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Avenues: The World School added 4 new photos.These middle grades students received a crash course in wit during the “LOL: Making Comedy Gold” Minimester: bit.ly/2uAhlqI ... See MoreSee Less
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For the third straight year, our middle grades comedians brought the house down as part of the “LOL: Making Comedy Gold” Minimester course! Every afternoon for the whole Minimester week, a group of a dozen students met to play improv games; watch and analyze famous comedians and classic comedic sketches; and plan and workshop their own original material.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Arts, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Upper Division
On April 17, middle grades students kicked off Minimester, a week of elective courses in which students explore various areas of interests. The goal of Minimester is to expose students to topics and experiences the ordinary schedule doesn’t allow. These elective courses run for half or full days and offer opportunities to use the city as an extension of the classroom.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Arts, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Project-Based Learning, STEAM, Upper Division
Students gave their regards to Broadway during the toe-tapping, song-singing, subway-hopping, intensive Minimester week as they learned the ins and outs of the theater world and got to know some of the people behind the scenes of Broadway productions.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Arts, Minimester, Theater
In the weeklong Mahjong Master Minimester course students had the opportunity to learn Chinese Mahjong, a game deeply ingrained in Asian culture and popular around the world.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Upper Division
Should George Milton have shot Lennie Small? The 8th graders hotly debated this question in their English classrooms as part of a mock trial, the culminating event of their study of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.
'Tags: '8th Grade, Humanities, Literacy, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
17 Avenues students in grades 8 through 11 received awards for their “superior talent and achievement” in the written word. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7 through 12.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Writing
During Med School 101 Minimester, 7th and 8th grade Avenues students were engaged in learning about the field of medicine, opening up their eyes, brains and hearts to all the possibilities the field has to offer.
'Tags: '7th Grade, 8th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Science, STEM, Upper Division
Since first joining Avenues in 2013, Bridget Sabala has served as a middle grades math teacher in the Upper Division, in addition to spending one year overseeing the middle grades Minimester program and another as the STEAM cohort leader for grades five and six.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Deans, Faculty, Math, Middle Grades Program, Teacher Bio, Upper Division
As the culmination of our unit on "The Dream, Identity, and Immigration," 8th graders continued their exploration of the role the “American Dream” and identity play in the lives of immigrants by conducting interviews and producing a podcast outlining the subjects’ experiences as immigrants.
'Tags: '8th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, World Course
Over spring break, 18 middle grades students and four Avenues teachers hopped on a plane to China to live with homestay families in Guilin. The homestay experience encouraged true cross-cultural exchanges in which our students shared stories about their lives in the big American city of New York and their homestay families shared their experiences living in a small Chinese city.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Global, Immersion, Language, Mandarin Chinese, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
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