The ARTicle

February 27- March 3

New 2023/2024 Year School Calendar

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What's Happening At AAA

There is a lot of awesome things happening around Arkansas Arts Academy! Check it out!
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T-Shirt Tuesday

We are starting “T-shirt Tuesdays” this week. Everyone should wear their favorite inspirational, funny, school appropriate t-shirts on Tuesdays. If students need t-shirts they should see the counselors.
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Junior ACT the 28th

Be at school on time. Testing will start promptly at 8:30.
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AAA Dance Class Placement & Company Auditions: 2023 – 2024 School Year

Arkansas Arts Academy will be holding Dance Class Placement & Dance Company Auditions during the week of March 6, 2023 at the AAA High School. These placement classes and company auditions are for students that will be in grades 7 – 12 during the 2023 – 2024 school year and will take place in the AAA high school dance studio (D130).

March 6

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Dance Class Placement for current 6th graders and any seventh or eighth grade students new to AAA. Class will include ballet barre, ballet center and modern/contemporary combinations.

March 7

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Dance Class Placement for AAA students currently in grades 7 – 11. Class will include ballet barre, ballet center and modern/contemporary combinations.

March 8

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Dance Company Auditions

This audition is for both Ensemble and Equilibrium Dance Companies. If you will be in 7th or 8th grade next year, you will be auditioning for the Ensemble Performance Company only. Ensemble is for students in grades 7 – 12. Equilibrium Dance Company will be grades 9 – 12.

Female dancers should wear a black leotard and pink or black tights that have holes in the bottom (called convertible tights) so the tights can be rolled up for the modern/contemporary portion of the placement class and company auditions. Hair should be in a bun – no bangs and no jewelry. Male dancers should wear white t-shirt and black tights or shorts. All dancers should bring ballet shoes.

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ELPA 21 Test

Hola comunidad AAA, nos complace anunciar que Arkansas Arts Academy dará la Evaluación de Competencia en el Idioma Inglés (ELPA21) obligatoria por el estado a los Aprendices del Idioma Inglés de nuestro distrito durante las semanas del 6 de marzo y el 10 de marzo. Por favor, asegúrese de fomentar hábitos saludables de sueño y nutrición, así como reforzar la asistencia especialmente en estos días.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o duda con respecto a su estudiante y este examen, no dude en enviarlas al coordinador de ESOL de nuestro distrito - Thomas Stephenson ( o 479-877-1712)


Hello AAA community, we are pleased to announce that Arkansas Arts Academy will be giving the state mandated English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA21) to our district's English Language Learners during the weeks of March 6 and March 10. Please be sure to encourage healthy habits of sleep and nutrition as well as reinforcing attendance on these days.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your English Language Learner and this exam, feel free to address them to our district's ESOL Coordinator - Thomas Stephenson ( or 479-877-1712)

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AAA Student Volunteers Needed!

Rogers Short Film Festival: March 3-5, 2023

To sign up to volunteer, email

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Usher
    • Victory Theater
  • Ticketing
    • Victory Theater and StudioChunky
  • Booth sales / Management
    • Victory Theater, VIP Lounge
  • VIP Lounge Liaison
    • Brick & Mortar
    • Hospitality
  • Concessions
    • Victory Theater
  • And more!! There will be countless ways to be involved at the festival.

This is a fantastic opportunity to volunteer for a local, non-profit organization. It’s an action-packed weekend filled with films, food, music, and fun. Industry professionals from all over the country will attend. Great networking opportunity.

Shout Outs!

Welcome Marcene Trump!

Marcene Trump is Arkansas Arts Academy's new Career Development Teacher and Coordinator. We are excited to have her join our staff!
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We are excited to announce that is an EAST DISTRICT!

Students K-12 will be able to experience the East Initiative in all grades. AAA HS has just been approved for an EAST LAB. We are thrilled for this incredible opportunity for our students. Congrats Mr. Beard

Office Depot

Thank you Office Depot Store#662 for adopting Arkansas Arts Academy High School this year. They are generously providing Arkansas Arts Academy with a revenue% for us to use towards supplies, printing services, technology and much more.

Store Manager Sean dropped by incredible supplies for our staff while sharing this great news... (he also delivered shipping tubes for upcoming Science experiments and a future arts integration project to make Rain Sticks) We are so thrilled!

Office Depot will also provide additional funds to AAA HS through their GIVE BACK TO SCHOOLS program. Simply make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide Arkansas Arts Academy HS at

checkout (in store and online) and Arkansas Arts Academy HS will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies! Please shop Office Depot and mention Arkansas Arts Academy high school.

Teachers can also receive a 25% discount through their teacher rewards program!

Thank you Office Depot! We greatly appreciate you!

#communitypartnerships #ittakesacommunity

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'NWA Honors Ukraine' hosted by Arkansas Arts Academy
Dr. Sallings Arkansas Arts Academy Music Department chair playing the Ukraine Bandura in advance of our Hugs From Friends event. Quite impressive after... | By Arkansas Arts Academy | Facebook


The FCCLA kids did an amazing job at the Ukrainian event!

Kids who served food (Sabrina Craig, Ian Tyree, Michel Blaine, Nikki Z)

Kids who cooked the food (FCCLA ~ same as above plus Will Daniel, Lukas Haddock, Axton Jones

Culinary students Owen Anderson, Jazelle Catalan, Alex Poor, Jewel Kuhn)

Dance Perform at Elementary Campus Rise and Shine!

Walton Arts Center: Rooted Assembly for 9th graders

AAA 1st Year Teachers Participated in Novice Teacher Professional Development


Transportation Parent Portal App

Here is the web address for the parent portal app for bus transportation. All parents should use the email that is registered with eschool. Parents will be instructed to download the app on their phone.

NEW Attendance Email

Need to report an absence at the High School? Email us at :

You can also attach a doctors note!

Community Volunteer Opportunities

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Child Abuse and Maltreatment Hotline: 1-800-482-5964

Alternate Phone: 1-(800)-422-6641