Liz DavisApr 17Measuring Energy Consumption at HomeBy K Khozein, Middle School Math Teacher This past quarter in Probability and Proportions, students applied their knowledge of proportion...

Liz DavisFeb 10Dancing at AVS Middle Schoolby Carlos Aguayo, PE Teacher Middle School students at AVS have been dancing in PE! The dance unit consisted of popular line dances such ...

Liz DavisJan 10Middle School Day of Service by Toni Setteducato, Dean of Students Through understanding, compassion, and empathy, we want to encourage our AVS students to explore how...

Liz DavisDec 12, 2019Spanish Projects at AVS Middle Schoolby Madison Pulliam and Keith Ross, Spanish Teachers At AVS Middle School Spanish classes learn about different Latin American and Hispani...

Liz DavisNov 14, 2019The Widget Gameby Justin Engelbrecht-Larkin, English and History Teacher When studying economics, learning-by-doing can be challenging without a billion...

Liz DavisOct 17, 2019Connecting Art and Mathby Diana Ramzy, Math Teacher At AVS Middle School students created pictures of their choice using their knowledge of the coordinate graph...

Megan SzromMay 15, 2019Rainwater Catchment for Navajo EldersOver the spring break, Garden and Regenerative Practices Teacher Megan Szrom completed a service project on the Navajo Nation in Arizona....

Katie GibbonsMar 19, 2019Pi Day and Cross-Campus CollaborationsIn honor of Pi Day, the middle school eighth grade Data Analysis class, led by teacher Kiana Khozein, designed and taught a workshop abou...

MK McAdamsMar 8, 2019Middle School Students Study World Geography and CulturesStudents in Alta Vista's World Geography and Cultures course explore the relationship between place and culture. The goal of this course ...

MK McAdamsDec 15, 2018History of Science: Historical ReenactmentMiddle Schoolers at Alta Vista have the opportunity to learn design thinking, collaboration and the way scientific ideas have shifted ove...

MK McAdamsNov 15, 2018History of Science: Scientific-Instrument MakingIn October, we started a series of posts about the Middle School's History of Science course, in which hands-on experiences integrate inq...

MK McAdamsOct 26, 2018History of Science: The Allegory of the Cave PlayIn History of Science, Middle School students have the opportunity to learn about what scientific thinking has looked like throughout hum...

Jacqueline ThompsonOct 18, 20178th Graders Shine in Morning MessagesAs a reflection on their time at AVS, each 8th grader will give a Morning Message speech to the school community. Their prompt: What is s...

Jacqueline ThompsonOct 6, 2017Student Council Launch!The middle school officially has a student council! After weeks of campaigning, middle schoolers voted for class representatives, a secre...

Jennie ChipOct 5, 2017History, Hands OnAfter learning about the in's and out's of trench warfare, students in Mr. Hobbs' America at Arms course spent the last two weeks creatin...

Jennie ChipOct 3, 2017Following in the Footsteps of Artist Sol LeWitt"What comes first, the art or the idea?" This question kicked off a unit on conceptual art. Students in Katherine's Is This Art? course l...

Jennie ChipOct 2, 2017Homemade ClinometersStudents in Ms. Keleshian's Mathematical Modeling course applied their knowledge of trig operators in order to estimate the height of bui...

Kate ParkerAug 29, 2017A Day in the Life of a Middle SchoolerIn case you missed it, check out this incredible video about Middle School and the Mission created by our very own middle schoolers. They...

Jen HoggattMar 19, 2017Storytellers: Then and NowIn the span of ten days, three 5th graders — Mia, Cia and Evelyn — were tasked with the job of collecting the stories of three elderly re...

Polly StrykerMar 19, 2017Playing the Stock Market to Learn MathMath in Elizabeth Keleshian’s Middle School classes is all about real world application. She double-majored in philosophy and math/econom...