December 13, 2018

Special Comic Book & Graphic Novel Making Class For Kids Ages 10-18

Join Girdwood Fine Arts Camp for this special week long intensive focused on writing and drawing graphic novels and comics. For 4 hours a day students will work with experienced comic and writing professionals (class is 10a-4p daily with a one hour lunch). Students will be introduced to drawing techniques including character design, perspective and thumbnailing from media professionals. For ages 10-18. 
The class will be led by visiting artist John G. John, a Cleveland based cartoonist known for his work on the Lake Eerie Monster, will be accompanied by Anchorage based journalist Julia O’Malley and cartoonist Lee Post.
Julia will teach writing alongside John, taking what she knows about breaking down complex stories and finding what is important and compelling, and translating it to plotting graphic fiction. Lee will share his unique style of character design and other drawing tricks, many of which he has honed through other teaching artist gigs.
Held at the Girdwood Community Room
Mon- Fri, August 6-10 from 10am-3pm
Cost: $250

Summer Programs for Kids & Adults Open Now

Check out our Summer Program Guide 2018!  Registration is open now, and camps are filling up. Keep your kids active and engaged all summer long!  We offer everything from Wilderness Survival Camp, to Summer Playground programs for little ones, to Outdoor Soccer. And don’t forget about Girdwood Fine Arts Camp. For adults we have a Water Safety Series taught by a local expert. Educate, engage and enrich yourself with Four Valleys Community School!

Alyeska Snow Classic Winner 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Alyeska Snow Classic winner Christi Davidson! Her guess of 2.76 feet was the only correct guess. Her split the pot winnings will be $1600. Thank you all who supported us by purchasing tickets! The Alyeska Snow Classic is a split the pot fundraiser Four Valleys Community School. Proceeds are used to fund our scholarship programs, support our active and learning opportunities, and sponsor community events. We love Girdwood, Bird, Indian and Portage and cannot wait to create even more programs for our community!

Four Valleys Community School Board of Directors Seat

If you believe in strengthening community and life-long learning, Four Valley Community School is looking for a few talented and conscientious volunteer board members to lead and further our mission of providing community education to the residents of Girdwood, Bird, Indian and Portage. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness, and leadership one evening a month  and are interested in exploring this opportunity, e-mail Catherine at

Please come to our next Board meeting on Thursday May 3rd so that you can meet the FVCS Board, see how our meetings are run and ask questions. This is our last meeting until September. Please join us from 7-9p at the Girdwood K-8 School this Thursday May 3rd!

Jacob Charnon Recieves 2018 Senior Service Scholarship

Congratulations to Jacob Charnon, this year’s recipient of a $1000 Senior Service Scholarship from a partnership between Four Valleys Community School and Girdwood Turnagain Arm Lions Club.  Jacob received this scholarship in recognition of his outstanding service to our community, academic achievements, and leadership skills. Jacob has a history of local community service including volunteering for community cleanups, food drives, and the FVCS sports swap. Although an avid skier, Jacob will be leaving the mountains for the University of California Davis where he plans to study engineering.  Go Aggies!

Each spring, Four Valleys Community School and the Girdwood Turnagain Arm Lions Club partner to offer two $1000 community service-centered scholarships to graduating seniors living in Bird, Indian, Portage and Girdwood.

For those looking to expand their community service experience in preparation of applying for this scholarship in future years, please contact FVCS, the Turnagain Arm Lions Club, or any of the many worthy community non-profit organizations in the four valleys area for service opportunities.


Alyeska Snow Classic Measurement

It’s official!  Last year’s measurement was 3.63, and this year is lower than we would have guessed at 2.76! Good luck to all of you who made guesses. We will be contacting the “winners” of this split the pot fundraiser before mid-May. Thank you for supporting Four Valleys Community School via the Alyeska Snow Classic!

Come Welcome Local Olympian Keegan Messing Back To Girdwood!

He’s back, and has some stories to tell!  Come spend an evening with Keegan & family to hear some tales of competing as an ice skater in this year’s Olympics in South Korea, as well as the World Championships in Italy.  We will show some video clips and pictures, and Keegan will give us the behind-the-scenes scoop!

Held at the Girdwood K-8 School on Thursday April 26 beginning at 6:30p.

This is a free and family friendly event brought to you by Four Valleys Community School.

First Aid + CPR Class & Wilderness First Aid

Two classes for your personal knowledge &/or seasonal job! Take your class right here in Girdwood.

First Aid + CPR + AED Certification Wednesday March 25th @ Girdwood School. Cost $65.  Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time. With American Heart Association Heart Saver First Aid and CPR training you can learn when and how to provide CPR, use an automated external defibrillator (AED), control major bleeding, and treat immediate threats to life and limb. This class will deliver simple-to-use techniques and information that can help gain the confidence and skills to save a life.

Wilderness First Aid Certification May 5 & 6 @ Race Training Center, Girdwood. Cost $175. The Wilderness First Aid course is a multi-day, small group learning experience that empowers students to act positively in any situation. It covers the basic systems and physiology of the human body, then dives into first aid situations that outdoor leaders can face in the field. The course takes place in an outdoor environment syncopating classroom-style instruction settings (to disseminate knowledge) with in-the-field role playing scenarios so that students apply and retain the content presented. This class meets the certification standards of The American Safety and Health Institute Wilderness First Aid Program.

Summer Program Guide 2018

Our Summer Program 2018 is now open for registration! All classes and programs are based in Girdwood, and our small class size to instructor ration means that these classes fill quickly. Register for all classes on-line using the green Online Registration button on this page!

Position FILLED Summer Playground Assistant

UPDATE:  This position has been filled.

We are hiring for a Summer Playground Assistant to help our Summer Playground Director run this popular summer program. The position is 2 days a week (M & W) for 6 weeks (June 4-July 11), hours are 9a-4:30p. Program is based out of the Girdwood Community Room. An ideal candidate has a college degree with education and early childhood development classes OR equivalent experience coordinating recreational programs and working with children. Pay is $12/hour DOE. Recruitment is open now, and Application, Letter of Introduction and Resume deadline is Friday April 13, 2018. Interviews will be held TBA after application is received. FVCS is an equal opportunity employer.

Position details here.

Position announcement here.