Week 20 -  December 20th, 2017
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W 12/20 EARLY RELEASE @ 11:20 am (for finals - periods 1 & 2)

12/20 Chili Luncheon for AHS Staff from Parents
12/21 EARLY RELEASE @ 11:20 am (for finals - periods 3 & 4)
F 12/22 EARLY RELEASE @ 11:20 am (for finals - periods 5 & 6)

12/22 End of 1st Semester - View Report Cards Online
S 12/23 Senior Yearbook Ads FINAL Due Date
WINTER BREAK - Happy Holidays & See you in 2018!

F 1/5 Girls Soccer Homecoming, 6:00 pm, AHS Field
W 1/10 Project Grad "Good Vibes" Meeting, 9:00 am, Susan Spier Home
F 1/12 8th Grade Students Visit Arcadia, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
M 1/15 NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr Day
T 1/16 Site Council Meeting, 2:30 pm
W 1/17 AHS Student Financial Literacy 101 Seminar, 2:30 pm
Th 1/18 AHS Auction Planning Meeting, 10:30 am, Mt Olympus

1/18 8th Grade Parents Night, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Mt Olympus
T 1/23 Trivia Night for Project Grad, 6:00 pm, OHSO Arcadia
Th 1/25 PTO Meeting, 6:00 pm, Mt Olympus (with 2 guest speakers)
Tony_s Auto Service Center
Smoothie King Arcadia
Zoyo Arcadia
The Team
Metier Pharmacy
Alixandra Collections
S_B Designs
The Hairy Dog
Michael Phillips Black Wealth Mgmt
Linda Edgar Tutoring
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PSAT Scores Here
Sophomores you will receive these in your English class.   Freshman and Juniors please come to Ms. Palatucci's office to pick up your scores.  If you want your test book back you make pick these up in the bookstore.
Arcadia December Finals Schedule
Project Graduation

2018 Project Grad Good Vibes Meeting - 1st Meeting
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 9:00 am, Susan Spier Home
Do you have an interest in learning what Project Grad is all about? We would love to have your support in helping us pull off THIS year's (and future years) graduation celebrations. We will be having our first meeting at the  home of Susan Spier on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 9:00 am.  All invited!  For directions to Susan's, or if you are unable to attend the meeting but want to help or even just have a Project Grad question, please contact Julie Flatley at julieflatley@yahoo.com or Angie Jakubowski at zsgandme@yahoo.com.

Trivia Night
Tue, Jan 23 2018, 6pm, OHSO Arcadia
Join us for a fun evening to raise funds for Project Grad. We are looking for sponsors and raffle prize donations. CLICK HERE to learn more & ask questions >>

Wanted: Crazy Socks & Boxer Shorts
Drop off in AHS office
One of the students' favorite Project Grad activities is Boxer Bingo. Help us out by picking up socks and boxers at holiday sales or while making your college visits. The crazier the better! Contact Kathy Mara for more info.
Tax Credit Time!
Direct your state tax dollars to support Arcadia High School and so many of its fantastic programs. 

Quick Facts:
  • Married couple filing jointly can direct UP TO $400
  • Single filer can direct UP TO $200
  • Support Your Student's Program ... Any dollar amount will help support programs and sports ... Baseball - Basketball - Soccer - Volleyball - Marching Band - Theatre - CMAS - Tutoring - Field Trips - and so many more!
  • Deadline April 2018 ... make your contribution now, or up until the 2017 tax filing deadline (April 2018) and have it count towards your 2017 tax credit.
  • Contribute ONCE or MORE THAN ONCE or RECURRING ... you can also donate a little now and a little later, or better yet set-up a monthly auto-debit on the district website. CLICK HERE
  • Tell your AZ Family & Friends & Neighbors ... you don't need to have a student to contribute. Any AZ resident can help improve our school & neighborhood!
For more information and links to payment information, visit the AHS PTO website .
Arcadia College Fair
February 22 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Arcadia is hosting a College Fair just for Arcadia students and their families in Mt. Olympus! We will have reps from ASU, UA and NAU as well as Scottsdale CC, Gateway CC, GCU, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Also joining us will be reps from  Barrett Honors College, UA Honors College, and several out of state schools. A college fair is a great  launching point for the college search!
Financial Literacy 101 Workshop
Wednesday, January 17th at 2:30
Arcadia hosts a free Financial Literacy Workshop just for Arcadia students courtesy of Champion College Services! The workshop will take place in the College and Career Center after school. This course has been developed to help students develop a basic understanding about managing personal finances. Please sign up on Naviance or contact Susan Metzler ( smetzler@susd.org) in the College and Career Center for more information. Space is limited!

Senior Yearbook Ads
Due Date Dec 23rd
The date for Senior Ads for the yearbook has been extended!  The new due date is Saturday, December 23, 2017.  Prices will remain at the current level.

Balfour Important Dates
Due Dates? Delivery? for class rings, announcement and so much more  CLICK HERE

Get FREE Project Grad T-shirt NOW
8th Grade Students Visit AHS
Friday, January 12th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Please meet in the AHS Auditorium for an all 8th grade assembly, tour the campus and classrooms.  We look forward to seeing you then! Go Titans!

