Notre Dame fencers have ACA connection

  By Alexis Pearson The Charter News This year, Jaime Norville and Natalie Disher are fencing at the University of Notre Dame (UND). Norville is language arts teacher Mary Norville’s daughter, and she briefly attended ACA. Disher graduated from ACA last year. Fencing is very competitive, and these two work very,  hard, both at sports and their academics according to Mary Norville. The two girls … Continue reading Notre Dame fencers have ACA connection

ACA’s Blood Drive Considered a Success

Liam Hughes The Charter News In case you didn’t hear, ACA held a Red Cross Blood Drive on May 2nd. Considering the size of our school, you would think that the turnout would be relatively small. However, we had 50 people show up to donate that day. “I am extremely happy with how the blood drive went!”, says Mary Norville, an ACA teacher who worked with … Continue reading ACA’s Blood Drive Considered a Success

Happy Summer and Safe Driving

By Liam Hughes The Charter News Happy summer, and safe driving. Chances are that a good number of you will be taking drivers ed, and some will already be driving. It is important to remember to be safe on the roads, especially when it comes to new drivers. However, there is one thing that all new drivers should learn. Maintenance. Maintenance is one thing that … Continue reading Happy Summer and Safe Driving

Three more ACA staff plan to leave

  Annie Pullella The Charter News This year, is the year of saying goodbye. Mr. Trevor Dyett left and then Mrs. Beth Wickland. Now we are saying goodbye to three more staff members– Mrs. Ronda Yates,  Mrs. Tennille Hostetler, and Mrs. Kate Scott. Mr. Dyett teaches 6 grade math at HB Lee in Reynolds School district. Dyett reports his new teaching assignment very challenging but … Continue reading Three more ACA staff plan to leave

New Financial Literacy Requirements for Incoming Freshmen

By Alexis Pearson The Charter News ACA is requiring the 2017-18 and future freshman to take a new financial literacy class. “It was an ACA board decision to require the financial literacy course as a way to help prepare students,” said Nic Chapin, the ACA Director. It will be a 0.5-credit requirement and come out of elective category, Members of the class of 2021 will … Continue reading New Financial Literacy Requirements for Incoming Freshmen

Paris lands Artist in Residence program

Our very own Ann Paris has been selected for the Artist in Residence program in the Everglades. She will be at the national park during the month of May. The program offers artists a chance to live and work in the park. Paris will be focusing on poetry and painting during her stay. She was selected due to her writing merit. “for me, art and … Continue reading Paris lands Artist in Residence program

ACA Students Perform and Compete at CCC Choir and Ensemble Competition

  Alexis Pearson The ACA Charter News A number of ACA music department students competed in the OMEA District 13 Solo and Ensemble Competition on Saturday, March 4 at the Oregon City branch of Clackamas Community College. Winners in each category go on to represent the District in the state competition. We had many ACA students participate and some of them were selected for state. … Continue reading ACA Students Perform and Compete at CCC Choir and Ensemble Competition

Effects of ballot measures unclear

Liam Hughes The Charter News   Following the 2016 elections, the only thing that people seemed to talk about was the presidential race. While it is certainly a significant topic to discuss, it appeared to overshadow some of the other important, local elections. In this case, the statewide measures. Which measures got passed, and how can they affect Oregon, and its citizens? First of all, … Continue reading Effects of ballot measures unclear

ACA Students Perform for Schnitzer Lobby Concert

By Louisa Rux May 22, 2017   They played a great lobby concert, heard an amazing performance by the Oregon Symphony of Dvořák’s cello concerto and the (new) symphony, Aspects of an Elephant, and even heard their names announced from the stage! On Monday, March 13th, fourteen musicians from Alliance Charter Academy (ACA) performed three pieces for a lobby concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert … Continue reading ACA Students Perform for Schnitzer Lobby Concert

College Enrollment and Tuition

Kassidy Young The Charter News    Oregon colleges are now raising their college tuition for many students effective next semester.  Though it doesn’t affect every single college student, but it is affecting thousands of Oregon students.   In just 2014 alone, 82 percent of high school seniors graduated in the United States yearly. Which is a 1 percent raise from the year before, according to … Continue reading College Enrollment and Tuition

Lean on Me

Brandon Bean The Charter News “We can’t help everyone, but… everyone can help someone.”   Dr. Loretta Scott   Recently, Alliance Charter Academy (ACA) received an opportunity to obtain donated office furniture from Stephan Bloemer of Clackamas County. Clackamas County had donated it from the City of Damascus office that had unincorporated and who’s cubicles did not match the new office. “We can use most … Continue reading Lean on Me

Salmon In The Science Room!

