Parents, You may have received an attendance letter in the mail over the past few days, and I wanted to discuss that process with you. Our goal at Arkansas Arts Academy is to ensure students reach high levels of success and provide opportunities to participate in multiple arts programs and activities. Over the past 18 months, one thing reinforced through absences due to COVID is how critical school attendance is to student success. For this reason, we have once again started sending attendance letters when students have accrued unexcused absences. Attendance letters are mailed when a student accrues four, eight, or ten individual course absences. We want to keep you informed of your student's attendance information to ensure they receive credit for their hard work and remain on track for graduation. If a student accrues ten or more unexcused absences in an individual class, they risk not receiving course credit regardless of their grade. If you find an error in the reported attendance data within the letter, please reach out to me by phone or email using the contact information below and we can work to correct the errors. Sincerely, Dr. Bryan Appleton High School Principal email@example.com 479.631.2787
Today 34 of our future female leaders had the opportunity to attend the NWA Women’s Conference at NWACC. The speakers shared their stories on how they have found their way in their education and careers. These women gave practical advice and asked our students to be open to opportunities that arise as they make decisions about their futures. It was a great day empowering girls to reach for the stars!
AAA Family, The high school will be releasing at 2:00 on 10/1 and 10/8 due to road closures that involve the homecoming parades for Rogers HS and Heritage HS. These closures will not affect the elementary school. The link below will take you to the schedule that we will use for both Fridays. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Dbn5F3PtJNj_3L6PXq7Lq1gMk3aJ8pAb/view Thank you! Bryan Appleton, EdD High School Principal View Analytics
Happy Friday AAA! Please click the link below for a letter from the high school. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ceAkpvi7EUR_VpmLzuUwYi_VZi2dqgwt/view
ACT Aspire Scoresheets are on their way home! Students in grades 7-11 received their scoresheets today in advisory and students in grades 4-6 will receive theirs in Tuesday folders next week. Virtual student scoresheets can be picked up at the administration office next Wednesday or will be mailed home. In order to help you interpret these results, we've created a video guide to the scoresheet that can be accessed here: https://youtu.be/RbMUkMP-YP8 Students will take the ACT Aspire for the 2022 school year April 18th-21st for 7th-10th grade and May 9th - 13th for 3rd-6th grade. Thank you for partnering with us in your child's education. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Heather Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (479)877-1723.
Attention HS PM Car Line Pick-Up Drivers: While car line is becoming increasingly shorter, the dangerous pickups on Poplar Street and 6th Street are becoming worse. Students are not allowed to be picked up in either of those locations for safety reasons and to prevent blocking traffic. Please pick up your student in front of the main office using the car line. I assure you both staff and parents share the same goal of the safest and quickest pickup possible. Thank you.
AAA Virtual Students Meal Pickup - to sign up, use the form this link: https://www.artsk12.org/article/525177?org=district - Please apply by Friday of each week to pickup on the following week.
Bus Families: the busses are running late. Thank you for your patience.
Attention HS Families! Open House is Tuesday, Aug 3rd from 4pm-7pm! HS students can: -meet their teachers -get supplies lists/syllabi -pick up their schedule -pick up back-to-school forms packets -meet with community partners & learn about available community resources Please visit https://www.artsk12.org/o/high-school/browse/237148 for copies of info slides and link to the Family Voice Townhall video. Contact Mrs. Carpenter if you have open house questions. email@example.com
Arkansas Arts Academy is looking for a part time technical coordinator for our elementary school. If you are interested or know someone who may be, visit or share this link for more information and to apply: https://bentoncounty.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=211
Hello 7th grade families! We are so excited to see our incoming 7th graders for their orientation tomorrow from 10 am - 2 pm. If you have questions as parents, you are welcome to stay after drop off or come an hour early before pick up time and we will be happy to answer any questions. Students may need a light jacket and their own lunch if they don't want to eat in the cafeteria. See you in the morning!!
School Supplies Update! Parents and students will be able to pick up exact supply lists for courses at Open House on August 3rd. Students will only need something to write on and something to write with the first three days of school in order to allow our families to take full advantage of Arkansas's tax free weekend August 7th-8th. In addition to supplies needed for courses, each student should bring one box of facial tissue, one roll of paper towels, and one canister of sanitizing wipes. These items can be dropped off in the main office. It is also recommended that each student purchase a planner to use for organization. Thank you for choosing Arkansas Arts Academy, see you soon!
Join us for a screening of the Documentary ‘LIKE’ Understanding and Creating Balance in Social Media In-school event Wednesday (tomorrow) during advisory. Link open all week! Create a login to view from home. Register to join us here: https://watch.eventive.org/indieflix/play/609aeee46bb47500779d4b8c LIKE breaks down why we find social media so irresistible, examines who is controlling who, and gives you the tools to pivot to a more balanced and contented relationship. It features Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, including the co-creator of the ‘LIKE’ button, experts in brain science and regular teenagers.
