We invite all high school parents (and students) to join us for our first round of parent-teacher conferences, happening later this week.
Conferences will take place on Wednesday, November 16th, from 12:00 – 2:30 and on Thursday, November 17th, from 7:15 – 2:00 in the auditorium and library. Please note the departmental lunch breaks in your scheduling of conferences:
- 11:30 – 12:15 Lunch Break for English, Science, IT, Arabic and Religion departments
- 12:15 – 1:00 Lunch Break for Math, History, PE, World Languages, and Fine Arts departments
We look forward to seeing you there!
Quarter 1 Report Cards will be handed out on Monday, November 14th, at the end of the day. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday afternoon and throughout the day Thursday – more information regarding the conferences will be posted soon.
School agendas are now available in the high school office. Please stop by and pick one up to stay organized and up-to-date!
Beginning in August of 2016, the ASK middle and high schools will require students to bring a laptop to school (specifications below). As we move towards implementation, we will require all students to have access to a laptop during the 2015-2016 school year. Students will not need to bring the laptop everyday, but they should have access to one should their teacher require it for a given activity or unit of study. Teachers will give instructions as to when students will need the device and for what academic purpose.
- Intel Processor I3 or above or equivalent
- Memory: Minimum 4GB Ram
- Hard disk: 50GB Free space
- Monitor: 11’ screen minimum
- Sound enabled
- Wireless card enabled
- Usb port highly recommended
- Battery Life – 6 hours minimum highly recommended
The AP and Honors Summer Assignments will be added to the ASK website this week. They can also be found here. Please remember that all summer assignments are due on the first day of school, September 2. If you fail to submit the summer assignment, you will be dropped from the course. Happy reading, writing, computing and/or calculating!
ASK World Languages Week
From April 21st thru April 23, the ASK Foreign Language Department will be holding its annual Language and Culture Expo in the Auditorium. This year’s theme is, “A Day in the Life of.” Students of French and Spanish in each of the three schools (Elementary, Middle and High School) and across all levels and grades participated this year. Each student chose a person from a French or Spanish speaking country, ethnic and national background, profession and age group. The students then developed narratives of their own person’s life. The information regarding the career and country is based on research, while the students were given the option of creating an identity for the person—all using the grammar, vocabulary and cultural information studied in class.
In addition to the exhibit, on Wednesday, April 22nd, we will have a culminating cultural celebration from 2:30 to 4:00 pm, also in the Auditorium. During this time there will be food, music and dance. Some students will even present their work. We are asking parents of language students to prepare a dish from the country of their person, or from their own home country. Before doing so, each of the teachers will be soliciting the input of students so as to have adequate numbers of different foods for the event. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s foreign language teacher: Susana de la Torre (firstname.lastname@example.org), Lucia Stueven (email@example.com), Ivanna Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org), Thomas Potter (email@example.com),
We look forward to seeing you there. Please join on Wednesday afternoon.
Over the course of the past few months, students in ASK world language courses have been busy working on a co-curricular and intrascholastic project. In involved elementary, middle and high school students of Spanish and French.
We asked students to choose icons of both Spanish, Francophone, and Latino culture. They then introduced and described the icon to the best of their ability in their target language (the one that they are currently learning), and chose a representative image to display. We have posted the projects on the bulletin boards that span the superintendent’s lobby from the cafeteria to the HS/MS library.
Over the course of this week (May 4 through 8), we will add even more projects and change the orientation of the boards to give you the chance to see more students’ work.
We hope that you enjoy viewing projects of your students. They have worked many months to get to this point. The display represents work by elementary, middle and high school students, from total beginners in foreign language, to near-native, and semi-native speakers.