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Exciting Summer Plans for Evan Robertson

Posted On: 3/8/2017 11:56 AM
Congratulations to Class of 2018 Evan Robertson.  He has been selected to participate in BOTH United States Air Force Academy and United States Naval Academy Summer Seminars this summer.  
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Dr. Suess Birthday & Read Across America

Posted On: 3/3/2017 9:10 AM
Lower School Students celebrate a birthday and "Read Across the School"
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2017 Outstanding Student Achievers Awards by The Capital Gazette

Posted On: 3/2/2017 11:57 AM
Three juniors to be honored by The Capital Gazette next week!
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Lower School in Severn Holds "Q" & "U" Wedding

Posted On: 1/30/2017 9:03 AM
The wedding of Q&U is a highlight to AACS 1st grade classes and quite a momentous event, one not to be missed.
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Accelerated Reading Awards Make Reading Fun

Posted On: 1/27/2017 12:26 PM
Students received awards for reading at the lower schools, some sweet, some fun, all were greatly appreciated!
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Have You Heard The Buzz About 8th Grader Joel Cowart?

Posted On: 1/6/2017 3:07 PM
He's The AACS Middle School Spelling Bee Winner!
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"Reading Buddies" Are a Big Hit!

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:50 PM
Reading made fun by heading outdoors for reading buddies at the lower school.
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Lower School: Hour of Code 2016

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:50 PM
What is The Hour of Code?
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Opening Our Arms to International Students

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:50 PM

   
Opening Our Arms to International Students
Posted 09/04/2015 10:02AM

Story by Amanda Fusting, AACS Student Reporter

 

The international program at AACS is an opportunity to unite with every nation, every tongue, and every language before the Lamb (Revelation 7:9). This year AACS wants to warmly welcome all of our new international students into a new country, a new school, and a new Christ-centered family.

 

Each international student has his or her own story. Bella, for example, is a new 10th grader who says, "When I was looking for a school in the U.S., one of my parent's friends highly recommended AACS to me. After I met Shang Ji and saw the pictures and programs on the website, I made my mind up that AACS will be the school that I'm going to in the U.S." Bella is currently living with the Wiley's, and says, "I think I'm lucky and very grateful to live with such a wonderful, loving family."

 

When our international students choose AACS, they are not just choosing a loving Christian school, but also a loving Christian community of families who are willing to host them and take care of them. These host families are such a blessing to the program.

 

Bella has recently joined the cross-country team, and is excited to go out for the tennis team this spring. She loves the community aspect of the school, but says, "I wish there will be more American students that know us. And I want them to know that when two cultures meet together it will be really interesting."

 

Bella is right! The door to this cross-cultural experience is at our fingertips. Exposure to another world of traditions, values and customs is literally inside Kilby waiting to be unlocked by the American students. If our students only seek truth within an American context, their beliefs will be confined to reflect a certain culture. To gain a complete understanding of reality, we want our students to seek truth in all contexts and in all cultures. This collision with other truths from other cultures is delightful and enlightening, as Bella pointed out.

 

Technology prefect and Asian Culture Club founder, Yaru says that she appreciates the way "people care about each other more personally," at AACS. She explains how much the AACS culture has developed her faith. She says, "My faith is strengthened when I see so many students, faculty, and their families loving God faithfully. I see the spirit of God on the people in our school." Yaru then called the school to action by saying, "International students are so willing to communicate with the American students, but as a foreigner and as a minority at this school, we are afraid of being rejected or isolated by the people."

 

We do not want any student to feel uncomfortable or unloved at AACS. The international program is not an extension of AACS, but an integrated part of AACS. We want our students to form relationships with the international students. Romans 12:10 calls us to "Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor."

 

Our international students bring AACS a variety of new traditions, customs, and friendships. We want to equip our students with the ability to interact with other cultures, and communicate with people outside their American bubble. We believe that Christians are called to understand different cultures so that they may properly impact these cultures with the gospel.

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Outstanding Student Achievers

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:50 PM
Amanda Fusting, Kaitlyn McCollum, and Daryus Vaughan were all out of uniform this past Wednesday and for a very good reason.
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AACS Student Places 2nd In Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:50 PM
Congratulations to 8th grader Alyssa Hall for finishing second in the 2015 Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee!
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Why I Am Proud To Be An American.

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:50 PM
8th grade essays to be entered in the American Essay Contest! Written by Grace Williamson.
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Upper School Students Visit To The Netherlands!

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:50 PM
In early June, AACS teachers Nick Cherone and Anne Hartman travelled with AACS students to meet their host families and explore one of the most wonderful countries in Europe, the Netherlands.
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3rd Graders In Medieval Times!

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:50 PM
At the Lower School, 3rd graders have been learning about Medieval Times.
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