AST Athletics Update
Congratulations to 7th & 8th grade boys for winning basketball games this week!
We have a JV Boys Volleyball Tournament a @ AST this Saturday 4/29. First game for AST team is at 9:00am
Varsity Boys Volleyball will play a tournament at Kaohsiung American School on Saturday 4/29. First game is at 9:30am. See parental/informational link.
A note to parents on coming to AST Athletic games after school and Saturday tournaments.
American schools know that students who have parents involved in their education tend to be more successful. A couple ways to get involved include coming to parent teacher conferences and coming to extra-curricular (after school) events like concerts, plays, and sporting events.
It is my job as Athletic Director to create an after school competitive athletic program for our students. Our Athletic program has grown into a very positive program over the years. Athletics are an excellent way to improve the education of your child. Our athletic program teaches students respect, teamwork, and sportsmanship. What students learn in athletics will help them at universities and help them in life.
“Some people define good sportsmanship as the "golden rule" of sports — in other words, treating the people you play with and against as you'd like to be treated yourself. You demonstrate good sportsmanship when you show respect for yourself, your teammates, and your opponents, for the coaches on both sides, and for the referees, judges, and other officials.” Sportsmanship information
I strongly encourage all parents to come to our athletic games. Our athletes work hard at learning athletic skill and the values of respect, teamwork, and sportsmanship. The athletic games are when students get to show parents what they have learned. Please check AST website and Athletics Calendar for game information.
The end of year Sport Party is another great way to get involved in your child’s education. This night (May 19) we recognize the hard work of our athletes. Right now is the time to get signed up (at GAO) to come and enjoy an evening of sporting awards, a dance performance, musical performance, and a raffle. We encourage all parents of AST students to come enjoy the Sport Party this year.
Courtesy of Jeff Yacuk