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Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)

555 Ralph Appezzatto Memorial Parkway (Atlantic Avenue)

Alameda, CA 94501

P: 510.748.4021

F: 510.748.4121

Email: asti@alameda.k12.ca.us

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Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) is a small, Early College High School (ECHS) with a community of staff, students, and parents/guardians who are all focused on the shared goal of college-readiness. We believe that high school students can develop content understanding and the academic maturity level required to succeed in college courses while still enrolled in high school. We are proud to be part of the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and are privileged to be partnered with the College of Alameda (COA) and Peralta Community College District (PCCD).

Our program is committed to ensure ALL students, especially those who are underrepresented, are provided the resources to attain a college degree from the institution of their choice and become responsible, proactive, and empowered global citizens with a life-long love of learning.

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10/18/17

10/18/17

RISE Theme for October is SAFETY: “The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.” –Jane Addams
 

Go Green Tip: Take shorter showers.

 

This upcoming week (10/23) is spirit week!!! Classes will earn points for every lunch activity they win.  Classes earn points for dressing up—Advisory will visit all 4th period classes and for those who can’t make it or don’t have fourth period, please send in pictures! (Via School Loop email to Evelyn Pham or Vicki Vien or Clarissa Wu).

  • Monday is “I woke up like this” so get comfy and wear your PJs! The lunchtime event will be “breakfast rush” where reps from each class make breakfast, blindfolded.
  • Tuesday is Cowboys (Freshmen & Juniors) Vs. Aliens (Sophomores & Seniors), the lunchtime event is “how much you can remember about your partner?” We’ll give you a set of questions to ask your partner and you’ll have to memorize as much as you can, because we’ll test you on your memory.
  • Wednesday is Character Day so dress up as your favorite character! The lunchtime event will be Heads Up, so we’ll give each class rep a deck of cards, and their partner has to explain what the word is.
  • Thursday is Loco Logos Day! Dress up as or with a logo (ex: Nike, Adidas, sports teams, college teams, etc). The event is a logo contest, so each class has to make up their own logo, and will present it on this day. Please make it appropriate, teachers will be judging!
  • Friday is Class Color Day! Classes will wear their class colors, Freshmen are Orange, Sophomores are Red, Juniors are Green, and Seniors are Blue! The event will be Dance Pong, each class will have two reps, one person will be the class mascot and they can take turns throwing the ping pong balls into the cups. Under the cups will be a song or dance you have to sing or dance to.  Join us every day at lunch!!! 

 

Spirit Week also means it’s time for Penny Wars! Each class will have a container in the office they can put pennies into. (The more pennies in your class jar the more points!) You can try to sabotage the other classes by putting other coins or bills in other classes jars! Ex: A Sophomore putting a dollar in a Freshmen jar means the Freshmen class will lose points.

 

Who’s ready for some SPOOK-tacular fun? On October 27, ASTI is holding its Halloween-themed Spirit Dance from 6-8 PM on the 2nd floor of the F building. We will have a costume contest, awesome music, and snacks! Tickets will be sold every day at lunch starting today! You can buy one for $3, or go with a friend and get two for $5. The first ten people to buy tickets will also get goody bags at the dance, and ticket prices will rise at the door to $5 each, so be sure to buy your tickets this week!!

 

Red Ribbon Week: Glad you RED the announcements because Red Ribbon week is coming up! From 10/30 - 11/3 participate in activities, earn prizes and perhaps more importantly gain KNOWLEDGE! Get informed about the harmful effect of drugs, tobacco, and vaping on your mind & body. Join us during lunch each day of the week for poster making, guessing games, pin the lungs on the smoker, pictionary, and much much more!

 

The Wine Country fire has destroyed over 3,500 homes and businesses, leaving families now homeless. Please do what you can to give aid to the victims of the fire by donating anything on the list below.  You can drop off your donation(s) in a labeled box in the ASTI office;  donations will be accepted until Thursday, October 19.

  • Pet food
  • Packaged underwear
  • Phone chargers
  • Cots/ blankets, yoga mats, air mattresses of the sorts
  • Non-perishable food 
  • Face Masks for breathing
  • Unopened medicine (cough drops) 
  • Toiletries 
  • Feminine products
  • Baby Products (diapers, infant formula)

 

ASTI's Yearbook Committee will be selling Yearbooks for $50 in front of Mrs. Ali's room during lunch. The price will only go up from here so make sure to purchase your yearbooks as soon as possible!!! If you are writing a check please make it to ASTI Yearbook.

 

ASTI Prom now has a GoFundMe! If you can donate any amount you can help us by using the link: https://www.gofundme.com/asti-prom-2018. It will also help tremendously if you can share this to your family, friends, and people you know. Any questions can be answered by Yongqi Kuang.

 

From ASTI QSA: The AUSD LGBTQ Round Table and Alameda's Poets Laureate are pleased to announce an evening of poetry to celebrate October as LGBTQ History Month! Poets of all ages are invited to attend and read from 7-8:30 pm on Wednesday, October 18th at Books, Inc. on Park Street. Refreshments will be served, Queer History will be celebrated, so join us for a night of verse and joy. For more information contact: Gene Kahane at gkahane@alameda.k12.ca.us or Marcelle Trzcinski at mtrzcinski@alameda.k12.ca.us

 

Seniors:  Attend the following college application workshops at ASTI:
•       CSU/US Application Workshop: Friday, October 20th, 9-10am in ASTI Computer Lab *Please note this date change from the 19th!
•       Common Application Workshop:, Friday, October 27th, 1:00-2:00pm in ASTI Computer Lab
•       College Application Workshop:  Friday, November 3rd, 1:39-2:18 in ASTI Computer Lab
•       College Application Workshop:  Wednesday, November 15th, 1:00-2:00 pm in ASTI Computer Lab

Junior Family Info Night:  All 11th graders & their families should attend Junior Family Info Night on Thursday, October 19th at 6:00pm in room D-237 at COA.  This is a crucial event to attend as 11th graders prepare for college admissions next year.  Important information regarding building a balanced college list, SAT/ACT testing timelines, drafting UC Insight Questions, registering with a free online college preparation service, and financial aid will be discussed.  Students absent from Junior Info Night will miss in depth information about the 11th & 12th grade college admissions timeline.  If a student has a college class during the event, a parent/guardian should attend.  Chinese translation will be available for families, too.  Please prioritize your attendance at this event!

 

All seniors:  Please see Ms. Jurkovich in the office to schedule a mandatory senior check in meeting.  Bring your balanced college lists to this meeting.  We will calculate your weighted UC/CSU GPA during this meeting, and discuss the next steps in your application process.

 

 

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Important Dates

 

  • August 17: Parent Teacher Student Association meeting-- all welcome! 6:30pm ASTI
  • August 18: Late start for students 10am
  • August 22:  ASTI Featured at AUSD Board of Education meeting 6pm City Hall
  • August 24: Back to School Night & PTSA welcome 5pm ASTI

 

 

 

Vision and Mission

Vision

To ensure ALL students, especially those who are underrepresented, are provided the resources to attain a college degree from the institution of their choice and become responsible, proactive, and empowered global citizens with a life-long love of learning.

Mission Statement

ASTI will prepare a diverse population of students for early entrance and successful completion of college by facilitating their development of the required content knowledge, academic skills, leadership experience, and technological proficiency through providing them academic equality, highly qualified teaching, rigorous instruction, and support in setting and attaining individual goals.

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