ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL
Monday, October 23rd, 2017
This document is online at www.ahs.ausd.net
Thursday, 10/26/2017 is Collaboration Day.
Students will be released at 11:40 am
Attention All Students:
The Counselors are sponsoring a three day workshop series on stress management to help everyone "De-Stress!"
All of the following activities will take place at lunch:
*Wednesday, November 1 (Lecture Hall): "Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Stress"
*Thursday, November 2 (Lecture Hall): "Talking to Parents about Stress & Available Resources"
*Friday, November 3 (North Gym): Coloring Page, Slime, & Dream Stations and Therapy Dog
*Friday, November 3 (CTE Gym): Yoga, Meditation, and Quiet Music
Please join us and "Let's De-Stress
SWIM SURVIVAL TEST
Attention all 11th & 12th grade students,
The Swim Survival test is a graduation requirement. If you have not taken the test, here is your final opportunity for this school year. Testing has been scheduled at Arcadia High School’s swimming pool from:
12:00 pm– 1:00 pm on Thursday, October 26th
Come in a swimsuit; bring a towel and your ID Card.
Remember Juniors, if you do not pass before the end of this school, your elective will be changed to a PE Swim class for next school year. Don’t procrastinate.
Calling all students looking for volunteer/service hours!
AHS is offering a class to help students in our community who are learning English as a new language. These students need peers to talk to, interact with, and ask questions.
We are looking for volunteers, 1 hour per week, after school, to help our students practice their English. It is preferable if you are able to have conversations about academic subjects (for instance, helping with homework), but as long as you are a social person who likes to meet and help new people, then we would love to have you as a volunteer!
Questions, contact Mr. Cutter, Room J211, firstname.lastname@example.org
Softball Tryouts date change- October 30th and November 1st. 5pm to 7:30pm new dates. Please bring Athletic Clearance with you, also bring cleats, glove, water and a lot of energy. Good Luck. GO APACHES!!!!!!!
AHS Badminton tryouts are next week (the week of Oct. 23-27). In order to try out, you must have completed the Athletic Clearance process, which includes completing a sports physical. Please click here and click on "Athletic Clearance Form" to get the process started.
Schedule for tryouts:
Girls Tryout, 1st Day: Mon., Oct. 23, 7:00 to 10:00 pm, North Gym.
Boys Tryout, 1st Day: Wed., Oct. 25, 7:00 to 10:00 pm, North Gym. (For those girls in the Orchestra Concert on Oct. 23, please attend the first day of Boys tryouts instead. You must, however, email Coach Mike at email@example.com before October 23rd to let him know. You will not be trying out against the boys.)
2nd Rd of tryouts -- only for those Boys and Girls who are invited back for the 2nd round -- Thursday, Oct. 26, 7:00 to 10:00 pm, North Gym.
ATTENTION ALL ACCEPTED CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION (CSF) MEMBERS: Accepted CSF member lists will be posted in your classrooms during the week of October 23 - 27, 2017. You will need to pay your $5 membership dues in the ASB Office during the week of October 30 - November 3, 2017. The ASB Office will accept your dues either before school, at lunch, or after school. If you have any questions, please see your CSF Adviser immediately.
Thursday, October 26th is Staff Collaboration Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:40 am. Students have the option to purchase/request a bagged lunch from the cafeteria that day if they sign up on this form before hand. Students eligible for free or reduced meals also need to complete this form if they intend to receive a free or reduced bagged lunch from the cafeteria on this day. All submissions must be completed by 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 25th.
Swim Team Informational Meeting--There will be a meeting regarding swim team tryouts on Monday, November 23 at 3:00 pm on the AHS pool deck.
Seniors: Don't forget to purchase your Grad Night ticket. $140 in the ASB office.
FREE PEER TUTORING
Hey Apaches! Want to boost your grades? Need homework help? New organizational or study tips and tricks? If so, come and get tutored by the best and brightest of AHS! FREE tutoring takes place at the AHS Library every Monday - Friday from 3:00 - 4:00 PM! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or visit our website: students.ausd.net/ahstutors.
Study rooms are available in the library before school, during lunch, during 6th period, and after school. You can reserve a study room by going to goo.gl/ZKm2gA. Be sure to check in with the library staff when you arrive to use the room. Only two reservations per week are permitted.
