From the Activities Director

From the Activities Director

2021-2022 Clubs
We had an amazing club day during academy this past Friday. Club meetings will begin this week. To see our 2021-2022 clubs, check out the spreadsheet.
The Student Support board is hosting a suicide awareness week from Sept 13-17 in honor of suicide awareness month. To begin the week, we are creating a mural with an inspirational quote where kids can imprint their hands on the poster with purple paint. On Tuesday we make purple friendship bracelets. On Wednesday, we have a struggling and grateful posters event where people can write what they are struggling with and what they are grateful for in the 300 wing. On Thursday, we hand out goodie bags with candy, purple masks and more. To end the week, we will wear purple to honor suicide awareness month.
Class Shirts, ASB Spirit Shirt & Spiritwear
If your student missed picking up their class shirt, ASB shirt or spiritwear, please encourage them to stop by room 314 during breaks.
Peek at the Week:
Homecoming 2021 – September 26 through October 2 – Let the Games Begin!
We have solidified Homecoming 2021-2022 and are so excited for it to begin! A couple highlights for our community and students to join in!

  • Monday, Sept 20 – Friday, Oct 1 Canned Food Drive (class competition)
  • Sunday, Sept 26 from 10am-3pm Hallway Decorating
  • Wednesday, Sept 29 from 7:30-9:30pm Student Dodgeball
  • Friday, Oct 1 during Academy Homecoming Rally
  • Saturday, Oct 2 from 7-10pm ACA Homecoming! Encourage your student to join for an evening full of food, carnival games, tons of activities, and more. Tickets go on sale this week via the webstore. $25 with ASB; $55 without ASB.

Saturday, Oct 2 from 7-10pm Homecoming Event Chaperones Needed
We will host a homecoming event for our students on the football field. Although it won’t look the same as previous homecoming dances, we have a fun night planned with plenty of activities and games to keep the students engaged & having fun. In order to ensure a safe night, we are looking for 25 parent chaperones. Please view this sign up and consider signing up today! Thank you!
As always, I am here to support you and your students. If there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to reach out via e-mail.
Katherine Walton, Student Activities Director

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Monday, May 4 Blueprint Launches Next Issue

Visit to access Blueprint’s latest issue via PDF. Enjoy well researched stories with a local angle thanks to Acalanes’ talented student journalists. Additionally, Blueprint will launch a new literary magazine, The Azure, on May 8 featuring entries from Project LPIE and our school community.

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Breaking Down the Walls

As a campus, we are lucky to be bringing back Breaking Down the Walls for all 10th and 11th graders. It is a wonderful program funded by APC for students to build relationships with one another, break down barriers between them and truly start to understand each other. Feedback from last year was extremely positive. All 10th and 11th graders are participating and the alpha breakdown is as follows:

  • Wednesday, Jan 22: Last Names A-Go
  • Thursday, Jan 23: Last Names Gr-O
  • Friday, Jan 24: Last Names P-Z
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Open Mic Night Nov 20

 Join us at Sideboard in Lafayette at 6pm for our biannual Open Mic Night. Come out, eat dinner, and enjoy student talent (we have over 15 performers scheduled). This is one of our favorite nights of the year!


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In an effort to better communicate with students and the community on big events each month, we have created a Dons Show Up calendar (on the homepage of the Acalanes website). As a community, you can feel the support for one another on campus. Thank you for showing up!


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DONS SHOW UP in October!

In an effort to better communicate with students and the community on the big events each month, we have created a Dons Show Up in October calendar (on the homepage of the Acalanes website). This week’s events: 

Tuesday Senior Night, Volleyball
Wednesday DramaDons’ opening night of The Laramie Project
Thursday Senior Night, Tennis  

It’s a great week to be a Don!

Is your student a senior? Make sure to remind them to attend the lunch meeting Monday (tomorrow)  in room 314 to play senior dodgeball. Senior dodgeball, in it’s 2nd year, is a tradition not to be missed. Students form teams of 12 (11 seniors + 1 staff member) and play over 3 days in November. 

Wednesday Unified Sports plays at Heritage High School at Lunch. 

Is your student a freshman? Remind them to come out to capture the flag on Thursday at lunch. New Crew leaders will be out there playing alongside with them. Great way to spend a lunch period.


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6th Man Jersey

Order deadline extended to gather a few more last minute orders! Order a personalized 6th Man jersey by Wednesday October 16th to wear to any athletic event including basketball! Jerseys can be customized with last name and graduation year on the back. Check them out-they are awesome! Jerseys take 4-5 weeks in production.

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Lamorinda Tackles Cancer on October 18

Come out to the home football game wearing lavender (universal color for cancer) and support our community as we do our part to tackle cancer. Together with Campolindo, we will have a tailgate before the game, and posters that people can decorate honoring someone who has had cancer (these will be hung around the stadium). Acalanes & Campo have teamed up to design a long sleeve shirt with “Lamorinda Tackles Cancer.” It is on sale at lunch for $20.


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The 1st quarter is coming to an end this week!

To support students, encourage them to attend “stressbusters” at lunch on Friday, October 11 in the front quad. 


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6th Man Jersey: Two more days to order!

Order a personalized 6th Man jersey by Tuesday, October 8  to wear to any athletic event including basketball! Jerseys can be customized with last name and graduation year on the back. Check them out-they are awesome!

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