The Summit Newsletter of South Anchorage High School August 2008

The Summit Newsletter of South Anchorage High School August 2008
13400 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99516
907-742-6200 Fax 907-742-6207
The
Summit
Newsletter of South Anchorage High School
August 2008
Dear Students and Parents:
Chuck Fannin
Principal
742-6270
Juliana Armstrong
A.P., Staff Services
742-6332
Patrick Henry
A.P., Student Services
742-6272
Kersten JohnsonStruempler
A.P., Curriculum
742-6257
Pat Walker
A.P., Activities
742-6304
With fall Registration less than two weeks away, we are very excited about the upcoming school year. Our students have experienced a great amount of success in their academic and extra-curricular pursuits these past four years and we anticipate that they
will continue to excel in the 2008-2009 school year as well.
We have two administrative changes to report. Kersten Johnson-Struempler has
been assigned to South as Curriculum Assistant Principal. She comes to us from Eagle
River High School where she served in the same capacity. Patrick Henry returns to
South as Student Services Assistant Principal. Mr. Henry is transferring from West High
School where he served as Assistant Principal. Please help us welcome these two new
administrators to our South community. I would also like to take this opportunity to
thank Brian Hosken, outgoing Curriculum Assistant Principal, and Patsy Chapple,
outgoing Student Services Assistant Principal, for their hard work and dedication to
South and wish them success in their new schools, East High and West High, respectively.
I would like to extend an invitation to all incoming ninth-grade students and
their parents to a special Freshman Orientation, “Strategies for Success,”
scheduled for August 12th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. This orientation is designed to
help our incoming ninth-graders feel comfortable and welcome at our school and to
inform parents of the basic expectations, opportunities and assistance that are in place
for their students. The Auditeria will be the Orientation starting point and directions will
be given from there.
Registration will take place the week of August 4th - 7th.
The specific times and dates are listed on the Curriculum page. Registration will start at the west end of school just
inside the main doors adjacent to the gym. Students who live in our attendance area should already have preprinted
SMS forms available at Station #1. If a preprinted form has not been provided by the District, a student or parent must
provide two (2) utility bills to verify their residence in our attendance area (the residence address must be on the bill).
New-to-District students need to provide current immunization records, the two utility bills mentioned above, and a final
transcript from their last school to enroll at SAHS. New-to-District students may contact the Registrar beginning July
15th or thereafter to make an appointment with the Counseling Department for scheduling.
In an effort to alleviate a significant amount of congestion on Elmore Road and in our visitor parking lot, student pick-up
and drop-off access to the upper entrance (faculty and visitor parking lots) of the school will be prohibited from 6:45
- 7:45am and from 1:45 - 2:45pm. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding with this necessary traffice pattern change.
In order to expedite the paperwork associated with football, the Activities Office will be open on Friday,
July 25th from 8:00 - 11:00 am and 12:00noon - 3:00pm to check eligibility and process physicals and
participation forms. Football, Football Cheerleading and Girls Flag Football begin Monday, July 28th. Please
review the Activities section of this newsletter to get the start dates of other sports which begin this
month.
On behalf of our administrative team, I welcome you to South Anchorage High School and look forward to seeing you
during Registration.
Chuck Fannin
Principal
Registration: August 4th - 7th
Alpha
Counselor
A - Cl
Roxann Berry (Dept. Chair)
742-6262
Co - Ha Jocelyn Friedman
Kersten
742-6311
He - Ma Diana Hedstrom
742-6341
Curriculum Connection
Registration
begins inside the
West entrance
by the gym
Families having more than
one student at
South can bring
siblings on the
same day
Johnson-Struempler, A.P.
742-6257
Mc - Sb
Sc - Z
Sp. Ed
Steve Polk
742-6325
Sara Miller
742-6354
Evelyn DuBois
(Dept. Chair)
742-6348
Registration Schedule for
Returning Students
Alpha Group A - L
Alpha Group M - Z
Seniors
Juniors
Sophomores
Freshmen*
8:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
Monday, August 4th
Tuesday, August 5th
Wednesday, August 6th
Thursday, August 7th*
*Several registration stations will be geared toward incoming Freshmen on August 9th
If you will be out of town during Registration, please call the Curriculum Office, 742-6257, or the
Registrar, 742-6260, to have your schedule held. All schedules not picked up will be dropped.
NOTICES
IMMUNIZATIONS
Please bring updated shot records with you to Registration OR fax them to: Nurse Fogels, Fax #742-6215.
Alaska state law excludes students from attending school until updated shot records are provided. Student immunizations must be current prior
to Registration. Students will not be able to register and pick up schedules if their immunizations
are not up to date.
ALL FINES from the 2007/2008 school year must be
cleared before students activate their schedules.
