Week 27 -  February 21st, 2018
Teacher Profile: Ms. Vitale
This is Miss Vitale's second year as a teacher in Arcadia's Math Department.  She teaches Geo Trig H and Algebra I.  Arcadia is lucky to have such an energetic, dedicated and passionate teacher in the math department!  In the spring of her first year, she even volunteered to be part of the team that accompanied the AB and BC Calc students to Prescott for a weekend of Calc Camp.  It was three days of tutoring almost 200 students in preparation for the annual AP Calc exam.  She plans to go again this year!  Her education background includes a BA in Secondary Education, Mathematics from ASU. Read More >>

W 2/21 Site Council, 2:30 pm

2/21 Auction Planning Meeting, 10:30 am, AHS (Room TBD)
Th 2/22 College Fair, 1-3 pm, Mt Olympus
F 2/23 TWIRP, 7 - 10 pm, Castles & Coasters
M 2/26 ACT Testing (Juniors)
T 2/27 ACT Testing (Juniors)

2/26 to 3/1   AHS Dance Placement Auditions, 3 - 6 pm daily, Studio 2360 

- 3/9  MARCH MADNESS for MARCH OF DIMES - Collecting in the front of Cafe
Th 3/8 Sippin' with Stevens, 9:00 am

3/12 to 3/16  SPRING BREAK
M 3/19 PTO GENERAL MEETING, 11:00 am, Mt Olympus
T 3/20 Site Council, 2:30 pm
W 3/21 PTO Exec Mtg, 9:00

3/21 "Conversation with Birdwell" Evening Meeting, 5:30 pm, Mt Olympus
W 3/28 SCC Enrollment Day at AHS
F 3/30 NO SCHOOL - District Recess
Alixandra Collections
S_B Designs
The Hairy Dog
Michael Phillips Black Wealth Mgmt
Linda Edgar Tutoring
Tony_s Auto Service Center
Smoothie King Arcadia
Zoyo Arcadia
The Team
Metier Pharmacy
Sponsor Highlight
Alixandra Collections
44th St & Camelback (by AJ's)
4410 E Camelback Rd, Phx  85018
Instagram @alixandracollections
Facebook www.facebook.com/shopalix

Alixandra Collections seeks to offer women of all ages the most exciting array of jewelry and accessories around. All of which is offered at price points that fit any occasion and offer an exciting value. Collections are from local designers as well as NYC, LA and Chicago to name a few. A sampling of designers includes:
Viv and Ingrid - MZ Wallace - Hodges -  Nakamol - Nashelle - Felicite
Chan Lu - Hardtail - Virgin Saints and Angels - Julie Vos - Leatherrock - Love Tanjane
My Saint My Hero - Three Dot - PJ Salvage - French Kande - Velvet - Cosabella

Section_AHSnewsAHS Campus News
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Peachjar eFlyers
New Athletic Website
Please refer to it for updated information, updated Sports schedules, forms and more.  It is also accessible through the Arcadia website > Athletics.
College Fair & Spirit Day
It is never too early to start thinking about college! Arcadia is hosting a College Fair just for our students and their families! Admission reps from over 17 colleges coming. Students can attend with their 5th or 6th period  class or after school. All grade levels are welcome and encouraged to attend! All students attending will be entered in a raffle for some college themed prizes. Please see the  College and Career website or  Naviance for a list of participating schools.
Arcadia BLOWS Tissue Drive

Thank you for the great donations so far! Let's keep it going to make it all the way through the school year.  The month of February we encourage you to purchase tissues and drop them off in the front office to be distributed to our classrooms.  Bring a bundle or bring just one box, all tissues are needed.  Keep Arcadia germ free!!  TIP: Costco has tissue on sale!
Project Graduation

Graduation Video Update
Thank you for all the pictures many of you have sent in! So far, we have 100 of our seniors represented in the video that will be playing during Project Grad!  We would love for all of our seniors to be in the video, so if you have not emailed your photos yet, please do!   Email to  LindaLouSchlenker@mac.com

What we are looking for:
1. High quality, size not reduced or cropped
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.
Travel Club
Southeast Asia Summer Trip - May 30th to June 10th*
Mr. Martens will be taking the AHS Travel Club on its 9th educational trip this summer to Vietnam, Cambodia, & Thailand. Travelers must be an Arcadia student at the time of the trip and have a passport. For questions of more information, please email Mr.  Martens at jmartens@susd.org.  *Pending Feb Gov Board Mtg Approval
Win Trip to Leadership Conference in St. Louis
from Rotary Club Youth Salute
See Mrs. Metzler in College & Career Center

The Youth Salute recognizes juniors who are leaders in their community. Compete against juniors from other area schools to win a trip to a leadership conference at Washington University in St. Louis. Students who are strong academically and have good public speaking skills are encouraged to apply.

