General Announcements

Course Preview and Open House

Thursday, Jan 30, 2020-2021 Course Preview and Open House from 5:30-8pm for Students and Parents
The night is a valuable resource for current Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors who are mapping out their future courses, as well as an excellent way for incoming 9th grade students to experience all that Acalanes has to offer. It’s also a great way to connect with fellow Acalanes parents. Mark your calendars to attend and stay tuned for an event schedule next week.

 

 

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Thursday, Jan 30: 2020-2021 Course Preview and Open House for Students and Parents

 The night is a valuable resource for current Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors who are mapping out their future courses, as well as an excellent way for incoming 9th grade students to experience all that Acalanes has to offer. It’s also a great way to connect with fellow Acalanes parents. Mark your calendars to attend and stay tuned for details.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 5:45pm Principal’s Welcome for incoming 8th grade families.
  • 6:15pm Acalanes Parents Club reception (we’ll have refreshments!) in the quad adjacent to Large Gym.
  • 6:30-8:00pm Course Preview
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Last Chance to Order Yearbooks!

January 17 is the last day to order yearbooks for the 2019-2020 school year.  Go to the AHS web store (under Student Supplies) to place your order now!

 

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Finals Week Schedule

Below is the final’s schedule for next week. Additionally, check out the Student Activities section to stay informed about all the valuable resources and thoughtful events available to students this week and next. 

 

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Academy Period Opportunities

20 student limit:

     Nov 13 UC application help
     Nov 15 CSU application help
     Nov 20 all application help
     Nov 22 all application help
     Dec 4 Community College Planning

More College & Career Center updates: click here

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Calling All Dons!

Now’s your chance to Show Up for the Freshman! 

Come cheer the football team at their FIRST home game & enjoy sweet and savory treats at their FundraiserOrganic Coup & Hawaiian Ice to Go will be between the gyms  from 3pm – 3rd Quarter. So bring your spirit and your appetite and of course…

GO DONS! 

 

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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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Calling all Dons! Musical Auditions.

Beginning this year, all students are welcome to participate in the school musical! There will be an informational meeting in the Drama Room during Academy on October 18. Information about auditions sign ups as well as rehearsal information will be communicated at this meeting. 

Auditions will be November 4 and 5 from 3:30-5:30 in the PAC with Call Backs during Academy on November 6 and 8 in the PAC.

 

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Athletic PE: How It Works

Do you still have questions about the Athletic Physical Education program?  Following is the basic info, with more details on how the program works on the AHS Athletic PE web page.  (Freshman parents: while this information is helpful to know now, it isn’t necessary to act on anything until the Spring when course selections are made.)

Acalanes students are required to complete four semesters of Physical Education classes to graduate. All freshmen take two semesters of PE 9 and must complete a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) in the Spring of their Freshmen year.  

Students who pass their Physical Fitness Test may fulfill their final two semesters of PE by either taking two semesters of PE at some point during grades 10-12 or by participating in two Acalanes team sport seasons (Fall, Winter or Spring) during 10-11 grades. 

Keep in mind that your student is responsible for initiating and maintaining their Athletic PE contract (e.g., logging hours weekly) throughout the season of the sport they play.  You can help guide your student to meet the necessary program requirements.

 

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