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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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Middle School Open Coaching Positions for 16-17

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:46 PM
For the 16-17 school year, we will be seeking a girls volleyball coach and a girls B team basketball coach. Please contact Mr. Bob Topp, Middle School Athletic Director, about these openings at btopp@aacsonline.org.
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Student Life At The Upper School

Posted On: 11/7/2016 9:31 AM
Ninth grade orientation, Field Day, Homecoming, read about these events and more and see pictures.
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Snow Removal Success!

Posted On: 11/7/2016 9:37 AM
A very big thank you to our incredible Facilities Team for working so hard on getting our campuses cleared from Winter Storm Juno. Here are a few pictures of how their "Snow Days" were spent.
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The History Behind the PINK OUT......

Posted On: 11/7/2016 9:40 AM
Click here to read about how PINK OUT was started and get this years schedule. See you in your pink at 2016 PINK OUT!
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Get Your Singing Valentines!

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:52 PM
Love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate your sweetheart than through song? Schedule your Singing Valentine now!
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Reflections and Renewal

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:52 PM
The Upper School Instrumental Program presents REFLECTIONS AND RENEWAL on Friday, January 15, at 7:30 pm.
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Lower School STEM Day at the Upper School Campus

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:53 PM
Building robots and creating snow...that sounds like a fun day. Read about what Lower School students did for their STEM Day.
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Reflections on A Midsummer Night's Dream

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:47 PM
Five months of hard work payed off for the cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream
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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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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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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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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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