AST Club News / 學生社團消息

June 8, 2018

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The Environmental Club completed several projects this year. They tested water in the Lincoln pond and put fish and plants in it, they bought mosquito zappers and air fresheners for each building, and they completed a mural between buildings A and B. The mural is designed by Sean Chen, one of our graduates this year, and painted by Evan Hsieh, Norman Hsu, Irene Lee, Ashley Liao, Ivan Lin, Justin Chung, Megan Chang, Christine Kao, William Lin, Sean Chen, and Jeremy Kao. Courtesy of Lily Hsu

Weekly Lunch Menu / 午餐菜單

June 1, 2018

Menu

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Science Fair / 科學展覽

June 1, 2018

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The MS and HS students spent the last few months researching, experimenting, and writing for the topics they are curious about. Yesterday's science fair was a success, with over 120 projects. Thank you to those who made it to the fair to support our students. The science fair winners are: MS. First place: James Lai Second place: Yu-Yu Ho Third place: Charles Wu HS. First place: Norman Hsu, Daniel Chung, and Ivan Lin Second place: Ricky Park and Megan Chang Third place: Zoe Chang Courtesy of Lily Hsu

Director's Update 06.01.2018

June 1, 2018

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Dear AST Family and Friends, Thank you to all the parents that joined us for the Science Fair and the High School English Exhibitions. This time of year is a great time to celebrate the accomplishments of the year and enter the summer vacation with a positive outlook on our collective and individual futures. Next week, the celebrations continue with Graduation on Tuesday at 1:30 pm, the Awards Assembly on Wednesday at 8:00 am, the promotion ceremonies for 5th and 8th-grade students and the middle school drama performances, both later in the day. Have a fantastic last week, Anthony Keen Graduation High school graduation will run from 1:30 to approximately 3:00 pm on Tuesday with some socialization time afterward. Middle school and high school students are expected to attend the event. Elementary students will be participating at the end of the event. Buses will leave normally at 3:45 pm after the ceremony. High School Semester Exams The high school end of semester exams will be on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, students may leave on an early bus at 1:00 pm. On Tuesday, students should stay for graduation at 1:30 pm. Yearbook Pickup The yearbooks are available for checkout in K3b (Ms. Esme's room) according to the following schedule. _____________________________________________________________ Seniors: June 1st anytime after 9:10am _____________________________________________________________ Grade 1-5: June 4th, 8:00-8:30 _____________________________________________________________ MS Advisory: June 4th, 1:30-2:00 _____________________________________________________________ HS students: June 4th 8:30- 10:00 or 11:40-1:00 or June 5th 8:00-10:00 or 11:00-12:30 _____________________________________________________________ MS & HS Student Checkout The checkout forms can be picked up at the library or in Ms. Amy's office. Students will need to visit the library (return books), GAO (return locker key), and Ms. Amy's office (return the completed form). This can be completed any time during the last week of school. Lunch Changes Coming The students were surveyed regarding their preferences concerning the lunch vendors. Based on those results we will be replacing Dacai and Bambook restaurants with new vendors for next year. Thank you to everyone that took the time to respond to the survey.

AST Athletics Update / AST最新校園體育訊息

May 25, 2018

Athletics Update

Thanks to all who made the sports party a success, especially Ms. Debra Liu and PA. The award slides and pictures from publications class are below. Sports Party Award Slides Sports Party Pictures

AST Summer Camp 2018 / 暑期英語夏令營

May 25, 2018

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Summer Camp Updates!!! 1. All our teacher and teacher assistant positions have been filled. We are so proud and excited about the amazing group of teachers who will be educating our campers this year! 2. We are one week away from the final deadline for summer camp discounts so sign up today at www.astsummercamp.com. 3. Last week, we were interviewed on ICRT radio station about our summer camp. Please listen to the audio file at here. See you this summer!!!

Literary Exhibition / AST文學展

May 25, 2018

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AST family, teachers, students, and friends are invited to attend the Literary Exhibition on Friday, June 1st from 2:00-3:35. The Exhibition will span the 1st and 2nd floors of the Administration Building with galleries in and around the library, as well as in the MPR. Please feel free to stop by at your convenience. The Exhibition will feature art and other products inspired by the various literary works that the grade 9 and 10 students have read throughout the second semester. We hope you can join us to celebrate literature and English literacy at AST.

