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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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Reflections on Quilting and Unraveling

January 4, 2023

Amanda Milz discusses improv quilting, being in community with artists, and bringing pieces of yourself into the classroom.

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Exploring Racial Ethnography through Story: AFS Students Interview Dr. Elijah Anderson

December 16, 2022

AFS students in the Echoes of Black Culture history elective explored insights from Dr. Elijah Anderson’s new book, Black in White Space: The Enduring Impact of Color in Everyday Life (2022) during a visit with the author. An unwavering truthteller in our national conversation on race, Anderson has shared intimate and sharp insights into Black life for decades.

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Snapping the Perfect Portrait

December 13, 2022

Upper School students in the Photography I class were tasked by Photography teacher Donna Russo with taking photo portraits on AFS’s campus. But in their quest to take a stellar portrait, Donna instructs them to get to know their subjects first to help determine what the photo should ultimately look like.

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