Dear AST Families and Friends,
TAIMUN XVII has come and gone with a flash. We would like to thank all the students whose hard work paid off with an outstanding event. The keynote speaker, Wesley Rogerson, with the United Nations Foundation highlighted the great work done in hosting this event as well as the fantastic work already happening at AST. Our educational focus promotes advocacy and global citizenship and these values permeate our culture. He found examples from our clubs created by students that illustrated this point and he drew direct connections to the United Nations Sustainability Goals. Further …
Next week, you are invited to celebrate with our AST Emerging Artists on Thursday at Cafe 185. The full exhibit will be up for one month, but Thursday is the kickoff of that exhibit. Enjoy art from many of our students as well as the artwork of Anna Lee.
With the tremendous things going on at AST, it can be easy to overlook the small steps forward. Here are a few other things that have happened as well:
- The computer lab and faculty lounge have switched locations.
The computer lab is being renamed the Design Lab. This renaming is connected to our ongoing efforts to switch from tools to design thinking. There are more tools coming to support design in that space in the near future as well as more conversations about design on a broader scale.
This room switch has improved both spaces in usability and accessibility.
- We have added a large refrigerator in the cafeteria kitchen for student lunches. This is expressly for those students who bring food from home that they would like refrigerated during the day. It is conveniently located near the microwaves for easy access at lunchtime. Lunches brought should be removed at the end of the day. We will be monitoring the usage to determine the appropriate cleanout schedule for abandoned food.
- We are solidifying the end of school year plans and schedule and we will have a full publication for you soon. This schedule includes performances, celebrations, graduation, promotion ceremonies, final exams, and time for service opportunities.
Finally, we would like to remind the parents that drive the hill every morning and every afternoon to take it slow and keep our students safe.
Have a great weekend,
Anthony and Annie