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About First Avenue Middle School

The First Avenue Middle School community continually develops the distinctive characteristics of the “First Avenue Experience”: an ability to meet rigorous academic standards through the design of high-quality work, a passion to learn, an ability and willingness to think creatively to solve the challenges of the 21st century, a strong sense of identity and voice, and a highly developed sense of personal and social responsibility and leadership fostered by real-world applications.
First Avenue’s educational program is built on the philosophy of the whole child, and that means that in a normal year students receive a variety of hands-on educational experiences in academic content areas and in the robust elective program. During virtual learning, hands-on experiential learning activities needed to be reimagined, yet through many collaborations, with guidance and support from the district, our teachers were able to adjust, pivot and provide a robust learning experience for our students. What you will see in the video below captures the question, “How does First Avenue meet the needs of the whole child virtually?”  It was through this lens that we addressed 4 areas of focus, which are; Academics, Health and Wellness, Student-Centered Practices, and Families and Community.

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Virtual Parent Presentation for the Middle School Wellness Summit
Translation will be available for the parent webinar. Please make sure the device you use is updated so you have access to all the features in zoom. Below is an example of what you will see in Zoom. The arrows are showcasing the Q&A and interpretation features.
Habrá traducción disponible para el seminario web para padres. Asegúrese de que el dispositivo que utiliza esté actualizado para tener acceso a todas las funciones en Zoom. A continuación se muestra un ejemplo de lo que verá en zoom. Las flechas muestran las funciones de interpretación y preguntas y respuestas.
家長網路研討會將提供翻譯。請確保您使用的裝置已更新,以便您可以使用 Zoom 中的所有功 能。以下是您將在縮放中看到的範例。箭頭展示了問答和解釋功能。

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Dr. Julia Garcia


Our Purpose:
To challenge and inspire students to make a positive and profound impact on their world.