This marks the last week of Semester 1 for school year 2017-18. Thank you to everyone who has helped transition those of us who are new to AC this year - the AC community is incredibly welcoming and supportive. I know that we all feel privileged to be working together to help fulfill the Academia Cotopaxi mission.

I hope you are all staying healthy! In addition to taking advantage of the flu shot, it is important to help your children remember to stay hydrated, eat several servings of fruits and vegetables each day, and get enough sleep. The hour before bedtime is especially important for children (and all of us) to relax and begin to quiet the mind for a restful sleep.

Important reminders
The Middle School first semester ends on Friday, January 26. Report cards will be available after February 2. Student schedules generally stay nearly the same from one semester to the next, with the exception of a change in some elective classes. If you have any questions about your child’s schedule, please contact me or Aubrey Jordan.

The second round of Middle School MAP testing takes place January 30, 31, and February 1. Please note this on your calendar and help ensure that your child is at school and especially well rested on these days. MAP test results will be distributed at Student Led Conferences on February 28.

The end of the year will come quickly, and it is not too early to begin thinking about the way in which we would like to farewell the Grade 8’s as they move on from Middle School. If you are interested in being part of a small committee to plan this event, please let me know.

With kind regards,


Sheryl Gruber
Middle School Principal
(593-2) 382-3270 ext. 2001
"We are responsible for being informed global citizens who understand and affect positive change."