Announcements & Upcoming Events
BEST Reading Week! @ BEST, Pre-K – 3rd Grade
Monday, November 3rd, 10-12pm
Sonday System Workshop. Reading intervention strategies for parents of new and struggling readers.
Tuesday November 4th @ 1pm
Read with Rover – share a story with a friendly pup! Tour Library Media Services, learn how to check out books, and participate in group storytime.
Wednesday, November 5th @ 1pm
Reading Technology. Explore fun apps and games that are available for your tablet or smartphone. Bring your own device or use our iPads.
Read with Rover, Nov 4 @ BEST from 1-3pm
Cleo is so excited for the Reading with Rover program kickoff this Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 1-3 at BEST!
Reading with Rover is designed for emerging readers to read aloud to a non-judgmental audience (a dog in this case) and become more comfortable with reading in the process.
Call Kristan at BEST if you have questions.
BEST Office from 8-5pm
October 29th to November 4th
Kids Voting USA® (KVUSA) is working to secure the future of democracy by preparing young people to be educated and engaged citizens. Students across America will have the opportunity to voice their opinion on important political elections. BEST will have a voting booth set up during the entire voting window. Students can come in to the BEST office to receive a voter ID and cast their vote.
Science Friday: November 7, BEST Office from 1-2pm
While we humans have the opportunity to stay warm in our heated homes and winter gear, the animals of Alaska must adapt to the cold weather to survive. Join us in an exploration of winter adaptations by the animals of Alaska that allow them flourish in one of the coldest environments on Earth. We will have hands on activities, short video clips, and examples to share.
Internet WorkKeys Testing
BEST juniors and seniors who need to pass the graduation exam are scheduled to take WorkKeys assessment on November 18th from 9-12. WorkKeys assessment may also be taken by pre-arrangement any time up to February 15th. Please call your education specialist for more information and to schedule an alternate time.
Online WorkKeys Practice Tests
Full-length online WorkKeys practice tests are available to purchase for $5.00 each. Visit their website www.act.org/workKeys/practice/practice.html)
Online Typing Lesson:
Offered by BEST
In preparation for the upcoming AMP (Alaska Measures of Progress) computerized testing, BEST is offering a free online typing lesson for students ages 5 and up. The Typing Agent is a wonderful tool for learning basic keyboard skills to speed typing. This program will capture student’s attention and reward him/her with confidence. Learning the computer keyboard will be beneficial to students in many ways. Contact your education specialist for more details.