MS WEEK AT A GLANCE: Oct 15-26

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, October 15

Day 7 - 4123

Tuesday, October 16

Day 8 - 8567

  • MS Assembly, 10:00 AM, HOP
  • Grade 6 SST 11:50-12:30 (MSMPR)
  • MESAC Season 1 Travel Meeting, 5:00 PM, HOP
  • WOW dress-up day(wear your WOW gear/shoes)

Wednesday, October 17

Day 1 - 1234

  • 2:35-3:00 WOW Grade Level Meeting
  • 2:45-5:00 MSA Accreditation:

Curriculum teams, Standards teams, Meeting locations

Thursday, October 18

Day 2 - 5678

  • WOW ET 11:15-12:15

Grade 6: HOP

Grade 7: MSMPR

Grade 8: MS Studio

Friday, October 19

  • NO SCHOOL - DUSSEHRA

Saturday, October 20

  • Grade 7 WOW bag drop-off 12:00pm-2:00pm, P7

Sunday, October 21

  • WOW departure:

Grade 6 4:15AM Main Gym,

Grade 7 4:45AM Main Gym,

Grade 8 4:45AM Gate 2

IMPORTANT ALL SCHOOL DATES ON THE HORIZON:

Oct 23                MESAC Send-Off Assembly, 10:00 AM

Oct 24-28        MESAC Swimming, Dubai American Academy

                MESAC JV Volleyball (Doha @ ABA)

Oct 25                Board Meeting, 5:00 PM, BCR

Oct 25-28        MESAC Academic Games, American SChool Dubai

Oct 26                No School for MS Students & Teachers

Oct 30                MESAC / ASIAC Recognition Assembly, 10:00 AM, HOP

                Community Futsal Tournament, 5:00 PM, Futsal Court        

Oct 31                MESAC Season 1 Recognition Awards, 5:00 PM, HOP        

Nov 2                Community Basketball Tournament - Main/Auxy Gyms, 4:00 PM

Nov 5-9        No School - Fall Break        

Nov 12        MESAC Season 2 Sports / Activities begin

Nov 15        MS Parent Coffee, 8:30 AM, HOP

Grade 8 & 9 Introduction to AP & IB, 6:00 PM, HOP        

GENERAL:

Virtual Day: Please take a moment to fill out the Virtual Day survey if you have not done so already. This is important feedback about what went well and things we need to consider should it ever become a reality. A student survey is also being sent out this week through Advisory Google classrooms.

Recycling initative: OneStepGreener NGO

OneStepGreener, NGO, presented at the MS assembly on Monday October 8th about the need for reducing and redirecting the waste Delhi generates. They educate and spread awareness to segregate, compost and recycle house waste (glass, metal, paper, plastic, cardboard and e-waste). They offer door-to-door pickup in Vasant Vihar, Shanti Niketan, Anand Niketan and West End and are looking to expand to other areas. The waste collected is weighed and paid for, ensuring that it is responsibly recycled and does not end up in a landfill. Another initiative is to plant 1,000,000 trees in Delhi. Any student/resident leaders who would like to volunteer to help with the initiative in their areas please sign up here or support by donating. For more information, please email or visit their website. You may also follow them on Facebook.

Helpful Links:

MS Office Site - For everything you need

TECH:

Here’s What We Know:

Quizlet: We have purchased a school account. It is a great way for kids to review for an upcoming assessment. Username:  AES_MS  Password: Tiger$2017

WOW photos: Please make sure to take lots of photos during WOW. We would love to get a variety of photos in terms of students, chaperones, activities etc. WOW photo folders coming soon!

Photos:  Thanks to all of the teachers who have been sending me photos of things happening in their classroom. I add them to Instagram and I also add them to our Yearbook Photo folder. Thaba and the Yearbook team are always happy to get photos!!

Ask your colleagues about:

Ask Grade 6 Humanities  about Noodletools. This is a research tool used in grades 6-12 and we are introducing it this week as they begin their study of Mesopotamia.

Ask Kyle about Tinkercad. His students are now using it to learn how to code Arduinos.

Ask Linda about libguides and also research skills. She has lots of great ideas for integrating tech and the library! We would both love to help.

Ask Grade 7 Humanities about their upcoming Harry Potter week in the makerspace! Wands(that light up!), erised mirrors and magical rocks!  

Ask Gagan and Anu about their upcoming makerspace project for Delhi Out and About. Students will be making diyas to celebrate the festival of light! 

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:

Learning2.0 November 1-3 Tokyo, Japan (Maureen and Isaac are going!)

Google Summit November 9-10 Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

EdTech Courses: Here is a series of online classes available on Google, STEM and much more!

Tech Tips:  
KineMaster:  A student brought this movie-making iPad app to me. It is an app used in Korea. It is very user-friendly

ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES:

After School Activities Season 2

Activities Calendar update: Season 2 After School Activities starts on Monday, October 15 (not Tuesday, October 16 as mentioned in the activities calendar)

Catch your buses

Please make sure students have enough time at the end of after school activities to catch their bus.

ASIAC Soccer, AISC

LIBRARY:

Libguides!

A Libguide is a great way to gather resources for students as they do inquiry projects. Here’s one for grade 6 humanities. Please let me know if I can make one for your students.

COUNSELING:

Supporting Student Transition Out of AES

Repeat/review of guidelines shared last week:

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL:

Final Chaperone Meeting on Wednesday after school

Trip leaders will be meeting with all chaperones on Wednesday from 2:35 - 3:00 to review important trip information. Please be on time, as this is a small window of time before we head over to the HS for our MSA meeting that day. A note will be sent out with the locations for each trip’s meeting, including the Delhi Out & About.

Water Bottles for WOW

All chaperones (and students) are required to bring 2 water bottles (1 litre each) that are refillable. AES is working with our vendors in the region to cut down on the plastic water waste. It’s a good idea to label your water bottles before the trip!

Early Start on Sunday, October 21 - please be on time!

Grade 6 students - Meet at 4:15 am sharp in the Main Gym

Grade 7 students - Meet at 4:45 am sharp in the Main Gym

Grade 8 students - Meet at 4:45 am sharp at Gate 2

TA Lunch Rotation Quarter 2 1819

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.

MS Substitute Evaluation Form 1819 Share feedback about a cover teacher in this link throughout the school year.

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:

An inspiring day in Chennai on Friday. Our students were great ambassadors for AES and it was fun to see them interact with other MS students and play soccer. There is also a lot of potential for us as educators to share and learn from each other. The AD’s and Administrators spent some of the day planning and developing a shared understanding about ASIAC. We also began to think how we can collaborate together as teachers to grow our professional practice. Thanks to Rick and our Coaches, Saleem Blevins, Rob Campbell, Becky Currey, Remy Uriel, Erlend Jorgensen and Kate Elkins.

BIRTHDAYS:

Zach Al Moreno, October 15

Kim Strever, October 20