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AUSD Features ASTI:

  • ASTI’s new “No Place for Hate” Program

 

Please take a look at http://conta.cc/2ycXiNO.

 

Thank you – and happy weekend!

 

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Published: 9/15/17




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Modified Bell Schedule

RISE Tier 1 Staff Devo

September 20, 2017

January 31, 2018

 

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 – 12:17

Period 5:

12:17 –1:07

Period 6:

1:10 – 2:00

Staff Meeting

2:00-3:00

 

 

* No 7th period

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/13/17




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No Place for Hate Resolution Bell Schedule

Monday 9.18.2017

 

Period 1:

8:00 – 8:56

Period 2:

8:59 – 9:55

Period 3:

9:58 –10:54

Period 4:

10:57 –11:53

Resolution

11:53-12:13

Lunch:

12:13-1:05

Period 5:

1:05–2:01

Period 6:

2:04-3:00

Period 7:  

3:03-4:15

 

 
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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/13/17




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Bonding Day

Friday, September 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

Bonding Day:  1:00-3:00

 

*Bonding Day will take place on the COA field

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 9/13/17




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ASTI 2017-18

Safety Assembly Bell Schedule

Friday 9.1.2017

 

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

 

 

Classes are 50 minutes long. Proceed to the dance room with your 6th period teacher, who will take attendance during the assembly. Leave your shoes NEATLY outside the dance room door.  Attendance is mandatory unless you have a scheduled college class.

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Published: 8/29/17




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ASTI Schoolwide Announcements

 

To readers—if an announcement contains a link, do not read it aloud in class; people can refer to the emailed and posted copies of the announcements to gather the links. 

 

August’s RISE Theme is Reflection: A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.—Frederick Douglass

 

Go Green Tip: Adopt Reusable Bag Practices

 

ASTI Office Hours: Starting this week, the ASTI office will be open Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm. 

 

ASTI’s campus Beautification Day will be held today after school from 3:00-4:00!  It’s not too late to sign up in the office on the white board to volunteer.  Volunteers get community service hours and otter pops & popsicles!  Volunteers should meet in the quad at 3:00 this afternoon for directions on where they’ll be assigned to volunteer. 

 

Back to School Night: Tomorrow 5:15-8pm.  This is a parents-only event; the only students in attendance are those working the event. 

 

11th & 12th Graders: Students enrolled in 6 or more college units will receive a Clipper Card.  Clipper Cards are activated approximately 2 weeks after the start of college classes. If enrollment slips below 6 units, the Clipper Card will deactivate.

 

If you live outside Alameda, please see Ms. Krasky in the office to get an Interdistrict Transfer Agreement. 

 

Bike Security: 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.

 

9th & 10th graders: Remember to turn in your signed documents to Ms. Krasky.

ASTI Student Planners have been distributed to all 9th and 10th graders.  11th and 12th graders will use the COA planners available in the A Building. 

ASTI's Yearbook Committee will start selling yearbooks at Back to School Night and this Friday, August 25 in front of Ms. Ali's room at lunch. The starting price for a yearbook is $40, and it is the lowest price that a yearbook will be sold for the entire year. Prices will go up real fast, so don't miss it!

 

 

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Published: 8/23/17




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Monday, August 14th

 

Modified Bell Schedule

 

RISE Video & Lesson

 

Period 1:

8:00 – 8:55

Period 2:

8:58 – 9:53

Period 3:

9:56 –10:51

Period 4:

10:54 –12:15

Lunch:

12:15-1:07

Period 5:

1:07 –2:02

Period 6:

2:05 – 3:00

7th Period

3:00-4:15

 

 

RISE video and intro lesson will take place the last 25 minutes of 4th period.

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Posted by: Kristen Jurkovich
Published: 8/11/17




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School Site Council (SSC) – 2017-18

ASTI is seeking students and parents/guardians who are interested in serving on ASTI’s governance body –School Site Council-- SSC.

 

SSC makes important policy decisions/recommendations, approves/revises the Single School Plan, and guides budgeting.

 

SSC is a wonderful way to participate in the ASTI community if you have limited time; meetings are 1 Thursday per month 5:30-6:30pm; for your convenience, these meetings are followed immediately by 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 9.5-9.12.

