Updates for the Week of 20 March

Quote of the Week:

In the modern age, we don’t need to know everything, but we do need to be able to talk to other people.

— David Baker

The Run Up to Spring Break

While there always is a lot happening at school, the weeks leading up to spring break seem particularly full. We enjoyed and celebrated multiple performances, events, athletic and intellectual contests, workshops, and activities last week, among them:

  • The wonderfully performed, beautifully staged musical Once on this Island;
  • China Cup Badminton at Puxi;
  • Friday Night Lights Soccer versus Concordia;
  • Our final, well-attended Admissions Coffee & Tour for prospective families;
  • The AMIS Band and Orchestra festival in Luxembourg;
  • The Intel Regional Science Fair in Chengdu;
  • The SAS Puxi Robotics Tournament;
  • The Shanghai Student Film Festival;
  • Several days of class visits and parent sessions by John Tummon, Senior Prevention Specialist with FCD.

Enjoy the break’s opportunity to rest and recharge: We will careen into our brief vacation at a fast and energetic pace, take a quick breather, and then sprint to the end of the year directly from our All-School Spirit Week our first week back in April.

Animal Rescue Fun Week

This whole week will be Animal Rescue Fun Week at PDHS with bake sales, “pie-in-the-face” action and — for the first time ever — The Puppy Play Pen.

On Friday, March 24, HS Animal Rescue presents Puppy Play Pen, an interactive event where students can interact with dogs. This event will take place between 10:30 – 1:30 outside of the cafeteria between the Eagle shop and the entrance to the school. Parents are welcome to come join us and play with these dogs, some of which are in need of foster parents or a forever home. Brochures will be available if families are interested in fostering or adopting. If any student or parent would like to attend and interact with the dogs, please pick up and return your signed form to the HS Office no later than March 23. This form must be turned in or the student will not be allowed to play with the dogs.

In addition to Puppy Play Pen, Animal Rescue will also be holding a bake sale selling not just delicious treats, but also our Pets of SAS Calendar.

We hope to see you there!

Looking for info on your China Alive Trip?

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And this year, we begin a new tradition for our 11th graders: TheEleven.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are Coming Up: April 20th and 21st

Please mark these dates on your calendars now, and watch soon for information about signing up for conference times. Conferences run afterschool on the 20th and all day on the 21st.

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.


We will be hosting a TRIATHLON again (along with the Shanghai Triathlon Club) for 400 people (ages 3 – adult) on Monday, May 8th. Sign-ups will open soon. Watch for it.

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.

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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