A brief meeting was held Monday afternoon for boys interested in basketball. We discussed the preseason. The regular season begins November 29. Boys have been asked to run 30 miles prior to the start date. Those participating in wrestling are exempt. They will be invited to join practice following completion of the wrestling season. Please be advised students have been invited to the school Wednesday and Thursday at 630pm this week to begin their conditioning in the halls. Friday we will be in the gym after school until dinner running scrimmages. Preseason training will take place in the gym Tuesdays and Thursdays during the previously scheduled open gym hours at 7pm, following volleyball practice. Friday games will take place after school when the gym is available in the weeks ahead. The gym will continue to be open for preseason workouts from Tuesday -Friday at 6:30am.
7 months ago, Dave Huntington
NCS Update 10-19-23 Parent Teacher Conferences coming up next week on Thursday, October 26th and Friday, October 27th. Both days will be early release days. Students will be released at 2:00pm. PT Conference schedules for K-8 grade students have been mailed to parents with Q1 Report Cards. Parents please add these days to our Early Release Dates remaining for Q2, student will be released at 2:00 pm: All Mondays during Q2 October 26th - Parent Teacher Conferences October 27th - Parent Teacher Conferences November 9th - Teacher/Staff Meetings November 21st - Teacher/Staff Meetings December 15th - Teacher/Staff Meetings If you have questions, please call the school office.
7 months ago, Andy Corbin
Please join us for the Lady Lynx volleyball team's last home game of the season tomorrow, which also happens to be Senior Night. On this special occasion, we will honor our seniors for their dedication and leadership throughout their time on the team. While it may not be the final game of the season, it's a significant moment for our seniors as they play their last home game, and your presence and support would mean a lot to them and the entire team. Your cheers and encouragement will certainly make the evening memorable. We look forward to seeing you there!
7 months ago, Olivia Layfield
lynx vball
Nenana Middle School Basketball games tonight, Thursday, October 12, 2023 at Tri-Valley School in Healy, . Games are at 4pm and 5pm. If you cannot make it to the games you can watch them on this livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcLWckMivgk Good Luck Lynx!
7 months ago, Andy Corbin
Nenana Lynx Volleyball at Glennallen Tournament - watch live on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@copperriverschooldistrict/streams Attached are 2 pages of game schedules.
8 months ago, Andy Corbin
VBall Schedule pg 1
Vball Schedule pg 2
NCS Friday Principal Update 10-6-23 Greetings Lynx Families, We are wrapping up a very action-packed week here at the school. Students and teachers are busy as we head into the final week of the first quarter. Student-athletes are even busier, as they learn to juggle the commitments that come with that territory. The volleyball team traveled to Cordova last week and are in Glennallen as we speak. Jr. High Basketball is competing in Tri-Valley for the second day in a row. Our Cross Country runners that qualified for the state competition left today for Anchorage. Both Nenana City School and Cyberlynx runners are traveling and competing together, which is super fun. Thank you to all of our coaches and chaperones, as well as our teachers for the flexibility and willingness to make accommodations needed to support student athletes both in the classroom and on the road. Nenana hosts a volleyball tournament on Oct. 19-21. Please come by to support and enjoy some high school volleyball. Wednesday night marked our first Family Literacy Night of the school year. Thank you to our staff who organized and orchestrated the event, as well as to all of the families who attended. We hope that moving forward, a parent or adult sponsor is able to attend and participate with each student who attends. Another extra-curricular event worth celebrating is the Family STEM Night that occurred last week Friday at the Nenana RV Park. It was a great turnout and a lot of fun. Thank you to everyone who played a role in this and all of our after school programs, of which there are many! The hallways and school building in general are a buzz with energy and excitement beyond the school day! Thank you Teena and team! Monday this week, partners from TCC Wellness and Prevention came to Nenana to deliver suicide prevention programming to interested middle and high school students. Those who participated enjoyed some pizza and spent time learning about self-advocacy. This program will run bi-weekly for the next several months. Thank you Tori and Kameron! Our Lynx Leaders after school youth group, led by Brianna Ketzler is also off and running and seeing good attendance. This program focuses on creating safe outlets for students as an alternative to substance misuse. Thank you Brianna!!! Looking ahead, Halloween falls on Tuesday, Oct. 31st. School personnel and members of Discover Nenana have exchanged communication and hope to coordinate efforts to provide some holiday fun for families. We are currently looking to organize an event at the school and likely at Coghill's on the night of Halloween. Stay tuned for more info. Lastly, parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for Oct. 26th and 27th. Mrs. Andy Corbin will be in touch with families to schedule these as the dates draw closer. These days follow the early release (Monday) schedule, with students release at 2 pm. Also on the evening of Thursday, 10/26, there will be a parent information session at 5pm to learn about the Alaska Reads Act. You can get a preview of what will be presented by checking out the News link on the school website. I am providing a direct link HERE. This information is especially relevant for parents of K-3 students. In closing, dust off your shovels and have some fun with that white stuff this weekend! Respectfully, David R. Huntington Asst. Superintendent NCSD Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
8 months ago, Andy Corbin
School Picture Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, September 27th, starting at 8:30am Just a reminder for parents that School Picture Day is taking place tomorrow, . We did not receive the official hard copy order forms, but you can access a copy of it on the school website or mobile app. Printed order forms were sent home with K-8 students today. You can order online using the order form, or you can come to the school and fill out a printed copy in the office, and pay with cash or check. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause parents.
