The Arcadia student film “Orientation” was selected as the only High School entry at the Fifth Annual Jerome Film Festival, September 7-10, 2017. The other films selected for the Student Films Competition were all made by college film-makers. Current Arcadia students involved in the film were Jacob Staudenmaier (Director/Editor), Lindsay Formica (Screenplay Writer/Sound), and Heather DeGroote (Photography). The students are enrolled in Advanced Film-Making taught by ANN & Film Instructor Eric Luse. The film concerns an awkward man who attempts to have a successful job interview, but it ends up going south very quickly. 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.
Emma Stone can't make it to the Arcadia prom in late April, but a group of Arcadia students had a lot of fun making a "Promposal" video which ended up going viral around the world in just a couple days. Jacob Staudenmaier, a Junior, recreated the opening scene traffic jam of the Oscar-nominated "La La Land" movie in the Arcadia High School parking lot and rewrote the lyrics to ask Oscar winner and Scottsdale native Emma Stone to the AHS prom. Emma is filming in London until late May so she had to decline the invitation. She sent a personal note to Jacob stating that it was the "greatest proposal" she had ever received and she was very "grateful". Numerous students & others were critical to the successful production - Senior Alli Gooch did all of the filming and Sophomore Dash McDonald assisted with the filming process and editing. AHS Film Instructor Eric Luse supervised the production and was a huge help during the filming process. Principal Nathan Slater was supportive of the project and permitted the filming to take place at the AHS parking lot. Other AHS students participating in the video were Elle Overs, Lindsay Formica, Riley Johnson, Grant Loftin, Matthew Schlenker, Aidan Weber, Max McCauley, Gabby Ranger, Cassie Johnson, John Eger, Dallas Greene & Carson Charlton.
See Jacob's Good Morning America Interview HERE.
What great publicity for Arcadia! WAY TO GO TITANS!!!
Three Arcadia students - Allison Gooch, Jacob Staudenmaier and Dallas Greene - had their film "Seven Crossings" selected from among 60 entries in the A3F 2015 International Fright Fest Film Festival. Their film was chosen, along with 6 other films for the "Arizona Shorts", and was shown at the AMC Centerpoint Theaters in Tempe in October. The film also was voted one of the Audience Favorites. The three students are in Mr. Luse's independent film-making class. "Seven Crossings" was the only high school student submission selected for the Film Festival.
Click HERE to watch "Seven Crossings"
Arcadia Alumnus, Jody Farley-Berens (Class of 1995), Nominated for CNN Hero of the Year!!!
Jody founded Singleton Moms, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope, help and practical support to struggling single parents battling cancer and she deserves our vote!!! Jody started this journey with losing a long-time friend to cancer and has now been selected as a Top 10 Finalist for CNN Heroes.
Vote Once a Day, every day, online or via Facebook or CNN's mobile app through Sunday, November 15 at midnight; PT.
See Jody's Story
Congratulations to Arcadia English teacher Dave Peterson, chosen from the 9 Excellence in Education monthly award winning teachers, to receive a check for $999! Mr. Peterson has been inspiring English students at Arcadia for 22 years! Read more here.
Arcadia high school students Allison Gooch, Jacob Staudenmaier and Dallas Greene were awarded special certificates of recognition issued by Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan in a special program at the State Capitol Museum on May 13. Arizona Supreme Court Vice Chief Justice John Pelander and State Librarian Joan Clark made the award presentation. The students were recognized based on their accomplishment in winning the American Bar Association's national contest with their video commemorating the 800th anniversary of the issuance of the Magna Carta. Following the award presentation the students participated in a panel discussion on the Magna Carta.
Do you use a News Reader like Feedly? Add us to your feed!
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.
To learn more about Arcadia High School, please visit the arcadia.susd.org or download this brochure.
© COPYRIGHT 2017. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.