Be Involved - Work Hard - Be Kind
February 2022
Monthly Eagle Family Newsletter
Your Monthly Message from Principal Fish...
Hello Eagle Families,

With Semester 1 now complete and Semester 2 underway, things are really going to pick up speed here at AHS! Seniors are in their final months with us and everyone who may have had a setback in a course or more first semester is hopefully on a path to recover the grade(s). If your student failed a course this past semester, please reach out to the teacher directly to make a recovery plan - it can be done in most cases!

Our goals at AHS each year are to have every 9th grader on track for an on time graduation (pass all courses), narrowing our achievement gaps (especially with ELL and Special Education) and building a campus culture that's second to none. It's moments like the photo above that make being your principal so special. Last year, Arlington leadership kids challenged our community here to raise funds to help the Arlington Foodbank secure a mobile food pantry to help end hunger in our community. And last week, this mission was accomplished! AHS contributed $19,000 toward the project and presented the food bank with a ceremonial check last week. Our Character Strong approach to campus culture has really shaped who we are and what we're all about. We are a community who knows how to Be Involved, how to Work Hard and certainly how to Be Kind! Every Eagle should be so proud of this accomplishment - way to go AHS! We have amazing people here! To read more about the Mobile Food Pantry project, here's an article by our very own Gary Sabol.

Lastly, if your student needs extra help, or needs to recover a grade from Semester 1, we have support sessions in the Library each Friday! Known as Eagle Study, these support sessions are each Friday at 120pm. Eagle Study is a place for students to access academic support, homework support, test taking, and study time with tutors. Attendance will be taken and the window of support is from 1:20 - 3:00pm. Teacher, para educator and National Honor Society tutors are available to help your student succeed at AHS. Unfortunately, at this time, there is no transportation provided - so arrangements must be made for your student to be picked up by 3p each Friday if he or she attends Eagle Study. Feel free to contact AP Nikki Anderson (nanderson@asd.wednet.edu) or teacher Marie Becvar (mbecvar@asd.wednet.edu) with any questions.

Have an amazing February,
Duane Fish
Principal - AHS
Parent Quick-Access Resources
UPCOMING EVENTS
February is Black History Month and when combined with Character Strong's Month of Respect, opportunities abound for thoughtful classroom discussions that celebrate and honor the history of Black Americans. Looking for resources?
The NEA has you covered!
Arlington High School Drama is pleased to announce Shrek!
The Musical in performance March 4-12th at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center. This hilarious musical romp follows the original Dreamworks cartoon creation and reimagines it as musical theatre. For those who don’t already know, Shrek! The Musical tells the story of a rather gruff (yet charming) ogre who goes on a life-changing journey to reclaim his beloved swamp. He’s joined on his quest by a wise-cracking donkey and together they fight a dragon, rescue a rather feisty princess and overthrow a ruthless would-be king. Along the way, Shrek learns the lessons of friendship and that true love overcomes and transcends all obstacles.
This show marks the triumphant return to live indoor musical theatre at Arlington High School. Sparing no expense, the show highlights an animatronic dragon, elaborate costumes and of course the very talented students of one of the region's premiere performing arts programs. Tap dancing rats, gorgeous scenery and a jaunty score provide a visual and auditory treat for audiences of all ages.
Tickets will go on sale at ByrnesPerformingArts.org for 5 performances March 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7pm as well as a matinee March 12th at 1pm.
Please note that seating is limited to 250 seats per performance in accordance with Snohomish County COVID protocols. Audiences will be required to mask-up and distance between family groups.
Hello Arlington High School students!
This semester, the AHS Writer's Club has accumulated literary submissions from AHS students and placed them into our Online Literary Magazine. This magazine showcases the work of Arlington's writers, poets, editors, and novelists in an easy, accessible digital format. You can find our work, along with the work of your fellow classmates, here:


To submit a piece for the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year, please contact ahswriting@asd.wednet.edu. Enjoy!

Sincerely,
The AHS Writer's Club
DRIVER'S ED
Attention Prospective Drivers

Applications are available for pick-up and online applications are available at the AHS, Weston, SVLC and District websites.

Fourth Quarter class starts
April 18 - June 9th

Two classes:
Mon-Wed or Tue-Thurs
from 3:00pm-4:30pm.
Students are not fully enrolled until they turned in BOTH the application and acknowledgement forms along with the $525.00
Both forms are required in order to be cleared.

*Payment plans are also available if needed.

You may obtain an application and acknowledgement form by clicking on the links below:

360-618-6300 x.3269 or at jbrooke@asd.wednet.edu
SENIORS!

Scholarship season is here! Be sure to check out the Career Center website often -https://sites.google.com/asd.wednet.edu/ahscareercenter/home
The scholarship page is updated with new scholarships as they arrive.
Dollars of Scholars opens February 1st

If you have questions, stop by the Career Center in the Library and see
Mrs. Rodino.
Attention SENIORS more info! 
The Arlington Dollars for Scholars scholarship application opens on February 1st.
Please make sure to follow the two page instruction sheet on their website very carefully, especially for the instructions on how to add your transcript request. The email used for the request must be: RegistrarAHS@asd.wednet.edu. Any other email address will not work. Mrs. Nelson will upload your transcript to your ADFS profile after 1st semester grades are final and after you have added your request in your profile. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Nelson at her window.

Seniors, also - if you need a mid year transcript for a college application, please mark your transcript request in Parchment as "Hold for Grades". This will tell me to wait on processing your request until your 1st semester grades are final. Not all colleges require this, but you will know if you received communication from your selected college asking for a mid-year transcript.

