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Students learning to codeToday, middle school students participated in the Hour of Code, a one-week global effort to expose and demystify computer programming that has reached over 15 million students from preschool to grade 12 in over 180 countries. Even every Apple store in the country is offering workshops for students this week. A major goal of this initiative is to engage girls in a field that is heavily male-oriented. While each middle school grade only had about an hour to explore some engaging coding activities, we would encourage families to explore more at home by visiting http://code.org/learn and exploring the coding activities. There are activities for all ages. As the organizers like to put it, coding is for ages 4 to 104!
Fantastic comeback win for boys’ basketball teamFantastic come-from-behind win for the AACS varsity basketball team! After a 14-point deficit, the Eagles pull off a win to bring home third place in this weekend's tournament! GO EAGLES!
LEGO Team presents to city environmental commissionPlease continue to encourage and pray for our budding scientists and programmers! The 3rd grade FIRST Lego team (named "LEGO Coders") presented their science project at the City of Ann Arbor Environmental Commission meeting on Thursday at 7pm in the Board Room of the Washtenaw County Administration Building. See the attached photo to see their part of the meeting's official agenda. They, along with our middle school team, will be attending the FIRST Lego state championship on December 12.
25 Years of God’s FaithfulnessPlease mark down the evening of Saturday, May 7, 2016 for our 25th Anniversary Celebration Event. Formal invitations will be mailed later in the winter. Please contact the office at 734-741-4948 or email@example.com if you are unsure that we have your address.
LEGO teams advance to state championshipCongratulations to two of our FIRST LEGO teams for advancing to the state championship! 14 students on three teams from AACS participated at a regional qualifying tournament for FIRST LEGO League, which is an international competition focused on robotics and science. AACS teams built and programmed robots to solve pre-defined missions, and conducted in-depth science projects on this year's theme of trash management. AACS teams won tournament awards for highest robot score, most innovative science project solution, and best teamwork. Two AACS teams, Brick Warriors (6th-7th graders) and LEGO Coders (3rd graders), advanced to the state championship on Dec. 12. While the 4th-5th grade team did not qualify for states, they also performed well.
1st place for two of our athletic teamsA big congratulations to our Boys' Soccer Team and Girls' JV Volleyball team. Each won first place in their respective league tournaments to end their seasons. The school wishes to thank their coaches for their leadership and care of the students.
Special Event: Dan Webster and KidUnique"Equipping Adults to Powerfully Impact the Next Generation": Nationally acclaimed speaker and leadership trainer Dan Webster will be speaking at Ann Arbor Christian School on the morning of Saturday, October 3 from 9:00am-12:30pm and presenting his KidUnique Program. Designed for adults who regularly engage in the lives of children and teenagers, the program provides a powerful framework to help parents, teachers, and youth group workers to be more insightful and deliberate on how to engage with, to recognize and affirm the uniqueness of, and to seek God's insights on the children and teens in our lives - young people whom He has fearfully and wonderfully made and knows better than we do. Childcare will be provided.
Special Acapella Performance by the Yale University WhiffenpoofsThe world-renowned Yale University Whiffenpoofs, the nation’s oldest all-male acapella group (active since 1909), performed at AACS on May 4. We were thrilled to be able to arrange a performance of this world-class group to our school during their stop in Ann Arbor. The Whiffenpoofs have performed for President Bush and President Obama, appeared on the TV shows Glee, The Sing-Off, and Jeopardy, and sang on every continent (including Antarctica!). To see a few clips of their performance at AACS, visit our Vimeo page.