Week 30 -  February 27th, 2019
W 2/27 Scottsdale Parent Council Meeting , 9:30 am, Mohave MS Annex
W
3/6
AHS Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Parent Meeting, 6:30 p

3/6 Hopi PTA Mtg with Guest Speaker AZED101 on AZ Education Funding, 6:00 p

3/11-15 SPRING BREAK
W 3/20 Sippin' with Stevens, 9 am

3/26-27
AIMS Tests for 9th & 10th Biology Students

3/26-27
BLOCK SCHEDULE for all students see here
Linda Edgar Tutoring
Mathnasium
Zoyo Arcadia
Section_AHSnews AHS Campus News
Message from Principal Stevens
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Parent Event
March 6th at 6:30 pm

Parents - You are invited to attend a parent event related to mental health awareness and suicide prevention on Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 PM. At this event, you will learn about the research-based program Signs of Suicide that all SUSD high school students will take part in. The school wide student event at Arcadia is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19. We invite all parents to attend on March 6 to learn about the student training and ask any questions that you might have. We are thrilled to continue to support the development of the "whole student" here at Arcadia and believe that this program will positively benefit our students and families.
 
Respectfully,
Todd Stevens,  Principal - Arcadia
AHS Graduate Gabrielle Mills wins prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Gabrielle Mills' interest in global health was sparked in high school when she read "The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story," a best-selling book about the spread of a highly contagious deadly virus.   "I read 'The Hot Zone' during biology class with Mr. Bodznik my freshman year. It was really fascinating and I decided then that I wanted to learn more about global health and disease," said Mills, who attended Arcadia High School in Phoenix.  READ MORE >>
AIMS Testing Schedule for Biology Students
March 26th & 27th  --   SEE LETTER HERE

All 9th & 10th Grade Biology Students will complete the test online during their normally scheduled Biology class period. During these two days, we will be using a block schedule. In addition, this is not a timed test so extra time will be afforded to any student who needs it. Please encourage your student to do their best!
AHS students refuse to read author accused of sexual harassment
Several Arcadia High School students are refusing to read a book required in their literature class because the author, Sherman Alexie, has been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment.  
The Advanced Placement assignment is part of a larger project requiring students to read books authored by writers from different cultures, according to documents the students shared.   READ MORE >> 
Senior Information
Did you know there is a special section JUST FOR YOU on the AHS website? All the dates and information you need for your senior's last year is updated there.

SENIOR PICNIC on May 17th
We are thrilled to announce that Doughbird and Zoyo are the official sponsors of the Senior Picnic which will be held May 17th!  Doughbird will be providing all the the pizza for our seniors and Zoyo will be providing everyone their delicious frozen yogurt!  Big thanks to Doughbird and Zoyo!   Look for more details soon!

IMPORTANT DATES
5/17
Senior Picnic (sponsored by DoughBird & Zoyo)
5/30
Graduation at AHS & Project Graduation at CrackerJax

HELPFUL LINKS
Yearbook Senior Ads & Rings CLICK HERE
Send Photos for Graduation Videos Online Form CLICK HERE
Boxer Bingo Donations for Project Grad Night Drop in Office
PTO News
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Arcadia Auction
- - - T I T A N S  F O R  L I F E - - -
Friday, April 12   6:00 - 10:00 pm
at Arizona Country Club

DONATION FORM
Printable Form   Letter Online
SPONSORSHIP FORM
Sponsorship Levels
Online Payment
VOLUNTEER SIGNUP
Email us at
auction@arcadiapto.org

THANKS TO OUR TITLE SPONSOR

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
The Bayless Family

Growing the "A"
AHS College & Career Center
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Scottsdale Community College Open House
Friday, March 1st from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Arcadia will provide the bus and SCC will provide lunch.
Space is limited so reserve your seat early!
Register by Feb 15th with Mrs. Stauff in the College and Career Center.

DEADLINES & COLLEGE VISITS (must sign up in Naviance before attending)
3/1 SCC Open House (must sign up by Feb 15th)
3/4
Arizona State University (for seniors only)
3/7 University of Arizona 8:45 - 9:45 am
4/28 Spring College Fair, 12-2:00 at ASU Memorial Union
Fundraising Calendar
Sold in
Bookstore
$6
Custom Pura Vida Bracelets in AHS colors
only $6
supports Prom! Be sure to check them out!
March 5th
4-8 pm
Chipotle at Indian School Rd & 32nd Street
SEE FLYER HERE
Did you know your total or partial Tax Credit can go directly to supporting your child's program?  Click Here to Learn More!
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 ... Football - Soccer - Volleyball - Marching Band - Theatre - CMAS - Tutoring - Field Trips - and so many more!
  • Deadline April 2019 ... make your contribution now, or up until this year's tax filing deadline and have it count towards this year's tax credit.
  • Contribute ONCE -  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 .
Clubs
Travel Club
Parent Meetings
February 7th, 2019, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
February 28th, 2019, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Athletics
Girl's Soccer
Congratulations to the Arcadia Girls Varsity Soccer Team
           & Coaches for an amazing 2018/2019 season!
Arcadia lost to Salpointe Catholic in the State Championship semi-finals.  
  Thank you to the all the girls & coaches!

Section_NeighborhoodNews Neighborhood News
All Year Long Hopi Brick Paver Sale PURCHASE ONLINE HERE
Feb 28th & Mar 1st Hopi Variety Show (Theme Circus), AHS Auditorium
Mar 6th Hopi PTA Meeting // Guest Speaker AZED101
Arcadia community welcome to attend
Mar 23rd Food for Kidz Packathon
April 13th Hopi Hawktion (Theme Hollywood)

We do our best, but dates/times may change without notifying AHS PTO.  Please confirm with school  & PTOs before getting in your car ... and let us know if you know of a change. Thx!
Speaker on Education Funding at Hopi PTA Meeting
March 6th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Please join us for an evening PTA Meeting in March. Our PTA meeting portion promises to be brief in order to make way for the main event, a visit from AZED101. AZED101 is a non-partisan volunteer group of parents committed to improving education funding in Arizona. They have offered to come speak to our community to help those interested in being informed on the state of education in Arizona.

PTA meeting from 6:00 - 6:15
AZED101 presentation will begin at 6:15
#RedForEd redux? Arizona's teachers, lawmakers fighting similar battles as in West Virginia

Could Arizona teachers follow their West Virginia counterparts in another walkout?  This month,  West Virginia's teachers left their classrooms for the second time in a year to protest new legislation. The measure to which they objected would have introduced charter schools into the state and a limited school-voucher style program similar to Arizona's Empowerment Scholarship Accounts. 
It's too soon to know if Arizona educators will walk out again, but recent action from lawmakers has spurred new strain between the state's Republican politicians and teachers.  READ MORE >>
Annual Arcadia Cares : Food for Kidz Packathon
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019   8:15 A.M. - 1:45 P.M.
Are you looking for ways to help those less fortunate in the Arcadia community - and having fun at the same time? If so, please consider volunteering for the Fifth Annual Arcadia Cares: Food For Kidz Packathon - Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (56th Street/Indian School). The majority of the meals packed will help fill the empty tummies of children and their families in the Phoenix metro area. Volunteers Needed - All ages from three on up are welcome to participate.
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