Director's Update 05.25.2018

May 25, 2018

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Dear AST Family and Friends, There are just two weeks left in the school year. We wanted to remind everyone that there is no school on Monday in honor of Memorial Day. So, we look forward to seeing everyone back on campus on Tuesday. We want to also take a moment to thank all of those parents that are already joining us on campus for information sessions, meetings with the directors, student presentations, and student performances. There are so many great things going on, it can be hard to keep track of it all. One change from last year is the timing of graduation. Our graduation celebration has been moved to 1:30 pm and everyone is welcome to attend. Our middle school and high school students will attend the celebration and our elementary students will join us at the end of the celebration. This improved format will allow the entire school to be part of the experience. Students will still be able to take their normal bus home at 3:45 pm afterward. Have a great last two weeks of the year, Anthony

Birthday Book Club - All ages Welcome! / 生日書社 – 歡迎加入!

May 18, 2018

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AST students are grateful for the contributions of these three students who helped the library collection grow with their donations of books in May. Veronica Lai, Justin Lai, and Joey Yao generously donated books to the library in honor of their birthdays. Students have been eagerly reading these donated books. Does your child have a summer birthday? A book can be donated at any time of the year.

Director's Update 05.18.2018

May 18, 2018

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Dear AST Family and Friends, There is something for everyone as we start to wrap-up our school year. Tonight, we honor our student-athletes at the Sports Party. Tomorrow, the high school students enjoy their end of year prom. And after today, the seniors are finished with their scheduled course time. They will return at the end of the year for graduation rehearsal and the graduation ceremonies. For the rest of us, next week is a relatively normal week and the last two weeks are chalked full of celebrations, end of year performances and showcases. We would like to invite parents of students entering 9th or 10th grade next year to join us on Tuesday, May 22 (next week) at 2:00 pm for an hour-long session about college planning specific to those grade levels and what parents can specifically do to help their children to consider and plan for right now. We will also talk about course selection in general and specific to AST and answer questions about SAT and AP. We look forward to seeing you then. Documents related to high school course selection are available here. These have been given out to students, but if forms are lost, they can be reprinted at home or at school. High school course requests should be submitted by Friday, May 25th (next Friday). Have a great next week, Anthony Keen

Middle School Service Project / 初中部服務專案 2017-2018

May 11, 2018

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Gou Gou Shan Shelter Service Project: Due to conflicting student schedules and obligations the trip on May 19th has been canceled. We hope to go again when we return for the next school year.

Director's Update 05.11.2018

May 11, 2018

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Dear AST Family and Friends, We are powering through our testing season. MAPs testing is finishing up as we try to catch every kid for makeups of missed exams. We are ending week 1 of AP testing for high school students with one more week to go. We will be sending home MAPs results with students next week. Next week, we are meeting with the rest of the high school students after school from 3:45 to 5:00:  Monday: 11th grade  Tuesday: 8th grade  Wednesday: 9th grade This will provide the background for making scheduling choices. Next week, we will also be emailing home the forms that we are asking students to use and more information about the process used with the students and the choices that they need to make. All of these meetings are including grade-level appropriate conversations about college planning and will be followed up with individual counseling afterward. Looking ahead, there are a ton of end of year events and celebrations coming up and we will talk more about them over the coming weeks. Here is a quick taste: MS & HS Science Fair, HS English Showcase, ES End of Semester Celebration, ES Promotion, MS Promotion, HS Graduation, MS Drama Performances. We would like to remind our parents that our doors are always open and we are happy to hear your concerns, ideas, and questions. We value your contributions as we partner together to keep improving the AST experience for our children. Have a great next week, Anthony & Annie

Call for T shirt Designs! / 急徵AST體育制服設計!

May 4, 2018

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We are looking into upgrading our PE uniforms and replacing the current style for the next school year. We are accepting t-shirt design suggestions now. All members of our community (students, teachers, and parents) are encouraged to participate in this design contest. Please send your design to Ms.Tung by May 4, 2018.

