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.
Don't forget Senior Showcase is tonight starting at 6 pm! Come enjoy our graduates final show before they leave us for bigger and better things.
Kindergarten through 6th grade showcase their amazing talents in a school wide Arts Festival. The festival showcases over 500 artworks which are displayed throughout the school. During the evening parents can stop by to watch performances in dance, orchestra, Ukuele, piano, recorder and drama. Light refreshments are available for a small fee. The event takes place on May 23, 4:30 – 7:30 pm at the Elementary school campus.
Don’t miss the chance to see all the amazing artwork the HS visual art students have been working on this year!! Hundreds of pieces of art and senior exhibits will be on display in the HS commons on Saturday May 18th,4-7pm!! Free admission and refreshments too!! You also have the chance to catch a Rockhopper concert before, @2pm, or after the art show, @7pm!!
Congratulations to our new school board members, Dr. Cara Riley and Micheal Camp.
Arkansas Arts Academy High School Library will be hosting a Scholastic BOGO Book Fair, May 13th, 14th and 15th. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4eadaf2da2fe3-scholastic1
If you are or have a current 9th-12th grade student who is interested in the Spring Break 2020 trip to Ireland, England, and Wales, the sign-up for that trip is quickly approaching within the next couple of weeks. Please contact Jamie Dale firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The HS Student Council wants to invite all students in grades 7-12 to join them in appreciating our amazing teachers and staff. Flower vases and post-it notes will be placed in each staff member’s room or area bright and early Monday morning. Please bring flowers to fill up your staff and teachers’ vases, as well as leave them a quick note of appreciation for something they’ve done for you this year.
Juniors will be taking the Civics exam from the state tomorrow morning! This is a graduation requirements, but easy to complete. Students were sent a study guide to help.
The PTG will provide pizza for student performers at the CTA. If your student has allergies or prefers something else to eat, please accommodate your students dietary needs/desires. If you are interested in providing snacks or healthy foods for the 65 student performers, please contact Chris at email@example.com. Thank you!
Please sign up for "5k Volunteer Signup” to support our AAA cross country teams! Click on the button below to view the online sign up sheet. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f45afaf2cabfe3-5kvolunteer
John Brown University is hosting a Summer Academic campus experience for high school students. This week long, over-night experience will take place July 7-12. Students can choose from Computer Gamebook, Construction Management, or Engineering. Go to jbu.edu/summer-academy
We have 5 students who have been selected to attend Boys State/ Girls State! They will be attending May 26-May 31st. Our Delegates for Boys State are Wesley Bolin and Parker Bowman. Our Delegates for Girls State are Sierra Carson, Abigail Houchins, and Megan Nelson.
Make sure you have our app! IOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arkansas-arts-academy/id1365688086 Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apptegy.arkansasart&hl=en_US
Meet Leslee Post - Candidate for Arkansas Arts Academy School Board Position 2. https://youtu.be/H7nCVgwqdME
Meet Roger Miller - Candidate for Arkansas Arts Academy School Board Position 2. https://youtu.be/9kgy3ETSNek
Meet Joe DeRouen - Incumbent for Arkansas Arts Academy School Board Position 2. https://youtu.be/dKRKtI6f6Gs
Meet Michael Camp - - Candidate for Arkansas Arts Academy School Board Position 2. https://youtu.be/_voXj4Vn8dU
Meet Cara Riley - Candidate for Arkansas Arts Academy School Board Position 1. https://youtu.be/odBeheQOt3w
Meet Brande Palmer - Candidate for Arkansas Arts Academy School Board Position 1. https://youtu.be/fieuFeKFf8w
Seniors! You must be at school at 9 am this morning to complete the state mandated CPR training required for graduation. Please be present and on time. Failure to complete this session will mean that you must find training outside of school and pay for it in order to graduate!
PTG meeting tonight, 6:00pm 7-12 cafeteria?
PTG Meeting 4-4-19 6:00-6:30pm.CTA meeting immediately following in the 7-12 cafeteria. At the PTG meeting we will highlight : 1. Nominations for PTG officers for 2019-2020 school year 2. Brief update on open house 3. Next fundraiser... 4.Have a brief introduction to our school board candidates. 6:30-7:00pm CTA MEETING CTA Tickets purchased using the following link: https://www.artsk12.org/o/high-school/page/celebrate-the-arts?fbclid=IwAR1RtF3BAkSvYDbqqH98369TSq5tAXfbNWvgS20fg3cgs0V7Siyh-mHDGnc
Parents, In an effort to improve participation, we will be conducting the upcoming school board election online. The eligible voters will be the two primary guardians listed in our student information system. An email went out today to all eligible voters. If you received the email, then you are all set. If someone in your family did not get this email, and you feel they should be eligible to vote, please contact one of our registrars. Thank you, John Hines Technology Director
Junior High Dungeons & Dragons club with Mr. Depner will is cancelled today (TUE 3.5). Please check the group's Google Classroom for more information. Club will meet as scheduled at 3:30 PM, TUE 3.12.
