Important Nurse News to begin school

Hello and welcome to a new school year at Steller Secondary. The nurse is working to keep
your students’ medical history and shot records up-to-date to remain in compliance with the
State of Alaska’s requirements, but needs your help to do so. Please update your student’s
medical health history yearly and as necessary, so your child can continue to receive the best
nursing care. Review the information below and complete any required forms if it pertains to
your child. If you have completed medical forms during online registration, please print and
bring them in to the nurse’s office. The nurse does not have access to your online forms.
Immunizations Due – Some students will need an immunization booster shot prior to starting school and during the school year. Therefore, immunization must be administered by a provider and the documentation given to the nurse prior to attending classes. The State of
Alaska has a strict “NO SHOT, NO SCHOOL” policy.
Students with Religious exemptions must be renewed and notarized yearly. They must be
updated on or after July 1 and are effective July 1 – June 30. Previously completed religious
exemption forms will NOT be grandfathered.

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Amazing exchange students need homes

Hi Steller Families – There are two amazing exchange students who need homes for the school year.  We definitely want them at Steller.  They are both part of the YES program through AFS.  This program came about after 9/11, the idea being to bring understanding between students of Muslim countries and the United States.  This program is VERY competitive so these teens really want their generation to bring hope and change!
There is a boy from Turkey and a boy from Saudi Arabia. They would make great host brothers if someone was able to host them both or each would make a great addition to any Steller family.
I would be glad to help expedite things, time is short to get them placed.  Since my family is hosting through the YES program, the host families can have a lot of fun together.
If anyone is interested, or just has a questions,  call Sarah (she is our AFS lead) (907) 360-9659 or if you want to ask me any questions, you can call me – cell is (907) 268-8819 or at work 222-6970 option 1 and just ask for me.  Thanks!  Ginger Scoggin

Registration – Tuesday, August 20

Please be on time.  You may enter the building 10 minute prior and wait in the student lounge. You are expected to leave after you have completed your registration. The first half hour you will be with your advisor and the second half, physically registering.

Registration schedule.

8th grade (8:00-9:00)
7th grade (9:00-10:15)
12th grade (10:15-11:15)
11th grade (11:15-12:15)
10th grade (1:00-2:00)
9th grade (2:00-3:00)

Wednesday and Thursday August 21, 22

Please review the Steller ASD Website with our school calendar
There is a llnk to the Steller Parent Website that includes the flash. We have two websites, hopefully transitioning to the ASD Steller Website, but appropriately linked to the original site for historical information.

End of Year letter from Reed

Graduation was a big success; Jean Poulsen was a wonderful guest speaker and it was fun to hear from the students on their big day.   The support of our community coming together to celebrate and socialize was wonderful. Thank you to all that were able to share in the celebration.  Parents, and graduates…. Congratulations!

Graduates, please remember to come get your diploma.  And remember to send in a pennant of your college or program if our office does not already have one hanging. (send one if you are not sure).

Summer is quickly approaching, End-Of-The-Year meetings are in full swing.  Advisors are sharing copies of our draft (perhaps final) class schedule.  The schedule will soon be posted.

The Steller Office will closed May 30th and reopen July 22nd.  I will be in and out of the building May 31th – June 12th and will be checking messages and my email.

Please save the date for the Fall, Back to School, Parent Group Bar B Que, August 15, 6pm.  Don’t miss it J

New to Steller students will be given an opportunity on August 13 or 14 to come to Steller with Jason and Becky for orientation with activities.

We had a fantastic year with amazing students and teachers.  We saw growth in responsible freedom, academic risk and a great deal of success.  The school was calm with vibrate energy.  Student behavior was positive and inviting. I was impressed with Passages projects, projects, art work, as well as the engagement observed in classes throughout the year.  Steller is a wonderful community.   Truly a Blue Ribbon Year!

I hope you all have a safe and exciting summer break.    Read something, and be active.


Steller High School Prom, “Secret Garden,” – Saturday, May 4, 2019

During an All Steller High School meeting after school, it was decided by the vast majority of the students in attendance, that the Steller High School Prom 2019, “Secret Garden,” will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Senior Center on 19th St. from 8:00pm -12:00am.

It was also determined that in order to ensure that the prom could take place, parents would need to sign up to chaperone and students would need to volunteer to help decorate the venue.  

We would like to thank all students who attended the impromptu meeting.  Thank you for sharing your ideas and opinions and for participating in true Steller form by respecting the opinions and ideas of others even though they may not be your own. 

We hope to see you all at the, “Secret Garden.”

Please note, if you are planning on bringing a guest who does not attend Steller Secondary, sign ups close at 4:00pm, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. 

All Community Meeting – Thur, April 25, 2019, 6:00pm-7:30pm

We would like to invite everyone in our Steller Community to attend the spring All Community Meeting, Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 6:00pm-7:30pm.  Students will present the Passage Projects they have been working on this semester and our students who attended our Ecuadorian Exchange Program will share their experiences.
Come and Support Our Steller Community!