The ACAD Daily Thursday, August 19


Happy Birthday

John Hays- June 2
Ben Shar- June 4
Clara Jane Williams- June 4
Sydney Elrod- June 6
Frans Pienaar- June 6
Jamari Welch- June 6
Rachel Wicker- June 6
Clementine Acheson- June 7
Leo Gabara- June 7
Bo Manoll- June 10
Lilly Manoll- June 10
Gio Newsome- June 10
Ryland Marley- June 11
Thomas Collins- June 14
Ben Kesterson- June 15
Jimmy Humphries- June 17
Mark Tribble- June 17
Molly Smith- June 18
Charlie Sanderlin- June 19
Tristan Puckett- June 20
Jane Frierson- June 21
Popi Marquez- June 22
Emi Waldron- June 22
Safi Uddin- June 23
Jack Abernathy- June 24
Jonas Barnes- June 24
Courtney Coffeen- June 25
Rodrigo Vega- June 25
Ella Pulliam- June 27
Andrew Hill- June 28
Emmeline Land- June 30
Brennan Smith- June 30
Elliott Brown- July 2
Landrum Brown- July 2
William McKillip- July 2
Mikaella Murph- July 2
Kate Farmer- July 3
Ann Hayes Shaifer- July 3
Oliver Carrigan- July 6
Lexi Sennowitz- July 8
Mac Young- July 8
Ohm Patel- July 9
Will Wieczorek- July 10
Adam Lefkowitz- July 11
Tom Hollingsworth- July 14
William Murphy- July 15
Madeline Ransom- July 15
Annie Blanks- July 17
Robert Beckum- July 17
William Beckum- July 17
Brooke Farmer- July 17
Henry Smith- July 17
Adelaide Ellis- July 18
Brad DeMent- July 19
Westbrook Adams- July 20
Josh Coven- July 20
Sean Lopez- July 20
Parker Middleton- July 20
Maxwell Bracewell- July 21
Addison Ollendick-Smith- July 23
Will Warner- July 24
Joshua Xie- July 24
Nishil Patel- July 25
Will Hines- July 26
Connor Xie- July 27
Moussa Alserafei- July 30
Andrew Jones- July 30
Asa Drudge- August 1 
Ashton Beck- August 2 
Krish Chawla- August 2 
Walter Hequembourg- August 2 
Brinkley Williams- August 2 
Franklin Williams- August 2 
Anya Zalac- August 4 
George Barkley- August 5 
Taylor Ray-Bush- August 7 
Pratt Ferguson- August 8 
Millie McLanahan- August 8 
Charlie Vaughn- August 10 
Coleman Lowrance- August 11 
Luke De La Fuente- August 12 
Bailey McCurdy- August 14 
Camille Menzies- August 19 
India Sheats- August 19 
Annie Cross- August 20 
Sara Mack Lowe- August 20 
Caroline Woody- August 20 
Jack Mullen- August 21 
Josie Acosta- August 23
Hoke Lucas- August 23
Adair Marvel- August 23
Matt Can- August 27
Cristina Vega- August 28
Malone Overend-August 29
Price Swann-August 30
quote of the week


Typography banner card. Vector illustration.

For four consecutive years, rainforests in Indonesia have seen the lowest rates of deforestation since monitoring began. Recent rainforest protections are making a huge impact, helping preserve biodiversity and slow down decrease in endangered populations like orangutans and clouded leopards.

Here’s the link if anyone is interested in reading more about it:




Play Auditions!

Auditions will be by appointment Thursday and Friday 3:30-5:30 in the PH.  Audition signup is taped to the door on Ms. T’s balcony.

Congratulations to our football team for winning their game against Westminster 10-3!

Congratulations to our volleyball team for starting the season with a 9-0 record!

Congratulations to our CC team who had a great meet at East Jackson! Top 10 finishers: Jackson Scruggs, Sarah Harrison, Nat Lavender, Davis McLanahan, Emily Coggins and Will DeLoach!

This Week’s Schedule:

Thursday – B Week,  A Day

Friday – B Week, B Day but special schedule – see below

Today is a regular A Day for a B Week, but we do have an assembly, not seminar

Pd. 1 8:10-9:40

All School Assembly 9:45-10:20 (go straight to PH and look for your advisor to know where to sit)

Pd. 2 10:30-11:50

Pd. 4 Either 12:00-1:25 or 12:25-1:50 depending on lunch (1st lunch: 11:55-1:25; 2nd lunch: 1:25-1:55)

Pd. 3 2:00-3:20


Late Start

Each Wednesday, you (all grades!) get to sleep in a little! Your first class starts at 8:45 instead of 8:10. You must be in your class and ready to go at 8:45. If you are late, you need to sign in with the QR Code.

You are more than welcome to be here earlier! If you do arrive before 8:45, just sign in with a QR Code in a common space, Deans’ office or at the front desk. You may hang out in any common space or the library.

Thursday, August 19th

9:45 Special Assembly

Go to the PH instead of your advisory location

Spartan Spirit Day Friday!

You may wear Spartan Spirit Shirts this Friday! Please wear dress code bottoms.

Faculty may wear Spartan Spirit Shirts and Jeans!

Friday, August 20th

Special Schedule for Today! Pep Rally!


8:10 – 9:30 – Block 5 (80 min.)

9:30 – 9:35 Passing Time

9:35 – 10:55 – Block 6 (80 min.)

10:55 – 11:10 – Break (15 min.)

11:10 – 12:30 – Block 7 (80 min.)

12:30 – 12:35 Passing Time

12:35 – 2:20 – Block 8 (75 min.)

1st Lunch (1:05 – 1:35)

2nd Lunch (1:20 – 1:50)

**At 2:15, go to your advisory to get your yearbooks and then walk with your advisory to Pep Rally**

2:20 – 3:20 – Pep Rally (60 min.)

Tillman Center Announcement:

Upper School Students are not allowed in the Tillman Center when Middle School Students are using it. Middle School finishes lunch at 11:55. Most of the time there are many Upper School Students either going in or lined up right at the door, waiting to get in before 11:55. PLEASE do not be on the ramp going down to the Tillman Center. Wait in Lampkin Plaza. Let’s give the Middle School Students room to leave! Thank you for your help with this!

Please wear your mask when you go into the Tillman Center and while you wait in line. You may take it off when you get to your seat to eat.


Tillman Center Snacks Available during these times:

Monday: 9:45-10:10
Tuesday: 9:45-10:10
Wednesday: 10:10-10:30
Thursday: 9:45-10:20
Friday: 9:45-10:10

Club Draft Assembly: Monday, September 13th

You’ll hear all about our clubs from club leaders!

Student Government Elections

Info/Sign-ups – Friday, Aug. 20
MMM Announcement – Tuesday, Aug. 24
Last day to sign up – Monday, Aug. 30
Meeting with Deans – Aug. 31 – Sept. 3
Speeches Due – Wednesday, Sept. 8
Speeches/Elections/Voting – Monday, Sept. 13

useful links


Dress Code

Upper School Code of Conduct

Vehicle Registration 

Sign in and Out Link


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