Week 23 -  January 24th, 2018
PTO General Meeting
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

W 1/24 EARLY RELEASE 12:20 pm
Th 1/25 PTO General Meeting, 6:00 pm, Mt Olympus (with 2 guest speakers)
F 1/26 Senior Ad FINAL DUE DATE (will not be extended again!)

1/26 Future Titan & Senior Night - Boys Basketball see flyer
W 1/31 Senior Panoramic Photo, 11:15 am

M 2/5 Spring Sports Begin - Packets must be turned in BEFORE this date

2/5 Seminar: How to Simplify College Athletic Recruiting, 6:30 pm, Mt Olympus
W 2/7
notMYkid Drugs & Social Media, 6:30 pm, AHS Auditorium  SEE FLYER
T 2/13 Governing Board Meeting, 5:00 pm, Coronado HS Board Room
W 2/14 EARLY RELEASE 12:20 pm
Th 2/15 CMAS Showcase, 6:30 pm, Rm 2352
F 2/16 Graduation Senior Speaker/Performance Signup Deadline
M 2/19 NO SCHOOL - President's Day
W 2/21 Site Council, 2:30 pm
F 2/23 TWIRP, 7 - 10 pm
M 2/26 ACT Testing (Juniors)
T 2/27 ACT Testing (Juniors)
Michael Phillips Black Wealth Mgmt
Linda Edgar Tutoring
Tony_s Auto Service Center
Smoothie King Arcadia
Zoyo Arcadia
The Team
Metier Pharmacy
Alixandra Collections
S_B Designs
The Hairy Dog
Sponsor Highlight
Hello. I'm Lindsey Leidinger, Center Director of Mathnasium of Arcadia, your neighborhood math-only learning center. We help kids in grades second through twelfth understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them.
When math makes sense, kids leap way ahead - whether they started out far behind or already ahead in math. Our formula for teaching kids math, the  Mathnasium Methodâ„¢ has transformed the way kids learn math for over a decade across 800+ centers in the US and Canada:
  • We know how to teach your child math.
    Our specially trained math instructors will teach your child how to understand math in an individual setting - our unique approach enables us to effectively explain math concepts and lend a helping hand to every student. Our tutors foster a caring, encouraging environment that helps kids thrive and learn!

  • We pinpoint your child's learning needs, meet them where they are, and take them where they need to go. 
    Mathnasium instructors use our unique assessment process to determine (with great accuracy) exactly what each child knows and what they need to learn. Next, we design a customized learning plan for teaching the concepts the student needs to master. It doesn't stop there - our encouraging instructors continually check progress along the way to make sure kids truly understand and retain the concepts we've taught. The results are transformative - kids will see measurable changes in attitude, confidence, and school progress.

  • We will help your child overcome homework frustration.
    Our instructors will also set aside time to provide homework help. We help kids understand the homework assignment so they feel better prepared to complete the work at home - underscoring their understanding of concepts and transforming homework frustration into a welcome challenge.

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Registration for 2018/2019

Registration Materials - Your student received their registration material below. They should have brought the information home for you to review and sign the following day.
- Tues Jan 16 th - Junior English Classes
- Wed Jan 17 th - Sophomore English Classes
- Mon Jan 22 nd - Freshman English Classes

Registration Input with Counselors - Students will come with their English class and meet with the counselor individually to input their schedule.  Students will need to have their REGISTRATION FORM FILLED OUT and SIGNED BY PARENT in order for the counselor to input their course selection.

