50

8oz. $2.00
12oz. $2.50
16oz. $3.00

** $5.00 & $20.00 Punch Cards Available**

Sports Calendar


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