The Charger Newsletter


ACA is excited to announce the introduction of instrumental music instruction to students in grades 5 – 8. Dr. McGuire will be spearheading this new beginner band program. At this time, the beginner band will be an after school program on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please see the flyer attached below for all the details, or contact Dr. McGuire at [email protected] for more information. If you have students interested in Beginner Band, or Advanced Band (if they already play a band instrument), please call the school office or contact Dr. McGuire.


ACA has scheduled two evenings of Parent Orientation, August 6th and 8th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each evening. Parents can attend on whichever evening works best for them, but at least one parent needs to attend an orientation. Students are not required to attend the Parent Orientation.


Summer is swiftly drawing to a close and the first day of school is rushing toward us! This year the first day of school, Monday, August 12, will be a full day, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. After school care will be available. Students must pack a lunch on the first day, as no lunches will be available for purchase at school that day. The 2012-2013 yearbooks will be distributed at the end of the first day of school. Part-time students need to attend only their scheduled classes. The special First Day schedule is attached below.


ALL ACA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS are invited to join the cast of “It’s A Wonderful Life - the Musical” this fall. NO previous experience is needed. To get a head start for the FREE audition workshop to be held on AUGUST 16 (with auditions the following week!), the cast listening CD music and script are attached to the link shown below. (DISCLAIMER FROM MRS POST: The CD was recorded by a church congregation… some of the voices are great… others, not so great. Do NOT form an opinion by how they interpret and sing the music. We will sing and interpret much differently!) Auditions will be held August 19 & 20 after school. Performance dates are December 5 - 8 (5 performances). Go to the Dropbox link below and download to your computer, iPad, etc. for easy access. (Please avoid any tab that says “delete.”) More information about the musical, workshop, auditions will be coming soon.


Coming this fall: ACA’s Audio/Video Club for those students interested in learning the art of Video, Audio, Lighting, Film and Editing under the leadership of an intern from Tulsa University (Isaac Holton). The club is open to ACA students in grades 7th-12th. Call the school office or email [email protected] to find out more information about how your student can get involved!

Have questions? Please call ACA at 918-832-4600