Join us for a... Screening of the Documentary Angst, Raising Awareness around Anxiety Wednesday, 5/19/2021 during Advisory at https://watch.eventive.org/indieflix/play/6099553f11f72e0037e47fdc The whole AAA 7-12 campus community will have access to this film for one week, beginning today. We encourage all parents, teachers, and other stakeholders to join us in this important discussion. On top of academic and social stress, the uncertainty and fears of this past pandemic year have brought all of us a lot more anxiety than before. Angst helps break this down, explaining what’s going on, and what we can do about it to help both ourselves and others. It features World Champion Swimmer Michael Phelps, experts in the field, and regular teenagers. Advisory teachers will be available for discussion afterward and any questions can be answered by your counselors.
Good Morning 9th - 12th grade parents! We wanted to let you all know about a fantastic opportunity for Arkansas students and their families! The Arkansas Division of Higher Education and Sallie Mae are sponsoring a FREE webinar at 7:30 p.m. April 28th about college planning, navigating financial aid offers, and state of Arkansas scholarships and grants. The link for registration is http://bit.ly/College123s. Presentation topics include: - Selecting a school and determining cost - Calculating financial need with the FAFSA® - Deciphering a financial aid offer - Finding and applying for scholarships and grants - Understanding student and parent loans If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. McGaugh at email@example.com.
The 2021 AAA School Board Election is ongoing and ands at 7:30PM sharp tonight. If you're a parent/guardian of a current student and you have NOT received an email to vote, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name as soon as possible. Thank you.
To sign up to volunteer to help at the AAA 5K Run on Saturday 5/15/2021 please visit this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f45adae2ea5ff2-arkansas
ACT Aspire Testing Information!! The state of Arkansas is moving forward with summative testing for all students in grades K-10. 7th through 10th grade students take the ACT Aspire as their summative evaluation. This test must be taken in person with a trained faculty member. The school is also required to test all of our students. Our virtual students will have three initial options for completing this test: taking the test with their in person peers each morning next week April 5th-8th from 8:30-10:00 am, taking the test after school on Monday and Tuesday, April 12th-13th from 4pm-7pm, or taking the test Thursday and Friday, April 15th-16th from 4pm-7pm. If your student is virtual, please use the form linked below to indicate your preferred choice. If none of these options works for your family, please choose the "other" option on the form linked below and recommend a time/day that does work. All testing must be completed by May 14th. https://forms.gle/NEhfKacjkiEmzkR6A Please complete the form by Friday, April 2nd. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. I can be reached through email at email@example.com or by phone at (479)877-1723. Heather Wright District Test Coordinator, Principal
Arkansas Arts Academy 5K - May 15th, 20201 To register visit: https://app.regwiz.io/register/arkansasarts5k/862
HS Families! Join us tonight for Parent Ed Night: Why AP? To learn about the benefits of taking Advanced Placement Courses. Email Mrs. Carpenter for the google meet link. firstname.lastname@example.org Did you miss NWACC's Early College Experience presentation last week? Check out the recording here: https://www.artsk12.org/o/high-school/browse/170920
Top Secret! AAA Bunnies are delivering springtime fun this April! If you would like your yard to be egged, please read the details and sign up at the linked Google Form. Orders are due March 12th including payment! https://forms.gle/F6NpNXqBstBmMywo9
HS Student Council has extended the deadline to purchase shirts. You can purchase your shirt for $15 through MyPaymentsPlus or by cash or check at the front office of either school. Shirts are student designed and all proceeds benefits student events. https://forms.gle/cCGGu9NyCi3RSiso9
HS Student Council has extended the deadline to purchase shirts. You can purchase your shirt for $15 through MyPaymentsPlus or by cash or check at the front office of either school. Shirts are student designed and all proceeds benefits student events. https://forms.gle/cCGGu9NyCi3RSiso9
Virtual Kindness Jar is live! Last week was Random Acts of Kindness week but alas we were snowed in. This form will be used for the rest of the year for the school community to report kindness. Those who are reported can earn something sweet to remember their "lollipop moment" https://sites.google.com/artsk12.org/randomactsofkindness2021/virtual-kindness-jar
AAA WEATHER UPDATE FOR FRIDAY 2/19/202 See this new update: https://www.artsk12.org/article/404551?org=district
Due to the continuing and challenging weather conditions, Arkansas Arts Academy Schools and District Offices will be closed Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Parents, families and guardians should plan for another day of virtual instruction. Thank you."
