by Carl Knudsen, ES Art teacher
Our new Early Years Art room and Maker Space is now up and running. We have had a terrific response from parents and the students to the space. I am really looking forward to all the fun, imagination, creativity, and learning that this space will help facilitate for our students.
One of the core aspects of the room is what we call “loose parts”. This is a collection of things that the students can use to build/make their amazing creations. As these parts are quickly used up by the students, we are constantly on the lookout for other parts to replenish our supplies.
ACST counselors deliver a social-emotional learning program designed to improve students’ social-emotional skills, such as emotion management, impulse control, problem-solving, and empathy.
During the first weeks of school, all ES students learned that Mr. Richardt, their school counselor, listens to them when they want to talk about a problem they are having and helps them do their best in school and with friends.
Yesterday, 3rd-grade students learned about the importance of being good listeners by listening to a story while they were distracted by Mr. Richardt playing guitar. Students were learning and practicing using self-talk to help them avoid distractions.
ACST is staffed by two full-time counselors, one for ES and one for SS to create a healthy, safe, and supportive environment for your children. They work together to help each child achieve academic and social success.
By Kevin Thomas, Secondary Principal
SS Open House took place this past Thursday night from 5:30 p.m. - 7:37 p.m. We had 75 families attend the SS Open House. This is an increase of 45% from last year.
The focus of the evening was for parents to meet their child’s teacher, visit classrooms, and learn about each subject their child is studying. Thank you everyone for attending. Please remember meetings with teachers can take place at any time during the year. Simply, email the teacher to find a convenient time. We do encourage students to attend parent-teacher meetings.