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Graduation exam law changes

July 18, 2014

Certificate of Achievement graduates may request diplomas.

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Early enrollment event

July 22, 2014

District hosts early enrollment opportunity for new students

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Initiative to boost outcomes

July 22, 2014

Nation's school districts commit to improving educational outcomes for boys and young men of color by implementing a new initiative.

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Students receive National Merit awards

July 14, 2014

Kilian Roberts from Highland Tech Charter School and Samantha Simpson from West High have received National Merit Scholarships.

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Online registration available

July 7, 2014

New online registration system offers simple and convenient solution for school registration through Aug. 8.

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Jul 25

Lottery deadline

Online zone exemption and lottery applications for 2014-15 school year due.

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Jul 26

Enrollment for new-to-district families

A special, earlier one-stop enrollment and registration opportunity for new-to-district families.

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Jul 28

Spring lottery

Lottery for the 2014-15 school year is held on Monday, July 28.

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Aug 8

Online registration ends

Online registration for returning students ends

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Aug 13

HUGSS distribution

Distribution of school supplies and coats to parents from low-income households. One day only.

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Quyana: An Alaskan Thank You

  • Quyana to Angelina Fleckenstein at Information Technology! Angelina goes above and beyond to help create efficient and effective systems for the Assessment & Evaluation department.  We enjoy working with Angelina because she brings a different prospective and a 'can do' spirit to every meeting.  The value that she adds to a team discussion cannot be measured.  Thank you for all that you do for A&E!

    - Alli, Kathy and Kaci, colleagues

  • Quyana to Pamela York at Communications! Thank you to Pamela York and the Publications Department at Communications for helping the middle school librarians put together pages for next year's student planner.  These will be invaluable resources when students access the district's new ebooks, audio books, and databases.  The folks at Publications are graphic design wizards and true professionals!

    - Staci Cox, librarian

  • Quyana to Debbie Neil at Goldenview Middle School! A very big thank you to teacher Debbie Neil for the book drive she organized. Thanks to her efforts, staff and students at Goldenview Middle School collected over 800 books! Teacher Todd Saur helped coordinate the donation, and the books were delivered to Wonder Park Elementary. As a result of this generosity, Wonder Park students will have books for summer reading!

    - Lisa Sam, librarian

  • Quyana to Nancy Brady at Goldenview Middle School! Nancy has been at Goldenview since it opened, and we are all going to miss her when she retires this spring.  She selflessly puts in longer hours at school than any other teacher, and her students love her for all she does for them.  She has built up an amazing art program, and makes sure that her students' art is displayed throughout the school, district, and city.  In addition, Nancy has helped to beautify the school with the students' art.  Their art can be seen on display in the office, in the commons, in the library, and in display cases.  Also, she runs a student art contest each year for the cover of the yearbook.  This year many of the students who participated in the yearbook contest were able to take their entries and paint them on stools for the library, where students will use and admire them for years to come.  Thank you Nancy for all you've done for the students and staff of Goldenview to help us develop an appreciation for art.  And thanks for helping to beautify our school!  Your contribution will make our school a more enjoyable place to learn well into the future.

    - Nicole Roohi, coworker

  • Quyana to Nicolette Haynes at Dimond High School! We want to thank Mrs. Haynes for the numerous times she has assisted our son in math on her own time during the course of the year.  She has helped him better grasp the material which has improved his test scores.  We appreciate the time she has taken to help him and her math expertise.  Thanks, again!

    - Debbie and Ray Clayton, parents

  • Quyana to Tessie Canada at Spring Hill Elementary! Tessie Canada is an inspiration to all students and she works hard to make sure they succeed in life. She is one of the best teachers this year. 

    - Danny Sihabouth, parent

  • Quyana to Daniel Whitfield at Goldenview Middle School Band! Mr. Whitfield is absolutely amazing!  He not only teaches the students in the band at Goldenview to play music that sounds like professionals are playing, he teaches them to love music.  One only has to watch the percussion performance or listen to the bands play to hear it.  We have been absolutely wowed by the quality of his teaching and the results he gets from his students.  He clearly has a passion for music that inspires.  We feel lucky to have him as our son's instructor and are thrilled that he has motivated our child to take band again next year.  Thank you Mr. Whitfield for you energy and excellence. 

