Welcome New Families

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  • Welcome, New 2017 ELC Families

    Dear New ELC Families,
     
    We hope that your family is having a safe and fun summer! We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the new ELC families joining us this upcoming school year. We are incredibly excited to meet you all and fill the ELC back up with excitement and curiosity from our youngest learners at Atlanta International School.  
     
    We firmly believe that the key to a successful school year is through collaboration between parents, teachers, students and the AIS community at large. This upcoming school year, in lieu of a whole ELC orientation meeting, we will continue with our most recently formed practice of meeting individually with families for the first three days of the school year. This will be in the form of a 30-minute interview session with your child’s classroom teacher and assistant. During this time, we will ask and answer questions to better understand your child and to discuss expectations for the school year. The goal of these meetings is to best know your child and create a partnership with you from the very first day.
     
    We want to inform you that some questions may appear to be personal in nature (for example, tell us about pregnancy or adoption, delivery, and first few years of life). These questions are designed to understand your child’s developmental milestones and history. What are your child’s eating and sleeping habits like? What works at home when redirecting your child’s behavior?
     
    In addition to these questions, we require full disclosure of information regarding any testing that your child has undergone for emotional concerns, developmental concerns or speech, or any concerns in general that you may have. If your child is already receiving any speech or occupational therapy, we also require full disclosure in order for us to best help your child in a way that suits their individual needs. The more information we have from the beginning, the better suited we are to meet the needs of your child. All information from our discussion will remain private. This interview is also an opportunity for you to ask questions of us and get to know who we are as educators.
     
    These parent-teacher interviews are a mandatory requirement for both new and returning ELC families.  During this time you will also receive information on general classroom procedures, ELC procedures, and have time to ask any questions that you may have.  Seeing as this initial interview is only a half-hour session, we appreciate you working with your child’s teachers to stay on course and collaboratively work through the questions. Please note that these sessions are for parents only; children are not to attend. During your interview, your child’s teacher will share a package from admissions which contains information on our afterschool care program called Kaleidoscope, enrichment activities, health forms from the Nurse, meal plan options from our food service provider Metz and your carpool number.


    School Hours:
    ELC morning carpool and walk-in starts at 7:40 a.m. From 7:40 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. we receive ELC students. Parents are welcome to either drop their child off via carpool, or park and walk your child into the building. We welcome you to stay and play between 7:40 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. until your child is settled in. At 8:20 a.m., the school bell rings and parents are asked to clear the playground. If you arrive after 8:20 a.m., you will need to park, walk your child in and sign in at the front desk with Anne Williams. For the first two weeks of school, you will be able to walk your child through to their classroom door if you arrive late; however, after two weeks Anne will ask you to sign-in and leave your child with her to walk through to the classroom.
     
    Our school day officially begins at 8:20 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.

    Carpool:
    ELC students who do not have older siblings in the Primary School or Secondary School will be released to parents at the walk up entry only. This will run from 2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Parents are asked to line up outside the ELC at 2:30 p.m.
     
    For families who have a child in the ELC and in other divisions of the school, we will release your child through either walk up entry or via carpool. Drive-up carpool runs from 2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    If you are arriving via walk-up in the afternoons, we require the following information each day:
    • Child’s full name
    • Language track
    • Carpool number
    • Picture I.D.
    Please share this with anyone who will be responsible for picking up your child. Please remember your picture I.D. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to ask for I.D. until our faculty knows who you are. As the weeks go on and we get to know you, all that is required is your carpool number as well as parent badge which will be issued to you.

    First week of school:
    For the first four days of school, August 15-18, 2017, the ELC will be operating on a half-day schedule with early release at 11:30 a.m.  
     
    On half days ALL students are to be picked up via walk-in entry. Half-day carpool takes place from 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

    After School Care – Kaleidoscope (First Week of School):
    Returning ELC students are welcome to join Kaleidoscope in the afternoons during the first week of school.
     
    New students are welcome to join Kaleidoscope on the third and fourth day of school, August 17-18, 2017. The first few days of school are a big deal for our youngest learners, therefore we want them to have an enjoyable experience, process it and be ready to return the next day. Kaleidoscope will not be available on August 15-16, 2017 for new students.

    
    Important Dates And Information:

    Monday, August 14, 2017
    • No school for students – Parent/Teacher Interviews by appointment
    • *All students and parents are welcome to meet their teacher and see their classroom from  3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. You are welcome to bring your child by to say hello!

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    • First day of school – Morning carpool: 7:40 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. (Either drive up carpool or walk-in)
    • Release at 11:30 a.m.  
    • Returning students can stay for Kaleidoscope
    • ALL students to be picked up by walking into the building from 11:30 a.m – 11:50 a.m
    • Parent/teacher interviews in the afternoon by appointment

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    • Morning carpool: 7:40 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. (Either drive up carpool or walk-in)
    • Release at 11:30 a.m.  
    • Returning students can stay for Kaleidoscope
    • ALL students to be picked up by walking into the building from 11:30 a.m – 11:50 a.m
    • Parent/teacher interviews in the afternoon by appointment

    Thursday, August 17, 2017
    • Morning carpool: 7:40 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. (Either drive up carpool or walk-in)
    • Release at 11:30 a.m.  
    • ALL students to be picked up by walking into the building from 11:30 a.m – 11:50 a.m
    • All students can stay for Kaleidoscope

    Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Morning carpool: 7:40 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. (Either drive up carpool or walk-in)
    • Release at 11:30 a.m.  
    • ALL students to be picked up by walking into the building from 11:30 a.m – 11:50 a.m
    • All students can stay for Kaleidoscope

    On Monday, August 21, 2017 we will have our first full day of school. Morning carpool will begin at 7:40 a.m. and students will be released at 2:30 p.m. Please see above for afternoon carpool instructions.
     
    During your parent/teacher interviews, I will be available for any questions you may have. I look forward to welcoming and getting to know you. Please feel free to stop by my office and say hello.
     
    Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you soon!
     
    Best regards,
    Maria Voutos
    Early Learning Center Principal
  • Welcome, New 2017 Primary School Families

    Dear New Primary School Families,
     
    I am very happy to welcome you to the Atlanta International School (AIS) community. We are delighted and honored that you have chosen to enroll your child in the Primary School at AIS. I want to share some key aspects of our program in the hopes that this will answer the questions that you may have.  
     
    ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE PRIMARY SCHOOL

    Early Learning Center (ELC):  
    The 3K and 4K classes are in a purpose built building just across the street from the main campus. Maria Voutos, the ELC Principal and I, Camille Du Aime, the Head of the Primary School are the Administrators for the ELC, and Anne Williams is the Administrative Assistant.  

    ELC Classes start at 8:20 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.

    ELC Morning Carpool: 7:40 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Parents are welcome to park their car in the visitor slots in the parking lot to the right of the ELC. Alternatively, parents may park across the street, walk their child in, and stay with them for a few minutes until they feel settled.

    ELC Afternoon Carpool: ELC pick-up is from 2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. for students WITHOUT AIS siblings in older grades. For students WITH OLDER AIS siblings, ELC carpool is from 2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Primary School (PS) (main campus):

    Lower Primary School (LPS): The Lower Primary School is led by the LPS Principal, Lynda Sarelius, and I, Camille Du Aime, the Head of the Primary School. LPS includes students from 5K to Grade 2.

    Upper Primary School (UPS): The Upper Primary School is led by the UPS Principal, Alain Poiraud, and I, Camille Du Aime, the Head of the Primary School. UPS includes students from Grade 3 to Grade 5.

    Lower and Upper Primary School Classes start at 8:20 a.m. and classes end at 3:00 p.m. Children who arrive between 7:40 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. will be supervised until classes are open. During the first couple weeks, parents of 5K students are welcome to walk their students in to help them get settled. Please avoid parking on the neighborhood streets as it is important that we are good neighbors to the Garden Hills community!

