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April

The annual HOSA conference will be held this year from March 30 through April 1, 2022. For more info, click here.

Skiing, Nice Meet, April 1 to 3, Fairbanks.

The Galena varsity basketball teams are holding an end of the year fundraiser with one last home game versus some locals and alumni. Come out, watch and help support the teams on April 1st at 6:30 pm in the SHS gymnasium. Concessions, baked goods and shooting contests will all be taking place throughout the event.

The yearly state testing will begin March 29th and continue to April 29th .  Students from the 3rd grade to the 10th grade will be taking part in the test.  We ask that if possible to schedule doctors’ appointments and travel on days that your student is not scheduled to test.  To help your student do well on the tests please make sure they get a good night’s sleep the night before they test and get a good breakfast the day of the test.

Scheduled to test on Friday, April 1:
8th grade class, 9:30 am (Math Part 2)

 

Skiing, Nice Meet, April 1 to 3, Fairbanks.

SatApr 0 2

ACT Test Day

The ACT Test will be administered on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Deadline for test registration is February 25, 2022. Late registration deadline is March 11, 2022.

Additional ACT test dates:

Saturday, June 11th, 2022
Saturday, July 16th, 2022

The 2022 Galena Spring Carnival will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022. Lots of fun events with cash prizes all afternoon, with concessions by the Senior Class and the Swim Team!

Click here to see the flyer for more info!

Spring Carnival 2022

Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 3rd. There will be outdoor events for kids and families on the river around the Old Town Landing, including ski races, snowshoe races and various games. This community event is sponsored by the Galena Sports Authority. More details coming soon.

Skiing, Nice Meet, April 1 to 3, Fairbanks.

9th-12th grade NYO registration will be open April 4th through April 13th.

9th-12th grade NYO registration will be open April 4th through April 13th.

The GCSD Indian Education PAC will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, April 5th at 6:00 pm in the SHS Charles Evans Library Area.

Teleconference:
1-800-315-6338 / Access code: 12053# 

Agenda:
TBA

Galena City School District’s Indian Education PAC will be meeting on Tuesday, April 5th at 6:00 pm in the SHS Charles Evans Library Area.

For those attending via phone, here is the teleconference info:
1-800-315-6338/ Access code: 12053#

Meeting Agenda:

  1. Call to order
  2. Attendance
  3. Old Business:
  4. Budget review & travel documents, IHS letter?
  5. 506 forms – recruitment (contract discussion-fall 22?)
  6. Grants
  7. New Business: new 506 count
  8. Schedule next meeting

 

The yearly state testing will begin March 29th and continue to April 29th .  Students from the 3rd grade to the 10th grade will be taking part in the test.  We ask that if possible to schedule doctors’ appointments and travel on days that your student is not scheduled to test.  To help your student do well on the tests please make sure they get a good night’s sleep the night before they test and get a good breakfast the day of the test.

Scheduled to test on Tuesday, April 5:
8th grade class, 9:30 am (ELA Part 1)
6th/7th grade class, 1:30 pm (Math Part 1)

 

9th-12th grade NYO registration will be open April 4th through April 13th.

The second Migrant Local Needs Assessment Committee will happen on Wednesday, April 6th at 6:00pm in the Sidney C Huntington Library commons area. You may also join the meeting by calling 1-800-315-6338 and use access code 12053 #

The yearly state testing will begin March 29th and continue to April 29th .  Students from the 3rd grade to the 10th grade will be taking part in the test.  We ask that if possible to schedule doctors’ appointments and travel on days that your student is not scheduled to test.  To help your student do well on the tests please make sure they get a good night’s sleep the night before they test and get a good breakfast the day of the test.

Scheduled to test on Wednesday, April 6:
8th grade class, 9:30 am (ELA Part 2)
6th/7th grade class, 1:30 pm (Math Part 2)

 

9th-12th grade NYO registration will be open April 4th through April 13th.

The GILA PAC will be meeting on Thursday, April 7th at 7:00pm.

Teleconference info: (800) 315-6338; Access code 20531#

Please click below for last month’s meeting notes and the upcoming meeting agenda for April 7:

March PAC Meeting Notes
April PAC Meeting Agenda

3/31 Update from Lilly Ann DeWilde, Principal of Boarding School Operations:

Over the past few months, we have all been working together, and I sincerely want to thank you for being a part of our Parent Advisory Committee meetings. I have learned a lot about your concerns and hopes for your kids, and you helped us make positive changes in the day to day operations at GILA.

Technology never ceases to amaze me! On April 7th we plan to have our next PAC meeting. As always, we would appreciate your participation, guidance, and ideas. Please call in at the number and access code listed below.

