Vanessa Forbes, EdS, MSHEd, BS-AS, LVTg
Teacher, Veterinary Assisting
King Tech High School
Career Custer Chair, Health Science
Anchorage School District
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
Hello Steller parents! The valentines dance committee needs parent chaperones for the valentines dance falling on the night of Feb 15. The dance will be from 7-11pm. Currently we need chaperones for both shifts. The shifts are 7-9pm and 10-11pm and we need at least four chaperones for each shift to have the event.
Please contact Alana at (907) 229-8694.
This year three graduating seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and student leadership will be the recipient of the David Warren Cuddy Scholarship Award. Candidates will have exhibited their leadership skills through their role in student government, as a yearbook editor, an athlete or in some other school wide capacity. Sound like someone you know? For more information on qualifications and how to apply, see DAVID WARREN CUDDY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FLYER
You will notice that the optional campus tour is at the end of the day, this is available to all students, but do be aware that it will cause your students to be on campus until 3:30 as opposed to 1:15. Unfortunately, UAA will not be providing transportation for your students to or from Junior Day. I’ve attached a flier with more information about the event, but if you have questions about transportation, or event start and end times, don’t hesitate to reach out.
PEAKS is a computer-based assessment administered to students in grades 3-9 (English language arts and mathematics) and in grades 4, 8 and 10 (science) each spring. This state-required assessment provides students the opportunity to show their understanding of important skills in these content areas of their grade level.
For more information and ways to help your child prepare, please review the PEAK Flyer