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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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REMINDER: Later start time March 27-

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Monday: Country vs. Country (Club) 

UNDERCLASSMEN: Dress posh
UPPERCLASSMEN: Dress western

LUNCHTIME EVENT: Herd the Cattle (Mini-golf)

 Tuesday: Date Night

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

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

 Wednesday: Surf and Turf

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

LE: Turf Wars (Dance battles)

 Thursday: Character Day 

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

LE: Guess the Theme Song

Friday: Class Color Day 

EVERYONE: Wear your class colors

Sports-O-Rama!

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 3/21/17

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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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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 3/18/17

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ASTI Community:

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

 

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

This week's announcements are attached.  

 

Tracy Corbally

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 2/28/17

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

February Birthdays

 

Charlotte

Jarod F

Justin P

Wen

Jeremy

Pieter

Andreana

Jennifer

Edward

Raymond

Julian

Kristina

Maya S

AJ

Sam

 

 

 

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 2/28/17

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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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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 2/14/17