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e reached out to Austin Schwartz, Ed. D., a school psychologist in Anchorage and current president of the Alaska School Psychologists Association (ASPA) to talk about how parents and students can make returning to school a great experience. “I think kids can be nervous about starting school and we want to make it as positive as possible for them,” Dr. Schwartz says. “We want to help them build their skills so they are resilient because it’s so important that they get to school and regularly attend school.” We agree! Here, in no particular order, are ten excellent tips for making a successful transition from summer to school this year. Learn more at akschoolpsych.org

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2 1 Keep up the academics throughout the summer. For example, visits to the library, making time to read, attending educational activities at a museum.

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Buy school supplies and school clothes early.

Parents should t h i n k about what they will need to do when school starts as far as rearranging their schedules, planning childcare, etc. Caregivers may want to freeze a few dinners to ease the initial readjustment to a new school year.

Parents should gather all the paperwork they will need and have it ready to go, including emergency contact information and medical information.

If starting elementary school for the first time, take kids to the school grounds, let them play on the playground to ease the transition. If they’re starting middle or high school, parents can share their own experiences as a way to help normalize the experience by saying something like, “I was nervous as well but I got through it and it was a great experience.”

Get kids in for their regular medical, dental and mental health appointments before school starts while schedules are a little more flexible. Making sure students are in good physical and mental health before they start school is important and will help them be the best learners they can be.

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8 At home, select a spot to store backpacks or lunch boxes. Also, designate and clear a spot for doing homework.

Work out transportation logistics toand-from school by walking or driving the route with the students to get familiar with the directions and the timing.

Reestablish a regular bedtime and mealtime routine about a week or so before school starts again. Turn off electronics an hour before bed to help kids wind down and ensure they get the amount of sleep that they need.

Increase excitement for the transition back to school by exploring what activities and/or sports the school offers and get involved in those things in the summer before, if possible.


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School supplies checklist Compiled by Chris Hogan

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ake advantage of back-to-school sales around town to get your scholars ready for a successful first week back at school. The Anchorage School District publishes a list of required and recommended school supplies for each grade level on their website each year, and we’ve compiled the information for you here:

All grades

Elementary

High School

__ Lunchbox

__ Washable markers (8-pack)

__ White eraser

__ Backpack

__ Crayons (24-pack)

__ Highlighters

__ #2 pencils

__ Plain printer paper

__ Red, blue and black pens

Middle School

__ Glue stick

__ White eraser

dividers

__ Safety scissors

__ Highlighters

__ Protractor

__ Pink eraser

__ Plain printer paper

__ Compass

__ College ruled paper

__ Eight tab notebook

__ Dictionary

__ Three-ring binder

dividers

__ Eight tabs of notebook

__ Thesaurus

__ Ruler

__ Protractor

__ Scientific calculator

__ Pencil pouch

__ Compass

__ Stapler

__ Dictionary

__ Staple remover

__ Agenda from your

child’s school

__ Thesaurus

__ Non-marking athletic shoes

__ World atlas (at home)

and athletic socks

__ Globe (at home)

(if enrolled in P.E.)

__ Alaska map (at home) Source: asdk12.org/backtoschool/suppliesandstudytips

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Bagged lunches your kids will love By Sarah Gonzales

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unchtime at school is an important opportunity for students to take a break, socialize and refuel before an afternoon of more learning, but it’s not always easy to ensure that kids are eating something nutritious – or eating at all! For those who send lunch with their children every day, it can be easy to fall into a lunch-packing rut in the rush to get out the door, so how can you keep up a

variety of healthy choices to ensure lunchboxes come home empty? Palmer food blogger at HeyWhatsForDinnerMom. com, Laura Sampson, says one surefire way to get her boys to eat is if they pack their own lunches. “In my experience kids who claim ownership are much more likely to eat new foods, try new foods and eat their lunches,” she said. The bulk of daily lunches at her house are made up of a container of leftovers from dinner the night

before, supplemented with easy to tote items like dried fruit, nuts, jerky, pepperoni sticks, fresh fruit, black olives, carrots, celery, turnips, radishes, fruit cups, yogurt with fruit and granola. Dietician and mother of three, Jennifer McGovern, also encourages her kids to pack their own lunches - even though she’s the “lunch lady” at Grace Christian School

in Anchorage. “They have three musthaves in their lunch,” she explained. “One fruit of their choice, a vegetable of their choice and a protein like pb and j, meat, cheese and crackers or hummus and chips… if they have at least those three things, I can send them out the door guilt-free and know they will come home with an empty lunch box.”

