April Edition

David Legg: Principal

As this year draws to a close, I would like to recognize our students for the effort they have made thus far and encourage them to finish strong. The next few weeks will be filled with celebrations including Senior Fun Day, Senior and Academic Awards, Spanish Immersion Graduation, World Discovery Seminar Graduation, Senior Step Down Assembly Senior Farewell and Graduation. Additional details and specific information is included throughout the newsletter.

Beginning July 7th, all returning ASD students will have the option of enrolling online. This includes 8th graders that plan on attending CHS this fall. The registration requires that you access Zangle Parent Connect to start the process. If you need assistance accessing Zangle our office staff is ready to assist.

Monday May 7th is Bike to School Day. Last year, Chugiak High School had the largest participation of any ASD school. I am inviting students and staff members to join me in an effort to hold on to our title by participating again this year. The event is intended to promote healthy habits, safe bicycling and a cleaner environment.

David Legg, Ed.D

Save The Date


April 26th 2014 JUNIOR/SENIOR PROM




May 5th WDS GRADUATION 6-8 p.m. CHS Library

May 6th LOCKER CLEAN OUT for Seniors sixth period


May 7th YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION following assembly

May 8th SENIOR FINAL EXAMS for periods 4, 5 and

May 9th SENIOR FINAL EXAMS for periods 1, 2 and 3


May 9th Senior Farewell 7:00 p.m. Steve Primis Auditorium

May 13th Deadline for fines and fees for graduating seniors


Register online for next school year

Online registration will give parents the option to register returning students online, eliminating the need to register in person.

Is your child returning to ASD next year? If so, you can register him/her online from the comfort of your home. The district is implementing an online registration system through Zangle ParentConnection for all returning students starting with the 2014-15 school year.

**If you do not have your Zangle ParentConnection PIN/Password, please contact our office now.

The online registration window is July 7 – Aug. 8.

Online registration will only be available for returning students. A returning student means that your child is returning to the same school, or continuing to their neighborhood middle or high school. If your family has moved, or your child did not attend an ASD school last year, you will need to register in person.

New-to-district students will still need to enroll in-person at the school or at the central enrollment event over the summer. Transferring students will also need to register in-person. If you miss the online registration period you may still register in-person at the school at the beginning of August.

Questions about online registration should be directed to our front office.

Senior Information and Events

Senior Fun Day, Awards Night, Locker Clean Out, Graduation & MORE!

Click Here for the list of events and dates.

Senior Fines and Fees

Attention seniors: Did you know that if you have fines or fees that are unpaid you may not receive your diploma at graduation?

To find out if you owe for any lost books or other type of fine or fee, please check out the list posted on the attendance office door. If your name is on the list, please see Ms. Prince to clear up the issue.

Remember that you must clean out your locker and return all books by your last day of school as well, to avoid a fine that would cause your diploma to be retained.

Please see Miss Prince if you have any questions.


FDCC Office is in the back hallway near the library.

Denise Edwards: Assistant Principal - Curriculum

The Curriculum Department is the academic department at Chugiak High School. We provide services that support students and their academic success. From enrollment and registration to end of term grades, the Curriculum Department encompasses a number of areas including: School Counselors, Indian Education Counselor and LEP tutor, Testing and Assessment, Teaching and Learning, Student Academic Progress and Graduation, and Grade Reporting.

Counseling News

Counseling and Guidance Website:

Please check out the new Counseling and Guidance webpage on the Anchorage School District website: It contains information on financial aid resources, academics, testing, after high school, resources, forms, APS, NCAA and much more.

AP Testing Schedule

AM=approx. 7am-11am, PM= approx. 11am-3pm

The following will be administered at Chugiak High School:

Mon. 5/5 PM AP Psych.

Tues. 5/6 AM Spanish Language

Wed. 5/7 AM Calculus AB and BC

Thurs. 5/8 AM Eng. Lit.

