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ASTI Community:

Please join us for the final meetings of the school year this Thursday May 18 (fact-- the 37th anniversary of the Mt. St. Helen's eruption-- I grew up in Oregon--my family was camping and we rushed home to see if our home was intact--it was).  

5:30 pm School Site Council includes a proposed change to the dress code-- members, please attend so we have quorum for a motion! May agenda and April minutes are attached.

 

6:30pm Parent Teacher Student Association-- Agenda will be available soon. 

 

Warm regards,

Tracy Corbally

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 5/17/17

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Seniors:  Those of you enrolled in a Spring 2017 college class needed to graduate from high school must turn in the college progress report form, signed by your college professor, to Ms. Jurkovich by Friday, May 19th.  Failure to turn in this form means you may not participate in graduation on June 2nd.  Progress report forms are being passed out this week.

 

Have amazing artistic and/or photography skills but don't know where to express them? JOIN THE YEARBOOK COMMITTEE! We will be hosting a Yearbook Orientation this Friday after school in the lab! Come join us to learn about all the positions we have available and the responsibilities that comes along with it. We will also be passing out the applications! If you truly cannot make it, please have a valid reason and let Cammie or I know so we can give you an application beforehand!

 

ASTI Spring Final Exam Schedule 2017

 

Tuesday May 30, 2017

1st Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

2nd Period: 10:20-12:30

 

Wednesday May 31, 2017

3rd Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

4th Period: 10:20-12:30

 

Thursday June 1, 2017

5th Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

6th Period: 10:20-12:30

 

Graduation 2017 will be at the Elks Lodge—be sure to wear cool clothing under your gowns; no noisemakers or balloons will be allowed into the ceremony. Families may leave balloons downstairs and pick them up after the ceremony to present to graduates outside.

 

Seniors:  If you are continuing at COA after graduation in preparation for transfer, read the email Ms. Jurkovich sent over School Loop last week.  In order to register for classes, you will first need to complete online orientation and then meet with a COA counselor to develop your course plan.  If you are continuing at COA next year, make sure you also fill out the Alameda Promise application on the COA website for a free year of COA classes.

 

ASTI/COA Counselor Update:  ASTI students who wish to meet with a COA counselor to discuss IGETC or AA degrees may ask to meet with COA counselor Vinh Phan, Tracy King, or Fathia Mohamed.

 

Seniors: The College of Alameda will hold its graduation ceremony on Friday, May 26th at 2:00pm.  ASTI students who have filed for an AA/AS degree or IGETC certificate are welcome to register to participate. You may borrow an ASTI cap and gown for the ceremony starting Monday May 22. More information may be found online:  http://alameda.peralta.edu/grad2017/

 

Seniors: ASTI provides caps, gowns and tassels for graduation.  We will check these out as the date approaches.  You may also check these items out for COA graduation. Tassels will be yours to keep; caps and gowns must be returned. If you wish to decorate a cap, you may purchase one from the COA Bookstore.  Decorations must be appropriate for a public event.

 

Community Service Opportunity Friday, May 19, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Earhart Elementary School will have ice cream social, and we need volunteers to set up, scoop ice cream or topping, or clean up. 

If any ASTI students would like to earn their community services hours, please sign up via - http://signup.com/go/LyhSxQ They can check in with Kate Schnoebelen [PTA President] or me, Rachil Tam [2017-18 PTA President]. Either of us can sign the form for them.

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 5/16/17

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May 10th 2017

10th & 11th graders:  If you have not yet turned in fall concurrent enrollment forms & schedule planners to Ms. Jurkovich, you must turn them in no later than Wednesday afternoon (today).  If you do not turn your forms in by today, your prerequisites will not be cleared and your registration will be delayed.  You may not be able to register on Friday if you do not turn these forms in by Wednesday.

 

Summer/Fall registration takes place on Friday, May 12th.  Enrollment lottery line lists will be posted outside of the office this week.  10th & 11th graders must be present in the ASTI quad at 7:45am to receive a number that corresponds to their spot in the enrollment line.  Students will be brought by groups of 10 over to the A building to register starting at 8am.  11th graders register first; 10th graders register second.  9th graders will likely register during their PE period.  12th graders continuing at COA may register at the end of the day.  Students should monitor the number of seats available in their planned classes this week and next.  Bring backup plans with you to registration if necessary that have been signed by a parent/guardian.  No backup forms will be approved on the 12th if they do not have a parent signature.

 

9th & 10th graders:  If you are registering for a summer or fall college course on Friday, and you are NOT presently enrolled in a Spring 2017 COA class, you must submit a new application for Fall or Summer to the College of Alameda.  Ms. Jurkovich passed out instructions on how to do this early this week.  If these applications are not submitted by tonight, you may not be able to register on Friday.

 

Seniors:  Those of you enrolled in a Spring 2017 college class needed to graduate from high school must turn in the college progress report form, signed by your college professor, to Ms. Jurkovich by Friday, May 19th.  Failure to turn in this form means you may not participate in graduation on June 2nd.  Progress report forms are being passed out this week.

 

Sophomores:  Please turn in your 2 year plan packet (with parent signatures) by Monday, May 15that 3:00pm to Ms. Jurkovich.  This is the final deadline.

 

Have amazing artistic and/or photography skills but don't know where to express them? JOIN THE YEARBOOK COMMITTEE! We will be hosting a Yearbook Orientation this Friday after school in the lab! Come join us to learn about all the positions we have available and the responsibilities that comes along with it. We will also be passing out the applications! If you truly cannot make it, please have a valid reason and let Cammie or I know so we can give you an application beforehand!

 

ASB elections is this Friday at lunch. Your classmates filmed speeches explaining why you should vote for them, so come support them! ASB will be passing out ballots on Friday, it is mandatory to vote! 

 

ASTI Spring Final Exam Schedule 2017

 

Tuesday May 30, 2017

1st Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

2nd Period: 10:20-12:30

 

Wednesday May 31, 2017

3rd Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

4th Period: 10:20-12:30

 

Thursday June 1, 2017

5th Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

6th Period: 10:20-12:30

 

Graduation 2017 will be at the Elks Lodge—be sure to wear cool clothing under your gowns; no noisemakers or balloons will be allowed into the ceremony. Families may leave balloons downstairs and pick them up after the ceremony to present to graduates outside.

 

Seniors:  If you are continuing at COA after graduation in preparation for transfer, read the email Ms. Jurkovich sent over School Loop last week.  In order to register for classes, you will first need to complete online orientation and then meet with a COA counselor to develop your course plan.  If you are continuing at COA next year, make sure you also fill out the Alameda Promise application on the COA website for a free year of COA classes.

 

ASTI/COA Counselor Update:  ASTI students who wish to meet with a COA counselor to discuss IGETC or AA degrees may ask to meet with COA counselor Vinh Phan, Tracy King, or Fathia Mohamed.

 

Seniors: The College of Alameda will hold its graduation ceremony on Friday, May 26th at 2:00pm.  ASTI students who have filed for an AA/AS degree or IGETC certificate are welcome to register to participate. You may borrow an ASTI cap and gown for the ceremony starting Monday May 22. More information may be found online:  http://alameda.peralta.edu/grad2017/

 

Seniors: ASTI provides caps, gowns and tassels for graduation.  We will check these out as the date approaches.  You may also check these items out for COA graduation. Tassels will be yours to keep; caps and gowns must be returned. If you wish to decorate a cap, you may purchase one from the COA Bookstore.  Decorations must be appropriate for a public event.

 

Prom tickets are on sale NOW!
Underclassmen: 2 for $50, $30 for 1 person
Upperclassmen: 2 for $70, $50 for 1 person

BE WARNED!! Ticket prices will rise!!!!

 

Community Service Opportunity Friday, May 19, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Earhart Elementary School will have ice cream social, and we need volunteers to set up, scoop ice cream or topping, or clean up. 

If any ASTI students would like to earn their community services hours, please sign up via - http://signup.com/go/LyhSxQ They can check in with Kate Schnoebelen [PTA President] or me, Rachil Tam [2017-18 PTA President]. Either of us can sign the form for them.

 

 

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 5/9/17

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ASTI PTSA & Advisory will be hosting Spring Awards Night on May 9th from 6 PM - 8 PM in the F Building. This event includes an appetizer potluck. PTSA asks that families bring an appetizer for this event. Thank you!

 

Decision Day is this Friday, May 5th! There will be a celebration during lunch for the seniors. Everyone wear your college gear! 

 

ASB Applications were due last Friday. We are recording speeches throughout the week. Get excited for the election next Friday, May 12th!

 

Sophomores: Your concurrent enrollment forms and college schedule planners for summer (optional) and fall terms are due to Ms. Jurkovich by Monday, May 8th at 3:00pm.  (Note that this is an extension from this Friday).  Blank concurrent enrollment forms and schedule planners are available at the front of the office and were emailed out to you over School Loop last week.  You must also attach a sticky note to your concurrent enrollment form if you will be taking an English, Math, or Chemistry class and need a prerequisite cleared.  The sticky note needs to indicate how you have satisfied your prerequisite through your COA assessment placement.

 

Sophomores:  2 year plan packets (with parent signatures) are due Monday, May 8th at 3:00pm to Ms. Jurkovich.  (If your sophomore counseling meeting is next week, you may turn the 2 year plan packet then).

 

Summer/Fall registration takes place on Friday, May 12th.  Enrollment lottery line lists will be posted outside of the office next week.  10th & 11th graders must be present in the ASTI quad at 7:45am to receive a number that corresponds to their spot in the enrollment line.  Students will be brought by groups of 10 over to the A building to register starting at 8am.  11th graders register first; 10th graders register second.  9th graders will likely register during their PE period.  12th graders continuing at COA may register at the end of the day.  Students should monitor the number of seats available in their planned classes this week and next.  Bring backup plans with you to registration if necessary that have been signed by a parent/guardian.  No backup forms will be approved on the 12th if they do not have a parent signature.

 

Seniors:  If you are continuing at COA after graduation in preparation for transfer, read the email Ms. Jurkovich sent over School Loop last week.  In order to register for classes, you will first need to complete online orientation and then meet with a COA counselor to develop your course plan.  If you are continuing at COA next year, make sure you also fill out the Alameda Promise application on the COA website for a free year of COA classes.

 

ASTI/COA Counselor Update:  ASTI students who wish to meet with a COA counselor to discuss IGETC or AA degrees may ask to meet with COA counselor Vinh Phan, Tracy King, or Fathia Mohamed.

 

Seniors: The College of Alameda will hold its graduation ceremony on Friday, May 26th at 2:00pm.  ASTI students who have filed for an AA/AS degree or IGETC certificate are welcome to register to participate. You may borrow an ASTI cap and gown for the ceremony starting Monday May 22. More information may be found online:  http://alameda.peralta.edu/grad2017/

 

Congratulations to Aidan Byrne Sarno who wrote one of the top ten essays in the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s annual Age of Revolution Essay Contest. This year’s competition was especially close, and the Institute was impressed with Aidan’s work.  In honor of this achievement, Aidan will receive a prize of $1,000; in addition, the school will receive $500 along with a $100 History Shop gift code.

 

Congratulations ASTI!  Our school has won a number of awards recently.  You can check them out at the following links:

US News & World Report Bronze Medal 2017: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/california/districts/alameda-unified/alameda-science-and-technology-institute-1723

CBEE Honor Role Star School 2017: http://edresults.org/HonorRoll/HonorRollDetails?stateCode=01611190106401&State=CA

CA Gold Ribbon School 2017: http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr17/yr17rel28.asp

CA Green Ribbon Article: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/03/05/alameda-alameda-science-technology-institute-gets-green-award-from-state/

 

ASTI Swept the League of Women Voters Speech Contest! Kate Crawford was named the overall debate champion and Ellerbe Whang was second at the annual League of Women Voters debate held at the College of Alameda on Saturday.  Each received a cash prize.  The subject presented was whether the voting age should be lowered to 16.  The contest was judged by celebrity judges from the City Council, School Board, as well as from Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office.  ASTI students Vicki Vien, Tiya Kurtz-Miott, and Yong Ki Quang also participated.  Photos of the competition are on School Board member’s Anne McKereghan’s Facebook page.

 

Seniors: ASTI provides caps, gowns and tassels for graduation.  We will check these out as the date approaches.  You may also check these items out for COA graduation. Tassels will be yours to keep; caps and gowns must be returned. If you wish to decorate a cap, you may purchase one from the COA Bookstore.  Decorations must be appropriate for a public event.

 

Seniors: Due to construction on Kofman Auditorium, this year’s graduation ceremony will be held in the Elks Lodge Ballroom. We have enjoyed unlimited seating in Kofman for a number of years, but unfortunately we will be restricted this year. Due to room capacity in the venue, each graduate will be issued 6 tickets to invite guests and family members. Underclassmen who wish to attend will either need to be working the event or have a ticket. Tickets will be numbered and collected at the door the day of the event, but seniors, if you have a larger family, you may ask amongst classmates for extra tickets; they will be transferable.  We will provide detail on how to pick up your tickets and transfer to other graduates if you are sharing. 

 

Prom tickets are on sale NOW!
Underclassmen: 2 for $50, $30 for 1 person
Upperclassmen: 2 for $70, $50 for 1 person

BE WARNED!! Ticket prices will rise!!!!

 

 

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 5/4/17

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Hello Asti Community,

We need a new PTSA president!  PTSA is vital to our school.  The commitment entails setting the agenda and sharing it as well as facilitating for the monthly site meeting and attending the monthly district PTA meeting.  It also includes work on a few events, including two Awards Nights, the annual Auction, and sometimes prom/graduation.  There are a couple of fundraisers around the holidays to be overseen.  ASTI PTSA has a highly motivated group of student members who do most of the legwork, but the president needs to provide oversight and guidance and adult signatures as needed.  The commitment is much smaller than at a larger school.  If you consider running for PTSA president, you will be showered with love and appreciation!  The elections are tonight; please join us.  

Warm regards,

Tracy Corbally

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 4/20/17

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Are you looking for an opportunity to hold a leadership position in the ASTI's community? Do you want to be more involved in your community? Then, you should run for a position in ASTI's Associated Student Body for the 2017-2018 school year. The position that are open next year are:
10th Grade Representative (Open to upcoming sophomores) 11th Grade Representative (Open to upcoming juniors) 12th Grade Representative (Open to upcoming seniors)
ASB Executive Positions: President (Open to upcoming seniors) Vice President (Open to upcoming juniors) Secretary (Open to upcoming juniors/seniors) Treasurer (Open to upcoming juniors)
If you are interested, come to ASB Orientation at lunch on Friday, April 7th in Ms. Pengelly's Room to pick up an application and learn more about these roles. We will not provide you with an application unless you show up or have a reasonable excuse!
Yearbook sales have ended! If you bought a yearbook, please check the list posted on each classroom to make sure we have you on the list.
Prom tickets are on sale NOW! Underclassmen: 2 for $50, $30 for 1 person Upperclassmen: 2 for $70, $50 for 1 person
BE WARNED!! Ticket prices will rise!!!!
Sophomores: All 10th graders will be taking the COA Assessment Tests in English & Math after spring break. 10th graders with last names A-Ma will test on Monday, April 17th, and 10th graders with last names Me-Z will test on Thursday, April 20th. April 17th is Passover—if you are part of the group scheduled to test on the 17th and are unable to test due to observing Passover, see Ms. Jurkovich by the end of the day today to be rescheduled to April 20th. On your test day, you will meet Ms. Jurkovich in the quad at 8:30am. We will walk over to the assessment office, and testing should be done by lunch. Students should be done testing by lunch and will return to class 5th & 6th periods. This information will also be emailed out over School Loop this week. See Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions.
Want to help ASTI Green Club improve the garden?! The voting for the Seeds of Change grant has begun! Please vote everyday on every device. Voting will end on 4/19 so vote and share with everyone you know. Selected winners will be awarded with $200,00 in grants. You can vote on tinyurl.com/astigarden, which can also be found on the ASTI Announcement Page on Facebook.
April 21st at 1pm to 3pm we will be holding our ASTI's Got Talent show. We are open to many different kinds of hidden talents that you may possess. We will have the signup sheet in the office and around the quad (please write your name(s) and the type of performance.) If you need more info or have any questions you can message Jacob directly. Also don’t forget you can refer to the ASTI Facebook page for our online signup sheet as well as info. All participants in the show will have a popping ice cream and pizza party! So be sure to sign up before the deadline on April 12th as spots are filling up fast!
Seniors: See Ms. Jurkovich if you have not already to schedule a mandatory check-in meeting. You may reply to her email or see her in the office to schedule it in person.
Seniors: When you find out you have been admitted to a college, see Ms. Jurkovich in the office to fill out a blue cap to go on the wall in the office!

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 4/17/17

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ASTI Community:

Mark your calendars!

The next School Site Council and Parent Teacher Student Association meetings will be Thursday April 20. The SSC April agenda and March Minutes are attached. 

 

Please have a wonderful Spring Break!  I will not record a robocall for Sunday the 16th; I usually record those on Fridays but my voice is gone today due to a terrible cold.  We look forward to seeing you rested and well on Monday April 17.

 

Reminders:

Monday April 17 & Thursday April 20: 10th graders take COA math and English placement assessments

Thursday April 20: School finishes for students at 2pm

Friday April 21: ASTI Talent Show 1-3pm

 

Warm regards,

Tracy Corbally

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 4/17/17

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ASTI Schoolwide Announcements

 

Are you looking for an opportunity to hold a leadership position in the ASTI's community? Do you want to be more involved in your community? Then, you should run for a position in ASTI's Associated Student Body for the 2017-2018 school year. The position that are open next year are:

10th Grade Representative (Open to upcoming sophomores)
11th Grade Representative (Open to upcoming juniors)
12th Grade Representative (Open to upcoming seniors)

ASB Executive Positions: 
President (Open to upcoming seniors)
Vice President (Open to upcoming juniors)
Secretary (Open to upcoming juniors/seniors)
Treasurer (Open to upcoming juniors)

If you are interested, come to ASB Orientation at lunch on Friday, April 7th in Ms. Pengelly's Room to pick up an application and learn more about these roles. We will not provide you with an application unless you show up or have a reasonable excuse!

 

Yearbook sales have ended! If you bought a yearbook, please check the list posted on each classroom to make sure we have you on the list.

 

Prom tickets are on sale NOW!
Underclassmen: 2 for $50, $30 for 1 person
Upperclassmen: 2 for $70, $50 for 1 person

BE WARNED!! Ticket prices will rise!!!!

 

Sophomores:  All 10th graders will be taking the COA Assessment Tests in English & Math after spring break.  10th graders with last names A-Ma will test on Monday, April 17th, and 10th graders with last names Me-Z will test on Thursday, April 20th.  April 17th is Passover—if you are part of the group scheduled to test on the 17th and are unable to test due to observing Passover, see Ms. Jurkovich by the end of the day today to be rescheduled to April 20th.  On your test day, you will meet Ms. Jurkovich in the quad at 8:30am.  We will walk over to the assessment office, and testing should be done by lunch.  Students should be done testing by lunch and will return to class 5th & 6th periods. This information will also be emailed out over School Loop this week.  See Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions.

 

Want to help ASTI Green Club improve the garden?! The voting for the Seeds of Change grant has begun! Please vote everyday on every device. Voting will end on 4/19 so vote and share with everyone you know. Selected winners will be awarded with $200,00 in grants. You can vote on tinyurl.com/astigarden, which can also be found on the ASTI Announcement Page on Facebook. 

 

April 21st at 1pm to 3pm we will be holding our ASTI's Got Talent show. We are open to many different kinds of hidden talents that you may possess. We will have the signup sheet in the office and around the quad (please write your name(s) and the type of performance.) If you need more info or have any questions you can message Jacob directly. Also don’t forget you can refer to the ASTI Facebook page for our online signup sheet as well as info. All participants in the show will have a popping ice cream and pizza party! So be sure to sign up before the deadline on April 12th as spots are filling up fast!

 

Seniors: See Ms. Jurkovich if you have not already to schedule a mandatory check-in meeting.  You may reply to her email or see her in the office to schedule it in person.

 

 

Seniors:  When you find out you have been admitted to a college, see Ms. Jurkovich in the office to fill out a blue cap to go on the wall in the office!

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 4/6/17

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This Friday, PTSA is hosting a fundraiser at Yogurtland right after Sports-o-rama on March 31, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 PM. 20% of the profit will go towards funding for school field trips, bike racks, and more chrome books! Come support our school and enjoy a cup of fro-yo!

 

Season for Nonviolence Speech Finals--ASTI's Maya Sprouse and Emma Chapman tie for first, Kate Crawford finished second and Keycee Alvarez fourth.  The judges loved the speeches.  All our students received cash prizes. Congratulations!

 

This Friday, March 31st is a modified schedule for Sports-o-Rama.  Follow the School Events bell schedule, which can be found on ASTI’s School Loop website under the “Documents” tab.

 

This is the LAST week to buy a yearbook! Buy one for $60 this Friday lunch because it is your last chance to buy one for this school year.

 

11th & 12th graders:  This Friday, March 31st there will be no Peralta classes in observance of Caesar Chavez Day.  You will all be expected to attend all of your ASTI classes this Friday.

 

Sportsorama will be held this Friday(3/31) from 1 PM - 3PM in the COA gym! For those new to it, Sportsorama is a fun event where each class competes in sports activities such as capture the flag, basketball, and dancing. This will be the largest class spirit event of the year and the final event of spirit month so make sure to attend wearing your class color! Face paint, dyed hair, and colorful costumes are just examples of what you could use to show class spirit. We also have a poster outside in the quad for song suggestions for the event!

 

April 21st at 1pm to 3pm we will be holding our ASTI's Got Talent show. We are open to many different kinds of hidden talents that you may possess. We will have the signup sheet in the office and around the quad (please write your name(s) and the type of performance.) If you need more info or have any questions you can message Jacob directly. Also don’t forget you can refer to the ASTI Facebook page for our online signup sheet as well as info. All participants in the show will have a popping ice cream and pizza party! So be sure to sign up before the deadline on April 12th as spots are filling up fast!

 

10th graders: Info about the SAT Boot Camp class at ASTI is being emailed to you this week and passed out during Physics later today.  The weeklong SAT course will take place from June 5th through June 9th.  Sign-ups and payment are due next Wednesday, April 5th, and will be collected during Physics.  See the email and copy of the letter for more info.

 

Seniors: See Ms. Jurkovich if you have not already to schedule a mandatory check-in meeting.  You may reply to her email or see her in the office to schedule it in person.

 

Attention AC Transit riders and Laney students! Major service changes beginning on Sunday, March 26 will affect bus service in Alameda, Oakland and Berkeley. New line 96 will provide an all-day direct connection between College of Alameda and Laney College, eliminating the need for transfers in Downtown Oakland. Line 96 will operate every 30 minutes between Alameda Point and Dimond District, replacing Lines 31 and 11. Beginning March 26, board at the current 19 and 31 bus stop in front of Walgreen's to head to Oakland. In addition, lines 11, 25, 26, 31, and 49 will be discontinued and replaced, and lines 12 and 18 will be changed significantly. See Ken or visit http://www.actransit.org/ac-go-march-2017-service-changes/ for more details.

 

11th graders:  Sign up with your fellow ASTI classmates for the May 6th SAT!  Registration deadline is April 7th.  Register at www.collegeboard.org.   If you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch, see Ms. Jurkovich for a fee waiver.  All 11th graders should take the SAT for the first time by the May 6th test date this year.

 

Seniors:  When you find out you have been admitted to a college, see Ms. Jurkovich in the office to fill out a blue cap to go on the wall in the office!

 

ASTI's Got Talent Show is on April 21st! This is a chance for students at ASTI to display your various hidden (or not hidden) talents. If you are interested, be sure to sign up on the sign-up sheet in the office, or you can also talk to Jacob for more information. Be sure to sign up quickly because there are limited spots. 

 

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 3/29/17

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REMINDER: Later start time March 27-

Classes will start at 8:30am instead of 8:00am

We are very excited to announce that we are in the final running for a third ribbon to add to our rainbow: we are scheduled for a committee visit from Gold Ribbon on Monday March 27!  This state level recognition replaces CA Distinguished Schools.  The half day agenda starts with a staff meet and greet, includes a student interview, tour and classroom visits.  There will be a modified schedule on the 27th—details coming soon.

 

Tiye A. Kurtz Miott, Kate Crawford, Ellerbe Wang and Vicki Vien were chosen as finalists for the League of Women Voters debate contest based on their submission of video debates.  The  subject of the debate is "Should the voting age be reduced to 16?" The debate will will take place at the College of Alameda on April 22, at 2:00 PM before celebrity judges:  Councilmembers Jim Oddie, and Marilyn Izzy  Aschcraft, Jane Yee and Congresswoman Barbara Lee.  

 

At the same time as the ASTI Season of Non Violence Speech contest last Friday, Julian Bayani won the second round of the Rotary Club speech contest with his speech about combating rape culture.    He will now go on to the regional in San Jose.  Congratulations Julian!

 

Thank you all for the student life and sports photo! Buy a yearbook to find you in it. Buy one for $60 this Friday during lunch.

 

Next week is the last week of Spirit Month meaning it is Spirit Week! Here are your much awaited days and their events (these are also posted in the quad):

Monday: Country vs. Country (Club) 

UNDERCLASSMEN: Dress posh
UPPERCLASSMEN: Dress western

LUNCHTIME EVENT: Herd the Cattle (Mini-golf)

 Tuesday: Date Night

EVERYONE: Dress your best as if you were going on a date

Lunch event: Relationship Goals (How well do you know someone who knows you?)

 Wednesday: Surf and Turf

UNDERCLASSMEN: Dress for a day on the beach
UPPERCLASSMEN: Dress like a super fly biker

LE: Turf Wars (Dance battles)

 Thursday: Character Day 

EVERYONE: Dress as your favorite characters from a movie, TV show, or book

LE: Guess the Theme Song

Friday: Class Color Day 

EVERYONE: Wear your class colors

Sports-O-Rama!

Make sure to dress appropriately and rack up those Spirit Points.

We will also be posting example outfits on Facebook in case you're stumped for next week on what you should wear.

 

ASTI Juniors:  A student admissions ambassador from Yale will be visiting ASTI this Friday, March 24th at 1:00 in the computer lab to talk to you about Yale admissions & student life!  Come to the info session to hear about Yale admissions, financial aid, and life as a Yale student.  This info session is meant for all 11th graders who might wish to consider Yale as an option.

 

Attention AC Transit riders and Laney students! Major service changes beginning on Sunday, March 26 will affect bus service in Alameda, Oakland and Berkeley. New line 96 will provide an all-day direct connection between College of Alameda and Laney College, eliminating the need for transfers in Downtown Oakland. Line 96 will operate every 30 minutes between Alameda Point and Dimond District, replacing Lines 31 and 11. Beginning March 26, board at the current 19 and 31 bus stop in front of Walgreen's to head to Oakland.

In addition, lines 11, 25, 26, 31, and 49 will be discontinued and replaced, and lines 12 and 18 will be changed significantly. See Ken or visit http://www.actransit.org/ac-go-march-2017-service-changes/ for more details.

 

11th graders:  Sign up with your fellow ASTI classmates for the May 6th SAT!  Registration deadline is April 7th.  Register at www.collegeboard.org.   If you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch, see Ms. Jurkovich for a fee waiver.  All 11th graders should take the SAT for the first time by the May 6th test date this year.

 

Seniors:  When you find out you have been admitted to a college, see Ms. Jurkovich in the office to fill out a blue cap to go on the wall in the office!

 

The Tobacco Use Prevention & Education (TUPE) program’s 2016-2017 Public Service Announcement Contest is up and running!  The contest’s theme is “It’s More than Vapor.”  Students may submit individually or in a team of up to 4 students.  Students may submit a poster, photo, audio, or video.  Prizes range from Visa gift cards valued at $25-$100.  See Ms. Jurkovich for entry forms and entry requirements.  Submissions due to Ms. Jurkovich by Friday, March 24th.

 

ASTI's Got Talent Show is on April 21st! This is a chance for students at ASTI to display your various hidden (or not hidden) talents. If you are interested, be sure to sign up on the sign-up sheet in the office, or you can also talk to Jacob for more information. Be sure to sign up quickly because there are limited spots. 

 

 

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ASTI Schoolwide Announcements

 

We are very excited to announce that we are in the final running for a third ribbon to add to our rainbow: we are scheduled for a committee visit from Gold Ribbon on Monday March 27!

This state level recognition replaces CA Distinguished Schools. The half day agenda starts with a staff meet and greet, includes a student interview, tour and classroom visits. There will be a modified schedule on the 27th—details coming soon.

 

Kick Butts Day is today! We are spreading the message to decrease use of tobacco and cigarettes, which involves educating YOU! Drop by Mrs. Pengelly's room at lunch on today to participate in a game of Jeopardy. THE CLASS WHO WINS WILL BE AWARDED 50 EXTRA SPIRIT POINTS for the upcoming Spirit Week! In addition, we will hold a chalk art project on the walkway, so come and write down statistics as well as your personal experiences with tobacco/cigarettes. We'll be handing out prizes.

 

This Friday, from 3:30-5:30 PM, we will be hosting the Tournament of Mad Skillz in Mr. Rod's room. Representatives from your class will be competing in fun games such as Finish the Lyrics and Super Smash Bros to see which class has the most mad skills! To conclude the event, there will also be a fun mystery game to keep reps on their toes. Spirit points will be awarded to classes who win each activity so come cheer for your class! Snacks will be sold in the room so make sure to bring money for food!

 

This Friday is the Speech Contest, buy a Yearbook to find you in it! Grab one this Friday lunch for $60.

