Week 33 -  March 20th, 2019
W 3/20 Sippin' with Stevens, 9 am, Arcadia High School
Th 3/21 AHS Site Council, 2:30 pm
F 3/22 Prom Fashion Show, 10:50 am, Auditorium
T 3/26 Juniors Road to College Parent Night, 6:00 pm, Mt Olympus

3/26 Trivia Night (benefiting Project Graduation), 6:00 - 9:00 pm, OHSO Arcadia

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

3/26-27
BLOCK SCHEDULE for all students see here
Th 3/28 AP Exam Registration Final Day for $94 Payment

3/28 AHS Agora, 5-7 pm

3/30 Sports Physicals $20, see below in athletic section

4/1 - 4/24
AZmerit Testing (see schedule below)
Th
4/11-13 AHS Spring Play, 7:00 pm
F 4/12 AHS Auction, 6:00 - 10:00 pm, AZ Country Club
T 4/16 PTO General Meeting, 9:00 am (last one of the year)

5/11 Sports Physicals $20, see below in athletic section
Linda Edgar Tutoring
Mathnasium
Zoyo Arcadia
Sponsor Spotlight
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Blood Drive March 26th
Come Sign up for the March 26th Blood Drive. If you are 16 or 17 years old you will need a Minor Donor permit with parent signature that must be turned in prior to March 26th. We will be collecting Minor Donor Permits 3/18-3/20/2018. Follow @RKDAHOSASM for update
AHS Agora
March 28th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Arcadia HS
All Arcadia Schools Invited to Attend. FREE!
A fine art exhibition from the Arcadia complex: Echo Canyon, Ingleside, Tavan, Hopi, Arcadia HS
Activities & Entertainment: Interactive Pottery Wheel, Henna Tattoos, Chalk Art, Face Painting, CMAS performance, Photobooth, AHS Jazz Ensemble, AHS Dance Teen Titans  Food Truck Vendors: Fantasy Funnel Cakes, Claudia's Catering
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!
AZmerit Testing Begins April 1st
April 1st - 24th  --   SEE LETTER HERE

All students enrolled in English I, English II, English III, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and students enrolled in 2nd semester of the aforementioned courses MUST take the AzMerit End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. It is imperative that students do well on these exams as it will impact Arcadia's and SUSD's state accountability rating/letter grade.
AP Exam Ordering Time is Here!
$94 per exam  // pay in the bookstore
 
DATE COST
February 11th - March 28th
$94
March 29th - April 11th
$94 + $20 Late Fee
April 12th - April 17th
$94 + $50 Late Fee
April 17th - LAST DAY TO ORDER
Absolutely No Orders After This Date
No refunds for exams that are not used
Financial aid is available for students on the free or reduced lunch programSee Ms. LaCorte in the Guidance Office
 
NOTICE FOR NEXT YEAR AP CLASSES
AP Exam ordering will take place in October for the 2019-20 school year. This is new policy set by the College Board.  Students who order their exams in October but do not pay for them in the assigned payment window will be assessed a $40 penalty by the College Board.
Senior Information
This section is for reminders. Are you looking for more? All the dates and information currently available is located on the school website in the SENIOR INFORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT.  CLICK HERE

IMPORTANT DATES
4/10
Graduation Balfour Announcement Delivery
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
Facebook // Twitter // Instagram //  PTO Website  // Remind101
Trivia Night for Project Grad
March 26th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, OHSO Arcadia
$25 per person  /or/  $100 per team
To sign up email Anne Downing at anne@demetrio.com
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

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
HALL PASS
The Bayless Family
RED & BLUE
Tyler & Dorcas Guest-Nelson

SCHOOL SPIRIT
Nest Realty - Val Roberts
Anonymous

Growing the "A"
AHS College & Career Center
visit website

DEADLINES & COLLEGE VISITS (must sign up in Naviance before attending)
4/20 NAU College Visit for Juniors
4/28 Spring College Fair, 12-2:00 at ASU Memorial Union
Junior Road to College Parent Night
Tuesday, March 26th, 6:00 pm, Mt Olympus

Junior parents, you are invited to an evening presentation of the Junior Road to College. This program was presented to the Arcadia juniors in November and a parent version of the program will be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, March 26th in Mt. Olympus. The Arcadia Guidance Department and our College & Career Advisor, Jacqueline Stauff will be offering an overview on college admissions, financial aid/scholarships, NCAA eligibility and community college information. Please plan for about an hour.  We hope to see you there!  Arcadia Guidance Department
Fundraising Calendar
Sold in
Bookstore
$6
Custom Pura Vida Bracelets in AHS colors
only $6
supports Prom! Be sure to check them out!
March 23rd
8 - 10 am
$8 /ea
AHS Band & Orchestra Flapjack Fundraiser
at Applebee's 44th St & Thomas Rd 
includes unlimited pancakes, bacon, coffee/tea/juice
Purchase Tickets at
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 .
Athletics
CLICK HERE
2019 SUSD Sports Physicals
March 30th,  8 - 11 am and  May 11th, 7 - 12 pm
ProSports Performance and Rehab
8630 E. Via De Ventura Blvd., #101 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 

Cost: $20 Cash or check made out to SUSD.

Email astevens@susd.org to schedule appointment
Section_NeighborhoodNews Neighborhood News
All Year Long Hopi Brick Paver Sale PURCHASE ONLINE HERE
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!
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.
SUSD Governing Board approves pay raise for district employees
At a special meeting Thursday, March 7, the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board unanimously approved funding a 5 percent pay raise for all SUSD employees for the 2019-20 school year.  READ MORE >>
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