Middle School Fall Sports Competitions

Dear Steller Fall Middle School Sports Families,
We are so happy to have your student back in school and participating in fall sports!  We hope you and your family have had an excellent summer.  The purpose of this communication is to notify you about an important change to the start times for Middle School Cross Country Running and Girls Basketball competitions.  

Due to a shortage of bus drivers this year, we are not able to start competitions directly following school as we have in the past.  For this Fall sports season, competitions will begin closer to 5:00 p.m.  We understand this change of time will be inconvenient for some families and we sincerely apologize for this inconvenience ahead of time.  This change of start times only affects competition days; after school practice times will not change.  On competition days, participants will stay at school for supervised homework help and a short warm up prior to games to accommodate for the change in competition time.  

If this change of start time will make it impossible for your student to participate, please let your school know.  If you have paid a participation fee, this will be refunded.  Please contact your middle school if you have any questions.  

We are looking forward a positive competitive Fall sports season with your students, and we will see you on the running trail or on the basketball court very soon!
Thank you,
ASD Activities

P.S.  Any question, comments or concerns you can contact me at 742-4950,  Reed

Welcome Back, Steller Band!

Band members, I hope you had a great summer vacation.  Mine was fantastic.  The highlights are that I visited my 95 years old grandma, and that I climbed Mr. Fuji for the 5th time.

I have a great news for you already:  the enrollment is more than 30 this year, which is probably the largest ever for the history of Steller Band! I thank all of you for choosing band as your 1st hour elective.

Our first meet will be this Friday (8/23/19).  At this point, we will meet in the regular band relo. No instruments will be needed.  Just bring a pencil or pen.  It will be a Monday, 30 minute schedule. We will talk about the rules, concert dates, etc.  Send me emails if you have questions at toba_nobuo@asdk12.org.

Great things are expected to happen this year.  I will see you this Friday.  
Mr. Toba,
Band Director

Registration – Tuesday, August 20

Please be on time.  Students may enter the building 10 minutes prior to their start time and wait in the student lounge.  Students are expected to leave after completing  registration.  

The first half hour students will meet with their advisor and the second half will be physically registering.

Registration Schedule:
8th Grade     (8:00-9:00)
7th Grade     (9:00-10:15)
12th Grade   (10:15-11:15)
11th Grade   (11:15-12:15)
10th Grade   (1:00-2:00)
9th Grade     (2:00-3:00)

Gifted Mentorship Program

Attention Juniors and Seniors:  Would you like to explore a career and earn credit?  The Gifted Mentorship Program is accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year until September 6th.  You must meet GPA, coursework, and standardized test score requirements to qualify.  Students spend 45-60 hours with a mentor in their field of interest and complete various assignments, including a final project.  Mentorships are available in many fields, including engineering and nursing.

The coordinator will be in the library during the first half of lunch on Monday August 26th, stop by for more information.

Course Schedule for Registration – August 20th

Please be on time.  You may enter the building 10 minute prior and wait in the student lounge. You are expected to leave after you have completed your registration. The first half hour you will be with your advisor and the second half, physically registering.

Registration schedule.

  • 8th grade (8:00-9:00)
  • 7th grade (9:00-10:15)
  • 12th grade (10:15-11:15)
  • 11th grade (11:15-12:15)
  • 10th grade (1:00-2:00)
  • 9th grade (2:00-3:00)

Click here for the Fall Course Schedule 2019

Amazing exchange students need homes

Hi Steller Families – There are two amazing exchange students who need homes for the school year.  We definitely want them at Steller.  They are both part of the YES program through AFS.  This program came about after 9/11, the idea being to bring understanding between students of Muslim countries and the United States.  This program is VERY competitive so these teens really want their generation to bring hope and change!
There is a boy from Turkey and a boy from Saudi Arabia. They would make great host brothers if someone was able to host them both or each would make a great addition to any Steller family.
I would be glad to help expedite things, time is short to get them placed.  Since my family is hosting through the YES program, the host families can have a lot of fun together.
If anyone is interested, or just has a questions,  call Sarah (she is our AFS lead) (907) 360-9659 or if you want to ask me any questions, you can call me – cell is (907) 268-8819 or at work 222-6970 option 1 and just ask for me.  Thanks!  Ginger Scoggin

Registration – Tuesday, August 20

Please be on time.  You may enter the building 10 minute prior and wait in the student lounge. You are expected to leave after you have completed your registration. The first half hour you will be with your advisor and the second half, physically registering.

Registration schedule.

8th grade (8:00-9:00)
7th grade (9:00-10:15)
12th grade (10:15-11:15)
11th grade (11:15-12:15)
10th grade (1:00-2:00)
9th grade (2:00-3:00)

Wednesday and Thursday August 21, 22

Please review the Steller ASD Website with our school calendar
There is a llnk to the Steller Parent Website that includes the flash. We have two websites, hopefully transitioning to the ASD Steller Website, but appropriately linked to the original site for historical information.

End of Year letter from Reed

Graduation was a big success; Jean Poulsen was a wonderful guest speaker and it was fun to hear from the students on their big day.   The support of our community coming together to celebrate and socialize was wonderful. Thank you to all that were able to share in the celebration.  Parents, and graduates…. Congratulations!

Graduates, please remember to come get your diploma.  And remember to send in a pennant of your college or program if our office does not already have one hanging. (send one if you are not sure).

Summer is quickly approaching, End-Of-The-Year meetings are in full swing.  Advisors are sharing copies of our draft (perhaps final) class schedule.  The schedule will soon be posted.

The Steller Office will closed May 30th and reopen July 22nd.  I will be in and out of the building May 31th – June 12th and will be checking messages and my email.

Please save the date for the Fall, Back to School, Parent Group Bar B Que, August 15, 6pm.  Don’t miss it J

New to Steller students will be given an opportunity on August 13 or 14 to come to Steller with Jason and Becky for orientation with activities.

We had a fantastic year with amazing students and teachers.  We saw growth in responsible freedom, academic risk and a great deal of success.  The school was calm with vibrate energy.  Student behavior was positive and inviting. I was impressed with Passages projects, projects, art work, as well as the engagement observed in classes throughout the year.  Steller is a wonderful community.   Truly a Blue Ribbon Year!

I hope you all have a safe and exciting summer break.    Read something, and be active.


Schedule for the Last Week of School

Steller Parents and Students,
The 2018-19 school year is quickly coming to a close.  This has been another great year at Steller.  

We would like to invite everyone to come to the Steller graduation, Monday, May 20, 2019, 3:00pm at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium, and wish our graduates well.
Students will be released at 11:30 on Monday so that we can attend the graduation.  Please have you students picked up no later than 12:00pm, as the building will be closed for the rest of the day.  

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21-22, students are only to be in the building during their student led conferences which are scheduled with their advisors.  
Have a wonderfully productive last few days of school and  a great summer break!  


Janet L. Moffatt

Steller Secondary School-Registrar

2508 Blueberry Road

Anchorage AK  99503

(907) 742-4950 – Phone 

(907) 742- 4966 – Fax