News & Announcements

From the Activities Director

ASB Cards
Thank you to the 830+ families who have already purchased an ASB card! If you have yet to purchase a card, there is still time! We are asking that families purchase by tonight as we are going to print ID cards tomorrow, and the ASB sticker gets printed on the ASB card. ASB cards fund all student activities at Acalanes. Money collected from ASB card sales directly funds student body programs, including new student orientation, spirit events, home athletic games, talent show, rallies, equity programming including speakers, student social and emotional health programming, tailgates, support for athletic senior nights, clubs and social media presence including necessary technology, and more. By purchasing an ASB card, students receive: a spirit shirt at Dons Day, free or discounted tickets to on campus dances, entrance to home athletic games (non-playoff) and gifts with purchase and/or discounts to local Lafayette restaurants and businesses. See the discounts here (more are added every day!)
ID Card Photos
Most of our students took their photos last week and will receive an ID card this Thursday or Friday. If your student missed their photo day, there will be a make-up day in October.

Due Aug 31 Club Applications
Club Applications are now available. Students received the application in their Canvas inbox and can stop by room 314 anytime with questions. We will host a club Day on Sept 10 during academy for students to get more information and join our 2021-2022 clubs!
Friday, Aug 27 from 7:30-9:30pm Welcome Back Dance
We will hold a welcome back dance this Friday in between the gyms. It is free for any student with ASB and $10 without ASB. All are welcome to attend! I am in need of parent chaperones in order to be able to host the outdoor dance. If you are willing, please email Katherine Walton.
Events this week:
We have a busy week of programming. See below for the calendar:

  • Monday – Water Conservation Jeopardy in room 314 @ lunch
  • Wednesday @ lunch
    • 9th grade: Non-Stanley Lunch in room 314
    • 10th grade: Jeopardy in room 314
    • 11th grade: HOCO info meeting by snack shack
    • 12th grade: HOCO info meeting in room 412
  • Thursday @ lunch – Worlds Water Crisis Documentary in room 314 & Wellness Carnival in frosh quad
  • Friday @ lunch – Shawn Tells All-lunch with our admin team in room 314. All students are invited to attend!

Homecoming 2021 Theme is… Board Games!
Homecoming will run Sept 26-Oct 2. Mark your calendars!
Staying in Touch
I know it can be hard to find information about the happenings at Acalanes. We will use Canvas email, the daily bulletin, and social media to communicate events, opportunities and more. Our social media is @ahs_dons. Please follow us!
As always, I am here to support you and your student. If there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to reach out via e-mail.
Katherine Walton, Student Activities Director