Updates for the Week of 13 February

Quote of the Week:

Put yourself in this place, and you will be shaped in the way that this place shapes people. Put yourself in that place, and you will be shaped in the way that that place shapes people.

— Meg Levie


Happy Lantern Festival!

With the Chinese New Year Holidays behind us, we move into spring: 6 uninterrupted weeks of classes until Spring Break, a wonderful time to dig in and make real progress academically and in all of our activities. Planning for 2017-18 also well underway:

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.


Cross-Cultural Parent Presentation

February 13, 2017. 1030-12:00. SAS – Library Lecture Hall (LLH).

All parents K-12 are invited to attend a presentation by Dr. Paul Wang-Clinical Psychologist (Shanghai United Family Hospital). He is experienced with skills to successfully navigate cross-cultural parenting. At SAS, we find ourself at the intersection where ‘East meets West’ and it can be difficult to know which way to go. Or, perhaps your spouse is of a different culture than yours and holds different parenting values than you. Please take this time to hear from Dr. Paul Wang on ways to navigate this successfully. (Note: Dr. Paul Wang is able to speak both English and Chinese). BUSSES will be provided for parents to arrive at this time: 9:20am pick up from JinQiao Starbucks. 8:50am pick up from GuBei Starbucks. 1:00pm return departure from SAS Pudong.

我们诚邀幼儿园到12年级家长2017年2月13日周一上午10:30-12:00于Library Lecture Hall (LLH)参加Paul Wang 博士 (上海和睦家心理医生)的演讲。王博士在“多元化文化交叉环境下如何教养孩子”方面非常有经验。在上海美国学校,我们发现自己处于一个东西方碰撞的交叉口,在这种环境下家长和孩子可能都会有迷惑到底往哪个方向走?或者,也许您的配偶和您是在完全不同的文化背景下成长的,与您有着不同的教育理念和价值观。请花一些时间来听听王博士是怎样在这种复杂文化环境下成功引导我们的。(王博士中英文流利)。校车9:20am 星巴克(金桥)门口接;8:50am 星巴克(古北)门口接。下午1点校车从学校离开依次把大家送回以上两个地点。


Upcoming Events:

  • February 16 – IB Diploma Theatre Arts Performance — 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • February 17: Pudong Rocks! And 30-Hour Famine. A double-header of traditional PDHS events. Much more than just a talent show, Pudong Rocks! allows students from middle and high school to showing off their musical talents. 30-Hour Famine raises awareness and money to support children living in famine conditions around the world.

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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Updates for the Week of 6 February

Quote of the Week:

If teaching were the same as telling, we’d all be so smart we could hardly stand it.

–Mark Twain


Welcome Back to the Year of the Rooster!

I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing, and family-filled Chinese New Year Break. Please remember that Monday 6 February is a professional development day for teachers: no classes for students until Tuesday 7 February.


Official School Calendar for 2017-18

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

CONGRATULATIONS to Our Season 2 APAC Participants!

  • Forensics @ WAB — Young team made great progress and enjoyed the APAC experience.
  • Table Tennis @ SASPD — Boys APAC Champions(2nd year running)! Girls 4th place finish.

Boys Doubles 2nd place—Brett Li & Jeffrey Ruan

Boys Singles 3rd place — Jeffrey Ruan

Girls Single Champion (2nd year running) — Sabrina Meng

  • Basketball @ HKIS — Boys 4th place finish with a young team.
    Girls 2nd place finish in a tough final against HK.
  • Swimming @ SFS — Boys and Girls teams both finished a strong 3rd place.

Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday 9th February — Grade Level Meetings during Community Meeting Time
    • 12th grade — Senior Class Cap and Gown Photo
    • 11th grade — Counseling Meeting
    • 9th and 10th grades — Course Selection Meetings
  • February 17: Pudong Rocks! And 30-Hour Famine. A double-header of traditional PDHS events. Much more than just a talent show, Pudong Rocks! allows students from middle and high school to showing off their musical talents. 30-Hour Famine raises awareness and money to support children living in famine conditions around the world

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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Updates for the Week of 23 January

Quote of the Week:

By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.

