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December 20, 2012 acs el tioga lunch clean up

A few excerpts from “The Aspen Community School: Community, Individualism, and the Process of Change” A Research Project Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Education, Regis University, April 1996, by Virginia Newton. Yes, I was like the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, I needed a graduate degree to show that I had could think. I had young children who attended the Early Childhood Center, and was on the Board… Read More »

Why a New Campus?

November 20, 2012 acs entrance

There are a lot of reasons why a school is ready for a major remodel. One is that the 40 + year old log building planned for 80 students now houses 127 students. Wires are everywhere. The bathrooms are, well, almost unmentionable. No kitchen. No tables for lunches. Logs with critters that have died up there and then left to rot. Here are a few photos to give you an idea of what happens on a rainy day at ACS!… Read More »

Unconventional Campaign

October 20, 2012 acs steering committee

I’ve co-chaired a capital campaign before, as a volunteer. This is my first position as a campaign director, and, as Jim says, since I’m alive, I’m learning. And learning I am. Week one on the job included my initial meeting with the campaign Steering Committee. This is a group that had coalesced under Skye’s leadership, and most of the 15 members were new to me. I was a little nervous. I felt like I was just landing from outerspace, for… Read More »

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