November 3, 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.

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Emergency School Closures

As winter approaches, if you aren't sure if there is a school closure due to bad weather please check the following:

This applies to all small group classes taught. If your student attends a small group class taught by a vendor, please contact the vendor directly.

Map Testing November 27th - December 8th Contact your sponsor teacher to reserve a spot

MAP testing is about to start up for our second session.

There have been some changes in the district that will affect how we do our testing. Additionally, we are trying to streamline our testing procedures to provide an optimal testing environment for our students.

  • The Anchorage School District has mandated that students only take one test per day. Taking both the Reading and Math test in one day is no longer an option so to accommodate this new mandate, the first week of testing will be for Math testing only and the second week of testing will be dedicated to the Reading test.

  • Parents will need to stay and wait for their student to finish testing. Please do not drop off your student and leave. Because each session will only administer one test, the testing time will be greatly reduced so waiting time will be minimal. This enables our proctors to concentrate on keeping an orderly and quiet testing environment without having to manage students who have finished testing.

  • Please understand that the scheduling process is very complex. Please give at least 24 hours notice if you need to reschedule. In the case of illness or emergency we of course will understand, but if it is at all possible, we need a heads up for schedule changes.

Please remember that Math testing and Reading Testing will be done on different weeks.

Pictures are ready for viewing

If you took pictures last week during the conferences at Crosspoint, the pictures are ready!

Click on the link below to see the pictures. You will see all the pictures that Jocelyn Finch has taken for our school just go the 2nd row last ones on the far right then click on them.


Crosspoint Parents please click on the link below to read this important letter.

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November 1, 1848 - The first medical school for women opened in Boston. The Boston Female Medical School was founded by Samuel Gregory with just twelve students. In 1874, the school merged with the Boston University School of Medicine, becoming one of the first co-ed medical schools.
November 3, 1957 - Soviet Russia launched the world's first inhabited space capsule, Sputnik II, which carried a dog named Laika.
November 4, 1922 - King Tut's tomb was discovered at Luxor, Egypt, by British archaeologist Howard Carter after several years of searching. The child-King Tutankhamen became pharaoh at age nine and died around 1352 B.C. at age 19. The tomb was found mostly intact, containing numerous priceless items now exhibited in Egypt's National Museum in Cairo.
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Eleven days left to apply for youth volunteer awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors young people in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Applications for 2018 awards are open through November 7, 2017 at http://spirit.prudential.com.

Top honorees earn monetary awards and all-expense-paid trips with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for the program's national recognition events. Qualifying honorees also receive the President's Volunteer Service Award.

Applications can be certified for state-level judging by school principals or the head of a local Girl Scouts, 4-H, Red Cross, YMCA or Affiliate of Points of Light’s HandsOn Network.

Since 1995, the program, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), has honored more than 120,000 young volunteers on the local, state and national level.

ANSEP Middle School Academy

ASD and the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) are offering the opportunity for students to attend the Middle School Academy at UAA this January.

WHO: Students currently in grade 6, 7 or 8, who:

  • Are interested in science and mathematics
  • Are on track (or have the ability to get on-track) to complete Algebra 1 before entering high school
  • Have passing scores on the state’s standardized science and mathematics tests
  • Have at least a B average in science and mathematics courses

WHEN: January 16-27, 2018

WHERE: The Academy will be held on the UAA campus and hosted by the ANSEP. Students will be housed on the UAA campus; it is mandatory for all participants to stay in the provided housing for the duration of the Academy.

HOW: Students must complete an application and return it to the Title VI Indian Education office by 5:00 p.m. on November 17, 2017. The applications are available at the FPCS office on Fireweed.

2018 BP Alaska Principal’s Scholarship

BP partners with the APF 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. Last year one of Family Partnership's graduating seniors was the recipient of this prestigious award.

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.

The deadline to submit your application materials to Principal Carroll is January 12, 2018.

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

National History Day's 2018 Normandy Institute Seeking Applicants

High school sophomores and juniors passionate about World War II history can apply to National History Day's 2018 Normandy Institute. Along with an educator, students will travel to Normandy, France and participate in exciting primary source resource - all expenses paid. Applications must be received by midnight on Monday, Nov. 27. All applicants must be available to participate in the institute from June 16-28, 2018.


The George S. & Stella M.Knight Essay Contest - click link below


Superintendent: Dr. Deena Bishop (742-4312)

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