Hello from ACMA

February 2019

Message from Principal Paige

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Parents: The PTO Needs YOU!

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Join us Tuesday, February 12 from 6:30-7:30pm for a meeting to organize and start work on

An ACMA Spectacular - A Step into the Past, a Look into the Future

The Spectacular is an all-ACMA gala event taking place the evening of May 18. The Spectacular is a true celebration of everything we love about ACMA. The evening will include art gallery shows, short films, dance, theatre, vocal and musical performances, a VIP experience, special opportunities to say goodbye to our current building, and so much more. Every penny raised will help the ACMA PTO support all departments and programs for all students.

Mr Paige, Mr Davis and Mr Bertram will be previewing the program and the PTO will share more details as well.

We need your help with ticket sales, promotions, getting sponsorships, VIP experience development, catering planning, decorations - there’s much to do to make this event as successful for the school as possible, please join us!

Help us make the Spectacular spectacular - see you on February 12th in Room 156 at ACMA!

Questions about the Spectacular or can't make it to the meeting on the 12th? Please email us: ACMAPTO@gmail.com

2019 Ballpoint Author Event - Feb 7th

Announcing our 5th annual Ballpoint author event! On Thursday, February 7th at 5pm in the library, the 2018 edition of ACMA's literary journal will be revealed. Join us for reading, snacks, and celebration. Free event for all -- family and friends welcome. Authors eat free and receive one free copy of the book. Authors, you're invited to read your Ballpoint pieces at the event -- or just come to listen and support your colleagues.

Student Forecasting for 2019-2020 - Feb 7th & 8th

It's an exciting time for students at ACMA, with forecasting for next year's classes happening this week! This next Thursday and Friday, students will met their counselors in an assembly to hear about the forecasting process and have some extra time in Ohana to receive their 2019-2020 Forecasting sheets. Students will need to choose electives they would like to take (as well as alternates), they will be instructed to get their math teacher's signature on the recommended course for next year, and will be encouraged to bring their forecasting sheets home to talk with their parents or guardians. We hope that families will discuss potential schedules and that students will choose thoughtfully as they forecast for next year. We build our master schedule and set our staffing based on student requests for classes, so we do not make schedule changes in the fall.

The Program Planning Guide can be found on the ACMA website or CLICK HERE. This document provides information about each course that we offer.

Thank you for working with your student to forecast for 2019-20,

Jazz Band Concert Feb 13th

Mark your calendars- the Top Band's Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival concert is coming up next month! Come support your school's music program while getting to experience some amazing music from our Beginning and Advanced Bands! The show begins at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, February 13th, in the Blue Box. Admission costs 7$ for students, 10$ for adults,

No School February 18th - Holiday


Congratulations ACMA Artists:

  • 127 awards out of 178 submissions (71%!!!)
  • 41 Gold Key Awards (including 2 portfolios)
  • 44 Silver Key Awards (including 2 portfolios)
  • 42 Honorable Mention Awards

All works receiving Gold Keys will move on to national judging in New York City, and will be considered for national honors: Gold and Silver Medals and Special Achievement Awards.

National Medalists will be announced on our website on March 13, 2019. Stay tuned!

CLICK HERE to learn more.

All 6th Graders To Attend Outdoor School - March 19th-22nd

Students were given an information packet last Thursday to bring home. The medical information page must be returned to the Main Office by March 1st.

Students will be bused to their destination at Creekside Outdoor School. SEE PICS HERE.
Creekside is located west of Eugene Or. Four ACMA teachers will join the camp staff on site. Additional information will be forwarded as it arrives to us.
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OSAC Scholarships and Oregon Promise - important deadlines!

A Very Important Deadline for Oregon scholarships is coming up February 15th!

OSAC provides a one-stop scholarship application for over 500 scholarships at oregonstudentaid.com. Early Bird deadline is February 15th and regular deadline is March 1st. When you fill out your application please select that your High School will upload your transcript electronically.

Oregon Promise provides free tuition at community college this Fall. Check the requirements on the OSAC website! Requirements include at least a 2.5 GPA and a completed FAFSA or ORSAA. Again you can select that your high school will provide your GPA verification electronically.

For other scholarship information, please revisit the canvas assignment called “Financial Aid and Scholarships” in your 12th grade Canvas course.

For those of you who have used Common App to apply for college, counselors will be uploading the mid-year reports at the end of the first semester.

If you have received any college acceptance letters, we would like to celebrate with you! Please bring a copy of your letter to your counselor for the senior success board.

Please see your counselor if you have any questions!

Theatre Parent Meeting Tues Feb 19th 6:30pm

Many thanks to those who attended January's parent meeting. You can also view a PDF of these notes in the "Meeting Minutes" section on http://www.acmatheatre.com/theatre-parent-group.html.

If you have any questions, contact Shaun Hennessy at Shaun_Hennessy@beaverton.k12.or.us.

Stay in touch!

Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for an inside peek of upcoming shows, events, and fundraisers!

Not on social media? No problem! Visit us at the ACMA Theatre Company website!

Immunization Deadline Is February 20th

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Please join Mr. Paige for "First Friday Coffee With The Principal" on Friday, March 1st. Come and hear was has been happening at ACMA and what adventures are ahead!

Signal to Noise Festival - March 21, 2019

The 2019 Signal to Noise Festival will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Aloha High School, 18550 SW Kinnaman Rd., Beaverton, 97008
  • Pre-festival events 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Awards Ceremony 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Signal To Noise Festival is a film awards ceremony and exhibition that originated at Beaverton's Arts & Communication Magnet Academy in 2001 and has occurred every Spring since then at various locations across the District.

Washington County Measles Protocol Parent/Guardian Letter

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Senior Submission Deadline February 28th

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Beaverton School District

The Beaverton School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of the Beaverton School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any education programs, activities or employment.

WE Empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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Synergy Choir Auctions

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