Category Archives: Notices from the School

Vote for Steller Future Thursday Night at 6:00pm

Attend the All Community Meeting on Thursday, November 2 at 6:00pm to vote for Steller’s Future! 

This is the last step in the three step process. Maria has used the feedback she received from students, staff and via the online google form last week to craft a proposal for what the Steller Community would like in regards to these questions:

  • Becoming 6 to12 or 9 to 12
  • Becoming an Academy School or not

She will share this proposal with us us Thursday night and we will vote to approve it before she shares it with the district. 

We need a quorum, so please plan to attend. 


Future of Steller (Meeting 1 Video)

Major changes are coming to ASD and Steller in the 2024 school year:

  • All ASD high schools are going to become Academies starting with the 2024 Freshman year. 
  • All grade 6 students will be moved to middle school.
  • New schedule changes will be implemented.

These changes have a direct impact on Steller’s future, and our community is being given an opportunity to make a recommendation to the board about what Steller wants to do.

In November we will be asked if we want to:

  • Become a 6 to 12 school.
  • Become a 9 to 12 school.
  • Stay 7 to 12 school.
  • Join the ASD Academy or if we want to do something different. 

It is important to be informed about these issues in order to make the best recommendations we can, in the interest of our current and future students.

  1. Listen to the presentation from September 21st (see above). View the accompanying slide show.
  2. Visit the ASD website:
  3. Ask your questions to Maria using this form.
  4. Follow the Steller Website for updates.

How you can have your voice heard:

  1. Listen to the answers to community questions 
    • Steller Parent Group Meeting on Tuesday, October 10.
  2. Share questions, comments, concerns at the SPG parent forum:
    • Monday October 16, 7:00 to 8:30 pm via Zoom OR
    • Thursday October 19, 6:00 to 7:30 pm at school.
  3. Make our final recommendation 
    • All Community Forum on November 2nd (we need a quorum of 75 people) 


Blind Date with a Book at Steller Library!


Blind date with a book! The Steller library has combined the thrill of a new book with the excitement and surprise of having a book chosen for you. Come pick up a wrapped book, who knows maybe you’ve been reading about the Italian Renaissance when it’s really robots fighting with cats in a dystopian future that you’ll fall for.  Maybe it’s a mystery or a graphic novel? Hard to say! Come check out one of the Blind Date wrapped books at the Steller library this month.  Each blind date book you check out comes with M&Ms because Valentines is really all about the chocolate, right? 

Bonney DeArmoun

Steller Librarian

Welcome to Steller Library!

The Steller library is a busy place these days, did you know all the things the library can help your student with? Library doors are open daily from 9-1:30. I invite you to send your students into the library for anything and everything:

  • Research projects 
  • Source citation
  • Editing Help
  • Book selection
  • Reading inspiration
  • College admission books 

 I.T help

  • Checking in and out Chromebook Devices, day-use and long term
  • Printing
  • Checkout of headphones, cameras, tripods, recording devices
  • Quiet space for kids who need to work without distraction
  • Web connection issues

Entire classes are always welcome to come down for a tour or visit, or to play library-themed competitions/games.

 ACT/ SAT prep website site navigation


  • Wednesdays- Battle of the Books practice in Ashley’s room
  • Friday- Trivia at Noon, win prizes and bragging rights

Special Events:

  • January 23rd at noon in student lounge- Jon Ebron the teen services librarian at Loussac will be handing out public library cards and chatting with students about all the activities and resources that the Loussac library has to offer.
  • February 8th 8:30- 2pm- Battle of the Books Competition at West High

I’m also able to borrow books we don’t have in our library, including class sets of books you’d like to use. Maybe we have it hidden in the bookroom, I’ll look for you. Just ask!

Here to help,

Bonnie DeArmoun
Steller Secondary- Library Assistant

Steller Student Recruitment for 2022-2023

Steller Secondary is having a virtual Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 16th and Thursday, Feb. 17th! 

