Week 31 -  March 21st, 2018
TONIGHT Meet the New Acting Superintendent, Dr. Amy Fuller
March 21st, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
- and - April 24th, 9:00 - 10:30 am
Arcadia High School Auditorium

Parents are invited to connect with Dr. Amy Fuller, recently 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.
W 3/21 PTO Exec Mtg, 9:00

Meet the New Acting Superintendent, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Auditorium
F 3/23 Auction Planning Meeting, 1:00 pm, College & Career Center
Sa 3/24 Arcadia Schools Pinewood Derby, 3 pm, OHSO Arcadia
M 3/26 AIMS Science Testing (for 9th & 10th Biology Students)
T 3/27 AIMS Science Testing (for 9th & 10th Biology Students)

3/27 Student Blood Drive, Library (with U.B.S. ~ must be 16+)
W 3/28 SCC Enrollment Day at AHS
Th 3/29 AHS Agora, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

3/29 AP Testing - Last Day to purchase for $94 price
F 3/30 NO SCHOOL - District Recess
Th 4/5 Gifted Student Parent Institute, 4:30 - 8:30 pm, Mohave Annex

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

4/19 - 22 Catalina Trip (see below)

4/20 - 22 Calculus Camp
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
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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.
Arcadia Auction is Coming!
presented by ABC Nissan & Camelback VW - Subaru - Mazda
Arcadia 60th Anniversary Auction
EVENT DATE  APRIL 13th, 6 - 10 pm, AZ Country Club

MARCH 23rd, 1:00 pm, AHS OFFICE

Donations Needed
Donations needed for silent auction baskets. We are looking for big items, airline vouchers, hotel stays, spa packages, bikes, electronics and sports tickets.  We also need lots of other goodies, gift cards of any kind, jewelry, portrait packages, salon services and family activity passes. Anything you've got, we will take!! Contact  fundraising@arcadiapto.org 

Sponsorships Needed
Both business and family sponsorships available. This is a great way to get your business marketed to our Arcadia families!! Contact Susan Spier at  azspier@cox.net 

Raffle Tickets Now Available
Buy Online at  www.arcadiapto.org/auctionraffle
1 Ticket $20 ~ 6 Tickets for $100
3 prizes to win! $1000 Visa Gift Card ~ $500 Visa Gift Card ~ $250 Visa Gift Card.
Wine Donations Needed
Make your donation easy by cleaning out your wine cabinet. We found a Wine Pull Chair and now we need bottles of wine worth $20 or more. Contact Becca Clayton to arrange drop off at rebecca.clayton@russlyon.com

Volunteers Needed
The auction is our single biggest fundraiser for our school, for our students.  Your help is needed!!  We need lots of volunteers, please contact Susan Hunt at  auction@arcadiapto.org.
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 >>

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AIMS Science Testing 
March 26th & 27th
9th & 10th Graders Biology Students

This year, students will test online during their normally scheduled Biology time. It will not be a late start day as in years past.  

Students will need
- School ID
Ear buds/headphones (no Bluetooth)
During the testing session, all electronic devices for both students and teachers inside the testing rooms will need to be completely POWERED OFF. We need to make sure that the Wi-Fi is used completely for the online testing process.

Students should be able to finish the test during their biology classes so it should not disrupt their other academics, however extra time will be afforded to any student who need it. Please encourage your student to do their best as their scores will impact our school's state accountability letter grade. LEARN MORE AND SEE TEST SAMPLES >>
AHS Agora
March 29th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Open to the Entire Community : Celebrate Arcadia Agora on  March 29th    5-7pm  on the Arcadia High School Campus.  A Fine arts festival with music & dance performances, food trucks, art demonstrations, pottery demos, etc.
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Catalina Island Trip
April 19 - 22 ---  
$400 Total
Limited to 40 students

It's a great way to meet new people, create team building skills, and just have a fun filled weekend in California.
Fee includes the following:
  • Round Trip bus ride
  • Round Trip boat ride
  • Lodging, food
  • Activities including snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, ropes courses, ziplines, etc. 
Student meeting coming soon! Watch  announcements or see Miss Munn (cmunn@susd.org) or  Mrs. Christensen ( lchristensen@susd.org ) for more information.
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. 
SCC New Student Orientation
Wed, March 28th 
~ Register by 3/21
SCC New Student Orientation just for Arcadia on their campus is March 28th. You must sign up in the College and Career Center by this Wednesday, March 21. This is only for seniors who have already applied and have taken the Accuplacer. Please see Mrs. Metzler in the College & Career Center for more information.
Summer School Registration

