The Steller Auction is November 17, right around the corner, and it is time to solicit donations to raise funds for our students!
Kari Hall, Co-Chair of the Steller Auction, sends along this short donation request letter along with a link to the donation form.
Kari urges all parents and Steller supporters to use these tools to solicit donations to our auction!
November 17th is the Steller Auction 2018.
We are seeking donation items from local companies and unique handmade craft items.
All funds raised supports the Steller Parent Group (a 501c3 Non-Profit) that benefits student programs such as student travel scholarships, special projects and my favorite, the Souper Steller program.
Please let us know if you are interested in supporting the Steller Auction 2018.
Thank you for your consideration~
Allure Salon Owner
Steller Auction 2018
Donation Request Letter Steller Auction 2018
Please join Steller Secondary for a special screening of, Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age. This is a Community Movie Night hosted by the Steller Parent Group. It will be held at 6:00pm Wednesday, November 7, 2018, in the Steller Secondary Multi-Purpose Room.
This is a 68 minute film directed by Delaney Ruston, a documentary filmmaker, Stanford trained physician and international speaker who shares stories about health issues and creates movements to foster individual and social change. Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance. After seeing the film, people tell us that they feel more confident and better equipped to establish balance around screen time. We will be watching this as a school but believe that much of the benefit will be for parents and students to have the shared experience.
This is a FREE screening. We hope to see all of you there.
2018 Healthkick Poster – ASD
Please join us at Romig Middle School Saturday, November 3 beginning at 11 am for a Martial Arts Demonstration, and family fun, food and activities until 4 pm.
According to the State of Alaska’s Office of Children Services, an average of 3,000 children are in Foster Care during any given month, while there are only about 1,000 licensed facilities providing care to these children. Most of these children have been removed from homes due to abuse or neglect, and most often with nothing of their own except the clothing on their backs.
While this is a fun-filled family festival, the funds raised, mostly through donations, will go to help Alaska’s foster children and Alaska Center for Resource Families, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency.
We need everyone’s help, including Anchorage School District’s, to make the 2nd Annual Anchorage Health Kick Festival a success! Champs Marital arts is teaming up with Alaska Center for Resource Families to raise funds to provide for these foster children’s unmet basic needs, such as tooth brush, toiletries, blankets.
There will be Anchorage police officers, fire fighters with fire truck, K-9, CPR instructions, martial arts demonstration, calligraphy, cultural performances, live acts, silent auctions, face painting, local businesses and nonprofits, food truck, TV/radio coverage and so much more.
Along with the Governor, who will deliver the welcoming remarks, our Mayor, other public officials, APD, AFD, we would like to invite Anchorage students and their families to come out and enjoy this educational pubic event.
A shout out to all the students in Drama and Orchestra for the wonderful Nightmare on Blueberry performances.
The turnout was fabulous, using all the chairs with standing room only.
Thank you parents, teachers and students for attending; a pleasure to see our community come together.
SCHOOL COUNSELOR NEWS – October 2018
We are in “finals week” and close to ending the first quarter. Student-led conferences are coming up in a couple of weeks and I encourage all parents to set up a conference time.
Reed, Annette and I are inviting all 7th graders for lunch this fall so we can meet all of them. They have been invited in groups of 8 for pizza, and the last group will be invited this Friday. I work a lot with the older students about academic choices and the college application process so this has been a great opportunity for me to meet the younger students. We definitely want to do the same or something similar next fall.
We have 25 students signed up for the PSAT. The test takes place on Wednesday October 24. We ask students to report to the MPR at 8:15 so we can have all of them seated and ready to start at 8:30.
The day of the test is a half day. The students doing the PSAT will NOT be released at the same time as the other students. The PSAT will end between 12:15 and 1pm, depending on how long time the students spend on entering demographic data before the actual test starts. The test starts and ends at the same time for all participants. Students cannot be late for the test.
Cell phones or smart watches are not allowed in the testing room.
Juniors and Seniors and their families are recommended to visit to the annual Anchorage Alaska College Fair on Sunday October 14 at the Alaska Airlines Center at UAA, 3550 Providence Drive. This is a good time for students to connect with college admission counselors and to learn about colleges they may not have heard of before. Many of the colleges present at the fair offer WUE tuition. Private colleges are also present. Remember to ask about scholarships and financial aid.
I have met with most of the seniors and it has been very interesting to learn about the different plans students have for “after Steller”. Most students are heading for college although some are taking a year off for work or travel. As always, we have a mix of students staying in Alaska and going to the Lower 48 to study. We also have a couple of students interested in looking at university options abroad.
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT AT STELLER BY THE ALASKA COMMISSION OF POST-SECONDARY EDUDATON (ACPE)
Finally, a reminder to seniors and their parents that we are offering a Financial Aid Night at Steller on Wednesday October 24 at 6 pm. A flyer will be posted on Flash. All the seniors have received a form with information on how to obtain a FSA ID (Federal Student Aid), which is necessary to complete the FAFSA. ACPE offers a FAFSA workshop in the computer lab after the presentation.
Enjoy this beautiful fall. I have been in Alaska for more than 27 years and I have yet to see an October month without serious termination dust.