 

If interested, print and follow the instructions on the attached form OR pick up a hard copy in the office. 

 

OTHER 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
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ASTI Schoolwide Announcements

If you live outside Alameda, please see Ms. Krasky in the office to get an Interdistrict Transfer Agreement. 

 

Students enrolled in 6 or more college units: your Clipper Cards will be available at the Cashier’s office in about 2-3 weeks

 

11th/12th Graders:  Students who need to request an ASTI course change may do so by filling out a Course Change Request Form 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.  Student schedules will not be changed for work or internship commitments.  All work and internships must be scheduled outside of your scheduled school day.  If you know you will need a course changed, see Ms. Jurkovich no later than the end of the day today, 8/10. It must be signed by you and your parents/guardians and then returned to the office.

 

ASTI will be featured at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, August 22 at Alameda City Hall from 6:30 until 7:00pm. We need ASTI students to join this event to lead the room in the Pledge of Allegiance. This brief event is eligible for community service credit! Join us and then turn in your form to Ms. Krasky afterward. 

 

Bike Security: 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.

 

9th & 10th graders: Remember to turn in your signed documents to Ms. Krasky.

 

ASTI Bathroom Policy:

  • Only one student at a time may leave a class to use the bathroom.
  • Bathroom passes are required at the discretion of the teacher.
  • When a student leaves the room to use the restroom, he/she must place his/her phone in the box provided for this purpose in each classroom and collect the phone upon return from the restroom.
  • At teacher’s discretion, students may not be allowed to leave a classroom during tests; in the event that a student does leave the room during a test, then he/she must place the test on the teacher’s desk and retrieve it upon return.

ASTI Student Planners have been distributed to all 9th and 10th graders.  11th and 12th graders will use the COA planners available in the A Building. 

Textbook checkout forms are now available in the office.

 

RESOURCES & PROGRAMS (DO NOT READ THESE ALOUD—PLEASE POST ON WALL AND REFER TO Mrs. Corbally’s School Loop email)

 

Parents: For more information on the CAASPP scores you recently received, go to http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/caasppssrinfo.asp

 

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

Document 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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Published: 8/8/17




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All students need to be present in the ASTI quad on Monday, August 7th by 7:45 to pick up their class schedules.

 

Some notes about requests for schedule changes:

 

9th & 10th graders:   If you feel that you are missing a course or were incorrectly placed in math or Spanish, please see Ms. Jurkovich in the office Monday morning.

 

11th & 12th graders:  Schedule change requests may be made after lunch on Monday by filling out a schedule change form and attaching your college schedule along with a course schedule planner to your schedule change form.  Filling out a schedule change request form does not mean that your schedule will be changed.  Schedule changes are only made for students who cannot attend a class they are scheduled in due to conflicting college courses. Students are placed into ASTI courses based on their college course schedule and available space in ASTI courses.  All 11th and 12th graders need to follow the class schedule they are given in the quad on Monday, which may be different from what is on School Loop over the weekend.

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Freshman Orientation

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

8am – 12pm

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June  2017

 

PROM Photos are available at funframephoto.com/gallery

 

ASTI Yearbook won an award!

YearbookLife is thrilled to announce that your school Alameda Science & Technology Institute has won 1st Place - Middle/High Division - in our 2016-2017 Annual Yearbook Contest! This was announced on our Facebook page on Wednesday, June 7. Your prize is a $250 check issued to either your school or your PTA. All of us at YearbookLife are very excited for you and your school and very impressed with all the hard work put into your yearbook.  Congratulations again!

 

ASTI Students Recognized!

Imagine a first grader organizing marches at her school!    Or a high school young man developing after school tutorial programs for elementary school children in different parts of his city. For the fourteenth year, educators throughout California nominated young people for the California Teachers' Association Peace and Justice Caucus Youth Activist Awards.

 

The Oakland, CA, young people who will be honored by the CTA Peace and Justice Caucus are all elementary student.s, from East Oakland Pride and Sequoia Elementary Schools.

 

A first grader, Diana Cardenas of Sequoia, singlehandedly organized her school's first graders to march around the playground at lunch time for a week, carrying their signs for the environment and chanting environmental slogans. Her concern was triggered by studying in Carol Panchash's class about the damage we are doing to our air quality and the environment.

