8th Grade Advice Opportunity (posted by Michelle Daley; 03/31/17)
8th graders interested in giving advice in the yearbook, please submit your quote to Mrs. Hunt by Monday, April 3rd. Here are a few questions that can guide your thinking... 1. What has it meant to me to be an American Academy student? 2. What advice would I like to leave for the students at American Academy?

Middle School Dances (posted by Michele Quintana; 03/16/17)
2016-2017 School Dances
The last Student Council Middle School Dance is coming up ~ Neon Night at the Beach! The dance is Friday, April 7th and is now JOINT with CP and MB. It is going to be held at the MB campus from 5:30 – 8:00pm. Students are encouraged to wear neon “summer”/”beach attire” that meets DOC requirements (aka: no bathing suits).
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 MB campus)

Dress of Choice Requirements (posted by Michelle Daley; 09/30/16)
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: Art - Mr. Riggs
6M: Music - Ms. Pearo
6S: Art - Mr. Riggs
7E: Music - Ms. Pearo
7M: Music - Ms. Pearo
7S: Art - Mr. Riggs
8th Pd 2: Art - Mr. Riggs
8th Pd 4: Music - Ms. Pearo
8th Pd 9: Art - Mr. Riggs
Next Week's Specials Schedule
6E: Music - Ms. Pearo
6M: Art - Mr. Riggs
6S: Music - Ms. Pearo
7E: Art - Mr. Riggs
7M: Art - Mr. Riggs
7S: Music - Ms. Pearo
8th Pd 2: Music - Ms. Pearo
8th Pd 4: Art - Mr. Riggs
8th Pd 9: Music - Ms. Pearo
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