The ACAD Daily, Monday, April 24




Monday –  B Week, B Day, 9:45 Advisory, 3:20 AP Block 5 Tutorial

Tuesday – B Week, A Day, 9:45 MMM, 3:20 AP Block 1 Tutorial

Wednesday – B Week, B Day, 3:20 AP Block 6 Tutorial

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

Friday – B Week, B Day, Special Schedule, see below



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.
All candidates must send Mrs. Farmer their speeches by Monday, May 1 at 9:45am and attend a candidate meeting during advisory time.
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! 

Spanish Club will be having a muy sabroso snack sale to raise money to install a Little Free Library in Pinewood Estates. Thursday! Come try our Cuban sandwiches, Argentinian empanadas, nachos with homemade queso, and a variety of sweet treats! ¡Vengan, amigos!

This 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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This Thursday!!! 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 – please have your team registered by Wednesday at 4:00pm.

$10/person – please collect money as a team and turn it in to John Dorris or Mrs. Farmer by Wednesday at 4:00.

Lunch is not provided…We will have several clubs selling food and snacks. Please bring your lunch!

Other Activities too depending on weather!




Happy Birthday

Will Dugas Tuesday April 25

Darien Crandell April 25

Parker McCleary Thursday April 27


quote of the week


“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

– Ferris Bueller




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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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