Well, another week at UAS is in the books, and like every week… what a week it was!
Last week, we opened up our Gradebooks. We did this for several reasons:
- The grades belong to the student, not the teacher!
- Why do parents have to wait until report season to know exactly how their child is performing?
- Report Grades should be a cumulative picture of progress, not 4 unrelated grades separated by quarters.
- Having 2 formative and 1 summative assessments per quarter is not a reasonable expectation when we consider the number of distractions in a quarter (ie – winter break).
As of last week you will have received an invitation to Engrade. For advice on how to log in and view your grades, please watch this video!
By now, all teachers should have some work up on the Gradebook.
IB Parent Survey:
This year, we are in our 5 year review of the IB programme. Once we complete the verification visit in January, we will be authorized to maintain our programme for another 5 years! Ms. Cummins needs you input! Please fill in this survey to help her out!
The Senior Parents are hoping to raise money for Prom/Grad/Senior Breakfast. Below are the pictures of their awesome gear. If you are interested send your order to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Creativity, Activity and Service!
Our kids are pretty amazing and Ms. Ray, with tremendous support from some of our parents is working very hard to get our kids out in the community and doing great work!
Here are some shots of our kids bringing joy to others at the Kindergarten starters in Garhood and at the Down Syndrome Association of Dubai.
Kris Fade was here!
We had a great event last Sunday, where radio personality Kris Fade came to UAS to celebrate our students and to share an important message about bullying. It was a lot of fun! We had a lot of fun! They gave us three days to plan, so it was a bit of a throw together, but our kids have real talent and showed real character! Check it out!
Have a great week!