MS WEEK AT A GLANCE: Dec 3-14

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.

This Week in the MS:

Monday, December 3

Day 1 - 1234

  • Academic Update in PowerSchool

Tuesday, December 4

Day 2 - 5678

  • Director’s Coffee, 8:30am, BCR
  • PSA Meeting, 9:00-10:00am, BCR
  • ASIAC Send-Off Assembly 10:00am
  • Grade 6 SST, 11:50-12:35, MSCR
  • Department Leads Meeting, 3:45-4:45

Wednesday, December 5

Day 3 - 2341

  • Early Release Day(timings soon)

HOP-Dr.Sean Truman (30minutes)MS/HS

HOP Short faculty meeting

Team meetings

Thursday, December 6

Day 4 - 6785

SPECIAL SCHEDULE

  • December 6-9: ASIAC TT/Badminton, ASB

                         ASIAC Music Festival, AISC

  • MS SST, 7:40-8:20, MSCR
  • MS Parent Coffee, 8:30am, MSMPR
  • Special Assembly: Japanese Shamisen Group Performance, 10:00-10:40, HOP

Friday, December 7

Day 5 - 3412

  • MS Social, 6:00-8:00pm, HOP

IMPORTANT ALL SCHOOL DATES ON THE HORIZON:

Dec 8-21        MS Art Exhibition, Theater Art

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, MSMPR

Dec 6-9        ASIAC TT/Badminton, American School Mumbai

                ASIAC Music Festival, American International School Chennai

Dec 7                MS Social, 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                AES Holiday Party, 4:00-7:00pm, 17, Amrita Shergill Marg,
                After Party, 7:30-10:00pm, AES Theater

Dec 15                MS Studio Show, 1:00pm

Dec 21                MS Farewell Assembly, 11:30am, HOP

Dec 22         NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK

- Jan 13

GENERAL:

Office of  Teaching and Learning

Here is the link to the newly launched Office for Teaching and Learning site.  Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome.

Amanda, Shirley and Rosy

MSA Updates

Reporting

link to Report Comment Buddy

Helpful Links:

MS Office Site - For everything you need

TECH:

Here’s What We Know:

SeeSaw: We have an account through May for anyone interested in piloting the program that creates student-driven digital portfolios. Let me 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 Michael H, Christie and Robin about Time-lapse. Their students are studying Cuneiform and had an opportunity to create their own ancient tablets. They time lapsed their work and posted the video and their reflection on their blogs.

Ask Kimberlyn and Tracy  about their upcoming Art Show. There are some digital pieces and the show is next week in the Theater lobby gallery!

Ask Kyle about making dice. Michael C is in need of some different types of dice, so Kyle’s makerspace class is learning about sanding and wood-burning.

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 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!

Tech Tips:

Brain Science of Making An article about the brain science of the makerspace. Come on down!!

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:

Re-imagining the library space

We’re looking to re-work some of the library spaces to provide the best experience for our patrons. If you haven’t yet, please complete this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/3mH1JsIMfaPgmJrz2

If you’ve got an eye for design, please let Linda know!

COUNSELING:

Staff Wellbeing - Thinking about Self Care

For teachers and other school staff, the workload and pressure tends to mount as the end of term approaches. Here are a couple of resources to help you think about ways to look after your own wellbeing during these last three weeks of semester 1:

This is what self-care really means

Self-Care Bundle [Disclaimer - on the last couple pages which contain Richard Foster’s Guidelines for Simplicity there are some religious references which may not be relevant for some]

If you need support from your counselors, stop by for a chat.

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 

Calling all musicians for the MS teacher Rock Band

It would be cool to play a few Christmas songs for the Tuesday assembly before the break.  Send Robb Hoiseth an email if you can play or sing.

"Twas the night before Christmas Skit Sign Up

On the last day of school before break, we have an assembly before dismissal. There is a traditional skit performed by willing staff members. Please sign up if you are interested. We welcome fun, new ideas as well. For example, we danced to the Swish song last year. Do we want to pick a new song / dance?

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

In the past week the search team interviewed 3 finalists. This week the interviews will continue with some of the leadership team and Jim. We aim to have the search completed this week.

BIRTHDAYS:

Bob Elliot, December 10

Monica Padmanaban, December 13

Deepa Kumar, December 14