Principal’s Blog

Transitions

Transitions always provide an opportunity and a challenge. As the school year comes to a close, we finally say good-bye to snow storms and say hello to green grass and (we hope) sun. We also see that our students, who seemed so much younger at the beginning of the year, have transformed as if by magic. Many have discovered the gift of reading, the courage to speak at All-School Meeting and the wonder of performing…

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2x The Arts

Last month, the Huffington Post declared “Arts Education Poised for a Comeback in Nation’s Largest Districts.” How about arts education at ACS? Do we stack up? For starters, ACS arts have never needed a comeback, because the program has been in place since the beginning. In fact, it was one of the pillars of the school when it was founded in 1970. I’m glad to report, the school continues to make high quality arts a…

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Tryouts!

It’s a word that strikes fear into seasoned actors and neophytes alike. But wait, this is the Aspen Community School and tryouts for our annual Spring Musical, “Suess,” are about learning, not terror. In fact, student tryout day — this year on April 3rd — is one of my favorite days at school. Here’s why: Students are encouraged to “try” something new, something risky and to stretch themselves so we can see a glimpse of what…

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How’s My Kid Doing?

It’s the question all parents want answered. At ACS we have multiple ways to share information about your child’s academic/social achievement and growth. Let’s start with informal and work from there: Give your child’s teacher a call. Direct conversation is a great way to check in. We can provide you with observations, recent assessment information and listen to your concerns so we can work together. Student Reports. We send standards-based reports home in January and…

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