VHS BOYS GOING TO STATE
The boys varsity team competed in the Aurora Conference regional basketball tournament in Delta this past weekend. The Bucs first game of the tournament was against the Galena Hawks.
Logan Heckathorn going up for the shot during the regional tournament this past weekend
LADY BUCS FINISH FIRST IN REGION, HEADED TO STATE
CLICK HERE for bracket
This past weekend the Lady Bucs competed in the 2017 Aurora Conference Basketball Tournament. Valdez earned a hard fought victory in their first game against the Eielson Ravens.
CLICK HERE for story
Sophomore Sydney Johnson during the championship game this past weekend.
KVAK INTERVIEWS NEW CITY MANAGER
Last Tuesday, KVAK invited new Valdez City Manager Elke Doom into the studio to discuss the City Council Agenda. In a second interview, Doom introduced herself to the public and KVAK asked questions about her history and plans for the future. A podcast of that interview can be found by CLICKING HERE.
AS DEADLINE TO RUN FOR CITY OFFICE APPROACHES, HERE ARE THE POTENTIAL CANDIDATES SO FAR
Each of these individuals has picked up a petition to run for office and those with “(FILED)” notated after their name have completed their petitions.
Those interested running for election have until 5pm on March 16th to file.
CITY COUNCIL (TWO YEAR TERM) – Two vacancies
CITY COUNCIL (THREE YEAR TERM) – One vacancy
- Sue Ellen Montes (FILED)
- Ron Ruff (FILED)
- Lon Needles
- Doug Davies
- Jim Shirrell*
SCHOOL BOARD (TWO YEAR TERM) – One Vacancy
- Darren Reese (FILED)
- Jim Shirrell*
SCHOOL BOARD (THREE YEAR TERM) – Three Vacancies
- Tammy Holmes (FILED)
- Cara Bourne (FILED)
- Alan Sorum
- Jamie Winchester
CLICK HERE for more details
SPRING BREAK THIS WEEK
Keep an eye out for kids enjoying their break- let's keep Valdez safe!
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF ALASKA'S SCHOOLS (PEAKS)
The state Department of Education and Early Development has developed the new student assessment system called PEAKS (Performance Evaluation of Alaska’s Schools) for students in grades 3-10. CLICK HERE
for information for families and community members.
Click to see PEAKS Tools for Parents
, including the Online Training Tool (OTT)
that allows students, parents and community members to access practice tests. (Must use Google Chrome) Students will also have the opportunity to take the practice assessments at school. CLICK HERE
for the district testing calendar.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mrs. Giusti or Mrs. MacPherson at (907) 835-4728
CHECK OUT OUR 2017 FROSTY FEVER PHOTO GALLERY
Thanks to those who shared their pictures of Frosty Fever this year! It isn't too late to have your photos included.
Email your favorites to firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK HERE for gallery
REMEMBER TO LEAVE YOUR WATER RUNNING
With cold temperatures and wind chill, plumbing is more likely to freeze and pipes can burst.
Several Valdez homeowners have experienced frozen pipes this winter, so please remember to keep water running in your home or business to prevent pipe freeze-up.
A pencil size stream is all you need!
For additional information, please contact Public Works @ 835-4473.
Congratulations to coach of the year, Todd Wegner
The Iditarod restart began last Monday.
to see this year's mushers, HERE
for the latest updates, and HERE
to learn about this year's Teacher on the Trail.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
The next meeting will be Monday, March 27th.
MASSIVE OIL DISCOVERY IN ALASKA IS BIGGEST ONSHORE FIND IN 30 YEARS
- Some 1.2 billion barrels of oil have been discovered in Alaska, marking the biggest onshore discovery in the U.S. in three decades. The massive find of conventional oil on state land could bring relief to budget pains in Alaska brought on by slumping production in the state and the crash in oil prices.
The new discovery was made in just the past few days in Alaska's North Slope, which was previously viewed as an aging oil basin.
ALASKA SENATORS MEET WITH PRESIDENT, APPEAL FOR LANDS ACCESS
US News & World Report-
More than 60 percent of Alaska is owned by the federal government and the state's two U.S. senators spent an hour with President Donald Trump encouraging him to allow more access to those lands.
Read story HERE
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.
