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December 18, 2017

Working together with families in a partnership of teachers, staff and community members to provide an individualized learning environment that fosters high achievement in core and elective areas; preparing students for life-long success.

Dec. 25-Jan. 8th the Office will be closed for winter break

Starting Monday December 25th the office will be closed, and will re-open on Monday January 8th at 9am. Everyone have a wonderful holiday season and winter break.

See what the 5th & 6th Grade Social studies at Crosspoint can achieve

The 5th and 6th grade Crosspoint social studies course had 2 assignments to do about the New World and the colonies.


First one was to write a letter to a sibiling as if they were colonists and try to convince them to move to the new colonies.


Not pictured is their second assignment which was actually teaching them advertising skills while also learning about the new colonies. After creating the advertisements, they got to vote and see which colony would entice the most new colonist. The colony that received the most votes was 6th grade New York.

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5th & 6th Grade Crosspoint Science Creates Biome Books

Each student chose a Biome from around the world and then created a book of the organisms that lived in that area of the world.
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Identify obstacles to success. Creating action items is key—but identifying what stands in the way of students’ success is also an important piece of the puzzle.

A student may articulate a goal of raising a grade from a D to a B. If the student determines the grade is low because he or she isn’t doing enough homework, dig deeper to find out why. Is it because they have a boyfriend or girlfriend who is distracting them? Is the student is spending too much time on social media or playing video games? Is it because the student has to take care of younger brothers or sisters or work outside the home? Once students identify obstacles, you can help them determine how to eliminate or circumvent roadblocks.

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December 11, 1901 - The first transatlantic radio signal was transmitted by Guglielmo Marconi from Cornwall, England, to St. John's, Newfoundland.
December 14, 1918 - British women voted for the first time in a general election and were allowed to run for office.
December 15, 1964 - Canada adopted a new national flag featuring a red maple leaf on a white background.

Happy Birthday Bill of rights - December 15, 1791

Today is Bill of Rights Day which commemorates the ratification of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution in 1791.

Want to know more of the story behind the ratification of the Bill of Rights? Check out these readings, lessons, and student activities from Documents of Freedom.

If you sign into Documents of Freedom today or tomorrow with your Bill of Rights Institute credentials, you will be entered into a drawing for a swag bag containing the items pictured below plus a $50 Amazon gift card!

Be sure to follow our social media channels all day tomorrow for additional lesson ideas, fun facts, and chances for you and your students to win more prizes.

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The George S. & Stella M.Knight Essay Contest submissions due by 12/31/17 - click link below

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Scholarships available for seniors pursuing an engineering degree Application Deadline January 19, 2018 click link below for the application.

2018 BP Alaska Principal's Scholarship

Dear Alaskan Secondary School Principal,

The 2018 scholarship nomination period is open!

BP partners with the Alaska Principals Foundation to award 20 graduating seniors across Alaska each with a one-time, $5,000 scholarship. Any high school Principal in Alaska may nominate one graduating senior from their school. Students enrolling in STEM and Education based degree programs will receive priority consideration. Please take this opportunity to nominate a student from your school.

All BP APF scholarship recipients are automatically qualified for review for our Commissioner’s Scholarship. Out of the 20 participants, the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Commissioner will select a nominee to receive an additional $10,000.00 towards their college education.

Contact apfscholarship@alaskaacsa.org with any questions.

The deadline to nominate a student is January 31, 2018.

Follow this link for more information: http://www.alaskaprincipal.org/scholarships/bp/

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Bricks 4 Kidz Field Trips

Bricks 4 Kidz are hands-on class where children learn the fundamentals of S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) using Lego® bricks. Students may register for these classes through the OLS. This is under field trips and is requisition only.

Meet Aimee Sims at 7703 Eastbrook Drive, Anchorage

WHEN: January - 1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/19/2018

COST: $175.00

TIME: 10:30am-12:30pm

GRADES: 4+ ONE WEEK ONLY

THEME: NXT & EV3 Robotics

Experience the cutting edge of technology with the introduction of LEGO® MINDSTORMS NXT & EV3 Robotics. Students will be captivated as they incorporate the newest generation of motors, sensors and software by programming their commands directly into the intelligent brick. Test their capabilities by moving an object with a robotic claw, or a creating a mousetrap. Our endless list of builds is sure to provide the complete fundamental components of robotics at best!

WHEN: February - 2/12, 2/13, 2/14, 2/15, 2/16/2018

COST: $110.00

TIME: 10:30-11:30am

GRADES: K-2 ONE WEEK ONLY

THEME: Transportation

If you like planes and automobiles, then this unit is for you! Students will build motorized models of a dragster, an airplane and more. Explore the history of transportation, each lesson introduces terminology related to each mode of transportation, like “lift and propulsion” for the airplane, as well as describes how each “vehicle” works. And the best part is the models are so much fun to play with!

WHEN: February - 2/12, 2/13, 2/14, 2/15, 2/16/2018

COST: $140.00

TIME: 11:45am-12:45pm

GRADES: 3-4 ONE WEEK ONLY

THEME: Wedo 2.0

The WeDo 2.0 software provides an excellent platform for science learning, offering an innovative way for students to model reality, conduct investigations, and use design skills.

Programming is an important part of 21st century learning. With the WeDo 2.0 software we teach programming in an intuitive way – letting students bring their creations to life while sharpening computational thinking skills like logical reasoning, pattern recognition, and modeling simulations.

The Wedo 2.0 is a drag and drop icon-based software that introduces kids to the world of wireless computer programming and robotics.

Visit our website for information on Bricks 4 Kidz at: www.bricks4kidz.com/117

Please call Aimee Sims with any question you may have at: 223-8989

or Carmela Doney with Bricks 4 Kidz at: 223-5023.

The Anchorage School District does not endorse these materials or the viewpoints expressed in them.

Kasitsna Bay Field Trip

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Superintendent: Dr. Deena Bishop (742-4312)

Board President: Tam Agosti-Gisler‌‌ (742-1101 ext. 4)

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