Weekly News for Feb. 11

Weekly News for Feb. 11
Posted on 02/11/2020
Weekly News for Feb. 11This information is sent out to AHS Families via phone and email every Tuesday evening. If you are a parent/guardian and not receiving it, please log in to Jeffco Connect and check your Notification settings or call the AHS Office for assistance. 

Coming Soon:

  • Feb. 13 & 14 - Talent Show auditions during Access time
  • Feb. 14 - No School for Students - Staff Development
  • Feb. 14 - Winter Dance, 7:00 pm
  • Feb. 17 - No School for Students - Presidents Day Holiday
News and Reminders:
  • Arvada HS is working hard to implement a mindset called Restorative Practice that focuses on building positive relationships and taking responsibility for one's behavior and life. We will have a meeting for parents and other interested parties to learn more on Feb. 20 at 5pm. 
  • Senior fines are posted outside the financial office. Fines are due April 27. Seniors will not receive their cap/gown or diploma until all fines are cleared. Seniors should check the list and contact Mrs. Ipson in the Financial Office (303-982-0117, with any questions.
  • 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will be meeting with counselors to select classes for next year. Students should discuss their options with their parents and bring their completed course request forms to their English classes.
  • No make-up day will be scheduled following last Friday’s cancellation of school. The Jeffco calendar committee built additional Instructional Hours into our 2019-20 school calendar to allow for three Snow Days.  With the use of one of these days on Friday, February 7, 2020, we still have additional Instructional Hours built into our school calendar before we need to consider a make-up day.
  • It is not too late to order a yearbook for $60. You can purchase one through the Jeffco Fee Payment link in Jeffco Connect or by calling the Financial Office at 303-982-0117.
  • Eat at Chipotle (53rd & Wadsworth) on Feb. 26 between 4pm and 8pm and part of the proceeds will benefit our National Honor Society. 
Standardized Testing - Important!
  • Testing season is right around the corner.  Participation in the below exams is essential for Arvada.  Last year we did not meet the 95% participation rate and as a result are a "Priority Improvement School". Please help us to reach 100% participation this year.
  • To opt-out of any of the tests, please reach out to Jeremy Jensen at for directions on the Jeffco Refusal Process so that your student's absence does not count against our participation rates. Note that achieving an SAT score of 470 in English and 500 in Math is one way to reach the new state graduation requirements for demonstration of knowledge in English and math.
  • Please mark your calendars for the following important testing dates.  It is very important that we have 100% attendance for each of the following statewide assessments:
    • Wednesday, April 8
      • CMAS - 11th Grade Science
      • Regular class for all other grades
    • Tuesday, April 14
      • SAT - All 11th Graders
      • No school for 9th, 10th, and 12 graders
    • Wednesday, April 15
      • PSAT - All 9th and 10th graders
      • No school for 11th and 12th graders
Looking Ahead
  • Feb. 20 - Parent Info Session about Restorative Practices, 5pm
  • Feb. 20 - Accountability & PTSA Meetings, 6pm
  • Feb. 20 - Talent Show, 7:00 pm
  • Feb. 25 - Arvada Area Orchestra Festival, 7:00 pm
  • Feb. 26 - Chipotle (53rd & Wadsworth) Fundraiser for NHS
  • Feb. 27 - Arvada Area Band Festival, 7:00 pm
  • Feb. 29 - Vocal Music Ice Cream Social Concert/Fundraiser, 7:00 pm
  • Mar. 9 - Blended Learning Day
  • Mar. 9 - Athletic Boosters Meeting, 5:30 pm
  • Mar. 10 - Band Boosters Meeting, 6pm
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