The AVS Middle School math program focuses on 8 standards of mathematical practice: persevere, reason, explain, model, use tools, strive for precision, discover patterns, and find repeated reasoning.
The notion that what we plant today will harvest tomorrow came into fruition this year during our annual Harvest Festival with the Middle School Aviators guiding the Lower School students through various interactive stations.
At the Alta Vista School Middle School, our STEAM program is composed of three essential practices: Authentic problem-based learning, Interdisciplinary projects, and Student-centered, collaborative classrooms.
Welcome back, AVS community.
Wow! We are back. And we are looking a little different at the Lower School. I hope the summer break has been one of renewal and feels closer to our former social norms. Unlike last year, we were able to start this year in a more connected way and welcomed our new and returning families in person and all together.
This time each year, we begin to reflect on our experiences during the past year, plan for the refreshment of the summer break, and embrace our hopefulness for the year to come. As an important part of that, we take time to announce and celebrate our departing faculty while introducing and welcoming our new faculty members that will bring their diverse talents and experience to lives of our students.
In honor of Black History Month, we invited the Cheza Nami Foundation to the lower school this week to bring us their interactive and vibrant cultural arts education program that explores the cultures, music, dress, instruments, and dance of Africa and the Diaspora.
This week, we welcomed lion dancers to the Lower School campus to help ring in the Lunar New Year! Check out the brief video…
Thanks to the Parent Group Gala gifts our students can play at their hearts' delight on new blue turf poured this summer under the playground structure and SnugPlay equipment.
Our AVS art students are learning about the Japanese-American artist Yoko Ono and her socially engaging projects such as the 'Wishing Tree.'