Whaley School Gala and Silent Auction

Thursday, April 27
6-9 p.m.
Whaley School, 2220 Nichols St.

Join us for an evening of information, celebration, and networking. Come take a tour of the school, learn more about who attends Whaley School and how a team approach helps staff meet the needs of our diverse population of students. Businesses have graciously donated dinner and dessert. While you’re here, place a bid on a silent auction basket to support our school (of course, our true goal is to get information to those that have not been to Whaley School in five years or more -- much has changed!).


Semi-Formal/Business Attire

6 p.m. Meet and greet

6:30 p.m. Dinner/presentation

School tour and silent auction will follow


RSVP: McVeigh_Jane@asdk12.org


Stand Against Racism

Friday, April 28
9-10 a.m.
ASD Education Center

Stand Against Racism

The 2017 Stand Against Racism campaign is April 27-30, with a special event taking place at the Ed Center from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, April 28. Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.


Join the Ed Center and other business partners by participating in Orange Friday on Friday, April 28.  All you have to do is wear Orange and sign the Stand Against Racism pledge.


Attend the Ed Center’s Stand Against Racism event scheduled for 9-10 a.m. on Friday, April 28.


Prom dresses for students in need

ASD Education Center

Becca's Closet is an organization which collects formal dresses for high school students who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend prom or homecoming. Items accepted include semi-formal or formal gowns, shawls, shoes or accessories that are appropriate for a high school prom or homecoming.


Teens in need of dresses can browse Becca's Closet's inventory from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Education Center on the following dates: March 25 and April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. For more information, email beccascloset.anchorage@yahoo.com or visit the group's Facebook page.

View the flier


Alaska Middle School Debate State Championship Tournament

Saturday, April 29

UAA’s Conoco Phillips Integrated Science Building

This weekend, students will compete in the Alaska Middle School Public Debating Program State Championship Tournament. We anticipate more than 100 middle school students from around Southcentral will gather to debate topics ranging from banning full-contact football for students under 18 to whether we ought to amend the Constitution to prohibit burning the American flag.



8:30 Introductory Remarks

8:45 Round 1

10:00 Round 2

11:15 Round 3

12:15 Lunch & Coaches' meeting

1:15 Round 4

2:30 Quarterfinals

3:45 Semifinals

5:00 Finals

6:00 (or ASAP) Awards



Steven Johnson, Director Seawolf Debate Program

University of Alaska Anchorage


ASD Grad Competes in World Culinary Competition

Now - May 5

Anchorage School District graduate Jordyn Baker has been selected to compete in the SkillsUSA World Culinary Championships in Abu Dhabi in October! Jordyn won the national SkillsUSA baking championship last summer after her high school graduation. She attends college in California but is in town through May 5 and is practicing for the world championships at the King Career Center with her former teacher Kellie Puff, who is the school’s Culinary Arts instructor. Jordyn is open to giving an interview while she’s in town. If you are interested, please contact Kellie Puff at puff_kellie@asdk12.org


Creekside Park Elementary converts into the Creeksonian Museum of Natural History: Dinosaurs

Wednesday, May 3
10 a.m. - noon
Creekside Park Gym

Creekside Park Elementary third-graders have been researching dinosaurs. For the culminating activity, the school created a 'Creeksonian' Museum of Natural History: Dinosaurs. The Museum is an opportunity for students to act as guides for our Pre-school classes, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades, as well as parents and community members. We hope that you will be able to take a few moments to venture back in time with us and explore the amazing world of dinosaurs.  


Featuring special displays on Alaskan dinosaurs, in-depth studies on dinosaurs throughout history Including dioramas, slideshows, dinosaur dig, dinosaur artwork, dinosaur rubbings, a create-a-fossil station, and guided tours by 3rd grade students. 


Thanks To The Following Individuals For Making This Event a Reality: Creekside PTA, Tim Andrew, Sophie Jorgenson, Jory Mewborn, Mr. Dante, Ms. Hunt, Mr. Estalilla, Mr. Thomas, Sara Rosser and Gordon Rosser

Brought to you by The CP 3rd Grade Team: Mrs. Farren, Ms. Chase, Mrs. Rosser


Project SEARCH End of Year Celebration

Wednesday, May 3
3-5 p.m.
Providence Alaska Medical Center, 3200 Providence Drive, East Auditorium (Lower level)

Meet the student interns, hear stories about the interns’ experience with staff, learn about the program impacts.


Project SEARCH in Anchorage is a collaboration between PH&SA, the Anchorage School
District, the Arc of Anchorage, and the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education. For more information on Project SEARCH, please visit: http://www.projectsearch.us/.


For more information, please contact:
Laarni Power, Community Partnerships Coordinator, PH&SA, 212-2976 or laarni.power@providence.org


KCC Signing Event

Friday, May 5
2-4 p.m.
King Career Center, meeting room 1

The King Career Center is hosting its Fourth Annual Signing Event where we celebrate some of our highest achieving students as they enter into Alaska’s workforce by being offered apprenticeships in both union and non-union industries in Alaska. We model our ceremony from the more common Athletic Scholarship Signings that happen around the country. The students we’re celebrating have proven themselves over the course of their high school careers and have earned entry into these training programs through a very competitive process.


This year, KCC has seven students being accepted into the following training programs or internships:  Carpenters Local 1281, Laborers Local 341, Able Body Collision Repair, and General Communications Inc. 



Contact: Julie Vincek

On the Job Training Coordinator/Counselor

King Career Center



Campbell Elementary School 50th anniversary celebration

Saturday, May 6
12-4 p.m.
Campbell Elementary

1960s theme! All are welcome. Attractions include a silent auction, buffet, dessert auction, and kids games including Twister, Hula hooping, a bean bag toss, and tye dye stataion (bring your whites to tye-dye!)


Proceeds of the silent auction will benefit the STEM Lab.


Bike to School Day

Wednesday, May 10

Anchorage School District students will be riding their bikes to celebrate Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 10. More than 50 schools and facilities will be participating in this event that promotes healthy habits, safe bicycling and a cleaner environment. The “media event” will take place at Bayshore Elementary School the morning of May 10. Please contact Bike to School Day coordinator Kimberly Resheske at resheske_kimberly@asdk12.org for more information. 


Tyson Elementary Reading Carnival

Thursday, May 18
1:45-3:30 p.m.
Tyson Elementary School

Students receive a ticket every day for completing their reading homework. That is: reading 20 minutes a day and getting a parent to sign their reading homework slip. At the Carnival, students check in at the door and receive a baggie full of tickets for every day they completed their reading homework. Only students with these tickets can participate. Parents cannot purchase tickets at the event. The Reading Carnival is amazing! It is a good incentive for the kids to do their reading homework each night.



Lisa Long

William Tyson Elementary

Family School Services Coordinator





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