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ACP MIDDLE SCHOOL - February 24th


Message from the Principal

Dear Knights,

Lots happening at ACP! 32 out of 48 students won HISEF and will be moving onto state level competition. See below for the winners' names. Academic Pentathlon had several medalists and certificate winners - Katheryn Chan (7th Grade), Sai Anirudh Teegapuram (8th Grade), Thanvi Voruganti (7th Grade), Ved Vashist (7th Grade), Rusham Mehta (6th Grade), Vaibhav Venuturumilli (6th Grade), Ved Venuturumilli (8th Grade), Aratrika Mondal (8th Grade), Madeleine Wang (8th Grade), Prisha Pulatsya (7th Grade) and Shriya Nellutla (7th Grade). Congrats to both ACP teams for placing 2nd during the Regional Super Quiz (Names listed below). They will compete at the state level on March 30. Congrats to the ACP MathCounts team for placing 4th at the regionals. They advance to the state competition on March 25th. Congrats to Future City Participants for finishing up our last event of the year by presenting to the Chandler School Board on Wednesday (keep an eye out for a article to come out on Times local on this). We wish our 3rd quarter athletes best of luck as they head off into playoffs next week and best of luck to VEX robotics teams at their State competition on Saturday. Go KNIGHTS!!

Congrats to Booster Club for winning the $3000 with the School Cents Fundraiser. Thank you parents for helping us secure these funds simply by turning in your receipts!!

8th Grade Field Trip Permission slips must be submitted by 02/28/2023. It is attached below for your convenience if your students has not brought them home to you.

Thank you,

Manjula K Reddy


ACP Middle School

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Field Day

We will be sending a Sign Up Genius with what we need covered for Field next week. Please keep an eye out and if you have any questions meanwhile, please contact Melissa Stoloff at or Mrs. Reddy at



For a student to get a yearbook the last week of school, parents/students must pre-order on-line before the end of quarter 3.

Cost: For those that preorder now, the cost of the yearbook is $45.00 and will only be sold for a limited time. (Payment Plan Avail.)

How: Students/Parents can go online to

to order a yearbook. Be sure to maintain a copy of your emailed receipt as proof of purchase. Order now to ensure that your student receives a yearbook. Families may pay with a debit or credit card by going online to Jostens’ and selecting Arizona College Prep—MIDDLE SCHOOL.

Delivery: Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school ONLY to those students who pre-ordered their book.

Order your yearbook now before you forget!

If you would like to verify if you have already ordered a yearbook, please check your email for a receipt with the correct school year and or you may contact Josten's directly for order questions.



Please check for any outstanding fees for your student(s) online through the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus. Fees assigned may include class fees, club fees, field trip fees, sports fees, fees for tests, and more. All fees are only viewable through the Intouch Fee Payment System and are not visible under the portals Fee tab. Please see the instructions below to ensure fees are being checked under the correct link. We still have a large number of outstanding fees.

Thank you!

Parent Portal Login Intructions for InTouch Fee Pmts

Please note: the FEE button in the parent portal is inactive. You must go to the InTouch Fee Payments to see outstanding fees/fines.



Monday - February 27th

Regular Schedule - Periods 0-6

6th Grade Specials - Special 2

Spirit Day - Sports Matters

8th Grade Field Trip Permission Slips Due

Tuesday - February 28th

Regular Schedule - Periods 0-6

6th Grade Specials - Special 1

Parent Roundtable @5:30pm

Spirit Day - Twin Tuesday

Wednesday - March 1st

Block Schedule - Periods 1, 3, 5

6th Grade Specials - Special 1 & 2

Spirit Day - Wear Pink

Thursday - March 2nd

Block Schedule - Periods 2, 4, 6

No 6th Grade Specials

Spirit Day - Disney Day

Friday - March 3rd

Regular Schedule - Periods 0-6

6th Grade Specials - Special 2

Hermanes Field Trip

8th Grade Field Trip

Spirit Day - Class Color (6th - red, 7th - blue, 8th - purple)

Saturday - March 4th

PSAT testing for Pre-Registered Students (Please pay fee on the Student Account prior to the testing day)

Wrestling EVC Championship

On the Horizon:

March 10th - 8th Grade Panoramic Picture

March 13th - 27th - Spring Break - No School


Parent Roundtables

I host monthly-ish parent Q & A sessions or roundtables where we collaborate on a number of topics. I host these meetings virtually for your convenience. Hope to 'see' everyone at these meetings. See below for dates and times:


Q3 Playoff Information: Come support our Knights!

Congratulations to all of our sports teams who put together amazing seasons!

