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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
For the third annual Awareness Day at Avenues, students were given the opportunity to deeply examine issues of class and privilege with honesty and respect.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade, Awareness Day, Character, School Culture, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video, Videos
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
“Everything I do in China, whether it’s buying vegetables or telling jokes, is a form of cultural exchange,” Jesse Appell told Avenues students during his visit last November. Based in Beijing for the past four years, Jesse has forged a career as a cultural intermediary between China and America.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Arts, Immersion, Mandarin Chinese, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video, World Course
On October 2, a group of 13 visited the Dodge Poetry Festival, a biennial four-day celebration of the art form in Newark, NJ. A smaller group of students attended the festival two years ago, but this year's group had more than doubled in size, proof of Avenues students' ever-growing interest in the written and spoken word.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade, Arts, English, Humanities, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Brendan Dolan is the instrumental music instructor for the Upper Division. Previously, he'd worked as a private and group instructor for children ages five through 18 in classical, pop and Irish music on piano, flute, tin whistle, drums and guitar.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Faculty, Middle Grades Program, Music, Teacher Bio, Teacher Video, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Ninth and tenth graders interviewed some of our Spanish-speaking neighbors at the Hudson Guild Senior Center as part of a monologue project. Everyone had such a good time that the students decided to throw a salsa party and invite their new friends.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 9th Grade, Community, Community Engagement, Spanish, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video
Michael Maccarone first joined Avenues in 2012 as a science teacher and curriculum specialist for the upper grades program, a role in which he has remained since.
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'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade, Faculty, Science, Teacher Bio, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Sally Kent first joined Avenues in 2012 as the science curriculum specialist for the middle grades program and Lower Division while teaching middle grades science. In addition, in fall 2015 she became the STEAM cohort leader for the middle grades program. This fall, we are glad to welcome her back as an associate head of administration for grades six through 12.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Faculty, Middle Grades Program, Teacher Bio, Teacher Video, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
In fall 2016, Avenues welcomes Spencer Baron as a Chinese teacher in the Upper Division, teaching grades 9-12.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade, Chinese, Faculty, Language, Teacher Bio, Upper Division
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