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    These middle grades students learned the ins and outs of the theater world and got to know some of the people behind the scenes of Broadway productions: bit.ly/2tplOJe
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Archive for Sharan Gill

HIP Writing Program Coordinator for the Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, Avenues: The World School

In October, students in the middle grades HIP writing program read about the secret life of Gus the theater cat in T.S. Eliot’s poem of the same name, then imagined their own versions of what kind of secret life their pet would have. The lesson set the scene for an optional field trip to see Cats on Broadway, and on Tuesday, November 1, more than 135 Avenues students, teachers and parents attended the evening show of the musical.   More...

HIP, or High Intensity Practice, is in its second year at Avenues, and our HIP Stories gathering marked the first time parents joined their children to celebrate the work they’ve been doing in HIP Writing.   More...

On Thursday, October 20, more than 200 students in grades six through eight participated in the middle grades Community Day—an example of Avenues’ mission to graduate students who are humble about their gifts and generous of spirit. Each grade participated in a different project: sixth grade cleaned up parks in Flushing, Queens; seventh grade participated […]  More...

Faculty designed field trips for each of the middle grades in order to give students an opportunity to catch up with one another, foster a sense of community and inform curriculum units they would explore in the weeks to come.   More...

In March, the Avenues arts and Spanish departments presented a bilingual production of Miguel de Cervantes’ novel Don Quixote, adapted for the stage by Middle School art teacher Erik Zambrano and performed by Middle and Upper School students.   More...

In October, the entire seventh grade went to P.S. 90 in Coney Island, the Edna Cohen School, to spend a day playing music and reading with elementary school students.  More...

This February, the Avenues arts department kicked off their first Middle School cabaret. Seventh and eighth grade students sang tunes from Les Miserables, Into the Woods, Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy and many others.  More...

This year, the “Read, Eat, Write” Minimester course combined a love for food and a passion for writing. The objective of the course was to expose students to the different types of writing that could come from a passion about food and to give them an opportunity to try their hand at some of those pieces in a structured writing workshop.   More...

On April 20, the Middle School kicked off its third annual Minimester. The Minimester program is a week of curriculum that offers students an opportunity to further their interest in a particular passion or to investigate a new one.   More...

The readers, eaters and writers in this course spent their mornings during the Minimester week delving into the world of culinary journalism. Their objective was to notice how food writers use the senses of sight, smell, taste and touch to bring a culinary experience alive for their readers.  More...