- On Monday, 2/27 we will be hosting 7th grade boys soccer at ACP-Middle School.

- On Thursday, 3/2, we will be hosting quarter-finals at ACP-Middle School for 7th grade girls basketball and 8th grade boys soccer.

Students are encouraged to come and cheer their peers on to victory. Those students who choose to stay at school will need to report to the cafeteria immediately after school, until the gym/field is open. Fans are encouraged to wear black to all playoff games for a Knight Time Blackout!


Monday - February 27th:

Playoffs 1st Round / All games start at 4:30pm

7th Grade Girls Basketball: BYE

8th Grade Girls Basketball: @Willis JH

7th Grade Boys Soccer: HOME @ACP-MS Campus vs. Andersen

8th Grade Boys Soccer: BYE

Tuesday - February 28th:

Wrestling - Home @4:30 vs. Casteel

Thursday - March 2nd:

Playoffs 2nd Round / All games start at 4:30pm

7th Grade Girls Basketball/Cheer: HOME vs. Bogle or Newell Barney

8th Grade Girls Basketball: TBD

7th Grade Boys Soccer: TBD

8th Grade Boys Soccer: HOME @ACP-MS Campus vs. Santan or Eastmark

Saturday - March 4th:

Wrestling - EVC Championships @ Casteel

* Follow ACP Middle School Athletics on Twitter! @ACPjrhighsports


Q4 Golf Team!

Quarter 4 ACP is going to be including a Golf Team with our sports! More information will be available to students during lunches on March 8th during our Q4 Sports Fair. Get a jump-start now by completing student AIA paperwork below if you have not already done so.

2023 ACP Middle School Boys Volleyball Tryouts and Clinic

Please see the flyer below for more information!

ACP High School Swim-Skill and Conditioning Clinics

Come train with ACP High School's 2023 Division III State Championship Boys and Girls teams!

Click HERE for details and enrollment.

* Swimmers must know how to swim all four strokes and be able to manage 2000 yards in 2 hours.



Power Hour is an academic support we provide at ACP Middle School on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Power Hour runs from 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm Tuesday-Thursdays. Students must be pre-registered for attendance and must be picked up promptly at 3:50 pm at parent pick-up. We will be enforcing i.e., losing power hour privileges if students are consistently picked up late or are signed up but do not show up 2 or more times.


  • These are not instructor led sessions and parents must provide student transportation.
  • In order to attend, all students must signup weekly through signup genius. Students may only be signed-up for 1 week at a time.


Please make note that there will be no Power Hour during Finals Week.




Below are updates and upcoming events for the ACP Middle School Booster Club. As always, please feel free to connect with us on Facebook, through our Website, or Email us at!


  • THANK YOU to everyone who participated in School Cents. ACP Middle School got first place which means we get a check for $3,000 to support student activities and the work of teachers and staff.
  • Thanks to students who participated in our Dress Down Day this week and parents who attended our Booster Club Spring Booster Bash.
  • Friday Shirts and Chromebook sleeves are still available. Kids grow quickly so please see our store on our website to purchase what you need. We have limited quantities and sizes. Reach out if you have any questions or want to check on availability.


  • Help Out Teachers in the Copy Room by volunteering through our Signup Genius
  • Supporting ACP Middle Boosters! Whether it be in person or not... Supporting students, their academic programs and social events, and supporting the administrators, teachers & staff of ACP Middle School is our goal. To find out more and offer to help, please fill out our interest form. If you don't have time, please feel free to donate to help us support ongoing events.


Counseling & Social Work Department Update

The Counseling and Social Services department has a monthly wellness newsletter for caregivers and families called Medieval Monthly. The newsletter will provide ideas, tips, tricks, and resources on how to best support your ACP Middle School student. You can find ACP’s most current Medieval Monthly by visiting the ACP Middle School website and looking under “Our Staff” and “Counseling and Social Services.”

Opportunity for parents - There is a Listen and Learn event at Hamilton High School on 01/24/2023. The event is for parents/guardians of 5-12th graders. They will watch the documentary Childhood 2.0 followed by a Q&A session. Childhood 2.0 showcases the impact of screens, social media, and video gaming on our youth and how to support them. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the documentary begins at 6 pm.





  • Antonette Shirley, CUSD’s Indigenous Engagement Academic Coach, is hosting quarterly Indigenous Parent Committee Meetings. Parents of indigenous students who are interested in participating in or learning more about the Title VI and/or JOM program are welcome to attend. Below are upcoming meeting dates and times: 4/18/2023 at 6:00 PM Hamilton High School Room G107


  • 2023 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) will be held in person for the first time since 2019, and we are actively looking for judges and volunteers!