As for portion sizes: “For school-aged children, a nutritionally complete meals is basically two ounces of meat or a meat alternative, three-quarter cup of fruits and vegetables, eight ounces of milk and one slice of bread or equivalent,” explained Randi Binion-Olson, program manager of The Children’s Lunchbox, a meals for kids program of Bean’s Cafe. Her team, a combination of staff and volunteers, provides thousands of free meals to

hungry children in Anchorage every week, so when she recommends ideas for what kids will like, you can bet she knows what she’s talking about. “We recently added a Mediterranean quinoa salad which is a big hit with kids, and the Hawaiian crunch wrap is a favorite (see sample menu below).” Here is a week of lunch ideas courtesy of The Children’s Lunchbox -- all proven to be popular with kids -- plus a shopping list, to help you start your school year off right.

Turkey Club Wrap

Hawaiian Crunch Wrap

4Turkey

4 Chicken (2 oz.), whole

(2 oz.), bacon, ranch, lettuce, whole wheat tortilla

wheat tortilla, shredded carrot & broccoli, chopped spinach, chopped pineapple, light mayo

4Applesauce (1/2 c.) 4Milk 8 oz.

4Applesauce (1/2 c.) 4Milk 8 oz.

Tiny Tunas

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Tuna (2 oz.), relish, chopped celery, light mayo

4Whole grain crackers 4Fruit cup (1/2 c.) 4Milk 8 oz.

Hoagie Sandwich

4Turkey & ham (1 oz. ea), cheese, hoagie roll, lettuce

4Fresh mandarin orange 4Cherry tomatoes (1/4 c.) 4Milk 8 oz.

Yogurt

4Yogurt (6 oz.) 4Cheese stick (1 oz.) 4Graham crackers (1 oz.) 4Fruit cup (1/2 c.) 4Carrot sticks (1/4 c.)

Shopping list (for one child’s lunch for one week): • Turkey lunch meat • Ham lunch meat • Chicken breast or cook and cube

• Can of tuna • Bacon to cook real bacon bits)

thigh to

and chop (or

• Choice of cheese for sandwiches • Applesauce cups or pouches

• Fruit cups • Canned pineapple • Plums, mandarins

fresh fruit

or other

• Bunch of celery • Cherry tomatoes • Carrots • Washed bagged spinach • Broccoli

• Head of romaine lettuce • Bell pepper • Pickle relish • Light mayonnaise • Ranch dressing • Whole wheat tortillas • Hoagie roll • Whole grain crackers • Graham crackers

Did you know that there are 24,000 kids in the Anchorage School District who may not know where their next meal is coming from outside of the free or reduced lunch program at school? The Children’s Lunchbox, a program

of Bean’s Café, seeks to fill that gap with before- and after-school meals and weekend meals served in a safe community environment. You can donate, volunteer or get involved by visiting their website at thechildrenslunchbox.org.

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It’s not just playing hooky: How chronic absence hurts school-aged kids By Maleesa Johnson

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embers of United Way Anchorage and Anchorage School District (ASD) view cutting class as missed opportunity, and in some cases, define absence patterns as “chronic.” “The big thing that we found that stands out in the data is the connection that shows up between attendance and academic scores and proficiency,” Jann Mylet, team lead for Outreach and Engagement for United Way Anchorage, said. “That was big. Especially when these kids are missing skill development, they’re missing content, if you miss part, you’re missing the foundation step to move forward in that area. Showing up is such an important part of learning.” The district and nonprofit have partnered to work toward a goal that every child will attend school at least 90 percent of the time. This means not missing more than 17 days per school year. This goal takes shape for ASD under Destination 2020, a platform that is aimed at improving the district in multiple areas. For United Way, it is referred to as 90% by 2020, which focuses on improving graduation rates in Anchorage. Attendance is a major component in this initiative. Local businesses are also taking part in furthering this goal. Several have offered prizes to students with perfect attendance. Abigail "Abbey" Gamboa of East High School won a 2014 Jeep Compass at the Drive for Perfect Attendance finale event in May at Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of South Anchorage, as previously reported by Alaska Dispatch News. Gamboa, along with Piyares Thongkerd of Bartlett, Har-

lan Bronson of Eagle River, Hayden Hanson of Dimond and Katelyn Bushnell of East were selected to try for a vehicle from 386 high school juniors and seniors who maintained perfect attendance for the entire school year. The five picked keys and then rotated through five Jeep Compasses parked in a semicircle until the one winning key, held by Gamboa, started up the vehicle matching the key. While Gamboa won a Compass, the other four received 50,000 Alaska Airlines miles courtesy of GCI. "Happy!" is how Gamboa described herself after the event. "My parents said 'You're going to win, you're going to win!'" she said. Improved attendance does more than offer students an opportunity to win a car: it improves the odds of them graduating on time. According to a study by United Way, attendance is used as one of four indicators of whether ninth graders are on track to graduate on time. The study cited an ASD Assessment & Evaluation study

