Last Day of School for 2018-2019
June 1 - August 21
First Day of School for US
First Day of School for MS
First Day of School for LS & 1st Grade/CP
First Day of School for Kinder/GS
First Day of School for PK4/MS
First Day of School for PK3/PS
Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Awty Cinematography Club
Miranda De Vries
Sophie Fernandez De Paredes
Genes in Space™
Kim Schaffer Photography
Lisa Chee Meng
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Caroline Simoens Delmar
Welcome to the May 2019 issue of ACCENT. Inside this issue, we spotlight the school's first Awty Connects Week. We've also included news from around the campuses, success stories from the faculty and student body, and our employee comings & goings.
Filming by Mr. Philippe Carré's 8th Grade/4ème Digital Studio Class.
In April, Awty began a new tradition, Awty Connects Week, as part of the newly established Experiential Education Program. This week incorporated long-standing traditions already in place like the 8th grade/4ème Big Bend camping trip and the 7th grade/5ème tour of Washington, D.C. The Big Bend trip has been a tradition at Awty for over 30 years and Awty’s 7th graders have been traveling to Washington, D.C. for the past six years. While one trip explores the great outdoors and the other shows city life, history, and museums, they have a few important factors in common. Both trips allow our students to get to know their classmates and teachers in a deeper, more meaningful way. They enable students to improve skills in self-management and independence as they navigate the world without their parents for a few days. Finally, being in a new place or with new people empowers students to leave what we call the ‘comfort zone’ and get into the ‘stretch zone’ where new ideas and deeper growth can occur.
8TH GRADE/4ÈME BIG BEND TRIP:
7TH GRADE/5ÈME WASHINGTON, D.C. TRIP:
Since both programs have proven to be successful over the years, Awty decided to expand on these traditions by providing educational opportunities beyond the classroom to all students in 6th grade/6ème through 11th grade/1ère. Each student was nudged gently out of their comfort zone and given a chance to connect with the world around them in a new and different way. Students not only connected to each other, but they also connected to aspects of the curriculum, to other cultures and languages, to nature, and more.