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What Deserves our Attention? Dan Taboada on Helping Students to “Pause and Think”

What does it look like to ask our students to pause and think? AFS Director of Student Wellbeing and Support Dan Taboada reflects on the question: "What deserves our attention?" In the digital age, students are often overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information and arguments approaching them from all directions. Questions of digital literacy and discernment are coming to the forefront—and schools like AFS are developing resources to start these key conversations.

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Arbor Day Celebration

Event Date: April 21, 2023

Annual Arbor Day festivities will include songs, readings and dancing. Join us as seniors and first graders plant trees, a tradition that dates back for more than a century at AFS.

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Respect and Resilience in High School Wrestling

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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AFS Summer Camp

Event Date: June 26, 2023

AFS Summer Camp will run for six weeks, June 26, 2023 – August 4, 2023.

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An AFS Student’s Entrepreneurship Journey

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

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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