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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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Because first graders had been studying friendship as part of their World Course curriculum, we thought a wonderful way of combining this study with the writing skills they were working to learn would be to engage in a “Book on Friendship” project, in which students could become authors of their very own books.  More...

Students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in their Spanish-immersion classes. It is a time to celebrate the histories and cultures of Americans whose families came from Spanish-speaking countries and it is also a time to remember the many ways that Hispanic Americans help shape the United States.  More...

Recently, we welcomed celebrated author Grace Lin to join ELC and Lower Division students in the Black Box to read from her books, talk about what inspires her, how she creates her illustrations and how many of her stories are “true.”  More...

Angela Ji Xu first joined Avenues in fall 2012 as the head teacher in a Chinese section of kindergarten (in the immersion classes, nursery through grade three, children spend half their day in a class conducted in English and half in a class conducted in either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese). In fall 2014, she went on to become the immersion coordinator for Chinese teachers in the Early Learning Center (nursery through kindergarten) and Lower Division (first through fifth grade).  More...

Rosalyn McCaine is a dedicated artist who has served as an art teacher in the Lower Division Spanish immersion classes since she first joined Avenues in 2012. She brings a warmth and a wide range of experience to the students she teaches in kindergarten through grade five.  More...

LiMei Ye first joined Avenues in 2012 as a Mandarin Chinese teacher in the Lower Division. This fall, she will become head teacher of a Chinese section of first grade.  More...

Stephany Arcentales first joined Avenues in fall 2013 as a Lower Division science teacher. This fall, she will continue teaching Lower Division science while taking on the additional role of Lower Division science coordinator.  More...

Dan Hughes first joined Avenues in fall 2014 as an associate teacher in an English section of grade one. We welcome him back this fall, now as a head teacher in an English section of grade one.  More...

This fall, Wei Zhang leaves the immersion classroom to become a teacher and librarian for the Early Learning Center and Lower Division.  More...

Abby Welbourn first joined Avenues in fall 2014 as an associate teacher in an English section of grade two. This fall, she will become an associate teacher in an English section of first grade (in the immersion classes, nursery through grade four, children spend alternate days in a class conducted in English and in a class conducted in either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese).  More...