District Considers New Graduation Requirements

Mariel Rossi deVries, Staff Writer

May 27, 2016

The Graduation Requirement Evaluation Committee (GREC) has set forth a proposal for modifying the graduation requirements for Acalanes Union High School District students for the first time since 2001. Several new guidelines were...

Flour Sacks Provide Parenting Practice

Mariel Rossi deVries, staff writer

May 26, 2016

Intro to psychology students practiced parenting skills in a unit about child development. Students created "babies" from flour sacks and other materials with strict guidelines to never leave their child unattended. Students...

Microwave Fire Forces Evacuation

Mariel Rossi deVries, staff writer

May 2, 2016

A fire broke out in Tina Mayer's classroom on the morning of April 27, prompting the first real evacuation of the year. When the alarm sounded, the fire department was notified and teachers led students to the football field...

Diversity Summit Pulls Back “Smoke Screen”

Mariel Rossi deVries, staff writer

April 27, 2016

The AUHSD Diversity Committee held its 1st summit on April 15, with students from Acalanes, Las Lomas, Miramonte and Campolindo at Del Valle High school. The Diversity Committee is a group of students who meet once a month...

Earth Week

Mariel Rossi deVries, staff writer

April 27, 2016

Global Student Embassy and Leadership sponsored a week of environmental awareness April 18-22 which included daily themes and activities as well as a week-long used clothing donation drive. Environmentally friendly habits...

Uncontested ASB Presidency Goes to Giglio

Mariel Rossi deVries, staff writer

April 14, 2016

Junior Spencer Giglio was elected ASB president, junior Brett Smith vice president, junior Olivia Price secretary, junior Lydia Hancock treasurer, sophomore Ethan Sauerberg commissioner of social affairs, and sophomore Tanya Li...

Qualifying Marks Quashed by Downpour

Mariel Rossi deVries, staff writer

March 9, 2016

While most of the runners on this year's track team attended a practice meet on Friday, March 4, a select group of elite-level middle and long distance runners saved their efforts for a meet held the following day at Amador...

Social Media Needs Civility

Mariel Rossi deVries, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016

The cyber world is the root of much social drama for teens. In Lamorinda, most make their entrance into the social media world around middle school and remain obsessively active during high school.  What they take with them...

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