Dec 14, 2022

THE MIDDLEMAN

By |2022-12-13T15:01:59-08:00December 14, 2022|Parenting|0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of watching my son, Aiden, play in his last high school volleyball game. It was a fun weekend away in Victoria, cheering him on. Even though it wasn’t the finish his team was hoping for, I thought it was an unbelievable way to finish off his years [...]

Sep 14, 2021

GRADUAL ENTRY IS THE WORST!

By |2021-09-14T23:10:54-07:00September 14, 2021|Elementary, Nurturing Hearts, Parenting|3 Comments

Prepare yourself, I’m going to complain. Yes, it’s probably not healthy and it goes against my typically moderate stance on anything that gets posted on social media, but I’m doing it anyways. I, Karin Riemer, mother of a kindergarten student, think that Kindergarten Gradual Entry is the worst! Professionally, as an educator and an elementary [...]

Oct 26, 2020

VILLAGE PEOPLE

By |2022-05-02T13:51:18-07:00October 26, 2020|Faith, Parenting, Secondary|7 Comments

BY GARY VERBEEK, MECHANICS AND BIBLE TEACHER Have I really been at ACS for 30 years and teaching for 35? Initially, I was hired to start a mechanics program but started out teaching woods class. Five years later, we tore down the two bay “garage” behind the school and Fricia Construction built the awesome mechanics [...]

Apr 29, 2020

THINGS TEACHERS WILL NEVER HAVE TO SAY

By |2020-04-29T08:15:43-07:00April 29, 2020|Elementary, Parenting|4 Comments

BY MELISSA DRIESSEN, ACS PARENT Our mornings start out like a beautiful masterpiece. No, really, it’s true. We start by singing and dancing to God’s praises and then dive right into His word with a hint of art. It is fun, calm, collected; everyone gets along and it is the perfect way to start our [...]

Apr 22, 2020

TODAY WAS HARD

By |2020-04-22T08:13:23-07:00April 22, 2020|Parenting|3 Comments

BY SANDRA FERGUSON, ACS PARENT Today was hard…I think up until this point I’ve been fairly good at staying positive and keeping an even keeled vibe…but today I cried. There is nothing natural about pulling up to your kids’ school in April where all the teachers are wearing rubber gloves, standing six feet apart. There [...]

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