December 16, 2016

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.

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Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean, disproving detractors who told him that the curvature of the earth would limit transmission to 200 miles or less. The message–simply the Morse-code signal for the letter “s”–traveled more than 2,000 miles from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Newfoundland, Canada.


This week in hisory: 1799 - George Washington dies

APC Vacancy

Family Partnership has an unexpected vacancy on the Academic Policy Committee. To qualify for this seat you must be the parent or guardian of at least one full time student enrolled for the 2016-17 school year.

To declare your candidacy, please fill out the Candidate Questionnaire form and return it to the APC Chair, Ladd Parker (ladd.parker@gmail.com) no later than January 31, 2017.

Candidate Questionnaires are available at the front desk of the FPCS Administrative & Business office on 401 E. Fireweed Ln.

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The Family Partnership Student Government is currently raising funds to attend trip the AASG (Alaska Association of Student Governments) Conference in Juneau this coming March. Student governments from all over the state come together to make big changes in Alaska's Schools!

We are currently selling Hot Snapz (reusable heat packets)! They make great gifts during the cold holiday season! Our goal is to raise $4,000 for expenses for this event!

They are $5, please email Advisor Teresa Kress for more information: Kress_Teresa@asdk12.org!


The office will be closed on Monday, December 26th - Friday, January 6th for the winter break.

We will re-open and resume regular business hours on Monday, January 9th at 9:00 a.m.

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With the free H&R Block Budget Challenge, students encounter real-world personal budgeting situations through an online simulation and accompanying lesson plans. Just for playing, your students could win one of ten $20,000 college scholarships!

By learning strong budgeting skills and fiscal discipline early, kids gain the knowledge and confidence to manage their own financial future!

It's fun.

It's free. And students love it. Check out this video to learn more. Sign up today.

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The Science Ambassador Scholarship

A full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity.

The winner of the Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years.

The ideal candidate will be an ambassador for their field. We’re looking for someone passionate about discovery who shares their excitement with others.

To apply, submit a three–minute video of yourself explaining a topic in science you are passionate about.

  • Deliver a mini lecture, not a personal statement, as if you are teaching or lecturing an audience.
  • Don’t spend lots of time introducing yourself—just jump right into your topic.
  • Your video should be three minutes, no longer.
  • You can discuss any topic in science you like, not necessarily your field of study.
  • Upload the video to YouTube, and make sure the video is set to public.

Submit information here!

2017 BP Alaska Principal’s Scholarship Program

BP has partnered with the Alaska Principals Foundation (APF) to award 25 graduating seniors across Alaska each with a one-time $4,000 scholarship. Since the BP Principals Scholarship began 30 years ago, BP has contributed over $3.5 million to support the continuing education of deserving students.

Every high school Principal in Alaska may nominate one graduating senior from their school for the BP Alaska Principal’s Scholarship. The APF board of directors selects the 25 scholarship winners.

If interested, please provide the following information to Principal Carroll by the close of business (4:00 p.m.) Friday, January 13, 2017. Principal Carroll may nominate ONLY ONE student from FPCS and will need time to consider all candidate qualifications.

  • ACT/SAT Scores
  • Academic achievement,
  • Community/school involvement,
  • Leadership potential,
  • Financial need,
  • How the scholarship will assist the student in meeting personal goals and aspirations,
  • How the student excels compared to other students eligible for this scholarship,
  • One page (typed) letter, stating why you deserve the scholarship (PDF/Word only)
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AEEF, along with the generosity of individual and corporate donors, currently funds the AEEF Scholarship Program. AEEF administers scholarships on behalf of engineering societies and committees including the Alaska Society of Professional Engineers (ASPE), American Society of Civil Engineers, Mat-Su Branch, and Anchorage E-Week. The goal of AEEF is to consistently provide scholarships to support higher education in college engineering and math/sciences programs.

AEEF funds scholarships for high school seniors who wish to pursue a degree in engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program. Scholarships are funded by the local engineering societies and awarded statewide and at the regional level in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and the Mat-Su Borough. This one application will place a student in consideration for MULTIPLE scholarships.

To be considered for an award, the 2017 application must be used.

Submission Deadline: January 20, 2017

Winners will be announced during Engineers’ Week, February 19-25, 2017

2017 Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

The Society of Women Engineers Greatland Section is pleased to offer one $2,000 and two $1,500 scholarships to female high school seniors in Alaska planning to pursue a degree in engineering.

ELIGIBILITY Applicant must be a young woman who:

  • is a high school senior in Alaska
  • intends to enroll in an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university.

EVALUATION CRITERIA: Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Essay
  • Activities and Honors/Awards
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic Performance
  • Work/Technical Experience
  • Application Presentation

An electronic copy of the application is available on the SWE Greatland Section website at www.swealaska.org. Application deadline is Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

For more information contact:

Rebecca Carroll

SWE-Greatland Section Scholarship Chair


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Superintendent: Dr. Deena Paramo (742-4312)

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