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"We took a 6th grade project from New York (building a weather station), and the 6th grade students in Uganda showed us they could do it, too—no problem. That’s when I thought, heck, this might really work,” says Julia Higdon, research scientist at Avenues: The World School. So Project Hello World teamed up with Avenues to learn from children in remote places, and how to bring high-quality education to children who have no or only limited access to traditional schooling. Want to find out more? We are talking about it at SXSWedu on March 9: bit.ly/2dqSrx9 ... See MoreSee Less
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Avenues: The World School added 6 photos and 2 videos.Photos from Avenues: The World School's postStudents coding, making and having a great time at Ruckus Constructus, our STEAM fair! ... See MoreSee Less
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'Tags: 'The Highliner, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
On October 2, a group of 13 visited the Dodge Poetry Festival, a biennial four-day celebration of the art form in Newark, NJ. A smaller group of students attended the festival two years ago, but this year's group had more than doubled in size, proof of Avenues students' ever-growing interest in the written and spoken word.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade, Arts, English, Humanities, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
On February 4, students in the Middle and Upper Schools were recognized for their "superior talent and achievement" in writing. Four students in grades 7–8 and 13 students in grades 9–12 won nearly 20 awards for their writing in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the country.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Art, Middle Grades Program, Students, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Writing
This summer, The Highliner offered Upper School students the chance to learn the ins and outs of writing for a publication. Students attended twice-weekly video conferences with Mr. Mendel as they studied and engaged in journalistic and creative writing. The program culminated with an exclusive summer issue, available in hard-copy print, as well as a pdf version.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade, Art, Arts, Journalism, The Highliner, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Early this fall, a team of 25 Upper School students assembled on the eighth floor to produce a new student-led publication for the Avenues Upper School community. What they had in mind was the production of a school newspaper; after all, most high schools have a newspaper, and the team felt their peers deserved a reliable news source to report on various activities around the school.
'Tags: 'Art, Arts, Journalism, The Highliner, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
This summer, 20 Upper School students participated in a groundbreaking online writing program to help them continue to improve their writing throughout the summer.
After working last year with students in the writing center and getting a better feel for their needs, I developed the program late last spring. Initially, the idea was for students and teachers to correspond as pen pals throughout the summer.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 9th Grade, Humanities, Student Voices, Technology, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
In late May, Sam Roberts of the New York Times met with Upper School students interested in revitalizing the school newspaper. Over 30 students had the unique privilege of joining an open discussion with Mr. Roberts as he provided advice and insights on high school newspapers and the field of journalism at large.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 9th Grade, Journalism, Media, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
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