SAVE THE DATE
*PLEASE CHECK ARCADIA CALENDAR TO CONFIRM DATES - AS SOMETIMES MEETING TIMES CHANGE*
General Board Meetings
at Mount Olympus
Executive Board Meetings
If a chairperson would like to attend to give an update, please contact PRESIDENT@ARCADIAPTO.ORG.
The Arcadia Cross Country team officially kicked off their season this past Saturday with an early morning run at El Dorado Park, followed by a Team/Parent breakfast meeting. Most of the runners have been training all summer to get ready for the Fall season. Nearly 40 runners are participating this Fall. Arcadia Coaches Sarah Boustila and Carl Tichenor motivated their runners over the summer with special awards for logging the most mileage.
Summer Run Challenge Results:
1st Place: Luis Cerna, 356 miles
2nd Place: Kyle Arnold, 280 miles
3rd Place: Bobby Beers, 160 miles
The Titans opened their season with a dual meet on Tuesday at Notre Dame. The runners head to Flagstaff this Saturday for the Peaks Invitational (hosted by Flagstaff High School). Next week the Titans travel to Campo Verde for a dual meet on Thursday, Sept. 14 and the Ojo Rojo Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler.
The August issue of the Arcadia News featured an article on the Titans cross country team – which is hoping to have a repeat performance in sending its runners to the state meet again this year.
2017 Boys Co-Captains: Luis Cerna, Dallas Greene, Race Tuomisto-Bell.
2017 Girls Co-Captains: Ally Boustila, Sarah Jacobs, Nicole Kaiser.
Smoothie King Fundraiser
Tuesday, Sept. 5
MENTION "ARCADIA CROSS COUNTRY"
TO MAKE SURE THE TITANS GET CREDIT FOR YOUR PURCHASE
Thanks to the collective efforts of the Arcadia Garden Club, Race Tuomisto-Bell’s Eagle Scout Project, Mr. Bodznick’s Biology Honors Class and National Honor Society volunteers, the garden beds on the Arcadia campus have been greatly expanded and enhanced. For numerous hours this past Saturday, between 30-40 volunteers worked on digging trenches, shoveling dirt and rocks, and laying concrete/bricks for the new garden beds. Additional work still needs to be done before the whole project is completed. Great job to all the volunteers for helping with this important project on the Arcadia campus. - Heidi Staudenmaier
FUTURE TITAN FOOTBALL NIGHT
September 8th, 2017
Arcadia HS vs. Sunnyslope HS
Football Spiritline Clinic
Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Arcadia High School
Middle School Students Only (6th - 8th)
DEADLINE Friday, September 1st, 2017
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Hey all you Arcadia Future Titan Night fans...
Arcadia Spiritline's Future Titan Night Clinic and Performance has some exciting changes this year - they are offering 2 opportunities to see your Future Titans - once during football season for middle schoolers and again during basketball season for our elementary school fans!
So that we can keep the Arcadia High School spirit going strong for years to come, let's encourage our local middle schoolers from Ingleside, Echo Canyon, and all around our neighborhood to come be a part of the Arcadia Spriritline Future Titan Night Cheer Clinic and Varsity Football Game performance!
Future Middle School Titans who team up with the Arcadia Spiritline line will ...
So ... for all of you Titans, parents, family, and friends who know a middle schooler who may be interested, encourage them to register for Spiritline's Future Titan Night activities and be a part of a great new Arcadia tradition. If you know a K-5 student who can't wait to cheer on our Titans, tell them basketball season is right around the corner and they will get their turn to shine at a special half time show.
Sign your middle schooler up today and, before you know it, we will be seeing them out on the field cheering for the mighty Titans. CLICK HERE
Of course, we want to see Future Titan students and families of all ages in the stands on Friday, Sept. 8 watching our football team beat Sunnyslope!
Go Titans AND Future Titans!!!
Basketball Spiritline Clinic
A NEW Basketball Season Future Titan Night Spiritline Clinic is coming for the first time!
Learn material for a game performance highlighting our ELEMENTARY STUDENTS!
Date & Time TBD
we will let you know as soon as we have them!
Elementary Students Only (K-5th)
FIRST MEETING - SEPTEMBER 19th, 2017 @ 9:00 - 11:00 am
MARK YOUR CALENDAR - please be sure to attend these quarterly morning meetings with Dr. Birdwell, SUSD Superintendent & 2 semester evening meetings. District & Arcadia Learning Community updates will be given, and parent attendance is integral part of helping our school receive the attention they deserve.
