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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

Audience: Homepage

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

Audience: Homepage

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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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 1/25/17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seniors: Mr. Rod's Room

Juniors: Ms.McCoy's Room

Sophomores: Ms. Pengelly's Room

Freshmen: Mrs. Campbell's Room

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 12/14/16