Director's Update 05.04.2018

May 4, 2018

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Dear AST Family and Friends, Thank you to all the parents that came out to attend our College Planning parent information session, our high school Tea Time session, and the Spring Concert. Valuable information, relevant ideas, and a diverse musical performance made for an excellent Thursday afternoon on campus. This week, we have administered the MAPS assessment for the spring. We will need to complete make-ups tests next week and we will share the results once it is finished. For the next two weeks, high school students will be taken Advanced Placement (AP) exams. If they take a test, they are excused from classes on that day. Please encourage these students to get a restful night's sleep the night before and to eat a healthy breakfast on the day of the exam. (These are really always good advice, but especially important for days like these.) The course selection process for next year has just barely begun this week by talking to the current 10th-grade students. We will share all the forms and information related to course selection with all of the parents next week so that families have time to talk about their preferences together.

Director's Update 04.27.2018

April 27, 2018

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Dear AST Family and Friends, We would like to thank all those parents that joined us on campus this week. Some were here for conferences; some joined us for the Tea Time; still, others were on campus to volunteer and support teachers directly. It is always wonderful to have parents on campus in any of these roles. We very much appreciate your input. Next week, we will be holding the Spring MAPS testing where students in grades 4 through 10 will be tested in English, Math, and Language. This will allow us to reflect on student growth over the course of the school year and to set new goals for next year. The best thing parents can do to help their children prepare is to ensure that they are getting a good night's sleep each night and eating breakfast each morning. Also next week, we have another busy Thursday. On Thursday, we will have a College Planning session for parents with "question and answer" time hosted by Mr. Norton and Ms. Wilson from 1:30 to 2:30 with tea time afterward. From 2:30 to 3:30 we will host Tea Time for the high school parents. And, at 4:00 pm, we will host the Spring concert in the theatre. Have a great next week, Anthony

Middle School Service Project / 初中部服務專案 2017-2018

April 27, 2018

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Middle school students have a third and final opportunity this school year to participate in a service project at the Gou Gou Shan Animal Shelter, which is located in Wufeng District. There are about 150 puppies and dogs living at the shelter, waiting for permanent homes. During this visit students will again be cleaning and refilling water and food bowls, cleaning the grounds, walking and brushing dogs, doing assorted chores that the owner needs to have done, and even just playing with the dogs. This interaction is an important activity for the dogs since it helps them with socializing and learning good manners, so that they have a better chance of being adopted later. MS students need to return the permission form as soon as possible. Forms have been handed out in advisory classes. We can only take 15 students, and last time there was a wait list of students who did not get to go, so getting forms in quickly is important. This event will take place on Saturday morning, May 19th, from 8:00 to about 11:30AM. Transportation will be by van which will be provided by the school. Students will have to arrange rides or carpools to and from Café 185 where the vans will pick up and return students. We look forward to another rewarding experience while contributing our time and energy to the community. Submitted by: Joan Freeman, MS STUGO Advisor

Spring Concert / 春季音樂會

April 27, 2018

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AST Spring Concert Come and enjoy a melodious afternoon! What: Spring Concert Where: AST Theater When: 5/3/18 Who: MS Bells, Chamber Music, HS Bells, AST Rock Band

Director's Update 04.20.2018

April 20, 2018

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Dear AST Family and Friends, As TAIMUN week comes to a wrap, please encourage your children to take a deep breath and reflect on and talk about the week. There was so much going on at such a high level it can be hard to take in. The ES students celebrated UN Day, had a field trip day, and hosted the students of Fah Zhi School. The 6th and 7th-grade students spent two days learning without walls. The 8th-grade students had their first TAIMUN experiences as secretaries during this epic event. They witnessed the debate, compromise, and the all-around process that leads to resolutions. The high school students lived and breathed the event as the delegates, members of the admin team, reporters for the press team, or the secretariat (student leadership team). Support for these events comes from every member of the faculty and staff of the school. Without their support and student guidance, these experiences wouldn't be possible, and I want to publically thank them. Next week, our student reflection continues as we host student-led conferences for middle and high school students on Thursday. Final scheduling is still underway and all parents are strongly encouraged to come in and be part of this reflection. Have a great next week, Anthony

MS Drama Workshop / 初中部戲劇講習

April 20, 2018

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MS Drama were very fortunate to have special guest, and professional artist, Casey Middaugh lead a fantastic two-day workshop on immersive theater this week. Students learnt the difference between immersive and interactive theater and created their own stimulating environments with the use of paper. Parts of Miss. Leahy's classroom were turned into magical woods, a donut shop, and a jungle! Thank you Casey for a fun and enriching experience!

