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Graduation exam law changes

July 18, 2014

Certificate of Achievement graduates may request diplomas.

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State of the Schools

July 25, 2014

Superintendent Graff kicks off new year with State of the Schools address.

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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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Upcoming events

Aug 27

Classes begin, pre-K-1

First day of classes for preschool, kindergarten and grade 1

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Sep 1

Labor Day holiday

All ASD schools and offices closed for the Labor Day holiday.

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Sep 9

FASD Awareness Day

The Anchorage FASD Council is hosting a celebration to raise awareness about FASD

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Oct 17

In-service day, end of first quarter

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

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Oct 22

Parent conference days, Oct. 22-23

Parent conference days Oct. 22-23. School schedules and student-release times vary.

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Quyana: An Alaskan Thank You

  • 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 Nan Yoon at Human Resources! When I was confused and trying to figure out my retirement benefits, Nan Yoon was patient and warm and took extra time and effort on my behalf.  Quyana for her expertise and conscientiousness and for her caring manner. ¡Gracias! 

    - Kim Amaya, retired teacher

  • Quyana to Drumline members at Clark Middle School! Quyana to Nathan Meeker, Vincent Miller, Zaci Charles, Julion Kerns, Yumeko Ziegler, Nona Buckingham, Julian Baker, Tauga Milo, Summer Kuhns, and Princess Argones. Quyana for your maturity and professionalism displayed at the ASD Administrator's Meeting on July 25th.  Their appearance (formal tuxedoes) and the complexity of the musical presentations were not Middle School but college level.  The enthusiastic response of the audience and the sterling accolades in the ADN Dispatch the next day validate my opinion and attest to the fact that every compliment these students received was well deserved.

    - Carol L. Smith, school business partner

  • Quyana to Natalie Washington and Wendy Hawn at Taku Elementary! A huge thank you to Nat Washington and Wendy Hawn for assisting with re-creating our Master Schedule.  Your hard work and dedication to Taku Elementary is appreciated.

    - Kelly Ramey, principal

  • Quyana to Linda Jobe and Carla Hart at Taku Elementary! A big thank you to Linda Jobe and Carla Hart, the office staff at Taku Elementary!!!!  Your caring attitude  and your willingness to drop everything and  help our families and staff makes our school an amazing place to be. 

    - Kelly Ramey, principal

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