Whether working with the brush, the pen, or the pottery wheel, students from district secondary schools produced exceptional artwork in the 2012-2013 school year. Today, the School Board will recognize the outstanding achievements of these students in the Alaska School Activities Association’s (ASAA) All-State High School Art Competition, the district Up With Art event, and the Alaska Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
District students placed first in seven categories at ASAA. The first place award winners include Delaney White (Jewelry), Sarah Webb (Digital Art Congressional Award), and Marina Washburn (Printmaking) of West Valley High, Leah Lowery (Textiles/Fiber) and Molly Putnam (Drawing) of North Pole High, Sara Karl (Painting) of Lathrop High, and Emily Scheff of North Pole High/B.E.S.T.
At Up With Art, Webb received the Best of Show – 2D award and Layla Heineken of North Pole High received the Best of Show – 3D award.
Webb also earned three West Coast Regional Gold Key awards in the Alaska Scholastic Art and Writing Awards as well as the only National Gold Key award in the state.
The Policy Review Committee is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to Policy 935 - Charter Schools. Proposed revisions are in the document below. Please submit comments, suggestions, or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of business on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
|Public Input Memo for Policy 935|
Memo and proposed revisions to Policy 935 - Charter Schools
“Look at the office window view from the F-16 cockpit,” said one student excitedly. “I want to be a pilot!”
To prepare for the event, students researched potential careers on the Alaska Career Information System website. At career day, a wide variety of professionals described their careers including Air Force pilots, an artist, a judge, an author, small business owners, a University of Alaska Fairbanks coach, and a firefighter.
“The purpose of career day is to encourage the students to look forward and analyze their career choices and requirements,” said teacher Jacki Scholle. “The students’ comments are evidence that they are now more aware of their own interests, the types of careers that match those interests, and what they need to do to set goals and achieve them.”
The class of 2013 tossed their caps in the Carlson Center on Wednesday, May 15 at West Valley High School graduation ceremony.
Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison made an appearance recently in the North Pole Elementary School gymnasium. Walt Disney also gave a brief talk.
These historical figures were brought to life by the fourth grade class of Julie McHenry as part of a (living) wax museum event on May 10.
The exhibit was the culmination of an interdisciplinary research project in which students researched an American scientist or inventor and gave a brief performance, in costume, as their historical character.
On Tuesday, May 7, the Board of Education recognized retiring staff from the 2012-2013 school year.
Retirees appear in alphabetical order – Louise Anderl, Rosita Bryant-Wilburn, Leslie Campbell, Lori Chase, Margaret Donat, Kathleen Doyel, Nancy Dreydoppel, Denise Edgerton, John Fink, Kathy Helmick, Alison Heyman, Carol Hughes, Michael Jamison, Bobbi Janiro, Dixie Keil, Dorothy Laiti, Beverly Lee, Robert McIntosh, Susan McIntosh, Sue Peterson, Brenda Sadler, Joan Sargent, Katherine Shira, Sherilyn Siegmund-Roach, Patrick Turner, and David Wilcoxson.
|The school district is pleased to join the community in support of the 2014 Arctic Winter Games.
In March 2014, more than 2,000 athletes, coaches and cultural delegates will arrive in Fairbanks for eight days of athletic competition, cultural exhibition and social connection. This historic occasion will be an opportunity to bring our circumpolar communities closer together and to showcase our youth through international competition.
Learn more about the Games and volunteer opportunities at www.awg2014.org.
The district reminds the community that a variety of useful calendars are available for subscription in any preferred calendar program.
The following calendars are available in customized calendar feeds: individual schools, district-wide athletics, individual school athletics, Board of Education meetings, district events and academic year (district-wide holidays, early dismissals, Parent-Teacher Conferences and more).
To subscribe to school calendars:
• Visit the Calendar page on your school website
• Select boxes to customize calendar feed (individual school, individual school Athletics*, Board of Education, FNSBSD and/or School Year Calendar)
• Click iCal to generate customized calendar feed URL
*Visit the district calendar at http://www.k12northstar.org/calendar to subscribe to the district-wide athletics calendar.
The community is invited to use the hotline to report any school related safety and security concerns or comments. The hotline will be managed during regular business hours and will accept messages 24 hours a day. All hotline messages will be evaluated and distributed to the appropriate party.
For emergencies, always call 911.
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The Board of Education, the Superintendent, and district staff begin the budget process in October of each year for the subsequent school year. The Board of Education officially establishes district priorities, primary performance goals and on-going commitments and initiatives as planning tools and to guide the administration in developing the budget.
Click the links below to download the 2013-2014 recommended Budget. Learn more about the budget process in the section titled "Welcome".
The Fairbanks Council of PTAs (FCPTA) provides support for local unit PTA members and training for those interested in PTA executive board positions. FCPTA also serves as a voice for community educational concerns and has a strong working relationship with the school district.
Learn more about the services and purpose of the FCPTA at http://www.k12northstar.org/parents/pta
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