• Geography Bee

    National Geographic Bee Houghtaling Geography Bee will be happening on Friday, January 31st in the Houghtaling Gym. The winner of the Bee will take a test to see if they qualify for the National Geographic Bee held in Anchorage in April. Go Dolphins!

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  • OMSI ~ Coming to HOUGHTALING!

    How excited are we? VERY EXCITED! OMSI ~ Oregon Museum Science Institute is coming to Houghtaling! Thanks to our Houghtaling PTA who has funded the trip and event, represetatives from OMSI are heading to Ketchikan next week with a portable planetarium! It is a portable museum quality planetarium that will bring the night sky inside with live presentations, hands on experiences, and films. Students will get to engage in hands on activity where students learn about things like the rotation of the earth, its orbit around the sun, constellations, gravity, phases of the moon, and so much more. Each grade level will get to have individual times with OMSI between Monday, January 27 and Thursday, January 30 There will be an Evening Family Event on Wednesday, January 29th from 5:30pm-7:30pm with the Portable Planetarium. It will be a first come first serve type of event where as you sign in you will get a ticket and 30 people at a time will get to engage in the 30 minute show. There will be other informational kiosks available during this time as well.

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  • Spelling Bee WINNER!

    Congratulations to our Houghtaling Spelling Bee Champion, THIERRY OYEDEJI! 2nd year in a row!! He will now go to the District Bee on February 7th @ the Discovery Center. Event starts at 5:30pm

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  • Dessert Auction

    We will be having our annual DESSERT AUCTION on Friday February 7th in the Houghtaling Gym from 6:00pm-7:30pm. We hope you will be able to donate a dessert to auction off! We have some amazing community businesses here in Ketchikan that are donating as well. The prettier and more amazing the better the dessert, the better! We will be sending home sign up forms soon asking for volunteers. We will have a silent auction table, a kid treat table as well as a live auction table. If you have been to the auction before you know how fun it is, and if its your first time you have to come to see what its all about! Mark your calendar for February 7th!

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  • Jump for Heart

    Jump For Heart Houghtaling Elementary is proud to partner with the American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart to fight our nation's #1 and #5 killers: Heart Disease and Stroke. This program provides our students the opportunity to learn the value of community service and helps them become empowered to change lives! Students will have the chance to jump rope, and if they choose, collect donations to send to the American Heart Association. Collections envelopes are going to be available in the Houghtaling office. Attached to the envelope is a parent permission form that needs to be signed and returned prior to the event. There are 3 ways to collect life saving donations: ~Use the donation envelope available at the Hoguthaling office. ~Go online and visit heart.org/KidsHeartChallenge to set up online donations from friends and family. ~Download the FREE smart phone app/ Search Kids Heart Challenge in the app store. This Jump For Heart Event is happening February 14th from 3:30pm-4:30pm. All donations are due by February 21st to the Houghtaling Office

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  • Hummingbird Festival

    Alaska Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show The vision of this awesome event is to educate and promote awareness of the Spring Migratory Birds of Southeast Alaska through creative arts. The art show is open to artists of all ages. Entry deadline is Friday March 27th @ 5:00pm to the SE Discovery Center. Please see attached entry form with all pertinent details on what art is accepted into the show. Any questions please contact Leslie Swada @ 228-6290 or leslie.swada@usda.gov PLEASE CLICK THE HEADING ABOVE FOR ENTRY FORM AND ART SHOW GUIDELINES

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  • School Climate and Connectedness Survey

    The Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District is partnering with the Association of Alaska School Boards to conduct the School Climate and Connectedness Survey, a statewide survey for students, staff, and families. This survey measures their perceptions of each school’s climate including the engagement of students, staff, and families. We value input from our families. You are an important partner as we work to continually improve each school’s environment. Each parent/guardian is asked to complete one survey during the January 20th-March 20th window. If you have more than one child attending this school, you only need to fill out one survey. Please click the heading above to go to the link for the survey.

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  • Goodies With GrownUps

    Goodies With Grownups Wednesday, January 22nd 8:15am - 8:45am Houghtaling Gym Assorted goodies and juice will be served Each student may welcome one loving grownup! (Parent, Grandparent, Aunt, Uncle, etc)

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  • Update Your Contact Information

    PARENTS: Please contact the school office at 907-225-4128 to update your contact information. We need a working home number and/or cell number and email address. With changing weather conditions we want to keep you informed on schedule changes. Do not delay, contact us today!

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  • Houghtaling Text Alerts/Weather Alerts/School Delays

    PARENTS must opt in so you can receive text alerts from school. Simply text any one of the following words to the number 68453: subscribe, optin, yes

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  • Family ALICE Module

    If you would like to see a video on our FAMILY ALICE MODULE, please click the heading above.

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  • Houghtaling Hot Feats

    Houghtaling Hot Feats Jump Rope Program will be starting on Tuesday January 7th All students who have turned in a registration form as of Friday December 13th are in the program. Each Tuesday is for Grades K-2 jumpers from 3:30pm-4:30pm Each Thursday is for Grades 3-6 jumpers from 3:30pm-4:30pm *Siblings not in the program must go home right after school. Unfortunately there are no adults available to supervise. Any questions regarding the program please reach out to Katy Hook or Laura Kinunen*

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  • THANK YOU SALVATION ARMY!

    THANK YOU for the donation of school supplies to our Houghtaling classrooms!

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  • Extended School Day

    Extended School Day We are once again offering an Extended School Day 3 days a week beginning October 21st. It will be offered Monday, Tuesday and/or Thursday From 3:30pm-4:30pm For students in grades 3-6 Title 1 tutors will be available to students who will benefit from homework assistance. It will be located downstairs in the Title 1 area behind the library. Space is limited. If you choose to have your child participate, please fill out the permission slip and return to school ASAP. There must be a signed permission slip at school prior to students starting. Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Cron, Houghtaling Principal @ 225-4128.

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  • Student Meal Application ~ Sign Up YEARLY!

    Free and Reduced Meal Plan The program is yearly. Parent must apply every year. Please go online to https://www.kgbsd.org/domain/94 or come into the Houghtaling office to fill out an application. It does take a a few days to process paperwork.

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  • Box Tops

    Box Top have gone Virtual! Skip the scissors and use the app! The new and improved Box Tops mobile app scans your store receipt, finds participating products and instantly adds Box Tops to your school's earnings online. No clipping required! * You will need to scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase * Go to your phones app store and download it today!

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  • Early Release Wednesday

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  • Rec Center Wacky Wednesday Events - click here to see what is offered!

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  • New Online Student Registration

    New Student Online Registration If you have a student you would like to enroll for the 2019-2020 school year, please scroll down to the middle of the screen to the heading "REGISTRATION" on the Houghtaling website. You will be walked through step by step and asked to upload any pertinent documents. Once you have registered online a notice will go to your school of choice. Due to class size limits, your child is not automatically guaranteed a spot. You may be placed on a wait list. If you have not been notified by the office, please contact 225-4128 with any questions.

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  • Excessive Tardiness

    Hello Parents: We are noticing more and more students arriving to school tardy. Please plan accordingly the night before so that you are all ready for the morning chaos. With that being said, students should not arrive to school before 8:35am. ALL STUDENTS go to either breakfast or the playground at 8:35am. There is no hanging out in the front foyer waiting for the bell to ring. Teachers are getting their rooms ready for the day so kids may not go to the classroom unless plans have been made prior.

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