Class Updates

Friday, May 1: Kiss A Senior Goodbye

We invite everyone to write letters to seniors wishing them well as they get ready to graduate. See the Seniors section for details on how you can participate.

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Monday, May 4 from 5-6pm AHS Athletics & Activities Webinar

All incoming freshmen (current 8th graders) are invited to attend the webinar which will provide an overview of how new students can get involved at Acalanes. Incoming students will have a chance to connect with coaches from all fall, winter and spring sports, and learn about campus clubs and more. A letter from Principal Bell to incoming freshmen with details will go out next week. 

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Grad Night 2020

 Come aboard a Commodore Cruise to celebrate graduation! 

Acalanes High School parents have a proud tradition of offering a safe, alcohol and drug-free event for our graduating seniors. This year’s Grad Night is held Friday, May 29, 2020 immediately following the Graduation Ceremony at Acalanes.  The event includes transportation to and from the Commodore Cruise harbor in Alameda, dinner, snacks, security and fabulous entertainment.

Tickets are now $200 per student but the price increases on November 30.  You may purchase a ticket on the Web Store.  Not sure if you already have?  Login, go to MyAccount, MySettings and see your purchase history.  

Note: Grad night scholarships are available so ALL seniors can attend. Your School Counselor can provide information regarding scholarships. 

Download the Senior Grad Night Waiver

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We still have quite a few afternoon slots to fill in the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival Ticket Booth next Saturday, September 21.  (The Junior class receives $1,000 for staffing the booth!)  Grab a couple of friends, enjoy the festival and then work a quick 2 hour shift to help our class!  Sign up here.


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Just one week from today! Please please please encourage your Junior to attend one of these VERY IMPORTANT work parties!  The Juniors would LOVE to win this contest!  

(All work parties are at Luke Watson’s house at 3186 Kinglsey Place in Lafayette.  Snacks, pizzas and drinks provided!)

Sunday, Sept 15 (TODAY!): 1 – 5pm

Tuesday, Sept 17: 1:30 – 4:30pm

Thursday, Sept 19: 1:30 – 4:30pm

Saturday, Sept 21: 10 AM – 5pm (our last push before setup!)

Also, we could still use your donations/loans for the Junior Hallway.  All items can be dropped off to the Caprios at 582 Silverado Drive in Lafayette.  Please label anything you would like to have returned!  


  • Tiki Bar
  • Surfboards
  • Boogie Boards
  • Straw Hats
  • String Lights


  • Old flip flops
  • Old Pool Noodles
  • Plastic Leis
  • Beach Balls
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Plywood (large sheet)
  • Chicken Wire
  • Spray Paint


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We STILL have slots available  for the following Homecoming Events.  Again, parents, we would LOVE your help if you can spare the time!!!

Click on the date to sign up.

Sept 22 Homecoming Hallway Decorating Snacks
Sept 27 Homecoming Football Game Snack Shack


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Senior Parents Night Presentation

Did you miss Thursday’s Senior Parent Night?  Here are the College & Career Center and Counselor’s slides about colleges, the application process, Naviance and all things related to “Life after Acalanes!”

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Historically Black Colleges & Universities Recruitment Fair Flyer

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The Homecoming 2019 theme is Battle of the Bands!

 The Homecoming 2019 theme is Battle of the Bands! Homecoming takes place September 22-28. Subthemes are:

Freshmen: Beatles
Sophomores: AC/DC
Juniors: Beach Boys
Seniors: Queen

If students are interested in participating in the class skit, please reach out to the class officers or stop by room 314. The schedule for Homecoming will be posted soon but save the date for:

Sept 22 is Hallway Decorating from 10-3
Sept 28 is the Homecoming dance from 7-10

Tickets will be sold on the Web Store and at lunch. If students want to bring a guest, contracts will be in room 314 beginning Tuesday. Want to chaperone the dance? We would be so grateful. Email Katherine Walton

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Junior Class of 2021 Update

Wishing everyone a great 3-day weekend!  We are still in need of help for both the Homecoming football game as well as our home game against Campolindo. Please consider volunteering with us in the Snack Shack!

Sept 27 Homecoming Football Game Concessions: sign up here
Oct 18 Home Football Game vs. Campolindo: sign up here

The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival provides the Class of 2021 a chance to earn $1000!  Grab some friends, work a 2 hour shift selling event tickets and then enjoy the Art & Wine Festival on Saturday, September 21.  Sign up here.  

College Rep Visits A reminder for your Juniors: the following colleges will have Reps on campus and interested students should sign up on Naviance 

Sept 3 University of the Pacific
Sept 3 Savannah College of Art & Design
Sept 4 Vanderbilt
Sept 6 University of Pittsburgh
Sept 6 Johns Hopkins


Sept 9 PSAT (sign up via AHS webstore)


Important Dates For anyone who missed them at our BTSN Junior Class Meeting here they are:

Sept 21 & 22 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
Sept 22 Homecoming Hallway Decorating – volunteers needed
Sept 27 Homecoming Football Game – volunteers needed
Sept 28 Homecoming Dance
Oct 18 Home Football Game vs Campo – volunteers needed
Nov 7 Junior Class Parent Meeting from College & Career Center

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Senior Class of 2020 Update

Sept 5 Senior Parent Night.  Come to the PAC at 7pm this Thursday.  AHS School Counselor Anne Schonauer and AHS College & Career counselor Wendy Reicher will present information about college applications, timelines, letters of rec and much more. There will be a preview of all upcoming Senior only events this year.  And you will have an opportunity to purchase tickets for Grad Night too. You don’t want to miss this!

Sept 6 Senior Panoramic Picture.  Senior students will be taking an all class panoramic picture this Friday.  You may purchase a copy of this commemorative photo here.

Grad Night.  The 2020 graduating seniors are invited to come aboard a Commodore Cruise on the Bay.  This fun, safe and stress free celebration is a wonderful way for your Senior to celebrate graduation with their classmates. The evening includes catered food, entertainment, security and round trip transportation from Acalanes.  See the Yacht here.  Tickets are $200 per student (scholarships available); price increases on November 30.  You may purchase a ticket here.

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