Parchment Account Setup:

All students grades 9-12 will receive an email to their school email account by February 1st, with a link to create a Parchment account. This account gives the student access to their high school transcript. Transcript requests are only processed using Parchment. Parents can create a parent account, but we encourage the students to create their own because once they turn 18, they are the only one that can request their transcript. The high school transcript can be helpful for auto insurance discounts, used as a legal document to prove identity for getting a State ID or driver's license, college applications, scholarships, and more. I also encourage students to use a personal email address when setting up the account, in the event they forget their password, they will be able to recover it more easily. Please contact Mrs. Nelson if you have any questions.
If you need a transcript for any reason...college applications, scholarships, good student discount on insurance, etc...you will need to submit your request using Parchment at this link
Make sure you don't have any fees on your account, and be sure to sign the FERPA consent when you make your request. Any questions? See Mrs. Nelson at her window outside of the Counseling Center upstairs.

  • Any transcript requests needed for January 1st deadlines need to be submitted in Parchment PRIOR to winter break. Transcript requests will not be processed when the school is closed.
The Eagle Co.
The AHS student store is open! 
Purchase a
GIFT CARD
from us!!!!

You can load the gift cards from $5 to $100.This gift card is so versatile as we sell drinks, snacks and AHS Spirit Gear too! Stay tuned as New AHS spirit gear will be coming in very soon!
If you are a parent who would like to buy a gift card for your student or a staff member please email TheEagleCo@asd.wednet.edu and we can help set up how to get that gift card.
The Eagle Co. only accepts cash or check, that's why gift cards are a great option!
AHS ATHLETICS
WINTER SPORTS SEASON is finishing up and
SPRING SPORTS SEASON is starting up soon!

Good Luck Eagles!
Boys Sub Regional Wrestling @ Stanwood Feb 4-5
Girls Sub Regional Wrestling @ Marysville Pilchuck Feb 4-5

Boys Regional Wrestling @ Snohomish Feb 11-12
Girls Regional Wrestling @ Sedro Woolley Feb 11-12

Boys and Girls State Wrestling @ Tacoma Dome 18-19

Boys and Girls Basketball District Tournament Feb 1-19th at various sites

Boys and Girls Regional Basketball Feb 25-26 various sites.

Boys and Girls State Basketball @ Tacoma Dome March 2-5

Spring Clearance week is February 21-25th Spring Sports are Kicking off February 28th! 
KEEPING YOU IN THE LOOP
After-School Eagle Study is Back!
Starting Friday, January 7th at 1:20pm in the AHS library students will be provided with the opportunity to get help with academic coursework. Staff will be supporting students until 3pm every regular Friday. Attendance will be taken and transportation is not available at this time.
Contact Mrs. Marie Becvar with questions.
STUDENT CLUBS/ACTIVITIES
Ecology Club
Do you care about the environment?
Do you like to hike?
Come check out the Ecology Club
We meet Tuesdays in room D102
Join us before or after school
at 7:30am or 2:35-3:30 pm
Knowledge Bowl
Any students who enjoy trivia, jeopardy, etc., are welcome to join us in the Knowledge Bowl club. We compete against other schools in Northwest Washington State and meet once a week for friendly, high-spirited competitions, complete with buzzer bars. Don't feel like you'll be put on the spot, as we compete in teams and no one is asked questions individually. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Mendro in C114 or at
(bmendro@asd.wednet.edu) or Mr. Duskin in C116 (cduskin@asd.wednet.edu). We normally meet on Mondays right after school. Bring a friend or two!
LGBT+ Club

"Are you a member or ally of the LGBTQ+ community? Would you like to meet other members of this community in a safe space, hang out, make friends, and talk about LGBTQ+ issues, learn about LGBTQ+ culture and history, and advocate for and support LGBTQ+ students at Arlington High School--with snacks?!  

If your answer is yes, then email AHS' LGBTQ+ Club Advisor Mr. Ford at jford@asd.wednet.edu for more information or "come join us Wednesdays from 2:30-3:45 in Mr. Ford's room, C208!"
Chess Club
Calling all chess players!
Whether you are a grandmaster or a totally new player with no experience, All are welcome!
Room B202, Wednesdays after school!
REMINDERS
Need An Early Dismissal?

Please send a note in the morning with your student to stop by the Attendance office and get a pass to leave early.  

If you forget to send a note, please call in advance to excuse your student. You will then need to come into the office to sign them out.

PLEASE call before 2:00 for an early release FROM SCHOOL .
Be Kind
Character Strong - It Takes All of US!
The Family Character Dare of the Month is...
Help Me!

Make a list as a family and check them off all month long! Try it and encourage Every Eagle!

For the kids, our Weekly Character Dare is generally posted in the Commons, but we also share it on social media via @AHSFlyEaglesFly (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) where we have over 7,000 subscribers who can be view these dares daily (just not during No Tech Time - lol). By working on these dares together and talking about them, we grow closer and more connected. The kids get this opportunity together in Friday's Every Eagle Advisory. The Staff have Weekly Dares too! The more WE do as adults, the more THEY do as kids. Family Dares simply tie it all together... here's Character Strong's C.A.R.E approach! It's a fun, simple approach to building Every Eagle's Commitment, Patience, Humility, Selflessness, Kindness, Respect, Honesty and Forgiveness - traits that lead to success beyond AHS. Enjoy your monthly Family Dares!
February is Respect Month
with Character Strong!
"Inspiring all students to act as responsible, productive citizens who embrace lifelong learning."
Here is the month coming at you!
February 7-11
  Thank your counselors!

Monday February 14th- Valentines Day!
 

Monday February 21st - President's Day
(NO School)
On The Horizon
March 16th 6pm "Future Freshman Student and Parent Information Night!"
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