Volume VI| September 6, 2019
ARCADIA TITAN EBLAST
KUDOS to our

ARCADIA SECURITY CREW!

They are moving and shaking things on campus and are helping to keep our kiddos safe!
From monitoring the bathrooms, parking lots, and classrooms, to manning the crosswalk on Indian School to checking ID's at the gates and walking the campus, etc etc etc...

WE THANK YOU for all that you do!

Your presence is valued and appreciated. Keep up the good work.

#RKDAlife
PSAT 11th grade Announcement
ATTN Juniors!
 On Wednesday, October 30th , Arcadia High School will host a PSAT testing opportunity during the school day.  Taking the PSAT is a great way to prepare for the SAT test, which assesses critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills. It also provides opportunities for students interested in qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  We have some open slots for 11th graders and registration is on a first come, first served basis.  To register, students must go to the bookstore and pay the $20 registration fee with cash or check. Seats are limited so timely registration is important. Registration will remain open as long as seats are available. If you have any questions, please email me at  sarajohnson@susd.org .

UPCOMING SPORT EVENTS
BOYS SOCCER PROGRAM UPDATE
Arcadia Boys Soccer Optional Preseason Practices

Starting Tuesday, October 1st at 3:15pm to 4:30pm in the stadium. Optional practices will be every Tuesday and Thursday during October.

Tryouts begin Monday, November 4th.

Contact Coach Diamanti with any questions or to be added to the boys soccer program website.
Interested in
Arcadia High Lacrosse?
Come to the Player/Parent meeting to get details for the high school program.

Tuesday, September 17th@7pm
Meet in the Cafeteria.

Follow them on Instagram @arcadiatitanslacrosse or visit their at www.arcadialax.com

Friday Night Lights TONIGHT at Washington High School!

Its an away game but it is not too far away!

Come support our Football team at
2217 W Glendale Ave
Phoenix AZ 85021
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Spring break travel to England?
If your student is interested in traveling to England for Spring Break...
2020 LONDON/ OXFORD SPRING BREAK TRIP!
 
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS: Day trip to Oxford, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater tour, Globe performance, British Museum, British Library, Platform 9 ¾, Charles Dicken’s Museum, Tate Museum, London markets, afternoon tea, and more!!
 
INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Parents of students interested in traveling to London during Spring Break 2020 are invited to attend an informational meeting

      Thursday, September 19 at 6pm
        
 in Mt. Olympus
 
CONTACT: Mrs. Mayorga  kmayorga@susd.org
 

Did your teen miss Picture day?
New Photo dates below
Photo Retakes Dates at Arcadia
Grades 9th -11th on Oct 3rd

Senior Portraits Sept 24th & 25th

Official Senior Photographer
Prestige Photography
4925 West Bell Rd
Glendale, AZ
480-296-2880

DUAL ENROLLMENT DEADLINES!
AHS students interested in Dual Enrollment at Scottsdale Community College must return fall registration forms and payment to SCC Admissions and Records no later than  Monday, September 9th at 4PM . Beyond this date, AHS students forfeit the opportunity to earn the dual enrollment credit for the class.  Please have your children check their backpacks for original SCC form. Here is a video presentation that will help completing the blue registration form.

AHS Students for Dual Enrollment at Mesa Community college your forms were most likely picked up this morning but you have until September 16th to get that to MCC. Please contact antonio.bracamonte@mesacc.edu gayle.thomson@mesacc.edu with any questions.
*Important AP CLASS information*
New AP EXAM PAYMENTS!
AP Exam Ordering has begun. Students order and pay for their exams in the bookstore. The cost is $94 per exam.

Order your exams from August 26th through October 3rd. October 3rd is the priority deadline.

The FINAL DEADLINE to order exams without a late fee, with the exception of US Government, is November 14th.

Exams ordered after November 14th will incur a late fee of $50 per exam. 

The FINAL DATE for ordering exams with or without the late fee is March 5, 2020. There are no exceptions .

Financial aid is available for students who qualify for the Free Lunch Program. If you qualify but have not applied for the free lunch program online, please do so immediately, so that your approval is on file prior to ordering. 

Please see Ms. LaCorte for further scholarship information.



The case of the missing mural...
No! It was never really missing just refurbished!
The mural has found a new home in the Library!

We are delighted to inform the Arcadia HS community that the beautiful mural that was in the original AHS library - Mount Olympus, has found a new home in our current library. 

Please stop by so Mr. Huffman can show off our new piece of artwork. 

The original mural was painted by artists Cooper and Danen Downs and gifted by the class of 1995.

HOMECOMING Parade info....
Homecoming Parade starts at 4pm on Friday September 20th
All of the Arcadia Complex schools will be represented in our annual Neighborhood Homecoming Parade!

Follow the route from the Shemer Art Center!
HOMECOMING dance September 21st
Stay tuned for details...
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Say YES to Children!
SUSD OVERRIDE!
Its time to renew the budget override which is stated to provide roughly $19million a year thru 2025 to SUSD. This override allows us to keep free full day kindergarten, keep current classes small, and retain our expansive electives. See this flyer for more information .
YES
College and Career Center info
FASFA INFO NIGHT!
If you are asking what is FASFA, have never filled out one of the forms, or have questions regarding how important it is to complete during your college application process this is your meeting!
Come learn the information and this will be presented in both English and Spanish.

6pm - 7pm at Mt Olympus on Monday, September 23rd



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Save the Date
Wednesday, October 2nd
for the FASFA Workshop!

Yes! Arcadia is going to provide a team of FASFA specialists to assist you in filling out the forms if you require some coaching.

Students are welcome to attend! Details will be available soon.

Contact Jacque in the College and Career center for more info.



SCHOLARSHIPS
Back to School Scholarships with links for more information that can be super helpful in your college quest.

Click here for more information!
Fundraising and Baseball!
From our social worker...
September is national teen suicide awareness month and we will have a resource fair at
Arcadia on September 20th.
Parents are invited.

Please stay tuned for details or contact Amanda Turner.
GRADUATION 2020 NEWS
PROJECT GRAD HELP NEEDED
PROJECT GRAD 2020 NEEDS a CHAIR!

If you are a Junior or Sophomore parent and are interested in planning the "semi overnight" senior event after the graduation ceremony, please contact our Co- Presidents