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■ 2016-2017 SEC SRC Officers ■ High School Music Retreat ■ College Counseling Column

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■ Middle School Spotlight Elementary Chinese & Japanese ■ ■New Student Orientation ■ Faculty Retreat ■ APIS Quick Contact Guide


AUGUST 2016

S C H O O LW I D E N E W S & E V E N T S

Welcome Back! APIS Kicks Off a New School Year

Elementary Principal

Bruce Knox

Someone once famously said, “A change is as good as a holiday!” I’m not sure I would completely agree! While we do have a big change in the leadership structure at APIS Seoul this year, I know it’s not going to be a holiday. But it IS going to be a good thing! I am truly looking forward to moving into the elementary principal role this year. I began my career as a teacher in elementary classrooms and worked as an elementary teacher for 15 years before moving into teaching middle and high school and then school leadership positions. My being able to focus on the elementary school will allow even greater things to happen in this part of the school - the first of which is a new Elementary Field Day on Sept. 9. I hope I will be able to meet as many elementary parents as possible on what we are hoping will be a fantastic day. Maybe this change WILL be as good as a holiday!

As the principal for the middle school division, I will work hard hard to ensure that teachers, students, and parents feel known and well cared for. This is a new role but I feel it's a great addition since middle school has its own challenges. Having an administrator who doesn't have to divide attention among the entire secondary school means that we can address these challenges efficiently and with a personal touch. I'm really excited about this new role! Middle School Principal

Jillian Iwanuk

High School Principal

As the newly appointed high school principal, I welcome the challenge of cultivating our students in their pursuit to become global leaders. We have many great new additions to our already strong high school staff, and we have been working passionately on further developing our best practices skills and knowledge prior to the start of school year. I can confidently state that this year will be a great year focussed on student growth and achievement. I look forward to having yet another successful and enjoyable year at APIS.

Andrew Murphy I am excited to be working with various departments to make sure that we are using the best practice for education at APIS. We will continuously review both our curriculum and instructional practices to ensure that our students are gaining a firm foundation for their future. We strive to give students the opportunity to excel within our school as well as in their future endeavors. As a school, APIS is constantly pushing the traditional boundaries of education to give our students unique experiences and the opportunity to apply their learning to the world around them. I love that we are striving to prepare students for what the world will be like in the future so that they can impact their communities and workplaces when they graduate from APIS.

Curriculum Coordinator

Meg Hayne

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A Rainbow of Understanding

AUGUST 2016

E L E M E N TA R Y S C H O O L N E W S & E V E N T S

uring faculty in-service days, APIS Director of Operations Kevin Woo introduced faculty to the DiSC®, a personal assessment tool used to improve teamwork, productivity, and communication.

As a staff, Mr. Woo said, “we did it to understand why we as individuals behave in a certain way, especially in conflict situations, and why others we encounter behave in a certain way. We talked about how people with different behavior types lead others, how they interact with each other in conflict situations, how quickly they prefer to arrive at conclusions, and how they view themselves and others.” The assessment is often done in a group context with the goal of facilitating deeper self-awareness, as well as mutual understanding, allowing for balanced groups and for groups to work together more effectively. While the DiSC® is a tool designed for use with adults, two elementary teachers, Judy Park (grade 3) and Sarah Wood (grade 4), inspired by the professional development offered to APIS faculty, looked for a tool designed for use with children. Both classrooms chose to introduce the “True Colors Personality Test,” which assigns one of four colors (blue, green, gold, or orange) to behavioral preferences. “It helped the students understand when I started reading the descriptions,” said Ms. Park. “I heard students say, ‘oh, that’s me!’”

Mr. Woo noted, “There are certain benefits for children even at an early age to learn that there are people who behave differently from you and to learn how to work with other people with different behavior.” And that is exactly why Ms. Park and Ms. Wood chose to introduce this to students early in the year. Ms. Park says she’ll use the assessment as a tool to “help them understand each other better, especially when they have conflict. It’s all about working well with everybody.” Ms. Wood added that the tool will help support the inquiry-led curriculum in place. To follow students’ interests, it’s helpful to first know their preferences, which such assessments allow teachers to learn. “From the faculty-wide professional development, I recognized the value of spreading out similar personality types,” when creating groups, said Ms. Wood. “To have a well-balanced group, all colors should be represented.” Such distribution allows individuals to play to their strengths and minimizes conflict. Already, both teachers note that the conversations resulting from the assessments have led students to a deeper understanding of their own preferences, and those of their peers. It’s a tool teachers look forward to revisiting as the year progresses.

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Middle School: Three Grades, One Community

ith a new administration structure throughout APIS, and a new curriculum structure in the middle school, newly appointed Middle School Principal Jillian Iwanuk, together with the middle school faculty members, elected to start the new school year off slightly differently than in years past, with a week filled with community-building activities designed to help the students see themselves as one cohesive middle school community, versus three separated grades. “We really took the first week to get to know each other and get to know the rules,” shared Principal Iwanuk. She added, “Sixth graders are coming in from having one homeroom teacher and some specialists to having five teachers and specialists . . . it’s a big change for them.” Community-building activities were focused around easing the transition to middle school for the sixth graders, helping students new to APIS quickly integrate and feel at home, and fostering multi-grade level communication and connections. According to students, the activities more than met their intended purpose. Sixth grader Jaeho Choi said, “I like middle school.” He added that it feels like, as middle schoolers, “We are on a mission to go somewhere.” And, because of the classes with older students, and the opportunity to interact with so many different teachers, “It feels like I actually learn more.” Middle school faculty members worked hard to ensure students had opportunities to push outside of their comfort zones, try new activities, and interact with new peers. “Keeping and maintaining and making friends is hard,” said Principal Iwanuk. Staff worked hard to foster community and a sense of safety and ease to lay the groundwork for students to form and maintain friendships. “I think it was helpful for the new students, for them to feel comfortable. At first they didn’t talk to us, but now they start conversations,” observed eighth grader Clara Oh. Grade seven student Matthew Kang agreed, “I actually liked the team building, because we got to interact with others. I feel like it’s good to have separate teachers for each subject, instead of being with the same teacher for two periods.” In previous years, middle school faculty members have often taught two subjects; for example, science and math. This year, each middle school teacher is focused on one core curriculum area, and works with all middle school students. The core subjects are: math, science, social studies, English language arts, and writer’s workshop. Principal Iwanuk wants students to know, “We are all middle schoolers. We want you to feel safe to speak your mind. Even if you’re with an eighth grader and you’re a sixth grader, it’s okay to share your opinion, and you don’t have to agree with the eighth grader just because they’re the oldest.” With the school year well underway, and middle schoolers fully level classes, along with multi-grade classes, it’s safe to say that represent three distinct grades, the students feel like they’re part of one united community, eager and ready to learn.

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One goal of ours for the year is to build community as a whole middle school. The first week's activities were designed to help students across grade levels get to know each other and practice working together. - Carly Althauser, Social Studies -

We structured the first week as a more "all middle school" week with the intention of bringing all the kids across the grades closer to each and more comfortable with their peers. Already we have seen [a] great response from the students in regards to the changes in the way middle school is structured and how strong we are as a community. - Brett Askinas, Math -

The middle school teachers are really excited for this year! We get to teach all of these amazing students and we also get to have our own team, with our own team captain in Ms. Iwanuk. In many ways, the creation, planning, and implementation of the team-building activities was also team-building for our teachers. We have been having a lot of fun, too, watching our students get to know each other. We also can't wait to get to know them better ourselves! And we look forward to the flexibility of doing all middle school activities throughout the year - both academically and just for fun. - Courtney Murfield, English Language Arts -

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It's been really great to watch students bond across grade levels. During the first week of team building, I saw a lot of eighth graders helping out sixth graders and showing them the ropes of middle school. I've also seen those friendships carry on into the school year. Every day that I supervise the gym during lunch I watch as seventh and eighth graders play basketball together instead of splitting up into grade levels. - Adam Nollsch, Science -

We wanted the students to see themselves as a united middle chool (MS) community and not as students in separate grades. So, instead of students thinking of themselves as being in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade, they think of themselves as being a part of the MS team. Our hope was that, by learning together and getting to know each other from the start, the MS would be a friendlier and more welcoming place for all students. - Megan Vosk, Writer’s Workshop -

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SECONDARY SCHOOL NEWS & EVENTS

Secondary Officers Prepare to Lead

President Bryan Jung (G8)

At a first glance, the word leader may seem distant and unapproachable. I simply cannot agree with that idea. A leader doesn't dismiss other people's ideas, or assign blame to others. As a matter of fact, I believe that being a leader involves serving others more than telling others what to do. Understanding this, I would like to make middle school a place where natural and comfortable communications happen. This year, I hope that we can have a great lock-in as well as other activities. Ultimately, I want to serve the community and make this year a great year.

