• Ardsley High School Wellness Week: Embracing Diversity  

    “Love, belonging and connection are the universal sources of true well-being.”  — Author Unknown

    During this annual AHS Wellness Week, and every other week, our goal is to cultivate within each of us a true sense of belonging and to promote inclusion for all by embracing our differences.

    This year we have a variety of engaging and fun activities celebrating diversity for all students to enjoy during lunchtime periods.

    In addition, we are holding special grade-level assemblies and a parent session entitled: The Dangers of a Single Story: A conversation about our assumptions and the potential harm they cause. Christopher Dedefumi and Catheryn Berger Kaye, from CBK Associates, will engage teachers, students, and parents in knowledge building for shared language and common understandings around the assumptions we have, the biases we hold, and the microaggressions we commit.  These sessions have been made possible for our entire learning community by our PTA.   

    Schedule of Events: Below is the schedule of all this weeks events. Click on the link within an event to see a video.  There are additional videos at the bottom of this page.

    Monday

    Recipe Room – Learn to Make Som Tum Thai Papaya Salad 

    Student Leader Meeting with Equity, Justice and Liberation Educator, Christopher Dadefumi 

    During PE Classes- African Rooted Dancing and Drumming. (each day focusses on different songs/dances celebrating harvest, rite of passage, and other cultural events)

     

    Tuesday

    Periods 2/3 - 9th Grade Assembly: The Dangers of a Single Story: A conversation about our assumptions and the potential harm they cause

    Lunchtime Presentation on Indian Song & Culture 

    Periods 7/8 - 10th Grade Assembly: The Dangers of a Single Story: A conversation about our assumptions and the potential harm they cause

    During PE Classes -  African Rooted Dancing and Drumming

     

    Thursday

    Periods 5 & 6: Lunchtime Presentation to Learn the Basics of Chinese Calligraphy 

    During PE Classes - African Rooted Dancing and Drumming

     

    Friday

    Periods 2/3 - 11th Grade Assembly: The Dangers of a Single Story: A conversation about our assumptions and the potential harm they cause

    Periods 5 & 6 - Lunchtime Vocal Performance by Liseli Luogo, Music Director and Gospel and Latin Performer

    Periods 7 & 8: 12th Grade Assembly :The Dangers of a Single Story: A conversation about our assumptions and the potential harm they cause

    During PE Classes: African Rooted Dancing and Drumming

     

    Video Gallery:  There are links above to the various sessions - plus more below!

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    Cooking Class Flyer  

     

    Indian Culture

     

    Caligraphy Flyer

     

     

    Liselo Lugo Flyer