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Advent & Arrival

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:52 PM
The Upper School Choral Program presents ADVENT & ARRIVAL on December 11 & 12 at 7:30 pm.
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Golden Eagles Marching Band in New York City

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:52 PM
The band's trip to watch the Upper School Bands National Championships.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:47 PM
The Upper School Drama Club presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM on November 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 7:00 pm. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND INFO!
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Fort Meade Alliance Hosts Free STEM Event At Arundel Mills

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:09 PM
Attention all Lower and Middle school families, you are invited to attend a STEM Family Night at Arundel Mills. The event is free and will provide about 10 demonstrations of STEM related projects that students can touch/feel/operate. It is designed to encourage interest in the STEM fields.
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2016 National Merit Scholarship Program Commends Two Upper School Students

Posted On: 11/4/2016 4:50 PM
AACS Names Two Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Click here to read about them.
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Stacks Of Oreos...."Yummy Fun Math"

Posted On: 11/4/2016 4:54 PM
Lower school students stacked Oreos this week as part of a global project. Fifth grade student Tim Brophy said it best! "Yummy Fun Math." Click to read the story and see pictures.
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Substitute Teachers: All campuses

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:45 PM
Ideal candidates will have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree, ideally in an education field, and teaching experience.
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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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AACS Partners With Christian Learning Center Network (CLC)

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
AACS partners with CLC Network to ensure children with special needs are included in mainstream education programs.
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Bus Drivers needed

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:45 PM
Bus drivers needed up to 25 hours per week. Qualified individuals will have a Maryland Class B CDL driver's license with a Passenger (P), School Bus (S), and Airbrake endorsement. Training available.
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AACS Opens Its Fourth Campus!

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:09 PM
The Grand Opening of the New Lower School Campus in Severn.
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Deja Vu - Golf Team Repeats as Conference Champions

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:32 PM
The Boys Varsity Golf team secured the 2015 MIAA C-Conference Championship. Read about it here!
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Class of 2019 Legacy Gift to AACS Middle Schoolers

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:32 PM
Eighth grade "Lead" Group dedicates commemorative plaque. Click here to read more.
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2015 Sixth Grade Retreat to Skycroft

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:32 PM
Click to read about their fun experience, see the pictures and a short video!
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Iron Eagles Received Award While at VEX Robotics World Championship!

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:42 PM
The Iron Eagles returned from Louisville on Sunday. Read about it and see a video of the team at the Championship.
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Upper School Admission Showcase

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:45 PM
Come to our Admission Showcase event on Thursday, January 9th at 4:30.
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Spring Fling: Adult Volunteers Needed

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:45 PM
For those who are new to AACS, or whose kids have just aged-in to Spring Fling, this is a life-changing opportunity for them to meet God on their own (apart from family traditions/patterns), amid their peers, and with counselors (maybe you?) who will work to show them just how wide, deep and high God's love is for *them.* It is a great Christmas gift...for some their first "solo" vacation, for others, the vacation they look forward to all year! We need adult volunteers! Come see for yourself!
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News vs. Announcements

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:45 PM
Learn about the difference between News and Announcements, and why it is important to know where to go for daily information.
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Alumni Update, Garth Thorpe '01

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:46 PM
Garth Thorpe ’01 is currently the Field Coordinator for (un) adopted, a ministry of Lifeline Children’s Services, in Birmingham, Alabama where he facilitates in-country orphan care projects. He graduated from Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon in 2005 with a degree in Bible and Theology and Educational Ministries and upon graduation served as a missionary for two years in Bangladesh working with Muslim refugees translating an unwritten language into oral Bible stories. After this he worked at an outdoor alternative educational school where we lived with troubled youth year-round outside teaching life-skills and planning various backpacking and canoeing adventures.
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Alumni Update, Nathaniel Elliott '06

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:46 PM

Nathaniel Elliott ’06 took the plunge and left his full- time job at a consulting firm to go into business for himself in 2013. He wanted to build a disruptive technology that you could touch, feel, and see that created jobs for individuals that wanted to work from home. And thus he founded ahWriting, which produces handwritten cards for enterprise organizations to help them increase their sales, consumer engagement, fundraising efforts, and many other business needs. Nathaniel and his wife, Aletheia, currently live in the Bowie area. To hear more about ahWriting visit http://ahwriting.com or email hello@ahwriting.com.

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