Week 37 -  May 1st, 2018
The Crucible
7:00 pm Wed, Thur & Fri
$5 at door
The Crucible tells the story of the Salem Village Witch Trials, and personal lives of several figures involved in the trials.  Central to the story is John Proctor, a farmer whose wife is accused, and Abigail Williams, a young girl who was discovered with several of her friends dancing in a strange ritual in the woods.  The story explores ideas of truth, and the suspicions between neighbors in the village.
Saturday, May 5th, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
AZ Historical Society Museum
Tickets at door $45 single / $80 couple
Prom is still happening! Tickets can be purchased for the same price at the door $45 single or $80 couple. Guest passes will be accepted at the door, however they MUST be printed off the Arcadia SUSD website under the senior information tab and signed by as many parties as possible especially parents. CLICK HERE >>
WThF 5/2-4 The Crucible, 7:00 pm presented by AHS Theater
Th 5/3-4 Market Days (during lunch)
Sa 5/5 Prom, 7:00 - 10:00 pm, AZ Historical Society Museum
Su 5/6
Benefit Concert for ALL Arcadia Schools Classified Staff, 6 - 8 pm, OHSO
M-F 5/7-11 Staff Appreciation Week
W 5/8 Auction Wrapup Meeting, 1:00 pm, Kneaders on Indian School Rd.
WTh 5/9-10 Yearbook Distribution
F 5/11 Senior Picnic, 11 am, R&G Ranch
M 5/14
AHS Film Festival, 6:15 pm, Harkins Shea 14 << Location Correction
T 5/15 PTO Volunteer Thank You Brunch, 9:00 - 10:30 am
W 5/16 PTO Exec Meeting, 9:00 - 10:30 am

5/16 Senior Honors & Awards Ceremony, 6:30 - 8:00 pm 
Th 5/17 NHS Induction Ceremony, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
F 5/18 Senior Breakfast, 7:30 am
Th 5/24 Graduation

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
Message from SUSD High School Principals
Email sent to parents on 4/30/18

Dear Parents/Guardians of SUSD High School Students,

As you know, all SUSD campuses have been closed since Thursday, April 26th, 2018. The impact of the closures is more complex for high school students than K-8 students. In the event that teachers return to school by May 3, 2018, the following will be in effect for all SUSD high school students:
  1. Seniors will meet course outcomes and state standards with their final exams completed by May 23, 2018. Graduation ceremonies will happen as previously scheduled. Senior students will NOT be required to attend any additionalschool days that may be added to the current school year.
  2. AP and IB exams will be administered as scheduled. Staff on site will proctor the exams.
  3. If scheduling permits, Fine Arts performances will be rescheduled. If the performance is required as a part of the course, and cannot be rescheduled, teachers will make necessary adjustments.
  4. The Arizona Department of Education & the SUSD Governing Board will work together to determine if additional school days need to be added. If additional days are required, the final exam schedule for 9th, 10th, and 11th gradersmay have to be adjusted.
  5. We are working with our dual enrollment liaisons to ensure students enrolled in dual enrollment courses meet the requirements to earn college credit. For students who were scheduled to take the Accuplacer during the teacher walkout, we will work with college to get that rescheduled. If we are unable to reschedule the Accuplacer, students can take the test anytime at SCC.
  6. Work assigned to students during the teacher walkout will not be graded. Any assignments during school closures are supplemental in order to encourage students to stay current on their studies. Class time will be allotted before any tests or projects are due.
We are evaluating plans in the event that schools do not open by May 3 and will provide further communication, if needed. Thank you for your patience.

Professionally, SUSD High School Principals
Message from AEU Leaders on May 1st
Paragraph 6:
"So, our fight is not over, and we have options," said AEU organizer and Alhambra elementary teacher Rebecca Garelli, "But it's time for us to get back to our students in our classrooms and schools and continue the fight for the additional resources our students need. If lawmakers do their job and get this budget passed by Thursday, then we commit to return to our classrooms by then."

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AHS Classified Staff Fund

Thank you to all that have already donated!

