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by Tom Boasberg

Superintendent Tom Boasberg reflects on all the wonderful givens of his first year at Singapore American School. From hosting dinners every week to greeting students in the mornings with high fives, our superintendent has had quite the year and is very much looking forward to the bright future ahead of us!

by Kinjal Shah

Student. Teacher. Coach. Mentor. Friend. Legend. A man of many talents, Jim Baker did not just prepare students for college; he prepared students for life. We pay tribute to the ultimate Eagle—Jim Baker, now retired in Penang, Malaysia—whose legacy has enriched our diverse community.

THE ULTIMATE EAGLE
by Kinjal Shah

Student. Teacher. Coach. Mentor. Friend. Legend. A man of many talents, Jim Baker did not just prepare students for college; he prepared students for life. We pay tribute to the ultimate Eagle—Jim Baker, now retired in Penang, Malaysia—whose legacy has enriched our diverse community.

  • alumni
  • always an Eagle
  • community
  • Eagle
  • interim semester
  • Jim Baker
  • once an Eagle
  • teacher
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GIVEN AND GIFTS
by Tom Boasberg

Superintendent Tom Boasberg reflects on all the wonderful givens of his first year at Singapore American School. From hosting dinners every week to greeting students in the mornings with high fives, our superintendent has had quite the year and is very much looking forward to the bright future ahead of us!

  • community
  • first year
  • gifts
  • givens
  • grateful
  • lessons learned
  • superintendent
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EXTRAORDINARY CARE, THE EAGLE WAY: SAS ALUMNI RESPOND TO COVID-19
by Sharmishta Sivaamakrishnan (Class of 2012)

During this tumultuous time, the sense of extraordinary care infused in Singapore American School's cornerstones is embodied so vibrantly in its alumni. Here is an ever-growing compendium of just how SAS alumni—serving in the capacity of healthcare workers, volunteers, corporate leaders, and more—have retrieved their Eagle spirit and loyally serve the communities they live in.

  • alumni
  • class of 2012
  • community
  • covid-19
  • extraordinary care
  • pandemic
  • the Eagle way
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SAS RAINBOW PARENTS AND ALLIES
by SAS Rainbow Parents and Allies

Rainbow Parents and Allies parent group at SAS is a vibrant and generous group of parents who meet monthly to support and learn from each other. Find out more about the group that offers an inclusive, supportive environment for parents and allies of the LGBTQ community to talk about gender and sexuality topics that support positive self-esteem, healthy identity development, and acceptance of differences for children within SAS.

  • high school
  • LGBTQ
  • middle school
  • parent support group
  • Rainbow Parents
  • Rainbow Parents and Allies
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THROUGH MY EYES
by Sara G.

A group of middle school students investigated and researched how COVID-19 has impacted their lives. They started a Google site with their videos, photo essays, and journal. Sara G. shares how grateful she is to be in Singapore during this difficult time. 

  • covid-19
  • middle school
  • optimism
  • perseverance
  • summer semester
  • summer semester challenge
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PROUD TO BE AN EAGLE AT THE END OF ZOOM SEMESTER
by Michael Fuma

It was a massive sigh of relief for many of our students when the Singapore government announced that schools would resume June 2 onward. High school student Michael Fuma shares how the first day back on campus after a two-month hiatus brought a deep sense of pride for our Singapore American School community.

  • covid-19
  • distance learning
  • Eagles
  • high school
  • islander
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TO THE CLASSES OF 2019 AND 2020
by David Wilson (Class of 2001)

Alumnus David Wilson (Class of 2001) gathered some of his thoughts that have coalesced through conversations with his students and fellow colleagues. This special letter is for the classes of 2019 and 2020—you got this!

  • advice
  • alumni
  • alumnus
  • always an Eagle
  • Class of 2001
  • Class of 2019
  • class of 2020
  • covid-19
  • once an Eagle
  • pandemic
  • we got this
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MASKS FOR SG
by Didi Hari Krishnan

We cannot mask our appreciation for the many ways our students have been going above and beyond to help those who are in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eighth grade student Shannon K. started her own organization, Masks for SG, which provides healthcare workers in Singapore with reusable masks.

