Principal’s Blog

Veterans Day Gratitude

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!

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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“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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