The University of Alaska Fairbanks will hold Inside Out, a campus preview event, on Friday, June 17. Prospective students (and their parents) can get the real story on financial aid, the admission process, classes and professors at UAF, extracurricular fun and our outstanding academic programs. For more information or to register, visit www.uaf.edu/admissions/
UAA is offering a summer sports camp for kids. There are 2 weeks that you can sign up for the hockey and sports camp portion (although those weeks are filling up fast). But, if your child doesn’t want to be a part of the hockey portion, they are running a camp without hockey during those weeks.
The camp is being run by the UAA hockey coaches and, several of their players will be the camp counselors. The camp will run for 7 weeks and you can sign up for as many weeks as you would like. $199 per week.
Here is the website: www.seawolfcamps.com
There are lots of spots available and the kids will able to swim, play a lot of different sports/games and they get to hang out with some Seawolf hockey players this summer!
Parents and Students,
The Steller staff is being reduced.
Due to educational funding cutbacks, ASD has reorganized the amount of teachers in a building based on teacher-to-student ratios.
Our state legislators are working in Juneau and are considering CUTTING even more of the educational budget.
We hear different positions in the news. From my understanding, the current cuts are most definitely going to affect what we can offer our students (including Intensives). These cuts will affect your child’s education.
What does this mean to Steller?
With the original funding cuts, and an increase in our projected enrollment, we currently are losing 1.4 teachers. This equates to two teachers!
In addition to the loss of the individuals who are a part of our close-knit community, we are currently trying to schedule next year with eight less classes per semester and 2-4 less Intensives per semester offered.
There are many different outlets to voice your reactions to the above news. Please have you opinions heard. We need your support.
Steller Parents and friends,
Please see my letter below. Thanks so much!
Alyse Galvin 907-884-2299 (I am NOT representing ASD, I am writing as a concerned parent in our community)
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