Week 38 -  May 6th, 2020
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4th - 8th AHS Staff Appreciation Week  see more here
Th 5/7 CMAS Online Concert, 7pm, watch online http://arcadiacmas.com/ 
Tu 5/19 SUSD Governing Board Meeting, 5pm
W 5/20 Senior Parade, 6pm  see information below

TBD Yearbook Delivery  date tbd

TBD Textbook Return  date tbd
Th 5/21 Last Day of School
Mo 6/15 Booster Tax Documents Due to PTO Treasurer
30th-31st AHS Campcadia for new students SIGN UP ONLINE HERE
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AHS Students Earn Recognition for the Arts in AZ

WELL DONE to four AHS students who joined 37 of SUSD's Class of 2020 to receive the Arizona Department of Education (ADE)'s new State Seal of Arts Proficiency. The seal recognizes and celebrates graduating seniors' high levels of achievement in meeting the ADE's Arizona Arts Education Standards. The seal was established last year by the Arizona Legislature and signed into law by Governor Doug Ducey.  Students who receive the seal were selected based on their grade point averages throughout their high school career, consistently strong performances in their Arts education courses and a digital portfolio of their work.

Lainey Durchslag (Band/Film)
Toni Stark (Theatre/Visual Art)
Oriana Valcamp (Theatre)
Jamie Villarreal (Theatre/Visual Art)
AHS senior wins Valley Metro wrap design contest

(Valley Metro Photo of Kate Flores)
An Arcadia High School student will soon have her artwork portrayed across the Valley thanks to Valley Metro.

Arcadia senior Kate Flores edged out the competition with her "Oh the places you'll go with Valley Metro" design to take home Valley Metro's 20th annual Design a Transit Wrap contest, the company announced in a press release Tuesday.
Flores' design will be wrapped on a Valley Metro bus and light rail train for a year.

"I wanted to show off Phoenix and all the different places Valley Metro takes people," Flores said in the release. "I even put in Camelback Mountain because my high school overlooks it, and I wanted a little piece of me represented in the design."
Flores' design beat out more than 100 entries submitted by high school students across Maricopa County.
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.
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. 

  • for previous steps, see previous eBlasts
  • 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.
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
Attention Students Interested in STUGO Interviews
Please email Miss Munn at cmunn@susd.org by THIS FRIDAY with the following to be added to an Interview Classroom to receive your packets, information, deadlines, and more!!
Email - your name, what grade level you are going into, and the position you are seeking.
AP Testing
** NEW **  Arcadia teachers, counselors and admin met and created a document to help students navigate the AP exams in the new environment.  Attached is the document and here is the link to a web publishing:  https://my.visme.co/view/z4jm1oyo-ap-information
SUSD Summer School
Summer School is available for students residing in Arizona entering grades 9-12. Attending SUSD Summer School is a great option for students who want to complete course credit, replace a poor grade or to learn a semester of content within a three-week timeline. Summer School offers many courses in an online and in-person and are taught by certified teachers.
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.


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.

Senior Events & Info
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.
First Annual Senior Parade
Wednesday, May 20th,  6:00 pm
follow us on Instagram @ArcadiaSeniorParade2020

Arcadia, you are all invited to participate in the First Annual Senior Parade!!  Please come out and support our AMAZING senior class!!  This is our chance to come together as a community as celebrate these incredible students!!
The parade will be Wednesday, May 20th at 6:00 pm.   It will begin and end at Hopi Elementary due to the Arcadia parking lot being unavailable.  The parade will begin with our Grand Marshall, Student Body President Charlie Siegel, welcoming everyone with a few words as well as senior  Olivia McGinley singing our National Anthem, and Principal Stevens greeting everyone. We will then begin the parade and the route is attached. 

If you live along the route, please come out and cheer on our seniors!!  Please decorate your yards, play Pomp and Circumstance loud for all the parade to hear, have signs and balloons!!  If you do not live along the route, please come and park on the route and watch from the safety of your car or sit on top of your car.  Please also consider having signs, banners, and balloons!  **Important that we all follow the rules for social distancing in order to make this a success for our seniors!!**

Please follow us on Instagram @ArcadiaSeniorParade2020!!  This is where you will hear our Grand Marshall, National Anthem, and our Administration speak prior to the parade, as well as Pomp and Circumstance throughout while we go LIVE!

End of the Year Reminders

Google Drive File Transfer for Graduates 
You need to transfer whatever you want to keep from google drive to your personal account or computer. The district will delete your account shortly after graduation. Detailed instructions are in the Class of 2018 google classroom.
Refunding Lunch Card Money
Do you have a graduating Senior with $ in their lunch account? Contact Aimee Morgan at amorgan@susd.org for a refund
PTO News
Reminder to ALL Booster Clubs

As the school year comes to a close, it is time to have your financial information in order. The PTO Treasurer must have the following booster club financial information for June 2019 - May 2020 by June 15th. Providing timely and accurate financial records is a requirement to remain an active booster club under the PTO bylaws.

Required documents -
1) Copies of monthly Chase Bank statements
2) Income/Expense Detail (see attached example) - NOT A CHECK REGISTER!
3) Check for $35 made payable to the Arcadia PTO for tax preparation.

Please contact Susan Rauhoff, PTO Treasurer, with questions at  treasurer@arcadiapto.org or 602-741-4898.
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

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
Email eBlast entries to communications@arcadiapto.org by Monday 12 pm
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