— Voltaire


Last week was full and busy. In addition to all the normal activity, we had China Alive Presentations for 9s and 10s, Community Meeting for everyone, and Bring a Friend to School Day on Friday… Season 2 APAC Tournaments are now underway! Check out their websites to follow along with the action:


Upcoming Events:

  • Chinese New Year Assembly on Tuesday 24th
  • FCD Student Attitudes and Behaviors Survey administration on Thursday 26th
  • Grade Level Meetings during Community Meeting Time Thursday 9th February (After CNY Break)
    • 12th grade — Senior Class Cap and Gown Photo
    • 11th grade — Counseling Meeting
    • 9th and 10th grades — Course Selection Meetings

Chinese New Year Assembly

Tuesday 24 January, 9:15-10:15am in the PAC. Parents are welcome to join us: we will have dance, music, poetry performances, and games, all in a wonderful festive atmosphere.

Following the last two years’ tradition, our Pudong Chinese PTSA has organized another Chinese New Year Cultural Fair which will be open to high school students from 12:30-1:30:

Games (in the corridor near the swimming pool)
–Organised by ES parents, including chopsticks-picking-up-jelly-beans, rolling Iron rings, calligraphy, pressing Shark’s teeth, Shuttlecock, Mahjong, “ dragon boats”, riddles, and more…

Food (in Main Street from the cafeteria to the PAC)
—Prepared by MS and HS parents, including sugar-coated fruit, CNY snacks, dumpling-making, Yun Mei Niang (Chinese mochi) , Eight treasure rice, Chestnut Cake, ShaoMai, Spring rolls, Taiwanese sausage, Carrot cake, Cantonese milk tea, Korean food, and ‘Yoba”.

Crafts (PAC Lobby)
— demo and sale by outside artists, including calligraphy, “tang hua”, toy making, flower arranging and more…


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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Updates for the Week of 16 January

Quote of the Week:

We learn culture; we are not born with it. Culture is about learning … it is about being collaborative more than competitive… it is more relational than material… it is not something we have, but rather something we do.

–Sarah Mahler


Amazing things happened this weekend in athletics and performing arts with the SAS Dance Exchange filling our school with music, rhythm, and movement, and our basketball, table tennis, and swim teams performing admirably in meets and tournaments in Shanghai and Nanjing. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated!

Thanks also to all the 11th grade families who attended Junior Family College Night. In keeping with our institutional focus on supporting students and families through the college search process, we also introduced a new initiative that evening, “TheEleven“. College Counselors on both campuses are busily planning for this new program which will give our kids a significant jumpstart on their college applications even before their senior year officially begins.

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:

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. We will run a “Community Meeting” Schedule to accommodate these meetings.

HS Community Meeting on Tuesday 17th

The full High School will gather from 9:15-10:15 in the PAC for our monthly Community Meeting. We’ll have some performances, some announcements, and an update on plans for renovation of the PDHS entrance from our architects.

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. Parents are welcome to join us: we will have dance, music, and poetry performances, games all in a wonderful festive atmosphere.

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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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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Updates for the First Week of 2017

Quote of the Week:

Now that we can do anything, what will we do?

— Bruce Mau


Happy New Year! And welcome back!

Our first day together in 2017 will be an 8-period day (students will meet all classes). We will also be welcoming nine new students and their families to our school. Please look out for them and say hello when you see them!

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:

SAS Pudong Alumni Visits — Thursday, January 5th, 2017

On Thursday, January 5, 2017 alumni from the classes of 2015 & 2016 have been invited to return to SAS Pudong. We are having a few panel discussions for students and parents. Please check here for the schedule.

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

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

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.

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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Alumni Visits — 5 January 2017

SAS Pudong Alumni Visits

Students, Parents, and Teachers. 

On Thursday, January 5, 2017 alumni from the classes of 2015 & 2016 have been invited to return to SAS Pudong.  We are having a few panel discussions for students and parents.  The following is the schedule for our visiting alums and students:

10:00 – 10:30          Alums meet in Guidance for coffee and breakfast snacks to review the plan for the day.

10:45 – 11:45          Alumni Panel Discussion for Parents in LLH

10:50 – 11:50         Alumni Panel Discussion for 9th grade students. We want some alums to talk about their high school experience and how it has helped them after graduation.  What to do in high school and what not to do.

11:45 – 12:30          Alumni Lunch in Library Garden Room #1

12:45 – 1:30             Alumni Panel Discussion for Juniors & Seniors in the LLH

Please mark your calendars now and plan to join us in the new year!

