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March 7, 2018

ASTI Schoolwide Announcements



RISE Theme for March is INTEGRITY: One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised- Chinua Achebe


Go Green Tip: Keep your cell phones, computers, and other electronics as long as possible.


No Place For Hate March Resolution: I will speak out against all forms of prejudice and discrimination.


Today, Wednesday, March 7th is a special modified schedule for a No Place for Hate lesson on microaggressions during 4th period.  Please practice RISE as you engage in important No Place for Hate workshops today.


Don’t forget to buy your yearbooks this Friday at lunch! The price is still $55, but it will be going up soon.


Beautification day is this Friday from 3-4pm! Come volunteer and get community service hours for cleaning up our school community. There will be popsicles for all volunteers!


Friday, March 7th is a late start day for students to accommodate a monthly staff meeting.


ASTI is closed Monday, March 12th.  Peralta classes will still be in session.


Are you looking for a convenient community service opportunity? Beautification Day is this Friday after school, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. You can help brighten up our school community, help ASTI with a fresh Spring look. Sign up this week in the office, and help ASTI with some Spring cleaning :)


It's March and you know what that means... it's spirit month!!  Spirit month consists of a series of events that take place throughout the month of March that earn your class spirit points!  We will be kicking off spirit month with the first event in which your class will be able to earn spirit points: Cake Wars. Cake Wars will be held at lunch this Friday, March 9th in the quad. Come watch your peers battle for the prettiest cake of them all and support your class! If you would like to participate, ask your class rep! Good luck!!


Sophomores:  If you would like additional help with your 2 year plans, you may come to the computer lab during your PE period this Friday, March 7th.  This is optional and not required.  If you plan to attend, please check in with Mr. Higashi first for attendance and then come to the computer lab.  Students may only use this time for two year planning.


Seniors:  Make sure you all check your to-do lists with your college accounts for the colleges you’ve applied to.  Monitor your to-do lists frequently and be mindful of any deadlines for transcript submissions, or if your college tells you that you did not meet A-G requirements.  See Ms. Jurkovich ASAP if you have any questions or if any issues arise.  Your applications could be cancelled or withdrawn if you do not submit documents required of you by the deadlines given.


Seniors:  If you will be graduating with an AA/AS Degree, you must petition for your degree with a COA counselor.  The deadline to petition for your degree is Friday, March 16th.  You may see any COA counselor to petition for your degree. It’s recommended you make an appointment soon and not wait until the last week to petition, as appointment slots fill up.  You do not need to file your IGETC by March 16th; you should file your IGETC once you have decided where you will attend college.  Email Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions!


Juniors/Seniors:  You are now able to meet with any COA counselor when scheduling an appointment.  You are no longer restricted to seeing the ASTI counselor at COA.  When you are scheduling your appointment with COA counseling, let them know you are an ASTI student, and the reason for scheduling an appointment.


Juniors:  You should all sign up for a spring SAT with Essay exam!  The next test will be on May 5th; the registration deadline is April 6th.  Register at; see Ms. Jurkovich if you qualify for a fee waiver.


Looking for a community-minded group to push for social change and provide individual support? Come to ASTI's Queer Straight Alliance! Our meetings consist of working on long-term projects focused on education and awareness, and support circles to discuss relevant topics and hang out. Whether you come for one meeting or for one hundred meetings, everyone is welcome! We also have great snacks. Meetings at lunch every Tuesday in Ms. Campbell's classroom.


ASTI Prom now has a GoFundMe! If you can donate any amount you can help us by using the link: It will also help tremendously if you can share this to your family, friends, and people you know. Any questions can be answered by Yongqi Kuang.

Community Service Opportunity: In The Mix April 28th at Island High School from 11-3 is an event focused on the mixed race experience in Alameda and the organizers hope to include the voice of current Alameda youthThe event will consist of a number of breakout sessions and group conversations about mixed race related issues.  Speakers include Lisa Bonta Sumil, Natasha Walls, Megan Emiko Scott, and Janet Stickman.  They seek students to talk about their individual experiences in Alameda as a mixed race youth. Alameda Board of Education member Jennifer Williams is on the planning committee and has asked for our support in finding high school students to come and share their experiences as a mixed race student in Alameda. If you are interested in sharing your experiences as a mixed race student in Alameda, please email Board Member Williams directly:

Posted by: Sean Brandt Published:3/7/18
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