Dear AISM Community,
Today is Mother’s Day in Mozambique! I hope all our moms/mums in the AISM community were treated royally. Mothers are lucky here, as we can also celebrate International (and US) Mother’s Day next week, on May 9.
Nominations to the Board are being accepted through 5 PM on Monday, May 3. One open seat (any nationality) and two reserved seats (U.S. citizens) are vacant for the upcoming election cycle. Details about the AISM election procedure can be found HERE. Nominations must be made using the link below. Candidates must complete the nomination form and provide at least two names of other members of the association who support your candidacy.
It’s Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week at AISM! Our hardworking PTA Volunteers have put together this schedule of activities for the week, and I encourage all parents to say or do something every day this week for your child’s hard working teachers and other staff.
Our teachers have been diving into MAP assessment results the past few weeks, to see what the data tells us about their achievement in reading, math, language usage (and science for grades 6–10). We will be sharing individual student MAP results with parents, and then making a report about schoolwide results to parents at the upcoming association meeting on May 27. We were pleased to see that in all four MAP subject areas, almost all of our grade levels performed at or above US and international school norms. You can learn more about the MAP assessments at AISM in this 7-minute video by Director of Learning Sam Sherratt.
On Thursday our consultants met with parents to hear their thoughts on our Leading School Indicators (LSIs) and a climate survey for parents. Our LSIs include five Focus Areas:
Learning, Teaching, Being, Thriving & Co-existing
This week, parents can still meet our consultants and I will share more details on Monday, after we settle specific days/times.
In hope and solidarity,