  • community
  • covid-19
  • extraordinary care
  • masks for SG
  • service
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WORLD STUDIES PROJECT: STUDENT WRITING FOR PUBLICATION
by Kabir Broker, Michelle Chang, Meera Lokur, Aidan Lim, Utsa Chaturvedi, Emma Li, Senay Mandaher, and Liv Bookhamer

In World Studies, the third quarter focused on resources and globalization. As a culminating project, teachers challenged students to inquire into the costs and benefits of a commercial product or commodity and write to inform an audience about those costs and benefits. Here are just a few of the topics students tackled.

  • cost vs benefit
  • Eagles
  • high school
  • student publication
  • world studies
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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
by Shaunak S.

Middle school student Shaunak S. started to pursue filmmaking when he was in sixth grade. Recently, he was given the opportunity to assist an award-winning filmmaker as the editor for her short film. 

  • creativity
  • Digital Media
  • filmmaking
  • middle school
  • National History Day
  • NHD
  • video editor
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TOP 10 TIPS TO HELP YOUR CHILD WITH DISTANCE LEARNING AND OVERALL WELL-BEING
by Middle School Counselors

Despite all of the unknowns, students have identified the ‘silver linings’ and most remain hopeful. However, we recognize that everyone is dealing with things in their own way and this change in “normalcy” hasn’t been easy for everyone. Here are some tips on how to help your child with distance learning and overall well-being.

  • counseling
  • counselor
  • covid-19
  • distance learning
  • middle school
  • parent tips
  • well being
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CHEF UP!
by Christina Akira Yoh

High school students Christina Akira Yoh and Elizabeth Frey released a recipe app called Chef Up!. The app provides users with healthy, low cost, tasty, and easy-to-make recipes that can all be made in a college dorm room. 

  • app
  • catalyst
  • diet
  • healthy
  • high school
  • nutrition
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LONGING FOR HOME
by Dr. Jeff Devens

Throughout the remainder of this online journey, students and faculty will continue to attempt to make heart connections—through online advisory as well as online classes. We look forward to a time when we can be physically together, on campus, welcoming new and returning members of the SAS community.

  • advisory
  • community
  • counseling
  • counselor
  • covid-19
  • distance learning
  • grace
  • grit
  • high school
  • we got this
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WHAT'S NEXT FOR OUR ROBOTICS TEAM?
by SAS Robotics Team

As things have gradually closed down around us, the robotics students have quickly learned to use the tools available to build their machines. Collaboration in design and building is done online, machines are sent from one person to the next via Grab delivery, and performance videos are posted for the group to assess. Here are some examples of what our students are doing.

  • circuit breaker
  • covid-19
  • distance learning
  • Eagles
  • high school
  • robotics
  • we got this
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CONQUERING THE WORLD OF ROBOTICS
by Didi Hari Krishnan

In the robotics program at SAS, our students learn how to innovate, persevere, communicate, and collaborate as a team. With all of the knowledge acquired during their robotics course, students design, build, and drive robots to perform real-world tasks. 

  • FIRST robotics
  • high school
  • innovation
  • robotics program
  • technology
  • VEX robotics
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STAFF SPOTLIGHT: PREMALA SEKARAN
by Didi Hari Krishnan

As much as Singapore American School is known for its excellence, we are also proud to have an outstanding group of dedicated staff who support the school. Every month, we will feature one outstanding staff so you can learn more about who they are and what they do—both at school and outside. This month's Staff Spotlight series features middle school library assistant, Premala Sekaran.

  • community
  • libraries
  • middle school
  • staff
  • Staff Spotlight
  • thelioncitytheeagleway
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COLLEGE: NEW BEGINNINGS
by Alisha Bhandari

It’s that time of the year. The red sweaters we’ve grown accustomed to walking down the halls have gotten replaced with university merchandise. The seniors are leaving for college and continuing their lives in the field they wish to study, while the juniors stay in high school for an additional year. Communications intern Alisha Bhandari shares her top 10 tips for students preparing for college life.

  • college
  • college applications
  • college preparation
  • Eagles
  • high school
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