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Kindergarten Graduation 2016!
Ballroom Dancing Competition
On June 22, Anderson eighth grade students, who have studied ballroom dancing this year with Dancing Classrooms, participated in a "Rainbow Team Match" in the O'Shea Complex gym. Six schools from around the city danced in competition. Anderson tied for the Gold cup and moves on to the next level of competition, the Grand Final, on Saturday, June 25, at Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive, 1 p.m.)Photos: Denise Jordan, Donna Smiley, and Rob Schliessman
On Friday, June 10th, Anderson staff and students in grades K-6 spent the day at Riverside Park for Field Day. Seventh grade students ran every station and activity under the direction of Coach Knight and Coach Sanchez. Since this is an Olympics year, stations were Olympic events, from Tug of War (which was an Olympic event from 1900 to 1920) to soccer and golf. It was a great day for all!Click on any image to enlarge. Photos: Denise Jordan
AMS Math Team students participated in the 2016 Manhattan MoMathlon competition sponsored by the National Museum of Mathematics on April 8th at The Collegiate School, and finished in fourth place. Math Team members Ben Kreiswirth, Felix Wark, Nancy Xu, Hilary Zen, and Eric Xu competed under the coaching of AMS math teacher James Woo. Ben also finished in third place in the under-eighth grade individual competition.
Photos: James Woo
AMS Debate Team, led by their coach and teacher Mike Fox, participated in the NYC Urban Debate League Middle School City Championships on March 18th and 19th. Naomi Schwartzburt took the Varsity Parliamentary Debate Top Speaker award, Matylda Urbaniak came in second, Monse Garzon-Navarro took third, and Sam Brody took sixth place. Our Varsity team of Naomi, Matylda, and Monse took second place, and Sam, Oliver Lopez, and Aryan Sharma were quarter-finalists. Our Novice debaters did well too, with a tie for fourth place Individual between Anthony Rivello and Jackson McLaughlin, and our Novice teams taking second place, with Katie Hall, Jasmine Posner, and Maddie Capella, and placing as semi-finalists as well, with Anthony, Avery Bloomberg, and Jackson. You can find all the scores from the tournament here.
Many Exciting Events Are Happening at Anderson!
So much is going on at Anderson! Science Olympiad, New York City FIRST Robotics competition, Table Tennis Championship, and the District Three Science Expo have all taken place in recent days. See photo collages below of each activity. Click on any image to enlarge.
Mediators gain skills by participating in the program: communicating verbally and nonverbally, actively listening, analyzing problems, identifying common interests, and learning to develop a plan.
Peer mediators care about others, are serious about helping peers solve their problems, provide an opportunity for both sides to tell their story, listen carefully and respectfully, are sensitive to each child's feelings, and are patient and friendly.
For more information on peer mediation, visit
Ms. Chandonnet is available to answer questions about our school's program as well. E-mail: Nchandonnet@schools.nyc.gov.
On Saturday, November 14, The Anderson School, led by Debate Coach Mike Fox, and The Computer School jointly hosted the New York City Urban Debate League’s second middle school parliamentary debate tournament. 22 schools participated, 87 debate teams competed, and 122 judges volunteered for the day. AMS musicians entertained the audience as they waited in the auditorium for results. AMS students debated topics including US-China foreign relations, juvenile sentencing, and the right of businesses to refuse service. Top scores are listed below. All the scores can be found here: http://debate.nyc/middle-school-debate/9183/
2nd place: Sam Brody, Aryan Sharma and Oliver Lopez.
8th place: Helena Milburn, Naomi Schwartzburt and Sara Stebbins.
1st place: Matylda Urbaniak, Monserrate Navarro-Garzon and Kristoff Misquitta.
8th place: Anthony Rivello, Avery Bloomberg and Jackson McLaughlin.
9th place: Lynn Collardin, Aruna Das and Erika Fradkov.
13th place: Selina Li, Lexington Kennedy and Christopher Chen.