8 months ago, Andy Corbin
NCS School Picture Form
NCS Friday Principal Update 9-22-23 Greetings Lynx Families, As I write today, we conclude our fifth week of school, saying goodbye to the last day of Summer and hello to the first day of Fall. Before we know it, the holidays will be upon us. Between now and then, we have much work to do! I would like to thank families, staff, students, and the community at large for everyone's efforts to welcome students back to school, set the expectations for conduct, rigor and attitude, and for embracing the learning process. Last Friday marked the mid-quarter believe it or not. Fall sports and the after school program are well underway, with Cross Country competing in the regional tournament this Saturday at Tri-Valley. Volleyball traveled out on Thursday to Cordova to see their first action of the season. Soccer is traveling Friday to Delta for games this weekend. The official start date for Wrestling season is September 27. Open gyms have been occuring on Tuesday and Thursday nights. We are excited by the numbers of students that are participating in varsity sports, after school activities, and open gyms. Next week, there are a few events worth noting. On Tuesday, 9/26 we will host Mike Stevens the Harmonica Man and guitarist Marc Brown, who offer a program called Healing thru Music and Dance. There will be an all school assembly at 10am, followed by workshops during music classes. Wednesday, 9/26, is school picture day. Another event to put on your calendars is the Family STEM Night, which will begin at 5:30pm on 9/29 at the Nenana RV Park and Campground. In closing, I will leave you with a thought that has been engrained in our staff development work thus far; "The quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its' teachers". It is through this lens that our teaching and support staff approach work each day. We look forward to working with families and community members to extend the learning beyond the school walls. Respectfully, David R. Huntington Asst. Superintendent NCSD Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
8 months ago, Andy Corbin
School Picture Day Flyer for Wednesday, September 27, 2023, it is attached to this posting. We are still waiting for the hard copies to arrive by mail.
8 months ago, Andy Corbin
NCS Picture Day Flyer 9-27-23
School Picture Day is next Wednesday, September 27th! Ordering flyers have not yet arrived by mail, but will be posted as soon as they arrive.
8 months ago, Andy Corbin
Exciting news for Nenana City School! On September 18th, representatives from all branches of the military will be visiting our school to provide information, answer questions, and discuss various career options available to students interested in pursuing a future in the armed forces. We encourage all interested students to join us and explore the possibilities for their future.
9 months ago, Olivia Layfield
Lynx with armed forces
Dear Parents/Guardians, I am Brianna Ketzler, the Positive Youth Development Afterschool Program Coordinator through Nenana City Public School in partnership with Railbelt Mental Health and Addictions. I will be working with the youth of Nenana School to provide them with positive after school activities focusing on mental health and wellness. This program is available for Junior High (5th - 8th grade) and High School (9th-12th grade) students interested in building connections and support for success in their lives. Our activities will revolve around team building, wellness, leadership skills, STEM, culture, and reflection. Each meeting will include all of these different aspects as we work to equip students with strategies for managing stress and coping with everyday life. The Lynx Leaders will hold their meetings at the Nenana Recreation Center Classroom located at 402 3rd Street. Jr. High youth will have their meetings on Mondays from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Meanwhile, High School Youth will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00pm to 5:30pm. Snacks will be provided. Family Fun Nights will be offered once a quarter. This schedule will be effective from August 28th to September 29th. An updated schedule will be shared afterwards. I am excited to collaborate with young people and their families to develop resilience, strength, and empowerment towards success. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Ana Basee’ Thank You Brianna Ketzler (907) 987 5130 brianna@railbeltmentalhealth.org
9 months ago, Andy Corbin
Lynx Leaders Flyer
DON'T WAIT !! COME REGISTER to attend Alaska EXCEL! Alaska Excel plays a pivotal role in enhancing Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum within rural Alaska school districts. By leveraging our distinctive educational offerings, students gain access to unparalleled opportunities for career exploration, commencing as early as the 7th grade and extending through the summer subsequent to high school graduation. With a sharp focus on professions germane to their respective locales, participants engage with a diverse array of fields including healthcare, construction, heavy equipment operation, aviation, culinary arts, maritime endeavors, and more. Core sessions underscore essential life skills encompassing leadership and well-being, all while cultivating vital employability proficiencies. Furthermore, the program encompasses specialized modules such as College Prep and Credit Recovery, affording students the chance to prepare for life and aspirations beyond their high school years. Feel free to visit Olivia if you're interested!