Due to poor road conditions on side roads, along with the pending overnight winter storm warning, Arkansas Arts Academy Schools and District Office will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Please continue with virtual instruction. We hope you all are safe and well. Thank you!
Due to power outages throughout NWA, Tuesday, Feb. 16th’s virtual instruction for AAA HS students will be delivered asynchronously. (No bell schedule. No required GoogleMeets. Complete posted assignments by the stated due date.)
With plunging temperatures, uncertain snow totals and unpredictable travel scenarios, the Arkansas Arts Academy will pivot to virtual instruction for 2/16/21. Please watch for any updates regarding 2/17/21. Conserve power, travel with caution, stay indoors, be safe, stay warm.
School Administrative and District Offices will be closed Monday, February 15, 2021 due to weather conditions and those staff will be working remotely. Please make sure to check the website and social media later today for updates regarding the coming week. Stay safe and warm.
UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT: Joshua Depner is no longer employed at the Arkansas Arts Academy. By a voice vote on February 9, 2021, the AAA Board of Directors upheld his termination for violation of district policy. Our transition plan is for a substitute teacher with school approved coursework who will provide instructional coverage until a suitable new educator can be found. All virtual and in-person teaching and learning will continue. Change is never easy, and as we move forward, please know that student learning is our purpose and goal. If you have any questions, contact the Arkansas Arts Academy CEO, Richard Burrows at email@example.com.
Hello AAA Community! The 7th-9th grade Peer Ambassadors are hard at work spreading kindness this month and created this site to help everyone join in. Check out the calendar and help us be kind! https://sites.google.com/artsk12.org/randomactsofkindness2021/home
Please nominate the next 7th-12th grade Teacher of the Month! Use this link: https://forms.gle/guWxjbhPd1jMFP4B9
Outdoor Recreation Club will have its inaugural meeting on TUE 1.26 during advisory. Only 15 slots are available for in-person students, so hurry! Virtual students and students who are not able to sign up to attend in person may email Mr. Depner for a virtual invitation. More info here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17oU3QBez3cMsbdmuMxJYW6wBIAjfFUf_K_F0m_BOodE/edit?usp=sharing
Please support this Arkansas Arts Academy fundraiser for Spring 2021 by vising https://fancloth.shop/Xfx4q We have all sorts of AAA gear for sale. Thank you!
Weather Advisory Canceled - Regular School Day Today Arkansas Arts Academy Administration
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, if Arkansas Arts Academy needs to close tomorrow, we will send out an alert via text message and email to all Parents/Guardians around 6:00 - 6:30 AM.
Happy Holidays from AAA HS Jazz Band! Click the link to view their virtual performance. https://5il.co/o7vl
High School lost and found! Please claim your items by Friday 18th. Email Mrs. Carpenter if you need help. firstname.lastname@example.org
There is an outage on G-Suite, including G-Mail - service is inconsistent. Therefore there will be no instruction today and students will have asynchronous assignments which will be due by end of day Friday. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
Hello Arkansas Arts Academy Elementary, Middle and High School students and families! Due to inclement weather, all campuses will be virtual tomorrow. Follow the normal procedures your students follow when virtual in terms of assignments. - Arkansas Arts Academy Administration
Bravo HS Jazz Band for a wonderful concert today! Click this link to see part of the show: https://www.artsk12.org/o/high-school/browse/182211
Dear AAA community, We are opening our SWAP closet to families before the break. Parents are welcome to come and "shop" the closet or trade in clothes that no longer fit their students. Our closet is overflowing and we have a lot of brand new clothing that was donated! If you would like to participate, please make an appointment with Kendra McGaugh (email@example.com). Please note, only one person may come to the closet at a time! Happy Holidays!
7th-12th grade pictures are available for pick up from the office. If you didn't order pictures, we have picture proofs and your ordering code. Retakes will be in January. More info to come after Winter Break. Email Mrs. Carpenter with picture questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Congrats to High-School November Students of the Month: Eleni Konomi, Tess Ferrigni, Ashton Libey and Teacher of the Month: Mrs. Gentry. Nominate the next teacher of the month here: https://forms.gle/YonZHv33jHihkjx19
7th-11th grade pictures are starting to go home today. Missed picture day? Email Mrs. Carpenter to sign up for Nov. 18th picture day. email@example.com
LAST FEW DAYS TO BUY Your Pumpkin Pies for your Thanksgiving Week and help fund the Culinary Students to continue in their learning. Each pie is only $10 !! Pre-order yours now through Nov. 16th and pick up on Friday, Nov 20th 3:50pm-5:30pm, Monday, Nov 23rd 8am-3:30pm, or Tuesday, Nov 24 8am-3:30pm Cash or check payable to “AAA” (memo line “Pumpkin Pie”) to Chef G in the culinary classroom Monday-Thursday 8am-10am or make an online purchase on MyPaymentsPlus under the Events & Activities tab, HS Culinary. This year in the Spirt of a Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving and Celebration of Cartoonist Charles M Schulz we are holding a Pie recipe Contest!! Each purchase will allow the buyer to enter a Charlie Brown theme Pie Recipe with picture. Wonderful Prizes will be awarded to the winner! So use your imagination and think of wonderful ways to include popcorn, pretzels, jellybeans and toast! Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org subject TGRecipeContest view image
Parent Ed. Night : Understanding ESSA. Thursday, Nov. 5th @ 5pm via Google Meet. Join Mrs. Wright as she explains how the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) holds schools accountable for student achievement and what you as a parent can do to be more involved in the education process. Email Mrs. Carpenter for the Google Meet link.
