It's good to be back in the Nest after Osprey Week and Spring Break! Roxy and Tina report the following about this week's 9th grade trip to
It was more than a springboard for the
Space Settlement Project
--it was inspiringly breathtaking.
The facility itself is beyond imaginable. We observed and experimented with the wonders of science and human innovation inside the Biomes. I heard one student say her whole project could now “easily come together - it all makes sense.” Our Ospreys not only behaved themselves like young adults, they demonstrated their powers of critical thinking and scientific reasoning through a couple mini projects like activating yeast with sugar and water and experimenting with water filtration a systems. Many students spent the entire day documenting everything around them - truly “taking it in.” We were proud mama Ospreys.
Thank you to parents Tina Moseley and Cassie Walters for helping chaperone the trip--and to all our 9th grade parents for supporting this unique learning opportunity.
Senior Project TED Talks
are underway and we encourage everyone to try to attend at least one.
We are particularly proud of Senior Project as it was just this week named by the Colorado Department of Education as one of three most innovative and effective capstone projects in the state that are successfully preparing students for career and college!
TED Talks give seniors the opportunity to showcase the professional presentation skills they develop at AHS while defending their theses and speaking to their passions. Everyone is welcome and they are a great testimony to the value of an Animas education.
Next Tuesday, our seniors will have the day off to work on TED Talks or Action Projects, while all other students will take the
. Please refer to the
we sent home earlier today for all the details. Thank you to those who have volunteered to bring
snacks for students
. Please be sure to bring food in by the end of the day Monday so we can set it up before school on Tuesday.
Finally, we hope to see Ospreys in the audience at the
Durango Voice Finals
tomorrow night from 7:00 to 10:00 at the Henry Strater Theatre, as 9th grader Naima Van Tyn competes for the title in this fun competition that benefits Manna Soup Kitchen. Good luck, Naima!
Enjoy the weekend and thanks for all you do to help the Ospreys soar!