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High School News

HS May 7

Exams
We have entered the HS examination periods. The seniors are now full on with IB Exams and AC exams.

The rest of the High School will test in from June 6 until June 11th and here is the schedule.

IB Corner
Our Juniors have been working on their Extended Essay, part of the Diploma Program core, since November and they have their first draft due on Monday, May 13th. This first draft is their one and only opportunity to get formal, written feedback from their supervisors.  It is a big milestone for an important component of the full Diploma program and I encourage you to have conversations with their students about their progress.  

Semester 2 Cut-off date for Assignment submission
This cut-off date for seniors is May 20 and June 3rd for 9th, 10th and 11th graders. Past those dates, Incomplete assignments will no longer be accepted and will jeopardize the award of final grades and therefore credits counting for graduation. If you have an Incomplete, get on it now.

Discover Ecuador 2019-2020
As discussed with High School Parent reps, I am thrilled to announce that we are revisited our Discover Ecuador with a different approach, different dates and a different company. We will have a meeting on May 27th at 4:00 p.m. to present all this to you

University Visits
Wednesday, May 8th: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: University of Pennsylvania, MIT, Stanford, Georgetown, Duke Presentation in the AC Auditorium

Thank you!
Fred Bordaguibel 
High School Principal
 

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Middle School News

MS May 7

MAP Testing
We have our third MAP testing session in the Middle School, May 13 - 17. We will be running a special MAP schedule Monday - Thursday that week, and a regular schedule on the Friday. We have found that this special schedule worked well for our other two testing sessions this school year and allowed the majority of students to complete all tests. You received a detailed email on Monday regarding MAP, please take the time to read it carefully and let me know if you have any questions.

Counselor’s Corner
Over the past month during Cougar Time, we have been exploring the topic of Emotions. Our lessons have included Understanding Emotions, Managing Emotions, Thoughts vs. Feelings, and finished with Mindfulness. I encourage you to ask your child about what s/he has been learning. Here is an article to help you engage your child in a conversation about understanding emotions in  English & Español

Save the Date
There are many events between now and the end of the school year. Here are a few dates to add to your calendar:
PTSA Family Day - May 11
Orchestra Concert - May 14
Piano Concert - May 16
Annual General Assembly - May 22
Band Concert - May 28
Choir Concert and Drama performance - May 30
MS Social - May 31
Grade 8 Moving On Celebration - June 12

It is a true joy to be part of such a vibrant school community!

With kind regards,
Sheryl

Sheryl Gruber
Middle School Principal
sgruber@cotpaxi.k12.ec
(593-2) 382-3270 ext. 2001

"We are responsible for being informed global citizens who understand and affect positive change."

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Elementary News

ES May 7

This week, I want to extend a special gratitude message to all of our families.  Your involvement in your child’s learning results in outstanding growth and optimal development for each student. Thank you for attending conferences last week and continuing to find ways to become involved.  As we approach the end of the school year, your children may begin to wonder about what is next.  At school, our counselors work closely with children to prepare them for every transition.  Moving to the next grade level or moving to a different city are big moments for children and we encourage you to speak to your child’s teacher or your counselor if you notice that your child may need special support.  

We also want to thank all families for contributing to the different PYP Exhibition projects that 5th grade teams have led.  Next week, we will share the outcomes and actions with our division.  It is certainly a time to celebrate for our fifth graders and their families.

Paola de Pereira
Elementary School Principal
 

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High School News

HS Apr 30

Dear HS parents,

Here is what is ahead of us this week. Seniors are off on Thursday and they will start with their IB exams on Friday.

Thursday is Throwback Thursday
Our ASB is preparing some fun activities to say bye to the seniors on their last day of classes at AC.

