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    Intercultural Comedy with Jesse Appell
    “Intercultural comedian” Jesse Appell of Laughbeijing and the US-China Comedy Center guides Avenues students through an improv class – entirely in Chinese – and discusses why comedy is an act of cultural exchange: bit.ly/2lrYGWC
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Archive for ‘9th-grade’

“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.   More...

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.  More...

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.  More...

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.  More...

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.  More...

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.  More...

In fall 2016, Avenues welcomes Spencer Baron as a Chinese teacher in the Upper Division, teaching grades 9-12.   More...

Pedro joins Avenues in fall 2016 as a science teacher in the Upper Division, teaching integrated science to ninth and tenth graders.   More...

Ryan Martin joined Avenues in fall 2013 as a World Course teacher in the Upper School and became the World Course curriculum specialist later that year.  More...

In 2014, Stephanie Shore joined Avenues as an Upper School World Course teacher, a role she has remained in since. The World Course of global studies, which runs through the curriculum beginning in the nursery class and continuing through 12th grade, infuses a series of topics throughout the Avenues curriculum to ensure every student obtains a global vision. In the upper grades program, the World Course is offered as a series of electives in subjects such as demography, environmental sustainability, economic trade, world religions and more.  More...