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IN THIS ISSUE:

■ Student Achievements ■ Secondary Pep Rally ■ What's in a Concert?

■ Elementary Chinese & Japanese ■ Faculty ■ Student Clubs Retreat ■ ■

Bazaar APIS’ 3D Theater Parties ■ Publishing Recording Arts Class ■ Fall Carnival


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Student Achievements

Hara (far right, second row) and other finalsts of the National Children's Art Contest

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(top) Hara receives her award. (bottom) Mr. Massiah congratulates Bryan, Grace and Sun Woo.

n October, APIS had the pleasure of congratulating many of our elementary students for their achievements in art and music. Hara Choi (4A) won 2nd place in the National Children’s Art Contest that was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There were a total of 1,721 pieces of art with a record competition of 100 entries for every award category. Judges comprised of experts from elementary school art education selected the final award winners through two rounds of fair evaluations. Hara was the only international school student who received an award. The award ceremony was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building on October 15 and Hara received the prize, sponsored by Korean Airlines, valued at 1,000,000 won. Her artwork was also displayed at an international conference on Cyberspace from Oct. 17-19, 2013, which was attended by representatives from over 90 countries. Hara said, “I like to draw a lot. Right now, I am very proud of myself.” During the Elementary Chapel on September 26, three other students were congratulated on their fabulous effort and accomplishments. Grace Lee in 4B received an award for playing the cello for the disabled. She said that she felt especially proud for being able to present music to the people who could not see. Bryan Jung in 5A was awarded for his musical performance ability as shown in the Hyun-Eum Music Competition hosted by Hyun-Eum Music & Edu on August 24, 2013. He mentioned that he practiced very hard during the week of competition – which eventually led him to win a prize! Sun Woo Kim, in 5B, won the Bronze Award on July 27 for displaying distinguished talent in the 54th National Student Fine Art Grand Festival held by the Korea Art Promotion Association. Sun Woo said that he has always been interested in drawing and is very interested in art. Congratulations!

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Field Trip to the Science Museum by Jillian Iwanuk

Grade 3 students eagerly wait for the 4D movie on alien life to begin.

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n October 3, the third graders, Mr. Schattle (Louise's father) and 3rd grade homeroom teacher Jillian Iwanuk went to the Science Museum in Gwacheon. Students participated in the Space World program, which included a 4D movie about alien life and a fun art project. They also got to explore the museum. Students saw different exhibits like using different types of paddles and exploring the periodic table of elements. One of the interesting experiences was the simulation game regarding the Hansando battle. By moving their arms according to the instructions on screen, they actually “participated� in the battle. Overall, the students had a blast!

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Grade 3 students learn about space.

Students and Mrs. Iwanuk smile for the camera.

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Grade 5 Global Read Aloud by Jeffrey Underhill

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rade five at APIS is reading the world over by participating in the Global Read Aloud!

The Global Read Aloud’s motto is: “One book to connect the world.” Begun in 2010 by fifth grade educator Pernille Ripp, of Middleton, Wisconsin, the Global Read Aloud (http://globalreadaloud.com) was started as a casual endeavor to learn alongside classes at other schools using emerging internet technologies. GRA quickly ballooned to what is now a project encompassing 132,000 students worldwide. As APIS fifth graders enjoy reading aloud the award-winning novel Out of my Mind, by Sharon M. Draper, to study how characters lend meaning to stories, we are discussing the novel with two other fifth grade classes in the United States. What are we discovering? Online collaboration can be powerful! With Mrs. Barb Anderson’s fifth grade class at Rib Lake Elementary, in Rib Lake, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Gina Felton’s fifth grade class at West Harrison Elementary, in Mondamin, Iowa, APIS fifth graders are collaborating to explore how others’ perspectives can enhance our understandings of what we read. To begin our collaboration, each class created an introduction video (view the 5B introduction video at: http://goo.gl/b44HTV), asking other classes to “guess where we’re from!” APIS fifth graders had a wonderful time guessing the location of the U.S. classes based on video hints, such as sports teams on shirts. Each class also added students’ birthplaces to an interactive Google Map to get to know one another better. The U.S. classes were excited to see the many birthplaces of APIS fifth graders!

