Our first graders are authors! This morning, our talented first graders shared their books at the annual Authors’ Tea. The engaging stories, which were either a small moment in the author’s life or realistic fiction, were also illustrated by the first graders and included a dedication page and an author bio. Great job first grade!

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This spring, ACDS 7th and 8th graders took the 2014 National Spanish Examinations along with over 154,000 students across the United States.  Twelve of our students attained national recognition for their performance:

  • Bella Hubble and Zoha Siddiqui, 7th grade, earned silver medals
  • Hayden Katz, Mary Margaret Lehmkuhler, and Rachel Suleymanov, 7th grade, earned bronze medals
  • 7th grader Naomi Yared and 8th graders Grace Breitenbeck, Drew Fisher, Mabry Griffin, Heather Loepere, Alex Mathews, and Zach Morris all earned honorable mentions on the exam

The National Spanish Examinations are standards-based exams that measure both achievement and proficiency at seven different levels.  ACDS seventh and eighth graders took the level 01 and level 1 exams respectively.  Congratulations to all of our students!