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Alumni Update, Megan Griffith '13

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:46 PM
Megan Elizabeth Griffith ’13 is currently living in Los Angeles, California pursuing her dream as a singer, musician and songwriter. A multi-faceted instrumentalist and composer of the piano and guitar, Megan’s sound is described as “Katy Perry meets Adele.” Her debut single and music video, Closer to You, is set to release in Spring 2014.

Megan Elizabeth, founder of the #BeKind No Bully Zone Campaign will be introducing the campaign and performing live on Monday, March 17, 2014 in D.C. at Starbucks (1401 New York Ave. NW), hosted by Radio/TV Personality Jeannie Jones. Please visit www.OfficialMeganElizabeth.com for more information.

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Upper School Choirs on Tour in Atlanta

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:47 PM
The auditioned choirs from the Upper School Choral Program went on tour to Atlanta. Read about their time here!
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AACS Students Perform with MD All State Chorus

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:47 PM
Congratulations to our chorus members who participated in the Maryland All-State Music Festival. Click to read about it here.
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Into the Woods

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:47 PM
The Upper School Drama Club presents its spring musical, INTO THE WOODS, on 3/7, 3/12, 3/13, and 3/14 at 7:00 pm. (The performance originally scheduled for 3/6 has been rescheduled to 3/12.) Click for more details!
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Christmas Choral Concert: Festival Of Nine Lessons & Carols

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:47 PM
This Christmas season you don't want to miss our Christmas Choral Concert on December 12th & 13th. Click for details!
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Intellectual Art From Our 5th Graders

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:47 PM
After reading their novels, the 3rd-5th graders do a project called "Intellectual Art." Click to read more and see pictures!
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Taking Steps to Impact the World for Jesus Christ

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
Update on Our International Student Program.
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AACS Expanding to Fourth Location

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
AACS is opening a 4th location in the fall of 2015. A new Lower School near Severn is in the works.
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AACS Opening New Lower School Near Upper School Campus in Severn

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
AACS is opening our 4th location in the fall of 2015. A new Lower School near Severn is in the works.
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AACS GOALS

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
Please take a moment to review the AACS goals.
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The Love of God is Magnificent!

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
How do we know what love is? The author of 1 John writes about this. Read this story of how God's love has blessed an AACS family.
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AACS Storytellers

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
Would you like to help tell the AACS Story? This is a fun volunteer opportunity for our parents who like to tell stories and take pictures. Here's how to get involved with our new AACS Storytelling Ministry!
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AACS College Fair Coming Soon!

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
Click here for details.
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AACS Senior Is National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
To be 1 of the 1.4 million National Merit program entrants is a "Big Deal"!
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AACS Celebrates Four Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
Congratulations National Merit Scholarship Commended Students Bethany Laible, Caleb Robertson, Abigail Schaeffer as well as "Outstanding Participant" Loretta Grant!
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US Students: FREE SAT Prep Now Available

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
More than 100 lessons, 60 quizzes and a full-length SAT practice exam are now available to all Upper School students, thanks to generous donations at this year's Spring Spectacular. Summer is a great opportunity to prepare!
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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

   
Why I Am Proud To Be An American.
Posted 11/21/2014 10:24AM

AACS 8th graders are entering an American Essay contest "Why I am Proud to be an American." Here is one of the many outstanding essays written by our 8th grade class.


Why I'm Proud to be an American

There was a spark that was brought over to our country by the settlers. A spark that was ignited by the founding fathers, and a spark that went from flickering flame to the roar of fire that brought us to our independence. America was founded on dreams, hopes, and wishes, in order to form a more perfect union. Perfect may be something that we will never attain, but we fly as close to it as we can.

The United States of America was built from the ground up. It is seen as a utopia to the people many surrounding countries. The lengths that immigrants will go to trying to make it to America, the land of dreams, are insurmountable. People are risking their lives because they can see America, shining at the end of the tunnel.

There is always a chance, always a job. Hope isn't abandoned in America, it's found. America gives people the freedom to try and try again, and to fight for what they know is true. We the people have our unalienable rights and are protected in most everything that we do. It doesn't matter who you are. I am proud to have been born here, and I wouldn't trade that for anything. My future shines in front of me here, and I know that the American Dream is possible. I've witnessed it.

It doesn't matter how our country was built, on the backs of slaves or otherwise. It matters how our country was shaped, by the voices of Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King Jr., and the many more who knew that the wrongs that they saw weren't American. Slavery wasn't established in America, nor were racism or sexism. These were things that were inherited from other cultures. America was the one who severed them from our identity.

I am proud to be an American, because we are the land of the free and the home of the brave. Because of everything we've accomplished, I know that to be true.


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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