From the Activities Director

Student Activities

We hope everyone had a great first week! We have an exciting August & September planned – read on for details!
 
ASB Cards
ASB Cards drive student activities at Acalanes and also provide benefits to students! If you have yet to purchase ASB, please consider it. ASB is $100 and when your student receives their ID card, their ASB purchase will be noted on the ID card. ASB benefits include: free admission to athletic games, discounts to local businesses, discounts to the Welcome Back & Homecoming dances (savings of $30) and a free spirit shirt. Thank you for your support!
 
Order School Photos
Last week, students took school photos for their ID cards & yearbooks that you can purchase here through Studio One.
 
Class Shirts
Thank you to all who have purchased a class shirt! They will be handed out the week of Aug 22 at lunch.
 
Spiritwear Orders
Thanks to everyone who purchased spirit wear! Items will be available for pick-up the week of Aug 29 and you will receive an email with more information about pick-up.
 
August Calendar of Events
TODAY: Senior BBQ at 5pm
Monday, Aug 15: Club Applications available (all electronic)
Tuesday, Aug 16:  Club Informational Meeting in room 314 during lunch
Friday, Aug 19:

  • Academy: Welcome Back Rally
  • Lunch: Welcome Back Carnival
  • 7-9pm: Welcome Back Dance (free with ASB, $10 without ASB)

Friday, Aug 26:

  • Club Applications Due
  • 7am: Senior Sunrise & Panoramic Picture
  • First Home Football Game (wear blue)

As always, if there is anything we can do for you or your student, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to connect students with activities & interests.
 
Katherine Walton, Leadership Teacher

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Student Activities

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We are so excited to see everyone at Dons Day and throughout the first week. We have an exciting August & September planned! As always, if there is anything we can do for you or your student, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to connect students with activities & interests.
 
ASB Cards
ASB Cards drive student activities at Acalanes and provide benefits to the students! If you have yet to purchase ASB, please consider it. ASB is $100 and when your student receives their ID card, their ASB purchase will be indicated on the ID card. ASB benefits include: free admission to athletic games, discounts to local businesses, discounts to the Welcome Back & Homecoming dances (savings of $30) and a free spirit shirt (pick up tomorrow). Thank you for your support!
 
Class Shirts
Thank you to all who have purchased a class shirt. It is not too late to order one via the webstore. Shirts are $20 and a great fundraiser for your class. The last day to purchase a shirt is Thursday, Aug 11. Shirts will be handed out the week of Aug 22 at lunch.
 
Spiritwear orders
Tomorrow is the last day to place your order for spiritwear! All proceeds benefit the classes and spiritwear will be available for pick-up the week of Aug 29. You will receive an email with more information about pick-up.
 
August Calendar of Events
TODAY: Senior car painting 6:30pm
Monday, Aug 8: Frosh & Transfer Orientation 12pm
Sunday, Aug 14: Senior BBQ 5pm
Monday, Aug 15: Club Applications available (all electronic)
Tuesday, Aug 16:  Club Informational Meeting in room 314 during lunch
Friday, Aug 19:

  • Academy: Welcome Back Rally
  • Lunch: Welcome Back Carnival
  • 7-9pm: Welcome Back Dance (free with ASB, $10 without ASB)

Friday, Aug 26:

  • Club Applications Due
  • 7am: Senior Sunrise & Panoramic Picture
  • First Home Football Game (wear blue)

Let’s have a great year, Acalanes!
 
Katherine Walton, Leadership Teacher

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Student Activities

An Aca Leader is a role model that shows leadership and plays a big role throughout our school community. Each week, one student who stands out is chosen to be our week’s Aca Leader. This week we are proud to have chosen Scarlett Pappalardo, a senior on the Varsity Softball team. Our Aca Leader has made such an impact on their team and represents what an Aca Leader is!
 
Thank you for your enthusiasm & support for student activities. Katherine Walton, the Student Activities Director, is out on maternity leave. For any student activity questions, please contact Kat Bautista.

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Student Activities

An Aca Leader is a role model that shows leadership and plays a big role throughout our school community. Each week, one student who stands out is chosen to be our week’s Aca Leader. This week we are proud to have chosen Luke Brightbill, a junior on Varsity Tennis. Our Aca Leader has made such an impact on their team and represents what an Aca Leader is!
 
Thank you for your enthusiasm & support for student activities. Katherine Walton, the Student Activities Director, is out on maternity leave. For any student activity questions, please contact Kat Bautista.

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Student Activities

An Aca Leader is a role model that shows leadership and plays a big role throughout our school community. Each week, one student who stands out is chosen to be our week’s Aca Leader. This week we are proud to have chosen Liv Hoppe, a sophomore on Varsity Swim. Our Aca Leader has made such an impact on their team and represents what an Aca Leader is!
 
