ACS is the top school in the state for the sixth year in a row in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Our students rock! Overall, our school logged just under 800,000 reading minutes. We are so proud of our students, and all of their hard work! Just because summer is over, doesn't mean you should stop reading. Keep up the good work! Representatives from Scholastic visited our campus on November 6th to present us with our official award plaque and banner. A huge thank you goes out to our librarian, Mrs. Doumit, for coordinating this program every year.
Our Staff Spotlight of the week is kindergarten teacher, Heather Ford. Heather has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University. She has taught for 23 years, 11 of which have been at ACS. Both of her children have attended our school. Heather was voted the 2015 - 2016 Elementary Teacher of the year by the Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce. She was also named Best Elementary Teacher and Among the Best Kindergarten Teachers in the 2018 The Commercial Dispatch Best of the Triangle Reader's Poll.
"Kindergarten is my true love. We sing, dance, draw, and write everyday. Getting to help with your child's spiritual growth is a rare gift and I am so pleased to be part of it. We are in this adventure together!" - Heather Ford
Beta Club is collecting money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. LLS raises money to fund research for a cure for blood cancers.The fundraiser will be held from October 29th -November 16th· Please send any change or dollar bills to support this wonderful cause. Each student will have an individual box to bring back and forth from home, and each class will have a box in which students may place their collected money. The class that raises the most money per student will receive TWO very cool prizes:
1) Prize# 1 will be determined for the winning class by Mrs. House.
2) Prize #2 the winning class will get a party for raising the most money.
Every cent counts ... so bring everything you can find with your parent's permission! The winner will be announced after Thanksgiving Break.
Our staff spotlight of the week is fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Lacey Sherman. Lacey graduated from Mississippi University for Women in 2003 with a degree in Elementary Education (K-8, highly qualified in English and History 7-12). This is her sixteenth year teaching and fifth year at ACS. She taught in the Columbus Municipal School District for eleven years (one year at Hunt Intermediate and ten years at Lee Middle/Columbus Middle School).
Lacey is a BIG reader, so she encourages her students to READ READ READ!
"I’m so thankful that God led me to ACS to share my enthusiasm and passion for teaching. I am truly blessed to be a part of this precious school family." - Lacey Sherman