Things to do While School is Closed

  • While the school building is closed the Mears staff are organizing and creating new ways for students to participate in activities. You can view what is happening currently through Zoom and remote learning


    Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program organized by the Alaska Association of School Librarians. More information is available on the Mears Battle of the Books website. Meetings are on Wednesdays, at 1PM through Zoom. Access Zoom links, discussions, activities, participate in the leaderboard, earn badges and more by joining the Mears Middle School Battle of the Books Canvas course. There won’t be assignments or lessons, I promise.


    Contact Mrs. Fleming, the librarian, for the code to join the Canvas Battle of the Books Group.

    Email at:

    Call: 907-742-6432

    Remind (through Clever): join with @mearscp

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    Practice your writing skills and show off your creativity! A new writing prompt is released at the beginning of each month with entries due at the end of the month. The monthly prompt can be found in Mr. Backman's newsletter, the Mears homepage in News Items, and on the Creative Writing Contest webpage. Entries will submitted through Google Drive by sharing with Mr. Pease (

    Contact Mr. Pease through email at


    Call all students who want to be challenged in mathematics in a fun and competitive environment! All students are welcome to join Mears' MATHCOUNTS club! We will meet weekly on Tuesday's (beginning October 20th) from 3pm-3:45pm (on Zoom for now). The goal is to grow together with our math skills while building confidence--and compete!


    Are you in? Questions? Contact Mrs. Lambert, Mears Math Teacher:


    This is a traditional book club format. The Mears READS book club meets once a month. At each meeting we discuss and do activities relating to the book we just finished. The meeting ends with choosing a new book to read. Come to meetings with a suggestion for next month's book.


    Contact Mrs. Fleming, the librarian for more information.


    Call: 907-742-6432



    There are several opportunities available right now for students to contribute to this years' yearbook. 

    • Design a Cover: Our yearbook needs a cover! Artwork needs to be on 12" x 18" paper oriented horizontally (this will be folded in half to create the front and back cover of the book.) Submissions are due to Mrs. Barclay by November 25th. Submissions may either be hand-drawn or computer-generated. It must also be original!
    • Sponsor a Page: full page or half page: tell your middle school story through words and pictures. Reserve your spot by November 6th. Page contents must be emailed to Mrs. Barclay by March 1st.

    Contact Mrs. Barclay through email at:

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