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District news

President Obama announces more key Administration posts

August 26, 2015

Congratulations to Doreen Brown, ASD’s executive director of Title VII Indian Education, for being named to one of the president’s key administration posts!

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Anchorage's Let's Move! Task Force efforts lead to invitation to participate in White House event

August 24, 2015

The White House event will be held September 16, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Superintendent provides update on the state of ASD schools

August 3, 2015

Superintendent Ed Graff presented his annual State of the Schools address to elected officials, business, community and district leaders on Friday. 

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New principal and administrator assignments announced for upcoming school year

July 24, 2015

Annoucement includes the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School's new principal and the district's chief operating officer.

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District hosts early enrollment opportunity for new students

July 20, 2015

Centralized location provides customer service for new-to-district families

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Upcoming events

Sep 7

Labor Day holiday

Labor Day holiday. All ASD schools and offices closed.

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Sep 9

K-6 Parent Math Night

Learn more about Go Math! from teachers and curriculum experts.

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Sep 12

Systems outage

All IT functions will be down for infrastructure upgrades. This includes the website, Zangle, online registration and Internet access at ASD buildings.

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Sep 25

Leaders in the Schools Program

Take the opportunity to learn about the amazing things happening in an Anchorage public school near you!

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Sep 25

East Side Dash

5K run with warm up led by alumni and Olympic athletes Kikkan Randall and Holly Brooks.

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In the spotlight‌


Apply now for Gifted Mentorships

The Gifted Mentorship program is for exceptional 11th and 12th grade high school students who have the self-discipline and interest to pursue independent study under the direction of a professional or expert in a field of great interest to the student. Applications are accepted through September 11, 2015 at 3 p.m.

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Requesting transcripts

Visit the Records Management webpage to submit a records request online, or to learn more about requesting transcripts.


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Welcome to ASD

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Have a child entering kindergarten?

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Quyana: An Alaskan Thank You

  • Quyana to Andrew Rosamilia at Alaska Native Cultural Charter School! I was talking with another parent in the parking lot after school let out and waiting for traffic to die down. On his way out, Mr. Rosamilia swung back into the parking lot and began playing football with my son and his school mate! Both boys had been ready to leave, but they forgot about that while they played ball. Thank you Mr. Rosamilia for making their wait fun! 

    - Mikan Outwater, parent

  • Quyana to Charles Hsieh at Lake Otis Elementary! Charles volunteered to work overtime to accompany my son to an out-of-district cross country meet, to attend to his medical needs. He spent his Saturday ensuring the medical safety of my son, while cheering him on and expressing his enthusiasm for the sport and for my child. Charles is clearly dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of his students at Lake Otis, but is also willing to go above and beyond to work with other students. His care, concern and professionalism was outstanding. My family is grateful to him. Thank you. 

    - Jillian Gates, parent

  • Quyana to Lisa Horstmann at Dimond High School! I would like to thank Lisa Horstmann for making our family feel so welcome in Dimond High. We felt very welcome and loved her professionalism we observed in the office.

    - Vivian Lee, parent

  • Quyana to Cheryl Childers at Airport Heights Elementary School! Cheryl has devoted many extra hours of heartfelt devotion to understanding, advocating and responding to our students' needs throughout her years as the Eagle River Elementary school Health teacher. Her generous help in classrooms and the example she set of master teacher for our staff will be missed. Thank you Cheryl for all the energy and goodwill you gave freely at Eagle River Elementary! 

    - Janice Summers, teacher

  • Quyana to Linda Jobe, Carla Hart, Cindy Walsh, Kit Greene, Chu Bradford, Kathy Bond, Wendy Hawn and Chris Phillips at Taku Elementary School! A huge thank you to the Taku Registration Team! Cindy, Carla, Linda, Wendy, Chris, Chu, Kathy and Kit did an amazing job helping parents register their students at our school. Numerous volunteer hours were spent welcoming parents! You are what makes Taku a great place to work. Thank you so much. 

    - Kelly Ramey, supervisor

  • Quyana to Marcus Wilson at North Star Elementary School! At a time when social values in the country are crumbling, Principal Marcus Wilson is building both self-esteem and respect for others in his students. My husband and I have been sending our children to North Star for 17 years. It's a good school community. Marcus' calm stability and personal interest in the kids permeates the place. He has instituted "Boys Club" whose members dress in button shirt and tie to visit the elderly at the Pioneer home and serve them. Mr. Wilson says that this teaches them to respect women and the elderly and to serve their community. As some left sixth grade last spring, I heard from the students that they had learned to respect not just others, but themselves! Everything they learn must be built on that foundation of respect if they are to stand strong. Good job, Marcus, keep it up! 

    - Laura Sutton, parent

  • Quyana to Cynthia Bombeck at Fire Lake Elementary! Cynthia is a great special education teacher who my daughter, Mary, loves. She listens to my daughter and is so very patient with her. My daughter feels at ease when she is in her class, making it easier for her to learn.

    - Lisa Severson, parent

  • Quyana to Bart Kendall, Derek Bell and crew at ASD Warehouse! Bart, Derek and the folks at the ASD warehouse are always so helpful and bend over backwards for district employees. They do so much work behind that scenes that often goes unnoticed, yet the entire district and community benefits from their hard work. Without these valuable employees, we could not accomplish all that we do for the students in the ASD. Thanks to all of you at the warehouse for all that you do!

    - Brandon Locke, director, World Languages

  • Quyana to the Wood Shop at Maintenance & Operations! I wanted to say a huge quyana to the woodworking shop and all those involved in getting things done at Chinook over the summer. Your dedication and great pride in your work truly shows! When we start our new program this year we will be proud of all the things we have due to your hard work. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our students and staff!

    - Anita Stevens, Chinook elementary school principal

  • Quyana to Allison Susel at Assessment and Evaluation, soon to be at Chugiak High School! Alli you will be missed in A&E! You have a beautiful way of balancing professionalism with being completely authentic! Too many skills and strengths to mention here. You inspire me both professionally and personally. Wishing you all the best on your new chapter with ASD!

    - Carey Gray, staff

  • Quyana to Michelle Prince at Bear Valley Elementary! I just want to thank Ms. Prince for all her help with my son this year. He has some special needs and she was nothing but helpful from the first time I contacted her. She was gracious, understanding, kind and a great facilitator. Quyanukpuk! 

    - Miriam Aarons, parent

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