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.'
Come take a walk through the AVS Garden and discover 75 plants that are edible, medicinal, or serve an ecosystem function.
It has been wonderful to see our students taking advantage of our local community to learn more about our environment and how it impacts our climate.
As we have settled into the normalcy of our pandemic lifestyles, we know that the world has changed dramatically from what we've known and cherished just 10 months ago.
“You are living through an important moment in history! A global pandemic like this one has not happened for 100 years, and the tumult of this public health crisis--and political crises on top of that--is new to all of us. Historians are interested in documenting what this time is like.”
To rejoice in celebrating African American culture during Black History Month, fifth-grade student volunteers joined their teacher, Ms. Angela Fisher, and their music teacher, Alek Barkats, in singing a freedom song, "Woke Up This Morning with My Mind."