ADDRESS CHANGES must be made in writing - two
current untility bills for the new address must be provided to the Curriculum Office.
Student Fees
Activity Sticker.................................. $ 25.00
Parking Permit (Per Semester)........ $ 50.00
Activity Fee (Subject to Change)......$160.00
Class/Lab Fees
Applied Technology...........................$25.00
Art.....................................................$25.00
Nutrition/Food Science.....................$25.00
Transportation..................................$25.00
Photography.....................................$25.00
Please pay 1st semester class/lab fees at
Registration.
$23,680.00
At the end of the 07/08 school year, South
Anchorage High students had over $23,680.00
in missing books, unpaid lab fees and fines for
sports uniforms not turned in. Fine letters were
mailed in June.
Curriculum (Cont’d)
Strategies for Success:
A Freshman Parents’ Guide
to a Great Start
Tuesday, August 12th - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Parents of incoming freshmen are invited to join us on Tuesday,
August 12th. The general session begins at 6:00 in the Auditeria with
an introduction and overview of staff duties and methods of contact,
including attendance, homework requests, transcripts, counseling,
discipline, and activities. After the opening session, parents will chose
from the workshops listed below. Each session will be 20 minutes and
will repeat four times.
Navigating MyASD and the South Web Site:
This session will provide parents a hands-on opportunity to register
for My ASD and to receive a guided introduction to both the ASD and
SAHS web sites. Specific topics will include emailing staff, navigating
staff web pages, and checking grades.
Student Assets/ Getting Your Student Involved:
Why should students be involved in extra-curricular activities? Come
find out what the research says about student involvement. This
session will also include a survey of the activities, sports, and clubs
offered at South.
Ready, Set, Learn:
This session will provide an overview of the academic expectations
and support services offered, including departmental tutoring and the
new writing center.
Career Resource Center:
It is never too early to start planning for college, especially if your
student wants to apply for scholarships! Find out what colleges want
and what your student can do now to get ready.
Proactive Parenting/Keeping Freshmen Happy and
Healthy
This session, presented by our nurse and psychologist, will provide
helpful signs and symptoms of dangerous behaviors, including drug/
alcohol abuse and depression.
Freshman Orientation:
Incoming freshmen are invited to join South’s Student Government
for fun and useful activities to get them off to a good start.
Seminar Summer Reading Assignment
Reminder!
If you are enrolled in Seminar this year, your summer reading
assignment is to read and annotate (take detailed notes) Harper
Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” and Plato’s “Allegory of the
Cave.” We will be coaching (small group discussions) these
texts during the first week of school and it’s important that you
are prepared.
More information is available at:
www.southseminar.org
2008-09 ACT Test Dates
Register online at www.act.org
Test Date Registration Deadline
Regular
Late Fee
Oct. 25
Dec. 13
Feb. 9
April 4
June 13
Sept. 19
Nov. 7
Jan. 4
Feb. 27
May 8
Oct. 3
Nov. 20
Jan. 5-18
March 13
May 22
2008-09 SAT Test Dates
Register online at www.collegeboard.com
Test Date Registration Deadline
Regular
Late Fee
Oct. 4
Nov. 1
Dec. 6
Jan. 24
Mar. 14
May 2
June 6
Sept. 9
Sept. 26
Nov. 5
Dec. 26
Feb. 10
Mar. 31
May 5
Sept. 16
Oct. 10
Nov. 18
Jan. 6
Feb. 24
April 9
May 15
NEW TO THE DISTRICT
STUDENTS
Any new to the district students living in our
attendance area and planning on attending South
next year may pick up a registration packet in the
Curriculum Office which contains the information
they will need to register their student in the fall. The
Registrar will be available beginning July 15. These
documents include transcripts from their last school,
shot records, and a utility bill with their residence
address on it. They may be faxed to the Registrar at
742-6259. Upon receipt of all of these documents
the Registrar will then make an appointment with
a counselor upon their return to schedule their
classes. These appointments are only for new to
district students.
NO zone exceptions will be approved for South
High School this year unless there is a specific
program need or documented extenuating
medical or safety considerations. Students
currently attending South on zone exceptions will
automatically be renewed.
SAHS Class Color T-Shirts Will be Sold at Registration
Wear your class colors proudly this year! The t-shirts are $10.00
and are printed with the following logos on them:
Freshmen
Sophomores
Juniors
Seniors
“Green is Supreme”
“One down, 3 Sophomore to Go”
“Class of 2010 Rocks!”
“The View is Better from the Top”
2008/2009 senior sweatshirts will also be available for purchase at Registration for $35.00
School Picture Day
Freshman Picnic
on freshman
Registration Day
August 7th
Noon - 2:00pm @
South
Sponsored by
Student Government
Tuesday, Sept. 9th
Retakes
Tuesday, October 7th
Music Notes
Jazz Band will meet on the first day of school at 6:30am.