 

The other Sequoia student is Dana Watchorns's fifth grader Jaiya Hall who embodies an inspirational young woman who empowers her peers through her speaking and writing. When her classmates were fearful of the politics unfolding around them Jaiya began speaking and reminded them that they needed to rise up as a community - "together nothing can hurt us". "Women are strong and powerful and that is why I am glad I am a woman." Her efforts shifted how her peers related to the political environment. Additionally she was elected graduation speaker and participated in the MLK Oratorical Fest.

 

Fifth grader, Brian Gonzalez, of East Oakland Pride, has been a real agent for change. He regularly goes to Oakland School Board meetings, speaking powerfully about how the school board needs to focus on student needs such as the Special Ed Reading Clinic which the board is planning on scuttling. He was so outraged by Trump's election that he felt he needed to organize his schoolmates to do something about it. He got together 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders to meet at lunch and discuss what they could do.

 

3rd, 4th and 5th grade students at East Oakland Pride, with the support of Special Ed teacher Adi Hoag, became the Super Power Lunch Bunch, meeting at lunch time weekly. The students planned and particated in two marches including the May 1 Worker's and Immigration March, wrote fliers which they passed out and posted in their community, organized all the logistics for the marches, made speeches to the classes at their school to encourage participation, and regularly spoke to the school board.

 

This year, the Peace and Justice Caucus is doing a different kind of ceremony to honor our very special young people. We will have an East Bay gathering and one in Southern California to which their teachers and families are invited.  We will host dinner, the students will receive their trophies, and will have the opportunity to tell about their special projects.

 

ASTI Eleventh grader Ken Der of Alameda will also be honored at this East Bay gathering. Ken created and ran an after school tutoring program at three elementary schools in Alameda.

 

The Southern California youth will be honored at a dinner in Southern California.

 

John Huddleston is an 11th grade student at North Hollywood HS.  Beginning in elementary school, John helped organize student affiliates of Coalition for Educational Justice, a major network of public ed activists fighting for the needs of youth, community and school staff.   He continued this effort through high school, organizing students to attend school board  meetings and other school improvements. He has attended press conferences organized by UTLA and panels on community organizing.

 

 Alexa Huddleston is a 9th grade student at Cleveland HS Humanities Magnet.  She also has organized for CEJ. In addition, she has helped work on resources for AIDS patients and people in poverty, including in Haiti. She is a leader in the "Appreciation and Action for Earth" Club, attending Greenfest in LA to organize against the 'bomb trains' and Phillips 66. This April she was a speaker at a Student Leadership Conference, speaking on global warming as related to China and Japan. Finally, Alexa has been active with the Screen Actors Guild Leadership Council.

 

Thanks to the Oakland Education Association, The United Educators of San Francisco, and West Love Clothiers as well as many individual union members for financial support, so the Peace and Justice Caucus can offer this kind of recognition. Our goal is to encourage young people to see that their efforts make a difference. Empowered youth have a key role in bringing about the change we need to see in our society.

 

If you want to donate to the CTA Youth Activist Awards you can write a check to CTA Peace and Justice Caucus, PO Box 611445, Los Angeles, Ca 90016.

 

Mary Prophet

CTA Peace and Justice Caucus Youth Activist Chair

 

AUSD Schools and Students Win Awards and Honors

Schools and students in the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) have received a number of honors this spring, ranging from national recognition to local awards.

US News & World Report and CBEE Awards

Two Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) high schools received medals in the US News & World Report annual "Best High Schools" report released last month. Alameda High School—which was ranked #618 in the country and #109 in the state—won a Silver Award. Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), an Early College High School where students take college classes instead of AP classes, won a Bronze Award. (Only Gold and Silver Award winners receive numerical rankings.)

 

Wood Middle School (WMS) and ASTI have also been named to the 2017 Honor Roll of California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE), a professional organization comprised of business leaders committed to improving public education in this state. The designation honors schools that have demonstrated consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps.

CBEE designated Wood Middle School (WMS) as a "Star School" because it enrolls a significant number of low-income students but is also high performing and closing the achievement gap. The organization designated ASTI a "Scholar School" because it is a high-performing school that does not enroll significant levels of low-income students. 

