Updates for the Week of 27 February

Quote of the Week:

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whew! Our Last APAC Hosting for 16-17 is Over…

The APAC Theatre Festival went off beautifully thanks to the hard work of our many talented performers and teachers, our APAC Band is back from TCIS in Korea, and our varsity softball team returned as third place finishers from the Tri-Cities tournament in Manila. Also, the AP Photography trip to Iceland has wrapped up for this year, not to mention all of the activity and energy that was present all week long on campus in classes, Community Meeting, practices, Friday Night Lights, and much more. The time from now until Spring Break is a wonderful, intense and concentrated window for us to get things done before we have to devote ourselves to AP/IB/Final Exam preparations and the wrap up to the year. Enjoy it while it lasts!

Something else to enjoy this week will be our Spring Dance Concert: Thursday 2 March. SAS Spring Dance Concert: Shanghai American School, Pudong Dance Department is excited to present to the community our Grade 3- 12 Evening of Dance, ‘Collage – A Collection of Dance 2017’.  This is a wonderful time for us to come together and celebrate the performing arts and congratulate the students on all their hard work in dance this year. Thursday, March 2nd at 6:00pm (reception at 5:15pm for parents). Buses are available from Gubei (15:45) and Jinqiao (16:15) to pick up parents for the show, as well as after the show. Please book your tickets at http://pudong-performing-arts.ticketleap.com

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.

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.

Children’s Service Club Yard Sale — 8-10 March

The Children’s Service Club’s (formerly the Orphanage Club) annual “Yard Sale” will be held from March 8-10 for our guards, Chartwell staff, ayis, etc. Everyone has been very generous with their donations in the past, so I am doing my annual “Fundraising Ask”. We are looking for gently used items of any sort—toys, games, clothing, household items, etc. (No socks, swimsuits or other assorted underclothing items please.)

The Yard Sale will be threefold—the local staff get a chance to purchase items at a low price, the money raised will be used to purchase items for Grace Orphanage, AND you get to clear out those over stuffed closets and cabinets in your home. Previously the club bought specialized chairs with backboards for the Cere Care Orphanage, who serves mentally and physically challenged orphans, as well as helped sponsor a visit to an orphanage during a China Alive trip.

We will be accepting donations until March 6th. The donations can be placed in the hall in front of the high school counseling office or the elementary school library.

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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