Movie Night is FRIDAY! Time is running out to purchase chocolate frogs and butter beer from our own AAA culinary department. You have until noon on Friday to order those delicious treats and prepay for your movie admission. Admission and other concessions will be available for purchase in cash during the movie night event. Grab your costume, your blankets or lawn chair, your family, and join us in the 7-12 courtyard for outdoor Movie Night! See the poster for more details.
Tonight (Thursday the 29th) @ 5pm : Parent Education Night on the FAFSA with special guests from NWACC!!! Juniors & Seniors highly encouraged to attend! Email Mrs. Carpenter for the link. email@example.com
7th-11th grade picture day is tomorrow, Tuesday the 27th! Please Dress for Success and smile big. If your student usually doesn't come to school on Tuesdays, email Mrs. Carpenter to schedule a Picture Day time. firstname.lastname@example.org
Congrats to October Teacher of the Month: Mr. Depner & Students of the Month: Reese West-Arnold, Brayden Bennett, and Amber Mate! Nominated your November Teacher of the Month by clicking this link: https://forms.gle/iuqvs2mhepEd55JPA
AAA Food Drive to Benefit AAA Gives Back!! The Comm. Service and Leadership class organized a food drive to benefit the Gives Back program. See photo for details and contact email@example.com with any questions! Food drive ends on Nov. 12th, winners announced on Nov. 13th!
Halloween Movie Night! Join us on October 30th for an outdoor movie night in the courtyard of the HS campus. 6:30 will be Hocus Pocus 8:00 is the Costume Contest 8:30 is Lights Out for ages 13+ Snacks from our culinary department will be available for pre-purchase through MyPayments Plus. See the flyer for more details.
AAA School District Board Meeting on 10/20/2020 @6:30 pm Attend in person: AAA High School Commons area, 506 W Poplar Street, Rogers, AR 72756 - masks required and social distancing enforced. Meeting also livestreamed on AAA YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn8fwb_gfm5duWpnQdC75gw Members of public allowed to speak either live or virtually (3 min/person - only first 5 to register here: https://artsk12.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Wg6CiC8LTlGW3i8ToP6uhA Agenda published here: https://www.artsk12.org/o/district/browse/97248
AAA High-School Student Council is sponsoring a contest to find the BEST design for the back of our school t-shirts. The theme for the contest is "out of limitations comes creativity." The contest is open from October 2nd - 21st. The winner will be announced on October 23rd. Submissions should be sent to Mrs. Dale in the front office or room A210 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
Welcome to the 1st day of all-virtual-learning week! Please help us recognize our outstanding 7th-12th Teachers by nominating them for the HS Teacher of the Month Award. Complete this form to nominate: https://forms.gle/ya64tbz83m8QLavG6
Did you miss the Sr. Transition to Post-Secondary presentation? Click the link to access the recording and the presentation slides. https://www.artsk12.org/o/high-school/browse/170920 Contact Mrs. McGaugh if you have any questions about life after HS. email@example.com
Seniors and Parents of Seniors! Please join us Thursday the 1st at 5pm for a "Transition to Post-Secondary" presentation by our counselor, Mrs. McGaugh. The meeting will be held via Google Meet. Email Mrs. Carpenter for the link. firstname.lastname@example.org
7-12 Student Council and 11-12 Class Officer elections have begun! Students you have a message posted in your graduating class Google Classroom that explains how to run and when voting will occur. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Dale, email@example.com. Good luck!
