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Respect and Resilience in High School Wrestling

March 31, 2023

Wrestling has become an enormous part of AFS senior Bella Washington-Vasquez’s life, but it wasn’t always such a sure thing. It took a lot of guts to step up to the wrestling mat, but once she went head-to-head with a competitor, there was no going back.

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An AFS Student’s Entrepreneurship Journey

March 9, 2023

It can be a great experience for students to work—many work on the weekends or get internships during the summer months. But what about students who operate their own business? As he nears the end of 10th grade, Esa McCants ’25 is reflecting more on his own journey as a small business owner and their plans for the future.

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“Where Will I Use This?” Challenging the Math Class Paradigm

March 3, 2023

So often in the math classroom, the lecture format reigns supreme. So much of the classroom experience as we remember it involves heavy textbooks, bulky graphing calculators, and a smattering of formulas on the blackboard. But Upper School Math teacher Nate Bridge wants to ask: "What if the future of the Math classroom looks more like an investigation?"

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Getting to Know… Adena Dershowitz

February 24, 2023

Get to know Adena Dershowitz, Director of Experiential Learning at AFS.

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Getting to Know… Dan Taboada

February 22, 2023

Get to know Dan Taboada, Director of Student Support and Wellbeing at AFS.

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Getting to Know… Mikael Yisrael

February 22, 2023

Get to know Mikael Yisrael, Director of Equity, Justice and Engagement at AFS.

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A celebration of Black entrepreneurs, creators, educators, artists and excellence at AFS — Reflections from Nevaeh Brown ’25

February 10, 2023

After months of careful planning, logistics, rehearsal and marketing, the Black Student Union at AFS put on an incredible performance in the 5th Annual Black Excellence Night. In a reflection on the evening, B.E.N. Committee member Nevaeh Brown '25 captures both the immense reach of the program and the emotional heart that beats at the center of the night.

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The “Accidental Liturgies” of AFS Guest Poet Pádraig Ó Tuama

February 9, 2023

Poetry can feel intimidating, like listening to the first lecture of a calculus class, or giving The Big Presentation to your boss. But poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama invites an alternative view, arguing that poetry is more like a radically honest conversation. In preparation for his reading at AFS on February 16, Upper School students engage with his work and speak with the poems themselves.

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AFS Roobotics Engineers an Easy Way to Compare Speeds for Early Childhood

January 20, 2023

When the Catbird class wanted to measure how to compare the speeds of two objects, it’s Upper School Math teacher Mary Anne Wassel and the AFS Roobotics Club to the rescue!

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From “The Bottom” to Polo Champion: AFS Students Speak with Author and Athlete Kareem Rosser

January 13, 2023

In conversation with National Polo Champion Kareem Rosser, AFS students discuss role models, optimism, mental health and how to challenge yourself to be the best you can be.

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