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Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek

What are Dennis the Menace, the Peanuts gang, Calvin and Hobbes, and Garfield up to at ACS? Trying to solve the problem of their dying habitat — the newspaper — in this year’s all-school play. “The Sunday Funnies,” written by teachers and students of ACS, will wrap up a month-long study of cartooning that includes reading, writing, critical thinking, visual art, music and theater. Oh yeah, and did we mention it’s funny? Stay tuned and…

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Oh The Places You’ll Go!

Oh The Places You’ll Go!

Check out these amazing winter and spring Experiential Education trips that are in the can, or in the works: cross-country skiing, ice skating, winter camping, backcountry touring, desert backpacking, soup kitchen service learning, and music performance/competition. Watch out world*: ACS students are their way! * 2016 destinations include Snowmass Nordic Center, Missouri Heights, Richmond Ridge, Lindley Hut, Canyonlands National Park, San Francisco and Denver.

Ski-a-thon Students Conquer 1.75M Vertical Feet

Ski-a-thon Students Conquer 1.75M Vertical Feet

Holy cow! Look how hard our community worked on the 5-8 Ski-a-Thon. Be sure to show some love by turning in your pledges today! All monies go to support the kids’ 8th Grade Trips. 51 student skier-riders 1,058 total laps 20.75 average laps/kid 27 most laps by one student 1,756,280 vertical (descent only!) $13,845.50 estimated pledges 11 parent volunteers

Principal’s Letter: #pbl

Principal’s Letter: #pbl

Project-based learning is buzzing right now. It’s even got it’s own movie and hashtag: #pbl. This pioneering educational method — in which students gain knowledge and skills by investigating and responding to a complex question problem or challenge — dates back to Confucius, Aristotle and Socrates. John Dewey, the influential educational theorist argued for “active experiences that prepare students for life” almost 100 years ago. And it’s been business as usual at ACS since Day One…

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El Tioga This Friday

El Tioga This Friday

Smoke Modern BBQ is making their famous mac-n-cheese for an El Tioga benefitting The 3-4. Five bucks gets your diner a delicious winter meal and helps fund the learning center’s Canyonlands Outdoor Education trip. Pony up and belly up!