Thursday January 25 th - Ms. Allen's Classes
Friday January 26 th - Mr. Peterson's Classes
Monday January 29 th - Mr. Hankins' Classes
Tuesday January 30 th - Mr. Beracy's Classes
Wednesday January 31 st - Ms. Sutton's Classes
Thursday February 1 st - Mr. Green's Classes
Friday February 2 nd - Ms. Mayorga's and Ms. Scholnik's Classes
Monday February 5 th - Mr. Walsh's Classes
Tuesday February 6 th - Ms. Stark's Classes
Wednesday February 7 th - Ms. Tomlinson's Classes
Navigating College Athletic Recruiting
February 5th, 6:30 pm, Mt Olympus
Parents & Athletes Invited
Come learn how to navigate college athletics from NCSA recruiting expert, Paul Putnam.
Free ACT Testing for Juniors
February 26th & 27th
SUSD offers Juniors (only) the opportunity to take the ACT FREE OF CHARGE this year during the school day on Feb 26th & 27th.
Not only is this national standardized test a college entrance exam which will benefit all students, but results will help SUSD evaluate itself compared to the nation. Please encourage your 11th grader to take part in this wonderful opportunity. Visit www.act.org to learn more.
Project Graduation

Trivia Night THANK YOU!
The Good Vibes Are Rolling! The Project Grad Trivia Night was a sell-out, with 15 teams competing for top trivia honors.

A huge thank you to John Traynor, our MC, and his wife Rachelle for all their work. Thanks also to OHSO for hosting and to Mark Reckling for setting up the sound system.

We want to recognize the following families and businesses whose generosity made this fundraiser possible:  
Event Sponsors
Direct 2 MD
General Southwest Insurance
Jim Bruske (Launch Real Estate)
The Reed Family
Kiggins Family
Ignite Payments
Teufel Family
Nixon Family
Master Marble
Constantinou Family
Dib Family
Forshey Family
Teacher team sponsors
and raffle prize donors

Ron Jamison
Chuck & Shelley Nixon
Brian & Kelley Pierce
Laura & Eric Wilber
Lori McClelland
Scott & Susan Spier
Tim & Gwen Anastassatos
Bryan & Yvonne Sandweiss
Dave & Lisa Binsfeld
Jill Thomas & Rob Hart.

All proceeds go directly to Project Grad, keeping our kids safe on graduation night! Thanks so much to all our trivia players and to everyone who worked to promote this event.  


Project Grad Video - Photos Needed!
Project Grad is putting together a video that will play during graduation night at Cracker Jax and our goal is to have every senior in it. We are asking senior parents to email photos that they would like in the video.

What we are looking for:
1. High quality, size not reduced
2. Group photos, photos with more than one or two students in them: clubs, teams, extracurricular activities, parties, etc
3. Every student in the photo must be identified.
4. Every student in the photo must be a senior.
5. Please do not email more than two at a time.

Photos can be emailed to  LindaLouSchlenker@mac.com
Senior Superlatives
Vote by This Friday, Jan 26th
Voting is open for the 2018 final senior superlatives poll. Please make sure you put your votes in by this Friday the 26th.

TWIRP MC Auditions
1/30 and 1/31, Lunch, Room 5606 (Mrs. Munn)
STUGO will be holding TWIRP assembly MC auditions! Please bring an outgoing personality, game ideas and a short skit from your favorite movie!

Senior Class Photo
January 31st, 11:15 am
Photo Taken - Jan 31st at 11:15 am
Delivery Date - Feb 1st at lunch
$25 Panoramic - payment due at delivery

Senior Yearbook Ads
Final Extended Due Date Jan 26th
Final Extension! Senior Ads will still be available until January 26, 2018.  This is the final extension! Pricing b egins at $105 for 1/8 page

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

Get FREE Project Grad T-shirt NOW
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 .
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Thanks to Circle K
Donation of $1,000 to Arcadia High School
On Wednesday Jan 17th, Shelby Jantvold (middle) of Circle K presented a check for $1,000 for our fall 2017 Fueling Our Schools fundraiser at Circle K.  

