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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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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.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Arts, HIP Writing, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
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.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, HIP Writing, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
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 […]
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Community Engagement, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
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.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
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.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Art, Arts, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Spanish, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
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.
'Tags: '7th Grade, Community Engagement, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
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.
'Tags: '7th Grade, 8th Grade, Arts, Middle Grades Program, Music, Theater, Upper Division
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.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Upper Division
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.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Curriculum, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Upper Division
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.
'Tags: 'Food, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Upper Division, Video
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