Academy of Tucson Schools

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High School

Here are this week's announcements:

SURVEY! PLEASE READ! 
AOTHS Family Survey: With the weather (slowly) cooling down and the holidays approaching, The Academy of Tucson High School would like to know how we might be able to help our families through this season. Please complete this AOTHS Family Survey  to assist us with this process. THANK YOU! 

CALENDAR:

Early Release Day: There will be an Early Release Day on Wednesday, November 6th. The school day will end at 12:15PM. Please have students picked up by 12:30PM.

Veteran's Day: There will be no school on Monday, November 11, in observance of Veteran's Day.   

 

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES/EVENTS/PROJECTS .   


Coin War: The AOTHS Theatre Department is having a "coin war". Coins count toward a homeroom's total, bills count AGAINST a homeroom's total. The winning homeroom will be awarded an after school PARTY with food, soda, music and video games! Students, bring in your coins and dollar bills from November 1- 15 to help your homeroom win and to help the Theatre department put on their next production!      

Dress Down Day: The Academy Adventurers are hosting a DRESS DOWN DAY fundraiser on Friday, November 8! Bring $2 for jeans and $1 for a non-AOT shirt! Students should still be dressed appropriately for school. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Adventurers upcoming trips to Europe and the East Coast.   


ADVISORY/ADMINISTRATION      
JTED: Enrollment in JTED courses for the 2020-2021 school year starts Tuesday, January 21! Programs are first come, first served. Visit the JTED website for more details and talk with Ms. Figueroa about your interests!   

ASU/NAU Trip: Campus visits to Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University will take place on Nov. 22-23! Contact Ms. Figueroa for details! 

College / Career Exploration: Upcoming events include the Southern Arizona Construction and Engineering Career Day on 11/7, The MEC Youth Advisory Council Teen Town Hall event on 11/8 and a Culinary / Hospitality Career Day on 11/25. Visit Ms. Figueroa's Google Classroom for more information and email Ms. Figueroa if you are interested in attending! 

FAFSA: The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opened Oct. 1, at fafsa.gov! Senior parents and students MUST fill out the application (using 2018 tax returns) in order to receive any federal grants or loans for college. Before logging on, go to https://fsaid.ed.gov/ to get your FSA ID. Here is a helpful link from the Department of Education: https://blog.ed.gov/2019/09/7-things-need-fill-2020-21-fafsa-form/
Please email Ms. Figueroa at Lfigueroa@aoths.net if you have any questions!  

Transcript Request Forms: Students in need of an official or unofficial transcript (for college admissions, scholarship applications, job applications, etc.) must fill out a Transcript Request Form and turn it in to Ms. Figueroa. Please allow two school days to fulfill the request. The Transcript Request Form may be found on the high school's website. 

ECAP!
*Ms. Figueroa will meet with seniors on Friday 11/1. Senior ECAP activities will be due Friday, 11/8. **
*The junior ECAP presentation will be Monday, 11/4. Junior ECAP activities will be due by Wednesday 11/13. ** 
*The ECAP presentation for freshmen and sophomores will be Tuesday 11/26. You will be building your resume during this presentation, so start thinking about activities you can include!  Freshman and sophomore ECAP activities will be due Tuesday, 12/3. **
**Remember, you are awarded points in your English class for your quarterly ECAP activities, which are required for graduation. Save these dates, as attending the ECAP presentation in your English class is essential to your success! 

ATHLETICS:

Basketball: Boys Basketball practice has started! There is still space available for any interested students.  


FUNDRAISERS/DRIVES 

Buffel Grass Pull: Jr. Civitan is hosting a Buffel Grass Pull on Saturday, November 9th from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.   

PAC's No Cost Fundraisers: Join our Facebook Group - “Academy of Tucson High School PAC”  to stay informed of upcoming events and ways to help (volunteer or provide donated goods).
  • Amazon Order = Donation! How do I shop at Amazon Smile? Simply go to smile.amazon.com to order as normal. It is the charity link of amazon.com (same prices).
     
    On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select Academy of Tucson under charitable organization for the school to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
  • Fry's Community Rewards: Go to https://www.frysfood.com/to pic/new-community-rewards-prog ram and link your VIP card to Academy of Tucson High School. Earn $ for our school every time you shop and use your V.I.P. Card!.
  • Coke Rewards for Schools: Enter the code from lid caps and 12 pack box at https://us.coca-cola.com/gi ve/schools/ and donate your points to Academy of Tucson High School. Points donated will be converted to cash, and AOTHS will receive a quarterly payment. Includes Coke/Sprite/Powerade/Dasani etc. See website for complete list.
      
Weekly Breakfast: A variety of AOTHS clubs sell breakfast items before school (and sometimes lunch) throughout the week to raise money for their causes. Bring a dollar or two, get a snack, and help our clubs succeed!

Monday: Music Muffins
Wednesday: NHS - Doughnuts & Poptarts
Friday: Jr. Civitan Sales

CLUBS:
Monday:
Men's Ensemble: Lunch, Rm. 201
Engineering Club: After School, Rm 303
Mindfulness Club: After School, Rm 202

Tuesday:
National Honor Society: Lunch, Rm 302
Dungeon Busters: After School, Rm. 301 

Wednesday: 
Video Game Club/3D Printing: After School, Rm. 301
Junior Civitan: Lunch, Rm. 301 (Last Weds of the month)

Thursday:
Women's Pop Ensemble: Lunch, Rm. 201
Fellowship of Christian Students: Lunch, Rm. 301
Classic Film Club: After School, Rm. 203
Reader's Union: After School, Rm 305

Friday:
Creative Writing: Lunch, Rm. 304
Academy Adventurers: After School, Rm. 301
Anime Club: After School, Conference Room
  New School Club!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.” - Mignon McLaughlin 

School Info.

Wendi Allardice
Wendi Allardice M.Ed
High School Principal
Jennifer Dool
Jennifer Dool
Office Manager
10720 E 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85748
 
Phone: 520.733.0096
Fax: 520.733.0097
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No Cost Fundraiser -
Amazon Smiles 
Simply go to smile.amazon.com to
order as normal. This is the charity link of amazon.com. On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com,
you need to select Academy of Tucson under charitable organizations
for the school to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you
make at smile.amazon.com will result
in a donation!