Jason Kopp, our Director of Federal Programs and Grants, will be joining us to talk about Title I-A. Please consider volunteering for this committee. He has been working with some of our PAC members. He had this to say:

GILA qualifies as a Schoolwide Title I-A school. Title I, Part A (Title I) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. There are many requirements associated with receiving Title I-A funds and part consultation is a very big part of Title I-A. Principal DeWilde will be distributing three documents for your consultation: GCSD Parent and Family Engagement Policy, GILA Parent and Family Engagement Policy, and Parent Compact _GILA. These documents will be distributed to all GILA families at the start of the 2022-2023 school year.

Also, GCSD will be applying for Title I-A and other title funding during the next two months. These title grant applications will provide targeted funding for programs during the 2022-2023 school year. We need GILA parent representation as those grant applications committees. Please consider volunteering and representing all of the students attending GILA.

I’m looking forward to our discussion, please let me know if you would like to add any agenda items prior to the start of the meeting. Our meeting will begin promptly at 7PM next Thursday night, please use the telephone number and access code below to join us.

PAC Meeting- April 7, 2022

The call in number and information is:

(800) 315-6338; Access code 20531#

The yearly state testing will begin March 29th and continue to April 29th .  Students from the 3rd grade to the 10th grade will be taking part in the test.  We ask that if possible to schedule doctors’ appointments and travel on days that your student is not scheduled to test.  To help your student do well on the tests please make sure they get a good night’s sleep the night before they test and get a good breakfast the day of the test.

Scheduled to test on Thursday, April 7:
8th grade class, 9:30 am (Science)
10th grade class, 1:30 pm (Science)

 

9th-12th grade NYO registration will be open April 4th through April 13th.

Friday, April 8th, 2022 is the registration deadline for the Saturday, May 7th, 2022 SAT.

Click to view the full SAT schedule of test dates and deadlines.

Click here to register for the SAT online. 

The yearly state testing will begin March 29th and continue to April 29th .  Students from the 3rd grade to the 10th grade will be taking part in the test.  We ask that if possible to schedule doctors’ appointments and travel on days that your student is not scheduled to test.  To help your student do well on the tests please make sure they get a good night’s sleep the night before they test and get a good breakfast the day of the test.

Scheduled to test on Friday, April 8:
5th grade class, 9:30 am (Science)

 

9th-12th grade NYO registration will be open April 4th through April 13th.

9th-12th grade NYO registration will be open April 4th through April 13th.

9th-12th grade NYO registration will be open April 4th through April 13th.

9th-12th grade NYO registration will be open April 4th through April 13th.

The yearly state testing will begin March 29th and continue to April 29th .  Students from the 3rd grade to the 10th grade will be taking part in the test.  We ask that if possible to schedule doctors’ appointments and travel on days that your student is not scheduled to test.  To help your student do well on the tests please make sure they get a good night’s sleep the night before they test and get a good breakfast the day of the test.

Scheduled to test on Tuesday, April 12:
4th/5th grade class, 9:30 am (ELA Part 1)
4th/5th grade class, 1:30 pm (ELA Part 2)

 

9th-12th grade NYO registration will be open April 4th through April 13th.

The GCSD School Board is meeting Wednesday, April 13, 2022. The Work Session begins at 6:00pm. The Regular Meeting starts at 7:00pm. In order to ensure proper physical distancing in the SHS Library/Commons area, please consider teleconferencing into the meeting by calling 1-800-315-6338 and entering access code 12053# when prompted. If attending in person, thank you for following COVID-19 protocols (physical distancing, wearing face covering, hand sanitization, etc.). The Board Packet is available at the following website:  https://www.galenaalaska.org/school-board/. Thank you for your support of education in Galena and across Alaska! -Jim Merriner, GCSD Superintendent

The call-in information is as follows:

  • GCI Teleconference 1-800-315-6338 / Access Code 12053#

The yearly state testing will begin March 29th and continue to April 29th .  Students from the 3rd grade to the 10th grade will be taking part in the test.  We ask that if possible to schedule doctors’ appointments and travel on days that your student is not scheduled to test.  To help your student do well on the tests please make sure they get a good night’s sleep the night before they test and get a good breakfast the day of the test.

Scheduled to test on Wednesday, April 13:
4th/5th grade class, 9:30 am (Math Part 1)
4th/5th grade class, 1:30 pm (Math Part 2)

 

ThuApr 1 4

In-Service Day

There will be no school on Thursday, April 14th, 2022.

There will be a Title I-A Planning Committee meeting on 4/14/22 @ 4:00pm.
You are invited to attend. Please send an email to Jason Kopp if you would like to attend.

