Updates for the Week of 5 June

Quote of the Week:

New metaphors have the power to create a new reality. This can begin to happen when we start to comprehend our experiences in terms of a metaphor, and it becomes a deeper reality when we begin to act in terms of it. If a new metaphor enters the conceptual system that we base our actions on, it will alter the conceptual system and the perceptions and actions that the system gives rise to. Much of cultural change arises from the introduction of new metaphorical concepts and the loss of old ones.

— George Lakoff and Mark Johnson


Last Week of 2017-18! 

Finals run through June 7th. June 8th will be an 8-block day on which students will complete sign out for the year, and the half-day on June 9th will have a special schedule with time for yearbook signing and hanging out with friends as well as a new tradition: the end-of-year “Student Appreciation Assembly” in the side gym from 10:15am. Buses will roll at 11:30am.


Congratulations to the Newly Elected PDHS StuCo Executive Team:

  • President: Sarah Cho (11)
  • Vice President: Linden Li (10)
  • Secretary: Linda Wang (11)
  • Treasurer: Heather Huang (10)

Library Notices

All Student and Parent books are now past due. Please return any remaining library materials as soon as possible.


General Information and Links: 

Pudong Middle School and High School Joint Schedule 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the presentation on our new schedule for 2017-18.

Pudong High School Course Catalog 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the Course Catalog for 2017-18.

Official School Calendar for 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the calendar for 2017-18.

Our WASC Mid-Cycle Visiting Committee Report and our Mid Cycle Progress Report are both available on PowerSchool. Please login to your PowerSchool account and follow the “WASC Report” link at the top of the page.


College Admissions Updates

Once again, the Class of 2017 is demonstrating that the strengths of an SAS education translate into acceptances at the finest colleges and universities in the world. Our 2016-17 schoolwide college list is online and can be found here:

https://www.saschina.org/en/academics/high-school/class-of-2017

The list is updated weekly on Fridays.

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Updates for the Week of 29 May

Quote of the Week:

How smart are we really? How capable are we really? The truth is, we have no idea.

— Stephanie Pace Marshall


Congratulations to Our Newest Alums! 

The 10th Graduation of a PDHS Senior Class was lovely: a beautiful ceremony in a beautiful venue on a beautiful day! Thanks especially to Vice Principal Justin Wild for managing the event, to our student ushers, and to all of the parents who helped out.

All of the graduates are to be congratulated, of course, but special recognition is due to the recipients of our scholarship awards:

  • Alumni Award for Service and Integrity: Bradley Chen and Ivy Fan
  • Leadership Award: Jillian Kuo
  • Spirit Award: Emily Preis and Ian Chau
  • Academic Excellence Award: Ivy Fan
  • Eagle Award: Bradley Chen

This week for the rest of us…

We have an 8-period day on Monday the 29th, no school on the 30th, and Final Exams beginning after the Dragon Boat Festival holiday on Wednesday the 31st. Finals run May 31st through June 7th.


Congratulations to the Newly Elected PDHS StuCo Executive Team:

  • President: Sarah Cho (11)
  • Vice President: Linden Li (10)
  • Secretary: Linda Wang (11)
  • Treasurer: Heather Huang (10)

Please Read for End of Year Information

Please take a moment to download and read this important document. It contains information about the end of the school year including review days, exams, and student obligations from now until the last day of school. This information is extensive and somewhat complex. It is important to read it carefully and to keep it in mind as you plan for these next 7 weeks. Some key points are also covered below. Please read carefully.

FINAL EXAMS/LEAVING EARLY: Please note that the school year ends on June 9. It is very important for students to be able to say good-bye to departing friends – or leave themselves – in a positive way. We build in opportunities for kids to do that – to spend time together, to sign yearbooks, to see each of their teachers, to return all school property, etc. This can only happen if students are here. Therefore:

  • Please do not plan for your children to be absent during the week of Final Exams, May 31-June 7. Students should be prepared to attend school on any and all of those days; do not make travel arrangements that interfere with these important final exams. Students will not be granted early or late exams except in cases of extreme emergency or illness which is documented by a physician. Students must take final exams on the assigned days. We had planned to publish the exam schedule last week, but are still working out some final details and will publish it on Tuesday, May 2nd.
  • June 8 is an 8-block day when students complete their signouts and see each of their teachers, clean out lockers, etc. It is very important for all students to be in school on that day. All official school records will be held until a student signs out completely for the academic year.
  • June 9 is the last day. While we do not have regular classes on that day, we do have time for students to get together, say final good-byes, and enjoy a final end of year assembly together.

Library Notices

All Student and Parent books in by May 31st.


General Information and Links: 

Pudong Middle School and High School Joint Schedule 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the presentation on our new schedule for 2017-18.

Pudong High School Course Catalog 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the Course Catalog for 2017-18.

Official School Calendar for 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the calendar for 2017-18.

Our WASC Mid-Cycle Visiting Committee Report and our Mid Cycle Progress Report are both available on PowerSchool. Please login to your PowerSchool account and follow the “WASC Report” link at the top of the page.


College Admissions Updates

Once again, the Class of 2017 is demonstrating that the strengths of an SAS education translate into acceptances at the finest colleges and universities in the world. Our 2016-17 schoolwide college list is online and can be found here:

https://www.saschina.org/en/academics/high-school/class-of-2017

The list is updated weekly on Fridays.

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Updates for the Week of 22 May

Quote of the Week:

There are far far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

— CS Lewis


Everyone’s Back from ChinaAlive and TheEleven, Here Comes Graduation!

The High School was quiet last week with all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders out on trips, and seniors only present when they needed to take exams. We had 10 different ChinaAlive trips all over Greater China, plus TheEleven in nearby Lin’An. That’s about 380 students all traveling during the same week! Thanks so much to our fantastic Travel Office, and all faculty trip leaders and chaperones for providing such a range of wonderful travel and learning experiences for our kids.

And now, all AP/IB exams are done for 2017. Well-done to all of our students who studied hard and sat these rigorous and externally assessed examinations. We look forward to hearing great news about your results in July.

11th graders who take an IB Science Class will spend Monday and Tuesday working on their Group IV project.

In this week’s lead up to graduation on Sunday, we’ll run special schedules on Wednesday for StuCo Elections, and on Friday for our annual Awards Assembly.

Seniors: This is an important week for you. Some dates to keep in mind:

  • Senior Return Day – Wednesday, May 24: All Seniors MUST return to
    school.