8th Grade Parent Night
Thursday, January 18th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Mt Olympus
Want to learn more about Arcadia?  We would like to invite all 8th grade parents to join us on Thursday, January 18th from 6:30 to 8pm in Mt. Olympus. The program consists of a welcome from Mr. Andrews and/or Mr. Stevens followed by a presentation by our counseling team. The counselors will present an overview of the course selection process highlighting each of the academic programs Arcadia has to offer. Throughout, parents are able to ask questions and there will be a question and answer period at the end as well.
Growing the "A"
Robotics Team Wins Design Award
Congratulations to the Arcadia Robotics team for their strong showing in last weekend's FTC tournament!
They came home with the Robot Design Award. Way to go!
AHS Orchestra Students Lobby Performance
A small group of Arcadia orchestra students played a selection in the AHS lobby. Watch a small portion of their performance to see our talented students.
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Thank you to The Gower Family
The Arcadia Executive Board would like to thank Adonica Gower for opening up her beautiful home to our parent community for a fun and festive Open House last week. Thank you as well for all the parents that showed up, we appreciate all the help you gave writing personalized thank you notes to each staff member.
Holiday Chili Staff Luncheon
TODAY - December 20th, 2017
T his event requires many volunteers to pull it off. Please click on the following link if you are willing to help make this event a success. If you have any questions- feel free to contact me at  corijones1@me.com .  Thank you! Cori Jones & Nicole Zeff
PTO Meeting in January
January 25th, 6:00 pm, Mt Olympus
Don't miss the next PTO meeting coming in January.
Learn the latest information about AHS from PTO & AHS Administration.
Guest Speakers:
Mandy Turner,  AHS Social Worker
Larry Kerby, Parenting Enthusiasts
Arcadia Auction Planning Meeting
January 18th, 10:30 am, Mt Olympus
Arcadia Auction Action...MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK.
The party planning has begun but we need your help to make it Epic!  Please join us for an Auction Volunteer Meeting on 1/18 10:30 am.
Fundraising Calendar
AHS Boys Soccer
Mod Pizza (44th St & Indian School)

Upcoming Games/Events: - Come support Girls Soccer!
Thursday 1/4   (A)  Williams Field-  4pm JV, 6pm Varsity
Friday     1/5   (H)     Verrado-       4pm JV, 6pm Varsity
Results & Highlights:
-Varsity Girls won against Shadow Ridge 5-1
-JV won against Shadow Ridge 6-0
-Varsity lost to Ironwood Ridge 0-1 & JV lost 0
Girl's Soccer Homecoming
January 5th, 6:00 pm, AHS Field
Arcadia vs. Verrado
Calling all soccer alumni!  Please join us on  Friday, January 5th at 6:00 pm  Arcadia vs. Verrado soccer game. Come support your girl's soccer team and see your teammates from years past! Questions, contact Kelley Pierce at  kelleyleepierce@gmail.com
Boys Soccer  website  twitter  season schedule
Upcoming Events:
Thurs 1/4            (H) Williams Field
Fri 1/5                  @ Verrado (Bus leaves at 2 PM)
Tues 1/9             Team dinner @ 5 pm (Arcadia cafeteria)
Wed 1/10          (H) Chaparral - Mod Pizza Fundraiser
Fri 1/12              @ Paradise Valley
SHADOW RIDGE - Varsity wins 8-1; JV wins 6-1: Senior Co-Captains Sebastian Gutierrez and Jack Spier scored 4 goals and 2 goals, respectively, to lead the Varsity victory. Senior Marco Martin and Sophomore Tony Silva each added one goal. The JV's win was fueled by Juniors Takuma Fujiya and Blake Balzer with two goals each, additional scores by sophomore Victor Roca and freshman Antonio Clarke. READ MORE >>
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Ingleside Glow 5k is Coming!
Friday, Jan 19th, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Begins at Arizona Falls (on south side of canal)
$25 per person ($30 after 1/12/18)
Register at www.inglesidepto.com

Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome!
No bikes or pets please.

All proceeds benefit Ingleside Middle School
Ingleside Garden to be Removed, if new Volunteer Director not found
The Ingleside garden is in need of someone to take over responsibilities by December 2017, or else the garden will be removed from the school. If you have a green thumb or contacts with a landscaping company that might want a "do good" project, please contact VOLUNTEERS1@INGLESIDEPTO.COM.
SUSD's spending under investigation by Arizona attorney general
The Arizona Attorney General's Office is investigating procurement practices for school renovations in the Scottsdale Unified School District at the same time the district conducts its own related review on the issue. READ MORE ON AZCENTRAL.COM >>

SUSD school renovation contract awarded to convicted felon
The Scottsdale Unified School District's Governing Board met behind closed doors with attorneys again Monday, as some parents are demanding to know why the district hired a convicted felon for a major school renovation project.  READ MORE ON AZFAMILY.COM >>
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