On October 21st, 2014, the ASU Speech and Debate Club made their debut this year at a Model UN debate event at the UN House in Ulaabaatar in honor of United Nations Week. The event – the first of its kind in Mongolia – was sponsored by the United Nations and the UB Debate Association. ASU students were mixed with debaters from other schools to debate issues of global importance. We look forward to another exciting year of Speech and Debate at ASU!
This year ASU held its first fall sports day, dubbed Outrageous House Games. The sports day is normally held only in the spring as a culminating event for the school year, but parents expressed interest in a fall sports day to help everyone in the school community get to know each other in a way that increases teamwork and opens communication. Coach Andy Zinck organized the event in which students gathered on the soccer field, where they participated in a variety of games and earned points for the Spirit Houses. More than 40 parents came out to the event and helped keep things running smoothly by assisting with the games, food and drinks, setting up and cleaning. Even the weather cooperated for a perfect day of fun and games.
Join us for the “Outrageous House Games, our Elementary School fall sports day, on Friday, September 26th, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on the soccer field. Teachers and parents will team up to coordinate a variety of activities. Thank you to those parents who already volunteered to help. Volunteer parents are still needed in order to ensure the success of this event. Please contact the elementary school at (976) 11 341501 or email@example.com if you are interested in helping.
ASU will host Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Elementary School and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Secondary School. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet teachers, explore the classrooms, see student projects and ask questions about teacher expectations and educational goals, supplies, schedules or other topics. Parents can also meet with other parents and staff members.
ASU held its opening ceremony on August 25. In traditional fashion, the ceremony began with the Mongolian National Anthem, followed by brief remarks from the secondary and elementary principals before introducing the staff for the 2014-2015 school year. After the introductions, the secondary students proceeded directly to their classrooms, and the elementary students were divided into their classes to begin their first day of the new school year. Nearly 570 students are enrolled at ASU this year.