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District news

ASD students showcase world language skills in statewide competition

March 5, 2015

Nearly 300 ASD students who have learned another language in school, put their knowledge and authentic use of speaking skills to the test at the Alaska State World Language Declamation Contest, held on Feb. 28.

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PAIDEIA Cooperative School is ready for 2015 ASD lottery

March 3, 2015

On December 15, 2014, the Anchorage School District School board unanimously approved the charter for the new PAIDEIA Cooperative School.  

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2015 Inclusive Practice Award

March 3, 2015

Firelake Elementary teacher included in nominees

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ASD students and staff create special play for Anchorage’s Centennial

February 24, 2015

On February 26 and 27, West High School’s theatre group will present Monster School III: Happy Birthday Anchorage!. 

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Anchorage School Board approves budget for next school year

February 20, 2015

Board amends original proposal to add middle school elective planning time and development of more world language offerings

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Upcoming events

Mar 6

In-service day, end of third quarter

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

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Mar 8

Daylight saving time begins

Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8.

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Mar 9

Spring break

March 9-13 Spring Break. No school for students.

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Mar 10

Spring break

March 9-13 Spring Break. No school for students.

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Mar 11

Spring break

March 9-13 Spring Break. No school for students.

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Alaska Measures of Progress

Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) is the new Alaska assessment for students in grades 3-10. AMP replaces the Standards Based Assessments (SBA). ‌

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Quyana: An Alaskan Thank You

  • Quyana to the hockey coaching staff at Bartlett High School! After reading the ADN article on your team, thank you for teaching your hockey players so many important skills: perseverance, loyalty, team work, and commitment. You have helped raise strong young men, and you have created a team with a heart!

    - Diane H., parent, community member, and staff

  • Quyana to the office staff at Williwaw Elementary! The Williwaw office came to our rescue when our Emp Center at the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School went down and we needed a key to get to the actual machine. Their customer service both on the phone and in person was amazing! Thank you so much for helping ANCCS and being so nice about the entire situation! It really helped us!! Thank you, Thank you! Quyanapak!

    - Elizabeth Hancock, Colleague

  • Quyana to Trena Rose at Bayshore Elementary! Ms. Rose goes above and beyond to attend to the needs of each of her students. I am grateful for the dedication and energy she has committed to my son, and her whole class. 

    - Caroline Storm, Parent

  • Quyana to Bryan Bearss at Abbott Loop Elementary! I would like to thank Bryan for all his help the last few weeks in my classroom. Bryan is always willing to help and make time for whatever need there is in the classroom or with particular students; he is a great resource and is very professional in giving advice and suggestions. He is always courteous and very approachable. Thank you so much, Bryan, for everything you do at Abbott Loop Elementary!

    - Kerstin Lamberson Olson, Teacher

  • Quyana to Bryan Bearss at Abbott Loop Elementary! Mr. Bearss has been an irreplaceable part of the Abbott Loop Staff. He has brought his endless effort to help teachers and students and the Abbott Loop community, as well as make time to run the Iditarod. More times than I can count, Mr. Bearss has jumped in at a moment's notice to help out a teacher, including myself, whose sub didn't show up, or someone who needs a little help with a lesson. Abbott Loop is fortunate to have Mr. Bearss, thank you.

    - Katharine Thomas, Teacher

  • Quyana to Allison Susel and Kathy Clawson at Assessment and Evaluation! A HUGE thank you to Allison Susel and Kathy Clawson for all of their hard work on organizing the AMP implementation and delivering timely training regarding universal tools accommodations to all of the elementary site-based specialists and secondary math and language arts department chairs. This enormous feat included back-to-back presentations in multiple locations across Anchorage. We really appreciate all that you do for ASD!

    - Stacy Miller, Christine Dennis and Kaci Stephens, Colleagues

  • Quyana to the Secondary teachers at Polaris K-12! The Secondary Teachers at Polaris K-12 are deserving of praise for their constant focus on striving toward excellence in the teaching profession. We would like to recognize these teachers for being intentional about planning and providing high-quality educational opportunity for all students. Our son is enthusiastic about lifelong learning and feels welcome, involved and supported in this wonderful community! Learning activities are designed to capitalize on variety, multi-disciplinary use of skills, real-life connections, responsibility, transfer of previous learning and challenge leading to mastery of new skills. These fine educators model a commitment to lifelong learning and personal excellence for students and parents alike. In reaching for the stars, you are touching the future. Thank you for sharing the best of yourselves and caring so deeply about the important job you do! 

    - Jesus & Colleen Castaneda, parents

  • Quyana to Maria Skala, Amy Utley and Leola Rutherford at South Anchorage High School! On behalf of the South High Debate, Drama and Forensic Team, thank you for all the time, energy and dedication you have put forth this season for our amazing team. Your  support and advocacy for this activity has had a direct impact on our ability to achieve success this season.

    - Kari Jahnsen, student

  • Quyana to students Jaiden Tabios-Susue, Hannah Greene, and Principal Darrell Berntsen at College Gate Elementary! A sincere thank you for the wonderful tour that these students and Principal Berntsen organized for Visit Our Schools Month. I was thoroughly impressed by all of the amazing things happening at College Gate, and how knowledgeable and articulate the student ambassadors were who independently guided me on the tour. I am glad I had the opportunity to visit such a remarkable school, and grateful for the warm reception of both the staff and students.

    - Lauren Shutt, ASD staff member

  • Quyana to Dayna Durr at ACE/ACT! Quyana to Dayna Durr for her support of the students at the ACE/ACT Program. As a teacher, it is wonderful to know that our Assistant Principal is going above and beyond to help students in crisis and to turn any situation into a positive learning experience.

    - Jen Rehm, teacher

  • Quyana to Ryan Shanley at Information Technology! Ryan is an invaluable member of our ASD team! He has created innovative systems of support for AIMSweb and many other technology-based instructional programs that are used in schools and classrooms. We appreciate his hard work and dedication. Thank you for all that you do, Ryan!

    - Kaci Stephens, RTI Training and Instructional Specialist, Assessment and Evaluation

  • Quyana to Rolf Bilet at Student Nutrition! Rolf always goes above and beyond when he makes his deliveries to ANCCS. He always has a smile on his face, he treats everyone he comes in contact with as if they are special person and they feel special. We can always tell when Rolf isn't at work, deliveries aren't made with the same outstanding customer service. Quyana Rolf, you are very much appreciated! 

    - Elizabeth Hancock, peer

  • Quyana to Adrianne Grenier at Chester Valley Elementary! Along with Ms. Coker and Ms. Barber, Ms. Grenier has helped me transition my family to this new school. The great teachers have helped my children thrive. 

    - Shayla Urevich, parent

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