ES Activities / 小學部活動

April 20, 2018

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This has been a very busy week for the whole school including the teachers and students in the elementary department. On Wednesday, we all participated in educational activities that gave us a better understanding of UN day. We discussed the rights of a child, before breaking off into teams for team-building games and themed arts and crafts. On Thursday, we had a fun time on our field trips to Angel Art Studio, Green World and Air Gene. Finally, on Friday we welcomed the Fah Zhi students who gave us an incredible musical performance before breaking off with the Grade 5 students to do a more in-depth session.

TAIMUN Opens with Honorable Dignitaries/ TAIMUN開幕典禮貴賓

April 19, 2018

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TAIMUN Opens with Honorable Dignitaries: Andrew Corcoran, Founder of the Andrew Corcoran Fund to Promote Economic Literacy; Yuan Yang, Co-Founder of Rethinking Economics; Dr. Liu, Deputy Director-General, Taichung City Government Education Bureau; and Anna Lee, Founder of American School in Taichung.

TAIMUN / 台灣模擬聯合國

April 13, 2018

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We have a very exciting week ahead of us! There will be no breakfast provided next week during TAIMUN for the bus riders. We will provide lunch boxes from the King's Table for all High school delegates and 8th graders who help out during the event. Field Trips during TAIMUN Next Thursday, April 19, the Elementary students will be participating in a field trip. The Grade 1-2 students will be celebrating their successes through fun physical activities at Air Gene Trampoline Park and also visiting Angel Kids Art Studio to participate in a creative and interactive glow-in-the-dark art session. The Grade 3-5 students will be learning about plants and animals at the Green World Ecological Park. We are sure that everyone will enjoy a full day of fun and learning!

Director's Update 04.16.2018

April 13, 2018

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Dear AST Family and Friends, Next week is one of the busiest of the year at AST. It is a great time to be around our kids. Our elementary students have their UN Day celebration, a field trip day, and a cultural exchange. Our 6th and 7th-grade students have two days of offsite experiences and learning. Our 8th grade students experience for the first time the grandness of TAIMUN. Our high school students lead, participate, debate, and grow during this three-day epic event. It is a great time at AST. Have a great next week, Anthony

World Book Day / 世界圖書日

April 13, 2018

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AST is excited to be celebrating World Book Day on April 23rd, 2018. World Book Day began in 1995 and is celebrated in over 100 countries. The annual event was introduced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote a love of reading worldwide. It is an opportunity to celebrate authors, illustrators, books and, most importantly, reading. Middle and high school students will participate in a division book exchange to share a joy of reading and provide students with an opportunity to read a range of genres and text types. Students, please hand in a book (age-appropriate and in the English language) to donate to the book exchange raffle by Monday 16th April to your homeroom or advisory teacher. The book raffle itself will be held during advisory/homeroom time on Monday 23rd April. The MS draw will take place in the library and the HS in the MPR. Student get to keep the book that matches the raffle ticket they draw. On World Book Day itself, Monday April 23rd, teachers and all students (ES, MS and HS) will dress as their favorite character from a book or as their favorite author. The most creative costume in each division will receive a 1,000 ntd book token as a reward! Courtesy of Ms. Katie Leahy

World Scholar's Cup / 世界學者盃競賽

April 13, 2018

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Just before Spring Break, nine of our middle school students made a great showing at the Kaohsiung Round of the World Scholar's Cup, taking place over two days. The event was held at Kaohsiung American School. All of our students qualified to attend one of three Global Rounds over the summer, if they are able to travel to the event. The World Scholar's Cup (www.scholarscup.org ) is a series of academic competitions around the world. They are great opportunities for students to practice public speaking, writing, and social skills. Students prepared independently for many hours outside of school, displaying a great commitment to learning and developing new skills. We enthusiastically recognize their achievement!