Guess

where I'm from!

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APIS students and Rib Lake, West Harrison Elementary School 5th graders add their birthplaces to an interactive Google Map to get to know one another better.

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And as we began reading Out of my Mind, students from each class enthusiastically began sharing their learning globally via Edmodo, an education social network designed for teachers and their students. Watch how APIS fifth grader Charissa Kim and Emily M., a fifth grader at Rib Lake Elementary, interacted to build understandings through sharing their thoughts and questions on the book with each other.

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Jack Song (Grade5 ) interacts with other students in the U.S. through the computer.

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The Global Read Aloud is proving to be an engaging way to interact with learners of different backgrounds, using technology to support learning, and we are reaping the rewards of a supportive technological environment at APIS. Educational research tells us that these authentic learning interactions engage students deeply, helping them wonder long after closing the book. And engaged learners learn. Let’s read! E L E M E N TA R Y N O T I C E S ■ Winter Uniform Required November 1

■ Thanksgiving Holiday November 28-29

■ Parent Teacher Conferences November 8-9

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The "Art" of Collaboration

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ately, the word “collaboration” has become quite the buzzword in business circles. It is catching on with students of all ages, bringing tremendous results. But collaboration in the artworld is not as common. Generally speaking, art is created by an individual for the enjoyment of the masses. So, what happens when student artists gifted in different areas decide to trade places for two weeks and collaborate on a project together? That’s just what Meg Pendleton’s Industrious Design class and Jeff Woodrow’s Digital Animation class did this past October. Mr. Woodrow’s students created sets and armatures with Ms. Pendleton’s class for a stop-motion animation project. The goal was to turn the architectural models based on the work of Frank Gehry and Frank Lloyd Wright into 3D drawings on Google Sketch Up. When asked about how the idea for the collaboration came together, Ms. Pendleton said, “Jeff Woodrow, Anna Sea, and I often discuss our upcoming projects as a department. Jeff had expressed interest in growing his stop-motion animation project and I had asked him for advice on a program to allow my students to make their architectural visions into 3D reality on the computer. It seemed like a natural fit for us to combine forces and switch classes for two weeks.” Mr. Woodrow added, “I am always interested in collaborating with other teachers because I tend to learn so much from those experiences. Through collaboration I have the opportunity to observe my colleagues and their instructions which allows me to take a step back and reflect on my own practice. It also gives the students an opportunity to explore new possibilities outside of the regular routine and to understand that great ideas need collaboration. Digital Animation studios always have an art department where their animators can explore their ideas through various mediums and then translate them to the computer, so it just made sense to collaborate with the amazing Art Department that we have here at APIS.” The students absolutely loved the project and grew in artistic confidence, particularly as

Secondary students create stick figures for a stop-motion animation.

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Mr. Woodrow assists in the evaluation of a student's design.


Secondary students present their projects to their classmates and teachers.

designers. Ms. Pendleton said she noticed Mr. Woodrow’s students make dramatic strides in creating stage sets and characters. Their skills with figure drawing and landscape design also improved with in-class exercises such as gesture drawing and accordion books. There were also great strides made relationally as students got to know an entirely new class of fellow artists.

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In terms of the outcomes for this project, Mr Woodrow sums up his hopes succinctly by saying, “one of the best outcomes with regards to this collaboration is transformation of an idea to the tangible. Each student had to start with an idea in their mind and then learn and use a new set of tools to bring their ideas to life. In the end I was very impressed with their work and I think they even amazed themselves with what they had created. It was a great contextual exercise into understanding that the real world is made up of effective collaboration.“ .

Hard at work developing a 3D model

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Student Clubs Bazaar

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ne of the best ways student clubs gather to promote their offerings is through the Student Club Bazaar. This event gives new clubs a chance to introduce themselves to students and gain new members. On October 4, student clubs held their bazaar in the Christian Life Center during lunch. They showcased their club activities through colorful signs and presentations, and gave detailed information to students interested in joining. While there were some familiar clubs from last year such as the World Vision Club and Theia (Wolgye), there were also many new clubs that attracted the students’ attention. Here’s a peek into this year’s Student Club Bazaar.

