Dear AST Families and Friends,
“This year feels so much more festive!” This was the quote that I heard numerous times from parents, teachers, and students during our International Carnival. Everyone was excited and wanted to stay for the entire event. To pull off an event of this caliber requires tremendous effort from many people and contributions from so many others. To the many people who contributed to this event by making food, sharing their talents, diligently planning, inviting friends or competing athletically... thank you. I am already excited about next year’s event!
This week the work on campus continues as we prepare to host the visiting WASC Accreditation Team next week, and the Science Fair the following short week, before spring break.
The WASC Visiting team will be with us from Sunday afternoon until Thursday evening. They will be visiting classrooms, meeting with different groups (sets of teachers, students, and parents,) and giving us feedback about our self-study through the lens of what they see on campus. We are very much looking forward to their feedback and insights. Parents and students have been invited to different meetings with the intention of finding a balance between our different AST community members. We worked hard to make sure that parents and students from different countries and different divisions (elementary, middle, high) were all represented. That said, anyone who would like to hear the final report on Thursday after school, is invited to join us in the theatre at 3:45 pm. At this event, the visiting committee will share their findings, and then they will depart.
The following week has two short busy days culminating with the science fair at 2:30 pm on Tuesday. Wednesday of that week is the start of spring break. The first day back after spring break is Monday, April 8, 2019.
Have a great weekend,
Summary of Coming Events:
On Saturday, our middle school's girls and boys volleyball teams will be competing in the 8th-grade tournament at Morrison Academy. Please come out and support them.
On Sunday, we will host the TAIMUN chair training. AST students and guests will come together for a day of preparation for this upcoming event.
On Thursday, join us to hear the WASC Visiting Committees findings at 3:45 pm in the theatre.
On Tuesday, March 19, please join us at 2:30 pm for our annual science fair. Projects from students in every grade will be on display.