Welcome once again to the wonderful world of the UAS Middle School!!!
As you likely know, the spring version of our annual parent meetings will be held this week, and the UAS MS will be hosting our first ever student led conferences! Though the UAS Elementary School has utilized this method of parent conferencing for many years, this will be the first time the Middle School has embarked on such an endeavor.
This method of conferencing will enable students to showcase the process of their growth and achievement at their individual level. It provides students with the option to choose the evidence of their own learning journey, and it allows students the golden opportunity to highlight their strengths and talents.
An email was sent to parents last week with encouragement to register for a 30-minute block of time on Wednesday, April 25 for a student-led conference with your awesome MS student. Please note that these conferences will be conducted within the classroom of your child’s advisory teacher, and your child is expected to attend and share their learning with you. During this 30-minute conference, your student will be sharing evidence of their academic growth from each of their classes. Reflections, rubrics, self-assessments, peer-assessments, formative and summative assessments are all types of evidence your student might choose to share.
My staff and I are very excited about the opportunity to host this first batch of conferences led by our students, and we look forward to your positive participation! If you have any questions about the conferences, please feel free to contact your child’s advisory teacher directly. Look forward to seeing you in the “house” Happy conferencing!
Directors Forum on April 24
The MS Principals Coffee, previously scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, has now been converted into a school wide Directors Forum focusing on the UAS Arabic and Islamic programs. All parents are welcome to attend what promises to be a very informative presentation. You are encouraged to join your fellow parents from 8:00 to 9:30 AM in the Secondary School Library, where new UAS Director OB Sealey will play the role of host.
Thank you for your attention to this information. Until our paths cross again, please take good care and may peace be upon you.
Upcoming dates and activities:
- April 23: End of year athletic awards ceremony
- April 24: Directors Forum (8:00 to 9:30)
- April 25: Student Led Conferences
- April 26: Parent conferences for students of concern (SOC)
- May 2: MS Theatre Production
- May 7: MS/HS Choir Concert
- May 9: MS/HS Band Concert
- May 16: Ramadan begins (tentative) revised schedule from 8 AM to 1 PM