Aanchal School visits AES!

Our Grade 7 Advisory program has been focused on empathy this year. Students have worked with Kindergarten buddies and today they started work with the Aanchal Special Needs school located in Malcha Marg. 150 students from Aanchal came to campus with their teachers during our Enrichment Time. Our grade 7 teachers, many grade 7 parents, many of our MS teaching assistants and our grade 7 students worked with our visitors playing games, doing activities and having a snack together. It was a wonderful day on the MS field. A special thank you to our Grade 7 team leaders Ms. Henderson and Mr. Babcock, who worked hard to coordinate the visit. Gauging by the smiles on everyone’s faces, it was a successful event all around! Thanks to the 7th grade Advisors for the great photos!!

 

Math Counts–Cairo!

From February 8 to February 12 Mr. Miyata and Ms. Naggea accompanied 9 Middle School students to the MathCounts competition in Cairo, Egypt. Students had an opportunity to compete in a Bee style Math competition and even had a chance to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza! An unforgettable trip that brought home great memories and first place finishes for both individuals and teams! Excellent!

The following students participated:  Jaeha H., Aarav C, Yubin C, Keshav S, Marin H, Nikita H, Rahul V, Sagar C, Suyeon K

 

 

Harry Potter Extravaganza!

Today’s Middle School Enrichment Time for 7th grade was a wonderful community building event. Students have been reading Harry Potter in their Grade 7 Humanities classes as a lens through which to study resistance and empathy. Students have been “sorted” into houses and today grade 7 played a rousing game of Quidditch followed by a luncheon with Hogwarts Roast Chicken and several other Harry Potter specific lunch items. It was fun for all and  students and teachers enjoyed the event. Students were heard talking about the competition and the feast for hours after. A true sign of success and a wonderful way to start off a three-day weekend. See below for photos. A shout out to our amazing teacher photographer, Ms. Lockwood.

Create Your Own Elective Showcase!

Create Your Own Elective is a course that is self-directed by students. In this course, students had the opportunity to pursue their interests and develop projects that allowed them to showcase their passions. Students identified their interest, located resources to help them develop ideas about their interests, connected with others who share the same passions, created unique, personalized projects, and then, today, shared those projects with larger audiences. Students started their planning in August and today had a chance to share their hydraulic arm, their research on depression and their homemade castle. A big thanks to Ms. Gulati who worked with the students this semester while they pursued their passions. Also, thanks to Ms. Ahuja who took photos of the event!

Grade 7 Kindergarten Reading Buddies

This year our grade 7 advisory students have buddied up with our kindergarteners to work and read together. There is always a lot of excitement on the 7th grade hallway when the kids are headed to the kindergarten rooms. Yesterday, during advisory, the kindergarteners had a chance to come to the Middle School and read and play games with their 7th grade buddies. Mr.Riley, a Kindergarten teacher, said “the kids will talk about this for weeks and they always want to know when their buddies are coming again!” A huge thank you to our 7th grade team leaders Ms. Henderson and Mr. Babcock for organizing the events with our Kindergarten team and a big thanks to Ms. Lockwood who always manages to capture the best photos(see below) of the special event.

ASIAC Music Festival

This past weekend AES hosted the ASIAC MS Music Festival. The American International School of Chennai and the American School of Bombay arrived in Delhi on Thursday, December 7th for an action-packed weekend of music. The event kicked off on Friday morning with the theme of Heroes. What is a hero? What does a hero do? This musical weekend was a “heroic event”. It brought together individuals with different backgrounds, ideas and experiences to collaborate, connect and create together. A huge thanks to our hosting directors Ms. Boyadzhieva and Ms. Bolton, our entire AES music department, as well as our visiting directors who played a huge role in making the event a success.

Opening Ceremony:

The culminating concert!

ASIAC Badminton and Table Tennis

This past weekend, December 7-10, the American International School of Chennai hosted our end of season tournament. AES, ASBombay and AISChennai all particpated in the tournament. AES fared very well, winning championships and new friendships. The following students participated:
Tanush S, Arjun D, Vikram D, Aarav G, Sagar C, Satyaj B, Keshav S, Ronan T, Maya D, Ananya L, Nora W, Vedaa K, Arshi C, Mohavi T, Sanna P Muhammad B, Azam D, Enoch L, Eduard H, Minjae L, Ho Seung C, SeungYoon H, Junghwan S, Agustin P, Shiv S, HanGyeol P, Avanka P, Tim W, Santino C, Willem H, Maya V, Kiran P, Victoria B, Natasza S, Amaya M, Gabriela J, Myra K, Anika S, Jigme D, Reem A, Nikita D, YoonSeo H, Arabella C, Yunji K, Capucine P, Max D, Sumair K,Jakub V and Tomas A. A great time was had by all. Thanks so much to our coaches, Mr. Shekher, Ms. Sethi, Ms Kapoor and Mr. Sharma!! See below for some awesome pictures of the action!

Leadership Seminar #2

This past Saturday after a night of dancing, ping pong, movies, food and winterland fun, around 60 students gathered in the Hall of Peace for our second leadership seminar of the year. This Leadership Seminar focused on servant leadership. Students discussed the role leaders take to serve others and how their efforts start with empathy. They engaged in many activities throughout the morning. A big thanks to our Leadership Seminar planners, Mr. Webster and Ms. Lockwood and our chaperones Ms. Takizawa, Ms. Hatten, Ms. Dunmire and Ms. Gamette. A great morning of learning and fun!

Winter Wonderland MS Social!

Our 8th graders sponsored the MS social this past weekend. Our theme was a winter wonderland, complete with fireplace, holiday movies, ping pong, dancing, a photo booth and an angel tree! A fun night was had by all!!

Shanti Concert

The Middle School Shanti concert was held on November 16th in the Theater. This annual event has always proven to be one of the musical highlights of the year and this year did not disappoint. A big thanks to all of our Middle School musicians and, of course, our teachers that led them! Mr. Boyadzhiev with the orchestra, Ms. Boyadzhieva with the choir and Ms. Bolton with the band. We appreciate all of their hard work in working with our students and bringing to life their musical potential.