General Announcements


Perhaps you’ve seen the new hashtag #DonsShowUp around campus and wondered exactly what it is. This year, Acalanes is kicking off a new campaign asking students, parents, teachers, and staff to “show up” for each other to help build community.

Showing up could be as simple as going to an event that a student might not usually attend; athletes showing up for plays, theater students going to concerts or someone from the orchestra attending a game.

Showing up also means students reaching out and being there for another student; taking the extra step to ask a fellow student if they are OK, checking in on someone eating lunch alone or simply saying hi to another student whom they don’t already know.

The goal is for all students at Acalanes to be supported and seen. 

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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…



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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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