Republic Day

This year’s Republic Day the middle school celebrated the Unity in Diversity that has held together the people of this largest democracy in the world on the anniversary of adopting its constitution. Students enjoyed a 40-minute assembly in the gym and were entertained by three different dance performing groups. Enjoy the presentation and the photos below, and have a wonderful Republic Day!
Thank you Ms. Lowen for a wonderful celebration of India!

Republic Day Presentation

End of Year Projects and Celebrations

We have had some amazing end of year projects and celebrations in the middle school. Have a look below to see all the incredible learning and celebrating your students did in the last week of school.

6th Grade
Students did a lot of reflecting, individually and collaboratively, and came up with fantastic Graffiti Art outlining the Story of Learning from the year.

Sixth grade students also had a Clash of the Civilizations celebration. Each advisory represented a civilization that they had studied this year and they developed a chant, made flags, and created games that they all participated in to top it all off.

7th Grade
The seventh grade ends the year with the CIA (Culminating Integrated Activity) Housing Summit. You can find a wealth of information about this amazing project and learning experience here. Enjoy the slide show celebrating all of their work.

8th Grade

There was a lot of learning and celebrating over the last week for our eighth grade students! Students worked on “POP Part 2” from Friday of last week. This resulted in some wonderful PSA videos. Check out the top videos shared below.

Students culminated their middle school experience on Wednesday night with the Moving Up ceremony. See the slideshow and videos below that celebrate these amazing students.

Moving Up Ceremony
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Moving Up Video

Best Screenplay, The Story of Manju – Tanvi, Abhyuday, Tsiala

Best Technically Crafted, The Problem – Da Yeon, Karam, Tara

The Great India Debate

In a heated debate, the three leading political parties, BJP, Congress and AAP, challenged each other at lunch time on Thursday in the HOP.  A crowd of 100 students and faculty turned out to hear the debate, cheer on their favorite party, and applaud our 9 students and the 3 teachers who supported them.  What a terrific experience hearing the party platforms and watching the crossfire.  At the end of the debate, 83 students and faculty voted.  According to our “highly credible poll,” the next prime minister is from the AAP Party.  A well done activity, MS students!   Now, to wait and see how all of India votes.

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Holi ET

On Friday March 14th we were able to enjoy a lovely Holi Enrichment Time as a middle school to celebrate the festival of colors! Ms. Lowen arranged for a informative and interesting presentation in an all-MS assembly prior to students flying kites, enjoying yummy jalebis and then playing holi with flower petals. It was a great way to get in the spirit of this fun Indian holiday on the day before spring break.

Spring at AES

Spring has arrived! Please make sure you have a look around campus at the beautiful flowers. With the air clearing and the weather warming up, students and teachers and parents are enjoying opporunities to connect in the beauty of our campus.

Ramlila

This year for our Ramlila celebration in honor of Dussehra, the Drama Class, Drama Club, Parkour Class and fifth grade students joined together to put on their own version of the Ramlila play. It was a very middle school production that was fun for all! Following the play, middle school students walked out to the field to watch the burning of Ravana – symbolic of the triumph of good over evil.