The National Honor Society is excited to announce that as part of our community service project this year, we are holding a RAFFLE starting on the 4 October with the hopes of raising money to purchase carbon offsets from BioCarbon Partners, an organization based in Zambia that combats climate change through generating and selling carbon credits, protecting forests, prioritizing community engagement, and promoting wildlife conservation. Up to date, the organization has offset nearly 7 million tonnes of carbon and currently protects over 1 million hectares of forest in the Lower Zambezi and Luangwa regions.
Each carbon credit costs $10 and equates to 1 tonne of carbon (an emission equivalent to driving 6000km with a diesel car). With your help we can offset dozens, even hundreds of tonnes of carbon, all while supporting local communities and ecological conservation. For more information about BioCarbon Partners, visit their website here.
Raffle tickets cost 20 kwacha each, and one can purchase as many as they would like.
Tickets will be sold at the Primary and Secondary car parks after school from 2:30pm-2:45pm on Monday to Thursday. However, students and faculty may buy tickets from NHS members at any time during the school day. We welcome and encourage participation from students, parents, faculty, and anyone interested in contributing to the fight against deforestation and climate change.
The amazing array of PRIZES include:
Winners will be announced on the 3rd of November!
You can also find more contemporary info on AISL's instagram story highlights over the next couple of weeks.
We thank you for your support!
The National Honor Society
Grade 10 Parents - Next week, the students in grade 10 will be attending a retreat to learn about the options available to them for study during their grade 11 and 12 years.
On Tuesday 2nd November, an overview of the options and the process of selecting a program, courses, and level of study will be provided for parents of learners currently in their tenth-grade year. Implications for future college, university, or vocational study will also be featured.
This parent session will be presented in person by the IB Diploma Coordinator, Ms. Monica Murphy, and the High School Diploma Coordinator and College and University Guidance Counselor, Ms. Julie Ann Baldry.
Grade 10 Parent Presentation
Date: Tuesday 2nd November 2021
Time: 08:00 - 09:00hrs
Venue: Tiyende Pamodzi Theater
Thanks to you all. Have a great weekend!
Dr. Rick Odum
G11 Digital Citizenship Lessons - Online Disinhibition
Have you ever wondered why people seem meaner online? The G11 students have looked at Dr. John Suler's oft-quoted article, The Online Disinhibition Effect, to understand the reasons why people behave differently online than they would in person. We discussed the recent media firestorm that Nicki Minaj started with a tweet about why she wasn't attending the Met Ball fundraiser and what disinhibition factors (such as lag time, anonymity or lack of verbal cues) could have contributed to the uproar. Then the G11's brainstormed ways that they could monitor themselves and show kindness in different media situations.
The G12 Home Stretch and the G11 Starting Gate
The G12's will hand in the final submission of their Extended Essay (EE) this week. They seem thrilled to be in the home stretch of the journey that started in November of 2020. Ms. Murphy and Ms. Kim have been meeting with the G12's once every eight day cycle as the G12's revised and perfected their research papers this fall and we hope that if you are a parent of a G11 or G12 student, you will come to the EE Celebration on Wednesday, 10 November to support and honour all the hard work, sweat, and tears of the class of 2022 as well as psych up the class of 2023 as they begin their EE journey.
Campus Access Over the Break
The school campus is open throughout the break. Please follow the same guidelines as our use of AISL Facilities at the weekend
For you to ponder...
Our Brains Were Not Built For This Much Uncertainty
With kind regards,
Dr. Oli Tooher-Hancock
American International School of Lusaka
Dr. Rick Odum
Thank you to all our community for your participation in our conferences this week. We had 84% of our families sign up for times, which is fantastic. It was also wonderful to be able to welcome families back to campus for these conferences. We would really appreciate it if you could take 10 minutes to provide us with feedback on the conferences through THIS survey.
Assessment in the MYP
Assessment is today's means of modifying tomorrow's instruction.
Carol Ann Tomlinson
Last week, Alta Conte and Ingrid Turner held a parent session on MYP Assessment. These were the main ideas:
Here is the link to the Parent Information Slides.
October 14th -15th : Portal will be open to "view only" (mychq.net/aislusaka)
October 15th 8:am-Portal will be live for sign ups
october 25th 10am- Portal will be closed
October 27th -ASA's begin
December 10th - ASA's end
The Leopard's Tale is our main medium to keep our families informed on such things as the day to day happenings on campus, after school activities, summaries of any arts and sports events, helpful resources, and important dates and reminders.
Parent Information Sessions
Here are the upcoming sessions – all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend: