Fall 2018 SAT/ACT Prep Class for Juniors & Seniors

Posted on August 23rd, 2018 by cnickels

战车学习将促进SAT / ACT密集班今年十月。类是理想的已完成代数II学生在11年级。学生目前就读代数II建议开始了春季的SAT / ACT准备。学长计划采取的行动十月和/或十一月坐也可以考虑采取这个过程中最大限度地发挥自己的分数。

Full course details can be accessed by clicking here. The priority deadline to register is September 21st. Additionally, all AC students have the opportunity to take the FREE full-length practice tests and should click here to RSVP for the practice ACT on Sunday, October 21 and/or the practice SAT on Sunday, October 28th (both tests run from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.).

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Discovery, Collaboration, and Community in the 2018 May Term

Posted on June 1st, 2018 by Allendale Columbia School

每年在春季学期结束,中,高年级的学生在艾伦代尔哥伦比亚大学完成自己平时的课程,并开始长期五月。 5月长期存在对外提供学年的正常结构的受教育机会,支持智能的发现,鼓励合作,并促进社区参与。

Here are some May Term highlights so far this year:

  • Students learned about honey bees, built a beehive, planted flora that bees love, and installed a starter colony of bees at the school garden in the “Buds and Bees” course led by Mrs. Guzzetta and Mr. Costanzo. Students will continue to monitor the hive and harvest honey in the fall.
  • A panel of judges from the AC Kitchen and maintenance evaluated student culinary creations in a Master Chef-type competition, with students presenting the science behind the creation of those food items in the “Science of Cooking” course led by Ms. Crosby and senior Gio Martino.
  • In “Human Impacts on the Environment”, AC students worked with students from the World of Inquiry School 58 at a Water Quality Summit in Rochester to understand the Genesee River ecosystem, which was featured on WROC and WXXI. Mrs. Lisi and Mr. Godkin led this session.
  • In “Life Underwater”, students explored the flora and fauna in Corbett’s Glen with Mrs. Guzzetta.
         
  • Students visited the Women’s Rights Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls as part of “Nevertheless, She Persisted” (above) with Mr. Neeley

Other topics included:

  • Positive Psychology
  • The Great Outdoors
  • Console Wars: The History of Video Gaming
  • Be Here Now: Mindfulness as a Practice
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • What would Susan and Frederick Think? The Legacy of Rochester’s Agitators
  • Muse: Making a Magazine
  • Bilingual Theatre
  • Building, flying and using drones for media production
  • Nicaragua
  • Music with Kids
  • Confidence & Courage: Dare to Show Up, Be Seen, & Be Brave
  • Wheelin’ Through Rochester’s History
  • Stigma and Mental Health: Issues and Interventions
  • Ornithology Science and Art
  • Ableism
  • Exhibition Night Planning
  • Grow Your Own Food
  • Social Impact Filmmaking
  • Day Trading and Cryptocurrency Lab
  • Making Community Service a Way of Life
  • 2019 College Workshop
  • The AC Genome Project
  • Innocence and Guilt: Learning about the Law

We’ll have additional updates as May Term progresses. Everyone is also welcome to participate in an interactive May Term Exhibition Night where students will discuss their projects on Thursday, May 7th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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Spring Band and Chorus Concert Featured April 30th

Posted on April 27th, 2018 by Allendale Columbia School
Concert Program

Concert Program

准备好一些神话般的音乐在周一,4月30日,在哥伦比亚的Allendale弹簧带和合唱音乐会。演唱特色音乐会的乐队,中学生合唱歌曲,管乐团,上的学校合唱团,并联合音乐会乐队和管乐团。剧目包括好多种音乐流派。

The evening performance starts at 7:00 p.m., and student performers are expected to arrive by 6:30 p.m., dressed in concert attire.

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Blood Drive and Bake Sale Help Red Cross

Posted on April 27th, 2018 by Allendale Columbia School

A Red Cross blood drive hosted by Allendale Columbia’s Community Service Club helped save lives on April 25th, surpassing the goal of 21 units of blood with 28 donors and 24 units collected. Several students became blood donors for the first time.

学生在中学太年轻捐血,所以他们的学生会举行烘烤销售是上午大罗彻斯特红十字会,培养$ 177.75。这些钱被指定用于提供ag真人ap需要住房下列排挤他们从家中灾难的受害者舒适套件。

Many thanks to all who participated, including Allendale alumnus Leal Smith ’63, who was assisting on the Red Cross team. Also of note, AC alumna Diana Clarkson ’99 serves as the Chair of the Greater Rochester Chapter’s Board of Directors.

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Save a Life at Blood Drive April 25th

Posted on April 16th, 2018 by Allendale Columbia School

You can be a life saver! Please consider supporting the Allendale Columbia School Community Service Club’s upcoming Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 25th, from 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. in the AC Alumni Gym, 519 Allens Creek Road in Rochester.

CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment 使用赞助关键字allendalecolumbia,或拨打1-800-红色交叉红十字会。在只有大约一小时,捐助者可以ag真人ap全血或“红色力量”一品脱。电源红色捐赠收集红细胞,但收益大多血浆和血小板供体的。这些捐助者必须符合特定资格要求并有键入负,B阴性,或O型血。

Those who donate will receive a free Red Cross t-shirt (while supplies last). Middle School students will also support the Red Cross with a bake sale at 10:30 a.m. in the Dining Commons.

 

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Game of Empire Immerses 7th Graders in Colonial Economics

Posted on April 13th, 2018 by Allendale Columbia School

by Andrew Ragan, Middle School History Teacher

七年级日前攻克了“帝国的游戏”沉浸在美洲殖民地的经济性。模仿18世纪的欧洲的重商主义,代表南部种植者,新英格兰商人,欧洲商人,农民殖民地,与英国西印度种植的学生队参加,以获得他们需要的商品繁荣的最大比例。学生检查他们的库存,与其他团体,采购航运商人讨价还价,坐船渡海加载船舶交付货物。

船上旅程并不总是成功的,但是:风暴沉没船只,海盗劫持货物和英国海军停止了很多船只,检查货物是否被走私。显然,海军是开放的贿赂,因为它结束了比赛用莫名其妙地大量的真金白银。有些团队赚了一笔,当他们意识到,他们举行垄断的某些商品其他球队都得有。学生在四个个交易日回合,每一个开始,从一个大号和小号玩家“皇家繁荣”结束比赛围绕能源的大爆发了房间。

最后一轮后,各队列出的采购和销售,并计算出他们已经获得了多大比例的商品。所有的七年级“赢”到底通过学习商品交易系统是多么的复杂,是殖民地时代,这是非常有趣的模拟,在“帝国的游戏。”

Click here for more photos and video of the action.

 

Andrew Ragan

Andrew Ragan

安德鲁来到20年后在匹兹堡,纽约,洛杉矶,多伦多教育出版和生活,以及在阿迪朗达克艾伦代尔哥伦比亚学校教中学历史。他开始写作的年轻人在初中学术杂志,至今发表论文数百篇在这类杂志的JS,学校新闻,迪斯尼冒险,课堂创新,等等。在南加州大学连续几年教学大一组成后,安德鲁曾担任迪斯尼的高级编辑冒险杂志。他获得了文学学士学位英语和通信,以优异的成绩,卡内基梅隆大学和加利福尼亚南部大学的专业写作硕士学位。
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Creativity Abounds at Evening of the Arts

Posted on March 27th, 2018 by Allendale Columbia School

Creativity knows no bounds, as Allendale Columbia School students demonstrated at the biennial Evening of the Arts event on Friday, March 23rd. The exhibition featured over a hundred works of art from students in grades N – 12 displayed throughout the school. This year’s theme was “Art Around the World”.

荣誉和投资研讨会艺术生合股自己的手艺在布鲁斯湾贝茨设计和创新实验室,预览了他们对即将到来的春季论文展工作在四月。麦迪逊高级decory赞赏的机会,以帮助刺激艺术创造力的年轻的学生,她在新闻8罗切斯特接受记者采访时提到:“我们想要做的是今晚展示我们一直在做,展示我们的才华,并获得其他学生感兴趣的是我们正在做的艺术品“。

“这是一个各种工作,从摄影一路 - 我们有一个黑白暗房这是令人难以置信的对我们的学生有这种经验 - 到版画,油画,素描,设计,数字化的工作,和手工作,说:”艾米篦子,AC美术老师和交流创业中心主任。一群五年级学生甚至表现出他们的“crankie”从低年级的音乐, “I’m Not Sleepy…Yet!”.

Students working in the Global Engagement Diploma program also participated in a bit of social entrepreneurism, selling handmade baskets from a women’s collective and shade-grown coffee to benefit the program’s partners in El Sauce, Nicaragua.

News 8 Rochester summarized the event on their evening news show.

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Are You Smarter Than an AC Student?

Posted on March 20th, 2018 by Allendale Columbia School

by Ted Hunt

How is your knowledge of current events? Take our 2018 Current Events Test, and measure your results. Even though you’re downloading the test on a connected device, you may not consult any sources other than your own memory while you take the test.

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