Parent Group will be meeting early this month because of spring break. Please join us Tuesday March 3rd 6:00-7:30 in Ken’s room. This month’s agenda includes updates from students and staff, upcoming events, request for funding support for Spring Intensives and student proposals, and opportunities to volunteer with Steller Olympics (not to be missed!). Find out how you can help support the Steller community and keep up-to-date on upcoming events and news from staff and students. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to add an agenda item or are unable to attend but are interested in volunteering. All are welcome! Please see the attached agenda.
Do you have a student who is struggling emotionally or behaviorally?
Alaska Crossings is here to help!
Alaska Crossings is a short-term, intensive residential wilderness behavioral health program dedicated to helping youth learn and develop skills they need to succeed.
Youth who can benefit from Alaska Crossings during the school year include those who have been suspended, are failing classes, or are truant due to emotional and behavioral issues.
Alaska Crossings works with struggling youth to develop individualized coping and behavior management skills that support successful integration back into the school setting upon their return home.
We have immediate placement available for youth ages 12-18!
We can provide a copy of our syllabus to your school so that your school can determine what academic credit may be awarded for participation in the program.
To learn more, or to help a family to begin the application process, please visit our website at www.alaskacrossings.org
Leigh Anne and Jason are excited to travel with students in December to Peru. Travel scholarship applications are due March 5th and can be picked up and turned into the office. More information can be found by stopping by to talk to Leigh Anne or emailing her at email@example.com. Students who are hoping to join should make sure their passports are good through June 2021 and if not, apply for their passport now. Registration forms can be picked up from Leigh Anne.
Outer Coast will visit Steller and have a lunch presentation in Ken’s room on Wednesday March 4th at 12 Noon. The presentation will be 20-30 minutes. The target population is juniors and seniors and their parents but everyone is welcome to attend. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about a post-secondary school with an alternative approach to learning.
We are two weeks from spring break and for school counselors this means planning for
testing and next school year. We have PEAKS and the last part of MAP coming up in
April. Please mark your calendars and make sure your student enjoys a good night
sleep and has a good breakfast before testing. Also, if your student is planning to enroll
in classes at King Tech High School in the fall, they should stop by my office and fill out
the course request form. [continue reading Newsletter February 2020.pdf]
The Anchorage School District is partnering with the Association of Alaska School
Boards to conduct the School Climate and Connectedness Survey ©, a statewide
survey for students, staff, and families. This survey measures their perceptions of each
school’s climate including the engagement of students, staff, and families.
The Student Survey will be given to students in grades 7-12 at Steller Secondary
during the week(s) of January 17-31. Students will complete the survey online at
Family Survey: We also value input from our families. You are an important
partner as we work to continually improve each school’s environment. Each
parent/guardian is asked to complete one survey during January 20 through
We currently have a dozen openings in our Spring Break camp, March 9th-13th. If you are interested, let us know and we’ll save a spot while you forward the registration! Summer registration is filling up as fast as ever. Summer camp dates are June 1st-5th and 8th-12th, with four sessions being offered. We currently have openings in all four. 3D printing camp is almost half full.
From Marianne Pedersen – application deadline is early April!
West hockey team captain and Steller senior Ethan Puckett led his team, including Steller sophomore Martin Tumey, to a triple crown victory this season…the Alaska State Hockey Tournament, the Cook Inlet Conference League AND the Cook Inlet Tournament!
Here are a few articles from ADN. Congratulations Ethan, Martin and the whole team!