A beacon of light, a shining example, a School on the Mountain. That is what Aspen High School Principal Tharyn Mulberry, and a committee of teachers, parents, board, and community members will imagine and design here in this small, yet prominent district. For the next few months this School on the Mountain committee will select and study several schools around the country to try and determine what AHS can glean as best practices.
The District Theater was packed with eager 3rd and 4th graders, teachers, and parents. As each winning name was announced jubilant cheers filled the space. Thursday, January 12 was the culmination of weeks of anticipation from the 77 students who submitted creative pieces on this year’s topic—Water.
Each Wednesday classes end early so that teachers have an opportunity to meet as a department, school, or district. Generally these meetings are well planned with a set agenda. The planning for Wednesday, January 11 was slightly different. For the first time the Aspen School District tried EdCamp, a model for an unconference.
Think that marijuana has no effect on the developing brain? Think again. Please join us, Saturday, January 21, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. for, Is Marijuana Safe for Children and Adolescents? And listen to the latest research about the effects of marijuana use on the developing adolescent brain. The event will be held at the District Theater, 235 High School Road, Aspen and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
For the third year in a row, the Aspen School District was awarded top honors for the state of Colorado by Niche. The 2017 rankings include: #2 Best School District #2 District with the Best Teachers #1 Best Places to Teach #2 Safest School Districts #2 Best School District for Athletes