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Director's Message No. 156
December 1, 2016
RE: For the first time since 1989, U.S. Accreditation returns to Monrovia!
Today, we are pleased to announce the return of a Middle States Accredited School program to the country of Liberia, and to the historic school site that the American Cooperative School of Monrovia once stood on.
Over the last three years, as the team and I worked on the Middle States Accreditation protocol, we recognized the vital role that ACS (and now AISM) has in serving the need of our school community.
Director's Message No. 155
This is just a quick note, prior to the start of our Thanksgiving/Tubman Holiday recess, to officially conclude the first Trimester of our school year!
This school year, “The Year of the Emperor Penguin” has seen over 30% of our families new to our community. Here at AISM, the old axiom, “the only constant is change”, may be true among our transient student population; however, we are fortunate that it is not true with neither our academic program nor our strong parent community.
This afternoon, we began the process of finalizing the Reading and Math MAP assessment for our teachers' review on our Professional Planning day, next Monday. Already, we have seen that a majority of our students were able to achieve significant educational growth over the first 14 weeks of our school year.
Director's Message No. 154
Everybody talks about the traffic … but nobody does anything about it!
.... Well... here at the American International School of Monrovia, we try to do something about the traffic; we try to report it and plan for it. Hopefully, this afternoon we were successful.
As we are moving towards the end of the first trimester, I have four points to quickly pass along:
- Trimester 1 conclusion on Wednesday, November 23rd.
- Trimester 1 After School Activities concluded on Thursday, November 17th. Starting on Monday, November 21st, school will be dismissed at 3:30pm, for ALL students, until the week of December 5th.
- Standards-Based Report Cards (Information for New Students).
- Grades 2-9 MAP Testing next week
Director's Message No. 153
Now that we are down to the final ten days of the first trimester of the 2016 – 2017 School Year, I would like to take this opportunity – on behalf of both, the faculty and staff – to pass along our gratitude to the entire American International School of Monrovia Community, for working with us to support our students during the “Year of the Emperor Penguin”.
The focus of our educational program this year is NOT based on improving the quantity of students, but rather the quality of our students’ educational program. Therefore, by focusing on a quality educational program, we have been able to seamlessly transition 30% of our student body, with some 33 out of our present 93 students joining our program this year. It seems hard to believe that just 14 weeks ago, our present school community was just coming together. To me, after 20+ years in International Education, this is one of the strongest and most tightly knit school community that I have been a part of.
Director's Message No. 152
The only constant is change.
1. Ms V: Preparing for Maternity
Welcome to the Year of the Emperor Penguin. This theme for this year was chosen, as Emperor Penguins are social animals that work together in groups to adapt to living, surviving and thriving in an extreme habitat.
However, as you may, or may not know, this year’s theme was almost … the Year of the Baby! This July, my wife, and I, welcomed our first child. Also welcoming their first child over the summer vacation break, Mrs. Sarah Metwary, our new French teacher, and her husband. Now, over the Christmas Break, Ms. V (now in her fourth year at AISM) and her husband also plan to welcome their first child. They will be departing Monrovia shortly, and returning after the Christmas break.