Upcoming Events
Tomorrow
- Back To School Night
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
8/28/2017
- PTSA Meeting
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
- Music Club Mtg.
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
9/4/2017
9/12/2017
 
District Announcements
AUSD New Parent Meeting

Superintendent Dr. Vannasdall welcomes and meets with new parents to the District to discuss expectations and the crucial role of our parents. 
Chromebooks for the Summer Grades 6-11!

Students in grades 6-12 have been assigned devices for use in school and at home through the school year. After considering all options, we are excited to let you know that we will
not collect the Chromebooks from students in grades 6-11 at the end of the school year! Read more here.
Arcadia Unified Doubles Taxpayers Savings to $80 Million
It was only a couple of months ago that the Arcadia Unified School District announced a bond refinance plan that would result in an estimated $40 million in savings to Arcadia taxpayers. With the refinancing process complete, that figure has more than doubled to over $80 million. Read more about Arcadia Unified's $80 million in savings to taxpayers in the full story here.
Arcadia Unified Gives Every Student a Chromebook

Each of the nearly 10,000 students in the Arcadia Unified School District now has their own Chromebook. All middle school and high school students can even bring their Chromebooks home to use. The 1:1 Student to Technology device program began three years and was fully implemented on the first day of school this year.
Dana Announcements
ASB Elections

Please refer to the calendar below for important information regarding ASB elections for Fall 2017.

Monday, August 21, 2017: Sign ups begin for all open ASB offices in the office on the front counter. Open positions include 6th grade Vice President and 6th & 7th grade School Site Council Representatives

Thursday, August 31, 2017: Sign ups close for ASB offices at 3:15 pm

Friday, September 1, 2017: Mandatory ASB candidate meeting during Advisory/Reading in  room 10. Rules and Regulations will be discussed and all necessary forms will be given out at this meeting.

Monday, September 11, 2017: Signed petitions, grade check forms, posters, and speeches (scripts) due to Mrs. Nelson in room 10 by 8:30 a.m. A typed copy of your speech (script) must be turned in on an 8 ½” x 11” piece of paper. You must also have a copy for yourself. This speech must be written as you will give it during your broadcast recording session. No changes can be made to your speech. No exceptions! Posters will hang in the main hall on Monday-Friday of election week. Please take down your poster on Friday right after school if you wish to save it. All remaining posters will be thrown away.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to Wednesday, September 13, 2017: Mandatory election broadcast taping for all candidates will begin.  Please report to room 8 during your assigned time for taping.  You will only be allowed 2 takes during your session.  Please make sure you have a copy of your speech to read from...BE PREPARED!!!!

Thursday, September 14, 2017: Candidate speeches will be viewed by Advisory classes and posted on the Dana Web Page. Voting will take place after speeches have been viewed by the student body on Thursday, September 14. Electronic voting will be opened up during Advisory period on Thursday and remain open until Friday, September 15 at 1:00 pm  for all students (current 6/7th grade only) to vote. Results of the election will be announced in the office at 3:10 p.m. on Friday, September 15  by Mr. Hunter. If a run-off election is needed, voting will continue to take place during Advisory until a candidate is elected.

Back to School Night

Dana will be hosting its annual Back to School Night on Thursday, August 24 from 6:20 - 7:30 p.m. Please come and meet your students' new teachers and learn a bit about their classes. We hope to see you there!
Catalina

Is your 7th grade student planning to attend Catalina Science Camp? There is a parent meeting on Thursday, August 24 in the Dana gym from 5:15 - 6:15 (right before Back to School Night) where you can learn more information about this awesome camp. There will be a presentation and an opportunity to ask questions, so please plan to attend!

Catalina will be from October 17-20. The deadline to sign up and pay is September 1!
Outdoor Science School

There will be a meeting for parents interested in learning more about the 6th grade science camp, Outdoor Science School, on Thursday August 24th in the Dana MPR. The meeting will take place from 5:15 - 6:15 (right before Back to School Night). This is your chance to have all of your OSS questions answered!