Student life and sports photos for Yearbook Committee are due this Sunday, March 19th at 11:59 PM! Send them in now at astiyearbook@gmail.com

Are you excited for SportsORama? Are you also looking to win some Spirit points for your class? Then make sure to send in some talented performers for March 15th, 2017, the class with the most performers will have 25 points added to the spirit meter! Come sign up on the whiteboard in the office!

 

Attention AC Transit riders and Laney students! Major service changes beginning on Sunday, March 26 will affect bus service in Alameda, Oakland and Berkeley. New line 96 will provide an all-day direct connection between College of Alameda and Laney College, eliminating the need for transfers in Downtown Oakland.

 

Line 96 will operate every 30 minutes between Alameda Point and Dimond District, replacing Lines 31 and 11. Beginning March 26, board at the current 19 and 31 bus stop in front of Walgreen's to head to Oakland. In addition, lines 11, 25, 26, 31, and 49 will be discontinued and replaced, and lines 12 and 18 will be changed significantly. See Ken or visit http://www.actransit.org/ac-go-march-2017-service-changes/ for more details.

 

11th graders: Sign up with your fellow ASTI classmates for the May 6th SAT! Registration deadline is April 7th.  Register at www.collegeboard.org.

If you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch, see Ms. Jurkovich for a fee waiver.

 

All 11th graders should take the SAT for the first time by the May 6th test date this year. Seniors: When you find out you have been admitted to a college, see Ms. Jurkovich in the office to fill out a blue cap to go on the wall in the office!

Seniors: Once you decide where you will be attending college, you need to file your IGETC in order to have your IGETC requirements sent to the UC/CSU you plan to attend. This does not need to be done by March 17th. However, if you would like your name to appear in the COA graduation program as receiving the IGETC certificate, you need to follow the steps emailed to you by March 17th. See Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions.

 

The Tobacco Use Prevention & Education (TUPE) program’s 2016-2017 Public Service Announcement Contest is up and running! The contest’s theme is “It’s More than Vapor.” Students may submit individually or in a team of up to 4 students. Students may submit a poster, photo, audio, or video. Prizes range from Visa gift cards valued at $25-$100. See Ms. Jurkovich for entry forms and entry requirements. Submissions due to Ms. Jurkovich by Friday, March 24th .

ASTI's Got Talent Show is on April 21st! This is a chance for students at ASTI to display your various hidden (or not hidden) talents. If you are interested, be sure to sign up on the sign-up sheet in the office, or you can also talk to Jacob for more information. Be sure to sign up quickly because there are limited spots.

Seniors: The deadline to petition for your AS/AA degree with a COA counselor is Friday, March 17th . You must see a COA counselor to petition for your degree. It is strongly recommended that you meet with a COA counselor to petition for your degree ASAP. As the deadline approaches, it becomes more difficult to schedule an appointment.

See Resources and Opportunities Page for updates.

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  • ASTI PTSA Gala on March 18:  Final logistics. 
  • Nominations and Voting for Fall 2017 PTSA Officers:  All parents, teachers and students are invited to join the PTSA and serve as officers.  The President, Treasurer and Auditor must be parents.  Please come and serve. 
  • Minutes and Agendas attached

 

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Published: 3/14/17

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ASTI Community:

It's what you've been waiting for!  Tickets to the PTSA Legacy Gala & Silent Auction are now available online!  All ages are welcome this year!  Join us for student performances, fantastic auction items, an appetizer buffet and a no-host bar. You, to, can have as much fun as those faces in the attached photo from our last PTSA event (Multicultural Night in early February). Bring friends, family, and support ASTI PTSA in their largest and most exciting fundraiser of the year!  Bring your checkbook to contribute to PTSA's grand effort: the One-ChromeBook-at-a-Time campaign. Buy Tickets Here: http://bpt.me/2888673

 

If you think of ASTI on your next store run, we need tissues and snack bars for sniffly hungry students.

This week's announcements are attached.  

 

Tracy Corbally

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Published: 2/28/17

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March is Women’s History Month, and to kick it off at ASTI, next Tuesday, March 7th Hanah Yendler (a career panelist from Motivation Day) and Girls Who Code alumni will be hosting an informational meeting during lunch in Ms. Pengelly/Ms. Ali’s room. Come learn about the Girls Who Code program, application process, and experience.  Girls Who Code is a summer program that teaches 10th & 11th grade girls how to code over the summer, while working at companies like Twitter, Microsoft, Adobe, Sephora.com, and more.  Girls Who Code aims to empower young women to become future technology and engineering leaders.  Girls Who Code is accepting applications until March 17th, 2017.  Attend the meeting to learn about this incredible program!  Cookies will be given out to those who attend.

 

11th & 12th graders:  Make up schedules were passed out on Monday & Tuesday of this week.  All students who were given a make-up schedule need to follow their assigned schedule, and sign in and out on the sign-in sheets your assigned classroom.

 

11th graders:  Sign up with your fellow ASTI classmates for the May 6th SAT!  Registration deadline is April 7th.  Register at www.collegeboard.org.   If you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch, see Ms. Jurkovich for a fee waiver.  All 11th graders should take the SAT for the first time by the May 6th test date this year.

 

Y'all better be ready to show your class spirit in this amazing, creative, and delicious event. That's right. Cake Boss kicks off spirit month at ASTI!  Cake Boss will be held on Friday, March 10th.   Each class will have 3 representatives to design one cake for their class. Cakes will be judged on presentation, creativity, spirit, and teamwork. Each class will be provided with all the supplies needed for this event including the cake. It's gonna be a piece of cake. 

 

Have you always wanted to show off that special talent of yours, but never got the chance to? Then Open Mic at ASTI’s annual Speech Contest is just for you!!! You can go solo or perform with your friend(s)! Come sign up on the whiteboard in the office! The Speech Contest is coming up on March 17th, so make sure to sign up soon!

 

Hey ASTI we will be having a Beautification Day on Wednesday, March 8th. We need all the help that we can get so please make your way to the Office to sign up on the whiteboard. If you signed up be sure to meet in the quad after school next Wednesday to get your shifts.

 

This is the last week to buy your yearbooks for $55! Grab one this Friday lunch before price rises next week.

 

Yearbook wants your student life and/or sports photos! Send them in ASAP to astiyearbook@gmail.com. The deadline is March 19th, Sunday! 

 

Friday, February 24th will be a modified schedule to accommodate Motivation Day from 1:00-3:00pm in the F Building.  School starts at 8:00am.  Modified schedules are posted on the ASTI School Loop website under the Documents tab.  We will be following the “School Events Schedule” Friday.  All 11th & 12th graders who do not have a college class are required to attend Motivation Day.

 

Seniors:  When you find out you have been admitted to a college, see Ms. Jurkovich in the office to fill out a blue cap to go on the wall in the office!

 

Seniors:  Once you decide where you will be attending college, you need to file your IGETC in order to have your IGETC requirements sent to the UC/CSU you plan to attend.  This does not need to be done by March 17th.  However, if you would like your name to appear in the COA graduation program as receiving the IGETC certificate, you need to follow the steps emailed to you by March 17th.  See Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions.

 

The Tobacco Use Prevention & Education (TUPE) program’s 2016-2017 Public Service Announcement Contest is up and running!  The contest’s theme is “It’s More than Vapor.”  Students may submit individually or in a team of up to 4 students.  Students may submit a poster, photo, audio, or video.  Prizes range from Visa gift cards valued at $25-$100.  See Ms. Jurkovich for entry forms and entry requirements.  Submissions due to Ms. Jurkovich by Friday, March 24th.

 

In two months we have a special event for you all. Have you ever had a talent that you wanted to showcase, but never had the chance to? Well this special event would be the perfect opportunity. A Talent Show. At ASTI? Whaaaaattt?  If you are interested in showcasing your talents, see Jacob.

 

Green Club is proud to present our ASTI stainless steel reuseable bottles! Shout out to Maddie for designing the amazing logo! With much thought and consideration, Green Club has decided to hand out these bottles to every student for free as a part of our project mission to reduce plastic waste in our school community. Tables will be set up in the quad for each class Friday lunch so come get your bottles! Please pledge to use reuseable bottles and reduce plastic waste.

 

Seniors:  Your FAFSA or Dream Act Application are due by tomorrow March 2nd, 2017.  See Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions.  Visit www.fafsa.gov to fill out your 2017-2018 FAFSA.  Check CSS Profile requirements for your private colleges.

 

Seniors:  The deadline to petition for your AS/AA degree with a COA counselor is Friday, March 17th.  You must see a COA counselor to petition for your degree.  It is strongly recommended that you meet with a COA counselor to petition for your degree ASAP.  As the deadline approaches, it becomes more difficult to schedule an appointment. 

 

Students no longer need to print last semester’s college grades to turn into Ms. Jurkovich.  She now receives grade printouts directly from the college.  Students do, however, need to make sure they turn in updated college schedules to Ms. Jurkovich if their schedules change.

 

February Birthdays

 

Charlotte

Jarod F

Justin P

Wen

Jeremy

Pieter

Andreana

Jennifer

Edward

Raymond

Julian

Kristina

Maya S

AJ

Sam

 

 

 

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                         ASTI Schoolwide Announcements
If you ever competed in the schoolwide Season For Nonviolence Speech Contest—this is the one we hold every year in the F Building with an adult judging panel—find Mrs. Corbally at 3pm sharp this Friday, February 24 at the end of Motivation Day. We need a photo of you and Mr. Rodriguez and Ms. Campbell in one big smiling group!
Yearbooks are on sale for $55! Grab one this Friday at lunch.
Friday, February 24th will be a modified schedule to accommodate Motivation Day from 1:00‐3:00pm in the F Building. School starts at 8:00am. Modified schedules are posted on the ASTI School Loop website under the Documents tab. We will be following the “School Events Schedule” Friday. All 11th & 12th graders who do not have a college class are required to attend Motivation Day.

Motivation Day is this Friday! Be prepared to get valuable advice and your questions answered about different careers like computer science, medicine, business, engineering, and law by our guests from Sephora, Uber, Kaiser, and Apple. As well as college advice from our awesome alumni! Make sure to dress business‐casual on Friday 2/24.

Seniors: When you find out you have been admitted to a college, see Ms. Jurkovich in the office to fill out a blue cap to go on the wall in the office!
Seniors: Once you decide where you will be attending college, you need to file your IGETC in order to have your IGETC requirements sent to the UC/CSU you plan to attend. This does not need to be done by March 17th. However, if you would like your name to appear in the COA graduation program as receiving the
IGETC certificate, you need to follow the steps emailed to you by March 17th. See Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions.
The Tobacco Use Prevention & Education (TUPE) program’s 2016‐2017 Public Service Announcement Contest is up and running! The contest’s theme is “It’s More than Vapor.” Students may submit individually or in a team of up to 4 students. Students may submit a poster, photo, audio, or video. Prizes range from Visa gift cards valued at $25‐$100. See Ms. Jurkovich for entry forms and entry requirements. Submissions due to Ms. Jurkovich by Friday, March 24th. In two months we have a special event for you all. Have you ever had a talent that you wanted to showcase, but never had the chance to? Well this special event would be the perfect opportunity. A Talent Show. At ASTI? Whaaaaattt? If you are interested in showcasing your talents, see Jacob. Green Club is proud to present our ASTI stainless steel reuseable bottles! Shout out to Maddie for
designing the amazing logo! With much thought and consideration, Green Club has decided to hand out these bottles to every student for free as a part of our project mission to reduce plastic waste in our school community. Tables will be set up in the quad for each class Friday lunch so come get your bottles! Please
pledge to use reuseable bottles and reduce plastic waste.
Seniors: Your FAFSA or Dream Act Application are due by March 2nd, 2017. See Ms. Jurkovich if you have
any questions. Visit www.fafsa.gov to fill out your 2017‐2018 FAFSA. Check CSS Profile requirements for
your private colleges.
Seniors: The deadline to petition for your AS/AA degree with a COA counselor is Friday, March 17th. You must see a COA counselor to petition for your degree. It is strongly recommended that you meet with a COA counselor to petition for your degree ASAP. As the deadline approaches, it becomes more difficult to
schedule an appointment. Yearbook wants your Student Life and Sports photos. Send them to astiyearbook@gmail.com now!
Students no longer need to print last semester’s college grades to turn into Ms. Jurkovich. She now receives grade printouts directly from the college. Students do, however, need to make sure they turn in updated college schedules to Ms. Jurkovich if their schedules change.
January Birthdays (We’re catching up!)
Tommy
Bryce
Josh
Victor
Romeo
Devin
Rachel
Carol
Molly
Mackenzie
Eneko
Pheobe Y
Wendi
Kevin
Eden
Olivia
 

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Published: 2/21/17

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ASTI Community:

The next School Site Council meeting will be next Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  The PTSA meeting will follow directly after at 6:30pm. 

See minutes and agendas attached.

Warm regards,

Tracy Corbally

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Roses are red, violets are blue. Juniors are selling Valentine grams, just for you. They will be sold during lunch starting today until February 14. Grab one for only $3 or two for $5!!!  If preferred, messages will also be included. 

The City of Lights Dance is this Friday, February 10th, 2017! Be sure to buy your tickets TODAY at lunch in the quad for $3 only!!! It will be $5 at the door. There will be food, a photo booth, and our awesome DJ Romeo! Come in your dresses or button-ups and get ready to have a magical time. See you there! If you want to see the amazing dance photos, buy a yearbook! Friday lunch for $55!

Seniors: If any of you received a D or F grade in a college or ASTI class last semester, you should contact your colleges to notify them of the grades, and of any changes in your class schedule this semester. A reminder that D/F grades in the senior year can lead to your admission being cancelled. Don’t let senioritis sink in this semester!

Seniors: Your FAFSA or Dream Act Application are due by March 2nd, 2017. See Ms. Jurkovich if you have

any questions. Visit www.fafsa.gov to fill out your 2017-2018 FAFSA. Check CSS Profile requirements for

your private colleges.

Seniors: The deadline to petition for your AS/AA degree with a COA counselor is Friday, March 17th. You

must see a COA counselor to petition for your degree. It is strongly recommended that you meet with a COA

counselor to petition for your degree ASAP. As the deadline approaches, it becomes more difficult to

schedule an appointment.

Yearbook wants your Student Life and Sports photos. Send them to astiyearbook@gmail.com now!

Students no longer need to print last semester’s college grades to turn into Ms. Jurkovich. She now

receives grade printouts directly from the college. Students do, however, need to make sure they turn in

updated college schedules to Ms. Jurkovich if their schedules change.

December Birthdays (sorry, we fell behind, but we did not forget you!):

Karly

Jacey

Arnold

Keycee

Maddy

Joey

Simon

Stanley

Kristian

Jonathan L

Marcie

Derrick V

 

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Hello, Halo, Hola ASTI, and Good Evening! Why the different languages to say "Hi" you may ask?? Well, if you haven't heard, PTSA is hosting ASTI's first ever Multicultural Night this Thursday from 6-8pm in the F Building. It's a night where we can all come together and share our cultures with one another. There will be performances, cultural trivia, a photo booth and more to enjoy for you and your families. Contribute to the theme of the night by please bringing food for our potluck AND coming dressed in clothing from your culture. There will be a contest and prizes for best dressed along with best food!  

 

Our annual spring dance will be next Friday on February 10th from 6 to 8 PM at the F Building. The theme is City of Lights and the dress attire is Semi-Formal. Look classy in your dresses and button ups. Beautiful dance tickets will also come with your purchase so look out for the table in front of Mr. Rod's room. So buy your tickets during lunch for $3 only! It will be $5 at the door, so catch the deal now! Note: If you are requesting a guest pass, please turn it in by next Tuesday, February 7th at 3 PM to Ms. Jurkovich. 

 

Hey Freshmen! To reward you for donating the most food to the canned food drive, you are all getting hot chocolate and cookies this Friday at lunch in Higashi's room!

 

Seniors: If any of you received a D or F grade in a college or ASTI class last semester, you should contact your colleges to notify them of the grades, and of any changes in your class schedule this semester.  A reminder that D/F grades in the senior year can lead to your admission being cancelled.  Don’t let senioritis sink in this semester!

 

Seniors:  Your FAFSA or Dream Act Application are due by March 2nd, 2017.  See Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions.  Visit www.fafsa.gov to fill out your 2017-2018 FAFSA.  Check CSS Profile requirements for your private colleges.

 

Seniors:  The deadline to petition for your AS/AA degree with a COA counselor is Friday, March 17th.  You must see a COA counselor to petition for your degree.  It is strongly recommended that you meet with a COA counselor to petition for your degree ASAP.  As the deadline approaches, it becomes more difficult to schedule an appointment. 

 

Roses are red, violets are blue. Juniors are selling Valentine grams, just for you. Sold during lunch until February 14. Grab one for only $3 or two for $5! If preferred, messages will also be included.  

 

Yearbooks are $55! Grab one on Friday before they're gone!

 

Yearbook wants your Student Life and Sports photos. Send them to astiyearbook@gmail.com now!

 

11th graders:  An advisor from Students Rising Above (SRA) will be visiting ASTI this Friday, February 3rd during 2nd period in the computer lab to talk about the SRA program.  SRA applications are open and due March 4th.  The qualifications are:  Juniors graduating in the Class of 2018, 3.0 minimum GPA (we can make exceptions for exceptional students with 2.8/2.9 GPAs),4-year college bound, Come from low-income family, and have overcome obstacles.  Students selected to participate in SRA are paired with an advisor and a mentor, receive personalized assistance applying to college, financial aid, and scholarships, and receive support all throughout college with internships, career, and/or graduate school.  Please plan to attend the meeting if you may qualify for SRA.

 

The last day to add/drop Peralta classes is February 5th.  The last day to obtain a signature from Ms. Jurkovich on a concurrent enrollment form will be Friday, February 3rd.

Students no longer need to print last semester’s college grades to turn into Ms. Jurkovich.  She now receives grade printouts directly from the college.  Students do, however, need to make sure they turn in updated college schedules to Ms. Jurkovich if their schedules change.

 

November Birthdays (sorry, we fell behind, but we did not forget you!):

 

Both Emilys!

Lisa

Evelyn

Kiara

Ryan

Chromwyll

William G

Ellerbe

Ellie

Terry

Gabriel

Phillip

Thuy

Imani

Josh BG

Yi Cong

 

 

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Do you regret not joining a club last semester? Well, here's your second chance! ASB will host another club day on Friday, January 27, so come out to the quad and check out all the cool clubs ASTI has to offer!

 

Yearbooks are now $55! Grab one this Friday lunch in front of Ms. Pengelly's room. 

 

Seniors: Please send in one baby picture of you at astiyearbook@gmail.com by January 29th. It will be featured in our senior baby picture pages!

 

Freshmen: Yearbook photographers will be taking your superlative pictures. Please wait in the quad at the beginning of lunch on Thursday, January 26th. 

 

Yearbook wants your Student Life and Sports photos. Send them to astiyearbook@gmail.com now!

 

Save the date for ASTI’s Spring Dance, which will take place on Friday, February 10th from 6:00-8:00pm on the second floor of the COA F-Building. 

 

11th graders:  An advisor from Students Rising Above (SRA) will be visiting ASTI next Friday, February 3rd during 2nd period in the computer lab to talk about the SRA program.  SRA applications are open and due March 4th.  The qualifications are:  Juniors graduating in the Class of 2018, 3.0 minimum GPA (we can make exceptions for exceptional students with 2.8/2.9 GPAs),4-year college bound, Come from low-income family, and have overcome obstacles.  Students selected to participate in SRA are paired with an advisor and a mentor, receive personalized assistance applying to college, financial aid, and scholarships, and receive support all throughout college with internships, career, and/or graduate school.  Please plan to attend the meeting if you may qualify for SRA.

 

10th graders:  This Friday, January 27th, all sophomores will report to the computer lab instead of their PE class to receive their PSAT score reports and sign up for free online SAT prep through Khan Academy.  If you do not have a PE period and are in the 10th grade, please attend the presentation during your afternoon open period.  This meeting is mandatory for all sophomores. 

 

11th graders:  There is a mandatory 11th grade meeting in the computer lab this Friday, January 27th during 2nd period.  During this meeting, you will receive your PSAT score report, PSAT test booklets, and sign up for free test prep through Khan Academy.  We will also briefly discuss SAT/ACT and SAT Subject Test timelines this year.  You will be excused from math seminar to attend this meeting.  If you have a college class during this time, see Ms. Jurkovich after 2nd period on Friday to receive your score report.

 

Students no longer need to print last semester’s college grades to turn into Ms. Jurkovich.  She now receives grade printouts directly from the college.  Students do, however, need to make sure they turn in updated college schedules to Ms. Jurkovich if their schedules change.

 

The last day to add/drop Peralta classes is February 5th.  The last day to obtain a signature from Ms. Jurkovich on a concurrent enrollment form will be Friday, February 3rd.

 

Seniors:  Once you have submitted your college applications, make sure you check your email daily and create accounts with each university you have applied to.  Check your to-do lists every other day to find out if a college is requesting more information from you.  You must pay attention to any deadlines of requested information; failure to meet deadlines could result in your applications being cancelled.

 

 

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Published: 1/25/17

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ASTI Schoolwide Announcements
11th & 12th graders: Please be present in the ASTI quad at 7:45am on Tuesday, January 17th to receive your spring ASTI schedule.
Yearbook wants your Student Life and Sports photos. Send them to astiyearbook@gmail.com now!
Seniors: Once you have submitted your college applications, make sure you check your email daily and create accounts with each university you have applied to. Check your to‐do lists every other day to find out if a college is requesting more information from you. You must pay attention to any deadlines of requested information;
failure to meet deadlines could result in your applications being cancelled.
Seniors: Make sure you have communicated with all of your letter writers this week and reminded them of any
deadlines you have (private college, scholarships, EOP, etc). ASTI staff and Peralta professors may not be accessible over the winter break. ASTI returns from break on January on January 17th.
Seniors: If you have not yet filed your FAFSA or Dream Act Application, you should spend time over break gathering materials needed to fill them out. Visit fafsa.gov to fill our your 2017‐2018 FAFSA. Deadline is March 2nd, or earlier for some private colleges. If you have applied to private colleges, check if the CSS Profile is
required. See Ms. Jurkovich if you have questions.

 

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Published: 12/20/16

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ASTI Fall Final Exam Schedule

 

Monday, December 19th—5th & 6th periods

5th Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

6th Period: 10:20-12:30

 

Tuesday, December 20th—1st & 2nd periods

1st Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

2nd Period: 10:20-12:30

 

Wednesday, December 21st—3rd & 4th periods

3rd Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

4th Period: 10:20-12:30

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Published: 12/16/16

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Remember to go to the lab at lunch or afterschool this Thursday if you have the signed parent permission slip to participate in the surv

Locker Room Security: Sadly, we had a theft of some students’ belongings from the locker room during PE on Monday afternoon.  A police report was filed, most belonging were located, and a suspect was apprehended by police; however, this is a reminder to be vigilant and careful.  Students, remember to lock all of your belongings in a locker during PE.  While the locker room is restricted to ASTI students while you are in there changing and the door is locked when you leave, unsecured valuables may be at risk if someone finds a way to enter the locker room while PE is in session. 

Bike Security: This is a good time to remind you that Peralta Sheriffs recommend a U-Lock for your bicycle. In the past three years, two cable locks have been cut and bikes stolen from the ASTI campus. Be alert. DO NOT lock your bike to another bike.

Yearbook Members are passing out superlatives this week for you to fill out. Superlatives are color coded and please only vote for students within your class. If less than half of your class turns them in, your class superlatives will not appear on the Yearbook. So, please return them ASAP to Mr. Higashi, Cammie Young, Kelly Cai, Yongqi Kuang, or Maddie Aub.

The sophomores are hosting their very own first fundraiser... As-Tea's Boba Stand! Stop by during lunch on Wednesday Dec 14th in the quad for some delicious Thai Tea or Classic Black Milk Tea by Sharetea. Drinks are $4.25 with an additional 25 cents if you want pearls! It would be a pi-tea if you don't give it a try!

Please donate any of your canned food to help the Alameda Food Bank to give out for the holidays. This week is the last week you can donate, so fill up those barrels! The class that brings in the most amount will get a hot chocolate party!

Seniors: Mr. Rod's Room

Juniors: Ms.McCoy's Room

Sophomores: Ms. Pengelly's Room

Freshmen: Mrs. Campbell's Room

This Friday is the last day to get your yearbook for $50! Grab one this Friday lunch before the price raise next semester!

Yearbook wants your Student Life and Sports photos. Send them to astiyearbook@gmail.com now!

 

TOY DRIVE! ASTI’s annual toy drive has begun and goes through Friday, December 18.  Please bring new in package, unwrapped toys to the box in the office. 

Attention Freshmen!  This Friday, December 16 is the next freshman meetup at lunch. 9th graders will be spending lunch with their Advisory pen pal & mentor so don't leave the campus that day! All freshman are required to come and participate and have fun with your Advisory pen pal.  Please make sure you either bring lunch or get school lunch that day.  We will get together to check in about your semester and give you some helpful tips for preparing for ASTI finals.  Yummy sweet treats will be provided!

Seniors:  Once you have submitted your college applications, make sure you check your email daily and create accounts with each university you have applied to.  Check your to-do lists every other day to find out if a college is requesting more information from you.  You must pay attention to any deadlines of requested information; failure to meet deadlines could result in your applications being cancelled.

Seniors:  Make sure you have communicated with all of your letter writers this week and reminded them of any deadlines you have (private college, scholarships, EOP, etc).  ASTI staff and Peralta professors may not be accessible over the winter break.  ASTI returns from break on January on January 17th

Seniors:  If you have not yet filed your FAFSA or Dream Act Application, you should spend time over break gathering materials needed to fill them out.  Visit fafsa.gov to fill our your 2017-2018 FAFSA.  Deadline is March 2nd, or earlier for some private colleges.  If you have applied to private colleges, check if the CSS Profile is required.  See Ms. Jurkovich if you have questions.

 

 

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ASTI Community:

We hope that you can join us for the final SSC & PTSA meetings of 2016! 
SSC is this Thursday at 5:30pm

PTSA is at 6:30pm. 

The SSC agenda is attached; the PTSA agenda will be sent soon.

Warm regards,

Tracy Corbally

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 12/13/16

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Late Start Friday Schedule

Friday, December 9th, 2016

 

*Staff Meeting:  8:00-10:00

Period 1:  10:06-10:45

Period 2:  10:48-11:27

Period 3:  11:30-12:09

Lunch:  12:09-12:57

Period 4:  12:57-1:36

Period 5:  1:39-2:18

Period 6:  2:21-3:00

 

 

*Students are not required to be present during the staff meeting.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 12/6/16

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ASTI's annual food drive is taking place! Donate any of your canned food to help the Alameda Food Bank satisfy the increased amount of food for the holidays! You can donate any type of non-perishable such as dried pasta, canned beans, cake mix, and etc. Also, please do not donate any expired food! As a reward for your generosity, the class that brings in the most amount of food will be awarded a hot chocolate party with desserts! So start filling up those food barrels! Food Barrels are located in: Seniors: Mr. Rod's Room Juniors: Ms. McCoy's Room Sophomores: Ms. Pengelly's Room Freshmen: Ms. Campbell's Room Happy Food Gathering TOY DRIVE! ASTI’s annual toy drive has begun and goes through Friday, December 18. Please bring new in package, unwrapped toys to the box in the office.

 

STEM Club is hosting a meeting this Wednesday during lunch in Ms.McCoy's room! We will be discussing about a trip to the California Academy of Sciences this Sunday, December 11th. Non-members can still join us on this fun trip! Yearbooks are still on sale for $50! Price will rise after Winter Break! Grab one this Friday lunch. This Friday, December 9th is a late start Friday. School begins at 10:00am for students. The modified schedule is posted on the ASTI School Loop website.

Attention Freshmen!

Next Friday, December 16 is the next freshman meetup at lunch. 9th graders will be spending lunch with their Advisory pen pal & mentor so don't leave the campus that day! All freshman are required to come and participate and have fun with your Advisory pen pal. Please make sure you either bring lunch or get school lunch that day. We will get together to check in about your semester and give you some helpful tips for preparing for ASTI finals. Yummy sweet treats will be provided! 11th & 12th graders: Peralta Final Exams start next week. You must communicate with your ASTI teachers this week if you will be missing ASTI classes for a final exam. If you do not communicate with your teachers, you will be marked as an unexcused absence.

 

COA’s Office of Student Activities/Campus Life, Health Services, & The Learning Resource Center is hosting a Finals Study Jam in the pit of the F Building from Monday, Dec 5th through Thursday, December 8th featuring math/writing/science tutors, free coffee, snacks, and refreshments, free blue books, scantrons, stress balls, and school supplies. Extended hours to 8pm; study hall starts at 4:00pm. Massages will be available Monday from 2- 6pm and Wednesday from 9am-1pm.

ASTI students taking COA classes are invited to take part!

 

Seniors: Once you have submitted your college applications, make sure you check your email daily and create accounts with each university you have applied to. Check your to-do lists every other day to find out if a college is requesting more information from you. You must pay attention to any deadlines of requested information; failure to meet deadlines could result in your applications being cancelled. Seniors: Make sure you have communicated with all of your letter writers this week and reminded them of any deadlines you have (private college, scholarships, EOP, etc). ASTI staff and Peralta professors may not be accessible over the winter break. ASTI starts from break on January on January 17th.

 

Seniors: If you have not yet filed your FAFSA or Dream Act Application, you should spend time over break gathering materials needed to fill them out. Visit fafsa.gov to fill our your 2017-2018 FAFSA. Deadline is March 2nd, or earlier for some private colleges. If you have applied to private colleges, check if the CSS Profile is required. See Ms. Jurkovich if you have questions.

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November 30, 2016

If you want to see amazing pictures from the Spelling Bee, buy a yearbook! Yearbooks are still $50 and sold every Friday lunch. Grab one before price rises!

