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. 

Class meetings as a thoughtful approach to guiding principles

May 12, 2023

Something routine yet remarkable happens once a week in every Aspen Country Day School homeroom from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

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How the world works: Economics Fair 2023

March 14, 2023

No child bored or disengaged: that’s the promise of active, project-based learning at Aspen Country Day School. The economics unit in Second Grade gets kids fully invested (pun intended) in their learning.

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100 days brighter

February 28, 2023

Lower School students celebrate being 100 times smarter on the 100th day of school.

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Outdoor Ed Dispatch

February 17, 2023

Middle School hut trips are the capstone winter experiences in the ACDS Outdoor Education program.

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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) graduates 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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