AC 7th Graders Travel to Pathfinder

Posted on September 28th, 2016 by klapa

Allendale Columbia School 7th graders are enjoying their annual trip to Pathfinder. This group of 7th graders is “100% all in” and they have met each challenge with eagerness and excitement. They have been canoeing, experiencing the ropes course, bike riding, and some brave souls even found time for some “polar bear swimming” in Source Lake. This is the 16th year AC students have taken this trip; enjoy these photos of some of the many different experiences students have had already this year!

Posted in: Highlights, Middle School, Seventh Grade

Opening Day 2016!

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by kvella

The 2016-2017 school year is off to a great start! Students and faculty enthusiastically returned for the new school year, and were welcomed by the Class of 2017 who cheered for everyone coming to campus on the first day of school. Check out these photos from the first day of AC’s 126th year!

Posted in: Eighth Grade, Eleventh Grade, Fifth Grade, First Grade, Fourth Grade, Highlights, Kindergarten, Lower School, Middle School, Ninth Grade, Nursery, Pre-Primary School, PreKindergarten, Second Grade, Seventh Grade, Sixth Grade, Tenth Grade, Third Grade, Twelfth Grade, Upper School

Global Perspectives – A Traveling Photo Exhibit

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by kvella

AC students are traveling the world – and so are their photos! Last school year, AC Middle and Upper School students traveled to places like Madagascar and Senegal. The photos they took during those trips are now part of a traveling photo exhibit – check out the photos in this album to get an idea of the sights they saw during their travels!




Posted in: Eighth Grade, Eleventh Grade, Highlights, Middle School, Ninth Grade, Seventh Grade, Sixth Grade, Tenth Grade, Twelfth Grade, Upper School

Four Allendale Columbia School Students Receive Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Posted on February 8th, 2016 by klapa

Congratulations to Laurie King, Caleb du Plessis, Rebecca DeCarlo, all from the Class of 2016, and McKenna Shearing, Class of 2021, who were all recently honored with Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Laurie King and Caleb du Plessis received Gold Key Awards in Photography, for their images “Turnips” and “Untitled,” respectively

Rebecca DeCarlo received a Gold Key Award for Digital Art for her image “Gabby”

McKenna Shearing received a Silver Key Award for Digital Art for her artwork “Feet”

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, conducted by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, is one of the country’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition programs for creative students in the U.S., and the nation’s largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers in grades 7 – 12. The Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923 and a noteworthy roster of past award winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, and Joyce Carol Oates. Student entries are judged on originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal vision. Regional Gold Key recipients are automatically forwarded to the national level judging, which takes place in March.

Congratulations to these talented and hardworking students!

Posted in: Kid Kudos, Middle School, Seventh Grade, Twelfth Grade, Upper School

AC Teams Find Success at FIRST LEGO League Championships!

Posted on December 29th, 2015 by klapa

On December 6th, two teams of AC Middle School students competed at the Finger Lakes region FIRST LEGO League Championships, held in the Goergen Field House at the University of Rochester.

Teams that had advanced from qualifying competitions throughout Western NY and Northern PA competed by explaining their robot design, presenting their “Trash Trek”-themed project, and running their robot in a series of timed games.
After a long day of competition, both AC teams were awarded coveted yellow trophies.  The “Winged Incinerators” received the Presentation Award and the “trash hACkers” received the Second Place Champions Award. Please join us in congratulating both teams!
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Posted in: Eighth Grade, Highlights, Middle School, Seventh Grade, Sixth Grade

AC Teams Move on to LEGO Finger Lakes Championship

Posted on November 30th, 2015 by klapa

We are delighted to share that AC’s “Winged Incinerators” won the Penfield High School Qualifier, earning the Champions Award for their robot score and project to create a machine to dispose of cigarette butts. In addition, the “Trash hACkers” won the Champion Award for the Edison Tech Qualifier for their robot and their project which proposed the gamification of lunch to cut down on food waste and trash during their school lunches. Both teams, consisting of 6th-8th graders, will compete this Sunday at the University of Rochester for the Finger Lakes Championship and rights to go to the LEGO World Festival in St. Louis in April.

Posted in: Eighth Grade, Highlights, Middle School, Seventh Grade, Sixth Grade