Celebrate the Class of 2023 and the magic of Wonderland during this year's epic Prom event. These are the LAST WEEKS to buy Prom tickets at the discounted price of $40! Juniors and Seniors, mark your calendars and buy those tickets!!!
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It's that time of year again! So make sure you order a yearbook!!! It is the best and easiest way to keep all your Arkansas Arts Academy memories alive!! Follow the link and choose the school your student attends. It is all digital with no need for cash or checks!! https://yearbookforever.com/
Let’s Make a Home Here A class for processing and making art in a rapidly changing world and going on walks curated by Anne Wenzel and Yannik Dwyer Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-make-a-home-here--tickets-567211453727?aff=ebdsoporgprofile In this transdisciplinary class, students will be given unique opportunities to become embedded within the overlooked and neglected spaces which make up most of our daily landscapes but occupy little of our attention. Direct interaction during walks through liminal spaces in our downtown Rogers neighborhood will provide the material to be crafted into works of art and writing by the students. By connecting with these forgotten landscapes and the life within them, it is hoped that students will begin to carve out a sense of meaningful beauty and see the whole of their world as a site for art creation and mutualism far beyond just the narrow scope of humanity. Classes will combine conversation, meandering hikes, and creative lab time. Conversations each morning will set up ideas for students to use as jumping off points to frame their interactions with the landscape, spurring deep topographic connections with insights into ecology, geomorphology, forest forensics, and local history as well as offering readings related to interpreting landscapes and general processes of conceptual art creation and creative writing. The class will then embark on a field trip, mostly on foot, for 1 - 2 hours in the local area. The pace of the hike will be slow to allow for plenty of time to calibrate attentiveness to the landscape features and their more-than-human residents. Finally, after lunch break, students will finish off the day with lab time to envision and work on creative projects related to their interests and fresh experiences. Note: Students should be expected to be able to navigate moderately difficult terrain such as a rocky creek bed, a section of drainage ditch slick with algae or mud, or navigating up or down a somewhat steep hillside slope, and will be expected to dress and equip themselves appropriately for the sun, heat, humidity, dirt/mud, and terrain intrinsic to Arkansas hiking in midsummer. Yannik Dwyer is an up-and-coming landscape designer and environmental educator whose practice is a means to closely engage people in the more-than-human world by embedding lifeless-seeming scientific knowledge into the vibrant experiences of direct contact with that immensely interconnected world that she facilitates. She is an AAA alum and graduates this May with a B.S. in Horticulture, Landscape, and Turf Science from the University of Arkansas, but much of her studies of the land have occurred outside of traditional academic settings as she has played with landforms around her garden and designs ecological spaces for her clients. Anne Wenzel is a contemplative, conceptual teaching artist interested in creating the conditions for her students to recognize the creative role of their imaginations in perceiving the world and shaping it for others through their art. She has a BA in English Literature from Georgetown University, an MA in Science Writing from the Johns Hopkins University, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College. She is also the recipient of a William Reese Company Teacher Fellowship through Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. She teaches a program in the Transdisciplinary Imagination in the "Department of Elsewhere" at Arkansas Arts Academy.
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Help us continue celebrating Kindness Week tomorrow, Wednesday 2/15, by complimenting 3 people! Thursday, 2/16, Write a grateful message to someone! Friday, 2/17, Give 5 High Fives for encouragement!
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Join us for an exceptional evening of Ukrainian culture, art and music! Friday Feb. 24th 5-8pm. Enjoy performances by AAA students, sample traditional Ukrainian dishes and listen to the beautiful sounds of Bandura instrument. Singer Yuliia Tymochko, runner up in Ukraine’s version of The Voice, is making a special trip to Northwest Arkansas to perform at the event. Hugs From Friends in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Academy have organized this family friendly event to bring awareness about the conflict in Ukraine and showcase organizations providing humanitarian aid. Donations from this event will benefit Hugs From Friends and savED, an organization based in Chernihiv Ukraine that is dedicated to rebuilding schools destroyed in the war. The event is free and open to everyone. Register for the event on eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwa-4-ukraine-an-evening-of-peace-love-and-support-registration-506690684477?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete
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Today is World Read Aloud Day! Scholastic is hosting live Read Alouds all day geared for grades K-5. The link to Scholastic's read aloud event can be found here: https://www.scholastic.com/worldreadaloudday#:~:text=FEBRUARY%201%2C%202023&text=The%20global%20effort%2C%20created%20by,Video%20Player%20is%20loading.
Register Now through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-turn-anxiety-into-positive-action-with-scarlett-lewis-tickets-514918744827 To celebrate the 9th annual Choose Love Awareness Month in February, Scarlett Lewis will be hosting a parent and educator workshop on Monday, February 27, 2023 from 7-8PM EST. Scarlett will be discussing inspiring ways to turn our children's and student's anxiety into positive action by using the Choose Love message and formula every day in your classroom, homes and communities. Choose Love Awareness Month (CLAM) is the annual awareness campaign the Choose Love Movement presents to honor six-year-old Sandy Hook victim, Jesse Lewis, by spreading his message of Nurturing Healing Love. Our purpose for CLAM is to inspire a Choose Love lifestyle by promoting hope, healing, and connection through our Character Social Emotional Development programming. This month-long initiative is a FUN and informative way to encourage creativity, collaboration, and inclusivity in homes, schools, and communities. Each week in February, we focus on a different pillar of the Choose Love Formula: Courage + Gratitude + Forgiveness + Compassion-in-Action = Choosing Love https://chooselovemovement.org/
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Dec. 19th Monday Memo! Dec. 19th: K6 Spirit Day: Wear Winter Sweaters and Hats Dec. 19th: 5:30pm: Family Engagement Night: Financial Aid / FAFSA Dec. 20th: K6 Spirit Day: Wear Fleece, Flannel, or Buffalo Plaid Dec. 21st: K6 Spirit Day: Wear Pajamas Dec. 21st: K6 Winter Parties Dec. 21st: 6pm-8pm: K6 PTA Spirit Night @ Defy in Rogers Dec. 22nd-Jan. 8th: Winter Break - No School
AAA students at the high school are invited and encouraged to use our newly available reporting system. This box is located outside the counseling office for any anonymous reporting.
We love to see smiling faces during Spirit Week! Wednesday was Wacky Winter Socks and Sweaters Day at the HS Campus!