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District news

ASD to participate in national earthquake preparedness drill

October 12, 2015

All schools have emergency action plans and practice them regularly

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Bear Valley named National Blue Ribbon School

September 29, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 335 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. 

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Providence, Anchorage School District promote youth fitness with Sqord

September 28, 2015

The following news release is shared on behalf of Providence Health & Services Alaska. Through the partnership, students at 37 ASD schools will receive exercise wristbands in an effort to encourage fitness and healthy choices.

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District launches text message notifications for parents and community members

September 14, 2015

School closures, late buses and general school info available via text

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Semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit® Scholarship Program

September 9, 2015

Today officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Upcoming events

Oct 15

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Every ASD school will do a duck-cover-hold exercise drill at 10 am on Thursday, Oct 15.

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Oct 16

In-service day, end of first quarter

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

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Oct 17

Archaeology Day

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Oct 21

Parent conference days, Oct. 21-22

Parent conference days Oct. 21-22. School schedules and student-release times vary.

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Oct 22

Parent conference days, Oct. 21-22

Parent conference days Oct. 21-22. School schedules and student-release times vary.

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In the spotlight‌


Attendance is vital for student success!

A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. There is a direct correlation between students who attend school regularly and higher academic achievement levels. Learn how you can help your child attend school every day.

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Destination 2020

Destination 2020's framework for success is built around four strategies: focusing on students, investing in staff, engaging the community and strengthening our services. We are concentrating on these strategies, determining what works well and adjusting our approach to ensure every student achieves at least one year's academic growth each year.


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Quyana: An Alaskan Thank You

  • Quyana to Marilyn Watts at West High School! Marilyn has taken extra hours this week to make sure that students get their school pictures. With cuts in staff and personnel changes, it wasn't clear that all the pictures could go out in a timely manner. Marilyn decided that she could make a difference, and she did so! Thanks so much for the little things that make school work better.

    - Michele Whaley, teacher

  • Quyana to Deb Dickey and Mary Fier at Airport Heights Elementary! Mrs. Dickey and Mrs. Fier are the tireless frontline workers at our school. Everyone who walks into our building goes through Mrs. Dickey and Mrs. Fier. Even though they are working through hammering, sawing, beeping and shaking construction noises they still go about their business with amazing care and efficiency. We are all incredibly lucky to have these two hardworking women at the core of our school community. I applaud their efforts to take care of our students, parents and staff!

    - Cheryl Childers, peer

  • Quyana to Ginger Jenkins at Chinook Elementary School! I wanted to recognize Ginger because being on the front line (the Chinook office) can be difficult at times, but Ginger always makes me feel at home when I interact with her. She is always professional, friendly and helpful when I have any questions or need help. Thank you Ginger for everything.

    - Mina Nix, parent

  • Quyana to Kristina Vlahovich at Chinook Elementary School! Ms. Kristy has worked with two of my children through the open optional program at Chinook and I find her to be a caring, encouraging, motivating and well rounded teacher. She is very helpful and informative when it comes to their education. Her lines of commuication as a teacher are outstanding. Her door is always open and so is her heart. Thanks for all you do!

    - Mina Nix, parent

  • Quyana to Nara Carney-Brown at West High Security! Nara Carney-Brown has been working in security at West High only a month now and she is already making a difference. She talks with students before problems get bigger, and she is always out in the halls paying attention to students. She knows how to talk with them and is prompt in responding to teacher requests. A huge Quyana to Ms. Nara!

    - Michele Whaley, teacher

  • Quyana to Nicole Ayers at Chugiak High School! Nicole has been in charge of French camp this year. She took on this impressive job and is doing it beautifully. We are very well organized and students are excited to participate. She is showing amazing leadership skills! 

    - Aline Hopkins, peer

  • Quyana to Julie Jordan at Ravenwood Elementary School! My daughter struggled with math last year so over the summer Julie made sure we had a license to use Mathwhiz and even set up goals with rewards to help encourage that it got used. Julie met up with my daughter for lunch over the summer as the reward and my daughter was through the roof excited for this special one on one time. Julie goes out of her way for all of her students and we are so grateful to have her support. Jaina's outlook on math is so much better this year because of this extra push. Thank you Julie from the Hoff family.

    - Carrie Hoff, parent

  • Quyana to Bryan Ferguson at Maintenance! I'd like to recognize Bryan for fixing my kiln at Alpenglow. Not only did he fix the problem, but upgraded my kiln so that it was more efficient and easier to use. I've seen his work over my 27 years with the district and Bryan always is competent and thorough. We are lucky to have such an asset to ASD! 

    - Robin Murphy, art teacher

  • Quyana to Steven Carroll at Huffman Elementary School! My daughter, who is in Mr. Carroll's 4th grade class, is new to Huffman Elementary (her third elementary school). Mr. Carroll has done an outstanding job at helping my daughter transition and feel welcome at her new school. He has given her classroom responsibilities to include her in classroom activities, which make her feel like an important and active member amongst her classmates. As a result, my daughter is very excited about going to, and being a part of, her new school. He has given me weekly updates on how she is doing and progressing which is very much appreciated! I have visited Mr. Carroll's classroom on a couple of occasions and I am impressed at how wonderful he is at engaging his students to participate and learn.  Thank you Mr. Carroll!

    - Tina Smith, parent

  • Quyana to Melanie Sutton at ASD Ed Center! Many thanks to Melanie Sutton for her countless hours of dedication to promote health and physical education programs within the Anchorage School District, as well as for her ongoing support of and advocacy for all of the health and physical education teachers in ASD!

    - Jenna White, teacher

  • Quyana to Nick Winkler at Dimond High School! I would like to say a big thank you to Coach Winkler and his coaching staff at Dimond H.S. Coach Winkler and his assistants have worked so hard to improve the image of the football program and they deserve a lot of credit. Coach Winkler has been so positive and encouraging of my son and I truly appreciate it. He goes over and above what is required of him and seems to love seeing his players succeed in the classroom and on the field. Thanks, Coach! Keep up the great work!

    - Misti Maisey, parent

  • Quyana to Bill Cotton at Dimond High School! Quyana to Dimond tennis coach Bill Cotton for his upstanding, honorable and great coaching overall! He has been so encouraging with all the tennis kids and just wanting the kids to get to know the sport. He has been extremely understanding and willing to juggle the many different schedules of each player so that they are able to play and enjoy multiple sports representing their school. He is a first class coach. I am happy to have him as a mentor for both my children. A huge thank you to coach Cotton for his time and dedication to the sport and our children.

    - Tricia Carey, parent

  • Quyana to Brad Theisen and the ASD grounds maintenance crew at Chugiak! Brad and his crew provided timely, superb and friendly support for the Eagle River High Ten Year Anniversary Time Capsule project. Their can-do attitude and performance were remarkable, especially considering they executed their tasks with the added challenge of early-season snow and chill temperatures. Arranging utility locates, conferencing on site selection, digging holes, burying capsules and relocating boulders to make a stone-sculpture paw print makes for a tall order, but they came through. No doubt , this crew rocks! 

    - Clinton Holloway, teacher

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