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Upcoming Events
5/2/2016
Repeating Event - Music Club Mtg.
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5/4/2016
- BTSA Exit Interviews
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5/10/2016
5/12/2016
Repeating Event - PTSA Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5/18/2016
- BTSA Colloquium
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 
District Announcements
Arcadia Unified Launching Full-Day Kindergarten and TK Program!
The Arcadia Unified School District will begin full-day Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten programs next school year, Fall 2016. The current half-day TK and Kindergarten programs will be expanded to a full-day schedule and available to all Arcadia Unified students. Read more here.
Dana Announcements
Testing Bell Schedule

On May 2-13, Dana will have block scheduling for SBAC Testing. The schedule for Monday, May 2 is:

Advisory    8:14 - 8:44 (30 mins)
Period 1    8:48 - 10:32 (104 mins)
Break     10:32 - 10:44 (12 mins)
Period 2    10:48 - 12:32 (104 mins)
Lunch     12:32 - 1:12 (40 mins)
Period 3    1:16 - 3:00 (104 mins)



 
Purple Comet Math Team Ties for First in State

Congratulations to Dana's Purple Comet Math Team for achieving an excellent score of 18/20 questions correct to tie for first place in the entire state of California! The team also received honorable mentions in the United States and world results. This truly remarkable team is coached by Virginia Wong. The students are Brandon Chen, Merrick Hua, Mark Lau, Alicia Ying, and Aaron Zhao. Great job, everyone!
CST and SBAC Testing

It's time for state testing! Here are the details:

CST:
Who: 8th graders only
What: Science test
When: Thursday, April 28 (it's a Collaboration Day- dismissal is at 11:40)
Where: Students' period 5 classrooms
What about 6th and 7th graders? 6th graders will celebrate Earth Day at Dana and 7th graders will take a field trip to the park.

SBAC:
Who: all students
What: Math and English tests
​When: Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 13
Where: in Math and English classes
Schedule: Block schedule on all days but Wednesdays to allow for longer testing periods
FBLA State Competition

Dana competed at the FBLA state competition this past weekend and did great! We were one of three middle schools to make it to this level and compete with over 2,000 high school students. We are very proud of our FBLA state team and all their hard work and dedication!
Dana Softball

Come support your Dana Mariners as our new softball team takes on teams from other middle schools! All games begin at 3:30 pm. The game schedule is as follows:

Thursday, April 21 at First Avenue (away)
Thursday, April 28 vs. Santa Fe (home)

​​Tuesday, May 3 vs. Clifton (home)
Thursday, May 5 vs. Foothills (home)
Wednesday, May 11 vs. a Monrovia school (home)
Thursday, May 12 vs. Northview (home)
Thursday, May 19 at Huntington (away)
Tuesday, May 24 at La Canada (away)
Thursday, May 26 at Oak Avenue (away)

Be loud and wear red! GO MARINERS!
Dana Science Olympiad Takes 10th in State Competition

Congratulations to Dana's hard-working Science Olympiad team for taking 10th in the state competition. Dana also earned a total of 6 medals at the event, including one first place finish and two seconds. Great job to everyone who participated!
Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals is a publication by the Arcadia High School PTSA specifically for 8th grade students and parents. Please CLICK HERE to read the newsletter and find out more about the exciting clubs and opportunities awaiting next year's incoming freshmen at AHS!
Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring for the 2015-2016 school year will begin on Tuesday, September 29. The days and times will be as follows:

Mondays: 3:05 - 3:50 
Tuesdays: 3:15 - 4:00
Thursdays: 3:05 - 3:50

Peer tutoring provides students with the opportunity to work with qualified student tutors from both Dana and Arcadia High School. Tutors can help students complete homework, study for tests, and organize their materials. Please take advantage of this valuable service! For more information, please
CLICK HERE to view the flier.
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