Saturday, 17 September 2011
Greetings Upper School Parents:
It was great to see so many parents at upper school PIN on Wednesday. The evening had a delightfully positive feel and there was good flow between classes. I enjoyed greeting and speaking with folks in the hallways between classes, confirming our solid beginning to this academic year.
The Chilean flag, now flying as you enter campus, indicates the safe arrival of our 8 Chilean exchange students from the Thomas Jefferson School in Concepcion. They were greeted at the airport Saturday morning by their MVS host siblings and parents, and then will be welcomed to the upper school community on Monday during Morning Announcements.
And speaking of Monday morning, renowned author Richard Bausch will be on campus as part of the MVS Visiting Author Series. Mr. Bausch will speak with and take questions from upper school students and faculty members during 1st period in the Truslow Commons. He will then visit English classes throughout the morning. Among other awards, Mr. Bausch is the 2009 fiction winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.
Wednesday, 21 September is International Day of Peace. In honor of this event, the MVS Amnesty International chapter will show Jeremy Gilley's TED Talk during Morning Announcements. The link to the TED Talk is included on my mid-September “Articles of Interest,” which is posted on my MVS Blog.
Friday, 23 September marks the mid-term of Fall Trimester. Teachers will compose comments and compute estimated grades and work habit/effort marks for all students. Mid-terms will then be reviewed by students during Advisory on Friday, 30 September, then will be “sent live” via MyBackpack that afternoon. I will send you an e.mail confirmation once they are available.
Program descriptions, deadlines, and forms for MVS Immersion 2012 are now available on the MVS web.
Following over a year’s worth of preparation and anticipation, Sunday thru Wednesday, 2-5 October, MVS will host a group of educators as our accreditation team from the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS) visits campus.
Please refer to my MVS Blog [http://wagnersmvsblog.blogspot.com/] for copies of all letters and reminders sent from my office. I welcome your comments, suggestions, and feedback.
With sincere regards,
Head of Upper School