Source: United Way Anchorage

completed in February 2014, which found that of the 387 students who dropped out of the 2012-13 graduating cohort, only 23 percent had good attendance during freshman year. In that same graduating class, 413 students returned for a fifth year of high school or received a certificate of achievement. Only 40 percent of them had good attendance during freshman year, according to the assessment. In addition to graduation rates, 90% by 2020 focuses on kindergarten attendance and eighth grade math proficiency, Mylet said. “Part of the collective that we

are doing is very data driven, so we are selecting target areas, like eighth grade math, to focus on and see the proficiency go up,” Mylet said. “So you’re focusing on one data point but seeing it have an impact on multiple areas.” Jennifer Schmitz, the principal at Scenic Park Elementary, personally connects with families in a push for higher attendance. "In elementary school, kids don't have a problem with attendance, it's the parents," Schmitz said. "Kid's are truant, parents are truant really." Schmitz said a big part of improving attendance is parent edu-

cation. Making parents aware of the importance of their child's presence in the classroom is a primary focus at Scenic Park Elementary. Schmitz will even personally pick kids up from their homes when parents call to say their student missed the bus. "Quickly parents learn that that's not going to be an excuse that we can accept and that we want their kids here," Schmitz said. Overall, Schmitz said she wants Scenic Park to have an environment that kids want to be at, with informed parents who see the value of attendance.

Photos by Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News

Left: Abigail "Abbey" Gamboa sits in her new Jeep Compass in May at Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of South Anchorage. She was entered in the drawing for her perfect attendance. Middle: Gamboa receives a hug from her mom. Above: Four other students won 50,000 Alaska Airline miles.

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oving into a dorm is one of the most exciting transitions of college, only second to moving out of it. The move in often signifies a student’s first taste of independence. Living away from home, on your own and usually with someone you have never lived with presents a whole set of opportunities and challenges. Decorating a small, shared space is one such venture. Perhaps the most obnoxious, yet easily remedied feature of dorm living is the fluorescent lighting. Nothing makes you feel like a human lab experiment faster than living under the harsh buzzing bulbs. Thankfully, floor lamps can be purchased from places like Target and Bed Bath & Beyond for under $15. Christmas lights are another alternative, and can be dressed up in a variety of ways. A fun way to give stringed lights a unique glow is to encase each bulb with ping pong balls. The balls can be ordered on Amazon in bulk for under $10. Simply cut a small X into the ball and poke the light through it. Candles are great too, but often banned from residence halls. Be sure to familiar-

ize yourself with the rules of your dorm before moving in. Wall decor plays a huge part in making a place feel like home. The simple task of nailing a picture frame to the wall is not allowed in most dorms. If you are lucky, you may be allowed to thumb-tack things to the walls of your new home. A variety of “solutions” have been pushed on naive college students, the foremost

being self adhesive strips and hooks. Be warned: Only when you cut the weight capacity listed on the package by half (those 10-pound hooks will hold 5, max) will the tool be remotely effective. Picture frames and small sconces may work, but attempting to hang mirrors or bulletin boards is a waste of time and tape. The latest, trendy alternative is washi tape. The

tape comes in all designs, colors and patterns. You can use the tape to create a vibrant frame or even by itself as removable wall paper. Prices vary, but a set of three solid colors costs about $7 on average. Washi tape may be purchased online or at most craft stores. If you are still looking to hang heavy things on the wall, just be sure to double or even triple up on any self adhesive tapes or hooks.

Rude awakenings from a bulletin board crashing down in the middle of the night tend to make roommates grumpy. Nothing makes you more aware of how much junk you own than moving into a tight space. Make this work for you. If you have a bunch of pretty jewelry, make a display board by covering plywood with a cute fabric and some hooks. This doubles as

storage and decor. For guys, the same can be done with hats or by hanging jackets and hoodies on a coat rack rather than taking up closet space. Bedding is a fun one. Since you most likely didn’t sleep on an extra long twin-sized bed growing up, you have the chance to get a whole new bedspread. Some people choose to coordinate colors with their roommates. Some don’t. Either way, if you don’t plan on living in a dorm for all four years, don’t break the bank on bedding. Twin XLs rarely exist off campus. Do, however, buy a thick and cushy mattress pad. Your vertebrae will thank you. As far as bringing additional furniture, stay on the small side. The average dorm will be equipped with a bed, desk, desk chair, a chest of drawers and sometimes a nightstand or shelves. All basic furniture needs are met by most residence halls. If you really feel the need to bring anything extra, a small lounge chair is your most practical investment. Overall, decorating a dorm allows you to express yourself and make a home away from home. Just make sure you do so while adhering to the university’s regulations and residence hall rules.

