KTHS Veterinary Assisting Dog Wash

It’s that time again. Saturday,  March 2nd from 9am to 1pm at KTHS in room 205. We will be having a bake sale and Cosmetology will be doing manicures for pet parents. Cats welcome. Pets must be current on their Rabies vaccine. Please bring their Rabies Certificate.
 
We are raising money for our overnight field trip to the Sealife Center and our CTSO competitive team. They are going to state the end of March. 

 

Vanessa Forbes, EdS, MSHEd,  BS-AS, LVTg
Teacher, Veterinary Assisting
King Tech High School
Career Custer Chair, Health Science
Anchorage School District

Nurse News – Tips to help sleep

A good night’s sleep is especially important because it helps improve concentration and memory formation. It allows your body to repair any cell damage that occurred during the day, and refreshes your immune system, which in turn helps to prevent disease. People who don’t sleep well are more likely to suffer from depression, attention and memory problems, excessive daytime sleepiness, and it can lead to serious health problems, including an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, weight problems, and breast cancer in women. Sleep is just as important to our physical and emotional health whether we are children or adults.

Waking up in the middle of the night is called insomnia, and it’s a common problem. Mid-sleep awakenings often occur during periods of stress. Over-the-counter sleep aids rarely offer significant or sustained help for this problem. Rest with some good sleep habits can help you catch more ZZZs and stay asleep through the night. Try some of these strategies to relieve insomnia. See attached for some sleep tips… Tips to Try if Insomnia Strikes

Influenza

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older adults, young children, and others with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.

 

In addition to washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home from work or school when sick, getting your annual flu shot is the best thing you can do to protect yourself and others. 

 

Surveillance Data

Flu seasons are unpredictable and can range from mild to severe. Alaska typically has sporadic flu activity year round, some of it related to our robust tourism season, with peak activity occurring as early as November or as late as March. 

                  Alaska Seasonal Influenza Surveillance Data

                  Alaska State Virology Weekly Report

                  FluView :  that latest weekly U.S. flu surveillance summary from the CDC

                  Flu Near Youan online flu surveillance tools that allows the public to report their flu symptoms on a weekly basis, to help in tracking influenza activity

Health care providers interested in participating in outpatient influenza-like illness surveillance may contact the SOE Influenza Coordinator at 907-269-8000.

Resources for the General Public

                  Influenza InformationCDC’s comprehensive website with general information on influenza transmission, symptoms, prevention, treatment and more.

Avian Influenza Information from the State of Alaska

                  Influenza Fact Sheet from the Alaska Division of Public Health

                  Influenza Vaccination:  Who Needs It?

                  Influenza Vaccine Information

 Places to get vaccinated in Alaska

 Private clinics, public health centers, many retail pharmacies, and other locations may have vaccine available. Click here to get a map of retail pharmacies offering vaccine near you.

Alaska Influenza Report for the Week Ending February 9, 2019 Week 6

This report provides a weekly snapshot of seasonal flu activity in Alaska. Additional information about influenza is available on the Section of Epidemiology’s (SOE) influenza page:http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/influenza/fluinfo.aspx. A detailed review of CDC influenza surveillance indicators is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/overview.htm. Please call 907-269-8000 with questions. Information about the Alaska State Virology Lab influenza microbiology is available at http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Labs/Pages/asvl.aspx.

Statewide Lab-Confirmed Influenza – Previous Seasons Since 2014, and Current Season, Sep 15, 2018 – Feb 9, 2019

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FightTheFluPoster

 

Steller Talent Show Tryouts 2/21 from 2:05-3:15, 2/22 lunch and after school

Want to show the school your talent?  Come to Steller talent show tryouts! Tryouts will be held Feb 21 after school from 2:05-3:15 and Feb 22 at lunch as well as after school from 2:05-3:15.

If singing a cover of a song, when you tryout bring in lyrics to the song and the original artists name.
If dancing please bring the song name and original song artists name.

