Jun 18, 2019

A BACKPACK FULL OF TWEEN STUFF

By |2019-06-19T15:41:55-07:00June 18, 2019|, |

BY JUSTIN VERWOERD, EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT When I started my job at ACS Middle, I thought it was perfect: work starts at 8:00 am, meal breaks at 10:30 am and 12 noon, and the weekly schedule is generally unchanging. I was cruising. The perfect job for me. Well, anyone who works at a school, has children, [...]

Feb 25, 2019

CROSSFIT, COMMUNITY & COMPETITION

By |2019-03-04T13:22:12-07:00February 25, 2019|, |

My daughter came to me last November and said, “Dad, a co-worker in the ER wants me to join CrossFit; do you want to take the three week Foundations Class with me?” “Does it involve strenuous exercise and pain?” I asked. “No, thanks.” She finished three weeks of training and couldn’t stop talking about the [...]

Feb 11, 2019

ROY’S ROMANTIC QUOTIENT

By |2019-02-18T16:55:36-07:00February 11, 2019|, |

NOTE: Roy wrote this blog prior to the decision to postpone student-led conferences. “Student-led Conferences are on Valentine’s Day!” I knew the objections would come. I hoped with enough notice, people would adjust and accept it. It’s just that it really is the best timing. I actually didn’t see it as such a big deal [...]

Jan 14, 2019

WHAT’S FOR DINNER?

By |2019-01-23T13:03:36-07:00January 14, 2019|, |

BY KARIN RIEMER, ELEMENTARY VICE PRINCIPAL AND UPPER PRIMARY TEACHER I’m married to a chef. My husband can make food so scrumptious, it yells, “Eat me!” He treats food like art. Even finishing salt gets sprinkled on by hand, with a flourish, while leaning in closely to the plate. Gary can look in the fridge and [...]

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