Week 30 -  March 14th, 2018
Charros AHS Teacher & Students of the Year
Mrs. Paloma, Emma Lieberman, Mitch Arndt

Congratulations & Thanks to Mrs. Paloma, Emma Lieberman, and Mitch Arndt for bringing the Titan Pride and shining at Arcadia!

The Scottsdale Charros believe that education is the cornerstone of any community and proudly celebrate Scottsdale's best and brightest during the Outstanding Students & Educators Awards. Every December one outstanding educator, one male student and one outstanding female student from every SUSD school is chosen to receive this award. These outstanding teachers and students are honored during an awards banquet in the spring, along with the Scottsdale Community College teacher of the year and the Scottsdale Charros scholarship and fellowship recipients.  LEARN MORE >>

3/12 to 3/16  SPRING BREAK
T 3/20 Site Council, 2:30 pm
W 3/21 PTO Exec Mtg, 9:00

Meet the New Acting Superintendent, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Mt Olympus
F 3/23 Auction Planning Meeting, 1:00 pm, College & Career Center
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
Th 3/29 AHS Agora, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
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
Zoyo Arcadia
The Team
Metier Pharmacy
S_B Designs
The Hairy Dog
Michael Phillips Black Wealth Mgmt
Linda Edgar Tutoring
Tony_s Auto Service Center
Smoothie King Arcadia
Sponsor Highlight
Zoyo Yogurt
5549 E. Indian School Rd. #103, Phx 85018
Sun - Thur 11 am - 10 pm  |   Fri - Sat 11 am - 11 pm
Follow Us on Social Media @zoyogurt or #zoyo

Located in the heart of Arcadia at 56th Street and Indian School Road, Zoyo Arcadia is the perfect neighborhood gathering place to celebrate life's moments with family and friends!  Zoyo has an all-star line up of flavors and toppings so that you can build your perfect dessert creation and then enjoy it while looking at the splendid view of Camelback Mountain from the bench seating or at the open-air bar.  Perfect for celebrating after Arcadia Little League games, school events and family gatherings, we look forward to seeing you at Zoyo Arcadia Soon!
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.
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Meet the New Acting Superintendent, Dr. Amy Fuller
March 21st, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
April 24th, 9:00 - 10:30 am

Parents are invited to connect with Dr. Amy Fuller, recentely named Acting Superintendent of SUSD. She hopes parents are able to attend one of the sessions scheduled (evening & morning) to get to know Dr. Fuller. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A at each meeting.
Volunteer Badges Reminder
Please Wear & Return Badges

It's SUSD policy for all students, staff, and visitors on every campus to wear a badge at all times. PTO volunteers can have a personalized AHS badge made for them in the bookstore. Please be sure to return any visitor badge used (since they are limited in number). Thank you!

Visitor Badges:
  • All visitors when checking in must sign in and trade in their keys or drivers license for a visitor pass on campus. Sorry but, No exceptions!
  • All visitors MUST return their pass to get their keys back.
Volunteer Badges:
lunch duty, copy moms, exec board, tour coordinators on a PTO scheduled visit...
  • All volunteers must have their own volunteer badge.
  • Volunteer badges are made at the bookstore for signed up PTO volunteers at no cost.
  • All PTO volunteers must wear their badge and sign in at the front desk. (Wearing your badge gets you on campus after signing in.)
  • If you did not wear your badge to campus when coming for a shift, please make a new one in the bookstore (or you make check out a visitor pass by trading in your keys during your shift)
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. 
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

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

FREE Project Grad T-shirt
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Auction - Register Today!
Friday, April 13, 6 - 10 pm at  Arizona Country Club


Game Night Anyone? Host a Party!
Hosted parties are a great way to earn some cash for Arcadia. Host yourself or with your friends, you will have a great time meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones. SEE SOME IDEAS & LEARN MORE >>

Wine Pull & Restaurant Row Coordinators Still Needed
Wine Pull Coordinator ~ Restaurant Row Designer ~ and other positions are still needed. They are smaller jobs that don't require any previous experience, and still allow you to have lots of fun at the auction (or not even attend!)  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
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"
AHS Teacher Highlight: Adrian Chang

This is Adrian Chang's first full year at Arcadia, however, he is not new to the campus.  His first experience at Arcadia was through a random placement with Mrs. Dukelow for an internship.  He describes the internship as one of the luckiest things to ever happen to him, learning so much from her that he knew he just had to come back to student teach at Arcadia as well... which he did!   Later, after graduating from ASU in December 2016, Mr. Chang jumped on an opportunity to fill in for a math teacher who was on a leave of absence for the spring 2017 quarter.  Mr. Chang describes himself as lucky, however, Arcadia students and staff are the lucky ones!... fortunate to be the recipients of his excellent teaching skills, positive attitude, enthusiasm and devotion to all Arcadia students!  Mr. Chang's educational background includes: Bachelor's in Secondary Education (Mathematics)  READ MORE >>
AHS Special Kids Day
February 21st, 2018

Special Kid Field Day, is a very special day when SUSD self-contained students with special needs in kindergarten through eighth grade come together to attend an event built to support their specific individualized needs. Special Kid Field Day takes place at a local park, using the park and recreation facilities. There are over thirty stations with modified activities, facilitated by high school student volunteers (including but not limited to student council members, student leadership, cheerleaders, athletic teams, etc.), also community members including, Scottsdale Police Department (i.e. mounted police, K-9 unit, motorcycles, etc.), fire department, local sports mascots (i.e. Big Red from Cardinals, Suns' Gorilla, Baxter from the Arizona Diamondbacks, etc.), the Shriners, therapy and service dogs, and much more. The event addresses each students, social, emotional, sensory regulation, gross motor, fine motor, communication, math reasoning, ELA, science, and social studies goals and standards. The event takes place for two to three hours.  READ MORE >>
AHS Films Chosen for Film Festival
AHS to Compete in National TV/Film Competition
March 15 - 18th
Many AHS students are enjoying some well-deserved time off from their studies this week, but 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
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
Boss Pizza 7125 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
% donated to AHS Theater Boosters
Arcadia Band & Orchestra
Fundraiser at Boss Pizza, March 22nd
Join the Theater Booster Fundraiser to benefit the Theater students. The event will be on March 22, 2018 at  a "Boss Pizza" , located at    7125 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Mention the Theater Booster club to your server.
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.
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.

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 >>
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Scottsdale Sister Cities Salutes AHS Teacher
February 24th, 2018 - Scottsdale Independent
Scottsdale Sister Cities Association recognized five outstanding teachers before a standing room only ceremony held earlier this month.  One teacher from each of the five Scottsdale Unified School District high schools was selected for the recognition.
Uniquely, it was students from the high schools who introduced the teachers at the Feb. 8 event, and then spoke about how these teachers reached out to students, cared for their success, and helped develop their leadership skills.  All five are teacher advisors for the International Clubs at their schools. READ MORE >>
Coronado Earns Hamilton Experience
March 2nd, 2018 - Scottsdale Independent
Eighty Coronado High School students experienced college and the hit Broadway musical, "Hamilton," all in one day.
The 11th grade American History students of teachers Justin Slover, Wendy Paez, Ed Hazelett and Valentino Popoca attended Arizona State University on Feb. 23 to see a matinee performance of "Hamilton," wearing matching Hamilton-themed Coronado Dons shirts.
After students arrived at ASU's Gammage Theater, they participated in programs that included student presentations, guest speakers and a question-and-answer session with diverse cast members.  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

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  .
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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