Athletics:
QISSA Playoff Week 2019

April 29     @     4:15       Boys Varsity Basketball Semi-Finals vs Colegio Americano at ASQ
April 30     @     2:30    Boys JV Soccer 3rd Place Game - AC vs Einstein at ASQ 
April 30     @     4:15     Girls Varsity Basketball Semi-Finals vs Alliance Academy at AC
May 1        TO BE RESCHEDULED  Boys Varsity Basketball Finals at Colegio Americano (ASQ) TBD
May 2        @    2:30    Boys Varsity Soccer 3rd Place Game - AC vs Einstein at ASQ 
May 2        @    4:00    Girls Varsity  Basketball Finals at Colegio Americano (ASQ) TBD

*The Basketball Semi Final games will decide which Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Teams will play the Tournament Final. The teams that lose the Semi Final  games, will play for 3rd place at ASQ on the same day. 

College Counseling: 
Please see our updated list of university visits here

Thank you!
Fred Bordaguibel 
High School Principal

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Middle School News

MS Apr 30

We are so fortunate to be part of a such a strong and vibrant school community. This community spirit is exemplified each year at International Festival. It was a delight to interact with many of you last Saturday, and to see nearly every Middle School student involved in the Festival - either volunteering, performing, or simply enjoying the day. Thank YOU for the part you played in making this event an unequivocal success! 

We have a half day on Thursday for students, and an opportunity for all faculty to come together and share the work each curriculum group has completed throughout this school year. Wednesday and Friday are holidays for all of us. Enjoy the long weekend. 

With kind regards,
Sheryl

Sheryl Gruber
Middle School Principal
sgruber@cotpaxi.k12.ec
(593-2) 382-3270 ext. 2001

"We are responsible for being informed global citizens who understand and affect positive change."

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Elementary News

ES Apr 30

Inquiry Corner
Exhibition of Learning at the end of 5th Grade.  For this project students answer the question “If you could change something in our community/world what would it be? How?”  Students work in small groups to identify an issue, conduct research, and create action plans to impact our community/world in positive ways.  Please click on PYP Action 2019 to be inspired by our students about making an impact! They will showcase their learning next week.  

Paola de Pereira
Elementary School Principal
 

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Elementary School News

ES Apr 23

We hope you have enjoyed the time with your children over this break.  As we head close to the end of the school year, we invite you to reflect on the important moments that you spend with your children and celebrate how these moments support their learning and foster a positive relationship with you.  As your children grow, they will become more interested in being independent, yet the values that you instill will be close to them for the rest of their lives.  This coming weekend, we will celebrate our diversity at the annual international festival.  When thinking about what makes us unique, we also celebrate what brings us together. This week, speak to your children about their attitudes towards inclusion.  Ask them who they play with and who they invite to play with them.  Share your own experiences in school when you felt that you were being kind to others and ask them for examples of their own kindness.  Engage in conversations about how we demonstrate respect for the abilities, backgrounds and perspectives of others.  Then move beyond respect to speak about appreciation.  Help your children to value all human beings and to demonstrate caring attitudes.  Smile at your uniqueness and embrace our differences!

This week, our fifth grade students are focusing on raising awareness about different social issues that they have been researching as part of their final Exhibition of Learning experience.  You will receive information via WhatsApp and we ask that you support the different causes.  Get ready to support with used clothes, non-perishables, baby food and other products.  

On Tuesday, April 30, we will hold conferences in the elementary.  Grades PK - Grade 2 will be parent teacher conferences (students will not attend this conference); and Grades 3 - 5 will include students.  Please sign-up for the time that works for you and plan on being on campus for about an hour as there will be opportunity to visit with specials.  We hope that you have read your child’s progress report with your child prior to the conference.  Progress reports were posted on April 11 on your child’s SeeSaw Inbox.

Paola de Pereira
Elementary School Principal

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High School News

HS Apr 23

Dear HS parents,

Here is what is happening this week in the HS. 

Heads-up on the 20time Showcase
On Thursday, April 25th, all students in grade 10 English and several students in Mr Englehart’s grade 11-12th grade English class will take part in the 20time Showcase, which will be an exciting evening of student speeches focused on the year-long passion projects students have been creating.  We have topics ranging from the writing and recording of music, short filmmaking, mountain climbing, food photography, and more. Parents - we hope you will join us from 4:30 to 7:00 for this very special event!    

