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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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Avenues: The World School added 6 photos and 2 videos.Photos from Avenues: The World School's postStudents coding, making and having a great time at Ruckus Constructus, our STEAM fair! ... See MoreSee Less
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A physical education teacher and coach, Stuart Fern understands how critical it is for students to get moving.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Athletics, Lower Division, Physical Education, Teacher Video, Video
In addition to offering a variety of sports under the guidance of committed, experienced coaches, the athletics program also provides a supportive and well-rounded environment for students.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Athletics, Middle Grades Program, Physical Education, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video
Meet more of the new teachers who joined us this fall, and see which returning teachers are occupying new positions.
'Tags: 'Admissions, Athletics, Avenues Interim Mastery, Early Learning Center, Faculty, Kindergarten, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, New Faculty 2015, Teacher Bio, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Kaili Keller joined Avenues in fall 2015 as an athletic trainer and physical education teacher. She brings with her almost ten years of experience in athletic training, both in and out of school environments.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Athletics, Faculty, Middle Grades Program, Teacher Bio, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Kendra Wilson joins Avenues this fall as a physical education teacher in the Lower School. She will already be familiar to many students and parents in Middle and Upper Schools, as she has spent the last two years as a coach at Avenues for the Middle School girls’ volleyball and the JV girls’ basketball teams, and an assistant coach of both the Middle School and varsity co-ed track and field teams.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Athletics, Lower Division, Physical Education, Teacher Bio, Wellness and Movement
Lauren Munick will join Avenues this fall as a physical education teacher in the Lower School. Many students will know her, since for the past two years, she has managed the physical education curriculum for Avenues on behalf of Chelsea Piers (New York, NY) and already knows many Avenues students from second through 11th grade.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Athletics, Faculty, gym, Lower Division, Physical Education, Teacher Bio, Wellness and Movement
On Monday, June 30, Avenues Chinese immersion teachers arrived by 8 a.m. to make the last touches to the classrooms, double check their first aid bags and ensure a smooth welcoming first day of the first cycle of Chinese immersion camp. All 24 Chinese immersion campers ranging in age from 3—12 years old showed up on time by 9 a.m. It went so smoothly that by 9:10 a.m. you didn’t even notice it was a day of summer camp, let alone in Mandarin Chinese.
'Tags: 'Art, Athletics, Cooking, Dance, Early Learning Center, Immersion, Language, Lower Division, Mandarin Chinese, Summer@Avenues
One of the many important tenets of the Avenues mission statement seeks to cultivate students who are “emotionally unafraid and physically fit.” This spring, fourth graders have been working towards this ideal by practicing to become scholar-athletes through our grade-wide Capture the Flag matches.
'Tags: '4th Grade, Athletics, Lower Division, School Culture
Thomas Hill joins Avenues in fall 2013 as a physical education teacher, teaching PE to grades K-2 and fitness and wellness to Upper School students. He comes to Avenues after serving for a year as director of championship events for the Sun Belt Conference in New Orleans, LA. He was responsible for the marketing and promotion of pre-event and in-game activities for the conference’s 18 men’s and women’s championships.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 9th Grade, Athletics, Faculty, Lower Division, Teacher Bio, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Stuart Fern will join Avenues as a physical education teacher for the Lower School. At Avenues there is a deep commitment to students' overall health and well-being. Stuart both embodies and espouses these principles in his approach to physical education.
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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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