In 1990, the American Cooperative School of Monrovia held their Sports Day for the final time on the campus. In 2007, the American International School of Monrovia, through its vibrant and active Parent Teacher Association, brought that tradition back to our historic school site!
On Saturday, that tradition continued at the American International School of Monrovia. For the eleventh time, under our new name (but at the same location, and even stronger…with our U.S. accreditation), the PTA hosted another successful Sports Day.
However, the Sports Day event now occurs in January, as once again the average AISM parent gains over five pounds during the three-week Holiday break. According to Nurse G, “the metabolism rates of AISM adults are much slower than that of their students.”
To that end, Mr. Mario Ali, owner of Ultimate Fitness, has agreed to donate two scales to the PTA for their Sports Day competition, and to add a new event to the ADULT CATEGORY: Weight Loss during the PTA Sports Day.
Although details still need to be worked out, tentative plans are to have 5 parents from each team go to Nurse G’s office to have their pre and post-Sports Day weights recorded. Each team will be awarded one point for each pound members of their team lose.
Events enjoyed this year, by students and adults, were:
- Relay Race
- Sprint & Hurdles
- Bean Bag Toss
- Frisbee Golf * Adult Game
- Basketball* Adult Game
By popular demand, the 9-hole Frisbee course will remain in place through the rainy season. The course will be “open” Monday – Thursday from 3:30 – 4:30, and from 12:00 – 4:00 on Saturday.
As for scorecards – this is 2019 – there is an App that you can simply add to your phone: http://www.discgolfsc.com/.
Frisbees will be available in the office during the week, but you will need to bring your own on Saturday!
Presently the American International School of Monrovia is the only site in West Africa that offers a 9-hole Frisbee Golf Course.
Sports improve both our physical and mental strengths, helping our bodies to remain fit and healthy, and allowing us to learn at an even faster rate during the second part of the school year.
The PTA and the Sports Day Executive Committee congratulate our entire community on another successful Sports Day event!
As the PTA says:
“Winners win, winners lose, but winners play”
This is… A.I.S.M!
This is … A.I.S.M! 2.0!!
At 8:00p.m last night (20:00), the school determined that based on unknown traffic patterns regarding the State of the Union address, to be given in a few hours at the Capital Building, we were not able to confidently determine if the school would be accessible, allowing our students (and teachers) to have a safe and appropriate commute to our school campus.
Therefore, we initiated … our blended learning program, which our teaching team calls “AISM 2.0.”
This is the second time this year that we held a “virtual school day”; the results of our students’ participation dramatically improved. As you can see from Grade 5 and higher, our students are doing just fine in their independent work.
10th grade=5 students 4 logged in 80%
9th grade=5 students 5 logged in 100%
8th grade 4 students 3 logged in 75%
7th grade 2 students 2 logged in 100%
6th grade 9 students 9 logged in 100%
5th grade 6 students 5 logged in 83%
Lower School, in many cases use a different method of communication in terms of the assignments given, so the same chart “may” not apply.
Teachers on the other hand … also have a different system, (as they do the input) and we had 100% teacher participation in the system they dubbed “AISM 2.0.”
We have seen over the last three days that when a community works together, the impossible becomes possible.
We saw it on Sports Day, and now we see it as well with a rapid adjustment to a virtual learning day. That Virtual Learning day is official complete, as it is now 3:15.