SENIORS ONLY: The Cal State LA Student Ambassador will be visiting the Career Center on Fridays through December to assist with your Cal State applications and any questions about any Cal State university. You MUST sign up for a visit at this link. Please do NOT sign up on Naviance. Call slips will be sent on the day of the visit and only if we can accommodate you. If you are not called for the day you chose you will be scheduled for the following Friday as appointments permit.
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - Scholarships can be found on the AHS website on the student tab/scholarship bulletin or at this link
SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE - Elks National Foundation has partnered with International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. to offer the Most Valuable Student Scholarship Award which awards $2.44 million annually to 500 students nationwide. You must be a high school senior, US citizen and active in schools and communities. The deadline to apply is 11/27/2017 and the application is available at http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY - Edison Scholars Program - STEM Scholarship: Applicants must be high school seniors with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA, plan to pursue studies in the STEM fields at a four-year accredited college or university, and show financial need. Specific college majors include: computer and information systems, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation, or physical sciences. Applicants must live in Southern California Edison’s service territory. The top 100 finalists will be required to submit a short video. Dependents of Edison International and SCE employees and retirees are not eligible. Application information can be found at http://www.edisonscholars.com/ and the deadline to apply is December 1, 2017
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors:
If you are a good student, have time after school, want to make a little money, and interested in helping other students, you can add your name and contact info to the Tutor Book at the Counselor of the Day desk. This will allow students/parents to call you to arrange a tutoring session. You’ll make your own arrangements directly with the students/parents who contact you, including your fee and availability. The Tutor Book will be at the Counselor of the Day desk for the entire school year.
COLLEGE VISITS -
COLLEGES REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE VISITING DURING LUNCH AND AFTER SCHOOL THROUGH DECEMBER. All students in grades 9 - 12 are welcome to attend these visits. You can view which schools are visiting in your Naviance Family Connection account, AHS website student tab/scholarship bulletin or at this link. YOU MUST SIGN UP THROUGH YOUR NAVIANCE FAMILY CONNECTION ACCOUNT AT connection.naviance.com/arcadiahs Your student ID number is your username and your password is the same as your email and PowerSchool password.
Please remember - if you sign up please show up to the visit or remove your name from the visit. Seniors -You will often be meeting with the actual admissions reps who read your applications and make admissions decisions.These visits are open to AHS students(9-12 unless noted) and parents of AHS students only. If you have any questions about these visits, please see Ms. Wona in the Career Center.
The Coca-Cola Scholarship - The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The application deadline is 10/31/2017 and can be completed at http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/ Applicants must be: current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools); U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees; anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application; planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
The Student Handbook is now digital and can be located on our AHS Website under Students.
Birthday grams and birthday marquee messages are available for purchase! Show your love for your friends by purchasing a gram or putting their name up on the big screen. Birthday grams are $5 and birthday marquee messages are $10! Purchases available at the ASB office.
PARKING: All student please make sure your decal/parking permit is displayed clearly on your rear view mirror when pulling into the student parking lot. If you can't display your permit in this manner, please show your permit to school security as you pull into the parking lot. While your vehicle is parked in the school lot; please make sure your permit is displayed clearly on your dashboard or rearview mirror. Thank you!
Attendance Policies & Procedures Reminder
It is important to follow the necessary steps when absent:
Step 1 - Parent/Guardian should notify attendance office by phone, email or fax of absence in a brief message stating name, ID#, grade, date and reason for every absence.
Step 2 - Note must be submitted to the attendance signed by at least one parent or guardian the day student returns to school. The note must include student name, ID#, grade date(s) and periods of absence, and reason for absence. Name and signature of parent/guardian and relationship to student must also be on the note with a current phone number.
Educational guidelines require the school to have a note for student absences. The following procedures will be followed:
If a student does not bring in a note they will be assigned Saturday School. The absence will be considered a truant or unexcused absence.
Once a student has received a Saturday School assignment they have one day to clear the absence with a note from their parent or guardian. If the note is brought in the day after they are originally assigned Saturday School they will not have to serve Saturday School.
If the note is not brought by the end of the day after Saturday School is assigned the student will have to serve their assigned Saturday School and the absence will stay as a truant or unexcused absence.
Students must report to the attendance office when they receive a call-slip. It is your opportunity to submit your note so you will not be assigned Saturday School. Failure to appear will result in a referral to Saturday School.