Academy of the Canyons

Academy of the Canyons

Academy of the Canyons

Weekly Bulletin

September 26 - 30, 2016

CHARACTER COUNTS: “Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space.” Diana Black

This Friday is a MONDAY schedule.

NHS News

Congratulations to Sophia Davies for being voted the Sophomore Liaison of National Honor Society.

International Week

Hola! Bonjour! International Week is finally here! Be ready for an exciting week of learning about AOC’s diversity. Advisements will compete for a very special surprise, so participate in trivias and lunch time activities throughout the week. On Friday, dress up in cultural clothing to gain points and expect to sample yummy foods from local restaurants.

The Art Institutes of California Visit to AOC - Friday, October 7th

Art Institutes offers degrees in Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary. A representative from Ai will be presenting on Friday, October 7th at 7:45 a.m. in UCEN 107. The presentation will emphasize "creative communication" and how that benefits students along with the skills you're already learning. It should be very informative and inspiring! She will be sharing information regarding creative careers, skills needed for jobs in those areas, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities.

Senior Photos

Seniors! Remember that senior photos must be taken by O'Connor or emailed as a jpg to Mrs. Blake by October 1st. ​


Volunteers Needed

Need hours? Volunteers are needed for the Emblem Academy Fall Festival on Friday, October 21st. Students are needed for setup, clean-up and help in the booths. Sign up on the sheet at the front office counter.

Project Linus Make a Blanket Day

Hey AOC students! Are you looking for an amazing service hour opportunity? Then please come to the Project Linus Make a Blanket day on Saturday, October 8th from 10 am to 9 pm inside the mall in front of Sears. Bring a yard and a half piece of fleece and sign up on our website at See you there!

National Merit Scholarship Competition Recognition

Congratulations to the 12 seniors whose high scores on the PSAT put them in the top 50,000 of the 1.6 million 11th graders who took the test! The students are Wyatt Kurumiya, Bailey Brann, Brianna Brann, Patrick Chang, Delenn Ganyo, Mathew Gutierrez, Che Eun Kim, Bryan Koh, Bren Lee, Julia Lee, Elijah Mesina and Reshmi Vadapalli. We further congratulate Reshmi Vadapalli on being named a Semifinalist and wish her the best of luck as she continues in the competition to become a National Merit Scholar.

Skillify Visit to AOC - Friday, September 30th

I'm sure we've all heard "connections are everything." Want to learn how to make the right connections? Skillify Representative, Ruby Willmann, UT graduate and the Executive Producer of the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival will be visiting our campus and doing a mini-networking demo to teach you how to make yourself stand out! Ms. Willmann has used her networking skills to figure out what wasn't her dream job, and to secure the perfect job for her. In addition to running one of the largest comedy festivals in the nation, she now works with thousands of high school students and helps them build the same networking skills! She also helps students learn how to find internships and mentorships, and is excited to meet you. She will be talking to students on Friday, September 30th from 7:45am - 8:45am in the University Center, room 107.

Lunches Available

Student lunches can be ordered by signing up at the front counter of the office. “Day of” orders must be placed no later than 8:15 AM; however due to late start Fridays, you must order Friday lunch on Thursday. They are available for $3.00 each and are picked up from the Snack Shack. The menu for each month can be found on the Hart District website and at the front office counter. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Davidson.

Spirit Wear Fridays!

Show your AOC Spirit this year by wearing spirit wear from our selection of cool new styles located in the Snack Shack. Delicious snacks are also available each day during Brunch and Lunch.

Show your School Pride

Please remember to pick up your trash and lunch leftovers and throw them into the trash cans. Your actions as AOC students reflect who you are to others on the COC campus.

ID Cards Required

Remember that you MUST present your AOC ID card whenever you want to check out a laptop or a textbook. If you missed student processing and do not yet have your new ID card, you may use your last year’s ID card.


Anime Club

Anime Club meets Tuesdays and Fridays in room 104, during lunch. All students are welcome!

AOC Media

AOC Media begins production planning for our first short film. If you have an interest in script writing, production planning, cinematography, directing, and/or editing, please join us on Fridays at lunch in room 108.

Bible Club

Want to know more about the Bible? Well, Bible Club is a great place to find out. Come to our meeting on Wednesdays at lunch in room 102. All students are welcome! We hope to see you there!

Biology/Chemistry Olympiad

Anyone interested in biology or chemistry? Come to Biology/Chemistry Olympiad club. It meets on Wednesdays at lunch in room 105. All students are welcome!

Debate Club

Want to learn more about current events and the world around you? Then come to Debate Club in room 107 on Fridays. See you there!

Gay Straight Alliance

Gay Straight Alliance meets in room 107 on Fridays at lunch. You can ask questions, meet new people and have a great time!

International Club

International Club meets every other Monday at lunch in room 104.

Journalism Club

Journalism Club meets every other Monday at lunch in room 104. If you are interested in being part of our school newspaper, please join us.

Performing Arts Club

Ready to start something new? Feel like breaking free? Then come to Performing Arts Club to perform, to support your friends, or just to hang out. Join the fun in room 105 at lunch on Mondays.

Project Linus

The Project Linus club makes blankets for critically ill and traumatized children all over the SCV / Antelope Valley and Sylmar and has impacted almost 5,000 children to date. To learn how to make blankets or to teach new students, come to room 103 at lunch on Wednesdays!

Strategic Games Club

It’s time to take a break from the stress of school and immerse yourself in various games that challenge your intellect. Join Strategic Games Club on Tuesdays at lunch in room 107.

Student Task Force

Come to Student Task Force at lunch on Wednesdays in room 106 to learn about human rights issues and advocacy and our new campaign on juvenile justice.