News items tagged 'school for children'

Bank Street for Children

SFC Alumni Reunion Celebrates Banks Street’s 100th Birthday and Honors Dean Alexis Wright

Posted by [] Bank Street on June 20, 2016

On June 17, close to 100 alumni, students, and faculty gathered at Bank Street for the 2016 School for Children Alumni Reunion. The event provided guests with an opportunity to reconnect with each other and mingle while celebrating the College’s 100th birthday and bidding farewell to Dean Alexis Wright. In ...

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Seen & Heard

Adam Gidwitz visits the School for Children as the Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence

Posted by [] Bank Street on April 27, 2016

From April 6th to April 14th, Adam Gidwitz, Bank Street alumnus and bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm and other children’s novels, worked intensively with 9s/10s students in the School for Children on their novel writing as part of Bank Street’s Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence program. Throughout the two-week ...

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Seen & Heard

SFC Alumni Detail Their Journeys at Bank Street and Beyond in Panel Discussion

Posted by Rachel Reda on February 11, 2016

On Tuesday, February 9, seven School for Children alumni participated in the “Story Bank: A Conversation with SFC Alumni” panel discussion in which they shared first-person perspectives about their experiences at and beyond Bank Street.  Upper School Coordinator Javaid Khan, SFC ’88, moderated the conversation, which featured Anna Daddazio, SFC ...

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School for Children

SFC Teachers Present Integrated Biomes Curriculum at National Conference

Posted by Shara Benison on November 24, 2015

This November, Bank Street School for Children (SFC) teachers Gregory David and Maria Richa presented an integrated social studies and art curriculum on biomes at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) in New Orleans. The presentation, titled “Making Experiences Concrete: Learning about Biomes while Making Dioramas,” focused on ...

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Bank Street

Children’s Programs Dean Search

Posted by [] Bank Street on October 29, 2015

Bank Street is currently conducting a nationwide search for the next Dean of Children’s Programs. Alexis Wright, who has served as dean over the last six years, has accepted a position in St. Louis, Missouri, as Head of the New City School starting next summer. Alexis has been a strong ...

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Bank Street News

Bank Street Hosts Site Visits and Workshops at 2015 PEN Conference

Posted by Rachel Reda on October 15, 2015

The future of progressive education relies heavily on collaboration between teachers, administrators, and school personnel who believe strongly in the power of the practice. In order to facilitate the sharing of ideas, best practices, and experiences among these individuals, the Progressive Education Network hosts national conferences and supports regional gatherings ...

tagged: bank street, claire mansfield, emily linsay, gabriel guyton, margie brickley, morika tsujimura, pamela wheeler-civita, pen conference, progressive education, progressive educators network, sarah willis, school for children

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SFC Alumni

Outstanding Alumni: Miri Navasky

Posted by Rachel Reda on August 31, 2015

A School for Children alum (’82), Miri Navasky has produced numerous groundbreaking documentaries with her co-producer Karen O’Connor for PBS FRONTLINE, the esteemed public affairs series. Many of her films have won awards including The Undertaking (2007) which won an Emmy Award for Best Arts and Cultural Documentary, The New Asylums ...

tagged: film, filmmaker, growing up trans, miri navasky, outstanding alumni, pbs frontline, school for children alumni

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School for Children

Bank Street School for Children Students & Faculty Talk About Race on WNYC

Posted by Kate Marcus on July 08, 2015

Naila Strong (center) during a discussion on what it means to be white with her seventh grade classmates at the Bank Street School (Richard Yeh/WNYC) Over the past several months, WNYC has produced a series of audio and video segments about what it's like to be a 12 year old, ...

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School for Children

8/9s Perform at Carnegie Hall

Posted by Kate Marcus on June 01, 2015

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? According to the 8/9s, practice, practice, practice. This year, the 8/9s took part in the Link Up: The Orchestra Moves, a music curriculum created by the Weill Music Institute of Carnegie Hall. After being selected from a pool of participating schools, they performed ...

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School for Children

Back to the Blocks

Posted by Kate Marcus on February 19, 2015

Since its founding in 2000, The Laura Adasko Lenzner Fund in Celebration of Children and Art, has sponsored annual outstanding artist residencies at Bank Street. Laura Adasko Lenzner was a passionate artist and a dedicated parent at the School for Children. Laura Adasko was born in Brooklyn and educated at the ...

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School for Children

School for Children Alumni at Williams College Reflect

Posted by Kate Marcus on November 14, 2014

Graduates of the Bank Street School for Children go to high school, followed by college, steeped in the values of progressive education. Dovetailing with that comes a drive to be involved in the community.  When alumni who are in high school come back to Bank Street to give advice to ...

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Bank Street for Children

Transition to High School: Tips from a Panel of Experts

Posted by Kate Marcus on November 05, 2014

School for Children alumni currently in ninth and tenth grades returned to Bank Street to speak to the 13/14s on their upcoming transition to high school. A lively discussion ensued with thoughtful advice given to the Class of 2015. Being the New Kid1. Everybody who comes into the school in ...

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Bank Street for Children

Bank Street Kids Make a Splash at the New Bookstore Site

Posted by Kate Marcus on October 21, 2014

Only the corner will change. Depending on your pace, Broadway and W. 107th Street, the new site of the Bank Street Bookstore, is about a five-minute walk from school and the current site of the Bookstore on Broadway and W. 112th Street. School for Children art teacher Maria Richa worked ...

