Expo, Freedom, and Aspirations

Personal Project

Please note the information further down in the Upper School section regarding the Personal Project Expo on Tuesday evening, March 19 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  This is a culmination of a year of work for our oldest MYP learners and constitutes a tremendous cross-disciplinary journey of planning, learning, and reflection.  We saw a waypoint of this during an earlier showcase, but this is, as Mr. Sheehan noted, the Red Carpet event that will provide an opportunity for students to share their insights into selected areas of study.  This is not just an event for Middle School, but one that may be good for some of our upper elementary students to introduce them to activities on their horizon. The IB, in founding documents suggests the following:

Interdisciplinary teaching and learning builds a connected curriculum that addresses the developmental needs of students and prepares them for further academic study and life in an increasingly interconnected world…. The personal project encourages students to practise and strengthen their ATL (Approaches to Learning) skills, to connect classroom learning engagements with personal experience, and to develop their own interests for lifelong learning.

This is fun for the whole family and a great way of understanding the rich insights that students have gleaned from their deep dive.  Join us.  Take a look. Celebrate accomplishment!

#MyFreedomDay

Recently on CNN, a project that started at Atlanta International School was showcased. I’m connected to multiple organizations that support this effort and it has been growing now since its inception. I encouraged students to consider participating on their own this year, in hopes of inspiring student involvement and planning towards next year.  Please take a look at the following links and watch what transpires during the day tomorrow. This activity has the potential to have some strong correlations to our mission, vision, and core values.

#MyFreedomDay– Thursday, March 14, 2019:

You can watch our work via two hashtags: #MyFreedomDay and #ASW_Warsaw

Aspiring Board Member Training

A reminder to mark your calendars for the next session of the New and Aspiring Board Member training in advance of our appointments and elections this year.  I’ll be leading a session on School and non-profit board membership. If you have an interest in a position on the ASW board, as a leader in PTO, or if you are looking to serve on other non-profit boards in the future, this training will help provide some of the key understandings associated with good governance in a non-profit setting.  The content of this training includes insights into ASW specifically.  We’ll explore selected ASW Board documents and will give some insight into ASW structures and policy.  Our session will take place as follows:

Thursday, March 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the MPR

If you would like to participate, you can still sign up by clicking here:

https://goo.gl/forms/ICzpzehhgO3y5qLg2

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