On Friday, November 10th, a group of our Middle and High School students traveled to Austin to participate in the Cities in Space Competition. In addition to the valuable experience gained from networking with and presenting to industry leaders and learning from the incredible speakers, our students also walked away with multiple honors!
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Dr. Amanda Adams from the Texas A&M Biology Department recent visited Allen’s first grade to talk about bats. She also brought 2 rescue bats she showed our students, through the glass wall of a special bat container. As the presentation concluded, the students made bat masks which most of them wore home at the end of the day. A fun time was had by all!
Congratulations to our Upper School students who entered the 2017 Brazos Valley Fair and Rodeo Art Competition! We are incredibly proud of the hard work and creativity that all of our students put into their submissions!
Our first grade students recently had a special guest visit their classroom. Master Pak, a degreed black belt in Taekwondo, spoke with first graders about healthy emotions and how to properly react to them. He explained that a bully is not necessarily a bad person, but instead is a person who makes poor choices. Master Pak also showed the students how to de-escalate a situation by staying calm and speaking to the other person in an even-keeled manner. Also shared were guidelines for students to turn to other adults such as a teacher or parent if they need assistance in some situations. In addition, our students enjoyed some instruction in mild self-defense during some one-on-one time with Master Pak. Our thanks to Allen’s School Counselor, Ms. Malave, for arranging this school visit with Master Pak.