Balboa Academy Dragons

December 5, 2014

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Dear Parents,

As we approach this wonderful time of the year and many of you will be travelling to spend holidays with family and friends, we at Balboa Academy want to wish you and your children Happy Holidays! We will look forward to your return to hear about the special moments and places you travelled to or enjoyed while in Panama.

Students are getting very excited and it is the time for field trips, gift giving to organizations throughout Panama, and many holiday activities. In this newsletter you will get a peek of how students participate in social programs that build character, love, and human kindness.

The end of the quarter also brings some stress due to final examinations and we want to encourage you to talk with your children and help them plan a study schedule and alleviate the stress. Our teachers are available should you have any questions about their exams.

Congratulations to those students who have excelled and will not be taking exams!

Take a moment to go over the exam schedule with your child:

Friday, December 12, Periods A&B, 8:00-9:30 and 9:45-11:15 a.m.

Monday, December 15, Periods C&D, 8:00-9:30 and 9:45-11:15 a.m.

Tuesday, December 16, Periods E&F, 8:00-9:30 and 9:45-11:15 a.m.

Wednesday, December 17, Period G, 8:00-9:30

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  • Students must be in good standing in order to be able to take the exams and receive report cards. If you have any questions about your account, please contact our Business Office at 302-0034.

  • Students must be in FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM to take exams.

Administrative Reminders

OFFICE HOURS: Our school offices will re-open from 12 - 16 January 2015, 0900 a.m until 1:00 p.m.

STUDENT WITHDRAWALS: Parents must notify in writing of the student's withdrawal date and coordinate with their school office to request transfer documents.

EXAMS & REPORT CARDS: Students must be in good standing in order to be able to take the exams and receive report cards. If you have any questions about your account, please contact our Business Office at 302-0034.


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Lost & Found

Our Lost & Found in each building is growing!!! Please stop by your school office and retrieve your items. Mark all of your children's items with name so that they can be identified and returned :)
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Middle School Dragon Day

On Wednesday, November 26, the Middle School celebrated Dragon Day with an array of fun activities. Students at the Middle School have been asking the Dragon House leaders for games that require more physical exertion and they certainly got what they asked for.

The different Dragon Houses competed in line soccer, flag football, a basketball shout out, and a very challenging obstacle course. After a short break for lunch, students returned to the Wolf Room where they all enacted their version of the Thanksgiving video, “It’s All about the Baste.” It was a wonderful day full of friendly competition and laughter.
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Dragons make the WORLD a better place!

The Earth Bench in front of the High school is not only a work of art with a practical function, but also has a bottle filled with messages from our clubs, students, and teachers. One day, these messages in a bottle will remind our world that "Balboa Academy Dragons were here, and they made the World a better place."

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Each Wednesday afternoon, students from the RISE club travel to Colegio Nuestra Señora de Fatima (the same school that participated in our Dragon For a Day) to work with students. They focus on building community and getting students excited about learning.

Children's Hospital Club

Wednesday, December 3, the Children's Hospital Club sponsored a World AIDS day. Students wore red and promoted AIDS awareness. All proceeds were donated to Aid for AIDS.

Chess Club

Mr. Costella and the Dead Pixel Society challenged the High School students to a chess competition. Mr. Costella played five students five chess games simultaneously. At the end of two hours of play, Ximena Vasquez and Mr. Costella called it a draw.