Fri. 5/9 AM Eng. Lang

Mon. 5/12 AM Music
PM Physics

Tues. 5/13 AM US Govt

Wed. 5/14 AM German
PM Euro.

Thurs. 5/15 AM Econ Macro
PM Econ Micro

Fri. 5/16 AM Comparative Govt.

College Preparation

For more information on the ACT, please follow the link www.actstudent .org
To find out more information on the SAT, please follow the link

Gifted Mentorship Program

The Anchorage School District Gifted Mentorship program is for the exceptional 11th and 12th grade high school student who has the self-discipline and interest to pursue independent study under the direction of a professional/ expert in a field of great interest to the student. Students MUST apply for this program.

Acceptance into the mentorship program is based on a qualifying matrix evaluation based on GPA, Test Scores, relevant coursework and teacher recommendations. Please visit our website for the application and for additional information:

The first application deadline for the 2014-15 Gifted Mentorship Program is Friday April 25, 2014. There will be second application deadline September 19, 2014; however, students are encouraged to apply in April to guarantee a spot in the program.

Please print completed applications and mail, fax, deliver or scan/email to:

Jean Poulsen

Mentorship Coordinator/ASD

Fax 907-742-4778

Mailing or Delivery:

Jean Poulsen/Gifted Education

5530 E Northern Lights Blvd.

Anchorage, AK 99504

Colette Marshall: Assistant Principal- Student Services

At Student Services you arrange to excuse students from absences, arrange for a blue pass, get a form for a pre-acknowledge absence and pick up make-up work for an illness or suspension.

Attendance Line 742-3069 to call in an absence or pre-arrange a blue pass

Jeannie Frey 742-3072 is our Student Services Secretary

Reminders for Students and Parents

It is amazing how quickly the school year flies by. Suddenly, we are at the end of the year and looking at another group of graduating seniors. And this year, I will be graduating too. Although I am excited about retirement, I will miss working with our students. So as we move toward graduation and the end of the school year, I am including some reminders for parents and student:

  • Seniors must have all their fines and fees cleared. They will have a chance to do this during graduation practice on Friday, May 9th; otherwise, they can return to the school the following week but must sign in at the main office for a visitor’s pass.
  • After Friday, May 9th, if seniors return to school they must sign in at the main office for a visitor’s pass. They may not return to school to visit teachers.
  • Some students feel that they must leave their mark on the school prior to leaving. NOT A GOOD IDEA. Pranks, no matter how harmless they may seem, can result in disciplinary action, suspension, and may prevent students from walking at graduation.
  • When students check in at the Sullivan at 1 p.m. on May 15th, they will not be allowed to bring in cell phones, cameras etc. We will ask them to return these items to their vehicle. Please remind them!
  • As graduation is a formal affair, please refrain from giving students “gag” gifts at the area where they receives flowers, leis, etc. This disrupts the graduation and interferes with others who also want to recognize their senior.
  • Students who are 18 are able to excuse themselves from classes; however, if you are concerned that you son or daughter may be abusing this, please contact the Attendance Office at 742-3069. We are able to print off a student’s attendance history for your review.
  • Even with our efforts and yours, sometimes our students make poor choices. In order to avoid carry-over suspensions of three-to-five days for a variety of infractions, I try to utilize the inservice day following the students’ last day as well as the last week in May with a full day or days of work detail.


OohRah! We finally got through the most demanding month in NJROTC. We had our AMI (Annual Military Inspection), Military Ball, JROTC Military Award Ceremony, Triathlon, Senior Cadet Orientation Field Trip to Pearl Harbor, and two Color Guard Details!

This month two cadets received the highest NJROTC cadet award that can be earned. The Cadet Achievement Ribbon was awarded to, c/PO3 Paul Cockreham and c/PO3 Ethan Espe for their quick thinking and heroic actions as lifeguards that saved an eleven year old boy from drowning in the Anchorage YMCA pool. JOB WELL DONE CADETS!

Click here for the rest of the story!

