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Avenues: The World School shared Hudson Guild's post.The fifth graders had a wonderful time visiting Fulton Senior Center for Avenues and Hudson Guild's Community Day! ... See MoreSee Less
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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
The Avenues Community Engagement (ACE) program, run by Kim Allen and Ivan Cestero, recently organized Avenues’ second successful Community Day. The activity was inspired by the Ethical Culture Fieldston School’s city semester—a course that has students engaging with the city around them in research and service projects.
'Tags: 'Advisory, Community, Community Engagement, School Culture, Service Learning
In the spring of our inaugural year, Ivan Cestero and Kim Allen, co-coordinators of Avenues Community Engagement, organized the Social Innovation Workshop. This two-day intensive workshop took Avenues ninth grade students out of their classrooms and into the offices of local creative, design and charitable organizations to gain hands-on experience about practical and creative thinking for the greater good.
'Tags: '9th Grade, Community, Community Engagement, Social Innovation, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video
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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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