Dear Parents/Guardians:Here are this week's announcements:CALENDARRodeo Break: Rodeo Break is this week! There will be no school on Thursday, February 21, and Friday, February 22!WEBSITENew Website: We launched our new website! Check it out: www.academyoftucson.com. Some pages are still under construction, so please let us know if any links and/or features are not available. Currently, the AOT Store is not up and running, but it will be available soon! Payment of fees, lunches, tax credit, etc., can still be processed through the front office. UPCOMING ACTIVITIES/EVENTS Middle School/High School Concert: The next combined concert performance will be on Tuesday, March 12 at 7pm at the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church (8625 E Tanque Verde Rd). Tickets are $2 per individual or $10 for families of 5 or more!Open House: The next Open House will be on Tuesday, March 5th, at 4:00 PM and goes until 6:00 PM. Future Open House nights include April 2, and May 7; all Open House nights begin at 4:00 PM. Dress Down Day: All students are invited to participate in a dress down day on Wednesday, February 20th. The cost is $2 for jeans and $1 for a non-AOT shirt. Clothing must adhere to the following guidelines: No sagging or oversized pants No inappropriate language, graphics, stickers, patches, logos Shorts must be at top of the knee or longer Tops must have sleeves and not show any skin Clothing needs to be in good repair (no holes, tears, rips etc.)ADVISORY/ADMINISTRATION Sophomore ECAP Activities: The Quarter 3 ECAP activities for SOPHOMORES are due no later than Wednesday, Feb. 20. If students have questions, they may schedule a meeting with Ms. Krueger or check Google Classroom for guidance. The ECAP is a part of students' English grade and a graduation requirement. Testing: Juniors should schedule their ACT and SAT testing dates this semester or summer. They will be reviewing testing dates and registration during their individual meetings with Ms. Krueger. See the Testing page on the advisory website for more information. FAFSA: The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opened on Oct. 1 at fafsa.gov! Senior parents and students MUST fill out the application (using 2017 tax returns) in order to receive any federal grants or loans for college. The priority deadline to complete the FAFSA at most colleges is March 1! Before logging on, go to https://fsaid.ed.gov/ to get your FSA ID. Every parent AND student must have an ID. Please email Ms. Krueger at email@example.com if you have any questions! JTED: Priority enrollment for all Joint Technical Educational District (JTED) programs opened on Tuesday, Jan. 22! To enroll, complete the online application at www.pimajted.org and submit the following documents: birth certificate, immunization records, AZ residency verification, and any other program specific documents before the end of February. Don't delay; programs fill up quickly! 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. Krueger. Please allow two school days to fulfill the request. The Transcript Request Form may be found on the high school's website. ATHLETICSSoftball Schedule:Wednesday, February 20 - V. St. Augustine, 4:00 PMWednesday, February 27th - @ St. Augustine, 4:00 PM
FUNDRAISERS/DRIVES Bear Canyon Pizza Fundraiser: Looking for more food-related opportunities to support the Academy Adventurers? Join us on Monday, March 4 at Bear Canyon Pizza at 8987 E. Tanque Verde Rd #335 any time between 3:30-9:00 pm. Our club will get 15% of all sales, including deliveries and take-out orders! See you there! Newspapers for Art: Art needs lots of newspaper for upcoming projects! Please consider donating any excess newspaper to the art department. Much appreciation, Mr. Dikinis. 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: Choir - MuffinsTuesday: Track TreatsWednesday: NHS - DoughnutsThursday: Chipmunk CafeFriday: Theater Doughnouts. CLUBS
Jr. Civitian: There will be a Jr. Civitan meeting next Wednesday, February 27th during lunch in Rm. 301. Men's Ensemble: Meets during lunch on Mondays in Rm 201! Mindfulness Club: Meets after school on Mondays, Rm. 305! Always accepting new members! National Honor Society: Meets Tuesdays during lunch in Room 302! Dungeon Busters: Meets after school on Tuesdays, in Rm. 301!STEAM CLUB: Meets during lunch on Wednesdays in Rm 303.Coding Club: Meets after school on Wednesdays in Rm. 305.Fellowship of Christian Students: Meets during lunch on Thursdays in Rm. 301.Women's Pop Ensemble: Meets during lunch on Wednesdays in Rm. 201. Creative Writing Club: Meets Fridays during lunch in Rm. 304!Academy Adventurers: Meets Fridays after school in Rm 305!Video Game Club: Meets Fridays after school in Rm 301!QUOTE OF THE WEEK“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” ?Franklin Delano Roosevelt