Week 29 -  March 7th, 2018
Sippin' with Stevens TOMORROW
Thurs, March 8th, 9:00 am, College & Career Center

Don't miss this unique chance to join Principal Stevens for an informal meeting to learn about the latest campus news and ask your questions.

2/26 - 3/9
MARCH MADNESS for MARCH OF DIMES - Collecting in the front of Cafe
Th 3/8 Sippin' with Stevens, 9:00 am, College & Career Center

3/12 to 3/16  SPRING BREAK
T 3/20 Site Council, 2:30 pm
W 3/21 PTO Exec Mtg, 9:00
F 3/23 Auction Planning Meeting, 1:00 pm, Location TBD
Sa 3/24 Arcadia Schools Pinewood Derby, 3 pm, OHSO Arcadia
T 3/27 Student Blood Drive, AHS Library (with United Blood Services)
W 3/28 SCC Enrollment Day at AHS
F 3/30 NO SCHOOL - District Recess
Th 4/5 Gifted Student Parent Institute, 4:30 - 8:30 pm, Mohave Annex
Th 4/5 - 4/6 Dance Performance, 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Auditorium
Sa 4/7 Dance Performance (Senior Show), 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Auditorium
F 4/13 AHS Auction, 6:00 - 10:00 pm, AZ Country Club

4/20 - 22 Calculus Camp
Su 4/29 AHS Agora, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Tony_s Auto Service Center
Smoothie King Arcadia
Zoyo Arcadia
The Team
Metier Pharmacy
S_B Designs
The Hairy Dog
Michael Phillips Black Wealth Mgmt
Linda Edgar Tutoring
Sponsor Highlight
Desert View Animal Hospital
4635 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Desert View Animal Hospital has served cats and dogs in Phoenix since 1963. Under new management, Desert View is now able to provide the highest quality of care. Dr. Olivia Pan partners with her client to enhance the relationship with their pet. They specialize in wellness care, dental procedures, surgical services, allergies/skin, nutrition and pain management.

Desert View has partnered with Arcadia High School for a school giveback program.
$10 of each visit will be donated back to Arcadia High School.
Be sure to mention your affiliation with the school to ensure Arcadia gets the donation.
SB Design

7610 East McDonald Drive, 85250

SB Design is a well-recognized interior design firm in Scottsdale, Arizona servicing nationally respected architectural firms, developers, contractors, and discerning clients seeking professional design expertise. 

Located in the historic Stable Galleria in Scottsdale, our impressive Studio displays the very latest products. These include surface materials, lighting and plumbing fixtures, eclectic accessories, and a comprehensive fabric and furnishings library.  Beth McGehee brings 25 years of interior design and residential construction experience to the team. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Beth relocated her design practice to Arizona in 1995. Most recent notable local design influence can be seen at the Historic Wigwam Resort, Desert Highlands Golf Club and The Spa at Camelback Inn. READ MORE >>
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Note From Principal Stevens

With ongoing concerns with traffic and safety concerns, I would like to encourage each of you to utilize the student drop off location accessible from Indian School at the "Arcadia High School" traffic signal. 

Our neighbors in the Windemere Neighborhood are experiencing frustrations regarding student drop off, including reported instances of verbal disrespect. I ask you to help us be seen as good neighbors in our community.

Respectfully,  Todd Stevens - Principal
Blood Drive
March 27th, 8am - 1pm, Library
Signups March 5th - 9th outside cafeteria
Must be 16 or older
Signup this week for the upcoming blood drive. Anyone who is 16 years or older & meets the height and weight requirements may sign up. 80 spots total ~ so sign up as soon as possible.
Parent Institute for Gifted Students
Thursday, April 5, 2018
4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
at Mohave District Annex

AP Exams - On Sale Now
$94 each until March 30th
$114 each April 2nd - 12th
$144 each April 13th - 20th
Register today for your AP test. 
Project Graduation
  • VIDEO - Email Your Photos for Video!
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  .
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presented by ABC Nissan & Camelback VW - Subaru - Mazda
Auction - Save the Date!
Friday, April 13, 6 - 10 pm at  Arizona Country Club