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SAS Dance Exchange 2017

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December 16, 2016

Dear High School Parents,

Shanghai American School Pudong Campus is pleased to host the fifth SAS Dance Exchange. This event will be held at Shanghai American School Pudong Campus on Saturday, January 14th 2017. 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.

We have four fantastic dance instructors who will lead workshops in a variety of different styles.

We are excited to invite back Elisa Montalvo from the USA, who taught at our first ever dance exchange and is now the head choreographer for Shanghai Disney. Our instructors are all distinguished performers and amazing choreographers, so our students are sure to be inspired!

The event will begin with introductions and a warm-up in the auditorium, followed by workshops around the campus. To conclude the event, students will all participate in an informal performance, showcasing to each other the pieces they have learned from their sessions throughout the day. A closing celebration dinner will follow afterward.

Please register for this event at http://www.saschina.org/en/activities/fine-arts-activities/performing-arts/dance-exchange by Friday, January 8 2017 and submit 100RMB registration fee by the beginning of next semester to the Dance Coaches.

If you or any family members would like to join us for dinner we ask you to enclose 50RMB per person to cover catering costs.

Please feel free to contact all dance coaches directly if you have any questions of concerns related to child’s participation in this event.

Dance Director – alicia.fisher@saschina.org

Middle School Dance Coach – elaine.costeira@saschina.org

Middle School Dance Coach – alexis.frayco@saschina.org

We look forward to seeing you all there,

Sincerely,

Alicia Fisher

Dance Director

HS Head of Performing Arts


SAS PD Dance Exchange 2017- The Elementary Edition

General Information

Location

1600 Ling Bai Road, San Jia Gang

Pudong New District

Shanghai, China, 201201

+86-21-6400-1445

Contacts

Activities Director – Scott Hossack

scott.hossack@saschina.org

(86-21) 6221-1445 x 3450

(86) 1350-173-9190

Dance Director

Alicia Fisher

alicia.fisher@saschina.org

(86) 186-0174-7578

Participation

This event is limited to 100 participants. Registration will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

Fees

In order to help cover part of the cost, there will be a nominal fee of 100rmb per participant. If you or any family members would like to join us for dinner we ask you to enclose 50RMB per person to cover catering costs.

Classes

Students will participate in four dance workshops. There will classes in Contemporary, Broadway, Jazz and Hip Hop. Dancers of all levels are invited to attend.

Transportation

A bus schedule will be arranged when numbers are finalized.

Food

Please note that no food or drink (except water) is permitted in any of the dance venues.

Students may purchase lunch and additional refreshments from the HS Cafeteria.

Water Bottles

All students are requested to bring their own water bottles, which can be filled from the various dispensers found on campus.

Dinner

The event will conclude with a special celebration dinner provided by SAS PD, free of charge to all attendees.

Emergency Service Details

Nursing staff will be on site for the duration of the workshops.

SAS PD Dance Exchange 2017

Schedule

8:00 Students Arrive in PAC
8:00-8:15 Welcome and explanation of the day
8:15-9:00 Warm up with Elisa Warm up with Jen
9:00-9:15 Go to Workshop 1
 

Class

Instructor

Location

 

Hip Hop

Ivan

Poolside

Jazz/Hip Hop

Jahmilah

Black Box

Broadway Jazz

Elisa

PAC stage

Contemporary

Julia

Dance Studio

9:15-10:45 Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
10:45-11:00 Go to Workshop 2
11:00-12:30 Group 4 Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
12:30-12:45 Go to PAC
12:45-13:30 Elementary and IB Performance in PAC
13:30-14:15 Lunch in Cafeteria
14:15-14:30 Go to Workshop 3
14:30-16:00  

 

Group 3

 

 

 

Group 4

 

Group 1 Group 2
16:00-16:15 Go to Workshop 4
16:15-17:45  

 

Group 2

 

 

Group 3 Group 4 Group 1
17:45-18:30 Food and Party
18:30 Buses Depart

 

 

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Updates for the Week of 5 December

 Quote of the Week:

Gratitude is our only responsibility.

–Renee Fredrickson


THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS to our musicians and choirsters who performed in last week’s outstanding Choir and Orchestra concert. “Hooray!” also, for the Girls Varsity Basketball team: Tri-Cities Champions! Our boys acquitted themselves well, too: runners-up in Tri-Cities. Swimmers also showed well with a second place finish in the Candy Cane meet.