Miscellaneous Student Services Information

  • Please refrain from sending flowers, candy, and other gifts.
  • Parking paperwork is available in the Attendance Office and no longer needs to be signed in our presence; however, it does require a parent signature.

Josh Green: Assistant Principal- Activities

The Activities Office is where the fun stuff happens at Chugiak High School:

  • Sign up for sports
  • Get involved with Student Government
  • Join or start up a club
  • Try out for a play
  • Buy a ticket to a dance/prom
  • Buy spiritwear
  • Purchase an activity sticker
  • Look into extracurricular activity--

Activities is where you need to go!


Sport Practice Begins

Football….$185 Monday, Aug. 4

Football Cheerleading ..$175 Monday, Aug. 4

Comp Cheer..$175 Monday, Aug. 4

XC Running..$175 Monday, Aug. 4

Tennis…$175 Monday, Aug. 4

Girls Flag Football…$185 Monday, Aug. 4

Swimming/Diving …$195 Monday, August 11

Girls Gymnastics …$195 Monday, August 11

Girls Volleyball…$185 Monday, August 11

Riflery…$185 Monday, September 15

*Prices subject to change..check for more info

Activities Office Hours for Sports Registration until school begins

July 28 - August 21

Monday - Friday

7:00-11:00am & 12:00-3:30pm

All Forms can be found on the ASD website~

Please bring the following:

1) ASD Health Examination Form signed by doctor, student &

parent/guardian (must be good for entire season)

2) 2014-15 High School Athletic/Activity Participation Form signed by student & parent/guardian

3) ASAA Play for Keeps form (TAD policy) found on signed by student and parent/guardian.

4) Concussion In Sports Test (acknowledgment form must be signed by parent and student each year, test results must be printed and turned in with paperwork). Test is taken as a freshman than good for 4 years.

5) Activity Fee must be paid online on Zangle or a check/cash turned in with paperwork prior to practice.

*Athletes must be enrolled in at least 5 ASD classes to participate in sports

**4th qtr/2nd semester grades will be verified for: 2.0 GPA minimum & 5 classes passed; (this rule does not apply to incoming 9th graders until the end of 1st quarter).

You must complete the eligibility process with the Activities Office and receive your “GOLD TICKET” BEFORE you are allowed to begin practice with any team. Please call Mrs. Huffer at 742-3067 with any questions~

Looking for more information regarding CHS activities?

Please visit our new on-line calendar for regular updates.

Would you like to sign up or know if you are eligible to participate in an activity?

  • ASD sports/activities schedules and start/ending dates along with sign up paperwork can be found at
  • Information involving the Alaska Schools Activities Association (ASAA) the governing body for Alaska high school sports can be found at

ASD Statement of Nondiscrimination

The Board is committed to an environment of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, economic status, union affiliation, disability, and other human differences. No person shall be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, any academic or extracurricular program or educational opportunity or service offered by the District. The District will comply with the applicable statutes, regulations, and executive orders adopted by Federal, State and Municipal agencies. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the District's Equal Employment Opportunity Director, who also serves as the Title IX Coordinator, ASD Education Center, 5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99504-3135 (907) 742-4132 or to any of the following external agencies: Alaska State Commission for Human Rights, Anchorage Equal Rights Commission, Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services.

School Business Partners

Chugiak High School would like to thank all of our Business Partners for their help with our students and staff throughout the year. Please Click here to see a complete list of our current partners. Our partners help us in the classroom with guest presentations, discounts and/or donations at their businesses, opportunities at their businesses, including mentorships and job shadowing, and service projects. Many partners give mock interviews to our student body to practice their interviewing skills for job searches. We want to take this opportunity to recognize all of our current school business partners. The Mustangs thank you for supporting a wide variety of school programs and activities from the tri-annual Most Improved Student Luncheon to our scholarship programs and financial aid evenings for seniors and their parents. Thank you!

Chugiak High School

16525 South Birchwood Loop Road

Chugiak, Alaska 99567

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