November 20th, 2016.
Before I begin, I’d like to celebrate the great learning that happened in the Arabic Department on Thursday. Learners from different levels of Arabic met in the MPH to share their experiences with the larger UAS community. What really impressed me was the real-life application that I saw. Students from Grades 3 to 10 were creatively applying their learning in Arabic in a trade-show style forum. Think of it as an event where social issues meet the Arabic classroom. The learning was linked to the National Agenda and our students used their language skills to discuss possible solutions to real-life problems. One group of students thought about using drones to send emergency response materials to people suffering from heart attacks. Another group of students looked at solutions to poverty. Other topics included social injustice, racism, and solar technology. It was a truly great event. Unfortunately, the auditorium was too loud to get quality sound, but the video below does a great job of showing the type of learning our students are engaged with in their Arabic classes.
This week is Parent-Teacher Conferences in high school from 1:00 to 6:00 on Wednesday and from 8:00 to 12:00 on Thursday. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up to speak to your children’s teachers. Sign up will close at noon on Monday. Click the link below for instructions on how to log on. Please note, two of our teachers, Ms. Raleigh and Ms. Crlenjak are at a conference on Wednesday. Please book with them on Thursday. If their schedule is full, contact them by email and they will accommodate a meeting next week after school.
Principal’s Coffee Wednesday, November 23rd.
On Wednesday morning, I will be hosting my second parent coffee at 8:00 in the Secondary Library. The topic of conversation will be understanding our 1 to 7 assessment scale. I hope to see you there.