Thursday, May 11, 2017

A-B Wellness Tree in Full Bloom

Thanks to our Student Wellness Committee, we have a beautiful new tree in Student Center East.

During a Wellness Week Advisory Activity in April, our students and staff members wrote on leaves to share what they do to take care of themselves, what makes them happy, and what they are grateful for...

The result is a lovely reminder of the many things we are grateful for everyday as a school community.

Earlier today, I shared this reminder message with our seniors and a similar message for all students in our daily Good Morning A-B email about making safe choices. We are in full spring event season, and we know that this time of year is statistically one when teenagers can engage increasingly in high-risk behaviors related to drinking, driving, and other substance-related choices. I also reminded them about asking for help for themselves or on behalf of a peer if they or someone they know may be struggling. They are surrounded by caring adults here, and I appreciate our parent community reminding our students of this as well. 

I hope you all have a good rest of the week and a happy, relaxing weekend.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Senior Interns Send-Off and A-B Administrator Recognized for National Award

Interns on Their Way....We wished more than 150 of our senior interns well today before they begin their internships on Monday. Tremendous thanks go to staff members Genevieve Hammond and Linda Murphy for overseeing our internship program and providing opportunities for our seniors to finish out the year exploring career options and having real-world experience. Our new Colonial mascot greeted students at the senior entrance, and the senior staircase was decorated in honor of the Class of 2017. It was a spirited day, and some of our seniors even brought their four-legged friends to help celebrate...

Congratulations to Associate Principal Beth Baker for being one of three national recipients of the Educational Theatre Association's 2017 Administrator's Award! Beth was nominated by drama teacher and Proscenium Circus Advisor Jessica Harms for her dedication and hard work on behalf of PC. A-B is so fortunate to have Beth's commitment to the arts and advocacy of theatre programs.

ABRSD's May Expanding Our Notion of Success newsletter focuses on social emotional learning.  As defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)SEL is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.  

I hope you all have a great weekend~