Have you ever heard a Hispanic song play on the radio and wish you knew how to do dance to it? Well if you join the AITE Salsa Club, you would learn how! The Salsa Club is run by Mrs. Raquel Bonessi after school on Tuesdays from 2:15 to 3:15. The Salsa Club is looking [...]
Have you been paying attention to the announcements after school? Did you see the flyers hanging from the staircases and other various places? If you haven’t then you most likely do not know about The Excel Group. No, this is not a group to learn about the Microsoft program but a group designed to teach [...]
When you hear Indian music in the background you just begin to imagine the wonderful dancers moving to the rhythm. They dance to a relaxing melody, but could you do the same? There’s no need to wonder any further; you can join the Bollywood Dance Club after school. It’s held on Thursdays in the dance [...]
Once a month, the AITE debate team gathers for a inter-school challenge. I was lucky enough to sit in on one of the first debates of the season held within the AITE and Rippowam buildings. The schools I observed were Westhill and AITE. The topic of the debate was “Connecticut should eliminate the death [...]
The Salsa Club at AITE is not an easy concept to explain; you can be told it’s a “fun combination of salsa, merengue, borchata, cha-cha, and rhumba” that “increases self-awareness and confidence” while helping one’s understanding of “culture” and “musicality” (as advisor Mr. Palmer stated in reference to his Monday from two to three o’clock [...]
It is amazing how one simple thought can turn into a complete production with hard work and determination. For Jasmin Valenti, a junior at the Academy of Information Technology & Engineering, her simple idea was to start a unique club that focuses on animals. As a result, the club People for Pets was created and began meeting on Mondays starting in the Fall of 2010.
In today’s society, Legos are one of the most popular childrens’ toys. However, for the elementary school kids participating in the Junior FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League, the Legos are used to create models that correspond with their research project. The participants of the Junior FIRST Lego League Competition [...]
Ms. Giuliano has been teaching at AITE for three years now and still enjoys it immensely. Many who attend the school know her as their math teacher or perhaps as, “the teacher in Room 208”. Yet interestingly enough, were you to talk to her a few years back when she was just entering college, she [...]
At the AITE, Tuesday afternoons are filled with numerous after school clubs and events. However, one club in particular, buildOn, stands out from the rest, as it empowers students to participate in the community and raise money to build schools overseas in underdeveloped countries.
As I entered Mr. Wolff’s office to interview him about the weight lifting club, I was instantly struck by a black kettlebell sitting in the middle of the floor. His affinity for the kettlebell was instantly apparent with this totem of exercise in plain view. Ever since he came to the AITE seven years ago, [...]