Numerous members of the AHS National Honor Society helped pack meals at the Arcadia Cares: Food For Kids Packathon held on Saturday, March 24 at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. The final number of rice & bean meals packed at the 2018 event were 129,168! This doubled the number of meals packed at the first packathon in 2015 (62,708). The 2018 numbers improved upon the 2017 Packathon results by nearly 40,000 meals. With the 2018 numbers, the four-year total of meals packed is 356,834. Approximately 75% of the meals packed this year will go to the Valley View Community Food Bank to remain in Phoenix to serve needy children, families and individuals. Around 10,000 meals will be sent to the Navajo Nation Reservation in Northern Arizona and the remainder will be shipped to overseas locations. Food for Kidz, a non-profit organization based in Minnesota, provides staple ingredients, such as protein, rice, dehydrated vegetables, seasonings and vitamins, to make nutritious meals. Over 700 volunteers from the Arcadia community assisted with the Fourth Annual Packathon. The Packathon organizers thank the AHS National Honor Society for volunteering their time and supporting the Packathon. WAY TO GO TITANS!
The Arcadia Media Comm students, under the direction of ANN/Film Instructor Eric Luse, are running a Snap-Raise campaign through the first week of February to raise funds for students travelling to and competing in the Student National TV/Film Competition in Nashville in March, and the purchase of much needed new equipment for the ANN and Film Programs. The campaign is going strong, with the students’ goal of raising $5,000. Right now, the campaign is over halfway completed and needs YOUR HELP to reach the students’ goal. If you receive an email from a Media Comm student, please consider making a donation in any amount. And even if you don’t receive an email from a Media Comm student, please consider making a donation to the program in any amount. This project will allow the students to raise money without selling product, saving more time for study & classroom instruction. For more information, contact Media Comm Boosters President Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank all of our community for coming together to help with the Division II Winter Trophy Tournament. There were over 300 students and coaches on campus Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd. It took many people to make this event possible. We need to give a loud shout out to AHS PTO, Mr. Degroote, Rita’s Italian, Safeway’s bakery, Einstein’s Bagels, and Chick-fil-A for helping us feed the 100+ judges. We would also like to thank the Beckis, Degroote, Massimi, Walsh families for their kind donations to our concession stand and any families who dropped off donations to us. A huge shout out to NHS and AASU for welcoming our guests and guiding them to the right classrooms. Special thanks to parent, Pam Walsh, who stepped in as a judge and learned the ropes as she went and parent. Thank you to all the teachers and staff of AHS for sharing their rooms and time with us. The event was a huge success thanks to all of YOU!
HELP FOR HARVEY DRIVE A SUCCESS!
The Key Club of Arcadia is proud to announce they have raised over $920 with a school wide money drive to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Titled Help for Harvey, the money collected from the two week drive was donated to the Kiwanis Texas Children’s Fund for Hurricane Relief. Huge thanks to the students and teachers who supported the drive, to the work of Key Club’s Co Vice President Abe Speck who chaired the program, Treasurer Andrew Constantinou, and to Jacob Staudenmaier for donating his time to make an ad to promote the fundraiser on A.N.N. Key Club of Arcadia was just reactivated at Arcadia this year.
The club’s mission is service oriented within the school, local community and beyond. In addition to the Help for Harvey Drive, Key Club has implemented a mentoring program for the students in the after school classes at Ingleside called Titan Time. Several times a month, Key Club members visit Ingleside on Monday afternoons to spend time with the students playing chess, gardening, dance, etc.
To date the club has over 50 members.
The club will also be working with St. Mary’s Food in November.
We are so proud of our talented group of CMAS students and also very much appreciate the time, talent and dedication of Mr. Maxwell and his passion for providing the creative inspiration and foundation for our Talented Titans!
Check out Corey McCloskey's LIVE Fox 10 CMAS Story from Friday, November, 13.
Arcadia Junior, Nina Vuletic, is the brains and the talent behind the stunning Kindness Banner that appeared on campus last Friday. Nina, a member of the Arcadia Student Advisory Board, made this contribution as a part of the organization's Kindness Awareness Week activities. Our community is grateful to the ASAB for reminding us all to treat one another with kindness, and especially to Nina for sharing her time and talents with this beautiful message and spectacular banner!
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