Arcadia This Week 5/10/2022

Hello, Arcadia families, students, and friends,

There is so much happening, I can hardly keep up! It’s been a while since we’ve been able to have events, and now we’re making up for lost time. :)

A quick overview, I’m covering:

  1. Covid Update–Masks Required

  2. Senior Presentation Night

  3. Arts at Arcadia Announcement

  4. Arcadia Online Store

  5. Authorizer Contract

  6. Intent to Return

  7. Upcoming Events

Monday, 5/9: Day 5

Tuesday, 5/10: Day 6

–Senior Presentation Night, 6:30-8:00pm

Wednesday, 5/11: Day 1

Thursday, 5/12: Day 2

–MS Field Trip to CTC for Diary of a Wimpy Kid

–Senior Presentation Night, 6:30-8:00pm

Friday, 5/13: Day 3


COVID Update **masks required**

Masks remain required.

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past week (Gail has reached out to close contacts, so if you have not heard from her, you are not considered a close contact, and there is nothing else you need to do at this time). Other illnesses (like actual influenza) are also present in the community. We received a new shipment of CUE tests, and we have BD Veritor and Binax tests available for students.

Senior Presentation Night

Come hear our seniors present their senior projects! Senior Presentation Night runs from 6:30-8:00pm tonight (5/10) and Thursday night (5/12). Seniors have shortened their original, forty-five minute presentations to ten minutes with five minutes to answer questions. 

Tuesday Presenters: Lila, Travis, Elijah, Ari, Kyrie, Riley, Delia

Thursday Presenters: Kiara, Dustin, Airilin, Courtney, Fox, Henry, Quinn, Lars

ICYMI: Arts at Arcadia Announcement!

First of all, congratulations to the cast and crew of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) on a fantastic run! Wonderful job, all! A few of my favorite moments from the play: Connor as Ophelia, Milo telling a horse joke, Julien being pre-/post-eminent, Isaac U. as Romeo, Isaac H. as Caesar, Nathan Googling Shakespeare, Elliot pontificating, Rachel’s disdain for Group A, Leo as the bear in pursuit, and Willow’s Hamlet speech.

We announced at the final performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) that Bob Gregory-Bjorklund, our beloved theater teacher, director, and advisor for many years, is retiring. For real this time. Sort of. 

With enormous gratitude for everything he has contributed to Arcadia and the Northfield community over the course of his career, we wish Bob all the best!

We are also excited to announce that Noah Schomburg, a former student of Bob’s and a licensed visual arts teacher, will be joining us full-time next year in the role of Visual and Performing Arts Teacher! Bob (only mostly retired) will be mentoring Noah in this new role, and we are thrilled to have a way forward that both honors Bob’s legacy and brings a new, exciting spin to our arts programming as Noah makes the role his own! 

Welcome, Noah!

Arcadia Online Store

Expand your Arcadia wardrobe! Usually, once in the fall and once in the spring, we work with Larson Printing in Northfield to offer Arcadia logo clothing and other items. This is not a fundraiser, but it is good marketing! This year, tote bags and backpacks are unavailable, so they are not included in the catalog, but there is a wide variety of clothing items! 

Enter the store here:

Then put in the entry code: ARC22

Authorizer Contract

The contract went to the Northfield School Board for a first read last night! Dr. Hillmann has recommended they approve it. It goes to our Board for approval on May 17th, back to the Northfield Board for approval on May 23rd, then to the State for final approval.

Student Intent to Return

Notify us here: Student Intent to Return Form

Upcoming Events

May 10, 6:30pm: Senior Presentation Night, Part 1

May 12: MS Field Trip to Children’s Theater: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid

May 12, 6:30pm: Senior Presentation Night, Part 2

May 17, 6:30pm: Arcadia School Board Meeting, in person or online:

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 650-466-6043‬ PIN: ‪232 545 378‬#

May 20: End of 4th Quarter

May 23: First Day of May Term

Have a great week!