I like to lead people, that’s the reason why I ran for SRC. I want to do as much as possible as I can for our middle school, thus making my goal for this year to be to listen and materialize their ideas. This year, I would like SRC to step up and try things we haven’t done before. Our student council has many creative people, so I’m sure that we can attempt something new.

Vice President Irene Kim (G8) I want to be a leader at APIS because I, myself, want school to be fun. I really want people to have fun at school and have fun events. I can make those events happen by being in the SRC and being one of the leaders. I hope we can raise more money and plan events without much of the advisors’ help but just with ourselves, the students.

Secretary Sally Pak (G8) [I ran for SRC] because I thought I could make the school a better place and I'm a good listener. I wish the school could be a fun place to come for the students. So they could have fun but also learn something from school or friends. I hope SRC would listen to other students’ opinions and share them in the meeting. SRC is a place we can make school a better place. We could think what's best for the school and the students.

Treasurer Sophie Calzada (G8)

Class Representatives Grade 6

Rin Choi Somang Yang

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Grade 7

Neo Lee Katlynn Ryu

Grade 8 Joan Kim


Secondary Officers Prepare to Lead

I am beyond thankful for my opportunity to serve as APIS SRC's executive president. Ever since fifth grade, when I didn't get elected as ES SRC president, this has been my goal. Throughout the seven years I've been at APIS, I've been a part of student council for six years, and there have been highs and lows. However, at the end of the day, what motivates me to continue serving the APIS community is because I believe that all student voices President need to be heard. I have been given so much support and Grace Y Kim (G12) love from teachers, friends, and colleagues at APIS, that this is the least I can do. I'm proud of what SRC has been doing for the past few years, but there are some changes I hope to implement this year. Most students see SRC as a group of people who organize events throughout the year. However, the larger purpose of SRC is to represent students . . . [and] to make school life enjoyable, safe, and fun. Therefore, this year I wish to see more social change. One problem I really wish to solve is the chaotic lunch lines - even I, a leader of the school community, am in a way forced to cut lunch lines because I have to go to lunch meetings almost everyday. Be ready, Hawks! A proposal is on its way! I believe fixing little things like lunch lines will significantly enhance student life. On top of that, I feel like it's our responsibility as seniors to set positive precedents at APIS. Last but not least, one thing I have been emphasizing to other SRC members is the fact that just because I'm the "president," that doesn't set me apart from any other SRC member or student at APIS. It's easy to judge a person by his or her title, and I may have different responsibilities as president, but I wish to be a better leader by not differentiating myself from other people. I'm really looking forward to learning more about how to become a better leader through my ninth period leadership class, which I highly recommend not only to SRC members, but also to other aspiring leaders . . . I look forward to hearing more feedback from students about the changes they want to see at APIS.

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I want to be a leader because APIS is a community I have been a part of for a long time, and with the fond memories and skills that APIS has provided for me, I want to guide those who also desire memorable experiences here at our school. As this year’s vice president, I hope to do multiple things. Of course, the SRC will focus on better planning and organizing enjoyable events for students. But I also hope to establish a family-like school environment and make school life a bit more comfortable and memorable to the students; the SRC will generate as much school spirit as possible within the student body. Vice President In this year’s SRC, I also hope to interact with all [SRC] memClaire Park (G12) bers as well as students on a personal level and make myself more approachable and open to anyone. I hope that the SRC grows in its ability to work collectively and cooperatively. When it comes to organizing school-wide events, it is important that not only the SRC members but also the administration and the student body work together to plan and do what is best for everyone. Because the SRC has changed so that the roles are more distinct and everyone has an equal share of work to do, I hope that this change helps us have more successful outcomes. w w w. a p i s . o r g

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Secretary Yoonjae Hwang (G12)

I feel like APIS is a second home for me, because I’ve been attending this school since I was only in second grade. Now that I’m a junior, I want to return some of the favors APIS has given me by becoming a leader at APIS . . . the larger purpose of the SRC is to create a more welcoming and friendly environment for both teachers and students at APIS. I wish to execute more events that could help people from different grades to get to know more about each other and to create great memories that they can take even after graduating from high school.

