On the Journey 

news reel: stories of People, places, and learning AT Aspen Country Day School
Monthly themes reinforce our work as a community in the Year of Character. Stories of inclusiveness from the classrooms, plus an update on campus events.
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Introducing the Year of Character: "I see this as the challenge to each of us: to become a better person."
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Assessing progress to date on 2020InSIGHT, the Strategic Plan for ACDS.
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Planning for the new year ahead, an all-faculty book discussion of A Hope in the Unseen, and plans for the fall
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The annual Eighth Grade trip to Washington, DC, is full of more than sightseeing. It's a moveable classroom with lessons all along the way.
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After a decade's hiatus, the Aardvark Review literary magazine returned in spring 2017 with contributions from every single student in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. A behind-the-scenes look at how students grow to become such strong writers at ACDS.
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Insights: remarks from Middle School Head Brenda Stockdale at Parent Night, fall 2017.
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Playdate by the Ponds is Saturday, September 16 from 10 am to 1 pm. Free and open to the public. Children will love a day of outdoor fun with lots to do and see. Hope to see you and your friends at the Playdate!
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A just-for-fun welcome back to school video.
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Monthly message from Head of School Josh Wolman, September 2017 focusing on character education and new approaches to service learning at ACDS.
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The name of the ACDS parent association, PIE, stands for Partners in Education. Sign up today for some of the many projects that bring our school community to life each year!
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Building the strongest possible academic foundation means building the strongest possible team of teachers to work with children in all grades at ACDS, PreK through Eighth Grade. Here's the lineup for 2017-18.
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ACDS graduates of 2017 (both our Eighth Graders leaving ACDS and those alumni graduating from high school this year) were offered admission at schools and colleges across the country. See where their next journey might take them!
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The Eighth Grade graduates of 2017 had sunshine and blue skies for their big day, appropriate for such an accomplished class of talented students. Read about where they're headed and see scenes from graduation 2017.
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Cover to cover: something for every Aardvark in the newly revived magazine for the Aspen Country Day community, The Ponds.
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A message from ACDS's social-emotional learning coordinator, Morgan Henschke, with some reading, events, and things to ponder over the summer. Also: who's up for a parent book club?
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Celebrating a year of community and looking towards evolution of service learning next year: an end-of-year letter from Head of School Josh Wolman, May 2017
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Prepare for next year with Move-Up coffees for parents. Preview the year ahead, get to know your child's teachers for the coming homeroom or advisory, and bring all your questions! Schedule here.
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All about the festive last day of school, Thursday, June 1, including rules for making your Regatta boat to sail on the pond!
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Update from our lunch service, Sage Dining, on the commitment to sustainability: sourcing products that are safe, local, and organic whenever possible, minimizing waste, and more.
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Aardvarks, meet the Hamsters. Join the Seventh Graders for a movie ("G-Force") and some fun in the Lower School Commons after school on Friday. The $10 charge ($15 with snacks) helps fund the class's community service project in Peru this June.
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Educators and policymakers agree: student engagement is one of the most important indicators of future success -- not just academically, but in many other aspects of life as well.
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The May 11 event in the On the Journey Speaker Series is an exciting collaboration with our campus partners at the Aspen Music Festival & School. Please RSVP for this intriguing discussion and find out "How Music Can Change Your Brain."
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With community the theme for our 2016-17 school year, our newest video features Aardvarks sharing their own insights of what this word means, and how we experience it every day at ACDS.
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For practice taking standardized tests, for a check on curriculum delivery, for a snapshot of student performance: ACDS administers the Comprehensive Testing Program Assessment from ERB each spring. It's just one of the many ways we assess student learning.
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On the Journey, click here;
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Aspen Country Day School
85 Country Day Way Aspen, Colorado 81611
Phone: 970.925.1909
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