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AOT High School Newsletter

Week of November 22nd 2021

Important Reminders: 

End of 1st Semester, Dec. 16: There are less than 20 regular school days left in the semester. IF your student has an F, they are at-risk of not earning any credit for that class. Schedule time during extended day M, W, T or F to meet with your teacher, develop a plan and/or receive tutoring.

Thanksgiving Break: There will be no school on Thursday, November 25th, and Friday, November 26th. There will be no tutoring or clubs after school on Wednesday, November 24th, in preparation for the break. Please, promptly pick up your student before 3:30pm on that day.

Early Release Day: Wednesday, December 1st, will be an Early Release Day. The school day will end at 12:15pm.

Field Day:  Get ready for our Field Day on December 1st! It will be at the Academy of Tucson Elementary school. Students, submit your signed waivers by November 30th. November 30th is also the last day to get tickets for food and to participate in the games. Tickets will be available at the door, but for only being an audience member. Come buy tickets during lunch and decide between your choice of a hot dog or pizza! Dress in appropriate athletic attire. It will be $5 to play in the games, and $10 to play in games and for food.

Dress Down Day: There will be a Dress Down Day on Wednesday, November 24th! It will cost $1 to wear a t-shirt, and $2 for jeans. Please make sure that clothing is appropriate: no crop tops, obscene language/images, excessive showing of skin, or ripped/torn jeans (or shirts). All proceeds go to PAC! 

Holiday Concert: The Middle and High School Music Departments invite you to a festive and fun Holiday Concert on Friday, December 10th! The concert starts at 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm) at the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church (8625 E Tanque Verde Rd). Tickets are $3 per person with a $15 maximum for families and will be available at the door. 

High School One Act Festival: The Academy of Tucson High School Theater Department will present 3 One Act plays on Tuesday, December 7th, and Wednesday, December 8th!. Both shows start at 7pm at the high school! Tickets are now available in the office. Please see Mrs. Dool to purchase a single ticket for $5 or a family ticket for $20. Act fast because single tickets will go up to $8 on the day of the performance.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to two instances of foul language, parental discretion is recommended for children under 13. Please contact Mr. Saxon ([email protected]) if you would like clarification.       

Parent Advisory Committee: Anyone interested in joining our PAC team is invited to contact Principal Hernandez. Our next Teacher lunch will be on December 16th. PAC also needs help to purchase birthday gifts for AOTHS staff members; if you are interested in assisting, please use the link provided.

Extended Day Tutoring - Extended Day is available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, until 4 pm; please contact or have your student arrange with their teacher when they plan on attending.

Student Pick-Up - Please arrange for students to be picked up promptly after they are finished with their day, whether at 3:15 or after their extracurricular activities. Students are not allowed to remain on campus unsupervised and will be directed to a supervised classroom after 3:30. There are no activities afterschool on Tuesdays and all students must be picked up at school's end (3:15).

ESEA Surveys: We have 54 ESEA surveys outstanding (not completed) at the high school. These surveys help identify and provide much needed resources and financial relief for our students and families. Even if you believe or know that you do not qualify, your completed surveys help others who do. Please stop by and see Jennifer Dool for a survey.

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Photography Club! Meets every Monday after school in Room 202. 

NEW CLUB! DMG Club (Dance, Move, And Groove Club)!

Students can choose from a variety of activities including Nintendo Switch, Just Dance, Zumba, Yoga, and more! Meetings at lunch on the following dates: Oct. 29th, Nov. 5th, 8th, 12th,15th, 19th, 22nd, Dec. 3rd, and Dec. 10.
See you there!

Choir Ensembles: Rm. 201
Advanced Women's Choir Primer: Monday and Thursday 11:45-12:15
Women's Pop: Tuesday and Friday 11:45-12:15
Men's Ensemble: Wednesday 11:45-12:15 and 3:15-3:45

3D Design/Virtual Games Club: Meets every Monday afterschool in Rm. 301

Chess Club: Meets every Wednesday afterschool in Rm. 302.

Anime Club: Meets Thursdays afterschool in Rm. 205!

International Club: Meets Wednesdays afterschool in Rm. 305

Film Club: Meets every Thursday afterschool in Rm. 203!

Mystery Writer's Book Club: Meets every Friday during lunch in Rm. 305!

Dungeon Busters: Meets ev
ery Friday afterschool in Rm. 202! 
Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter! If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hernandez ([email protected]).

If you have any questions about the newsletter specifically, please contact Mr. Saxon ([email protected]). 

"One that would have the fruit must climb the tree."

Thomas Fuller

School Info.

Michael Hernandez
Michael Hernandez 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
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