 

ASTI's annual food drive is taking place! Donate any of your canned food to help the Alameda Food Bank satisfy the increased amount of food for the holidays! You can donate any type of non-perishable such as dried pasta, canned beans, cake mix, and etc.  Also, please do not donate any expired food!  As a reward for your generosity, the class that brings in the most amount of food will be awarded a hot chocolate party with desserts! So start filling up those food barrels! Food Barrels are located in:

Seniors: Mr. Rod's Room

Juniors: Ms. McCoy's Room

Sophomores: Ms. Pengelly's Room

Freshmen: Ms. Campbell's Room

Happy Food Gathering

 

TOY DRIVE! ASTI’s annual toy drive has begun and goes through Friday, December 18.  Please bring new in package, unwrapped toys to the box in the office. 

 

Awards Night is this Thursday at 6:00pm on the second floor of the F Building!  There will be a potluck hosted by PTSA and it would be great if students and families planning on attending to bring a dish or drinks to share. We are also looking for students to volunteer and help set up for Awards night. If you're interested please sign up in the office.   Be sure to turn in your award slips to the following: Mylah, Arnold, Daniel Monico, William Flores, Kyle, and Wen or anyone you know in Advisory and they will be given to us promptly.  We look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening!

 

The Make-A-Wish Carnival is happening this Friday!! Join us from 3:30 to 5:30pm to have fun, play games, jam out to music, eat delicious food, and win PRIZES! Bring some money and loose change and of course all your friends too!! Best of all admission will be FREE! However, tickets to play games will will be 5 for $1. Please come out to support Act For Humanity's first service project and help make these children's wishes come to life. All proceeds will go to kids battling medical illnesses. IT'S THE SEASON OF GIVING AND SEE YOU ALL THERE!!

 

Congratulations to Brian Rodriguez, who has been selected as the 2016 NSHSS Claes Nobel Educator of the Year!  As the recipient of this honor, Mr. Rodriguez will receive a $5,000 award and a personalized plaque. Mr. Claes Nobel, NSHSS Chair and member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, will personally present the award on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at a recognition program at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta. The selection committee consisted of the NSHSS scholarship team, a university president, college counselors, and previous Educators of the Year serving on our scholarship committee. Selections were based on demonstrated passion and dedication to education, students, and the community, as well as recommendations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ASTI Schoolwide Announcements

ASTI will be closed for Fall Break from November 21st through November 25th.  Peralta classes will be in session through next Wednesday; Peralta will be closed on the 24th & 25th.

Seniors: The last college application workshop is being moved from Friday at 3:15pm to Wednesday at 3:15pm (today)! in the computer lab.  Bring any questions about your college applications to this final meeting!  Remember that UC and CSU applications are due November 30th.

Awards Night is coming on Dec. 1! Advisory will be passing out slips to award winners, so don't go searching we'll find you. There will be a potluck hosted by PTSA and it would be great if students could send in donations ex. plates, utensils, drinks and even dishes. We are also looking for students to show their talents by performing on Awards Night to entertain and bring an awesome vibes to the event. If you would like to perform at Awards Night you can sign up in the office.    

What's popping ASTI? As you all are aware by now, this Thursday is the Great American Smokeout. "But Jacob what is this Great American Smokeout you speak of?" Well this event is all about the promotion of nonsmoking. All around the quad there will be posters with a lot of tobacco related facts. At lunch there will be a Great American Smokeout Trivia which would include lots of cool prizes! So join us and help encourage others to quit. Cuz you know at lunch it won't be lit. *drops the mic*

Attention ASTI students! ASTI Spelling Bee will be held THIS FRIDAY November 18th in the F building from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm BEE there or BEE square!! 

Congratulations to Brian Rodriguez, who has been selected as the 2016 NSHSS Claes Nobel Educator of the Year!  As the recipient of this honor, Mr. Rodriguez will receive a $5,000 award and a personalized plaque. Mr. Claes Nobel, NSHSS Chair and member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, will personally present the award on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at a recognition program at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta. The selection committee consisted of the NSHSS scholarship team, a university president, college counselors, and previous Educators of the Year serving on our scholarship committee. Selections were based on demonstrated passion and dedication to education, students, and the community, as well as recommendations.

ASTI’s college registration date is on Friday, November 18th!  Lottery enrollment line lists will be posted outside of the office next week.  All 11th & 12th graders need to be present in the ASTI quad by 7:45am on the 18th to receive a ticket that corresponds to their place in the enrollment line.  Failure to arrive by 7:45am forfeits your place in line.  If you arrive after tickets have been given out, you will go to the back of the enrollment line for your class.  12th graders will register for courses first, and 11th graders second.  Students should monitor the amount of seats left in their planned classes; if they need to register for different classes on the 18th, they must have concurrent enrollment forms with them that have been signed by a parent or guardian.  No forms will be approved without parent/guardian signatures. 

10th graders registering for a COA class do not need to be present on the 18th at 7:45am. They will attend classes normally and will be called from class when it is their turn to register. 

As Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are approaching, ASTI's annual food drive is taking place! Donate any of your canned food to help the Alameda Food Bank satisfy the increased amount of food for the holidays! You can donate any type of non-perishable such as dried pasta, canned beans, cake mix, and etc.  Also, please do not donate any expired food!  As a reward for your generosity, the class that brings in the most amount of food will be awarded a hot chocolate party with desserts! So start filling up those food barrels! Food Barrels are located in:

Seniors: Mr. Rod's Room

Juniors: Ms. McCoy's Room

Sophomores: Ms. Pengelly's Room

Freshmen: Ms. Campbell's Room

Happy Food Gathering

If y'all don't already know next Thursday, Nov 17, we will be holding the Great American Smokeout, a day when we promote non-smoking. We will be holding an event at lunch with Trivia, fun prizes, and music! So, stick around in the quad at lunch next Thursday to win some cool prizes!

ASTI’s college registration date will be Friday, November 18th.  Concurrent enrollment forms and college course schedule planners are due on the following days/times:

11th grade: Thursday, November 3rd at 3:00pm

12th grade:  Friday, November 4th at 3:00pm

10th grade: Tuesday, November 8th at 3:00pm (concurrent enrollment forms only).

Students who turn in forms after their class deadline will be placed at the back of the enrollment line for their class when they register on the 18th.

COA will have an online winter intersession from December 19th through January 13th.  10th, 11th, and 12th graders may only register for one intersession course.  10th graders must have at least a 3.5 ASTI GPA to be approved for a winter intersession course.  Intersession courses are very intense courses that move at a very fast pace.  We do not recommend winter intersession courses due to the intensity of the workload over the winter break. Note that winter intersession starts during ASTI finals.  Students should not take any intersession course if it will conflict with preparation for their ASTI finals.  Winter intersession adds units to the Fall 2016 semester; if students are currently under 11 units now but taking an intersession course would bump them over 11 units, they will be charged per-unit fees for all of their units.  ASTI does not cover any fees accrued from intersession.

10th graders wishing to take a spring college course in the evening must have at least a 3.0 ASTI GPA.

9th graders will have their first opportunity to take college courses over the summer. 9th graders interested in a summer course would register in April 2017.  9th graders who wish to pursue a summer college course should understand that this is not encouraged by the ASTI program and is purely optional.  We value the emotional and developmental growth that happens during the 9th grade and want freshmen to become well-adjusted to their transition at ASTI before taking on an added college class.

Come to Trivia Night on November 18th from 3:30-5:30! Make teams up to 4 people for $20 per team. Test your knowledge and win some prizes! Tickets will be sold at lunch.

Seniors:  College application workshops will be held in the ASTI computer lab on the following day/times.  If you are unable to attend these workshops due to a college class, see Ms. Jurkovich to schedule an individual appointment to review your applications.

Friday, 11/18 3:30-4:30pm—College Application Workshop

ASTI PTSA is putting on a fundraiser selling cookie dough and other delicious desserts! Pick up an order form in the office. PTSA would greatly appreciate it if everyone tried to sell at least 10 items so we get FREE SHIPPING! The more you sell, the more prizes you get! Contact Mindy Tran or Cameron Kees .

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9th graders:  Freshman Family Information Night will take place next Tuesday, November 15th at 6:00pm in room D-237 at the College of Alameda.  All 9th grade students and their parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend to learn information about high school graduation requirements, A-G requirements, preparing for four year college, and opportunities as an Early College High School student.

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 11/14/16

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Hello ASTI Community:

 

This week's classroom announcements are attached. 

Also attached is a flyer for Science Tutoring offered at COA.

 

ASTI's application for fall 2017 9th grade class is now online!  We have made an exciting change to our program: starting in 2017-18 we will offer Algebra 1 for incoming 9th graders. This will maximize the number of students who are eligible to apply for our program and will better enable us to follow our Early College High School core principle to serve first-generation college-bound students. This means that students enrolled in Math 8 or higher will be eligible for ASTI-- that is most 8th graders in Alameda! A copy is attached here if you would like share with friends and family. 

 

Help Alameda make our streets safer for kids coming to and from school! Complete the survey below. 

Dear Alameda Youth & Families,

You are receiving this email because your school is participating in a citywide youth transportation survey. We'd love to get your input! We ask that you take about 5 minutes to respond to our survey (by November 29).

Our goals are to better understand the transportation needs of youth in Alameda. Your response to this survey is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Gail Payne, City of Alameda, Transportation Coordinator at gpayne@alamedaca.gov or by phone 510-747-6892.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

 

Important upcoming dates:

No School Tomorrow Friday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day

 

Tuesday November 15:

Freshman Family Information Night with Ms. Jurkovich-- this is a VERY IMPORTANT part of your college planning here at ASTI.  Parents, be sure to attend. Details are in the attached announcements.

 

Cash for College Night at Encinal high school for 10th, 11th and 12th grades-- ASTI will NOT hold a spring financial aid information night this year, so this is your best place to get information.  Details are in the attached announcements. 

 

Thursday November 17:

School Site Council 5:30-6:30pm

Parent Teacher Student Association 6:30-7:30pm

 

And, of course, Fall Break the week of November 21-25. 

 

I hope your families get some rest this weekend. 

 

Warm regards,

Tracy Corbally

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 11/10/16

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Dear 12th Grade Students and Families:

Encinal High School will be holding its annual 

Cash for College Night on Tuesday, November 15th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Media Center at EHS.  This event is open to the public and ASTI seniors are STRONGLY encouraged to attend.  All seniors should fill out the FAFSA form to be eligible for scholarships, grants and loans for 4-year colleges, 2-year colleges, and technical schools.  There will be a financial aid workshop for parents, as well.  Win an Amazon gift card just for attending!  

Who: High School Seniors & their Parents/Guardians

Where/When: EHS Media Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Be sure to bring:

1) Student and parent social security #s (or Alien Registration # if not a U.S. citizen.  If you have neither, can still qualify for the Dream ACT).

2) Most recent Federal Tax forms (1040, W-2, bank statements- for your private use only).

Both students and at least one parent/guardian must create an FSA ID BEFORE you start the FAFSAhttps://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

Don't wait- Start on your FAFSA NOW!  www.fafsa.ed.gov

ASTI will not be hosting a financial aid workshop in the spring.  Instead, seniors should plan to attend the Cash for College event at EHS on the 15th to receive comprehensive information about financial aid and filling out the FAFSA/Dream Act.

Let me know if you have any questions!  I hope you are all able to make time to attend.  If you have a college class, your parent may attend without you.

Warmly,

Kristen Jurkovich

Counselor

Alameda Science & Technology Institute (ASTI)

(510) 748-4021, ext 101

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Published: 11/8/16

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November 9, 2016

 

10th graders:  If you plan to enroll in a Spring 2017 evening COA course, your forms were due to Ms. Jurkovich yesterday.  You must have at least a 3.0 ASTI GPA to take a spring course, and a 3.5 ASTI GPA for an intersession course.  If you missed yesterday’s deadline, turn your forms into Ms. Jurkovich ASAP.  (Please remember that taking a spring college class is NOT required for 10th graders)!

 

9th graders:  Freshman Family Information Night will take place next Tuesday, November 15th at 6:00pm in room D-237 at the College of Alameda.  All 9th grade students and their parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend to learn information about high school graduation requirements, A-G requirements, preparing for four year college, and opportunities as an Early College High School student.

 

ASTI’s college registration date is on Friday, November 18th!  Lottery enrollment line lists will be posted outside of the office next week.  All 11th & 12th graders need to be present in the ASTI quad by 7:45am on the 18th to receive a ticket that corresponds to their place in the enrollment line.  Failure to arrive by 7:45am forfeits your place in line.  If you arrive after tickets have been given out, you will go to the back of the enrollment line for your class.  12th graders will register for courses first, and 11th graders second.  Students should monitor the amount of seats left in their planned classes; if they need to register for different classes on the 18th, they must have concurrent enrollment forms with them that have been signed by a parent or guardian.  No forms will be approved without parent/guardian signatures. 

 

10th graders registering for a COA class do not need to be present on the 18th at 7:45am.  They will attend classes normally and will be called from class when it is their turn to register. 

 

As Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are approaching, ASTI's annual food drive is taking place! Donate any of your canned food to help the Alameda Food Bank satisfy the increased amount of food for the holidays! You can donate any type of non-perishable such as dried pasta, canned beans, cake mix, and etc.  Also, please do not donate any expired food!  As a reward for your generosity, the class that brings in the most amount of food will be awarded a hot chocolate party with desserts! So start filling up those food barrels! Food Barrels are located in:

Seniors: Mr. Rod's Room

Juniors: Ms. McCoy's Room

Sophomores: Ms. Pengelly's Room

Freshmen: Ms. Campbell's Room

Happy Food Gathering

 

Congratulations Sophomores!  Your class had the most representation at ASTI's spirit dance and you win an ice cream party at lunch!  Get your ice cream in the quad this Thursday at lunch!

 

Calling all spelling bee contestants! Reminder that if you got a slip of paper from advisory saying you made it to the second round of the spelling bee, come to Ms. Campbell's room at lunch today in order to have a chance at advancing to the third round! BEE there or BEE square!

 

If y'all don't already know next Thursday, Nov 17, we will be holding the Great American Smokeout, a day when we promote non-smoking. We will be holding an event at lunch with Trivia, fun prizes, and music! So, stick around in the quad at lunch next Thursday to win some cool prizes!

 

Seniors: Encinal High School will be holding its annual Cash for College Night on Tuesday, November 15th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Media Center at EHS.  ASTI will not be hosting a financial aid workshop in the spring.  Instead, seniors should plan to attend the Cash for College event at EHS on the 15th to receive comprehensive information about financial aid and filling out the FAFSA/Dream Act. This event is open to the public and ASTI seniors are STRONGLY encouraged to attend.  All seniors should fill out the FAFSA form to be eligible for scholarships, grants and loans for 4-year colleges, 2-year colleges, and technical schools.  There will be a financial aid workshop for parents, as well.  Win an Amazon gift card just for attending!  

Be sure to bring:

1) Student and parent social security #s (or Alien Registration # if not a U.S. citizen.  If you have neither, can still qualify for the Dream ACT).

2) Most recent Federal Tax forms (1040, W-2, bank statements- for your private use only).

Both students and at least one parent/guardian must create an FSA ID BEFORE you start the FAFSA- https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

Don't wait- Start on your FAFSA NOW!  www.fafsa.ed.gov

Let me know if you have any questions!  I hope you are all able to make time to attend.  If you have a college class, your parent may attend without you.

 

ASTI’s college registration date will be Friday, November 18th.  Concurrent enrollment forms and college course schedule planners are due on the following days/times:

11th grade: Thursday, November 3rd at 3:00pm

12th grade:  Friday, November 4th at 3:00pm

10th grade: Tuesday, November 8th at 3:00pm (concurrent enrollment forms only).

Students who turn in forms after their class deadline will be placed at the back of the enrollment line for their class when they register on the 18th.

 

COA will have an online winter intersession from December 19th through January 13th.  10th, 11th, and 12th graders may only register for one intersession course.  10th graders must have at least a 3.5 ASTI GPA to be approved for a winter intersession course.  Intersession courses are very intense courses that move at a very fast pace.  We do not recommend winter intersession courses due to the intensity of the workload over the winter break. Note that winter intersession starts during ASTI finals.  Students should not take any intersession course if it will conflict with preparation for their ASTI finals.  Winter intersession adds units to the Fall 2016 semester; if students are currently under 11 units now but taking an intersession course would bump them over 11 units, they will be charged per-unit fees for all of their units.  ASTI does not cover any fees accrued from intersession.

 

10th graders wishing to take a spring college course in the evening must have at least a 3.0 ASTI GPA.

 

9th graders will have their first opportunity to take college courses over the summer. 9th graders interested in a summer course would register in April 2017.  9th graders who wish to pursue a summer college course should understand that this is not encouraged by the ASTI program and is purely optional.  We value the emotional and developmental growth that happens during the 9th grade and want freshmen to become well-adjusted to their transition at ASTI before taking on an added college class.

 

Come to Trivia Night on November 18th from 3:30-5:30! Make teams up to 4 people for $20 per team. Test your knowledge and win some prizes! Tickets will be sold at lunch.

 

Seniors:  College application workshops will be held in the ASTI computer lab on the following day/times.  If you are unable to attend these workshops due to a college class, see Ms. Jurkovich to schedule an individual appointment to review your applications.

Friday, 11/18 3:30-4:30pm—College Application Workshop

ASTI PTSA is putting on a fundraiser selling cookie dough and other delicious desserts!  Pick up an order form in the office. PTSA would greatly appreciate it if everyone tried to sell at least 10 items so we get FREE SHIPPING! The more you sell, the more prizes you get! Contact Mindy Tran or Cameron Kees .

 

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Spelling Bee Schedule

Friday, November 18th, 2016

 

Period 1            8:00-8:45

Period 2            8:48-9:33

Period 3            9:36-10:21

Period 4            10:24-11:09

Period 5            11:12-11:57

Lunch               11:57-12:43

Period 6            12:43-1:28

Spelling Bee       1:31-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 11/7/16

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ASTI Schoolwide Announcements

Good bee-vening ASTI students! On Thursday, November 3rd Ms. Campbell will be hosting the first round of the annual ASTI spelling bee. Every person in first round has a chance to advance to the second round, and then onto the final round. Whoever makes it through past the final round gets to advance to the Spelling Bee which will be held in the F Building from 1:30-3:00. It will be unBEElievably fun! Honey, comb on down. All participants get a hive five!!!

 

Red Ribbon week is next week.  Every 15 minutes, someone in the US dies from drug overdose.  We will have lunch time activities to inform everyone of the harmful effects of drugs.  When you get a ribbon, wear it on your clothing or pin it on your backpack to show support!

Here are the activities we have in store:

Monday- Sign a pledge, Get a ribbon!

Tuesday- Let's Change! (Flip coins into jars)

Wednesday- Spin and Perform (How well can YOU do normal tasks?)

Thursday- Drug Trivia

Friday- Tell us what you learned!

 

Yearbook Committee continues to sell yearbooks for $50. Come by during Friday lunch to order one!

 

ASTI’s college registration date will be Friday, November 18th.  Concurrent enrollment forms and college course schedule planners are due on the following days/times:

11th grade: Thursday, November 3rd at 3:00pm 12th grade:  Friday, November 4th at 3:00pm 10th grade: Tuesday, November 8th at 3:00pm (concurrent enrollment forms only). Students who turn in forms after their class deadline will be placed at the back of the enrollment line for their class when they register on the 18th.

 

COA will have an online winter intersession from December 19th through January 13th.  10th, 11th, and 12th graders may only register for one intersession course.  10th graders must have at least a 3.5 ASTI GPA to be approved for a winter intersession course.  Intersession courses are very intense courses that move at a very fast pace.  We do not recommend winter intersession courses due to the intensity of the workload over the winter break. Note that winter intersession starts during ASTI finals.  Students should not take any intersession course if it will conflict with preparation for their ASTI finals.  Winter intersession adds units to the Fall 2016 semester; if students are currently under 11 units now but taking an intersession course would bump them over 11 units, they will be charged per-unit fees for all of their units.  ASTI does not cover any fees accrued from intersession.

 

10th graders wishing to take a spring college course in the evening must have at least a 3.0 ASTI GPA.

 

9th graders will have their first opportunity to take college courses over the summer. 9th graders interested in a summer course would register in April 2017.  9th graders who wish to pursue a summer college course should understand that this is not encouraged by the ASTI program and is purely optional.  We value the emotional and developmental growth that happens during the 9th grade and want freshmen to become well-adjusted to their transition at ASTI before taking on an added college class.

 

Come to Trivia Night on November 18th from 3:30-5:30! Make teams up to 4 people for $20 per team. Test your knowledge and win some prizes! Tickets will be sold at lunch.

 

Come to ASTI’s Act for Humanity Club on Wednesday to hear about our first big event, the Make A Wish Carnival!  This event will help fundraise for kids suffering and battling medical illnesses. Join us on Wednesday at lunch in Mrs. Pengelly’s Room as we plan different carnival games and fundraising activities and for more community service opportunities. Be there to help us fulfill the wishes of kids who need it the most.

 

Congratulations to Ms. Campbell & Mr. Higashi—they both got their Donors Choose projects fully funded!  Thank you again to everyone who helped!

 

Seniors:  College application workshops will be held in the ASTI computer lab on the following day/times.  If you are unable to attend these workshops due to a college class, see Ms. Jurkovich to schedule an individual appointment to review your applications.

Friday, 11/4 1:00pm—College Application Workshop

Friday, 11/18 3:30-4:30pm—College Application Workshop

ASTI PTSA is putting on a fundraiser selling cookie dough and other delicious desserts!  Order forms will be passed out, so make sure you get one!  Upperclassman who aren't in fourth period can pick up an order form in the office. PTSA would greatly appreciate it if everyone tried to sell at least 10 items.  If this is done then we get FREE SHIPPING!!  Also, you can win prizes based off the amount of prizes you sell. So the more you sell, the more prizes you are eligible for! Contact Mindy Tran or Cameron Kees

College textbooks: If you got your book from a college bookstore this semester, it needs to be barcoded.  Bring it to Ms. Krasky to be barcoded as soon as possible—if Ms. Krasky is unavailable, see Mrs. Corbally.

 

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 11/1/16

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Dear Sophomore Students and Parents/Guardians:

Sophomore Family Information Night will be held at 6:00pm next Thursday, November 3rd in Room D-237 on the College of Alameda campus.  All 10th graders should plan to attend this evening with a parent/guardian to receive very important information about high school graduation requirements, preparing for four-year college, and for the transition to full time college classes as an 11th grader.  It's very important that sophomores plan to attend this information session as they prepare for their 11th grade year.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  I look forward to seeing 10th graders and their families next Thursday evening.


Warmly,

Kristen Jurkovich

ASTI Counselor

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 10/28/16

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Dear ASTI Students and Families:

 

I am writing to remind you that the Alameda Citywide College Fair will take place tonight from 6-8pm in the College of Alameda gym.  All ASTI students and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the college fair to meet with over 70 college representatives from across the United States.  In addition to the college fair, presentations will be given in the ASTI portables on UC admissions, CSU admissions, financial aid, and the community college transfer pathway.  Check the program in the COA gym for workshop times and room assignments.

 

I look forward to seeing you this evening!

 

Warmly,

 

Kristen Jurkovich

ASTI Counselor

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 10/25/16

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PSAT Schedule
Wednesday, October 19th

8:00 AM

All 10th & 11th grade students will take PSAT 1st through 4th periods.  All other students will follow the regular bell schedule.

 

The following classes will be moving locations on Wednesday, October 19th.  All classes that are NOT listed below will meet in their regular locations.

                 Class                                      Room                                   Teacher

1st period Calculus

Room 5

Ms. Ali

1st period Foreign Lang Seminar

Room 5

Ms. Ali

1st period English 9

Lab

Mrs. Campbell

2nd period Math Seminar

Room 5

Ms. Ali

2nd period English 9

Lab

Mrs. Campbell

3rd period Algebra 2

Room 1

Ms. McCoy

4th period Science Seminar & Advisory

Lab

Ms. Ali

4th period Geometry

Room 1

Ms. McCoy

 

PSAT (All 10th and 11th Graders)

 

11th Grade

Last Names A-M

 

 

Room 4

 

Ms. McCoy & Ms. Pengelly

 

 10th Grade

Last Names Je-Z

 

 

Room 6

Mr. Rodriguez &

Mrs. Campbell

11th Grade

Last Names N-Z

10th Grade

Last Names A-Ja

 

 

Room 2

 

 

Mrs. Corbally

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/18/16

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Late Start Friday Schedule

Friday, October 14th, 2016

 

*Staff Meeting:  8:00-10:00

Period 1:  10:06-10:45

Period 2:  10:48-11:27

Period 3:  11:30-12:09

Lunch:  12:09-12:57

Period 4:  12:57-1:36

Period 5:  1:39-2:18

Period 6:  2:21-3:00

 

 

*Students are not required to be present during the staff meeting.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/13/16

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Remember--  Friday October 14 will be a late start day for students.  

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 10/6/16

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Junior Family Information Night is October 6th in Room D-237 at the College of Alameda.  All 11th graders and their parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend to gain important information about the college application timeline and process.  We will discuss creating a balanced college list, financial aid, the SAT/ACT, the new UC Insight Questions, and more! 

 

Seniors:  College application workshops will be held in the ASTI computer lab on the following day/times.  If you are unable to attend these workshops due to a college class, see Ms. Jurkovich to schedule an individual appointment to review your applications.

Friday 10/7 1:00pm—CSU/UC App Workshop

Friday 10/21 1:00pm—Common Application Workshop

Friday, 11/4 1:00pm—College Application Workshop

Friday, 11/18 3:30-4:30pm—College Application Workshop

 

ASB 9th Grade Representative applications are due this Friday, October 7th. Please try to turn them into Ms. Krasky by 8 am. Elections are set for next week, Friday, October 14th at lunch. If you have any questions, please contact Cammie Young, Joey Gong, Kelly Cai, or Yuting Li.

 

This is your chance to create a design for your class t-shirt! PTSA is going to sell class t-shirts for $10 bucks each, and you guys get to make the design yourself! Create an electronic design and submit it to Joey Gong at joey.gong0@gmail.com by Wednesday, October 12th. The design is limited to 1 color and one front design. The selected designer will get a free t-shirt!! If you have any questions please ask Joey. 

 

All 10th & 11th graders will be taking the PSAT at ASTI on Wednesday, October 19th from 8:00am-12:30pm.  The cost of the PSAT is $20, or $10 if a student qualifies for Free/Reduced Lunch. Payments will be collected from 11th graders next Wednesday, October 12th, and from 10th graders next Thursday, October 13th.  PSAT letters were emailed to students and families over School Loop on Monday, and hard copies are being passed out in classes this week.  11th graders who need a note asking their professors to be excused from class on the 19th should see Ms. Jurkovich.

 

Yearbooks are now $50! Buy them in front of Ms.Pengelly's room Friday during lunch.

 

ASTI PTSA is putting on a fundraiser selling cookie dough and other delicious desserts!  Order forms will be passed out, so make sure you get one!  Upperclassman who aren't in fourth period can pick up an order form in the office. PTSA would greatly appreciate it if everyone tried to sell at least 10 items.  If this is done then we get FREE SHIPPING!!  Also, you can win prizes based off the amount of prizes you sell. So the more you sell, the more prizes you are eligible for! Contact Mindy Tran or Cameron Kees if you have any questions.  

 

COA is offering free tutoring 24/7 for all subjects through Upswing.  Visit upswing.io/select-school and select your college.  Follow the instructions on the page to sign up.  Search for a class or subject and get tutored!

 

College textbooks: If you got your book from a college bookstore this semester, it needs to be barcoded.  Bring it to Ms. Krasky to be barcoded as soon as possible—if Ms. Krasky is unavailable, see Mrs. Corbally.

 

2017-18 Student Board Member of State Board of Education

The State Board of Education is now accepting applications for the 2017–18 Student Board Member position. Any student who is a California resident and enrolled in a public high school, will be a senior in good standing in the 2017–18 school year, and will be available to attend a statewide student leader conference October 30 - November 2, 2016 in Sacramento, is eligible to apply. For more information about the 2017–18 Student SBE Member application, please visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/pn/pn/sbestudentmember.asp, or contact the SBE by email at sbe@cde.ca.gov or by telephone at 916-319-0827. Complete applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2016.

 

Thinking about a career in law? Centerforce Youth Court provides students with incredible volunteer and community service opportunities and carries forward Donald P. McCullum’s endeavor to serve social and racial justice in an effort to ensure the world tomorrow for our children and our children’s children. Youth from different communities, including Youth Offenders, perform Community Service by sitting on a jury as peers to hear each case and deliberate a just sentence for the youth on trial. A brief jury training is provided. Youth Attorneys, Bailiffs, and Clerks apply their knowledge and skills to ensure youth offenders receive a meaningful hearing and sentence.  Volunteer Adult Attorneys and Judges serve as Judges for Youth Court You can train to become a bailiff, clerk, juror, judge or attorney. Court is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 400 Broadway in Oakland. For more information contact Program Manager Alana Russaw; Cell: 510.773.2502; russawa@gmail.com

 

Lum PTA organizes a weekly Homework Club for 1st-5th graders.  Student volunteers are needed to assist the Lum kids with their homework and help them develop their study skills.  Student volunteers would be matched with 1-3 Lum students (same grade). Homework Club will meet on Tuesdays, 3:30-4:20 pm, beginning in mid-late October, and will continue through April (not on school holidays though).  Volunteers are asked to try to participate every week as the consistency with the students is important.   Lum parent volunteers will be present to support the student volunteers and to supervise the Lum students.  If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kelly Scott at kellyjoscott@hotmail.com .

 

Encinal High School is offering a mock ACT or New SAT to find out how you would score.  Get realistic practice and try your hand at the types of questions you’ll face on the actual exam. You’ll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses:

MOCK ACT or New SAT PRACTICE TEST

  • ($10 Donation Collected at EHS Banking Office) Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Sign up by calling 510-295-0002, or at the EHS Banking Office.
  • Please remember limited test seats will be available the day of mock exam. Please remember to bring $10 donation if you didn’t prepay with EHS Banking Office.
  • MOCK ACT & New SAT SCORES BACK STRATEGY SESSION Thursday, October 27th, 2016 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM at the EHS Media Center Sign up by calling 510-295-0002 or Email Tiffany.Sydlik@Review.com Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the Strategy Session.

Scholarship opportunity for 12th grade athletes:  Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarships starting at $1,000.  Visit https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/?utm_source=NonResponder%20Email%204&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=2016%20MDR%20Educator%27 for more information.

2017 Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project (APYLP) Leadership Conference

DATE:                      April 6-9, 2017

LOCATION:               Sacramento, CA

DEADLINE:            October 31, 2016

Background: The annual Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project (APYLP) conference provides a select group of 50 Asian and Pacific Islander seniors and juniors from public, private and charter high schools throughout California with a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process, community leadership, and political activism. During the four-day, three-night conference, students will participate in a Mock Legislature at the State Capitol that includes the election of peer legislative leaders, lively debate of current issues through the introduction of legislation, and the lobbying of bills during committee hearings and the Senate floor session. Additionally, small group workshops facilitated by Asian Pacific legislative staff, community activists, and business leaders will assist students in developing their leadership and public speaking skills, enhance their cultural awareness and identity, and explore the richness and diversity of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in California. 

Who Should Apply: Although any California junior or senior year high school student may apply, APYLP strongly encourages applications from Asian and Pacific Islander youth who have some leadership experience and especially from students who show leadership potential, but whose participation in programs such as APYLP may have been hindered in the past by economic, geographic, language, or other factors. The conference program is designed specifically for Asian and Pacific Islander youth to learn more about themselves, issues of importance to their communities, and how to empower their leadership potential through the political process, public service and community service. Participants in past conferences have been representative of the rich cultural, racial, multiracial, linguistic, and socio-economic diversity of Asian and Pacific Islander communities from urban, suburban and rural areas throughout California. 

There is no cost to students accepted to the high school leadership conference. Through its fundraising efforts and generous sponsorships, APYLP pays all costs for travel, lodging, meals, and conference materials for all students selected to participate in the conference. The high school program is a supervised activity with volunteer advisors assigned to each student throughout the program. Follow the link for information:

http://www.apylp.net/hs-conference/

 

Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Foundation General Scholarship

The APIASF General Scholarship is open to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year. There are multiple scholarship opportunities that vary in award amount, number of years, field of study, location, and more. For high school seniors, current college students, and students with GED entering college in Fall 2017.
Application Opens: September 15, 2016
Application Closes: January 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Additional Information:
http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html

 

CSU East Bay is holding a preview day for prospective freshmen and transfer students on Saturday, October 15th from 8-12pm on the CSU East Bay campus.  For registration and information, visit http://www.csueastbay.edu/events/preview-day/

 

The Fisher & Talwar $1,000 Legal Inspiration Scholarship is now available to students currently pursuing or plan on pursuing a college degree. 

To qualify for this scholarship:

  1. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Must be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education.
  3. Must provide proof of current enrollment or plans to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released.
  4. Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

The deadline for application submissions is April 1, 2017. Qualifying students can apply here: http://www.fishertalwar.com/scholarship/

Boston University will be hosting a reception in San Francisco for high school juniors and seniors and their families. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn more about BU and the college application process. RSVP:  http://www.bu.edu/admissions/visit-us/bu-in-your-area/
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, California 94111
Registration and refreshments: 1:30 p.m.
Presentation: 2:00 p.m.

CAP is seeking applications from low-income Bay Area seniors to receive 1:1 coaching and up to $5,000 annually (based on need) to complete a 4-year college degree. CAP eligibility requirements include:

  • Graduating high school Class of 2017
  • 4-year college bound
  • Low-income - Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) below $5,000
  • Bay Area resident (all 9 counties)

Students interested in applying must:

o  Be highly motivated

o Be college bound and career oriented

o Commit to Making Waves college success model

o Work with Making Waves coaches

o Take advantage of opportunities

o Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each term

o Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year in college

o Invest in researching and applying to multiple scholarships in support of minimizing college debt

For more info, visit http://making-waves.org/programs/education/college/capbayarea

 

Quest Bridge National College match connects outstanding low-income high school seniors with full four year scholarships--worth over $200,000 each--to the nation's leading colleges.  Who should apply?  High school seniors who are in the top 5-10% of their class; score >1240 on the SAT or >28 on the ACT, come from households earning less than $65,000 per year, may be eligible for free/reduced lunch, and who may be part of the first generation in their family to attend college:

https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match/how-to-apply

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

What does it take to become an AXA Achiever?

Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: 

  • Ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family and community
  • Ability to succeed in college

Who is eligible?

Applicants must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
  • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2017-2018 academic year
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
    • Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness 

Where & When to apply

 

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters is in great need of High School Students to assist voters at polling places during the Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 8th 2016.

All eligible Student Poll Workers are encouraged to participate, particularly bilingual students who speak English and one of the following languages: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.  

By participating, students will have the opportunity to take part in this historic Presidential Election and see the electoral process in action. Attached please find the Student Poll Worker Application that can be distributed to students.

High School Students must meet the following criteria to participate:

  • Age 16 on or before Tuesday, November 8th 2016
  • U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder)
  • GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Permission from a Parent/Guardian and a School Administrator

If you have any questions, please contact the Recruiting Unit at (510) 272-6971.

 

The Quirk Law Firm is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Foster Child Scholarship and First Generation Scholarship.  These 2 scholarships are each worth $1,000. 

The opportunity for both scholarships is reserved for current high school seniors and also current college students who plan on or are currently attending a 4-year college/university.

Here is brief information for the Foster Child Scholarship:

  • This scholarship is available to incoming college students who are currently or were placed in foster care or placed into a ward, group home or private home of a state certified caregiver/foster parent.
  • Deadline for this scholarship is May 31, 2017.
  • One winner will be chosen and awarded $1,000.
  • Payment will be mailed to the college the student plans on attending.
  • Here is the link to the scholarship:  http://www.quirklawyers.com/our-firm/foster-child-scholarship/

Here is brief information for the First Generation Scholarship:

  • This scholarship is available to incoming college students who's parents have never graduated from a 4-year college/university or a 2-year community college upon graduation from high school.
  • Deadline for this scholarship is May 31, 2017.
  • One winner will be chosen and awarded $1,000.
  • Payment will be mailed to the college the student plans on attending.
  • Here is the link to the scholarship:  http://www.quirklawyers.com/our-firm/foster-child-scholarship/


Coil Law is pleased to announce their first annual $500 high school senior scholarship. This scholarship available to high school seniors nationwide who plan on attending a 4-year college/university. The due date for all applications will be May 31, 2017.

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time high school senior
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Α 1,000 word essay must be submitted in full explaining why you intend to go to college and also why you feel deserving of this scholarship
  • Must be attending a 4- year college/university
  • ANY INCOMPLETE OR LATE SCHOLARSHIPS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
  • An official high school transcript MUST be submitted with the essay for consideration

Winner will be notified via mail and our Facebook page and also via email

Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application

For any questions concerning this scholarship, please feel free to email us at sela@coillaw.com

 

Tuite Law DUI Accident Scholarship. This scholarship is now available to any full time college student or high school senior nationwide.

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Award Amount: $750

Application: http://tuitelaw.com/rockford-illinois-dui-accident-lawyer/#scholarship-application

 

The Alameda County Youth Leadership Academy is now accepting applications! 

The Academy is sponsored by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and the County Administrator’s Office, and is a free, five-session Academy that has received statewide recognition for its commitment to youth and increasing public awareness of county programs. The goal of the Academy is to develop leadership and professional skills, increase knowledge of the role of County government and the critical safety-net services that we provide, and encourage civic involvement in government. Each session provides a range of County programs in an interactive manner, and values the students’ feedback to improve the ongoing program.

Space is limited.  We will accept approximately 35 high school juniors/seniors who live AND attend school in Alameda County.  Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, with some consideration given to geographic location within the County in an effort to ensure countywide representation.  Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than 10/24/16.

The Academy begins October 29, 2016 and continues through February 4, 2017.  Sessions are held on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

2016-17 Alameda County Youth Leadership Academy Session Dates:

Session 1 – October 29, 2016

Session 2 – November 19, 2016

Session 3 – January 7, 2017

Session 4 – January 28, 2017 

Session 5 – February 4, 2017

 If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at Hayley.Laity@acgov.org or (510) 272-3867. The application deadline is 10/21/16, but may close sooner due to space limitationsApply online at:  www.acgov.org/youthleadership/

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/5/16

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Junior Family Info Night will be held this Thursday, October 6th at 6:00pm in Room D-237 at COA.  All 11th graders and their parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend to gain important information about conducting college research, building a balanced college list, college admissions, and financial aid.  This will be the one evening this year when 11th graders will get all of their questions about college admissions answered.  

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/4/16

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Dear 10th & 11th grade Parents/Guardians:

I will be passing out the attached letter to 10th & 11th grade students this week.  All 10th & 11th graders will be taking the PSAT at ASTI on Wedneday, October 19th from 8:00am-12:15pm.  The cost of the PSAT is $20, or $10 if a student qualifies for Free/Reduced Lunch.

I will collect payment from 11th graders next Wednesday, October 12th, and from 10th graders next Thursday, October 13th.

Please see the attached letter for more information, and let me know if you have any questions.

Warmly,

Kristen Jurkovich

ASTI Counselor

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 10/3/16

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This week's announcements were read in 3rd period today.  Check these out for valuable information on school events, scholarships and community service. Additional news for parents this week:

  • Please make sure your student has a U-lock for their bicycle-- police advise that this is the best theft deterrent.
  • ASTI partners with Achieve Learning Resource Center (ALRC) to provide SAT Boot Camp for students. ALRC also offers free and low-cost personalized services at their center on Grand in Oakland. Click the link to learn more. 
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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/21/16

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9th & 10th graders: If you need a Clipper Card, here is helpful info on AC Transit (11th & 12th graders get a Clipper Card from COA):

Ph: 877-878-8883

Documents Needed-

  • anything official with student's date of birth; Examples: Kaiser card, copy of birth certificate, passport

Parents or family members may apply and purchase for students with proper documentation. Parent signature is required on application.

AC Transit Office- for same day clipper card:

1600 Franklin St Oakland, 94612

(street parking)

Student Clipper Card-

  • 20 dollars/month for unlimited AC transit rides

  • can be reloaded or auto-paid with a credit or debit card

By mail:

Download application from AC Transit website and mail in with copy of birth certificate or passport

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/20/16

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Please join us for School Site Council and Parent Teacher Student Association meetings on Thursday, September 15.  SSC is 5:30-6:30 and PTSA is 6:30-8:00pm. Park in the A Lot for free (avoid Staff Spaces on West Campus Drive).  Unreviewed Minutes for the April SSC meeting are HERE. Click HERE to Join PTSA today for only $20; return the forms with payment to the office.

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 9/19/16

Audience: Advisory Period 4, Student Asst Period 2, Student Asst Period 3, Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Friday, September 9th, 2016

 

*Staff Meeting:  8:00-10:00

Period 1:  10:06-10:45

Period 2:  10:48-11:27

Period 3:  11:30-12:09

Lunch:  12:09-12:57

Period 4:  12:57-1:36

Period 5:  1:39-2:18

Period 6:  2:21-3:00

 

*Students are not required to be present during the staff meeting.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/7/16

Audience: Advisory Period 4, Student Asst Period 2, Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Friday, August 19th, 2016

 

*Staff Meeting:  8:00-10:00

Period 1:  10:06-10:45

Period 2:  10:48-11:27

Period 3:  11:30-12:09

Lunch:  12:09-12:57

Period 4:  12:57-1:36

Period 5:  1:39-2:18

Period 6:  2:21-3:00

 

*Students are not required to be present during the staff meeting.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 8/17/16

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Sys Admins and Homepage

We look forward to welcoming ASTI students back to school on Monday, August 8th!

 

All students should arrive in the ASTI quad by 7:40 am on Monday to pick up their class schedules.

 

No schedule changes will be made on the morning of Monday, 8/8 unless a core content course must be changed (English, math, science, history, Spanish).  

 

Students who need to request a course change may do so by filling out a Course Change Request Form after lunch on Monday in the office.  Course change priority is given to students who must change their schedule due to college course conflicts and/or who need a content course changed.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 8/5/16

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Tuesday, May 31st—3rd & 4th periods

3rd Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

4th Period: 10:20-12:30

 

Wednesday, June 1st—5th & 6th periods

5th Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

6th Period: 10:20-12:30

 

Thursday, June 2nd—1st & 2nd periods

1st Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

2nd Period: 10:20-12:30

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 5/23/16

Audience: Homepage

 

Short Friday

Friday, 5/13/16

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 5/10/16

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Short Thursdsay

Thursday, 5/19/16

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 5/10/16

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Short Friday

Friday, April 15th

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 4/12/16

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Sports-O-Rama

Friday, April 1st

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Sports-O-Rama:  1:00-3:00

COA Gym

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 3/31/16

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Short Friday

Friday, March 11th

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 3/10/16

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Speech Contest

March 4th, 2016

 

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15
Lunch:     12:15-1:00

 

Speech Contest:  1:00-3:00

1st Floor, F-Building

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 3/1/16

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI Late Start Bell Schedule

Monday, March 7, 2016

 

Period 1:

9:00 – 9:50

Period 2:

9:53 – 10:43

Period 3:

10:46 –11:36

Period 4:

11:39 –12:29

Lunch:

12:29 – 1:17

Period 5:

1:17 –2:07

Period 6:

2:10 – 3:00

Period 7:

Canceled

 

 

This bell schedule allows for ASTI staff meetings with WASC Visiting Committee

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 3/1/16

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Short Friday

February 5th, 2016

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 2/3/16

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Short Friday

January 15th, 2016

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 1/13/16

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

11th and 12th graders:  Spring 2016 ASTI schedules will be available for you to pick up in the ASTI quad on Monday, January 11th at 7:45am.

 

Please note that the spring schedules you see on School Loop are subject to change.

 

Changes to course schedules will not be made until after January 11th.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 12/17/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI Final Exam Schedule

 

Wednesday, December 16th

1st Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

2nd Period: 10:20-12:30

 

Thursday, December 17th:

3rd Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

4th Period: 10:20-12:30

 

Friday, December 18th:

5th Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

6th Period: 10:20-12:30

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 12/8/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Short Friday

December 4th, 2015

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 12/2/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Spelling Bee Schedule

Friday, November 20th 2015

Period 1            8:00-8:45

Period 2            8:48-9:33

Period 3            9:36-10:21

Period 4            10:24-11:09

Period 5            11:12-11:57

Lunch                11:57-12:43

Period 6            12:43-1:28

Spelling Bee       1:31-3:00

 

*All students must attend the Spelling Bee in the F Building unless they have a scheduled college class.  Attendance will be taken.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 11/18/15

Audience: Grade 10, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Sophomore Info Night will be held Tuesday, October 20th at 6:00pm in Room D-237 at the College of Alameda.  All 10th graders and their parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend.  We will review very important information regarding high school graduation requirements, A-G requirements, four year college admissions requirements, and the transition from ASTI to the College of Alameda/Peralta Colleges next year.  During this time, we will discuss important ASTI/COA policies and the concurrent enrollment process.  It's important all 10th graders attend.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/16/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, Grade 10, Grade 11, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

PSAT Schedule
Wednesday, October 14th

8:00 AM

All 10th & 11th grade students will take PSAT 1st through 4th periods.  All other students will follow the regular bell schedule.

 

The following classes will be moving locations on Wednesday, October 14th.  All classes that are NOT listed below will meet in their regular locations.

                 Class                                      Room          Teacher

1st period Calculus

Room 4

Ms. Ali

2nd period Math Seminar

Computer Lab

Ms. Ali

4th period Advisory

(Combine w/ Science Seminar)

Room 1

Ms. Ali

 

PSAT (All 10th and 11th Graders)

 

10th Grade

Last Names A-Yu

 

 

CV-224

 

Ms. Jurkovich

 

 

10th Grade

Last Names Z

 

11th grade

(All)

 

 

 

C-113

 

 

Mrs. Corbally

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/6/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Bonding Day

Friday, September 25th

 

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15
Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Bonding Day:  1:00-3:00

 

*Bonding Day will take place on the COA field

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/23/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Safety Assembly Modified Schedule

Friday, September 18th

Assembly: COA Dance Room

Period 1:

8:00 – 8:50

Period 2:

8:53 – 9:43

Period 3:

9:46 –10:36

Period 4:

10:39 –11:29

Lunch:

11:29 – 12:14

Period 5:

12:17 –1:07

Period 6:

1:10 – 2:00

Assembly  

2:00-3:00

 
*All students are required to attend the assembly unless they have a conflicting college class
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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/15/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Senior Info Night will be held tomorrow, Thursday, September 10th at 6:00 pm in Room D-237 at the College of Alameda.  All current seniors and a parent or guardian are strongly encouraged to attend to receive important information about the senior year college timeline.  We will discuss college applications, the S.A.T., the personal statement, letters of recommendation, the common application, and financial aid processes.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/9/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Short Friday

September 11th, 2015

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15
Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/9/15

Audience: Homepage
Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 8/20/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, ASTI's Website Is Here, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

There will be a mandatory senior meeting this Friday, August 21st during 2nd period in the computer lab.  Attendance is required, even if you do not have a scheduled 2nd period class.  If you have math seminar, please check in with Ms. Ali for attendance purposes first.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 8/20/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Admissions, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Sys Admins and Homepage

We hope everyone had a restful summer.  ASTI starts on Monday, August 10th. All 9th through 12th grade students must be present in the ASTI quad by 7:45am to receive their class schedule.

We look forward to welcoming you back to school on Monday morning!

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 8/7/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The SAT Boot Camp will run from June 8th through June 12th.  Classes will take place from 10am to 3pm daily, with a lunch break from 12:00-1:00pm. 

On Friday, June 12th, students will be given a practice SAT Reasoning exam.  The June 12th class will run from 10:00am to 2:00pm to replicate a real SAT exam setting.  As a result, students will not have a lunch break on June 12th.  Students should make sure to eat a good breakfast on these days, and can bring snacks with them to eat while taking the exam.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 6/3/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

ASTI Spring Final Exam Schedule

Monday, June 1st, 2015

1st Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

2nd Period: 10:20-12:30

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

3rd Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

4th Period: 10:20-12:30

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

5th Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

6th Period: 10:20-12:30

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 5/26/15

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI Community: Please join us for the last School Site Council & Parent Teacher Student Association meetings of the school year. SSC will include gathering attendees input on the 2016 WASC Self-study.  Community voices are important, and we welcome you.

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 5/18/15

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 5/13/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Short Friday

May 8th, 2015

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 5/5/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

College Registration:  Registration for intersession, summer, and fall 2015 college classes will take place on Monday, April 27th.  The enrollment line lottery is posted outside of the ASTI office.  10th & 11th graders must be present in the ASTI quad by 7:45am on Monday to get a ticket that corresponds to their spot in the enrollment line.  Anyone not present at 7:45am will forfeit their spot in line and be placed at the back of the registration line for their class.  11th grade students will register first, starting at 8:00am.  10th graders will attend 1st period classes after they receive their ticket for the enrollment line.  Mrs. Corbally will inform 10th graders of their turn to register by calling them from class.  9th graders will likely enroll during their PE periods, or before lunch.  12th graders may enroll after 9th graders.  Please remember that if you will need to change your college schedule on Monday, you must bring concurrent enrollment forms that have been filled out and have a parent/guardian signature.  Forms will not be approved on Monday if they do not have a parent/guardian signature.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 4/23/15

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 4/10/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Short Friday

April 10th, 2015

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 4/9/15

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI Families:

I am happy to share updated information regarding the ASTI PTSA Legacy Gala.  This is our biggest fundraiser of the school year; it helps to fund the SAT Boot Camp for 10th & 11th graders, which help us aspire to our mission of preparing each student, especially those from historically underrepresented groups, to be eligible for admission to a four-year college of his/her choice. Other programs funded by the Gala include Robotics, Yearbook, Garden Club and Prom. 

This year’s event will be at the Elks Lodge on Santa Clara near Oak. Features include music by Jim Franz, passed appetizers, a no-host bar and, of course, tables of silent auction items as well as a brief live auction. We’ve made the event short and sweet so you can head off to home, or out to your next Saturday night event.  Festivities begin at 5pm and end at 8pm. Childcare is provide.  Tickets are $25 each, and are now available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1392043

We hope to have an online bidding link this year; I will send that if it comes to fruition.

Thank you for your support of ASTI PTSA. 

Tracy Corbally

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 4/7/15

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
PARENTS-- Let your voice be heard-- Complete the LCAP Parent Survey TODAY-- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YSSMZB2
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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 4/6/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Sports-O-Rama Modified Schedule

March 27th, 2015

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Sports-O-Rama COA Gym:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 3/26/15

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

March Agenda & February Minutes Attached

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 3/17/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Speech Contest Modified Schedule

March 13th, 2015

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Speech Contest-F Building:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 3/11/15

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Short Friday

March 6th, 2015

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 3/4/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI’s annual Pasta Feed & Student Work Extravaganza will be held this Thursday, March 5th at 6:00 pm on the 2nd floor of the F Building at the College of Alameda.  Students and families, please join us for pasta, music, a student work exhibition, and student performances.  Attendance is free, but we have a suggested donation of $5.  All proceeds from the pasta feed will be donated to the International Rescue Committee (IRC). IRC teams provide health care, infrastructure, learning, and economic support to people in 40 countries, with special programs designed for women and children. Every year, the IRC resettles thousands of refugees in 22 U.S. cities. A huge thank you to everyone who has generously donated food and drinks toward the pasta feed!!  We look forward to seeing students and families on Thursday evening.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 3/4/15

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Parent/Guardian Survey 

Beginning July 1, 2013, the State of California changed the funding formula for public education and requires school districts to develop a Local control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is a plan that aligns the District’s educational goals with financial resources. The LCAP is a critical part of the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Under the LCFF all Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) are required to prepare an LCAP, which describes how they intend to meet annual goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified pursuant to Education Code Section 52060(d)

 California school districts must engage parents, educators, employees, and the community to establish these plans. The plans will describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions that will be taken to achieve the vision and goals. The LCAPs must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plans will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.

 

We invite all AUSD parents/guardians to complete the attached optional and anonymous survey by March 31, 2015. Participating is easy: simply click on the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YSSMZB2

 

Grades 4-12 Student Survey 

Beginning July 1, 2013, the State of California changed the funding formula for public education and requires school districts to develop a Local control Accountability Plan (LCAP). School districts must engage parents, educators, employees, and the community to establish these plans. AUSD would also like to survey for student voices and opinions. We encourage parent/guardians to support younger students in completing the survey and hope that older students also take advantage of the link below. The survey will also be posted on the AUSD website and Twitter feed.   Please complete the attached optional and anonymous survey by March 31, 2015. Participating is easy: simply click on the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7SSQBN8

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 3/4/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Motivation Day

February 20th, 2015

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Motivation Day-F Building:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 2/19/15

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 2/10/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Short Friday

February 6th, 2015

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 2/3/15

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 1/15/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Short Friday

January 16th, 2015

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 1/15/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Fall 2014 college grades are to to Ms. Jurkovich ASAP, and no later than 1:00pm this Friday, January 16th.  It is imperative that seniors meet this deadline in order for Ms. Jurkovich to assess their progress toward graduation. 

If you are unable to print an unofficial transcript, please make sure you print a grade report for Fall 2014 and write down the campus where you took each college course.  

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 1/14/15

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Spring 2015 ASTI schedules on School Loop are subject to change.  Any changes that need to be made will be addressed when ASTI resumes on January 12th.  All inquiries about ASTI class schedules should be made to Ms. Jurkovich in person the week of January 12th.

All 11th and 12th graders must meet in the ASTI quad at 7:50am on Monday, January 12th to receive a new Spring 2015 schedule.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 12/19/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Short Friday

December 5th, 2014

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 12/3/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Wednesday, December 17th

1st Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

2nd Period: 10:20-12:30 

Thursday, December 18th:

3rd Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

4th Period: 10:20-12:30 

Friday, December 19th:

5th Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

6th Period: 10:20-12:30

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 12/3/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Spelling Bee

Friday, November 21st

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15
Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Spelling Bee F-Building: 

1:00-3:00

*All students are required to attend the Spelling Bee, unless they have a scheduled college class.  Attendance will be taken.*

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 11/19/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI's registration date for Spring 2015 and Winter 2014 Intersession courses is Friday, November 21st.  All forms are due to Ms. Jurkovich by 3pm Friday, November 7th.

 

Please read the attached letter for important information regarding registration.

 

Attached you will also find a concurrent enrollment form and college course schedule planner.  (The schedule planner is for 11th and 12th graders only).

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/28/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

11th & 12th graders are invited to attend the following college admissions presentations at ASTI if they do not have a conflicting ASTI content class or a college class.

 

Monday, October 27thJuniata College

                                   4th period, Advisory—Computer Lab

Monday, October 27thWesleyan

                                   5th period, Writing Seminar—Room 6

Tuesday, October 28thHampshire College

                                    2nd period, Math Seminar—Room 2

Thursday, October 20thUniversity of San Francisco

                                     4th period, Advisory—Computer Lab

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/23/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

11th & 12th graders are invited to attend the following college admissions presentations at ASTI if they do not have a conflicting ASTI content class or a college class.

 

Monday, October 27thJuniata College

                                   4th period, Advisory—Computer Lab

Monday, October 27thWesleyan

                                   5th period, Writing Seminar—Room 6

Tuesday, October 28thHampshire College

                                    2nd period, Math Seminar—Room 2

Thursday, October 20thUniversity of San Francisco

                                     4th period, Advisory—Computer Lab

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/23/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The ASTI Spirit Dance will be held on the second floor of the F Building at COA from 6:30pm to 8:45pm tonight, Friday, October 17th.  

 

Students will not be given in and out privileges to the dance.  Once a student enters the dance and then exits the building, they will not be allowed back into the dance.  ASTI staff will be chaperoning inside the dance and cannot supervise students who stay outside of the building.

 

Parents/guardians should plan to pick their students up promptly at 8:45pm.

 

Students should bring cash if they wish to purchase pizza and drinks.  Proceeds from the dance will go toward ASTI's prom committee!  

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/17/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

PSAT
Wednesday, October 15th

 

All 10th & 11th graders meet in quad at 7:45am

 

All 10th & 11th grade students will take PSAT 1st through 4th periods.  All other students will follow the regular bell schedule.

 

The following classes will be moving locations on Wednesday, October 15th.  All classes that are NOT listed below will meet in their regular locations.

 

1st period Calculus--Computer Lab

2nd period math seminar--Computer Lab

4th period Advisory--Room 1

 

Students should bring erasers, a scientific or graphing calculator, and a book to read or homework to work on if they finish the exam early.

 

 

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/13/14

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Please join us for the October SSC & PTSA meetings Thursday 10.16. The SSC Agenda is attached. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/10/14

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Park your car for a few minutes and join ASTI staff and PTSA officers for free coffee, pastries and a quick chat at dropoff time. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/10/14

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The application for Fall 2015 is now online at https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasti/

 

Please share this news with family, friends and community members. 

 

The application also attached in case anyone has trouble with the link. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/9/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Bonding Day Modified Schedule

September 19th, 2014

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Bonding Day:  1:00-3:00

*Attendance is mandatory, unless a student has a scheduled college class.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/17/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Senior Info Night will take place this Thursday, September 11th at 6:00pm in Room D-237 on the COA campus.  All 12th grade students and their parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend, as important information will be discussed regarding the senior year college application and financial aid process, including information about transferring from a community college.  See you on Thursday!

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/9/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Short Friday

September 12th, 2014

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15

Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/9/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, School Loop PD, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Short Friday

August 15th, 2014

 

Period 1:  8:00-8:40

Period 2:  8:43-9:23

Period 3:  9:26-10:06

Period 4:  10:09-10:49

Period 5:  10:52-11:32

Period 6:  11:35-12:15
Lunch:     12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich, Teacher, Alameda Science & Technology Institute
Published: 8/14/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The SAT Refresher Course for seniors who signed up in the spring will be held from Monday, August 11th through Friday, August 15th in Room C 208 at COA.  Monday through Thursday, the class will be held from 10:00am until 1:00pm, and on Friday, the class will be held from 10:00am until 2:00pm.  If possible, students who signed up for the course should bring their own lunch next week.  If students receive school lunch, they will be excused from the SAT class for 10 minutes to retrieve their lunch at the ASTI office.


Attendance is mandatory for the students who signed up.  If students have ASTI classes scheduled during the SAT class, they will be excused from their ASTI classes.  Students must attend all ASTI classes before and after the SAT course.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 8/8/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Advisory Site, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

School starts on Monday, August 11th at 8:00am.  All students must arrive by 7:45am on Monday to receive their class schedules.

 
College classes start on Monday, August 18th.
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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 8/8/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, Leadership Site, About Us, Counseling, Student Asst Site, All Grades, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Student schedules are being still being solidified and may change from what is currently posted on School Loop.  Final schedules will be solidified by Monday, August 11th for all returning 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 8/6/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

1st Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

2nd Period: 10:20-12:30

 

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

3rd Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

4th Period: 10:20-12:30

 

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

5th Period: 8:00-10:10

Break: 10:10-10:20

6th Period: 10:20-12:30

*7th period finals will be given the week of 5/27 as determined by the teacher.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 5/27/14

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

We have had a couple of parent inquires regarding a Senior Trip.  ASTI is not organizing nor supervising a senior trip. Parents, if you have heard of one, it is something that students are planning independent of ASTI support; it is not an ASTI event. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 5/14/14

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Agenda Attached

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 5/12/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
The last short Friday will be Friday, May 9th, 2014.
 