Student Clubs Post-it APIS Journalism Sci-Math Cube Photo Club Science Club World Vision THEIA Missions THEIA (Wolgye) ment Habitat Science Club Red Cross Youth Clarinet Ensemble Liberty in North Korea Asia Pacific Music Culture Defibrillator for People Silent Revolution (Unicef-APIS) Poor Animals In Need To Lemniscate And Beyond Game/Program Design & Development APIS Media Production Suicidal Youth Nexus in Korea Housing, Education, Medical, Employ Hawks Created Contents Anything Goes Book Club International Kids for a Cause Future Business Leaders of America Micro Loan Foundation Group

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Pep Rally & Stud Student vs. Teacher Volleyball!

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very year the High School students gather to have a fun day of competition; not only among themselves but also with the teachers! This year, the Pep Rally and Teacher vs Student volleyball game took place at the gym on October 3. Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors sat with their class to cheer for their peers. With the introduction of the boys’ and girls’ varsity volleyball teams, the 2013 Pep Rally officially began. Freshmen competed with sophomores on the kin ball game, where they tossed a huge kin ball over the net: just like volleyball but with a hugely inflated ball! The game became even more exciting when juniors competed with seniors with TWO kin balls. The players were in chaos because they had to focus on two balls which kept on bumping into each other. Everyone enjoyed the kin ball game because it was not about who is athletic or not, but it was about having fun with each other.

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Then came the main event of the Pep Rally: Teachers vs Students volleyball game! Even though they shook hands for a fair game, everyone could feel the tension in the air. The MCs were clever during the game as they shouted, “Detention! Watch out for detention!” every time the Dean of Students, Mr. Johnson, tossed the ball. Regardless of the final scores, the students and teachers bonded through the games and through the cheers for their peers. W W W. A P I S . S E O U L . K R

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APIS Students Making a Difference

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PIS senior, Joseph Kim, was recently featured in an article in the Korea Herald for his volunteer service, assisting the hearing impaired. Over the past couple of years, Joseph has been involved with various organizations and has founded a new organization called “Pure Sound�. With his organization, he and a group of other APIS students perform as a clarinet ensemble and raise money to donate to people with hearing disabilities. They successfully raised over 1 million won over the past two years and donated a hearing aid to a teenager in need. We had the chance to sit down with Joseph and find out more about his volunteer work and his hopes and dreams for the future. Joseph Kim and his clarinet ensemble is featured in The Korea Herald.

How did you originally get involved in working with the hearing impaired? I was actually working with people with disabilities at a facility called "Seungmin Community Facility" with my community service team called "Defibrillator for People"; however I heard from the faculty that there is another NGO called "Love Cochlea" which financially helps poor, deaf people to get their hearing back. I just thought the fact that money being the problem was such nonsense.

What other APIS students are part of your clarinet ensemble and how often do you perform? The original members are Brian Kim (Grade 12), Jennifer Lee (Grade 11), and Jinwoo Choi (Grade 10). New members this year include Jaden Kim (Grade 10), Harry Park (Grade 10), and Grace Kim (Grade 9). We have so far performed 6 concerts mostly during Spring breaks or Summer vacation.

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Tell me about “Pure Sound” and why you chose to create it. “Pure Sound” is sort of an NGO that became a community service team for not only high school but also college students. Pure Sound also supports Love Cochlea by helping deaf children. The primary reason to create Pure Sound is to gather more people and let them know the importance of helping others by helping those who do not hear as much.

What are some of the current needs or hopes for “Pure Sound”? Currently Pure Sound needs more members and more recognition. I hope more college students and high school students--both in and out of APIS--will join and learn the possibility for the deaf to get their hearing back.

What has been the most rewarding experience throughout this journey? The most rewarding experience will always be the first time to donate the $1000 the Clarinet Ensemble had fundraised to the teenager who lives in Daegu. That moment was the moment for the Clarinet Ensemble members to realize how much change they brought to the deaf teenager whose family did not have enough money to afford a hearing aid.

