AHS Student Bulletin








Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

This document is online at www.ahs.ausd.net


On Thursday, March 1st, AHS will be dismissing students at 11:40 am. Students have the option to purchase a bagged lunch from the cafeteria that day if they sign up on this form before hand. Students eligible for free or reduced meals also need to complete this form if they intend to receive a free or reduced bagged lunch from the cafeteria on this day. All submissions must be completed by 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 28th.

Submit Lunch Order Here


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Honor Society applications for Fall semester 2017 are NOW available on the ASB website. 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 FIRST semester report card (S1). 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, February 23, 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 (S1) 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), room G-104 (Class of 2020), or room J-104 (Class of 2021).


Attention Senior Parents:

Please join us in the MPR at AHS on Monday, March 12th, @ 7pm to go over the timeline for all of our Senior events (including Graduation, Senior Panoramic Photo, Senior Activity Day, etc.), due dates, and tips for a successful last few weeks of school for your Senior.



Think you have the right moves in all the right places? Grab a group of friends and sign up for Senior Council's spirit activity Arcadia's Best Dance Crew! Fill out the Google Form and email a 1-minute video to asb@ausd.net by March 9th. Check out the ASB website or the Google Form for more info!


Attention Apaches:

USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 and 2 week summer courses. Accepted students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – Los Angeles, California. USC Summer Programs’ courses are taught by USC faculty and experienced professionals of the USC academic community. Summer Programs’ faculty create an engaging academic experience by combining lectures, hands-on workshops and labs, guest speakers, and academic field trips to locations throughout Los Angeles. Each course is designed to be more interactive, engaging, and challenging than accelerated high school classes or the broad introductory courses offered by other summer pre-collegiate programs.

Representatives will provide a presentation during lunch on Friday, February 23 in the Career Center. The application is available at this link


Do you want to learn public speaking skills? Perhaps learn how to think on the spot, talk to others with conflicting opinions, or even discuss the latest development in world news? Join Gavel Club! We meet every Tuesday at lunch in F-103. Bring your lunch and learn to overcome the #1 fear of all Americans! See you there!



Have any equipment you don’t use anymore? Soccer balls, footballs, newer cleats that don’t fit, lightly used jerseys, baseball pants, or anything from any sport that someone else might be able to use? Bring it to the collection box in J208 and we will donate it to the non-profit organization LA84. LA84 provide. opportunities for youth to learn valuable life skills through structured sports programs through donations of equipment. Sponsored by the AHS Sports Business Organization. Help us make a difference in other students’ lives. Questions? trenthisey@gmail.com


Pep Squad Tryouts!

Hey Apaches! Wanna show your Apache Pride? Tryout for Pep Squad! There will be a MANDATORY informational meeting at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 in the MPR. You must be in attendance with one parent.

See you there! Questions? Email Ms. Erickson at terickson@ausd.net.


Seniors Applying to PCC:

The PCC PRE-ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP will be held here at AHS on FRIDAY, APRIL 13th during your elective period (1, 2, 3, or 4). Please sign up for the workshop and assessment at this link. This must be an elective period. If you do not have an elective period during periods 1 - 4, please check with your teachers for the best class to miss. You will receive a call slip the day before the workshop. PLEASE READ THE CALL SLIP CAREFULLY TO FIND YOUR TIME and LOCATION. The period is subject to change due to seating availability and elective period.

The PCC ASSESSMENT will he held here at AHS on MONDAY, APRIL 23RD OR TUESDAY, MAY 1ST at either 8 am or 12:45 pm. Please sign up for the workshop and assessment at this link. You will receive a call slip the day before the assessment. PLEASE READ THE CALL SLIP CAREFULLY TO FIND YOUR DATE, TIME and LOCATION. The date and time is subject to change due to seating availability.

You MUST bring the following to take the assessment:


  • Your call slip
  • A Valid Photo ID (You will not be admitted without ID)
  • Your 8 digit LancerPoint ID Number (This is listed on your PCC Emailed Admissions Notice)
  • A valid email address to receive your exam results. If you don't have an email, please set one up before the testing session
  • A pencil or pen


If you plan to take the Pre-Assessment workshop or the Assessment at PCC you will need to sign up for the workshop at this link and check the assessment schedule at this link.   If you do not take the assessment here at AHS either day, you WILL need to take the assessment at PCC.


should have received an email with your LancerPoint ID. You must have this information to complete the assessment. If you have not received your LancerPoint ID you must contact PCC at lancerpointhelp@pasadena.edu.

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Wona in the Career Center


Should you take an AP class next year? Which one should you take? Come find out at AP Course Information Meetings this week: Monday - AP Biology - Lecture Hall, Calculus AB - MPR; Tuesday Chemistry - Lecture Hall, Statistics - MPR; Wednesday Environmental Science - MPR, Physics - MPR; Thursday Art History - F104, Music Theory - MB3, Human Geography - MPR; Friday US History - MPR more next week - check out posters around campus for details.



