Heads up 10th grade parents! All 10th grade students will participate in the pregnancy prevention program, Baby Think it Over the week of May 7th. This hands on learning experience has been shown to decrease teen pregnancy rates, address healthy decision-making, and had great reviews from last year’s 10th grade students. You will be invited to join your student for the final workshop on May 11th at 1:50pm in the auditorium. Please check your email for more information!

High School Counseling
This past week our students participated in a lesson on “The Backfire Effect” which investigates why it is so hard to change our beliefs or the beliefs of others.  Students had great discussions and ideas about this concept and how it affects their lives and learning.

IB Corner 
Final IB exams are just around the corner and start next Monday, April 30th and the AC exams can be consulted here

The last day of class for students taking IB exams is Throwback Thursday on April 26th. However, students are encouraged to come to school on Friday to review with their teachers. 

Students not taking any IB exams and therefore taking all Final AC exams will need to remain in class until May 4th.

College Counseling Corner
11th Grade Students and Parents: Tuesday, April 17th, was the first day you can register for the next SAT in Quito on October, 6th.  For students who have US, and particular Canadian universities on their college lists, it is imperative they assure they have a seat on this SAT date. Ms. Bellande will be offering two SAT Essay preparation sessions after school in preparation for the May 5th SAT: Thursday, April 26th, 3pm-4pm & Thursday, May 3rd, 3pm-4pm

12th Grade Students and Parents: May 1st is Deposit Day for U.S. Universities.  You must deposit at a U.S. financial institution by this time or risk losing your spot.  Good luck making your decisions.  Parents, if you missed my presentation on Thursday about the great transition you and your students are about to confront, you can access it here.

During lunchtime in the College Center the follwing universities will come to visit:
Monday: Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke University, University of Richmond, Lawrence University, Union College, and Dickinson College
Tuesday: Austin Peay State University, Bishop's University (Canada), Heidelberg University, Universidad Argentina de la Empresa - UADE (Argentina), North Carolina State University, University of Prince Edward Island - UPEI (Canada)
Thursday: Foothill and De Anza Colleges

Garth Wyncoll
HS Principal