2014 Polar Plunge!

Dr. Judy, Mr. Nerovich, Ms. Lat, Ms. Dones, Mr. Macias and Ms. Lewensky represented Ariel at the 2014 Polar Plunge to raise funds for our students to participate in the Special Olympics!

2014 Polar Plunge

2014 Polar Plunge

2014 Black History Assembly

Ariel’s Black History Assembly was held on February 26th, 2014. Students from K to 5th all performed in the event with their class. Students performed dances, played characters, and narrated biographies to celebrate the life of several prominent and historical and current African Americans.  Some students in the 8th grade also performed a great debate in which historical figures debated about social norms.

Graduation 2013

Hello Parents,

Graduation Pictures for the Class of 2013 have been uploaded. Right click on the imageto download them for your memories.

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Graduation: Class of 2013

Ariel Community Academy congratulates the class of 2013!! All your hard work at Ariel has paid off and now its time for the next chapter of your life! The staff of Ariel wishes the parents and students the best of luck for High School and beyond!

Pictures from graduation coming soon…

2013 Yearbook!!

With the help of Ms. Lewensky and a student-led yearbook committee, Ariel published a 80 page, full color yearbook to show all the homeroom pictures and to highlight the various activities, clubs, and other student activities that we hosted in the school year 2012-2013.

2013 Game Night + Dinner

As a reward to the 7th grade students who maintained an A average in all their classes, Mr. Nanavati had organized a Game Night and Dinner  in his classroom on May 1st from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Students played bowling in the hallway, took part in Wii boxing competition, and played other carnival games. Winners even took home gift cards!

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2013 Money Smart Night!

Ariel Community Academy hosted another successful Money Smart Night! At LEAST 150 people attended the Money Smart Night and made it a wonderful evening.   The guest speakers, students, and parents enjoyed the information that was shared. Mr. John Rogers and the treasurer also attended the event and we quite pleased.

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2013 Springfield Trip

The 4th and 5th grade students went to their annual Springfield/St. Louis trip. Accompanied by 5 of their teachers, the students visited the boyhood home of Mark Twain, the Cameron Caves, and the museums in our states Capital!

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Chicago Bulls Visit Ariel!

Ariel Community Academy hosted an assembly with the Chicago Bulls on Friday afternoon with more than 600 students from Ariel Community Academy to celebrate the school completing the Illinois Standards Achievement Tests (ISAT) and to tip-off their spring break.

The assembly included remarks from Scottie Pippen, Stacey King and Sidney Green, as well as appearances from Derrick Rose, Marco Belinelli, Daequan Cook, Benny the Bull and the Luvabulls. The Ariel Community Academy drumline and cheerleading squad also performed.

As a special treat, the Bulls raffled off tickets to the team’s game on Tuesday, April 9 versus the Toronto Raptors for some lucky students. All students received a McDonald’s certificate for a free smoothie, chicken sandwich, fish McBites, fruit and maple oatmeal or premium salad courtesy of Ron Lofton of Lofton & Lofton Management, Inc.

ACA featured on Scholastic’s Parent and Child

Scholastic’s Parent and Child set out looking for 25 “cool” schools who are innovative in a topics above and beyond test scores. Ariel Community Academy was selected for its comprehensive investment program. Please visit this link to read about our school!


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