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  • Academics
Corey Sampson

As with many transitions, the shift from Middle School to high school comes with questions, curiosity, and concerns. For Aspen Academy families, Middle School Director Corey Sampson recently shared these recommendations (and more) as part of an overview for 7th and 8th Grade families. Check out these 5 takeaways!

Hispanic Heritage Month
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Jessie Skipwith

Hispanic Heritage Month: From September 15, which is the anniversary of independence for several Latin American countries, to October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. 

National Suicide Prevention Month
Cindy Hewatt, LMFT

Thinking about talking to your kids about suicide or thoughts of suicide can be very scary. Seeing your child depressed or struggling can break your heart.  People can worry that if they discuss suicide with someone, it can lead to them acting on the "suggestion,”  but research shows that talking about suicide does not lead people to act on it. Learn more in this blog by Cindy Hewatt.

Students pose with apples from harvest at Aspen Academy
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Maureen Mullen

During the first week of school, with apple tree branches filled with apples, 8th graders set to work harvesting. The class then donated the majority of our apple harvest to a local food bank in Littleton that serves 350 individuals in our community weekly. Read on for more about the important work our students are doing as leaders in the community.

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  • Health and Wellness
Jessie Skipwith

Aspen Academy is committed to supporting a family’s role in ensuring positive, individualized developmental outcomes for all children within this community. We are proud to offer these screening opportunities each year. The screenings provide feedback on your child’s hearing, vision, speech, and motor development. Read on for more details.

You're Invited: Parent DEI Book Club Kicks Off for 2021-2022!
Jessie Skipwith

This year, Aspen Academy will continue its great work of leaning into challenging conversations, supporting one another, and engaging in dialogue as we remain intentional about creating a community that recognizes and celebrates the variety of the human tapestry that makes up our school family. Learn more about our October Parent DEI Book Club!

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  • Academics
  • The Aspen Difference
Jessie Skipwith

Welcome back Aspen Academy to the 2021-22 school year!  The energy in the building and throughout the community is absolutely energizing.  As we prepare for a new school year, we are poised to jump right in to join in partnership and collaboration with you, our parent community, in supporting our students in a smooth transition back to school. 

Everyone is Welcome
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Kate Shaw & Julie Moreau

With the new school year upon us, we have many new friends joining our community and with a couple unconventional years, resilience has been a huge focus for us at Aspen Academy. We’re also eager to create a space where all students feel a sense of belonging from their visit days or tours, and each and every day they step on campus. Here are three things that students and parents can do to make the transition successful.

Update on Extra Curriculars
Jordyn Linnell

We are prepared to share the 1st-semester extracurricular catalog on AUG 19 in our weekly newsletter. You'll be excited to see new activities as well as some of the traditional favorites. Both Girls Volleyball and Co-Ed Cross Country will begin right as school starts so at this time please send an email to John Woodward to express your student's interest. When we have the roster set, we will send you a payment link.

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Debbie Schwartz, PCO President

A welcome to 2021-2022 from our PCO President, Debbie Schwartz: "Like all of you, we are soaking up the last weeks of summer and getting excited for the new school year. We are so excited to see our returning families and welcome the new families. For the new families, I hope that Kick Start, the grade level Popsicle Parties, and mentors have given you a great introduction to our community and we are all here to help, just ask!"

2021 STAMP Conference Attendees and Faculty Sponsors
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Jessie Skipwith

This Spring, as part of a larger network of Denver school participants, seven Aspen Academy seventh and eighth graders participated in the 2021 STAMP (Students Taking Action & Making Progress) Conference in a virtual format. Learn more about their experience and takeaways!

Faculty Learning, Leading & Speaking
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Aspen Academy Contributors

Last year brought numerous opportunities for our own team of remarkable faculty and staff members (amidst other experts in their fields) to share their knowledge, learnings, and leadership with parents as part of our Parent University offerings and other events. Each year, we strive to showcase leaders in our community and their talents to inspire others. Many thanks to the team who contributed to events throughout the year! 

 
8th Grade students prepping elements of a Rube Goldberg machine for their STEAM project.
  • Academics
Aspen Academy Collaborators

As students wrapped up the culmination of their learning for the 2020-2021 school year, 8th grade students showcased the marvel of their STEAM education with sophisticated Rube Goldberg machines, inspired by our STEAM instructor, Katie Behrmann! Check out their videos below.