Friday: September 11, 2015


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.

A day to remember

Today America remembers one of the darkest days in our nation's history. On September 11, 2001 hijackers killed 2,977 people in the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil. As we remember those who lost their lives with memorial ceremonies, let us also look to the future with hope and determination.

Lesson Plans related to 9/11


K-8 MAP Assessments

We just completed our second week of the three week screening window. A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who have already signed up or brought your students into the office to participate in the formative assessment. We anticipate having the results ready to share with each of you individually shortly after the window closes on September 18th.

For more information please contact your sponsor teacher.

Attendance Matters

A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. There is a direct correlation between students who attend school regularly and higher achievement levels. As attendance drops, so does the number of students proficient in reading, writing and math.

ASD Attendance Matters Flyer

CONSTITUTION WEEK: September 17-23

On September 17, 1787 the Founding Fathers signed what has become known as the Supreme Law of the Land, the Constitution of the United States of America. September 17th is now celebrated nationwide as Constitution Day. Visit the ASD Social Studies webpage for resources related to celebrating our Constitution.

Information on the Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana products

The American Association of Poison Control Centers has issued a warning about the dangers of synthetic marijuana products.

ASDWellness Flyer

Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) Update

AMP Parent Guide

AMP scores from the spring 2015 summative assessment are expected in late October or early November. The State Board of Education is in the process of adopting cut scores. Student scores will be divided into four achievement levels, 1 to 4, from low to high. THe State Board is expected to consider adopting the recommended cut cores at its meeting on October 9.

The packet is available online for public review at: https://education.alaska.gov/State_Board/.

If you would like to comment on the proposed scores, you may submit a written comment at: https://education.alaska.gov/regs/comment.cfm by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24.

Stay tuned for more "NEW" Information regarding the upcoming 2015-16 in future TIDBITS.

Spirit of Community Awards Program

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.

For more Information