AC in the News for July and August 2016

Posted on September 1st, 2016 by klapa

Allendale Columbia School has recently been featured in a number of news outlets, providing an opportunity to showcase our position as a cure for the Common Core in front of a wide range of audiences! Highlights are included below; we hope you enjoy reading about some of the great things happening at AC! Please note that the clips below will display best on desktop or laptop computers as opposed to mobile devices.


Back to School: Healthy, Innovative Lunches
August 22nd, 2016

News reporter Jennifer Johnson spent a morning at Allendale Columbia School covering our food program and interviewing Laura Reynolds-Gorsuch, Food Service Director; Dr. Elizabeth Murray, AC parent and pediatrician; Lindsey Brown, AC faculty member and Director of AC’s Summer LEAP Program; and students Indiia Maring and Juliana Bruno. Click here to see!


AC’s Make Your Mark Gala Featured in “Seen” Section
August 5th, 2016

More than 450 people joined honorary chairs the Judson family and co-chairs Duffy Palmer and Mark Siwiec at Oak Hill Country Club for AC’s Make Your Mark Gala. The event celebrated AC’s rich 125- year history and raised $265,000 for the school. Click here to see!


Local Schools Work to Prevent Learning Loss
August 4th, 2016

Allendale Columbia School’s Summer LEAP program was featured in this Fairport-East Rochester Post article. LEAP works to combat summer learning loss as students participate in a variety of academic experiences and field trips. The article includes a photo of students involved in a S.T.E.M. experiment in AC’s Design & Innovation Lab, which opened last fall. Click here to see the story online and here to see the story in print!


Rochester Magazine
Allendale Columbia School’s Make Your Mark Gala
Summer 2016

This full-page feature includes photos from Allendale Columbia School’s Make Your Mark Gala, stating that the very well attended event provided a chance to celebrate the school’s 125-year history and reflect on the accomplishments of current and former students. Click here to see!


Ten Lucky Students Headed to Earthworks Camp
August 3rd, 2016

This news story featured a partnership between AC, The Earthworks Institute, Senator Funke, Senator Robach, Assembly Majority Leader Morelle, Summer LEAP, and The Center for Youth. Funded by a state grant Earthworks received and hosted at AC, students from The Center for Youth and Summer LEAP have been given the opportunity to participate in a week-long outdoor camp experience called Runnin’ Wild. Please click here to see!


$25,000 Grant Helps Non-Profit Teach STEM Over Summer
August 3rd, 2016

Thanks to a $25,000 New York State grant, a local non-profit known as Earthworks is able to give up to ten children a five-day summer camp experience. The organization works in partnership with AC’s Summer LEAP program to help Rochester City School District students who want to attend the Center for Youth’s camp. Click here to see!


Bright Spot: Summer LEAP Program at Allendale Columbia
July 12th, 2016

Channel 13 did a Bright Spot featuring AC’s Summer LEAP program. This initiative fights summer learning loss by providing free summer programming as students from Rochester City School No. 17 attend classes for six weeks, receive meals and work on reading, math, health, character development, art and music. Click here to see!


Rochester In Focus: AC’s Madagascar Experience
July 10th, 2016

This Rochester in Focus feature that appeared on Channel 10 highlights AC’s Madagascar trip and includes interviews with AC faculty member Beth Guzzetta and student Adelaide Flood. Please click here to see the coverage, which has been uploaded to Vimeo!


We’re doing so many exciting and interesting things here at AC and look forward to sharing more media coverage with you in the future!

AC Communications

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