Week 33 -  April 4th, 2018
AZmerit This Week & Next Week
  1. Get a Good Night Sleep - in bed by 10!
  2. Be On Time to School - arrive by 7:40
  3. Eat a Good Breakfast - protein is best
  4. Stay in School - no appointments on testing days
  5. Give Your Best Effort
    Encourage your student to try their best on the test. Growth Scores & more all contribute to Arcadia's Dept of Education A-F Score.

4/2 - 4/13
AZmerit Testing - LET'S GO TITANS! "A" is for ARCADIA!
Th 4/5 Gifted Student Parent Institute, 4:30 - 8:30 pm, Mohave Annex

4/5 SUSD Fine Arts Festival, First Baptist Church, FREE!  SEE FLYER
*AHS Orchestra Performs 6:00* 

4/5 - 4/6 Dance Performance, 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Auditorium
F 4/6 Catalina Payment Due
Sa 4/7 Dance Performance (Senior Show), 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Auditorium
F 4/13
T 4/17 Site Council, 2:30 pm
Th 4/19 PTO General Meeting, 11:00 am

4/19 Circle K Fuel Up Night, 1:00 - 4:00 pm SEE FLYER

4/19 - 22 Catalina Trip (see below)

4/20 - 22 Calculus Camp
T 4/24 Meet the New Acting Superintendent, 9 am
W 4/25 Sippin' with Stevens MORNING, 10:00 am*

4/25 Sippin' with Stevens EVENING, 5:30 pm*
Th 4/26 PTO Exec Meeting, 9:00 am
T 5/15 PTO Volunteer Thank You Brunch, 9:00 - 10:30 am
*same event, multiple times. Only need to attend one.
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
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Arcadia Auction only 2 weeks away!
presented by ABC Nissan & Camelback VW - Subaru - Mazda
Arcadia 60th Anniversary Auction
EVENT DATE  APRIL 13th, 6 - 10 pm, AZ Country Club

Attend the Auction!
Buy your tickets today for only $65 each.  
Can't Attend? You Can Still Bid!
E ven if you can't attend, you can still bid on the auction online! It's free to register, and you will get text updates when it's time to start bidding.
Donations Needed by April 2nd
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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Scottsdale Fine Arts Festival 2018
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April 5th - 6th, 5:00 - 8:00 pm at First Baptist Church
April 7th, 2:00 - 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church
  • AHS Orchestra Performs APRIL 5th at 6:00 pm
  • Come out to celebrate the fine arts in Scottsdale school just 5 minutes east of Arcadia!
  • Student artwork & musical performances from Kindergarten to 12th Grade
Summer School Registration
Math Classes Filling Up Fast ~ Geometry Already Full!

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)
AZmerit Testing 
April 2nd - 13th
9th - 11th Graders

     - 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.
 Results help determine how students are performing relative to their peers.
FOR AHS TEACHERS?   Every teacher on campus has their SB 1040 required Teacher Classification tied to these tests.
FOR ARCADIA?   Student Growth Scores are a large portion of Arcadia's A-F letter grade. No matter what a student's score is, he/she can help Arcadia.


Parent Institute for Gifted Students
Thursday, April 5, 2018
4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  at Mohave District Annex

Click for Flyer
Catalina Island Trip
April 19 - 22
Payment Due by April 6th
$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, zip lines, etc. 
Rotary Club Award Scholarships
for Seniors going into Military or First Responder
The Park Shaw Award from the Rotary Club is a cash award just for graduating SUSD seniors who are going into the Military or pursing a career as a First Responder after graduation. There are scholarships available for students going into a two year vocational or training program too. Please see Mrs. Metzler in the College and Career Center for more information.
Prom goFundme Goal $5000
STUGO needs your help to put on the best prom possible. Please consider donating to help them reach their goal of $5,000. Visit their donation page at  https://www.gofundme.com/arcadia-high-school-prom-2018
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
Final PTO Meeting
April 9th at 11 am

Bylaws Vote
At the PTO General Board meeting we will be voting on revised PTO Bylaws. Current PTO members can request a copy of the bylaws prior to the meeting at PresidentElect@arcadiapto.org

2018-19 Executive Slate
Thank to the Nominating Committee for their time and energy put toward filling the slate, as well as the incredible volunteers who agreed to serve on the PTO Exec Board in the 2018-19 school year. The Board looks AMAZING with many members returning for a second term as well as some new members joining the team!  The Slate will be presented and put to a vote by the General PTO Membership at the General Meeting on  April 19th, 11:00 am.