Period 1:  8-8:40
Period 2:  8:43-9:23
Period 3:  9:26-10:06
Period 4:  10:09-10:49
Period 5:  10:52-11:32
Period 6:  11:35-12:15
Lunch:   12:15-1:00

Staff meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 5/8/14

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 5/2/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Students will register for Summer and Fall 2014 college classes on Monday, April 28th.  Lottery lists with order of enrollment are posted outside the office door.  

10th and 11th graders must arrive to school on Monday, April 28th by 7:45am to receive a ticket for the enrollment line.  10th and 11th graders not present in the quad at 7:45am will be placed at the back of the enrollment line for their grade level.  9th graders need not be present at 7:45am; they will be brought over in groups for registration during their PE period.  10th graders will attend first period classes and will be notified when it is their turn to register.  
 
Students should monitor the schedule over the weekend and bring additional concurrent enrollment forms on Monday with backup courses in the event that their planned courses are full.  No concurrent enrollment forms will be signed on Monday without a parent/guardian signature.
 
Students may bring concurrent enrollment forms for spring intersession on Monday.  The spring intersession schedule is available at passport.peralta.edu under the Spring 2014 term.  Please note that spring intersession units will be added to a student's current spring 2014 course load; if a spring intersession course brings a student over 11.5 units, that student will be charged for all per unit fees which ASTI does not cover.
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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 4/25/14

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Check out this link for online information and support:

 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 4/23/14

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 4/22/14

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 4/22/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI's Spirit Month ends with Spirit Week April 7th through April 11th!

 
Don't forget to dress up for spirit points and participate in the lunchtime class competitions:
 
Monday 4/7:  Celebrity Day
Tuesday 4/8:  Ancient Civilization Day (Dress as an Ancient Roman, Greek, Egyptian, or Mayan)
Wednesday 4/9:  Wacky Tacky Day
Thursday 4/10:  90's Day
Friday 4/11:  Class Color Day
 
Students may dress up for spirit week days in lieu of wearing an ASTI polo.  Students must adhere to ASTI dress code guidelines (e.g., shirts must have sleeves, dresses/skirts/shorts must be fingertip length, etc).
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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 4/4/14

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

All concurrent enrollment forms and fall college course schedule planners are due to Ms. Jurkovich by 3pm on Thursday, April 10th.  Forms were passed out in classes, and are attached below.  All concurrent enrollment forms must be filled out in pen (no white out), and must be signed by a parent/guardian.  (Only rising 11th and 12th graders need to turn in a college course schedule planner).

Rising 10th graders may take an evening college class during the Fall 2014 semester if they have at least a 3.0 ASTI GPA.  There is no GPA requirement for summer school courses.  Please note that ASTI does not pay summer fees--the expense must be paid out of pocket or through the BOG Waiver, if a student qualifies.  (Students will be charged general fees over the summer, which amounts to approximately $38).
 
The Peralta summer and fall schedule may be found at passport.peralta.edu  under the "schedule of classes" link.
 
ASTI's college registration date will be Monday, April 28th.
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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 4/4/14

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10th graders will take the COMPASS test in both English and math on either Monday, 4/7 or Tuesday, 4/8 at 3:30pm.  Students have been pre scheduled into a test date; please see the letter that was mailed home.  Students must meet Ms. Jurkovich in the quad at 3:10pm on their designated COMPASS test date.

 
Students must bring their college ID number and a photo ID, or they will not be allowed to take the COMPASS tests.
 
The COMPASS test is not timed, but should take approximately 2 hours to complete.
 
Practice questions may be found online at:  http://www.act.org/compass/sample/
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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 4/4/14

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The next short Friday will be Friday, April 4th, 2014.
 
Period 1:  8-8:40
Period 2:  8:43-9:23
Period 3:  9:26-10:06
Period 4:  10:09-10:49
Period 5:  10:52-11:32
Period 6:  11:35-12:15
Lunch:   12:15-1:00

Staff meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 4/3/14

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This is hard to envision in the midst of the pouring rain, but tomorrow's forecast is for clouds only, which means that the Alameda Science and Technology Institute Prom Committee Yard Sale Fundraiser is ON! Tomorrow Sunday March 30 from 8 until 3pm at 1515 Verdi St. (near Santa Clara) in Alameda. The kids are also collecting donated items to sell starting at 7am. Please stop by to shop or donate. Milk and chocolate will also be sold.

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 3/29/14

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Summer HIgh School is Coming to Alameda!
 
 
The Alameda Education Foundation is partnering with Las Virgenes Educational Foundation (LVEF) to bring summer high school acceleration courses to Alameda!
The LVEF program is WASC accredited and all courses are UC approved.  Classes will be accepted by AUSD for graduation.  Subjects include Current LIfe, Econ, US HIstory, World History, and Geometry.  Students can complete a full year's worth of coursework in 6 weeks (a one semester course is 3 weeks).  
 
June 23 - July 31 (10 credits) - $575
Session 1:  June 23 - July 10;  Session 2:  July 14 - July 31 (5 credits) - $410
Mon. - Thurs., 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
 
Scholarships are available and must be requested by this Friday, March 28th.
All classes take place on the Alameda High School campus.
 
Information and Registration is at https://www.mylvef.org
General info may also be found on the AEF website at:  http://alamedaeducationfoundation.org/enrichment/summer-high-school-program/
 
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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 3/26/14

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Please give us your feedback! We are conducting a school climate survey developed by WestEd and the state Department of Education. The survey, which is entirely confidential, will help us identify ways to improve the quality and character of the environment in which our children learn, play, develop, and socialize on a daily basis.

Parent and guardian input is crucial to the usefulness of this survey – we truly need to hear from you! The survey takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete and is a wonderful opportunity for you to give feedback on topics including physical and emotional safety, learning supports, and school connectedness.

You can complete the parent survey here https://alamedausd-ca.schoolloop.com/ASTI between March 17 and April 17.  Please do it sooner, rather than later, so you don’t forget!  For questions, please contact cmedina@alameda,k12.ca.us.  For more information, about the survey, go to http://csps.wested.org/.

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 3/19/14

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This Thursday, March 20, we have two important meetings.  School Site Council meets at 5pm to review the 2014-15 SPSA and Budget. All community members are welcome to join and comment; only elected members will be able to vote.

The second and final Facilities Master Plan meeting is 6 until 8pm.  This meeting is in lieu of the monthly PTSA meeting. Committee members who attended the first meeting on March 3, your presence is essential and strongly encouraged.  All other members of the community are welcome to join and listen. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 3/17/14

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ASTI will have a modified schedule this Friday, March 14th, 2014 to accommodate the speech contest.  The speech contest will be held from 1-3pm on the bottom floor of the F Building at the College of Alameda.  All students are required to attend; no one will be excused from the speech contest unless they have a scheduled college class.  Attendance will be taken.

 
Period 1:  8-8:40
Period 2:  8:43-9:23
Period 3:  9:26-10:06
Period 4:  10:09-10:49
Period 5:  10:52-11:32
Period 6:  11:35-12:15
Lunch:   12:15-1:00
Speech Contest:  1:00-3:00 
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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 3/11/14

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The deadline to file a petition for AA or AS Degrees is Friday, March 21st.

To file a petition for an AA or AS Degree, seniors must visit the counseling center in the A Building at the College of Alameda, fill out a petition, and submit it to a COA counselor.  

Students receiving an AA/AS Degree this year are strongly encouraged to start this process with the COA counseling office this week.

 
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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 3/11/14

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The next short Friday will be Friday, March 7th, 2014.
 
Period 1:  8-8:40
Period 2:  8:43-9:23
Period 3:  9:26-10:06
Period 4:  10:09-10:49
Period 5:  10:52-11:32
Period 6:  11:35-12:15
Lunch:   12:15-1:00

Staff meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 3/6/14

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On Thursday, March 6th, please join us for ASTI's Spring Open House followed by the Pasta Feed for Typhoon Haiyan Victims.

Open House will give you an opportunity to hear from teachers about spring semester projects and coursework, and the pasta feed will provide a wonderful chance to socialize, eat, and give to a good cause. 
 
Open House is at ASTI from 5 until 6pm, and the Pasta Feed is in the F-Building from 6 until 8pm. Suggested donation $5.  All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity in the Philippines.
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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 2/26/14

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Please see the attached PDF for updates on Common Core in AUSD.

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 2/26/14

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 2/25/14

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Motivation Day Modified Schedule

 2.21.14

Period 1  8:00-8:40

Period 2  8:43-9:23

Period 3  9:26-10:06

Period 4  10:09-10:49

Period 5  10:51-11:31

Period 6  11:33-12:13

Lunch      12:13-12:58

Assembly 1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 2/18/14

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ASTI's Valentine's Day Dance will be held this Thursday, February 13th from 6:00-9:00pm on the second floor of the COA F Building.  Students may purchase their tickets at lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays or at the door.  Don't forget to bring money to participate in the Dream Auction!
 
Doors to the dance will open at 6:00pm.  Staff and chaperones will be supervising the 2nd floor of the F Building.  Students must sign in and sign out when they leave.  Students will not be allowed in and out privileges; once they have left the F Building, they will not be allowed back into the dance. 
 

Guest passes are due to Ms. Jurkovich or Mrs. Corbally by Monday, February 10th.  Non-ASTI students will not be allowed into the dance unless they turn in a guest pass that was approved by Monday.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 2/10/14

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The next short Friday will be Friday, February 7th, 2014.
 
Period 1:  8-8:40
Period 2:  8:43-9:23
Period 3:  9:26-10:06
Period 4:  10:09-10:49
Period 5:  10:52-11:32
Period 6:  11:35-12:15
Lunch:   12:15-1:00

Staff meeting:  1:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 2/5/14

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The deadline to add or drop a college course without receiving a "W" is Sunday, February 2nd.  "W's" appear on the high school transcript, and calculate into a student's GPA as an "F" grade.  ASTI students are only able to register for college courses in person at the COA A Building, so any course adds must be completed by the afternoon of Friday, January 31st.  Students must speak with Ms. Jurkovich first before they drop any college courses.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 1/31/14

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We are excited to announce the 2014 Teacher of the Year Season has arrived!  The nomination form is attached. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 1/16/14

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Please join us for SSC at 5:30 and PTSA at 6:30 here on the ASTI campus.  Minutes and agenda for SSC are attached. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 1/14/14

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ASTI AZTECHS, our Robotics team, got a mention in the EPIC newsletter.  EPIC is one of the AZTECHS' sponsors.  Scroll to page 12 in the attached PDF. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 12/18/13

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From ASTI Leadership:

ASTI is holding a canned food drive for the Food Bank of Alameda. The class to donate the most canned food, dry food, and nonperishable food items will earn a private ice cream social next week! Senior bins are located in Ms. McCoy’s class, Junior bins are located in Ms. Pengelly’s, Sophomore bins are located in Mr. Yale’s, and the Freshmen bins are in Mr. Urbassik’s classroom. The event ends TOMMOROW, December 6th!!! So be sure to donate your food before time runs out!

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 12/5/13

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The SUPR provides in-depth information and data about ASTI in a variety of areas including: demographics, teacher data, school accountability and performance, and other indicators. Please contact Tracy Corbally at tcorbally@alameda.k12.ca.us if you have specific questions. 
Please click http://alamedausd.ca.schoolloop.com/file/1320736085791/1356609429040/700445528023917482.pdf for ASTI's School Update Progress Report (SUPR).

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 11/26/13

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Parents and Community Members:

Below you will find a link to the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Parent Advisory Committee Application.  This committee represents a unique opportunity to provide input into the goals and strategic actions of the district moving forward.  We are looking for a group of parents/guardians that represent the district in all its layers and who are excited to share ideas and collaborate.  The LCAP (and LCFF) are new ways of budgeting and planning for districts.  This parent/guardian committee will be critical in supporting the district's efforts.

The link to a downloadable version: http://www.alameda.k12.ca.us/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1384866307162

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 11/20/13

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Friday, November 22nd is the college registration date!  All 11th and 12th graders should arrive in the ASTI quad on Friday by 7:45am.  Students who are present at 7:45am will line up in order of the enrollment lottery list to receive a ticket.  (Lottery lists are posted on the front of the office door). Anyone who arrives after 7:45am will enroll at the end of their grade level block, regardless of place in the initial lottery line.  Students will be sent to the A building in groups of 10 according to ticket order.  Students MUST check in at ASTI first to receive a ticket before they go to the A building to register.  12th graders will be brought to the A building first, and then 11th graders.  11th graders should attend regularly scheduled 1st period ASTI classes; once 12th graders have finished enrolling, announcements will be made in 11th grade classes for students to walk to the A building.  Students should monitor the online schedule to check on space availability in planned courses, and bring backup concurrent enrollment forms (signed by a parent/guardian) on Friday.  Ms. Jurkovich will not be able to sign any forms without a parent signature, and will not be available to sign forms over the fall break next week.

9th and 10th graders will be brought to register after 11th and 12th grade registration is complete.  This may not happen until 3:00pm after the Spelling Bee. 

All students must clear their absences with Ms. Solomon by 3pm on Thursday.  Anyone with absences that haven’t been cleared will be placed at the back of the enrollment line on Friday.

Any 11th or 12th grade students who need a prerequisite cleared in order to enroll in a college course must see Ms. Jurkovich ASAP (by the end of the day Thursday 11/21).  Prerequisites must be cleared through Ms. Jurkovich, not the COA counselors as has been done in the past.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 11/19/13

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Please see attached agenda for 11.21 plus minutes from 10.17

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 11/18/13

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Dear ASTI Community:

Here are a couple of opportunities that may interest ASTI students--

The City of Alameda is seeking applications for the Youth Advisory Commission; applicants should be between the ages of 14 and 18 and should be Alameda residents, or attending an Alameda school.

http://www.action-alameda-news.com/2013/11/13/city-seeks-youth-advisory-commission-applicants/

The commission meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. at Alameda City Hall. The purpose of the commission is to provide policy makers with input from young people in Alameda and to provide a forum of participation in local government for Alameda youths.

Application forms may be obtained from the City of Alameda website, in-person at City Hall, or by telephoning the City Clerk at 510-747-4800.

Applications are due by Thursday, December 5th, 2013.

The second opportunity: please see the attached flier from Rob Bonta about a jobs-creation contest for teens. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 11/18/13

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Freshman Info Night for all current 9th grade students and their families will take place this Thursday, November 14th at 6pm in room D-237 at the College of Alameda.  Important information will be discussed regarding high school graduation requirements, the community college transition, and preparing for four year college admissions.  We hope to see many 9th grade students and their parents/guardians on the 14th!

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 11/13/13

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Seniors:  A final college application workshop will be held in the computer lab this Friday, November 15th at 3:00pm.  Please plan to attend with any questions you have regarding your applications.  Remember that UC and CSU applications are due by November 30th.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 11/13/13

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Now Open For Entries 
BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition 
Presented by the California Academy of Sciences
Enter for your chance to win a share of $20,000 in cash and prizes 

Open through March 31st 2014 
What on Earth have you photographed? The California Academy of Sciences’ BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to the competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. Chaired by award-winning photographer and Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers Suzi Eszterhas, this competition welcomes professional-level, high-caliber nature, wildlife and conservation images and is open to all photographers who aim to capture the beauty and fragility of the natural world through an artistic lens. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 11/13/13

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Parent Involvement – ASTI Needs Your Help

By Debbie Ames

If you can help with any of the following please contact Debbie Ames, parent coordinator at Debbie@ameshere.com or (916)952-5008.

WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR THIS EVENT:

Saturday December 6th:  BARNES & NOBLE HOLIDAY GIFT WRAP – STUDENTS and ADULTS NEEDED

4972 Dublin Blvd., Dublin CA 94568.  This is a great opportunity for ASTI to raise funds from outside of the ASTI community.  The students will be wrapping packages at the Barnes & Noble store in Dublin.  The store provides the wrapping paper, scissors and tape.  The students wrap the gifts and collect donations  for ASTI.  We need 2 adults per shift and at least 2 students per shift and we need a PTSA Executive Board representative for the first and last shifts. MONEY RAISED GOES TOWARD THE PTSA GENRAL FUND

Shifts:  8:45 – 11:am, 10:45 – 1pm, 12:45 – 3pm, 2:45 – 5pm, 4:45 – 7pm, 6:45 – 9pm, 8:45 – 10pm

WE NEED YOUR HELP ON THESE COMMITTEES / POSITIONS:

PROM PARENTS COMMITTEE

Several parents needed to support / assist the student Prom committee.  Parents will act as advisors, guiding the students as they discuss budget, scout for a venue, seek quotes from caterers, etc. 

HEALTHY SNACK COORDINATOR

This position can be held by one or more parents.  ASTI would like to provide healthy snacks each week at the STEM Fair Lunch Meetings (each Thursday at noon) and English Tutorial (each Monday and Tuesday after school in Room 6).

“WAYS and MEANS”

We need a volunteer to check in with the ASTI office bi-weekly to see if any supplies are needed.  (For example, Kleenex and Clorox Wipes are often running low).

FALL AWARDS NIGHT / HOLIDAY GET-TOGETHER – December 12th

Parent Volunteers are needed to help coordinate hospitality / food ASTI’s semi-annual Awards Night.  The Fall Awards Night is a great community building event where all the parents and students can socialize while recognizing student academic and Reflections accomplishments.  PTSA would like to provide the main dinner dish for this event and families can also bring pot-luck side dishes to share.  We need one or more parents to seek out donors / sponsors for the main dish.

 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 11/13/13

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The next short Friday will be Friday, November 8th.
 
Period 1:  8-8:40
Period 2:  8:43-9:23
Period 3:  9:26-10:06
Period 4:  10:09-10:49
Period 5:  10:52-11:32
Period 6:  11:35-12:15
Lunch:   12:15-1:00
 

*On Friday Staff meeting days, the school day ends at 12:15pm.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 11/6/13

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ASTI’s college enrollment date is Friday, November 22nd.  All concurrent enrollment forms and course schedule planners are to due Ms. Jurkovich by 3pm on Tuesday, November 12th in order to be entered into the initial enrollment lottery.  Line order on the 22nd will be determined by lottery.  Students who turn in completed forms after this date will be placed at the end of the enrollment lottery line.  11th and 12th graders must arrive at ASTI on November 22nd at 7:45am to receive a ticket for their spot in line.  Groups of 10 students will be brought from ASTI to the COA A Building for registration.  Any 9th and 10th grader wishing to take a spring evening course must have at least a 3.0 GPA. 
 

Any students who need a math or English prerequisite cleared should see Ms. Jurkovich ASAP.  Students needing to take the COMPASS test (who have not taken the COMPASS test before) must schedule an appointment with the COA Assessment Center on the 2nd floor of the COA library or call 748-2307.  You will need your Peralta ID number and a signed concurrent enrollment form to take the exam.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 11/5/13

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ASTI STEM Fair has transitioned into Science Club.  This club will meet on Thursdays at lunch on room 1.  Please join Ms. Ali to explore your curiosities about science!  The STEM Fair has been suspended for this school year.  Let's gather steam and see if it is an activity to pursue next year. 

Halloween Pumpkin Contest On Thursday the 31st, there will be a pumpkin painting contest in the quad! This will be a competition between classes, and an opportunity for the winning class to win a prize!  Talk to your class representative for more information like rules and the rubric.

Reminder: Alameda Unified has a NO costume policy during school hours. 

Anti-Bullying Presentation: Hello, the ASB will be showing a presentation centered around Anti-Bullying awareness on Friday, November 1st. Ninth and Tenth graders will attend this event during their P.E periods on that day.

Movie Club will be hosting a Halloween Movie Night this Friday in Mr. Urbassik's room from 5:30 to 7:30. Entry is free and food will be up for purchase! Movie Club also encourages you to bring in the sweets you may have received Halloween night to share with your fellow students. Bring your pillows, teddy bears, and friends to hide behind!  We hope to see you all there! (Smile enthusiastically)

Hey Astians, ASTI for Humanity is holding a jelly bean count! The guesses are either 75 cents apiece or 1 dollar for two guesses. The three people whose guesses are closest to the actual number will each win a prize. The value of the prizes (which include the jar of jelly beans) will increase depending on the amount of people who guess. The jar will be held in the office during school hours and guesses may be submitted during lunch until next Friday, November 8th. You  can submit your guesses in the quad beginning today, on Wednesday, October 30th. See you then!

Seniors:  A college application workshop will be held this Friday, November 1st after school in the computer lab from 3-4pm.  Remember that UC & CSU apps are due by November 30th, and private college/university deadlines are quickly approaching. 

PTSA Reflections:Hello ASTI Students, PTSA is hosting the Reflections Art Recognition Program which allows students to participate in  America’s oldest and largest arts education program of its kind. The Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. This year, the national theme is "Believe, Dream, Inspire," and students will be able to submit art in the forms of photography, dance choreography, literature, film production, music composition, and visual arts. Due date December 2nd. 

The College of Alameda schedule of classes for the spring semester is now online.  Ms. Jurkovich will be visiting classes next week to pass out scheduling and concurrent enrollment forms, and to notify you of the registration timeline.  Any 9th or 10th grader wishing to take a college evening class must have a 3.0+ GPA. The ASTI registration date is set for Friday, November 22nd

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/30/13

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Hello Students, Parents, Staff, and ASTI Community:

My name is Matthew Yale, and I want to introduce myself as the newly-selected Social Science instructor to join ASTI’s team of talented faculty and staff.  After recently stepping away from the classroom, in order to explore other roles in education, I took the opportunity to serve as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. While there, my time as a leader for a selection of programs that focused on improving the quality of teacher instruction for various English language university faculties proved quite rewarding. The opportunity to come back to the classroom to teach Social Studies courses once again makes me very happy and fortunate, and what better place to be part of sharing a wealth of knowledge and experience than at ASTI.

 So, as I begin to settle in and make ASTI my new home, I am very enthusiastic about becoming part of a unique community recognized as a wonderful place for learning and growth.  Having formerly served in public education in a variety of settings over the past 15 years, including other high schools, a community college, and universities overseas, I firmly believe in the importance of a nurturing school environment to help support the academic and personal success of its students.  I remain committed to being part of that contribution, in not only challenging our younger scholars here to strive for excellence, but also eager and open to learn from them as well.  I want to continue to inspire each and every student of mine to be curious and excited about their learning, to help better prepare them for college, and to offer them the best support available, as they sprout into such remarkable young adults right in front of us.

I look forward to this academic year, and welcome you to come by my classroom, call, or write me, to share your thoughts or if you have any questions for me. 

I wish everyone a happy, healthy, and enjoyable year.  It really feels great to become an ASTI phoenix!

Warmest regards,

Matthew Yale,

Social Sciences Instructor

Alameda Science & Technology

10/29/2013

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/29/13

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Dear Estuary Crossing Shuttle Riders and Interested Parties;
  
Effective Friday, November 1, 2013, the Estuary Crossing Shuttle route will be shortened to improve reliability and to provide adequate driver rest breaks.  Attached is a revised schedule.  The Estuary Crossing Shuttle will:

​​- Eliminate Appezzato/College of Alameda shuttle stop.
- Add shuttle stop on Atlantic Ave. at Webster St. (at bus stop by Starbucks).
- Add shuttle stop on Webster St. at Atlantic Ave. (at bus stop towards Oakland) (REVISED!).


Thank you for your continued dedication to the Estuary Crossing Shuttle (www.EstuaryXINGshuttle.org).

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/28/13

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

An admissions representative from Occidental College will be visiting ASTI at 11:30am (second part of 4th period) tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29th in the computer lab.  Occidental is a private liberal arts college in Los Angeles.  Any 11th/12th graders interested in learning more about Occidental College and the admissions process/application are welcome to attend the presentation.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/28/13

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Sophomore Info Night will take place this Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm in room D-237 on the College of Alameda campus.  Important information will be discussed regarding high school graduation requirements, college admission preparation, and the transition from taking high school to college courses in the 11th grade, including important Peralta/ASTI policies and procedures.  All 10th graders and their parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend!

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/21/13

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Cold and flu season is raising its head.  We've had quite a few sniffles and sneezes on campus lately, and have grown low on supplies.  We desperately need boxes of tissue!  We could also use a few canisters of disinfecting wipes to keep desks clean and germ free.  Thank you for your support of ASTI students' well-being. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/18/13

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Hello, ASTIANS!

Leadership is proud to announce that next week is SPIRIT WEEK!!!

Next week, dress up to the day’s theme to earn points for your class!

Monday’s theme will be twin day, Tuesday’s theme will be nerd/geek day, Wednesday will be Disney day (or cartoons in general), Thursday will be Pajama Day, and Friday will be Class Color Day.

Also, remember to ask your class representative if you can represent your class in events during lunch that day. This will win points for your class too!

Please note that the days for twin day and pajama day have switched since the Facebook post on the ASTians announcements page.

Lastly, there will be a penny war between the classes, where putting pennies into your class jar gains you points, and putting any other monetary unit in other class’s make them lose points!

Remember to buy your tickets during lunch for the spirit/spooky dance in the F building on Friday the 25th!

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/18/13

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers
Opportunity #1
Hello, ASTI community--
 
We are planning our upcoming Fall Family Fun Night at Lum School for Friday, Oct. 25.  Last year, we had some terrific help from ASTI students who volunteered at the event.  We are hoping we might get some more help this year.  
 
 
If you do come to Family Fun Night, please check in when you arrive (there will be a table for volunteers to check in) so that we can be sure you get credit for community service.  Please feel free to send this link out to any students who may want to help out at the event.
 
Thank you for your help.  It is a really fun evening, and the volunteers are a big part of that.
 
--Kelly Gregor Hartlaub
Lum parent
 
Opportunity #2:

Wood Middle School is part of Supervisor Wilma Chan’s Adopt A School Initiative.  They are holding a Day of Volunteering at Wood Middle School.

Supervisor Chan is looking for additional volunteer to come out to Wood School on Saturday – October 19, 2013  from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

If any of your students need community service or any of your clubs are looking for ways to help out our community this is a perfect opportunity.  Please have them join the fun at Wood Middle and help to make the school an even more inviting place to be.

 

Some of the activities may include:

·        Planting shrubs & flowers

·        Building planter boxes

·        Weeding, trimming and mulching

·        Painting and much more

 

Please spread the word.  I know that this will be a fun day for all who participate.  FYI – Food and refreshments will be provided for all volunteers.

 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/16/13

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Please join us for either or both meetings:
School Site Council 5:30-6:30pm
 
PTSA 6:30-8:00

This week PTSA partners with the community to host speakers to tell us about Boys and Girls Club, Girls, Inc and other local community organizations that

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/16/13

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New Web Help for Students Exploring College and Careers

Information                        

          SACRAMENTO—California students have new online help as they plan for careers and college, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today. 

          “The diversity of our global economy can provide many opportunities for students, but having so many choices can be challenging as well,” Torlakson said. “With new features on two really great Web sites, we’re working to give students the resources they need to plan their path to a successful future.”

          The enhanced Web sites are part of Torlakson’s Career Readiness Initiative, aimed at boosting the graduation rate in California and providing high school graduates with the knowledge and skills they need to be ready for further training or entering the workforce.

          The California CareerZone Web site already has many features, but the new enhancements include:

  • Make Money Choices: This feature asks users what kind of lifestyle they want to live, tells them how much it will cost, and links directly to information about jobs that could realistically support that lifestyle and salary.
  • Cost of College: This feature helps students find colleges that are good matches for their career choice and provides cost information.
  • Parent Guide: This feature offers parents advice on how to help their children explore careers. 
  • User profile: Logged on users can see everything they are working on in one place―including plans, recently viewed items, assessment summaries, journals, and a list of upcoming events.
  • Calendar: Logged on users can see aggregated information about deadlines from colleges, training programs, and plans in a calendar so students can track their deadlines.
  • Updated home screen: Logged on users can now see a summation of their previous career exploration and can pick up where they left off.
  • Military occupations: Users can now search for jobs in the armed services by title or Military Occupation Code, see job profiles, and find equivalent civilian jobs.  Users can also add military experience to the resume builder.

New enhancements to the California Career Center Web site include:

  • Classroom-Ready Curriculum: This feature has 17 new ready-made lesson plans for teachers to help their students set goals, develop an action plan for college and career, research jobs, assess their skills, and more.
  • Career Surfer: This is a new application that students can download from iTunes and Google Play to begin exploring careers on their mobile devices. 

          Both the California CareerZone and the California Career Center Web sites operate under the umbrella of the California Career Resource Network (CalCRN) program, a program designed to help anyone develop their careers.

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/15/13

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We are pleased to announce that our new History and Economics instructor, Matthew Yale, will join our faculty and begin teaching on Tuesday, October 15.  We welcome Mr. Yale! 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/10/13

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Our next SSC meeting will take place at ASTI on Thursday 10.17.2013 at 5:30-6:30pm.  Congratulations to our newly elected voting members.  ALL members of the ASTI community and public are always welcome to attend SSC meetings.  The PTSA meeting follows immediately afterward so please attend both meetings if you can.  It is a wonderful way to stay informed and find your voice. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/10/13

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We've had a few questions about the COA fees sweep.  It generally happens in late September, but has been delayed this year due to turnover and training of new staff at COA.  The fees should be paid in 2-3 weeks, so please do not be alarmed or concerned if you still see them in your account.  Thank you for your patience. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/9/13

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
All 10th and 11th graders should arrive at ASTI by 8:00am on Wednesday, October 16th.
 
Students should bring #2 pencils, erasers, and a scientific or graphing calculator.

PSAT Schedule
Wednesday, October 16th

8:00 AM

All 10th & 11th grade students will take PSAT 1st through 4th periods.  All other students will follow regular bell schedule.