SUSD Summer School registration is open now!
$185 per session
  • June Session I - June 11-28 (8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. M-TH) 
  • July Session II - July 9-26 (8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. M-TH)
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
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 (VP of Fundraising has already been filled.)
Growing the "A"
AHS Student, Austin Suder, Wins NASA Competition

A new tool is heading to the International Space Station and it's all thanks to a student from Arcadia High School (attending ANLC before AHS).  It's call the Carabiner tool Clip and it was designed and built by 18-year-old Austin Suder from Scottsdale.  His winning design was for the 'Two for the Crew' Challenge put on by Future Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation, and help from NASA. The challenge asked students to invent a useful tool for astronauts living in space. Participants were asked to create a multifunctional object that combined two items into one to be 3D printed by astronauts on the ISS, and Austin's invention is it.  READ MORE >>
AHS Earns Top Award in National Competition
Arcadia High School students earned one of the top awards at the Student Television & Film National Competition ("STN") held in Nashville, Tennessee last week. The Arcadia students had to create, write, film, produce and edit a short documentary in 8 hours or less for the "Crazy 8s" Documentary Film Competition. The prompt for the documentary was "Sounds Good To Me". For their efforts, the Titans were awarded one of the highest recognitions among hundreds of schools competing from all over the United States. READ MORE >>
Fundraising Calendar
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.
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

Gear Due THIS FRIDAY 3/23
Attention AHS Wrestlers, Soccer, Basketball - if you still have uniforms, they need to be returned to Coach Blaker in room 3418 as soon as possible. Charges will be added to your account for failure to return, this Friday is the deadline.
Congratulations to the Varsity softball team for winning the Cool Nights Tournament over the break. The Titans went 6 and 0 over the tourney and beating Cibola in the Championship game giving them their only loss of the season.
Sand Volleyball
Come out and support the Arcadia Sand Volleyball Team!
Arcadia Lacrosse Titans will host Notre Dame Prep at AHS,  Friday, March 23 .  Game begins  7:30 pm.    Come out and support the Titans!
Thank you to our many parents, students and sponsors who attend our games! Your support means EVERYTHING! Go Titans!
Visit us at  www.arcadialax.com Facebook: Arcadia Titans Lacrosse
Twitter: @ArcadiaTitansLAX ~  Instagram: ArcadiaTitansLacrosse 
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.

New AHS Coaching Staff Holds Combine To Meet Players
Kerry Taylor knows the Arizona football scene well. 
He was a standout at Hamilton High School and Arizona State University. He's played for the Cardinals an coached with Chandler High School and  Salt River High School, a member of the Canyon Athletic Association. 
Last week, he took over at Arcadia High School and has wasted no time compiling a staff with plenty of experience at the NFL and college level, as well as adding key coaches from some of the top high school programs in the state.    READ MORE >>
Section_NeighborhoodNewsNeighborhood News
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 (1¼ 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.
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

Hopi Student Gets Ball Rolling for Arizona State Dinosaur
March 16th, 2018 - 3TV/CBS 5
If you want to know anything about dinosaurs, 11-year-old Jax Weldon from Scottsdale is the one to ask.  "Ever since I was two, I have been obsessed with dinosaurs," said Jax, a student at Hopi Elementary School.
He is always ready to answer a dinosaur question, as our April Warneke found out when she asked Jax about the Sonorasaurus Thompsoni.
"Sonorasaurus Thompsoni was a herbivorous sauropod, that was about 50 feet tall, no wait," Jax corrects himself, "27 feet tall and 50 feet long. It had a long neck which allowed it to reach the top of the trees, which were an abundant food source, because no other animal could reach them."  READ MORE >> 
SUSD Board Member calls for Superintendent Termination
March 12th, 2018 - AZcentral
A SUSD board member wants to terminate embattled Superintendent Denise Birdwell's contract, although it's unclear yet whether it will go to a board vote.  
Birdwell has been  on leave nearly a month from the district roiled in investigations into district finances, bidding practices and potential conflicts of interest. 
School board member Pam Kirby told The Arizona Republic that she requested Birdwell's contract go to a board vote March 20.   READ MORE >> 
SUSD Policy Changes Possible
March 13th, 2018 - Scottsdale Independent
The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board is eying policy changes to better review district contracts and meeting agendas, officials there say.
On Thursday, March 8, elected school leaders met at Mohave District Annex, 8500 E. Jackrabbit Road, to discuss a number of items, including board policy BDG and functions of the district attorney.
As the policy is now, the district attorney reports to the superintendent and to the Governing Board. The proposed amendments would require general counsel to report directly to the board.  READ MORE >>
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  .
Email eBlast entries to communications@arcadiapto.org by Monday 12 pm
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