Host a Party?
Hosted parties are a great source of revenue for Arcadia High School, and a great opportunity for community building! Whether you grab some friends and host a party or attend, you will have a great time meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones. LEARN MORE >>

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
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 (VP of Fundraising has already been filled.)
Growing the "A"
Congrats to Austin Suder!
Semi-Finalist in NASA "Two for the Crew" Competition 
Austin Suder, was recently selected as a national semifinalist in NASA and the ASME Foundation's  Two for the Crew Challenge ! The challenge asked students across the country to design an object to be 3D printed on the International Space Station and Austin's design rose to the top ten in his age division.  LEARN MORE >>
AHS Faculty Going Above and Beyond
A big thank you to Guidance Counselors, Sonya Kim and Kelly Ender, for volunteering their time after school on Friday to speak to the sophomore girls in the National Charity League. Ms. Kim and Ms. Ender offered the girls priceless information on how to approach the challenges that come with junior year. They did an amazing job and everyone learned so much!
AHS Films Chosen for Film Festival
Fundraising Calendar
Smashburger at 44th St/Indian School
4:00 - 8:00 pm  see flyer here
15% donated to AHS Band & Orchestra  @AHSinstrumental
Chick-Fil-A  at 44th St / Indian School
4:00 - 7:00 pm  see flyer here
20% donated to AHS Media Comm
Arcadia Band & Orchestra
Band & Orchestra
Going to State Championship
Congrats to the AHS Symphonic Band & Orchestra on their ABODA Area Concert Festival performances last week at Camelback High School. They BOTH earned EXCELLENT ratings and will attend the ABODA STATE Concert Festival on April 26th & 27th.
Media Comm
Festival Planning Meeting - Tues, 3/20, 5pm, Black Cat Coffee House
The Arcadia Student Film Festival is set for Monday night May 14 at the Harkins Shea 14 Theaters. This is the Arcadia Media Communications Program's biggest fundraiser of the year. This award-winning program very much needs new camera equipment - which is quite expensive. The Media Comm Students are seeking Sponsorships and Raffle items for the Film Festival.
For further information on the Film Festival sponsorships or raffle, please contact Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier at hstaudenmaier@swlaw.com or Rhonda Suder at rksuder@gmail.com.
AHS to Compete in National TV/Film Competition
March 15 - 18th
During next week's Spring Break while many AHS students will be enjoying some well-deserved time off from their studies, 10 students in Arcadia's TV and Film Program will travel to Nashville, Tennessee to compete in the National Student Television/Film Competition. More than 3,000 students from all over the US will compete to showcase their skills in TV news & broadcasting, film writing, cinematography, editing and production. An audition process was undertaken to select the students who will represent Arcadia High School. The AHS competitors are: 
Jacob Staudenmaier  ~   Chris Smith  ~   Dallas Greene  ~   Dash McDonald
Max Swiergol  ~   Nick Forney  ~   Narsah (Tate) Kharnis  ~  Alex Teneyck
Rachael Schulman  ~   Lindsay Formica
Key Club
Key Club Arcadia will start a school-wide March Madness bracket event called March Madness 4 March of Dimes.  Students can pay $5 to enter, choose their brackets, and pick the teams they predict will win.  The grand prize will be Apple Bluetooth AirPods, and 2nd and 3rd place winners will win Hydroflasks.  All proceeds will go to the March of Dimes Organization, which fights for healthy families.  The March of Dimes is one of Key Club International's Charities.  This event will take part the week of March 5th (Mar. 5-9) during lunch in front of the cafeteria.  Key Club hopes students will catch the March Madness Fever for a good cause and it will become an annual tradition.  #MM4MOD

