Newsletter // December 2021

Dear Families and Friends, 

Having successfully completed our Final Assessments for the Fall Semester, we can now reflect on the past months. We are all very proud of the students for their creativity, perseverance, and effort towards studying to achieve the very best results they could. 

This year, we changed the format of our assessment schedule to include open office hours for each of the teachers in the afternoon, which has been a great success. It allowed teachers and students to meet individually or in small groups to clarify their understanding. I hope they are all proud of their achievements. 

Wishing you all very happy holidays, and a 2022 that is filled with good health, great happiness, and many more exciting adventures. 

Happy Holidays, 

Head of School


Upcoming Events

JAN 10
Back to School
Classes resume for all grades after Winter Break

JAN 20
Field Trip to the National Museum of Art
Art and Enrichment students only
09:30 - 15:30

JAN 25
Field Trip to the Design Museum
11th and 12th graders
12:30 - 18:30

A Final Showcase
At the beginning of December, Elementary students went on their annual excursion to a natural park with the purpose of finding their Caga Tió. This tradition helps all of our students, no matter where they are from,  connect to the local Catalan culture. This year they went to Cardedeu and explored the Montseny region.

For the rest of the month, Elementary students focused on how they could share their learning from the second Unit of Inquiry.  This reflective process came to a very exciting conclusion as a final showcase for parents and other students to enjoy.

Students demonstrated their learning in a variety of ways. First, they wrote a script in Spanish, and they also wrote children's books that combined all of the different things they learned in the unit. Additionally, each student wrote and illustrated an original story with inspiration taken from discoveries and ideas about nature.

The entire Elementary school voted and chose one story to present in the form of a dramatic play. From there, they created backdrops and props to bring their show to life. 

On the day of the Student Showcase, students shared their stories and dramas with the audience before performing seasonal songs and poems in Spanish and Catalan. Finally, they all shared chocolate and churros (and our Caga Tió) with our community members. 

What an exciting end to an educational and eventful semester!

A Tight Race!
With all of the Spirit Points for the Fall Semester in and counted, we are proud to present the final tally. Congratulations to the Black Tigers for coming out on top! Remember, this is still anyone's game to win, and there will be many more opportunities to demonstrate your skills, values, and excellence throughout the Spring Semester. 

We are proud of your effort and dedication! Keep up the AMAZING work teams!
Examples of Student Excellence
At the end of the Fall Semester, students in Ms. Wynne's history classes are asked to create very extensive final projects before they taking their final exams. These projects give students the chance to demonstrate their various artistic, creative, and critical thinking skills. 
Although there were many examples of excellent work, we would like to highlight some very special documentary films, posters, and sculptures. Please click the links below to enjoy some very well-crafted videos. 
Small steps, Big Change. By Atomu M.
This was created for the 12th grade American Government project.
Pablo Picasso's Lasting Impact. By Zachary M.
This was created for the 10th grade European History Honors project.
Click to see more photos from the History projects
Learning Moments at a Glance

Middle School student Raul got caught reading in his own free time!

We will continue highlighting students reading throughout the school year.

High School students enjoyed a field trip to play laser tag at Active Natura park. It was a great day for making life long memories!

High schoolers in the 2D Art class studied perspective drawings. This work is by Alice F. and is super impressive!

Students in Mr. Collins' 10th grade Modern European History class worked on their final projects.

8th graders in Dr. Boerkamps' science class created handmade musical instruments. This particular instrument is a trumpet! 

Middle School students wrote, directed and presented a play to the Elementary students. Way to be great role models for our youngest students!

Students in Ms. Rodriguez's Middle School Spanish classes did presentations about the weather forecasts in their home countries.
Proud of Our Students!
Alessandra, Oscar, and Andreas signed agreements to play tennis while attending university in the United States next year. All of your hard work, effort, and dedication have paid off. We are very proud of you!
We do so much more than can fit in a newsletter!

The mission of ES American School is to be an exemplary learning and athletic community. We challenge ourselves to be better through an emphasis on critical thinking, and intellectual and social awareness. Students develop a passion for learning through individualized support in a nurturing environment. Our success is founded on effective communication and an engaging academic curriculum. 
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