MSC Workshops & Clubs

MSC hosts many different workshops and clubs.  These are non-graded educational and social gatherings designed to encourage enrichment and community for our students and families.  Please explore below for areas of interest.

Don’t forget to check out our other activities as well.

WORKSHOPS

Elementary Workshops

Exploring North America- Thematic History Unit for grades 1st – 3rd & 4th – 5th

Moonlit Science Presents: Sea Creatures Hands on science class for ages 5-8.

Irish Dance- Get your heart pumping and your toes tapping as you learn basic Irish Dance in this fun, weekly class. For ages 6 & up.

High School Workshops

Come and Learn About Careers in Engineering! December 11th

World History: January 16th – March 6th

One on one tutoring for high school students- Fridays Sept. 8th – Nov. 17th

Parent Workshops

Coffee, Tea and ABC & Tinker Time- September 7th – November 22nd
Class Description: This is a class for parents of Kindergarten students. Each week, parents will receive science and social studies thematic units based on literacy. Click on the link to learn more. 

Parent Portal Workshops-  Fridays, December 8th and 15th
Workshop description: Do you need help accessing your students’ data, including grades and account information, through the MSC Parent Portal? Click on the link to get more information about these FREE Parent Portal Workshops.

Love and Logic Tuesdays 9:00-10:00, Jan 30 – Mar 6
Workshop description: Love and Logic is the original and proven leader in parenting. This workshop will help parents from all walks of life create happy, resilient & responsible kids. Enjoy immediate success with the effective parenting solutions taught in this on-site parenting class.

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)- Dates to choose from: Tuesdays- Jan. 9th, & Feb. 6th
Workshop description: Frequent or prolonged exposure to stress can create toxic stress which can damage the developing brain of a child and overall health. This workshop will help parents from all walks of life learn how to identify and counteract ACEs to develop resilient kids.

Youth Mental Health First Aid- Dates to choose from: Fridays, January 19th or 26th
Workshop Description: Description:Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour public education program, intended for adults, which introduces participants to the unique risk factors & warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, & teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.

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Clubs

Battle of the Books

 

MSCS Battle of the Books

Description:  Battle of the Books is a reading program that motivates students in K -12th grades. Third -12th grade students read books from their grade level list, join school based groups, practice and compete at the district competition to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books. Kindergarten- 2nd grade enjoy a story time style of social interaction centered around books.

These clubs begin Session 1, September 5th.

Questions? Contact Katie Convover at Katie.clark@matsuk12.us

Beginner Chess Club, Wasilla Campus

Mat-Su Central School Beginner Chess Club – Wasilla

 
The Beginner Chess Club is for 3rd through 5th grade students.  Younger students are welcome with parent supervision.  The first Beginner Chess Club session will be on November 28th; the last session will be March 20th.  The sessions will be in the Project Room on Tuesdays, begin at 12:00 pm and end at 1:00 pm.
 
The MSBSD Elementary Chess Tournament will be on Saturday, April 7th at 8:00 am at Colony Middle School.  Parents of elementary chess tournament participants need to contact Mr. Basargin by January 30th.

Schedule Adjustments

The February 6th sessions will meet in the South Roost earlier in the day: Beginner at 10:00 am – 11:00 am and Intermediate at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. 
 
Please note there will be no Chess sessions on the following days:
December 19 & 26
January 2
March 13
 
To sign-up for the MSCS Chess Club, please Complete Sign-up Form.
 
Information about the MSBSD Chess Tournaments is available at www.matsuk12.us/Page/346
If you have questions, please contact Mr. Basargin at 352-7468 or email alexei.basargin@matsuk12.us.
Intermediate Chess Club, Wasilla Campus

Mat-Su Central School Intermediate Chess Club – Wasilla

The Intermediate Chess Club sessions are for 6th through 12th grade students. The first Intermediate Chess Club session will be on November 28th; the last session will be March 20th. The sessions will be in the Project Room on Tuesdays, begin at 1:00 pm and end at 2:00 pm.

The MSBSD Middle School Chess Tournament will be on Saturday, April 21st at 8:00 am at Colony Middle School. Parents of middle school chess tournament participants need to contact Mr. Basargin by January 30th.

The MSBSD High School Tournament will be on Friday, April 20th at 8:00 am at Mat-Su Career and Technical High School. High school students interested in the chess tournament need to contact Mr. Basargin by February 27th.

Schedule Adjustments

The February 6th sessions will meet in the South Roost earlier in the day: Beginner at 10:00 am – 11:00 am and Intermediate at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. 
 
Please note there will be no Chess sessions on the following days:
December 19 & 26
January 2
March 13
 
To sign-up for the MSCS Chess Club, please Complete Sign-up Form.
 
Information about the MSBSD Chess Tournaments is available at www.matsuk12.us/Page/346
If you have questions, please contact Mr. Basargin at 352-7468 or email alexei.basargin@matsuk12.us.
Chess Club, Palmer Campus

Mat-Su Central School Chess Club – Palmer

The Mat-Su Central School Chess Club is open to all skill levels.

  • Dates: Fridays (Begins Friday, December 8th)
  • Time: 1:45 – 3:00pm
  • Location: MSCS Palmer Campus (742 S. Alaska St. Palmer)
  • Questions? Contact:  Laura Porter at: Laura.porter@matsuk12.us
The MSBSD Elementary Chess Tournament will be on Saturday, April 7th at 8:00 am at Colony Middle School.  Parents of elementary chess tournament participants need to contact Mr. Basargin by January 30th.
       Information about the MSBSD Chess Tournaments is available at www.matsuk12.us/Page/346
Club 100

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WELCOME TO MSCS CLUB 100!

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US-

  • Our goal is to inspire daily vigorous activity, to build strength & endurance.
  • We challenge you to walk, bike, hike, ski, swim or skip to 100 miles by the end of this school year!
  • We will have prizes along the journey too!
  • Log your miles to a healthy lifestyle.
  • Receive a FREE pedometer while supplies last.
  • All ages are welcome to join! And parents too!

HOW IT WORKS-

Sign-up Here and enter your name(s) & contact information then receive info about club activities and ways to earn bonus miles! Download your mile log here and get started. It’s as simple as that!

You can track your miles through one or any combination of activities ie: running, skiing, hiking etc. Turn in your mile log via email (mscactivities@gmail.com) or fax: 907-352-7480 or simply drop it off at the front office.

Each club member will receive a FREE pedometer with sign-up (while supplies last). Additionally, participants will be awarded prizes at the 50 and 100 mile marker.

MSCS Club 100 can be combined with the Healthy Futures Challenge.

Questions? Contact Gena Chastain at 352-7457

Geography Bee Club

MSCS Geographic Bee

The 2018 National Geographic Bee is a nationwide contest, which Mat-Su Central School 4th through 8th grade students can participate in.  Students must not have reached their 15th birthday on or before September 1, 2017.

The first step is to win the Mat-Su Central Geography Bee, which will be in the Project Room on Thursday, January 25th at 1:00 pm, and then the MSCS Geography Bee champion will need to take a written test by Friday, February 2nd to qualify for the next competition.

The Alaska state Geography Bee competition will be in Anchorage on April 6th.  The state champion will compete in Washington, D.C. on May 20-23, 2018 in the National Geography Bee.

MSCS will have Geographic Bee practice sessions on the following Wednesdays from 11am-12pm at the Palmer office: November 29, December 13, and January 10 & 24.

Visit the National Geographic’s website, www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/quiz/today, to practice 10 questions each day.  There is a “GeoBee Challenge” app for iOS and Android.

To sign-up for the MSCS Geo Bee club, please Complete Sign-up Form.

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Basargin at 352-7468 or email alexei.basargin@matsuk12.us.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Join our troop of girls scouts at MSCS and build lasting friendships.

Room: South Roost
Days: Tuesdays
Times: 4:30 – 6:30

Questions? Contact Mrs.Teagon Potter at: teagonp@gmail.com

Healthy Futures Elementary Challenge

Healthy Futures Elementary Challenge

How does the Challenge work? It’s simple! Students who are active for at least 60 minutes a day, 15 days a month, and record their activity on the Healthy Futures Activity Log are awarded fun incentives when their school representative submits the information to Healthy Futures via the online app.

Send in your activity logs by email: gena.chastain@matsuk12.us OR fax: 907-352-7480 OR drop them off at the front office at the Wasilla Campus. 

NEW FOR THE 2017-2018 CHALLENGE: Incentives will be a surprise!  The incentives will continue to be small prizes designed to encourage play and develop motor skills such as jump ropes, frisbees, bike lights, and yo-yos.

Click here for activity logs

Knit Wits

GOT QUILTING SKILLS? WANT QUILTING SKILLS?

Mat Su Central is proud to offer FREE quilting lessons to our students in grades 6-12!

This year Knit Wits will add quilting to our repertoire of new skills! All materials will be provided, or bring your own and get creating with us! All levels are welcome, even if you have never sewn before.

  • Location: Project Room
  • Time: 1:45 – 3:00 PM
  • Dates: Thursdays

Questions? Contact Mrs. Haynes at 352-1353

First Knit Wits meeting: Thursday, September 7th

Click here to sign-up

Click here for the Knit Wits Permission Slip

Yoga Group

 

MSCS Yoga Group

Mat Su Central is proud to offer FREE yoga to our students in grades 7-12!
Strengthen & tone the body, de-stress & help clear the mind, restore overall balance & wellbeing to both mind & body.
Mats provided, or bring your own. Wear comfortable clothing & bring a water bottle. All levels are welcome, even if you have never practiced yoga before.

Room: Project Room
Days: Thursdays
Times: 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Click here for the MSCS yoga permission slip-

Click here to sign up

Questions? Contact Deb Haynes at: Deb.haynes@matsuk12.us or call 352- 1353

Spelling Bee Club

MSCS Scripps Spelling Bee

The 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee is a nationwide contest, which Mat-Su Central School’s 1st – 8th grade students can participate in.  The major qualification is that students must not have reached their 15th birthday on or before August 31, 2017.

The first step is to win the Mat-Su Central Spelling Bee, which will be in the Project Room at the Wasilla building on Thursday, February 1st at 1:00 pm.

The school champion will represent MSC at the Alaska State Scripps Spelling Bee competition in Anchorage on March 29th at 8:30 a.m.  The state champion will then compete in Washington, D.C. on May 31st – June 1st , 2018.

MSC will have Spelling Bee practice sessions on the following Wednesdays from 11am-12pm at the Palmer office: December 6th, December 20th, and January 17th,  & January 31st.

Click here to  access your study materials: Spelling List And Books & 2018 Spell It Booklet .  If you would like to join the Spelling Bee practice sessions or have questions, please contact Mrs. Jones at 352-7460 or email tisha.jones@matsuk12.us.

Tech Travelers

 

Tech Travelers

Course Description: A fun class for upper elementary kids to explore various websites and online places. Students will also have the opportunity to pursue their own interests and receive help and direction from Mrs. Conover.
Location: Library Conference Room
Dates: Mondays, Dec. 4 – Mar 5
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Credit: N/A
Cost: $20 per session
Instructor: Katie Conover Clark
Email Address: katie.clark@matsuk12.us
How to Enroll: Click Here to Sign-up

YANA Club

YANA Club

YANA stands for You Are Not Alone. Students can use this time to eat lunch and hang with friends.  We also do a couple of ping pong tournaments a year!  This is an electronic free time for students. We believe it is important for students to visit with others and learn to “hang out” without being connected to a device.  You do not need to sign-up for this club, just show up when it is convenient for you.

Room: Auditorium
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Times: 12:15-12:45 PM

Questions?  Contact Stacey McIntosh at 352-7466 or email her at stacey.mcintosh@matsuk12.us.


600 E. Railroad Ave., Suite #6 
Wasilla, AK 99654

Ph: 907.352.7450  •  Fax: 907.352.7480
Office Hours: M-Th 8am-4pm,  Fri 8am-3:30pm


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