Seven early-release school days added

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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

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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

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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…

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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...]

AHS music vid with 2,000 students

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About 2,000 excited Arcadia High School students really got into the spirit on Spirit Day last week and created a high-energy and impressively choreographed music video (aka, "lip dub video") featuring endless lines of students dressed in the uniform of their school group (including young men in nothing but swim suits), all singing along with the song "The Spark" by Afrojack, featuring Spree Wilson, as the camera snakes from the lobby of the … [Read more...]

New $13.5 mil. school admin bldg

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The Arcadia Unified School District's new $13.5 million two-story administration office building was unveiled to the public and City officials following the first School Board meeting in the facility on April 22. The building not only has a new name -- the Arcadia Education Center (or AEC as opposed to the former DO - District Office) -- it also has a new location adjacent to Bonita Park on 3rd Street at Bonita Avenue just south of the railroad … [Read more...]

School car wash fundraisers banned

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School groups will no longer be allowed to hold car washes to raise money. Timed to Earth Day this week, the Arcadia Unified School District has announced it is banning the practice as a way to conserve water. Being environmentally conscious is more important than fundraising, at least during the current drought, officials say. The District's official media release: In light of the severe drought conditions in California, the Arcadia Unified … [Read more...]

Inspirational AHS senior students

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There was a movie in the 1980s called "Soapdish," in which Sally Field played an ego-fragile actress who, when she re-affirmation of her stardom and popularity, would stop in a shopping mall and soak up all the adolation from random fans. Here in Arcadia, if you ever need a boost of inspiration, it can be found each year at the annual Public Schools Luncheon hosted by the Masons at the Arcadia Masonic Center, where an amazing group of … [Read more...]