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Avenues: The World School added 3 new photos.By incorporating creative computing into the Lower Division curriculum, Avenues students will learn to “speak” code and understand why it is an important skill: bit.ly/2oNgXPz ... See MoreSee Less
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Avenues: The World School added 4 new photos.On May 3, Avenues 11th- and 12th-grade students are hosting a symposium centered around the question, "What factors have prolonged the Syrian conflict?" All are welcome to the event, which features guest speakers from the United Nations, UNICEF and other organizations. Sign up here: bit.ly/2piOrbD ... See MoreSee Less
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Imagine if your typically peaceful day at Avenues was suddenly interrupted by the discovery that a horrible crime had been committed. Much to your surprise, the chief of the newly formed Avenues Department of Investigation then tells you that it would be up to you and your team of forensic scientists to collect the proper evidence and make sure the correct suspect could be brought to justice. This is exactly the scenario that the Avenues 5th graders encountered in science class this fall.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Lower Division, Science, STEM
Avenues upper grade students designed and built a “tiny house”—literally a house that cannot exceed 100 square feet—for the science nonprofit Black Rock Forest Consortium.
'Tags: 'Interdisciplinary, Project-Based Learning, Science, STEAM, STEM, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video, Videos
For more than a month, the eighth graders worked in their World Course, English, science and art classes to form political parties and research and develop party platforms on issues of their choosing.
'Tags: '5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Art, English, Middle Grades Program, Science, Upper Division, World Course
Through their art and science curriculums, one group of pre-kindergartners has been exploring old technologies: light projectors, synthesizers and record players.
'Tags: 'Arts, Early Learning Center, Pre-kindergarten, Science, Technology
In addition to our new faculty joining us in the fall, a number of our returning teachers are taking on new responsibilities.
'Tags: 'Art, Early Learning Center, English, Faculty, Lower Division, Mandarin Chinese, Math, Middle Grades Program, New Faculty 2016 Spanish, Science, Spanish, Teacher Bio, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
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
Shabari Banerji joined Avenues in fall 2013 as a science teacher in the middle grades. In fall 2016, she will continue on as a science teacher within the middle grades program while taking on the role of cohort leader.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Faculty, Middle Grades Program, Science, Teacher Bio, Upper Division
Stephany Arcentales first joined Avenues in fall 2013 as a Lower Division science teacher. This fall, she will continue teaching Lower Division science while taking on the additional role of Lower Division science coordinator.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Faculty, Lower Division, Science, Teacher Bio
Pedro joins Avenues in fall 2016 as a science teacher in the Upper Division, teaching integrated science to ninth and tenth graders.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 9th Grade, Faculty, Science, Teacher Bio, Upper Division
In fall 2016, Avenues welcomes Warren Tappe as a science teacher in the Upper Division. He joins us from the Cairo American College (Maadi, Egypt) where he spent over 20 years teaching courses such as International Baccalaureate physics, mathematics, cosmology and physical science.
'Tags: 'Faculty, Middle Grades Program, Science, Teacher Bio, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
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