AISM MAY NEWSLETTER

American International School of Monrovia 2022

Director's Message


Greetings AISM Community,


Hopefully, the Spring Break gave everyone the added boost needed for the busy month of May. But, before we jump into May let's not forget the AISM ART show happening this Thursday, April 28th from 3:00pm- 4:30pm. Please come out and support our budding artist.


Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd - May 6th. This is the time of year where we say a BIG thank you to the teachers who work to inspire, encourage and educate our students on a daily basis. We appreciate the AISM faculty for their daily contributions and commitment to the families of AISM.


MAP - Measure of Academic Progress - May 10 - 12 - Dismissal at 12:00 noon on testing days. Here is a good video about MAP, how to prepare, what to expect, and why we take MAP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIBrjg4Tp7g


Americans celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday, May 8th.

A heartfelt thank you to all the moms who do the most to make their family, home and community better, wishing all the moms a relaxing day.


Last but not least, the 2022 AISM MUN SPEAKER SERIES, is a wonderful learning opportunity for our students to engage and critically analyze real world issues. The speakers and their presentations are phenomenal. The series is a teaching strategy that further expands and enriches the overall educational experience for our students.


All the best,


Dr. Bobbi

AISM 2022 Model United Nations Speaker Series

Ms. Amini Kajunju - COO of The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center

In a world where more than 700 million people, or 10% of the global population, still live in severe poverty, unable to meet basic necessities such as health, education, and access to water and sanitation, it became increasingly vital for students to investigate SDG #1 - No Poverty.


Ms. Amini Kajunju, our guest speaker, spoke about Reducing Poverty and Investing in People. Ms. Kajunju gave a historical background on poverty in Africa, then looked at the many players who should be held accountable, how countries have reduced poverty thus far, and charged the students that they, too, had a role to play in reducing poverty.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nGTHX_PvLvCUiBbMWWTWMIOY4HunQIqE/edit#slide=id.p3

Mrs. Monique Liverpool

Promoting sustainable ecosystem usage and biodiversity preservation is more than a cause; it is a necessity for our own survival. Mrs. Monique Liverpool assisted us in learning about SDG #15: Life on Land. She examined the current state of desertification, land degradation, and biodiversity loss in Liberia. She went on to discuss the role of students in maintaining our ecosystems and where they may begin to assist in the fight against desertification and land degradation.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fbdok77Fy1WhNk5FWrmgyVMEt5szmM8n/edit#slide=id.p1

PTA Elections

May 18: Annual PTA Elections for New PTA members


From our PTA - Co-Presidents

Research on the effects of parental involvement has shown a consistent, positive relationship between parents' engagement in their children's education and student outcomes.


AISM PTA is an active and functional body volunteering with the school's extracurricular activities to make a difference for our children. Your involvement matters. We would like for parents to step up and volunteer with the AISM PTA. The AISM PTA requests maximum participation from all parents for the upcoming Annual General Elections of the AISM PTA on May 18th, 2022. A flyer with Time and Venue will be circulated via mail and WhatsApp message asap.


Reminder & UPDATE FROM THE PTA:

The ART SHOW is this THURSDAY, APRIL 28th - 3:00- 4:30

There will be ART cookies and juice for SALE for $2

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AISM Virtual Annual General Meeting - AGM

All AISM Community members are invited to join the AISM Board for our annual AGM on Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30 pm. Please see the link below.


https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89403555018?pwd=S3V4QVNkLzMwMllaL3duSXpYbHgyZz09

Highlights from Career Day

AISM hosted its annual Career Day on Friday, April 1, 2022. There were over 20 professional occupations throughout the Liberian community that engaged with our students and neighboring community schools, Our Lady of Grace, Haywood Missionary Institute, and Living Water Baptist Senior High School. The purpose of career day was to expose students to a variety of careers and jobs by connecting them with business partners, provide a realistic picture of the workplace, help students make the connection between school and the workplace, and inform career planning.



ACP Officer Ford, Fire fighters Lt. Col. Ezike and Col. Sumo, Veterinarian Dr. Oguglea, U.S. Embassy, Assistant Regional Security Officer Sue Wells, CEO of TIP ME Laureine Cuilao, USAID Director of Health Jessica Healey, US Army Officers Jason Everts, Liberian Officer Collins along with many other outstanding professional panelists shared information about their career, daily work activities, education, and skills needed to pursue a career in the 21st century. Career day gave students an up-close-and-personal view of an array of occupations and offered an opportunity for students to listen, receive information, and ask questions.

2022 Annual Spelling Bee - CONGRATULATIONS to ALL

Beginners Category

1st - Elaine Binoy (Grade 1)

2nd Alexander Onyemaobi (Grade 1


Lower Elementary Category

1st - Alleya Smith (Grade 3)

2nd - Theertha Arun (Grade 2)


Upper Elementary

1st - Lucas Calderon (Grade 5)

2nd - Isabella Hacket (Grade 5)


Middle School

1st - Savioy Binoy (Grade 8)

2nd - Abigiya Birhanu (Grade 7)


High School

1st - Evelyn Binoy (Grade 9)

2nd - Estella Bracewell (Grade 10) Aware International School

IMPORTANT DATES and Reminders

IMPORTANT DATES and Reminders

April 28th - ART SHOW 3:00 - 4:30

May 2nd - May 6th - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4th AISM Annual General Meeting 6:30pm

May 10th - 12th - MAP Testing - Dismissal 12 noon

May 13th - Virtual 1/2 Day - Teacher - Professional Development

May 18th -AISM PTA Elections (details to follow)

May 30th - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

May 31st - June 2nd HIGH SCHOOL FINAL EXAMS (schedule to follow)

Uniform Sale

Please be reminded that uniforms for next year are on sale in the main office.
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