Dear AST Families and Friends,
Thank you to everyone that is supporting our clubs and activities. Parent volunteers have really helped to make experiences more powerful and also easier to implement. Two events happening this weekend are the VEX robotics competition and the Gougoushan Dog Shelter service project. Both of these are tremendous opportunities for our kids, and for each of these activities, our parents have been instrumental in helping make them happen.
On Monday next week, we will have a guest speaker, Ms. Mary Tong, who is an interviewer for MIT, and she will be talking to our high school students. The speaker will first meet with our seniors at 1:10 pm and then with the rest of the high school at 2:30 pm. Parents are welcome to join us. Additionally, 8th-grade students will have the option of attending the high school presentation. The rest of our student body will be participating in “Hour of Code.”
Hour of Code is a movement that started in the U.S. to improve student awareness and increase interest in computer science. It has become an international phenomenon. Community partners like Disney, Microsoft, Pixar, LucasArts, and many more have come together to create activities to introduce computer science concepts to students. This event has ignited passion in students in the past; who will it inspire this year?
Have a great weekend,