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2022 Most Outstanding Fine Arts Senior, Exemplary Artist Announced
The ASD Fine Arts Department Most Outstanding Fine Arts Senior (MOFAS) and Exemplary Artist of the Year were announced during surprise visits to each of winner's art classrooms on Friday, Jan 29.

The MOFAS for the 2021-22 school year is Krissia, a senior at Service High School. The Exemplary Artist of the year is Joy, a junior at Dimond High School.

The MOFAS is awarded a $2,000 scholarship. The honor was founded by Dr. Bruce Wood in 2018 to highlight one senior with exceptional technical skills and ability, showcases creativity and individuality, dedication, work ethic, and strong artistic, musical, or theatrical work.

As the Exemplary Artist of the Year, Joy will create a portrait of Krissia, the MOFAS. The portrait will be unveiled during a ceremony at the ASD Education Center this spring. The ceremony will honor both artists, and the portrait will remain on display at the Ed Center.
Follow Black History Month Lessons in ASD Classrooms
Follow along with ASD all month long for a look inside classrooms as students learn and explore the history and achievements of Black and African Americans during #BlackHistoryMonth.

Pictured below: 2nd grade classes at Northern Lights ABC School completed a small unit during the first week of February that focused on Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They will also be reading about Ruby Bridges.
Fall 2021 Denali Award Winners to be Honored During Feb. 8 Board Meeting
Mark your calendars! The 2021 Fall Denali Award winners will be honored Feb. 8, 2022 at the 6 p.m. Anchorage School Board meeting.

You are invited to celebrate ASD employees who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the District’s mission of educating all students for success in life.

Denali is an Athabascan word meaning “great one,” and ASD is proud to have employees that display greatness in the areas of achievement, service, and dedication. The Denali award is the highest award offered by the District.

The event will also be live streamed on the ASD Youtube channel.
Visit Our Schools Special Event to Take Place Feb. 19
Even though the standard Visit Our Schools main events were cancelled this year due to COVID-19, a special event is planned for Feb. 19, 2022. It will focus on charter schools and alternative programs.
The special event is a community-wide opportunity to learn about the unique schools and programs that ASD offers, including:
  • ABC (Back to Basics) Programs
  • Alaska Middle College School
  • Alternative Schools
  • ASD Homeschool Programs
  • ASD Virtual
  • Career & Technical Education Programs
  • Charter Schools
  • Fine Arts Programs
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Montessori
  • Open Optional Programs
  • Preschool Programs
  • World Language Immersion Programs
Come join us at the ASD Education Center (5530 East Northern Lights Blvd) from Noon-4 p.m. on Feb.19 2022!
If you are interested in learning about our other schools or programs not listed above, please reach out to that school principal for more information.
The Lottery is Now Open! Everything you Need to Know to Participate
ASD lotteries are held two times each year: during the last weeks of March and the week prior to registration in the fall.

Important dates to remember for the spring lottery:
  • Spring lottery opens for parents on February 1, 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year
  • Spring lottery closes for applications on March 17, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Spring lottery runs March 18, 2022
  • Parent notifications released March 25, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
ASD and AEA Reach Tentative Agreement
The Anchorage School District (ASD) and the Anchorage Education Association (AEA) are pleased to announce a tentative agreement following contract negotiations. The new three-year agreement, if ratified by AEA members and approved by the School Board, would cover the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024 and addresses compensation and working conditions for more than 3000 educators.
Contract Agreement Highlights:
  • Salary increases for all members, especially in the first year of the contract
  • A simplified, restructured salary schedule
  • Opportunities for members in the defined contribution tier of the state’s retirement system (Tier III) to contribute to a supplemental retirement plan
  • Clarified expectations related to grading, educator planning time, and meeting duration and frequency
Candidates for Next Superintendent to be Identified this Month
Thank you, ASD School Counselors! Feb. 7 to 11 Marks National School Counseling Week
The superintendent search continues this month with a focus on identifying and finalizing candidates.

The Board is working with Ray and Associates, Inc. to lead the application process. Ray and Associates, Inc. specializes in educational executive leadership searches.

Dates to note are:

Week of February 21
  • Community input and research completed

Week of March 7
  • Candidate applications reviewed and interviews scheduled

Week of March 14
  • First round interviews

Week of March 21
  • Finalist interviews
National School Counseling Week 2022, “School Counseling: Better Together,” sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 7–11, 2022, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do.

National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
ASD is Hiring!
ASD is Hiring! ASD has immediate full and part-time openings for cafeteria workers, bus drivers, and substitute teachers. Apply today and make a difference for kids across our community.
ASD is an equal opportunity employer.
5530 E Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99504