    In case you are not familiar with AzSEF, it is the state level science fair for Arizona that brings together first-place winners from school, homeschool, district, county, and regional science fairs across Arizona to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and scholarships. The Grand Award winners in the Senior Division from the state-level fair will be selected to compete at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (RISEF).

    This year AzSEF is scheduled for Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 at the Phoenix Convention Center, West Building. We anticipate between 700 and 800 students participating this year, which means we will need a lot of judges - roughly 300! In order to provide you with an idea of the time commitment, the schedule is linked HERE.

    We are looking for judges to review student projects and conduct interviews with the students to determine category and special award winners. There are 3 divisions based on grade level. The Elementary Division consists of 5th and 6th grade students, the Junior Division consists of students in grades 7 and 8, and the Senior Division consists of students in grades 9-12.

    You do not have to have a PhD in a STEM field to judge! We need judges with a variety of education, experience, and passions!

    We are looking for

    • Individuals with 2+ years of experience in a STEM or related field

    • Individuals with 2 years of college credit in a STEM field

    • Individuals who hold an associates, bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree

    **Individuals with advanced degrees and experience are needed to judge the senior division projects on Friday, March 31st.

    Depending on your interest and experience, Elementary & Junior Division judges can choose from 12 different categories to judge, while the senior division judges can choose from 21 categories.

    If you are interested in serving as a judge, please register HERE.

    If you have additional questions about judging, please do not hesitate to reach out to Beth Nickel at or Michael Lang at

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ACP Middle School Site Council Meeting

The next Site Council meeting met on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023 at 5:00pm in the ACP Media Center. Agenda items discussed: Dress code, Final Exam & Climate Survey data & Placement exam revision



Chandler Unified School District is pleased to partner with NetTutor to offer free online, on demand 24/7 tutoring.

NetTutor offers K-12 CUSD students live tutoring on-demand, question drop-off, and writing feedback. Tutors are subject matter experts trained in how to translate tutoring best practices and learning strategies to support students online.


  • Click here to access Clever
  • Log into your student’s GSE account
  • Click on the NetTutor Icon (you may have to scroll down)
  • Click “I Agree” after reading the terms and conditions to continue (first time only)
  • Click on the course or subject area in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts


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Due to changes in USDA regulations, Universal Free meals have not been extended to the 2022-23 school year. As of July 20th, the below meal prices will be in effect*

Breakfast Pricing: Meal Cost

All Grades (K-12) $2.00

Lunch Pricing: Meal Cost

Middle School Combo $3.25

Families may view the ala carte menu items with prices and view the daily lunch menu using the link below. Should you have any additional questions, you may contact ACP Middle School's cafeteria manager at:

Please click on the link below for more information on the school nutritional program and frequently asked questions.



Arizona tax law allows individual taxpayers to claim a nonrefundable tax credit for making contributions or paying fees directly to a public school in AZ for support of eligible activities and programs.

At the junior high level, the school office is unable to reallocate / redirect funds without parent and district approval. Be sure to select the specific fee for the activity where you want your payment applied. Sports fees are assigned quarterly and club fees are assigned once established.

When paying fees online (band/ orchestra, club or athletics fees, etc.), please consider making an additional contribution to our general fund in December to reach the maximum credit allowable.

Once you have paid all outstanding fees for ACP Middle School or if you have a family member that resides in AZ, please consider making an additional tax credit contribution to ACP's general fund before December 31st. If you are able to make your tax contributions prior to the end of the calendar year, your donation would be greatly appreciated. It will help give us a jump start on some of our essential extracurricular activities. We have set a goal to collect approximately $50,000.00 this school year and hope that you will be willing to help us meet our goal. Thank you for supporting your child and ACP Middle School!

Tax Credit Basics…

A tax credit donation is a full refund, not a deduction. Contributions eligible for a tax credit are donated directly to schools, not to the state or school district. To participate or learn more, follow the link listed below to donate online or you can complete the enclosed form and submit your contribution at your convenience.

Arizona Law ARS 43-1089.01 enables taxpayers a tax credit contribution of up to $400.00 per year if filing status is “Married, filing Joint Return;” $200.00 per calendar year if filing status is “Single of Head of Household;” and $200 per calendar year if filing status is “Married filing separate returns.” These contributions fund extracurricular activities in public schools and greatly impact our school community and our students.


If you are reading this, you are a winner, to claim your gift (tickets to the Crayola Experience at the Chandler Fashion Center) by emailing me.


CUSD Virtual Calming Room

Our counselors are here to support all ACP students.

Margot O'Donnal

Kerry Grimes