carolynhines, Author at Aspen Country Day School

Stories from the Journey

The strength of our school community is built on the continued commitment of faculty, students, and families to support each other as they learn and grow. Here are stories of the people, places, and experiences that make up the Aspen Country Day School journey. 

Citizen science In Fifth Grade

January 25, 2023

Fifth Grade “citizen scientists” engage in authentic problem solving tasks on their way to becoming “global thinkers whose outlook is grounded in a sense of place and environmental responsibility.”

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Summer programs far & wide

January 2, 2023

Interested in getting kids out into the big world this summer for new experiences beyond the Roaring Fork Valley? Here are some ideas from our friends at independent day and boarding schools and travel programs worldwide.

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When (ACDS) students become the teachers

December 16, 2022

ACDS alumni Andrew Meisler, Melanie Doyle, and Allison Fifield returned to campus for the 2022-23 school year to the faculty that helped shape and elevate their own Lower and Middle School years.

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Behind the scenes: Lower School Shakespeare Festival

December 14, 2022

Aspen Country Day School’s annual Lower School Shakespeare Festival gives students early practice in building empathy, understanding, and a powerful sense of community.

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Across the journey: public speaking

December 13, 2022

Being an effective communicator requires strong listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, all of which are cornerstones of an Aspen Country Day School education.

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‘Urban Outdoor Ed’: Eighth Grade in D.C.

November 10, 2022

Among the highlights of the Eighth Grade year at Aspen Country Day School is the fall class trip to Washington, D.C.

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Fostering creativity & inspiration for young artists

November 10, 2022

Aspen Country Day School’s Lower School Art Teacher values every classroom experience although admits to being partial to her current backdrop: the mountains.

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Looking Ahead

October 11, 2022

Aspen Country Day School has been bold and intentional in planning for the future, and that mindset continues this year as a new strategic planning process gets underway. Every member of the school community is invited to participate.

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2022 Boarding School Fair to welcome more than 60 independent schools

October 11, 2022

Aspen Country Day’s annual Boarding School Fair returns to campus
Saturday, October 15, for families across the Mountain West.

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ACDS music program fuels learning

September 29, 2022

Non-music elements incorporated into lessons help students make regular correlations between music and their core academic subjects.

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