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District news

Budget planning update

November 19, 2014

Changes in hiring and spending practices shrink budget gap.

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Polaris receives video award

November 19, 2014

School takes third place in statewide video contest challenging kids to show how and why they get physically active.

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Bartlett AP numbers soar

November 17, 2014

Bartlett High School nearly doubles the number of students successfully completing Advanced Placement tests.

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Schools receive performance honors

November 17, 2014

Aurora, Bayshore, Chugiak and Ravenwood elementary schools are recognized as Alaska Rewards Schools.

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Calendar proposal

November 11, 2014

A district calendar committee has proposed a draft version of a new school year calendar. Public input is sought.

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Upcoming events

Nov 27

Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving holiday. All ASD offices and schools closed Nov. 27-28.

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Nov 28

Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving holiday. All ASD offices and schools closed Nov. 27-28.

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Dec 19

In-service day, end of second quarter

In-service day, end of second quarter. No school for students

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Dec 22

Winter break

Dec. 22 - Jan. 2 Winter break

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Jan 5

Third quarter begins, classes resume

Classes resume after winter break. Beginning of third quarter.

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In the spotlight

Dollar bill2015-16 budget

Budget documents, presentations, meeting dates, a comment form and more can be found in the Office of Management and Budget section.   

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MECAC applications

The District is seeking applications for At-Large Community Representatives for the Multicultural Education Concerns Advisory Committee (MECAC).

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Quyana: An Alaskan Thank You

  • Quyana to Jane Asay at Kincaid Elementary! Jane is a fantastic communicator and is doing an excellent job managing her school's Facebook page. Her posts are timely, informative, funny, engaging and interactive. I regularly use her posts as examples of how schools should be communicating online. Thank you, Jane, for your work in this area!

    - Heather Roach, Peer

  • Quyana to Eddie Ducut at Operations! I enjoy seeing Eddie when he's in our building. In addition to being a hard worker, he's always friendly and polite. He provides excellent customer service and always goes out of his way to be helpful. Thank you, Eddie!

    - Heather Roach, Peer

  • Quyana to Patsy Shaha at Alaska Native Cultural Charter School! I want to thank Mrs. Shaha for changing my son's life. She was influential in my son's success coming from a small village. She would go above and beyond her duties as a principal, including connecting with the village school. As an Alaskan Native I am proud of our school due to her efforts.   The Yupi'k word to describe Mrs. Shaha would be elitnaurista aspairtaa which means a great educator. 

    - Stephen Blanchett, Parent

  • Quyana to Greg Wognild at Educational Technology! Our school website was not working after tech updates at our school. Greg searched and searched to find the file and restore it. We are up and running again! Thank you Greg! 

    - Beth Calabro, Peer

  • Quyana to Carolina Carr at West High School! I feel honored to have Señora Carr as my Spanish teach. Over the past three years, she has not only brought my Spanish skills farther than I ever thought possible, but has taught me the value of supporting one's community through her dedicated efforts in the West High Spanish Club.

    - Elana Fortson, student

  • Quyana to Joni Hedman and Lisa Pfeifer at Taku Elementary! I huge thanks to Joni Hedman and Lisa Pfeifer for working together to support students that have numerous behavior concerns.  You are positively impacting our school culture. 

    - Kelly Ramey, supervisor

  • Quyana to Carole Schimscheimer at Girdwood K-8! Carole has helped my daughter so much already this year. She is an amazing teacher who is patient, kind, and understanding of the different learning styles and the needs of the kids in her class. My daughter hated school until this year but she says she is really enjoying it now. I could not be happier with the support she is getting from Carole and the progress she is making in her education!

    - Cheryl Carner, parent

  • Quyana to Cessilye Williams and Jason Oglesby at Clark Middle School! Over 100 Clark Middle School students and their families visited the Mountain View Neighborhood Library to make electrical circuits with clay during Clark's Math and Science Family Night on October 30. Following a chili dinner, many science activities took place at Clark and the Library provided additional fun with hands-on "Squishy Circuits" electricity activities. Some families also signed up for library cards while others updated their information and checked out library materials. The Library looks forward to participating in other upcoming family activities with the Clark community. 

    - Virginia McClure, Mountain View Library Manager

  • Quyana to Brian Walsh and the morning Welding Class at King Career Center! Thank you to Brian Walsh and his morning Welding Class at KCC. We needed some custom supports made for classroom partitions, and Brian and his team knew how to design and fabricate just what we needed. We are grateful for their help and glad for KCC's programs! 

    - Timothy Andrew, Principal

  • Quyana to Natalya Cherenko, Katrina Cuanan, Jennifer Stephan-Jacoy, Twila Templeton, Shelbee Davis at Airport Heights Elementary! This group of incredibly dedicated, and joyful, women do one of the most challenging jobs in our school. They help care for our most vulnerable population of learners - our Life Skills students. I stand in awe of their kindness, patience and deep commitment to the learning of these students.

    - Cheryl Childers, peer

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