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Today: 2/7/16

LUNCH only $3.50 daily in the MPR!






Please join us on Saturday February 6th in support of our Career & College Center.  This breakfast raises over 60% of the annual budget to support the C & CC, which helps Arcata High School students plan for their next steps after high school.  The breakfast will be held from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the D Street Neighborhood Center, 1301 D Street in Arcata.  Tickets are $8.00 for adults, and $6.00 for seniors and students and can be purchased at the door, or online at 

Career & College Center Pancake Breakfast  Please call Jim Ritter at (707) 498-2917 for more information.  Thank you for your support.  



8th Grade Orientation For All Incoming Freshmen in 2016

Arcata High School invites you and your students to attend our orientation on February 3, 2016 for all incoming freshmen. 


The day will be similar to last year’s format.  The upper parking lot has been reserved for a drop off point.  Please make arrangements to have your students arrive at our Gymnasium by 12:15 where we will meet to begin the orientation program.


Students will be placed into groups for the orientation process.  Please have your 8th grade teachers prepared to take all registration materials back to your site for your students.  AHS Counselors will contact all feeder schools to arrange registration pick-up dates.  I will be forwarding information to your eighth grade teachers concerning the orientation process and schedule this week. 


The following is the orientation schedule for February 3rd, 2016

  • 12:30-12:45 p.m.-All 8th graders in Gymnasium with counselors
  • 12:45-1:00 p.m.-Students meet Tiger Pals and go to first class



Bell will ring at the end of the period only !

    Period 1  1:00-1:07             Period 6   1:50-1:57

    Period 2  1:10-1:17             Period 7   2:00-2.07

    Period 3  1:20-1:27             Period 8   2:10-2:17

    Period 4  1:30-1:37             Period 9   2:20-2:27

    Period 5  1:40-1:47             Period 10 2:30-2:37

GYM 2:45-3:00 Pick up registration materials/Bus Departures


We will be sending out information to incoming parents about Freshmen Parent Night which will be held February 4th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.


All 8th grade registration material will be available on the Arcata High website ahs-nhuhsd-ca.schoolloop.com. Please do not hesitate to have parents contact me with any questions or concerns regarding their student attending Arcata High School in the fall.  The transition to high school can be a bit overwhelming for some, but rest assured, we are working hard to make it the best possible experience for everyone.


I look forward to seeing your students on February 3rd, 2016.





David Navarre



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Oaxaca students visiting AHS!

Consider taking part in a unique opportunity to host a student from Oaxaca, Mexico. Exchange culture, history and language.  Host families are needed fromJanuary 21st to February 6th.   Contact Kelly Fernandes at

kfernandes@nohum.k12.ca.us for more details.

AHS Job Shadow 2015!


"Thanks to Pacific Union School for hosting Emily Edmiston for a recent job shadow.  Job Shadows allow students to spend from two hours to a full work day meeting with a career mentor and learning first hand about a job or possible career.  Job Shadows are interactive, hands on, and fun for the student and the adult host.  If you would consider hosting a student to help them learn about your profession, please sign up here." 


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"To do more for the world than the world does for you, that is success."

(Henry Ford)

 Do you have time and an interest in helping and mentoring Arcata High School students this year?  We are recruiting community adults to serve as career exploration mentors in a number of different programs.  You can join us as a guest on a career or leadership panel, host a group of students for a field trip tour of your workplace, host one or two students for a Job Shadow, (2 hours to a full work day long), or be available to meet with a student for a cup of coffee to offer career insight and information.  As a volunteer mentor, we will provide you with comprehensive guidelines and information to ensure that you are well prepared to work with students.  To volunteer, or for more information, please contact Jim Ritter at (707) 498-2917, or jritter@nohum.k12.ca.us   Thank you for your support of our students.

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