Tuesday, January 24
Reminder: Students are to be ready to be interviewed on January 24th at 5:30. They will be interviewed once from 5:30-6:30. The Symposium is open to parents and community members from 6:30-7:30. Students may leave after their interview. Students may stay after school to help set up. If they stay after, they are to either be helping set up or working on something.
Archive for January, 2012
Tuesday, January 24
Wednesday, February 1, 7:00pm
Please join us for College Night for Parents of Juniors (and parents of sophomores welcome too!)
Wednesday, February 1st, 7pm in the big room. Come & find out about the college & financial aid processes. Questions? Contact our college counselor, Jennifer Dryfoos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 992-8284 x28
Saturday, January 21st, 5:00-8:30pm, Big Room
Join Desert Academy’s Chinese class to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon! Learn to make dumplings dragon puppets & more! This will be a potluck style event, so please bring a covered dish to share. Please RSVP with our teacher Fu Mei-Tsai at: email@example.com and include the number of people you will be bringing. All donations will be applied to our 2013 trip to Taiwan. P
Wednesday, January 25, 10:30am
On Wednesday, Jan. 25th, the Acting for the Stage class will present staged readings from four plays. These will be performed at a special assembly for the high school at 10:30am in the Big Room. Jasper Grossman and Gabby Medina will be performing a scene from Neil Simon’s, “Barefoot in the Park.” Marley Medina, Sarah Nuamah and Ariana Montez are presenting a cutting of “Cotton Girls.” It takes place at the top of a ferris wheel that gets stuck. Onima Heilbron, Forrest Sanchez, Cole Tolbert, Sophia Stroud, Luna Redondo-Campiglio, Valentin Traub and Jasper Grossman are doing “The Fox in the Fairway,” a farce by Ken Ludwig. This play takes place in the clubhouse of an upper-crust country club during a local golf tournament. And finally, Mellie Nolen is directing her original one-act play that she wrote last year. This has been a major component of Mellie’s IB Theater work. The play is excellent. The cast is Onima, Forrest, Sarah and Jasper. All this great theater in less than an hour! Parents are welcome to come.
RACE TO NOWHERE FILM SCREENING
DATE CHANGE: Monday, January 30 at 10:00am DA Big Room
Due to a scheduling conflict, we decided to change the screening of the documentary ” Race to Nowhere” to Monday, January 30 at 10:00am instead of next Wednesday January 18. We will screen the film for our high school students – parents are also welcome to join us. This new date will also allow us to have a follow up discussion with the students on Wednesday, February 1st during their advisory/study hall.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES February 16 & 17 Thank you to all who took the time to fill out reflection sheets on student led conference this past fall. The response was overwhelming positive, with the vast majority of parents, students, and faculty members seeing great benefits from the student led format. Some parents did express that they would like an opportunity to meet with teachers without their student present. In response to this request, we have decided to use a traditional parent/teacher conference format this spring. A student reflection component will also be utilized so that each teacher will incorporate the student’s reflection on his/her experience in the class into the conference. In the future, we will most probably use the student-led format once per school year, although we will reevaluate that at the end of this conference cycle. Parent/teacher conferences will be held Thursday, Feb. 16 from 12:30 til 5:30 pm and Friday, Feb. 17 from 8:30-5:00 pm. School will dismiss at 12:00 pm on Thursday, Feb. 16 to accommodate the conferences. You may call Patty to set up your 15 minute time slots with your student’s teachers beginning Friday, January 20. We look forward to reviewing your student’s progress with you.