Music Workshop / 音樂講習

April 13, 2018

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This past week we have had the pleasure of hosting Casey Middaugh in the middle school and elementary school. Casey studied music leadership at The Guildhall School of Music in London, and she has taught music workshops and composition to kids aged 3-8 for 7 years. This week, Casey has been leading music workshops with our students. These fun and interactive workshops have taught our students more about rhythm, various instruments, cooperation and musicality. Thank you Casey for your incredible facilitation skills! We hope to see you again next year!

Director's Update 03.23.2018

March 23, 2018

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Dear AST Family and Friends, We would like to thank everyone that participated in the International Carnival. Good weather, good planning, and good company made for an amazing day on campus. Have a wonderful and relaxing spring break, Anthony A Few April Dates to Remember: • Thursday, April 12, 2:30 pm in the MPR: Tea Time with the Directors (ES) • Friday, April 13, in the morning in the MPR: PSAT (9th-Grade) • Wednesday, April 18, in the evening: TAIMUN XVI Opening Ceremonies (HS) • Thursday, April 19, Field Trip (ES) • Thursday, April 19, Field Trip (MS) • Thursday, April 19, 2:00 pm : Parent Association Meeting • Friday, April 20, Field Trip (MS) • Thursday, April 26, 2:30 pm in the MPR: Tea Time with the Directors (MS) • Thursday, April 26, in the afternoon: Parent-Teacher Conferences (ES) • Thursday, April 26, in the afternoon: Student-Led Conferences (MS/HS) • Friday, April 27, in the evening: TASMUN Begins (MS)

Director's Update 03.17.2018

March 17, 2018

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Dear AST Family and Friends, I have spent most of the week at Korea Kent Foreign School. My visit included both a ton of work and tremendous opportunity. I have walked through the accreditation process on the side of the visiting team and I now better understand their process. This will help us to prepare for our accreditation visit next year. I have seen a school similar in size to AST that was forged differently. This grants ideas that I can bring back to improve our school. I have built new relationships with an overseas school that can turn into partnerships. One specific example is that the Principal and I have already begun the discussion of what a student exchange opportunity might look like. When looking at WASC accreditation, there are two items that are more significant than any other: 1. Is the school focused on learning? 2. Does the school prepare global citizens? When I returned to AST with these questions as my key focus from the last week, I smiled about what is going on at our school right now. Today, is our AST International Carnival. This tradition vividly illustrates our diverse and global-minded community. It allows us to share a day together as a larger community sharing food, playing games, and competing in a friendly way. This is a special time to be on campus. Next week, we are hitting two more big global issues with the 30-Hour Famine and our guest speaker and project wrap-ups on Human Trafficking. AST is providing opportunities for students to explore some of these very real global issues and make connections to their own lives and communities. This week, with the history presentations from the 6th and 7th grade students and the middle school drama monologues and duologues, we see the tremendous commitment to high quality educational experiences and a desire to address that with real topics. Have a great next week, Anthony

Invitations from MS classes / 邀請您參加初中生發表會

March 16, 2018

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History Presentations The 6th and 7th Grades have been working hard to polish their history presentations, and are now ready to show their speaking skills this Thursday, March 22nd, in the theatre at AST. Students will be speaking on a variety of topics ranging from early man and the control of fire to social media and its effect on politics. Parents of 6th and 7th graders are encouraged to attend. The 6th grade will present during 3rd block, which runs from 12:20-1:50. The 7th grade will present during 4th block, which runs from 2:05-3:35. We will serve refreshments after each set of presentations. Hope to see you there! Courtesy of Mr. Tim Michael MS Drama This semester, MS Drama have been exploring monologues and duologues. Some students have even written their own skits. We would like to invite parents and MS classes to our informal showcase next Wednesday March 21st in the theater at 10:10 am. Courtesy of Ms. Katie Leahy

Birthday Book Club Books Bring Smiles / 生日書社團為大家帶來笑容

March 16, 2018

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See how the elementary students love reading in the new library! They would also love some new books. Shown below are some books your child can donate to the AST elementary library. If you would like to donate one of these books in honor of your child's birthday, send Ms Sylvia an email and choose one of these. I will send you the prices of these, and other requested books, that the students are anxiously waiting to read. The children who donate will participate in an appreciation party at the end of the year, be acknowledged at an all school assembly, and have a book plate put into the book to commemorate the donation. Bring a smile to their faces when they see the new book(s).