NHS Initiation is cancelled for tonight and will be rescheduled.
Arkansas Arts Academy is closed today due to inclement weather. Here is a link to our inclement weather assignments.https://www.artsk12.org/inclement-weather-information--2
Snow day reminder: we close when Rogers schools close. Since we serve 21 communities, if your community closes please stay home. Here is a link to our inclement weather information and assignments. https://www.artsk12.org/inclement-weather-information--2
Middle school students in 3-D art and creative writing participated in a pottery residency led by Quapaw artist, Betty Gaedtke, who shared information about the traditional forms and designs of Quapaw pottery and its significance to the history within the tribe. Students created a vessel using traditional techniques and tools allowing the class to gain a new understanding, respect, and awareness of cultural heritage of the Quapaw Nation through the hands-on experience.
Congratulations to the five students, Abigail Houchins, Collin Oldham, Taitum Meyer, Maggie Palmer, and Jennifer Self, who qualified to sing with the Arkansas All State Choir in Hot Springs at the All State Music conference. These students were chosen through a process that involves more than 8,000 students throughout the state starting with Regional Auditions back in October, and then the All State Auditions in February at Conway involving 800 of the top students from all over the state. This is the highest possible honor for choir students in this state and is a huge achievement for these singers!
We are excited to announce that we have a girls and boys 6th-8th soccer team that plays in a competitive league run by the Rogers Activity Center. As soon as the schedule is released, it will be posted on the website.
Tomorrow, February 15th, is the last day to turn in lottery forms! Go here to fill one out: https://www.artsk12.org/o/High%20School/page/enrollment--76
Reminder! Parents we do not accept deliveries of balloons, flowers, etc at the school. Our office is busy enough with normal operations. Also, please remember that we cannot have any latex on our campus due to life-threatening allergies of students and teachers. Thanks!
Watch the basketball game live by clicking here: https://livestream.com/accounts/15964547/events/8556106
Reminder! PTG meeting tonight, February 7th, at 6 pm in the Commons. We hope to see you!
7-12 PTG meeting this Thursday 6-7 high school cafeteria.
Due to a change in the weather forecast, the 7th grade optional trip to Lake Atalanta, which was scheduled for today, has been CANCELED.
Parents, please don't park at the Rogers Public Schools property on the north side of Poplar. You are welcome to park in any open spot on AAA property. Thank you!
Reminder that our awards assemblies are tomorrow. 7th grade @ 10:30am, 8th grade @ 1:30pm and 9-12 @ 11:30 am. All in the commons!
There is no PTG meeting tomorrow, January 3rd. The first PTG meeting in 2019 will be held in the Commons on February 7th at 6:00pm. We hope to see you there!
Looking for a job with an incredible team atmosphere AND school hours? Aramark at Arkansas Arts Academy has open positions that may fit your needs! The following positions are open at this time: 1. Food Service Worker (AAA High School) Full or Part Time 2. Food Service Worker (AAA Middle School) Full Time 3. Food Service Worker (Both Schools) Substitute Worker – Hours based on need Please contact Ariel Smith for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org OR apply at the following link: https://careers.aramark.com/ListJobs/ByKeyword/rogers/ We look forward to hearing from you!
Calling all 7th and 8th-grade parents...Español con Señora Cantu is hosting a fun, interactive way to learn Spanish and culture. Thursdays after-school starting Jan. 17th. For more information and to sign up visit: www.spanishcantunwa.com/arkansas-arts-academy
Thank you to everyone who has donated candy for the parade! We are still accepting donations through Friday morning; just have your student drop off any candy for the parade in the office and we'll deliver it to the PTG. Thanks!
Did you miss the Barnes and Noble Book fair? Great news! You can shop at Barnesandnoble.com this week and use Book fair ID Number 12399705 and we will receive a percentage of online sales. Please share with your friends and family. Thank you!
Arkansas Arts Academy's mission has been to offer students with national level arts programs. Last night, Friday, November 30, 2018 the Arkansas Arts Academy Student 7th - 12th Grade Symphony performed a National Level Concert. I want to congratulate Principal Wright, Orchestra Director Sandy Nieves and all of our Wonderful Students! I also want to recognize the K-6 Orchestra Director Mrs. Ryan Arkansas Arts Academy is the Right Choice for Excellence in the Arts and Academics! CEO Mary Ley
3 calendar proposals for 2019-2020 are ready for you to view and comment. https://www.artsk12.org/proposed-2019-2020-calendars
HS archery tryouts are still on tonight at 4:45! If you are worried about the weather, we are allowing HS to tryout at 5:00 on Wed. or Fri. Please email email@example.com if you are choosing the later tryout option.
