You are invited – Tonight! Youth Art Month Opening Reception

The annual Youth Art Month opening reception is tonight, Friday, March 1st  from 6-8 at the museum. Admission is free.   Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and Museum Director, Julie Decker will speak at 6:30.

Come celebrate the hard work of five of Steller’s most talented artists. This year’s participants are Emily Collyer, Anika LaVine Tritt, Jainy Dolata, Liv Putzel, and Lucca Duke.

DIVERSITY” is the theme of the 47th Annual Anchorage School District student art exhibition at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.  The exhibition is presented in conjunction with National Youth Art Month, an acknowledgement of the visual arts programs in American schools.

Exhibition Sites & Dates: 

Primary Exhibit Location

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

March 1 – April 5, 2019

Auxiliary Exhibit Locations

Anchorage City Hall

March 1 – April 5, 2019

Chugiak-Eagle River Municipal Library

March 1  – April 5, 2019

ZJ Loussac Municipal Library

March 1  – April 5, 2019

The Mall at Sears

March 4 – April 6, 2019  (delayed start)

2019 Youth Art Month Committee Members

Elementary: Megan Henry, Julie Drulis, Ricki Morton

Secondary: Liz Gailey, Rachel Wall, Kelly Hebert

For further information, contact Leah Maltbie, Coordinator, ASD Fine Arts Department, 742-0151.

Congratulations Xavier!

A Steller band student, Xavier Libbrecht, will now be heading to Portland, OR in February, to participate for the NAfME All-Northwest Wind Symphony.  He is a freshman bassoonist.  “The Wind Symphony is an honor ensemble for small schools in the Pacific Northwest Region”, said Mr. Toba, the band director.  “The auditions are still very competitive.  Xavier is the first student in the history of Steller band to participate in the honor ensemble. I am so proud of Xavier’s accomplishment.”  The All-Northwest Wind Symphony will rehearse at the Double Tree Hotel in Portland, OR, from Friday, February 15 through Sunday, the 17th.  The gala concert, along with the NAfME All-Northwest Honor Band (which Xavier’s brother, Sebastien, will be participating
in) will be held at the Oregon Exhibit CC in Portland, on Sunday, February 17th.

Congratulations Steller – National Blue Ribbon Award KTVA news


The U.S. Department of Education has named three Alaska schools as 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

The Alaska recipients include Homer Middle School, Pioneer Peak Elementary School in the Mat-Su and Steller Secondary School in the Anchorage School District.

Click the following link to watch the KTVA news interview with Steller students:  http://www.ktva.com/story/39309606/three-alaskan-schools-honored-as-national-high-performing-schools

Congratulations Reagan Miller!

8th grade Steller student and alto saxophonist, Reagan Miller, has been accepted to the ASD Junior Youth Symphony Band.  She went through a competitive audition.  “Reagan is motivated to excel in alto sax playing”, said Mr. Toba, the band director.  “Her commitment and dedication surely paid off.  I am so proud of her achievement.”

The JYSBO will have their first concert on Wednesday, December 5, from 7 p.m., at Bartlett High School.  Admission is free and public is invited.

After School Basketball Camp – Nov  27th thru Dec 1st

Hello, my name is Cameron Snow and I’d like to invite students to an event that I am planning as part of my passage. This quarter I am hosting a week long basketball camp on November  27th through December 1st. I believe this camp is important because it can help students increase their basketball and communication skills. The camp will run from 2:30-4:00pm. 7-10th graders are able to participate, with a maximum of 20 students. The camp is FREE and each participant will receive a free T-shirt on the last day. I will hand out flyers and permission slips during the next advisory and they will be available in the office as well. The deadline for the permission slips is Friday, November 10th.  If you have any questions, please see me or email me at Snow.Cameron118@gmail.com.

10-day perfect attendance = opportunities to win $100 prizes

District Receives BP’s Support for 2017-18 Attendance Program

A call to action for students to maintain 10-day perfect attendance with opportunities to win $100 prizes

The Anchorage School District announces support from BP for the 2018 attendance program, a call to action for ASD high school students. Knowing that any absence from school is a missed opportunity, the Anchorage School Board and ASD Administration thank BP for providing funds for an incentive program for students. BP has contributed $12,600 for the year-long program, rewarding high school students who come to school every day for 10 days throughout the school year.

Based on a model of reinforcement, ASD Superintendent, Dr. Deena Bishop, said, “We are rewarding students for good attendance behavior with the praise of an intermittent reward.” [ … continue reading 2017-18 BP Attendance Program.pdf ]

Steller Band Sends Three Students to the All-State Band

Three Steller Band Students have been accepted to the All-State Band.  They are Sebastien Libbercht on trumpet; Tatiana Rogers on flute; and Kohlby Vierthlar on trombone.  The All-State Band is the highest honor that high school musicians can achieve. The students went through very competitive auditions.  “it is rare that a small school sends three students to the All-State Band,” said Mr. Toba, the band director.  “This is the 2nd year in row that Sebastien made the All-State, which is quite an accomplishment.  Tatiana and Kohlby worked very hard for the auditions, and it paid off.  I am very proud of these All-Staters.”

The All-State Gala Concert will be Saturday, November 18 at West High School.  The admission will be 10 dollars for adults and 5 dollars for students.  Public is invited.