This quarter two middle school language arts drama classes performed plays from the Mechanicals and Fairies in Midsummer Night’s Dream. They developed a variety of techniques to make the work come to life on Zoom. They’re adorable, hard-working, and talented, and we’re proud of their successes! Becky
Mental Health Advocacy Through Storytelling (or MHATS) is a group of Anchorage high-school-age students who tell stories of mental health triumphs in order to combat the stigma surrounding mental illness and open up conversations.
Over ten meetings, we learn to tell true and personal 5-7 minute stories in the style of Arctic Entries/Storyworks/the Moth. We also learn advocacy skills– how to stand up for yourself and others. In addition to storytelling, in this session, we will be learning about what mental health education looks like in schools and advocating for House Bill 60, which would put K-12 mental health education into Alaska State law.
Steller Band Sends Two Students to Prestigious Honor Groups
More great news for Steller Community came out last night!
Steller band students, Xavier Libbrecht on bassoon ,and Kamryn Lyons on flute, have been accepted to the 2021 All-Northwest Honor Ensembles. Kamryn made the Wind Symphony, which is an honor band for small schools in the Pacific Northwest Region. Xavier even earned a chair in two honor ensembles: The Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony. This is his second time being accepted. T
he Symphony Orchestra auditions are open to all schools in the Pacific Northwest Region. The audition process for all of the All-Northwest Honor Ensembles is rigorous and competitive. “I am super duper delighted that Xavier and Kamryn made the All-Northwest”, said Mr. Toba, the band director, “attaining a spot is a pinnacle for high school students in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. The hard work and dedication that Xavier and Kamryn have put paid a huge dividend. I just can not be more proud of these highly motivated students.” Because of the COVID pandemic, there will be no rehearsals or concerts for the All-Northwest Honor Ensembles. However, the students will still receive certificates.
Submitted by Mr Toba
Congratulations Kamryn and Xavier, the whole school is very proud of both of you!
Join the grade 7 Committee to talk about how we can help build community for our 7th grade students. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more and we can choose a date and time that works for everyone.
Check out the Student Showcase page to see the great work our students have been doing this year.
Steller high school students, it has been announced that Esports for the spring is on!
There are two games that will be supported: Madden 21 and FIFA 21. Are you a player of either? Do you want to learn? Games will be played on PS4’s which the district has purchased for our school. I do not know all the details yet, but if you are interested, please send me an email.
Our team needs to register by Tuesday, January 19 (there is a later registration deadline as well) to get in on all the action, and I need to make sure we have enough players. Please send an email to email@example.com if interested. I will also hold a zoom meeting to go over any questions and what I know on Tuesday at 1:45pm. Here is the link: Talk soon!
This year’s Yearbook will include a page for Senior Superlatives and Steller students grade 9 to 12 are invited to vote!
Please vote for who you think is “Most Likely to Kickstart a Multimillion-Dollar Company” or “Most likely to survive the Hunger Games” and more!
Steller high schoolers are welcome to participate. All the superlatives are optional in case you can’t think of someone for that category. Even if you only know one senior that could be “Best Gamer,” you should cast your vote!
The National Honor Society is open to all 10th, 11th and 12th grade students that have a GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher and are in good academic standing. The Society promotes scholarship, service to others, leadership and resourceful problem solving. Membership also promotes the development of character in terms of honesty, reliability, courtesy and concern and respect for others.
NHS volunteers give of their time to support programs such as the Food Bank of Alaska and Bean’s cafe. In addition to these efforts, volunteers have established and maintained a Homework Club that helps students with lessons and study skills. The Society requires that members understand the commitment of time that is associated with the honor. Students must be willing to schedule time to attend regular weekly meetings and set time aside for volunteer work. NHS meets every Tuesday at 1:30. Brian Gehring is the staff adviser. A Canvas shell has been created and contains application material and an more information about NHS.