When Aspen high school graduates get their first full time job, it’s likely the interview process will be daunting and confusing. But not for students in Sheri Smith’s IB Business class. Studying a Human Resources module, Smith decided that the best way to learn was by actually doing. She and Aspen School District Human Resources Director, Elizabeth Hodges developed a “position” with a job description that only students could apply for.
Since 2010, the Aspen School District Food Service department has been serving up the tastiest in local barbeque fare for a fun celebration of Spring. Featuring fresh burgers from the owner of Mountain Primal Meats and proud parent of two ASD students, and lovely fresh salads from local organic sources.
Did you know that the Aspen School District has all-natural gardens? These raised garden beds will produce lettuce, potatoes, squash, sugar snap peas and several other tasty vegetables in the fall. But these vegetables need loving care to sprout to their fullest. Let’s get out hands dirty together! Please join us Wednesdays this month to get our gardens off to a great start.
The month of May is going to be fundraising month for Aspen Elementary School 3rd graders. As part of their lesson in the Common Good, the students will be raising money to help their counterparts across the globe in Cambodia. Near the famous temple of Angkor Wat is the city of Siem Reap. Several Aspen School District teachers have visited the school in the past few years and have seen first hand the incredible need to school has.
The Conference room in Snowmass was buzzing recently with 8th grade girls, dressed to impress, and traveling from one table to the next. There were balloons, festive tablecloths, and lots of hand shaking and smiles. Was this a party? Not in the traditional sense, but perhaps a celebration of what the future holds for these 13-14 year old girls.