Week 19 -  December 12th, 2018
AHS Holiday "Boost" Gift Card Drive
Ends This Friday, Dec 14th  //  Drop off in AHS Office

During this holiday season many of our Arcadia families struggle with basic needs, such as food.  We would like to assist our under served families by helping them with $25 gift cards to local grocery stores, such as, Target, Walmart, Fry's, Food City and Safeway.  

Sonia Otero-Hanley, Arcadia Community Specialist, will assess family needs and distribute.  Questions, please contact  sotero-hanley@susd.org.  Thank you for your generosity and making this holiday season brighter!

Holiday Shopping Begins! Shop Amazon for YOU, Earn $ for Arcadia
Start your shopping every time using  www.arcadiapto.org/amazon
Th 12/13 AHS Site Council Mtg, 2:30 pm
F 12/14 Teen Lifelife Fair, 11:50 am (during lunch)
W 12/19 SPC Meeting, 6:00 pm, Mohave District Annex
W-F 12/19-21 EARLY RELEASE for Finals at 11:20 am  SEE SCHEDULE HERE

12/24 - 1/7
M 12/31 Senior Ad Yearbook Deadline
Th 1/17 8th Grade Day, 9 - 11 am, Auditorium  SEE FLYER
Linda Edgar Tutoring
Zoyo Arcadia
Section_AHSnews AHS Campus News
Shop Amazon
& Earn for AHS
Did you know that your Amazon purchases can earn $$ for Arcadia?
Use our link every time you shop & 5% or more will automatically be donated to Arcadia.
Finals Schedule Next Week
December 19, 20, 21 (Wednesday thru Friday)
Dismiss at 11:20 am


Finals cannot be given early, as that compromises test security and undermines the importance of final exams.

Toy Drive for AHS community
December 11th - 18th  //  Drop in AHS Office
Arcadia's leadership group, Teach One to Lead One, is having a toy drive to support local kids in the Arcadia community! All donations will be collected in the office by 12/18/2018. Please help support your future leaders in their effort to spread holiday cheer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Teen Lifeline Resource Fair
December 14th during lunch
While this time of year is often very bright and cheery for most, it is not always the case for everyone.  In an attempt to prepare all students and their families for finals and the upcoming break, Arcadia High School will be hosting its second resource fair on December 14 during lunch! This event is organized by Teen Lifeline, but will include several different agencies around the valley including Banner Behavioral Health, Aurora Behavioral Health, Crisis Response, Glsen, and many others! 

The purpose of this event is to offer information and resources to both students and parents at Arcadia to insure a safe and happy holiday season for all. It will be a great opportunity to learn more and ask questions regarding mental health, substance abuse concerns, and teen suicide awareness. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Mandy Turner, the school social worker.

Tax Credit Time!
Direct your state tax dollars to support Arcadia High School and so many of its fantastic programs. 
  • How much ... Married couple filing jointly can direct UP TO $400  - & -  Single filer can direct UP TO $200
  • Support Your Student's Program directly
  • Deadline April 2019
  • Contribute ONCE, MORE THAN ONCE or RECURRING at www.susd.org
  • Tell your AZ Family & Friends & Neighbors
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.

12/31 Senior Ad for Yearbook Deadline   www.jostensadservice.com
1/31 Panoramic Photo Day

Growing the "A"
AHS Students Teach at Echo Canyon Exploration Friday

Echo Canyon's Exploration Friday #2 was amazing as usual. 7th & 8th grade classes were taught by Arcadia High School students and teachers. This gave Echo Cyn students a chance to experience some of the different options that are available. All of the classes were electives students can sign up for at Arcadia when they select their classes for next year in January. Biotech, Arcadia News Network, Arcadia Dance, CMAS (music production) Theater Tech and Freshman 101 taught by former ECS student, Luke Nolen.
PTO News
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Fundraising Calendar
Sat 12/15
Rummage Sale
4631 E Avalon Drive, Phoenix AZ 85018
Drop off items beginning 12/7
supporting Spiritline Pom trip to Nationals in Anaheim, CA
2 - 5 pm
Rita's Frozen Custard
Safeway Shopping Center
supporting AHS Theater

Did you know your total or partial Tax Credit can go directly to supporting your child's program?   Click Here to Learn More!
AHS Orchestra & Band
The Arcadia Orchestra & Band performed at their Winter Concerts this past week with our fellow Arcadia schools (Echo Canyon & Ingleside MS). Thank you to all the students who did an amazing job of all ages for the wonderful show of talent. AHS instrumental programs at Arcadia grow every year at Arcadia, winning top honors last year at state competitions. Thank you for making Arcadia proud!

Click here to watch and listen to the AHS Symphony playing from the Nutcracker
Unitown Tax Credit Donation
Please consider donating Tax Credit donations to Unitown this year! Unitown is designed to bring about greater appreciation of the similarities of people regardless of their diversities of race, creed, abilities or any other differences they may have. In addition to learning to look at another person's viewpoint, participants in Unitown are breaking down racial and cultural myths. The Unitown experience will prepare students to make wise decisions and become campus and community leaders and role models. Many students that are selected for Unitown have difficulty in paying for this amazing experience, and your tax dollars can make that happen. Thank you for your support.
Rummage Sale by Spiritline Pom
Donation Week : Dec 7 - 13th
Sale : Saturday, December 15th, 8 am
Rummage Sale address: 4631 E Avalon Drive, Phoenix AZ 85018
Girls Soccer
Congrats to Ainsley McMahon who was recognized as:
Player of the Game vs. Bradshaw Mountain!

Upcoming Games/Events: - Come support Girls Soccer!
Thursday  12/13 (A) Flagstaff HS-  1pm JV, 3pm Varsity
Chandler Prep Soccer Invite Tournament 12/14 5pm & 8pm, 12/15 TBD
Monday 12/17 (A) Glendale 4pm Varsity game

Results & Highlights:
-Varsity Girls won against Desert Mountain 2-1, JV lost 0-3
Section_NeighborhoodNews Neighborhood News
All Year Long Hopi Brick Paver Sale PURCHASE ONLINE HERE
Dec 13th Hopi Dad's Club Golf Tournament, Phoenician
Feb 6th Hopi Dedication Ceremony
Feb 8th Ingleside 5k Glow Run/Walk   LEARN MORE >>

We do our best, but dates/times may change without notifying AHS PTO.  Please confirm with school  & PTOs before getting in your car ... and let us know if you know of a change. Thx!
Hopi Brick Pavers for Sale
$100 each // BUY ONLINE HERE
The Hopi PTA is selling brick pavers to be placed on our new beautiful campus. The purchase of a brickpaver is a great way to honor a loved one, celebrate your Hopi Hawk, or commemorate your family name.

Hopi Crossing Guard Needed
Time - M-F  2:45-3:45 p for  $10.92/hour
Are you an AHS student in need of a quick and easy after school job?  Work the crosswalk at Hopi M-F for an hour without ever missing out on activities with your friends.
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