January 12, 2018
Robin Ewing dives into the research phase of Senior Project
Greetings Osprey Community,

It's exciting to feel renewed focus and energy this week, as our second semester gets underway. We used our Professional Development Day on Monday to provide teachers and staff a valuable chance to deepen our ability to support students struggling with mental health issues, an important piece of our work as a school community. Thank you to the two talented local counselors who shared their expertise with us--Osprey parent Anna Krutsky (mom to senior Maya Blaisdell and junior Lydia Blaisdell) and Jennifer Stucka-Benally.

As a reminder, final grades from first semester are posted in Infinite Campus. Please check there, as we do not send out report cards.

The AHS Board of Directors meets next Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 on campus and all are welcome to attend. Topics they will address include budget and fundraising, updates on the Strategic Plan and plans to recruit new Board members. Board Meeting agendas and minutes are always available for review on the AHS website here.

Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00, Humanities teacher Sara Price and seniors Quinn Luthy and Dylan King will participate in a panel discussion following a screening of the documentary film The Mask You Live In the Fort Lewis College Student Union Ballroom. The event is co-sponsored by the college, The Durango Herald and Rocky Mountain PBS and we anticipate a lively community conversation about how overly rigid definitions of masculinity can have negative impacts on us all. We hope to see you there.

Winter Advisory Olympics are next Friday, and we will have early release at 12:30 on that day. There will be no catered lunch available Friday and no Hub Bus service to DHS at the end of the day. We look forward to a day of Olympic-themed friendly competitions between advisory groups, all designed as a fun way to build positive school culture.

sophomore Keenan Kelly works through a math challenge with support from Dan Thurber
Christine Imming and her advisee, senior Claire Leffler, create a little snowstorm since we haven't gotten much this winter
Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year is now open for new students entering 9th, 10th or 11th grade next fall. Shadow Days begin Thursday, January 25 and our first AHS Information Session is Tuesday, January 30. New families and younger siblings of current students or alumni must complete an online Intent to Enroll by February 28 in order to be placed in the lottery, which will be on March 1. We will send registration materials to all current 9th, 10th and 11th grade families on March 1; registration materials will need to be completed and returned by March 15 in order to secure your spot. Please reach out to assistant head of school Libby Cowles with any enrollment questions at

We hope you all enjoy the Martin Luther King holiday weekend and thanks for all you do to help the Ospreys soar!
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