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District news

Students attend wilderness conference

October 8, 2014

Five ASD high school students will attend conference that commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

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Students practice safe walking

October 6, 2014

Anchorage schools will join 800 schools across the nation to participate in Walk to School Day Oct. 8.

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Defense Dept. awards grant

September 29, 2014

The DoDEA Educational Partnership has awarded a $1.7 million grant to the Anchorage School District.

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2015-16 budget

September 25, 2014

Anchorage School Board hosts listening sessions about district’s financial outlook.

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iBook explores Anchorage

September 18, 2014

Book is part of second-grade curriculum that includes lessons about Anchorage and its history.

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Upcoming events

Oct 27

K-6 Parent Math Night

Bring the family and learn more about the district’s K-6 Go Math! materials and how you can support your child’s math education.

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Nov 2

Daylight saving time ends

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 2. Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour.

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Nov 5

Pre-calculus, world languages materials review

Community invited to take part in process of reviewing new materials for pre-calculus courses and materials for level I and II courses in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish.

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Nov 8

Young Writers Conference

The Young Writers Conference is for students in grades 6-12 who want to become a writer or hone their writing skills. The purpose of the conference is to give interested students the opportunity to meet Alaskan authors and create their own writing.

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Nov 8

Pre-calculus, world languages materials review

Community invited to take part in process of reviewing new materials for pre-calculus courses and materials for level I and II courses in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish.

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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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Quyana: An Alaskan Thank You

  • Quyana to Rick Stone at West High School! Rick Stone and his West High Staff have instituted a communication policy this year that is top notch. Families receive daily email bulletins highlighting school happenings in academics, clubs, sports and safety that allow us to connect with our kids and help them engage with their school and learning. All teachers sent email welcomes with class handouts attached, ensuring we were informed. Principal Stone has used the phone message system for key safety notices and event invitations. The intentional work in this area is evident.  As a third year West High parent, I compliment you all on your focus on strengthening communication with families. Thank you! 

    - Heather Mildon, Parent

  • Quyana to Tina Sweet at Alaska Native Cultural Charter School! My son began school with the District this year as a young kindergarten student. I admittedly had to process through my own fears as a parent of a small child: was my son going to like school and make friends and be an active learner. Tina Sweet, and the rest of the staff at ANCCS, has been exactly what my son needed to transition to school happily. He often talks about how much he loves school, and he comes home and "teaches" me the way his teacher has taught him, reinforcing the really incredible learning going on in his classroom.   Ms. Sweet clearly holds high expectations for my son and he comes home to tell me ways that she supports him in the classroom. She communicates clearly about any trouble he may be having. I was nervous at first about how my son might take to schooling, but he is enjoying his time in Ms. Sweet's classroom. Quyana, Ms. Sweet!

    - Jessica Limbird, parent

  • Quyana to Caela Nielsen at Ravenwood Elementory! We are new to Alaska.  As a military family, my kids have been to four schools in four years.  At the last three schools, both of my children have actively disliked PE and complained about it routinely.  This year, for the first time, my kids have both told me that they LOVE PE and it is their favorite subject because of how fun Ms. Nielsen makes it.  I appreciate the time and effort she puts into making it a great class for my kids. 

    - Kerry Reifel, parent

  • Quyana to Jason Payne at Homestead Elementary! Among Coach Jason Payne's many talents, is his writing. Our sixth grade students have enjoyed learning about his passion for writing great stories. By sharing his original stories, he inspires students to get excited about writing. Thank you, Coach Payne, for taking time out of your busy schedule to encourage students to discover the 'author' in themselves. 

    - Debi L, Colleague

  • Quyana to Shirley Reeves at Dimond High School Indian Education! A big thank you to Shirley Reeves! You are such a valuable part of the Dimond High team with your vast knowledge of the community resources available to our students. The teachers, students, and families that you work with are fortunate to have you there to help them. 

    - Elizabeth Barnes, Teacher

  • 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

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