Week 37 -  April 29th, 2020
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  • Hosted parties will receive correspondence from the hostesses with details of the event once dates are set.
  • Please contact Tricia @ 480-650-4500 for item pick up.
  • The Mellen Family are the lucky winners of the Reserved Parking Spot!
A BIG thank you to our auction chairs Marisa Morganstern and Kim Schloz.  Their dedication and months of hard work paid off.
Staff Appreciation Week is May 4th - 8th

Teacher Appreciation Week is fast approaching, and we've been scratching our heads for a fun and socially distanced way to honor our Arcadia High School Teachers, Counselors, Nurses, and Support Staff who work directly with students - you know, the ones in the trenches with our kids right now, working overtime to continue to provide structure, emotional support, advice, laughs, commiseration, and of course LEARNING, every school day.   While we have plans to send e-treats with the remainder of our Teacher Appreciation budget, we are asking for your help to pull off a couple of surprises.
RKDA Senior Spirit!
Be sure to check out the outdoor boards that will be running for the month.  We love our Seniors

Questions & Answers

High school principals, using feedback from our graduating seniors, are exploring ways to honor Scottsdale Unified School District seniors on May 21, 2020. Feedback we received from students favored of an in-person celebration in the summer if/when stay at home orders are lifted. We are continuing to plan for either or both of these options for our amazing seniors. The Governor's current "stay at home" order expires April 30, 2020, and we hope to have more guidance from his office after that time. - last updated 4/24/20 by SUSD

Mr. Mauck has been in contact with Jostens and they have informed him that the book is still being published. It was finalized over spring break and he still expects delivery sometime in May. he will let us know know if anything changes. - last updated March 31st

Email on April 3rd, 2020 from collegeboard@e.collegeboard.org.
New AHS Principal Search
per school wide email from Principal Stevens on 4/18/20

We will immediately begin the selection process for a new principal for the 2020-2021 school year. This process values input from the community and matches the selected candidate with the Arcadia High School vision, as well as the District's core purpose, values and goals. We will convene an interview team with two parents, two classified staff, two certified staff, one learning community principal, one district administrator, Dr. Sackos and Dr. Bowman. 

  • 04/16/2020: Announcement by Mr. Todd Stevens to Community, Students and Staff
  • 04/16/2020: Letter Issued to Arcadia Parents with Hiring Timeline 
  • 04/16/2020: Position posted on www.susd.org/Jobs
  •  04/29/2020: 10 - 11 a.m. Arcadia High School Site Council Virtual Meeting
  • 04/29/2020: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Arcadia High School Staff Virtual Meeting 
  • 04/30/2020: 5:30 p.m. Community Virtual Meeting to Gather Input on Qualities of the Next Arcadia Principal 
  • 05/04/2020: E-mail Survey This Week to Arcadia Community to Prioritize Qualities of the Next Arcadia Principal 
  • 05/04/2020: Position Posting Closes at Midnight
  • 05/13/2020: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Candidate Interviews 
  • 05/15/2020: Candidate Final Virtual Interviews with Current and Incoming Superintendents, Drs. Kriekard and Menzel 
  • 05/18/2020: Recommendation for Successful Candidate Shared with Governing Board and Community 
  • 05/19/2020: Earliest Opportunity for Governing Board Consideration/Decision on Recommended Candidate 
  • 06/09/2020: Additional Opportunity for Governing Board Consideration/Decision on Recommended Candidate.
Cast your votes, StuGo Elections are this week!
Thursday the candidates speeches will go live and Friday is voting day. Please make sure you log into your "class of" google classrooms to vote!  Here are you candidates to follow on social media for campaigning: CLICK HERE 
Remember, every vote counts! 
New & Free Arcadia Alumni Mentorship Program

Recent AHS grads have recruited a diverse group of alumni from various post-Arcadia phases of life to be what we all wish we'd had when we were in high school- someone who gets it, who has been there, who understands, and is willing to answer all the questions. This is an entirely free service provided by Arcadia High School alumni volunteers who are looking to help and support current AHS students at this time.

Whether your student is deciding between in-state and out-of-state, making decisions about loans, has questions about greek life, collegiate level sports, the majors they are interested in, or the experience they are looking for after Arcadia, we want to help and connect them to the resources we found helpful.

Meet a Mentor: Mentor Gabby Mills graduated from Arcadia in 2015. At Arcadia she was on the cheer team and part of the NHS. She attended Arizona State University where she studied Biomedical Engineering/Global Health. While at ASU, she was President of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and worked as an intern at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGEN). After she graduated from ASU in 2019, she moved to England to pursue a PhD in Chemical Engineering at Cambridge University. 

If you have any further questions, please contact the program coordinator, Kathryn Chamberlin '15, at kjchamb2@asu.edu or (602) 680-9474
Senior Stars
Support the annual list of outstanding AHS Seniors by following & liking the Instagram account @ArcadiaSeniorStars2020

Senior Profiles
Support the entire Senior Class of 2020 by following & liking photos of all the AHS graduating seniors on this account.
SUSD Provides Student Meals During School Closure  
  • Beginning April 15, meals will be distributed weekly - on Wednesdays - rather than each weekday.
  • Adults will be able to pick up five breakfasts and five lunches for every child ages 1 - 18 in the household.
  • Meals will be distributed from 9 - 11 a.m. every Wednesday at 6 SUSD schools.
Send Some Love with custom Arcadia Gift Box
Perfect for anyone who deserves some extra love during these tough times - whether recognizing a hardworking parent, supportive bestie, selfless neighbor, or a devoted teacher - the Hopi Loves Local gift box is a great way to support local business and your neighborhood school. 
Each gift box includes:
  • Gorgeous bouquet created by Flowers by Mel (bouquet may differ in style from image shown above due to flower availability)
  • Delicious, freshly baked sugar cookie 4-pack from Crumbl Cookies Arcadia
  • Hand poured, hand blended Cactus Flower-scented soy candle by Mame Soy Candles
  • Luxurious, moisturizing Butter & Fig Barrel Cactus and Rain scented hand lotion from UrbAna
Items will be packaged in a kraft box (9" x 7" x 3.5") and finished with olive green crinkle paper. Each box is $75 and will available for pick-up or delivery on Saturday, May 9. 


College & Career Center Remind Updates
Parents and students should text @arcadiaccc to 81010 to sign up.

Hello Seniors,

As a service to students and families, NACAC (National Association for College Admissions Counseling) is providing this online tool as a centeral resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coroavirus out break.

PTO News
PTO Executive Board Positions for 2020-21
President Elect Open
The PTO is looking for volunteers to join the Executive Board for next year!  Job descriptions are available at  www.arcadiapto.org. It is a great way to get involved and support our amazing teachers!  Contact Linda Schlenker for more information at  advisor@arcadiapto.org or 602-576-3828.
Committee Chair Positions Open for 2020-2021

Project Graduation  - Help the graduating senior class celebrate their success with a fun filled, exciting evening at Cracker Jax.  Project Grad is an Arcadia tradition that we have had for years so most aspects are already in place, but an event this big needs a chairperson to coordinate everything for the next class.

Hospitality - Provide refreshments at school functions such as General PTO meetings and Principal Coffees. Commitment is 3-4 times per school year.

If you are available to help out on a committee or would like some additional information please contact Jessica Horonenko at  volunteers@arcadiapto.org.
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Hopi May Hawktion  -  POSTPONED TO MAY see more info & auction items here
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