    Primary School Morning carpool: 7:40 a.m. - 8:20 a.m., at the front entrance of the campus. The drop off point is down the steps between the Main Secondary Building and the 5k/Library Building. (Please do not purchase a big roller bag for your students. Students do not need to carry much back and forth to school).

    Primary School Afternoon carpool: 3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. for PS students with no siblings in the secondary school. For students with older siblings in Secondary School, the pick-up is from 3:45 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. If the youngest child is in Grade 5K - Grade 2, they will be picked up in at the front of the campus. If the youngest child is in Grade 3 - 5, they will be picked up at the back parking lot.

    Late Arrival: Students arriving to school after 8:20 a.m. must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the ELC or PS office to sign-in prior to being taken by the parent or guardian to class. To enter the Main Campus after 8:20 a.m. you need to use the front entrance of the Main Building.

    Half Days: The last Wednesday of many months is a half day with school ending at 11:30 a.m. for ELC and 11:50 a.m. for LPS and UPS. Please refer to the school calendar to see when these half days occur.


    KEY PEOPLE IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

    Primary Leadership Team
     
    Head of Primary: Camille Du Aime (cduaime@aischool.org)
     
    ELC Principal: Maria Voutos (mvoutos@aischool.org)
     
    LPS Principal: Lynda Sarelius (lsarelius@aischool.org)
     
    UPS Principal: Alain Poiraud (apoiraud@aischool.org)
     
    PYP Coordinator: Leonie Ley-Mitchell
     
    Learning Support Coordinator:
    Zach Berezowski (zberezowski@aischool.org)
     
    LPS Counselor: Bev Fetter
     
    UPS Counselor: Chrissie Serafin
     
    Administrative Assistants
     
    ELC:  Ann Williams (awilliams@aischool.org)

    Primary office:
    Julie Audibert (jaudibert@aischool.org)
    Lin Wong (lwong@aischool.org)
    Grade Level Leaders

    ELC: Maria Voutos (mvoutos@aischool.org)
    5K: Tina Clark (tclark@aischool.org)
    Gr. 1: Linda Doulkhani (ldoulkhani@aischool.org)
    Gr. 2: Carmen Baker (cbaker@aischool.org)
    Gr. 3: Liz MacIntyre (emacintyre@aischool.org) and David McCarney (dmccarney@aischool.org)
    Gr. 4: Dianne Potdevin (dpotdevin@aischool.org)
    Gr. 5 Arndt Hafele (ahafele@aischool.org)

    Language Coordinators
    French: Serge Petitpre (spetitpre@aischool.org)
    German: Heike Bergmann (hbermann@aischool.org)
    Spanish: Vanenka Mosqueira (vmosqueira@aischool.org)
    English: Nicole Florez (nflorez@aischool.org)


    LANGUAGE ACQUISITION MODEL

    In the ELC, the children are with the same teacher and assistant in one classroom, working in the target language (German, French or Spanish) every day.

    In Grade 5K - Grade 5, the school is organized into A days and B days. On the A days, your child will be with one teacher and with another teacher on B days learning in a different language. In most grades (not 5K and some of Grade 1), A day and B days also mean a change of classroom; please feel free to visit both spaces when you come to school on the orientation day.   

    Specialist Classes: PE, Music, and Art always fall on the same day (A or B). A helpful clue is that PE is always on the target language day, so Music and Art are on the English day. This will help you and your child remember these days and what supplies they will need to bring for school.

    Recess:  Students have two 20 - 25 minute recesses per day. They are on the playground with kids of a similar age (grade above or below): 5K/Gr. 1, Gr. 2/Gr. 3, Gr. 4/Gr. 5. There are several areas to play in.  The “new playground” next to the track, sections of the track & field (depending on PE lessons), and the blacktop basketball court and the grassy areas around it are our main play areas. Teachers will supervise and help students resolve any conflicts and help a child find someone to play with if they are on their own.

    School Supplies and Summer Reading: Nothing is required for the first day; however, mental preparation is always helpful. To find school supply lists by grade, please refer to the Primary School Supplies and Reading Lists section below. PE uniforms are required and they can be ordered online by clicking here. Please note that in order to receive your PE uniform in time for the first day of school, you will need to place your order by July 15, 2017.

    Co-curricular Offerings: There are many opportunities after school for your student to learn new skills, play a sport, and more. The sign up for the Enrichment Program will open at 6:00 p.m. on Orientation Day, August 14, 2017 to ensure that courses do not fill up with returning students before new students have a chance to sign-up!

    KEY DATES IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

    Orientation Day for New Students in 5K- Grade 12: Monday, August 14, 2017 (enrollment opens for Enrichment)

    First Day of School: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    ELC will schedule in-take interviews with each family during the first week.  

    Only ELC students will have half days until 11:30 a.m. during the first week of school.
     
    Upper Primary School Back to School Night Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Lower Primary School Back to School Night: Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Back to School Picnic: Friday, September 15, 2017

    Back to School Socials:
    3K: August 12, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Ashford Park 
    4K: August 12, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Chastain Park
    Grade 1: August 13, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Piedmont Park
    Grade 3: August 13, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Shady Valley Park
    Grade 4: August 19, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Peachtree Hills Park
    Grade 5: August 19, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Atlanta Memorial Park
    Grade 2: August 20, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Old Fourth Ward park
    5K: August 20, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Chastain Park

    Parent Organization: 2017-2018 Room Parents Team
     
    I hope this information answers the questions you have. It can feel overwhelming when you start something new, but we have wonderful Parent Ambassadors, a great Admissions Team and fabulous teachers who will be on hand to help and support you and your child as you get settled in. I hope you have a fun, relaxing, rejuvenating summer break!
     
    Camille Du Aime
    Head of Primary School
  • Welcome, New 2017 Middle School Families

    Dear New Middle School Families,
     
    I hope June finds you well and your children are enjoying their summer vacations (or are soon to do so!) We are delighted and honored that you have chosen to enroll your child in Middle School at AIS.
     
    I wanted to share some key aspects of our Middle School program. Hopefully, the following information will provide you with broad strokes and some details. Feel free to be in touch if you have any questions. Please see below for “Key People in Middle School”.
     
    We are really looking forward to welcoming your child into Middle School in August. MS New Students’ Orientation will be on August 14, 2017. You are also invited to attend an orientation for parents on that day. More detailed information about orientation will follow.
     
    I hope you have a fun, relaxing, and rejuvenating summer break!
     
    Best,
     
    Kevin Onabiyi
    Head of Middle School

    SCHOOL START/END TIMES
    School begins each day at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 3:45 p.m. Wednesdays are a late start with school beginning at 8:45 a.m. The last Wednesday of many months is a half day, with school ending at 12:30 p.m. With the exception of half days, Middle School students should go to the library if they will not be picked up by 4:00 p.m.  There will be a study hall from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. each day. Please refer to the school calendar to see when these half days occur. More dates can be found below.

    CARPOOL
    Secondary students must be dropped off and picked up in the back of the school. Carpool decal numbers are not used in Secondary. For pick up, students find their parent’s car on their own. Please carefully read carpool guidelines found here. Specifics about times and routes are addressed. Advanced topics involving siblings in different divisions are also addressed.

    KEY PEOPLE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL
    Your Child’s Advisor - On orientation day, your child will meet their Advisor, a Secondary School teacher, who will be your child’s key contact for the year.
     
