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  • March 2017 Parent/Teacher Conferences
    2016-17 Spring Parent/Teacher Conference registration will open on Wednesday, March 1st at 7:30 a.m.

    Parents who created an account for Fall 2016 conferences will use the same log in information they created. CLICK HERE for instructions.

    Parents who DID NOT create an account last fall will need to create a new account.
    CLICK HERE for instructions.

    2016-17 Spring Parent/Teacher Conference Schedule

    Date

    Start Time

    End Time

    Wednesday, March 15th

    2:15 PM

    4:15 PM

    Thursday, March 16th

    9:30 AM

    5:30 PM

    Friday, March 17th

    8:00 AM

    4:00 PM

            

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  • AMS STUDENTS NOT BEMUSED BY WORDS AT SPELLING BEE

    The morning got off to a rocking start with the Middle School Jazz Band. Amidst all the applause, the 16 daunted 5th through 8th graders sat on the stage of the District Theater feeling marooned, their self esteem about to be put under the microscope. For all but one it would be failure.

     

    Spelling Bee Aspen Middle School The Scripps annual Spelling Bee was a test of vocabulary and perilous fortune. As each contestant approached the microphone wondering if the austere judges would tenaciously proffer an infuriatingly catastrophic word an avalanche of invisible emotion hovered within. Were these students, these compatriots, implacable? No. One by one their alliance crumbled to leave just one last spelling hopeful at the finale of this varsity of all mental competitions.

     

    It was not opinionated, nor peculiar that 5th grader Mino Khan-Farooqi won the competition with the word physicist. Perhaps it was heredity.

     

    Pronouncer and math teacher Sarah Beesley pulled the strings of the students as skillfully as a marionette and ASCENT teacher Caroline Hanson made sure the students weren’t feckless.

     

    The next level beckons at the University of Denver, March 11 for Khan-Farooqi where she will spell more specific and lyrical words. Stay tuned to find out whether Khan-Farooqi can ride the State levels like a champion equestrian or return home a pauper.

     

    For more information about the Spelling Bee, you may read this article written by the Aspen Daily News. 

     

    *All words in italics were Spelling Bee competition words provided by Scripps.

     
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  • 13th ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS DINNER      

    SAVE THE DATE ~ Wednesday, March 1st 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Bumps at the base of Buttermilk.  The Aspen Middle School, Aspen Community School, and the Aspen Country Day School are creating hundreds of beautiful ceramic bowls for an Empty Bowls dinner.  The community is invited to a simple meal of soup, bread and dessert.  Guests choose a bowl to use for their soup and to keep as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in our world.  In exchange for a meal and a bowl, guests are asked to give a donation of $10.  Everyone leaves with a full tummy, a bowl, a warm heart, and a nourished soul.  All the money raised benefits Lift Up.  Volunteers, Dessert and Bread donations needed.  Please contact Rae Lampe at rlampe@aspenk12.net.

        

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  • Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity Notice
    Aspen School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or other status protected by law in admission or access to, treatment and employment in its programs and activates. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officers for the District to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

    Superintendent of Schools
    Aspen School District

    0235 High School Road
    Aspen, CO 81611
    970.925.3760 Ext. 4008
    Superintendent@aspenk12.net 

    Special Education Director*
    Aspen School District

    0235 High School Road
    Aspen, CO 81611
    970.925.3760 Ext. 4002
    DirectorSPED@aspenk12.net 

    *Specific complaints of alleged discrimination based on disability should be referred to the Director of Special Education.

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  • Submit your 8th Grade Baby Picture

    Parents:  Please submit unedited baby photos electronically to tkuhn@aspenk12.net. You may also submit a hard copy photo to the front office. Please write your child's name and team time teacher's name on the back of the photo when you submit.  Your photo will be returned by the end of the school year.  Along with the photos, it is customary to submit a congratulatory statement, no more than 2 sentences long. Please submit your baby ad photo, congratulatory statement by Friday, February 24, 2017.  
     
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