2018-2019  Exec Board Slate
  • Co-President- Linda Schlenker & Cindy Krawczyk
  • Treasurer- Kevin DeGroote
  • Communications- Melissa Darnall
  • Secretary-  Denise Reed
  • Co-Volunteer- Lori McClelland & Jessica Horonenko
  • Co-Membership-  Tricia Longnecker & Anne Erblich
  • VP Fundraising- Denise Haney
  • Advisors - Kelley Pierce & Natalee Leber
  • Pres Elect
One Lunch 2018-19
Primary & Backup Volunteers Needed
Have you always wanted to volunteer for Arcadia One Lunch?  Now is your chance! We are recruiting One Lunch volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year right now.  One Lunch is a great Arcadia tradition and we couldn't do it without parent volunteers.  It is a fun opportunity to be on campus, and the commitment is manageable and well-planned out.  Most volunteers work one lunch period (less than an hour) every other week.  You can also sign up for the sub list or you can split a shift with someone (meaning you only work a shift once a month).  Please contact Karen Treon for more information or with any questions.  ( ktreon@gmail.com ). 
PTO Needs You (next year)
We have some fun and easy volunteer opportunities for next year, please consider getting involved! Contact volunteers@arcadiapto.org if you are interested. For a list of all board/volunteer positions CLICK HERE
  1. Tax Credit representative

  2. Yes to Children
  3. Auction Chair (VP of Fundraising has already been filled.)
Growing the "A"
Arcadia Celebrates 60 Years
by Mallory Gleich, Arcadia News, April 1st, 2018
Many schools have claims to fame, but not everyone can brag about having Steven Spielberg and Lynda Carter as former students. Arcadia High School is celebrating its 60 th anniversary, and those six decades have provided a host of memorable kids, teachers and moments. 
The school was opened in 1958 and housed around 40 teachers and 750 students. The central point of the school was a circular structure in the courtyard called Mount Olympus, which rose to the second story of the school and still stands today. The original campus was designed by Ron Henscheid of Taliesin West and was thought to be "futuristic and unique."      READ MORE >>
Titans' senior outfielder takes leadership into 2018
by Max Bechtoldt, Arcadia News
Arcadia baseball coach Troy Gerlach describes senior Clay Wasson as quiet, laid back, funny and sarcastic. Although the senior outfielder's game isn't all about laughs. In the same breath, his coach also describes him as a leader both on and off the field. Wasson, a four-year varsity outfielder for the Arcadia Titans baseball team, first found his love of baseball from his father. 
"My dad has been my teacher since I was a kid," Wasson said. "He loved it as a kid, so I decided that I wanted to play it too."  READ MORE >>
Reel Talk: Why do video game movies have trouble booting up?
by Eric Luse (AHS Teacher), Arcadia News
If comic book superheroes can reign supreme at the box office, why can't video game heroes? Some of the greatest characters in pop culture have had their reputations tarnished by bad movie adaptations. One of the most infamous was in transferring Super Mario to the big screen in 1993.
Most of the time these video game movies under-perform in the United States and end up doing well in other countries. Why don't American audiences accept video game movies or why are video game movies so terrible?  READ MORE >>
Fundraising Calendar

Shop for YOU & Earn for ARCADIA
Up to 5% of your shopping will be donated!
Start your shopping at www.arcadiapto.org/AMAZON
Car Wash
AHS Parking Lot 7:00 am
Robotics Team
Uberrito (44th St & Indian School Rd)
4:00 - 9:00 pm
15% of proceeds to Band/Orchestra SEE FLYER
Circle K Fuel Up Night (4402 E. Osborn Rd. Phoenix)
1:00 - 4:00
1 cent per gallon donated to AHS
Car Wash
at 40th St & Indian School (by Speedy Cash)
Marching Band
Rummage Sale
Marching Band
location TBD
Smoothie King (56th & Indian School Rd)
2:30 - 7:30 pm
Swim & Dive
Band & Orchestra
SUSD Fine Arts Festival on April 5th, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Scottsdale (7025 E. Osborn Rd.)
Come watch AHS Orchestra perform with other SUSD Schools.

