Principal’s Blog

Yellow Buttons & New Year Reflections

  It is New Year’s Eve. Can you believe another year has passed? Our planet is making the final axis rotation of the orbit today and will start the journey all over again tomorrow. So will we. It is kind of mindblowing.  This is a good time to reflect on the past year. While it is easy to recall obstacles, hardships, and the plethora of inconveniences, our ACS community has done something remarkable. We have […]

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Spade Work

We celebrated Veterans Day with seven fine Veterans and a room full of thoughtful students, teachers, and parents. Our crowd spanned generations- from age five to eighty five yet we could not have been more unified. It was an honor to hear stories of military service marked by sacrifice, comradery, and the simple acts of kindness that carried these soldiers through. Students presented what they cherish about our country, the freedoms they value, and what […]

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Building the Container

And just like that, it is October! When teachers return to school in mid-August, we use the time to connect as a team, reflect on the previous year, revisit our shared agreements, and to dream about the year ahead. This year we are aspiring to one standard: to create the optimal conditions for courageous thought. Hum, so what does that mean? Well, in order to be courageous we believe students first need to feel safe, […]

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Looking back & then forward

If you could go back one year ago and give yourself advice, what would it be? This month marks the one year anniversary of COVID-19’s arrival. Looking back at emails and calendar appointments from this span of time just a year ago, I am not going to lie, a little post traumatic stress arises…but is quickly quelled by an enormous feeling of pride. Pride in our community, our hardworking supportive parents, our unrelenting passionate teachers, […]

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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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