MS WEEK AT A GLANCE: Nov 26-Dec 7

Lunch Rotation: 7,6

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.

This Week in the MS:

Monday, November 26

Day 4 - 6785

  • Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts 4:30-7:30pm - Cancelled (movie time changed)

Tuesday, November 27

Day 5 - 3412

  • MS Assembly 10:00am
  • Grade 8 SST, 11:50-12:35, MSCR
  • Shanti Concert: Band and Percussion, 5:30pm, Theater

Wednesday,November 28

Day 6 - 7856

  • Early Release Day - MSA

Thursday, November 29

Day 7 - 4123

  • Shanti Concert: Choir and Strings, 5:30pm, Theater

Friday, November 30

Day 8 - 8567

Saturday, December 1

  • MS Leadership Seminar, 9:00am, HOP

IMPORTANT ALL SCHOOL DATES ON THE HORIZON:

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

GENERAL:

MSA Updates:

Reporting

link to Report Comment Buddy

Special Schedule for December 6:

The Japanese Shamisen Group will perform three-string traditional Japanese music in the HOP from 10:00 - 10:40 for all MS students.

Helpful Links:

MS Office Site - For everything you need

TECH:

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!

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!!

Reporting Standards and Course Overviews: A reminder to check your reporting standards and course overviews. Melissa is collating them and we will send them at the same time to have them uploaded to PowerSchool.

Ask your colleagues about:

Ask Grade 7 Math about their slope project in December. They will be designing playground equipment and making models in the Makerspace.

Ask Michael C about Math games. He is hoping to make some simple math games and manipulatives in the makerspace and/or have a group of students make them as a service project.

Ask Kimberlyn about 3D printing. Her students are 3D printing stamps.

Ask Kyle about Arduinos. Students are programming them during makerspace class.

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.

LIBRARY:

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.

COUNSELING:

MS Students in Transition

With only four weeks of the semester left, we are all soon to experience some degree of transition as units of studies are wrapped up, students complete assessments, performances and the like, and teachers finish grades and comments for semester 1 report cards (perhaps in between visits to all the various holiday Melas!) For those middle school students departing AES at mid-semester (14 students to date - see Lalit’s message for the list of names), these final weeks take on greater significance, and we encourage you to help support students through their transition out of AES and Delhi. Jonathan and Karin will be running three lunchtime sessions for students who are departing, and will provide individual counseling support as requested by the student or suggested by others known to the student. Please let us know how we might further support students and staff in these remaining weeks of Semester 1.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL:

ASIAC Season 2 Students

Please note that the following students will be travelling for ASIAC Season 2. They will miss classes from Thursday, December 6 through Friday, December 7. Please let us know if you have any concerns about a student on this list.

link to student list 

A “Gate to Gate” Policy Reminder for Students in Advisory

Please review the Responsible Use Policy (RUP) with students in your advisory groups next week.  

Request Form for TT / WAG / SWAG

Please use this form if you would like to submit a request.

Assembly Request Form You can use this form to let the MSALT2 students know what teacher announcements you would like to make. Please share this information before Friday at 3:30pm each week so they have time to plan for the announcements.

PRINCIPAL:                

Assistant Principal Search Update

Last week we interviewed 7 AP candidates. All had something interesting and different to offer us.  This week we will continue the conversations with 2-3 candidates.

The process moving forward:

One candidate has already accepted another position and others are in the process of interviewing with other schools, therefore, we are aiming to have this process completed by the end of November.

BIRTHDAYS:

Linda Hoiseth, November 30

Reshma Khanna, November 30