Category Archives: Students

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:

Steller Spirit Wear Now on Sale!

 

Steller Wear shirts are now ready to be ordered! 

For those of you eager to get your Steller Wear, the deadline for a Spring order is  April 30th and orders will need to be picked up from Dooley’s Athletic in Anchorage. You will receive an email when they are ready.

For those of you that want to wait, there will also be a fall order put together that will be brought to the school.  The deadline for that order will be sometime in September and more information will come out at the beginning of school. 

To place an order, go to: https://stellerschoolstore.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:

 

Grade 7 Zoom Party April 23

The first Grade 7 Social Club Zoom Party was a great success! Thank you to everyone who joined – I hope you had a good time. We are going to host a second party on Friday, April 23 at 3pm.  We would love to get as many grade 7 students as possible and have even more fun.

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.
  1.  
  • 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

Reminder: Steller Reflection Committee Monday, April 19.

Thank you to everyone who joined us Monday night for the Steller Reflection Committee Discussion. One thing that came through very clearly is how much we love our school and are willing to work to help it become even better. 

On Monday, April 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 we will meet again next week to talk about:

  •  What we can do to help “onboard” new students into the Steller way, and help students and their families feel part of the community (with a particular focus on grade 7, 8 and 9).

  • Identify topics of interest we want to take up in the fall.

If you have ideas and questions you would like our community to consider taking up next year to help Steller grow and  become even better, or you just want to be part of the discussion, join us on Monday and help us brainstorm. Students and their families from all grades, and who are new, or have been here forever, are encouraged to join. 

Topic: Steller Reflection Committee

Time: Monday, April 19, 6:30 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

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

Meeting ID: 973 9149 6736

Passcode: STELLER

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Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ad29bE9kHX

 

Warm regards,

Kirsten 

Principal Candidate Webinar – Save the Date!

As you know, after many years of service our principal Reed will be retiring at the end of this school year.  ASD is currently in the process of hiring someone to join our school. Because of the unique nature of Steller, students and parents are being given a voice in this process.

The final principal candidates will answer the same six questions during a candidate webinar on Monday, April 26 from 6 to 7pm. All community members are invited to listen to the webinar and then provide feedback.

This is your opportunity to find out more about each candidate’s leadership style, and their perspective on the unique community that is Steller. It would be really great if we had a strong turn out of students, staff and parents/guardians for this important event. 

Tami will send out the link to the event closer to the date, but be sure to mark your calendars! 

Kirsten