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Seniors - Class of 2019

For more events see: Important Dates for Seniors

Important Dates

May 4 Junior & Senior Prom, Academy of Sciences

May 31 Senior Symposium / Senior Picnic

June 2 Time of Reflection, 3 p.m. Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church

June 3 - 6 Finals Week

June 7 Graduation Rehearsal, 9 - 11 a.m. Mandatory Attendance! (breakfast served)

   Graduation, 6 p.m.

   Grad Night, 8 p.m. buses leave for Umigo

Senior Parent Meeting

Download a summary of the important information from the April 11th Senior Parent Meeting.

Junior/Senior Prom Saturday, May 4

We need volunteers to help make this special night a success. Take a look at the following sign-ups and consider volunteering!

Prom Bus Sign-ups  Come at lunch to help collect tickets and organize bus sign-ups (1-hour shifts)

Prom Help Needed   Pre-prom bus check-in (1-hour shifts) & night-of event help at Academy of Sciences

Graduation Leis

It is time to purchase leis for your graduating seniors!  These beautiful White Orchid Leis will be shipped directly from Hawaii and may be picked up by graduating seniors before the graduation ceremony on June 7th. Leis are $25 each and may be purchased on the Acalanes webstore.  Leis will not be sold on graduation day. The last day to order leis is May 22nd.  

Decide for Yourself (for Parents of Seniors)

April 9, 7-8:30 p.m., Acalanes Library 
With the looming May 1 College Decision Day, your students may be struggling with which school may be the best fit. Join a workshop led by KeriAnne Hohener and Maria Carson Breber of Decide for Yourself to give parents an inside look at their You Decide program. Their model is especially useful as teens and families make decisions about life after high school and the workshop will give you tips on helping your students with big decisions. Event is free, but seating is limited. Register here. Encourage your senior to sign up for the student version of this workshop in Academy on April 10.

Coping with Family Transitions Workshop: When Your Child Leaves Home (for Parents of Seniors)

April 30, 7-8:30pm, Acalanes Collaboration Center
Whether it’s your first, middle or last child leaving, transition can be difficult for both you and your student. This interactive workshop will focus on the issues surrounding your child transitioning to the next phase of their life and how you can prepare them and your family for a successful transition. During this workshop, you will have an opportunity to learn, share, discuss, and prepare for this transition, which can include: loss of purpose, anxiety, sadness, and joy. Common questions we will be addressing together: What should I expect emotionally when my child leaves for college? How can I support my child through a transition that may include loneliness and homesickness ? How much communication is too much? These questions will be addressed and much more!

Joe Ianora has been an educational leader for more than 25 years. Joe has been deeply committed to helping educators, students and parents understand the transformational power of resiliency and balance in a student’s life. Joe is a certified educational coach and a licensed marriage and family therapist. This event is free but seating is limited so please register to reserve seating.  

Grad Night Information

Acalanes High School parents have a proud tradition of offering a safe, alcohol and drug-free event for our graduating students. Grad Night is held Friday, June 7th immediately following the Graduation Ceremony at Acalanes and includes transportation to and from Umigo, dinner, snacks, drinks, games, dancing and lots of entertainment options for grads to spend the last moments as Acalanes Dons together. Purchase your 2019 Grad Night Ticket for $220 on the Webstore. Grad Night Tickets Webstore. Please note the ticket price will go up to $250 on March 1 so buy soon! The last day to purchase Grad Night Tickets online via the Webstore is May 23rd and then we can accept checks only. Please note there are NO Refunds after May 10th. Two permission slips are required to attend Grad Night. See the Webstore page to download the permission slips. Return your permission slips by one of these methods:
  • Mail to Angela Ketcham, 7 Greene Place, Lafayette, CA 94549
  • Drop off in the Grad Night basket in the Counseling Office

Grad Night Fundraiser

Get wonderful Mother's Day, Father's Day and Graduation gifts while raising funds for the Class of 2019 Grad Night. Check out Boon Supply via this link Acalanes High School -- Grad Night. Started by the founder of Serena & Lily, Boon Supply is a cause-shopping platform that offers an amazing selection of practical and affordable goodies (most items are under $25) across home, kitchen, lifestyle and outdoor items, from compost bins to shopping totes, dorm-room must-haves to candles, water bottles, phone chargers and other tech gifts. 50% of the proceeds sold go to the Class of 2019 Grad Night and everything is shipped directly to your home.

Senior Memory Frames

We will distribute the pre-ordered, blank frames at the April 11 Senior Parent Meeting. More details and samples will be at the April 11 meeting.  Any questions: contact Julie Davidson. More Information

College & Career 101

Have you looked at the District’s College & Career 101 website? This is a GREAT resource for everything college. There is a new Naviance Section too which should help you navigate all that you need to do in Naviance.

College Acceptances

Congratulations to those seniors who have already been admitted to college. There is a marble jar in the College & Career Center where students can add a marble for each acceptance. Send your child in when they hear good news from a school. 

Updating Naviance - It is crucial for students to update admissions decisions in Naviance (this is how Scattergrams gets updated). 

Don’t Forget Thank You's  - Handwritten thank you notes go a long way. Encourage your child to reach out to their teachers and counselor who wrote them letters of recommendation and supported their college application process.

Scholarships - As students finish applications, they move on to looking for scholarships. Information on available scholarships is posted in the College & Career Center. Send your student in to take a look.

What is Your Don's Legacy?

How would you like to leave a lasting memory at Acalanes? Inscribe your message on the Don's Legacy Wall at the Front Quad. Memorialize your student, a favorite teacher or coach, or special thought. Read More

Senior Parent Night
View the slides from the counselors’ college presentation at Senior Parent Night. The slides include college and financial aid application information as well as important Senior year dates.

Senior Portraits

Contact Studio One Photography for Senior Portrait orders, please visit their website Studio One Photography, or call (925) 361-0430. The Senior Class Panoramic Photo can also be ordered on their website.

​Senior page on Acalanes School Website
Questions?  Contact your Class Liaisons:

Anne Bone (925) 998-9052 
Gayle Burleigh (925) 299-0808
Rhonda Andronico
Maureen Wickline (510) 938-2281