Earth Week 2017

Each year, the AES Middle School celebrates Earth Day in some manner. This year we will be hosting a March for Science on campus on Friday, April 21st. We’d love to invite you to celebrate with us!

Interested in joining us? Read on for more information.

Logo design by: Marin Hirono & Ritvik Kumar

March for Science at AES
What: March for Science
When: Friday, April 21st, 10:00-10:20 am
Where: Starting at the MS Field and ending at the Tiger Turf (see map attachment)
Why: To advocate and raise awareness about Environmental Literacy
Who: Anyone in our AES community.
What to Wear: All guests are encouraged to wear green, as we will take a photo at the Tiger Turf upon completion of the March.
Hashtags: Official March for Science — #sciencemarch and AES March for Science — #aessciencemarch
Questions? Contact Alexa Schmid at aschmid@aes.ac.in

Map of the March for Science. Start at the MS Field & End at the Tiger Turf.

Official Earth Day Theme
This year, the Earth Day Network has partnered with the March for Science (#sciencemarch)​. The theme for this year’s official event on April 22​nd​ is Environmental and Climate Literacy. At AES, that will mean building on our strong science curricular foundation, encouraging our students to think about the environmental issues that are important to them, and helping our students find a way to actively be ‘responsible, compassionate global citizens’.

More Details
Next week, students will be working across disciplines and in advisory classes – choosing an environmental topic that’s important to them and creating art, poetry, video etc. to share their enthusiasm with others.

Please enjoy this short video that our student Green Team created.

 

Indian Republic Day 2017

This morning we celebrated Indian Republic Day as a middle school. Our goal was to deepen appreciation for India and celebrate the amazing diversity and gifts that India offers.

First, we clarified the difference between Independence Day (celebrated on August 16th) and Republic Day (celebrated on January 26th).

All throughout India, children participate in poetry competitions and drawing competitions for Republic Day to share their vision of a progressive and unified India. While students listened to beautiful Indian sitar/flute music and viewed images representing the diveristy and magic of India, we asked students to:

  • Think of words and images that represent Republic Day and a peaceful, unified India to you.
  • Capture those words or images on your flag.
  • This could be poetry, pictures, symbols, small moments, powerful words….

Check out what students came up with in the slideshow below.

ASIAC Season 1

Congratulations to all of our ASIAC season 1 participants, coaches, and directors:

Badminton and coaches Atul Sharma and Madhu Kapoor.

Table Tennis and coaches Nisha Sethi and Shekhar Gupta

Music Festival and directors Bolton and Boyadzhieva




You can also enjoy the full music concert here:

Independence Day Celebration

On Wednesday, August 17th, we used our weekly middle school assembly to celebrate India’s 70th Independence Day (August 15th). Students watched a brief video, heard about India’s path to Independence and then enjoyed a lovely performance by our middle school Teaching Assistants and office staff. Many students and faculty joined in the dancing fun. Check out the pictures and video below!
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First Week of School

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We are ready to ‘Chart Our Course’ together as a middle school!

We have just completed a wonderful first week of school-year 2016-17! There was lots of excitement and positive energy on the first day. We kicked off the year with a middle school assembly, and our director, Ms. Stern, rang the new year in with an old New England school bell.

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We ended the week by celebrating with a full middle school pool party.

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7th Grade CIA Celebration

Dear almost-8th-grade students and families,

Thank you for such a wonderful CIA project! We saw some creative and innovative housing solutions from the different states of India. You can find our celebration slide show here  (A big shout out to Shaila Prasad for putting it together for us!).
The individual state presentation videos will go up on our youtube channel soon.
With very warm regards,
The Grade 7 Team

Moving Up Ceremony 2016

Friday, May 28th we celebrated our eighth grade students successfully completing middle school. The ceremony was be live streamed and it has now been converted into a link on You Tube:

And here are some pictures of the ceremony. Congratulations eighth grade students!!