  Samantha Rands The Charter News   If you missed this year’s batch, you may have another chance. Heppner said, “I would love to do it again. Next year I am hoping to teach an environmental science class and the salmon would fit nicely into the curriculum,” Two weeks after the salmon hatched and living in the science room, they were released at Salmonberry Lake … Continue reading Salmon In The Science Room!

Donate Blood on May 2nd, 8:30AM-2:30PM

Liam Hughes The Charter News   Not all heroes wear capes… In fact, the most important heroes have a red bandage around their arm. They don’t fly, or have super strength. They donate blood. You have the chance to be a hero May 2 when ACA sponsors a blood drive.   According to the Red Cross, blood is needed every two seconds in the United … Continue reading Donate Blood on May 2nd, 8:30AM-2:30PM

Live or Let Die?

Alexis Pearson The Charter News   All is still. You hear birds chirping in the distance, gentle rainfall coming down in a mist, everything is peaceful. You are in the rainforest, a beautiful place with tranquil surroundings. But, the world’s rainforests are disappearing and it’s due to a massive increase in deforestation. This is a huge problem in our world today; over 50 percent of … Continue reading Live or Let Die?

ACA Students Visit the Oregonian

Louisa Rux -The Charter News The eight students and teacher of the ACA Charter met at the Oregonian on November 18th (at a building of an old FBI Headquarters) to have a tour led by Lizzy Acker, an outspoken, blue-haired news reporter on the Oregonian. The teacher, Mr. Lancaster, arranged the field trip so his journalism students could have the experience of being in a … Continue reading ACA Students Visit the Oregonian

PAT Officer Positions Shift

Piper Stephens The Charter News Recently the Parent Action Team (PAT) has had a change in officer memberships. According to Carla Calhoun, the ACA Parent Liaison, the change was due to some members not having enough time in their schedules. One of the open positions has been filled, but the other is still open, and may stay that way through the end of the year. Last … Continue reading PAT Officer Positions Shift

Oregon City Public Schools Add Hours; ACA Stays The Same

Samantha Rands The ACA Charter News    Other schools have added more hours to make up for the snow days; ACA doesn’t have to make up the snow days, because they are called “homeschool days.”    “We look at attendance differently, like a traditional school their attendance is based on how many hours they’re in an instructional seat, so seat time in a class,” said … Continue reading Oregon City Public Schools Add Hours; ACA Stays The Same

ACA Takes Steps Toward Community Garden

By Piper Stephens The Charter Loads of soil will soon be delivered to ACA for the community garden that is planned to become part of the school. The garden will be behind the soccer field, and will serve multiple purposes for ACA. The garden will be made of multiple beds, made by different people. Some teachers will have their own for certain classes, and ACA … Continue reading ACA Takes Steps Toward Community Garden

National Honors Society

Here at Alliance Charter Academy, there are 20 students involved in the National Honors Society (NHS). They’re all working together to make our school and community a better place.        NHS was created for outstanding students who have gone above and beyond for their education. Across the United states it is estimated that more than 1 million students are involved in NHS. NHS is here to … Continue reading National Honors Society

80’s pop icon found dead on Christmas day

On December 25, 2016, Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, more commonly known by his professional name “George Michael” was found dead at the age of 53 in his home in  Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England.   No cause of death has been found thus far. It is presumed that the artist died of heart failure. George Michael’s manager, Michael Lippman described, in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, that … Continue reading 80’s pop icon found dead on Christmas day

Gas leak forces students into rain

By Liam Hughes The Charter News   Some ACA students called it stupid, the staff called it an emergency evacuation, and everyone called it rainy. However, the October 13th evacuation can also be a good example of what to do and what not to do during an emergency.   In case you missed it, ACA had a real emergency evacuation on October 13th because of … Continue reading Gas leak forces students into rain

ACA students rehearse Threw the Looking Glass

Anna Krieske The Charter News   No, that isn’t a typo. ACA’s drama club is doing a production of Alice Threw The Looking Glass, a parody of Strunk and White’s “The Elements of Style”, with the theme of Lewis Caroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This play follows the tale of Alice, a college student who is failing her English class, the only way to pass … Continue reading ACA students rehearse Threw the Looking Glass

ACA Students Speak their Mind on Elections

By Louisa Rux ACA Charter News Nov. 21, 2016 — Trump once again wins, but this time by a landslide–in the ACA polls. On the day before the 2016 election, The ACA Charter started a poll on its website. It included all five candidates. The poll was started early in the morning on November 7th, and was closed early Wednesday morning (Nov. 9th). It was … Continue reading ACA Students Speak their Mind on Elections