Thursday, Apr 28 from 6 to 7pm in the Front Quad is our Cultural Fair. There will be vendors and many tables showcasing different cultures and their foods. Please join us for this fun event and head to the Drama Dons spring play right after!
 
Thank you for your enthusiasm & support for student activities. Katherine Walton, the Student Activities Director, is out on maternity leave. For any student activity questions, please contact Kat Bautista.

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It’s Earth Week! Monday, Apr 18 through Friday, Apr 22. We have fun, environmentally-based events everyday so make sure to participate! Below is an overview of everything that is happening during the week. Go DONS!
 
Monday

  • Enviro Jeopardy at lunch in room 314
  • Dress Up Arctic- wear coats, gloves, beanies, and white/ blue
  • Sneaker drive starts. Drop off used sneakers in the front quad before school

Tuesday

  • Garden Club Event at lunch in TBD
  • Dress Up Desert- wear hats, sunglasses, orange/ yellow/ tan

Wednesday

  • Bring a Reusable Water Bottle to lunch in all quads
  • Recycle Smart Enviro Council at Academy in room 314
  • Dress up Mountain- bucket hats, cargo pants, green/ brown/ grey

Thursday

  • Succulent Planting at lunch in Front Quad
  • Dress Up Jungle- Animal print, camo, green

Friday

  • Costa Sunglasses Presentation at Academy in room 314
  • Dressup Ocean/beach- flip flops, Hawaiian shirts, sunglasses, tropical print, blue/ yellow

Saturday

  • Tree-Plenish Planting Event at 9am to 12pm on campus. If you ordered a sapling, please come pick it up.

Sneaker Drive this week Monday, Apr 18 to Friday, Apr 22 in the Front Quad. Drop off your used shoes before school everyday during the week. The shoes will be recycled and used to help environmental initiatives.
 
Acalanes High school is hosting the Special Olympics on Friday, April 22nd from 10 am to 1pm. Come out to the track to support the community and cheer on different schools!
 
Thank you for your enthusiasm & support for student activities. Katherine Walton, the Student Activities Director, is out on maternity leave. For any student activity questions, please contact Kat Bautista.

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Acalanes Spiritwear Looking for Acalanes gear or a welcome gift for the Class of 2026? Two options:

  • We have created a spirit pack geared for the Class of 2026. which includes a hooded black sweatshirt, car magnet, cinch pack and flag to fly at your house for $68.00. Proceeds generated from the spirit packs will benefit the Class of 2026. Last  =day to order is Monday, Apr 11 and pick-up will be Wednesday, May 4.
  • Spiritwear is available for purchase on the Acalanes webstore. You can purchase here and once purchased, you will receive an email with directions for pick-up.

Saturday, Apr 30 Junior & Senior Prom at Lake Chalet in Oakland

  • Tickets are live on the webstore
  • In order to get a bus assignment, students need to show their webstore receipt & permission form. Permission forms can be found on the webstore and on the door of room 314.
  • Tickets are $85 for current 11th and 12th graders; $125 for outside guests and current 9th/10th graders.
  • Ticket price includes transportation to/from the event, buffet dinner, dancing, karaoke, silent disco, games & photo booth.

Nico O’Rourke and Benji Brausntein were recently chosen to be Aca Leaders. An Aca Leader is a role model that shows leadership and plays a big role throughout our school community. They have made such a big impact on the varsity baseball team and represent what an Aca Leader is. Congratulations for being our newest Aca Leaders!
 
Thank you for your enthusiasm & support for student activities. Katherine Walton, the Student Activities Director, is out on maternity leave. For any student activity questions, please contact Kat Bautista.

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Student Activities

Acalanes Spiritwear Looking for Acalanes gear or a welcome gift for the Class of 2026? Two options:

  • We have created a spirit pack geared for the Class of 2026 which includes a hooded black sweatshirt, car magnet, cinch pack and flag to fly at your house for $68.00. Proceeds generated from the spirit packs will benefit the Class of 2026. Last  day to order is Monday, Apr 11 and pick-up will be Wednesday, May 4.
  • Spiritwear is available for purchase on the Acalanes webstore. You can purchase here and once purchased, you will receive an email with directions for pick-up.

Saturday, Apr 30 Junior & Senior Prom at Lake Chalet in Oakland

  • Tickets are live on the webstore
  • Wednesday, Mar 30 at lunch Bus Assignments begin. In order to get a bus assignment, students need to show their webstore receipt & permission form. Permission forms can be found on the webstore and on the door of room 314.
  • Tickets are $85 for current 11th and 12th graders; $125 for outside guests and current 9th/10th.
  • Ticket price includes transportation to/from the event, buffet dinner, dancing, karaoke, silent disco, games & photo booth.

