Spring Soirée & GardenLab Update
Have you noticed the construction? As promised, GardenLab construction began Monday May 15th. Thank you parents, sponsors & everyone who made this possible. Thank You.

Spring Soiree 2017

What is the Spring Soirée?
The Spring Soiree is the largest fundraiser for American Academy. It's a fun adult only night filled with our school community enjoying music, appetizers, drinks, desserts, games, silent & live auction, and some dancing! Next year's Spring Soirée will be on Saturday April 21, 2018.
Spring Soirée 2017 Money Raised
Our numbers are in: we have a net profit of over $70,000. We have ourselves a GardenLab! This is just amazing! An increase of more than 30% from last year. We have heard you loud and clear. GardenLab construction will begin May 15th.
Dress of Choice
With the success of the Spring Soirée, and as we sold over 200 tickets, the school has approved an extra Dress of Choice Day on Thursday May 18th!

Spring Soiree 2017 Funds
Proceeds from this year’s Soirée will be used to support our school’s new endeavor to build a Garden Laboratory, as well as continue our support of the STEM program. This outdoor garden based learning environment would provide opportunities for all students to incorporate lessons learned in the classroom with hands on experiences outside. While our continuing support for STEM includes software licensing, teacher training, and supplies, it also enables opportunities like the STEM Certification Program, new this year.
GardenLab Description
The American Academy GardenLab will extend our classrooms into a beautifully landscaped and private outdoor garden, right on our own school property. A natural setting for experiential learning, our GardenLab will feature raised beds of vegetables for eating and flowers for attracting garden-friendly insects and birds, a pond, a worm bed, a compost area, and a bird bath to keep the birds and butterflies coming back. Students will sit under the pergola for shaded instruction and use the greenhouse for experiments, germinating seeds and storing supplies.
While working and learning in the GardenLab, our younger students will learn about garden preparation and science, plants, soils and seeds, and about the variety of life in a garden, large, small and microscopic. Older students will delve into plant diversity, nutrition, sustainability, plant biology, physiology and genetics, and soil composition and its effects on plants. Though all of this knowledge can be acquired in a classroom, it can only be experienced outside. And by experiencing it will all of their senses, students will more effectively synthesize that information as it applies to health and nutrition, earth science, physical science and life science, and possibly even more enhancements as time goes on.
This is the plan for the GardenLab when fully finished.

Spring Soiree 2017 Sponsors
Thank you for your incredible support and commitment to our school.

Sponsor Website
For more information on our sponsors, please click on their company name below.
Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

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