Dear AST Families and Friends,
Thank you to all the parents who joined us for conferences this week. Our regular connection with each other helps to create the primed, targeted, and supportive learning environment at AST. Amazing results come from the combination of student interest, a supportive school, and active parents.
Did you know?
- AST MS Girls Volleyball won their tournament. This was the result of interested and hardworking students, a supportive environment at school with facilities and good coaching, and active parents who advocated for our student-athletes at just the right time.
- The AST Cross Country Team earned Third Place overall in our meet. Again, interested students, and a combined supportive community of faculty, staff, and parents not only hosted a fantastic event for the international school community but an event where our team thrived. Note: for the first time, elementary students from around Taiwan were included in this event.
- AST Robotics--Team Astonishing-- is representing both AST and Taiwan in international competitions in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and in Izmir, Turkey. They qualified for the VEX competition in Kentucky as one of two teams from Taiwan, and qualified for the FLL competition by winning the citywide Taichung competition. This happened because interested and passionate students were supported by both the school via facilities, equipment, and coaching, and by the parents who have given up countless hours on the weekends and during breaks for these teams to fine-tune, practice, and tweak their robots.
Thank you to everyone that contributed to these successes. When we truly come together with a group of passionate students, a supportive school environment, and involved parents, amazing results pour out of our kids. Let’s keep these great teams together, continue to assemble more, and watch our Eagles soar!
Have a great weekend,
Anthony and Annie
PS: Other amazing groups include: The TAIMUN Secretariat and Leadership Team who are ramping up for TAIMUN next week, the Interact Club who hosted the 30-Hour Famine, the STUGO who just hosted high school elections for next year, the Red Cross club who supports the local food bank, the Environmental Science class who helped reduce the waste produced at lunchtime at AST, … Yes, we could go on and on. We have amazing students, supportive parents, and a great environment. We are not perfect, we are better than perfect--we are family!