    Head of Year - Each Head of Year coordinates the Grade Level Advisory Team (9 advisors) and leads the Grade Level Advisory Program.
    Head of Grade 6 - Jutta Martinez (jmartinez@aischool.org)
    Head of Grade 7 - Jason Simons (jsimons@aischool.org)
    Head of Grade 8 - Nathaniel Ben-Haiem (nbenhaiem@aischool.org)
     
    Middle School Administrative Assistant - Jane Panzer (jpanzer@aischool.org)
    Please be in touch with Ms. Panzer if your child is going to be absent. Students arriving late must check in with Ms. Panzer in the MS office. Parents may accompany their child, or they may call or email Ms. Panzer. Parents must sign their children out at the office if they are leaving early.

    Middle School Counselors
     
    Kori McMillion
    (Grades 7-8, last names A-K, Grade 6 A-L). kmcmillion@aischool.org
     
    Lisa Calderon
    (Grades 7-8, last names L-Z, Grade 6 M-Z) lcalderon@aischool.org
     
    Middle School Principal, Deputy Head of Secondary - Kevin Onabiyi (konabiyi@aischool.org)
    Head of Secondary - Sandy MacKenzie (smackenzie@aischool.org)
    Director of Technology - Yolanda Ramirez (yramirez@aischool.org)
    IB Middle Years Program Coordinator - Carmen Samanes (csamanes@aischool.org)

    SECONDARY SCHOOL CLASSES
    On orientation day in August, students receive a copy of their specific schedule with class times and teachers. Please click here for a copy of the general Secondary School schedule.Notice that each morning begins with a 5 minute advisory session. Next are two academic classes followed by a break. Then two more academic classes are followed by lunch. Finally, two afternoon classes are followed by community time. Community time differs across the days of the week.
     
    Here are the classes that students take:
    1. English or ESOL
    2. French, German, Spanish, or Chinese
    3. Geography/History (taught in English, French, German, or Spanish)
    4. Math
    5. Sciences
    6. Arts (Visual Art, Theatre, Music)
    7. Design (Product and Digital)
    8. PE (including Personal and Social Health Education)
    9. Option: French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Latin, Computer Science, Science Option, Resource, ESOL, Contemporary Issues
    SUMMER READING
    Your child will have an assignment for English, and they may have assignments for the other Language(s) they will be taking. Please access these assignments below. Scroll down to the ‘Secondary School Supplies and Summer Reading Lists’ section for your assignments.

    SUPPLIES
    You may also access the Secondary School supplies list below. During the first week, the teachers will also be informing the students of specific needs for their classes. Also, students should have a notepad, a pencil/pen and for Grades 7-8 their laptops.
    KEY DATES IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER
    Orientation day for all Grade 6 students: Monday, August 14, 2017
    Orientation session for Grade 6 parents: Monday, August 14, 2017
    First day of school: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    MS Back to School Night: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    Secondary School Field Trip Week: Monday, August 28, 2017 - Friday, September 1, 2017 (6th graders leave on Tuesday, August 29, 2017)
  • Welcome, New 2017 Upper School Families

    Greetings New Upper School Families!
     
    It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter. I am embarking on my 3rd year as the Upper School Principal, and I am honored and humbled to work with you and your students. The work that we do to educate students is as important as the work to assist your students in becoming the newest members of the AIS community for the 2017-2018 school year. I look forward to establishing a working relationship with each of you. AIS is pleased that you have chosen to enroll your child in the Upper School.
     
    I am writing to you to share key aspects of the Upper School. My hope is that the following information will provide you with the details you need to begin a productive start to the school year. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have (see below key people in the Upper School). You will also be contacted by your child's Head of Year with additional information.
     
    I can't express how thrilled I am to work with you and your child. Let me be the first to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. I anticipate a thriving and successful year.
     
    Enjoy your summer!
     
    Best Regards,
    Tambi L. Tyler
    Upper School Principal

    SCHOOL START/END TIMES
    School begins each day at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 3:45 p.m. Wednesdays are a late start with school beginning at 8:45 a.m. The last Wednesday of many months is a half day, with school ending at 12:35 p.m. Please refer to the school calendar to see when these half days occur.

    CARPOOL
    Secondary students must be dropped off and picked up in the back of the school. Carpool decal numbers are not used in Secondary. For pick up, students find their parent’s car on their own. Please carefully read carpool guidelines found here. Specifics about times and routes are addressed. Advanced topics involving siblings in different divisions are also addressed.

    With your permission, students in Grades 11 and 12 are allowed to drive to school. However, we must receive a signed ‘Driving to School’ form so that students can obtain a parking pass. Students must park in the Student Parking Lot at the Second-Ponce de Leon Church.
     
    KEY PEOPLE IN UPPER SCHOOL
    Your Child’s Advisor - On orientation day, your child meets their Advisor, a Secondary School teacher, who will be your child’s key contact for the year. The Advisor should be the first point of contact for communications from home to school.
     
    Head of Year - Each Head of Year coordinates the Grade Level Advisory Team and leads the  Grade Level Advisory Program.

    Head of Grade 9 - Rebecca Wade (rwade@aischool.org)
    Head of Grade 10 - Nicole O’Brien (nobrien@aischool.org)
    Head of Grade 11 - Michelle Jones (mijones@aischool.org)
    Head of Grade 12 - Adam Lapish (alapish@aischool.org)
     
    Upper School Administrative Assistant - Layne Stabler (lstabler@aischool.org)
    Please be in touch with Ms. Stabler if your child is going to be absent. Students arriving late must check in with either Ms. Stabler in the Upper School office (Grades 9 - 10) or sign in at the ASD Desk (Grades 11 - 12). Students must also sign out if they are leaving early. However, parents need to phone or email Ms. Stabler to notify her of the reason for early dismissal.

    Upper School Counselors
    Upper School Counseling is split into two departments - College Counseling and Personal Counseling. The College Counseling team splits each grade level up alphabetically, and works with the same students throughout their years in the Upper School. They assist with academic issues (scheduling, academic challenges and support, and application to college). The Personal Counselor works with students to manage personal stress or crisis and interpersonal or social issues at school. Your student will be notified of their College Counselor assignment in August.
    Christine Kelley (College Counselor; ckelley@aischool.org)
    Stacie LaGrow (College Counselor; slagrow@aischool.org)
    Alice Schaaf (College Counselor; aschaaf@aischool.org)
    Lanie Cox (Personal Counselor; lcox@aischool.org)

    Upper School Principal, Deputy Head of Secondary - Tambi Tyler (ttyler@aischool.org)
     
    Head of Secondary School - Sandy MacKenzie (smackenzie@aischool.org)
     
    Director of Technology - Yolanda Ramirez (yramirez@aischool.org)
     
    IB Middle Years Program Coordinator - Carmen Samanes (csamanes@aischool.org)
     
    IB Diploma Program Coordinator -  Edith Aubin (eaubin@aischool.org)

    GRADES 9 - 10 CLASSES
    On orientation day in August, students receive a copy of their specific schedule with class times and teachers. Please click here to find a copy of the general Secondary School schedule. Notice that each morning begins with a 5 minute advisory session. Next are two academic classes followed by a break. Then two more academic classes are followed by lunch. Finally, two afternoon classes are followed by community time. Community time differs across the days of the week.
     
    Here are the classes that Grades 9 /10 students take:
    1   English or ESOL
    2   French, German, Spanish, or Chinese
    3   Geography/History (taught in English, French, German, or Spanish)
    4   Math
    5   Sciences
    6   Arts (Visual Art, Theatre, Music)
    7   Design (Product and Digital)
    8   PE (including Personal and Social Health Education)
    9   Option: French, German, Spanish, Chinese, ICT, Science Option, Resource, ESOL
     
    SUPPLIES
    You may also access the Secondary School supplies and reading lists below. Scroll down to the ‘Secondary School Supplies and Summer Reading Lists’ section for supplies and assignments.
     
