AHS Student Bulletin
ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL
Monday, September 24th, 2018
This document is online at www.ahs.ausd.net
Got Talent? Audition for Arcadia's Got Talent!
Register by Thursday 3:15pm at http://bit.ly/ArcadiaAGT
Prelim Auditions 10/3, Show 10/12
Open to all AHS students!!
Need help on a homework assignment? Want to pass time on a Wednesday morning? AHS National Honor Society will now be offering free tutoring sessions every Wednesday morning at the AHS Library from 8:00-8:50 am. Regardless of what subject you need help on, please feel free to swing by!
Link Crew is selling Apache Spirit Gear from September 17 to September 27! The spirit gear will include Apache Spirit Flags for $3 and Apache Spirit Stickers for $1.50. There will also be a Spirit Pack which will include one Spirit Flag and 2 Spirit stickers for only $5!
Link Crew leaders will also be selling the Spirit gear at the Homecoming Game on Friday, September 27!
Find any Link Crew leader to purchase your Apache Spirit gear and support your school!
Do you want that perfect 36 on your ACT? Well you're in luck cause Link Crew is selling an ACT Prep Course on behalf of The Princeton Review. The course will be from September 27 to October 25. Usually $899, it's now only $700 just for Arcadia High School Students!
To register and purchase, please visit PrincetonReview.com/ArcadiaHigh
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Honor Society applications for Spring semester 2018 will be available on the ASB website on September 24, 2018. You MUST print out your own application. Go to the ASB website http://asb.ausd.net click on the correct class link, fill out the application, and return the completed application with a photocopy of your SECOND semester report card (S2). The CSF list of classes (List I, II, & III) can also be found on the ASB website. Completed applications can be dropped off in the ASB Office until Friday, October 5, 2018 at 3 PM. If you cannot find your report card, a replacement copy can be obtained from the ASB office for a fee of $5.00. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Failure to include a copy of your first semester (S2) report card will cause your application to be denied. COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Questions? Please see the CSF Adviser in room F-111 (Class of 2018 & Class of 2019) or room J-104 (Class of 2020 & Class of 2021).
The last day to buy Homecoming tickets is Wednesday September 26th. Don't miss out!
Here is the link to our Homecoming website with dance contracts, parking, and location information.
Need Apache Gear?Check out our Josten's online store. Customize your spirit wear and have it shipped directly to your home!
Homecoming 2018 will take place at the House of Blues in Anaheim on September 29, 2018 from 7pm-11pm!
Here are important prices and dates to keep in mind:
- Sept 10: $70 (ASB Card Holders only)
- Sept 11: $70 (w/ ASB), $80 (w/o ASB)
- Sept 12-21: $85 (w/ ASB), $95 (w/o ASB)
- Sept 24-26: $105 (with and without ASB)
- Guest Contracts are due September 14.
- Limo Contracts are due September 21.
All forms can be found on the ASB website. See you at Homecoming!
This year, the PSAT/NMSQT will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Freshman & Juniors, secure your spot by purchasing your test through the ASB office before/after school or during lunch! Sales begin next Monday, August 27, 2018.
Early-Bird Sale Price
(8/27 - 08/31)
Regular Sale Price
(9/4 - 9/12)
Late Sale Price
(9/13 - 10/5)
Super Late Sale Price
(10/8 - 10/12)
**Sophomores DO NOT need to purchase the PSAT* All sophomores will take the test at no cost to them**
**The Student Handbook is now digital and can be located on our AHS Website under Students labeled Guidelines and Forms.
**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!
ATHLETICS / PHYS. ED.
ARCADIA HS GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS!!! October 15 & 16, 3:15-5:00 pm in the gym. You MUST have an Athletic Clearance form to tryout. Any questions, please email Coach Adam Conover at ARCADIAGBB@YAHOO.COM
Boys Soccer Tryout information:
- 10/2, 10/3 & 10/4
- 3:30 pm @ City Hall
Bring cleats, shin guards, water, & your athletic clearance.
The Cal State LA Student Ambassador will be visiting the Career Center on Thursdays through December to assist you with your Cal State applications and any questions you have 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 choose, you will be scheduled for the following Thursday as appointment permits.
Application Workshop Sign Up
The Cal State LA Student Ambassador will be hosting application workshops during lunch to assist you with your Cal State applications. 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 choose, you will be scheduled for the following Thursday as workshops permits.
SENIORS - Pasadena City College is hosting Cash for College and every High School senior is invited! Cash for College is taking place on Saturday, November 3rd from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at PCC.
Register Today! Here’s what students and families will come away with when attending PCC’s Cash for College:
- A completed FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application. Which can result in FREE money to pay for college!
- Answers to questions you’ve been dying to ask about financial aid and how it works. You will be able to ask Financial Aid experts as they will be on-hand
- Opportunity to win some awesome giveaways when you attend PCC’s Cash for College Event Kick-off. Event Kick- Off takes place at 9:00 a.m.
- Free lunch! But you must register now so we can reserve lunch for you!
Seniors: If you need a letter of recommendation for college from a counselor that is due by November 1st, the deadline to make the request and submit all materials is Monday, September 17th. Counselors will take in requests for recommendation letters in the Career Center at lunch only.
If you will need a counselor letter of recommendation:
- You must submit a Student Data Packet,which is due in the Career Center when you request the recommendation. You can access the Student Data Packet through your Naviance account.
- Attend the “How to Request a Letter of Recommendation” workshop on Thursday, September 6th from 3-4pm in the Performing Arts Center
- Starting Monday, September 10th, you may begin requesting Counselor Letters of Recommendation in the Career Center during lunch time only
There are still parking spots available. Come to the ASB office with your parking contract, driver's license and payment to pick one up. $55 w/ ASB card, $70 without
Seniors - Letter of Rec Deadlines and Reminders
- Special programs and letters of recommendation due before OCT.1 had a deadline of Apache Days to submit a request (Jumpstart Your College Applications Workshop).
- The deadline for letters due before OCT. 1 has been extended to Thursday, September 13th at lunch in the Career Center. (Bring your completed Student Data Packet)
- Requests submitted after September 13th may receive a non-personalized letter of recommendation for their letters due before OCT. 1.
Purchase Senior Tributes! It's that time of year—time to purchase a senior tribute!
We offer the parents of seniors priority to take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate the graduation of your child. By purchasing an ad, you can commemorate your child for completing this chapter of their life 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 which will increase after November 3rd.
Please keep in mind that there is a limited number of pages for ads. Last year, senior tributes sold out before the first price increase, so don't delay!
Attention Students: Johns Hopkins University is hosting an information session on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hilton Pasadena, 168 South Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101. RSVP at apply.jhu.edu/explore.
Harvard Princeton UVA Wellesley Yale Information Session in Los Angeles
Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Centinela Valley Center for the Arts
14901 Inglewood Ave
Lawndale, CA 90260
Admissions representatives from Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, and Yale will discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions and financial aid. Friends and family are welcome. Registration information is available at http://www.hpuwy.com/
Juniors and Seniors: AHS will host two Princeton Review prep courses on campus for the fall SAT and ACT exams.
- SAT Prep Course: Every Monday and Wednesday evening from Oct 3 - Nov 1.
- ACT Prep Course: Every Tuesday and Thursday evening from Sept. 27 - Oct. 25
Dates and registration information available at PrincetonReview.com/ArcadiaHigh
Financial AId Workshop Part 1: This workshop is for junior and senior level parents and students to provide a general overview of the financial aid process. The workshop will be held Saturday, September 22nd from 9am-11am in the MPR.
Pasadena City College has scheduled their presentation dates. Please keep in mind that each one of these presentations usually covers a different topic so you should plan to attend all three especially if you have any questions for the representative.
The PCC rep will visit on:
- Thursday, 9/27 during lunch in the Lecture Hall
- Wednesday, 10/24 during lunch in the Career Center
- Wednesday, 11/28 during lunch in the Career Center
We are also in the process of scheduling an Application Workshop to be held here at AHS in December during class time for those applying to PCC. More information and registration for this event will be forthcoming.
Pasadena Jaycees are proud to offer the Youth Intern Program! This program aims to give citizens under the age of twenty-one a chance to develop leadership and networking skills through our community service projects that will benefit them as they prepare to join other organizations and the workforce. Interns observe board and committee meetings and volunteer with Jaycees and like-minded students to get an understanding of how projects are organized and how a non-profit organization is managed. For more information and application visit pasadenajaycees.org. Applications are due September 25.
ASVAB CAREER EXPLORATION TEST is coming Tuesday, October 2, 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.
Important College/Common Application information:
- DO NOT enter a counselor name on your Common Application or any college applications (Counselors will be assigned after you open your Letter of Rec file).
- School Profile information (e.g. class size, etc.) is not yet available. We will give you this information at the "How to Request a Letter of Recommendation" workshop.
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Good student, have time after school, want to make a little money,
and interested in helping other students? Add your name/ contact info to the Tutor Book so that students/parents can call you to arrange for tutoring. You’ll make your own arrangements, including your fee and availability, directly with the students/parents who contact you. The Tutor Book will be at the Counselor of the Day desk for the entire school year
UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS
All students in grades 9 - 12 are welcome to attend college visits. A full list of the colleges visiting can be found at this link. You MUST sign up for a visit in your Naviance Student account. Please remember - if you sign up please show up to the visit or remove your name from the visit. Seniors -You will often be meeting with the actual admissions reps who read your applications and make admissions decisions.These visits are open to AHS students (Grades 9-12 unless noted) and parents of AHS students only. You can view which schools are visiting in your Naviance Family Connection account at this time. student.naviance.com/arcadiahs. Your student ID number is your username and your password is the same as your email and PowerSchool password.
If you have any questions regarding college visits contact Ms. Wona at email@example.com. DO NOT EMAIL YOUR COUNSELOR!!
Going Merry is an awesome new scholarship website. We will utilize this platform for our local scholarships this year. It makes it simple to find and apply for scholarships, just like the Common App has done for college applications! You can sign up here: SIGN UP More info:
Going Merry is completely different from the older scholarship search engines:
- Matching - Once you fill out your student profile, you are automatically matched with scholarships you are most eligible for.
- Direct applications - You can apply directly to multiple scholarships - you never leave the site.
- Auto Filled Applications - All of the information from your student profile is autofilled into each application, saving you time.
- Estimated Application Times - Every scholarship has an estimated application time to help you prioritize them.
REMINDERS ON SCHOOL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
STUDENTS - Please remember that the front desk or any of the other offices do NOT accept any items to be held for you or delivered to you. This includes food deliveries. If you absolutely must have something brought to you, please arrange to pick up your belongings or deliveries directly from the person bringing the items during passing periods or lunch time.
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.
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.