The AHS student film "Orientation" is selected for showing at the Fifth Annual Jerome Film Festival, September 7-10, 2017. The film was directed and edited by Jacob Staudenmaier, written by Lindsay Formica (sound production), and Heather Degroote (director of photography). The students are enrolled in Advanced Film-making taught by ANN & Film Instructor Eric Luse. The film involves a timid man who overcomes his anxiety while navigating his way through an unusual job interview. The Jerome Film Festival was recently selected by MovieMaker Magazine as among the "Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World". More information about the Jerome Film Festival can be found at www.jeromefilmfestival.com.
Everyone on campus knows and loves Mrs. Eshelman!... and that’s because she knows and loves everyone. Everyone! As Arcadia’s Lead Secruty Officer, her number one priority is the students and their safety. She has worked for SUSD 32 years, serving the past 20 at Arcadia High School. Her education background includes:
When asked to describe Mrs. Eshelman, students, peers, parents, and teachers responded: icon, efficient, reliable, always available, gregarious, loyal, knowledgeable, best friend, trustworthy, funny, loving, and “mom”.
Mrs. Eshelman has two brothers. She grew up in Chicago and moved to Arizona in 1971 to attend ASU. She met her husband, _____ and a graduate of Coronado H.S., while attending ASU.
It is clear Mrs. Eshelman loves her job and truly cares about all of “her” students! She makes it a point to meet and learn about every student on campus. Not only does she know all of them, but ALL students know her! She probably attends more activities and Arcadia events than any other staff member: every on-campus sporting event, art show, play, dance, musical performance, and special events like Hopi’s Variety Show, robotics competitions, alumni tours, Lacrosse games and more. She cares about the kids’ well-being, reminding them to make smart choices, and to always be respectful regardless of who the person is.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT ARCADIA:
Working with the students. I love being “mom” to students on campus, in fact a lot of students call me mom. Give me five year olds vs. 1800 high schoolers and I will choose the high schoolers every time! ☺
HOBBIES OR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO WHEN NOT WORKING
Playing with my grandson who is 16 months old
DOG OR CAT?
Dog! I’m not home enough right now, but I will get another one when I retire. My sweet dog of 17 ½ years, Blue, passed away last Thanksgiving.
A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR FAMILY
I have two daughters who attended Hopi, IMS, and Arcadia. They still live in AZ.
WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD?
The way I deal with people- with respect. I believe: 1. Nobody is any better than another… we all put our pants on one leg at a time. 2. I like to kill people with kindness: you can’t make someone like you, just be kind. 3. Walk away before there’s an issue.
A RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE
Everybody knows everything about me! Oh, maybe: I use to own a Continental Basketball Association Team, Rockford Lightning.
Submitted by Amanda McCauley Spring 2017
Are you new to Arcadia High School? Every year is a little different, but we've tried to compile a list of the most common questions that parents have when they are new to AHS. If you find that any of our answers to these questions are INCORRECT, please let us know ASAP so we can correct it. Thank you :)
Is there a supply list? What does my student need for the first day of school?
No, there is not a supply list for AHS as of Fall 2017. Teachers each create their own supply list to be handed out during the first week, depending on their class. Some teachers want their own binder, some don't. Be prepared to shop the first week of school! Most teachers give 1 week for students to acquire their supplies.
To be prepared we recommend this generic list for the first week of school.
Where & When can I buy an AHS tshirt?
Thank you for your excitement! Spiritwear is sold in the following ways:
Where do students eat lunch?
There are not any "official" places, but the students have created their own grade level spaces over the years.
Where do students buy lunch?
There are 3 places to buy lunch
How to I add money to my child's ID?
I need to take the bus, where is it?
DROPOFF / PICKUP
What school entrance should I use?
I need to pick up my child early from school or excuse my late student
EXTRACURRICULAR (Athletics, Groups)
When do sports,etc begin?
When are tryouts?
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Arcadia PTO Mission Statement
Arcadia High School's PTO strives to facilitate and increase communication, promoting a long-lasting sense of community and spirit among our Arcadia families; supplementing additional funding for curricular and extracurricular programs which support our teachers, students and the administration.
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