    • Senior Class Meeting in the LLH to review graduation specifics.
    • Transition Seminar in the LLH hosted by the counselors.
    • Senior Sign-Out process must be completed by 3:00 p.m.
  • Senior Picnic – Thursday, May 25
    • Yearbooks will be distributed during the Senior Picnic. Seniors are
      advised to bring a pen for signing yearbooks.
  • Graduation Rehearsal & Awards Ceremony– Friday, May 26
    • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Graduation rehearsal in the small gym: ALL Seniors
      are REQUIRED to attend.
    • Noon to 1:15 p.m. Senior Moms/PTSA hosted Senior Barbeque in the pool
      courtyard .
    • 1:30 p.m.Awards Assembly: ALL Seniors are REQUIRED to
      attend, this is your final send-off from high school.

For 9th-11th graders, Review Period runs from Tuesday through Friday followed by an 8-period day on the 29th, with Final Exams beginning after the Dragon Boat festival holiday on the 30th. Finals run May 31st through June 7th.


Especially for Seniors and Parents of Seniors

Graduation is almost here! Please take a look at the Class of 2017 Graduation Handbook which has important information, dates, timelines, and forms, all of which you will need to be ready for the big day: Sunday 28 May, 2017.

To answer a perennial question: “Does the school sponsor any Graduation Parties, trips, or other events such as group trips after Graduation?” The answer is “No.” While we welcome visits by our graduates back to school, any individual or group activities by groups of current Grade 12 students are individual or family-sponsored.


Newly Elected Members of the Board of Trustees

Daniel George Starta and Aurora Gibb Chen have been elected to the Shanghai American School Board of Trustees and will be joining the Board effective June 2017 for two-year terms with an option to extend for two years.

Welcome to the Board!


Please Read for End of Year Information

Please take a moment to download and read this important document. It contains information about the end of the school year including review days, exams, and student obligations from now until the last day of school. This information is extensive and somewhat complex. It is important to read it carefully and to keep it in mind as you plan for these next 7 weeks. Some key points are also covered below. Please read carefully.

FINAL EXAMS/LEAVING EARLY: Please note that the school year ends on June 9. It is very important for students to be able to say good-bye to departing friends – or leave themselves – in a positive way. We build in opportunities for kids to do that – to spend time together, to sign yearbooks, to see each of their teachers, to return all school property, etc. This can only happen if students are here. Therefore:

  • Please do not plan for your children to be absent during the week of Final Exams, May 31-June 7. Students should be prepared to attend school on any and all of those days; do not make travel arrangements that interfere with these important final exams. Students will not be granted early or late exams except in cases of extreme emergency or illness which is documented by a physician. Students must take final exams on the assigned days. We had planned to publish the exam schedule last week, but are still working out some final details and will publish it on Tuesday, May 2nd.
  • June 8 is an 8-block day when students complete their signouts and see each of their teachers, clean out lockers, etc. It is very important for all students to be in school on that day. All official school records will be held until a student signs out completely for the academic year.
  • June 9 is the last day. While we do not have regular classes on that day, we do have time for students to get together, say final good-byes, and enjoy a final end of year assembly together.

Library Notices

The end of the School Year is three weeks away. There are some important library closing dates approaching.

  • Seniors
    All Books and library materials should have been returned by now. Please return any remaining materials soonest.
  • Other Students/Parents
    Last day for checkouts – May 26th.
    All Student and Parent books in by May 31st.

General Information and Links: 

Pudong Middle School and High School Joint Schedule 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the presentation on our new schedule for 2017-18.

Pudong High School Course Catalog 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the Course Catalog for 2017-18.

Official School Calendar for 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the calendar for 2017-18.

Our WASC Mid-Cycle Visiting Committee Report and our Mid Cycle Progress Report are both available on PowerSchool. Please login to your PowerSchool account and follow the “WASC Report” link at the top of the page.


College Admissions Updates

Once again, the Class of 2017 is demonstrating that the strengths of an SAS education translate into acceptances at the finest colleges and universities in the world. Our 2016-17 schoolwide college list is online and can be found here:

https://www.saschina.org/en/academics/high-school/class-of-2017

The list is updated weekly on Fridays.

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Updates for the Week of 15 May

Quote of the Week:

The future comes one day at a time.

— Dean Acheson


ChinaAlive and TheEleven, Here We Come!

Whew! AP exams have wrapped up for another year. IB Year 2 students have one more week to go. The final exam schedule for non-AP and non-IB Year 2 classes is available here.

Another wonderfully successful exertion was the 4th Annual Iron Eagle Triathalon! Congratulations to the over 200 finishers who came out for this fun and spirited event and gigantic thanks to all our PE faculty and many parent volunteers who worked hard to make this event so successful.

Congratulations also to the cast and crew of the delightful Middle School musical production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! The high school looks forward to having these talented performers join us in the years ahead.

And now, 9th-11th graders are in the throes of last minute preparation for their trips, and seniors who still have “normal” SAS finals yet to take will have one last week of exams to wrap up their academic careers with us. ChinaAlive trip participants should have received all the necessary information about departure times and places; 11th grade families, please note that we will depart from school on Monday morning the 15th, so students should take their normal buses to school on Monday.

Our WASC Mid-Cycle Visiting Committee Report and our Mid Cycle Progress Report are both available on PowerSchool. Please login to your PowerSchool account and follow the “WASC Report” link at the top of the page.

Once again, the Class of 2017 is demonstrating that the strengths of an SAS education translate into acceptances at the finest colleges and universities in the world. Our 2016-17 schoolwide college list is online and can be found here:

https://www.saschina.org/en/academics/high-school/class-of-2017

The list is updated weekly on Fridays.


Board of Trustees Elections

The voting period for Board of Trustees candidates continues until May 17. Voting is done electronically. You will receive an email from VoteNow with your individual password and a link to the VoteNow website. (Please note that each parent will receive a separate password.)

Results of the election will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on May 18 @ 6:00 p.m., 30F, Deloitte Touche Office, Bund Center, 222 Yan An East Road, Shanghai.


STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Wednesday, May 24: Live Candidate Speeches in front of Grades 9~11, Ballot Voting commences at 1:00PM

Thursday, May 25: Announcement of Election Winners


Please Read for End of Year Information

Please take a moment to download and read this important document. It contains information about the end of the school year including review days, exams, and student obligations from now until the last day of school. This information is extensive and somewhat complex. It is important to read it carefully and to keep it in mind as you plan for these next 7 weeks. Some key points are also covered below. Please read carefully.