Thank you for your enthusiasm & support for student activities. Katherine Walton, the Student Activities Director, is out on maternity leave. For any student activity questions, please contact Kat Bautista.

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Sunday, Mar 27 at 9am is the 3rd annual Color Run Fundraiser to support 2023 and 2024 classes. Run 1.5 miles through the Acalanes campus with white t-shirts to wear through five color stations where participants will emerge in a rainbow of colors by the end of the run. Open to ALL students in the community. Click here for tickets. Register todayas there are limited spots available! 

Tree Planting Event
Next month, Acalanes will be hosting a sapling planting event as part of Earth Week. We are working with Tree-Plenish, which is a non-profit organization that works with high schools to help offset the amount of paper used during the school year by planting saplings. Buy your own sapling here for the low price of $10 before Wednesday, March 23. There are a variety of trees to choose from and contributions go towards helping plant more trees to make communities greener.
 
Acalanes Spiritwear
Looking for Acalanes gear or a welcome gift for the Class of 2026? Two options:

  • We have created a spirit pack geared for the Class of 2026. which includes a hooded black sweatshirt, car magnet, cinch pack and flag to fly at your house for $68.00. Proceeds generated from the spirit packs will benefit the Class of 2026. Last  day to order is Monday, Apr 11 and pick-up will be Wednesday, May 4.
  • Spiritwear is available for purchase on the Acalanes webstore. You can purchase here and once purchased, you will receive an email with directions for pick-up.

Saturday, Apr 30 Junior & Senior Prom at Lake Chalet in Oakland

  • Tickets are live on the webstore
  • Wednesday, Mar 30 at lunch Bus Assignments begin. In order to get a bus assignment, students need to show their webstore receipt & permission form. Permission forms can be found on the webstore and on the door of room 314.
  • Tickets are $85 for current 11th and 12th graders; $125 for outside guests and current 9th/10th.
  • Ticket price includes transportation to/from the event, buffet dinner, dancing, karaoke, silent disco, games & photo booth.

As we end the 3rd Quarter, we want to say thank you for your enthusiasm & support for student activities. Katherine Walton, the Student Activities Director, is headed out on maternity leave. For any student activity questions, please contact Kat Bautista.
 

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Peek at the week:
Tuesday, Mar 15 at lunch – Sophomore bonding-March Madness
Wednesday, Mar 16 at 3:15pm – Mandatory powder puff practice for anyone participating and bake sale after school benefiting Stege Elementary
Thursday, Mar 17 at lunch in room 314 – Friendly Faces St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Friday, Mar 18 No school for students
 
Sunday, Mar 27 at 9am is the 3rd annual Color Run Fundraiser to support 2023 and 2024 classes. Run 1.5 miles through the Acalanes campus with white t-shirts to wear through five color stations where participants will emerge in a rainbow of colors by the end of the run. Open to ALL students in the community. Click here for tickets.Register today as there are limited spots available!
 
Tree Planting Event
Next month, Acalanes will be hosting a sapling planting event as part of Earth Week. We are working with Tree-Plenish, which is a non-profit organization that works with high schools to help offset the amount of paper used during the school year by planting saplings. Buy your own sapling here for the low price of $10 before Wednesday, March 23. There are a variety of trees to choose from and contributions go towards helping plant more trees to make communities greener.
 
Acalanes Spiritwear
Looking for Acalanes gear or a welcome gift for the Class of 2026? Two options:

  • We have created a spirit pack geared for the Class of 2026. which includes a hooded black sweatshirt, car magnet, cinch pack and flag to fly at your house for $68.00. Proceeds generated from the spirit packs will benefit the Class of 2026. Last  day to order is Monday, Apr 11 and pick-up will be Wednesday, May 4.
  • Spiritwear is available for purchase on the Acalanes webstore. You can purchase here and once purchased, you will receive an email with directions for pick-up.

Saturday, Apr 30 Junior & Senior Prom at Lake Chalet in Oakland

  • Tickets are live on the webstore
  • This week students will receive their invitations in their English classes.
  • Wednesday, Mar 30 at lunch – Bus Assignments begin. In order to get a bus assignment, students need to show their webstore receipt & permission form. Permission forms can be found on the webstore and on the door of room 314.
  • Tickets are $85 for current 11th and 12th graders; $125 for outside guests and current 9th/10th.
  • Ticket price includes transportation to/from the event, buffet dinner, dancing, karaoke, silent disco, games & photo booth.

As we end the 3rd Quarter, we want to say thank you for your enthusiasm & support for student activities. Katherine Walton, the Student Activities Director, is headed out on maternity leave. For any student activity questions, please contact Kat Bautista.

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