Symphonic Band students will need instruments on the 2nd day
of school.
A new percussion ensemble class, three classes of Orchestra
and four classes of Choir are being offered this year.
South Anchorage High School
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Main Line (Front Office)
Main FAX
Attendance (To report an absence)
Attendance Office
Registrar
Counseling/Guidance
Activities/Athletics
Nurse
Career Resource Center
742-6200
742-6207
566-5600
742-6285
742-6260
742-6257
742-6304
742-6287
742-6253
Student Services
742-6272
Visit the South Anchorage High School Website for up-to-date information on
our school and events at
http://www.asdk12.org/schools/south/pages/
From the desk of
Patrick Henry, Student Services AP
742-6272
Greetings Wolverine Fans
ASD has been my home as an administrator for the past four years. From 2006 to present, I have been at West
Anchorage High School serving as the Student Services, Activities, and Staff Services Principal. From 2004 to 2006, I had
the privilege and pleasure of serving my own community, South Anchorage, first as the Student Services Principal during
its inaugural year, and then as the Activities Principal during its second year.
From my past experience at South, I remember working with the best staff and student body in town. I am very excited
to return to South once again and join the tradition of success and excellence the Wolverines enjoy and work so hard for.
SAHS thrives in an atmosphere that commands respect for each other, integrity, and pride. In my role as Student Services
Principal, I look forward to working very hard to support those ideals.
Go Wolverines!
As we approach the start of the ’08 – ’09 school year……
LOCKERS
PARKING PERMITS
Parking Permits MUST be purchased BEFORE parking at school.
Permits are $50 per semester or
$100 per school year and will be
sold at Registration. Please provide the following:
Lockers will be issued during Registration on a first
come, first served basis. Each student will have their
own locker. We strongly encourage students NOT
to share their locker or their locker combination with other students. If this occurs, students
cannot consider their lockers secure.
HANDBOOK REVIEW
The 2008-2009 ASD High School Handbook will be given to
students within the first few days of the semester. Teachers
will review many of the more important portions of the
Handbook with students at that time. Please ask your child
to bring this handbook home, review it yourself and with
your child. Be sure to note in the handbook that there have
been some changes to South High rules regarding truancy
and tardy infractions. Please feel free to contact us with any
questions or concerns at 742-6272.
STUDENTS WALKING OFF CAMPUS
DURING LUNCH
Students who wish to walk home at lunch need to
have a parent’s signature on the “Permit to Walk Off
Campus at Lunch” form. These forms will be available
during Registration or afterwards from the Student
Services office.
Non Discrimination Statement
. Alaska Drivers License
. Current Copy of Vehicle Registration
. Current Proof of Insurance
Parents are required to sign the Parking Permit
Application Form in the presence of a SAHS staff
member or have their signature notorized.
ALL OVERDUE FINES MUST BE CLEARED
BEFORE A PARKING PERMIT WILL BE
ISSUED.
Emergency Tip
Line
566-8477
All information will
be kept
confidential
It is the policy of the Anchorage School District to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, and to provide services and benefits to all students
and employees without regard to race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood or other
prohibitions. This policy of the Anchorage School District is consistent with numerous laws, regulations, and executive orders enforced by various federal, state and
municipal agencies, including but not limited to Section 504, Executive Order 11246, Title 41 (part 60-1, 60-2, 60-3, 60-20), Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act,
and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the School District Equal Employment Opportunity Office, the
Alaska State Commission for Human Rights, the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, the Department of Education or
the Department of Health and Human Services. Grievance procedures for student and employee concerns have been established by the Anchorage School District.
For more information, contact: Director of EEO, P.O. Box 196614, Anchorage, AK 99519-6614 (907) 742-4132.
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Go W
From the desk of Pat Walker, Activities AP
742-6304
“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) Artist
The sunny days of fishing, camping, hiking and enjoying the lengthy days of summer will soon give way to crisp
afternoons and evenings filled with football and flag football games, cross-country running meets, volleyball
games, gymnastics meets, tennis matches, and swimming/diving meets. Activities at South will soon be in full
swing and we look forward to parents and students alike coming out to cheer on our student scholar-athletes.
