It’s hard to believe it’s time to think about “Back to School”. Online registration starts on Monday, August 6th and we’d like to remind you to renew and/or signup for a BOOSTERS MEMBERSHIP when completing your on-line registration. Please remember to pick-up your sports passes at Dons’ Day on August 19th!
Your annual Boosters Membership funds Acalanes Athletics for ALL 22 sports and Cheer, which includes over 1100 Acalanes athletes. Since More AHS sporting events now require admission fees, your Booster Membership sports passes are more valuable than ever, allowing FREE admission into any regular season home sporting event for the ’14 – ’15 school year!
In addition to funding all AHS sports, Boosters membership provides the entire funding for our Athletic Trainer and necessary supplies, our high quality team equipment and other important items for all teams.
Boosters membership helps ensure the health and safety of our student athletes, and lessens the financial burden to individual families.
Membership levels are as follows:
|Super Don Membership:
|Grandparent Special:Suggested donation of $50 for every student participating in a sport. For every $50 donation, you will get an adult pass to ALL regular season sporting events at Acalanes (grandparents only)||—|
If you have any questions regarding Boosters Membership or with the Boosters part of the online registration process, please email Booster’s Membership Chair, John Whelehan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at our website atwww.AcalanesBoosters.com.
Our Federal Tax ID is 23-7428299.
Caroline Newman (Acalanes Girls LAX), a Girl Scout from Lafayette, is partnering with the Monument Crisis Center and the Blood Centers of the Pacific to hold a Community Blood Drive on Monday, July 28 at the Monument Crisis Center in Concord.
The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in scouting, recognizing girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable “Take Action” projects that have a sustainable impact on their communities.
In a leadership group last year at Acalanes, Caroline became involved in the school’s Healthy Choices Board that helps organize, among other things, an annual blood drive.
“After donating blood for the first time last year, I learned that about one in seven people entering a hospital need blood,” Caroline said. “Nearly 60 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, but less than 5 percent actually donates.”
“In my conversations with medical professionals from the Blood Centers of the Pacific, I learned that once people donate they are likely to become lifelong donors. Several of the reasons people do not donate include little opportunity, fear and lack of understanding of the need for blood,” she said.
“With this new insight and an interest to help, I decided to develop a plan to build awareness for the need to donate blood, as well as to communicate the simplicity of actually donating.”
The blood drive will be in Monument’s parking lot at at 1990 Market St. To schedule your appointment, visit www.bloodheroes.com.
Click Donate Blood, and enter Sponsor Code: Monument
reprinted from Lamorinda Patch.com http://patch.com/california/lamorinda/lafayette-teen-leads-upcoming-blood-drive-in-concord#.U9P961Yucoo
NOTE: This sports clearance is not a doctors visit and in no way substitutes for regular medical examinations or annual physicals.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., – USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the United States Tennis Association, announced today that two local high school students were awarded either an $8,000 College Educational Scholarship or a $1,000 College Textbook Scholarship. The Foundation has granted 49 high school students a variety of college scholarships this spring, totaling $330,000.
The honorees were selected from applicants throughout the country on the basis of their commitment to academic success, to their local community and to their participation in tennis. An objective of USTA Serves is to encourage America’s youth to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens.
USTA Serves awards the College Educational Scholarship annually to high school seniors who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service and participated in an organized tennis program. The $8,000 scholarship will be awarded over four years to students entering a two or four-year college or university. The year’s recipient selected among the scholarship winners from across the nation is Kyle Schmidt of Kelseyville, Calif.
USTA Serves established a College Textbook Scholarship which provides a one-time award of $1,000 to assist students in purchasing textbooks or supplies. This year’s recipient is Daniel Cardiff of Lafayette, Calif.
“USTA Serves is proud to award these students for their academic achievements and tennis success,” said Dan Faber, USTA Serves Executive Director. “It is exciting to know that with these scholarships, they can continue to prosper. We commend them for their efforts and wish them a future filled with greatness on and off the court.”
- Please click HERE to and click on “Athletic Registration” to fill out District required Athletic Clearance forms
The website will direct you through the entire process.
- You must print the Athletic Clearance Form. Note: This is the new version of the Athletic Clearance Form. Any older versions will not be accepted.
- You must print one Online Registration Sports Summary page for each sport of participation.
- Note: If this is the second or third sport, only the Online Registration Sports Summary Page must be submitted.
The Athletic Clearance Form will not be accepted without the following.
- The date may not be hand written.
- The health history checklist must be completed.
- The physician must stamp and date.
- The physician must sign and date. The date must be July 1, 2014 or later. The physician must be a licensed medical doctor. The physician may not be a chiropractor, acupuncturist, etc.
The Online Registration Sports Summary page will not be accepted without the following.
- All emergency information.
- Health insurance carrier and policy number.
- Student and parent signature.
Each team will establish an amount for their team contribution and provide the budget that is used to establish the dollar amount. The contribution is not mandatory, but is necessary to provide our student-athletes with the best athletic experience.
The contribution may be paid on the Webstore. If paid by check, the check made payable to Acalanes High School may be submitted at the same time as the Athletic Clearance paperwork.
The Athletic Department strongly encourages purchase of a Booster Club membership. This financial support is important because the Booster Club is the sole financial sponsor of the Athletic Trainer’s stipend for Chris Clark as well as all of the supplies for the Athletic Training program. The district does not pay for any of these costs.
Athletic Clearances will be collected during residency verification in room 207.
- Wednesday, August 6 through Friday, August 8 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.
- Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 15 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.
- Monday, August 18 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.
Athletic Clearances will be collected during Don’s Day Tuesday, August 19 in the small gym from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Athletic Clearances will be collected during the following days and times in room 207 during the school year.
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 7:30 to 7:50 am.
- Monday through Friday at Brunch and Lunch.
If you are having difficulty getting the physician to sign the Athletic Clearance Form, you may contact the following medical providers for same day or next day appointments.
Dr. William Workman Walnut Creek Urgent Care
Acalanes HS athletic team physician 112 La Casa Via Way, suite 135
301 Lennon Lane, Suite #100 Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Monday through Saturday
Mondays and Thursdays only $75
For questions or problem solving, contact Randy Takahashi by email at email@example.com
Congratulations are due the following.
Will Brueckner was named the Bay Area News Group Boys Golfer of the year.
Matt Thomas was named as a Bay Area News Group first team selection for track & field.
Articles are in the Thursday, June 19 Contra Costa Times on page 3 of the sports section.
Select graduation photos are published here
Thanks for a great year!
Congratulations to the entire Acalanes 2014 Graduating Class! Best wishes in your future endeavors.