FINAL EXAMS/LEAVING EARLY: Please note that the school year ends on June 9. It is very important for students to be able to say good-bye to departing friends – or leave themselves – in a positive way. We build in opportunities for kids to do that – to spend time together, to sign yearbooks, to see each of their teachers, to return all school property, etc. This can only happen if students are here. Therefore:

  • Please do not plan for your children to be absent during the week of Final Exams, May 31-June 7. Students should be prepared to attend school on any and all of those days; do not make travel arrangements that interfere with these important final exams. Students will not be granted early or late exams except in cases of extreme emergency or illness which is documented by a physician. Students must take final exams on the assigned days. We had planned to publish the exam schedule last week, but are still working out some final details and will publish it on Tuesday, May 2nd.
  • June 8 is an 8-block day when students complete their signouts and see each of their teachers, clean out lockers, etc. It is very important for all students to be in school on that day. All official school records will be held until a student signs out completely for the academic year.
  • June 9 is the last day. While we do not have regular classes on that day, we do have time for students to get together, say final good-byes, and enjoy a final end of year assembly together.

Library Notices

The end of the School Year is in view. That means that there are some important library closing dates approaching.

  • Seniors
    All Books and library materials should have been returned by now. Please return any remaining materials soonest.
  • Other Students/Parents
    Last day for checkouts – May 26th.
    All Student and Parent books in by May 31st.

General Information and Links: 

Pudong Middle School and High School Joint Schedule 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the presentation on our new schedule for 2017-18.

Pudong High School Course Catalog 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the Course Catalog for 2017-18.

Official School Calendar for 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the calendar for 2017-18.


Especially for Seniors and Parents of Seniors

Graduation is almost here! Please take a look at the Class of 2017 Graduation Handbook which has important information, dates, timelines, and forms, all of which you will need to be ready for the big day: Sunday 28 May, 2017.

To answer a perennial question: “Does the school sponsor any Graduation Parties, trips, or other events such as group trips after Graduation?” The answer is “No.” While we welcome visits by our graduates back to school, any individual or group activities by groups of current Grade 12 students are individual or family-sponsored.

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Updates for the Week of 8 May

Quote of the Week:

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

— William James


5 Weeks to Go! (But who’s counting?)

The end of the year is approaching rapidly, the weather is warming, and AP/IB exams have one more week to go.

This coming week will again be full of AP and IB exams and exam prep for 10-12th graders, even as normal classes continue for the 9th grade and for 10-12th grade non-AP/IB students. It’s quite important that we keep the areas around the test rooms quiet and as disruption-free as possible. Thanks to all for your cooperation with this and good luck to all of our exam-takers! The final exam schedule for non-AP and non-IB Year 2 classes is available here.

Please consider capping off your Friday and/or Saturday with the delightful Middle School musical production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!

All 9th-11th graders will be traveling during the week of 15-19 May on ChinaAlive Trips or TheEleven. Please make sure that all necessary forms, approvals, and payments have been made. More information on the 9th and 10th grade trips can be found here: http://sites.saschina.org/pdhschinaalive . Or, for 11th graders, here: TheEleven. 11th grade families, please note that we will depart from school on Monday morning the 15th, so students should take their normal buses to school that day.

If you have not yet turned in your trip Medication Permission Form, Tuesday, May 9, is the cut-off for them to be turned in to your trip leader or the high school nurse. After next Tuesday, the form along with the medications must be turned in directly to your trip medical chaperone at your point of departure (school, airport, train station, etc.).

Once again, the Class of 2017 is demonstrating that the strengths of an SAS education translate into acceptances at the finest colleges and universities in the world. Our 2016-17 schoolwide college list is online and can be found here:

https://www.saschina.org/en/academics/high-school/class-of-2017

The list is updated weekly on Fridays.


Triathlon Monday, May 8th ASA busing:

The 4:30 ASA buses on Monday, May 8th will run on the same schedule, but the 5:30 buses will be held until the end of the Triathlon event (approximately 6:00). Students taking the 5:30 bus may arrive home a little bit later than normal. Thanks for supporting this great community event.
— The Triathlon Committee


Board of Trustees Elections

The voting period for Board of Trustees candidates continues until May 17. Voting is done electronically. You will receive an email from VoteNow with your individual password and a link to the VoteNow website. (Please note that each parent will receive a separate password.)

Results of the election will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on May 18 @ 6:00 p.m., 30F, Deloitte Touche Office, Bund Center, 222 Yan An East Road, Shanghai.


STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Students interested in running for office next year should check out the StuCo Executive Election Handbook 2017~2018 for details. Please connect with current StuCo Execs with questions.

StuCo Executive Election Schedule 2017:

Tuesday May 23: Live Candidate Speeches in front of Grades 9~11, Ballot Voting commences at 1:00PM

Wednesday May 24: Announcement of Election Winners


Please Read for End of Year Information

Please take a moment to download and read this important document. It contains information about the end of the school year including review days, exams, and student obligations from now until the last day of school. This information is extensive and somewhat complex. It is important to read it carefully and to keep it in mind as you plan for these next 7 weeks. Some key points are also covered below. Please read carefully.

FINAL EXAMS/LEAVING EARLY: Please note that the school year ends on June 9. It is very important for students to be able to say good-bye to departing friends – or leave themselves – in a positive way. We build in opportunities for kids to do that – to spend time together, to sign yearbooks, to see each of their teachers, to return all school property, etc. This can only happen if students are here. Therefore:

  • Please do not plan for your children to be absent during the week of Final Exams, May 31-June 7. Students should be prepared to attend school on any and all of those days; do not make travel arrangements that interfere with these important final exams. Students will not be granted early or late exams except in cases of extreme emergency or illness which is documented by a physician. Students must take final exams on the assigned days. We had planned to publish the exam schedule last week, but are still working out some final details and will publish it on Tuesday, May 2nd.
  • June 8 is an 8-block day when students complete their signouts and see each of their teachers, clean out lockers, etc. It is very important for all students to be in school on that day. All official school records will be held until a student signs out completely for the academic year.
  • June 9 is the last day. While we do not have regular classes on that day, we do have time for students to get together, say final good-byes, and enjoy a final end of year assembly together.

