To meet the fast approaching deadlines we need photos from all of you!
Please if you can, submit photos before deadlines. iPhone quality photos are perfect for the yearbook so don’t be shy to send them in. So far yearbook only has 20 Portrait photos with close to 300 students at Steller. If you can submit them early please do so. Remember if you don’t send photos there is no way for us to include you in the yearbook. So please participate! Yearbook committee has a goal for 100% participation. Help us reach this goal.
Here are some pointers for how to take portrait photos:
Also don’t forget yearbooks are for sale. They currently cost $40.00 and the price will go up after December 18th.
If you would like your name to be something different from what is in Zangle/ Q please email yearbook staff if you haven’t contacted someone already.
If you have any questions please feel free to email yearbookstellersecondar
Thank you for reading,
Alana Parent yearbook director
If you have siblings photos please submit ASAP we will not longer expect them later then 12/10/20
Hello Steller parents/guardians, students and staff. Welcome to the updated website run by Steller Parent Group.
The purpose of this website is to provide information to prospective students about Steller, highlight student achievements, and provide up to date information about SPG activities, OpGroup advisory information, school events, and other relevant information as submitted by community members. Our goal is to have at least one member of every family, and every staff member, subscribed so that no one misses out on important information.
Please note the SPG Website/Flash is meant to complement the district website asdk12.org/steller and emails sent directly from the office. For official communication from the school and district please visit Q to update your contact information and settings to receive their communications via email, text or call.
Here is a quick tour of what you can find on the SPG website:
- Parents: Everything you need to know about Steller Parent Group – Welcome from the Chair, FAQ, Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Volunteer Sign Up, and how to make a request for funding.
- Student Showcase: We will highlight student work and accomplishments here. We welcome submissions from teachers, parents/guardians and students themselves for accomplishments both in and out of school.
- Sign up for the NEW Steller Flash to receive updates right to your inbox.
- Submit article: we welcome article submissions from anyone in the community.
- Donate directly Steller Parent Group to support Steller students. Find out more about how money is used under the “Support Steller” tab.
- Steller Flash can be found here – this is what you will receive in your inbox when you subscribe to Steller Flash. Our goal is to send updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- You can also follow the OpGroup Instagram Account directly from this website.
If this is your first time receiving a Flash update we encourage you to visit the site, and spend some time reading previous posts so that you are current about what is happening around school.
If you are new to Steller you might find the information under “Prospective Students” interesting background about the school’s history and philosophy.
If you have subscribed to the NEW Steller Flash in the last three weeks, but haven’t received this “Welcome to the NEW Steller Flash” in your inbox your email client may be filtering or blocking our emails. Email clients like Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo filter incoming messages into spam or junk folders to keep unwanted mail out of inboxes. Unfortunately, these filters sometimes mistakenly move legitimate messages like the NEW Steller Flash into the wrong folder, which means subscribers sometimes miss out on important information. This article from Mailchimp has good suggestions on how to fix this problem depending on what client you use.
Steller Parent Group Chair
Update from Steller Parent Group
Dear Steller Community,
Thank you to everyone who has subscribed to the NEW Steller Flash list. We already have 104 subscriptions! Our goal is to have at least one member of every family, and every staff member, subscribed so that no one misses out on important information. If you haven’t already, please visit the website and enter your email address in the Subscribe box (at the bottom of the page on your phone, or to the right on a computer). We will discontinue the old list on Wednesday, November 25.
To learn more about how Steller Parent Group communicates with you please visit here.
Student Directory is a new online directory for parents, students and staff to be able to contact each other directly. You must create an account and add your information using the access code CGYJAU when prompted. Add the information for each student and then download the app to be able to access contact information from anywhere.
The next Steller Parent Group Meeting is on Tuesday, December 8 6:00 to 7:30 via Zoom. All parents/guardians, staff and students are automatically part of SPG and we welcome your participation. If you would like the link please email chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.
As always, we are happy to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note the SPG website/Flash is meant to complement the district website asdk12.org/steller. For official communication from the school and district please visit Q to update your contact information and settings to receive their communications via email, text or call.
My name is Ezra and I am in 8th grade at Steller. This summer I volunteered at the Seeds of Change Steller garden. I did a few various tasks, such as weeding, watering, and spreading wood chips. I went once a week for an hour to leave the house and socialize with other humans. It was a good experience because it was fun and I learned some basic gardening skills. I also liked that I got to bring home fresh vegetables like lettuce and cauliflower.
Hi, my name is Eli and I am a current Senior at Steller Secondary. I’ve been to a lot of different schools over my high school journey, and I have always tried to connect with the community as much as I could. When the pandemic began, most community events were canceled. Over the summer I saw Seeds of Change was re-starting the Steller garden, something I had never seen during my limited time at the school (I had joined Junior year). Volunteering at the garden every Wednesday over the summer gave me something to do during the monotony of quarantine life. In addition, not only did it provide me new skills in gardening I had never learned before, but it taught me soft skills such as long term planning and cooperation with others.
Thank you Eli and Ezra for your work in Steller Garden this summer. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and learned something new!
Steller Parent Group
To learn more about #StellerGives and how you can share how you give back to the community please see here.
This summer Alaska Seeds of Change and Steller partnered to reclaim the Steller Peace Garden.
