Palmer High School February 22nd, 2016
Palmer High School is a great place to learn, grow, and meet new people.
Palmer High School, located in Palmer, Alaska is home of the MOOSE!
It’s the only school in the district that participates in the International Baccalaureate program, allowing high school Juniors and Seniors to take rigorous classes that they can potentially earn college credit for.
If students decide to take part in the IB program they must take three standard level and three higher level classes, as well as TOK (theory of knowledge).
Upon finishing all standard and higher level classes students must take IB exams for the classes they took. the scores they receive on these tests will determine whether or not they obtain college credit.
Palmer High School also has many clubs and after school activities for students to take part in. Some of the most popular are Student Government.
At the end of every school year students from each grade level take part in a campaign to decide who will become president, VP, treasurer, etc for each grade level.
Starting the next school year Student Government members have meetings every week and work on things like school dances, prom, assemblies, and ASAG.
Overall Palmer High School is a school that allows students of all interests to learn new things, grow as a person, be involved in the community and share friendships that will last a life time.
Written by: Tamera Watson
Lazy Mountain February 9th, 2016
If hikes are your thing then the Lazy Mountain area is for you. Featuring quite a variety of trails, Lazy Mountain has trails for both the cautious and adventurous. The trail head for both the Morgan Horse Trail and Lazy Mountain Trail is in the same parking lot.
Like skiing? Lazy Mountain has ski trails. The Morgan Horse Trails are groomed in the winter and have trails for both the beginners and experience skiers. If you want a very easy hike the Morgan Horse Trail would be a good choice.
Don’t let the name fool you, the Lazy Mountain Trail isn’t a “lazy” trail”. The trail climbs up the 3,720 foot peak and is not at all easy. If you want an easier trail you can take the Lazy Moose Trail and climb from there. The Lazy Moose Trail is an easier switchback trail and ends up intercepting the Lazy Mountain Trail. Here are directions and a map of both the Lazy Mountain Trail and Morgan Horse Trail.
VanderWeele Farms February 2nd, 2016
Has anyone tried VanderWeele’s Alaska Grown vegetables? If not you have missed out big time! In fact if you have purchased any produce that says Alaska Grown from any grocery store you have probably bought some of VanderWeele’s vegetables.
VanderWeele Farms is a family run business and they grow all their produce right here in Palmer. Their products are sold statewide. Most of their vegetables are sold in the summer or fall. But you can purchase potatoes year round and carrots can be bought most of the winter. At VanderWeeles only the perfect potato or carrot makes its way into you local grocery store.
Here is VanderWeele’s facebook page. If you want Alaska to continue to produce vegetables buy Alaska Grown.
MTA Events Center January 29th, 2016
Are you looking for a great place to exercise? The MTA Events Center would be an excellent choice. Whether you like to skate or just want to walk around somewhere that isn’t cold the MTA Events Center is great.
Located on 1317 S Kerry Weiland Ct in Palmer the center has a full size hockey rink and as I mentioned before you can walk around the edge of the the rink for free! Here is their schedule, and here are the different programs and fees.
Open skate is on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and cost only $5. There might even be a couple of pickup hockey games in the near future so check out the schedule!
Hatcher Pass has snow!! January 26th, 2016
I know that it is hard to believe but Hatcher Pass does have snow, quite a bit actually. There is plenty for snowmachining and more then enough for snowboarding or skiing. Sledding is also a option and there are plenty of spots to sled.
Groomed trails make traveling easy and fun. If you want, you can even stop by the Hatcher Pass Lodge and grab a bite to eat.
Snowmachiners should check out this website for information about where they can and can’t go. Unfortunately there is some avalanche danger so be cautious about those steep slopes!
Whether you are a snowmachiner, skier, a hiker, or snowboarder Hatcher Pass is a great place to spend the day.
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