On the Journey 

news reel: stories of People, places, and learning AT Aspen Country Day School
Musings on music: as we prepare for the Holiday Sing, teacher Brandon Joseph offers these thoughts on the power of children's voices in bringing peace to us all.
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Fourth and Fifth Graders joined the stampede to theaters to see the movie Wonder. Here, two thoughtful viewers offer their opinion on how well the movie matched up with their expectations of the beloved novel.
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The Aspen Country Day PreKindergarten program is excited to have earned a stellar rating from Colorado Shines, the statewide ranking program for early childhood education programs.
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"When students feel heard, validated, and understood, they are better able to figure out a solution on their own."
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December's mail brings not just holiday cards from alumni and parents of former students, but other good news as well: about the ACDS reaccreditation from the Association of Colorado Independent Schools
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A new report from the National Association of Independent Schools looks at how graduates fare in college. While the focus of this report is on high school, it's pretty intriguing for parents contemplating the journey through ACDS and beyond.
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As Thanksgiving approaches, Middle School Head Brenda Stockdale offers insights on the practice of "leading with gratitude."
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Engaging students in their own learning is an educational method that really works. This is active learning, and it's the Country Day way. Here's an example from Sixth Grade Science class.
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What's behind the amazing effects of music, not just on listeners but also on the singers themselves? Thoughts from Country Day music teacher Brandon Joseph.
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Girls on the Run, an after school program at Country Day, teaches much more than running skills. Country Day runners recently celebrated an enormous success at the annual 5K in Steamboat.
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A chat with Ross Wehner, founder of World Leadership School, the visionary organization that created our program in Peru for rising Eighth Graders.
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Learning Shakespeare through performance has so many benefits for younger children. Drama teacher Marci Sketch reflects on why Aspen Country Day tackles these ambitious works starting in Kindergarten.
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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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The first annual Country Day Playdate by the Ponds was a huge success. Watch for details about September 2018's 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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On the Journey, click here;
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