 

A full list of the Honor Roll schools and districts, as well as an explanation of the organization's methodology, can be found on the CBEE’s website.

 

“I congratulate the students and staff of these two secondary schools for work well done and awards deservedly won,” said Superintendent Sean McPhetridge. “Both schools ranked very well among both state and national high schools. It is enormously gratifying to see this recognition bestowed upon both ASTI and WMS.”

PSAs, Posters, and a Certificate of “Awesomeness”

Many AUSD students (and former students!) also received amazing recognitions this spring. For instance:

 

  • Kaitlin Alcontin, an 11th grader at Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School, was chosen to read a poem about Abigail Adams at a “Hamilton” performance on May 3.
  • A number of students won awards in the Harvey Milk Poem and Poster Contest this year.  Tuesday Bakker (EJSHS) won first prize in the poster contest; Talia Grumet (AHS) and Kirsty Lastra (EJSHS) won Honorable Mentions in that category. Salma Hassan (Bay Farm School) won first prize in the poem contest, and Sofia Coffin and Selena Phu (also of Bay Farm School) won Honorable Mentions. The cash prizes were awarded on Harvey Milk’s birthday (May 22nd) at a ceremony at the main library. Poster printing was donated by the Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth, and their Families.

 

  • Middle and high school students across AUSD also won awards in the Alameda County Office of Education Tobacco Use Prevention Education Public Service Announcements competition. Specifically, Ken Der (ASTI) won 1st place in the audio category, and Yuting Li and Kelly Cai (also ASTI) won second place. Arnold Yoo and Ethan Woon (ASTI) won first place in the photo contest. Ming Gao and Anne Huang (ASTI) won second place in the high school video category; Aneesh Patil (Lincoln Middle School) won third place in the middle school video category.  Cammie Young (ASTI) won first place in the poster contest.

 

  • Nine-year-old Malek Farhan received a “Certificate of Awesomeness” from Mayor Trish Spencer for his quick-thinking action after a classmate fell on her head from the monkey bars. Young Malek helped revive the younger girl by blowing on her face and then ran to get help.

 

  • Last but by no means least, Encinal High School alumna Malaika Fraley and her colleagues at the East Bay Times were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage on the Ghost Ship fire!

 

“These are stories that should give us faith in our current practices and hope for our future,” McPhetridge says. “These types of honors and recognition showcase the talent and efforts of students and teachers alike. AUSD is proud of the achievements of students, staff, families, and the many partners who help make Alameda a great place to live and learn.”

 

ASTI 10th graders Vicki Vien and Ellerbe Whang spent the last 8 weeks organizing and training a debate club at Bay Farm.  Last night students competed in front of a live audience and celebrity judges in two entertaining debates - should school start later than 8 am? And should parents give allowances? Both ASTI students have been recognized by the League of Women Voters for their outstanding debate skills.

 

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ASTI Schoolwide Announcements

 

SENIORS: Review this important info below regarding final Peralta transcripts, high school diplomas, and sending transcripts to colleges:

1) You must turn in your unofficial Peralta transcript (complete with all courses you’ve ever taken at Peralta) and turn it in to Ms. Jurkovich by Monday, June 5th before noon.

 

The unofficial transcript must list your name and college ID number. If you are unable to print an unofficial transcript, please visit Admissions &

Records in the A building and ask for a printout. Marcean Bryant would be able to assist you if you ask for her and indicate that you are an ASTI student.

 

2) Seniors must turn in a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Ms. Jurkovich by Friday, June 2nd, addressed to the college admissions office where your final transcript needs to be mailed. If you do not turn in an addressed, stamped envelope, your final transcript will not be mailed to your college.

 

3) Ms. Jurkovich will update ASTI transcripts with your college grades by Tuesday 6/6. You may pick up your diplomas and a copy of your final transcript between Wednesday June 7th and Friday June 10th. Diplomas will only be issued if you have turned in your final Peralta transcript listing ALL grades, if you’ve submitted all textbooks you’ve checked out, and if you return your cap & gown.

 

4) Ms. Jurkovich will submit a final, official transcript, to the university you are attending by June 6th (as long

as you have given her a self-addressed, stamped envelope).

