Hello from ACMA

April 1, 2019

Message from Principal Paige


ACT Day Schedule - April 2nd

April 2nd will be a wacky day at ACMA. It’s ACT and Pre-ACT testing for our juniors and sophomores, respectively, and a half day for all high school students. That means that 10th and 11th graders will come to school, report to the PAC (for juniors) and Cafeteria (for sophomores), take their tests, then have lunch at noon, and go home. Buses for high schoolers will leave at 12:30. Freshmen and middle school students will go to their normal A Day classes and all have lunch from 12:00-12:30. 9th graders will then get on buses and head home, while 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will go to their 7th period class, releasing at the normal time to catch buses. Seniors, I’m told, have the day off.

For easy reference:

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade: Normal A Day, with lunch 12:00-12:30

9th and 12th Grade: A Day, with lunch 12:00-12:30, and 12:30 release

10th Grade: Testing in the Cafeteria 7:30-12:00, followed by lunch 12:00-12:30, and 12:30 release

11th Grade: Testing in the PAC 7:30-12:00, followed by lunch 12:00-12:30, and 12:30 release

12th Grade: There is no school for seniors on this day. We encourage seniors to work on college apps, senior projects, job shadow, or participate in other college and career prep opportunities on this day.

Announcing .... Grad Night - Class of 2019

Each year the ACMA PTO hosts "Grad Night" for the graduating seniors. The following flyer will provide more information from the PTO.
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No School - Friday April 5th

It is a grading day for teaching staff.

ART IS MY VOICE - April 11th

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Trouble in Paradise Junction

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Buy your tickets online at http://www.acmatheatre.com. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students (cash or check at the door; debit/credit cards online only).

Written by Todd Wallinger

Directed by Brian Bertram

Paradise Junction is the “best little town in the world,” a place where everyone gets along, the sun is always shining, and the tomatoes grow as big as beach balls. So when a TV network offers to film a reality show there, the townsfolk jump at the chance. But host Wink Smiley has his own agenda. Trouble in Paradise Junction is a heartwarming comedy the whole family will enjoy.

Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m.
Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Poster artwork by ACMA student Bethany Kemper

Dance West In Concert 2019

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FIRST FRIDAY COFFEE - April 12th 7:30am

There is no school on April 5th, so please join Mr. Paige for "First Friday Coffee With The Principal" on Friday, April 12th. Come and hear was has been happening at ACMA and what adventures are ahead!

Capstone Lunch Schedule - Tuesday April 16th

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College Planning Opportunities

Parents of Juniors, planning ahead for senior year, there are some important events coming up!

ACMA's annual 10th grade field trip to Western Oregon University will take place on Tuesday April 9th. This campus visit is a great way for all of our students to think through their college options and ask questions. We are looking for chaperones to join us, if you can be available please sign up though the ACMA volunteer system. The time will be 8:30am to 2:00pm including the bus ride between school and WOU. Please consider signing up here, thanks!

Beaverton School District has two upcoming college planning nights especially for Juniors and their families at 7:00-8:00pm on April 9th at Westview High School, and April 11th at Southridge High School (both events are the same so attend the one closest to you). Both will include an optional pre-session at 6:00pm on Student Services for 504/IEPs in College. If your student is planning on applying to college don't miss this important information!

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Also, here at ACMA, our counselors are hosting coffee for parents of Juniors on Friday morning April 19th, where we will present information on planning for senior year here at ACMA, including some college planning information. This is a morning event held from 7:30-8:30am in the foyer of the PAC. We hope to see you there!
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Oregon Battle of the Books - Well Done!

These 8th graders competed in the regional Oregon Battle of the Books competition on Saturday, March 16th in Hillsboro. They read 16 books and battled against 12 other middle schools answering questions about details from the books. The competition was fierce but the team worked well together and answered more and more questions correctly as the rounds went on! Way to go Team Sharkisha!

Thank you ACMA PTO for your support in providing the books to these students!


Madison Lee

Mayu Garner

Alex Collier

Elijah Castillo

Mimi Goldthwaite
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6th Graders Enjoy The Outdoors!

Online Parent Class

Registration is now open for OHSU’s online Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) parent class, which begins on April 15th! These classes are sponsored by the Oregon Health Authority and are open to any parents, foster providers, or primary caregivers living in Oregon (and potentially SW Washington) which allows one to attend at no cost. The flyer and registration form is attached. Space is limited, and it is first come first serve, so register early. And no later than April 8th.

About This Class

This is an 8-week course in CPS, broken into 8 sessions, each 90 minutes long. It is basically the equivalent of a CPS Tier 1 training, but tailored for parents, and it takes place entirely online. Parents will need to have access to email, basic computer skills and internet access with a web camera in order to participate in the sessions. Parents who attend all 8 sessions will be awarded a certificate for 12 training hours.

The class takes place on Mondays from 5:30-7:30pm in a virtual classroom using Zoom.

Session 1: April 15

Session 2: April 22

Session 3: April 29

Session 4: May 6

Session 5: May 13

Session 6: May 20

Session 7: May 27

Session 8: June 3

Please complete the attached registration form and return no later than April 8th to cps@ohsu.edu

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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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