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3/21/17

 

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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3/18/17

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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2/28/17

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.  

 

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Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 6:00 –10:00 pm Elks Lodge-Alameda 2255 Santa Clara Ave Alameda, CA 94501

Click her for ASTI Silent Auction Tickets

 

Bring friends and family to support ASTI PTSA's largest and most exciting fundraiser of the year! 

Bring your checkbook to contribute to PTSA's grand effort: the One-Chrome Book-at-a-Time campaign

 

 

Mr. Higashi Wins National Recognition

 

 

 

  Mr. Higashi was one of 15 teachers selected nationwide for this award! Click here to read the article!

 

Information for Potential 2017 Applicants

  • Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), a Blue Ribbon School, is now taking applications for the 2017-18 9th grade class. We have made an exciting change to the ASTI program!  Starting in 2017-18 we will offer Algebra 1 and Geometry for 9th graders. This increases the number of students who are eligible to apply for our program; 8th graders in Math 8, Algebra 1 and Geometry are all encouraged to apply.
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  •  We also offer parent tours and student shadow visits. Contact asti@alameda.k12.ca.us for more information.
  • Applications are due Thursday, January 26, 2017 and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by early March, 2017. Give Yourself a head start so you will have time to request transcripts and attendance records from your child's school.
  • Information Night PowerPoint Presentation

 

 

 

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.

ASTI- National Recognition

 

 

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 ASTI National Blue Ribbon

 

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ASTI Bronze Medal Award

 

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ASTI Master Calendar

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Resources for Immigrant Families

Please go to this page for information about AUSD's Safe Haven Resolution, the City's Sanctuary City proclamation, and other resources about the status of immigrant families in our school district and community.

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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.

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

Press Releases on ASTI Teachers

Outstanding Video: Racism Today by ASTI Student Vicki Vien