    KEY DATES IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER
    Orientation day for all new students: Monday, August 14, 2017
    Orientation session for new parents: Monday, August 14, 2017
    First day of school: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    US Back to School Night: Thursday, August 24, 2017
    Secondary School Field Trip Week: Monday, August 28, 2017 - Friday, September 1, 2017
  • Welcome from the AIS Parent Organization

    Dear New AIS Families,
     
    On behalf of the Parent Organization (PO) of Atlanta International School (AIS), it is my pleasure to welcome you to our community. As the parent of a student enrolled at AIS, you automatically become a member of the PO and we enthusiastically welcome your energy, ideas, talents, and contributions. The AIS community is a vibrant and multifaceted group comprised of interesting and talented students, parents, faculty, and staff.
     
    The purpose of the PO is to promote AIS through the organized efforts of the parent body and to build a strong sense of community by interacting with each other, the teachers, and leadership of the school. This is achieved through our Culture Clubs, PO Programs, and School Representatives, whose leaders form the PO Council. There are many ways to become involved in the PO, such as volunteering as a school representative, grade parent, or room parent; joining a Culture Club, working with our Ambassador Program; supporting the STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) initiative, Sports or Arts through Boosters, or helping out at one of the many events held throughout the school year. All of the classrooms support cultural and co-curricular events that occur throughout the year, including WorldFest, Asian New Year, the German Christmas Market, and many more. To keep our diverse opportunities occurring we need your valuable volunteer hours. Every volunteer hour makes a difference and helps our community succeed. You can find out more about these groups and the opportunities to become involved by logging in to the AIS web portal and viewing the Parent Organization section. (Please note that our AIS portals will be down the month of July but please feel free to contact me directly if you have questions).
     
    My husband, Clark and I have three children that each began attending AIS in 4K many years ago; Will (class of 2018), John-Gregory or JG (2020) and Virginia (2022). I have been thrilled to serve as a Room Parent, Grade Parent, participate in WorldFest and Sports Boosters, for a majority of my last 13 years here at AIS! I have found the AIS family to be a true global village—supporting one another to serve both our school and each other, while promoting an understanding of our cultural differences. Every hour of service has led me to friendships and experiences that have enriched our family’s life. I encourage each of you to find an area of interest at AIS, and to engage and enrich our amazing community this upcoming school year.
     
    Finally, I hope you have a very enjoyable Summer Break and I look forward to meeting you at some point in the 2017/2018 School Year!
     
    Best Regards,
     
    Kristin Dean
    AIS PO President 2017/18

Primary School Supplies and Summer Reading Lists

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  • Primary School Supply List

    PE Supply List

    • 2 t-shirts
    • 1 shorts
    • 1 hoodie
    • 1 pair of track pants
    PE uniforms can be exchanged Thursday, August 10th from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm, Friday, August 11th in from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm in the SAC Mezzanine or Monday during New Student Orientation. Due to the availability of shirt sizes, shirts will either be gray or white. Both are acceptable for PE.


    ELC Supply List

    ELC


    Grades 1 - 5 Supply List

    *5K will receive a list of supplies on the first day of school, August 15, 2017.

    Grade 1


    Grade 2

    Grade 3

    Grade 4

    Grade 5


  • Primary School Reading List

    Click here to access the Read Mania reading list for Grades 3K - 5. Please use password "readmania".

Secondary School Supplies and Summer Reading Lists

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  • Secondary School Supply List

    Spanish

    • Spanish-English Dictionary

    PE Supply List

    • Two t-shirts
    • One pair of shorts
    • One hoodie
    • One pair of track pants
    PE uniforms can be exchanged Thursday, August 10th from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm, Friday, August 11th in from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm in the SAC Mezzanine or Monday during New Student Orientation. Due to the availability of shirt sizes, shirts will either be gray or white. Both are acceptable for PE.


    Design Supply List

    • No. 2 Pencil
    • Eraser
    • Pencil sharpener
    • Good quality color pencils
    • 12" ruler with cm/mm
    • Compass
    • Black Sharpie, fine
    • Geometry set - compass / set squares / protractor
    • Project Folder - to fit Legal size paper (8.5 in x 14 in) for transporting loose sketches, papers (transparent plastic wallets with elastic fastener or popper)
     

    Grade 9 Supply List

    • 2” inch Binder 
    • Seven 1” inch Binder
    • Six Black/Blue Pens
    • Color Pencil set (erasable set of 12)
    • Four 5‐tab dividers
    • Four 8‐tab dividers
    • Pencil Sharpener
    • Scissors
    • Glue Stick 
    • Three Packs of Lined Paper
    • Three Pocket Folders
    • Highlighters (Yellow)
    • Highlighter set (Multi‐5 pack)
    • Three Mechanical Pencils
    • Two Packs of Graph paper (5x5 grid)
    • Ruler
    • USB Drive
    • Geometry set (compass, ruler, protractor)
    • Graphing Calculator
    • Recommended: TI‐84+SE
     

    Grade 10 Supply List

    • 2” inch Binder 
    • Seven 1” inch Binder
    • Six Black/Blue Pens
    • Color Pencil set (erasable set of 12)
    • Four 5‐tab dividers
    • Four 8‐tab dividers
    • Pencil Sharpener
    • Scissors
    • Glue Stick 
    • Three Packs of Lined Paper
    • Three Pocket Folders
    • Highlighters (Yellow)
    • Highlighter set (Multi‐5 pack)
    • Three Mechanical Pencils
    • Three Packs of Graph paper (5x5 grid)
    • Ruler
    • USB Drive
    • Geometry set (compass, ruler, protractor)
    • Scientific Calculator
    • Recommended: TI‐84+SE

    Grade 11 and 12 Supply List

    • 2” inch Binder 
    • Six 1 1/2” inch Binder
    • Six Black/Blue Pens
    • Color Pencil set (erasable set of 12)
    • Four 5‐tab dividers
    • Four 8‐tab dividers
    • Pencil Sharpener
    • Scissors
    • Glue Stick 
    • Four Packs of Lined Paper
    • Two Pocket Folders
    • Highlighters (Yellow)
    • Highlighter set (Multi‐5 pack)
    • Three Mechanical Pencils
    • Two Packs of Graph paper (5x5 grid)
    • Ruler
    • USB Drive
    • Geometry set (compass, ruler, protractor)
    • Graphing Calculator
    • Recommended: TI‐84+SE
    • History, Economics and Geography Reading List

      History


      Grade 11 History Summer Assignment

      Grade 12 History Summer Assignment



      Economics

      Grade 11

      Register for Actively Learn using the following link. Your class is named "Incoming 11th Grade Economics Students" and your class code is 21b64. Please read the chapter and answer the questions that are embedded in the text.

      Grade 12

      Please see Grade 12 activity instructions here.


      Geography

      Grade 11

      Read the following syllabus in preparation for an exam during the first week. All students should read Paper 1 themes: Freshwater, Geophysical Hazards, Urban Environments and Paper 2 HL/SL Core content. Higher-level students should also read the HL Core Extension content.
    • Chinese Language Reading List

      Chinese Language Acquisition


      Note: All Chinese language students received their Chairman’s Bao username and password at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. If you have forgotten your login, please click the ‘Lost your password?’ link on the Chairman’s Bao website. If you have any follow up questions, please contact your Chinese language teacher Ms. Wu at jwu@aischool.org.

