Congratulations to Group 7 student, Hank A., for receiving 2nd place in the DuPage County Spelling Bee.
At The Avery Coonley School, students are given unique opportunities to harness their love for learning. On October 23, 2023, the school hosted its first TEDxWomen event featuring talks by preschooler Bennett H., Group 5 student Kayla S., and other members of the ACS community including; Music Teacher Jaime Surdynski, Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Michael Dixon, and ACS Alum Priyanka Rupani.
In June, Jimmy Y. and Kavin B. went to Maryland to compete at The National History Day competition for middle and high school students from all 50 states, US territories, and American International Schools.
Their website, “Conquering the Cosmos” is about the US Space Race. We are so proud of them for all their hard work in presenting their research project.
The Avery Coonley School (ACS) is excited to share that their Physical Education (P.E.) program has been awarded Blue Ribbon status for the years 2023-2028 by the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD). The Blue Ribbon Committee gave the ACS P.E. program exemplary marks in all areas and noted no weaknesses to the program.
The Avery Coonley School is proud to share the work of Group 5 student's Elana A., Marina Z., and Lincoln S., who attended the 19th Annual Haiku Festival Awards together where their incredible work was shared with many.
The end of the school year is typically a time for students to wrap up their year but our Middle School students are still going full steam ahead. Last weekend they had great showings at both the State Debate Tournament and the State History Day competition.
The Avery Coonley School Music Education Department is honored to be included on the NAMM Foundation's 2023 Best Community for Music Education and Support Music Merit Award lists!
After extensive, nationwide searches, we are excited to announce that we have selected Michael Dixon as the School’s first Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Kenny Bae as our first Director of STEAM Innovation. Both will serve as part of the Senior Leadership Team at the School starting in July 2023.
Congratulations to Ella, Sofia, Zaynab, Jeremy, Kendrick, Ollie, Siddharth, James, Kavin, Brooke, Ellen, Fiona, Paige, Isabella, and Ariya! These Group 7 & 8 students each earned a place at the State History Day competition after competing at the Regional History Day Competition held at the University of Illinois at Chicago on March 4. We are so proud of them for all their hard work!