AISM OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
American International School of Monrovoia, 2022
Dear AISM Community
We are more than half way through Qtr. 1 and we are pleased to report on the progress we are experiencing in classes and through out the school. The students are thriving and being challenged academically. There is a sharper focus towards rigor and achievement and we are seeing the results of student's efforts. The 1st quarter will end on October 19th, progress reports will be available for viewing on Jupiter on or before October 24th, log in to the portal to view the progress report. We will hold Parent Teacher Conferences the 1st week of November 1-4. You are encouraged to schedule a meeting during that week, to discuss your child's progress and MAP results. There is much happening on campus during the month of October, please refer to the Important Dates and Reminders at the bottom of the newsletter.
MAP Growth is the most trusted and innovative assessment for measuring achievement and growth in K–12 math, reading, and language usage. It provides teachers with accurate, actionable evidence to help inform instructional strategies regardless of how far students are above or below grade level. We will be reviewing and strategizing about student's academic progress and look forward to sharing this data with you at Parent/Teacher conferences.
The AISM Faculty and Administrators will attend an all day conference on Friday, September 30th. - NO Classes. Ms. Gail Seay is an expert Faculty member of AERO - American Educators Reaching Out- which is the Curriculum Framework and Standards that the US State Department Schools sponsors. It is used widely in American International Schools and schools around the world. Ms. Seay is also a Board Governance Trainer and will be here for the AISM Board retreat October 1-2.
We will no longer require mask in class. We did our due diligence at the beginning of the year and will do so after long breaks, where many of us travel, such as Winter Break. We will still wash hands upon arrival. However, it is up to each individual if they prefer to wear mask in class. Again, if your child is unwell and is experiencing flu like symptoms, please keep them home.
The PTA will hold its 1st Parent Social-Thursday, Sept.29th at Club Montserrado 5:30 -7:30
The PTA will hold its 1st AISM PTA General Meeting on October 7th- 2:00- 3:00pm
The meeting will be held virtually as Oct.7th is a Virtual 1/2 day for students.
All parents are encouraged to attend.
An email reminder with the link will be sent. Here is the link.
AISM invites all Parents to pop by October 3rd for a cup of coffee and a donut- 7:30am - 9:30am. This is another opportunity to connect with Teachers and Administrators. We are trying out different timings and places this year, in an effort to reach more parents.
Middle States Association - MSA The Middle States Association is a worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. For over 125 years, Middle States has been helping school leaders establish and reach their goals, develop strategic plans, promote staff development and advance student achievement. AISM has completed our Self- Study, now it's time for our formal visit for re-accreditation that is scheduled for October 17- 21.
As is tradition at AISM we celebrate the Fall and the dry season with a fun Halloween/Fall Festival Event. This year is no different, the PTA will keep us abreast of what is in store for this year as we celebrate on Friday, October 28th.
Our Awesome Open House:
Cafeteria and Cantina Opening
PSAT OCT 6th & 12
Students in grades 8 and 9 will take the PSAT 8/9 on Thursday, October 6th.
The PSAT 8/9 is a test that helps determine what students need to work on most so that they are ready for college when they graduate from high school. 11th Grade will take the PSAT on Oct.2th
It’s part of the College Board family of assessments that includes the SAT college-admission assessment and the PSAT/NMSQT, a preview of the SAT. The PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT, but in a way that makes sense for 8th and 9th graders. The test focuses on skills and knowledge in the areas of Reading, Writing and Language, and Mathematics— what students have been learning in school and what they’ll need to succeed in college.
Student Council of AISM, 2022-2023
Meet the 2022 - 2023 AISM Student Council Officers
James Biney - President
Abigiya Birhanu Sendek - Vice President
Joyful Chinfungula - Secretary
Tiffany Gbilia - Treasurer
Theodore Merton - Representative
Prince Patrick Odo - Representative
Lukas Van Duinen - Representative
Janice Korkoyah - Representative
Thato Motsepe - Representative
Ndeshi Kilu - Representative
Michelle Fares - Representative
Ms. Lama Hajj - STUCO Advisor
Picture Day - Thursday, October 13th
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OCTOBER LUNCH MENU
Important Dates & Reminders:
- Sept. 29th - PTA Social at Club Monserrado 5:30 -7:30
- Sept. 30th - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day
- Oct.3rd - COFFEE Morning -7:30am - 9:30am
- Oct. 6th - PSAT - Grades 8&9
- Oct. 7th - 1/2 Day Virtual - Teachers will send online schedule
- Oct.10th - NO SCHOOL Indigenous People Day (US Holiday)
- Oct. 13th - Picture Day
- Oct. 19th - End of Qtr.1
- Oct. 24th - United Nation Day
- Oct. 28th - Fall Festival./Halloween 1/2 Day