      Entering Course in August 2017

      CSOL 2
      Entering CSOL 2 - Phase 2
       
      1. Please log into your Chairman's Bao account: www.thechairmansbao.com
      2. Please select 5 articles from HSK Level 1-2
      3. Print out the articles
      4. Highlight the words you don’t know and write the translation under them with the help of the in-site dictionary and keyword list
      5. Read along with the audio file 3 times
      6. Save all the words you learned to your word bank, and do the learning games in the TCB Learning Hub.
            Entering Course in August 2017

            CSOL 3
            Entering CSOL - Phase 3

            1. Please log into your Chairman's Bao account: www.thechairmansbao.com
            2. Please select 5 articles from HSK Level 3
            3. Print out the articles
            4. Highlight the words you don’t know and write the translation under them with the help of the in-site dictionary and keyword list
            5. Read along with the audio file 3 times
            6. Save all the words you learned to your word bank, and do the learning games in the TCB Learning Hub.
                    Entering Course in August 2017

                    CSOL 4
                    Entering CSOL - Phase 4

                    1. Please log into your Chairman's Bao account: www.thechairmansbao.com
                    2. Please select 5 articles from HSK Level 4
                    3. Print out the articles
                    4. Highlight the words you don’t know and write the translation under them with the help of the in-site dictionary and keyword list
                    5. Read along with the audio file 3 times
                    6. Save all the words you learned to your word bank, and do the learning games in the TCB Learning Hub. 
                    Entering Course in August 2017

                    CSOL 5
                    Entering CSOL - Phase 5

                    1. Please log into your Chairman's Bao account: www.thechairmansbao.com
                    2. Please select 6 articles from HSK Level 5
                    3. Print out the articles
                    4. Highlight the words you don’t know and write the translation under them with the help of the in-site dictionary and keyword list
                    5. Read along with the audio file 3 times
                    6. Save all the words you learned to your word bank, and do the learning games in the TCB Learning Hub.
                            Entering Course in August 2017

                            CSOL 6
                            Entering CSOL - Phase 6

                            1. Please log into your Chairman's Bao account: www.thechairmansbao.com
                            2. Please select 10 articles from HSK Level 6
                            3. Print out the articles
                            4. Highlight the words you don’t know and write the translation under them with the help of the in-site dictionary and keyword list
                            5. Read along with the audio file 3 times
                            6. Save all the words you learned to your word bank, and do the learning games in the TCB Learning Hub.
                                  1. English Language Reading List

                                    English Language Acquisition (ESOL)

                                    Grade:Students will read, view and experience:
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    Beginner to Intermediate
                                    Entering ESOL – level: Beginner to Intermediate

                                    Students must read:
                                    • Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

                                    Suggested Reading, choose at least one:
                                    • Never Mind!: A Twin Novel by Avi
                                    • Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury
                                    • Smile by Raina Telgemeier
                                    • Blue Jasmine by Kashmira Sheth
                                    • The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy
                                    • Little Cricket by Jackie Brown
                                    • Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac
                                    • Dark Ryder by Liz Brown
                                    • Skate Freak by Lesley Choyce
                                    • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
                                    • Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
                                    • The Report Card by Andrew Clements
                                    • Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    Intermediate - Advanced
                                    Entering ESOL – level Intermediate to Advanced

                                    Students must read:
                                    • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

                                    Suggested Reading
                                    • Code Orange by Caroline Cooney
                                    • Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
                                    • Turn Homeward, Hannalee by Patricia Beatty
                                    • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
                                    • The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye
                                    • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
                                    • The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
                                    • The Tail of Emily Windsnap By Liz Kessler


                                    English Language and Literature


                                    Grade: In order to prepare, students MAY read or view texts based on the topic of the first unit:
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    6 English
                                    6 English Summer Assignments:

                                    Theme: Facing Life’s Challenges

                                    Reading Options:
                                    • S.T.O.R.M.: The Infinity Code by E.L. Young
                                    • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau 
                                    • Where The Fern Red Grows by Wilson Rawls
                                    • The Book of Story Beginnings by Kristin Kladstrup

                                    or any book that addresses the idea of facing a challenge.

                                    Viewing Options:
                                    • Finding Nemo (2003)
                                    • Finding Dory (2016)
                                    • The Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
                                    • The Lion King (1994)
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    7 English
                                    7 English Summer Assignments:

                                    Theme: Imagining a Hopeful Future

                                    Reading Options: Some suggestions 

                                    • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
                                    • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
                                    • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
                                    • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
                                    • The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

                                    or any book that addresses ideas about the future.
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    8 English
                                    8 English Summer Assignments:

                                    Theme: What makes a hero?

                                    Reading Options: 
                                    • Copper Sun by Sharon Draper
                                    • On Two Feet & Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story of Survival by Abbas Kazerooni

                                    Viewing Options:

                                    The Princess Bride (1987)
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    9 English
                                    9 English Summer Assignments:

                                    Theme: Coming of Age

                                    Reading Options: 
                                    • Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody
                                    • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
                                    • Rubyfruit Jungle (mature readers only) by Rita Mae Brown
                                    Viewing Options: 
                                    • The Breakfast Club (1985) 
                                    • Sixteen Candles (1984)
                                    • Boyz n the Hood (1991)



                                    Grade:In order to prepare students MUST read or view texts based on the topic of the first unit:
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    10 English
                                    10 English Summer Assignments:
                                    Individual in Society (Theme)

                                    Read one of the following:
                                    • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
                                    • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
                                    • Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
                                    • Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
                                    • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
                                    • The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent
                                    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
                                    • Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner
                                    • The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
                                    • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
                                    • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
                                    • The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
                                    • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

                                    Students must watch TWO of the following films

                                    List One - choose one

                                    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
                                    It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
                                    Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
                                    A Place in the Sun (1951)
                                    On the Waterfront (1954)
                                    Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
                                    All the President’s Men (1976)
                                    Network* (1976)
                                    Norma Rae (1979)


                                    List Two - choose one

                                    The Color Purple (1985)
                                    Wall Street* (1987)
                                    Mississippi Burning* (1988)
                                    Glory* (1989)
                                    Roger & Me (1989)
                                    JFK* (1991)
                                    Schindler’s List* (1993)
                                    Erin Brockovich* (2000)
                                    Good Night and Good Luck (2005)
                                    Frost/Nixon* (2008)
                                    W. (2008)
                                    The Help (2011)
                                    Lincoln (2012)

                                    *These films are rated R. You must have parent consent before watching.
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    11 English L/L
                                    11 English Language and Literature Summer Assignments:

                                    Reading Assignment:

                                    Students must read the following novel:

                                    Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

                                    And ONE of the following texts:
                                    • Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez
                                    • Fives and Twenty-fives by Michael Pitre
                                    • The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
                                    • Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language by Eva Hoffman
                                    • The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
                                    • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
                                    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
                                    • The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got that Way by Bill Bryson
                                    • Words, Words, Words by David Crystal

                                    Viewing Assignment:

                                    Students must watch two of the following films:

                                    Syriana* (2005)
                                    The Hours (2002)
                                    Adaptation* (2002)
                                    Babel* (2006)
                                    Il Postino: The Postman (1994)
                                    Barton Fink* (1991)
                                    The Miracle Worker (1962)
                                    Children of a Lesser God* (1986)
                                    Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
                                    The King’s Speech* (2010)
                                    Nell (1994)
                                    Dances with Wolves (1990)
                                    L’Auberge Espagnole* (2002)
                                    Do the Right Thing* (1989)
                                    Lost in Translation* (2003)
                                    L’Enfant Sauvage (The Wild Child) (1970)
                                    Broadcast News* (1987)
                                    The Whole Wide World (1996)
                                    Night on Earth* (1991)
                                    Billy Elliot* (2000)
                                    Pleasantville (1998)

                                    *These films are rated R. You must have parent consent before watching them.
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    11 English Lit
                                    11 English Literature Summer Assignments:

                                    Will read:
                                    • Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman (HL and SL)
                                    • Antigone by Sophocles (HL and SL)
                                    • The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (HL only)
                                  2. French Language Reading List

                                    French Language Acquisition

                                    Grade:Students Will Read:
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    FSOL 2
                                    FSOL 2 Summer Reading

                                    Students must read:

                                    Ray, Blaine. Fama va en Californie
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    FSOL 3
                                    FSOL 3 Summer Reading

                                    Students must read:

                                    Turner Ray, Lisa. Le voyage perdu
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    FSOL 4
                                    FSOL 4 Summer Reading

                                    Students must read:

                                    Reine, Mimran. L’inondation
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    FSOL 5/6
                                    FSOL5/6 Summer Reading

                                    Students must read:

                                    Reine, Mimran. L’arbre et les lycéens


                                    French Language and Literature

                                    Grade:Students Will Read:
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    6 French
                                    French 6 Summer Assignments:

                                    Thème: Comment est-ce qu’on s’adapte au changement?/Theme: How do we adapt to change?

