Articles by: Casey White

Buckle Up!

Happy New Year! If you have not taken a moment to celebrate yourselves, now is the time! As a community, we have handled countless disruptions, rule changes, and inconviences in stride. Your steadiness has allowed resilience and flexiblity to thrive. Our children are stronger, more adaptable, and have a greater appreciation for their families, friends, and school life. Take the compliment. Your engagement and support have turned living through a pandemic into an opportunity for […]

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Time to count the rainbows

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.”― Charlie Chaplin When we opened the school in August, Thanksgiving break was the furthest thing from our minds. While other schools delayed start dates, we set our sights on opening to in-person learning for as long as possible. We needed time together to solidify relationships, experience a little fun, and inspire one another to engage in learning. Secretly, I was hoping we could make it to […]

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Inspiring Words from Students & Veterans

Yesterday, we recieved a powerful message: We need to do our job. And we need to do it to the best of our ability.  For the last 8 years, our school has observed Veterans Day. This year was no exception. We utilized Zoom to bring students and Veterans together for a conversation. We talked about the abundance of freedoms we enjoy and the hardships these men and women endured. Students shared what they cherish about […]

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Building the Bounce

I have not written a Principal’s Blog since early April. Yikes~ I dropped the ball but I’m picking it back up. Today marks our second day on campus with (almost) all students and it feels incredible! Decked out in costume, students gathered in the outdoor footprint of our old Central Area to celebrate perhaps the most important holiday to kids- Halloween. Halloween at ACS is filled with tradition. Eigth graders host the costume contest, fifth, […]

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Connect and Excite

On April 1st, we launched into Distant Learning with brave uncertain teachers, excited uncertain students, and supportive uncertain parents. We set out to accomplish this goal: To connect with students and excite them about learning. A virtual classroom building was built for students to enter each morning and “shake” the principal’s hand by answering the Handshake Question. Teachers created ways to pull their entire class together; forming a safe place for students to share the […]

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