Mr. Depner will sponsor an Outdoor Recreation Club this year. Membership is open to all students 7-12. Meetings will be held virtually from 4:15-4:45 PM on Tuesdays of each week. Find out more, including how to sign up, by following this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17oU3QBez3cMsbdmuMxJYW6wBIAjfFUf_K_F0m_BOodE/edit?usp=sharing
A good morning to you all AAA! It is with a great deal of sadness that I announce that I will not be returning as the 7th-9th counselor at the HS campus for the 2020-2021 school year. My final day will be August 14th, and until that day I will continue with my counseling duties. After a lot of searching, and a great deal of consideration, my family and I have concluded that we will be relocating to Tennessee. Please know that these past two years as the school counselor at AAA have been some of the most memorable years of my life. Over that time I’ve watched students, staff, and our school grow in so many positive ways. There is still a long way to go and a lot of work to be done, but I wholeheartedly believe that whomever steps in as the new counselor will continue to help lead our students and our school towards a culture of equality, kindness, integrity, and respect for one another. To all the families, thank you for the opportunity to work with your students. To the students, thank you for your time, your effort, and your energy! I’ll miss seeing all your wonderful faces and watching you grow as artists and human beings! I wish you nothing but the best going forward! In a world where you can be anything, be kind. Shine bright diamonds, and change the world! Best wishes to you all! Mr. Calvin Clark
All in-person sum. events for lg groups @AAAHS are cancelled. Including: New Student Social - Jul 18; Graduation Celebration for Class of 2020 - Jul 17; Student Orientation - Jul 30; 7th grade Orientation and Promotion-July 31; 7-12 Open House-Aug 4 Virtual opt. to follow.
Congratulations to Arkansas Arts Academy Singer-Songwriter and Class of 2020 Graduate Sierra Carson on the release of her new single! Take a listen!! https://open.spotify.com/album/7JzCwmUst4lvQJO4H3pSCv… https://music.apple.com/…/album/girl-i-know-fea…/1514878764… https://www.rogerslowell.com/news/2020/06/05/member-news/2020-arkansas-arts-academy-graduate-hosts-national-virtual-concert-and-releases-song-about-graduation-during-global-pandemic/ https://www.facebook.com/events/1235112970153967/
Socially Responsible Beginning Wheel Summer Classes are here! For $245 you receive personal instruction from Mr. Leffingwell (HS ceramics teacher), 50 lbs of clay, a beginning set of tools, and firings. Anyone 13+ may sign up, but space is limited! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Click the link to view the 2nd Digital Coffee House. https://5il.co/gp4p Don't miss out on the last opportunity for 7th-12th grade students to participate in Digital Coffee House on June 5th! Students: please check your google classroom for submission details.
7th-12th graders! Please join us in the 2nd Digital Coffee House today at 4pm via Zoom (the link is in your google classroom). Headliners: Aimsley Curtis, Libby Hooker, Alex Langley, Samuel Hansen, and Caitlyn Rowland. Can't make it at 4pm? Don't worry! The video will be posted on the school's website and Facebook page for everyone to enjoy.
Scholarship opportunities through community service. Interested? Check out dosmething.org for more information. https://www.dosomething.org/us/about/easy-scholarships
At Home Scavenger Hunt Results! Hello! Here at the results of the Diamonds at Home Scavenger Hunt! Students were tasked to find household items that ranged in point value between 1-5, for a total of 100 pts. There was also a 7 pt bonus for emailing two AAA staff during Teacher Appreciation Week! Highest point total possible was 107! Here are the results and point totals: 4th Place: Tye Love 61 points 3rd Place: Eleanor Everheart 82.5 points 2nd Place: Meadow Mcginnis 95 points 1st Place Winner: Nadia Thorson 106 points Thank you to all who participated, and to Nadia Thorson the grand prize winner of an Amazon gift card! Be on the lookout for more activities in the future! Mr. Clark
Did you miss watching the 1st AAA Digital Coffee House? Don't worry! Click the link to view the performances of Sierra Carson, Elijah Driggs, Kiara Ball, and Khya Carson. https://5il.co/fzm0
7th-12th graders! Please join us in the 1st Digital Coffee House today at 4pm via Zoom (the link is in your student email). Headliners: Sierra Carson, Elijah Driggs, Kiara Ball, & Khya Carson. Can't make it at 4pm? Don't worry! The video will be posted on the school's website and Facebook page for everyone to enjoy.
7th-12th grade Coffee House Night - but digital! Please click the GoogleForm link below to let Mr. Nieves & Mrs. Carpenter know if you would like to submit a digital performance to be included in our Coffee House Night. https://forms.gle/yBJko9MKXKbv5nPE7 The 1st Digital Coffee House Night will be held on Zoom on May 8th at 4pm. Link will be shared on the 7th.
