District News

  • First live reunification exercise proves the ASD is ready

    On Wednesday, October 11 at 12:50 p.m. the Aspen Middle School was awash with emergency vehicles. School buses evacuated 7th and 8th grade students, and 5th and 6th graders remained in Lockdown. Was there a wild fire? A building emergency? Thankfully no on both counts. But if there had been an emergency, the Aspen School District would be ready.

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  • #KnowTheFacts about the Aspen School District

    Having a healthy school district is an important asset to any community. That is why the Aspen School District want you to #KnowtheFacts.

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  • 2017 Community Satisfaction Survey Report

    Last spring the Aspen School District asked the community to share their thoughts on the District's performance. It had been seven years since the last survey and knowing how the community feels, what is working, what could be improved, always makes the District stronger. The results have been compiled and an executive summary of the survey results is now available.

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  • The data behind Aspen School District performance

    Last week a local radio station introduced a narrative regarding academic achievement at the Aspen School district. Essentially, the narrative being reported is that “a concerned accountability group said, if you look at percentile rankings over the years, Aspen doesn't stack up where it used to.” (Bektesh, 2017, p.1) So how do we stack up?

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  • AES choir reaches new harmony heights

    Imagine 170 2nd through 4th graders voluntarily giving up their recess to go to choir practice. Think that’s far-fetched? It might be in many places, but not at the Aspen Elementary School. The High Mountain Harmony choir began in the 1990s and is more popular than ever.

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  • The past comes to life for Aspen High School students in Normandy

    Over the summer, when school is typically out, three Aspen High School students applied to attend an academy. It was the kind of academy where learning was with the heart and the mind. These students had the opportunity to travel to New Orleans, Paris, and then Normandy as part of the National World War II Museum’s Normandy Academy.

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  • The Aspen Times sports writer isn’t in Kansas anymore

    If you’ve seen an uptick in the Aspen School District sports coverage in The Aspen Times this last year, it’s because Sports Editor Austin Colbert loves what he does and it shows. Since August of 2016, Colbert, 30 and a native of Wichita, Kansas, has been a steady fixture on the field, in the rink, courtside, and poolside, covering as many sports as he can. While he’s always been a big sports and writing fan, he thought his career was going to take a very different path.

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  • Family Matters at Aspen Family Connections and Aspen Elementary School

    Parenting is so rewarding but also extremely difficult. There are numerous books to help guide parents but there is nothing that can compare to talking with subject experts and other parents who have traveled the same windy road. That is the emphasis behind the new series, Family Matters.

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