Events this Week:

The Body of Parenting” — Interactive workshop on communication in parenting with Terri Creeden. Tuesday 6 December, 8:30-10:00am in the LLH.

Conversation with the Head of School

Please join us for light refreshments and conversation as our Head of School, Marcel Gauthier, shares his vision for Shanghai American School. RSVP is requested by Sunday, December 4. Tuesday, December 6 @ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Secondary Library


December Exam Schedule

Final exams begin on Wednesday 7 December. Please check the exam schedulecarefully 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: 14-16 December. 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 students to complete overdue coursework as well as for make up exams and exam conflicts.

If you have all your work submitted to your teachers and you have no exam conflicts or catch ups on those days, however, you do not need to be at school.

Please remember these are set school days, they are not early holiday days. If you need to use these days for catch up exams for any reason, including illness, and you are not here to do so, your exam grade is likely to be zero.


The Animal Rescue Club is selling their much-loved pet calendar again this year to support animals in need. Each calendar, priced at 100 RMB, is filled with pictures of pets in our community, many of whom are rescues themselves.

Email jillian01pd2017@saschina.org to request a copy or stop by the Communications Office in H200 to buy your own 2017 calendar.


After the Holidays:

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

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


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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Updates for the Week of 28 November

Quote of the Week:

They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

— Andy Warhol


THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS to our musicians and speakers who performed in last week’s outstanding band concert, at TedX, and at the Live Music Club’s “Unplugged” event over the Thanksgiving weekend.


Events This Week:

High School Drama Showcase @ 3:30 p.m., Tuesday 29 November, HS black box theater

No tickets necessary. Come to the Black Box to see what the drama classes have been up to this semester!

All School Choir and Orchestra Performance

The link below will lead you to the ticket registration for Thursday evening’s choir and strings concert (6pm).  There is no need to print a confirmation, just save the QR code when you receive your digital confirmation and this will be scanned by our ushers before the concert.

Choir and Orchestra Concert Ticket link

Please note that there are three options for tickets-please select just one:

  1. Ticket (Orchestra)-providing your own transportation
  2. Ticket (Orchestra)+Riding the Jinqao Starbucks bus (bus departs Starbucks at 5pm)
  3. Ticket (Orchestra)+Riding the Gubei Starbucks bus (bus departs at 4:30pm)

AP/IB Information Session — Wednesday 30 November

ATTENTION GRADE 10 PARENTS AND STUDENTS: On Wednesday, November 30th at 4:30pm in the Performing Arts Center, we will be hosting our annual IB (International Baccalaureate) / AP (Advanced Placement) information session. IB Coordinator Robyn Pettigrew and AP Coordinator Joshua Brinn will be presenting an overview of the two programs. They will discuss the benefits of each program as well as the differences between the two. Counselors will also be available to answer questions about the registration process. This informational meeting is for Grade 10 students and their parents only.


Principal Tour – What Happened At SAS Today

The Principal on Tour event originally scheduled for November 30 in Jinqiao has been postponed. We intend to reschedule this event in early 2017. Questions can be directed to the Admission team at admission@saschina.org.


The REAL Dates of Review Week

Please note that there is a misprint in the student agenda: review week for finals will run from December 1 until December 6. Review week DOES NOT begin on November 28th.


December Exam Schedule

Final exams begin on Wednesday 7 December. 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: 14-16 December. 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 students to complete overdue coursework as well as for make up exams and exam conflicts.

If you have all your work submitted to your teachers and you have no exam conflicts or catch ups on those days, however, you do not need to be at school.

Please remember these are set school days, they are not early holiday days. If you need to use these days for catch up exams for any reason, including illness, and you are not here to do so, your exam grade is likely to be zero.


Habitat for Humanity

Here is a chance to change lives over spring break. We are collecting expressions of interest in our Habitat for Humanity spring break trip to Sri Lanka. Spending a week with local partners building a house will afford you experiences and memories to last a lifetime even as you improve the lives of others. The Habitat for Humanity organization lists the following benefits of volunteering on a trip on their website:
▪ You will have an opportunity to contribute to Habitat’s work and create positive change in the world.
▪ You will learn about poverty housing, development challenges and Habitat’s mission to eradicate them.
▪ You will experience the community’s culture, language, and social practices while working alongside homeowners and volunteers of all backgrounds, races and religions.
▪ You will take part in a transformative, lifelong journey that may ignite your passion for making this world a better place.

Please click here for more information and to register your interest.

 

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