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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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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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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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Geo-education

Posted by Kate Marcus on May 08, 2014

Connecting students to the natural world both in the classroom and outside has been happening at Bank Street for years but now that connection has an official name: Geo-education. This spring, National Geographic launched the Geo-educator Community, an intiative aimed to prepare students for the world they will inherit. In ...

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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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12/13s' Poetry at Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Posted by Kate Marcus on March 11, 2014

On Sunday, March 9, the 12/13s (seventh graders) performed their own poems at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on the Lower East Side. The afternoon's performance was the culmination of two months of work, beginning with writing and revising poems in the classroom and at home, and then progressing to collaboration ...

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8/9s in the Steps of César Chavez

Posted by Kate Marcus on March 05, 2014

Bearing posters proclaiming “Yes We Can” and “Sí Se Puede,” on March 4, the 8/9s (third graders) joined the Upper School assembly to recognize and celebrate the work of César Chavez. The 8/9s spent several weeks learning about César Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Fred Ross and The United Farm Workers. They ...

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Educating Boys

Posted by Kate Marcus on December 13, 2013

Journalist Peg Tyre has researched and written extensively about boys in magazine articles and in her book, “The Trouble with Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School and What Educators Must Do.” She recently spoke to parents and teachers at Bank Street School. Recognizing that ...

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Bank Street Families Walk for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Posted by Kate Marcus on October 08, 2013

On Sunday, September 29 many Bank Street families walked with Sam Murphy (11/12s) and his team, "Murphy's Law" (a.k.a. Sam's Retired Pancreas), as part of The New York City JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. The team raised over $5,000 and enjoyed the walk over the Brooklyn Bridge on a beautiful ...

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Author and Illustrator Kevin Henkes Speaks to Middle School Students

Posted by Kate Marcus on September 18, 2013

Author and illustrator Kevin Henkes spoke to Middle School students and the world at large in a webcast in mid-September, reflecting on his life immersed in children’s books and talking about his new book (his 47th), "The Year of Billy Miller." Mr. Henkes, creator of classics such as "Lilly’s Purple ...

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