Arkansas Arts Academy School Spelling Bee, Thursday, Nov 15th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the High School Performing Arts Center. The students representing their class or grade must be at the PAC by 5:15 to get check in and seated. If you have any questions, please contact, Mrs. Burns, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arkansas Arts Academy Bookfair Fundraiser https://www.facebook.com/events/245246026093127/?active_tab=about
2019 - 2020 Lottery forms are now available! https://www.artsk12.org/enrollment--55 Lottery forms are due by Friday February 15, 2019 by the end of the day. The lottery will be held Friday, February 22, 2019.
Get your Arkansas Arts Academy apparel here: http://shop.fancloth.com/72758/450843. Sale runs through November 12th.
PTG Meeting this Thursday from 6-7pm in the High School Cafeteria! We'd love to see you there as we continue to support our school.
There is a PTG meeting this Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm, in the High School cafeteria.
Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon! Volunteers will be needed November 1st, 2nd, 5th - 7th. Please click on the Sign-Up Genius link to sign up for specific days and times. Volunteers will receive Scholastic Dollar Gift Certificates to be redeemed at the book fair. More information will be posted soon! Thank you, Mrs. Burns https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4EADAF2DA2FE3-2018
Remember that 9-12 students will be dismissed at 3:20pm tomorrow afternoon to avoid the Heritage Homecoming Parade. The school will still remain open until 5:00pm. Both buses will depart at 3:20pm, the F/S route will arrive at the Jones Center at 3:55 and ToysRUs at 4:15 pm.
Bus route times for Fay/Spr bus on Fri, 10/5: For a 3:20 departure from the school, the bus will arrive at the Jones Center at 3:55 PM, and at Toys R Us at 4:15 PM.
8th Grade Parents, be on the lookout for the Mi Futuro form your student is bringing home. This is a great program that we want to continue here at the HS Campus. For more info, follow the link. https://us.walmartone.com/en/walmart/Get-Involved/Mi-Futuro/2147489838/Mi-Futuro.aspx
High school girls will have a basketball meeting tomorrow Oct 1 at 5 PM at the K-6 gym. If you can’t attend please email Coach Fred at email@example.com
9-12 Students will be released at 3:20 on Fri. Oct. 5th to avoid Homecoming Parade. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to congratulate our Mtn. Bikers: V. Hatley finished 3rd this weekend, C. Leis finished 5th, and P. Bowman and H. Blocker both scored team points. Congratulations and Go Team!
Correction to Coffeehouse Info: Admission is NOT free, students $3, adults $5. My apologies, student council corrected me this morning. We hope to see you this Friday!
Mr. Depner's weekly newsletter here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kwNLc9h-f_QbMAI9QzLcIYrSojc9M3ky40Y8fzxhvTs/edit?usp=sharing Happy Autumn!
We've been hard at work in the dance department! Check out our new skills!! https://youtu.be/Tn6DPnJ-prQ
Hey seventh grade parents! Mr. Depner's weekly newsletter here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xq-gomKE6BdzHR9zEfCPnHd6hyr12D0KogyNO6nwj0I/edit?usp=sharing Have a great weekend!
Attention 7th Grade Parents! Mr. Depner's weekly newsletter here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14Nokpn8NJqrsw4LrZE0MQqZzv6q24tsMqzfC17r5PXY/edit?usp=sharing
Mr. Hines will be in the cafeteria tomorrow morning to hand out Chromebooks & chargers. Students must have paperwork turned in.. After tomorrow, students will need to make an appt. with him. If you have any questions, you can contact Mr. Hines directly at email@example.com.
We discovered a problem with our mass emailing system. That problem has been fixed and we are focused on communicating better than ever.
Bell schedules have been added back to website! http://www.artsk12.org/o/high-school/page/7-12-campus-bell-schedules If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Arkansas Arts Academy today announces its policy for providing free and reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program. Find out more by clicking this link: http://5il.co/4bcx
Stu. parking tags for $5 on a 1st come-1st served basis at 9am on 7/30. Stu. need valid DL, current ins., and a parking app w/them. App is here: http://www.artsk12.org/o/high-school/documents
New Teacher Alert! Susan Kedrowski, high school physical science teacher. Welcome to the team!
Due to construction at the high school, the high school staff is currently working out of the admin building at 1110 W. Poplar Ste A.