MS WEEK AT A GLANCE: Oct 15-26
Lunch Rotation: 7,6
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
Wednesday, October 17
Day 1 - 1234
Thursday, October 18
Day 2 - 5678
Grade 6: HOP
Grade 7: MSMPR
Grade 8: MS Studio
Friday, October 19
Saturday, October 20
Sunday, October 21
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
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.
MS Office Site - For everything you need
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!
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
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.
Supporting Student Transition Out of AES
Repeat/review of guidelines shared last week:
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
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.
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.
Zach Al Moreno, October 15
Kim Strever, October 20