EARJ student athletes have had a dedicated and intense week of practices. Our Barra Panthers joined the Gávea Panthers for soccer and basketball practices in preparation of the upcoming Little 8 Tournament. A lot of dedication and professionalism, camaraderie, partnership and flexibility from all coaches and athletes offered opportunities of integration and development to both our developing and elite players. GO PANTHERS!
Every year, SINEPE RIO - Union of Basic Education Establishiments of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro - holds a completition for the 8th - 12th graders associated with SINEP RIO. The contest honors the participants in two ways: they reward the 15 best essays and publish 35 recommended essays.
The writing of our student Daniela Alves, Senior High School student, was the FIRST on the recommended list for PUBLISHING, among the 7 in this category.
Congratulations to our student Daniela! We are very proud of you!
On Wednesday, September 6th, the EARJ Brazilian Department, organized an amazing celebration in honor of the Brazilian Independence Day. Between both campuses, students, teachers and staff engaged in historical skits, singing popular Brazilian songs in a school-wide, green, yellow and blue celebration. The highlight of this amazing day was to see our multicultural students stand together and sing the Brazilian Anthem in an unique voice. Feliz Dia da Independência!
The Class of 1987 granted EARJ the joy of reviving amazing memories this past Sunday, June 2, 2017.
In the event of their 30 year reunion, the '87 Alumni spent their morning at the EARJ Gávea Campus with family and friends, virtually welcomed by Mr. Nigel Winnard, our new Head of School.
During this reunion, every step they took throughout campus triggered a new memory or story that was shared with laughter and joy. Amazement came with the discoveries of innovative learning spaces and modern academic curriculum as they re-discovered their beloved school.
Upon their arrival, they were surprised by a letter written 30 years ago by their beloved, former Head of School, Dr. Brown. In this letter Dr. Brown wrote*, "...Perhaps you are now reading this in the year 2017, or later, 30 years after you have completed the few moments, that one grain in the immensity of the sands of time of Rio beaches, we spent together… As I write this (...) I long to repeat the golden days we passed in unity of spirit and purpose. I can but wish you Godspeed on your journey. May you feel that EA has helped you as you go." It was indeed a morning of laughters and remembrance.
On behalf of EARJ we would like to express our immense gratitude for YOU, EARJ Alumni Community. You are essential to our identity and we wish to see all of you "back" here on campus.
If you wish to schedule a Class visit or reunion, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations, Class of '87!!
Wednesday, May 24th the Gavea 8th grade students engaged in formal debates during the first annual Battle of the Brains. All debaters did extremely well, showing that they had worked hard to learn about their complex scientific issues and to prepare the best arguments for their side. Students debated topics including tissue rights, CRISPR, and GMO's.
This project based learning was the result of collaboration between the English and science departments, who worked together to build a 21st century learning experience for our talented and determined students.
8th gradeStudents were engaged in biotech debates this week during the first annual Battle of the Brains! All debaters did extremely well, showing the depth of their knowledge on complex scientific ethical issues. Students debated on topics including tissue rights, CRISPR, and GMO's.
This project based learning was the result of collaboration between the English and Science dept.
This week, 8th grade students from Ms. Macedo's science class launched their Evolution book! This book was created during Q3, a collaboration between Art and Science. At the beginning of the unit, students were told that the culminating activity would be an ABC book of evolution. As the unit went on, and the students learned content, they were thinking as well about their book. Each student was assigned two letters of the alphabet, and they had to come up with an explanation of the term in their own words, and as well, create original artwork to go with the text. Ms Ana Melo, the art teacher helped the students with art techniques like how to draw and shade with pencil crayons. The evolution book is an example of project based learning, a teaching method whereby students gain content and skills while working for an extended time ( we worked for this during the entire quarter) on an authentic task ( writing and publishing a book!). This teaching technique is meant to achieve deeper learning - allowing students to learn, then apply knowledge, and by doing so, create the neurological connections of long term learning.
Our Institution was first created n 1937 and this year we celebrate an amazing milestone, 80 years! On Saturday, May 27th the EARJ Community invited all those whose history we share to come an celebrate with us. The school-wide event was jointly with the annual PTA International Day, where over 600 people between community members, Alumni staff, teachers, former directors and workers joined in a day of catching up and seeing again old friends. Country booths, with typical food and costume displays, food trucks, Intl Day Parade, students performances, sports, cheerleading, live music were part of this incredible day.
This day also commemorated the grand Re-Opening of the recently renovated Ruth Stanton Auditorium. The space is now open for visitation throughout the day. Learn more about the "Take Your Seat Campaign" by contacting email@example.com.
Thank you to all! You've made this day memorable.
It is that time of the year again where our community comes together and joins forces in raising awareness against cancer. It is our 11th year fundraising for the INCA - National Cancer Institute and we invite all of you to join us!
Last year, EARJ together with your help, EARJ and the SOS donated R$ 60,000.00 to the Pediatric Ward of the Institute and we are proud to share with you that the children's ward has been fully renovated and inaugurated this past Friday.
How can you participate? By donating!
For every R$ 30,00 donated you will receive an exclusive cotton Walkathon T-shrt and for every R$ 60,00 you will receive a special Cantão Walkathon T-shirt!
To participate and make your donations you can fill out the forms attached and hand it in to your child's school secretary.
Communication. In all it's forms and actors. It is, in one way or another, used by most of the known living organisms. From the visual displays Cuttlefish can do with their skins, to the dances Peacock Spiders perform to attract mates and ward off competition, and to us humans, with our many, many forms. Communication seems to be a sort of constant among species. So why should we be surprised to learn that plants can also do this? Scientists have for long known that plants talked by emitting chemical signals (green leaf volatiles) that warned other plants of predators, or of local conditions like drought. But it seems that researchers have overlooked something self-evident; their roots.
Recently it’s been discovered that the root system is much more complex than previously thought. A plant's or tree's roots spread across the land, and by doing this they come in contact with the roots of other plants and trees. Through a symbiotic relation with mycelium, information between trees and plants are exchanged underground. This complex system, is rhizomatic in structure and resembles the networks of brain cells, or even the one seen in the internet. Hence, why many scientists refer to this find as the Wood Wide Web. Experts have supported that the plant's thinking structure happen in the root system. Some scientists point out that we seem to have understood plants wrong all this time; we should think of them upside down, since their "brains" are in their roots!
The notion that plants can talk will produce a lot of future research and debate. After all, if many people decline to eat animal meat due to empathy to the animal's suffering, then what would we do if we understand that plants also suffer, fear and feel pain?
This new exhibit at the MuseOn, is part an artistic installation, inspired by the artist Giuseppe Licari’s work, ‘Humus’, and part an educational project. It also aims to promote closer relations to plants by the visitors, and to foster the understanding of the importance of preservation of the ecological system that surrounds us and that we desperately need to know better.
We invite all EARJ Community members to visit this amazing exhibition at the MuseOn, everyday from 10am to 3:30pm!