ACS Culinary Club

Hungry anyone?! ACS Culinary Club is at it again – so far in the new year they have learned how to make French toast and delicious brownies.  Students are getting great recipes, working together, and learning everything from prep to clean up! Way to go and let’s add Mrs. Shumny loves being your taste tester!

Young engineers in the making!

 2nd grade studied the engineering process during science class, and thanks to our brand-new STEM Lab, they were able to spread out to design and build “lunchboxes” that would  keep water bottles cold.  Our 2nd Graders had as much fun creating their lunchboxes, as they did checking the temperatures throughout the day, and overnight!

Value in Art

This past week the first and second graders learned about value in art.  Not how much money a piece of art is worth, but how you can vary the darkness or lightness of your colors for a more interesting picture.  They also talked about how using shading and shadows can make their favorite cartoons look more realistic.  To practice value, they created a magical forest of trees and arranged the different parts of the trees in order from the lowest value (darkest) to the highest value (lightest).  The students had fun experimenting with color, cutting and gluing their trees together.

100 Books in (Less Than) 100 Days

Congratulations to our Second Graders, who completed their Reading Challenge to read 100 books in 100 days in 58 days!  All the books were read during “brain” breaks in our school day, and in order for the book to “count”, students had to fill out a ticket listing the title, author, their full name and date, written with proper spelling and punctuation.  Mrs. Kukuruza even joined in the challenge, filling out a ticket each time she read a book to the class!  The 2nd grader who read the most books was Gia V. !! Way to go!

New Anywhere Carts

ACS finally received their 12 new Anywhere Carts and everyone was super excited!  We now have a safer (and less bulky) place to store our chromebooks and chargers. We always plan the use of our funding with students and teacher’s needs in mind. We feel so incredibly blessed.


After a long morning of exams, 7th grade took out their chrome books and used Kahoot, an online quizzing game! They reviewed for their upcoming language arts exam. A great time was had by all, and we ready for tomorrow’s exam!  Who says they can’t smile

Project Based Learning 🔥 5th grade!!

The 5th grade students did a fantastic job completing and presenting  their  Math “Pick A Project”. Students were able to select one of the three project choices and were then placed in a group to work together to complete the project. One group selected the bouncy ball project and had to come up with a business plan, another had to design a prototype ferry and several decided to build forts. The projects all related to concepts in the current topic and activated prior knowledge. They worked together in groups sharing ideas through the planning stage, all the way to the presentations. They can’t wait to complete the next one!!

Kindergarten IXL Math

Students has been using their chromebooks with so much ease and continued excitement!  They have their system of charging them and are all responsible for properly using and storing them. This week they used them to practice their IXL Math and their reading sight words using our Reading Street curriculum.  Way to go Miss Drayton and Kindergarten!

NED’s Mindset Mission

On Monday, January 24th, our students were treated to a live streaming program called, NED’s Mindset Mission. Our host, Chad Watkins, both entertained and inspired. Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best is NED’s  message. Along the way were some sleight of hand illusions and of course, yo-yo fun.
Thanks Chad and NED; we hope to see you again.