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The Store You are looking at an image of “The Store”. During recess, a group of middle school students reclaim supplies they have stashed behind the kiln building to assemble a marketplace. Small treasures ranging from fans made of Post-it notes to up-cycled jewelry are carefully displayed. Younger children work for the store by alerting others that it is open for business. Some items are free (bookmarks and fans) while other items require a trade. […]

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Back to School Night for Parents

The campus is crawling with cross-aged learning, serious skill development and celebrations of accomplishments. Students are taking risks and supporting one another. We are off to an excellent start. On Wednesday, September 11th, we will host our Back to School Night for parents. We are trying on a new format this year so be sure to read the fine print. Warning- you’ll want to be early in order to be on time! When:  This Wednesday, […]

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Team Annie

On Saturday night a large, rowdy contingent of teachers, students, parents and friends “raced” up Aspen Mountain (over 3,000 feet) to support Annie Teague. This was all part of Summit for Life, an incredible organization that supports folks that need organ transplants.  We claimed to be a tight knit band of modern day extremists, but we were, in fact a crew of marginally fit fans of Annie. We just wanted to be together, do something […]

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Veterans Day Gratitude

Today was our annual all school meeting honoring veterans. The central area was filled to capacity with students, teachers, parents, grandparents, and of course, veterans. Our guest speakers were John Kelly, (Army- Vietnam) Don Stuber, (Marine, Vietnam) Amber Sherman, (Navy Corpsman, Iraq) Brian Porter (Marine, Iraq) Dwayne Romero (Army, Iraq). The theme was service and freedom. Students were encouraged to participate and did, sharing their thoughts about how to make our community safe. We were […]

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Reading Rules!

  October 5, 2018 Last night Gary Johnston, renowned reading guru, spoke eloquently to a rapt audience of ACS parents. In his humorous “ahh shucks” way, Garry made some profound points about reading and our kids. A few take aways: The more a child reads the better a reader they will become. Make it easy for your child to choose reading. (remove the T.V and computer from the bedroom) When your child is bored, give […]

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