Steller Graduation

Steller graduation will be May 20 at the Wendy Williamson Theater at UAA at 3:00 pm.  Seniors have a breakfast in the morning at 7:30 am, go to the Wendy Williamson between 10-12:00 pm for rehearsal and to drop off chairs on stage, and then return to the Wendy Williamson at 2:00 pm for graduation.  The graduation ceremony will begin at 3:00 and will have an opportunity for each person to speak for up to 3 minutes.Contact Becky or Simone with any questions.

Steller Parent Group Meeting Tuesday April 9

This week, Tuesday April 9th 6:00-7:30– Join Parent Group to hear updates from Principal Reed Whitmore, as well as student reports from Op Group, news from teachers, and upcoming opportunities for families and students. Parent group is a great way to learn more about making the most of Steller, navigating middle school and high school, and helping to support student travel opportunities and other non-traditional learning at Steller. Newcomers and new ideas are always welcome! Parent Group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm in Ken’s room. If you have any items for the agenda, please email them to:

Steller Movie Night – This Friday!

Hola Steller Community! This Friday there will be a movie night hosted by the students of the Alaska Tourism Intensive. There is no admission fee to attend, however, all of the proceeds will go towards covering the costs for the exchange students coming up from Ecuador this spring. Let’s take a night off from our busy week to enjoy and celebrate Latin American culture. We hope to see you there!

Ten Foods to Reduce Anxiety

How does food help with anxiety one may ask? Anxiety is caused in part by an imbalance of neurotransmitters, explains Ali Miller, R.D., an integrative dietitian and author of “The anti-anxiety Diet”. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers believed to play a role in mood regulation. A diet that feature nutrients from whole food ingredients helps create neurotransmitter balance by improving the gut microbiome….

Ten Steller Band Students Made the Aurora Festival Honor Band

Final Concert is Saturday, April 13, 2019

Steller Students Make Honor Band Roster!

The Aurora Music Festival has released the Honor Band roster.  The membership requires competitive auditions. Ten Steller students were accepted. The students are:

  • Ry Allwright on alto saxophone
  • Sarah Duot-Kelley on flute
  • Johnathen Jencks on tuba
  • Sebastien Libbrecht on trumpet
  • Xavier Libbrecht on bassoon
  • Griffin Lindsay on French horn
  • Reagan Miller on alto saxophone
  • Tatiana Rogers on flute
  • Erica Stryker on trumpet
  • Kohlby Vierthaler on trombone

“Steller band will be well represented in the Honor Band,” said Mr. Toba, the band director.  “Ry, Reagan and Sarah are only 8th graders. They beat lots of high school players in the auditions. Ry is an alternate, but still it is a great accomplishment for him. Griffin, Sebastien, Tatiana, and Xavier earned the first chairs.  Kohlby and Johnathen got the 2nd chairs. Erica and Reagan are the 3rd chairs. Overall, our students did very well for the auditions. I am very proud of them.” 

The Aurora Music Festival will run from Thursday, April 11 through Saturday, the 13th, in Nenana, AK.  The final concert will be held on Saturday, April 13th.

Sophomore Day Consent forms Due March 28

Hello Sophomore Parents,

Each year Steller conducts an educational program for the sophomore class. The emphasis is on pertinent life issues affecting youth. This is a full day workshop that features guest speakers from the community. The purpose of this event is to present students with current and accurate information.

Parent permission is required to attend this workshop; there are two separate consent forms DUE March 28, 2019. 1- consent to attend and 2 – consent for medical treatment if needed.

Our goal is to have every Steller sophomore attend this important event. Students can find anything on the Internet these days, but not everything is factual. The importance of reinforcing information related to these adolescent issues couldn’t be overemphasized and teens need to be provided with the facts to help them make informed decisions.

Students will be excused from classes if they attend the full-day workshop. However, students without permission must attend regularly scheduled classes.

Parent group and tenth grade parent volunteers will be providing lunch.  We will be enjoying lunch on site due to time constraints on the speakers’ schedule.

An ASD bus will transport students to and from BP Energy Center and will depart promptly at 8:40. Student will be returned to Steller by 2:05 PM. All students are expected to ride the bus.

Please call Nurse Annette at 742-4963 if you have any questions or concerns regarding Sophomore Day.