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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 Jen Mickelson at Begich Middle School 21st CCLC! As the coordinator of the 21st Century ASP at Begich Middle School, Jen Mickelson has her hands full coordinating both teachers and the 65 students in the program.  However, she goes above and beyond those duties to help every staff member and every student in the building every day. Jen always finds the time and resources to help EVERY person asks and volunteers to many people who don't even know to ask! Her personal code of generosity makes her a unique person and wonderful asset to our school and our district! 

    - Sylvia Biondich, peer

  • Quyana to Lisa Weight at Curriculum & Instruction! Quyana to Lisa Weight for her incredible efforts in planning, organizing, and pulling off the Young Writers Conference on November 8 at East High School! Over 200 students and 20+ authors/presenters had a fabulous time writing and learning more about their craft. It was wonderful to see all the happy students AND authors working together! Lisa put many, many hours of her time into this project, and it was a wonderful success!

    - Martina Henke, supervisor

  • Quyana to Julie Rice Logan at Records Management! Julie Logan always answers the phone with a smile on her lips and laugh in her voice!  Even as the district goes through this time of job duty re-alignment and work loads are shifted, Julie always answers her phone with her full attention.  I especially appreciate her guidance and kindness.  Julie is full of knowledge and always willing to help me see the forest through trees. She is a wonderful asset and ambassador for the Records Management Department.

    - Sylvia Biondich, Peer

  • Quyana to Kristen Brown at Special Education Intensive Needs! Kristen is such a dynamo and so full of enthusiasm. Recently she sponsored a fresh bread fundraiser so her class could go  on a special field trip. The whole school benefits from her creativity! She is new to our school and we are lucky to have such a dedicated teacher watching over our students.

    - Victoria Otte, peer

  • Quyana to Matthew Spence & Breeanna Drumm at Rilke Schule! Quyana to Rilke Schule's 5th Grade Team. Thank you to Herr Spence and Frau Drumm for making 5th Grade learning fun, engaging, and informative for my daughter. She enjoys Herr Spence's humor and Frau Drumm's style of teaching. This is an awesome school year for our daughter.

    - Hamimah Bjorkman, parent

  • Quyana to Kevin Downie, music teacher at Rilke Schule! Herr Downie incorporates a range of activities and movements in his lesson, making it fun and interactive. My daughter enjoys her music class tremendously. Herr Downie embeds social studies, math, and science facts in his music instruction. In addition to his duty, he encourages students to participate in choral concerts and activities for the community. Thank you Herr Downie.

    - Hamimah Bjorkman, parent

  • Quyana to Shanna Mall,Principal at Winterberry Charter School! Ms. Mall always goes above and beyond for students and families. Just this week there was a serious car wreck that occurred at my kids school, she was quick about getting appropriate information out to families and called in additional support( counselor) for students who were upset to speak with. She is an amazing educator and community leader.  Thank you so much for all that you do for our kids and our community!

    - Tina Bernoski, parent

  • Quyana to Dennis Sorenson at Mears Middle School! Many Anchorage Hockey supporters know Dennis Sorenson as a hockey coach and Hall of Fame hockey player at UAA. I know Dennis as an excellent middle school teacher and a positive role model for kids and adults throughout our city.  Thanks Dennis for the countless hours you spend with the kids and community at Mears.

    - Michael Perkins, principal

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