MS WEEK AT A GLANCE: Aug 27-Sep 7

Lunch Rotation: 6,7

Our Mission

AES provides a balanced education  defined by a joyful pursuit of excellence in academics, athletics, arts and service. We enable each student to be an inspired lifelong learner and a responsible, compassionate global citizen.

IMPORTANT DATES ON THE HORIZON:

Aug. 27        AES Fall Adult Ed begins

Aug. 30        MS Parent Coffee 8:30 am

Aug. 31        Restitution Parent Workshop, 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Sep. 4                Director’s Coffee, 8:30 AM, BCR

                PSA Meeting, 9:00 - 10:30 AM, BCR

Sep. 6                MS Family Math Night, 5:00 PM, HOP

Sep. 7                Restitution Parent Workshop, 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Sep. 13        MS WOW Parent Coffee, 8:30 AM, HOP

Sep. 14        PSA Community Night Out, 7:00 PM, Theater        

Sep 17-20        MS MAP testing

Sep 19                FCD Parent Presentation, 6:00 PM, HOP

Sep 20                Board Meeting, 5:00 PM, BCR

Sep 21                MS MAP Testing (make-up day)

                World Peace Day - WEAR WHITE

Sep 22                MS Leadership Seminar #1, HOP

GENERAL:

BTSN Faculty Feedback Form 

MS Happy Hour

Change the Date! MS Happy hour will be September 7 @ 4:15 pm 8 Kautilya Marg. The PSA event on campus is drawing many resources so we’ll move our Happy Hour up by a week. Transport is provided at Gate 4, departing at 3:50 pm to Anthea’s house. Please sign up here if you require a seat on the bus so that we have an idea for the number of people.

MS Master Schedule:

Here is the link for MS Master Schedule for this school year.

New Dress Code:

If you have a concern about the way a student is adhering to the dress code, come and speak with one of the principals about it. Please do not talk to students if you feel their dress is inappropriate.

Class Location Updates to the MS Office:

Please send a note to msoffice@aes.ac.in (Anthea, Melissa, Jonathan, Karin, Pooja, Rekha, Deepa & Lalit) if you take your class to a different location.

Notifying for Sick Leave:

Please phone or text Melissa at 83770 23631. Be sure to mention which classes need to be covered with last minute requests. Email clear and easy-to-follow lesson plans to Melissa, with a copy to Pooja.

Contact Information:

We need your correct information- please complete this short form!

Helpful Links:

Tech:

Here’s What We Know:

Virtual Day Google Classroom: We are getting ready for our October 9th Virtual Day. Join our Google Classroom and ask your questions! Code is: 267z8y

Drop -In PD: Derwin will be talking about using video and our new screencastify. Watch this short video and join him on Tuesday at lunch or after school.

Calendar settings: Mark your calendar to free/busy status and use the Google Calendar find a time feature so that making appointments with each other gets easier.

PowerSchool: Powerschool displays are back to working. Thanks to everyone for their patience as the Main Tech team worked hard to rectify the issues. A special shout out to Ritu and Yogesh who solved the issue!

Ask your colleagues about:

Ask Leonie about BrainPop. We do have a school account username: aesesnew password: newdelhi.

Ask Mark D about Canvas! He is testing a learning management system in his class.

Ask Michael C about the new grading feature in Google Classroom. Organization and feedback made easy!

Ask the Music Teachers about SMART music. They are all finally up and running on Smartmusic. A great way to help students practice, give them feedback and assign them music.

Let me know if there is something you would like me to include as I know there is so much more going on!!

Professional Development Opportunities:

Google Summit September 15-16 Singapore

Google Summit September 22-23. Shekou, China

Design Thinking Workshop: October 1-2 Amsterdam, Netherlands

TECHpalooza October 3-4 Southport, Australia

Google Summit October 6-7 Mumbai, India

Google Summit October 20-21 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Learning2.0 November 1-3 Tokyo, Japan (please note, this is just before our Fall break!)

Learning2 Europe, January 25-27, Zurich, Switzerland

Makeology Summit, Feb 1-2, 2019 Nairobi, Kenya

Reading and Writing Tech, March 2-3, 2019 Shekhou, China

21st Century Learning, March 6-9 Hong Kong

Tech Tips:  

Screencastify:  Give it a try! It saves automatically to Google Drive into a folder called screencastify and it allows you to share the video to Google Classroom from the chrome extension. Follow Bob’s instructions! Thanks to Bob for purchasing a site license.

Newsela: This is a great resource for all subject areas and it works with Google Classroom. Go to newsela.com and sign in as a teacher with Google. We do have a Pro Account.

ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES:

ASA Season 1

Here is the link for the Season 1 brochure.

LIBRARY

Travel Books in the Library

Planning your next vacation? We’ve put the travel books in a central location to make them easier to find, and are working on getting updated copies for popular destinations. In the meantime, if you have some recent guidebooks that you no longer plan to use, we’d happily accept your donations.

Digital content sessions in the library

Humanities teachers, you’re invited to bring your classes in for a session on using the Destiny catalog to put books on hold and renew them, Sora to check out ebooks, and RBdigital to check out digital magazines. It takes about 45 minutes to cover all 3. If we’re lucky, Maureen will join us!

Repurposing books

Let Linda know if you’d like some old books to upcycle into art or something else. As we get rid of outdated materials, we’ll invite you to come and take what you need.

Counseling

Student Schedules:

These should be fixed and finalized for the vast majority of students. Thank you for your patience and support.

Professional Learning

Inclusive Practices

Kim and Jason are here with us for the next couple of weeks.  They will continue to focus on co-teaching and inclusive practices.  Some of you may have an opportunity to work more closely with them this visit. Their schedule is currently being finalized.

VICE-PRINCIPAL:

Request Form for TT / WAG / SWAG

Please fill this form 24 hrs in advance if you would like to share any announcement to parents / staff / students in our weekly communications that go out.

Assembly Request Form You can use this form to let the MSALT students know what teacher announcements you would like to make. Please share this information before Friday at lunch each week so they have time to plan for the announcements.

PRINCIPAL:

A full week ahead with some teachers involved in professional learning with Kim and Jason.I hope that you are starting to feel some sense of routine beginning to develop.

A couple of people have asked about supporting students who are struggling to use technology appropriately in class.  Technology choices should be managed like any other behaviors in the classroom. Please ensure that expectations are clear and if a student is struggling make sure that you can see their screens.

Wednesday Early Release

This week MSA chairs will be involved in training. There will be other professional learning opportunities for those not in MSA meetings. These will be communicated before Wednesday

BIRTHDAYS:

Robb Hoiseth, August 28

The goals of Back to School Night are to: