Free summer day nursing camp from the UAA RRANN program!

UAA School of Nursing’s Recruitment and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN) department provides student support for students identifying as Alaska Native and/or American Indian.  They are hosting a free Nursing Camp and are currently recruiting students.

Please see below and attachments from Annette Rearden, RRANN Program Coordinator.  Questions can be directed via email to Stephanie Sanderlin (
More information about RRANN can be found at

Steller Band Students have Stellar Results!

Congratulations to Steller Band Students Jessie and Sebastien!

Steller band students, Jessie Hardison on flute and Sebastien Libbrecht on trumpet entered the ASD District Solo/Ensemble Festival on Saturday, February 23 at U.A.A.  Jessie’s selection was “Musetta’s Waltz” from La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini, and Sebastien chose “1st Movement from Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major” by Johann Hummel.  Sebastien earned the superior rating, thus he will advance to the state solo/ensemble festival in May.  Jessie received the excellent rating.  “The District Solo/Ensemble Festival is competitive. Sebastien really put a lot of effort in to his playing, and it paid off.  He has made state with solo three years in row, which is a great accomplishment”, said Mr. Toba, the band director.  “Jessie did her best. I appreciate her time and effort she put to prepare.”  U.A.A. will host the ASAA State Solo/Ensemble Festival on Friday, May 10th and Saturday, the 11th.

Family Survey Closes March 8

  • The Family Survey window closes on March 8th so please continue to encourage your community through email, newsletters, social media and any other means at your disposal.  If you have any community/school events, you might consider organizing some kiosks during the event.
  • Thanks for your efforts.

The survey link to share with families is:


Spring Intensives

With spring just around the corner, it is time to get signed up for Steller’s Spring Intensives!  Whether your interests are preparing for the future, enjoying a bit of history, creating something with your own two hands or getting out and enjoying the beauty of Alaska or JAPAN, there is something for everyone to learn and enjoy.  Students will sign up for their top three choices this Monday, March 4, 2019, during Advisory.  Intensive Fee Waivers will be available in the office and need to be turned in no later than Friday, March 29, 2019.
Here are some frequently asked questions regarding intensives:
Question #1:  What is an Intensive?  This unique class allows students the opportunity to engage deeply within a specific subject area and complete a quarter credit elective class in just two weeks.
Question #2:  Is this a mandatory class?  The answer is, this is a part of the Steller Secondary curriculum.  Each school within the Anchorage School District offers 180 days as a school year.  Intensives are included in that 180 days.  This is also one of the key benefits of attending Steller Secondary.  Our quarters and semesters are made shorter so that we can included this benefit for students to participate in area of study they would not normally get to participate in.  Intensives also allow our students the opportunity to travel for credit and participate in humanitarian efforts throughout the world.
Question #3:  When are Intensives and how does my child sign up for them?  Intensives are held at the end of each semester.  Students will be informed of sign up dates in their Advisory classes.  Signups will take place online during Advisory.
Question #4:  How and when do I pay for Intensives?  If your child is enrolled in a class that requires payment (yes, there are Intensives that are FREE), payments will be made on Zangle/Q ParentConnection.  Payments are NOT currently set up.  We will email you at a later date when Zangle/Q is set up for Intensive payment.
Question #5:  Are there scholarships or fee waivers available?  Steller Parent Group offers scholarships and fee waivers to students in need of financial assistance.  Waiver forms are available in the front office.

Souper Steller Today!

Souper Steller is happening today!  Student volunteers are needed in the kitchen, today  before lunch.  Parents, if you would like to lend a hand, your help would be greatly appreciated!  Students, don’t forget to bring your bowls and enjoy a delicious potato bacon soup courtesy of the Steller Parent Group.