 

5) Remember to have a final, official transcript sent from Peralta to the university you are attending. If you have met IGETC, make sure to visit COA counseling to have your IGETC sent to the university you are attending.

 

6) After June 6th, Ms. Jurkovich will be away for the summer and return on August 1st.

 

PROM Photos are available at funframephoto.com/gallery

 

10th graders signed up for next week’s SAT Boot Camp will start on Monday, June 5th at 9:00am Room assignments will be posted outside the doors Monday morning.

 

The Boot Camp will run from June 5th through June 9th. Classes will take place from 9am to 12pm daily. On Friday, June 9th, students will be given a practice SAT exam. June 9th’s class will run from 9:00am to 1:30pm to replicate a real SAT exam setting. Students should make sure to eat a good breakfast on these days, and can bring snacks with them to eat while taking the exam.

Please bring the following with you to class every day next week:

• pencil

• eraser

• pen

• notebook

• water

• snack

• calculator

We will have some calculators available for you to borrow if you do not own one. As a reminder, attendance every day is mandatory. Please let Ms. Jurkovich know if you have any questions!

 

College Textbooks:

• If you had your books barcoded, you can just place them on the red shelf in the office—easy!

• If your book is NOT barcoded, you must put a sticky note on it with your name.

• You will be charged for any books not returned—seniors, you will not receive a diploma until all accounts

are cleared.

• ASTI does not provide summer textbooks, but we are happy to lend you a book if we have it in stock—

complete a textbook request form and place it on the stack.

 

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 2 weeks ago.

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: 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.

 

ASTI Schoolwide Announcements May 24th 2017

 

Bring your sharpies to school because yearbooks have arrived! If you bought one, please see a yearbook member to get one.

 

Juniors: There will be a mandatory 11th grade college meeting this Friday, May 26th during 2nd period in the computer lab.

We will review important summer tasks for you to work on in preparation for your college applications next year. Attendance is required unless you have a scheduled college class.

 

Students in math seminar need to check in with Ms. Ali for attendance before going to the computer lab.

 

SENIORS: Review this important info below regarding final Peralta transcripts, high school diplomas, and sending transcripts to colleges:

1) You must turn in your unofficial Peralta transcript (complete with all courses you’ve ever taken at Peralta) and turn it in to Ms. Jurkovich by Monday, June 5th before noon.

The unofficial transcript must list your name and college ID number.

 

If you are unable to print an unofficial transcript, please visit Admissions & Records in the A building and ask for a printout.

 

Marcean Bryant would be able to assist you if you ask for her and indicate that you are an ASTI student.

 

2) Seniors must turn in a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Ms. Jurkovich by Friday, June 2nd, addressed to the college admissions office where your final transcript needs to be mailed.

If you do not turn in an addressed, stamped envelope, your final transcript will not be mailed to your college.

3) Ms. Jurkovich will update ASTI transcripts with your college grades by Tuesday 6/6. You may pick up your diplomas and a copy of your final transcript between Wednesday June 7th and Friday June 10th.

Diplomas will only be issued if you have turned in your final Peralta transcript listing ALL grades, if you’ve submitted all textbooks you’ve checked out, and if you return your cap & gown. 4) Ms. Jurkovich will submit a final, official transcript, to the university you are attending by June 6th (as long as you have given her a self-addressed, stamped envelope).

5) Remember to have a final, official transcript sent from Peralta to the university you are attending. If you have met IGETC, make sure to visit COA counseling to have your IGETC sent to the university you are attending.

6) After June 6th, Ms. Jurkovich will be away for the summer and return on August 1st.

PROM Photos are available at funframephoto.com/gallery

 

College Textbooks: You can start returning college textbooks as you finish Peralta finals this week.

Note:

 If you had your books barcoded, you can just place them on the red shelf in the office—easy!

 If your book is NOT barcoded, you must put a sticky note on it with your name.

 You will be charged for any books not returned—seniors, you will not receive a diploma until all accounts are cleared.

 ASTI does not provide summer textbooks, but we are happy to lend you a book if we have it in stock—complete a textbook request form and place it on the stack.

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 2 weeks ago.

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 this 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 in the office.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Published: 4/20/17




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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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                         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




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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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Published: 12/13/16




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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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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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Published: 12/6/16




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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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