192 of the top schools gathered in Chicago May 11-13 for the Middle School National Championship Tournament. The AOS team consisted of eighth graders and one seventh grader: Captain Kile Stenoien, Alex Adkins, Nicholas Klopp, John Dameris, Daniel Locklar, and Scott Bera. Nationals was an extremely tough competition. Every game was a nail-biter!
After a nine-month collaborative search process led by our Search Committee, and with input and participation from the entire AOS community, the Board of Trustees selected Sam Fragomeni, Ed.D., to be the next Head of School at AOS. As a Board, we believe Sam is the ideal leader to embrace and further our School’s mission of providing a superior education in a warm and nurturing Christian environment that encourages the development of the whole child.
The 4th Grade Biography Bash was held April 5-6, and AOS students presented their explorations of historic figures from Texas in the context of heroism. Some of these heroic Texans included Sam Houston, Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, Davy Crockett, and Stephen F. Austin.
On March 28, friends and family joined students at AOS in the Caloudas Activity Center for the Annual AOS Third Grade States Fair. It is the culminating event of third graders' research about the people, places, landmarks, symbols, animals, major landforms, and state and national parks from their states.
The Girls Basketball Team finished a perfect season with three dominant performances in the playoffs which culminated with a 47-21 victory over Second Baptist in the Championship. This is the first HJPC Championship for Girls Basketball!
On February 7, Mark Kelly announced Heather Haas as the new Head of Middle School for AOS. Heather is currently the Middle School Science Department Chair at the Greenhill School in Dallas where she has been for the past five years.
AOS would like to congratulate 8th Grader, Leah Beach! Leah is our 2018 Spelling Bee Winner!! Also, congratulations to 7th Grader, Lexi Guo, who is the 1st Runner-Up! The bee lasted 25 rounds. Ten rounds went back and forth between Leah and Lexi! The winning word was "platano." Thank you to all of our participants and officials in this year's school-wide Spelling Bee!