The 7-12 staff wanted to let our students know that we miss you all! Please enjoy this video put together by our own Kerrey Klatt! https://youtu.be/hecz5oj34xQ
If you or someone you know in NWA are struggling to navigate the impacts of COVID-19 or just aren't sure where to turn, Hark is here to help. We have set up a confidential site specifically for those needing help connecting to up-to-date community resources. In this uncertain time, if you find yourself experiencing loss of income, reduced hours, food insecurity, and such, go to harknwa.com/getconnected today. Our Connectors are standing by. *Please note that we only serve those in Northwest Arkansas.
If you and your family could use a little bit of help with some essentials during this difficult time, please use me as a point of contact for the HS campus. For the K6 campus contact Mrs. Shover or Mrs. Young. We have snack packs, clothing, some take and bake pizzas, and hygiene products. If you are able to donate any items to help other families, please contact me as well! Let’s work together and support one another! Thank you! Calvin C. email@example.com
Hello! If you are a parent or guardian of a 7th-9th grade student and you did NOT receive a lengthy email from me this afternoon, please let me know at your convenience. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks, Calvin C. 7th-9th School Counselor
Message about Seniors from Mrs. Wright: I understand there has been some confusion regarding seniors status for graduation as per the Governor's proclamation. There was confusion for administrators across the state as well and the Arkansas Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has now provided some clarification as follows: *Seniors are excused from the following graduation requirements of the state: CPR class, digital learning course, personal finance, and passing the state civics exam. *Seniors ARE NOT excused from school for the remainder of the semester, digital or otherwise, regardless of grades earned in the third quarter. *Seniors currently enrolled in concurrent credit courses with local colleges and universities must complete those courses according to the instructions of the affiliated institution in order to be awarded credit for those courses. (If you are in a concurrent class through NWACC, follow NWACC's instructions to finish the course and earn credit) *Seniors currently enrolled in AP courses must finish the course AND take the AP exam in order to earn weighted credit for the course. *If the school closure order is lifted, seniors will be expected to return to campus and their original schedules until the week of graduation. I hope this clarification helps all of you understand your responsibilities. It definitely helped myself and other administrators across the state understand what we are expected to do. Remember that your teachers have built flexibility into their digital lessons so that you can engage when you are able to. I have also received several comments/questions about graduation. We will look for creative ways to honor all of our graduates in the event that schools are still closed come June. There will be a senior survey coming to all senior parents and students asking for information that we can use to build a graduation video of all students that can be shared with the broader community. In the event that graduation cannot happen on June 5th, we will post the digital graduation video featuring all students and schedule a time for seniors to have one last get together in the summer before leaving for college. All honors cords and sashes will be mailed to you in May if we are not back in school by then. Thank you and please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns. Heather Wright, Principal email@example.com
School may be out, but students still have need. The Samaritan Centers will remain open to meet the needs of our students. Here are the times and locations where Snack Packs can be picked up. Rogers Community Center Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (17th 18th and 19th) 10:30am-12:30pm 1211 W Hudson Rd, Rogers, AR 72756 Springdale Community Center Tuesday and Thursday (17th and 19th) 10:30am-12:30pm 1300 N Thompson St Ave, Springdale, AR 72764 -No proof of enrolment is needed to receive SnackPacks—they will be given to anyone with kids in need.
The 7th-12th grade choir students participated in the Choral Performance Assessment (CPA) today and earned the following ratings: 7th Boys: 2 Excellent Ratings and 2 Superior Ratings 7th/8th Girls: All Superior Ratings HS Chamber Choir: All Superior Ratings and eligibility for state festival in April.
Dr. Robert Mueller will be leading the students of the AAA Symphonic Orchestra in a Masterclass today! Dr. Mueller is the chair of composition and theory and the University of Arkansas and the director of the U of A Symphony Orchestra. In addition to rehearsing with the students, Dr. Mueller will also be talking to students about music scholarship opportunities for music and non-music majors attending the U of A. Dr. Mueller's Bio: https://fulbright.uark.edu/departments/music/faculty-and-staff/index/uid/mueller/name/Robert+K.+Mueller/
AAA HS is spreading the love around campus. Students in World History class completed a classroom activity illustrating economic systems, and some students created paper hearts "working" as part of the "proletariat". Students in English 10 classes reinforced grammar skills and writing complete sentences using specific details. Students selected a teacher whose class they "loved" being a part of and explained why that teacher or class was significant to them as individuals. Around the HS building, you will see the finished products of their cross-curricular work displayed on classroom windows and doors.
Advance ticket sells for the junior high dance will continue until the day of February 28th . They will be sold during lunch times. This dance is for 7th-9th grade. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door on the night of the 28th. Snacks and drinks will also be made available for student purchase!
A group of AAA HS art students will take part in Art on The Bricks in downtown Rogers this month! On February 13th their artwork will be on display at Studio 300 from 4:30 to 7:30pm (300 N. 2nd St.). Stop by to support these local young artists and admire the products of their hard work and talent!!!