If you are new to high school activities or are a ‘seasoned veteran’ parent who appreciates a reminder, all
students who wish to try-out for high school activities in the ASD must have the following before they can attend
any practices:
•
2.0 GPA from spring semester of 2008 and passed five (5) or more classes (seniors who
are on track to graduate and have passed all sections of the HSGQE must be enrolled in a
minimum of four (4) semester classes),
•
Current physical form (that does not expire during the season) on file in the Activities
Office,
•
2008-2009 Activity Participation Form (completed and signed by student and parent),
•
Participation fee – see the ASD website www.asdk12.org for fee updates (checks made
out to Anchorage School District),
•
ASAA Citizenship Policy (New! Tobacco, Alcohol, Drug (TAD) Policy) – please go to the
ASAA website www.asaa.org and follow the links to the “May 1 – New Citizenship Policy
Approved” for a copy of the new policy and check for any updates that occur over the
summer; all students who wish to participate in sports and their parents will be required to
view a short video. –Stay tuned, more details to come.
The fall sports season officially begins on Monday, July 28 for Football, Flag Football, and Football Cheerleading.
Cross-Country Running and Tennis begins August 4th and Gymnastics and Volleyball start August 11th. We
will be taking Activities-related paperwork at the Activities Office for Football on Friday, June 25. We will take
Activities-related paperwork for other fall sports on Monday, July 28.
We look forward to another exciting year in Activities here at South and look forward to seeing you out supporting
our students in their extra-curricular experiences.
South’s Fall Drama and Music Production....
“The Fantasticks”
September 2, 3, 4, and 5
7:00pm - South Auditeria
Tickets are on sale for $7.50 in the main office or in Room F211 during lunch.
Activities (Cont’d)
Cross Country
Running
Monday, August 4th
Practice for new players and
returning JV players:
2:00 – 3:30 - SAHS tennis courts
Sign-Ups:
Monday, August 4th
Practice for returning varsity players:
3:30pm – 5:00pm - SAHS tennis courts
Requirements for participation:
G.P.A. 2.0
Current physical—dated after May ‘08
Participation fee $160.00 (subject to change)
Parent/Player participation form with signatures
If you cannot be at practice the first day, contact:
Coach Bob Jones at [email protected]
9:00am - 10:30 am
South Anchorage High
School Track
Everyone is welcome as there will be no cuts
from this great sport. Make sure you turn in
your physical, permission form and activity fee
to the Activities office the week before.
Practices will be at Hilltop from 3:00 - 4:30.
For more information please email Coach
Michael Montgomery:
[email protected]
Volleyball Tryouts
Monday, August 11th
100% commitment is needed - no breaks or
vacations. Last year 85 girls tried out and 48
were selected to play for the South program.
Volleyball is an extra- curricular privilege and
academics come first.
Requirements for team tryouts:
G.P.A. 2.0
Current physical—dated after May ‘08
Participation fee $160.00 (subject to change)
Parent/Player participation form with signatures
Running shoes and knee pads
Indoor (only) Volleyball Shoes
Active ankles
Water bottle—NO SHARING
2008 – 2009 Cheerleading Squad
Football / Fall Competition Squad
Tryout Clinic - July 28th & 29th
3:30pm – 5:30pm @ South
Attendance is mandatory to be eligible for
Tryouts on July 30th @ 3:30pm
All material needed for Tryouts will be taught at the clinic
Current Physical, Participation Form &
Participation Fee must be on file prior to tryouts
Questions? Contact
Melinda Rocheleau: [email protected]
Jocelyn Friedman: [email protected]
Practice begins July 28th - for complete
football information go to:
www.sawolverines.com
S
O
CH
OL
School Spirit
Headquarters
The school store will be open August
4th - 7th during Registration
We will have South sweatshirts, t-shirts,
school supplies, planners, and lots more. All
profits from the store go to support South
programs. We accept cash or checks. Ask
us about volunteering at the store if you are
interested.
Purchase your
2008/2009 Yearbook
Early and Save $$!
August 4th - October
19th - $60.00
After October 20th $70.00.
Yearbooks will be sold every Wednesday
during lunch in Room C118.
Activities (Cont’d)
Battle
of the
Books
Let’s go to Italy and Greece over
Spring Break, 2009!
We will all miss Mrs. Wood since she has left us for
warmer climates in Texas, but I am very much looking
forward to taking over Battle of the Books for the
08-09 school year. For those of you who would like to
utilize the dog days of summer to get a head start on
the reading list, here it is:
Avalon High by Meg Cabot
Cowboys of the Sky: The Story of AK’s Bush
Pilots by Steven Levi
Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Double Helix by Nancy Werlin
Spaces are filling fast for the EF Tour visiting Rome,
Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, Brindisi, Patras, Delphi, and
Athens with an optional side trip to Florence.
We will be spending 10 days,from March 6 through March
15, 2009 exploring the wonders of the Classical World.
