Week 12 -  October 23rd, 2019
EARLY RELEASE at 12:20 pm

10/23 Coffee with Kriekard, 8 - 10 am, AHS Auditorium see details below

10/23 Boosters 101, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Mt Olympus see details below
Th 10/24-26
AHS Fall Play
W 10/30 LATE START at 11:45am (for non PSAT students)  see schedule here

10/30 PSAT (for all sophomores & others signed up)

10/30 Civics Test, 7:45 am
F 11/1
Senior Night at Varsity Football Game, 6:30 pm
Senior BBQ, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Sa 11/2 Teen Town Hall - A Conversation on School Climate with Students
AHS Auditorium, 2:00 - 5:00 pm  see flyer here

11/4 Senior Parent Info Night with Balfour, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Mt Olympus
Tu 11/5 Arcadia Info Session with Counselors, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Mt Olympus
Su 11/10 Dad's Club Fundraiser, JT's Bar & Grill, 11 am - 2 pm see flyer
T 11/19 NotMYkid : Vaping, Chaparral HS, 6:00 - 7:00 pm  see flyer
Sa 12/14 SAVE THE DATE (and your stuff!) : AHS Goodwill Donation Drive
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Coffee with Dr. Kriekard
Wed, Oct 23rd from 8:00 - 10:00 am,  AHS Auditorium
Please arrive after 7:50 to allow for student traffic
Additional Parking available at LDS church off 44th St.
Please do not park in assigned student spots (numbered spots)

Supt. Kriekard is making the rounds to SUSD's Learning Communities with meetings at all 5 high schools during the course of the 2019-2020 school year. Join him for the second meeting of this series in the lobby of the Arcadia High School at 8 a.m. and runs until 10 a.m. or later, if necessary.

Dr. Kriekard looks forward to meeting parents, neighbors and community partners to share ideas and answer questions about SUSD initiatives.  Each meeting is open to all, but each is geared toward the schools in the host Learning Community.  Hopi & Tavan ES, Echo Canyon K-8, Ingleside MS, Arcadia High School comprise the Arcadia Learning Community.

The event begins at 8 am. Our school start time is 7:45 am. Typically there is a high volume of traffic from 7:20 am through the start of school. I would advise not attempting to arrive prior to 7:50 am in order to allow for traffic to ease.

All numbered parking spaces are paid & assigned student spots.
Additional parking is available in the LDS church adjacent to campus  this Wednesday. I assume the majority of attendees will need to  park  there. The easiest entrance into that lot will be off of Indianola Road, east of 44 th  Street. AHS will arrange for signage at their entrance gates so that you do not miss it. From there you will need to walk onto campus.
Flu Shot Time!
Help keep AHS students healthy this flu season.
1 - Get your flu shot ASAP &  2 - Stay home if you are sick
M&O Override Vote November 2019
It's time to renew the M&O override, which is estimated to provide $19million/year to SUSD through 2025.   CLICK HERE for a flyer about Yes to Children's efforts to support the override.
Arcadia Theater Fall Production
The Confederation of Radically Altered People
Thur + Friday + Saturday  at  7:00 pm
Booster 101 Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 7:00-8:00 pm in Mt. O
We will discuss the relationship of the PTO and Booster Clubs, financial reporting requirements, etc.

OFFICERS ... have you updated the PTO with your new booster contact info?  Let us know your details to stay in compliance with the PTO   >> CLICK HERE << 
Info Session with AHS Counselors
November 5th, 2019 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Mt Olympus
Hello freshmen and sophomore parents! The Arcadia Guidance Department is holding an information session on November 5th from 6pm-7pm in Mount Olympus (our meeting center on campus). We have had several requests for information from parents of freshman and sophomore students regarding scheduling, dual enrollment, SAT/ACT testing and college planning and we are happy to answer those questions.  Hope to see you there! The Arcadia Guidance Team
AHS October 30th Schedule Details
PSAT Test 7:45 am  - 11:15 am
Lunch  11:15 - 11:50 am
Period 1  11:50 am
Arcadia will have a LATE START on October 30th to allow for the PSAT test.
All registered test taking students & sophomores should be on campus by 7:45 am. SEE SCHEDULE
ALL Sophomores Taking PSAT 10/30
on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, all of Scottsdale Unified School District's sophomores will take the PSAT assessment along with Juniors who have chosen to sign up.   READ LETTER FROM AHS Asst Principal CLICK HERE >>

  • Arrive to your assigned testing room by 7:40 am
  • Bring your Arcadia Student ID.
  • Bring standard #2 pencils. Mechanical pencils are not allowed.
  • Bring a College Board approved calculator (A list can be found here https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/calculator-policy.) 
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Test questions are designed to be answered successfully without a calculator, if students do not have an approved model
Senior BBQ is coming!
November 1st  5:30 - 7:00 
  • Food for Sale from The Stand & Kona Ice (pricing to come soon)
  • Help support your seniors towards graduation activities like senior breakfast, graduation fireworks, and more.
Senior Information
Did you know there is a special section JUST FOR YOU on the AHS website? All the dates and information you need for your senior's last year is updated there.  CLICK HERE TO BOOKMARK

Fri, Oct 31st @ 2nd period
Balfour Senior Class Info Presentation - Auditorium
Mon, Nov 4th @ lunch
Balfour Order Placement - Mt. Olympus
Mon, Nov 4th @ 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Balfour Parent Night - Mt. Olympus
Wed, Apr 1, 2020 @ lunch
Balfour Grad Announcement Delivery - Auditorium Lobby
Thur May 14, 2020 @ lunch
Cap/Gown/Graduation Ticket handout - Auditorium Lobby
Growing the "A"
Upcoming College Visits
Sign up in Naviance before attending - Sign up for  College Visit Notifications

