Join local homeschooling families at the Murdock Campus Center (gym) at Alaska Bible College on Thursday night, May 23rd. Meet at 5:30 for a pot luck dinner, followed by games in the gym. We'll honor our students graduating from high school and promoting from 8th grade. Please come! This is for all homeschool families, but is hosted by Upstream Learning. Call Ramona if you have questions - 822-8526.
We're proud of Bridger Melton, our May, 2013 graduate and UA Scholar! Bridger and his family moved to Glennallen from Virginia two years ago. He will be returning later this summer to attend New River Community College, where he will pursue a degree in engineering. While a student at Upstream Learning, Bridger has excelled academically and has been the mentor for the Lego League group, teaching robotic programming to several middle school students each week. He's also been an AWANA leader, working with the 3rd-6th grade boys. Bridger's interests and hobbies include: Frisbee golf and ultimate Frisbee, reading, airsoft, soccer, playing the drums, skiing and snow-machining. Bridger, thanks for connecting with our younger UL students as a mentor and friend!
If you plan to continue with Upstream Learning next year (and we sure hope you do!), you can log in to the BrightWays site and re-enroll from the parent dashboard. It will only take a minute or two . . .
New families can enroll here.
March 31st is the due date for 3rd quarter progress reports. This includes a progress update entered on BrightWays, as well as submitting one work sample for each fundable course on the ILP. You can upload work samples onto BW on the Progress Report page, fax or mail, or bring them by. If your student is not finished with half of their 2nd semester work, then include a short narrative of progress to date. If you have grades ready, then enter them . . . or both! Thank you!
SBA and HSGQE assessments will be given April 2-4, with an additional day of Science for Grades 4, 8, and 10 on April 5th. We will have testing sites in Glennallen (UL classroom) and Kenny Lake (KL Chapel). These tests are required of all students in Grades 3-10. Refer to the letter emailed on Thursday, March 21st for all the details. Call Ramona if you have any questions.
Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment (WISE) is inviting two students from the Copper Basin to attend WILD10 in Spain in October. Students must be between 14 and 19 (must be 14 by April 1, 2013) . They will be selected by answering essay questions on the application form and have the support of their parents or guardian. Cost for the trip to Spain is estimated at around $3,000 per person. Students will be required to raise $1,000 of the $3,000. Parents are welcome to come along as chaperones but it would be at their own expense. Other students will be selected from other parts of Alaska. Read details and find the application on the WISE website here. Wow - what an opportunity!
Alaska Business Week is a summer opportunity for high school students who want "hands on" training in business. Students can earn 2 college credits (plus high school credit) by working with a team to organize and run a complex business model throughout the week. The dates are June 1-8th at UAF in Fairbanks. Cost can be covered through allotment. You can read all of the details here, and apply online here. One of our UL graduates, Luke Ringger, attended two years ago and highly recommends the program! That's Luke on the far right.
High School students (currently in grades 8-12) are invited to apply for this year's summer course (June 6-16) that includes a 5-day raft trip on the Copper River from Chitina to Cordova! You can earn 1/2 environment science credit for participating. This is a wonderful opportunity, so take time to read about the details of the trip on the Copper River Stewardship program's website, then apply! You need one adult reference letter . . . plan ahead! Your application is due by March 15th - find it here.