Arts Academy in the WOODS
AAW Student wins Best In Show for Documentary
Congratulations to AAW multimedia student Jack Thomas, who took Best in Show (the junior division) at the DAFT film festival at the Detroit Film Theatre, for his documentary "Life is Sweet."
His documentary can be seen at http://vimeo.com/53477847.
AAW student helps Girl Scouts earn Photography Badges
Multimedia student Melissa Kluck took time out of her day to volunteer with a local girl scout troop, to help them earn their photography badges. She ran a workshop where she talked about some of the techniques we use in the digital imaging class, including photoshop processes, color theory, and composition tops for photographs.
Rendezvous Concert and Spring Art Show
Please join us for the 4th annual Rendezvous concert at 6pm, May 23. Performers will sing popular songs from the 1940’s to now. Come get some food, drink, and listen to our amazing performers and live band. Tickets are $5 and will be available for purchase in Mrs. Vidal’s classroom starting Monday or at the door.
The 12th annual AAW Spring Art Show is happening the same evening between 6:30 and 8:30pm. Come down on to witness just a few of the amazing art peices by our students. Admission to the art exhibit is free.
Join AAW at Art in the Park
This Saturday, May 18, the AAW Jazz Band and the Multimedia Department will be at Steffens Park for the Art in the Park event in Fraser from 12 until 3pm. The Jazz Band along with AAW's Paralyzed Society and Nine to the Universe will be performing, and the multimedia students will have a large exhibit. The DIA will be there running an art station for the children to create their own art. While you’re in the park, check out 3 of the 5 DIA Inside|Out art installations. Steffens Park is at 14 Mile and Garfield.
(Image by Jennifer Blair)
Evening of the Arts, May 14
Please join us for our second annual Evening of the Arts this year at the fabulous Macomb Center for the Performing Arts on May 14 at 7 p.m. This is another exciting opportunity for our students to showcase their talents in a professional performance venue. All AAW departments will represent, with 2D, 3D and Multimedia exhibits in the lobby.
Your cost: only $10 for general admission or $15 for gold circle tickets. Tickets are easy to get - assigned seating is available through the Macomb Center's online box office ticket sales link: http://www.macombcenter.com/Events/2013-05-14-Arts+Academy.htm
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Prom/Graduation Photography Information
If you are planning to order photographs from the event photographer for prom or graduation, please bring the linked form along with payment to the event.
Congratulations to Zachary Meyer
Congratulations to Zachary Meyer for winning The 2013 River Day logo Contest. The logo will be used for the Clinton River Watershed Council's annual River Day and it will be on their website, T-shirts and event guides throughout the watershed on June 8th.
Senior Dance Concert May 2nd
The 2013 Senior Dance Concert is on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:00pm, here at Arts Academy in the Woods. We are asking for a $4 donation at the door. All proceeds will go to help year end events for the entire class of 2013. Please come out and support your fellow dancers!
Our "school" is not for sale, but our building is "on the market"
If you noticed an ad for our building, don’t be dismayed. We are not closing - not by a long shot. In fact, it’s quite the contrary. Our enrollment projections for 2013-2014 and beyond are great!
We are exploring the idea of finding a bigger and better facility that is more perfectly suited to serving our students, their education, goals and dreams, and the overall AAW community and mission.
At this moment, we haven’t selected a new facility, but are hopeful of finding one that meets our criteria.
As part of the board’s long-range strategic planning for AAW, we are gauging the market potential of our current building as we look toward the future of our wonderful school.
We promise to keep you advised as our plans develop further.
Julianne Cuneo, AAW Board Chair
and Max Spayde, AAW Principal
Chairish the Art of Play
AAW student Maesyn Green's work will be featured in the City of Fraser's Art in the Garden Chairish the Art of Play Silent Auction. The Auction features chairs painted by area student artists and is a fundraiser for the Fraser First Booster Club.
The event includes an all you can eat spaghetti dinner. It begins at 6pm on April 26, at the Warfield Grille, 34275 Utica Road, Fraser, MI. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children under 10 years old.
AAW Student Honored at Macomb County
Congratulations to AAW Senior Selena Salo, who was honored as an academic achiever by The Macomb Daily as one of their All County Academic Team Honorees. The award banquet was April 24, 2013.
Seniors' Last Days
Senior Prom is Friday, May 17
Mirage Banquet and Conference Center
16980 18 Mile Road
Clinton Twp., MI 48038
6:30-11:30pm (No students admitted after 7:30pm)
*Prom ticket sales will begin on Monday, April 22nd. Tickets will be sold from April 22nd through May 3rd during both lunch periods. Tickets are $50 per person. Guest forms are needed for ALL guests not enrolled at AAW.
*Please note: Students on academic probation are ineligible for extra-curricular activities- this includes prom.
Tuesday, May 28- Friday, May 31
Friday, May 31
Seniors Last Day
*Seniors are expected to leave the building after their 2nd Hour Exam at approximately 9:35am
Senior Class Dinner is Wednesday, June 5
The senior class dinner will be held at the Lakeland Banquet and Event Center (21801 East Nine Mile Road, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080) at 4:30 pm.
Graduation Rehearsal is Wednesday, June 5
Graduation rehearsal will take place at the South Lake High School auditorium (21900 East Nine Mile Road, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080) at 6:00 pm. (Directly across Nine Mile from the hall)
Cap and gowns will be distributed at the dinner.
Graduation is Friday, June 7
The graduation ceremony will take place at the South Lake High School auditorium (21900 East Nine Mile Road, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080) at 7:00 pm. Based on the size of the auditorium, all of the seniors will be given 5 tickets to the graduation ceremony free of charge.
If your family needs additional tickets please let Ms. Hopkins or Mr. Moss know. Additional tickets will be available for $5.00 per ticket.
The total number of tickets will be limited to 10 per student.
If the advisors find that they have extras, they may be able to make arrangements with your family to supply more than 10 tickets.
Extra tickets will also be available at the senior dinner. Bring your money if you’d like to buy extras.
Teacher Wish List
Please help our teachers through this wish list!
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Yearbooks are ready to order for the 2012-2013 school year. Books cost $30.44 and include a two page custom spread that you can design, that prints only in your copy of the yearbook. Custom pages typically include photos of your student, their friends, or their artwork or performances. Additional pages can be added at an additional charge. The deadline for ordering is May 3. After that date, you can still order a book but it will be shipped to your house for an added shipping fee, instead of being included in the bulk order to the school.
Orders are done online (the school is not collecting money for the books). To sign into the yearbook site, go to: http://treering.com/validate
You will be prompted for a passcode, which is: 1012968413213099
Create your account.
There are more complete directions for creating a two page spread here: http://print.treering.com/128336/flyer/128336-2-227c961cca6c718e395b11cbbe8cf4c6_5.pdf
Students who need assistance uploading photos or rearranging a page can stop in the graphics lab in room 111 during lunch for help, or make arrangements for help after school. If you want to order a yearbook but do not want to create a custom two page layout, that's fine. There will be a default set of pages that print if no custom pages are created.
MOCAD Community BBQ
The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is hosting a community social at their Mobile Homestead exhibit, which will have barbeque, ice cream, and opportunities to explore some of the new exhibit. It is located on the grounds of the museum and the event will take place from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 12th, 2013. Admission is free. The museum is located at 4454 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI.
Oakland University Summer Camps
Oakland Univeristy is offering career exploration summer camps. All camps will be held in Mount Clemens. Sign up at www.oakland.edu/macombcamp or for more information call (855) 222-6909. Fliers can also be found in the AAW counseling office.
Macomb Community College Summer Camps
Macomb Community College is offering Career Academies this summer for high school students interested in Culinary Arts, Law Enforcement, Fire Service, I.T. Gaming, Media and Communication Arts, Robotics, Biotechnology and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. These week-long programs are a great opportunity that can help students choose a career path that is right for them. The cost for each course is $165. For more information go to www.macomb.edu.