 

The following classes (all 9th & 12th graders) will be moving locations on Wednesday, October 16th.  All classes that are NOT listed below will meet in their regular locations.

                 Class                                 Room                               Teacher (10/16)

1st period Calculus

Room 4

Mrs. Ali

2nd period Math Seminar

Room 4

Mrs. Ali

3rd period Media Studies

Room 1

Mr. Higashi

3rd period MW History

Computer Lab

Mr. Balderston

4th period MW History

Computer Lab

Mr. Balderston

4th period Science Seminar

Room 1

Mrs. Ali

4th period Leadership

Room 1

Mrs. Ali

 

PSAT (All 10th and 11th Graders)

10th Grade

Last Names A-Lee

 

(Plus one EHS Student)

 

 

Room 2

 

Mrs. Corbally

 

10th Grade

Last Names Lepcha-Z

11th Grade

Last Names A-Kat

 

Room 5

Ms. McCoy

(1st & 2nd periods)

 

Ms. Pengelly

(3rd & 4th periods)

11th Grade

Last Names Khun-Z

C-104 at COA

Ms. Jurkovich

 

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/9/13

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Dear Estuary Crossing Shuttle Riders and Interested Parties;
  
Effective Friday, November 1, 2013, the Estuary Crossing Shuttle route will be shortened to improve reliability.  Attached is a revised schedule.  The Estuary Crossing Shuttle will:
​​- Eliminate Appezzato/College of Alameda shuttle stop.
- Add shuttle stop on Atlantic Ave. at Webster St. (at bus stop by Starbucks).
- Add shuttle stop on Atlantic Ave. at Constitution Way (across the street from Starbucks)
 
Please view the below press release pertaining to the potential BART strike, which could happen as early as this Friday, October 11, 2013.

Thank you for your continued dedication to the Estuary Crossing Shuttle (www.EstuaryXINGshuttle.org).
 
Regards,
Gail Payne
 
 
Gail Payne, Transportation Coordinator
City of Alameda Public Works Dept
510-747-7948 - gpayne@alamedaca.gov
 
>>> Alex Nguyen 10/8/2013 9:55 AM >>>

PRESS RELEASE

October 8, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:

Gail Payne

Transportation Coordinator

510-747-7948

 

 

Alameda Prepares for October BART Strike

In the event of another BART strike on Friday, October 11, the City of Alameda has plans to help minimize commuter traffic congestion that include:

 

·         Free valet bicycle parking at the Main Street ferry terminal

·         A Main Street ferry shuttle that will loop the west end of town

·         Satellite parking at the golf course with shuttle service to Harbor Bay ferry terminal

·         A Harbor Bay ferry shuttle that will loop Bay Farm Island

·         Alameda Police will relax parking enforcement near both ferry terminals, EXCEPT for flagrant violations such as the blocking of driveways, sidewalks, handicap parking or fire hydrants

For details, check the City’s website: http://alamedaca.gov/public-works/bart-strike

For updates regarding BART strike status, check http://alert.511.org/

For San Francisco Bay Ferry information, check: http://sanfranciscobayferry.com/

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/8/13

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers
What:  ASTI-STEM Fair/Symposium Preparation

When: Lunch Period (lunch provided), starting Thursday, October 10, 2013 meets weekly for the month, then TBD. Fair/Symposium to occur in January at ASTI.

Where: ASTI Portable 2

Who:  All ASTI students have the opportunity explore an their ideas and create original research in a supported environment. 

Why:  “Here is what is really wonderful about science fairs:  You participate because you want to...You choose your own project and because it’s something you want to explore. You make it work.  And because a science fair project allows you to test drive a college major or a career; it gives you training wheels for the real world.  Also, science fairs connect you to new friends and can distinguish your future college application.  Finally, science fairs are...fun.” Science Buddies 

Who with: John Peterson, ASTI-STEM Fair Coach, 

A veteran educator with vast experience teaching AP Environmental Science, AP Biology and Anatomy, General Science and leading his dedicated students to many a science fair.

Then What:  After the ASTI-STEM Fair/Symposium:  All participating students have the opportunity to move on to Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair, San Francisco Bay Area Science and Technology Fair, Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair and possibly NASA/Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/7/13

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Please see below for a list of admissions presentations taking place in the Bay Area:
Princeton University
Monday, October 14th
7:00pm-8:30pm
Hilton Oakland Airport
1Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621
 
Yale University
Wednesday, October 16th
Oakland Technical High School
4351 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611
To register:  apps.admissions.yale.edu/events
 
Georgetown University
Wednesday, October 16th
The French-American International School
150 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
RSVP:  http://uadmissions.georgetown.edu/visiting/yourarea/uscities/
 
Tufts University
Sunday, October 20th

Grand Hyatt San Francisco

345 Stockton Street

San Francisco, CA 94108
RSVP:  http://admissions.tufts.edu/RSVP

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/7/13

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In order to maintain warm fuzzy relationships with our direct neighbors here on the COA campus, it is important that parents/guardians follow these procedures during drop-off and pick-up:

 

  • Remain behind the wheel of your vehicle at all times
  • During Drop-off: please make your stopping time as brief as possible; double-parking impedes traffic flow, and parking in a Faculty/Staff space makes it difficult for COA staff and faculty to find a space
  • During Pick-up: please wait in the A LOT; please do NOT pull into a staff/faculty spot on campus drive.  We have had complaints from COA about this.  Remain in your car while in the A LOT to avoid a ticket.

Thank you very much for following these procedures; please contact ASTI if you have any questions. 

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Published: 10/7/13

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PLEASE MARK your calendar....

* October 1st-28th - Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fundraiser and Yankee Candle Fundraiser (available online and catalog)

* 11th - NO SCHOOL, Staff Development

* 14th - NO SCHOOL, Columbus Day

* 14th-18th QSA Ally Week

* 16th - PSAT for 10th & 11th graders

* 17th - PTSA General Meeting (Collaborative Community Resources Night)...Staff Meeting... SSC Meeting

* 17th - Teacher Appreciation Day sponsored by Senior Class 

* 18th - Community Building: Healthy Lifestyle / Amazing Race by Yearbook

* 21st - 25th - National PTA Red Ribbon Week Celebration..... Spirit Week

* 23rd - Dining for Dollars at Otaez (10% back to ASTI)

* 24th - Sophomore Info Night

* 25th - Spirit Dance

* 28th - Cookie Dough and Yankee Candles Order Forms DUE

* 31st - Innisbrook Fundraiser Kick-Off (fundraiser date: Oct.31-Nov.22)

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/7/13

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Seniors who are applying to U.C.'s and private colleges are strongly encouraged to attend a Personal Statement workshop on Friday, October 4th at 3:00pm in the ASTI computer lab.  The Personal Statement is an important part to the college application, and should be started early and revised often.  Hope to see many seniors there!

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/2/13

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

The Stanford Splash Program is accepting applications for November class dates.  Please visit the link below for more information on an opportunity for students to take enrichment classes on the Stanford campus taught by Stanford undergraduates, graduate students, and community members:

https://stanfordesp.org/

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/2/13

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

The Stanford Splash Program is accepting applications for November class dates.  Please visit the link below for more information on an opportunity for students to take enrichment classes on the Stanford campus taught by Stanford undergraduates, graduate students, and community members:

https://stanfordesp.org/

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 10/2/13

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BAY AREA COLLEGE PLANNING PRESENTS A COLLEGE  FINANCIAL AID PLANNING WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS @ ALAMEDA FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

"LEARN INSIDER SECRETS & STRATEGIES TO ACCESS AND MAXIMIZE FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WORKING FAMILIES

 

Gerna Benz and Dan Evertsz have been helping families maximize their eligibility for funding and aid for the last eight years. We have helped hundreds of working families send their children to college without the parents going broke, pillaging their savings & retirement accounts or selling their first born.  We will discuss what your child should be doing this summer to help access aid.

 

Additional topics that we discuss:

·    How to pay for college with minimum money out of your pocket.

·    How to send your child to a fancy private school for less than the cost of a State school.

·    How to pick the colleges that will give you the most amount of money.

·    How many hours of Community Service your student will need to attend college.

·    The one mistake every parent makes when applying for scholarships.

·    Why 529 Plans are a waste of time.

·    How we can help your student pick the correct career path.

·    7 sure-fire strategies to be able to afford the school of your dreams.

·    A 12-month calendar of college events - what to do right now if your child is in high school.

·    Shocking insider secrets that your guidance counselor may not know.

·    solid College Funding Plan that will cover your families share of college costs.

 

Even parents who think that they "make too much money" to be eligible for financial aid have come to us to discover that they, too, can save thousands of dollars a year by using a number of our college funding strategies.

 

Details: Tuesday October 8, 6:30 PM, Alameda Free Public Library.  Space is limited.  Please RSVP  by calling 877-924-3726, or register on line.

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 10/1/13

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The 23rd Annual Citywide College Night will take place in the COA gymnasium on Monday, October 7th from 6:00-8:00pm.  Over 75 college representatives from across the country will be present, and workshops will be held on financial aid, UC admissions, CSU admissions, and community college transfer programs.
 

ASTI will be providing drinks to the college representatives and student volunteers.  Donations of flats of water and sodas are needed by Friday, October 4th.  If any ASTI families are able to donate drinks, please send Ms. Jurkovich an email: kjurkovich@alameda.k12.ca.us or drop the drinks off at the ASTI office.  Thank you so much for your support.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/30/13

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Junior Info Night will be held this Thursday, October 3rd at 6:00pm in Room D-237 on the College of Alameda campus.  Important information will be discussed including college admissions, financial aid, and college planning.  All 11th grade students and their parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/30/13

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All 10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 16th at 8:00amThe PSAT/NMSQT is an important exam in that it serves as an early indicator of a student’s performance on the SAT Reasoning Test, allowing students to identify and focus on content areas of study before they take the SAT Reasoning Test.  Additionally, by taking the PSAT in their 11th grade year, students are entered in the competition for the National Merit Scholarship.

Payments are due and will be collected on Friday, October 4th, 2013.  The cost is $20 and may be paid in cash or a check made out to ASTI.  If your student qualifies for free or reduced lunch, the cost of the test is $10.  If a student is not able to pay any part or the entire test fee, the student may speak to me individually.  No student will be turned away for an inability to pay for the exam.  On the day of the exam, students should come to school with pencils and a calculator.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/27/13

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Here is the latest version of the ASTI Family Newsletter.
 
Please check out the following links and events in the wider community:
 
ASTI Robotics Team will be at Everything Alameda in Washington Park 10-2 this Saturday:

http://alamedaca.gov/uncategorized/news/2013/09/16/everything-alameda-schedule-events

While you're at it, please "LIKE" the Robotics Facebook page for regular updates: https://www.facebook.com/FRC4186
 
See attached documents for information from Alameda Phone Bank and the Art in Motion Benefit for Arts in Schools

 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/24/13

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A student's bike was stolen from the ASTI bike rack around 10:15 this morning.  The thief cut a cable lock and rode away on the bike.  He/she also rifled through a bag attached to another bike, but nothing was stolen.  This is a reminder of how vigilant we need to remain, even in our comfortable environs at ASTI.  The campus was full and class was in session when this theft occurred.  Please ensure that your belongings are always secured. There is no way to guarantee against bike theft, but a heavy U-Lock looped through both the front tire AND the frame will do a great deal to deter theft. The longer it takes thief to free a bike, the less likely it is to be stolen. Please view the attached photo of a well-secured bike. Another option --not pictured-- is to remove the front wheel and attach it to the frame and bike rack with a U-lock.  Cable locks are not as secure as U-locks, as they can be cut with a tool.  As always, if you see anyone lingering on or near the ASTI campus, please let an adult know. 

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Published: 9/23/13

Audience: Tracy Corbally, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

We need students and parents to run for election to School Site Council.  SSC governs policy, goals and funding at ASTI.  This is a great way to find out how the school runs behind-the-scenes. 

There are openings for 3 students and 3 parents/guardians.  Along with staff, these people form the voting body.  Members of the public are always welcome to attend SSC and comment, but cannot vote. 

If you would like to be on the ballot for election to SSC, please send an email to Mrs. Corbally by Wednesday, 9/25.  You are encouraged ---but not required-- to write a 3-4 sentence paragraph about why you make a good candidate for SSC. 

Please email Mrs. Corbally if you have any questions. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/20/13

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

An admissions representative from UC Berkeley will be visiting ASTI on Monday, September 23rd during 4th period to speak with ASTI students in the computer lab. The admissions officer will be talking about freshman and transfer admission to UC Berkeley specifically, but this admissions information relates to all UC campuses.
 

At 2:00pm also on Monday, a representative from Wesleyan will be visiting in the lab to talk to interested students.  Wesleyan is a liberal arts college in Connecticut.

Any 11th and 12th graders who do not have a college class are highly encouraged to attend these admissions presentations on Monday, September 23rd in the computer lab.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/19/13

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

An admissions representative from Agnes Scott will be visiting ASTI tomorrow, Wednesday, September 18th at 2:30pm in the ASTI computer lab.  Agnes Scott is a liberal arts women's college located outside of Atlanta.  Agnes Scott is part of the "Colleges that Change Lives" Consortium, and offers young women many exciting opportunities in liberal arts fields, including business, economics, and engineering.  11th & 12th grade young women are strongly encouraged to attend!

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/17/13

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/16/13

Audience: Tracy Corbally, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Let your voice be heard: Help shape the future of ASTI

 

School Site Council (SSC) – 2013-14

 

 

 

ASTI is seeking students and parents/guardians who are interested in serving on ASTI’s governance body – SSC.

 

SSC makes important policy decisions/recommendations, approves/revises the Single School Plan, and guides budgeting.  SSC meets monthly on a Thursday evening directly before our PTSA meetings.

 

SSC includes THREE student representative positions and THREE parent/guardian representative positions.

Candidates will be asked to provide a BRIEF statement and elections will be held the week of Sept. 23rd

 

Please join us at the first SSC meeting on Sept. 19th from 5:30 – 6:30 on ASTI campus.  The offices of chair and secretary will be elected at the first meeting.

 

If you are interested in serving as an SSC member or obtaining more information, please send an e-mail to Mrs. Corbally at tcorbally@alameda.k12.ca.us

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/16/13

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Writing Tutoring
 
Writing Tutoring is available for drop-in and by appointment.  Please see below for details.  We look forward to seeing you at tutoring!
 

Peer Tutoring  (Room 6)

  • MW 3:00 - 4:00

 

Instructor Tutoring  (Room 6)

  • Mr. Urbassik is available most days 3:00-4:00
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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/12/13

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Please read the attached letter from AUSD

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/12/13

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Please share your appreciation with Ms. McCoy for organizing peer tutoring and providing support for students.  Here are the hours:

Peer Tutoring  (Room 4 or F Building as posted on classroom door)

  • TuTh 3:00 - 4:15 in Room 4
  • MWF 3:00 - 4:15 by Appointment
  •  

Instructor Tutoring (Ms. McCoy)

  • Monday – Thursday 3:00-415 by appointment in Room 4

 

Instructor Office Hours (Ms. McCoy)

  • TuTh 3:00-415 in Room 4
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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/11/13

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Clubs are in the process of being approved and those that are approved will be requested to attend Club Training this Thursday 9/12 at lunch.

If you have already started meetings for your club, please be wary of your status since we have not finished approving clubs. ALSO please refrain from fundraising or collecting money from members of your club until your club is approved and has an account set up.

Thank you!

--ASB

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/10/13

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Bonding Day & Short Day Schedule

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Period 1

8:00-8:20

Period 2

8:23-8:43

Period 3

8:46-9:06

Period 4

9:09-9:29

Period 5

9:32-9:52

Period 6

9:55-10:15

Bonding Day

10:15-12:15

Lunch

12:15-1:00

Staff Meeting

1:00-3:00

 

 

*School ends for students at 12:15pm

*All students are required to be present for Bonding Day.  Attendance will be taken and only 11th & 12th graders with a conflicting college class will be excused.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/10/13

Audience: Tracy Corbally, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The ASTI website has been updated for the 2013-14 school year (with a few changes pending).  Please check it out at

https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasti/

and sign up for news/update notifications. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/10/13

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The ASTI website has been updated for the 2013-14 school year (with a few changes pending).  Please check it out at

https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasti/

and sign up for news/update notifications. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/10/13

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Please see attached PDF

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/10/13

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

If you are a fitness fan looking to support our kids, this may be your chance! Students would appreciate volleyball nets for use on the field during PE class.  We need a total of three nets, have stands already. As always, any donations are tax-deductible.  Thank you for considering ASTI. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/10/13

Audience: Tracy Corbally, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Hi Friends,

I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed. So I've created a classroom project request at DonorsChoose.org, an award-winning charity. This project will help me building good physic lab at ASTI. It will also add some supplies for my Calculus class.

I'm asking for donations of any size to help my kids. For the next week, any donation you make to my project will be doubled (up to $100). If you know anyone who is passionate about education, please pass this along. Your donation will brighten my students' school year, and you'll get photos and thank yous from our class.

Here's my classroom request:

Checking for Understanding With White Boards and Markers

To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the match code INSPIRE on the payment screen. This awesome match offer lasts through September 14, 2013.

My students and I greatly appreciate your support.

Zahera Ali

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/9/13

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Senior Info Night will be held this Thursday, September 12th at 6:00pm in room D-237 on the College of Alameda Campus.  All seniors and their parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend Senior Info Night to gain important information about applying to college, drafting college essays and the Personal Statement, obtaining letters of recommendation, applying for financial aid, and important senior year dates and deadlines. 

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/9/13

Audience: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Staff, Teachers and Homepage

The Good News:  Clipper card holds have been cleared by COA.

The Not-so-good News: AC Transit's activation time will take until sometime between September 12 and September 18 to get them working again.  Begin trying your card again on the 12th, and check in with Mrs. Corbally if it is not working by the 18th. 

The Good-news-unless-you-have-a-problem-with-it:  Holds will still appear on your account but should not interfere with your ability to register for classes.  Ignore holds unless they prevent you from doing something you need to do.  They will be cleared in the September sweep. 

Keep turning in those receipts! 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/5/13

Audience: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Staff, Students and Homepage
Clipper Card and Holds Update

The Good News:  Clipper card holds have been cleared by COA.

The Not-so-good News: AC Transit's activation time will take until sometime between September 12 and September 18 to get them working again.  Begin trying your card again on the 12th, and check in with Mrs. Corbally if it is not working by the 18th. 

The Good-news-unless-you-have-a-problem-with-it:  Holds will still appear on your account but should not interfere with your ability to register for classes.  Ignore holds unless they prevent you from doing something you need to do.  They will be cleared in the September sweep. 

Keep turning in those receipts! 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/5/13

Audience: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Students and Homepage

Any requests for textbook funds have been sent to the COA bookstore.  Be sure to check in with AJ if you need expedited service, especially if you will purchase at another campus. 

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Posted by: Tracy Corbally
Published: 9/5/13

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Friday, September 6th, 2013 will be a modified schedule to accommodate a safety assembly for all ASTI students from 2:00-3:00 pm.
 

1st period

8:00-8:48

2nd period

8:51-9:39

3rd period

9:42-10:30

4th period

10:33-11:21

5th period

11:24-12:12

Lunch

12:12-1:09

6th period

1:12-2:00

Assembly

 

2:00-3:00

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/4/13

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI Community-

Attached are two documents that contain a number of important announcements about opportunities and AUSD press releases.

A brief summary:
1. Ethical Fashion Show Tickets available now!
2. Join Robotics in the 4th of July parade
3. Superintendent Wrap-up
4. State releases 2012 API scores
5. AUSD Free Lunch for kids during the summer
6. Chinese Language college advising workshop

Report cards have been sent out and should be arriving at homes shortly. 

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 6/11/13

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The Sophomore SAT Summer Boot Camp will start on Wednesday, June 5th at 10:00am and will take place in an ASTI classroom.

The Boot Camp will run from June 5th through June 13th.  Classes will take place from 10am to 3pm daily, with a lunch break from 12:00-1:00pm. 

On Wednesday, June 5th and Thursday, June 13th, students will be given a practice SAT Reasoning exam.  June 5th and June 13th classes will run from 10:00am to 2:00pm to replicate a real SAT exam setting.  As a result, on these two days only, students will not have a lunch break.  Students should eat a good breakfast on these days, and can bring snacks with them to eat while taking the exam.

Please let Ms. Jurkovich know if you have any questions!

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 5/30/13

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
ASTI's own Tracy Corbally has been named
 AUSD Teacher of the Year!
 
Ms. Corbally will be formally recognized at the May 28th Board of Education Meeting.  Please join us in congratulating Ms. Corbally on this well-deserved honor.
 

ASTI is extraordinarily excited to announce that our own Tracy Corbally has been selected as Alameda Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year for 2012-13 following an intensive application and evaluation process.  All of us within ASTI have known for years what an amazing teacher Ms. Corbally is and are proud that she will be recognized throughout our district and community.  Please read on for the District’s official announcement and visit HERE for the patch article:

 

2012-13 Teacher of the Year

 

Each year parents, students, staff, and the community have the opportunity to recognize excellent teachers in the District by nominating them for Teacher of the Year. AUSD’s Teacher of the Year process mirrors that of the County and State levels.

 

After being nominated, teachers who meet the County and State criteria are invited to participate in the next phase of the process, which requires teachers to submit an application, including a resume, an introductory letter, and letters of support.

 

The Teacher of the Year Selection Committee then meets to screen applications and determine which applicants will move onto the next phase, classroom observations. The Selection Committee members then visit classrooms and reconvene to interview finalists and determine the District’s Teacher of the Year.

 

We are proud to announce that this year’s Selection Committee has chosen Tracy Corbally from Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), as the District’s Teacher of the Year for 2012-13. ASTI is the District’s early college high school magnet school located on the campus of the College of Alameda.

 

Tracy will be formally recognized at the May 28 Board of Education meeting, along with finalists Andrea Hardman from Otis Elementary, Marc Jaeger from Otis Elementary and Michael Lamb from Alameda High School.  Please join us on May 28 to celebrate them. Congratulations!

 

Next fall Tracy will be competing to become Alameda County Teacher of the Year. In October she will also be recognized by the Alameda County Office of Education at the annual ceremony for Teachers of the Year from all school districts in Alameda County.

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 5/1/13

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI Students, Parents, and Guardians-

 

Attached is our most recent Family Newsletter.  Below we have also included a variety of school-based and community-wide announcements.  We hope to see you at our school events and encourage you to read about the many exciting things happening in Alameda and the surrounding communities.

 

Have a wonderful day.

 

ASTI Announcements

 

PTSA Legacy Gala Dinner and Auction

May 17, 2013  @ The Alameda Elks Lodge

6 PM - 11 PM

PTSA will be making ticket purchases available on-line. 

 

ASTI Prom

April 27, 2013 @ The Alameda Ballroom

7:00 - 11:00 PM

All ASTI students attending the prom need to complete a permission slip with both student and parent/guardian signature.

All guests require a guest pass that includes a copy of the guest's photo ID and signatures from the hosting student and parent/guardian.

If your student is attending prom, please plan to pick them up at 11:00 sharp.  Please also remind them that there are no ins/outs at the prom.  All students must remain inside the prom facility throughout the duration and, if they leave, they will not be allowed to return.

 

School Announcements from 4.15.13

  National Day of Silence  When's the last time you heard someone say fag or some other homophobic comment? When's the last time you or someone else spoke up about it? This Friday, April 19th, hundreds of thousands of students will participate in the 18th annual Day of Silence, a student-led day of action to raise awareness about anti-LGBTQ bullying, harassment and discrimination. Students across the country will vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Will you help end the silence?   Yearbooks: Friday will be the last day that we sell yearbooks for this year. They will be sold for $65 during lunch

College Course Enrollment:  Sophomores and Juniors:  All concurrent enrollment forms and ASTI course schedule planners are due to Ms. Jurkovich by this Friday, April 19th at 3:30 pm.  (Sophomores must also submit their 2 year plans and course requirement checklists by this Friday at 3:30, too).  Extra concurrent enrollment forms and course schedule planners are located in the office, and all concurrent enrollment forms must be filled out in pen with a parent/guardian signature to be considered complete.  Students who turn in all required forms by the deadline will be entered into the initial enrollment lottery which will determine the order in which you will enroll in courses on Monday, April 29th

Any Freshmen who wish to enroll in a summer or fall course should pick up a concurrent enrollment form in the office from Ms. Jurkovich.  All summer and fall concurrent enrollment forms from 9th graders will be due by Monday, April 22nd at 4:00 pm to be entered into a lottery to determine your enrollment position for summer courses on Monday, April 29th.  Ms. Jurkovich will be visiting classes this week to pass out forms and answer questions.

 

Associated Student Body Officers: Want to make big changes to school? Want to be known?! Come and apply to be President, Vice President, Secretary, treasurer, or class representative! Join ASB and show us your stellar leadership! Come to Orientation  today if you would like to be President or Vice President (current sophomore's can apply for VP and current juniors can apply as President) in Mrs. H's room.  If you would like to run for secretary, treasurer, or class representative, then come to orientation this Thursday in Mrs. Corbally's room. This is a great leadership experience and it will look great on your college applications.  If you do not attend orientation, you will not receive an ASB application and you will not be able to run.  Thank you!

Cultural Grams: Hello fellow students of ASTI!  Starting today, cultural grams will be sold at lunch. The grams feature an optional message within an origami box filled with candy from different cultures. The grams are sold from 1$ for small, 2$ for medium, and 3$ for large. Also, if you would like to suggest a type of candy, please contact Vincent Liu, David Su, or Karen Chavez.

Prom nominations:  Leadership is currently redoing prom nominations.  Leadership students will be visiting seminars throughout the week to take nominations from 11th and 12th graders, and will be available during lunch time in the quad on Friday, April 19th to take nominations from 9th and 10th graders who are able to nominate for duke and duchess!  Any 11th or 12th grader who does not complete a nomination during seminar must fill out their nomination by the end of lunch on Friday for their nomination to count.  Make sure you come out Friday at lunch to nominate!  No nominations will be counted after Friday at lunch.

 

SAT/ACT Question of the Week:

It is thought that a dog’s sense of smell is generally 10,000 to 100,000 times better than humans.

  1. humans                        (b) humans’ are                       (c) humans have          (d) a human’s  (e) a human has

Choice (D) is correct. It avoids the error of the original by properly comparing “a dog’s sense of smell” to “a human’s” sense of smell

 

California State Tests (CSTs), given to all students grades 2-11, are components of several measurements AUSD uses to determine how well our students are learning basic skills.  The results of these tests also help us look at school/district growth from year to year in order to improve instruction for our students.  The California Ed Code Section 60615 states that parents/guardians can submit a written request to the principal of their student’s school if they do not wish to have their student take any or all parts of the state’s Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program tests.  AUSD teachers and schools support students to do well on the tests and help them learn test-taking skills that will enable them to be successful throughout their school career and beyond.  We encourage parents/guardians to contact their child’s principal with any concerns they may have about the test before they request that their student be excluded from taking the test(s).

 

Community Announcements

 

Alameda Education Foundation Summer Enrichment Camps!

Let your child’s imagination soar as he learns to build different types of aircraft.  Provide her with a leg up on the future by introducing her to computer “coding”.  Help him become a citizen of the world by learning Mandarin or Spanish.  Boost those essential math skills.  This summer the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) is offering Summer Enrichment Camps in these subjects plus Marine Science, Space Exploration, Music, Art, Drama and more.  Camps are available for students who have completed kindergarten - 12th grade and are open to all students regardless of residency or school attendance.  AEF Camps are kept small to maximize engagement and are taught by experienced professionals.  Camps take place at Lincoln Middle School, 1250 Fernside Blvd. in Alameda.  After Care is available with Alameda Recreation & Parks Department. Scholarships are available.  Early Bird discount for enrollment extended to April 30th.  Enroll today at www.alamedaeducation.org.  For questions, please email enrichment@alamedaeducation.org.

 

 

An Autism Awareness Event:

Creating Compassion in Community

Sunday, April 21, 2013      1:30-4:30pm

Location:

Alameda Main Library

Regina K. Stafford Community Room

1550 Oak Street

Alameda, CA 94501

Sponsors:

Alameda Autism Community Network

Alameda Multicultural Community Center

City of Alameda Commission on Disability Issues

The public is invited to an Autism Awareness Event: Creating Compassion in Community.

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of education, entertainment and community connections in recognition of Autism Awareness Month in April.

The documentary “Sons of a Gun” will be viewed, a riveting film about four disabled men who live with their care provider together in ancAlameda hotel room.  This will be a great opportunity for the local community to gather and watch together.

Guest speakers will be global autism expert, Lynette Louise, and Alamedan Jody Moore who will discuss Compassionate Communication.

Entertainers include Gregg Milk singing "Autism Avenger," Elvin Yuen on alto saxophone, and the Asian Community Mental Health Services song and piano performance group "All Together Now."

Wheelchair accessible.

Information tables.

Refreshments.

Neat bus lines 20, 21 & 51A.

For information, contact:

Jody Moore, Alameda Autism Community Network <alamedaautism@sbcglobal.net>

510-776-4441

 

 

Earth Day Event: Special Screening of 'CHASING ICE,'

an Oscar-nominated film about global warming.

Alameda Theatre and Cineplex

Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 9AM

 

 

Alameda Climate Protection Forum

Celebrating 5 Years of Achievements

April 24th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Albert H. DeWitt Officers' Club’ 641 West Redline Ave.

The City of Alameda and Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) are hosting a forum to celebrate Alameda’s progress towards meeting the goals of Alameda’s Local Action Plan for Climate Protection.  It has been 5 years since the city adopted its local action plan, and there is exciting progress to report.