For more information, contact Glenn Wright:
[email protected]
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Maus I by Art Spiegleman
Peeps by Scott Westerfield
Sold by Patricia McCormick
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Terrier by Tamora Pierce
Trap by John Smelcer
What Happened to Cass McBride? By Gail Giles
I’ve read three of them so far, and I think it’s a better
list than last year. As you’re reading, try to generate
a list of questions that you think might be asked in
a Battle for a particular book. Hopefully everyone
will pick a different book! I will be collecting these
(typed would be a plus!) and making them into online
games during the year. We will be meeting the second
week of school to make sure that people can start
checking the books out. I look forward to working
with all of you! Have a great summer, and I’ll see you
in August!
Ms. Kim Garner
ALASKA 20041 AFJROTC CADET SQUADRON
SOUTH ANCHORAGE HIGH SCHOOL
13400 ELMORE ROAD, ANCHORAGE AK 99516
Dear Parent/Guardian of SAHS Students,
As the Senior Air Force JROTC instructor at South Anchorage HS (SAHS), I’d like to welcome your
student and extend a personal invitation for your student to enroll in our Air Force JROTC program.
JROTC is a fast paced, fun-filled course that provides opportunities for self improvement, leadership,
and citizenship development that no other course can equal. With the completion of one year of JROTC,
your student will earn 1 ½ years of credit (one elective and .5 PE waiver). Continuing sophomores
also earn an additional .5 science credit in their fourth semester. Additionally, cadets who complete
AFJROTC courses with a 3.0 GPA or better are eligible to transfer that grade into college credits.
The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, offers AFJROTC cadets the opportunity to pick up
college credits for every year they are enrolled in the JROTC program. A student can earn up to 16
college credits in a four year period at a significantly lower cost per credit. All elective credits earned
fall into the Leadership category and are transferable to most colleges.
The Air Force JROTC program is one of the fastest growing citizenship programs in the country. At
present, there are over 900 units worldwide with more than 100,000 students enrolled. In an effort to
squelch any rumors you may have heard, there is absolutely no military service obligation associated
with Junior ROTC courses. The high school level courses are focused on:
a) Developing leadership traits and inspiring a student’s sense of responsibility to themselves,
their family, their school, their community, and their nation.
b) Improving their ability to speak publicly and express themselves in oral and
written communication.
c) Developing and improving qualities of citizenship, proper conduct, discipline, and manners.
d) Providing a conduit for cadets to be recognized for their efforts in the form of promotions,
awards ceremonies, and scholarship opportunities.
e) Assisting cadets with decisions to enable them to pursue higher education after high school.
In addition to the academic benefits, the program is extremely social and a great deal of fun. The list of
sponsored activities, trips, luncheons, seminars, parties, and teams your student can be involved with
is extensive. Here are just a few.
a) SAHS AFJROTC Summer Leadership School: Survival training, river rafting, rappelling,
obstacle courses, aircraft orientations, camping, base tours, etc.
b) Intra-school physical fitness competitions (Cadet Challenge, Triathlon, etc.)
c) Compete and travel with the air-rifle marksmanship programs.
d) Compete and travel with the drill teams.
e) Perform Color Guard and Saber Team presentations in the community.
f) Visits to military installations: Run confidence courses, receive orientation flights on Blackhawk
helicopters and KC135 Air Refueling Tankers, C-17 and F-15 Flight Simulators, F-22 tours,
etc.
g) Rocket building/launching.
h) Field trips: Challenger Mission Center in Kenai, Pillars of Freedom and Council of World
Affairs motivational speaker luncheons, etc.
i) Military Ball, Dining Out and Awards Ceremony, UAA orientations, holiday and end-of-year
parties, and countless community service projects.
We highly encourage your student to give our program a try. Our unit has been named Distinguished
Unit for the last four years and was rated by an official Air Force Inspection as “Exceeds Standards”.
These accolades are earned due to the caliber of students we have involved in the program and the
enviable amount of accomplishments we have tallied during the last four years. Some of these include:
Accruing over 2,700 hours of community service work this year, having an Academic team that placed
9th in the nation, a Riflery team that ranked 3rd in the North West Region and where nearly 70% of our
cadets have achieved a 3.0 GPA or better.
I can assure you, your new freshman will receive the immediate affiliation and friendship of 100 fellow
students. If you’d like to learn more, please contact me or MSgt Coulter at 742-6240/6242 or at orme_
[email protected] or [email protected] or review our website at www.AK-20041.com.
Respectfully,
BEVAN R. ORME, Lt Col (Ret), USAF
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
2009 Senior Photo and Quote Requirements
For the 2008-2009 school year, the senior photo specifications are as follows:
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Photos can only be headshots
1 1/8” to 1 1/4” head size measured from top of head to chin
Student must be facing straight forward
There can be no hands, hats, bandanas, or sunglasses in the photo
Background must be a solid color with no backlighting
Color photos only
Digital images are preferred; the image file must be a jpeg or tif, with a resolution of 300 or more
dpi for a 2 by 3 inch photo.
