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by Kinjal Shah

From traveling by train to taking their first flight for an IASAS championship, student athletes at Singapore American School have come a long way.

by Didi Hari Krishnan

Anup Suresh (Class of 2007) and Yashika Mody (Class of 2008) had to change their wedding plans when the global pandemic caused a shift in international travel. A livestreamed wedding, a photoshoot at Singapore American School, and an outpouring of love and support for the couple turned this special occasion into the wedding of their dreams!

by Marisa Grimes (Class of 2008)

After growing up in Singapore and studying in the US, this alumna landed a dream job working with farming families in East Africa—where she sees many similarities between Kigali, Rwanda and the Lion City!

TRANSPARENCY: A CATALYST PROJECT
Didi Hari Krishnan

Singapore American School has always had a strong foundation of students who have been not only academically motivated but also actively engaged in the desire to pursue areas of interest or passion projects. For his Catalyst project, junior Jay Prakash created a 16-minute documentary that helps inform people about the issues faced by members of the transgender community.

  • ally
  • catalyst
  • diversity
  • documentary
  • equity
  • inclusion
  • transgender
  • transparency
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SERVICE BEYOND SAS: HOME HOOPS CHALLENGE
Didi Hari Krishnan

In a time where it would be have been very easy to resign to the end of the IASAS session due to the pandemic, our selfless Eagles took on a different challenge. Tenth grade student Alicia Nguyen and her brother started an organization called Fitness for Goodness during the Circuit Breaker.

  • athletes
  • basketball
  • high school
  • HOME
  • IASAS
  • service
  • service learning
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JANUARY READS: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
by Alison Cuthbert, Kate Brundage, and Lara Ingham

It's time to grab a book and celebrate our love for reading! Elementary school librarians Ms. Alison Cuthbert, Ms. Kate Brundage, and Ms. Lara Ingham share their list of books recommended for early learning center/elementary school students.

  • book recommendations
  • books
  • elementary school
  • librarian
  • library
  • sas reads
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AT YOUR SERVICE: SERVICE BEYOND SAS
by Cara D'Avanzo

While Singapore American School offers students myriad service opportunities, some students find ways to contribute outside of school. These students have joined community-based service groups or have independently spotted opportunities to fill a need. We celebrate these students for following our core values while displaying initiative, independence, curiosity, and creativity as they contribute to wider communities and follow their passions!

  • community
  • compassion
  • extraordinary care
  • service
  • volunteers
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THE BEST LAID PLANS...
by Katie Zhang (Class of 2020)

The Internships for Alumni program was started in May 2020 by the office of alumni relations at Singapore American School in response to young SAS alumni who were losing internships elsewhere or moving home due to the pandemic. Katie Zhang (Class of 2020) shares how this program has helped her.

  • adaptability
  • alumni
  • class of 2020
  • college
  • covid-19
  • gap year
  • internship
  • pandemic
  • resilience
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SPOTLIGHT ON MARISA GRIMES (CLASS OF 2008)
by Marisa Grimes (Class of 2008)

After growing up in Singapore and studying in the US, this alumna landed a dream job working with farming families in East Africa—where she sees many similarities between Kigali, Rwanda and the Lion City!

  • alumna
  • alumni
  • always an Eagle
  • Class of 2008
  • once an Eagle
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MATCH MADE AT SAS
by Didi Hari Krishnan

Anup Suresh (Class of 2007) and Yashika Mody (Class of 2008) had to change their wedding plans when the global pandemic caused a shift in international travel. A livestreamed wedding, a photoshoot at Singapore American School, and an outpouring of love and support for the couple turned this special occasion into the wedding of their dreams!

  • alumni
  • always an Eagle
  • covid-19
  • once an Eagle
  • pandemic
  • wedding
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FINDING JOY AT SAS
by Michael Fuma

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and upended our lives in a myriad of ways. Singapore American School graduates across the world were presented with a new set of challenges this past year. How have our Eagles persevered during this difficult time? How have they continued to make the best of their situations? 

