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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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School for Children

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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School for Children

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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School for Children

Naturalists Grab the Attention of National Geographic

Posted by Alexis Wright on January 17, 2014

Ordinary life at Bank Street is anything but ordinary. The “extraordinariness” (Yes, it’s a word!) of Bank Street was noted by the National Geographic Society last spring when the organization’s Vice President for Education, Daniel C. Edelson, visited and observed the 7/8s as they worked on the Hudson River project. ...

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School for Children

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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Family Center

Chirlane McCray Visits Bank Street

Posted by Nick Gray on November 12, 2013

On October 24, Bank Street hosted Chirlane McCray — writer, activist, and wife of then-mayoral nominee Bill De Blasio. McCray accompanied Dean of the College Jon Snyder and Children’s Programs Dean Alexis Wright on a tour that included a visit to the Children’s Library, which holds one of the state’s ...

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Library

Emergent Curriculum at Progressive Education Conference

Posted by Nick Gray on November 04, 2013

In October, Allie Bruce, Bank Street’s Children’s Librarian, and Anshu Wahi, the School for Children’s Director of Diversity and Community, traveled to Los Angeles to present at the Progressive Education Network (PEN) conference. Their presentation, “Loudness in the Library: Empowering Students to Think Critically About Identity and Bias,” demonstrated the ...

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School for Children

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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School for Children

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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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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