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Festival de Primavera 2017Each year, Spanish-immersion students in the Lower Division and Early Learning Center participate in the Festival de Primavera. Enjoy highlights from this year’s event! ... See MoreSee Less
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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
Over spring break, a group of Avenues middle grades students spent 12 days in Argentina hosted by Holy Trinity College in Mar del Plata. This marked Avenues’ first true exchange program; students from Holy Trinity joined us in New York in January.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Global Journeys, Immersion, Middle Grades Program, Spanish, Upper Division
Our middle grades Chinese-speaking students celebrated Lunar New Year and the Lantern Festival in February. In Chinese class, students not only learned about the do’s and dont’s for the Lunar New Year, but also about how those who celebrate start to prepare for this holiday seven days before the Chinese New Year’s Eve, and continue to celebrate the holiday until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Art, Arts, Language, Mandarin Chinese, Middle Grades Program
This February, 15 Upper Division Avenues artists were recognized for their “superior talent and achievement” in visual art and awarded Scholastic Art Awards. The Scholastic Art Awards represent the most comprehensive national assessment of the creative spirit among American teens.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Art, Arts, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
On Sunday, February 26, Avenues held its first Ruckus Constructus, a school-wide family STEAM event created by Avenues faculty, parents and students. The turnout was overwhelming, with more than 1,200 people from the community in attendance and the building came to life with almost 50 hands-on sessions.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Coding, Early Learning Center, Engineering, Kindergarten, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Nursery, Pre-kindergarten, STEAM, STEM, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
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For the past five years, Rita Truong has been the head teacher in the Yellow room of the Avenues Early Learning Center. She is a proud member of the Avenues founding... More...
Ivan Cestero has been with Avenues from early days of 2011. He now teaches 11th and 12th grade electives in entrepreneurship and innovation in the World Course while... 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... More...
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