Treasurer Jinny Choi (G11)

Grade 12

Grade 11

Grade 10

President - Edwin Lee Vice President - Brandon Sohn

President - Jennifer Lee Vice President - Julia Kim

President - Henry Kim Vice President - Sarah Choi

Grade 9

Directors of Pep and Events

Directors of Technology

Richard Jo (G11) Sean Hong (G11)

Donna Kim (G11) Tommy Lee (G11)

Director of Publicity

Director of Resources

President - Clara Park Vice President - Mei-Mei Timpson

Director of Graphics

Grace J. Kim (G12)

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I was in this school since eighth grade. I have felt a lot about school community, especially student participation, during [the] last four years. Now that I am a leader in this community, I want to make sure to create [a] more amiable community as a leader . . . the greatest concern I feel about this school is the student participation. I want to generate events where students will be eager to participate. In addition, many recognize SRC as a mere labor group. However, I want to make sure students recognize the importance of SRC in daily school life. As a leader, I would like to step up to individuals and help their needs especially this year. To me, the overall purpose of SRC is to generate a more comfortable yet exciting school atmosphere.

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Josh Kim (G12)

Elliot Kim (G11)


College Counseling Column Exercise Can Help You Get Into College

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ou needn’t look any further than a simple Google search to learn of the benefits of working out and exercise. In the brief space allotted to me, I want to take the seven reasons the Mayo Clinic offers as the benefits of exercise and relate them to the application process for college. 1. Exercise can control weight gain. The sedentary nature of intense hours spent studying and crafting applications means an easy decline into putting on extra pounds. The simple remedy is to do something physical during the day. It needn’t be running a 5k, it actually needn’t be running at all. Just try taking the stairs wherever you go or taking the groceries into the Director of College Counseling house for your mom or dad. Dr. Erik Brodnax 2. Exercise combats illness. Something that happens to so many senior year, is you fall prey to some sort of communicable disease, whether it be the flu or that nasty cold. Exercise staves off such illnesses. An article in a magazine called Fitness Peak reveals that exercise increases your blood flow and healthy circulation, which boosts the circulation of your immune system. Don’t want a cold this year, while you’re staying up too late working on those applications into the wee hours? Then do some cardio three times a week. 3. Exercise can chase away the blues. When you are getting depressed getting moving can really help. Exercise releases brain chemicals (dopamine and serotonin) that are directly related to the sensation of contentment. And contentment means greater creativity; and increased creativity means better college supplements. 4. Exercise gives you stamina. This year as you are responsible for keeping up with all that AP work and applying to schools, as you are burning the candle at both ends, a little jaunt around your local park, or even taking the stairs a few times per day, can improve your ability to sit at your desk and get your applications done. 5. Exercise helps you sleep better. Don’t have to say too much about this one. If you want to get pooped out and get a good night’s rest, walk a good half hour and you’ll get your z’s. Ultimately, you will need sleep for the necessary focus and stamina to do your applications. 6. Exercise can improve interpersonal relationships. There’s nothing better for a friendship then getting some physical activity together. Want to gab? Do it on the treadmill, in between gulps of air. It’ll make you laugh and that is the secret ingredient to any friendship. And friendship means support during the grueling application process. 7. Exercise is fun! College applications can really spin you into the doldrums. They can represent a lot of work with uncertain results. So, reboot! Have some fun! Listen to your favorite band and rock out while you’re on the treadmill. Exercise! It’s fun.

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That’s it for this week. Join Mr. Leroy in the gym during ninth period. You won’t regret it for at least seven reasons!

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Mark Your Calendar! September College Visits Who: York University When: Thursday, September 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: College Counseling (Room 405) College rep (Jessica Morgan) will give an introduction to the Canadian higher education system, speaking to the differences in the Canadian post-secondary education application process and education landscape as compared to the U.S., which most students are familiar with. York University is Canada’s third largest university. Founded in 1959 and located in Toronto, York boasts two city campuses: Keele and Glendon. York U offers 5,000+ courses and programs.

Who: UC-Riverside When: Monday, September 26, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Where: College Counseling (Room 405) College rep (Seray Teleke) will discuss applying to UCR, and to all UCs in general. UC-Riverside is one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation. Located 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, there are currently 22,000 students enrolled, with 900 instructional faculty.