The Teacher Walk Out began Thursday. Although certified staff is still currently receiving paychecks, Arcadia's 22 classified staff members will not be paid during the Walk Out.

The classified staff includes - security - cafeteria - front office assistant staff - & many more. Our certified staff depend on their paychecks, and missing even one day of pay could negatively impact their lives. 

Minimum wage for AHS 22 classified staff is $1,848 a day
So far we have been out of school 5 days
We have raised $2,800

Please consider helping out the certified staff members at Arcadia during the Walk Out.
Project Grad Committee Needs Your Help!

The countdown is on... only 3 weeks until graduation! We've laid the groundwork for some fabulous activities, but we still need parents to step up as volunteers and contributors.
Use these handy links to see how you can help:

Sponsorship opportunities are available for families and businesses. All donors will be recognized in a Project Grad eblast.

For information visit the PTO website or email arcadiaprojectgrad@gmail.com

All the info students and parents need regarding the graduation ceremony, the Project Graduation party, and other important senior events. Students who did not get a packet need to check with their Gov/Econ teachers.
PARENTS! Please read through all info carefully so you don't miss anything.

Important Dates for Seniors
  • ASAP: Photos due for senior slide show. Click HERE for more info.
  • May 11: Senior Picnic, 11am, R & G Ranch (next door to AHS)
  • May 14: CAPS & GOWNS will be delivered to school. If you have not yet ordered, visit www.Balfour.com or call 480-990-0141. All fees must be paid prior to pick up.
  • May 16: Senior Awards Night, 6:30 pm, auditorium
  • May 18: Senior Breakfast, 7:30 am
  • May 24: Commencement Ceremony, 8 pm, athletic stadium followed by Project Grad party at Cracker Jax!
Yearbook for Sale Now!
$80 until May 14th  $85 after May 14th

Don't forget to make your memories last a lifetime and buy a yearbook! 
Buy in the Bookstore
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PTO Needs You
We need nominations for PTO Treasurer
Get your voice heard! Join a great team (the Exec Board is complete except for Treasurer)

- It's important -
- It's rewarding -
- and it's fun! -

To submit your nomination or to provide more detail, p lease email Linda Schlenker at  PresidentElect@arcadiapto.org
Staff Appreciation Week NEXT WEEK!
May 7th - 11th

Staff Appreciation Week is continuing as planned for next week. If you would like to help set up or donate any items for the daily festivities, CLICK HERE
Auction Wrap Up Meeting
May 8th, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Kneaders 4126 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Did you volunteer to help with the Auction this year? Please attend the Auction Wrapup Meeting to get your input on what went well and what could be done better next year. You aren't promising to volunteer next year!
Auction Party - Steak, Cigars & Wine
An evening of Fine Cigars, Prime Steak Dinner, and a selection of Specialty Bourbons and Scotch, along with beer and wine for an elegant but casual evening. All you need to bring is your appetite and great conversation. Singles, couples, men, women....all are welcome.
Hosts: Kevin Hunt, Stephan Constantinou, Mark Ashworth, David Binsfield, Chris Spiekerman, and Alan Earl
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Get short reminder texts from the PTO about things like PTO Meetings & more.

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Growing the "A"
Arcadia Students Win Scholarships from Scottsdale Rotary Club  
Arcadia students were well represented among the 2018 scholarship winners announced by the Rotary Club of Scottsdale:  
  • Peter J. Fish Business scholarship - first place - Cecilia Forshey ($7500)
  • Bob Murray Performing Arts scholarship - first place - Jacob Staudenmaier ($7500)
  • Peter J. Fish Vocational scholarship - first place - Brisa Marroquin ($7500)
  • Park Shaw First Responder scholarship - first place - Nathaniel Zachariah ($2500)
  • Athletics scholarship - second place - Jack Spier ($5000)
Walk Out Update
What Can You Do?
How can YOU help end the Walk-Out and get funding for our public schools? Here are 7 options ...
  • Call Governor Ducey's Office... to demand to fully fund schools CLICK HERE
  • Call Your Legislator's Office

