Four Allendale Columbia School students have been selected to display their art at START HERE, an invitational exhibition from students in the Middle School and High School art programs of the Rochester and Finger Lakes region at RIT’s Bevier Gallery.
Desk by Madison DeCory ’18, Andrew by Yiming Tang ’20, Envy by Marlin Bassett ’21, and Dark Portrait by Adrian Fuller ’21 were chosen for the exhibit by art teachers Amy Oliveri and Lori Wun. Middle and High School teachers from the region were allowed to each select and submit a piece from two students for the show.
The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, January 26th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Awards will be presented to selected students at 5:30 p.m. in the Webb Auditorium. The exhibit runs through February 10th. (Click for directions.)
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Allendale Columbia has deepened its global impact in Nicaragua by initiating a relationship with the 2 Wheels Bike Project. The project’s founder, Alejandro Solano, believes that every child should have the chance for an education to help them break out of the cycle of poverty. Therefore, he provides bikes to children in need to help them get to school and assist their families with daily life.
AC middle schooler Keira Donnelly led the initiative to sell hand-made Nicaraguan bracelets to students in order to support the project. Due to her efforts and the generosity of the Middle School students, AC raised and donated $100 to the project. This means that two young children in El Sauce, Nicaragua, won’t have to walk over an hour to school any more. They will be able to use their new bikes to arrive safely and quickly to school.
This partnership will come full circle in May when a group of AC students will go to El Sauce to build two homes for families in need and visit a rural school. While experiencing this, our students will see how much of an impact they have made with their humble donation of two bikes.
We hope to make this an annual tradition. If you would like to support this initiative, please visit www.2wheelsproject.org.
Posted in: Centers for Impact, Eighth Grade, Global Engagement, Highlights, Kid Kudos, Middle School, MS Birches, Seventh Grade, Sixth Grade, The Birches
The Middle School Ceramics class held Allendale Columbia School’s third annual Empty Bowls event on Sunday, December 3rd at the Rochester Brainery. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level. Many members of our AC community created over 125 bowls for the silent auction, including STEM students, the Global Engagement Club, Upper Schoolers, Lower Schoolers, faculty, and of course the Middle School Ceramics class. Additionally, artists in Rochester donated 18 vessels for a raffle and local businesses contributed delicious food and coffee for the fundraiser.
Ceramics students organized and ran the entire Empty Bowls event. In two hours, the students raised $1,347, which they donated to the Summer Meals for Kids program. Summer Meals for Kids is a joint venture between Foodlink and the City of Rochester, which provides breakfast and lunch to Rochester city students when school is not in session. The donation will go toward the expansion of Foodlink’s mobile Summer Meals for Kids, which will provide 5,000 meals this summer. You can also click here to see WROC cover this event as part of its Honor Roll.
In collaboration with several of their corporate and collegiate partners, the Lower School STEM teachers have developed and launched a comprehensive, Elementary Optics Program. Integrating the use of high-end components, students complete real-world optics labs, program digital and analog LEDs on microcontrollers, and so much more!
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We are delighted to share that the 32 members of the Class of 2017 will attend colleges and universities in 10 different states, the District of Columbia, Scotland, and England! Our seniors’ academic and artistic achievements were recognized with over $2.4 million in merit-based scholarships and invitations into honors and special programs. Click here to see a list of their plans for next year.
Please join us in congratulating the Class of 2017 and wishing them well in their future endeavors!
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