9 months ago, Olivia Layfield
Greetings Lynx Families, Our first weeks back to school have been exciting.  Students and teachers are off and running, having established expectations and routines that are conducive to the learning process.  Thank you all for your support early on.  I hope everyone enjoys a long Labor Day weekend with friends and family. School will resume on Tuesday, September 5.  We will follow the early release schedule on Tuesday, with students being dismissed at 2pm.   Thank you,   -- David R. Huntington Asst. Superintendent NCSD Principal, Nenana City School  dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
9 months ago, Dave Huntington
Are you gearing up for your journey to college? The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is your gateway to a world of opportunities, and the time to register is now! The test will take place on Saturday November 4th !! Please come register with Olivia !!
9 months ago, Olivia Layfield
Lynx taking test
"Attention all future service-members! The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test date is fast approaching on Thursday, August 24th. This comprehensive assessment is a crucial step for individuals considering a career in the armed forces. Whether you're aiming for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard, the ASVAB test will help determine your aptitudes and strengths, guiding you towards the best-fit military roles. Sharpen your pencils and bring your determination, as this test will gauge your skills in various areas such as math, science, and mechanical comprehension. Join us on August 24th to take the first step towards your rewarding journey of service to the nation."
9 months ago, Olivia Layfield
Lynx military
Parents/Guardians, Thank you for your patience and understanding with changes to the busing program. You should have received communication regarding the discontinuation of busing services for students. This message is intended to provide further details, as this surely presents logistical dilemmas for many of you. We are hopeful that the information that follows helps answer some of the questions you may have and transportation related hurdles this circumstance presents. It is our intention to do everything we can to make this change amenable to all while also creating the most student-friendly environment in the school building. If you have additional questions, please reach out to the main office at the school. Question: What time can I drop my child off? What if I need to drop them earlier? Answer: It has been communicated to families and Living Center staff and students that school doors open at 7:45am. Classes do not begin until 8:30am. We are attempting to encourage families of local students, as well as living center students, to delay entry into the building until 7:45. This is in an effort to reduce the amount of non-instructional time in the building prior to class beginning at 8:30am. In the event you have individual needs for your student to be dropped off sooner, please contact the main office. Classes will not begin until 8:30am, and prior to that time all teachers in the building are warranted their contractual duty free preparation time. Therefore, they and their classrooms may not be available to students until 8:25am. We will serve K-6 students at tables in the cafeteria. If your student arrives early, we will have supervision in the hall and cafeteria. K-6 students will be released from breakfast by grade-level cohorts, with supervision from the cafeteria to the gym. Paraprofessionals, student teachers, social workers and school administrators will collaborate to design age-appropriate morning activities for these students for the duration of non-instructional time. The gym will also be available to students in grades 7. Students in grades 7-12 will be served breakfast to go from the cafeteria. They are welcome to eat in the library or PIT areas, but not elsewhere in the building without approval from a teacher or administrator. Question: What time should I pick them up and where? What if I need them to stay later? School is out at 2:00pm on early release days (Mondays, parent/teacher conferences, others tbd). School is out at 3:00pm Tuesday through Friday. Students may be picked up outside the main entrance and/or elementary hall on C street, or out front of the entrance on 2nd street at that time. Students may also be picked up at the completion of any after school programming they are involved in. If students are not involved in after school programming, they will be asked to leave the building. If you have transportation challenges and desire your student to remain at the school beyond the scheduled release time, please encourage them to engage in after school programming opportunities. Beyond this, please communicate with the main office with special circumstances. Question: How much will I be paid per mile? Answer: The reimbursement rate for government travel is $0.655/mile Question: How and when will I be compensated? We will inform families when funds are available, hopefully sometime in September or early October. Families will be notified by the main office and stipends will be available for pickup at the main office. In the event you'd like your stipend mailed, that can be arranged as well. Question: How is the school calculating the mileage? Answer: Mileage will be determined by the distance from the school building to Parks Highway points of access to each residence within the District service area and on the bus route. Mileage rate is based off the government rate (see table below). Formula: round trip mileage x payout rate/mile x number of school days. Example: 30miles round trip x $0.655/mile x 170 school days = $3,340.5 Question: Can I get a list of other parents on my (North or South) bus route so I can collaborate? Answer: Yes, please reach out to the main office if you are interested in this information. Question: If I do want to collaborate, can I tell the school it’s ok to share my contact info with the other parents on my route? Answer: Yes, please reach out to the main office informing the school that you consent to release of information, and which information you wish to release. If you have any further questions that have not been addressed, please reach out to the main office to inquire. We will respond promptly with information relevant to your inquiry. Respectfully, -- David R. Huntington Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