Alaska Seeds of Change works with young people ages 16-24 to help them develop the vocational and personal skills needed to become successful adults. Most staff initially start at Seeds as apprentices, by volunteering for school credit or through an apprenticeship program with one of our partner agencies.
The first step was building lasagna beds on top of the old weed filled beds, and from there we planted the garden and maintained it all summer.
In addition we were able to plant about 10 apple trees that were donated from a community member (he’s also interested in adding lots more trees if the Steller community is interested).
We harvested lots of good veggies over the summer that were taken home by Steller students and staff/apprentices at Seeds of Change. We even had a neighborhood veggie “pirate” that would harvest things periodically. They seemed to know what they were doing and we figured that they needed the food so we decided it was a way to feed our local community.
One of the highlights for me was being able to support the youth in making the garden their own and helping them take on projects.
We didn’t realize that we would be running the garden in a pandemic but it turned out to be a great way for Steller students to connect in person while following CDC guidelines to minimize the spread of Covid. Many students said that this was one of the few ways that they were able to get out of the house and see people.
Last year we were able to acquire funding through a grant from the Whole Kids Foundation. We are yet to determine our funding for next year’s program. If anybody has any ideas we have estimated that about $2,000 would cover the basics of running the garden next year.
Seeds of Change
Thank you to Seeds of Change for the important role you play supporting the youth of our community, and to all the volunteers from Steller that helped out through the summer.
If you would like to learn more about Seeds of Change, find out how to volunteer, or donate to support their work visit their website here.
To learn more about #StellerGives and how you can share how you give back to the community please see here.
Hi, I’m seventeen year old Alana Rose P. I am a junior at Steller Secondary this year. For the past four years I have volunteered through the Foodbank of Alaska to help run the monthly mobile food banks in Fairview here in Anchorage. I have also volunteered at the Thanksgiving Blessing, GRIT ( Girls. Ridding. Into Tomorrow) Anchorage. This is two days out of the week for eight weeks in the spring. Most recently I have volunteered with Anchorage Teen Council, which is a group dedicated to providing an educational sex ed experiance for ASD students. We meet once a week plus extra days for teaching.
I also volunteer through Steller as well, helping with the Steller Auction, Steller NHS President, TPC member, Op Group Sergeant at Arms and Yearbook director for the Steller yearbook. I have also helped run almost every dance at Steller since my 7th grade year.
I find it very fulfilliing to give back to the people that gave the most to me. All these programs and resources have helped me or given me people to help support me through my home, academic, and social life. I wanna help build that same community for others since I know it was the fundamental building blocks of who I am today, I feel I do that through volunteering I know I’m making a difference in my community.
We are so proud of all the work you do to make your community a better place! Well done Alana.
To learn more about #StellerGives, and submit your own stories about yourself, or someone you know who should be recognized, visit here.
During a non-pandemic year the Technical Production Club is responsible for making sure all dances, assemblies, plays, and the talent show have proper sound and lighting. This includes things like microphones, music, spotlights, and stage lights. We also help with setting up and planning some dances. TPC meets once a week to discuss future dances/events, how past dances went, and what we need to buy/do to improve/make the dances more fun.
TPC gives back to the Steller community by running dances which raise money for OP group. We currently have around 20 members.
We want to hear your stories! To learn more about #StellerGives please see here.
Even though we are not together we still want to offer a great yearbook! To do this we need students to submit their photos. This is a list of photos we have asked for, and how many we have received so far:
- Student Portraits – DUE DECEMBER 20!
- Pet Photos – (now closed)
- Halloween – (now closed)
- Transportation –
- Siblings –
- Steller Gives –
If you have photos to submit for these themes to be included on the Instagram Stories and Yearbook (@steller_s_official) please send them to email@example.com with your first and last name, grade, advisory, and description/theme.
If you have photos to submit for these themes but only want them to go in Yearbook please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and last name, grade, advisory, and description/theme.
Don’t forget to order your Yearbooks before December 20th at $40.00. After that the price increases to $50.00.
Social Media Liaison
Steller’s chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) is a service oriented organization. Membership is by invitation and is open to academically inclined students who are interested in giving back to their community. Brian Gehring serves as the NHS advisor.
This year, NHS students have focused on helping prevent food insecurity. They have spent time volunteering with the Mobile Food Bank and the Thanksgiving Blessing event. This valuable work has involved packing food items in boxes and lending their strong backs to the work of moving the boxes along the supply chain to those in need.
NHS students have also been able to establish and support a Steller Homework Club. The Homework Club initiative has been valuable for students needing support with academic tutoring and to those seeking help to improve their study skills and study habits.
National Honor Society is open to all Sophomores that have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Invitations are sent to qualifying students after the completion of their first semester. Members in good standing must attend regularly scheduled meetings and complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service.
If you think you might enjoy joining our organization, we would appreciate your support and contributions.
Submitted by the National Honours Society
Thank you to all the students that participate in the NHS. We are proud of the work you do to make Steller, and Anchorage a better place to live!
Let’s celebrate the contributions we all make – big and small – and accept the challenge to show our generosity in a variety of ways during the #StellerGives campaign from November 11 to December 1!
Send your #StellerGives photos to email@example.com with your first and last name, grade, and a short description of what you are doing or the charity/cause you support to be posted on Flash, the Steller Instagram account, and this year’s yearbook.
Then follow @steller_s_official to see how others in our community are contributing!
Steller Parent Group