Dear AST Family and Friends,
Thank you to the parents for participating in our Back to School Night last night. It is great to work on that partnership between teachers and parents. We value that connection and look forward to working together.
If you missed the director's address or would like to see the slides for reference, they are available here.
Portal Email Problems
We have uncovered problems with emails being sent from the Portal to some student accounts. We are working with the Portal vendor on the problem and hope to have it solved today. We will continue to monitor the situation through next week. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we resolve this technical glitch.
Graphing calculators are required for most high school math courses. We have made strong recommendations for TI-84 series calculators as they are valid to use on AP examinations and the SAT. In trying to support the acquisition of these calculators we have ordered a large number of TI 84 Plus CE calculators and are reselling them to students. They are now available in the GAO at the price of 6000 NTD. We strongly encourage all high school students to have a graphic calculator.
Anthony Keen Director
New Teacher Introductions
Joining us in MS Mathematics is Bill Conn.
My name is Bill Conn and I am the Middle School (MS) Mathematics teacher. I was born and raised in Japan, but did my university studies in the U.S. : undergraduate at Johns Hopkins, and graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley. I have taught HS and MS math at schools in Japan, Singapore and the U.S. I’m very pleased to be at AST and am extremely impressed by those who are completely fluent in Chinese and English. My personal goal for the year is to move at least one step beyond “ni hao”!