ALL PHOTOS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO ROOM C118 BY SEPTEMBER 30th!
This year, senior quotes are going to be a little more personal. In the box below, hand write the
quote that you would like to appear underneath your name and senior picture. Keep in mind your quote
will appear in color. The entry must be:
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Appropriate for a school setting
Clearly legible
Written in pen
Able to fit in the box
If you do not submit an appropriate quote, then it will not be included in the yearbook!
The yearbook staff is working hard to make this a productive and successful yearbook. In order to
achieve this goal, we need senior photos and quotes to be turned in on time. If you have any further
questions, please feel free to come to the yearbook room C-118 or talk to a member of our staff.
Senior photos must be turned in by September 30th to Ms. Havelak.
*Seniors, here is your chance to express yourself and give your peers a lasting memory of you in your
senior yearbook. Please submit your entry, in pen, in the box below.
South Anchorage High School Yearbook
13400 Elmore Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99516
Telephone: (907) 742-6364
E-mail: [email protected]
Senior Ad Order Form
Parent Name_______________________________________________________
Student Name______________________________________________________
Address (w/ zip code)________________________________________________
Home Phone_______________Cell/Work Phone__________________________
E-mail____________________________________________________________
Is this page a secret? YES ____ NO____
Take $25 off all prices before September 30th!
COLOR
Full page: $400.00
½ page: $300.00
BLACK & WHITE
Full page: $200.00
½ page: $150.00
Number of photos:
Full page: 15-25
½ page: 7-10
*Digital photos must be at least 300 DPI
*All photos and text must be turned in within 30 days after purchase if you want a consultation
with a staff member.
Call or e-mail ASAP!
*There are limited number of pages so once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Customer Signature___________________________ Date__________
For Staff Use Only
Color
Full
Black & White
Half
Date Received:_____________
Received By:______________
Amount Collected: $_____________
Paid By: Cash____ Check #_______
News from the
Parent/Teacher/Student Organization
We welcome all new and returning families to South High (SAHS). PTSO stands for Parent, Teacher,
and Student Organization. We work solely for the benefit of SAHS. All of the money we raise is used
to support projects for SAHS. You, the members, decide the priorities.
PTSO Officers
President
Jayme Ellerbe
[email protected]
Vice-President
Treasurer
Jamie Bjork
[email protected]
Secretary
Erika Denman
[email protected]
Membership
Mary Beth Falcone
[email protected]
gmail.com
School Store Mgr.
Liese Munter
[email protected]
Store Volunteer Coord.
Nancy Lovering
[email protected]
The PTSO is composed of Parent Board Members and Committee Chairs who coordinate the many
hours that our parents generously volunteer. We meet regularly with the principal, teacher, and Student
Representatives who help set priorities for programs and funding.
So
what
does
the
PTSO
really
do?
We sponsor events throughout the year that make your student’s high school experience memorable:
all-school breakfasts (during Homecoming and February spirit weeks), quarterly candy give-away at
lunch, chaperone four dances a year, etc. We enrich the work environment for SAHS teachers and
staff by providing luncheons during registration, conferences, and Teacher Appreciation Week.
We provide evening seminars on topics such as College Planning, Drug and Alcohol Awareness,
Internet Safety (in conjunction with Goldenview’s PTA), and Volunteer Opportunities for Students.
The focus last year was on College Planning and we offered over 20 evening seminars. As part of this
emphasis the PTSO funded the PLAN exam for all sophomores (a practice test for the ACT college
entrance exam). College planning seminars will continue to be a major program in 2008-2009, so be
sure and check in at the PTSO table during registration for more information.
We work with the Administration to pilot initiatives such as the Credit for Community Service program that offers one half
credit and a letter to students that complete significant volunteer work. Starting this year we have also chosen to annually
recognize a graduating senior with a monetary award to both the student and the non-profit of their choice (the Bo Seward
Community Service Award) based on their commitment to community service.
The PTSO offers grants to teachers, clubs, and sports teams. We start the year off by giving a free planner to every
freshman to help them with the transition to high school. We end the year celebrating with our seniors as we fund
expenses such as the projection system at graduation, Senior Fun Day, the Night of Inspiration (Baccalaureate),
and Honor Cords for graduates. In between, we have funded the needs of teachers and departments for items
such as music for the band and orchestra libraries, humidifiers to preserve pianos, defibrillators, floor mats for
entryways, garbage cans, library copies of books on college planning, multiple copies of Battle of the Books titles,
online books, and audio books, printer for Life Skills, dodge balls for the gym to provide lunch-time activities,
textbooks for a new AP class, and support for the freshman Medieval Faire.