Mark your calendars, because Film Club's annual Film Festival is coming up! Categories include Music Video, Animation, and others (which can include anything). The submission fee is $5 for those who are not members of film club.

Submit your videos by April 29th by 11:59 PM to arcadiafilmclub@gmail.com. Late submission is due by May 6th by 11:59 PM, and will include a $5 late fee. The festival itself will be held May 22nd from 3-4:30 PM in the Multi-purpose Room, across from the attendance office. Prizes are: $50 per category for the winner, with a grand prize of $150. You can win in multiple categories, as multiple submissions are allowed. Please keep all videos school appropriate, and good luck!     



The USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine (CAMM) and the Westside Cancer Center (WCC) of USC is seeking applicants for the CAMM Jr. Fellows for rising high school seniors interested in clinical or research oncology. This program fosters scientific education by incorporating hands-on experimentation in a collaborative environment. APPLICATION PROCESS consists of an essay and a copy of the student’s transcript and will be accepted from January 29th through April 5th, 2018. The program begins on June 13th and requires the students to commit 6 hours a day until June 29th at the Health Science Campus of USC. Please contact Dr. Kian Kani kani@usc.edu for more information. ONLINE APPLICATIONS CAN BE ACCESSED at www.BeARebel.org/junior-fellows-application.



The Science Bowl Team competed at the Regional Science Bowl Competition at JPL on Saturday and earned 3rd place as they verbally answered biology, chemistry, physics, math, and earth & space science questions under time pressure.  Science Bowl Tryouts for the 2018-2019 team will be held in April.  We are looking for candidates that have a mastery of one of the subjects previously mentioned as well as an interest in learning. Mastery of all of the subjects is not necessary. For more information email Ms. Mynster: cmynster@ausd.net or visit https://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/regional-competitions/resources/hs-sample-questions/


  • AP packets are available online starting, Friday, January 26. Go On-line to print the packets at: http://asb.ahs.ausd.net
  • AP Exam sales start on Monday, January 29. Pay in the ASB Office before school, at lunch, or after school; bring ID, and bring completed paperwork.
  • AP Exams cost $110.00 each. Last day to purchase AP exams at $110.00 is Friday, February 9.
  • Late sales of AP Exams start on Monday, February 12 in ASB office.
  • Late sale exams will cost $125.00. Last day to purchase AP exams is Friday, February 16.
  • Students wanting to apply for a AP exam fee reduction should see Mrs. von Kriegenbergh
  • There is a $10.00 cancellation fee if you cancel by Tuesday, March 6.
  • No refunds will be allowed after AP Exams are ordered on Wednesday, March 7.
  • Students must attend the MANDATORY Pre administration sessions – see flyer in AP packet.
  • Students taking AP exams outside of AHS need to see Mrs. von Kriegenbergh in the Student Services Building.
  • All questions about AP Exams will be handled by Mrs. von Kriegenbergh in the Student Services Building.




SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - Scholarships can be found on the AHS website on the student tab/scholarship bulletin or at this link


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. This will allow students/parents to call you to arrange a tutoring session. 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.


Junior or Senior Scholarship Opportunity - Nuvein Visionary Scholarship Award is awarded to a Junior or senior high school student intending to pursue a career/degree in the creative fields. Proof of residence of San Gabriel Valley/Greater Los Angeles Area will be required. GPA of 2.5 or higher, applicants may be required to showcase their art form at sponsored events. Application and information can be found here. The application must be postmarked by 3/1/2018.


APACHES-  A representative from Cal State LA will be holding a “What’s Next” lunch meeting on Friday, March 9 during lunch in the Lecture Hall. Please sign up for the visit in your Naviance Family Connection account. If you applied to Cal State LA you should attend this meeting.  A student ambassador from Cal State LA will be available from 9 - 3 pm in the Career Center most Fridays. This is open to all students in 11 – 12 grades. She can assist with general CSU questions, application questions or portal and admission questions. Please sign up during your elective period or lunch only using this link.


First District PTA 2018 Commemorative Scholarship - Must be a 2018 graduating high school senior from a council /Unit OOC HS PTSA/PTA; (or PCC student) *A resident of California *A member of the high school PTSA/PTA *Planning to attend a college, university, trade or tech school in the fall (2018). Application is available in the Career Center. Return to Ms. Wona in the Career Center by 3pm on 2/28/2018.


ATTENTION SENIORS! If your academic record changes, you must notify the Admissions Office at each college campus (UC, CSU, out of state, and private colleges) to which you have applied.  Academic record changes include:

  • Failure to ear a C - grade or better in a course
  • If you add or drop a course after your original application submission
  • If you reported any class inaccurately

Handouts with guidelines/details on how to report these changes are available at the COD desk.




The Student Handbook is now digital and can be located on our AHS Website under Students.


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.


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.

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