W 10/23 - High Point, Liscomb, Univ of Kansas, Westmont
Th  10/24 - Cali Luthern Univ, Univ of Colorado, Providence College, Snta Clara Univ

M  10/28 - Gonzaga, Creighton Univ
F  11/1 - St Lawrence Univ
Donate Old SAT, ACT, AP Prep Books
Do you have a SAT, ACT or AP Prep Book (4 years or newer) that you are no longer using ... the AHS College & Career Center would LOVE to have them!  Most of the prep books in stock are from 2001 currently!
Drop off anytime in the front office.
PTO News
Thank you to AHS Parents & Wildflower
On September 11 the AHS PTO sponsored a Teacher Appreciation Salad Bar Lunch for teachers and staff. Thank you to all of the amazing AHS parents who donated their time and culinary skills and to Wildflower (44th/Indian School) for their generous bread donation!
Our 2020 Seniors Need You!
Attention parents of freshman, sophomore's, and juniors!
We are still in need of one or two parents to plan Project Grad this year! For those that don't know, Project Grad is a great Arcadia tradition that we have had for years. All of our graduating seniors are invited to attend an alcohol free post graduation party at Crackerjax. The night is filled with all sorts of food, games, and prizes. We are looking for families to pay it forward so senior families can just enjoy graduation. Please let us know if you can help at president@arcadiapto.org.
Arcadia Dad's Club Fall Fundraiser
Sunday November 10th // 11 am to 2 pm // JT's Bar & Grill
Cardinals vs Buccaneers
  • Football raffle will be held during the game. You don't need to be present to win
  • $100 donation will get you one (1) raffle ticket
  • We will be selling 100 tickets total & you can buy as many as you want
  • All net proceeds will benefit the Arcadia Dad's Club. Arcadia's Dad's Club has been funding technology as well as special projects at Arcadia High School.


To purchase raffle tickets please call or email us:
Tom Louer  tlouer@leearizona.com  (602) 684-6909
Scott Spier  sspier@cox.net (602) 625.3155
Trent Longnecker tnecker2@gmail.com  (480) 231-0127
2020 England Spring Break Trip
IT'S NOT TOO LATE!  Space is still available! Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend! 
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:  Day trip to Oxford, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, London Tower, Tower Bridge, Shakespeare's Globe Theater tour, British Museum, British Library, Platform 9 ¾, Charles Dicken's Museum, Tate Museum, London markets, afternoon tea, and more!!
Students can pick up a brochure, tax credit forms, applications, and communication related items from room 6260.  CONTACT: Mrs. Mayorga kmayorga@susd.org
Fundraising Calendar
5-9 pm
Flower Child for Swim & Dive
44th & Camelback Rd.
20% donated SEE FLYER HERE
8-10 am
Applebee's Pancake Breakfast for Spiritline
44th & Thomas Road
$8 for unlimited pancakes, beverages
Chess Club Meeting
Room 6134 on Wednesday, October 16 after school
Everyone is welcome. Please bring a chess board if you have one. See Mr. Gabriele if you have any questions.
All Boosters must update their profile to stay in compliance with the PTO & AHS.
Thank you to the following boosters for updating their profiles:
Freshmen Baseball 101:
If you have a freshman that is interested in playing baseball this year - please be sure to do the following:
  1. Create an account on our website, so you can be sure to receive all team communication
  2. Register your son for the voluntary off-season instruction program (already underway)
  3. Sign up for Remind Messages from Coach Sugarman. Directions - text the number 81010 - and enter the message @msugarm
  4. Be sure to fill out all SUSD "Register My Athlete" information, including a physical (link for forms are available on our homepage)
Off-Season Instruction Program:
Off-Season Instruction: October 15 - January 9. Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Freshmen 4:30 - 6 p.m. Returning and 7th Hour players 5-6:30 p.m.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Off-season Baseball games this week:
10/22 Tuesday Blue hosts Saguaro at 6pm
10/23 Wednesday Red hosts Apollo 5pm
Girls Soccer
Tryouts begin November 4th at 2:45 pm on Arcadia soccer fields
Please wear a white t-shirt, black shorts, cleats and shin guards, and bring water and sunscreen. All SUSD paperwork MUST be completed to attend try outs. Please update your student's information on the Register My Athlete webpage with current sports physical.  Questions, please contact Kelley Pierce at  kelleyleepierce@gmail.com.
Boys Soccer
Tryouts begin November 4th
Preseason Practices starting Tuesday, October 1st at 3:15pm to 4:30pm in the stadium.  Optional Practices will be every Tuesday and Thursday during October.  Contact Coach Diamanti with any questions or to be added to the boys soccer program website. kdiamanti@susd.org
Swim & Dive

Flower Child on 44th St & Camelback Rd
October 24th, 5 - 9 pm
Come to the next Swim & Dive Team Meeting & Fundraiser!  SEE FLYER HERE
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Arcadia Neighborhood Picnic
November 2nd, 2019  from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at Hopi Elementary
IMS Site Council serves as an advisory council to the principal, and consists of parents, teachers, community members, support staff, the principal and assistant principal. The community member position is open.

Ingleside Site Council Community Member
IMS Site Council serves as an advisory council to the principal, and consists of parents, teachers, community members, support staff, the principal and assistant principal. The community member position is open.
Please click here for the application.

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