Schools Realignment Debuts Possible School Colors

Posted: September 25, 2013 at 12:01 pm

The Soldotna schools realignment committee met last night to start hashing out proposals for each of the new schools. Facilitator Doug Hayman divided the committee into three work groups to form their own models.


Two of the groups presented their ideas last night; the first was explained by SoHi Student Body President Kelci Benson…


Benson: “We said that the current Skyview building would stay Skyview Middle School, be the Panthers, and we would leave the purple and the white and we would trim it with blue, and then we would take the current Middle School building and we would call it Soldotna Prep and make it blue, purple, and white, and then we would take the current SoHi building and we would take the blue and trim it with purple and make the colors purple, blue, and white. And we would make the Middle School stars and we would leave the High School stars.”


The second included a Skyview student and was presented by SoHi math teacher Troy Minogue…


Minogue: “Our ideas were to leave the Skyview Middle School Panthers and the colors would stay the same as it currently is, so it would be purple, and then the High School, would merge the two schools together and make it a Soldotna Central High School, or Soldotna Unified High School or something like that. And then they would keep the mascot of the stars, but it would have some black accents added to the colors, and it would still say the Stars. One benefit to that is a student has the possibility of going to both the Skyview Panthers and a Soldotna Star.”


The meetings will pick up again on October 8, when the third group, including a student representative from Soldotna Middle School, will present their model.

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One Comment to “Schools Realignment Debuts Possible School Colors”

  • Mike Schoessler says:

    Are you people kidding me? I don’t see any money in the school district budget to change any school names, do you? As for the colors and the mascots, leave them all the same. The only name change should be the required one for the 9th grade house and swapping the Skyview name from Skyview High School to Skyview Middle School. End of story.
    Leave the SOHI name alone! Leave all the colors alone! And, leave the mascots alone!
    In my opinion, the reason this “change the school name/color/mascot” was even started is because the people who were/are affected the most, Skyview students/parents/teachers, want to leave their mark on the world. They are mad that it is their school closing and since it is their school closing, they think that their school should make its mark on the school that remains open.
    Skyview memories will remain in the trophy cases at Skyview. It will always be the high school that you, and/or your child attended. Next year they will go to SOHI. And in a few years, none of the students will know or feel the difference.