9 months ago, Dave Huntington
NCS Student Busing Update 8-9-23 Greetings, At the completion of the 2022-23 school year the District's contract with Aurora Transportation came to an end. Quotes received to continue busing were not financially feasible, and the decision was made to discontinue busing for the 2023-24 school year. The District will be issuing transportation stipends to families whose' residence falls within the service area and on the former bus route. Stipends will be funded through transportation aid issued to the District from the State for pupil transportation, and will be calculated based on distance of an eligible residence from the school building multiplied by a dollar amount per mile. The stipends are independent of the number of students in a household. These criteria are determined by the State, not the District. Families in the service area and on the bus route will be notified of their stipends as soon as possible. If you fall in this category and have not yet enrolled students with the main office, please do so as soon as possible so that you are factored into the equation. Surely, this change will be an inconvenience to families who formerly benefited from busing. We are hopeful that families can support one another with transportation needs and that the stipends help to offset some of the associated costs. David R. Huntington Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
10 months ago, Andy Corbin
K-8 School Supply List for the 2023-24 school year is available! See attached.
10 months ago, Andy Corbin
K-8 School Supply List 2023-24
8/3/23 Dear Parents/Guardians, Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! We are excited to welcome students and staff back into the building. School will open on Thursday, August 17. Doors will open at 7:45am daily, with classes beginning at 8:30am. Each Monday, students will be released at 2:00pm. Tuesday through Friday, classes will run until 3:00pm. We will follow the early release schedule on Thursday, 8/17. You can find a copy of the academic calendar in the documents folder on the school website as well as the Live Feed post from July 10. We invite you to an open house and ice cream social on Thursday, 8/17 from 3:00-5:00pm. I hope many of you are able to attend to help celebrate the start of a new school year and greet students and teachers. Should an emergency or natural disaster situation ever arise in our area while school is in session, we want you to be aware that the school has made preparations to respond effectively. School administration will coordinate efforts with local emergency response and Alaska State Troopers. Nenana City School has a detailed crisis plan which has been formulated to respond to a variety of major catastrophes and/or emergencies. School staff participate in regular training exercises to ensure protocols are known and function as expected. The Nenana City School Crisis Plan is available in the documents folder on the school website. A Safety and Wellness committee meets routinely to review the crisis plan, training schedules, and communication procedures. If you have any questions, or interest in attending a meeting, please reach out to the main office. Please default to the information below in the event of an emergency: 1. Please do not telephone the school. Office personnel will be actively initiating emergency protocols and unable to attend to phone calls. 2. In the event of an emergency that does not warrant evacuation, students will be kept at school until they are picked up by a parent/guardian, who has been identified as such on official school district records. Please be sure you consider the following criteria when you authorize another person to pick up your child at school: ▪ He/she is 18 years of age or older. ▪ He/she is usually home during the day. ▪ He/she could walk to school, if necessary. ▪ He/she is known to your child. ▪ He/she is both aware and able to assume this responsibility. 3. Information will be relayed by the School District to parents/guardians via Swiftk12 PowerSchool messaging. As such, it is important that all contact information is current with the main office. 4. Please do not come to the school during an emergency until you have been notified that it is safe to do so. 5. Please impress upon your children the need for them to follow the directions of any school personnel in times of an emergency. School administration will send updated information via Swiftk12 PowerSchool messaging as it becomes available. Please default to this information as official school communication, regardless of what other information may be coming to you via text, social media, etc. In the event that evacuation is deemed appropriate, parents/guardians may pick up students at the designated reunification site – the Nenana Civic Center. The decision to keep students at school or to evacuate will be based upon relevant safety information from within the school building and surrounding area. Please discuss these matters with your immediate family. Planning ahead will help alleviate concern during an emergency should one ever occur. Sincerely, Mr. David R. Huntington Principal Nenana City School Please see the attached copy of the 2023-2024 district calendar. Hard copies of these documents will be mailed out next week.
10 months ago, Andy Corbin
NCSD 2023-24 Calender