                                    Reading Assignment:
                                    All students must read the following:
                                    • Morgenstern, Susie. Lettres d’amour de O à 10
                                    Suggested movies:
                                    • Princes et Princesses (2000)
                                    • Les contes de la nuit (2011)
                                    • Kirikou et la sorcière (1998)
                                    • Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages (2005)
                                    • Le Petit Nicolas (2009)
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    7 French
                                    French 7 Summer Assignments:

                                    Thème: Comment pouvons-nous bien communiquer avec les autres?/Theme: How can we communicate well with others?
                                     
                                    Reading Assignment:
                                    All students must read the following:
                                    • Hassan,Yäel. De Sacha à Macha

                                    Suggested movies:
                                    • L’enfant lion (1993)
                                    • Azur et Asmar (2006)
                                    • La Guerre des boutons (2011)
                                    • Minuscule: la vallée des fourmis perdues (2013)
                                    • Belle et Sébastien (2013)
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    8 French
                                    French 8 Summer Assignments:

                                    Thème: Comment créer un monde de fiction?/Theme: How can one create a world of fiction?

                                    Reading Assignment:

                                    All students must read the following:

                                    Hélène, Montardre, L'Agenda

                                    Suggested movies:
                                    • Les Aventures Extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-sec, (2010)
                                    • Le Grimoire d’Arkandias, (2014)
                                    • Un Monstre à Paris, (2011)
                                    • Les Enfants de la Pluie, (2003)
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    9 French
                                    French 9 Summer Assignments:

                                    Thème: Comment la création artistique peut-elle nous sensibiliser à l’injustice?/Theme: How can art make us more aware of injustice?


                                    Reading Assignment:

                                    All students must read the following:
                                    • Le combat d'hiver by Jean-Claude Mourlevat.

                                    Suggested movies:
                                    • Vipère au Poing (2004)
                                    • La Rue case-nègres (1983)
                                    • Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)
                                    • Les Triplettes de Belleville (2003)
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    10 French
                                    French 10 Summer Assignments:

                                    Thème: Que signifie « être libre »?/Theme: What does it mean to be free?
                                     
                                    Students must read:
                                    • Romain, Gary. La Vie Devant Soi

                                    Suggested movies:
                                    • Les 400 Coups (1959)
                                    • Le Goût des Autres (2000)
                                    • Un Secret (2008)
                                    • Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (2001)
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    11 French L/L
                                    11 French Language and Literature

                                    Students must read:

                                    Guène, Faïza. Kiffe Kiffe Demain

                                    Suggested movies on the topic: language and identity:

                                    • Ce qu’il faut pour vivre (2008)
                                    • L’Esquive (2003)
                                  3. German Language Reading List

                                    German Language Acquisition - GSOL

                                    Grade:Students Will Read:
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    GSOL 3
                                    GSOL 3 Summer Assignments:

                                    Assignment:

                                    Students must read AND complete the exercises

                                    Andrea Ruhlig: Der stille Tod: Compact Lernkrimi. Deutsch als Fremdsprache (DaF)
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    GSOL 4
                                    GSOL 4 Summer Assignments:

                                    Assignment:

                                    Students must read AND complete the exercises

                                    Andrea Ruhlig: Der stille Tod: Compact Lernkrimi. Deutsch als Fremdsprache (DaF)
                                    
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    GSOL 5
                                    GSOL 5 Summer Assignments:

                                    Assignment:

                                    Students must read AND complete the exercises

                                    Cinzia Medaglia: Kurzgeschichten
                                    (Reihe: Literatur Aktiv/ CIDEB Verlag)
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    GSOL 6
                                    GSOL 6 Summer Assignments:

                                    Assignment:

                                    Students must read AND complete the exercises

                                    Cinzia Medaglia: Kurzgeschichten
                                    (Reihe: Literatur Aktiv/ CIDEB Verlag)
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    11 German B
                                    11 German B Summer Assignments:

                                    Assignment:

                                    Students must read:

                                    Rahlens, Holly-Jane. Mauerblümchen

                                    Writing Assignment:

                                    Underline and look up the words that you need to understand the plot. Write a short summary (3-5 sentences) in German about each chapter. These summaries are a preparation for a writing assignment once you return to school in August.


                                    German Language and Literature

                                    Grade:
                                    Students Will Read:
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    6 German
                                    German 6 Summer Assignments:

                                    Thema: Wie werden Gemein schaften geschaffen?/Theme: How do we organize ourselves as a community?

                                    „Es muss doch eine Lösung geben, dachte Ben und spürte, dass sie wieder da war, die Verantwortung, die er aufgrund seines Computerwissens für alle trug.“ (Zitat aus: Level 4-die Stadt der Kinder)

                                    Reading Assignment  -  Students must read:

                                    Schlüter, Andreas. Level 4 – die Stadt der Kinder

                                    Students may also (but are not required) to read any of these thematically connected texts:

                                    • Funke, Cornelia. Hände weg von Mississippi
                                    • Hohlbein, Wolfgang. Norg im verbotenen Land
                                    • Sörlle, Steinar. Die Nacht, als keiner schlief
                                    • Schulz, Hermann. Mandela und Nelson. Das Länderspiel.
                                    • Pohl, Peter. Anton, ich mag dich
                                     
                                    After you return to school in August, you will have a writing assignment on these required texts. The primary focus of this assignment will be your own informed and thoughtful take on the question, “Would you like to be part of the communities you read about in your books? Which people in your book would make your life easier or more difficult?” To prepare for this assignment, you will need to read with this question in mind. Annotate the books for examples, passages, and quotes that seem to address the topic.

                                    Zu Begin des Schuljahres im August kannst du einen Schreibauftrag zu den Pflichtlektüren erwarten, der sich im weitesten Sinne mit der Frage beschäftigen wird: „Wärst du gern ein Teil der Gemeinschaft, die in den Büchern dargestellt wird? Welche Personen in den Büchern würden dir das Leben einfacher oder schwerer machen?“ Um das Thema ausführlich und gründlich bearbeiten zu können solltest du dich beim Lesen durch diese Frage leiten lassen und wichtige Beispiele, Abschnitte und Zitate markieren.
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    7 German
                                    German 7 Summer Assignments:

                                    Thema: Was ist ein wirklicher Held?/Theme: What makes a hero?

                                    “Ein Held ist einer, der tut, was er kann. Die anderen tun das nicht.“ —Romain Rolland (1866-1944)
                                     
                                    Reading Assignment  - Students must read:

                                    Funke, Cornelia. Der Herr der Diebe

                                    Students may also (but are not required) to read any of these thematically connected texts:

                                     
                                    Hörbuch/Audiobook:

                                    • Eschbach, Andreas. Das Marsprojekt - Das ferne Leuchten (Band 1)
                                    • Terhart, Franjo. Das Megaspiel
                                    • Dragt, TonkeDer Brief für den König
                                     
                                    After you return to school in August, you will have a writing assignment on these required texts. The primary focus of this assignment will be your own informed and thoughtful take on the question, “Are the characters in the novels truly heroic?” To prepare for this assignment, you will need to read with this question in mind. Annotate the books for examples, passages, and quotes that seem to address the topic.

