ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL
Monday, September 26th, 2016
This document is online at www.ahs.ausd.net
National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month is
September 15th - October 15th
Homecoming Spirit Week is Here!
Get ready to hype up Homecoming 2016 at the Annex Hollywood and Highland by joining our Journey to the Lights from September 26th to September 30th!
Monday, September 26th: Pajama Day -- Wear pajamas to school and join in on "Bobbing for Breakfast" at Lunch at the Rally Court!
Tuesday, September 27th: Sports Day -- Wear your favorite sports gear and watch us Tug-of-War at Lunch at the Rally Court!
Wednesday, September 28th: Twin Day -- Twin with your best friend or friends and come to the Rally Court for Clubs Day!
Thursday, September 29th: Tourist Day -- Wear your favorite tourist outfit and watch the "Relay for Light" at Lunch at the Rally Court!
Friday, September 30th: SPIRIT DAY -- Show off your inner Apache Spirit at our Pep Rally!
ATTENTION SENIORS! Important Reminder Regarding College Admissions!
Don't forget to attend our upcoming college-related workshops:
October 4 - CSU Application Workshop - Lunchtime - Lecture Hall
October 5 - UC Application Workshop - Lunchtime - Lecture Hall
October 6 - Personal Statement Workshop by Dr. Rebecca Joseph - Lunchtime - Lecture Hall
Get your fright on at Pep Squads annual Haunted House!
Enjoy a spooky good time with your friends and family October 21st and 22nd at The Haunted House located at Arcadia High School. Enter on Duarte Road from 8:00-10:00pm. Play scary fun games and win ghoulish prizes or stop by the snack shack to get thrilling snacks. Buy tickets from any Pep Squad member or order online at www.seatyourself.biz/arcadia
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.
Homecoming Tailgate! All freshmen invited. Link Crew will be providing free FOOD and games!! All you need to bring is your ID card, yourself, and LOTS OF APACHE SPIRIT! Head on over to the activities field on September 30 (Friday) from 3:30-6:30 pm. We'll see you there!! :)
Are you a club leader who wants to promote your club? Arcadia Unified School District Digital Communications Internship (AUSD DCI) is hosting a promotional video service! The videos will be posted on the Arcadia Unified Youtube channel under a playlist named "AHS Clubs" by Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Filming will take place at the Performing Arts Center Monday, September 26, 2016 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm.
Every club will be given 5 minutes to film, but the video will only be 1 minute long, so be sure to include the vital information!
On Wednesday, when you film...
- 3 club officers or members are allowed to be in the video
- you may bring props or your Club Day Tri-fold set up
- you may wear your club shirt
Some questions to answer:
- What do we do in this club?
- Why should I join this club?
- When are weekly meetings?
You can add additional information if necessary. Feel free to email email@example.com if you have any questions. Thank you!
SOFTBALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Practice will begin in October.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3pm to 5pm starting October 4th.
Reminder you will need your athletic release to practice.
Pasadena Jaycees – The Pasadena Jaycees are seeking volunteers for their Junior Chamber of Commerce Youth Intern Program. If you are interested in the chance to develop your networking and project management skills through community service project check out their site at pasadenajaycees.org. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org and attend an information session on Monday, October 10 at the Jaycee Office-Curtin House in Pasadena. Returning students meet at 6pm and new/prospective student at 7:15pm.
If you will need a counselor letter of recommendation:
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.
**Remember, if you have a November 1 deadline, you must submit your request which includes your Student Data Packet, List of Colleges, and transcript fees no later than Monday, September 26th.**
Financial Aid Workshop, Part II
When: Saturday, October 1st
Where: Performing Arts Center
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Who Should Attend: Senior Parents
Patrick Moore, Director of Financial Aid at Scripps College, will present information on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All seniors who plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year college must complete and file the FAFSA if they want to be considered for any financial assistance. If available, please print and bring the 2017-2018 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet (FOTW) or the Spanish FAFSA on the Web Worksheet. (These may not be available until October 2016). In addition, please plan to bring a writing instrument and your last tax return, if possible.
Hello Apaches! Homecoming 2016 ¨Journey to the Lights¨ will be taking place at The Annex on Saturday, October 1st from 7-11PM. Tickets are now available for purchase in the ASB office.
Below are the dates and prices of the sales:
Regular Sales: (9/16-9/23) $50 w/ ASB Card & $65 w/o ASB
Late Sales Sales: (9/26-9/29) $70 w/ or w/o ASB Card
Last Minute Sales: (9/30) $75 w/ or w/o ASB Card
Limo contracts are due Friday, Sep. 23rd at 3:15PM, and limo cards are available for pickup on Wednesday, Sep. 28th.
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 are offering a practice SAT Test at AHS
on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9AM to 1:30PM.
Prices are as follows:
September 26th and October 14th: $15.00
October 15th and October 19th: $20.00
Come to the ASB office for more info and sign ups start on the 26th!
HEY SENIORS! It's that time of year—time to purchase a senior tribute!
We offer your parents' priority to take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate your graduation. By purchasing an ad, your parents can commemorate you for completing this chapter of your life and celebrate your successes in high school with personalized messages and photos.
The pages dedicated to seniors would include various options such as
1/8 of a page- $75
1/4 of a page- $130
1/2 of a page- $220
1 full page- $400
These are the early purchase prices. After November 2nd, prices will increase.
Please keep in mind that there is a limited number of pages for ads and spaces fill up fast so get yours today! Any questions or concerns? Please feel free to email email@example.com at any time.
Baldwin Stocker Elementary School Alumni & Parents
50 Years Tells a Story...
Come Back to Play
Come share in our 50 years of success as we celebrate the past and look forward to the future on: Friday, October 14, 2016, 5 to 8 p.m.
Join our Facebook Group: Baldwin Stocker 50th Anniversary (Share Photos & Stories)
In N Out Burger Food Truck / Shaved Ice Truck / Carnival Games / Fashion Show / Baldwin Stocker the MUSICAL / Time Line of School's History / Alumni & Teachers from 1966 to current / Arts & Crafts
See you there!
CSU College Night!
Access all 23 CSU Campuses! Prepare for college, meet with CSU campus representatives, and attend CSU admission and financial aid workshops. All students and parents are invited to this free event.
When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:30pm
Where: Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
Parking is $12 per car.
The Student Handbook that use to be in the student agendas is now digital and can be located on our AHS Website under Students.
Boys Soccer Try Outs: 10/3, 10/4 & 10/6. @ City Hall from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm.
ASVAB CAREER EXPLORATION TEST is coming Tuesday, October 4, 8:00-12:00 pm. Are you trying to decide on a career? The ASVAB Career Exploration exam can help you take steps now toward finding a career that is right for you. This is the only test date for the year. JUNIORS & SENIORS ONLY. The test is FREE. Sign up now in the Career Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.