Athletics
Our Cougars are taking a break from competition this week as they prepare for their final games next week.

Play-off Schedule & Results so far:
Day    Category                                           Home Team                   Away Team
4/10    JV Boys Soccer SF                          Colegio Menor     4        Academia Cotopaxi     3
4/11    Varsity Boys Soccer SF                    Colegio Menor     4        Academia Cotopaxi     1
4/29    Varsity Boys Basketball SF              Colegio Americano   vs  Academia Cotopaxi
4/30    Varsity Girls Basketball SF               Academia Cotopaxi  vs  Alliance Academy
4/30    JV Boys Soccer 3rd Place Game     Academia Cotopaxi  vs  Colegio Einstein (at CAQ)
5/1    Varsity Boys Basketball Finals 
5/2    Varsity Girls Basketball Finals 
5/2    Varsity Boys Soccer 3rd Place Game Academia Cotopaxi  vs  Colegio Einstein (at CAQ)

Re-enrollment
Re-enrollment submissions are due by April 24. The Admissions team is ready to help you complete the online form, if needed, admissions@cotopaxi.k12.ec

Thank you!
Fred Bordaguibel 
High School Principal
 

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Middle School News

MS Apr 23

We want to see you back at AC next year! A reminder that re-enrollment submissions are due by Wednesday, April 24. If you have any questions, please contact admissions at admissions@cotopaxi.k12.ec

The International Festival is our biggest community event of the school year! It is a day filled with performances, games, food, and camaraderie. MS students have the opportunity to sign up for an hour shift at their House games booth to earn service hours and support the Festival. I look forward to seeing you on Saturday! 

Counselor’s Corner 
On April 8th we had our third and final Cougar Buddies event of the year. This time around we had a reading activity to follow our Author visit with Linda Sue Park.  Older students paired up with their younger buddies to read books with the messages of global mindedness and empathy. It’s always such a delight seeing the sweet interactions the MS students have with the ES and IMAGINE students. 

With kind regards,
Sheryl

Sheryl Gruber
Middle School Principal
sgruber@cotpaxi.k12.ec
(593-2) 382-3270 ext. 2001

"We are responsible for being informed global citizens who understand and affect positive change."
 

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High School News

HS Apr 9

Dear HS parents,

Here is what is happening this week in the HS. 

Tuesday is a ½ day

Career Day: April 9th
Career Day is a special day where we invite working professionals to Academia Cotopaxi to share their insights from the world of work with our students.  It is a wonderful day where students are able to make connections between what they are studying and what they intend to study in university to the personal stories that are shared.

Counseling:
Reminder that Ms. Keyes will be on maternity leave for the rest of the school year, starting on Tuesday, April 9th. Please contact Ms. Susan Montalvo, our substitute counselor, at smontalvo@cotopaxi.k12.ec

Heads-up on the 20time Showcase
On Thursday, April 25th, all students in grade 10 English and several students in Mr Englehart’s grade 11-12th grade English class will take part in the 20time Showcase, which will be an exciting evening of student speeches focused on the year-long passion projects students have been creating.  We have topics ranging from the writing and recording of music, short filmmaking, mountain climbing, food photography, and more. Parents - we hope you will join us from 4:30 to 7:00 for this very special event!    

Athletics:
Congratulations to our Athletes and Coaches for a very successful weekend.
Our Swim Team took third place at Copa Alemán.
Our Boys Varsity Soccer finished in third place at the AASSA Tournament and our Girls Varsity Basketball Team closed their performance at AASSA with a very well deserved 1st place, winning the finals against Colegio Americano.

Our week ahead:
April 8:    Boys JV Soccer at AC vs Colegio Menor
               Boys JV Basketball at AC vs Colegio Menor
April 9:    Boys Varsity Soccer at Colegio Menor
April 10:    JV Boys Soccer Semi-Final vs Colegio Menor. Location to be Determined.
April 11:    Varsity Boys Soccer Semi-Final vs Colegio Menor. Location to be Determined.
*All games begin at 4:15.

Thank you!
Fred Bordaguibel 
High School Principal

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