Principals’ Post #11

Dear SCIS Families,

There were many highlights from this week which we would like to share.  Our Spirit Week saw great demonstrations of school and community spirit.  For example, staff and student swap day gave everyone a chance to see their school experience from a different perspective.  We would also like to congratulate the 12th grade IB DP music students.  Thursday of this week students and teachers were treated to the annual DP recital with individual and groups performances showcasing the hard work and talent in our music department.  Hats off to Mr. Demas for all of his efforts preparing students for this important event.

Another highlight of the week was the staff vs. student volleyball game Friday.  All Upper School students joined in to cheer on their teachers and classmates.  The excitement is starting to build for the Association of Chinese and Mongolian International Schools (ACAMIS) volleyball tournament which will be held on our campus next week.  Please see the ACAMIS section below for information on how you can help support this exciting event.

NWEA MAP Assessment

SCIS uses the Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measure of Academic Progress to provide feedback to teacher, students, and families regarding student progress toward meeting grade level expectations.  The MAP assessment is aligned with SCIS’s adopted math and language arts standards.  This assessment is particularly important for Upper School students because performance on the NWEA MAP assessment correlates with college entrances exams like the SAT and the ACT which are used in the United States.  To learn more about how to interpret the results of the assessment, we recommend that you attend the NWEA MAP presentation on November 7th at 10am in room 208 with Dr. Volpe.

Spotlight on MYP Visual Arts

This week students in Ms. Whiteside’s MYP Visual Arts class had the opportunity to introduce a physical element into their class this week.  Students had the opportunity to demonstrate their athletic talent while others honed their drawing skills. As we know, pictures speak louder than words, have a look at these captivating images.

SCIS Hosts ACAMIS Volleyball Tournament Next Week

SCIS is excited to host for the second year in a row the Association of Chinese and Mongolian International School’s annual volleyball tournament.  These tournaments bring together schools, students and coaches from across the region for competitive sporting events throughout the year that emphasize sportsmanship and community building.  SCIS is honored to host again this year as it is a wonderful chance to show off our special community and also allow our entire school to experience the excitement of participating in an ACAMIS tournament.

Message from the SCIS Sports Boosters Club:
We are committed to providing an unforgettable experience for our students and the visiting teams.  We could use your help to make sure students are well fed during their time with us.  The Booster Club is looking for volunteers to prepare baked goods for Thursday November 8th through Saturday the 10th.  All proceeds will go to support the SCIS sports program.  Please send a WeChat message to Gitte Thomasen if you can help.   WeChat ID: gittethomasen

We hope to see everyone on campus next week supporting our boys and girls volleyball teams.  Go Dragons!

Warm regards,

Frank Volpe, PhD                   Naomi Shanks
Upper School Principal         Upper School Vice Principal

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