We encourage clubs and sports teams by providing an additional source of funding for programs such as the Lorax
Environmental Club pilot recycling program at SAHS, publishing the student newspaper, sponsorship of JROTC events,
helping fund the Drama, Debate and Forensics Club (DDF) student participation in the Harvard National Invitational Forensics
Tournament, and helping the Wrestling, Football and Swimming/Diving teams by contributing to their silent auctions.
The PTSO is supported by faculty, staff, and parents who pay PTSO membership annual dues ($5/person), eScrip, and
through the earnings of the school store. As you can see, your $5 membership goes a long way. We invite you to join the
South High PTSO. A membership form is attached to this newsletter and can be brought to registration, mailed, or dropped
off at the front desk of SAHS.
SOUTH HIGH PTSO, INC.
Invites you to join and be an active part of your child’s education
www.shptso.org
~ Please Write Legibly ~
Member(s) Name:
Student(s) Name:
Grade(s):
Address:
Zip:
Preferred Phone:
Parent’s Email:
Paid by: Cash ____________
Membership is $5.00 per person.
Please indicate number of paid members below:
_______ Parent
________ Student
________ Teacher/Staff
Ck# _________
________ Volunteer Only
“I can’t give my time, but here is my donation of $____________” Total Paid: $_______________
Membership Forms may be brought to Registration or mailed along with your check to:
Please make checks payable to: South High PTSO
South High PTSO, Inc
13400 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99516
Phone: (907) 742-6200
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteering at the school provides an outstanding way to participate and become involved.
Descriptions can be found at the PTSO Website
Check one or more areas of interest and you will be contacted by the committee chair:
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All School Breakfast
Candy Give-Away
Chaperone Dances
College Planning Committee
DDF
Grant Writing □
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Health and Safety
Hospitality
Library
Recycle Program
Schedule Handouts (Reg & Semester)
School Portrait Day
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Senior Parent Committee
Student Government
Summit Newsletter
Volunteer Fair
Welcoming Committee
Are you interested in volunteering in the school store? Email Nancy at [email protected] as early as possible to signup (slots fill up fast). Be sure to put “South Store” in the subject line and include your name, phone and when you are
available to work.
Special interests or other information to share: __________________________________________________
SAHS PTSO Membership Form 05.18.08
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Football, Flag Ftbl., Tennis, Cheer
seasons start
29
06/02/2008
7:00AM Open Weight Room
28
22
7:00AM Open Weight Room
7:00AM Open Weight Room
7:00AM Open Weight Room
21
15
14
7:00AM Open Weight Room
13
8
7:00AM Open Weight Room
31
7:00AM Open Weight Room
24
7:00AM Open Weight Room
17
7:00AM Open Weight Room
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7:00AM Open Weight Room
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7:00AM Open Weight Room
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7:00AM Open Weight Room
16
7:00AM Open Weight Room
9
7:00AM Open Weight Room
7:00AM Open Weight Room
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Wed
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Mon
Sun
8:00AM Football sign-up @ SAHS
Activities Office
25
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11
4
Fri
26
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12
5
Sat
18
25
17
24
Sports Start Date: Gym, SW/D & VB
11
27
3:30PM G JV FFB @ Eagle River
High School
5:00PM G V FFB @ Eagle River
High School
5:00PM G C FFB @ Eagle River
High School
3:00PM C V TN @ Bartlett High
School
School begins
3:30PM G JV FFB A J Dimond High
School
5:00PM G V FFB A J Dimond High
School
5:00PM G C FFB A J Dimond High
School
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3:00PM C V TN @ Eagle River High
School
4:00PM C V XCR Southside
Scramble
6:30PM G JV FFB Service High
School
8:00PM G V FFB Service High
School
13
Registration: Sophomores
6
19
12
Registration: Juniors
CC Running starts
Registration: Seniors
10
5
4
Wed
15
2:00PM G JV FFB Chugiak High
School
3:30PM G V FFB Chugiak High
School
4:00PM B JV FB Palmer High
School
7:00PM B V FB Palmer High School
3:00PM C V TN @ West Anchorage
High School
5:00PM G C VB @ Service High
School
6:00PM B C FB @ West Anchorage
High School
6:00PM G JV VB @ Service High
School
7:15PM G V VB @ Service High
School
28
3:00PM C V TN A J Dimond High
School
21
3:30PM G JV FFB @ West
Anchorage High School
4:00PM C V XCR @ Class Race
5:00PM G V FFB @ West
Anchorage High School
5:00PM G C FFB @ West
Anchorage High School
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6:30PM G JV FFB Bartlett High
School
6:30PM G C FFB Bartlett High