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’m not a crafty person. Coloring inside the lines is only one of my many artistic struggles. That said, if I can craft Pinterest-inspired dorm decor, you can probably do it even better. I discovered this embellished paper lantern on Pinterest, posted by Design Sponge -- a website for DIY projects and lifestyle pieces. The creator of the project, Kate Pruitt, based her design off of a chandelier from Anthropologie that cost nearly $1,300. The finished DIY version looks like something you might find at IKEA, and it costs no more than $20 and 30 minutes. Acquiring materials This is actually the hardest part. I went on a wild goose chase all over Anchorage in search of a single, plain, white paper lantern. Let me save you the trouble: Go to Dollar Zone at the corner of Northern Lights and Boniface. The remaining materials can be found at almost any craft store, Target or Walmart. You will need:

41 hot glue gun/hot glue 41 paper lantern 4100 cupcake liners (for a 10� lantern)

4100 petit fours papers Assembly 1. Place the lantern in a bowl or saucer to serve as the base. 2. Glue cupcake liners to lantern. Starting at the top opening of the lantern, place cupcake liners around the opening and continue to the base, row by row. Space the papers so that the bases are approximately one inch apart, allowing the outer edges to merge and shape. 3. Glue petit fours papers inside each cupcake liner. (I used gold foil liners and had to turn each one inside-out before gluing.) 4. Fluff as desired.

Photos by: Maleesa Johnson / Alaska Dispatch News

Make it a light The original project suggests placing a light bulb inside the lantern and hanging it from the ceiling. If dorm regulations allow, light it up!

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The Kid’s Doctor: Updated sleep recommendations may be eye-opening for parents By Sue Hubbard, M.D.

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leep -- who can get enough of it? More and more studies point to the need for a good night's sleep. As a new parent, you're sleep deprived, then when your children get older, they may sleep through the night, but wake up at the crack of dawn. Once your kids are adolescents, their days and nights are totally upside down; they often want to stay up too late and sleep half the day away. Sleep is an important way to rest our brains and reset our bodies for another day. Circadian rhythm helps regulate our sleep/ wake cycles. Yet trying to make sure that your children get enough sleep seems to be a never ending battle (at least in many homes). It's also one of the most frequent concerns of many of my patient's parents. A recent study undertaken by the National Sleep Foundationreviewed over 300 articles published in peer-reviewed journals between 2004 and 2014. Based upon this review, here are the updated sleep recommendations:

Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hour Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours Preschoolers (3-5): 10-13 hours School aged children (6-13): 9-11 hours Teens (14-17): 8-10 hours Young adults (18-25): 7-9 hours So, how do your children stack up against the recommendations? Parents with newborns often complain that their children sleep 15 hours, but not in the increments they'd like, while parents with man kids over the age of 13 rarely report that their children get 8-10 hours of sleep. One mother recently expressed frustration that her 7-year-old daughter would go to bed at 7:30 p.m., but woke up every day at6 a.m. I explained to her that her child was getting enough sleep, but that unfortunately, her biological clock was set, and that short of making her stay in her room

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Edelson, the son of an illiterate Russian immigrant, attributes his triumph over childhood poverty and success in the classroom and business world, to the adoption of key mental tricks and a positive attitude. In “Positivity,” he delves into how others may follow suit. Here he shares a few insights. Speed Reading Speed reading allows a reader to take in written material much more quickly than traditional reading. While those wishing to improve their speed reading skills once had to attend seminars or enroll in a course, now lessons are widely offered online. Free software, as well as apps available for download to your

phone, can offer training in this useful art.

material, students can turn to existing mnemonic devices or create their own.

Speed Math Like speed reading, speed math can help students finish their homework faster and with more precision. Additionally, learning this skill offers students a deeper understanding of mathematical operations. A range of books on the subject, as well as online tutorials, can supplement classroom learning.

Positive Thinking “I consider myself to be very lucky. I have been happy all my life even though I started out as poor as a child could be,” says Edelson, who says positivity can lend itself to success. “Take control of your senses, determine to be happy and develop a frame of mind that will make you and all those around you happy.”

Mnemonics So much of school testing involves the need for recall and recitation, especially as schools nationwide adopt Common Core Standards. Mnemonics are a classic and effective method of memorization and information retention. Depending on the

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HUFFMAN ROAD

MULDOON

WONDER RICHARDSON PARK MILITARY RESERVE PTAR DEBARR

WILLIWAW

RUSSIAN NUNAKA NUNA JACK VALLEY VALL AIRPORT AIRPORT C h est C h est E. 20TH e r Cr e e r Cr e E. 20TH AVE E. 20TH AVE ek ek TUDOR ROAD HEIGHTS HEIGHTSCHESTER NORTH NORTH Hillstrand Hillstrand Waldron Lake Lake STAR STAR FAMILY FAMILY Pond P o n d BENSON VALLEY F Spenard WEST HIGH PARTNERSHIP PARTNERSHIP SUSITNA FIREWEED FIREWEED SECONDARY F or k h CHARTER SCHOOL (K-12) CHARTER SCHOOL (K-12) t r SCHOOL Ca Bentzen No m pb e RICH TURNAGAIN TURNAGAIN FRONTIER CHARTER FRONTIER e ek l l C rCHARTER L Ted ake Stevens Delaney re re INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SCHOOL SCHOOL NORTHERN LIGHTS LIGHTS Lake G o o sNORTHERN e Goose Anchorage (K-12) (K-12) MIL Lake Lake BENSON BENSON t h F o rk Sou SAVE International AQUARIAN AQUARIAN a m pbe BAXTER BAXT RE ll C HIGH Otis Otis CHARTER CHARTER re Jones Jones Airport SCHOOL M o s q u i t o Lek ake Mosquito Lake Lake Lake SCHOOL SCHOOL ROGERS L a k e ROGERS L a k e (K-6) (K-6) Conners T i n a L a k e DOWLING ROAD Meadow PARK PARK POLARIS K-12 PROVIDENCE PROVIDENCE Lake 36TH 36THAVE 36TH 36TH AVE Fo Fo Lake B ar x t e r SCHOOL r Stuckagain B oCg C COLLEGE COLLEGE LAKE LAKE ek ek IP h es h es LAKE LAKE DeLong Heights t e r C re t e r C re Little C amp Lake B a s h e r L a k e s SCENIC k r b Blueberry Lake HOOD HOOD e C r ee k ll U n i v e r s i t y L a k e GATE U n i v e r s i t y L a k e GATE Fo OTIS OTIS Reflection Lk WILLOW WILLOW rth Lake Lake PARK R e f l e c t i o n E. 68TH AVE No Hood Hood CREST CREST ROAD ROAD TUDOR TUDOR Campbell DIMOND HIGH NORTHWOOD NORTHWOODW a l d r o n L a k e Airstrip Waldron Lake

POSTMA

HILLSIDE

ELMORE

HUFFMAN ROAD

N

K

Point Woronzof

Lake Hood

Kincaid Park

Lake O The Hills

r

WEST HIGH SCHOOL

re

Jones Lake

RASPBERRY

E. KLATT

AK NATIVE CULTURAL CHARTER SCHOOL (K-6)

FORT AVE E. 6TH

pb ree BASHER DRIVE e l l C

pbell

Potter Marsh

6TH

1.25" equals 1 mile

M

R

SPENARD

N

K

Little Campbell Lake

Hideaway Lake

ag he oo st n e

A

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2 4W e s Miles L tc

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Point Woronzof

TRAILSIDE

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G

CREEKSIDE

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k L it tle Carm ee C pbel l l C el re e pb k Ca m

HUFFMAN ROAD

9TH

36TH ASD Demographics/GIS Services/ASD Publication Demographics/GIS Services Services/ Publication Services

RABBIT CREEK

2

rk

KLATT BOWMAN

S h i p C reek

Point MacKenzie

MINNESOTA

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

ABBOTT ROAD

OCEAN VIEW

0.5

Fish Creek

AERO ARCTIC BLVD

3

1.25" equals 1 mile

RILKE SCHULE CHARTER SCHOOL

Fu r r o w C r e ek

0

WISCONSIN A STREET

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0.5

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

O'MALLEY

W

k

GOLDENVIEW MIDDLE

E. KLATT

C

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L STREET

0.5

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E. KLATT

Schools with boundaries

F

Elmendorf Air Force Base

N

AERO

Cr

BOWMAN

Legend

A STREET

MINNESOTA

M

W. KLATT

3RD

WISCONSIN

Basher Lakes

(to Baxter)

BIRCH

W. KLATT TIMBERLANE

RT

M

KLATT

M

R

BASHER DRIVE

CANGE

PO UTH

R

Bayshore Lake

BLUF

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HWY

KLATT

SO

A

JOHNS RD

Bayshore Lake

100TH AVE.

Schools without boundaries

RK

L it tle Camp b

ABBOTT LOOP

S o ut h

Schools with boundaries

POSTMA

rk

S t r a w b eLORE r r y ROAD W. 76TH AVE Lake

Campbell Lake

4 Miles

AERO

R

F

OMALLEY ROAD

IN

Stuckagain Heights

b ell C r e e k

Campbell Waldron Airstrip m pb e

POLARIS K-12 SCHOOL

E. 68TH AVE

MIDDLE SCHOOL

HUFFMAN ROAD

Fu r r o w C r e ek

Bayshore Lake

APoint

ST

ABBOTT LOOP

S o ut h

F or k rth Ca

t h F o rk Sou am

MacKenzie

K

IR

TAKU

E. DIMOND BLVD

Lake

BAYSHORE

ASD school boundaries I K MacKenzie ASD school boundaries

SCENIC PARK

Campbell Airstrip

p L ittle Ca m

No

C r e ek

b

CAMPBELL HANSHEW MIDDLE KASUUN HANSHEW

W. DIMOND BLVD

Legend

FORT Schools with boundaries RICHARDSON MILITARY ASD Demographics/GIS Services/ Publication Services Schools without boundaries RESERVE

LA

k

C STREET

A

ek

TUDOR ROAD

W. 88TH AVE

Point 1.25" equals 1 mile

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F o rk

W. 88TH AVE

W. DIMOND BLVD

R

Otis

RABBIT CREEK

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SPRUCE

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SEWARD

G

Cre

IP

e

ll

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Little C

F

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Elmendorf Air Force Base

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N

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be

HWY

ARCTIC

p Ca m

0.5

Point Woronzof

KASUUN

100TH AVE.

R

Fo

LORE ROAD

MINNESOTA

U

rth

dl Mid

E. 76TH AVE Taku Lake

Campbell Lake

T

0

MP

No

SEWARD

ROVENNA

ARLENE

Birch Lake

NORTHWOOD

Jewel Lake

E. 20TH

Reflection Lk

NORTHERN LIGHTS ABC SCHOOL

CAMPBELL Strawberry W. 76TH AVE Lake

CHINOOK

A

M

CA

OLD

Blueberry Lake

ARLENE

SAND LAKE

m pb e

C

GLADYS WOOD

JEWEL LAKE

Sundi Lake

Ca

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e t e r C re

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ell

p L ittle Ca m

ASD school boundaries

MULDOON ROAD

rth

F or k

t h F o rk Sou am

POLARIS K-12 SCHOOL

B i r c h BLVD E. DIMOND

E. KLATT

Schools without boundaries

MULDOON

0 No

T i n a L a k e DOWLING ROAD

Sand Lake

SAND LAKE

JODHPUR

KINCAID

Baxter Bog

COLLEGE GATE

k

University Lake

h es

U

TA

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ll C re

C

O

N

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BENSON

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r

M

Baxter Bog

Hillstrand Pond

Cr T i n a L a k e DOWLING ROAD ee k POLARIS K-12 NORTHERN LIGHTS SCHOOL ABC SCHOOL

Schools with boundaries

PATTERSON

e t e r C re

ELMORE RD.

DeLong Lake

KINCAID

BAXTER

Fo

VIE

E. 20TH IN

E. 20TH AVE

Reflection Lk

OMALLEY ROAD

IN

Y MT WA IGH VIEW N H MOUNTAIN VIEW LEN

TYSON

BEGICH MIDDLE COMMERCIAL SCHOOL

Elementary Elementary School Attendance School Attendance Boundaries Boundaries Grades K–6 Grades K–6

Y

Waldron Lake

RASPBERRY

Kincaid Park

PATTERSON

h es

WA

TURPIN

C

k

r

IGH

AK NATIVE CULTURAL CHARTER SCHOOL (K-6)

CHESTER VALLEY

BAXTER

Fo

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Conners Lake

No

OMALLEY ROAD TAKU CHINOOK

BAYSHORE

TUDOR ROAD

C STREET

Meadow Lake

BONIFACE

PROVIDENCE

TUDOR

Little Campbell Lake

A

el l

HIGHLAND

TECH HIGH RUSSIAN CHARTER SCHOOL (7-12) JACK

k

SCHOOL (K-6)

F u r r o w C r e ek

PTARMIGAN

E. 20TH AVE

Mosquito Lake

h

WILLOW CREST

Delaney Lake

Otis Lake

ROGERS PARK

G

URS

WONDER PARK BEGICH FAIRVIEW Merrill MIDDLE Field PTARMIGAN DEBARR

b e ll Creek B l u e b e rorrk y L aABBOTT k e ampROAD

High School Attendance Boundaries Anchorage9-12 School Anchorage DistrictSchool District Grades Legend

E. 6TH AVE

NUNAKA VALLEY

Goose Lake

UAA So u t

A STREET

Bentzen Lake

Hillstrand

AIRPORT HEIGHTS

LAKE OTIS

ARCTIC BLVD

AERO

NORTHWOOD

k

RUSSIAN JACK

NH

CREEKSIDE

WONDER PARK DEBARR

BENSON

AQUARIAN CHARTER SCHOOL (K-6)

36TH AVE NORTHWOOD

RK

Lake Spenard

E. 4TH AVE

Merrill Field

FAMILY Pond PARTNERSHIP FIREWEED CHARTER SCHOOL (K-12) FRONTIER CHARTER SCHOOL NORTHERN LIGHTS (K-12)

SPENARD

36TH

LAKE HOOD Lake Hood

Fish Creek

POSTMA

WISCONSIN

AERO

Jones Lake

W

PINE

C h est e r Cr e e

MINNESOTA

TURNAGAIN

re

N

VIE

15TH

es La tch go es on te r

NORTH STAR Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

U

IN

BRAGAW

FAIRVIEW

LAKE OTIS

Point Woronzof

O

TA

WILLIWAW

9TH

SITKA

W

INLET VIEW

SITKA

IK

N GLE

MOUNTAIN VIEW

COMMERCIAL

M

C STREET

TIMBERLANE

MT VIEW

TYSON

PINE

C

N

6TH

A

A

R

E. 76TH AVE

Jewel Lake

RT

F

3RD

WINTERBERRY CHARTER SCHOOL (K-6) CHUGACH OPTIONAL

L STREET

K

R

N

WAY

E. 6TH AVE

WILLIWAW

FAMILY PARTNERSHIP FIREWEED CHARTER SCHOOL (K-12) Fork FRONTIER CHARTER rth CSCHOOL am LIGHTS G o o sNORTHERN e ek

OCEAN VIEW

GOVERNMENT HILL

A

R

e t e r C re

AQUARIAN t h F o rk Sou CHARTER

F o rk

L it tle Camp b

RILKE SCHULE CHARTER SCHOOL

Taku Lake

100TH AVE.

U

PO UTH

URSA MINOR

DENALI

G

el

E. 4TH AVE

U n i v e rC sh ity Lake AIRPORT este r C ree k HEIGHTS NORTH STAR

NORTHERN LGIHTS ABC SCHOOL (K-8)

Lake

GLADYS WOOD

SO

MT. SPURR

M

A

A

MT. ILIAMNA

S h i p C reek

T N

IN Anchorage School District

URSA MAJOR

ORION

R

KENNEDY

Fort Richardson

AURORA

U

pb

h es

No

TUDOR

rk

C oROAD nners DOWLING

SAND k ee LAKE Cr l

Ca m

W. KLATT

W. DIMOND BLVD

Fo

3RD

9TH

PROVIDENCE 36TH AVE

POLARIS K-12 SCHOOL

S o ut h

CAMPBELL

Sundi Lake

C

Otis Lake

ROGERS PARK

E. DIMOND BLVD M eTai nd ao wL a k e Lake

Campbell Lake

T

Elmendorf Air Force Base

C STREET

e

W. 88TH AVE

Jewel Lake

L STREET

ARCTIC Cr

RT

M

l

SAND LAKE NORTHWOOD

ARLENE

R

PO UTH

A

SO

I N

Sundi Lake

el

Strawberry W. 76TH AVE Lake Sand Lake

KINCAID Lake SAND B a y s h o r e CHINOOK Birch LAKE Lake JODHPUR JEWEL LAKE

Grades K–6

MEARS MIDDLE KINCAID SCHOOL

Sand Lake

KINCAID

SAND LAKE

A

JODHPUR

G

ROVENNA

100TH AVE.

KINCAID

A

SPENARD

Campbell Lake

Kincaid Park

N

MINNESOTA

RASPBERRY

pb

ek

DeLong Lake Blueberry Lake

MINNESOTA

W. DIMOND BLVD

ARLENE

R

Ca m

GLADYS WOOD

Jewel Lake

Taku Lake

IGH

URSA MINOR

MOUNTAIN VIEW

W

pb e l l C r e (K-12) WENDLER MIDDLE Lake

Bentzen L a k LORE e ROAD Delaney INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Lake

E. 76TH AVE

NH

MT. SPURR

MT. ILIAMNA

ORION

F

V DENALI E. 20TH AVE

6TH

LAKE OTIS ittle C am p b e ll WILLOW rk L C ree k Fo rth CREST E. 68TH AVE No TUDOR ROAD NORTHWOODW a l d r o n L a k e

Lake Spenard

IN

15TH r

CHARTER SCHOOL (K-12)

BENSON

AQUARIAN CHARTER SCHOOL (K-6)

IE

TA

Mosquito Lake

Fo

Hillstrand Pond

FAMILY

SCHOOL NORTHERN LIGHTS (K-12)

36THAVE 36TH

Conners Lake

PROVIDENCE

W a l PARTNERSHIP dron Lake

FIREWEED

TURNAGAIN FRONTIER CHARTER

re

Jones Lake

Little Campbell Lake D e L W. o n 88TH g AVE Lake

RASPBERRY

NORTH STAR

VIEW

es La tch go es on te r

k

TUDOR ROAD

T i n a L a k e DOWLING ROAD

NORTHWOOD

Birch Lake

ARLENE

Meadow Lake

ARCTIC BLVD

ARLENE

JEWEL LAKE

SAND LAKE

JODHPUR

Sundi Lake

C h est e r Cr e e

Bentzen r ye l a n e y LSat rk aew b e r D W. 76TH AVE Lake Lake

Sand Lake

Little Campbell Lake

Kincaid T Park U

Fish Creek

AERO Lake Spenard

W

BLUF

MT GOVERNMENT HILL DEBARR VIEW TYSON COMMERCIAL CLARK MIDDLE S h i p C reek

MerrLilal k e INLET Field

Otis Lake

15TH

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

NORTHWOOD RK POSTMA

WISCONSIN

RK

Lake

36TH AVE

E. 4TH AVE

WINTERBERRYUN CHARTER MO SCHOOL (K-6) WENDLER CHUGACH MIDDLE SCHOOL G o o s eOPTIONAL

FAIRVIEW

BENSON

AURORA

MT. ILIAMNA

ORION

F

Hillstrand Pond

CHUGACH NORTHERN LIGHTS9TH OPTIONAL

LAKE HOOD WILLOW B l u e b e r r y L a k eL a k e Hood CREST NORTHWOOD

MEARS MIDDLE

KINCAID

SPENARD

NORTHWOOD

AERO

Conners Lake

LAKE D e L o n gHOOD Lake Hood

INLET VIEW

es La tch go es on te r

Delaney Anchorage Lake International Airport

36TH

DENALI

C h est e r CreCHARTER ek SCHOOL (K-12) 3RD WINTERBERRY CHARTER SCHOOL FIREWEED 6TH (K-6)

FRONTIER CHARTER SCHOOL (K-12)

Bentzen Lake

Meadow Lake

RASPBERRY

Kincaid Park

A

TURNAGAIN Ted Stevens

re

Jones Lake

POSTMA

Little Campbell Lake

W

AERO

Lake Spenard

N

K

Fish Creek

RK Lake Hood

IK

MINNESOTA

36TH

Point Woronzof

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

T

WISCONSIN

AERO

Jones Lake

POSTMA

Point Woronzof

ROMIG MIDDLE

SCHOOL M R(7-12)

U

MT. SPURR

CLARK MIDDLE SCHOOL

W

S h i p C reek

FAMILY PARTNERSHIP

STELLER SECONDARY

ROMIG MIDDLE SCHOOL

re

15TH

es La tch go es on te r

O

VIE

SITKA

A

IK

N

M

R

GOVERNMENT

CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL

M

IN

Merrill Field HILL

C

Point Woronzof

K

BLUF

9TH

W

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

6TH

CENTRAL MIDDLE

TA

BONIFACE

Point MacKenzie

COMMERCIAL

N

BRAGAW

R Point A MacKenzie

3RD

SITKA

I K

AURORA

WINTERBERRY CHARTER (K-8)

L STREET

N

K

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S h i p C reek

C

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Point MacKenzie

N GLE

MOUNTAIN VIEW

MULDOON ROAD

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Fort Richardson

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