Alice in Wonderland (posted by Laurie Neil; 01/20/17)
Alice in Wonderland Don’t miss a combined campus production of Alice in Wonderland. Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Location: Ponderosa High School Dates/ Times: January 26th @ 7pm, January 27th @ 7pm, January 28th @ 2pm and 7pm, January 29th @ 2pm and 7pm Purchase Tickets at: www.aapa.myevent.com

Middle School Dances (posted by Michele Quintana; 12/28/16)
2016-2017 School Dances
The Student Councils have planned for 3 middle school dances. The first dance was combined with both CP and MB students and took place at the Castle Pines campus. Due to space and other considerations, both Student Councils have decided that the remaining two dances of the year will take place at separate campuses.
For those parents new to the middle school scene, these “dances” are essentially a school social. We try to discourage the kids from asking “dates” or pairing off for these events, and no formal dress is ever required, though the Student Council will sometimes pick an optional fun theme and announce it to their classmates at school. We just want the kids to relax and have fun together!
Cross-campus dances are chaperoned by American Academy middle school staff from both campuses. With the help of a $5.00 admission fee, the student council provides a DJ and snacks for the evening.
All dances take place from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. We do ask that parents please plan to be on time to pick up students – the teacher chaperones are volunteering their Friday evenings so our kids can have a safe and fun place to hang out, and they have already put in a full day of teaching prior to setting up, chaperoning and cleaning up the dances. They are certainly very tired and ready to head home by 8:00 pm and on-time pick-ups are MUCH appreciated.
SCHOOL DANCE DATES: November 4 (Castle Pines), January 20 (at separate campuses), April 7 (at separate campuses)

Dress of Choice Requirements (posted by Benji Billman; 10/06/16)
Clothes worn by all students during Dress - of - Choice days shall be modest, appropriate, in good condition, and neat in appearance . All clothing should be free of holes or tears, even if by design. Students are not allowed to wear clo thing that contains wording or images that could be interpreted as racial, vulgar or offensive in any way. Tops must be modest in style, having sleeves that cover the shoulder, a shallow neckline and enough length to completely cover the stomach (i.e. tan k tops, sleeveless shirts, cropped t - shirts, and deep v - neck t - shirts are not acceptable). Bottoms must also be modest in style ; skirts and short s must be fingertip length or longer; leggings must be worn with a top or dress that is fingertip length or longer . For safety reasons, sandals, flip - flops and open - toed shoes are not acceptable footwear on any day. All regular student grooming policies regarding hair, hats, jewelry, make - up and nail polish and body art also apply on Dress of Choice Days. Student s not adhering to Dress of Choice guidelines will face the consequences described in the AA Consequence Matrix .
This Week's Specials Schedule
6E: PE - Ms. Drake
6M: Tech - Ms. Paumen
6S: PE - Ms. Drake
7E: Tech - Ms. Paumen
7M: Tech - Ms. Paumen
7S: Tech - Ms. Paumen
8E: Tech - Ms. Paumen
8M: PE - Ms. Drake
8S: PE - Ms. Drake
Next Week's Specials Schedule
6E: PE - Ms. Drake
6M: Tech - Ms. Paumen
6S: PE - Ms. Drake
7E: Tech - Ms. Paumen
7M: Tech - Ms. Paumen
7S: Tech - Ms. Paumen
8E: Tech - Ms. Paumen
8M: PE - Ms. Drake
8S: PE - Ms. Drake
Event Calendar
Apr 7
Student Council Middle School Dance, 5:30 - 8:00 pm, MB gym & cafeteria (separate campuses)