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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!

7th & 8th grade boys' Outdoor Ed trip building quinzees (snow caves) on the top of Aspen Mountain

Kids At Work

Ever wonder what your kids do at school all day? Our teachers are busy making sure they are engaged in learning through a variety of channels. In addition to daily lessons and classroom activities, students are getting smarter through outdoor education, field trips, special projects, visiting instructors, outdoor play, and much more. Check out this spread of your kids at work!  

Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Dates

Feb 5 :: Teacher Workday (no classes) Feb 12 :: President’s Day Weekend (no school) Feb 13 :: Family Hoedown Feb 15 :: President’s Day Weekend (no school) Mar 17 + 18 :: Conferences (no classes) Mar 25 – Apr 1 :: Spring Break (no school) Apr 8 :: Play Tryouts

Let’s Get Country!

Let’s Get Country!

It’s time to cowboy- and cowgirl-up for the annual Compass Family Hoedown on February 13 from 3-7pm at Cozy Point Ranch. If you’ve never been on a mechanical bull this is your chance! Silent auction, live music, dinner, drinks and more family fun than you can shake a stick at.  This is our BIG fundraiser. This is the EVENT that will ensure that our students get the outstanding education we have all come to expect from ACS…

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