Week 39 -  May 16th, 2018
Students Must Return Textbooks, Library Books, and More
to Register for 2018-19 School Year
Did you know that students will not be able to register for Arcadia High School 2018-19 if they have any unreturned textbooks, library books, athletic gear, or fees on their account. Seriously ... this affects students every year, and it's not fun for anyone. Please search under the bed so you can enjoy the summer.
W 5/16 PTO Exec Meeting, 9:00 - 10:30 am

5/16 Senior Honors & Awards Ceremony, 6:30 - 8:00 pm 
WTh 5/16-17 Market Days
Th 5/17 NHS Induction Ceremony, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
F 5/18
Senior Breakfast, 9:00 am << TIME UPDATE

5/18 CMAS Concert, 7:00 pm, Auditorium
5/22 - 24
Th 5/24 Graduation, 8:00 pm, AHS Football Field
Th 5/31 PTO Bylaw Committee Deadline

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Important End of the Year Info

Locker Clean Out by May 21st
$10 fee if any items in lockers
Lockers need to be cleaned out by May 21. If items are left in your locker you will be charged a $10.00 fee. You also will not be able to register for classes until all existing fees have been paid in full. Thank you Security

Yearbook Pickup & Purchase
$80 in Bookstore
All prepaid yearbooks are now in the bookstore if you were not able to pick them up during distribution. Also, you can purchase yearbooks directly from the bookstore for $80.

Book & Gear Return
All student are encouraged to return all textbooks by the end of the year.  This also includes library books and calculators ... if you've borrowed it from Arcadia High School, you need to return it!  Remember that you will not be able to register in the Fall until all books have been returned and any fines have been paid.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Thomas in the Bookstore.

2018-19 StuGo
If you want to join Stugo for next year, get a packet in Ms. Munn's room, 5606. Interviews will begin on Monday. 
Project Grad Committee Needs Your Help!

The countdown is on... only 1 week 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:

Donate Raffle Item
Donate Cash Here

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.   SEE FORMS ONLINE HERE

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.

Civics Test Required for Graduation
Seniors, remember you must pass civics before you can graduate. If you need to pass civics please come to Ms. Palatucci's office to take the test.

Senior Survey
All Seniors should have filled out a senior survey. If you have not, please complete it as soon as possible. Copies are available in the College and Career Center. It only takes a minute to fill out and all seniors are required to to submit a senior survey. 

Important Dates for Seniors
  • ASAP: Photos due for senior slide show. Click HERE for more info.
  • May 16: Senior Awards Night, 6:30 pm, auditorium
  • May 18: Senior Breakfast, 9:00 am << UPDATED TIME
  • May 24: Commencement Ceremony, 8 pm, athletic stadium followed by Project Grad party at Cracker Jax!
PTO News
Thank you to our AMAZING Staff Appreciation Chairs & Volunteers!
Staff Appreciation Week was a delight, and the staff was thoroughly spoiled by the PTO.  Many thanks to Cori Jones and Nicole Zeff for leading the charge, and to all the volunteers who helped set up, break down, and serve. And to our excellent Arcadia staff who work so hard to provide the best education and environment for our students!

Senior Picnic was a Huge Success
Thank you to Isabel Feulner who chaired this year's senior picnic which was held at MidFirst Bank R&G Ranch.  Many thanks to our team of volunteers who helped serve, organize and clean throughout the event.  All your efforts are appreciated!

Thanks to Circle K
Donation of $1,000 to Arcadia High School
Thank you to Circle K for supporting Arcadia!
Join the Bylaws Review Committee
Respond before May 31st

PTO will be putting together a committee to work on updating the Booster handbook and address any changes necessary to the PTO bylaws. If anyone is interested in joining the committee, please email  PresidentElect@arcadiapto.org before May 31st.
Arcadia One Lunch Volunteers Opportunity
Contact Karen Treon at  ktreon@gmail.com
Arcadia's One Lunch allows everyone on campus to eat at 
the same time. This allows for club meetings, extra help from teachers, informational meetings . . . all kinds of good things.  This wouldn't be possible without parents helping with lunch duties.  It is a fun and popular volunteer commitment.  Volunteers have a shift - typically once every other week but some people work only once a month - and they choose to work at the lunch carts, the lunch kiosk, or in the cafe as the line monitor.  We have some great spots left - including the coveted kiosk shifts!
Get Text Reminders from PTO
Get short reminder texts from the PTO about things like PTO Meetings & more.