                                    Zu Beginn des Schuljahres im August kannst du einen Schreibauftrag zu den Pflichtlektüren erwarten, der sich im weitesten Sinne mit der Frage beschäftigen wird: „Sind die Charaktere im Buch wirkliche Helden?“ Um das Thema umfassend und fundiert bearbeiten zu können solltest du dich beim Lesen durch diese Frage leiten lassen und relevante Beispiele, Abschnitte und Zitate markieren und annotieren.
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    8 German
                                    German 8 Summer Assignments:

                                    Thema: Unsere Phantasie gibt uns die Möglichkeit Welten zu erschaffen – hat das Vor-und Nachteile?/Theme: What are the joys and dangers of creating worlds?

                                    “Phantasie-Eine wunderbare Eigenschaft, aber man muss sie im Zaum halten.“ —Erich Kästner (1899-1974)
                                     
                                    Reading Assignment:

                                    Students must read:

                                    Führmann, Franz. Das Nibelungenlied

                                    Students may also (but are not required to) read any of these thematically connected texts:

                                    • Pausewang, Gudrun. Die Wolke
                                    • Gaarder, Jostein. Das Kartengeheimnis
                                    • Hohlbein, Wolfgang und Heike. Dreizehn
                                    • Abedi, Isabel. Whisper
                                    • Isau, Ralf. Die geheime Bibliothek des Thaddäus Tillmann Trutz
                                    • Theisen, Manfred. Der König der Welt: Sternstunden der Geschichte

                                    After you return to school in August, you will have a writing assignment on these required texts. The primary focus of this assignment will be your own informed and thoughtful take on the question, “Which worlds are created in these books, and what positive or negative impact do they have on the characters?” To prepare for this assignment, you will need to read with this question in mind. Annotate the books for examples, passages, and quotes that seem to address the topic.

                                    Zu Begin des Schuljahres im August kannst du einen Schreibauftrag zu den Pflichtlektüren erwarten, der sich im weitesten Sinne mit der Frage beschäftigen wird: „Welche Welten werden in diesen Büchern geschaffen und welchen guten oder schlechten Einfluss haben sie auf die Charaktere?“ Um das Thema umfassend und fundiert bearbeiten zu können solltest du dich beim Lesen durch diese Frage leiten lassen und relevante Beispiele, Abschnitte und Zitate markieren und annotieren.
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    9 German
                                    German 9 Summer Assignments:
                                     
                                    Thema: Wie entsteht die “Außenseiterrolle” – wie kann man damit umgehen?/Theme: Who assigns the role of “outcast” in a society and how do outsiders cope with this role?

                                    “Am interessantesten ist die Innenseite der Außenseiter“ – Jean Genet (1910-1986)

                                    Reading Assignment  -  Students must read:

                                    Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank

                                    Students may also (but are not required to) read any of these thematically connected texts:

                                    • Kerner, Charlotte. Blueprint
                                    • Lebert, Benjamin. Crazy
                                    • Chidolue, Dagmar. Lady Punk
                                    • Herrndorf, Wolfgang. Tschick
                                    • Steinhöfel, Andreas. Defender (Nominierung dt. Jugendliteraturpreis 2002)
                                    • Abedi, Isabel. Isola
                                    • Rauprich, Nina. Das Mädchen unter der Brücke
                                    • Herman-Friede, Eugen. Abgetaucht! Als U-Boot im Widerstand
                                    After you return to school in August, you will have a writing assignment on these required texts. The primary focus of this assignment will be your own informed and thoughtful take on the question, “What makes these characters outcasts and how do they cope?” To prepare for this assignment, you will need to read with this question in mind. Annotate the books for examples, passages, and quotes that seem to address the topic.

                                    Zu Beginn des Schuljahres im August kannst du einen Schreibauftrag zu den Pflichtlektüren erwarten, der sich im weitesten Sinne mit der Frage beschäftigen wird: „Was macht diese Charaktere zu Außenseitern und wie gehen sie damit um?“ Um das Thema umfassend und fundiert bearbeiten zu können solltest du dich beim Lesen durch diese Frage leiten lassen und relevante Beispiele, Abschnitte und Zitate markieren und annotieren.
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    10 German
                                    German 10 Summer Assignments: 

                                    Thema: Wie verändert die Begegnung mit Gewalt ein junges Leben?/Theme: How does the experience of violence influence the experience of youth?

                                    „Gewalt ist Analphabetentum der Seele.“ (Rita Süssmuth)

                                    Reading Assignment

                                    Students must read:

                                    Guillou, Jan: Evil Das Böse

                                    Students may also (but are not required to) read any of these thematically connected texts:

                                    • Andersch, Alfred. Der Vater eines Mörders: Eine Schulgeschichte
                                    • Apitz, Bruno. Nackt unter Wölfen
                                    • F, Christiane. Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo
                                    • Mankell, Henning. Die weiße Löwin
                                    • Poppe, Grit. Weggesperrt
                                    • Steinhöfel, Andreas. Die Mitte der Welt
                                    • Uhlman, Fred. Der wiedergefundene Freund
                                    • Zenatti, Valerie. Leihst du mir deinen Blick
                                     
                                    After you return to school in August, you will have a writing assignment on these required texts. The primary focus of this assignment will be your own informed and thoughtful take on a question such as, “How is the characters’ life affected by the experience of violence?” To prepare for this assignment, you will need to read with this question in mind. Annotate the books for examples, passages, and quotes that seem to address the topic.

                                    Zu Begin des Schuljahres im August wirst du einen Auftrag zu den Pflichtlektüren bearbeiten, der sich im weitesten Sinne mit der Frage „Wie beeinflusst Gewalterfahrung das Leben von Menschen?“ beschäftigen wird. Um das Thema umfassend und fundiert erörtern zu können solltest du dich beim Lesen durch diese Frage leiten lassen und relevante Beispiele, Abschnitte und Zitate markieren und annotieren.
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    11 German L/L
                                    German A: Language & Literature Summer Assignments

                                    Reading Assignment

                                    Students must read:

                                    Brussig, Thomas. Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee

                                    and ONE of the following:
                                    • Sick, Bastin. Der Dativ ist dem Genitiv sein Tod
                                    • Deutscher, Guy. Du Jane, ich Goethe: Eine Geschichte der Sprache
                                    • Akbas, Melda. So wie ich will
                                    • Wolfgang von Goethe, Johann. Die Leiden des jungen Werther
                                    • Hesse, Hermann. Der Steppenwolf
                                    • Hesse, Hermann. Siddharta
                                    • Kafka, Franz. Die Verwandlung
                                    • Frisch, Max. Homo Faber
                                  4. Spanish Language Reading List

                                    Spanish Language Acquisition

                                    Grade:Students Will Read:
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    SSOL 2
                                    SSOL 2 Summer Assignments:

                                    Students must read one of the following books (but may read more than one):
                                    • Sancho, Elvira and Surís, Jordi.  Perdidos en el camino del Inca. 
                                    • Sancho, Elvira and Surís, Jordi. Persecución en Madrid.
                                    • Sancho, Elvira and Surís, Jordi.  Misterio en las Alpujarras.
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    SSOL 3
                                    SSOL 3 Summer Assignments:

                                    Students must find 3 blogs or websites in Spanish:
                                    • One website or blog about a country (any country in the world, Spanish speaking or not) that they would like to visit at some point in their lives
                                    • One website or blog about a place they consider beautiful (this can be any place, a country, a building, a kind of landscape)
                                    • One website or blog about a place that they consider a healthy place (again, this can be any place).

                                    Students must read the information in each of the websites/blogs selected (without the intention of understanding every single word) and select 1 paragraph or 3 different sentences in different paragraphs that they think are important ideas in that website/blog.

                                    Students must also select a picture from the website or blog.