How would you encourage other APIS students to get involved in your organization or others? I would encourage Clarinet players to try out Clarinet Ensemble, and for those who cannot play a Clarinet, they can at least help us to fundraise. I also think it is better to participate in "Defibrillator for People", the club to see how people with disabilities are like.

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The clarinet ensemble presents the receipient with the hearing aid they purchased through the money they raised.

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“What’s In a Concert?” by Sophie Holbrook

Hours and hours of preparation go into the 10-minute performances on stage.

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t’s Fall, which only means one thing for the music department – it’s busy in the basement! There is an upcoming Middle School Fall Concert; KAIAC music competition for the High School Choir, Band, Orchestra, and Jazz Band; student recordings for national and international honor ensembles; and preparations for the Christmas concert are already underway. If you count the minutes of performance time, each group plays fewer than 10 minutes on stage. However, hours and hours of preparation and rehearsal time go into making each performance note-perfect. Music is one of the only subjects to demand 100% perfection at all times. Without absolute perfection, the music is not accurately executed. To gain that level of excellence come concert time, hundreds of mistakes are made in rehearsals. Students learn best by making mistakes and finding the best way to correct their error. Each student must understand their instrument, just like an athlete has to understand how their body works to maintain optimum form. In band and orchestra students play an instrument separate of their body, but in choir, the students carry their instrument with them at all times – their voice! Knowing how the instrument operates is important to understanding how to play or sing in the correct way. During rehearsals, students practice their instrument by doing warm-ups such as scales, bowing and breathing exercises, chorales, and articulation drills. When it’s time to practice the concert music, the music teacher leads the class through a directed rehearsal designed to best reach performance goals: correct notes and dynamics, phrasing, style, articulation and diction, posture, rhythms, tempo changes, and ensemble balance. The flute section may 12

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Students practice, practice, and practice for perfection!

Secondary band students get together for a rehearsal.

Secondary chorus teacher, Ms. Baum, gives a brief introduction before the performance.

work on five measures of music for ten minutes, striving to achieve the perfect slurring pattern; the first violins may practice two notes fifty times to accomplish the best blend in a double stop; the tenor section may have to say the same word repeatedly for perfect pronunciation in a foreign language. All these small details may go under-appreciated in the final concert; however, it is the education behind the performance from where students learn the most, so that they can continue to improve for future concerts.

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So, what’s in a concert? Dozens of rehearsal hours, countless repetitions of sections within the music, and thousands of notes. Making music is creating art, and APIS students do this by turning black and white notes on the page to beautiful colors for the enjoyment of the listener.

SECONDARY NOTICES ■ Winter Uniform Required November 1 ■ KAIAC Music Festival November 5 ■ Parent Teacher Conferences November 8-9 ■ Thanksgiving Holiday November 28-29

■ Parent Coffee Meetings November 11 Grade 7 (8:30-9:30 am) / Grade 8 (2:30-3:30 pm) November 12 Grade 9 (8:30-9:30 am) / Grade 10 (2:30-3:30 pm) November 13 Grade 11 (8:30-9:30 am) / Grade 6 (2:30-3:30 pm)

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Curriculum Workshop at APIS by Elaine Park

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urriculum coordinators of Asia Pacific International School, Seoul Foreign School (SFS) and Yongsan International School of Seoul (YISS) started a networking group called, Korea Curriculum Coordinators Network (KCCN). The purpose of this organization is to share and exchange ideas among international schools in Korea about best practices in instruction and assessment, policies, curriculum resources, and use of technology in classrooms. The curriculum coordinators’ first meeting for the 2013-2014 academic year was held at APIS and was attended by representatives from Seoul International School, Korea International School, SFS and Chadwick International School. Education is evolving in response to our changing global community. The way these changes are affecting curriculum development in our schools were heavily discussed (e.g. skills now needed to prepare students for the 21st century). To support teachers in understanding the paradigm shifts, the group planned upcoming professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators. The list included Research on Brain Development, Inquiry and Differentiation, Effective Feedback on Assessments, and a 21st Century Learning Conference. As curriculum changes in international schools, assessments and grading are other key issues for our schools in Korea. KCCN also discussed policies and recording structures to put in place so that schools can analyze and evaluate practices effectively to improve learning. Here at APIS, we’ve started this process by bringing Mr. Matthew Parr, an expert in classroom assessment strategies, for our recent professional development days. Through continued collaboration, KCCN will be able to improve learning across all participating international schools in Korea. APIS is excited to play a role in this movement that will empower our students for the 21st century.