Text: @ARCADIAPTO          To:   81010
Fundraising Calendar

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Up to 5% of your shopping will be donated!
Start your shopping at www.arcadiapto.org/AMAZON
Year End Concert
Friday May 18th, 7:00 pm, Auditorium

Join CMAS this Friday, in the auditorium, at 7pm for the CMAS end of the year concert, Songwriter Night. CMAS partner's with Technical Theater for this one, and it's truly an incredible event. It's going to be an amazing show! Come and sing along as we say goodbye to the school year, and our graduating seniors, with a show unlike any you've seen before!
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Water Donations for Graduation Fundraiser
The National Honor Society is putting on their first charitable fundraiser and needs your help! They are collecting cases of 16oz water bottles to sell at graduation May 24th. All donations may be dropped off in the front office labeled "NHS" and will be accepted anytime up until graduation day. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Marching Band
Mandatory Parent & Student Meeting
May 22nd, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Are you interested in joining Marching Band next year? Come learn about what to expect from Band Director Mr. Gardner and the Boosters.

Auditions May 15th & 16th, 3:00 - 5:00, Band Room
Colorguard auditions for the 2018 Spirit of Arcadia Marching Band will take place tomorrow May 15 and Wed May 16 from 3:00-5:00 in the band room. If you want more information, please stop by the band room at any time to speak with Mr. Gardner. 
Media Comm
Film Festival

Six student written, directed, produced, cinematographed films, under the supervision of Film/ANN instructor Eric Luse, made their World Premiere at the 2018 Film Festival held on Monday, May 14, before a sold out crowd at the Harkins Shea 14 Theaters:
  • ABC (Film Crew: Jacob Staudenmaier, Dash McDonald, Lindsay Formica - Lead actors: Keegan Godfrey & Zac Denious)
  • Cardboard Wings (Film Crew: Lindsay Formica, Heather DeGroote)
  • Masked (Film Crew: Lainey Durchslag, Narsah Tate Khamis, Avery Moric, Michael Marting, Kyle Arnold, Helena Carey, Drew Nosky)
  • Shots (Film Crew: Reece O'Connor, Casie Chavez, Max Swiergol, Jack Hunt, Caleb Massimi, Ava Lind, Tommy Monaghan)
  • Tether (Film Crew: Costi Haig, Nick Forney, Zoe Campbell, Christopher Smith, Shane Babasick, Anthony Mayo, Dash McDonald)
  • Trauma (Film Crew: Racheal Schulman, Jake Smith, Brendan Weinerth, Steven Sharp, Alex Voigt, Lauren Dib, Alexa Teneyck)
    The Film voted "Fan Favorite" was ABC.
Attention Spring Athletes
Attention Spring sports athletes- you need to return your uniforms to Coach Blaker this week. Times for returns will be before school, during lunch or right after school. Uniform returns go to room 3418. Failure to return items will result in a bookstore fine.
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Retirement Party
for Mrs. Ruderman & Mrs. Baldwin
May 21st, 4:00 - 6:00, Hopi Cafeteria

Beloved Hopi teachers Mrs. Ruderman and Mrs. Baldwin are retiring at the end of this year, but not without a show of how much we love them!  Join us for our very last community event in the Hopi Cafeteria v1.0 for some refreshments and photos with your teacher.

If you've been wanting to walk around the original Hopi campus one last time (before it's gone forever), this would be a great night to do it!

If you have any pictures of your child Mrs. Baldwin or Mrs. Ruderman to include in the slideshow, please email them to gracefulkel@yahoo.com no later than May 17th.
Ingleside PTO Needs President
All Executive & General Positions Full Already!
Ingleside MS PTO is looking for a 2018-19 PTO President. All the Executive & General Board positions are full, which makes the President's job much easier. Please contact Hillary Gurley at  advisor@inglesidepto.com wit
SUSD's latest acting superintendent tenure set for 123 days
Dr. John A. Kriekard was selected as acting superintendent by the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board on Friday, May 11, by a 4-1 vote.

Governing Board member Allyson Beckham was the dissenting vote.
Earlier that week, on May 7, the board voted 4-0 to direct legal counsel to notify Dr. John Kriekard and Dr. Milissa Sackos the board would like to interview them for the position of acting superintendent. READ MORE >>
SUSD ex-CFO indicted on 11 felony charges of fraud, conflicts of interest
Scottsdale Unified School District's ex-chief financial officer  faces 11 felony charges, two involving fraud and nine involving conflicts of interesttied to a consulting company she previously led and co-owned, according to the Arizona Attorney General's Office. 
Laura Smith was notified of the May 8 grand jury indictment on Monday. She is accused of failing to disclose her interest in a district vendor, Professional Group Public Consulting, and failing to remove herself from district decisions involving the Mesa-based consulting firm, according to Maricopa County Superior Court documents. 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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