Ad Space in Upcoming Gala Program
Arts Academy community members have the opportunity to purchase ad space in our upcoming Evening of the Arts program. We are offering full page spaces for $100, half page for $50, and business card sizes for $25. This space can be used to congratulate a child or to advertise a business. Space is limited!
Additionally, one page will be reserved for families to buy a line of text congratulating their student on a successful year. Two lines of space costs $10.
If you would like to purchase ad space, or if you have any questions, please call Julia Cuneo at 586. 298. 2408 or email her at email@example.com.
Be an AAW Community Ambassador, Learn to talk about AAW
Want to learn how to promote our school?
At this workshop, Outreach & Admissions Specialist Julia Cuneo will teach you how to talk about AAW to members in your community in way that is informative and engaging. Take the first step to becoming an effective AAW Community Ambassador by attending this helpful workshop.
Monday, March 4th 2013, 4:30-6:00 pm, Room #103
Open to all AAW community members - students and parents welcome.
Concert Choir Fundraiser
Concert Choir will be hosting a fundraising concert Friday, February 15th in support of their trip to New Orleans. There will be live performances by soloists, small groups and bands. Tickets are $5 and the show starts at 7pm. If you cannot attend, but wish to make a financial contribution, please contact Mrs. Vidal.
Announcement for Seniors
Attention all seniors, yearbook staff has begun on the 2012-2013 yearbook. If seniors would like to add their own personal photo instead of the default school pictures, the deadline for submission is Feburary 15th.
The photos should be at least 2 inches wide, 3 inches tall if you are supplying a photo for us to scan. If you are sending the photo through email, it should be 300 dots per inch. Turn in photos to Audrey Mantey, or email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also keep in mind that this for the school yearbook, please keep the photo school appropiate.
Interested in Attending AAW?
If you’re browsing our site because you’ve seen our ads or heard about us, thank you for visiting! AAW is the highest ranked Macomb County High School in the recently released top-to-bottom rankings of Michigan Public Schools.
- To get a quick idea of what AAW is like:
- General AAW info: http://www.artsacademy-woods.org/info.htm
- A close-up look at our academics and arts: http://www.artsacademy-woods.org/departments/departments.htm
- Check out our YouTube videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/artsacademywoods
- To get in touch with us to ask questions, or get more information:
- Email our Principal: spayde@ArtsAcad.net
Lots of AAW families struggle with transporting their students to and from the school. Gas prices are rough, our work schedules change, and the local school just seems SO CONVENIENT. AAW is aware of this situation, and we are piloting a new program to help families find rides to and from school for their students.
Please consider helping us with this pilot program. We need many families involved in the program to make it most effective. Directions for signing up are below; thank you for your help.
1) Register at www.PickupPal.com by clicking the blue Sign Up Now button. Check your email for a link to click to activate your account.
2) Once you pick a password, you'll be directed to a screen to set your personal details. On that screen, check the box that says: “By default, only match me with other members of my PickupPal Groups.”
3) To join our group, click the Groups link at the top of the page. Search on Arts Academy in the Woods, then click Join This Group. You will be prompted for a passcode. Please contact Ms. Mantey or the front office for the passcode. This passcode is not public; please do not share it outside of the AAW community.
4) Return to the home page to add a trip, and enter your major street (or intersection). Enter your trip twice! Enter your trip once with yourself as the driver, and enter it again as a passenger. This way you get matched with both other AAW drivers and passengers in your area.
If you have questions or need assistance with registering, contact Audrey Mantey at email@example.com.
To use this service, you must be eligible to be a member of www.PickupPal.com, which means you must be 18 years old, never been convicted of an indictable criminal offence, and not registered as a sex offender with any government body. The safety of AAW students is our number 1 priority. If you register with our www.PickupPal.com group and are not eligible to join, AAW will refer you to the Fraser Department of Public Safety immediately.
Thank you again for helping us test this pilot program. We hope this new service will be another way AAW supports our community.