Articles by: Jim Gilchrist

“Bad” Weather?

“Bad” Weather?

Last week the 5th and 6th graders were camping on Independence Pass and Chapman Reservoir.  It was cold, rainy, and snowed a little (up the pass). The nights were long, mornings frosty and the sun eventually made an appearance.  Students did a service project, rafted the Colorado, rock climbed and huddled in their tents. Some parents were understandably concerned about the “bad weather.” Would the students be alright? Should we send a rescue mission with…

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Spring Time!

Spring Time!

Spring at ACS, it’s a time of incredible fun, engagement and learning.  Our 3-4 students are off to the Canyonlands after weeks of preparation. They will carry heavy packs, camp out, and learn about this unique desert environment. The K-2 are leaving next week for John Kelly’s ranch in New Castle. They are setting up tents, learning how to comfort a home sick classmate and wrapping up important academic work like ” Explorers Club.” The…

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Happy Forever???

Happy Forever???

  Want to be happier, right away? Give to others. A Harvard Business school study suggests that giving to others is directly correlated with an increased sense of happiness. It’s true. When we go beyond ourselves and support someone else, we feel great and the world gets just a touch better. This is a message we send to our students. This year ACS kids have raised over $500 for Veterans and over $600 for Huston…

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BOO!

BOO!

October 31,2017 What can we say about this amazing day? These beautiful photos were taken by Janie Rich. Enjoy.

Getting Smarter Everyday

Getting Smarter Everyday

October 13, 2017 School is in full swing. Between fall snowstorms and autumn leaves a tremendous amount of learning is taking place. Take a look at some of the activities that took place just in the last two weeks. It’s a quiz, match the picture with the description A.The entire ACS staff earned Child Protective Intervention Training Certification. These invaluable skills enable staff to interview to keep all students safe. B. Learning in the Kindergarten with…

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