David Legg: Principal
David Legg, Ed.D
Our Math-lete team is practicing hard for the elimination round of nationwide competitions of Math Madness! Chugiak is one of two teams from Alaska and currently we are ranked 123 of 1000. There are almost 12,000 students participating nationally. One of our students, David Stockhouse is ranked in the top 8% of all participants. Students in the photo are participating in the November 8th competition. From front to back the students are Kyle Bringhurst, PaKou Yang, Megan Ruiz, Samson Sturm, Mariah McCoy, Mariah Johnson, Megan Bear and Alex Culbert.
Our next competition will be Wednesday the 13th of November. If we make it through that elimination then we will compete again on November the 20th.
Tour Guide Training - Open House at KCC
Thursday, Dec. 12th 2013 at 7pm
2650 East Northern Lights Boulevard
One of the best ways to prepare for a career in tourism or the travel industry is on the Alaska Railroad. If you’re already thinking ahead and looking for valuable work skills, join us at our Annual High School Student Tour Guide Training Open House — friends, family, and students are welcome. So climb aboard the Railroad and become a track star. For more information, call Mike Woods at 742-8964.
Strength of Our Youth
Did you know that 86% of teens have been physically active in the last week? Or that 14% of teens have not been physically active in the last week?
Perceptions are the way we look at a subject and make conclusions. In the case of “teenage behaviors,” we can choose to look at the small percentage of “not so good” (the 14%) or we can choose to focus on the positive and the larger percentage of “good behavior.” (The 86%!) This is the case where Chugiak High School's own, Tasha Boyer, has participated in ASD’s recently initiated “Strength of our Youth” campaign. The “Strength of our Youth” campaign focuses on the positive perceptions of our youth and encourages their peers to communicate positively to empower one another. Tasha’s article in Anchorage Daily News gives us a better perspective on the choices our youth are making and how we as parents and the community can support them. See her article in the Anchorage Daily News and visit the Anchorage Youth and Development Coalition’s website to get the whole picture.
Chugiak Science Teacher Wins National Award!
One of Chugiak's science teachers has won a national award recognizing his efforts in teaching Biotechnology at the secondary level. The NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) will be presenting Aaron Kallas with his award in Atlanta next month.
Click this link and then scroll down to read the article about Mr. Kallas' accomplishments.
Denise Edwards: Assistant Principal - Curriculum
Please check out the new Counseling and Guidance webpage on the Anchorage School District website: www.asdk12.org/counseling. It contains information on financial aid resources, academics, testing, after high school, resources, forms, APS, NCAA and much more.
Just a reminder to seniors seeking scholarships: Scholarship Portfolio information can be found at the ASD District Counseling webpage at www.asdk12.org/counseling. Deadlines for scholarship consideration are quickly approaching. Completed portfolios can be turned in to your counselor.
College Visits to Chugiak High School: Students should listen to the daily announcements for information about which college representatives are scheduled to visit Chugiak High School each week. College Representatives will be available on scheduled days during lunch in the cafeteria to speak with any interested students.
Career Resource Center at Chugiak High School: A counselor will be available in the Career Resource Center on Wednesdays during lunch to speak with students who may wish to access materials or who have questions regarding college or career resources. Students may also contact their counselor regarding any college and career questions they may have.
Save The date
November 12: Honor Awards Assembly
Time: Lunch (10:20-11:00)
Eligibility: Two semesters of 3.5 and above
November 19: The ASVAB will be offered for sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Chugiak on Tuesday, November 19th at 7:15am. Please see Mrs. Jaasma in House 3 to sign up. For more information about the test, go to official-asvab.com
December 10: Accuplacer Test
Place: Chugiak High School
Group: Priority Group: Juniors. Seniors may also sign up.
December 18 and 19: Semester 1 final exams
December 18: Periods 1,2, 3
December 19: Periods 4, 5, 6
December 20: Winter Break begins for students
January 6: Students return from Winter Break.
First day of Semester 2 classes.
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
News From Student Services
As the temperatures drop and snow begins, please remind your kids who drive to put an emergency kit in their vehicles. Extra clothing, blankets, beacons, and a flashlight are just a few things to include. Students should also allow extra time to get to school when the roads become icy.
Congratulations to Abigail Schoffmann and Emalie Flodin, our November Students of the Month for Parking. This honor is open to all juniors and seniors who must meet the following criteria:
· Have perfect attendance for the previous month
· Hold a parking permit
· Have no parking tickets
We pro-rate permits throughout the year. After 1st quarter, the cost is $82.50, after the semester (December 20th) the cost is $55.00, and after 3rd quarter (March 7), the cost is $27.50.
742-3069 is our Attendance Line that you can anytime and leave a message. We check the messages several times a day.
When you arrange for a blue pass, please have your child pick up the blue pass prior to leaving. If your child will return to school, have he/she check in at the Attendance Office so we can record the time and amend the attendance.
Because of the large volume of blue passes, we are not able to deliver them to students.
Pre-Approved Absence Request
Our new form does not have an area for teachers to record the homework for the days missed. So please ensure your child checks with his/her teachers to get the homework prior to leaving.
Students who turn 18 can excuse themselves from school, sign permission forms, and change who receive the attendance calls. We inform students that this is a privilege that should not be abused. If you have concerns, please contact Mrs. Frey at 742-3072 or Colette Marshall at 742-3071.
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New ASD/CHS Attendance proceedures
- Click here for a Pre-Approved Absence request for extenuating circumstances
- Parents can call in (742-3069) to excuse an absence or arrange a blue pass. Please provide a reason for the absence
- Parents have a three-day window to excuse absences
- Students who are returning to school need to check in at the Attendance Office so we can record their return time
- Illness, death or serious illness in immediate family, attendance at religious service, or extenuating circumstances approved by principal all constitute an excused absence
- Tardies are recorded to indicate that students were not in the classroom when the class began. Students who are tardy for extenuating circumstances will be exempt from consequences as determined by the administration
Co - Students of the month
dedicated parking for student of the month
Students with perfect attendance, no discipline referrals and who are nominated will be considered for Student of the Month.
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!
Save The Date
November 14,15 & 16. - State Volleyball at Chugiak High School
November 21, 22 & 23 - All State Music at Bartlett High School
December 2nd - Start of Basketball Season First Day of Practice.
December 3rd - Winter Band Concert.
December 5th - Winter Orchestra Concert.
December 13th - Winter Choir Concert.
December 19, 20 & 21 - JV & C Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament @ Chugiak High School
The district is conducting a communications survey to parents and members of the community. ASD hopes to better gauge how the community likes to receive information and to improve communications with parents and the community.
The electronic survey is available through this link: Communications survey
Teacher/Administrator Evaluation Survey
The ASD Evaluation System is a reflection of the Anchorage School District mission to “educate all students for success in life.” Students, parents, community members and school staff are given the opportunity to provide information about teacher and administrator performance.
The two forms currently available are the Performance Evaluation Input Form on a Teacher and the Performance Evaluation Input Form on an Administrator (whether they are site administrators or central office administrators). If you would like to complete an Evaluation Input Form you have three options:
Employees can complete the web-based Evaluation Input Forms anonymously by going to the District Connection at http://home.asdk12.org. You will find links to either Evaluation Input Form (teacher or administrator) under the Announcements section.
Members of the public and employees not wishing to remain anonymous can complete the Web-based Evaluation Input Form by going to either the Parents or Community portal pages on the District’s website: www.asdk12.org/parents or www.asdk12.org/community/. Links to both Evaluation Input Forms are available under the “Feedback & Questions” heading.
Web-based Evaluation Input Forms will be transmitted electronically by the Human Resources Department (Ginger Moser, HR Specialist) to the appropriate supervisor.
For those who wish to print a hard copy of the form, PDF versions can be found in the Forms & Publications Library on either of the District’s websites by searching for “Performance Evaluation Input.”
School sites will also have ‘hard copies’ of the forms for parents and employees who do not have access to a computer. Each school will determine a location for the form (most likely the main office). Hard copies will be kept confidential and routed by the school to the immediate supervisor.
2013 Activity & Athletic Interest Survey – Grades 4 - 12 only
The 2013 Activity & Athletic Interest Student Survey is being done to provide schools with information about student interests in athletics. This is an annual survey implemented and analyzed jointly by the ASD departments of Equal Employment Opportunity, Secondary Education, Elementary Education, and Assessment and Evaluation. This survey is a tool for understanding what interests our students have and how we can better serve their interests, while also meeting the federal requirements for Title IX. The survey will take place in computer labs at your child’s school between October 7 and November 15 of 2013.
This survey does not require parental permission and will be administered to all students in grades 4 - 12. This message serves as a notice to parents about this upcoming survey.
The questions contained in the student questionnaire ask about student interest in activities and athletics.
Please follow or type this link to review the survey: http://www.asdk12.org/ae/surveys/activityandathleticinterest/
Would you like to sign up or know if you are eligible to participate in an activity?
The CHS Yearbook staff encourages you to visit the Yearbook page of the CHS website to find the most recent information about: ordering your yearbook, submitting senior portraits, ordering senior ad pages, and contributing your pictures for use in the 2014 yearbook.
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!