AIS Vienna

Issue 6, 22. September 2016

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This Week at AIS - Important Dates

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DAY DATE ES MS-HS  
Thursday Sept 22 Day 6 Day 8  
Friday Sept 23 Day 1 Day 1  
Saturday Sept 24      
Sunday Sept 25      
Monday Sept 26 Day 2 Day 2  
Tuesday Sept 27 Day 3 Day 3  
Wednesday Sept 28 Day 4 Day 4 Directors Coffee
Thursday Sept 29 Day 5 Day 5 ES Parent Teacher Conferences

Full AIS Calendar

 



October 6 - Half-Day for Students

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Important notice: On Thursday, October 6, all students will be dismissed at 11:25. Busses will depart at 11:35. There are no classes or activities in the afternoon. (Teachers and staff will remain on campus for an intensive professional development workshop.)

Please make the necessary adjustments to your pick-up and child care routine on October 6.

Steve Razidlo, Director

 



MAP Testing - Grades 3-8

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During the weeks of October 4-11, 2016, your child will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress™ (MAP). We give students MAP tests to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Reading, Language Usage, and Mathematics. Your child will take the tests on a computer or iPad. Students in Grade 5-8 should come with their laptops fully charged!

MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth. Over the next  weeks, your child will spend a total of about three hours completing these tests.

This school year, students in grades 3 – 8 will take the tests in the fall and again in the spring. Following the testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s results.

For more information on resources for parents, click here.

Kelly Underwood and Nemanja Arandelovic, ES and MS Counselors

 



Athletics and Activities

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Housing and Boosters: The Events Office has been emailing all families with their Booster and Housing commitments this week. Thank you to everyone that has already confirmed their beds and slots. Please check your inbox  for emails from myself and Lucy Kvaternik. If you did not receive an email about a certain event you are not scheduled to house or work.

Nick DeForest, Assitant Director of Athletics, Activities & Events

 



PTF Appropriations

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Please look at the PTF webpage under Supporting the Student Community and read about how parents, teachers, and students can suggest ideas on how to enhance our community of learners to be subsidized by PTF funding. Information can be found here and the form to fill out with your ideas is here.

The deadline to submit proposals (with funding information) is October 21. If you have any questions, please email Donna Scharpf.

Donna Scharpf, PTF Appropriations Coordinator

 


PTF Halloween Spooktacular

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The annual AIS Halloween Spooktacular will be on November 4 this year. To make this event as great as in past years, we will need helpers before and on the day of the event. If you would like to be involved on the Halloween Spooktacular Committee, please email Donna Scharpf. Be on the look out for a sign up genius for helpers, as well.

Thanks in advance! “Many hands make light work!”

Donna Scharpf, Halloween Coordinator

 



Pack 427 News

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We just had a fantastic scouting campout. 48 hours of great fun. Some rain, some mud, and lots of activities. The boys learned to tie bowline knots, some tactical maneuvers, about being a good citizen, and they put on some great skits.

We cooked some great food and had a very nice campout. Next campout will be October 14-16 at the same location.

Tini Carmine, Cubmaster Pack 427

 


From the HS Principal

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Upcoming Events
Sep 22 - Grade 12 Parent University Information Evening
Oct 13-15 – HS Musical
Oct 19 – MS/HS Choir Concert
Oct 20 – MS/HS Strings & Band Concert
Nov 10-11 – HS Parent Teacher Conferences

Grade 12 Parent University Information Evening
A quick reminder to our parents of seniors that on Thursday, September 22 our counselors will be introducing the college application process at AIS. Our senior students officially began the process during the recently completed retreat, but parent participation is an essential part of the application process. We are well aware that some of our adolescent students are better at sharing information with their parents than others, and the Grade 12 College Application Night is a great chance for parents to get all the information they need.

Senior Privilege
Senior Privilege is part of the increased independence we provide for seniors in their final stages of college preparation. Naturally with increased independence comes the requisite increase in responsibility. Seniors who are keeping pace with their college application and with the independent pieces of their IB program can access Senior Privilege. Seniors, with parent permission, can arrive late to school or leave early if they have a free block. Seniors who are not on track with either the application process or their independent work should be on campus using all of the resources available to them to get work completed.

Jarret Lambie, High School Principal

 



HS Counseling News

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Click here for more information on the following:

Senior University Night
PSAT
Upcoming University Visits

The HS Counseling Team

 



Grade Level Parents Needed for Grade 9

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If you have a child in Grade 9, they still need you and even if you think they don't...I do!

There isn't much required. A quick meet and greet with Bettina Feuchtenhofer (Grade 9 Leader) to find out what she may need this year and let her know whom to contact when she needs to find helpers. It can be done by email and will not be time consuming at all! It's nice to have two parents, but one parent can do this job too.

Please e-mail me at sasepich@mac.com or private message me!

Stephanie Sepich, HS Grade Level Parent Coordinator

 



For Grade 12 Parents

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Hello to all Grade 12 Parents!

CLASS OF 2017

It is hard to believe we are here already, but the year will go by quickly before Graduation!

Please join me for a coffee in my home on Thursday, September 29 at 10:00. If you didn't receive the email with the location please contact me at sasepich@mac.com private message me.

Stephanie Sepich, HS Grade Level Parent Coordinator

 


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