The ACAD Daily Thursday, 3.18.21

Happy Birthday

Hugh Laughlin
quote of the week

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Maggie’s Moment

Competitive art used to be in the Olympics!

Core Values




The ACAD Literary Review deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 24th! Submit up to 3 written pieces and  5 photos (yes, you can submit both!) to Work cannot exceed 3,000 words. An outside judge will select one writer to receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Submission does not guarantee publication. See Jessica Ford’s email instructions for detailed formatting guidelines or reach out to Ms. Evans.

We’re celebrating Pi Day this Friday! Remember to bake a pie and memorize as many digits of pi as you can! Here are the festivities:

  • Advisory Contest: Get ready for a SECRET COMPETITION in Advisory! The winning advisory will get donuts next week!

  • Homemade Pie Competition: Looking for eternal glory? Bring a homemade pie to Ms. Bowles’ desk before 1st lunch to compete in categories of Best Taste, Best Presentation, and Best Overall. Winners (as determined by teacher judges) will each receive a $20 YourPie gift card!

  • Pi Recitation Competition: Think you know lots of digits of pi? Outside Lampkin during first and second lunch members of the Math Club will determine who knows the most digits. You can also send in a video of yourself to by 11:59pm on Friday. The person who can recite the most digits of pi will receive a $20 YourPie giftcard!

  • Math Class Drawing Activity: talk about the mathematics of pi and take part in a school-wide art project during math class. Be creative!

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Riley is a senior captain for the Lady Spartans and has committed to play collegiately at WIlliam & Mary. She is the centerpiece of a ‘golden generation’ in girls’ soccer at the Academy. Riley has started the season with 14 goals and 9 assists. She is a great player but is also a great student, good citizen, and a consistent leader in all areas of school life. – Steve Stewart, Head Coach, Varsity Girls Soccer

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“Brooks models hard work and focus at practice and games – a real leader on and off the field. Go Spartans!” – Stefan Billmayer, Head Coach, Varsity Boys Soccer
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Please note:  Wednesday’s JV tennis matches have been moved to March 29th.



Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month was established by Congress in 1987 to celebrate the achievements of women in American history. Each day this month, we will recognize women from America and other parts of the world who have made important contributions to humanity.

Trung Sisters

Trung Trac and Trung Nhi were Vietnamese sisters who led a heroic, yet ultimately futile rebellion against Chinese conquerors in the 1st century C.E. Born into a powerful noble family, the Trungs were well-educated and particularly excelled in the study of literature and martial arts. After Trac’s husband was executed for his resistance to Chinese rule, the sisters initiated open rebellion with an army of 80,000 commanded by many female generals. The rebels freed northern Vietnam and established Trung Trac as queen, but the Chinese rallied and the Trungs were defeated three years later. Their leadership reflects the greater freedom and opportunity Vietnamese women enjoyed as compared to Chinese women under their Confucian system. The Trung sisters continue to be honored today for their commitment to Vietnam.


Need Help With Math?

Try Peer Tutoring!

Volunteer peer tutors are excited to help you understand concepts from class, figure out homework problems, prepare for a quiz or test, and improve your understanding. Benefits:

  • One-on-one / small-group help from a friendly and knowledgeable peer
  • Support for any class (Algebra 1 to AP Calculus BC)
  • In-person and online options available

Please note we have shifted to a by-appointment model for spring semester. Email to set up your first meeting!

Don’t forget you must sign in and out even if you have parent permission to leave! You will serve detention if you forget. We need to know if you are on campus. Thank you!!!

If you need the links to the at-home or return request forms, please email Ms. Rorey: Remember that you should expect to wait 24 hours before you are approved by the school. Therefore, do not submit the request late in the evening or early in the morning and assume that you will immediately have permission to attend online or return to school. Thank you!


Please help us stay healthy so we can continue to be together!


Thank you so much for being diligent about wearing your masks! A few of you are still having trouble and for clarification, here is the process for you:
1. A faculty member will give you a warning.
2. After the warning, that faculty member will infract you and you will serve detention. This will be communicated to your parents as well.
3. After you serve detention, if another infraction occurs, you, your advisor, and your parents will meet with Mrs. Zalac and there will be escalated consequences.

Clubs meet Wednesdays 9:15-9:45! Look out for an email from your club leaders!



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Junior College Night Resources for the class of 2022

Upcoming college visits – all visits take place virtually from 12:55-1:30 (except where noted – links are in college names). 

The first NACAC Virtual College Fair of the year is Sunday, January 31 from 1-7 p.m. ET. More than 500 colleges and universities will present more than 1,500 Zoom sessions.  Students can register for free at


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