50% VIP offer for AHS Hairspray

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Arcadia Stage, the award winning theatre department of Arcadia High School, is offering SPECIAL 50% OFF VIP TICKETS to Arcadia’s Best readers and their families and friends (only $15), for their spring production of... a light-hearted musical piled high with laughter, romance, and bouffant hair styles! Order tickets online by clicking here -- to get the VIP 50% discount, be sure to click on "Enter Promotional Code and enter 188. It's … [Read more...]

Constitution team to Nationals

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After finishing second in the state finals on February 7, the Arcadia High School Constitution Team has received an at-large or wild card bid to the National Finals, according to longtime volunteer team coach and Mayor Pro Tem Gary Kovacic. They will be held at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 24-27, 2015. The students unanimously voted to go. Preparation starts immediately. … [Read more...]

Arcadia in Times: Chinese admissions

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Arcadia tutor centers HS2 Academy and ACI Institute are the focus of front page story on Metro section of this morning's Feb. 22, 2015 Los Angeles Times about a seeming trend working against Asian-Americans, primarily Chinese-Americans, for admissions to top-level universities. Arcadia High School student Yue Liang js quoted, as are officials at the schools, all representing the story's reporting on the national trend. HS2 is in the retail … [Read more...]

$6.3 mil. library, cafe at high school

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Arcadia Unified School District and high school officials unveiled a new $3.8 million library / media center and $2.5 million cafeteria Thursday afternoon (Feb. 19, 2015) that were funded by the $218 million facilities bond approved by Arcadia taxpayers in 2006. AHS alum Mayor Pro Tem Gary Kovacic made a presentation with City Council Member Sho Tay alongside and introduced AHS alum elected City Clerk Gene Glasco. School Board President Lori … [Read more...]

AHS going to National Science Bowl

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A victory over 23 other Southern California high school teams at Saturday's (Jan. 31, 2015) Regional Science Bowl at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory propelled Arcadia High School's four-member team to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. April 30 - May 4. The AHS team of seniors includes team captain Kevin Wang and Ray Fu, Chris Chi, Allen Shum and alternate Bruce Xu, led by faculty coach Ray Mynster. AHS went to the National … [Read more...]

Zheng named medal winner

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Arcadia High School senior and Arcadia's Best blogger Emily Zheng has been named a 2015 National YoungArts Foundation medal winner for her skills in playing classical flute. She will participate in YoungArts Los Angeles, a week-long intensive program February 17-22 for about 100 YoungArts winners in the visual, literary, performing and design arts. They will work with masters in their field, the likes of which last year included renowned … [Read more...]

AHS in Super Bowl commercial

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Update Feb. 1 and Jan. 30: Arcadia got another national as well as a global moment in the TV spotlight during the Super Bowl tonight, Feb. 1. A production crew hired by the NFL spent many hours filming some scenes at the Arcadia High School football field and stadium Jan. 11 to be potentially be included in one of those rah-rah National Football League "Together We Make Football" commercials during the Super Bowl telecast. The spot (below) … [Read more...]

High School pool, parking underway

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Drivers passing Arcadia High School on Duarte Road and El Monte Avenue may have noticed more construction going on lately. Great news for students and parents: the portable classroom and office units taking up so many of the parking spaces in the lots off El Monte have been removed, with the parking lots scheduled to undergo a substantial grading, electrical, and flatwork and re-opened for in time student use next fall, according to school … [Read more...]