Otherworldly Learning: ASU students Skype with U.S. students to discuss Mongolian History

Technology connected ASU with Fountain Valley School (Colorado Springs, CO, USA) last week as students from the other side of the world reached out to educate and share stories.
On a Tuesday evening in the Fountain Valley School of Colorado Hawley Library, World Societies students gathered to place a Skype call with a classroom in Mongolia. They connected with former FVS faculty Heather Caveney, who now teaches at the American School in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The World Societies classes, taught by Jed Haupt and Penny Steele, had just wrapped up a unit on Genghis Khan and the effects and contributions of the Mongolian Empire.
On the nighttime Skype call, FVS students were greeted by their Mongolian peers waving in their blue school uniforms with sunshine lighting up their whiteboard. It was a surreal reality that modern technology presented.”
Please click here to read the complete article written by FVS History Faculty Penny Steele.
Congratulations to Annabelle (Grade 7) for winning the Turkish Ambassador’s Special Award for Essay writing for her work entitled “The World I Dream Of”. Annabelle was presented with her award last night at a reception at the Turkish Ambassador’s residence by His Excellency Mr М. Ahmet Yazal,  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Mongolia, his spouse Mrs  Zeynep Yazal and the Honorable J.Batsuuri  Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Technology in Mongolia. Well done!

ES students prove that ASU’s Got Talent during annual show

Students from grades 1 to 5 proved that ASU’s Got Talent during the annual competition in March. Acts included singing and dancing, as well as playing musical instruments. The event was the culmination of months of practice, and while some students might have had to overcome a little stage fright, they all gave a great effort and provided a wonderful variety of performances.

ASU Elementary School celebrated International Day

We celebrated our International Day event on February 23, with booths from dozens of different countries that offered food, artifacts and information. The event is held annually in conjunction with the Tsagaan Sar holiday. It originally featured Mongolian culture but later expanded to highlight the multicultural nature of our school community. Students, staff and parents hosted and visited different tables during the morning celebration, and in the afternoon, we were treated to the annual performance from our sister school, School 60.

Congratulations to our Principal Dr Kate Sutton Jones on being elected to serve on the Board of the Association of Chinese and Mongolian Schools (ACAMIS) this past weekend in Nanjing,  China. ACAMIS has a membership of over 70 schools ranging in size from less than 300 pupils to over 2,500 in Mongolia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. In addition to connections for students through sports tournaments and cultural events, ACAMIS also helps school staff through professional development programs and networking opportunities.


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