The Dragon's Tale
The Biweekly Newsletter of the Kaohsiung American School
2020-2021, Issue #14: March 15, 2021
Dear KAS Community,
We are horrified and sickened about the recent events in Cherokee County, Georgia that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent. This terrible event follows a period of increased harassment, abuse, and violence directed at Asian Americans in the USA. We wholeheartedly condemn these happenings.
As an American school in Taiwan, we recognize not only the impact of these recent events on our students and community, but we also recognize the context that perpetuates these situations again and again, and our duty to affect positive change.
We must advance our work to create and reaffirm an inclusive and welcoming school community. One where students are affirmed in their identities, and where we all unite in our resolve to create a more just and humane future.
This work has already begun, and we have so much more to do. Ultimately, we must make forward progress together.
For those looking for more information, one useful resource to consider is https://stopaapihate.org/
Dr. Ploeger, Superintendent
Ms. Rock, High School Principal
Mr. Payne, Middle School Principal
Mr. Coyle, Elementary School Principal
MS Student Led Conferences:
For middle school students and families, please plan to attend our Spring semester Student Led Conferences on April 1, 2021. We aim for 100% student and family participation so that parents may understand what students are learning, and the assignments and tasks that students are being asked to do. We hope that parents will ask many questions and examine student work. We also invite families to make appointments with teachers for individual meetings and check-ins. More information will be upcoming but please mark your calendars.
Parent Opportunities in the weeks ahead
Congratulations to all MS Volleyball Teams for giving your best over the tournament weekend last Saturday, job well done teams!
Thank you all for the efforts and dedications throughout the volleyball season, and certainly to coaches and parents your support along the way. Let's Go Dragons!
再次感謝所有選手、家長、與教練在這一整季對排球運動的支持與鼓勵。 Let’s Go Dragons!
Mr. Ken Su, Athletic Director
Many admissions decisions are coming out in the next few weeks! Please remember that your college counselor is here to help guide your decisions and answer your questions. Please make sure to reach out to meet with us. We are always happy to meet in person to help support you as you plan. Most decisions for U.S. schools will be announced by April 6, 2021. Keep checking your email and application portals. As decisions come in, it may help to read the words from Georgia Tech’s Admission Director, Rick Clark, about how it really does all work out in the end.接下來的幾週內會陸續有錄取訊息傳來！請記得大學顧問隨時等著協助你們做出決定以及回答你們的疑問。請和我們保持聯繫。我們很樂意協助你們做規劃。多數美國大學會在4月6日之前做出決定，請持續留意電子信箱或申請系統。在面臨各大學的招生訊息並做出決定前，閱讀 Georgia Tech 的招生主任 Rick Clark 所寫的文章 read the words 可以幫助各位有更多的了解。
USA College Virtual Fair, Sunday March 21
There is a College Fair with 38 universities from all over happening this Sunday, March 21 from 10 am - 12 pm Taiwan time. Sunday, March 21st from 10am-12pm (Taiwan). Parents and students are invited to attend!
Here is the link to pre-register and join: https://aeotour.com/virtual-school-fair/
Baylor University will also be visiting KAS to meet with our students in person on Wednesday, March 31 from 3:15 - 4 pm in Rm 167 on 1F. Baylor is a leading research university with more than 140 undergraduate degrees including biology, nursing, accounting, psychology, and finance. Pre-med, computer Science and engineering are also very popular! Please join us to meet with their admissions staff.Baylor University 的代表也將在3月31日下午3:15-4:00親自來到KAS和學生們見面，在1樓的167會議室進行。Baylor是一所領先的研究型大學，擁有140多個大學科系，包括生物學，護理學，會計學，心理學和金融學。醫學，計算機科學與工程學也很受歡迎！請加入我們與大學代表見面。
2021 Summer Enrichment Programs 2021暑期濃縮課程
With COVID, many of the summer programs our students enjoy have been moved to virtual or canceled. But good news - there are still some terrific opportunities to explore. See below for a list of summer enrichment programs offered online and all over the world. Programs include topics like filmmaking, architecture, journalism, STEM subjects, fictional writing, and more. Summer Enrichment programs, list available from the International Association of College Admissions Counselors (IACAC)
由於疫情的關係，許多我們學生喜歡的暑期課程都轉為線上課程或是被取消。可是好消息是-仍然有一些很棒的機會可以探究。請參閱下面的連結，可以獲得線上和全世界提供的暑期濃縮課程。 課程包括電影製作，建築，新聞，STEM科目，小說寫作等主題。 Summer Enrichment programs暑期濃縮課程，可從國際大學招生顧問協會（IACAC）獲得更多資訊。
Resources for G11 students 11年級學生的資源
Juniors now have access to lots of excellent resources on college applications through a shared Google Drive. Resources include information organized by country of application. There are also templates for staying organized, detailed instructions for CommonApp, timelines for planning, financial aid resources, sample interview questions and much much more. We will continue to add to these resources to support students in their process.
11年級學生透過Google Drive的分享可以使用許多關於大學申請的非常好的資源。資源包含按國家申請分類的資訊。還有讓資訊保持井然有序的表格，有詳細說明的應用軟體，為計畫而設的時間表，財務援助的資源，面試問題樣本以及許多許多資訊。 我們將持續增加這些資源，來支持學生的申請過程。
Parents are invited to come meet with us anytime. You can make an appointment through Ms. Denise in the counseling office or by contacting us directly. We will also hold occasional parent chats by grade level to meet with you and answer any questions you may have. Congratulations to all our seniors on so many wonderful university acceptances!
家長歡迎隨時來與我們面談。您可以透過諮詢辦公室的Denise預約或直接與我們聯繫。 我們還將按年級舉行不定期的家長會談，與您見面並回答您可能遇到的任何問題。 恭喜我們所有的12年級學生被很多優秀的大學所錄取！
Find your student’s college counselor. Last name letter starts with:
A - L Cerise Roth-Vinson, firstname.lastname@example.org
字母A-L Cerise Roth-Vinson, email@example.com
M - Z Jill Newman, firstname.lastname@example.org
字母M-Z Jill Newman, email@example.com
We invite you to meet with us in person to answer questions and plan for higher education.
We Are KAS
KAS challenges students to achieve academic excellence and prepares them to be balanced individuals, independent learners, and global citizens.
Kaohsiung American School (KAS) is a private, non-profit, co-educational Pre K – 12 institution offering an American, college preparatory program leading to a US high school diploma and the opportunity for an IB Diploma.
KAS is located in the northern area of Kaohsiung city, the second-largest city in Taiwan with 1.5 million inhabitants. Kaohsiung American School was established in 1989 as an elementary school serving the needs of local and expatriate families with children.
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