This is a great opportunity to meet and talk with our principal and the teachers of Steller, learn about the Steller Philosophy, and experience our community. Join us via Zoom from 6:00 – 7:30PM!

 Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 918 3468 3634
Passcode: 571588
Steller Secondary will also be attending the Alternative School Fair at the ASD Education Center! 
If you are a Steller student or parent, we would love for you to join us at the fair to represent our wonderful community! Send an email to Antionette ( with the subject line “Interested in Volunteering” or call 907-742-4950. 
Alternative School Fair
Saturday, Feb. 19th 12:00 – 4:00PM
5530 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99504 
And to top it all off, Steller will host an in-person Open House on March 1st!
More details to come for this event, but we are excited to open our doors to current and potential students and their parents! 

Lottery Application for New Students 7-12 for 2022-2023 School Year Opens February 1

We need your help spreading the word to your friends and family about Steller.

Here are some important dates: 

  1. The Lottery Application Opens this week on Tuesday, February 1. 
  2. Steller Open House (via Zoom) is Wedensday, February 16 or Thursday, February 17th 6:00 to 7:30pm.  

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 923 5371 5611
Passcode: 812072 

3, Lottery Application closes on Thursday, March 17, and runs on Friday, March 18th. 

4. Families will be notified on Friday, March 25th and have 48 hours to accept to decline (more details on the exact policies for this on the District website). 

You can help by:

Following our Facebook page and sharing the posts on your own Facebook Page. 

Sharing our poster and flyers electronically or printed wherever in your community you think people might be interested (you can pick up printed posters and flyers in the office starting late next week). 

Joining the Open House – it is wonderful to have a strong turnout of students, staff and families to help answer questions for new families, and show how strong our community is. Mark your calendars! 

2022 Welcome to Steller Flyer for Printing (1)


First Week Schedule

Our first day back is August 17th. This day students will get to work with their advisors and select their courses for the first semester. (See for schedules).  This will be done through a virtual format. The times each grade level will need to check in to meet with their advisors are listed below. You will receive an email from your student’s advisor by August 13th with more detailed information. In the meantime, please plan to be ready during your student’s slotted grade level time. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 907-742-4950.

8:00-9:00AM 8th Graders

9:00-10:30AM 7th Graders

10:30-11:30AM 12th Graders

11:30AM-12:30PM 11th Graders

12:30-1:00PM Lunch

1:00-2:00PM 10th Graders

2:00-3:00PM 9th graders

Wednesday August 18th – Meeting with Advisors – In Person

8:30AM-2:05PM: Students will meet with Advisors for the day. 

Lunch will be 11:45AM-12:40PM

Thursday August 19th – Meeting with Grade Level Groups – In Person

8:30AM-2:05PM: Teachers will meet with Grade Level Groups for the day. 

Lunch will be 11:45AM-12:40PM

Friday August 20th – First day of class w/ modified schedule – In person

Students will have an opportunity to visit every class.

1st Period – 8:30-9:15AM

2nd Period – 9:20-10:00AM

3rd Period – 10:05- 10:45AM

4th Period – 10:50-11:40AM

LUNCH – 11:40AM-12:40PM

5th Period – 12:40-1:20PM

6th Period – 1:25-2:05PM

7th Period – 2:10-3:30PM – Open for clubs, teacher assistance, conferences with staff

From Steller Office

Year-End Conferences

Dear Parents and Guardians,

End of the year conferences will take place on May 19 and May 20. These are student led conferences that include the student, parent/guardian(s), and the advisor. The focus for your end of the year conference will be to review this year, set goals for next year, review credit count sheets and progress towards graduation, and address any concerns that students and/or parents might have.

Our goal is to have 100% attendance so all Steller students have the opportunity to show off their strengths and talk about areas they need to improve.

  1. Go to:

  2. Choose Steller as the school

  3. Choose mix grade

  4. For Team Name, choose your student’s ADVISER

  5. Choose the date you wish to come in

  6. Choose your time and continue through the process. You can sign up to receive a reminder email. 

If you need to cancel your appointment time, you will have to email your adviser. Thank you and see you soon!