Students at ACS have been enjoying a new special class this year called “notable people.” When Miss Lawrence comes in to talk about some notable “peeps” the students never really know who they will learn about! So far this school year we’ve learned about former US President Jimmy Carter, activist Ruby Bridges, and Cuban-born, world renowned musician Gloria Estefan, just as an example. When we learned about the first woman to climb Mount Everest, Junko Tabei, we also did some math to figure out how many times you’d have to walk up the main staircase at school to equal the climb up Everest – it’s a lot! (Over 2,000 trips, to be exact) When we’ve learned about saints, there’s always an accompanying coloring page that students of all ages enjoy. This week we learned about St. Francis of Assisi, and why he loved nature and animals so much. We are looking forward to a full year of learning about movers and shakers from all walks of life, from Nobel Prize winners, to inventors and explorers, leaders and activists from the civil rights movement, men and women who were notable firsts in their fields, world-class entertainers and of course, inspiring saints and important religious figures.