    - Krista Perrault, parent

  • Quyana to Andre Toliver, Jon Ticket, Derrick Kubosh, & Gretta Ingram at Dimond High School security! A key part of the everyday operations at Dimond that frequently gets overlooked, they are often called upon knowing very little but take care of the situation day in and day out. You can find them at any time of the day and they have smiles on their faces, even after breaking up a fight, or are willing to sing to brighten the mood. To these four thank you. 

    - Anonymous, peer

  • Quyana to David Legg at Chugiak High School! Quyana to David Legg at Chugiak High School! Dr. Legg is tireless at putting the students first and solving problems. When we had some mix-ups at the beginning of the year, he cut through the red tape and obstacles and made sure our son and others in the same position got what they needed. He continues to work hard to make sure they are set for next year, too. He has also been welcoming and open to parental visits and feedback, so we feel involved and listened to. We are lucky to have him as our principal at Chugiak! 

    - Henry & Kathy Huntingtonq, parents

  • Quyana to Afshan Mohammed at Science Department! I would like to recognize Mrs. Mohammed for her time and her love of her job. She has been my son's science teacher for two years and I don't know any other teacher who cares as much as she does. She has taken the time to sit in on all of our meetings for IEP and 504. She was at the parent meetings and always had faith in my son. She gave him confidence and she was a mentor he could go to. Mrs. Mohammed was always available to him  and went beyond to help him understand and do well not just in science but in all areas of life. We just wish there were more teachers like her out there. I appreciate her and all she has done for my son. There is a saying, "That you haven't truly lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."I can say she is truly living everyday and she is teaching her students to do the same. We will miss her next year as we are moving this Summer. Thank you for everything!

    - Sasha Trevino, parent

  • Quyana to Clinton Holloway at Eagle River High School! I would like to say thank you to Mr. Holloway for taking the time to work with my son. He is a great role model for his students. he has taken all this semester to work with my son. He has also always made himself available to meet for our parent meetings and IEP and 504 planning. He has always believed in my son even when my son has given up on himself. We will miss him as we are moving this Summer. Thank you for everything!

    - Sasha Trevino, parent

  • Quyana to Debora Roberts at Music Teacher, Rogers Park Elementary!  Ms. Roberts has infused new energy into the school by encouraging student participation in the fine arts!  Ms. Roberts put an incredible amount of time and attention into the Reflections  Nationwide PTA fine and performing arts contest through Rogers Park School.  Additionally, she successfully conducted Rogers Park's First Annual Talent Show last evening and it was a tremendous success.  Thank you for bettering the lives of Rogers Park students by supporting the fine arts!

    - Sandy Stanek, parent

  • Quyana to Imtiaz Azzam at Dimond High School! My son has just completed his first year of high school at Dimond.  The environment was very different from his previous 8 years in a private school, which left me wondering how the transition and his performance would fair.   Ms. Azzam recognized my son's concerns and immediately took action by first developing a relationship with both him and I.  She took a personal interest in his studies, his well-being and his determination to succeed.  She recognized his frustrations and took him into her "fold" so that by the end of the school year, he was more confident and felt like he had someone special looking out for him.   Ms. Azzam goes above and beyond in her relationships with the freshman house, she was genuinely interested in their success and in making sure that they felt good about themselves.   She is an extremely skilled administrator and communicator, I am so glad that she has graced my son's first year of high school with her presence and kindness.   As he moves on, we hope to continue to have Ms. Azzam as his mentor.   Thank you Ms. Azzam! 

    - Dora, parent

  • Quyana to Lisa Huffman at Sand Lake Elementary! Quyana to Lisa Huffman at Sand Lake Elementary! I am very impressed on how Lisa handled her staff and students this year.  She is very well balanced and genuinely connects with her students as well as their families.  I believe that she is making a positive impact on our future leaders.  Thank you Lisa for going above and beyond. 

    - Melissa Chisham, parent

  • Quyana to Ilsa Andersen at Sand Lake Elementary! Ilsa is a wonderful nurse.  She really helps each student in need and will go through great lengths to connect with parents to make sure their child has the proper forms and medication. I am extremely impressed with her ability to help the students she is always very calm, positive, and knowledgeable in any situation.  Thank you Ilsa for being an awesome nurse!

    - Melissa Chisham, parent

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