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

FREE Project Grad T-shirt
Tax Credit Time!
Direct your state tax dollars to support Arcadia High School and so many of its fantastic programs (football, baseball, soccer, marching band, volleyball, CMAS, Media Comm, etc) 

For more information and links to payment information, visit the AHS PTO website  .
Section_PTOnewsPTO News
PTO Needs You (next year)
We have some fun spots open for next year so please consider getting involved! Open positions include:
  1. A co-position to share VP of Volunteers or shadow with the very experienced Lori McClelland! It's a really fun position working with all the volunteers.
  2. Tax Credit representative
  3. Yes to Children
  4. Auction Chair (Important to know VP of fundraiser has already been filled. This person will be instrumental in helping secure sponsorships for next year's auction.)
presented by ABC Nissan & Camelback VW - Subaru - Mazda
Auction - Save the Date!
Save the Date: Friday, April 13  at Arizona Country Club
Planning Meeting THIS WEDNESDAY Feb 21st, 10:30am

One Great School ~ One Great Party!
Cocktails, Dinner, Silent and Live Auctions
Come Celebrate Arcadia's 60th Anniversary


Planning Meeting on Feb 21st at 10:30 am
Do you want to help out with the auction? Come to our 2nd planning meeting to lend a hand and see what's a good fit! AHS meeting location TBD. 

The Auction Committee Needs Your Commitment
Please help us plan the greatest 60th Anniversary Arcadia Auction.  We need many volunteers and some lead chair positions are available as well.  If you have one hour or 100 hours to volunteer, we would love to hear from you! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP or  contact our Arcadia Auction chair, Susan Hunt at auction@arcadiapto.org

Got Baskets?
Have any leftover holiday baskets, need more room in your pantry? Then donate your baskets to the auction!   Please contact Jill Beckis at beckisfamily@hotmail.com
Fundraising Calendar
Smashburger at 44th St/Indian School
4:00 - 8:00 pm
15% donated to AHS Band & Orchestra  @AHSinstrumental
% donated to AHS Media Comm
Arcadia Band & Orchestra
Auditions - Feb 26th to March 1st, 3:00 - 6:00 pm, Room 2360
Check in at 2:45 pm

Come be a part of our family! All levels welcome

Wear appropriate dance clothing & bring a recent photo/headshot

Monday - Technique  //  Tuesday - Jazz

Wednesday - Hip Hop  //  Thursday - Contemporary

Media Comm
AHS Student Film Festival May 14th  - Sponsors & Donations Needed
The ever popular (and always sold out) Arcadia Student Film Festival is slated for  Monday evening  May 14 at the Harkins Shea 14 Theaters. The Arcadia ANN/Film students will showcase their talents at this annual event, under the direction of Instructor Eric Luse. This is the Arcadia Media Communications Program's biggest fundraiser of the year. There are multiple ways that individuals and local businesses can participate - ranging from sponsorship  to donating goods/services to the Film Festival raffle. READ MORE >>
AHS Lacrosse 2018 Season Opener against Corona Del Sol
AHS Lacrosse Team will begin its 2018 season Thursday, February 22 against Corona del Sol at Home, AHS Football Field. JV 5:30 pm. Followed by Varsity 7:30 pm. Be there! 
Section_NeighborhoodNewsNeighborhood News
New Kiva, Laguna Principals
from Scottsdale Independent on 2/14
The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board has approved the hiring of Alice Spingola as principal of Kiva Elementary School and promoted Laguna Elementary School assistant principal Brooke Williams to principal.
The hiring and promotion were a part of the Governing Board's consent agenda, approved with a 5-0 vote.  The appointments are effective July 1, 2018.   READ MORE >>
Scottsdale Residents Rally
from AZcentral on 2/13
Hundreds of Scottsdale residents, parents and teachers lined the street outside Coronado High School Tuesday ahead of a school board meeting to call for new district leadership. 
They stood with signs demanding that the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board fire Superintendent Denise Birdwell.
A gathering called  #Rally4SUSD has an online petition calling for Birdwell's immediate termination that has more than 1,000 signatures.
"We respect the community's right to gather and express their concerns. ... We hope tonight's event will be respectful and non-disruptive, so that we may have an opportunity to listen to concerns and to conduct business," board President Barbara Perleberg said in a statement.  READ MORE >>
Echo Canyon Pinewood Derby
March 24th, 2018 at OHSO
Echo Canyon hosts the 2nd annual PINWOOD DERBY at OHSO Arcadia on March 24th. All Arcadia neighborhood kids invited to buy & race a car. This is a great family event to enjoy on a beautiful AZ spring afternoon with family & neighbors. Registration coming soon! Follow @EchoCanyonPTO to stay in the loop of all the wonderful events at our evolving neighborhood school.  @EchoCanyonPTO
Shermer Art Center
Southwest MicroLiving Exhibition
February 17 - March 11, 2018
Each Saturday & Sunday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$10 person or $20 family
This four-week event will feature up to 12 tiny home and garden structure plus various elements of living small in the Southwest, including micro-gardening, micro-art and micro-brews. Themed weekend activities will also feature demonstrating artists, workshops, live music, food and business vendors, kids activities and more!  For more details click HERE
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
2018 Food for Kidz Packathon
2018 Food for Kidz Packathon

Packathon shifts (1ΒΌ hour duration) will begin at 8:30 AM9:45 AM11:00 AM, and 12:15 PM at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (NE Corner, 56th Street/Indian School). Small or large groups and individuals from ages 3+ are encouraged to  volunteer for this fun and rewarding neighborhood event.
Email eBlast entries to communications@arcadiapto.org by Monday 12 pm
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