Weekly Update 3/8/2018

Important Dates to Remember

Mar. 8–Color Battle

Mar. 8, 3:15 PM–PTO meeting

Mar. 12-15–Spring Break

Mar. 21, 6 PM–College Fair for 8th-12th graders

Mar. 22–Junior High Carnival

Mar. 23–JH Latin field trip to Pompeii exhibit

Mar. 29–Dollars for Duds

Mar. 30-31–JH play

Apr. 2-5–AZ Merit Testing

Apr. 11-13–Junior High History Tour

Apr. 12–PTO Meeting

Apr 13–Orchestra/Choir Field Trip

Apr 20-21–School Musical:  Once on This Island

Apr. 26–Dollars for Duds

April 27–Drama Interactive Night

April 28–Prom

May 3–Band/Orchestra Concert

May 4–Choir Concert

May 10–PTO Meeting

May 10–Ballroom Dance Concert

May 11–Dance Concerts

May 14-16–Finals Week

May 16–Graduation

May 17–Awards Ceremonies, Last Day of School

May 21–31–School Closed

Color Battle is on Thursday, March 8th at 2:30.

Parents are welcome to come watch at 2:45 and then stay for the PTO meeting to follow.

Thank you to all who participated in this FUNdraiser.

The top four FUNdraisers were:

Mary Haynie, 8th grade

Cole Peto, 7th grade

Andrew DeLeon, 9th grade

Nathaniel Fernandez, 9th grade

It has been reported that twice a man tried to pick up one of our female scholars while walking home from school this week.  Both incidents happened near 43rd Avenue, one while on a bike, the other while in a dark 2 door vehicle.  Please remind  your scholars about safe practices when walking home from school.  For safety tips, visit here.

March’s PTO meeting will be at 3:15 on Thursday, March 8th.  Go watch the color battle on the field at 2:45 and then join us inside for the PTO meeting at 3:15!  We are hoping for lots of parent attendance to voice opinions on school gits and to help with our AZMerit Snacks and Success plan!  Come share your thoughts!

Mar 12-15

Attention all 8th-12th graders!  Come to our college fair on Wednesday, March 21st at 6:00 PM to learn more about colleges that you may like to attend.  There will be 8-10 schools there to show you what they each have to offer.  Start preparing now!

 Junior High Carnival

Thursday, March 22nd

6-8 PM

There will be a bounce castle, fortune telling, jousting, stilt race, cake walk, candle squirt, pie in the face, face painting, photo booth, and more! Entrance is $5 which will give you five tickets.  A meal is 3 tickets and additional tickets for activities can be purchased for $1 each.

The junior high is invited to attend a field trip to the Pompeii exhibition at the Arizona Science Center on Friday, March 23rd.  The cost is $15 plus your lunch money.  Please pay at the front desk to reserve your space.

Come learn to salsa with Heritage Academy’s ballroom dancers!

Friday, March 23rd, 6:00 PM

Cost is $5 a person

Babysitting is available for children under 10 for $2 a child.

Stay until 7:00 to see a performance by Heritage Academy’s ballroom dancers.

The PTO will be collecting water bottles and granola bars for snacks in between testing.  Donations can be brought to the school front desk.  We will also be accepting small cash donations or supplies for Power Smoothies.  Contact suzettehaynie@hotmail.com if you would like to help with these efforts and watch for a list of specific supplies after spring break.

AZMerit Testing is April 2-5.  More than ever before, the school is greatly affected by the scores that our scholars receive.  While we continue to keep our teaching philosophy to not “teach to the test,” we would like to ask families to help take these tests seriously and encourage your scholars to do their best.

We will be offering the following incentives to our scholars.  Scholars will receive:

-A snack before testing if they show up on time the day of the test.

-A ticket for a free dress down day if they attend all necessary testing days/times and take test seriously.  Teachers monitoring the test will take note of good behavior during the test and the time taken to complete the test.   Dress down day will occur the next week.

-Scholars will receive a 5% increase in their final math or English letter grade at the end of the semester (or when scores arrive) if their score in that area improves from last year.

-Scholars will receive 10% increase in their math or English letter grade at the end of the semester (or when scores arrive) if they pass or exceed in that area on the AZMerit.  (Scholars will receive a maximum of a 10% increase in the grade, they cannot receive both the 5% and 10% increase together).

Prom is April 28th!

Tickets are on sale now at the front desk for $25.  After Spring Break they will go up to $40.

There are some candles left over from our fundraiser.  They are $22 each and all proceeds will go to the school thanks to the generous donation from Donna Dunagan.

March Teacher and Staff Birthdays:

Mar. 9–Ms. Buck

Mar. 16–Mr. Ellsworth

Mar. 21–Ms. Asanovich

Mar. 29–Ms. Ford

Junior High Southern Arizona History Tour

April 11-12, 2018

Senior trip to Southern California April 6-7

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