What should you NOT put green food coloring in?
to answer the Question of the Week.
RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW
What's something you didn't know when you moved to Valdez?
- Nobody does snow removal like Valdez
- We measure snow in feet, not inches
- It's okay to sled off the roof
- If the road closes, there's no panic
- If your flight doesn't go, the next best thing is a five hour drive
3/13 - Molly Palmer, Travis McCain, Wendy Goldstein
3/14 - Sheila Marsh, Karisa Friend, Melinda Sontag, Steve Brockman, Zachery Buhan, Susan Niman, Amber Henderson
3/15 - Audrey Dixon, Tenisha Hunt, Ryan Belnap, Karen Morgan
3/16 - Jen Hanson, Lamar Cotten, Sherrie Hughes
3/17 - Sophia Hodgkins, Roz Strang, Margaret Tice
3/18 - John Engles, Dede Gibson, Lindsie King, Edward Winney
3/19 - Cheryl Cunningham, Mary Terry
STAN STEPHENS CRUISES HIRING RESERVATION LEAD
(include but are not limited to):
• Answering questions on the phone, in an email or in person
• Learning the reservation system and how to navigate about it • Train co-workers • Developing an “expert” product knowledge • Taking reservations • Create systems/processes for office operations and maintenance
CLICK HERE for full job description and HERE for application
THE FAT MERMAID
NOW SERVES BREAKFAST
The Fat Mermaid is now open for Breakfast! Fat Mermaid has omelettes, French Toast made with homemade bread, yogurt breakfast parfaits, oatmeal and specialties like Kale and Eggs.
FAT MERMAID BREAKFAST HOURS
6am to 11:30am
6am to 3pm Saturday & Sunday
CLICK HERE for breakfast menu
NO SCHOOL NEXT MONDAY
VCS In-service day
DEADLINE TO RUN FOR CITY COUNCIL AND SCHOOL BOARD IS THIS THURSDAY
Nomination forms may be obtained at the City Clerk’s office. Final date for filing a nominating petition is March 16th at 5pm. On the City Council, there is:
One (1) Vacancy to Serve a Three (3) Year Term and Two (2) Vacancies, Each to Serve a Two (2) Year Term. On School Board, there are Three (3) Vacancies, Each to Serve a Three (3) Year Term and One (1) Vacancy, to Serve a Two (2) Year Term. Nominating petitions are available at City Clerk’s Office. Final filing date for petition is March 16th at 5pm.
Week 7 Mar. 13-19– Safety First
Challenge: Check your home, yard, classroom, or job site for safety hazards. Report or fix them.
HYSA: Longevity Stick w/ Donna Lane, Mar. 18, 10 am @ PWSC H&FC
VALDEZ CITY SCHOOLS HIRING COACHES
Assistant Middle School Track Coach
Season April 10, 2017 – May 13, 2017
Required Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; knowledge of sport, ability to communicate with parents and students; strong moral character, current First Aid and CPR certification, background check when hired, able to complete AASA Coaching Certification within a year of hire date.
CLICK HERE for more information
VHS Cheerleading Coach
November 29, 2017- March 24, 2018
Required Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; knowledge of sport assigned; ability to communicate; maintains strong moral character; current First Aid and CPR
certification, pass background check when hired, and complete AASA
Coaching Certification within a year of hire date.
CLICK HERE for more information
ST. PATRICK'S DAY IS THIS FRIDAY
TOP TEN FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT ST. PATRICK'S DAY
#1- St. Patrick was not Irish. He was from Wales.
#9 - Traditionally, every year, the Irish leader hands a crystal bowl full of shamrock to the US President. The shamrock, grown in Kerry, is immediately destroyed by the Secret Service after the exchange.
Mark Your Calendars
(Mon-Fri) Mar 13 – 17 – VCS Spring Break
Mar 20 – VCS In-service/No School
Mar 21 – City Council Meeting
Mar 22 – VHS Cheerleading State Competition
Mar 23 – VHS Basketball – State/Anchorage
Mar 27 – School Board Meeting
Apr 3 – Rhythm Future Quartet
Apr 4 – City Council Meeting
Apr 10 – School Board Meeting
Apr 18 – City Council Meeting
Apr 21 – VCS In-service/No School
April 24 – VCS In-service/No School