Wed, Oct. 7, 2015
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Upcoming Events

Thursday, Oct. 1:
 Head of School AST Community Coffee 8:00-9:00am
Friday, Oct. 2 :
 ½ Day for Students – Teacher Professional Development Thursday, Oct. 15: National Holiday - 1st Moharram 1437 - No school

* Head of School Community Coffee will occur weekly throughout the year. Parents are encouraged to come and share their thoughts, ask questions, and connect with other parents. Once each month there will be a presentation.

AST welcomes four new American teachers to the team

This year we welcome four new teachers from the United States.

·         Grade two – Annette Hynes. Ms. Hynes joins us most recently from Colorado, prior to which she spent four years at the Mont Kiara School in Malaysia. With an MA and many years experience as teacher, Literacy Coach, and ELL instructor, she brings a depth of knowledge to her classroom practice.

·         Grade three  - Carrie Rohrer. Ms. Rohrer joins us from a year of travel, during which she realized she wants to continue to live overseas.  With nine years in Elementary classrooms, she brings a wealth of strategies and experience to her teaching.

·         Secondary Language Arts and Drama – Rebecca Zwisler. Ms. Zwiseler joins us from Arlington, Virginia. With an MA, and experience in both Language Arts instruction and Drama, we look forward to the rebirth of the AST Dramatic Society.

·         Secondary Mathematics and Science – Shiloh Powers. Ms. Powers comes to us from a project-based learning school in Oregon. With degrees in Math, Spanish, and Curriculum, Ms. Powers employs highly interactive strategies, integrating math and science learning.

We extend a warm welcome to these newest members of the AST Community.


Fundraiser for AST Arts a Huge Success

The weekend of August 21-22 saw a fun-packed series of events for theater enthusiasts. Madison Cox organized a fundraiser to benefit the arts at AST, as well as for the American legation, and the Memoires d’Avenir Cooperative. The main event was a reading at the Villa Leon L’Africain of Suddenly Last Summer directed by Rob Ashford (Director of the recent remake of the movie Cinderella), and a cast of Broadway actors/actresses including Ruth Wilson, Linda Lavin and Tom Bateman, who brought the concept of a play reading to new heights. 

The two other signature events were an evening reception at the American Legation, and a picnic lunch at the McBey Sea House, a special location bequeathed to AST by Margaret McBey.