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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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“Everyone needs people who support and believe in them,” repeats Hyisheem Calier – musician, entrepreneur and social worker – in this powerful speech to Avenues upper grades students.
'Tags: 'Community, Community Engagement, Mastery, Upper Grades Program, Video
The Holy Apostle Church is home to New York City’s largest soup kitchen and is located only three blocks away from Avenues, making it an ideal place to begin our work investigating resources within the context of the community.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Community, Community Engagement, Lower Division
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
On Community Engagement Day this past April, 12 Avenues Lower School families chose to spend their cold and crisp Saturday morning at the Hudson Guild Fulton Center garden. The Fulton Community Center helps to keep Senior Chelsea residents (“55 and better”) healthy, active and engaged through a range of educational, recreational and wellness-related activities.
'Tags: 'Community, Community Engagement, School Culture
One of the founding goals of the HIP writing program is creating a community where strong writing is shared and celebrated. In the week leading up to the winter break, 7–8 grade students were able to take their thoughts about audience out of the conceptual and face a real audience of their peers at an “open mic” reading.
'Tags: '7th Grade, 8th Grade, Community, Curriculum, HIP Writing, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, Writing
Mahatma Gandhi said, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” For young children, living in the present is their world, and expressing “What makes me happy” is part of our Snowflake Ceremony each year.
'Tags: 'Community, Early Learning Center, Kindergarten
Traditions build school community by bringing us together in meaningful ways. Now in our fourth year, the Snowflake Day assembly has become a treasured tradition for students in our Early Learning Center and Lower School.
'Tags: 'Community, Lower Division
On October 14, a dozen Avenues eighth graders, teachers and parents went to Hudson Guild to learn how to be good neighbors as we began to build one of the school’s most important community partnerships.
'Tags: '8th Grade, Community, Community Engagement, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
In pre-K, our units of study for the World Course are our school, our neighborhood and our city. After spending time learning about local restaurants, the students decided they wanted to open a restaurant of their own.
'Tags: 'Community, Early Learning Center, Pre-kindergarten, World Course
Our neighborhood study is an extension of the community studies on which we focused in the fall and winter as part of the pre-K World Course. In the fall, we studied our classroom community. We got to know the individuals in our room through interviews, family books, photos and numerous conversations about who we are in the room and who we are as a group.
'Tags: 'Community, Nursery, Pre-kindergarten, World Course
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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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