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Teacher Inservice Days in October

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hile students enjoyed a break from school, APIS remained busy on October 7 and 8 during the teacher inservice days. During the two days, the entire faculty participated in sessions with a guest speaker from Nagoya International School in Japan, Matthew Parr. Mr. Parr led a workshop entitled, “Classroom Assessment Strategies: Aligning Assessment to the Intended Learning Target�. During this time, the faculty focused on the assessment process and worked on determining the appropriate assessment type and task for each learning goal. Teachers were encouraged to balance their assessment types and tasks to better meet the needs of all of their students and to create richer experiences in the classroom. Teachers appreciated the time to learn and grow professionally and work with their fellow teachers to better student learning at APIS. While teachers were taking part in the sessions, APIS seniors and their parents had a chance to meet with Shana Russell, Director of College Counseling, and APIS School Director, Dr. Kim. During these individual meetings, Ms. Russell and Dr. Kim reviewed each student’s transcript, standardized test scores, and their college lists. Together they discussed each school on their college list and determined if each school was a reach, target, or likely school based on their academic records, potential majors at each college, and their extracurricular activities. These meetings were a tremendous opportunity for seniors and their parents to check in with Ms. Russell and ensure they are on track for finalizing their college applications and ultimately finding the right college fit for them.

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Teachers work in groups to assess different rubrics to determine good characteristics for creating rubrics in the future.

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Lifelong Learning at APIS

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t APIS, we encourage students to be lifelong learners, and what better way to encourage them in this than to lead by example. Several of our teachers recently had the opportunity to attend professional conferences where they could collaborate with other teachers, and learn new skills and ideas that they can use in their classrooms. On September 27, the APIS music department attended the KIMEA (Korea International Music Educators Association) Annual Conference for Teachers. During this conference, 40 music teachers from international and Department of Defense schools all over Korea gathered together to attend workshops provided by music educators and meet with other music teachers. The three music department teachers each had an opportunity to share more about the conference.

“I attended workshops on wind ensemble literature, percussion technique, jazz improvisation, a band music reading session, and a job-alike for all band directors. It is always beneficial to be surrounded with other music educators who teach what I teach and we can collaborate in ways I can't with my colleagues in other subjects. Together, we plan music festivals and events for the school year and discuss music-related topics. Sharing and cooperating with other music educators affirms what I do on a daily basis at APIS.” Sophie Holbrook, Music Department Chair and Band Director

“I presented a workshop on using the Orff Schulwerk approach in the music classroom to the elementary music teachers as well as attended a choral reading session, elementary chorus session and a collaborative choral directors meeting. For me it was so beneficial to meet many of the other music educators that I will be involved with during my time in Korea, share ideas and collect information on events for the school year.”

Emmalee Johnson, Orchestra Teacher

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Melinda Baum, Elementary Music and Secondary Chorus Teacher

“I attended a reading session, learning about music commonly selected for ensembles. I also attended a session with just high school and middle school orchestra directors in which we discussed our program, goals for each ensemble, common practices, valuable resources, and planning the honor festivals coming up. There weren't as many sessions for string teachers, so I also attended some of the band and vocal sessions. It was a great opportunity for me to meet my colleagues and learn about how they do their job.”


