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!
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!
This March, Allendale Columbia became a certified GLOBE* school. This is an international science and education program that provides access to participate in science experiments and projects to better understand the the global environment. Sixth grade students in Mrs. Parsons’s science class collected soil samples and measured the moisture content for NASA this spring. NASA launched its SMAP satellite in January 2015 to measure soil moisture to improve weather and climate prediction models, as well as better understand processes linking water, carbon, and energy cycles. The students’ data is used to calibrate and validate the measurements being taken from space.
* The acronym GLOBE stands for Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment. GLOBE is jointly sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF), with support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Department of State.
Posted in: Middle School, Sixth Grade
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.
Posted in: Eighth Grade, Highlights, Middle School, Seventh Grade, Sixth Grade
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.
Hundreds of people gathered on campus on a beautiful fall day in October, many representing generations of AC families. In honor of our year-long AC125 celebration, we expanded Homecoming festivities to the include the upper field and…
- We invited the Daily Refresher Food Truck and set up a large dining tent near the very popular Alumni Tent where there was cider and donuts!
- We set up an additional bounce house, lawn games, and even a new Middle School game!
- New favorite features included our zip line and a petting zoo as part of our partnership with the Seneca Park Zoo!
- Best of all, the Varsity Boys Soccer won their game easily vs. Honeoye 4-0!
AC Homecoming is becoming a weekend not to miss. Hope to see you at this event next year!