The committee will:
• Share data and talk about the needs at GILA
• Describe the needs and Indicate the specific area of need (content, subgroups, etc.).
• Prioritize needs
• Identify three or four goals to be addressed within the comprehensive school wide plan for school year 2022-2023
• Build a grant budget to address the goals

FriApr 1 5

Vacation Day

There will be no school on Friday, April 15th, 2022.

The GILA dorms invite you to the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 17th.

The little kid’s will begin their egg hunt at 1:30pm.
Please meet in the GILA SUB at 1:15pm. Egg decorating, Easter coloring pages, and snacks will be provided in the dining hall.

The junior high and high school egg hunt will begin at 4:00 pm. Please meet in the GILA gym at 3:30 pm.

Egg baskets will not be provided, so please bring your own. We look forward to seeing you all!

Event flyer can be found here

The National Honor Society’s Spring Induction Ceremony will be happening on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022. Learn more about the NHS by clicking here. Chat with Cory Stringer, GCSD Activities Director, if you’d like more info on how to get involved: 907-656-1205.

The yearly state testing will begin March 29th and continue to April 29th .  Students from the 3rd grade to the 10th grade will be taking part in the test.  We ask that if possible to schedule doctors’ appointments and travel on days that your student is not scheduled to test.  To help your student do well on the tests please make sure they get a good night’s sleep the night before they test and get a good breakfast the day of the test.

Scheduled to test on Tuesday, April 19:
3rd grade class, 9:30 am (ELA Part 1)
9th grade class, 9:30 am (ELA Part 1)

 

The yearly state testing will begin March 29th and continue to April 29th .  Students from the 3rd grade to the 10th grade will be taking part in the test.  We ask that if possible to schedule doctors’ appointments and travel on days that your student is not scheduled to test.  To help your student do well on the tests please make sure they get a good night’s sleep the night before they test and get a good breakfast the day of the test.

Scheduled to test on Wednesday, April 20:
3rd grade class, 9:30 am (ELA Part 2)
9th grade class, 9:30 am (ELA Part 2)

 

The 2022 NYO will be happening April 21-23 at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.

Please click here to view the event flyer with the full schedule of events. 

The 2022 NYO will be happening April 21-23 at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.

Please click here to view the event flyer with the full schedule of events. 

On Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 5:00pm, Sidney C. Huntington School will be having a PAC meeting covering two important topics. We will be discussing the proposed LOGO for our school, and we will be seeking input for new playground equipment. Our PAC meeting will be in the Library/Commons area. We are inviting all interested persons from our community.

The yearly state testing will begin March 29th and continue to April 29th .  Students from the 3rd grade to the 10th grade will be taking part in the test.  We ask that if possible to schedule doctors’ appointments and travel on days that your student is not scheduled to test.  To help your student do well on the tests please make sure they get a good night’s sleep the night before they test and get a good breakfast the day of the test.

Scheduled to test on Thursday, April 21:
3rd grade class, 9:30 am (Math Part 1)
9th grade class, 9:30 am (Math Part 1)

 

The 2022 NYO will be happening April 21-23 at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.

Please click here to view the event flyer with the full schedule of events. 

The yearly state testing will begin March 29th and continue to April 29th .  Students from the 3rd grade to the 10th grade will be taking part in the test.  We ask that if possible to schedule doctors’ appointments and travel on days that your student is not scheduled to test.  To help your student do well on the tests please make sure they get a good night’s sleep the night before they test and get a good breakfast the day of the test.

Scheduled to test on Friday, April 22:
3rd grade class, 9:30 am (Math Part 2)
9th grade class, 9:30 am (Math Part 2)

 

The 2022 NYO will be happening April 21-23 at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.

Please click here to view the event flyer with the full schedule of events. 

Students pre-registered for this school trip will be out for travel from April 25th to April 29th, 2022 for the Gathering of Nations.

On Monday, April 25 @ 6:00pm, Sidney C. Huntington School will be having a meeting regarding the selection of a new K-8 Social Studies curriculum. We will be meeting in Mrs. Casey’s classroom. Interested persons from our community are welcome to attend.

Students pre-registered for this school trip will be out for travel from April 25th to April 29th, 2022 for the Gathering of Nations.

Students who missed their previously allotted testing window(s) will be provided with make-up testing times from Wednesday, April 27th through Friday, April 29th.

Students pre-registered for this school trip will be out for travel from April 25th to April 29th, 2022 for the Gathering of Nations.

Students who missed their previously allotted testing window(s) will be provided with make-up testing times from Wednesday, April 27th through Friday, April 29th.

Students pre-registered for this school trip will be out for travel from April 25th to April 29th, 2022 for the Gathering of Nations.

Students who missed their previously allotted testing window(s) will be provided with make-up testing times from Wednesday, April 27th through Friday, April 29th.

Students pre-registered for this school trip will be out for travel from April 25th to April 29th, 2022 for the Gathering of Nations.