Three other teachers had the opportunity to attend the Google Education Summit, a conference for educators held at Seoul Foreign School from September 26-29. The Google Education Summit was hosted by the EdTechTeam with presentations by Google certified teachers from all over the world. The goal of the conference was to instruct educators on how to integrate Google Apps for Education and other Google tools into the classroom to promote student learning in grades K-12. The three teachers who attended the google conference, had a chance to reflect on the experience and share how the conference will influence or has already influenced their teaching this year.

Jeffrey Underhill, Grade 5 Teacher

“Through the power of Google Apps, students are able to connect with their wider world as they experience new possibilities in technology. One example of this presented at the GAFE (Google Apps for Education) Summit is using the amazing possibilities of the Google Art Project (Google it and learn more!) to visually engage students, integrating art concepts in disciplines such as history, literacy, and math."

“Google has given me a platform to integrate some of the most essential skills for the 21st century student, technology and collaboration. With the use of Google Drives, Docs, Slides and Sheets I have been able to take teamwork to a whole new level in math in science. The students are really loving taking notes as teams. To quote a few students: "Group notes are better because everyone works on it and it is on the web so I can see it everywhere." Daniel Koo (Grade 7), "I think group notes are better because it is 4 people working on it so it should be 4 times better." Hee Won Seo (Grade 7) Notes, labs, study guides, and presentations, the class is working together on Google."

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Matthew Durham, Grade 7 Science and Math Teacher

“At the Google Conference I learned about new fun tools, ways of organizing classroom work, and teaching strategies with Google. After attending, my students have been working together on google docs to study for tests and complete assignments. They are using tools like Google Docs Story Builder to communicate and engage with their audience. They're also exploring 3D worlds through the Google Art Project and Google Earth. Google seems to have a foot in every pool of academia, so it's fun to use their resources to dig deeper into the content we are studying in 6th Grade Social Studies and Language Arts." Christopher Stapleton, Grade 6 Social Studies and ELA Teacher and Technology Integration Specialist

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Carnival for a Cause

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crisp chill and spectacular blue skies welcomed students and faculty for the annual Fall Carnival. In only the second time in the history of APIS, the entire student body descended upon the soccer field to participate in games, inflatable obstacle courses, and paint their faces for the primary purpose of helping refugees from Ms. Young with Casey Lartigue, International Advisor to North Korea who now attend the Mulmangcho School. Mulmangcho the Mulmangcho School School is an organization dedicated to helping North Korean defectors by educating them and helping heal the physical and psychological wounds. The school is named after a flower called forget-me-not in English. Mulmangcho School is run by Dream Makers for North Korea, led by former lawmaker Park Sun-young.

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Have Fun!

Plans and preparation for this year's carnival started when the faculty arrived in August. The Student Representative Councils (SRC), under the leadership of Janice Young, Megan Pendleton, Dawn Johnston, Brittany Lawson, Jeffrey Underhill, and Kirstan Beatty, devoted their time and energy to give their fellow classmates a fun, yet meaningful diversion from the school day. No one left disappointed. In the weeks leading up to the Carnival, students could support Mulmangcho School by donating school supplies, books, and sports equipment in exchange for tickets to be used throughout the day. Items donated exceeded those collected last year and the Mulmangcho School will welcome them with open arms. In addition to the supplies, APIS students also raised over 500,000 won.

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It’s a Publishing Party!

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ublishing parties began at APIS two years ago in conjunction with the Writer's Workshop curriculum. They occur at the end of a writing unit of study and are a great opportunity for students to celebrate and share writing with students, parents, and faculty. The goal of the teachers preparing the students for the publishing parties is to encourage students to have a writing life and to be authors. Publishing parties look different at different grade levels. Depending on the unit, a class may read their stories aloud or even create a movie to share their writing. Others publish digitally in iBooks; while some color and staple their books together. In October, grades 1 through 4, and grade 7 celebrated publishing parties.

W W W. A P I S . S E O U L . K R EDITORIAL TEAM: ■ Euysung Kim Director ■ Nicole Suh Art & Design Editor ■ Josephine Shim Communications & PR Team Leader ■ Ashley Stapleton Writing / Editing Staff ■ Brian Beatty Writing / Editing Staff ■ Soora Koh Communications Officer

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