ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL
Monday, October 24th, 2016
This document is online at www.ahs.ausd.net
National Italian American Heritage Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Red Ribbon Week is October 24-28, 2016
This year's theme is - "YOLO- You Only Live Once" - One Life, One Choice
To show AHS Apache Spirit, AHS students are asked to wear something red to school on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.
There will be a meeting for students who are interested in trying out for the 2017 Arcadia High School Track Team on Tuesday November 1st at lunch in the Lecture Hall. All students wishing to tryout must attend. If you cannot attend, please make sure to see Coach Schultz in room C101 before school or at lunch prior to the meeting day.
The 2016 Presidential Election is almost here. Show your support for Speech and Debate and Key Club by purchasing a political button for 1.50 each or 2 for 2.00! Buttons can be bought from any Speech or Key Club member or in F103. Get some before they sell out!
JUNIOR/SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY - NROTC SCHOLARSHIP – Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship Program (NROTC) pays full tuition and fees, provides an allowance of $1000 for books and a monthly stipend for 4 years of college. You must be a U.S. Citizen, 17 yrs of age by Sept 1st of the year starting college, obtain HS diploma, be physically qualified by Marine Corps standards. For more information and application stop by the Career Center. Applications are due in December for Seniors. Application period for Juniors begins after March 7th.
" Due to the recent trend of the scary clown costumes. School Administration have decided to ban all forms of clown costumes for Halloween this year. Any student who attends school in such a costume will be sent home immediately with possible consequences attached."
AHS Badminton Tryouts:
Girls - Mon., Oct. 24 (Mandatory) & Wed., Oct. 26 (2nd Round)
Boys - Tue., Oct. 25 (Mandatory) & Thur., Oct. 27 (2nd Round)
North Gym, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Must have completed Athletic Clearance process to try out!
Swim Team Tryouts Meeting - There will be an informational meeting regarding swim team tryouts on Monday, October 24 at 3:00 pm at the AHS pool.
The PSAT will be given at Arcadia High School for all 10th graders*
*** Sophomores will take the PSAT during the school day on Wednesday, November 2nd***.
We will be needing 30 volunteers of any grade level except sophomore parents. All volunteers will help proctor the tests from 7:30am -12pm. Mandatory training will be provided the morning of the test. Please report to the North Gym by 7:00am.
Please add your student's ID number in the comment section and if you have prior experience as a proctor for the PSATs.
Hey Apaches! SCAC will be hosting its annual Fall Money Drive from October 17-21. Classes that raise $75 or more will receive Krispy Kreme Donuts and $100 or more will earn ice cream bars! All proceeds will go to support the White Mountain Apaches.
The Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Leadership Conference being held in Sacramento April 6 - 9, 2017. For more information go to www.apylp.org. Applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2016.
Arcadia High Peer Tutoring in the Library
Starting this year, we will begin tutoring for all 5 days. From Monday to Friday.
Please come if you need any help at all on any subject, our tutors are here to help.
The Reflections Program has begun! The National PTA Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. Each year, students in Pre-K through grade 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. The theme for 2016-17 is “What is Your Story?” Student Entry Forms and Information are found on these links and at the front desk .
National PTA Rules of Participation
Please do not forget you will need a consent form if you are taping, photographing or audio recording any persons attached to your entry. Deadline for Entries: October 31, 2016 @ the AHS Front Desk Questions: Judy Lee firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Basketball Try out information:
October 27th @ 3:30-5:30pm in the North Gym
October 28th @ 3:30-5:30pm in the South Gym
Make sure you are cleared through the Athletics Office prior to tryouts. See the AHS Athletics website for the clearance process.
The Elks National Foundation awards $2.44 million in scholarships through its Most Valuable Student Scholarship. You must be a senior and a U.S. citizen to apply. Applicants are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. For application and details visit enf.elks.org/mvs . The application deadline is November 30, 2016.
Mock SAT: The Princeton Review and ASB on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9AM to 1:30PM.
COLLEGE VISITS: Use your Naviance Family Connection to check out what colleges will be visiting You will find the visits listed under college visits on the Colleges tab. Do not forget to sign up. You can also view college visits by clicking here.
FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP:
Attention Senior Students and Parents:
For those who missed or would like to view the power point presentation given at the second Financial Aid Workshop (October 1st), you can now find the presentation posted on the Counseling webpage listed in the College Info section. Click on "Fall 2016 Financial Aid Workshop, Part II" to view.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SENIORS:
Have you requested Counselor Letters of Recommendation?
Have you made ANY changes to the Colleges I am Applying To list you submitted to the Career Center? (added a college, deleted a college, changed ED school, changed deadlines)
If YES, You MUST submit:
1.An ADD-On form for any new colleges added
(forms are in Docs library in Naviance, at the COD desk or in the Career Center)
2.An updated (accurate) list of your Colleges I am Applying To
It is the student’s responsibility to let your Counselor know where you are applying in order for them to send all your documents by the deadline dates.
Reminder: Senior counselors are in the Career Center every day at lunch through the month of October to answer questions and offer help.
Attention Seniors: Important College Admissions Information!
Please note that Naviance does not send SAT/ACT test scores to the colleges. Each student is responsible for sending his or her own official SAT/ACT test scores through www.collegeboard.org or www.act.org.
Italian Language Study Grants in Italy Opportunity - Order Sons of Italy in America and Sons of Italy Western Foundation are offering grants to study Italian. This grant is available to seniors who are planning to attend a two or four year institution in Fall 2017. Must be wholly or partially of Italian descent. Applications are available in the Career Center. The application deadline is 3/1/2017.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards established by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals is accepting applications until November 8, 2016. To qualify students must be in grades 5-12; be a legal resident of the US and have participated in a volunteer activity after 9/1/2015. For more information of the application process click on this link.
Wednesday, October 19th, is the FINAL day to request a Counselor Letter of Recommendation.
(Counselors have been accepting requests in the Career Center since Monday, September 19th.)
You must follow the process outlined in the workshop held on September 8th. If you missed the workshop, the powerpoint with instructions is posted on the counseling website under "College Apps/Recs". You must submit your 1) Student Data Packet, 2) List of Colleges, and 3) transcript fees.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT REQUESTS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED DURING LUNCH!
****Even if your deadline is not until December (or later), you must still submit your request by October 19th.****
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors:
Are you interested in tutoring? If you are a good student, have some time after school, want to make a little bit of money, and are 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 other students (or their parents) to call you and arrange a tutoring session. You will make your own arrangements directly with the students/parents who contact you, including your fee and your availability. The Tutor Book will be at the Counselor of the Day desk for the entire school year.
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.
California State PTA Graduating High School Senior Scholarship - available to seniors who are PTA members graduating from a CA high school before June 30, 2017. Deadline is 2/1/2017 http://capta.org/programs-events/scholarships/graduating-high-school-seniors/
Keep your eye out for all scholarships as they become available through your Family Connection account. Any questions - see Ms. Wona in the Career Center.
The Student Handbook that use to be in the student agendas 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.