April 11th at 6:00 pm, Band Room - Annual General Meeting
Is your student in Orchestra, Band, or Marching Band? Please join the booster executive board for an update on next year's activities and learn about upcoming events & next year!

Uberrito Fundraiser
April 12th, 4:00 - 9:00 pm ... show flyer here
Media Comm
  • WHEN: Monday, May 14 @ 6:15 PM
  • WHERE: Harkins Shea 14 (Shea/Scottsdale Road)
  • WHAT: Arcadia Media Comm Nationally Award-Winning Program's biggest fundraiser of year
  • WHY: Purchase of critically needed new film equipment
  • RESERVED SEATS: $20 for "Premier Center Seats"
    • Deadline to purchase - May 9
    • Checks/cash paid at Arcadia Bookstore
  • TICKETS AT DOOR: $8 students; $10 adults
  • RAFFLE TICKETS (purchase night of Film Festival): $5 each or $20 for 5
  • RAFFLE DONATIONS SOUGHT: Goods/services, gift cards, etc.
    • Preferred Sponsor $400 - Full Page Ad in Film Festival Program
    • Gold Sponsor $200 - Half Page Ad
    • Silver Sponsor $100 - Quarter Page Ad
    • Business Sponsor $50 - Business Card Ad
ABOVE & BEYOND - $1,000

Arcadia Dad's Club

GOLD - $200

The Constantinou Family ~ The Moric Family

SILVER - $100

Arcadia Pediatric Dental ~ The Marting Family

FOR MORE INFORMATION : Contact Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier at  hstaudenmaier@swlaw.com  or Rhonda Suder at  rksuder@gmail.com
  Thank you for supporting the Arcadia Media Comm Program students.
Sports Physicals for Only $20
April 14th or May 12th

SUSD's Sports Medicine team is offering sports physicals for just $20, with the proceeds going back to Arcadia's Training Room. The physical will meet the requirements for your sports physical for the 2018-19 school year. This is a great opportunity to get the physical out of the way now, save some money, and benefit AHS all at the same time. Email AHS Athletic Trainer Ms. Ann Stevens today to reserve your spot at astevens@susd.org.
Swim & Dive
Team Taylor 5K on April 22nd
Join Swim and Dive in supporting their very generous sponsor, iRun, in the Team Taylor Arcadia Family Fun Run 5K!

2018-19 Team Meeting for Past & New Members!
May 7th at 6:00 pm in Coach McClurg's Room #5623
Do you want to join AHS Swim & Dive next year?
Join us for a smoothie to learn about the new season.
Informational Meeting,  April 10th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Tryouts, April 18th thru 20th - 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Tryouts, April 21st, 8:00 - 2:00 pm
Parent Meeting, April 25th, 6:00 pm, Mt Olympus
Spiritline Parent Welcome, May 2nd, 6:00 pm, Mt Olympus

Contact Danielle Miller at  dmiller@susdgapps.org with questions
Section_NeighborhoodNewsNeighborhood News
Hopi Hawktion is This Friday
April means the Arcadia schools are deep into Auction Season! Hopi Hawktion is this Friday at the AZ Country Club. The theme is Kentucky Derby, and promises to be another great year.
Public Education Walk-In
A pril 11th at 7:10 am, AHS Flagpole by Front Office
As supporters of public education, we are advocating for the demands presented to our legislature and governor (specifics are listed here:  http://arizonaeducatorsunited.com/demands ). 
This is another step closer to showing the legislature and governor we are serious and we want change. Please join us in our fight for better public school funding.

  • What: Walk-in (schools around the state are having the same event on the same day)
  • When: Wednesday, 4/11 at 7:10 a.m.
  • Where: Arcadia HS by flagpole at front office
Community Street Fair
April 14, 4-7 PM
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (56th St/Indian School)
  • Grilled burgers, hot dogs, chicken and delicious side dishes plus dessert
  • Bounce house, mechanical surfboard, sno-cones, cake-walk, cornhole & carnival games
  • Silent auction with over $10,000 worth of items to bid on - hotel stays, spa days, kids activities, tickets to sports events, golf excursions and more!
  • All proceeds go to assisting the POP youth attend the national youth gathering in Houston this summer
Interested in Hosting an Exchange Student?
Ever thought about hosting an exchange student from another country? Now is your chance - CLICK THE IMAGE from AFS concerning some amazing students looking for homes in the Phoenix area this coming year. Please contact Carol Meissner for further information. 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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