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Quote of the Week
"Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."
– Michael Jordan
Extracurricular activities site at ACS includes all after school Academic and Fine Arts programming as well as tennis, Judo, climbing wall, and swimming. The site was designed to provide current information to families about all the wonderful things happening in our extra-curricular offer..
To visit the Extra-Curricular site, click here.
Modern Sepak Takraw, or Takraw for short (also known as Kick Volleyball), began in Malaysia and is now their national sport. It combines elements of Soccer, Footbag, Volleyball, Baseball, Badminton, Gymnastics and the ancient sport of Sepak Raga. For a brief video click here.
How This Gut Bacteria May Give Elite Athletes an Edge
Elite athletes not only have stronger hearts and fitter muscles than the average Joe, but they also sport special gut bacteria that may actually boost their performance, a new study suggests. Read more.
The Brutal Neuroscience of Figure Skating: How Spinning Athletes Overcome Dizziness
As I write this, I'm sitting in a desk chair — the kind that turns. If I kick my legs hard against the floor, again and again, it will spin fast — not figure-skater fast, but fast enough that when I stop and try to stand, the whole world careens sideways, threatening to hurl me into my editor — which I don't think she would appreciate. [Editor's note: This is correct.] I gave it a try a few minutes ago, and the words of this article are still listing queasily even as I type them out. Read more.