AP Exam Study Days

Note that AP exam students are allowed to take the calendar day immediately prior to an AP exam to stay home to study, or alternately teachers may schedule a required study session in school. On exam days, students may come and leave school at their leisure. After the exam day, students are expected to report to their AP class on schedule as before the exam.


Library Notices

The end of the School Year is in view. That means that there are some important library closing dates approaching.

ILL-Interlibrary Loan between Puxi and Pudong will end on May 2nd
All ILL Books need to be returned as rapidly after May 2nd as possible so that they can go back to the appropriate Library.

  • Seniors
    All Books and library materials need to come in by May 2nd.
    Senior Sign-outs will begin as soon as you get your sign-out paperwork— don’t wait until the last day.
  • Other Students/Parents
    Last day for checkouts – May 26th.
    All Student and Parent books in by May 31st.

General Information and Links: 

Pudong Middle School and High School Joint Schedule 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the presentation on our new schedule for 2017-18.

Pudong High School Course Catalog 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the Course Catalog for 2017-18.

Official School Calendar for 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the calendar for 2017-18.


Especially for Seniors and Parents of Seniors

The days are getting longer, temperatures are beginning to moderate, college acceptance letters are rolling in. We are moving closer and closer to graduation! Please take a look at the Class of 2017 Graduation Handbook which has important information, dates, timelines, and forms, all of which you will need to be ready for the big day: Sunday 28 May, 2017.

To answer a perennial question: “Does the school sponsor any Graduation Parties, trips, or other events such as group trips after Graduation?” The answer is “No.” While we welcome visits by our graduates back to school, any individual or group activities by groups of current Grade 12 students are individual or family-sponsored.

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Semester 2 Final Exam Schedule

Please click here for the Semester 2 Final Exam Schedule.

Final exams begin on Wednesday 31 May . Please check the exam schedule carefully to make sure you know where to go when for which exam. If you have no exam scheduled at a particular time, you need not come to school at that time. You are, however, welcome to come to study, work on projects, and/or consult with teachers.

All students should be available to come to school during the “conflict days” at the end of the exam period: 6-7 June.Please remember these are set school days, they are not early holiday days. It is not possible to schedule exams so that there are no conflicts; some students will not be able to take an exam at the scheduled time because of illness or other reasons. Students’ only opportunity to sit these “conflict” and make-up exams will occur during those two days.

IB Diploma students, please note: you are expected to report to school through the end of the exam period. These days are set aside for the extended essay workshop.

Non-IB Diploma students who have all their work submitted to their teachers and have no exam conflicts or catch ups on those days, however, do not need to be at school.

June 8 is an 8-block day when students complete their signouts and see each of their teachers, clean out lockers, etc. It is very important for all students to be in school on that day. All official school records will be held until a student signs out completely for the academic year.

June 9 is the last day. While we do not have regular classes on that day, we do have time for students to get together, say final good-byes, and enjoy a final end of year assembly together.

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Updates for the Week of 1 May

Quote of the Week:

The things we fear most in organizations — fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances — need not be signs of an impending disorder that will destroy us. Instead, fluctuations are the primary source of creativity.

— Margaret Wheatley


WASC Visit Concluded, AP and IB Exams Have Begun, ChinaAlive and TheEleven Approach

The WASC committee offered its public report to the SAS community after a three-day visit, offering both commendations and recommendations to us as we continue our journey of school improvement. Thanks to the committee and to all who attended their presentation.

The next two weeks will be full of AP and IB exams and exam prep for 10-12th graders, even as normal classes continue for the 9th grade and for 10-12th grade non-AP/IB students. It’s quite important that we keep the areas around the test rooms quiet and as disruption-free as possible. Thanks to all for your cooperation with this and good luck to all of our exam-takers! We expect to publish the final exam schedule for non-AP and non-IB Year 2 classes on Tuesday of this week.

All 9th-11th graders will be traveling during the week of 15-19 May on ChinaAlive Trips or TheEleven. Please make sure that all necessary forms, approvals, and payments have been made. More information on the 9th and 10th grade trips can be found here: http://sites.saschina.org/pdhschinaalive . Or, for 11th graders, here: TheEleven.

Congratulations to the members of the FITM Fashion Show Club who put on a lovely showcase of design and creativity on Friday afternoon.

Once again, the Class of 2017 is demonstrating that the strengths of an SAS education translate into acceptances at the finest colleges and universities in the world. Our 2016-17 schoolwide college list is online and can be found here:

https://www.saschina.org/en/academics/high-school/class-of-2017

The list is updated weekly on Fridays.


 IB and AP Exams on May 1st

May 1 is a holiday for all students except for those who are taking IB and AP exams scheduled for May 1. 

Students must check their exam schedules and advise parents if they are taking exams on this holiday. Exams are fixed and cannot be rescheduled. IB students can pick their exam schedule up from the HS office.

On May 1:

  • There will be no food on campus
  • Heating and Ventilation. The ventilation system will be operating, but students are encouraged to wear layers. The exam rooms are large and can easily become too hot or too cold for some students
  • Buses will run from Gubei 0640 and Jinqiao Starbuck 0700. The return journey will be after the last exam, which may be as late as 4pm.
  • Nurse. We will have a school nurse on campus
  • Last minute concerns. The school phones will not be answered on May 1, so please do not call the school. If you have any concerns, please email us immediately. We will be checking our mail prior to exams. Each examination board has unique rules regarding student attendance at exams. If for any reason you are running late, communicate with us.
  • Afternoon exam only? We are only running buses to school early morning and returning late afternoon. Students who only take afternoon exams are welcome to come in to school by bus. Study space will be available for them. We are also able to have supervision in the weights room for a limited amount of time. If you are arranging private transport, please be mindful that this is a nationwide holiday and that transport and traffic could be unpredictable.
  • Exams on May 1 include
    • IB Business Management (am)
    • IB Global Politics (am)
    • IB Biology (pm)
    • AP Environmental Science (am)
    • AP Chemistry (am)
    • AP Psychology (pm)
  • Exam Times
    • Morning Exams: Report to exam room at 08:00
    • Afternoon Exams:
      • Report to IB exam room at 12:00
      • Report to AP exam rooms at 12:30
  • Exam Locations May 1
    • HS Gyms

Board of Trustees Elections

The voting period for Board of Trustees candidates continues until May 17. Voting is done electronically. You will receive an email from VoteNow with your individual password and a link to the VoteNow website. (Please note that each parent will receive a separate password.)

