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 Ella Flood! Ella has been Commended from the National Merit Scholarship Program!
Ella was one of 34,000 students recognized from the 1.6 million Preliminary SAT test takers. Well Done!
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.
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.
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 and Orchestra will have a short, 30 minute concert on Monday, October 23, in the MPR, from 9:00 a.m. This is a concert for the entire Steller Community. Parents and relatives are invited.
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.
Here’s What our Steller Students are up to:
Allison O’Leary to Uganda, Africa! WHAT?
Congrats to Allison for her interest and involvement in One World Today and Bery’s Place, both of which benefit young disadvantaged orphan girls in Uganda. One World Today pays for the education of girls through sponsors, of which Allison is one of them, and Bery’s Place provides refuge for these girls when they are not in school. Allison (11th grader) traveled to Uganda as part of her Passage project and winter Intensive to meet Immaculate, the girl she sponsors and to experience the people and culture of Uganda. Allison was truly inspired by the success of the programs. She is planning to return in the summer to do a month long teaching project in schools attended by Immaculate and other girls at Bery’s Place.