Polaris All School Seminars
The All School Seminar is a unique feature of Polaris K-12 school. Once per year, the entire school sets aside time to engage in seminar-style conversations focused on a specific text. The seminar is an opportunity for elders and youngers to gather together and engage in rich conversation. Elementary Family Groups and Secondary Advisories join together to form multi-age groups.
2023 Literature Selection
The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics
This year’s text encourages environmental stewardship with an addition of a place-based service learning opportunity.
2023 Place-Based Service Learning Extension
This year we are thrilled to take our all-school seminar tradition to the next level with a place-based service learning opportunity. We will be enjoying an ALL-SCHOOL FIELD TRIP to the Alaska Zoo, on April 20, 2023, 9:45-11:30 AM. After reading, sharing, and discussing The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastic, all K-12 students and staff will board buses to attend a private session, Polaris Alaska Zoo Quest.
Admission is $12 per student and can be paid via ParentConnect or in person at the front office. Need-based scholarships are available by submitting a Scholarship Request GoogleForm. Annual Zoo passes are unable to be used for this trip.
Parent permission to attend is also required and must be submitted by April 12 by completing the ASD Field Trip Permission GoogleForm. in class, available in the front office, and also linked below. We are very excited about this extension to the school seminar experience and appreciate the outpouring of parent support!
We are also looking for many adult chaperones. If you are interested, please let your respective Family Group or Advisory teacher know. Remember, you must complete the ASD Volunteer Application at least a week in advance of our trip.
2022 Literature Selection
Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman
This year’s text focuses on the possibility for all of us to be agents of positive change in our world.