Category Archives: Students

Student Volunteers Needed

Steller Parent Group is committed to providing opportunities for Steller Students to have a voice in SPG, and to develop new skills and new experiences. In particular we are looking for students to join the Finance Committee, and help write content for the SPG website.  We are also looking for students who can help on an ad hoc basis (for example at events). Time commitment varies and can be flexible.  All students from grade 7 to 12 are invited to participate. 

If you are interested in either of these positions, or would just like to be added to the list when we are looking for general volunteers, please sign up using Sign Up Genius. 

Warm regards,

Kirsten

Chair, Steller Parent Group

 

Back to School and All Community Meeting Thursday, September 9

UPDATE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 201

Hello Steller Families!

Time sure flies when you’re having fun! We have already finished up our third week of school! Thank you for your continued support of our school and compliance with the COVID-19 Mitigation plan.

However, due to the rise of COVID-19 cases within our community and the rising concern associated with that, we will be canceling the Back to School and All Community Meeting on September 9th and moving to a new Zoom format for the foreseeable future. This will ensure that we will be doing our part to limit the number of in-person meetings, as well as providing you with pertinent information for the school year. You will be able to find more information on our website.

Thank you for your continued patience and support during these times.

Have a great Labor Day and enjoy the long weekend!

Steller Office

 

During the first part of the night students and parents & guardians will have the chance to meet each of their teachers and advisor to learn about the classes they are taking and ask questions. 

The second half of the evening will be a renewal of the All Community Meeting Tradition and will be jointly hosted by the Steller Parent Group and Steller.

The three pillars of our community –

Student, Staff, Parents & Guardians 

– are all invited to join.

Here is a brief outline of the agenda:

  • Icebreaker Game and Snacks in the Lobby
  • Staff Introductions
  • Welcome from Steller Parent Group & How You Can Get Involved in the School
  • OpGroup Introductions
  • Draw for Steller Spirit Wear T-Shirt and Clean-Up

We look forward to reconnecting and making new friends and hope to see you there!

Kirsten Tschofen

Chair, Steller Parent Group

Join Steller Clubs Now!

Are you interested in joining T.P.C?

We are having tryouts/ Interviews Tuesday, September 7th at 12 pm, in Brian’s Room! No experience necessary to participate. We will have training for lights and sound/ music for new members. 

For new to Steller students, T.P.C. (Technical Productions Committee) is in charge of running music, sound, and lights for dances, theater projects, and the talent show for Steller Secondary! If this sounds like something you would enjoy participating in. Please feel free to come by for interviews. 

Are you interested in helping out with the 2021-2022 Yearbook? 

Come join us every Monday and Wednesday after school from 2:15 – 3:00 pm in Marla’s room! No experience necessary to join. We will provide needed materials in order for students to participate. Yearbook has a number of jobs such as photo taking, caption writing, page designing, and advertising. If this sounds like you please feel free to join the club!

Submitted by Alana P. 

 

Check Out the Resources and Job Opportunities at Power Center!

The Power Centre, located just around the corner from Steller Secondary, is an excellent resource centre for Steller Students. Hot lunches prepared by Children’s Lunchbox are available Monday to Friday starting at 2pm, students can access the food pantry, clothing closet and peer support as needed, and there is a even a games day Wednesdays at 2pm! 

We are also hiring more peer outreach workers for the Center; this would be an awesome job for a junior or senior, and can be compatible with school schedules. Peer Outreach Workers foster healthy youth involvement in the community as part of the Power Center Team.  Job duties include engaging with youth in our drop-in center, creating and facilitating educational presentations, and conducting street outreach as part of a group.  More info here: https://acmhs.e3applicants.com/careers/Peer-Outreach-Worker-646

Post submitted by Jessica Cochran

 

Steller Spirit Wear Now on Sale! Deadline September 17th.

 

Steller Wear shirts are now ready to be ordered! 

For those of you eager to get your Steller Wear, the deadline for a Fall order is September 17th.

 

To place an order, go to  https://www-stellerspirit.itemorder.com/sale and make your purchase directly through the website. 

There are lots of different styles and colors to choose from but here are a few examples:

 

Steller Garden in the Summer!

Are you looking for other day camp options for your child(ren) this summer? The Anchorage-based nonprofit Alaska Seeds of Change is looking to hold an interactive summer gardening program to teach youth about how to start, grow, and maintain fresh and local Alaskan produce. A special focus this year will be developing leadership skills.

Workshops will be every Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 to 1:30 starting May 25.

Everyone is invited to join. For anyone interested, they can reach us via email at volunteer@akseedsofchange.com or sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fa9a62fa0fdc16-steller

We also accept walk ins, but signing up helps us prepare. 

The garden is next to the parking lot and the fields on the southeast corner of the lot. 

See you there, 

Seeds Team

Seeds of Change Summer Garden Program

Are you looking for other day camp options for your child(ren) this summer? The Anchorage-based nonprofit Alaska Seeds of Change is looking to hold an interactive summer gardening program to teach youth about how to start, grow, and maintain fresh and local Alaskan produce. A special focus this year will be developing leadership skills.

Workshops will be every Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 to 1:30 starting May 25. No registration is necessary, feel free to drop in.

If you have any questions please contact Kelly Ballantyne at kelly.ballantyne@akseedsofchange.com

Grade 7 Zoom Party May 4

The first two Grade 7 Social Club Zoom Party have been a great success! Thank you to everyone who joined – I hope you had a good time. We are going to host a third party on Tuesday, May 4th at 3pm.  We would love to get as many grade 7 students as possible and have even more fun.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/97391496736?pwd=NVlNbkc4N3Q5REZSMUxqcXFWTmcxZz09

Meeting ID: 973 9149 6736

Passcode: STELLER

The goal of the Social Club is to provide an opportunity for grade seven students to get to know each other and have some fun. Everyone in grade seven is invited to participate, but it is not mandatory.

How it works:

    1. We will post a new Creative Challenge and a Discussion Prompt every Monday on a platform called Padlet.
    2. You can post as much as you want, and respond to your friends, whenever you want. Padlet lets you post comments, photos, video and even links. The Challenges and Prompts are meant to be a bit silly, so get creative and have fun!
    3. We will also host Live Zoom sessions where we will play some games, have some breakout rooms, and get to know each other.

Participating is easy:

  1. Complete the Registration Form Here (both student and guardian).
  2. When you receive an email from Padlet scroll down and click on “Take Me to Padlet”. You don’t have to create an account! 
  3. Pick up a Steller Jay Mascot at the school office. We will use our Mascots in many of our Creative Challenges so please take care of it.  If you can’t pick up your Mascot please contact me at the email below to make arrangements.
  • Students can join any time.
  • Steller Parent Group will be moderating posts. 
  • If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Warm regards,

Kirsten Tschofen 

Chair, Steller Parent Group

chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com

Update on NHS Food Drive!

Hello Steller,

So far as a school we have one food-bank bin (about the size of an average trash can) full of food! This is fantastic since the drive has only been happening for 3 days. The for drive will continue till may 7th! Here is the breakdown for points by first hour classes

4/21/21

Philip: 3,000
Mike: 0
Becky: 13,100
Brian: 0
Svetlana: 0 
Bob:0 
Marla : 0
Leigh Anne: 0 
Jason: 0
Simone: 3,000
Ken: 0 
Rosa+ Ashley : 1750
Troy: 0

This means Becky is in the lead with Simone and Philip tied for second with Rosa & Ashley coming in at 3rd. We encourage families to donate whatever they can if possible. 

Here is the breakdown of how points are assigned: