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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. 

two boys with a gratitude jar, Thanksgiving 2021

Gratitude in action

November 29, 2021

Each month has its own theme, and November is “gratitude.” Teachers work with children to deepen their understanding of life skills and attitudes that will help them contribute to the greater good when they become adults.

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school buses on bridge in winter

Clean machine: new all-electric school bus hits the road

November 15, 2021

All aboard: The area’s first electric school bus hits the road thanks to a grant for Aspen Country Day School from the Regional Air Quality Council.

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Halloween fun

November 4, 2021

In a ski town with a quiet off season, Halloween becomes a big deal. And this year, with October 31 falling on a Sunday, there was plenty of time to

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ACDS in the Community: clothing pantry success

November 4, 2021

Parents rallied – spectacularly – for a fall clothing drive to donate warm-weather items to the Garfield County Family Resource Center in Rifle. Next up, a food drive!

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Testing, testing: introducing MAP Growth

October 6, 2021

What’s the “why” behind Aspen Country Day School’s new testing program, MAP Growth? Lower School Head Adam Hancock explains. Children will take these tests three times per year starting in the fall of 2021.

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Anne Sperry Connors bus

Alumni Journeys: traveling poet and writer

October 6, 2021

Poet and artist Anne Sperry ’76, traveling around the country in her converted school bus/tiny home, stopped by campus to lead poetry workshops and reminisce about the (very!) early days of our school.

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Alumni Journeys: an aspiring lawyer in climate/disaster relief

September 17, 2021

As part of a series of Alumni Journeys stories, catching up with graduates of Aspen Country Day School about their lives after Castle Creek.

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Aardvark traditions: Blue Green Day

June 17, 2021

Ask an ACDS student for a Blue Green Day memory, and you’ll hear about dressing up in team colors, going wild with green hairspray or painting faces with blue stripes.

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New York Times newsletter screenshot

Project: a quarantine newspaper

June 16, 2021

For Aspen Country Day School students and teachers, the COVID year of 2020-21 was a challenge, but also an opportunity to deepen our understanding and practice of the school’s core

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Aardvark political engagement: death penalty project

March 6, 2020

After reading Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird and studying the civil rights movement, Eighth Grade students developed strong views on the topic of racial discrimination in the justice system.

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