Results of the election will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on May 18 @ 6:00 p.m., 30F, Deloitte Touche Office, Bund Center, 222 Yan An East Road, Shanghai.


STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Students interested in running for office next year should check out the StuCo Executive Election Handbook 2017~2018 for details. Please connect with current StuCo Execs with questions.

StuCo Executive Election Schedule 2017:

Tuesday May 23: Live Candidate Speeches in front of Grades 9~11, Ballot Voting commences at 1:00PM

Wednesday May 24: Announcement of Election Winners


Please Read for End of Year Information

Please take a moment to download and read this important document. It contains information about the end of the school year including review days, exams, and student obligations from now until the last day of school. This information is extensive and somewhat complex. It is important to read it carefully and to keep it in mind as you plan for these next 7 weeks. Some key points are also covered below. Please read carefully.

FINAL EXAMS/LEAVING EARLY: Please note that the school year ends on June 9. It is very important for students to be able to say good-bye to departing friends – or leave themselves – in a positive way. We build in opportunities for kids to do that – to spend time together, to sign yearbooks, to see each of their teachers, to return all school property, etc. This can only happen if students are here. Therefore:

  • Please do not plan for your children to be absent during the week of Final Exams, May 31-June 7. Students should be prepared to attend school on any and all of those days; do not make travel arrangements that interfere with these important final exams. Students will not be granted early or late exams except in cases of extreme emergency or illness which is documented by a physician. Students must take final exams on the assigned days. We had planned to publish the exam schedule last week, but are still working out some final details and will publish it on Tuesday, May 2nd.
  • June 8 is an 8-block day when students complete their signouts and see each of their teachers, clean out lockers, etc. It is very important for all students to be in school on that day. All official school records will be held until a student signs out completely for the academic year.
  • June 9 is the last day. While we do not have regular classes on that day, we do have time for students to get together, say final good-byes, and enjoy a final end of year assembly together.

AP Exam Study Days

Note that AP exam students are allowed to take the calendar day immediately prior to an AP exam to stay home to study, or alternately teachers may schedule a required study session in school. On exam days, students may come and leave school at their leisure. After the exam day, students are expected to report to their AP class on schedule as before the exam.


Library Notices

The end of the School Year is in view. That means that there are some important library closing dates approaching.

ILL-Interlibrary Loan between Puxi and Pudong will end on May 2nd
All ILL Books need to be returned as rapidly after May 2nd as possible so that they can go back to the appropriate Library.

  • Seniors
    All Books and library materials need to come in by May 2nd.
    Senior Sign-outs will begin as soon as you get your sign-out paperwork— don’t wait until the last day.
  • Other Students/Parents
    Last day for checkouts – May 26th.
    All Student and Parent books in by May 31st.

General Information and Links: 

Pudong Middle School and High School Joint Schedule 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the presentation on our new schedule for 2017-18.

Pudong High School Course Catalog 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the Course Catalog for 2017-18.

Official School Calendar for 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the calendar for 2017-18.


Especially for Seniors and Parents of Seniors

The days are getting longer, temperatures are beginning to moderate, college acceptance letters are rolling in. We are moving closer and closer to graduation! Please take a look at the Class of 2017 Graduation Handbook which has important information, dates, timelines, and forms, all of which you will need to be ready for the big day: Sunday 28 May, 2017.

To answer a perennial question: “Does the school sponsor any Graduation Parties, trips, or other events such as group trips after Graduation?” The answer is “No.” While we welcome visits by our graduates back to school, any individual or group activities by groups of current Grade 12 students are individual or family-sponsored.

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Updates for the Week of 24 April

Quote of the Week:

师傅领进门,修行在个人。

— Anon.


Thank you, parents, for Faculty Appreciation Day, and for your participation in Parent-Teacher Conferences and Career Exploration Week!

School was filled with parents last week; it was wonderful to have strong parent participation and presence on campus. Thank you, parents, and, of course, the leadership of our PTSA for your kindness, generosity, and support of our school!

The High School’s Final Concert of 2016-17, It Might As Well Be Spring, was a delightful showcase of the breadth and depth of our instrumental and vocal music programs. Congratulations to all who performed and thanks to all who attended.

Prom at the Grand Kempinski was a beautiful final formal dance for our students, their guests, and the faculty who attended.

Once again, the Class of 2017 is demonstrating that the strengths of an SAS education translate into acceptances at the finest colleges and universities in the world. Our 2016-17 schoolwide college list is online and can be found here:

https://www.saschina.org/en/academics/high-school/class-of-2017

The list is updated weekly on Fridays.


Upcoming Events

  • 12th grade IB Diploma candidates MUST ATTEND one last meeting in the library, block 2B, on Monday April 24th. This meeting will take around an hour.
  • WASC Interim Visit April 23rd-26th
    • The Western Association of Colleges and Schools (WASC) is our accrediting institution. Our association with WASC is central to our identity, as the essential questions we explore together help us to reflect and improve as a school.We have recently submitted to WASC a “Mid-Cycle Report” to mark changes and progress towards the school-wide goals established in our 2014 self-study. From April 23 -26, we will host on our campuses a visiting team of leaders and educators representing WASC . Their goal will be to offer observations and guidance as we mark our journey towards the next formal self-study, a process that we will begin in 2018-19. As part of this visit, the WASC committee will offer a public report to the SAS community on Tuesday, April 25 at 3:15 pm. It will take place in the Puxi campus PAC and will broadcast simultaneously in the Pudong campus PAC so that the full SAS community can receive the report together. All parents are invited.
  • High School Spirit Assembly April 27th
  • Transformation Charity Fashion Show April 28th
    • The FIDM Fashion Club is hosting our first TRANSFORMATION CHARITY FASHION SHOW on APRIL 28, 2017! DOORS OPEN at 4PM and seats are first come first serve so please come on down to the BLACK BOX THEATRE for an amazing show! Tickets are ¥30 plus a FREE BUBBLE TEA (out of 3 choices) sponsored by UC Lemon! Tickets will be sold on MONDAY, APRIL 24 in the front of the cafeteria so come support!
  • 4th Annual Iron Eagle Triathlon May 8th
    • Due to popular demand, we have extended the deadline to get your registration forms and money into the Cashier’s office. We will be accepting forms and money until Friday, April 28th. Please take your money directly to Veronica in the Cashier’s office on the 2nd floor Main Hallway. This is a fun, no-pressure event full of camaraderie and excitement that the whole family can take part in. If you need more information or need an extra registration form, please check out our blog: http://sites.saschina.org/triathlon/
    • To run an event of this magnitude, we also need volunteers.  If you can help us, please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45afab29a0fd0-sasiron

STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Students interested in running for office next year should check out the StuCo Executive Election Handbook 2017~2018 for details. If you wish to run or are simply curious, head on over to Mrs. Brosseau’s room (H204) during break (9:45 AM) to pick up a Candidate and Speech Approval form and earn the eligibility to join the race. The current Student Council executive team looks forward to meeting you all prospective candidates!

