MS WEEK AT A GLANCE: Nov 19-30
Lunch Rotation: 6,7
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.
This Week in the MS:
Monday, November 19
Day 1 - 1234
Tuesday, November 20
Day 2 - 5678
All grade 8 students & advisory teachers - MS Studio
All grade 6-7 students & advisory teachers - HOP
Day 3 - 2341
Thursday, November 22
Friday, November 23
IMPORTANT ALL SCHOOL DATES ON THE HORIZON:
Nov 27 Shanti Concert: Band and Percussion, Theater
Nov 29 Shanti Concert: Choir and Strings, Theater
Dec 1 MS Leadership Seminar #2, 9:00 AM, HOP
PSA Night Under the Stars, 7:00 PM
Dec 4 Director’s Coffee, 8:30 AM, BCR
PSA Meeting, 09:00-10:30 AM, BCR
ASIAC Send-Off Assembly, 10:00 AM, HOP
Dec 6 MS Parent Coffee, 8:30 AM, HOP
Dec 6-9 ASIAC TT/Badminton, American School Mumbai
ASIAC Music Festival, American International School Chennai
Dec 7 MS Social, 6:30-8:30 PM, HOP
Dec 8-21 MS Art Exhibition, Theater Art Gallery
Dec 9 AWA Mela - Tiger Turf, 10:00-4:00pm
Dec 10-14 MS World Language Week
Dec 11 MS Rising Stars, 5:30pm, Theater
Dec 13 MS Studio Show, 6:00pm
Dec 14 All School Staff - Holiday Party
Dec 15 MS Studio Show, 1:00pm
Dec 21 MS Farewell Assembly, 11:30am, HOP
Dec 22 NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK
- Jan 13
Report Comments for Semester 1
MS Office Site - For everything you need
Here’s What We Know:
Flocabulary: We still have an AES flocabulary account. It has great videos and good activities. Use your Google email to log in!
Attendance symbols: You may have noticed that there are now a couple of codes next to student names when you take attendance. “E” represents students in our EAL program and “A” represents students who are in our Academic Support program(please note: this symbol may change following a K-12 alignment meeting). The purpose is to give teachers a reminder each day of students in our classes who are receiving support services.
PowerSchool Report Card assignment: Please make sure to add your PowerSchool Report Card assignments to your powerschool gradebook. This is an important first step so that the reporting gets to the report card!!
Instagram: As you may or may not have heard, last week we had a student(s), disguised as a 6th grader, who created an instagram called the gossip guesser. We have spoken to grade 6, and are talking as well to grades 7 and 8. We think it has been handled but don’t hesitate to let Jonathan, Karin, Anthea, Melissa or myself know if you hear and more rumblings. Thanks!
Ask your colleagues about:
Ask Isaac, Mark d and Dounia about livestreaming presentations on instagram( aescurrey). Parents had the opportunity to tune in, make comments on the live feed. Kids were especially excited when Megan V tuned in!
Ask Robert D about Wunderground. Students are using the app to learn more about weather.
Ask Kimberlyn about 3D printing. Her students are 3D printing stamps.
Ask Kyle about his current makerspace project in Science, balloons and wheels and video physics.
Ask Robb about Google Tour Builder. Students are studying resistance leaders.
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:
Technology Coaching for teachers, December 7-8 Amsterdam
Learning2 Europe, January 25-27, Zurich, Switzerland
Convergence Summit, January 25-26 Bangkok, Thailand
Future of Educational Tech, January 27-30 Orlando, Florida
Convergence Summit, Feb 1-2, 2019 Nairobi, Kenya(Kyle and Tracy are going!)
Geo-Literacy Conference, Feb 23-24, Dubai, UAE
Maker Certificate February 24-26 Dubai, UAE
Reading and Writing Tech, March 2-3, 2019 Shekhou, China
21st Century Learning, March 6-9 Hong Kong
Geo-Literacy Conference, April 13-14 Bangkok, Thailand
Maker Educator Certificate, April 13-16, Bangkok, Thailand
Technology Coaching, April 13-14, Bangkok, Thailand
Re-thinking Learning, May 9-11, Singapore
EdTech Courses: Here is a series of online classes available on Google, STEM and much more!
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES:
After School Activities Season 2
Catch your buses
Please make sure students have enough time at the end of after school activities to catch their bus.
Booktalks! Literacy across the curriculum
Our students benefit when we all focus on literacy. Let me know if you’d like me to do 10-15 minutes’ worth of booktalks related to your subject or current unit of study.
MS parent coffee presentation - being your child’s digital mentor
Last week, Jonathan, Karin, Melissa and Maureen led a workshop and presentation on ways for parents and schools to be digital mentors for their children/students. We invite you to look through the presentation which we have posted to the MS Counseling Blog, and share with us any additional thoughts and resources you may have on the topic.
Please use this form if you would like to submit a request.
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.
It’s a very short week! This week (Mon-Wed) we will be interviewing the short list of candidates for the AP position. The search team includes faculty, parents and students.
Assistant Principal Search Process
A reminder of the process:
To ensure we have the best candidates we aim to complete the process by late November. However we may be flexible if it means getting the right person takes a little longer. Our process therefore seeks to be inclusive and timely.
The process moving forward:
We are aiming to have this process completed by the end of November.
Rosy Kapoor, November 24
Jyotsna Tuli, November 24
Linda Hoiseth, November 30
Reshma Khanna, November 30