Welcome back to the amazing world of the UAS Middle School!!!
As you know, our annual spring parent meetings were held last week, marking these as the first ever student led conferences in the UAS MS! Though the UAS Elementary School has operated this form of spring conferencing for years, this was our first attempt at hosting these meetings in this fashion. By all accounts, this method of conferencing was a HUGE success.
The parent feedback I have received thus far indicated that parents were very impressed with how organized their child was, and how smart they are!! The conversations were intellectually rich, and covered the broad spectrum of courses taught at the UAS MS. The dialogue I observed between parents and students included great questions, and enthusiastic student answers that expressed how much they know and are able to do. As advertised previously, this method of conferencing afforded our students the golden opportunity to highlight the progress of their growth and academic achievement. Students chose the evidence of their own learning journey, and then articulated their strengths and talents. It was truly marvelous to behold!!
A special thanks to all the parents who were able to attend, and to those parents who managed to conference with their child away from our campus. That opportunity still exists, and I would strongly encourage you to speak with your child about their portfolio if you have not yet had that marvelous chance.
MS Fine Arts Programs are on the Horizon!!
The Middle School fine arts programs are set to take center stage in the coming two weeks, with music performances and school plays scheduled for ShowTime!!! WOOHOO!!! First up, our actors/actresses will take to the stage of our drama room for five short plays on Wednesday, May 2 for two shows at 4:00 and 6:30 PM. Under the direction of Ms. Cris, Ms. Donald and Ms. Fiona, our Middle School thespians are sure to make you laugh, and maybe even make you cry! Here’s hoping you can join us on Wednesday.
Our band and choir students under the baton of Ms. Gordon will be performing alongside their HS counterparts in two separate concerts next week. The MS/HS choirs will showcase their talents on Monday, May 7, while their MS/HS instrumental counterparts will sound off on Wednesday, May 9. Both concerts will be held in the MPH starting from 6:30 PM.
Thank you for your attention to these details. Until our paths cross again, please take good care and may peace be upon you.
Upcoming dates and activities:
• May 2: MS Theatre Production in the Drama Room @ 4:00 & 6:30 PM
• May 7: MS/HS Choir Concert in the MPH @ 6:30 PM
• May 9: MS/HS Band Concert in the MPH @ 6:30 PM
• May 16: Ramadan begins (tentative) revised schedule from 8 AM to 1 PM