StuCo Executive Election Schedule 2017:

Monday April 24: Campaigning begins at 8:00am

Friday April 27: Speech Approval Forms due at 3:00PM

Tuesday May 23: Live Candidate Speeches in front of Grades 9~11, Ballot Voting commences at 1:00PM

Wednesday May 24: Announcement of Election Winners


Please Read for End of Year Information

Please take a moment to download and read this important document. It contains information about the end of the school year including review days, exams, and student obligations from now until the last day of school. This information is extensive and somewhat complex. It is important to read it carefully and to keep it in mind as you plan for these next 7 weeks. Some key points are also covered below. Please read carefully.

FINAL EXAMS/LEAVING EARLY: Please note that the school year ends on June 9. It is very important for students to be able to say good-bye to departing friends – or leave themselves – in a positive way. We build in opportunities for kids to do that – to spend time together, to sign yearbooks, to see each of their teachers, to return all school property, etc. This can only happen if students are here. Therefore:

  • Please do not plan for your children to be absent during the week of Final Exams, May 31-June 7. Students should be prepared to attend school on any and all of those days; do not make travel arrangements that interfere with these important final exams. Students will not be granted early or late exams except in cases of extreme emergency or illness which is documented by a physician. Students must take final exams on the assigned days. The exam schedule will be published before April 28.
  • June 8 is an 8-block day when students complete their signouts and see each of their teachers, clean out lockers, etc. It is very important for all students to be in school on that day. All official school records will be held until a student signs out completely for the academic year.
  • June 9 is the last day. While we do not have regular classes on that day, we do have time for students to get together, say final good-byes, and enjoy a final end of year assembly together.

AP Exam Study Days

Note that AP exam students are allowed to take the calendar day immediately prior to an AP exam to stay home to study, or alternately teachers may schedule a required study session in school. On exam days, students may come and leave school at their leisure. After the exam day, students are expected to report to their AP class on schedule as before the exam.

IB and AP Exams on May 1st

May 1 is a holiday for all students except for those who are taking IB and AP exams scheduled for May 1. 

Students must check their exam schedules and advise parents if they are taking exams on this holiday. Exams are fixed and cannot be rescheduled. IB students can pick their exam schedule up from the HS office.

On May 1:

  • There will be no food on campus
  • Heating and Ventilation. The ventilation system will be operating, but students are encouraged to wear layers. The exam rooms are large and can easily become too hot or too cold for some students
  • Buses will run from Gubei 0640 and Jinqiao Starbuck 0700. The return journey will be after the last exam, which may be as late as 4pm.
  • Nurse. We will have a school nurse on campus
  • Last minute concerns. The school phones will not be answered on May 1, so please do not call the school. If you have any concerns, please email us immediately. We will be checking our mail prior to exams. Each examination board has unique rules regarding student attendance at exams. If for any reason you are running late, communicate with us.
  • Afternoon exam only? We are only running buses to school early morning and returning late afternoon. Students who only take afternoon exams are welcome to come in to school by bus. Study space will be available for them. We are also able to have supervision in the weights room for a limited amount of time. If you are arranging private transport, please be mindful that this is a nationwide holiday and that transport and traffic could be unpredictable.
  • Exams on May 1 include
    • IB Business Management (am)
    • IB Global Politics (am)
    • IB Biology (pm)
    • AP Environmental Science (am)
    • AP Chemistry (am)
    • AP Psychology (pm)
  • Exam Times
    • Morning Exams: Report to exam room at 08:00
    • Afternoon Exams:
      • Report to IB exam room at 12:00
      • Report to AP exam rooms at 12:30
  • Exam Locations May 1
    • HS Gyms

Library Notices

The end of the School Year is in view. That means that there are some important library closing dates approaching.

ILL-Interlibrary Loan between Puxi and Pudong will end on May 2nd
All ILL Books need to be return as rapidly after May 2nd as possible so that they can be returned to the appropriate Library

  • Seniors
    All Books and library materials need to come in by May 2nd
    Senior Sign-outs will begin as soon as you get your sign-out paperwork— don’t wait until the last day
  • Other Students/Parents
    Last day for checkouts – May 26th
    All Student and Parent books in by May 31st

General Information and Links: 

Pudong Middle School and High School Joint Schedule 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the presentation on our new schedule for 2017-18.

Pudong High School Course Catalog 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the Course Catalog for 2017-18.

Official School Calendar for 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the calendar for 2017-18.

Looking for info on your China Alive Trip or for TheEleven?

Look here: http://sites.saschina.org/pdhschinaalive

Or, for 11th graders, here: TheEleven.


Especially for Seniors and Parents of Seniors

The days are getting longer, temperatures are beginning to moderate, college acceptance letters are rolling in. We are moving closer and closer to graduation! Please take a look at the Class of 2017 Graduation Handbook which has important information, dates, timelines, and forms, all of which you will need to be ready for the big day: Sunday 28 May, 2017.

To answer a perennial question: “Does the school sponsor any Graduation Parties, trips, or other events such as group trips after Graduation?” The answer is “No.” While we welcome visits by our graduates back to school, any individual or group activities by groups of current Grade 12 students are individual or family-sponsored.

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Updates for the Week of 17 April

Quote of the Week:

Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.

