Principal’s Blog

On any given day…

Excellence + Struggle = Learning On any given day, ACS students are presented with opportunities to experience excellence. Some students excel in the classroom mastering math or language arts concepts. Other students excel in music or visual arts. Others truly shine outside the classroom: on the ice rink, ski jump, outdoor ed trip or Celebrate the Beat. The experience of reaching excellence is essential to cultivating lifelong learners. Think of a time when you felt […]

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The Special Sauce

Aspen Community School has been awarded the John J. Irwin School of Excellence Award! This award is given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time in Math, Language Arts, and Science. This is quite an honor but it is not an accident. We often talk about the ACS “special sauce” that creates LifeLong Learners. What is in that sauce? It’s a complicated blend but here are a few key ingredients: A culture based […]

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Summit for Life

Everyone is invited to join “Team Annie” and hike up Aspen Mountain next Saturday night or donate to the cause. Here is how you can get involved: In honor of our beloved Annie Teague, our community is coming together once again to hoof it up Aspen Mountain to raise funds for THE CHRIS KLUG FOUNDATION. Come join our team!! We remain a tight knit group of highly-motivated and under-prepared uphillers, and we need you to […]

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Goodness

“Enjoy the little things. For one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault The word gratitude can feel heavy. As a kid, we would whip around the Thanksgiving table so everyone could share a few words describing what they were grateful for. It is a lovely tradition but even now, I find myself feeling a little panicked. There are so many things to appreciate. How can you […]

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The Power of Community

Reflecting Together We are a community that plays together, learns together, and reflects together. Today we gathered to reflect. We reflected on our freedoms, our love of country, and paused to say “thank you” to Veterans for their service and sacrifice for the common good. Our students led the meeting with powerful words describing free speech, access to education and healthcare, and having the freedom to enjoy things like recess, horses, and choice. We were […]

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