On Saturday, April 15, DAIS took eleven track members to a meet at QSI. Many students tried out new events even though they only had two practices prior to the meet. We treated it like a pre-assessment to see how far we grow until the next track meet in May. Though we were small in number and battled the wind all day, we came back victorious. Our team collected a total of 29 medals (check out the listing below for medal placements and pictures).
Over 12 Division
3rd Place in 400m
2nd Place in 200m
3rd Place in Long Jump, 4×400 Team Relay, & 4×100 Team Relay
2nd Place in 1600m
3rd Place in 4×100 Team Relay & 4×400 Team Relay
2nd Place in 400m
3rd Place in Shot Put
3rd Place in 800m
1st Place in 100m
2nd Place in Long Jump
3rd Place in 4×100 Team Relay, 4×400 Team Relay, & Shot Put
From April 17th to April 28th DAIS students are scheduled to take tests called Measures of Academic Progress™ (MAP). We give students MAP tests in September to determine their initial instructional level and again in April/May to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Reading, Language Usage, Math and Science. Your child will take the tests on a computer.
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to the level appropriate for your child’s learning.
As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. For about 40-60 minutes each day for 2-5 days, the Kindergarten to Grade Eight students will either go to the computer lab for testing or write the test on their laptop. This testing is done in the morning so that students are full of energy.
Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth; this will be followed-up by a parent presentation explaining how to interpret the data provided, this presentation will also share with you the school wide test results.
We are excited to be gathering our second set of data this year. These tests, along with other teacher created assessments allow us to individualize your child’s learning program.
Plenty of rest and a good breakfast will help to set your child up for success when writing the MAP tests. No homework will be assigned to your child the night before a MAP test, thereby allowing them extra time for outdoor play.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Dostyk American International School
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This Thursday, our middle school students will be leaving for their first ever GIN Conference, hosted by Hong Kong Academy. Global Issues Network(GIN) is a network of over 500 international schools working to empower youths to collaborate and take action in addressing global issues. Regional conferences are held annually by different host schools, and the conferences are usually student-led and student-organized.
This 2017 GIN Conference offers our students opportunities to participate in interactive workshops, share their passion, learn from others, and visit some of the local projects. Topics range from conservation of wetlands to organic farming to marine plastic pollution. The two-day conference promises to be packed with stimulating experiences.
Our middle school students will also enjoy the best of what Hong Kong has to offer. Highlights include a food tour, temple visits, science museum, the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, and the famous harbor cruise.
The 2017 edition of the DAIS Science Fair was a tremendous success. The DAIS staff would like to congratulate all students from Pre-K to Grade 8 who participated in the event. The winning projects from the Middle School will now compete in the Virtual Round of the NESA Virtual Science Fair competition. We wish Atilla, Whit, Holly, Cassidy and Tanysha luck as their projects will now compete against the Virtual Qualifiers from other international schools around the globe. Of these, only 5 projects will be selected to compete in the Champions League. We wish them and their projects the best.