Thank you to Circle K for supporting Arcadia!
Arcadia One Lunch Volunteers
Shift Available: Every Other Tuesday 11:45 - 12:15
Arcadia One Lunch is a great program that allows our whole school community to eat at the same time - which provides time for club meetings, events, and extra help from teachers. We count on parent volunteers to make One Lunch work.  If you can't commit to an every other week schedule but would like to substitute occasionally, please let Karen know that too. Questions or more ... Karen Treon at ktreon@gmail.com
Fundraising Calendar
Arcadia Lacrosse Team - SEE FLYER
Chick-Fil-A (44th St & Indian School)
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Media Comm
Snapraise Fundraiser - Going Strong!
The Arcadia Media Comm students, under the direction of ANN/Film Instructor Eric Luse, are running a Snap-Raise campaign through the first week of February to raise funds for students travelling to and competing in the Student National TV/Film Competition in Nashville in March, and the purchase of much needed new equipment for the ANN and Film Programs. The campaign is going strong, with the students' goal of raising $5,000. Right now, the campaign is over halfway completed and needs YOUR HELP to reach the students' goal. If you receive an email from a Media Comm student, please consider making a donation in any amount. And even if you don't receive an email from a Media Comm student, please consider making a donation to the program in any amount. This project will allow the students to raise money without selling product, saving more time for study & classroom instruction. For more information, contact Media Comm Boosters President Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier - hstaudenmaier@swlaw.com.  

Arcadia 2018 Film Festival
Planning Mtg, Jan. 31,  5 pm, Black Cat Coffeehouse
Join us to plan and make this a great event for all AHS!
The Film Festival will be held  on Monday  evening,  May 14  at the North Scottsdale Harkins Theaters. Any and all help/support is appreciated.
Arcadia Girls Soccer Team is going to the Playoffs!
-The girls varsity team is 9-2 for the regular season so far!
Results & Highlights:
-Both Varsity and JV teams had wins against North Canyon!
-Varsity won 9-1 & JV won 9-0 against North Canyon!
-Varsity won again Liberty 2-1, JV lost 0-3
Boys Soccer  website  twitter  season schedule
Th 1/25   6pm    State Championship Playoff Game
Location/Opponent will be determined Wednesday

Boys Basketball
Future Titan & Senior Night
AHS vs. North Canyon HS
4 pm Fr / 5:30 pm JV / 7 pm Varsity
6:45pm Senior Recognition
FREE for Hopi, Tavan, Ingleside, Echo Canyon students wearing their ID's or school gear/colors!

Come out to cheer on our Titans and get your  complimentary Arcadia Basketball cups for Future Titans! Maybe you'll catch a T-shirt giveaway done by t-shirt cannon. But you'll definitely want to see the Chick-fil-A Cow helping with a half-time shoot our contest (done by raffle during game).

Zach Thomas  -  Jaylin Fleming  - Luke Ashworth
Joe Richardson  - Cameron Gillespie  -  Max McCauley
Alex Lozevski  -  Aiden Weber
Section_NeighborhoodNewsNeighborhood News
Tavan Kids learn about classic cars at Hagerty Test Garage
T he stakes are high and the heat is on. This is one car auction that is hot and the bidders are about 115 fifth graders from Tavan Elementary School .   READ MORE
Scottsdale teachers have 'no confidence' in superintendent, school board
Scottsdale schools Superintendent Denise Birdwell is dismissing recent criticism aimed at her administration and the school board, while at the same time the teachers' union issued a rare vote of "no confidence" against the district leadership.  READ MORE FROM AZCENTRAL >>
Arcadia Cares:
Food for Kidz Packathon 3/24
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Ages 3+ welcome to participate
Signup Online at  www.popphoenix.org
One hour or longer shifts for assembling dried food packets for large/small groups or individuals. The majority of the food packets assembled will be sent to Phoenix area food banks for distribution to needy families. This is a great opportunity to make a difference for hungry kids, families, and individuals in our neighborhood.
Contact Heidi Staudenmaier with any questions -  hstaudenmaier@swlaw.com .
Email eBlast entries to communications@arcadiapto.org by Monday 12 pm
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