Panther Pride News

Jane Mears Middle School, Anchorage, AK

Friday, October 28, 2022

Panther Pride News is published weekly to keep all members of the school community informed and involved.

School Calendar: Upcoming Dates and Event

School Calendar

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It’s finally time for our first concert at Mears, Nov. 1

The Mears Advanced Band, Advanced Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble have worked hard to prepare an exciting evening of pop music, and perhaps a spooky song or two for the day after Halloween

The concert is November 1st at 7PM in the Mears MPR.

Planning Ahead

Tuesday, Nov. 8 -- Asynchronous Learning Day. Students complete school work from home.

Thursday, Nov. 10 -- Special Event: Veteran's Day Assembly at Mears Middle School

Friday, Nov. 11 -- State Release Professional Development Day. No school for students.

Staff Calendar

  • TUE 11/8: ASYNCHRONOUS Learning Day. Teachers and Staff work day on site


  • TUE 11/15: Mears MS Leadership Meeting 3:00 p.m. MMS Library

  • WED 11/16: ASD CT Leads 3:00 p.m.

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ASD Student-Designed Book Mark Contest

ASD Library Bookmark Contest

2022 - 2023 Theme is:

Learning for Life @ Our Library

Use your imagination and any ideas relating to reading, literacy and the love of the library!

Entries are due December 9, 2022. Submit your entry to Mrs. Fleming, the librarian. The winning school entries will go to district judging. Entries become the property of the Anchorage School District and may be used in other advertisements.

Entries must:

  • fit the theme and include the phrase Learning for Life@ Our Library™

  • be the original work of the student, whether hand drawn, digital art, or computer generated

  • be the correct size: 7” x 2 ¾” either horizontal or vertical

  • be submitted with the student's full name and grade on the back of the bookmark

No copyrighted characters may be included on the bookmark.

Forms with the correct size template are available in the library.

Become a member. Attend meetings. Purchase the 2022-23 Yearbook. Order Mears Gear online. Volunteer and get involved.
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PTSA General Meeting Schedule: All Mears Community Members are Welcome -- Second Wednesday of each month @ 5:30pm via Zoom

Semester 1: Nov. 9, Dec. 14

Semester 2: Jan 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Apr. 12, May 10

PTSA Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 981 2989 0912

Passcode: 986530

Parents and Family Members, please consider supporting Mears PTSA by becoming a volunteer, which is a fun and valuable way to support our students and teachers.

Please like and follow us on Facebook Mears Middle School PTSA for more information.

To purchase Mears Gear (including gym clothes), visit the Mears Middle School Store

Join Team PTSA: Volunteer Interest Form:

Yearbook is Now on Sale

Mears families can also order online by going to: using access code 13921123 (see the attachment). Please be certain to print and keep a copy of your receipt after completing and paying for the online purchase. Please do not wait to submit your yearbook order(s). Understand that orders made online after 11:59 p.m. on night of March 26, 2022 are not guaranteed a yearbook order. Questions? Please contact the Mears MS PTSA via email at:

Get Your Mears Gear Online

PTSA is proud to announce its new online store. Items can be purchased online and delivered directly to your home.

We are on Dena’ina Homeland

Mears Middle School acknowledges that we operate and gather on the traditional land of the Dena’ina Peoples and honor, with gratitude, the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations.