Scenic Foothills Community Council Meeting October 5th

Scenic Foothills Community Council (SFCC) will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 5th, in the auditorium at Wayland Baptist University, 7801 East 32nd Avenue. Access via Old Muldoon Road off 36th Avenue, west of Muldoon Road.

The Municipality of Anchorage presented plans to build a transportation facility for 120 school buses next to Totem Theatre’s parking lot. Angry neighbors from Muldoon and Scenic Foothills turned out in droves to oppose the plan at Northeast Community Council September 21. NECC passed a resolution to oppose the plan.

Mayor Withdraws Plans for 120 buses beside Totem Theatre

The Anchorage School Board was slated to vote on a resolution in support of it September 25, but a few hours before the meeting started, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz withdrew the plan. He said they will work with the district to find another location. More upset neighbors turned out to testify anyway, “just in case.”

The next meeting regarding the planned development at Tudor and Elmore, where the Anchorage School District’s transportation facility is now, will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, at the Permit Center, 4700 Elmore Road. Making room for development is driving the bus facility from its current location.

The Municipality of Anchorage has chosen not to present the school bus plan that was withdrawn at the Scenic Foothills Community Council meeting October 5th. Moving the “bus barn” will still be a discussion topic. We dodged a bullet, but we need to make sure the gun is not loaded and pointed toward Scenic Foothills.

Please come! We have plenty of room and everyone is welcome. See the Scenic Foothills Community Council website for more information.

Anchorage STrEaM Academy (Middle School) Preview Events

AncSTrEaM

Learn more about Anchorage STrEaM Academy Outdoor Education Charter School for 6th, 7th and 8th graders – noon-2 p.m. Saturday, March 5th, at Begich Middle School, 7440 Creekside Center Drive. Admissions lottery closes March 24, 2016.

Opening August 2016 at Wayland Baptist University, 7801 East 32nd Avenue, Anchorage.

More information: Jennifer Howell, 907-441-5496 or on the website: http://www.anchoragestreamacademy.org or

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AnchorageSTrEaMAcademy

Spruce up Muldoon! Anchorage Citywide Cleanup Day May 2

Baxter Elementary School cleans up Muldoon in May 2014.

Baxter Elementary School cleans up Muldoon in May 2014.

Orange bags for neighborhood cleanup will be available from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Scenic Park Elementary, Baxter Elementary and other participating schools. Trash bags are also available from customer service desks at Fred Meyer stores.

All filled bags must be dropped off at any participating school by 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2nd, for free pickup and disposal. Please do not leave bags after the pick up time. (No yard waste or household trash.) Every student from each school who collects trash is eligible to win an iPod Shuffle™.

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Visit Our Schools Month, Anchorage School District

All ASD schools will be open for tours in February

Visit Our Schools Month, Every school, every Tuesday, Feb. 3rd 9:30 a.m., Feb. 10th 9:30 a.m., Feb. 17th 9:30 a.m., Feb 24th 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Community members, businesses and parents are invited to visit any ASD school during the month of February to learn more about the community’s public schools. While schools welcome members of the public year-round, this coordinated effort provides parents and community members an opportunity to learn more about the many educational opportunities available. During the inaugural Visit Our Schools Month event in February 2014, ASD schools welcomed 1,607 visitors.

The safety of our students will always remain our top priority. All people on tours will be checked in through normal procedures that visitors follow. Principals and school staff will be leading the tours and tour groups will never be unsupervised. Students will continue classroom activities during tours and the tours will not interfere with student learning.

Please visit ASD’s Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.