CIRCAC/Captain Barry Eldridge Memorial Scholarship for Maritime Studies

Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council
Guidelines – 2019 Capt. Barry Eldridge Scholarship for Maritime Studies $2,500.00 Scholarship Available

Background: Congress created the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) via the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). The Council is mandated to perform environmental monitoring in Cook Inlet, Alaska; engage in oil spill prevention and response planning; and educate the citizens of Cook Inlet with information about our work. In that spirit, we are pleased to offer a $2,500 scholarship for a selected student with educational and career ambitions that mirror our Congressional mandates. CIRCAC’s goal is to assist Cook Inlet area students to launch or complete maritime skills training in any of a broad range of applicable programs of study at a Maritime Academy, vocational school or maritime program.

~ Please read and follow these Guidelines carefully; omissions may disqualify applicants ~

Eligibility:

Submission:

Graduating seniors and recent graduates who are planning to attend maritime vocational schools or academies for certifications or undergraduate degrees – and who reside in the vicinity of Cook Inlet, Alaska (specifically: Anchorage, the western Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak Island) – are eligible to apply. Seniors must be attending schools in the Anchorage School District, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (excluding Seward), Kodiak Island Borough School District, a home schooling program, or private schools within the boundaries of these districts, or be a recent high school graduate. Recently discharged veterans are encouraged to apply.

A completed application package must be submitted and received by the deadline indicated on the application, and must be accompanied by:

 Completed and signed Application Form

  •   Most recent transcript (copy acceptable)
  •   Letters of recommendation (at least 2; not from family members)
  •   Personal essay (500 words or less) outlining educational and career goals (particularly as

    they align with CIRCAC’s objectives), a statement of financial benefit, personal accomplishments, and how this scholarship will help you impact the culture and environment of Cook Inlet

  •   Proof of Alaska residency (PFD eligibility; driver’s license; military ID; other)

    Late or incomplete applications at deadline will be rejected. Materials will be reviewed for completeness and eligibility. A Committee of CIRCAC Directors will select the finalists for interviews, which will be conducted via teleconference. All applicants may re-apply for future scholarships. Interviews of about 15 minutes will be held telephonically.

    Scholarships are in the form of a “Letter of Award” issued by CIRCAC to the recipient. Scholarship funds will be released in a single payment directly to the school or program upon receipt of verification of enrollment (e.g. – course schedule and Student ID) issued by the school’s proper authority. Scholarship funds may not be used to cover payments for any prior academic period. Any scholarship funds paid to the school and not used within twelve months will be returned by the school to CIRCAC.

    Applicants and their schools will be notified by letter following the Committee’s decision. Scholarship Awards will be announced to the community through notices to local media outlets, and through public outreach.

Process:

~ Completed Applications Must be Received by 5:00 p.m. March 26, 2019 ~

Send Applications and related materials by mail, FAX or e-mail to:

Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council – Scholarship Committee
8195 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai, AK 99611
FAX: (907) 283-6102 ~ jerryrombach@circac.org ~ Questions? Call: (907) 283-7222

 

DEADLINE: Completed applications must be received at CIRCAC by 5:00 pm, TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2019. Call (907) 283-7222 if questions or for more information.
8195 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai, AK 99611 ~ (907) 283-6102 (FAX) ~ jerryrombach@circac.org

~ ALL INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL ~

CIRCAC/James Carter Memorial Scholarship for Environmental Sciences 2019 Application

Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council announces its application for the James Carter Memorial Scholarship for Environmental Sciences:

Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council
Program Guidelines – 2019 James Carter Scholarship for Environmental Sciences $2,500.00 Scholarship Available

Background: Congress created the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) via the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). The Council is mandated to perform environmental monitoring in Cook Inlet, Alaska; engage in oil spill prevention and response planning; and educate the citizens of Cook Inlet with information about our work. In that spirit, we are pleased to offer a $2,500 scholarship for a selected student with educational and career ambitions that mirror our Congressional mandates. CIRCAC’s goal is to assist Cook Inlet area students to launch or complete an undergraduate degree program in environmental sciences in any of a broad range of applicable fields related to ocean studies.