With the threat of winter weather looming, please remember that we follow the lead of Rogers Schools. If they are closed, we are closed.
The middle school guitar and percussion departments are combining for a winter concert. Students will perform selections from classic rock, modern rock, and other styles as ensembles. Many students will perform in multiple capacities, and everyone in the classes will have the opportunity to perform. The concert will take place on Friday, February 7th at 6:30 pm in the PAC. Admission is free; donations are appreciated.
National School Counseling Week begins tomorrow! School counselors help students in more ways than you realize. This week we celebrate them as a part of National School Counseling Week 2020. Learn more about the role of this necessary profession: http://bit.ly/SCRole.
Congratulations to Sam Sibaja (percussion), Gregory Mac (oboe), and Thomas Allen (oboe) for making the Arkansas All-Region Band this year! Both Thomas and Samuel will be representing AAA at the all-region clinic today and tomorrow. After rehearsing, they will give a concert along with some of the best woodwind, brass, and percussion players in NWA at Bentonville West High School on Saturday, January 25th.
School Board Work Session Tuesday the 28th 6:30 Central Office Agenda: Establishing first steps towards strengthening student diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Student Intent to Return form for 2020-2021 is due by January 31st. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16FqH3xLJkN_BK0oVSSYGm_UgAI6suuv2tIU7A2I3Y_c/edit?ts=5e1f4172
The Diamond Swap Shop is overflowing with new and gently used clothing! If your student is in need of any clothing or personal items, please reach out to Mr. Clark or Mrs. Hurt. In addition to clothing, there are also hygiene products and snacks for students to take home over weekends and for breaks. Let us know how we can help!
JH Student Council is hosting Spirit Week December 9th-13th! We would love to see everyone participate!
If you are interested in traveling with us to our next BIG ADVENTURE (NYC-MANHATTAN LANDMARKS) Meeting is tomorrow night... Mrs. Benton's room 6:30-7:30 pm This trip is for grades 5-8 school year 2020, and for family members! Trip is set for October 5-8, 2020!!!!! We have a jammed packed itinerary planned for NYC, including 2 Broadway shows. This will be an ARTS/Historical Landmarks Trip Transportation will be direct flight again from XNA to NYC! Come see why we travel with Explorica!! Hope to see you all here tomorrow to hear Rozzana and I tell you all about this big adventure!!!!
Inclement weather reminder - Arkansas Arts Academy follows the Rogers School District. If they close, then we will close as well.
There will be no after school basketball at AAA today, November 11, 2019. The Boys and Girls Club of Rogers has also informed us that they will not be open this afternoon/evening. After school dance classes with Mrs. Kessler have also been cancelled for today.
Please join us next Tuesday November 12th at 6:30 for our November School Board Meeting, after which Mary Ley will present the 2019 Arkansas Arts Academy Annual School Report. We look forward to seeing you there.
Mark your calendars for AAA Night @ the Museum on Thursday, October 24th from 6-8 p.m. at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Find out more with this link: https://sites.google.com/artsk12.org/aaa-arts-integration/home/aaa-night-the-museum?authuser=0
The Culinary Arts Department is raising funds, furthering their education, and making your holiday life easier: ALL AT THE SAME TIME! From October 1st-30th, Orders will be accepted for Homemade Pumpkin Pies. Why go through the hassle of making your own? We can do it for you! Orders will be accepted for only the first 300 Pies. So get those orders and payments in EARLY! Orders and Payment can be made through “MyPaymentsPlus.” OR you may bring a check or cash to the School Office at either campus. (please designate the number of pies you are ordering) Traditional / 10 inch Pies will be delivered to the Elementary school campus for Pick up on the last day before we break for the November/Thanksgiving Holiday (Friday, 11/22) AND they will be available for pick up in the Culinary Kitchen at the High School Campus after school on that day as well!
Diamonds on the Fly fishing club news! Right now, any contribution you make to our donorschoose.org campaign will be doubled by Dick’s Sporting Goods! This is an amazing opportunity for our anglers to get their own brand new fly fishing gear! Your donation will brighten our students' school year, and you'll get heartfelt thank yous from our DOTF club and get to see photos of them using their new gear! Here's the campaign. Only $81 still needed because of Dick’s Sporting Goods matching our remaining amount! www.donorschoose.org/artonthefly Thank You!