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Graduate School

Each One Teach One 2014

Posted by Gretchen Adams on October 15, 2014

Each One Teach One is an annual event hosted by the Bank Street Council of Students (COS) to facilitate the sharing of ideas, research and experiences among graduate students and the larger Bank Street community. It began in 2012 and continues today as an open house style forum with Mini-Workshops ...

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School for Children

Bryan Ireland '13: How to Restore a Floor

Posted by Kate Marcus on September 23, 2014

Bryan Ireland ’13 spent part of his summer leading volunteers to restore the floor of the Jan Hus Presbyterian Church and Neighborhood House, which houses the Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program, on E. 74th Street in Manhattan. Bryan, a sophomore at Friends Seminary and Eagle Scout candidate with Troop 414, ...

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School for Children

People's Climate Change March

Posted by Kate Marcus on September 22, 2014

Bank Street families, faculty, staff and alumni joined the People's Climate Change March on Sunday, September 21. The march, making history at the largest climate march to date, was a call to action on climate change while world leaders met at the United Nations. 

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School for Children

New York City Gay Pride Parade

Posted by Alexis Wright on July 01, 2014

Morika Tsujimura and Anshu Wahi (SFC faculty). For the second year in a row, School for Children faculty and families participated in the New York City Gay Pride Parade. Organized by Anshu Wahi, our Director of Diversity & Community, the SFC proudly marched under a bright sky down Fifth Avenue ...

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School for Children

A Winning Season!

Posted by Kate Marcus on March 14, 2014

The girls’ varsity basketball team ended their winning season with a thrilling game in early March. This was a particularly challenging season (weather-related schedule changes and injuries) but the team rallied and won 11 out of 12 games. The team displayed indomitable spirit and eagerness to hone their skills. Coach ...

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Summer Camp

Summer Camp Presents KiDS College Spring Camp

Posted by Dylan Morgan on February 05, 2014

This Spring, the Bank Street Summer Camp presents KiDS College Spring Camp, two week long camp sessions with the Bank Street Summer Camp counselors kids know and love. These programs are unlike anything else offered in New York, as they combine the pedagogy of the Bank Street School with the emotional, intellectual and ...

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School for Children

Bank Street School for Children 2nd Graders Clean Up the Hudson River

Posted by Katie Peshut on May 11, 2013

On Saturday, May 11, School for Children 7/8s (2nd grade) students, their teacher, Danette Lipten, and parents, selflessly volunteered to spend the day picking up trash along the shoreline of the Hudson River in northern New Jersey. Ever since Danette began teaching the Hudson River curriculum in the 7/8s, she ...

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School for Children

The School for Children Is Reducing Its Ecological Footprint with a Composting Initiative

Posted by Katie Peshut on April 23, 2013

On Monday, April 15, the School for Children (SFC) launched a composting initiative in the cafeteria and kitchen, due in large part to the focused efforts of the Parents Association's Green Action Committee. Green Action Committee member and first-year parent Laura Sametz spearheaded this initiative after helping to implement a ...

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School for Children

School for Children 6th Graders Discuss Stereotypes on Book Cover Art with Knopf Editors

Posted by Katie Peshut on March 20, 2013

On March 13, School for Children (SFC) 6th grade students (11/12s) met with Knopf editors Erin Clarke and Michelle Frey for a conversation about cover design and marketing decisions. The impetus for this meeting began back in October during a booktalking session with Children's Librarian Allie Bruce. An 11-year-old girl ...

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School for Children

Project Cicero Book Drive A Success

Posted by Katie Peshut on March 11, 2013

The School for Children once again participated in the annual Project Cicero Book Drive, which is designed to create – or supplement – school and classroom libraries for children in under-resourced New York City public schools. This year's drive was a great success - the Bank Street community collected and ...

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School for Children

Creating a Mural in the School for Children

Posted by Katie Peshut on December 20, 2012

Submitted by a 10/11s (5th grade) student: This fall, the 10/11s painted a mural in the stairwell. The mural compares food, celebrations, transportation, and education in China to those parts of culture in New York City. We did this so people were able to see the similarities and the differences ...

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School for Children

Author R.J. Palacio Visits Bank Street

Posted by Katie Peshut on December 20, 2012

On December 18, 2012, the Bank Street auditorium was packed with School for Children 9/10s - 13/14s (4th - 8th grade) students, teachers, and other members of the Bank Street community, all eager to hear author R.J. Palacio speak. Everyone had read all or part of Wonder, Palacio's debut novel. ...

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School for Children

School for Children 5th Graders Help With Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts in Riverside Park

Posted by Katie Peshut on December 12, 2012

    Bank Street School for Children 10/11s (5th grade) students spent their community time on November 30, 2012 helping Riverside Park recover from Hurricane Sandy. Two of the students described the afternoon's work: We went down to the park at 1:30 PM, split up into groups of 4 or ...

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Bank Street for Children

School for Children 2nd Grade Ghanaian Letter Writing Project

Posted by Katie Peshut on June 04, 2012

In January, SFC Middle School students (grades 1-4) wrote letters and drew pictures to send to students in a primary (grades 1-4) demonstration school in Navrongo, Ghana. Stacey Cloud, 7/8s Teacher, who taught for two years at the school, and returns every summer to help teach, initiated the letter writing ...

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Summer Camp

From Campers to Staff: Accounts from School and Camp Alumni

Posted by Dylan Morgan on February 17, 2012

The following are accounts from Bank Street staff members who not only work at the Bank Street Summer Camp but are also Alumni of the School for Children and work in the School for Children during the school year. Bank Street Summer Camp is a continuously growing and welcoming community ...

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