~ Please read and follow these Guidelines carefully; omissions may disqualify applicants ~

Eligibility:

Submission:

Graduating seniors and recent graduates who are planning to attend a college or university to pursue an undergraduate degree in an environmental science – and who reside in the vicinity of Cook Inlet, Alaska (specifically: Anchorage, the western Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak Island) are eligible to apply. Seniors must be attending schools in the Anchorage School District, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (excluding Seward), Kodiak Island Borough School District, a home schooling program, or private schools within the boundaries of these districts, or be a recent high school graduate. Recently discharged veterans are encouraged to apply.

A completed application package must be submitted and received by the deadline indicated on the application, and must be accompanied by:

 Completed and signed Application Form

  •   Most recent transcript (copy acceptable)
  •   Letters of recommendation (at least 2; not from family members)
  •   Personal essay (500 words or less) outlining educational and career goals (particularly as

    they align with CIRCAC’s objectives), a statement of financial benefit, personal accomplishments, and how this scholarship will help you impact the culture and environment of Cook Inlet

  •   Proof of Alaska residency (PFD eligibility; driver’s license; military ID; other)

    Late or incomplete applications at deadline will be rejected. Materials will be reviewed for completeness and eligibility. A Committee of CIRCAC Directors will select the finalists for interviews, which will be conducted via teleconference. All applicants may re-apply for future scholarships. Interviews of about 15 minutes will be held telephonically.

    Scholarships are in the form of a “Letter of Award” issued by CIRCAC to the recipient. Scholarship funds will be released in a single payment directly to the school or program upon receipt of verification of enrollment (e.g. – course schedule and Student ID) issued by the school’s proper authority. Scholarship funds may not be used to cover payments for any prior academic period. Any scholarship funds paid to the school and not used within twelve months will be returned by the school to CIRCAC.

    Applicants and their schools will be notified by letter following the Committee’s decision. Scholarship Awards will be announced to the community through notices to local media outlets, and through public outreach.

Process:

~ Completed Applications Must be Received by 5:00 p.m. March 26, 2019 ~

Send Applications and related materials by mail, FAX or e-mail to:

CIRCAC Scholarship Committee – 8195 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai, AK 99611 FAX: (907) 283-6102 ~ jerryrombach@circac.org ~ Questions? Call: (907) 283-7222

 

DEADLINE: Completed applications must be received at CIRCAC by 5:00 p.m., TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2019. CALL (907) 283-7222 if questions or for more information.
8195 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai, AK 99611 ~ (907) 283-6102 (FAX) ~ jerryrombach@circac.org
~ ALL INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL ~

Band Students Fare Well at Solo/Ensemble Festival

Steller 7th and 8th Grade Band Students Fare Very Well
The 7th and 8th graders in the Steller Band participated in the ASD Middle School Solo/Ensemble Festival last Friday.  The 8th grade band students were: Ry Allwright on alto saxophone; Avery Bashford-Blumer on tenor saxophone; Sarah Duot-Kelley on flute; and Reagan Miller on alto saxophone.  The 7th graders were: Elliot Beck on clarinet; Kaila Gibson on flute; Kamryn Lyons on flute; Abbey Markel on clarinet; Kiera Markel on flute; Wyatt Mohs on baritone; Alan Nunn on alto saxophone; Anthony Schofield on trumpet; Milo Scott on trombone; Maddox Tomassoni on alto saxophone; Bjorn Van Der Goore on bass clarinet; and Hasan Wilkerson on percussion.  All of the 7th and 8th grade students formed one ensemble and received the superior rating.  Alan, Anthony, Bjorn, Kamryn, Milo, Reagan, Ry, and Sarah each performed solos, too.  Alan, Anthony, Bjorn, Kamryn, Reagan, and Sarah achieved the superior ratings, and Ry and Milo earned the excellent ratings.  “We have a strong group of middle school-level musicians in band”, said Mr. Toba, the band director.  “The Middle School Solo/Ensemble Festival is the gateway to a successful future in music.  I am delighted that the students took the extra time to prepare these songs for the festival.” The soloists would like to thank Marcia Stratman for the piano accompaniment.