2020

News List

  • September

    Notes from the Explorium: Welcome to Autumn!

    Hello from the library!

    It has been so lovely to spend time with each and every grade, both virtually and in-person - it is wonderful to be back in the swing of things here at Advent.  
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  • August

    Notes from The Explorium: Welcome to School!

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  • Changes in Upper School Religion at Advent

    Christie Janey
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  • The 2020-2021 Academic Year has Begun

    Christie Janey
    The 2020-2021 academic year has officially begun, and it has been without a doubt our most unconventional opening of school in Advent’s 70-year history. On August tenth, our PreK through 5th Grade students returned to campus for classes and our 6-8 grade students began the year from home with our distance learning program. We also had 49 lower-school students elect to participate in our HYFLEX and distance learning programs.

    On campus, desks have been spaced six feet apart, all students, faculty, and staff are wearing masks, and we have updated cleaning and carpool procedures to help maintain proper social distancing. Our French, music, and art teachers are moving from classroom to classroom, rather than teaching from their own separate classrooms. Students are also eating lunch in their classrooms to keep their circle of interaction small.

    While we hope that many of our current precautions will not need to be implemented in the long term, some of the recent changes have been very positive. Claire Vaughn, Assistant Head of School for Advancement says, “The current challenges that we face have made us stronger as a school. We’ve been forced to examine and reevaluate our processes and we’ve come up with innovative solutions such as new carpool procedures and new technology such Panopto and document cameras that I am confident will be positive additions to our school going forward.”

    Advent is small by design, and now more than ever, we are thankful for the size of our school community. Not only does it afford us the physical space we need, but it also enables us to be nimble and adapt quickly as we strive to meet the evolving needs of our students, faculty, staff, and parents.

    We know there will be many changes and challenges over the course of this academic year, and Advent is ready to face them with a spirit of determination, integrity, and hopefulness. In this time of uncertainty, Advent is committed to being a light for our students and our community.
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  • Advent's First Socially Distant Graduation

    Christie Janey
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  • May

    Last APA Meeting of the Year Today!

    APA is going to host their last meeting of the year virtually on Friday, May 8 at 4:30 p.m. Zoom details are below.

    Claire Vaughn is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    Topic: APA May Meeting
    Time: May 8, 2020 04:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71951790799?pwd=L2JCNWNibUliWXdMVHk0aHNuTGF6QT09
    Meeting ID: 719 5179 0799
    Password: 8imAPx
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  • February

    Upcoming Parent Conversation & Feedback Gatherings

    As parents you bring a tremendous amount of perspective to the Advent experience and we want to hear from you. The goal of these parent gatherings is really two-fold. We want you to have the opportunity to spend time with each other as well as provide a forum for meaningful feedback on the year and your child's experience.
     
    Be sure to arrive at 6 p.m. to enjoy appetizers, beverages, and casual conversation before the facilitated conversation begins at 6:45 p.m. 
     
    If you are able to attend, feel free to respond directly to this email or send a response to rsvp@adventepiscopalschool.org. Please encourage your friends to attend as well! It is your continued commitment to Advent and willingness to share feedback that is critical for providing the best environment, experience, and education for your children.

    Dates:
    5th-8th Grade Parents | Thursday, February 20 | Kim & Bob Whelan's Home
    2nd-4th Grade Parents | Tuesday, February 25 | Rhanya & Mike Eskridge's Home
    PreK-1st Grade Parents | Thursday, February 27 | Sarah & Andy Webb's Home
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Founded in 1950 and located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, Advent Episcopal School is a coeducational, college-preparatory day school for students grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8th.