    ... to demand to fully fund schools CLICK HERE

  • Spread the Truth ... share the message on social media & with your friends and family. #REDforED
  • Stay in the Loop  ... check updates.susd.org for the latest information.
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
Rummage Sale
3814 N 36th St., Phoenix, AZ  85018
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
benefits Marching Band

Smoothie King (56th & Indian School Rd)
2:30 - 7:30 pm
Swim & Dive
Marching Band
Rummage Sale Saturday
at 3814 N. 36th Street, Phoenix, AZ  85018
DONATION DROP OFF: W,Th,F 5:00 - 7:00 pm
SHOP: Saturday 6:30 am - 12:00 pm

Do you have a pile of donations or need to clean out a closet? Drop it all off Wed, Thur, or Friday between 5:00 - 7:00 pm for the Marching Band Rummage Sale! The profits will be donated to your 2017 State Champions AHS Marching Band! We appreciate your donations & support!
Media Comm
AHS Film Festival May 14th @ 6:15 pm
Harkins Shea 14 Theaters
Less than 2 weeks away! The ever popular (and always sold out) Arcadia Film Festival is Monday, May 14, 6:15 PM at the Harkins Shea 14 Theaters (Scottsdale Road/Shea)Reserved Seats ($20 each) are available for purchase at the Arcadia Book Store only until THIS FRIDAY. Tickets will be available at the door (first come, first serve until theater sells out) - $8 for students, $10 for adults. The students will be selling raffle tickets at the Film Festival for the chance to win many great items: Johnjay & Rich Backstage Pass, Diamondbacks Tickets, SNEAKY BIG Studios Behind The Scenes Tour, LaLaLand album from Emma Stone, Arcadia Ice Arena party, equipment services/rental, Pilates & Yoga classes, jewelry, clothing, dog grooming, gift cards of all types, and much more. Raffle tickets will cost $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets.  READ MORE >>  
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.
Congratulations to the Arcadia Boys' Tennis team
who finished their regular season with 13 wins and 1 loss in overall standings. Junior Rush Williams won Third Place in Division II Singles State Championship at Paseo Racquet Center this past 
Saturday . Arcadia Varsity continues to advance in the Team State Championship after winning the first round last week. They take on Cactus Shadows today at  3pm.  Good luck Titans! Special thanks to first-year coach Karen Fleissner for leading the team through a successful season.
Swim & Dive
New Members & Captain Meeting
May 7th at 6:00 pm in Coach McClurg's Rm 5623
Do you want to join AHS Swim & Dive next year?
Join us for a smoothie to learn about the new season.   CLICK FLYER >>

Jolyn Swimsuit Trunk Show
May 12th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm,  3421 N. 47th Pl .
The Arcadia community is invited to join us for a Jolyn Swimsuit Trunk Show fundraiser benefiting Swim and Dive.  Just in time for summer!!

For those on Swim and Dive that would like to purchase their team suit and apparel before summer, we will be offering an opportunity to place your order during the month of May. Watch for order information at the beginning of May in Coach McClurg's room. There will also be another order opportunity in August.
Section_NeighborhoodNewsNeighborhood News
Some AZ teachers hold classes off campus during walkout
Nobody was counting calories at this Scottsdale Weight Watchers Center Thursday, but they were crunching a lot of numbers.
Ives Machiz teaches A.P. statistics at Arcadia High School in Phoenix. He didn't want students to fall behind, with campus closed and teachers now on strike, so he decided to hold a voluntary stats class at the Weight Watchers office near Shea Boulevard and Scottsdale Road.    READ MORE >> 
Host a Foreign Exchange Student
These students and others like them, will be arriving August 2018 and they cannot wait to get the news of their American host family!
This family voluntarily provides their student with food, lodging, an open heart, and the opportunity to learn firsthand about American culture. Students have their own personal spending money, full health benefits, and the continual support of local AFS volunteers in the community.

For more information contact your local volunteer
CAROL MEISSNER - 602.230.9151 C: 602.214.1040 -  carol@meissneraz.com
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