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February 16, 2018

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Office closures

Our office will be closed on the following days next week:


  • Monday February 19th in observance of President's Day.
  • Friday, February 23rd the office will be closed for Teacher In-Service.

Friday, March 9th

BUDGET ALLOCATION DEADLINE all money that is going to be spent for the 2017-18 school year must be allocated in the OLS. Budgets will be locked at 4 pm. 2nd semester receipts are due no later than Friday April 27th.

Middle School Battle of the Books Participants 2018

Hailey Gleed, Lyncie Adams, Heidi Percy, Cole Matthews.
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Are you looking for a ways to be involved in our school?

APC Elections! Submit your Candidate Application by

March 31, 2018



The Academic Policy Committee (APC) is the governing body of FPCS, comprised of FPCS parents, teachers, and students. These members oversee and guide many aspects of the direction of our school.


There are two parent seats and two student seats that will be available in the upcoming elections in May. The election will close at our year - end event on May 8, 2018.


If you would like to have a voice in our school’s decision making processes, please contact our APC Elections Committee Chair, Teresa Kress, at Kress_Teresa@asdk12.org - she will send you the application and answer any questions you may have regarding serving on the APC or the elections process. Thank you for considering serving on our APC!

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Wilderness-Related Summer Job Opportunities for High School Students

The Chugach Children's Forest will host an information night about summer job opportunities for students. Participants will learn more about opportunities and internships with Trailside Discovery Camp, Premier Alaska Tours, the UAA Outdoor Club, Student Conservation Core, Youth Employment in the Parks, and more. The event is from 4:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the King Career Center. For more information, contact Reth Duir at 907-331-9116.

Leadership Training for Teens

The Alaska Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute is an innovative service and leadership training for young people in grades 8-12 preparing them for higher education, careers, employment, community involvement and life. This dynamic community leadership training is offered to interested youth from across Alaska and includes five days of skill development and instruction in self and community assessment, diversity, goal setting, team building, project planning and decision-making, plus hands on field exercises, a community service project and a graduation ceremony.

Up to 50 students can participate in this opportunity, which occurs over sprint break. The application deadline is Feb. 28. Please share with interested students.

Speed Mentoring Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors

The Alaska World Affairs Council and the Anchorage School District have teamed up to offer a jump start to high school juniors and seniors though speed mentoring with successful industry executives on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in atrium of the ASD Education Center.


The day will begin with an informational presentation by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education guiding students through tools for identifying careers that connect with their interests and ways to fund their postsecondary learning. Following the presentation, students will rotate through 10-minute mentoring sessions with twenty-four mentors from a wide spectrum of industries with international scope. The day concludes with a free-form networking session for students and mentors to connect as well as for students to talk with various organizations with information and resources for follow-up.


Interested students should apply online. If you have questions, contact Chip Abolafia at 742-4839.

Essay and Video Contest for High School Students

The Federal Judges Association and the Federal Bar Association are sponsoring an essay and video contest for High School Students. The topic "What Does Equal Protection Mean to Students?" celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the 14th Amendment. Entries are due by Feb. 28. Learn more.

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Participate in the Science Fair Download Registration Form Below

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Free Construction Academies for High School Students March 12-16 (Spring Break)

The Alaska Works Partnership, Anchorage Construction Academy, and ASD are offering two exploration academies for students, one focuses on framing, sheetrock, and taping, and the other focuses on general construction exploration. These academies are offered during spring break. This free hands-on training is for high school students who are interested in construction-related trade careers. Interested students must apply online. More information is available online. Please share with interested students.

Seniors Invited to Apply for Internship with Senator

All Alaska high school students in their senior year may apply for the opportunity to spend four weeks in Senator Murkowski's Washington, D.C. office. The Senator will select a total of 20 students from all areas of Alaska to participate in two, month-long sessions. Housing and transportation will be coordinated by the Senator's office, but interns will be responsible for the cost. High School interns will be paid a small stipend.

Interested students may apply online, the deadline is Thursday, March 15. If you have questions, please contact 202-224-5301 or email Krystal_Edens@murkowski.senate.gov.

The 2018 Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition is here!

Challenge your students to “Solve Climate Change”
Registration ends March 16th!

Win up to $10,000!

Don't miss out on this great Kasitsna Bay Field Trip

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February 12, 1809

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) the 16th U.S. President was born in Hardin County, Kentucky. He led the nation through the tumultuous Civil War, freed the slaves, composed the Gettysburg Address, and established Thanksgiving.

February 14, 1849

Photographer Mathew Brady took the first photograph of a U.S. President in office, James Polk.

February 15, 1820

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) was born in Adams, Massachusetts. A pioneer in women's rights, she worked tirelessly for woman's suffrage (right to vote) and in 1872 was arrested after voting (illegally) in the presidential election. She was commemorated in 1979 with the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin, thus became the first American woman to have her image on a U.S. coin.
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don't hesitate to set limits for your child

Your willingness to say "no" sets a good example and may help give your child the courage to say "no" when faced with a potentially harmful situation.
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Monday February 19th - Office Closed, President's Day Observance

Friday, February 23rd - Office Closed for Teacher In-Service

Thursday March 1st 2:30-4:00 pm - Science Fair Open House at Crosspoint Community Church

ANCHORAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Superintendent: Dr. Deena Bishop (742-4312)

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

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