Vol. XXII • Issue 14 • November 15, 2019


Message From The Middle School Principal

Our school is happy to be hosting this year’s APAC choir festival. We have students here on campus from six different international schools in the Asia Region. They have been working together throughout the week, and all of these efforts will culminate in a recital which will take place Saturday at 5pm in our Brent Theatre. I would encourage anyone who has an appreciation for the arts to come and listen to these highly talented young people.

Our annual Booklatan visiting author talk is coming up on November 25-26. Middle School students will be attending a talk by local writer Dawn Lanuza with their English classes on those dates.

The last day of clubs will be this coming Thursday November 21st. We hope our students have enjoyed the first semester of offerings. Be on the lookout for our semester 2 club offerings coming out in January 2020. Middle School will be moving to an online club signup using the same platform as our BASIS system. We will be sending out more specific instructions on how to sign up for clubs early next semester.

Our first House Day of the year will be happening next Friday November 22nd. We will be having shortened classes in the morning and then some whole-school activities in the afternoon. Students are encouraged to wear their house shirts on this day as it is important to support their house team and have some fun. A special class schedule for Friday is posted below.

This week’s article speaks to one of our school ESLRs: Critical Thinkers. The title is “Educating an Original Thinker” by Jessica Lahey. In it, Lahey interviews writer Adam Grant on his ideas regarding original thinkers and how non-conformists move the world. This idea of being critical of the status quo and forging original personal views and ideas is an important trait for students to have in the 21st Century.

MS Principal

Ben Josephson


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