Who: Linden Group

Reps from the following universities will be present: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, Valparaiso University, University of Missouri - Kansas City, University of Bridgeport, Calvin College, Chaffey College, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, University of Connecticut, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Maryland College Park, and Kutztown University

When: Friday, September 30, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Where: College Counseling (Room 405)

A mini college fair in which students can get materials and information from different reps from multiple colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

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Divided by Section, United in Harmony 2nd Annual APIS High School Music Retreat

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n Saturday, Aug. 27, high school music students and their band, orchestra, and chorus teachers gathered together for the second annual APIS High School Music Retreat. The all-day event featured ensemble rehearsals and team-building exercises, and was designed to unite the different musical disciplines and set the stage for a harmonious year. Saturday proved to me, yet again, why I love teaching music. Coming together with dozens of students to work towards a common goal is exhilarating. Those goals include much more than musical notes and rhythms: we learned, laughed, and grew together as one unit. The students got to know more about me through a Question/Answer session and I believe that fostering a deeper understanding of each other is vital to being able to make music together. Trust is integral to phrasing, pushing us to emote as one entity. That is, in essence, why we have the music retreat – strengthening the team element of music-making strengthens everything else about creating beautiful music together. - Sophie Holbrook, Music Department Chair Joining together as a department, all of our students truly "United in Harmony" as our shirts stated. So often we dash to the next class, add things to the to-do list, send emails to important people in our lives while walking down the hall, and in general stuff too many things into every minute. Saturday was our time to unite. Our time to mix up and relate to one another. Our time to push away the to-do list for hours at a time and dedicate ourselves to each other and our goal to make something beautiful together. We pressed on through mental and physical fatigue to make tremendous progress as a newly formed team. Based on what I heard from each ensemble and student on Saturday, I cannot wait to hear the music our students will share this school year!

AUGUST 2016

SECONDARY SCHOOL NEWS & EVENTS

- Emmalee Johnson, Orchestra APIS High School Choir has grown this year. The music retreat gave us a chance to know our new members. It was fun to spend my Saturday making music with the high school singers! - Melinda Baum, Chorus The music retreat was absolutely amazing. We all had so much fun. I am grateful to be teaching such a hard-working group of high school students. These students have shown so much dedication. It is truly inspirational! - Naarah Callender, Chorus

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APIS Welcomes New Students!

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o welcome new families to APIS and offer new students a chance to visit campus before the full student body returned, an orientation was held on Aug. 15. Orientation opened with a welcome message from School Director Dr. Euysung Kim, an opening prayer offered by Director of Christian Life Department Ward Milligan, and a brief introduction to all Seoul campus faculty members. Incoming students then had the opportunity to meet with principals, be taken on a school tour led by a returning APIS student, have their student identification photo taken, connect with homeroom teachers, stop by the school store, and meet other faculty members. A sixth-grade orientation was held at the same time, to allow rising sixth graders and their families the opportunity to meet their new teachers, tour the middle school classrooms, and ask questions. The orientation concluded with a shared meal and time for fellowship in the school cafeteria.

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APIS Faculty Plan, Prepare, and Connect Elementary School Principal Bruce Knox

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cknowledging the importance of feeling like a part of a community, the faculty retreat this year was focused on developing relationships amongst the new and returning faculty. As a learning institution, we know that learning only happens through strong relationships. For the new faculty, there will be a lot of learning happening at the start of this year, so starting off with strong relationships is critical. Throughout the new faculty orientation and the three days of “faculty retreat� for new and returning faculty, teachers learned a lot about their colleagues, both new and old. Scenarios were developed in which teachers were required to learn, collaborate, communicate, and problem solve with each other. Some of that involved venturing out onto the buses and subways for the first time, attempting to follow instructions without being allowed to talk, feeding each other blindfolded, and hurtling down swirling rapids in inflatable rafts! Some of the activities ended without success, but we know the time spent on developing these strong relationships was not wasted. Spending time building relationships has strengthened our faculty, giving them the confidence to know they are supported by their colleagues. Spending this time has also reinforced for the faculty the critical importance of developing relationships with their students, whose learning and eventual success depends on this so much!