Immersive Arts and Culture Experience: London, September 2018 / 身歷其境的藝術與文化體驗:2018年9月,英國倫敦

March 16, 2018

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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for MS and HS students to attend a workshop-based tour in London including English and drama workshop experiences and college visitations. This magical tour of London will include:  Workshop in English at the famous Globe Theatre with industry professionals  Discussion about admission with representatives from Oxford University and Cambridge University  Visit the London School of the Arts  Visit Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare  Movie Making Workshop at Warner Brothers Studio, the Making of Harry Potter, which includes a walking tour of Harry Potter's London (broomsticks not required), authentic set tour, actual props and movie magic.  Puppetry master class, backstage tour, and Q & A with the cast from WAR HORSE.  Experience West End world-class theatrical productions, such as: WICKED, MATILDA, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, LES MISERABLES, etc.  Exploring London landmarks, including the Tower of London, Big Ben, The Royal National Theatre and the London Eye

Director's Update 03.09.2018

March 9, 2018

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Dear AST Family and Friends, This past Monday we introduced our improved audio-visual equipment for the gymnasium by playing a Dragon themed stop-action movie made by three of our elementary students at our All-School assembly. The movie was impressive and well received by the entire audience. Bao was the leader of the development team and he will be presenting on Monday to our students about how they could make their own movie. This Friday we celebrated the Elementary School Science Fair. Students' boards have been up all week in the C building foyer. Middle school and high schools students have been reviewing the projects and sharing in the excitement. On Friday, we held the Science Fair including students talking to parents about their projects and our award ceremony. Next week on Saturday we will host our International Carnival and Open House. During the carnival, be sure to check out the friendly volleyball tournament and to find the pony exhibit. Thank you to all the parents supporting our kids in pulling together this event. Here are a few scheduling notes:  One Hour After Normal Time - Bus Pick Up  8:30 am - Students Arrive  10:00 am - Carnival Begins  11:00 am - School Presentation  1:00 pm - School Presentation  2:00 pm - Carnival Ends  3:00 pm - Students May Depart (assuming cleanup is done)  3:45 pm - Buses Depart for Home And, there is no school on Monday in lieu of the Saturday school day. Finally, it is time for new school applicants to apply for the 2018-2019 school year. For guaranteed consideration, applications should apply by April 30th. After that date, applications will be considered as they come in and as space allows. If you know someone considering AST, please encourage them to get it touch with us now. Have a great next week, Anthony

AST Mascot Logos / AST吉祥物標誌

March 9, 2018

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We are very excited to announce AST has its own mascot logos! We have received over 280 responses from our students, teachers, parents, and alumni who have voted and showed their passion for the school. There were alumni who have expressed that their interest in getting AST sports gear. The robotic teams have made buttons with the new logo for their upcoming robotics competition! The two logos came very close in their votes. Anthony and I have decided to keep both logos for different purposes. We encourage all clubs and teams take advantage of adopting these logos but please notify us before using them.

ES English Speakers of the Month / 小學部鼓勵使用英文獎

March 9, 2018

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ES English Speakers of the Month This semester, the elementary school began a new initiative to encourage more English speaking during social times like lunch, recess, or in the hallways. The goal is to create a more inclusive environment, where everyone can play, learn, and share together. We would now like to congratulate the English Speakers of the Month for the months of January and February. January: Justin Lai- Grade 1 Adekunle Oyelaran- Grade 2 Josie Yu- Grade 3 Chris Yang- Grade 4 Eugene Lee- Grade 5 February: John Weng- Grade 1 Yuzu Ozawa- Grade 2 Kavery Palanisamy- Grade 3 Jason Nobuta- Grade 4 Song Kim- Grade 5 Each of these students demonstrated a commitment to speaking English, both inside and outside the classroom. Thank you for being such great role models at AST! Courtesy of Ms. Lauren Leach

AST Carnival Preparation / AST 嘉年華會準備工作

March 2, 2018

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The AST Carnival is an annual event where students in middle and high school come together to provide food and activities traditional to their chosen countries. This year, the nations of Thailand, India, Mexico, Japan, Spain, Hong Kong and Italy will be on display. On 3/8, a ticket pre-sale will be taking place on Lincoln Way. Please make sure to come if you want to get your tickets and raffle tickets early!

