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OPEN HOUSE * May 7, 2019* 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM * OPEN HOUSE

Academy of Tucson Schools

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High School News

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Here are this week's announcements:


CALENDAR


AzMerit Testing Continues:

  • AzMerit Testing Days: Tues, April 9; Weds, April 10; Tues, April 16; Weds, April 17.
  • ALL students must be on campus by 7:45 AM.
  • ALL students will check in with homeroom teacher for attendance.     

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES/EVENTS       

Blood Drive: Participate in the upcoming Blood Drive for NHS! The Blood Drive is on April 24th. Get your form from Mr. P! If you turn in your form before April 17th, you will receive one free donut from NHS!


Talent Show Auditions: The AoT High School Talent Show is just around the corner and every high school student is welcome to come audition! Auditions will be held April 16-18 during lunch and after school in Rm. 203. If you're a singer, dancer, actor or something in between, make sure you sign up for an audition slot with Mr. Saxon. The Talent show will be on May 10 at 7:00 PM at the high school.


Dress Down Day: All students are invited to participate in a dress down day on Friday, April 12th. 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.)

High School Prom: Prom will take place on Friday, April 12th, 2019 from 7pm-11pm. It will be at the Savoy Opera House located at 6541 E Tanque Verde Rd. If you are bringing a guest, make sure to pick up a guest form from Mrs. Bishop before spring break, and turn them in no later than April 3rd. Tickets will be sold at Snack Shack starting at $45 before spring break, $50 after spring break, and $60 at the door.

Dress Code: Please wear formal attire: this includes slacks/pants (no blue jeans), button-down shirts, dresses, and skirts.

  • Please no overexposed skin.
    Make sure dresses are kept at no more than 5 inches above the knee.
    If there are any slits, make sure it isn’t any more than 5 inches high.
    There are not to be cuts below the bust line deeper than 2 inches and an inch wide.
    The bust line is any area below the top of the armpit.
    There are also to be no signs of slits or holes above the hip.
    Lastly, see-through dresses are not allowed.

ADVISORY/ADMINISTRATION      

Scholarships/GrantsMs. Krueger needs copies of any scholarships or grants offered to seniors attending college next year. The school records how much money is awarded each year. Please turn in hard copies or send an electronic copy to mkrueger@aoths.net before finals week.  

College Fair: The Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling (RMACAC) is holding a college fair at The Gregory School on Saturday, April 27 at 1 PM. Visit https://rmacac.org/college-fairs/tucson/ to see which colleges will be attending the event and to register as an attendee.  

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 was March 1, but families still have time to submit it! 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 mkrueger@aoths.net 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. 

ATHLETICS

Softball Schedule:
  • Tuesday, April 9 - @ Valley Union, Release Time: 11:45 AM
  • Monday, April 15 - V. Valley Union, Release Time: 2:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 18 - @ Baboquivari, Release Time: 11:45 AM   
Track Schedule:
  • Wednesday, April 17 - @Palo Verde, 7:30 AM, Release Time: 2:15 PM
FUNDRAISERS/DRIVES 

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
Tuesday: Track Treats
Wednesday: NHS - Doughnuts
Thursday:  Chipmunk Cafe
Friday: Theater Doughnouts. 


CLUBS
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 EnsembleMeets during lunch on Thursdays 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
" Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."
-Michael Jordan

School Info.

 
 
Principal : Wendi Allardice M.Ed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Office Manager: Jennifer Dool
 
10720 E 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85748
 
Phone: 520.733.0096
Fax: 520.733.0097