AHS Welcomes New Football Coach, Kerry Taylor
Arcadia High School is pleased to introduce Kerry Taylor as their new head football coach.  An Arizona resident, Coach Taylor played for Chandler Hamilton High School and Arizona State University prior to playing in the National Football League - including time with the Arizona Cardinals. Coach Taylor brings not just an impressive playing resume with him to Arcadia, but also coaching experience at both the high school and collegiate levels. He is excited for the opportunity to work with the Arcadia student-athletes to build skill, leadership, and character that will lead to success on the field and beyond.   READ MORE >>

  • March 7th, 6:30 pm - Coach Taylor will throw out the first pitch prior to the home varsity baseball game.
  • March 9th, 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Meet in Weight Room - Coach Taylor is holding a "combine" (athletic drills) on the football field. All Arcadia male student athletes are welcome to participate. Football booster club providing dinner for all participants.
Boys Soccer
AHS Varsity Soccer Players Earn AIA Scholar-Athlete Awards
Congratulations to the following Arcadia Boys Soccer Varsity players who earned the Dr. Voie Stuart Chase Coy Scholar-Athlete/Activity Award for 2017-2018 for maintaining 3.5 GPA or higher while participating in a Varsity sport:
Blake Balzer (Junior)  ~   Parley Cardon (Sophomore)  ~   Sebastian Gutierrez (Senior)
Jack Spier (Senior)  ~   Jacob Staudenmaier (Senior)
Titans are @home this week for a big game against Chandler Pumas @ AHS. JV@  5:30 ; Varsity @ 7:30

Titans will head to Tucson on Saturday to match up with  Salpointe Catholic School. JV@ 10 am; Varsity @ 12 pm
Swim & Dive
Swim and Dive support Team Taylor 5K
Please join Swim and Dive in supporting their very generous sponsor, iRun, and their Team Taylor Arcadia Family Fun Run 5K!  The run is  April 22nd and will be a great neighborhood event! You can register online and there will be a place to say you are with Arcadia Swim and Dive.

Section_NeighborhoodNewsNeighborhood News
Barb Perleberg
Message from SUSD Governing Board
I write to let you know that our school district's Governing Board has named Dr. Amy Fuller to serve as Acting Superintendent while Superintendent Denise Birdwell is on administrative leave.  The action was taken last night.
Those of you in the Coronado Learning Community may recognize Dr. Fuller's name:  she is the District's administrator in charge of overseeing the Coronado Success Initiative, which began last year at Coronado High School.  She will continue in that capacity while serving as Acting Superintendent.
Dr. Amy Fuller
SUSD Governing Board names Amy Fuller acting SUSD Superintendent
A Tuesday afternoon meeting stretched into a 10-hour, closed-door legal consultation where the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board discussed with its general counsel myriad issues plaguing the district.
The culmination of which, after 11 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 27, ended with Dr. Amy Fuller being named acting superintendent. The Governing Board voted 5-0 to approve the action.
Scottsdale Schools' administration has been embattled with several public outcries regarding school construction projects, teacher employment agreements, a hired architecture firm, procurement practices, nepotism, conflicts of interest and overall lack of community trust for several months.   READ MORE >>
Ingleside Students
40 Ingleside Students Suspended for Gun Violence Walkout
About 40 Scottsdale middle-school students were suspended for leaving campus after a walkout protesting gun violence on Tuesday.
More than 100 Ingleside Middle School students participated in the walkout, but only those who left school property were disciplined with a one-day suspension, according to a school-district official.
Ingleside Principal Chris Thuman had warned students ahead of time in an email to parents. Still, some expressed surprise that students who demonstrated off-campus were locked out and prohibited from returning to class.   READ MORE >>
Hopi parents renew calls for school construction stoppage over safety concerns
On the day students in Parkland, Florida returned to their classrooms, parents in the Scottsdale Unified School District renewed calls for a halt to construction on a school rebuild project they claim has design flaws that could make it vulnerable to an attack.   READ MORE >>
Scottsdale schools reach deal with Attorney General to finish Cheyenne
The Scottsdale Unified School District will pull together a committee by at least Tuesday to reevaluate the construction company managing upgrades at Cheyenne Traditional School, according to an agreement with the Arizona Attorney General's Office that the school board approved Friday.   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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