Archive for August, 2015

6th Grade Experiential Education

6th Grade Experiential Education

We’re off to another rockin’ year at ACS and for the Middle School that means a week of Experiential Education. What better way to transition back into a rigorous school year? Last week Hilary Gross and I led the 6th graders through 4 days of team building, leadership activities, and good ole’ fashioned fun up at Margy’s Hut. Before we left ACS we asked the kids what qualities make a good team and prepped the…

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New gym

It’s only a matter of hours until the first day of school!  We are all very excited to have the school year underway and settle into the new building.  One of those new buildings is the new gym.  It’s a beautiful space that will see lots of use and provide for lots of good times.  One of the things we need to be mindful of with this new space is the floor.  We are asking…

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State of the Forest

State of the Forest

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies compiles data through various biological indexes every year, and publishes the annual findings in their State of the Forest Report. The document is full of ecological information, as well as graphs, charts, and various visual representations of data over time. In this first month, we will use this report to study climate, insect, fire, and human use data to understand the effects of each on forest health. Our unit will culminate with a field trip up Independence Pass at the end of September in which we will conduct forest surveys, and participate in a tree planting project in cooperation with the Independence Pass Foundation. For an online version of the State of the Forest Report, click the following link:  www.foresthealthindex.org