Dear AST Family and Friends,
Today, we held our second annual club fair. I want to take a moment and remember that the big drive behind this event starting was the Parent Association (PA). They pushed us to try and find a way to diversify our middle school and high school club options and where we have now ended up follows a process that encourages student leadership, student interest, and student exploration. We are pleased with the results and are excited to see what happens with this year's clubs.
Anthony Keen Director
After School Activities Start Next Week
Elementary school clubs, athletics, and middle and high school clubs all start on Monday. As such, we will provide late bus service beginning on Monday. These activities all run Monday through Thursday each week. There will likely be occasional Friday opportunities for special events moving forward. The late bus routes are on the GAO page of our website.
Last Day for Bus and Lunch Cancellations
Tuesday, August 22nd, is the last day to cancel your busing or lunch for the semester and get a full refund. Please contact GAO with questions.
New Teacher Introductions
Joining us in MS and HS Art is Dr. Teresa Tipton.
I have been drawing since I was four-years old and one of the things people say about me is that I am passionate about art! I come from Seattle, WA where I worked as an artist-in-residence in Washington State schools and started after-school programs in inner city neighborhoods. In addition to being a curriculum specialist and helping non-profit organizations get grants for cultural education projects internationally, I have been teaching art overseas in Tanzania, Beijing, Prague and Kenya for the past twenty years. My grandmother taught me the value of service to others and since I was a teenager, I have been a volunteer in all kinds of projects and programs, and participated in community service projects internationally in Brazil, Portugal, Japan, Italy, and France. I believe that if you can write you name, you can draw! I'm hoping to share my joy for learning in and through the arts with you, too.
At this point, all schedule changes need to be cleared through Mr. Keen.