  • adaptability
  • alumni
  • always an Eagle
  • change
  • gap year
  • joy
  • once an Eagle
  • pandemic
  • resilience
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SUPPORTING A SAFE SPACE FOR ALL
by Cara D'Avanzo

Singapore American School seeks to extend a warm welcome and provide a safe and supportive environment. One of the three pillars of an SAS education is “extraordinary care,” and we are committed to ensuring that all our LGBTQIA+ students feel cared for.

  • ally
  • community
  • counselor
  • DEI
  • diversity
  • equity
  • inclusion
  • LGBTQIA+
  • safe space
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SERVING WITH JOY AND PASSION
by Didi Hari Krishnan

Each year, Singapore American School attracts a diverse group of teachers and staff whose character aligns with the school’s ethos. We caught up with six faculty and staff members who were honored at a recent celebration of long-serving employees who had reached important milestones in their SAS careers. 

  • career
  • celebration
  • community
  • employees
  • faculty
  • long-serving
  • staff
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ADAPTING TO CHANGE
Didi Hari Krishnan

To say that the 2020–21 school year is “unusual” would be quite the understatement. From precisely timed arrival and dismissal procedures to restructuring our athletics and co-curricular programs, there is change in nearly every aspect of our school community.

  • adapting
  • change
  • covid-19
  • Eagle days
  • elementary
  • journeys
  • middle school
  • music
  • pandemic
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LIVING IN THE LAND OF UNCERTAINTY
by Dr. Jeff Devens

The need for certainty is so powerful it can lead us to make faulty predictions and actions. During adolescence, anxiety commonly manifests in academics, interpersonal relationships, and athletic and artistic performance. Without healthy coping skills, kids are prone to maladaptive outcomes. How can adults help?

  • adaptability
  • coping skills
  • counseling
  • counselor
  • covid-19
  • pandemic
  • parenting tips
  • uncertainty
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CAPTIVATING CLASSROOMS: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECESS
Didi Hari Krishnan

While considering how to bring over 1,800 elementary school students back to campus, the Singapore American School elementary school physical education team developed a recess plan that allows students to have fun, be creative, and collaborate while staying safe and following new guidelines. 

  • elementary school
  • journeys
  • physical education
  • recess
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SKY'S THE LIMIT
by Kinjal Shah

The cornerstone of Singapore American School is a strong culture of possibilities. Even today, every member of the SAS community adopts a growth mindset as they explore, take risks, innovate, create, and pursue excellence. And in all that they do, it is the community that supports them, encourages them, lifts them after failure, and celebrates every win. What has SAS made possible for our Eagles?

  • community
  • Eagles
  • journeys
  • possibilities
  • students
  • teachers
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MY EVERYDAY HEROES, MY INSPIRATION!
by Bhavina F.

Fourth grade student Bhavina F. checked one big accomplishment off her list—to be an author. We caught up with the young author and she shared some insights into her creative process, challenges faced, and some tips to help inspire other aspiring authors.

  • author
  • elementary school
  • for the love of reading
  • reader
  • young author
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MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR MUSIC PLAYLISTS
Didi Hari Krishnan

As part of the National Core Arts Standards (NCAS) work that we are adapting, middle school choir students worked alongside their choir teacher Kristin Symes all semester to create and compose their own music. Have a listen to their compilation of songs.

  • choir
  • creativity
  • middle school
  • music
  • NCAS
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CELEBRATING HANUKKAH!
by Dan Gach, Peter Sheren, Kathy Ritzer and Mina Bregman

Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah) is an eight-day Jewish festival that celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 165 BCE, after a period of domination by the Greek-Syrian Seleucid Empire. By celebrating Hanukkah, Jewish families reaffirm their faith, symbolized through the evening lighting of the special Hanukkah menorah. Members of our community share how they plan on celebrating Hanukkah this year.

  • celebration
  • chanukah
  • community
  • family
  • hanukkah
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