On May 18th 2016, we were honored to host a visit from His Excellency Murat Karagöz, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Mongolia and Ms Hilal İzci, Third Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Mongolia. After touring around the Elementary and Secondary School campuses, the Ambassador spoke to an assembly of Middle and High school students during which he shared stories from his life, the country of Turkey, his international career as a diplomat and experiences he has had as part of his current posting in Mongolia. Mr Karagöz was particularly pleased to meet an ASU student who shares his given name. The Ambassador was also gracious enough to conduct the Induction Ceremony for the newly elected High School Student Council (2016 – 2017).
ASU celebrated their sixth annual recycled fashion show last month, in honor of Earth Day, on April 22. This year the theme was “Welcome to the Jungle,” and students were inspired by the birds, beasts, and plants of the rainforest. They created outfits using recycled materials such as plastic bags, cardboard, scrap paper, and more.
This year Maa and Amar were our emcees, and introduced all of the participants as well as some musical entertainment. Junk 2 Funk ensembles were created by sixth graders in music who made musical instruments of different families with recyclable materials. ASU’s A Capella group also graced us with an amazing performance of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”
Dr. Sutton-Jones, Ms. Effa, and 2015 ASU alumni and previous fashion show winner Bolor judged the contestants in the three categories – Use of Materials, Wearability, and Craftsmanship. The winners this year were Connie, Munkule, Azzaya, and Misheel D in the junior category and Lomax, Bilguudei, Ulsa, and Orgil in the senior category for Best Use of Materials. In Craftsmanship, Manal, Anar, and Sung-Kyul won in the junior category, while Itgel, Unurjargal, and Yalguunaa took the senior prize. Finally, Uugii, Sodo, Pera, and Amarlin were the junior winners for Wearability with Ha-Jung and Ye-Seul winning the senior award in the same category.
It was a very exciting competition, including a fifth grade entry and contestants from the English School of Mongolia for the first time. Many thanks go to all the students for all their hard work, as well as the emcees, judges, and everyone else who helped to make it happen!
At 5.30 pm on Wednesday May 25th, 2016 ASU will hold our last Parent Teacher Group (PTG) meeting of the academic year. The speaker at this meeting will be the Executive Director of AFA Academy Sh. Amar Tuvshin. He will speak on aspects of Human Development with a particular emphasis on how to deal with children, teenagers and youth in an increasingly global world. The presentation will be in Mongolian with simultaneous translation into English.
This meeting is highly recommended for all parents with children in Grades Pre-K to 12. The meeting will be held in the Secondary School Auditorium and you are all strongly encouraged to attend. See you there!
Эрхэм хүндэт эцэг эхчүүд ээ,
Улаанбаатар дахь Америк сургууль нь 2015-2016 оны хичээлийн жилийн сүүлчийн Багш-Эцэг эхийн хурлыг 2016 оны 5 дугаар сарын 25-ны Лхагва гарагийн 17:30 цагт зохион байгуулахаар боллоо. Энэ удаа АФА Академийн Дэд Ерөнхийлөгч Ш.Амартүвшин “Хүний хөгжил тэр дундаа даяаршил хурдацтай хөгжиж буй өнөө үед хүүхэд залуучууд, болон өсвөр насныхантай хэрхэн харилцах” талаар голлож ярина. Илтгэл нь Монгол хэлээр тавигдах ба Англи хэлээр давхар орчуулгатай явагдана.
Уг хуралд цэцэрлэг, бага, дунд, болон ахлах ангийн хүүхдүүдийн эцэг эхчүүд зайлшгүй хамрагдах ёстой. Хурал дунд сургуулийн урлаг зааланд болно. Та бүхнийг өргөнөөр оролцохыг урьж байна.
On April 1st, 2016 the talented primary students at ASU competed in “ASU’s Got Talent!” About 40 students from Grades 1-5 auditioned to be a part of the show, and 14 were chosen for the competition, while an additional six students from Grades 1 and 2 were chosen to be a part of the show as special performances. There were a variety of talents showcased during the show, ranging from singing and dancing to playing musical instruments.Well done everyone who participated in this spectacular event!
There’s no doubt that ASU’s got talent!