50% VIP price for AHS play


Once again Arcadia's Best readers may get a 50% discount on the purchase of VIP tickets to the upcoming Arcadia Stage high school student production of "Alice in Wonderland" Nov. 20-22 at the new Performing Arts Center. There are still a limited number of VIP tickets remaining but they are nearly sold out for the final performance at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. So hurry to get your $30 VIP tickets for only $15 courtesy of Arcadia's Best and enjoy … [Read more...]

AHS play Nov 20-22: Alice Wonderland


50% off VIP tickets! For details about this great offer courtesy of Arcadia's Best, click here. For its fall play November 20-22, 2014, Arcadia Stage is proud to present a magical, modern-day version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, based on Eva Le Gallienne's and Florida Friebus' co-adaptation for Broadway. In this classic story, Alice ventures through a strange and curious dreamland meeting eccentric characters who both perplex … [Read more...]

AHS theater season pass: Alice Nov. 20-22


Arcadia High School Season Pass VIP tickets are on sale at discounted rates through Nov. 19 for the 2014-15 Arcadia High School theatre department performances (Arcadia Stage) in the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. For its fall play November 20-22, 2014. Arcadia Stage is proud to present a magical, modern-day version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, based on Eva Le Gallienne's and Florida Friebus' co-adaptation for Broadway. In this … [Read more...]

Kindergarten to principal; 4 principals hired

Lauren Leahy and Ben Acker

With the retirement of Arcadia School District Superintendent Dr. Joel Shawn, a series of personnel moves, including the promotion of First Avenue Middle School principal Jeff Wilson to Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for the District, created some openings that have resulted in four new school principals being announced. One of them, Lauren Leahy, returns to be principal of the Hugo Reid Elementary School she once attended as a … [Read more...]

Seven early-release school days added


Arcadia Unified School District is pleased to announce that seven Common Core Days have been added to the 2014-2015 school year. These days will be early release days for students, and allow teachers and staff additional time to come together for district-wide professional development to continue to create Arcadia Unified’s Common Core curriculum. All students will be released at 11:40 a.m. on Common Core Days. The start times will remain the … [Read more...]

Summer School Showcase July 29

Weather ballon launch in 2013

On Tuesday, July 29th, students at Arcadia Educational Foundation's Summer Middle School will once again "show off" at this year's Summer Showcase! Showcase 2014 will be held on July 29, 2014 at Dana Middle School, 1401 S First Avenue, in Arcadia from 9:45am through 1pm. Schedule of special events to follow: 9:45-10:15 Performances by the Dance classes 10:30-11:00 Performances by the Music classes 11:15 Space Balloon Launch Select … [Read more...]

School District office demolished


Two months after the official opening of the Arcadia School District's new $13.5 million administration building -- the Arcadia Education Center, the old "District Office" was leveled last week. The destruction of the building next door to the Arcadia Performing Arts Center on Campus Road at the corner of El Monte Avenue will open up much-needed parking space. -- By Scott Hettrick … [Read more...]

Arcadia High grads amazing…


Arcadia High School culminated yet another amazing year with a graduation ceremony at Santa Anita Park Wednesday, June 11, that showcased the best of the best. A day earlier, students from the high school’s Associated Student Body (ASB) announced a donation of $100,000 to the Arcadia Unified School District from students past, present and future. The next day, 901 seniors participated in the pomp and circumstance of graduation ceremonies … [Read more...]