The ACAD Daily Friday, April 21




Monday –  A Week, A Day, 9:45 Advisory, 3:20 AP Block 4 Tutorial

Tuesday – A Week, B Day, 9:45 MMM, 3:20 AP Block 8 Tutorial

Wednesday – A Week, A Day, 3:20 AP Block 2 Tutorial

Thursday – A Week, B Day, 9:45 Seminar, 3:20 Block 7 Tutorial

Friday – A Week, A Day, 9:45 Clubs (SENIORS: SIX FLAGS)



The play “low expectations sketch comedy show” runs this week Thursday- Saturday at 7:30pm in the PH. Admission is determined by the roll of a di.

Upper School Leadership Elections and Nominations

We will begin our Executive Branch of Student Government Elections Tuesday, May 2. These are the people you see on stage each Tuesday morning during school meetings. These positions have certain qualifications and job descriptions which you can find below and here. If you have questions please reach out to Mrs. Farmer.
Student Body President: Senior (Junior this year) who has served on Student Government for at least one year
Student Body Vice President: Junior (Sophomore this year) who has served on Student Government for at least one year
Director of Communications: Senior or Junior who has served as a leader in our community (does not need to be an elected leader)
Director of Finance: Senior or Junior who has served as a leader in our community (does not need to be an elected leaders)
Director of Events: Senior or Junior who has served as a leader in our community (does not need to be an elected leader)
Candidates should notify Mrs. Farmer by email at if they are interested in running by Thursday, April 27. The student body will hear speeches on Tuesday, May 2 with electronic voting also beginning on May 2 and concluding May 3. Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors vote in this election.
Judiciary Board and Honor Council Nominations will be the week of May 8.
17 Ambassador interviews and selection will take place in August 2023.
Class Officer elections for grades 9-12 will take place in September 2023.

A friendly reminder: Remember that Lampkin Lobby is closed during both lunches! When you have finished lunch, please hang out in the TC or outside in the Lampkin Plaza until it’s time for your next class.  Thank you so much for your help with this – we do not want to disturb classes that are in session!


Please join the US Orchestra for their Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bertelsmann Presentation Hall. Our senior musicians – Simms Murray, Sarah Harrison, Olivia Nealy, Karan Tongia, and Collin Edge will be recognized and a reception will follow the concert celebrating all of our US orchestra musicians! 

Congratulations to Austin McGee for breaking his own ACAD Track 100m record with a time of 10.71 Previously (10.79)

Next Friday, April 28 is a special dress day (see below) for all upper school students. This is Cum Laude, Cabaniss Lecture and Honors Day for Seniors. 

Special Schedule

8:10 – 9:20 Block 5  (70 minutes)

9:20 – 9:40 Break 

9:40 – 10:50 Block 6 (70 minutes)

11:00-12:00 Assembly 

12:00 – 1:55 Block 7  (back to normal schedule)

1st Lunch (11:55 – 12:25)

2nd Lunch (1:25 – 1:55)

2:00 – 3:20 Block 8  (back to normal schedule)

From our handbook:

On designated Special Dress days such as Cum Laude, Schacht Lecture, Honors Day and other special occasions:
  • Ties, dress shirts, and dress pants are required for boys.
  • Professional-length skirts, dresses or slacks, and blouses are required for girls; length should be mid-thigh or longer.
  • Dress shoes are required (athletic shoes are not permitted).

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April 27

Special Schedule:

Block 1 8:10-9:15 (65 min)

Block 2 9:20-10:25 (65 min)

Break 10:25-10:35 (10 min)

Block 4 10:40-11:45 (65 min)

Block 3 11:50-12:55 (65 min)

Lunch 1:00 – 1:55  (lunch provided) 

      Special 2:00 – 3:20 

Team Sign-Up’s on Deans’ Door. $10/person.

Lunch Provided

Other Activities too! More info coming!

Connor Xie - SOTW

Connor has been the ultimate player this year. He has had to play with several different partners in doubles and it hasn’t been easy on him. He’s a good leader and I know he wants to finish his senior year on a positive note. – Bo Hodge, Head Coach Varsity Tennis

Bailey McCurdy - SOTW

Bailey McCurdy. Bailey has been an integral part of our team this year and she is improving with every match she plays. She’s extremely coachable and is willing to do anything to help the team win. – Bo Hodge, Head Coach Varsity Tennis

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Reminder – Wednesday morning at 8:00 am, JD Williams, Markel Jennings and Gio Newsome will be participating in a signing ceremony in the Farmer Field House.  All are welcome to attend.

Happy Birthday

Finn McElroy Monday April 17

Dylan Chambers Tuesday April 18

Jack Hardin Tuesday April 18

Thomas Borst Wednesday April 19

Nina Kline Wednesday April 19  

Anvesha Das Wednesday April 19

Connor Schoenfeld  Wednesday April 19

McKenna Friesen Thursday April 20


quote of the week

“Know this, you can bounce back from anything.”

-Austin McGee



In all of its 122 years, the Boston Marathon has only been canceled wants due to weather. 

See the source image

In 1981, the Rolling Stones sang “A smile relieves a heart that grieves.” Now, research is showing this to be true. Even a “fake smile” tricks the brain and causes the release of happiness hormones. Watch this interesting video to learn even more about this. AND if you want to learn other ways to increase your happiness, read this brief article to learn how to trigger the release of your happiness hormones- Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, and Endorphins.

useful links

Upper School Code of Conduct 

Upper School Dress Code

Vehicle Registration 



Blue Sheet Link

College Visit Calendar 

College Visit Formstack


Class of 2023 Service Log

Class of 2024 Service Log

Class of 2025 Service Log

Class of 2026 Service Log

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