High School Culinary Arts went to www.cobblestonefarms.org and met with their excellent and knowledgeable Gardner Laura Brewer. She showed the students around the farm and educated them on helping the food insecure peoples in our area by gardening and service. We picked almost 300 pounds of peppers, Packed over 20 dozen eggs, pulled weeds and took a tour of the garden, greenhouses and chickens! It was hard work and a great trip! THANK YOU COBBLESTONE FARM PROJECT
Gear Swap and Diamonds on the Fly Fundraiser Oct 5th 9-11 AM at Lewis & Clark Outfitters (Rogers location) Come swap/buy outdoor gear and support the Diamonds on the Fly fishing club at this Lewis and Clark event! Diamond anglers will be making pancakes and accepting donations to go towards new gear and fishing trips! Make plans to come out for this great event!
Mrs. Monica Herrera from www.properwayacademy.com came to one of the 8th grade Introduction to Culinary Arts classes today and gave a lecture/demonstration about etiquette, first impressions and table manners! There was so much good and useful information. THANK YOU for sharing with us today, Mrs.Herrera!
Start With Hello Week Kickoff Sept 23-28th Start With Hello is an initiative that focuses on creating a school climate of inclusion and kindness. Developed by the Sand Hook Promise, this program encourages students to reach out to those who may be experiencing isolation, and building a connection with that person. See someone alone, Reach out and help, Start with Hello.
With a growing population of 8 billion people, 24% of the earth’s land is being used to raise livestock. Arts Academy students in Mr. Mac’s science classes took the initiative to show our community the importance and need for sustainable food. Crickets provide 4x the protein than beef, and are full of omega oils and vitamins. However, a shift in how we view ”strange” food such as crickets needs to happen, and these students are leading by example!
The Diamonds on the Fly High School fishing club is still accepting donations towards new fly fishing gear! We are currently only $299 short of our goal! If you are willing to donate (donations are tax deductible) please visit www.donorschoose.org/artonthefly.
The Culinary Classes and the Gardening Club have been working on preparing the garden beds for a good winters sleep and spring planting! We are digging out grass, tilling soil and adding in fertilizer and compost! We should have a nice place to plant as soon as the last frost is over! It’s nice to get out into the warm sun and put in a little manual work as well! Many hands make light work! #GARDENCLUB #farmtotable #AAACulinary
Please have Mi Futuro permission forms in by no later than Monday. This is for 8th grade only. Thanks!
Adventure Group forms are due by Friday! If you have not turned in your forms, please have them in by Friday the 5th so that a group or groups can be formed. Groups are open to 7-12th.
We have extended the due date to purchase your Arkansas Arts Academy Discount Card that will get you great deals at local restaurants and businesses. Please turn in your order form: https://5il.co/9e6l to the HS main office by Friday.
Last day to double your donation (up to $50) for the Diamonds on the Fly fishing club at the HS. www.donorschoose.org/artonthefly Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!
We are discussing pasta alternatives and healthy “swaps” in Nutrition class. These students made Pesto Sauce and tasted each other’s to pick the class favorite. They were all good! But Hannah squeaked out the win with Jivon close behind! We are going to make classic tomato sauce next while trying our sauces over some alternatives to traditional pasta. We had a good class including some music by Dean Martin!#options #freshBasil #kidsinthekitchen
AAA has a fly fishing club! Right now we are graciously borrowing gear, but you could help us purchase our own! If you would like to help, check out our donorschoose.org campaign at www.donorschoose.org/artonthefly. Use promo code LIFTOFF before August 30th.
Safety Supplies Needed! The HS tech theatre department is looking for donations of safety supplies such as work gloves, ear plugs, and safety glasses. Please drop off donations to the HS main office. Contact Mr. Wipplinger for details firstname.lastname@example.org.
The list of HS clubs approved for this year is located here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/442411/2019-2020_Club_List_for_AAAHS_-_Sheet1.pdf For more info. about each club, please contact the faculty sponsor. It's not too late to start one!
The Culinary Nutrition Class was hard at work in the Kitchen today canning Spicy Pickled Okra! The okra was donated through Seeds that Feed at the Bentonville Farmer’s Market, THANK YOU! We also received fresh locally grown cucumbers and bundles of dill! Culinary Foundations and Methods will be canning classic dill pickle spears tomorrow! #summerproduce #locallygrown
Here is the link for My Payments Plus. Through this link you will to be able to pay for class fees, school supplies fees, field trips fees and lunches on line. You will need your student ID numbers to register your student for this service. https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome
Remember parking permits go on sale on Monday, July 22nd at 8 am. If you arrive early, please form a line on the sidewalk on the east side of the building. Remember to bring your photo ID Driver's license, proof of current insurance and payment.
The Home Access Center gradebook is now available for parent and student login. If you need help logging in, please contact the school.
The Home Access Center is still down. Our tech director is out of the building until July 15th. Access will be restored when he returns. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion. Please call with any concerns or questions or email email@example.com.