Film Viewing and Discussion of

  "Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World"   

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 6-8pm

Discussion Moderator:

Aidah Aliyah Rasheed, scholar and artist

Location:

Woodstock Education Center Multipurpose Room

1900 Third Street (enter Multipurpose Room from Brush Street) Alameda, CA 94501

 

 

"Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World"

Please join the Alameda Multicultural Community Center, Alameda Free Library and Islamic Center of Alameda for the final event in our Muslim Journeys series.  The outstanding documentary "Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World" will be viewed and discussed.  Our discussion moderator will be Aidah Aliyah Rasheed, an artist whose works include mixed media, installation, performance, video and photography. Ms. Rasheed is currently completing her Master of Fine Arts degree from the California College of the Arts.

The term "Islamic Art" brings to mind illustrated Q'urans, mosques or prayer rugs, but art pervades the entire culture from gardens to textiles to everyday items such as tables and pen boxes.  This final program will look at the art and architecture of Islam across 1,400 years and 9 countries, and will explore both the historic and contemporary Islamic art world.

DVD's available for check-out at the Alameda Free Library:

  "Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World" directed by Robert Gardner

  "Islamic Art Spots," a series of short films written and presented by D. Fairchild Ruggles Books available for check-out at the Alameda Free Library:

  "The Art of the Hajj" by Venetia Porter

  "Islamic Arts" by Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair.

This program is free and open to all ages, however it will be more enjoyable for those fully able to participate. Registration is not required. Refreshments will be served.

During the months of January-April 2013, the Alameda Free Library in collaboration with the Islamic Center of Alameda and the Alameda Multicultural Community Center are hosting a monthly 4-part series called Muslim Journeys: An Exploration and Celebration of the Intertwined Histories of Islam and the West at different locations in Alameda. 

Our collaboration was one of 842 recipients nationally invited to participate in the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association.  Support was provided by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.  Additional support for the arts and media component was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.  For more information on the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, please see http://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2013-01-09.

For more information:

Alameda Multicultural Community Center: 510-355-6984 Alameda Free Library: 510-747-7777 Islamic Center of Alameda: 510-748-9052

All Programs Sponsored by:

  Alameda Free Library

  Islamic Center of Alameda Dawah Committee

  Alameda Multicultural Community Center With Support From:

  American Library Association

  National Endowment for the Humanities

  Friends of the Alameda Free Library

  Alameda Parks and Recreation Department

 

 

Alameda Harvey Milk Day 2013

Student Poster and Poetry Contest!

To honor the life and work of Harvey Milk, Alameda students in 5th-12th grades are invited to participate in a city-wide poster and poetry contest.  Harvey Milk was the nation's first openly gay person to be elected to public office, serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.  He fought for equality, lived a courageous life and inspired many until his assassination in 1978.  Go to www.milkfoundation.org for more information on Harvey Milk.

Theme:     Dear Harvey, We've Got Hope!

  (borrowed from the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus)

Entries by April 26th to

. submit by April 26th to Gene Kahane at Encinal High School, 210 Central Avenue

  (AUSD mail or in person) or Books, Inc., 1344 Park Street, attention Ben Kahane . all entries must include name, age, grade, school and contact information

Grand Prize Winner Will Receive $100!

Made possible by a generous donation from First Community Bank

Winners

. will be honored at the 4th Annual Alameda Harvey Milk Day Celebration on May 20th

  at Encinal High School

. will have their poster/poem duplicated and displayed at Alameda schools and local

  businesses

The Poster

. should celebrate the theme

. be 18" x 24"

. be 2D (flat)

. use any materials

The Poem

. should celebrate the theme

. be in the form of a letter to Harvey

. can be any style or length

For more information on the contest, contact:

Olivia Higgins at <ohiggins30@yahoo.com> or Gene Kahane at <genk40@yahoo.com>

For more information on the Alameda Harvey Milk Day Celebration on May 20th:

www.facebook.com/pages/Alameda-Harvey-Milk-Day/168627603195633

 

Benefit Tuesday Dinners for the 4th Annual Alameda Harvey Milk Day Celebration

April 9th, April 16th, April 23rd, & April 30th, 2013 5:30-7pm

High Street Station Cafe

1303 High Street at Encinal Avenue

Alameda, CA 94501

April menu is attached.  Reservations are recommended and appreciated. Vegetarian plate available.  Children's portions are available at half price.

Each month, High Street Station Cafe selects one local organization to support in raising money for their organization with their Tuesday Night Charity Dinners.  In April, High Street Station Cafe has elected to support the 4th Annual Alameda Harvey Milk Day Celebration. While the menu varies, it is always a complete meal of home-style comfort food. 

Funds raised at the dinners will go directly towards underwriting of the Harvey Milk Day Celebration to be held on Monday, May 20th at Encinal High School.  The celebration is sponsored by the Alameda Harvey Milk Day 2013 Committee and the Alameda Unified School District.

For more information, please contact Susan Timney at the High Street Station Cafe:

510-995-8049 or at www.highstreetstationcafe.com

 

 

Youth Summer Opportunities

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The Youth Employment Partnership, Inc.

Providing employment training to Oakland youth since 1973

 

Contact: YEP 300 International Boulevard, Oakland CA 94601 510.533.3447 info@yep.org *please call for current program openings or stop by to complete an application

Programs:

Americorps Neighborhood Investment Team

Ages 18 - 24

This program will recruit AmeriCorps members who will engage in an array of activities in the Lower San Antonio designed to support educational, financial and personal development among children, youth and families. Funded by Americorps/the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism.

Oakland Youth Self-Sufficiency

Ages 16 - 24

The YSS program is designed to enroll court-involved youth, wards of the court, foster care youth, emancipated youth, and youth with learning disabilities into a paid job training curriculum. Funded by the Department of Labor.

Future Workforce for In-School Youth

Ages 16 - 18

Youth work after school and on weekends in a paid internship based on their interests. Participants receive work maturity training and career counseling. Income guidelines apply. Funded by the Workforce Investment Act.

Team Oakland

Ages 15 - 21

Through partnerships with the City of Oakland Public Works Agency & the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources, youth receive classroom training in social and environmental issues and on-the-job training in landscaping, mural painting, urban gardening, and litter abatement.  Funded by the City of Oakland Public Works Agency.

Mayor’s summer Jobs Program

Ages 14 - 21

In partnership with the City of Oakland and local nonprofit organizations, this program recruits and prepares youth for summer jobs in the community. Youth participate in a series of intensive job readiness trainings and are given opportunities to interview with local employers. Funded by the City of Oakland.

 

 

 

Upcoming Community Meetings on Future of Historic Alameda High School

The Board of Education has made it a priority to develop community engagement and input regarding the future needs and potential uses for the future of the seismically unsafe portions of Historic Alameda High School (HAHS).

At a special meeting of the Board on March 14, the Board reviewed the process and content for four community meetings to be held this spring for input on the future of the seismically unsafe buildings at HAHS. Jeff Cambra and Alice Lai-Bitker, both respected community leaders and mediation specialists, will be managing this community engagement process seeking to involve stakeholders throughout Alameda.

The public process in April and May will include an Education Meeting, two Options Meetings, and a Consensus Meeting. That will be followed by a Final Report to the Board of Education at the Board’s regular meeting on May 28.

The Education Meeting will be at 6pm on Thursday, April 11 in the Alameda High cafeteria. That meeting will provide an overview of the issues and the process, share the facts and gather input and information.

The Options Meetings will be at 6pm on Monday, April 15 in the Alameda High cafeteria and at 1pm on Saturday, April 20, also in the Alameda High cafeteria. Those meetings will seek all ideas and possible suggestions from stakeholders and community members on the future HAHS.

The Consensus Meeting will be at 6pm on Thursday, May 9 in the Alameda High cafeteria. That meeting will seek to reach agreements and find consensus among all stakeholders.

The deliverables the Board will receive in the Final Report at the Board meeting on May 28 will include a mission statement from each participating organization; a list of goals and values from each participating organization; a statement of interests from each participating organization; a list of agreed to and disputed facts presented by all organizations and individuals; a complete list of options for utilization of the Historic Alameda High School location, and report from the facilitator on the results of the consensus meeting.

Later this spring and next school year, the Board will also seek additional community input on any future decision to purchase rather than lease space for the District Office and on the many issues we need to answer about the long term facilities issues facing our schools and community.

 

OutLOUD, Alameda’s Teen magazine/blog

run by teens for teens, alongside our collaborative partners.  OutLOUD includes contributions from organizations such as The Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth and their Families, Boys and Girls Club of Alameda, Girls Inc. of the Island City and student writers from Alternatives in Action, Encinal, ASTI, AHS and Oakland Tech.  http://alamedaoutloud.tumblr.com/ The OutLOUD blog: http://alamedaoutloud.tumblr.com/ OutLOUD in the Sun: http://alamedasun.com/local-and-hometown/11593-teens-express-themselves-outloud

The purpose of OutLOUD is to empower young people by providing a safe, fun and accessible outlet for teens to express themselves and exchange ideas and viewpoints.  This is also a good opportunity to build their confidence as writers as well as their resume’s.  Our goal is to make OutLOUD accessible for all male and female students, from every end of Alameda and more.

 

State of Health in America Lecture Series with Congresswoman Barbara Lee

The Freedom Center and the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture invite you to join them on April 20th for a dialogue between Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Dr. Helen Gayle on the state of health in America.

Dr. Gayle, President and CEO of CARE USA, is an international leader on the fight against AIDS/HIV, global poverty, and violence against women and girls. 

This event, part of the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series, takes place at 7:00pm, Saturday, April 20th, at Parks Chapel A.M.E. Church, 476 34th St., Oakland.  It is free to the public and is only 6 blocks from the MacArthur BART station.

The event hosts are currently inviting schools to be partners for this event by organizing 10 or more of their team members to participate.  Your school/district name will appear in the program.

This event promises to inspire.  It is a great opportunity to engage young people in broader efforts to improve health.

More information is available at http://www.mlkfreedomcenter.org.

 

 


 

AEF Salute to Education

We hope you will join us next Friday for one of the very best celebrations of the entire year, Alameda Education Foundation’s Salute to Education, from 6 - 9 pm on April 19th at Rock Wall Wine Company at Alameda Point.

AEF’s Salute to Education showcases innovative educational programs in Alameda public schools in an evening filled with wonderful music, fabulous food, friends, and a spectacular view of the Bay!  Salute to Education recognizes the many teachers, staff, and volunteers from across the District who help make Alameda schools special, as well as local businesses that support our schools in so many ways.

The innovative program and volunteers being honored will be highlighted on posters throughout the venue and in the event program.  Guests can learn about the great work happening in our schools while also socializing and enjoying fabulous food catered by Alameda's own Cafe Q, wine from local vintners along with other beverages, and great music provided by the Alameda and Encinal High School jazz bands.  There will also be a raffle featuring the newest ipad mini and other prizes. 

Advance tickets are just $30 and can be purchased online or in person. To purchase a ticket online, please visit: http://alamedaeducationfoundation.org/. To purchase a ticket in person, please visit Café Q at 2302 Encinal Avenue. (Café Q accepts only cash or checks payable to AEF).  Tickets at the door are $40.  All tickets include one drink ticket and a commemorative glass, with additional drink tickets for sale inside the event. Proceeds from the event will help support AEF's Adopt-A-Classroom, Middle School Sports, and Enrichment scholarship programs.

 

 

ALAMEDA ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH High School Student Poster Contest!

Objective: To increase the awareness and celebrate the many facets of the Asian Pacific Islander culture and heritage

Who: Alameda senior high school students (grades 9-12) are invited to participate

Why: The winning poster will be used to publicize the Fourth Annual Alameda Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Festival in May 2014

The poster should:

1.    Celebrate the theme of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

2.    18” x 24” exactly, 2 dimensional (flat), may use any standard art media that is dry to the touch or cannot be smeared or smudged, may be clear coated or sealed for protection

3.    All entries must include name, age, grade, school and contact information on reverse side

4.    SUBMIT ENTRIES (in person) BY:  May 8, 2013 to:  Scott’s Shoes, 1330 Park St., Alameda

The WINNER will receive a free $100 savings account!

Made possible by a generous Donation from Bank of Alameda                                                                          

All submissions will be on display and the GRAND PRIZE winner will be announced at

Alameda’s Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Festival

Sunday, May 19, 2013 at South Shore Shopping Center

For more information on the contest, contact:  Glen Wong at (415) 350-0972

 

 

S e a s o n   f o r   N o n v i o l e n c e

STUDENT SPEECH CONTEST FINALS

t t t Saturday -  April 20, 2013  t t t

      Alameda Main Library

1550 Oak St. (at Lincoln)

High School Contest from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This year’s theme is:

“When we avoid hatred

in our hearts and minds,

We avoid hatred in our actions.”

Alameda students, grades 9-12, will be participating in this city-wide speech contest in celebration of the international Season for Nonviolence, which honors the lives and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi and Cesar Chavez.

Participating schools will select finalists to deliver their speeches at the April 20th contest.  All participants will receive a certificate of achievement, and cash prizes of $200, $100, $75,

and $50 will be awarded for first, second, third and fourth place.

Co-sponsored by the

Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth and their Families

and the Alameda Unified School District

General Information:    Jim Franz, jfranz@ci.alameda.ca.us, 747-6883,        

Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth and their Families

Alameda Special Education Parent Support Group Information

The next Alameda Special Education Parent Support Group meeting will be held on April 17th, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:00pm. The location has changed to Lum Elementary School. The parent support group has organized a Resource Fair to provide families information on a variety of topics. Both the AUSD Special Education Department and NR SELPA have tables with information to share with families. Please read the flyer (per attachment) for more details about the event.

 

 

 

To learn more about the Alameda Special Education Parent Support Group, visit their website at www.alamedaspedpsg.org or email at alamedaspedpsg@gmail.com.

 

 

Coding Camps

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook says:  “Our policy is literally to hire as many talented engineers as we can find.  The whole limit in the system is that there are not enough people who are trained and have these skills today.”  One million of the best jobs in America may go unfilled because only 1 in 10 schools teach students how to code.  But Alameda students are fortunate to have the opportunity to learn coding through the Alameda Education Foundation’s Enrichment summer camp program.  For 4th - 8th graders (completed), AEF is offering two Basic Computer Programming camps the weeks of June 24th  and July 29th, 8:30 - 12:30.  For older students in 7th - 12th grades, there will be a Basic Computer Programming camp the week of June 24th from 1:30 - 4:30.  For the more advanced coder (7th - 12th grade), there is a Programming Sampler Plate camp the week of July 29th, 1:30 - 5:30.  Instructor Michael Wesley has over 20 years in the software industry with companies including Borland, Symantec and Logitech.

AEF also offers many more camps for students in grades K - 12 including aviation, architecture, drama, music and much, much more.  Please spread the word about these camps to your students and families.  Early bird registration ends April 15th.  A complete summer camp brochure is here: http://alamedaeducationfoundation.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/AEF_Summer_Camps_2013_web.pdf Registration is at www.alamedaeducation.org   Questions?  Email:  Enrichment@alamedaeducation.org.

Want to get your student excited about computer programming?  Check out this video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKIu9yen5nc&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Girls Inc. of the Island City Girls InCharge

Girls InCharge is a special program designed for teen girls to learn business skills. Girls who explore entrepreneurship learn to take a compelling idea and transform it into a business. They realize their talent for finding creative ways to sell goods and services. They learn to lead and take charge, as they develop confidence, take risks, and show pride in their success. Girls InCharge will provide exposure to the kind of role models and experiences needed to encourage girls to consider the possibility of entrepreneurship as a career path.

15-20 high school girls (15-18 years old) will be selected to take place in a one-day, six-hour workshop. They will participate in interactive activities, spanning the areas of business plan development, financing and finding resources for small businesses, operations, and leadership.

From this group, three (3) girls will be selected to attend the Girls InCharge Summit, July 23 through July 25 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Girls who go forward to the Girls InCharge Summit will experience three fast-paced days of activities geared towards developing the soft skills necessary to be an effective leader and entrepreneur. These girls will then have the opportunity to give back to their own communities by being Near Peer Facilitators of an entrepreneurship workshop to middle school youth. And best of all, Girls Inc. InCharge will stimulate girls’ thinking about entrepreneurial career opportunities and what they can be doing now to prepare for exciting, fulfilling work in the future.

The Walmart Foundation will underwrite all costs associated with Girls InCharge, including travel, meals, accommodations, and event activities.

Requirements:

Attend a mandatory parent/daughter orientation on Wednesday, March 27 from 6:30-7:30pm at Girls Inc. Meyers Center, 1724 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda. This will go over the expectations and commitment required of the girls and their parents, from participating in the Saturday, April 13 workshop, and what will happen for the girls chosen to be a part of the July Girls InCharge Summit.

Girls attend a one-day workshop from 9:30-4:00pm on Saturday, April 13 at Girls Inc. Meyers Center, 1724 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda.

The three (3) girls chosen to participate in the Girls InCharge Summit will be required to travel to Indianapolis with a Girls Inc. chaperone during the week of July 22. (Exact flight dates/time TBD).

After the Summit, during the 2013-14 school year, the three (3) girls will be required to meet regularly in their group, with their Girls Inc. instructor, to work on their Summit skills and create, and deliver two E3 workshops for two groups of a minimum of 15 middle school girls and participate in an evaluation of the project. The project and evaluations must be completed by May 31, 2014. Upon completion, the three (3) girls will receive a stipend of $500 each.

 

EUREKA!

Eureka! is a three year program for girls in 8th through 10th grade that encourages girls to explore science, technology, math and engineering in a fun, hands-on environment. During the summers, girls will also participate in team sports, self-defense, swimming, and personal development. During the school years, girls will explore career and college options. During the third summer, girls will be placed in an internship and get a stipend upon completion of the program.

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Published: 4/18/13

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Any 11th grade students who need to take the COMPASS test in math should either visit the assessment center at COA on the 2nd floor of the library to schedule an appointment in person, or call the assessment center over the phone:  (510) 748-2307.  You will need your COA ID number in order to register.  Call or visit the center quickly to schedule an appointment if you need the math placement exam in order to enroll in a summer or fall college course, as appointment times are filling up.

When you take the COMPASS test in math, you will need to bring a photo ID, your COA ID number, and a concurrent enrollment form that has been filled out and signed by yourself, your parent/guardian, and signed and stamped by Ms. Jurkovich.  You will not be allowed to take the COMPASS if you do not have a photo ID, your COA ID number, or a concurrent enrollment form with you the day you take the test.

Once your receive your COMPASS test results, you must submit them to Ms. Jurkovich before obtaining clearance from the COA counselors.

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Published: 4/17/13

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Sophomores and Juniors:  Concurrent enrollment forms and ASTI course schedule planners are due to Ms. Jurkovich by Friday, April 19th at 3:30pm.  Sophomores must also turn in their 2 year plans and course planning checklists in addition to their concurrent enrollment forms and course schedule planners by Friday at 3:30pm.  Students who turn in all completed forms by the Friday deadline will be entered into a lottery which will determine the order in which they will enroll in summer and fall college classes on Monday, April 29th.  Any students with incomplete forms or who turn in forms after the April 19th deadline will be placed at the end of the enrollment order.

Freshmen who wish to take a summer or fall 2013 college course must turn in concurrent enrollment forms to Ms. Jurkovich by Monday, April 21st at 4:00pm. Freshmen who turn in forms on time will be entered into a lottery which will determine the order in which they will enroll in courses on April 29th. 

Concurrent enrollment forms must be filled out in pen and must have both a student and parent/guardian signature before they will be signed and stamped by Ms. Jurkovich. 

Concurrent enrollment forms and ASTI course schedule planners are attached below and can be picked up in the office.  See Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions!

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Published: 4/16/13

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 

Hello ASTI students and families!  Leadership invites you to join us for our Annual Cultural Potluck on Thursday, April 11th from 6:00 to 8:00PM on the second floor of the F Building at the College of Alameda.  We will be celebrating ASTI's diversity through cultural performances, a cultural fashion show, and a cultural potluck.
 
Leadership is currently seeking food donations and sign-ups for the cultural fashion show.   If your family can donate food or drinks for the potluck, and/or if you would like to be part of our cultural fashion show to showcase a particular culture or background, we would greatly appreciate it.  Please call or send an email to Ms. Jurkovich to confirm the dish you plan to bring and if you would like to participate in our cultural fashion show:  kjurkovich@alameda.k12.ca.us or (510) 748-4021, extension 101.
 
Leadership looks forward to seeing you on Thursday for a night of cultural celebration!
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Published: 4/4/13

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI Families-

 

Attached is a copy of the newsletter that will be mailed out today.  Also attached are some additional flyers describing some important opportunities.  These include:

 

  1. ASTI PTSA e-waste event and Rummage Sale: 9:00 – 4:00 in COA parking lot ‘A’
  2. TOMORROW (Saturday, March 23) is a great opportunity to get rid of old junk AND help raise money for ASTI.  See the flyers for more details.
  3. Cantonese/English language workshops on the college application process
  4. Offered by a bilingual counselor in SF (4.28.13)
  5. Free Legal Consultations
  6. Every third Monday of the month in the West End Library.

 

Below I have also included the press release from our district regarding the ratification of the contract with Alameda teachers:

 

Alameda Education Association Ratifies Agreement with AUSD

Membership Votes to Approve Agreement Resolving Contract Negotiations with the District

 

Alameda, Thursday, March 14, 2013 – The membership of the Alameda Education Association (AEA) has voted to ratify the tentative agreement with AUSD signed February 28 resolving successor bargaining negotiations with the District.

 

Under the agreement, teachers will receive a 2.5% retroactive ongoing raise for all of the current school year (2012-13), an additional .75% ongoing raise in 2013-14 and a 1.25% one-time increase for 2013-14. Teachers would then receive an additional 1.75% ongoing raise in 2014-15 unless the District cannot afford that increase. The Board will hold a public hearing to make a determination on the 2014-2015 salary increase by January 31, 2014.  With the additional 1.75% increase in 2014-15, teachers would receive a total ongoing salary increase of 5% over three years. The agreement also includes a stipend for speech and language pathologists and moves Career Technical Education teachers to the main teacher salary schedule.

 

Under the terms of the agreement, by April 30 of this year AEA will vote on two options for calendars for 2014-15 and 2015-16. Accordingly, before the end of this school year the District will share with the community the school calendars for 2014-15 and 2015-16.  The 2013-14 calendar has already been approved and is posted on the home page of the District’s website.

 

The agreement provides that K-3 class size maximums will remain at 25:1 for the duration of Measure A (through the 2017-18 school year), consistent with the provisions of Measure A. It also provides that during the next school year (2013-2014) a joint AEA-District group will study and recommend an implementation plan for professional collaboration through Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). The Superintendent will accept the PLC implementation plan as recommended by the group.

 

The agreement provides further that magnet schools are exempt from seniority transfers for 3 years; that teachers accepting seniority transfers are guaranteed the teaching position to which they transfer for one year unless changes are necessary due to fluctuations in enrollment; and permits District teachers’ children to attend AUSD schools with a teacher’s assigned school of employment considered as the student’s neighborhood school.

 

Superintendent Vital sounded an optimistic note: “It is a great thing for our students and our community that we have reached the compromises reflected in this agreement. We are hopeful that this new contract will help us repair relationships and support our ongoing efforts to have all of us united and working together every day to provide the very best education we can for every student in every classroom in the District. ”

 

The Board is scheduled to ratify the agreement at its meeting on March 19.

 

The tentative agreement will be posted on the Labor Negotiations page of the District’s website: http://www.alameda.k12.ca.us/

 

 

Steven R. Fong

Principal

Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)

(510) 748-4021 ext. 107

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Published: 3/22/13

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ASTI Community-

 

Following are several important announcements about upcoming events that include:

1.       Open House Information

2.       Dress Code Policy Update

3.       PTSA Event Details

4.       Community Announcements

 

 

 

Open House:

This Thursday evening the staff is excited to host our annual Open House event from 6:00 – 7:30.  Each classroom will be open and teachers will be featuring student work and an interactive activity for parents/guardians.  We hope to see each of you there!

 

 

PTSA Events:(Flyers Attached)

1.       Legacy Auction Gala: Friday, May 17, 2013 – Elks Lodge, Alameda – 6:00-11:00PM

a.       SAVE THE DATE!

2.       Red Cross Blood Drive: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 – College of Alameda F Building – 9:00-3:00

3.       eWaste Event: Saturday, March 23, 2013 – College of Alameda Parking Lot A – 9:00-4:00

 

 

Dress Code Update:

ASTI Community:

 

During the past few months, ASTI’s Student Advisory Committee and School Site Council have reviewed the Dress Code  to determine if the policies make sense for our program overall and for individual students.  Led by students, these conversations resulted in several key findings:

  1. We DO value and want a basic standard of dress that allows each of us to represent ASTI as a place of learning and respect.
  2. Juniors and Seniors, who spend much of their day in college classes, require a different policy than freshmen and sophomores.
  3. ASTI’s dress code has become synonymous with ‘polo’, when in fact it represents much more than just the polo.  In recent years the focus has been entirely on whether or not someone is wearing a polo shirt and not on many of the other important policies within the dress code.
  4. ASTI-related apparel is an important way to show support and pride for individual ASTI groups and the school as a whole.  Approved ASTI apparel items should be included in the dress code.

Beginning March 1, the following major changes to the dress code will go into effect:

  1. All approved ASTI apparel items may be worn in lieu of a polo shirt so that students can show school and club/group pride.  Individuals or groups who would like to propose a new apparel item can submit designs to School Site Council and/or administration for review.
  2. Junior and Senior students are no longer required to wear a polo shirt as part of the dress code.  Juniors and Seniors DO have to follow all other dress code policies at all times.  (see full dress code below)

Other small changes in wording were made and can be found in the full-text of the revised dress code policy provided below:

 

ASTI Dress Code Policy

Revised 2.21.13, Effective 3.4.13

Top:

ü  All 9th/10th grade students must wear a standard polo shirt at all times while on ASTI campus.

o   SSC-approved ASTI apparel items may be worn in lieu of a polo shirt.

ü  Tops must cover the torso, including midriff, lower back, and shoulders.

ü  Shirts must be opaque (no see-through, transparent, or mesh tops that reveal skin/undergarments).

ü  Long/baggy shirts must be tucked in.

ü  No plunging necklines

 

Bottom:

ü  All students must wear appropriate pants/shorts/skirts.

o   No tights/leggings worn as pants (tights/leggings may be worn under appropriate pants/shorts/skirts.

o   Shorts and skirts must be long enough to extend past the fingertips.

o   Pants, shorts, skirts and other ‘bottoms’ must be worn at the waist – no ‘sagging.’

o   If pants or shorts cannot stay up on their own, students must wear a belt or suspenders.

 

General:

ü  Any logos must be appropriate for school: No profanity, drug/alcohol promotion, violent or weapons-related imagery, or lewd themes.

ü  No large holes, tears, markings, or decorations on pants.

ü  All hats and hoods must be removed when in the classroom or during official school events both on and off campus.  (Exceptions: Head coverings for religious purposes)

ü  All students must wear close-toed shoes.

 

Accountability:

In recent times many of the important dress code policies have not been consistently enforced.  However, with the reaffirmation by SAC and SSC that our community does value basic standards, we are recommitting to a fair and consistent system of accountability.  Staff will be working with students to ensure that all classrooms and all grade levels can expect the same level of accountability to the same standards.  This includes Juniors and Seniors and includes ALL parts of the dress code.  One of the most important parts of any policy is that all who must follow it are able to feel that it is being applied equally and without discrimination.

 

If a student chooses not to follow one or more of the stated dress code policies, they will be directed to the office.  Here they will check-in with Ms. Solomon to have the incident recorded in Aeries (student records system) and call their parent/guardian using the following script:

 

“Hello ________ (parent/guardian title).  I am calling from the office because I have chosen to violate the dress code policy and have been sent to the office to have the violation recorded in my disciplinary record.  This is my _______(first/second/etc…) violation.  My consequence is ____________ (state consequence).  I am being sent back to class.”

 

Consequences for choosing not to follow one or more of the stated dress code policies are as follows:

1st violation:        Warning

2nd violation:       2nd Warning

3rd violation:       Principal phone conference with parent/guardian

4th violation:       Assigned low priority in lottery-based lists including course registration

5th violation:       Ineligibility for school activities including school-organized extracurriulars* and graduation ceremonies

*’Extracurriculars’ includes events such as dances, movie nights, and other school-sponsored events.  It also includes trips/travel and activities organized by clubs or organizations on campus.

 

Students who repeatedly choose not to follow one or more of the stated dress code policies may also be removed from leadership positions in which they represent their peers and the school at large.  This includes positions as Teaching Assistants (TAs).

 

Any questions or comments concerning the dress code should be directed to Mr. Fong at sfong@alameda.k12.ca.us for review and potential addition to a future SSC agenda for discussion.

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Issued By: Superintendent Kirsten Vital (510) 337-7060 and

                      Board President Nielsen Tam (510) 337-7060            

 

District and Teachers’ Union Sign Tentative Agreement

 

Alameda, Friday, March 1, 2013 – With the assistance of Assembly Member Rob Bonta serving as a volunteer mediator for several hours, negotiating teams representing the District and the Alameda Education Association (AEA) have reached a tentative agreement (TA) fully resolving successor contract negotiations between the parties.

 

The next steps in the process are for AEA members to review the TA and then for AEA membership to vote whether to ratify it. If AEA membership votes to ratify, the Board of Education would act on the TA as soon as possible at a subsequent Board meeting.

 

Board President Neil Tam shared his thoughts on the TA: “As Board President, I appreciate the professionalism, perseverance, and creativity of Superintendent Vital and AUSD staff in continuing to overcome obstacles on the long, difficult path we have traveled to arrive at this agreement. I expect all of us in the District will build on the spirit of collaboration and compromise reflected in this TA. Thank you to Gray Harris, AEA President, and to the members of both bargaining teams for all they have done to reach this agreement.”

