Seeds of Change Summer Garden Program

Are you looking for other day camp options for your child(ren) this summer? The Anchorage-based nonprofit Alaska Seeds of Change is looking to hold an interactive summer gardening program to teach youth about how to start, grow, and maintain fresh and local Alaskan produce. A special focus this year will be developing leadership skills.

Workshops will be every Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 to 1:30 starting May 25. No registration is necessary, feel free to drop in.

If you have any questions please contact Kelly Ballantyne at kelly.ballantyne@akseedsofchange.com

TONIGHT! Welcome and Q & A for Incoming Students

Welcome Social and Q & A for Incoming Students:  Monday, May 10 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Steller Parent Group will host an online welcome event for incoming students: 

  • Q & A for new students with current students

  • What to expect the first week of school

  • About Steller Parent Group

https://zoom.us/j/97391496736?pwd=NVlNbkc4N3Q5REZSMUxqcXFWTmcxZz09

Meeting ID: 973 9149 6736

Passcode: STELLER

Thank You!

Super Sweeper 2021

Thank you to everyone who came out today for Steller Super Sweeper Family Event! Our community is cleaner and safer thanks to your efforts – Steller Philosophy in action.

A big shout out to our special volunteer families the Costello’s, and Perez-Verdia’s (sorry I didn’t manage to get any photos of you!). Ken for opening the school for us. And NHS for selling masks.

#stellergives

Kirsten

NHS Food Drive Results!

Final results for 2021 Steller Food Drive!

In first place with the winning class, we have Brains first hour Physics class with 62,250 points! Down below are the points listed for each first hour class. Thank you so much to the Steller community we filled over 5 bins full of food that will be donated to the Foodbank of Alaska! 

  • Troy: 6350
  • Toba: 3,950
  • Rosa &Ashley: zero
  • Ken: 3,050
  • Simone: 7,316
  • Jason: zero
  • Marla: 8,900
  • Leigh Anne:  29,050
  • BOB: 9,300
  • Svetlana: 2,300
  • Brain 62,250
  • Becky: 25,250
  • Philip: 25,250
  • Mike: 6,500

Thanks, Alana Rose Parent

Reminder – Retirement Card for Reed

Steller Parent Group has coordinated a digital Retirement card for Reed with the online tool called Kudoboard. Using the link below, we invite members of the Steller community to post messages of well wishes that display our thanks and gratitude for his years of service to our school.  Please share this link widely with anyone you think would like to recognize Reed for the wonderful work he has done to support students, staff and parents.

Click this link to sign the Well Wishes Card for Reed.

Selection of our New Principal

Dear Steller Families, 

Dr. Bishop and Secondary Education are pleased to share the selection of Maria Hernandez as the new principal of Steller Secondary School for the 2021-22 school year.  

Mrs. Hernandez brings a wealth of enthusiasm, experience, and knowledge to Steller.  She is currently serving as the Assistant Principal of Benny Benson Secondary School and prior to her time at Benson, Mrs. Hernandez has served the Anchorage School District in many capacities including Project Management Supervisor, Acting Counselor Coordinator, and Counselor at Benson and Service HS.  

Shortly, Steller families will receive a letter from Mrs. Hernandez introducing herself in her own words. Additionally, Mrs. Hernandez will spend the coming months working with the Steller community on a smooth transition into the next school year. She will also be walking the halls at Steller periodically so students can get to know her better as well.  

Mrs. Hernandez is excited to lead Steller moving in the next school year and I am excited for you to get to know her as well. 

Sincerely, 

Dr. Kersten Johnson

Sr. Director of Secondary Education

Anchorage School District 

Meet our New Principal!

Join us for the last meeting of the year for Steller Parent Group.  Meet our new principal Maria Hernandez, vote on a request for funding from Seeds of Change to support the Steller Garden, and hear a review of all we have achieved this year. This will also be a chance to recognize Reed for all the work he has done for Steller during his years of service, and to wish him well on his new adventures. 

We would also like you to consider joining the SPG next year.  There are many ways to get involved with a range of time commitments.  We are looking forward to being in person next year and continuing to build a strong community. 

  • Co-chair (partnered with the current chair for easy handover)
  • Treasurer 
  • Advisory liasons
  • Communication
  • Fundraising 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/97391496736?pwd=NVlNbkc4N3Q5REZSMUxqcXFWTmcxZz09

Meeting ID: 973 9149 6736
Passcode: STELLER
One tap mobile
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Kirsten 

 

Super Sweeper Family Event May 8!

The Grade Seven Social Club and Steller Parent Group is pleased to invite all Steller students, staff and families to the Steller Super Sweeper Clean Up Event!

Saturday, May 8 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Steller School and surrounding area.

The Citywide Cleanup “Super Sweeper” Program  is a great way to teach kids the importance of keeping our community clean, and it’s also a lot of fun. Jointly coordinated by the Anchorage School District and the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the Super Sweeper Program challenges elementary, middle, and high schools to get together to clean trash around their school and in their neighbourhood.

  • Pick up your orange bags and map at Steller Secondary parking lot. 
  • Win door prizes – a $50.00 gift certificate to Fred Meyer, and Steller Spirit Wear.
  • Light refreshments will be served (while supplies last). 
  • Register here. It helps us plan how many people to expect if you register, but please feel free to drop by even if you haven’t registered. 

We will be collecting the following to support Covenant House:

  • Gently used books, CDs etc to sell to Title Wave for credit.
  • NEW travel sized toiletries like shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste, mouthwash, chapstick and deodorant. 

Super Sweeper Family Event Flyer

National Honor Society Will be Selling Masks to support Bean’s Cafe.

Important Rules to Follow: Be Safe! 

SPG will supply orange trash-bags, an area map, and juice boxes and cookies. 

  • Wear a mask and practice social distancing to keep everyone safe. 
  • Wear gloves (we will have a limited amount)  and an orange safety vest or bright coloured clothing.
  • Children must be under adult supervision at all times, everyone should use a buddy system.
  • Make good decisions to keep yourself safe. Be aware of the following risks:
    • The area may have needles, and other biohazards* (only adults should consider picking these up).
    • Sharp objects like glass and wire.
    • Steller is surrounded by busy streets, cross safely. 
    • Keep in mind other risks associated with the midtown location.
  • Orange trash bags may not be used for household trash, yard clippings or hazardous waste such as a car battery, or household cleaners.
  • Dress appropriately. Sunscreen, rain gear, waterproof shoes and hats are recommended. Please be aware of private property boundaries and ask permission to clean in these areas.
  • Return orange bags back to Steller for pick up after no later than 1:30 pm.

*Adults may consider bringing a medical sharps container designed for needle collection, available at some pharmacies, or thick plastic jugs for detergent, kitty litter or shampoo (water bottles are too thin and can be punctured.) 

If you have questions or want to volunteer to help organize please contact Kirsten at chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com