ES Science Fair / 小學科學展覽會

March 2, 2018

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Dear Parents, We are excited to invite you to AST’s annual Elementary School Science Fair. Date: March 9th, 2018 Time: 2:15-3:30 Location: AST Cafeteria There will be plenty of time to browse the experiment displays and a rewards ceremony to follow. Please join us to celebrate our students’ hard work and ingenuity! Courtesy of Ms. Lauren Leach

Director's Update 03.02.2018

March 2, 2018

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Dear AST Family and Friends, Save the date (March 17) for the AST International Carnival. It is a great opportunity to celebrate this long standing AST tradition. It is also the perfect time to bring a friend and show them what AST is all about. Information sessions for perspective parents are available at 11:00 and 1:00. In terms of busing for current students on March 17, we will have regular buses in the morning and afternoon. The morning buses will run one hour later than the normal schedule. The afternoon buses will run at the normal time. There will be no late buses on March 17. Finally, I will be traveling to Seoul, Korea from March 10 through March 15 as part of a WASC Visiting Team to an international school there. As part of WASC, this is a general responsibility to evaluate and provide feedback to other schools that go through their self study process. This is the same self study process that we are currently going through at AST as part of our regular WASC review process. This is also a great opportunity to talk to other educators in another setting and look at ideas that may be useful to bring back to AST. Have a great next week, Anthony

Celebrating CNY / 歡慶農曆年

February 23, 2018

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MS CFL We wish you a happy Chinese New Year! The celebration lasts for 15 days each year. This year, the New Year day falls on February 16th. While elementary school was celebrating Chinese New Year at school, MS CFL students also learned the traditions and taboos during CNY. We also tried some traditional food and drink. Courtesy of Ms. Charlene Chen

Director's Update 02.23.2018

February 23, 2018

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Dear AST Family and Friends, We hope that everyone had a restful Chinese New Year holiday and we are excited to be back in school with our great kids. The students are working hard in their classes, preparing for TAIMUN in April, and planning for the International Carnival on March 17th. Next week, we have no school on Wednesday in honor of 2/28 day and we have our Elementary Tea Time with the Directors on Thursday. Finally, we would like to remind everyone to please drop off students in the morning at the Lincoln Activity Center (LAC) rather than in front of the first gate. Have a great next week, Anthony Keen You Tube Math Channel Mr Salvato has created a new YouTube Math Channel for his Middle School students and will create and publish a new short video by the end of each week. Several students, who are proficient in video editing, will help him to accomplish this task and he hopes this will add an extra layer of fun for everyone involved, both as authors and users! Courtesy of Mr. Valentino Salvato

Musical Chairs

February 23, 2018

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Dear Parents and Friends of AST! The Art Department is planning a project called 'Musical Chairs' and kindly requests your help. Using an idea from the historic 'STOMP' performers who made music from things in their environment, we plan to use some old chairs from school and turn them into musical instruments. We are looking for donations of old pots and pans, metal lids, metal utensils, metal tubing, plastic buckets, bolts, wire, metal hooks, old or broken musical instruments, wooden tubes, old keys, and any other materials you may have an excess or wish to donate that we can bang on and make sound from it. Our Design class challenge is to turn these objects into an interactive musical instrument. Don't worry if someone looks old or bent or may be broken - we have paint! You can drop off your donations on the first floor near the elevator under the stairs with the lost and found where I can pick them up or bring them to the shelves outside the ART room in C building on the third floor, opposite from the bathrooms at the end of the corridor leading from the computer lab. Any questions about usability? Contact me Teresa Tipton: ttipton@ast.tc.edu.tw Thank you! Courtesy of Ms. Teresa Tipton