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Librarian's Pick: Hot Summer Season with Olympic Sports

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rom Aug. 5-21, the entire world was celebrating the 2016 summer Olympic Games, which were held in Rio, Brazil. Thousands of leading athletes from all around the world gathered in a variety of competitions, and more than 200 nations participated. The Olympic Games are held every four years, and consist of 35 sports in 30 disciplines and 408 events, including athletics, swimming, fencing, and artistic gymnastics. People around the world cheer and enjoy the excitement and joy. This month, to celebrate the Rio 2016 summer Olympic Games, and in anticipation of the 2018 PyeongChang winter Olympics, APIS library picked three books about sports.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

L E V E L: K - G2

Hour of the Olympics

L E V E L: G 1 - G4

The Underdogs

L E V E L: G4 - G7

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By Jack Norworth

Have you ever heard the song “Take me out to the ball game”? The complete lyrics of this famous baseball song capture an exciting era of America's favorite pastime. Written in the same year as one of the most memorable games in baseball history, the game between the New York Giants and the Chicago Cubs on September 23, 1908, the book uses nostalgic paintings and lyrics from the famous song to bring to life the sights, sounds, and smells of the ballpark. Baseball facts and information about Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson and source notes are also included. This book provides a new style of reading to young readers who are just moving beyond picture books and who are passionate about sports.

By Mary Pope Osborne “Hour of the Olympics,” the 16th book in this historical fantasy series for middle-grade readers, whisks readers away to ancient Greece, where the Olympic Games first began. Jack and Annie must again race against the clock to make it through their adventure and get back home to present-day Pennsylvania in time. Combining historical facts with time-travel intrigue, the Tree House series has kept kids turning the page for more than two decades, to find out what happens next. Kids who appreciate historical fiction may also enjoy the nonfiction titles that connect to many of the books in this series. Check out “Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker),” the companion guide to “Hour of the Olympics.”

By Mike Lupica Seventh grader Will Tyler has played football for as long as he can remember. He literally lives and breathes for the sport. However, his small Pennsylvania town is fading since the athletic-shoe factory closed down several years earlier. There is not enough money in the city's budget to support the football league, and they need new uniforms. With little hope, Will writes to Rob DeMartini, the chairman of the New Balance sneaker company. Mr. Martini responds with the needed sponsorship, and the season is back on! Meanwhile, Will discovers that several families are leaving Forbes for towns with greater promise of jobs. Will's ingenuity and loyalty lead to enough teammates sticking around to solidify the team and give the town something to cheer about. Mike Lupica, one of the most prominent sports writers in America, has written a book that not only sports lovers will enjoy, but also anyone who appreciates a heartwarming tale of people coming together.


APIS Quick Contact Guide Please dial 02-907-2747 and enter the extension number. ADMINISTRATION Inquiry

Contact Director, ext. 5164

Director’s Office

Principal’s Office

Dr. Euysung Kim director@apis.seoul.kr

Elementary Principal, ext. 5105

Mr. Bruce Knox bknox@apis.seoul.kr

Middle School Principal, ext. 5108

Mrs. Jillian Iwanuk jiwanuk@apis.seoul.kr

High School Principal, ext. 5107

Mr. Andrew Murphy amurphy@apis.seoul.kr

SCHOOL OFFICE Inquiry

Academics & General Inquiries  Attendance, late arrivals, absence  Report cards, transcripts  Making appointments with the principals/teachers  Teacher recommendation letters  Contacting your child  Lost and found  Translation/ Interpretation

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Elementary School

Elementary School Registrar ext. 5105 es@apis.seoul.kr

Middle School

Middle School Registrar ext. 5108 ms@apis.seoul.kr

High School

High School Registrar ext. 5107 hs@apis.seoul.kr

All divisions

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www.apis.org

School Office Manager ext.5106 jshim@apis.seoul.kr

OTHER SERVICES Inquiry Admissions  Admissions related questions  Scholarship & financial aid  School bus routes

Contact Admissions Officer ext. 5111 admissions@apis.seoul.kr

Accounting  Tuition  Uniform & other fees

Accounting ext. 5113 apisadmin@apis.seoul.kr

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Activities Coordinator ext. 5105 services@apis.seoul.kr

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Librarian ext. 5129

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School Nurse ext. 5119 nurse@apis.seoul.kr

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w w w. a p i s . o r g EDITORIAL TEAM: ■ Euysung Kim Director ■ Kate Kim Art & Design Editor ■ Holli Kim Communications & PR Team Leader ■ Caroline Webster Lead Writer/Editor

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