Updates for the Week of 9 January

Quote of the Week:

Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.

— Reinhold Niebuhr

Although it was short, our first week back was busy and positive. Thanks, especially to our College Counselors, our Alumni who returned to speak to current parents and students about their transitions to college, and current parents who attended the Alum Panel Discussions on Thursday. Turn-out was great, and excellent and helpful questions were asked and answered.

END OF SEMESTER II: Note that the last day of the new semester, and the school year, is Friday June 9th. Except for Seniors, school continues with classes, exams, and important final activities until that date. Please make your summer travel plans accordingly; please ensure your child will be in school through the last day of school, June 9, 2017.

Upcoming Events:

Junior Family College Night — Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, 4:30pm

11th graders and their families should plan to attend our Junior Family College Night presentation Tuesday, January 10th at 4:30pm in the PAC. We will provide an overview of the university exploration and application process and share ways counselors will support juniors and seniors through this important and exciting time.

Varsity Basketball Clinic with Shanghai Shark (former NBA player) Jimmer Ferdette — Thursday, January 12th

SEMESTER 1 FINAL GRADES go live on PowerSchool on Friday, January 13. We do not issue paper report cards, although a print-ready version is available through PowerSchool should you wish to print one out.

SAS Dance Exchange 2017 — Saturday 14 January

All Middle and High School students are welcome to join us for this amazing day of dance, regardless of previous dance experience of whether they are currently part of the SAS Dance program.

China Alive Informational Meetings

9th and 10th students (not parents) will have grade-level meetings in the morning on Monday 16 January at which they will hear introductions of this year’s various China Alive trips. The week of China Alive trips this year is 15-19 May.

Senior Photos

Senior cap and gown headshots (individual photos) will be January 18th and 19th, with a makeup day on the 20th of January. (Boys: please wear a dress shirt, and bring a tie to wear.) The group photo of the whole class in caps and gowns will be on February 9th.

Bring a Friend to School Day — Friday 20 January

On January 20th, 2017 SAS Pudong is open for our 4th to 11th grade students to invite a non-SAS friend to attend school with him/her. The friend will ride the school bus, attend classes, share breaks and enjoy lunch with the host and other SAS students! Please visit this website for information and to sign-up: www.saschina.org/en/admission/bring-a-friend-to-school

Chinese New Year Assembly

Tuesday 24 January, 9:15-10:15am in the PAC. Stay tuned for details.

Chinese New Year Holiday Break

Friday 27 January – Friday 3 February. (Please note that there will be no school on Friday 27th, and no classes for students on Monday 6 February which is a professional development day for teachers.)

Summer Opportunities!

Did you know you can research summer programs through our Naviance system? There are 2,895 programs listed and you can search by category, key word or state/country. If you are looking for a summer activity, start here. If you want more information, please visit Naviance, Click on the “Colleges” tab, in the “College Research” block in the middle of the page you will see “Enrichment Programs” on the bottom right. Please see a counselor with any questions.


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