School
8:00PM G V FFB A J Dimond High
School
22
10:00AM B JV FB @ West
Anchorage High School
3:00PM B V FB @ West Anchorage
High School
30
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9:00AM G V VB @ Service
Jamboree
9:00AM G JV VB @ Bartlett
Jamboree
9:00AM G C VB South Anch
Jamboree C-1
1:30PM G C VB South Anch
Jamboree C-2
12:00PM C V XCR @ Skyview
Invitational
4:00PM B JV FB Bartlett High
School
7:00PM B V FB Bartlett High School
23
11:00AM C V XCR @ Bartlett
Invitational
4:00PM B JV FB @ East High
School
7:00PM B V FB @ East High School
16
10:00AM C V XCR @ Open
Jamboree
2:00PM B C FB @ Palmer High
School
9
2
1
8
Sat
Fri
6:00PM B C FB @ East High School 6:30PM G JV FFB @ East High
School
7:00PM G C FFB @ East High
School
8:00PM G V FFB @ East High
School
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Registration: Freshmen
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Mon
Sun
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20 0 8 – 0 9
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6
13
20
27
M
7
14
21
28
T
W
1
8
15
22
29
July
2
9
16
23
30
T
3
10
17
24
31
F
4
11
18
25
S
5
12
19
26
August
3
10
17
24
31
7
14
21
28
4
11
18
25
1
8
15
22
29
5
6
12 13
19 (20
26 27
5
12
19
26
6
13
20
27
7
14
21
28
September
2
3
4
9
10
11
16
17
18
23
24
25
30
October
1
7
8
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T
21
22
28
29
2
9
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23
30
1
8
15
22
29
5
12
19
26
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16
23
30
6
13
20
27
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4
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24 25
31
November
2
9
16
23
30
7
14
21
28
3
10
17
24
1
8
15
22
29
4
11
18
25
5
12
19
26
6
13
20
27
December
2
3
4
9
10
11
16
17
18
23
24
25
30
31
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14
21
28
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8
15
22
29
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S c h o o l
Ye a r
AUGUST
Teachers' first day
State released professional
development days
Classes begin
First day of kindergarten
SEPTEMBER
1 Labor Day holiday
OCTOBER
14-16 State assigned testing days
17 End of first quarter. State
released grade reporting day.
29-30 Parent conference days. School
schedules and student-release
times vary. Not all levels will
have conferences on every
day. Check with your school for
specific schedule.
31 State released professional
development day.
NOVEMBER
27-28 Thanksgiving holiday
DECEMBER
19 End of second quarter. State
released grade reporting day.
22-31 Winter break
JANUARY
1-2 Winter break (continued)
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday no school
FEBRUARY
16 Presidents Day
MARCH
6 End of third quarter. State
released grade reporting day.
9-13 Spring Break
25-26 Parent conference days. School
schedules and student-release
times vary. Not all levels will
have conferences on every
day. Check with your school for
specific schedule.
27 State released professional
development day
APRIL
7-9 State assigned testing days.
14 Testing make-up day.
MAY
21 Classes end. End of fourth quarter.
22 Teachers' last day.
25 Memorial Day holiday
14
15,18,
19
20
26
( ) Beginning, end of quarter
Vacation day, holiday
State released in-service day(s)
Parent conference
Teachers beginning, ending
days
School beginning, ending days
T Statewide testing
C a l e n d ar*
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T
W
T
F
S
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11 12
18 19
25 26
6
13
20
27
1
8
15
22
29
2
9
16
23
30
3
10
17
24
31
1
8
15
2
9
16
February
3
4
5
10
11
12
17
18
19
6
13
20
7
14
21
22
23
24
27
28
1
2
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9
15 (16
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29 30
3
10
17
24
31
5
12
19
26
April
1
T
T
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15
21
22
28
29
January
6
13
20
27
7
14
21
28
25
26
March
4
5
11
12
18
19
25
26
2
T
16
23
30
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13 14
20 21
27 28
3
10
17
24
4
11
18
25
7
14
21
28
1
8
15
22
29
2
9
16
23
30
4
11
18
25
5
12
19
26
6
13
20
27
May
3
10
17
24
31
7
14
21
28
4
11
18
25
5
12
19
26
6
13
20
27
1
8
15
22
29
June
2
3
9
10
16
17
23
24
30
10-29-07
South Anchorage High School
13400 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99516
(907) 742-6200
Non-Profit Org.
U.S. Postage Paid
Anchorage, AK
Permit #214
School Business Partners:
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Anchorage
Hotel Captain Cook
Dimond Center
Alaska Regional Hospital
Q’Doba Mexican Grill
Registration
Seniors
Juniors
Sophomores
Freshmen*
Alpha Group A - L
Alpha Group M - Z
Monday, August 4th
Tuesday, August 5th
Wednesday, August 6th
Thursday, August 7th*
8:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
Parent volunteers are needed at Registration!
Please contact Beth MacDowell: [email protected] or 345-7346 to sign up.
School Starts Wednesday, August 20th
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