Programs & Activities

Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a statewide Alaskan reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Alaska Association of School Librarians.  

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Video News

The Video News broadcasts the school news, weather updates, international, national and local news and highlights student participation in academic, athletic, and fine arts programs.

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Mirror Lake offers a semester length drama elective class for seventh and eighth grade students.



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Jazz Band

Jazz Band meets before school, 7:15-8:00AM, M-Th

The MLMS Jazz Band is an audition only class open to 7th and 8th graders that meets four days a week before school. The Jazz Band travels each Spring with the Concert Band and has earned top awards in National festivals.

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Science Olympiad

Students with an interest in the Sciences can participate in a program, called Science Olympiad, designed to test their knowledge and skills in competitive events with other schools throughout Alaska in an annual statewide meet held in March.


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Spanish Immersion

The Spanish partial immersion program began at Chugiak Elementary in 1992, is the oldest Spanish immersion program in Alaska, and currently has a K-12 enrollment of roughly 500 students a year.




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