News from Nurse Annette – Save a Life!

Hello Steller Community,

Next week at Ted Stevens International Airport (North Terminal), Alaska Regional Hospital, the Airport Police and Fire are working together to provide free hands-only CPR training classes! According to the American Heart Association, the vast majority of cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital. 70% occur at home and nearly 20% occur in public places like an airport or sporting facility. Administering immediate CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival. The life you save is likely to be someone close to you! Take a Moment…Save a Life

Be an Active Bystander:

Qualified staff from Alaska Regional Hospital and Airport Fire and

Police will instruct you in the easy process:

1. Call 9-1-1 &

2. Perform hands-only CPR

3. Use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

Learn Early Heart Attack Care: EHAC education teaches you to recognize the early signs and symptoms of a heart attack, so you can act before the damage occurs. There are multiple time slots available so call today to schedule a training for December 3 – save a life!!

When:   Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Times:   3 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:30 pm

               5:15 pm, 6 pm, 6:45 pm

Where:   Ted Stevens International Airport North Terminal (access from Postmark                  Drive)

Parking: Badging office classroom – Validated parking for the North Terminal lot                    will  be available.

To reserve your space, call 264-1722 or visit

Wishing everyone a healthy and safe Thanksgiving.

Spring 2020 Schedule & Registration

This is the final version of the Spring 2020 Class Schedule, (see schedule link).

Registration Day for 2nd Semester (Spring) will be:

Day:  Friday, December 6, 2019

Times:  (this list is in grade order, please double check your time):

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

Please be on time. Students may enter the building 10 minutes prior to their start time and wait in the student lounge. Students are expected to leave after completing registration.  If we can keep to this schedule and rules, the process can run smoothly!

The first half hour students will meet with their adviser, then they will register.

Click the link below for the Spring 2020 schedule!

Spring Schedule 2020

An Important piece of Information:  MAP testing (by invitation only) will also be on December 6, 2019, from 10:30 until 1:00.  The test will be administered in Ken’s room. This should not conflict with registration, but if you are in the building, please remember!!

If you have any questions, please see Tami.  Thanks!

PS.  And for the 7th graders, it is never as complicated or stressful as it sounds 🙂

OP Group – Spring Reps

Hi Everyone:

This is the list, as far as we know, for next semester’s OP Group reps.
If there are any changes, please email me:

• Ashley/Brian: Ejay and Scarlet
• Becky: Izzy and Nicholas
• Bob: Mckenna and Natalie
• Danielle/Simone: Ella and Taylor
• Jason: Owen and Johni
• Ken: Logan and Jackson
• Leigh Anne: Alastar and Zoey
• Marla: Ry and Jainy
• Mike: Benjamin and Orion
• Philip: Michael and Carly
• Rosa: Zane and Sophia
• Svetlana: Francin and Liam
• Troy: Shanone and Alana

Yearbooks: Everything You Need to Know!

Cover Contest- Steller students remember the deadline for the cover contest is Nov. 3rd. All submissions must be sent in before 12 am Sunday the 3rd. Please make your art on a normal size piece of paper. The winner will get a free yearbook. Please contact Bonnie with any questions.

Out of School Activities – Please send your out of school activities photos in for our out of school activities page. These photos could include sports, outdoor activities, and much more. Please also include a description of what you are doing.

Pets page– Yearbook also needs photos of you and your pets for the yearbook.

Band and Orchestra– Band and orchestra students please send photos from both classes. Yearbook needs them for the band and orchestra pages.

Seniors Portraits pages– Seniors, please remember portraits and pages are due February 1st. Yearbook recommends sending them in sooner rather than later in case any issues may occur.

Please send all photos to the yearbooks official email. 


The Ol’ Steller Yeller

Steller is bringing back our monthly newsletter, The Ol’ Steller Yeller.  In it you can find updates and stories from students and teachers about the wonderful learning, projects, and events happening at Steller.  If you would like a hardcopy, there are some in the office.  Look for upcoming editions on the first Friday of each month.  Comments, questions, or story ideas about the publication, please contact Ashley at

Ashley Van Hemert
English/Spanish teacher



A Few Lucky Families!!

We have an exciting opportunity for the Anchorage (hopefully Steller) community.  We have high school students all the way from Recife, Brazil who have been awarded a government scholarship to attend one semester of high school.  They will be here from January for just 5 months and we are looking for host families to welcome these students into their homes for this short-term stay.  Would you mind sharing this with your students and families?  In return, CIEE would like to thank your classroom with $250 for referring a family that ends up hosting!

They speak good English, have their own medical insurance, and their scholarship covers the cost of their personal expenses.  They will attend the high school closest to their host family so they can take school transportation.  A family simply welcomes them as one of their own.  This is a great way to learn about a new culture, enjoy showing these students around the community, and learn a little bit of Portuguese.

A host family can be a family with our without kids of any age, single adult, retired, etc.  Anyone who is willing to open their home to these great students make wonderful host families.

Here are notes from some of our students:

DANYLLO, 16 year old boy – Hey, I’m Danyllo, and I’m from Brazil. I don’t know how to play soccer or to dance samba, but I can cook brigadeiro for you! I like to talk about everything, to get out of home and see incredible places, to play cards, board games, I like cooking, I love pets and children. I am funny, happy, a smart guy. During my exchange, I want to learn about the USA and, of course, have the best experience of my whole life, we could share it all!

CAIO RAFAEL, 16 year old boy  I am a very quiet person, but if you try to talk to me you certainly notice that I’m very talkative, I just don’t usually start the conversation. I’ve liked music since I was little, because of that I learned how to play the electric guitar and the acoustic guitar I also now some musical theory. People say I’m funny. I’m an only child and I’ve never had a pet, mainly because I’ve lived the most of my life in apartments. I like videos games, I have a PC so I play my games there and my favorite type of games are the competitive ones like CS: GO, Rainbow Six, Fortnite, etc.  I like exercising too, I do things like working out and running, it’s the complete
opposite of playing video games but I like them both.

DEYSIANE, 16 year old girl- My name is Deysiane. I love to smile and see the people around me smiling too, I don’t like to see anyone sad. People say that I am very sweet, affectionate, intelligent, smiling and friendly. When I get to know people, I’m a little shy at first, but then I start mingling with them. I enjoy spending my free time reading, studying, listening to music, cooking and hanging out with my family and friends. My family takes me to know new places and learn new things.  I like children very much, I get along very well with them. I like to play with the kids in my neighborhood, they are very cute.

DAVI, 16 year old boy  I have facility to make new friends. They always say I am a calm person and I think this is a good point. I love to be with them and to play soccer, which is my favorite sport. I also enjoy traveling with my family. My favorite game is dominos and I usually play it at school.

Please visit for more information, or contact me directly.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Regional Director

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P.S.  When our kids went to Ecuador for a quarter last year, they were welcomed into the families, community and school with warmth and love!


December Alyeska Intensive Drivers Needed

Dear Parents,
Here are the package prices for the Alyeska Skiing and Snowboarding December intensive. This is just informational,  you cannot sign up or pay yet.
If we have enough parent-volunteer drivers, we will not have the added cost of a school bus.   This will not only eliminate the cost of the bus, but we will get back to Anchorage earlier.
One parent-volunteer with a vehicle will need to stay with the group  all
day, in case of an emergency.
If your student is planning on taking this intensive,  and you are able

to drive, please email Svetlana as soon as possible.
Thank you,