 

Assembly Member Bonta also thanked the negotiating teams for the agreement: “I appreciate how hard both bargaining teams have worked to find common ground and reach this agreement resolving negotiations. I am proud to have been able to play a role assisting the parties in reaching a fair, responsible agreement that provides a well-deserved increase in compensation for teachers, protects the fiscal health of the school district and allows all to move forward and continue the important work of serving Alameda’s students.”

 

 

Alameda Multicultural Center Art Exhibit

Fifth Annual Student Art Exhibit

      Sponsored by the Alameda Multicultural Community Center
                                    featuring artwork from 
Encinal High School, Island High School and Wood Middle School

                                  March 4 - March 30, 2013


A sincere thank you to the students participating in our Fifth Annual Student Art Exhibit
and to the talented and hardworking teachers who instruct and support them.

The Alameda Multicultural Community Center's Fifth Annual Student Art Exhibit will be

displayed from March 4-March 30, 2013 on the second floor of the Alameda Main Library. 
The exhibit features art pieces created by Encinal High School, Island High School and
Wood Middle School students.  Art forms include collage, paper mache masks, glicee 
print, photography, cut paper, metal work and ceramics.

Teachers presenting student artwork in the exhibit are Warren Haber, Eric Schoeffler and 
Joan Schwartz of Encinal High School, Melissa Ortiz of Island High School, and Lindsey 
Shepard of Wood Middle School.

The Fifth Annual Student Art Exhibit is held in honor of volunteer Leonard E. Anderson.

Reception
A reception will take place on Tuesday, March 19 from 6-7:30pm in the Regina K. Stafford 
Meeting Rooms.  Exhibit tours will be available.

Location
Alameda Main Library
1550 Oak Street, 2nd floor
Alameda, CA 94501

Alameda Main Library Hours
Monday-Wednesday: 12-8pm
Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 1-5pm

For information
Multicultural Center at 
510-355-6984 or <alamulticultural@gmail.com>

 

 

The Alameda County Interagency Children's Policy Forum and the Alameda County Foster Youth Alliance are hosting a free Spring Forum on Equity in Education on Friday, March 22 from 9 - noon at Nile Hall in Preservation Park in Oakland. Please register or get more information here -http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5523625312/es2002/?rank=1.

 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

VITA provides free, professional tax assistance for low-income families in Alameda and 
other locations.  Anyone earning $51,000 or less in 2012 can qualify for the free assistance.  
In addition to helping with this year's taxes, professional volunteer preparers can also do 
previous year tax forms.  This tax program has helped many low-income families receive 
tax refunds.  All VITA locations are IRS authorized e-file providers.

Saturdays through April 13, 2013
10am-4pm

By appointment or walk-in
Spanish and Chinese

VITA Tax Site Location in Alameda:
Alameda Point Collaborative
677 West Ranger Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501

To schedule an appointment in Alameda:
Call 
(510) 898-7840

Bring your:
. Photo ID for each person on your tax return
. Social Security Card or ITIN for each person on your return
. W-2 forms for all jobs held in 2012
. All 1099's, 1098's and any other tax forms
. Voided check or bank account and routing number for direct deposit
. Last year's tax return
. Childcare provider information
. Landlord's name, address and phone number for CA renter's credit

Call 211 or visit 
www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org to find other tax center's in the Bay Area.
Sponsored by United Way

 

 

Board of Education Meeting March 5th

Our March 5th Special Board Meeting will be held in the Marina Room at the District Office. The public meeting will start at 6:00pm. Please remember that the full agenda and supporting documents can be found on our website: www.alameda.k12.ca.us.

 

1.     Season for Non-Violence Daily Reading (Information)   

 

2.     Discussion and Review of Board of Education Members' Values, Beliefs, and Fundamental Principles (Information)   

 

3.     Discussion and Review of Board of Education Vision, Mission, Guiding Principles and Master Plan Theory of Action for 2013/14 (Information)   

 

4.      4. Review of Board and Superintendent Protocols to Support Vision (Information)

 

 

Save the date: Wed. April 17th from 6-8:00 p.m.  Information
Culmination Event for the Season of Non-Violence
Cesar Chavez’ grandson Anthony Chavez will provide AUSD students and families with a keynote presentation on "Living the Legacy of Cesar Chavez." The presentation will address the importance of community service as demonstrated and embodied by the late Cesar Chavez.  Anthony Chavez will connect his experience of growing up in the heart of the farmworkers' movement with the living core values that his grandfather advocated for, including the value of hard work, self-sacrifice, determination, non-violence, acceptance of all people, service to others and respect for life and the environment, among many others. Students and families will be invited to this unique event that will also serve to launch the AUSD Latino Achievement Roundtable.

 

 

Alameda Education Foundation- What’s Happening!
Congratulations to the Academy of Alameda Boys A team, the Lincoln Boys B team, and the Lincoln Girls A and B teams - Alameda Middle School Basketball Champions!

The Alameda Education Foundation is proud to present Salute to Education, Alameda’s premier event celebrating public education!  Salute to Education celebrates innovative programs in our schools, recognizes volunteers and business supporters, and provides a valuable networking opportunity, all in a relaxed, festive atmosphere. Salute to Education takes place on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Rock Wall Winery at Alameda Point. Tickets are $30 and include heavy gourmet hors d’oeuvres catered by Cafe Q, one drink ticket and a commemorative wine glass.  Additional beverages available for purchase.  Music by Alameda high school jazz musicians. Principals - you should have received the link to submit your school’s innovative program and volunteer this week.  Contact info@alamedaeducation if you did not receive the link or have any questions.

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Published: 3/4/13

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ASTI Families and Students-

 

Following are several announcements about upcoming school events and a number of events/opportunities throughout the community.  Have a wonderful week!

 

Upcoming School Events:

Thursday, 2.28: Tournament of Mad Skills – 4:00 – 5:00 on ASTI Campus

Friday, 3.1: Game Night 5:00 – 7:00 on ASTI campus

Thursday, 3.7: Open House 6:00 – 7:30 in all ASTI Classrooms

Tuesday and Wednesday, 3.12-13: CAHSEE (10thgrade students only) – during school day

Thursday, 3.14: SF MOMA Field Trip – during school day

Thursday, 3.21: SSC meeting 5:30 – 6:30 on ASTI Campus (Room 4)

Thursday, 3.21: PTSA Meeting 6:30 – 8:00 on ASTI Campus (Room 5)

Friday, 3.22: Sports-o-Rama Event 1:00 – 3:00 (Modified schedule)

Monday, 3.25 – Friday 3.29: Spring Break – NO SCHOOL

 

 

ASTI Prom 2013

Prom is right around the corner and all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  Prom will be held at the Alameda Ballroom on Broadway on April 27 at 7pm.  Dinner and desserts will be served. Tickets will be sold at $60 for the remainder of this month, will increase to $65 next month, and then increase to $70 For the first two weeks in April.  Please encourage your student to buy their ticket soon!

 

Free Professional Tax Assistance:

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) provides free, professional tax assistance for low-income families in Alameda and other locations.  Anyone earning $51,000 or less in 2012 can qualify for the free assistance.  In addition to helping with this year's taxes, professional volunteer preparers can also do previous year tax forms.  This tax program has helped many low-income families receive tax refunds.  All VITA locations are IRS authorized e-file providers.  Assistance is offered on Saturdays through April 13, 2013 from 10:00 – 4:00 by appointment or walk-in.  Spanish and Chinese language assistance is available.  The location in Alameda is the Alameda Point Collaborative at 677 West Ranger Avenue.  Call 510.898.7840 to make an appointment.  Please remember to bring photo ID AND Social Security Cards (or ITIN) for all people on the tax return, W-2 forms, all 1099’s, 1098’s and other forms, a voided check or bank routing information for direct deposit, last year’s return, childcare provider information, landlord’s name, address, and phone number.

The Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series: Mayor Julian Castro

The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center is proud to welcome San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as the next speaker in the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series.  Mayor Castro was the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention.  He has a twin brother who is a Congressman as well. He will speak on Saturday, March 16 at 7pm at the Oakland Marriott.  He is rapidly becoming a national leader on immigration reform, community organizing and bringing together coalitions for real and lasting change.  If you are interested in attending this event, please reply to this message.  All ASTI students, staff, and family members are invited.  This event is FREE.

 

Girls Inc. of the Island City: Women Who Dare Awards

Girls Inc. is excited to host its annual Women Who Dare Awards Luncheon to celebrate women and young women who are breaking barriers.  This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 16 at the Albert H DeWitt Officers’ Club from 11:30 – 2:00.  Tickets can be purchased at: http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GirlsInc.oftheIsland/5e12733d9d/0ab031172d/a27cf82df7.  This year the event will feature awardees that include Teri McKeever, head coach of Women’s Swimming and Diving at UC Berkeley/2012 US Olympic Head Coach and ASTI’s own Tram Huynh for her work in teen health advocacy and education. 

 

Laney College 2ndAnnual Career and Technical Education Open House

Saturday, April 27 10:00 – 3:00 @ Laney College, 900 Fallon St.  This event is free and will feature many career and technical departments featuring their classes and labs open to the public.  Students can talk to counselors and teachers and explore different skill/career options.  To avoid lines and pre-register for the event go to: http://goo.gl/TS3nK

 

Alameda Soccer Club Spring Season: Register Now!

The ASC spring season (for boys and girls age 5 to 19) begins April 6 and ends the first week of June.  The cost is only $40 for returning players and $60 for new players until February 28.  After March 1 there will be an added fee of $25.  For more information and registration details go to:  http://www.alamedasoccer.org/Spring2013/PlayerRegistration.asp

 

Crab Fest ‘Fun’-raiser: Alameda Point Collaborative Educational and Teen Centers

Friday, March 1 at 6PM (dinner is served at 7PM), the Alameda Point Collaborative will be hosting  its first annual Crab Fest at the Albert H DeWitt Officers Club.  The night will include a raffle auction.  Tickets can be purchased at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/323663. This event is co-sponsored by Alameda Teachers and Alameda Firefighters.

 

Black History Month

The Alameda Multicultural Center invites all to join in a community dialogue and screening of More Than a Month on February 27, 2013 at Ruby Bridges Elementary to celebrate Black History Month.  The screening begins at 6:00pm and the event ends at 8:30 pm. 

 

Save the Date - Salute to Educationis almost here!  Alameda’s premier event celebrating public education will be on Friday, April 19th, 6 - 9 PM at Rock Wall Wine Company on Alameda Point.  Celebrate innovative educational programs in Alameda public schools in an evening filled with wonderful music, fabulous food, friends and a spectacular view of the Bay.  Music will be provided by the Alameda and Encinal High jazz bands!  Principals - you will be receiving information on submitting your school’s innovative program and volunteer soon.

 

AEF’s Middle School Sportsbasketball championships next week!  Stay tuned for the matchups at www.alamedaeducation.org.  Not that they’re as exciting to watch as our kids, but purchase tickets to see the Warriors on March 9th and help support AEF’s Middle School Sports program.  Deadline is today!  Click here for info:  http://alamedaeducationfoundation.org/warriors-aef-night/

 

Ethical Fashion Show

Are you a budding designer? Are you passionate about a greener future and better working conditions in third-world countries?  Then sign up for the Ethical Fashion Show- a competition where teens create a high-fashion outfit using only second-hand clothing. In addition to promoting recycling, all competitors will be able to get one-on-one input from top-notch people in the fashion industry, such as Christopher Collins, who has been on the TV Show Project Runway. Signing up is free and easy:  one only has to email ethicalfashionshow2013@gmail.com and state their name, school, grade and how to reach them. Those who do not sign up by March 17 will not be allowed to compete. 

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 2/25/13

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ASTI students, staff, and families:

 

Please read below for important announcements from our PTSA and broader ASTI community:

 

  1. PTSA Announcements:
  2. Association Meeting
  3. The next association meeting is this Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 in ASTI Room 6.

 

  1. eScrip

For those that may have forgotten or aren’t aware, there is an easy way you can support ASTI without it costing you any money - only the time it takes to register for eScrip, an electronic fundraising program that enables participating merchants to contribute to ASTI based on the amount of your purchase with them.  By choosing to participate in the program now you will be earning money for ASTI all year long.  While each transaction donation maybe small there is strength in numbers.  If each family registers we will all be helping support ASTI no matter our income level. 

 

Here’s how to sign up:

Step 1:  Go to     www.escrip.comand click Sign up!

Step 2:                  Direct your contributions to ASTI PTSA

                                Group Name:  ASTI PTSA              Group ID:  500023354

Step 3:  Complete registration form – name, address, etc.

Step 4:  Register your Grocery and eScrip Community Cards, Credit and Debit Cards and any Retail Credit and Gift Cards you may have. 

 

Please view the attached flyer if you have questions.

 

  1. eWaste Fundraiser
  2. Saturday, March 23rd, 9:00 – 4:00 Parking Lot A, COA campus
  3. Please view the attached flyer for more details.
  4. Student volunteers are needed.  PTSA is encouraging clubs to bring a group of volunteers and is willing to split the fundraising profits!

 

  1. Red Cross Blood Drive
  2. Wednesday, March 13, COA campus during the school day
  3. Student volunteers are needed.  PTSA is asking for any 11th/12thgraders with gaps in their day to volunteer when available.  Please contact astiptsa211@gmail.comif you are able to volunteer.

 

  1. Legacy Gala
  2. Please save the evening of April 19, 2013 for the ASTI PTSA Legacy Gala Dinner and Auction Event.  This will be a truly special night for the parents/guardians and supporters of ASTI.  The evening will include a catered dinner, silent/live auctions, and many surprises throughout.  Please contact astiptsa211@gmail.comwith questions or ideas – we would love to have your help!

 

  1. Cookie Dough Fundraiser
  2. The final day to turn in forms for the cookie dough fundraiser was today (Tuesday) at lunch.  If you still have any forms for the fundraiser, please turn them in to Ms. Solomon immediately. 
  3. PTSA is looking for a few volunteers to assist with the distribution process – please contact astiptsa211@gmail.comif you would like to volunteer.

 

  1. SSC
  2. School Site Council (SSC) is meeting this Thursday from 5:30 – 6:30 in an ASTI classroom TBA.  Our agenda (attached) includes a final vote on our proposed dress code modifications and the 2013-14 calendar proposal.  We welcome you to join us and let your voice be heard.

 

 

Thank you!

 

Steven R. Fong

Principal

Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)

(510) 748-4021 ext. 107

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 2/19/13

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ASTI Students and Families - 

Please read below for important school and community announcements: (This week's schoolwide announcements are also attached)

Students - have a wonderful 4-day weekend!

1.       College Textbook Purchases

a.       ASTI Juniors and Seniors: The closing date for the textbook accounts has been moved to next Wednesday, February 20th.  Once the accounts close, ASTI will not be purchasing any more college textbooks for the Spring semester.  Please see Mr. Fong if you have a unique situation that may create a textbook need past this date.

2.       Dress Code Modification

a.       Our School Site Council (SSC) revised the dress code at our last meeting.  Students may now wear approved ASTI T-shirts/other shirts in place of their polo shirt.  Currently approved T-shirts include the ASTI Robotics T-shirt.  Student groups interested in obtaining approval for a current item or future design must submit their request to Mr. Fong and/or SSC directly.  Thank you to ASTI Robotics for spearheading this exciting change in our policy.

3.       ASTI 2013-14 Event Planning

a.       If you are the current president of a club/organization, please respond to this e-mail with your name and the name of your club/organization.  I will be working with PTSA to coordinate a Schoolwide Leaders meeting that gathers all club, ASB, Leadership, PTSA, and other leaders to plan next year’s event calendar.  If you do not participate in this process it will be very difficult to obtain event approvals next year.

b.      We will be providing further training to club presidents and officers in advance of next year to ensure that all groups are receiving the proper support and following the appropriate procedures.

4.       PE Courses
Only students enrolled in PE classes and approved TAs should be present during class time.  Juniors and seniors with free periods are NOT allowed in PE facilities.  An additional reminder for ALL students-  there are no food or drinks of any type (except water) allowed in the PE facilities.  Students found with food in the PE facilities will be sent directly to the office for an immediate call home and scheduled parent/guardian conference.

5.       PTSA Meeting: Next Thursday 6:30 - 8:00 on ASTI campus

PTSA is still encouraging community members to submit nominations for the PTA Honorary Service Awards.  Forms are available on the school website under PTSA.  ASTI's school website can be found at:   https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasti/

6.    Community Announcements

A. Be Tough, Don't Puff Contest: Alameda County Office of Education:http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1108687355914-109/PSA+Contest+Flyer+.pdf

B. Encinal High Crab Feed: 3.9.13 5:00 - 10:00 PM @ Albert DeWitt O'Club: order tickets at ehs.alamedaausd.ca.schoolloop.com

C. 'The Oakland Blues': Alameda Multicultural Center 2.19.1 6:00 - 8:00 PM (includes film screenings and discussion)  Visit facebook.com/alamedamulticultural for more information

D. Scholarship: Students Rising Above (current High School Juniors) targets students who are low-income and have overcome challenges.  Applications are due 4.4.2013.  Information can be found at: https://scholarselect.com/scholarships/4775-copy-students-rising-above-program.  Students can also meet with Ms. Jurkovich for more information and guidance.  We strongly encourage all eligible students to apply.

E. Rotary International Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA): Students selected will attend an all-expenses paid leadership conference with other 10th and 11th grade students in early August.  Applications are due this Friday.  Interested students should e-mail alamedaryla@gmail.com.  

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 2/13/13

Audience: Grade 10, Grade 11, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

All sophomores and juniors will receive a letter and sign-up sheet for SAT prep with Achieve Learning and Resource Center (ALRC) today.  These letters are attached (please see specific attachment for sophomores / juniors).  Sign ups and payments for SAT prep at ASTI are due by this Thursday, February 14th to Ms. Jurkovich.  Any students who sign up after February 14th will be required to pay the full cost of the SAT course directly to ALRC; ASTI will not defray the costs of the course for students who enroll after February 14th.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 2/11/13

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ASTI Families-

 

As many of you have already read in our recent newsletter, we are attempting to ‘Go Green’ on several fronts.  This includes our communications home.  We will save both paper resources as well as money if we can shift our communications to e-mail, website, school loop, and robo-calls.  The recent newsletters from the school and PTSA will be the last mass mailing by paper.  We will continue to send paper copies of communications home to anyone who requests this service.  If you would like this to continue to your home, please let Ms. Solomon know by calling our office or e-mailing her directly at jsolomon@alameda.k12.ca.us.  All report cards/progress reports and any legal documents will still be sent by standard mail.

 

Attached are electronic copies of:

  1. The ASTI Family Newsletter sent out late last week
  2. The PSAT Newsletter sent out at the same time
  3. The agenda for this week’s SSC meeting

 

I hope to see many of you at this week’s SSC and/or PTSA meetings on Thursday evening.  SSC is from 5:45-6:30 and PTSA is from 6:30 – 8:00.  Both meetings will be held on ASTI campus.  Please note that the SSC meeting will begin 15 minutes LATER than usual.

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 1/22/13

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI Community-

 

We hope each of you is doing well as we approach the end of the semester and the winter break.  Following are some important announcements:

 

Fundraising

  1. PTSA is restarting its eScrip program – an easy and effective way to raise money for our school. Please see the attached flyer for details.
  2. Robotics has partnered with Daphe’s Greek Café in Southshore Center for two Dining for Dollars events on December 7thand 8th.  Please see the attached flyer for details.
  3. PTSA has partnered with Café Q Food + Drinks in a Dining for Dollars program that lasts until December 31, 2012.  Please see the attached flyer for details.

 

Town Hall

  1. Attached is a meeting summary from our recent town hall.  The town hall focused on the challenges of transitioning from HS to community college and our discussion resulted in some specific and achievable goals for improving our school’s communication with parents/guardians and collaboration with the college faculty and staff.  Drafts of documents and future work in this area will be provided as they become available.

 

Events:

  1. Freshmen Info Night: All 9thgrade families are strongly encouraged to attend tonight’s 9thgrade information night.  It will be held from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in COA room D237.  Ms. Jurkovich will be discussing a range of important topics about the college eligibility process and planning ahead for the coming years.

 

  1. Awards Night: Next Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 in the COA F Building our leadership class and PTSA are hosting the Fall Awards Night event.  The evening will include awards presentation, student performances, and a potluck dinner!  Ms. Jurkovich and PTSA will be contacting you in the next few days to request RSVPs and confirm potluck contributions.

 

  1. Final Exams: Final exams will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12ththrough Friday, December 14th.  Each day of finals school begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 12:30.  Please note that Wednesday, December 12this NOT a late start day.  Please also note that Dec. 14this the last day of ASTI’s fall semester and the winter break begins on Dec. 17th.  This is different from other AUSD schools.

 

  1. Spring semester COA Enrollment:  All 11thand 12thgrade students are required to turn in their printed college schedules, book request forms, and revised ASTI course requests by Friday, December 7th.  Any 9thor 10thgrade students who are interested in taking a spring college course should speak to Ms. Jurkovich in the near future.  She will assist students in determining  (a) if they are eligible (b) if their schedule permits their proposed course addition and (c) how to register for the course.

 

  1. Cancelled Events: Please note that the ‘Holiday Dinner’ and ‘End-of-Semester Dance’ events on the hard copy of the ASTI calendar have been cancelled.

 
As always, please let us know if you have any questions or ideas.  We look forward to seeing you at Awards Night and our upcoming Dining for Dollars events.

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 11/29/12

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

9th Grade Students and Families:  Freshman Info Night will be held this Thursday, November 29thfrom 6:30 to 7:30pm in room D-237 on the College of Alameda campus.  Important information will be discussed about high school graduation requirements, enrolling in classes at the College of Alameda, college requirements, and preparing for four year college admissions.  All 9thgrade students and their parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 11/27/12

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI Parents/Guardians, Students, and Staff-

 

This is a reminder about tomorrow evening’s Town Hall event.  The Town Hall will be held on ASTI campus from 6:30 – 8:00 PM and is open to all ASTI staff, students, and parents/guardians.  We will be focusing on the challenges students face in their transition from High School to the Community College environment.  This includes academic, social, and personal safety issues.

 

During the town hall we’ll hear from students on a panel, collectively identify our major challenges as a school community, and set goals for our school moving forward.

 

I hope to see many of you there.  The issues on our agenda are most effectively addressed when we hear from a broad range of community members.  YOUR voice is important.

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 11/26/12

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The ASTI Spelling Bee will take place on Tuesday, November 20th from 1:30-3pm on the first floor of the F Building at the College of Alameda.  Please note the modified schedule below:
 

Spelling Bee Schedule 11.20.12

Period 1     8:00-8:45

Period 2     8:48-9:33

Period 3     9:36-10:21

Period 4     10:24-11:09

Period 5     11:12-11:57

Lunch        11:57-12:43

Period 6     12:43-1:28

Assembly   1:31-3:00

Period 7     3-4:15

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 11/19/12

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Attention Juniors and Seniors:

Concurrent enrollment forms, course schedule planners, and over 11.5 unit acknowledgement forms are due to Ms. Jurkovich by 5pm Thursday, November 15th.  All forms must be signed by a parent/guardian, and course plans should match your two year plans.  Students who submit all required formst to Ms. Jurkovich by 5pm on Thursday, November 15th will have first priority in a lottery that will indicate the order students enroll in their college courses for the spring semester.  The enrollment date for College of Alameda Spring courses will be Monday, November 26th.  Students will not line up at COA on a first come, first served basis as has been done in the past.  Rather, the lottery will indicate the order in which students are brought to the Admissions & Enrollment office at COA by Ms. Jurkovich on the 26th.

All forms can be picked up in the office.  A course schedule planner and over 11.5 unit form are attached to this message.  Note:  Concurrent Enrollment forms must be picked up in the office.  Course schedule planners shoudl be filled out indicating your planned spring semester college courses AND preferred ASTI courses.  Remember that 11th and 12th grade students MUST enroll in four ASTI classes.  All current ASTI classes will remain the same for the spring semester, with the exception of Leadership, which will move to 4th period.  Please see Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions!

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 11/14/12

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Leadership will be moving from 3rd period to 4th period next semester (Spring 2013), so please make note of this change when you are planning your college and seminar courses for the Spring 2013 semester.  See Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 11/6/12

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 

Students who particiapte in AUSD or competitive club sports are now eligible to apply for a waiver of the required physical education course for their 10th grade year.  (9th grade students are not eligible for waivers)  Students can see Mr. Fong or Ms. Jurkovich for questions.  Waiver forms are avaialble in the office and attached here.
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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 11/1/12

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI Families:

 

Attached are three documents:

  1. Family Newsletter
  2. A Letter Home regarding a recent safety concern
  3. A Letter Home about our new SAT support program

 

Please also note the following important announcements regarding tutoring:

 

MATH TUTORING

Math tutoring is available 5th, 6thand 7thperiods on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 6thperiods on Fridays.  Please encourage your child to attend.  ASTI students that have been taking advantage of this resource are making excellent progress. Students have a choice of several peer tutors each period.  Ms. McCoy is available during the 7thperiod or after school sessions.  Please talk with Ms. McCoy if help is needed outside of regularly scheduled times.  Test corrections must be completed by students and checked by tutors. And after tutoring, remember that the last step to mastery is independent practice!

 

Writing/English Tutoring

Room 6.  Mondays and Thursdays 3-4:15

 

Spanish

Wednesdays and Thursdays 3-4:10  - Outside or in Computer Lab (Lab availability based on Volunteer sign-ups)

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 10/26/12

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Please join us this Thursday evening for SSC and PTSA.

SSC is 5:30 - 6:30.

PTSA is 6:30 - 8:00.

We are especially interested in a stronger parent/guardian voice at PTSA.  Your opinions, ideas, and contributions are important to PTSA's future success.

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 10/15/12

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI Parents/Guardians:

 

Attached are two letters that are being sent home soon.  The first is a call for volunteers in our computer lab and the second is from PTSA encouraging all parents/guardians to join and come to the upcoming meeting.

 

The basics:

  1. To sign up for computer lab volunteering, you can go here: http://www.doodle.com/si3nt545twm798d7
  2. We hope to see many of you at next week’s PTSA meeting.  The meeting will be on ASTI campus, Thursday, October 18 from 6:30 – 8:00.
  3. Please remember that there is no AUSD school for students on Friday, October 19th.  (COA classes are still in session)
  4. The PSAT for ALL 10th and 11th grade students is next Wednesday, October 17th. Students should arrive at the normal Wednesday time (9:18 AM)

 

To keep up-to-date with all the regular ASTI announcements, please subscribe to our RSS feed.  An RSS feed is a regular summary of the latest news on our website that is sent to you directly.  You can subscribe to our RSS feed by going here: https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasti/latest-newsand clicking on ‘Subscribe to Posts’ next to the orange icon.

 

We encourage you to keep visiting the website and providing us feedback. 

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 10/15/12

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI Families-

 I am attaching three documents that will all be mailed home tomorrow afternoon.  They include a letter, a family newsletter, and an updated calendar.  The family newsletter will be posted on our website (https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasti/) and you can always access the live google calendar there as well. 

Please contact us with questions.

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 10/4/12

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Attached is the letter that was sent home last Friday.  It includes General Announcements and our annual Donation Request.

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 9/10/12

Audience: Kristen Jurkovich, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Teachers and Homepage

Senior Info Night will be held this Thursday, September 13th from 6:30-7:30pm in room D-119 on the COA campus.  12th grade students and parents/guardians are invited to learn about important information regarding senior year and the college application process.  Topics of discussion will include college planning resources, college applications, personal statements, scholarships, important SAT/ACT dates, financial aid/FAFSA, and a senior year timeline.  Please contact Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions:  kjurkovich@alameda.k12.ca.us; (510) 748-4021, ext 101.  We hope to see 12th graders and their families on Thursday!

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/10/12

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI Students, Staff, Parents/Guardians, and Friends:

 ASTI is moving to a new website.  Our new address is https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasti/.  Our old URL (www.astischool.com) will now redirect visitors to the new site.  The old URL will remain active for the duration of our subscription with the web hosting provider.

 We encourage you to visit the site and provide us with any feedback – especially constructive feedback.  Transition is a messy process and we know there is still a lot of work to be done before our site is fully operational.  We would love to know what else you would like to see included. 

 Remember: This is YOUR site.  Above all else our goal is to provide you the resources needed to understand our program and support students in reaching their goals.  (and for students – supporting yourself!)  Don’t be shy about letting us know what you want.  We’ll make it happen.

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 9/5/12

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

A last, abbreviated newsletter for the summer and fall.

 

Have a wonderful summer ASTIans!

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 6/12/12

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI parents/guardians, students and staff-

 Attached is an electronic copy of a letter being sent home today.  I will also be sending a copy via e-mail to the parent/guardian list.

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 5/10/12

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI Families-

 Attached is a letter that was sent home earlier this week along with a current draft of the calendar for the 2012-13 school year.  Additional announcements follow below:

 From Prom Committee

ASTI Prom is this Saturday, May 5th, from 7:30 – midnight at the Waterfront Hotel in Jack London Square in Oakland.  We are looking forward to a fabulous evening of safe and sane fun.

Prom Committee is still looking for additional chaperones for all or part of the evening.  If you are available and interested in chaperoning this event, please contact Ziyiah Rogers at zjkr@att.net

 Graduation

The senior class would like to invite all members of the ASTI community to their commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 2ndfrom 5:00 – 7:30 in the Kaufman Auditorium at Alameda High School.  No tickets are necessary and all are welcome to attend.  We hope to see you there!

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Posted by: Steve Fong
Published: 5/1/12

Audience: Steve Fong, Homepage, Faculty, Academics, About Us, Counseling, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ASTI Students, Parents/Guardians:

Beginning in 2012-13 ASTI will be adding several courses to the curriculum and moving some of these high school co