— Ernest Hemingway


The Year’s Last APAC is Now Behind Us, Concerts and Parent Teacher Conferences are Upcoming, College Acceptances are Rolling in…

Congratulations to all of our student-athletes and coaches for another strong season’s finish! APAC Results:

  • Badminton: Boys 3rd, Girls 1st
  • Soccer: Boys 8th, Girls 7th
  • Softball: 4th
  • Track & Field: Boys 2nd, Girls 5th

Concert season starts this week! Reserve your tickets for this year’s high school music concert, It Might As Well Be Spring, on April 18 @ 6:00 p.m. Bussing is available from Gubei (4:30 p.m.) and Jinqiao (5:00 p.m.). Make sure you keep up to date with all of Pudong’s performing arts events at http://sites.saschina.org/performingarts/. And don’t forget that tickets for all of our events are available 2 weeks before the event at https://pudong-performing-arts.ticketleap.com

Once again, the Class of 2017 is demonstrating that the strengths of an SAS education translate into acceptances at the finest colleges and universities in the world. Our 2016-17 schoolwide college list is online and can be found here:

https://www.saschina.org/en/academics/high-school/class-of-2017

The list is updated weekly on Fridays.


Upcoming Events

  • 12th grade IB Diploma candidates MUST ATTEND two meetings in the library, block 2B, on Monday April 17th and Monday April 24th. Both of these meeting will take around an hour.
  • Prom will take place on the evening of Saturday, April 22nd, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at the Grand Kempinski, Pudong. Parents should note that there are no other school-sponsored activities before or after the Prom on that evening. Any other parties or gatherings are private and are not school-related or school-sponsored.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences April 20th-21st
    • Conferences run afterschool on the 20th and all day on the 21st. Buses will run to and from the Jinqiao and Gubei Starbucks stores:
      • April 20:
        • From Jinqiao at 2pm
        • To Jinqiao at 6:15pm
        • From Gubei at 1:45pm
        • To Gubei at 6:15pm
      • April 21:
        • From Jinqiao at 7am, 12 noon
        • To Jinqiao at 11am, 3:15pm,
        • From Gubei at 6:45am, 11:45am,
        • To Gubei at 11 am, 3:15pm
  • WASC Interim Visit April 23rd-26th
    • The Western Association of Colleges and Schools (WASC) is our accrediting institution. Our association with WASC is central to our identity, as the essential questions we explore together help us to reflect and improve as a school.We have recently submitted to WASC a “Mid-Cycle Report” to mark changes and progress towards the school-wide goals established in our 2014 self-study. From April 23 -26, we will host on our campuses a visiting team of leaders and educators representing WASC . Their goal will be to offer observations and guidance as we mark our journey towards the next formal self-study, a process that we will begin in 2018-19. As part of this visit, the WASC committee will offer a public report to the SAS community on Tuesday, April 25 at 3:15 pm. It will take place in the Puxi campus PAC and will broadcast simultaneously in the Pudong campus PAC so that the full SAS community can receive the report together. All parents are invited.
  • 4th Annual Iron Eagle Triathlon May 8th
    • Parents, teachers and students from Shanghai American School community are encouraged to sign-up for this event. This is a fun, no-pressure event full of camaraderie and excitement that the whole family can take part in.   Please register for the event by Friday, April 21st. If you need more information or need an extra registration form, please check out the blog below:

Triathlon Information Blog: http://sites.saschina.org/triathlon/

To run an event of this magnitude, we also need volunteers.  If you can help us, please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45afab29a0fd0-sasiron


STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Students interested in running for office next year should check out the StuCo Executive Election Handbook 2017~2018 for details. If you wish to run or are simply curious, head on over to Mrs. Brosseau’s room (H204) during break (9:45 AM) to pick up a Candidate and Speech Approval form and earn the eligibility to join the race. The current Student Council executive team looks forward to meeting you all prospective candidates!

StuCo Executive Election Schedule 2017:

Monday April 17, 9:45am: Mandatory Candidate Information Sessions (all candidates must attend one session)

Tuesday April 18, 9:45am: Mandatory Candidate Information Sessions (all candidates must attend one session)

Wednesday April 19, 9:45am: Mandatory Candidate Information Sessions (all candidates must attend one session)

Friday April 21: Declaration of Candidacy Forms due at 3:00PM; Candidates announced via email at 9:00pm

Monday April 24: Campaigning begins at 8:00am

Friday April 27: Speech Approval Forms due at 3:00PM

Tuesday May 23: Live Candidate Speeches in front of Grades 9~11, Ballot Voting commences at 1:00PM

Wednesday April 24: Announcement of Election Winners


Please Read for End of Year Information

Please take a moment to download and read this important document. It contains information about the end of the school year including review days, exams, and student obligations from now until the last day of school. This information is extensive and somewhat complex. It is important to read it carefully and to keep it in mind as you plan for these next 9 weeks. Some key points are also covered below. Please read carefully.

FINAL EXAMS/LEAVING EARLY: Please note that the school year ends on June 9. It is very important for students to be able to say good-bye to departing friends – or leave themselves – in a positive way. We build in opportunities for kids to do that – to spend time together, to sign yearbooks, to see each of their teachers, to return all school property, etc. This can only happen if students are here. Therefore:

  • Please do not plan for your children to be absent during the week of Final Exams, May 31-June 7. Students should be prepared to attend school on any and all of those days; do not make travel arrangements that interfere with these important final exams. Students will not be granted early or late exams except in cases of extreme emergency or illness which is documented by a physician. Students must take final exams on the assigned days. The exam schedule will be published before April 28.
  • June 8 is an 8-block day when students complete their signouts and see each of their teachers, clean out lockers, etc. It is very important for all students to be in school on that day. All official school records will be held until a student signs out completely for the academic year.
  • June 9 is the last day. While we do not have regular classes on that day, we do have time for students to get together, say final good-byes, and enjoy a final end of year assembly together.

AP Exam Study Days

Note that AP exam students are allowed to take the calendar day immediately prior to an AP exam to stay home to study, or alternately teachers may schedule a required study session in school. On exam days, students may come and leave school at their leisure. After the exam day, students are expected to report to their AP class on schedule as before the exam.

IB and AP Exams on May 1st

May 1 is a holiday for all students except for those who are taking IB and AP exams scheduled for May 1. 

Students must check their exam schedules and advise parents if they are taking exams on this holiday. Exams are fixed and cannot be rescheduled. IB students can pick their exam schedule up from the HS office.

On May 1:

  • There will be no food on campus
  • Heating and Ventilation. The ventilation system will be operating, but students are encouraged to wear layers. The exam rooms are large and can easily become too hot or too cold for some students
  • Buses will run from Gubei 0640 and Jinqiao Starbuck 0700. The return journey will be after the last exam, which may be as late as 4pm.
  • Nurse. We will have a school nurse on campus
  • Last minute concerns. The school phones will not be answered on May 1, so please do not call the school. If you have any concerns, please email us immediately. We will be checking our mail prior to exams. Each examination board has unique rules regarding student attendance at exams. If for any reason you are running late, communicate with us.
  • Afternoon exam only? We are only running buses to school early morning and returning late afternoon. Students who only take afternoon exams are welcome to come in to school by bus. Study space will be available for them. We are also able to have supervision in the weights room for a limited amount of time. If you are arranging private transport, please be mindful that this is a nationwide holiday and that transport and traffic could be unpredictable.
  • Exams on May 1 include
    • IB Business Management (am)
    • IB Global Politics (am)
    • IB Biology (pm)
    • AP Environmental Science (am)
    • AP Chemistry (am)
    • AP Psychology (pm)
  • Exam Times
    • Morning Exams: Report to exam room at 08:00
    • Afternoon Exams:
      • Report to IB exam room at 12:00
      • Report to AP exam rooms at 12:30
  • Exam Locations May 1
    • HS Gyms

General Information and Links: 

Pudong Middle School and High School Joint Schedule 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the presentation on our new schedule for 2017-18.

Pudong High School Course Catalog 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the Course Catalog for 2017-18.

Official School Calendar for 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the calendar for 2017-18.

Looking for info on your China Alive Trip or for TheEleven?

Look here: http://sites.saschina.org/pdhschinaalive

Or, for 11th graders, here: TheEleven.


Especially for Seniors and Parents of Seniors

The days are getting longer, temperatures are beginning to moderate, college acceptance letters are rolling in. We are moving closer and closer to graduation! Please take a look at the Class of 2017 Graduation Handbook which has important information, dates, timelines, and forms, all of which you will need to be ready for the big day: Sunday 28 May, 2017.

To answer a perennial question: “Does the school sponsor any Graduation Parties, trips, or other events such as group trips after Graduation?” The answer is “No.” While we welcome visits by our graduates back to school, any individual or group activities by groups of current Grade 12 students are individual or family-sponsored.

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Updates for the Week of 10 April

Quote of the Week:

Almost any experience is improved by paying full attention to it.

— Kelly McGonigal


Spirit Week Continues through Tuesday, then APAC Begins Wednesday

  • Monday 4/10 — PJ Day
  • Tuesday 4/11 — Class Colors

Upcoming Events

  • Mandatory Meetings for All AP Students Monday and Tuesday, April 10th and 11th
    • During flexes on Monday, April 10 & Tuesday, April 11, AP students must attend one of our AP Preadministration Sessions. Come to the LLH at the start of flex period. Bring a pencil.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences April 20th-21st
    • Conferences run afterschool on the 20th and all day on the 21st. Please be sure to sign up before the end of the day Friday 17 April.
  • Prom will take place on the evening of Saturday, April 22nd, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at the Grand Kempinski, Pudong. Parents should note that there are no other school-sponsored activities before or after the Prom on that evening. Any other parties or gatherings are private and are not school-related or school-sponsored.
  • 4th Annual Iron Eagle Triathlon May 8th
    • Parents, teachers and students from Shanghai American School community are encouraged to sign-up for this event. This is a fun, no-pressure event full of camaraderie and excitement that the whole family can take part in.   Please register for the event by Friday, April 21st. If you need more information or need an extra registration form, please check out the blog below:

Triathlon Information Blog: http://sites.saschina.org/triathlon/

To run an event of this magnitude, we also need volunteers.  If you can help us, please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45afab29a0fd0-sasiron


Please Read for End of Year Information

Please take a moment to download and read this important document. It contains information about the end of the school year including review days, exams, and student obligations from now until the last day of school. This information is extensive and somewhat complex. It is important to read it carefully and to keep it in mind as you plan for these next 9 weeks. Some key points are also covered below. Please read carefully.

The school year ends on June 9. It is very important for students to be able to say good-bye to departing friends – or leave themselves – in a positive way. We build in opportunities for kids to do that – to spend time together, to sign yearbooks, to see each of their teachers, to return all school property, etc. This can only happen if students are here. Therefore:

  • Please do not plan to be absent during the week of Final Exams, May 31-June 7. Students should be prepared to attend school on any and all of those days; do not make travel arrangements that interfere with these important final exams. Students will not be granted early or late exams except in cases of extreme emergency or illness which is documented by a physician. Students must take final exams on the assigned days. The exam schedule will be published before April 28.
  • June 8 is an 8-block day when students complete their signouts and see each of their teachers, clean out lockers, etc. It is very important for all students to be in school on that day. All official school records will be held until a student signs out completely for the academic year.
  • June 9 is the last day. While we do not have regular classes on that day, we do have time for students to get together, say final good-byes, and enjoy a final end of year assembly together.

IB and AP Exams on May 1st

May 1 is a holiday for all students except for those who are taking IB and AP exams scheduled for May 1. 

Students must check their exam schedules and advise parents if they are taking exams on this holiday. Exams are fixed and cannot be rescheduled. IB students can pick their exam schedule up from the HS office.

On May 1:

  • There will be no food on campus
  • Limited buses will run
  • AP Exams on this day: Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology
  • IB Exams on this day: Biology, Business Management, Global Politics

More details to come.


General Information and Links: 

Pudong Middle School and High School Joint Schedule 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the presentation on our new schedule for 2017-18.

Pudong High School Course Catalog 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the Course Catalog for 2017-18.

Official School Calendar for 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the calendar for 2017-18.

Looking for info on your China Alive Trip or for TheEleven?

Look here: http://sites.saschina.org/pdhschinaalive

Or, for 11th graders, here: TheEleven.


Especially for Seniors and Parents of Seniors

The days are getting longer, temperatures are beginning to moderate, college acceptance letters are rolling in. We are moving closer and closer to graduation! Please take a look at the Class of 2017 Graduation Handbook which has important information, dates, timelines, and forms, all of which you will need to be ready for the big day: Sunday 28 May, 2017.

To answer a perennial question: “Does the school sponsor any Graduation Parties, trips, or other events such as group trips after Graduation?” The answer is “No.” While we welcome visits by our graduates back to school, any individual or group activities by groups of current Grade 12 students are individual or family-sponsored.

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