September 13, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS 近期活動

SEPTEMBER 九月
Sept. 16 MS Volleyball Exchange at 9am 早上九點中學排球比賽
Sept. 18 Community Swim Meet at 4pm 游泳比賽
Sept. 20 Progress Reports sent home 寄發學習進程成績單

Dear Parents,
I am often inspired by all the learning that happens in our ESM classrooms. During any moment of a given walkthrough one may find students either refining their newfound understanding in collaboration with peers and/or teachers, or they may be reviewing acquired material as they prepare for a quiz or test. Others, still, could even be exploring brand new concepts, looking for new paths to integrate their learning into an existing schema or view of the world. Wherever students find themselves in the learning process, one vital key constantly present in our toolbox is checking for understanding.

Below are a few questions that are often asked by professionals in their pursuit of mastery.  

  • Have I tracked enough assignments to be able to identify prevailing misconceptions?
  • Which instructional strategy will remediate learning gaps in this common assessment?
  • When are other interventions required?
  • Who else should I collaborate with to help students achieve mastery in this particular area?

In order to boost teachers’ collaboration efforts and to help bring students to mastery of academic content, the school has purchased MasteryConnect. By watching this short 3-minute video, I trust your understanding of the big picture of standards-based education will increase. As always, feel free to discuss this initiative with me in person. I’ll be happy to serve you.

We’re looking forward to sharing our first progress report data with you next week.
Respectfully,
Mr. Myburgh

親愛的家長:
我時常被中小學教室裡所有的學習受到啟發,在我到教室裡看課的任何時刻,總是可能發現學生與同儕和/或與老師合作腦力激盪一個新的知識,或者他們可能為了準備考試而認真地複習,其他人也許正在探索一個全新的概念,尋找新的方式將他們的學習應用到現有的模式或世界觀,無論學生在學習過程中發現了什麼,我們工具箱中不斷出現的一個關鍵問題就是確認理解。
以下是專業人士在追求精進時,經常問的幾個問題:

  • 我有足夠的證據能夠識別出普遍的錯誤嗎?
  • 哪種教學策略可以彌補普遍評量中的學習鴻溝?
  • 何時需要其他外在措施的介入?
  • 我還應該與誰合作,以幫助學生學習某個特定的範圍?

為了促進老師們合作的互動,並幫助學生掌握學業內容,學校已經購買了MasteryConnect。透過觀看這個短短的三分鐘短片,我相信您對於「標準本位教育」的大致理解將會增加。如以往,歡迎各位家長隨時親自與我討論這個新計劃,我很樂意為您服務。
期待下週與您分享我們的第一個學習進度報告。
Mr. Myburgh敬上


CHAPEL THIS WEEK 本週崇拜
Tomorrow, grades 3-5 will have chapel in the Commons at 8:10am and Miss Skaggs will be speaking. Middle school chapel will be in H300 at 8:40am and Mr. Pagel will be speaking.
明天,三~五年級的崇拜,時間將在早上8:10,地點在Common,Miss Skaggs將來分享信息。中學生早上8:10的崇拜在H300,Mr. Pagel是將來分享信息。


COMMUNITY SWIM MEET 社區游泳比賽
More than 45 swimmers from the community registered for the Community Swim Meet! Come cheer them on at the pool on Monday, September 18, 4:00 PM.
超過45名報名參加社區游泳比賽! 請在9月18日,星期一,下午4:00到游泳池畔來幫他們加油打氣!


MS VOLLEYBALL- SATURDAY 中學排球比賽-星期六
Come and cheer for our Middle School volleyball teams as they play a series of friendly games against the visiting Morrison Taipei Broncos.” Games will start at 9am.
請來為我們中學生排球對比賽加油,他們將與來自台北的瘋馬客隊進行一系列的友誼賽。比賽在早上九點開始。


MUSTANG SILENT AUCTION 瘋馬靜默拍賣
This year’s Mustang Silent Auction ends this Friday at the end of the school day.  You have two days left to place bids for these golden opportunities for you and your family to enjoy food, fellowship and making memories.  Of particular interest to you parents may be Lot’s: #11 Reading to your child and #27 Science Tutoring.   The Mustangs thank you for your support.   Coach McGill今年的瘋馬靜默拍將在這星期五下課後結束。只剩兩天的投標,請勿錯過您為家人享受美食和製造回憶的黃金機會。家長特別感興趣的可能是Lot’s: #11與您的孩子一同閱讀,#27科學家教輔導。野馬感謝您的支持。
McGill 教練


SNAPSHOTS AROUND CAMPUS
Kindergarten and 1st grade students are having fun in swimming class with Mr. Peleo.




















Our super second graders are eager learners!






Rock climbing in PE with Mr. Schmidt.





“Fishbowl Collaboration” in Mrs. Owens’ 6th grade class.