                                    Students must create a Google doc with:
                                    1. The pictures
                                    2. The paragraphs or sentences
                                    3. The bibliographical reference to the websites/blogs

                                    Be ready to share in August!
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    SSOL 4
                                    SSOL 4 Summer Assignments:

                                    Students must collect and read three different types of texts (articles, news, cartoons, advertisements, graphs, etc.) on the same topic but different perspectives, related to global issues/current events. The topic should reflect the interest of the student. Examples of topics are environmental issues, political conflict, business, economy, immigration, and health.

                                    Students should use Spanish sources. Students need to closely read and understand the articles. They should work on vocabulary and further research the topic, if necessary.  Be ready to write in class about the three texts in August!
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    SSOL 5
                                    SSOL 5 Summer Assignments:

                                    Students should choose a Spanish-speaking country and find two resources about the variety of Spanish spoken in that country. This is in relation to their Linguistic Diversity unit:
                                    • One resource should be a written and visual text (article, blog, etc.) about the characteristics of the variety of Spanish in the country they chose. The length of the text should be 900-1000 words. The text must contain images related to the topic. Students need to read and understand the text.
                                    • Another resource should be a spoken and visual text (video with Spanish being spoken, or sung) 2-5 minutes long. The video must be an example of the variety spoken in the country students chose. Students need to view and understand the text.
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    SSOL 6
                                    SSOL 6 Summer Assignments:

                                    Students should choose a Spanish-speaking country and find two resources about the variety of Spanish spoken in that country. This is in relation to their Linguistic Diversity unit:
                                    • One resource should be a written and visual text (article, blog, etc.) about the characteristics of the variety of Spanish in the country they chose. The length of the text should be 1300-1500 words. The text must contain images related to the topic. Students need to read and understand the text.
                                    • Another resource should be a spoken and visual text (video with Spanish being spoken, or sung) 2-5 minutes long. The video must be an example of the variety spoken in the country students chose. Students need to view and understand the text.
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    11 Spanish B
                                    11 Spanish B  Summer Assignments:

                                    Students must read:
                                    Esteban Sánchez, Dunia.  Viaje de ida.
                                     
                                    Assignment:

                                    Students should read the required text and

                                    1. Look for two different pictures related to the topic: Immigration. One of the pictures should show a positive look at Immigration and the other one should show the negative aspects of Immigration.
                                      1. For each picture, students have to answer these questions:
                                        • What do you see?
                                        • What do you think?
                                        • What do you wonder?
                                                Write a minimum of 150 words for each picture.

                                    2. Create a collage with the headings from different newspapers or online articles (in Spanish) where the topic is Immigration.

                                    3. Find a song in Spanish related to the topic of Immigration.

                                    Spanish Language and Literature

                                    Grade:Students Will Read:
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    6 Spanish
                                    6 Spanish Summer Assignments:

                                    Students must read:

                                    Heredia, María Fernanda. Cupido es un murciélago

                                    Writing Assignment:

                                    After you return to school in August, you will have a writing assignment on the required text. The primary focus of the assignment will be your own informed and thoughtful take on the question, “How do new experiences in everyday life shape your way of thinking?” Also, you will have to describe and analyze characters, and make connections between their experiences and yours.

                                    Tarea escrita:

                                    Una vez de regreso en agosto, tendrás que realizar una tarea escrita en clase relacionada con el texto requerido. El propósito de esta tarea es, usando lo aprendido en la lectura, reflexionar sobre la pregunta: ¿Cómo cambian nuestra forma de pensar las experiencias nuevas en la vida diaria? Asimismo, tendrás que describir y analizar los personajes, y establecer conexiones entre las experiencias de ellos y las tuyas.
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    7 Spanish
                                    7 Spanish Summer Assignments:

                                    Students must read:

                                    Gallego García, Laura. Crónicas de la Torre IV. Fenris, El Elfo

                                    Writing Assignment:

                                    After you return to school in August, you will have a writing assignment on the required text. The primary focus of this assignment will be your own informed and thoughtful take on the question, “How do individuals adapt to their circumstances?”. To prepare for this assignment, you will need to read with this question in mind. Annotate the books for examples, passages, and quotes that seem to address the topic.

                                    Tarea escrita:

                                    Cuando regreses a la escuela en agosto tendrás que desarrollar un trabajo escrito sobre Fenris, El Elfo. El enfoque estará basado en tu comprensión y respuesta a la pregunta: ¿Cómo los individuos se adaptan a sus circunstancias? Para prepararte para esta asignación, necesitarás leer teniendo esta pregunta presente a lo largo de la lectura. Toma notas, a medida que leas, en las que incluyas pasajes o frases que te permitan reflexionar sobre la pregunta.
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    8 Spanish
                                    8 Spanish Summer Assignments:

                                    Students must read:

                                    Allende, Isabel. La Ciudad de las Bestias

                                    Writing Assignment:

                                    After you return to school in August, you will have a writing assignment on the required text. The primary focus of this assignment will be your own informed and thoughtful take on the question, “How can we tell the difference between fantasy and reality?”. To prepare for this assignment, you will need to read with this question in mind. Annotate the books for examples, passages, and quotes that seem to address the topic.

                                    You will need to bring an image that portrays the main theme of the novel read during summer.

                                    Tarea escrita:

                                    Cuando regreses a la escuela en agosto tendrás que desarrollar un trabajo escrito sobre La ciudad de las bestias. El enfoque estará basado en tu comprensión y respuesta a la pregunta: ¿Cómo podemos diferenciar la realidad de la fantasía? Para prepararte para esta asignación, necesitarás leer teniendo esta pregunta presente a lo largo de la lectura. Toma notas, a medida que leas, en las que incluyas pasajes o frases que te permitan reflexionar sobre la pregunta.
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    9 Spanish
                                    9 Spanish Summer Assignments:

                                    Students must read:

                                    Riordan, James. Jasón y los Argonautas.

                                    Writing Assignment:

                                    After you return to school in August, you will have to create a comic about Jasón y los argonautas. Be ready to write an in-class essay reflecting upon the guiding question “How do human beings deal with adverse circumstances?”

                                    Tarea escrita:

                                    Cuando regreses en agosto, tendrás que crear una tira cómica sobre Jasón y los argonautas. Prepárate para escribir una explicación en clase en la que reflexiones sobre la pregunta “¿Cómo los seres humanos se enfrentan a situaciones adversas?
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    10 Spanish
                                    10 Spanish Summer Assignments:

                                    Students must read:

                                    Oro Pradera, Begoña. Pomelo y Limón.
                                     
                                    Writing Assignment:

                                    After your return to school in August, you will have a task related to a secondary character from the required text. To prepare for this assignment annotate the book for examples, quotes related to physical and psychological traits of a secondary character of your choice.  Include important quotes of what the character thinks/says about him/herself and about what other characters say about him/her. Think about the motives the character has to act they way s/he does.  When reading bear in mind the question "How can I relate to changing characters?" and identify changes in the character chosen.

                                    Tarea escrita:

                                    Cuando regreses a la escuela en agosto, tendrás una asignación relacionada con un personaje secundario de Pomelo y limón. Para prepararte para esta asignación, toma nota de ejemplos, citas en el libro que se relacionen con características físicas y no físicas del personaje seleccionado.  Incluye citas importantes sobre lo que el personaje dice/piensa sobre sí mismo y sobre lo que otros piensan de él/ella. Piensa en la motivación que tiene el personaje para actuar de la forma que actúa.  Al leer, piensa en la pregunta: "¿Cómo me puedo relacionar con un personaje que cambia?" e identifica cambios en el personaje seleccionado.
                                    Entering Course in August 2017

                                    11 Spanish L/L
                                    11 Spanish Language and Literature Summer Assignments:

                                    Students must read:

                                    García Márquez, Gabriel. Crónica de una muerte anunciada.

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