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Quote of the MONTH

"I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice."

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, six-time NBA MVP and 19-time All-Star.

WELCOME BACK

With the start of a new year it is always a good idea to set some goals.

Let's start this semester wishing you the best!

Extracurriculars Online

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.

2020 World Sporting Event Calendar


Fun Facts

Bubble ball

Bubble ball — created by the BBA — is more competitive compared to other games using the plastic equipment. Participants play faster with more agility and strategy to score the most points.

Players step into huge plastic balls that resemble bubbles, but they still can run, kick and pick up objects. Can you imagine running around in a massive bubble wrap ball? We promise it's fun.

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Useful Resources

  • Articles

Can Olympic Figure Skaters Break the 5-Spin Barrier?

Olympic audiences went wild last week when Mirai Nagasu landed a triple axel, becoming the first U.S. female figure skater to turn an entire 3.5 rotations in the air at the Winter Games.

Meanwhile, male figure skaters have mastered the quadruple jump, that is, four rotations in the air. But no skater, male or female, has pulled off a quintuple-turn jump.

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Good Sports: Longer Lives Linked to Swimming, Racquetball

Many types of exercise are linked to a lower risk of premature death, but activities like racquet sports, swimming and aerobics seem best at improving people's chances of staving off an early demise, according to a new study.

Researchers found that people in the study who regularly played racquet sports had a 47 percent lower risk of dying over the course of the nine-year study than people who did not regularly engage in such sports. And people who regularly went swimming had a 28 percent lower risk of an early death during the study than those who did not regularly swim, the researchers found.

Moreover, people who regularly did aerobics had a 27 percent lower risk of dying during the course of the nine-year study than people who did not regularly do such activity, the researchers found. [The 4 Types of Exercise You Need to Be Healthy]

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