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by Alisha Bhandari

Collin Schuster, a senior at Singapore American School, hasn’t had any time off swimming for a number of years, practicing every day pretty much non-stop. He is proof that perseverance, determination, and dedication will lead you to success. No matter what your personal passion is, just keep swimming!

JUST KEEP SWIMMING
by Alisha Bhandari

Collin Schuster, a senior at Singapore American School, hasn’t had any time off swimming for a number of years, practicing every day pretty much non-stop. He is proof that perseverance, determination, and dedication will lead you to success. No matter what your personal passion is, just keep swimming!

  • athletes
  • athletics
  • Eagles
  • IASAS
  • swimming
  • the Eagle way
  • the lion city
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FEBRUARY READS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
by Ms. Alison Cuthbert, Ms. Kate Brundage, and Ms. Lara Ingham

It's time to grab a book and celebrate our love for reading! Every month, we will compile a list of the best books to read. 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
  • february reads
  • for the love of reading
  • reading
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STAFF SPOTLIGHT: SARIZAN AHMAD
Didi Hari Krishnan

Just 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. For this month's Staff Spotlight series, we feature SAS advancement executive, Sarizan Ahmad.

  • advancement
  • central administration
  • community
  • Staff Spotlight
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CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE RAT!
by Esther Choo, Greta Zhao, and Erin Caskey

Chinese New Year celebrates the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar. Around the world, Chinese communities mark the start of the 15-day lunar new year celebration by cleaning and decorating homes, buying new clothes, visiting friends, and having “reunion meals” with family. We asked three members of our community to share how they plan on celebrating their Chinese New Year holiday.

  • chinese new year
  • community
  • lunar new year
  • year of the rat
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QUEST: MY TOP 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM WORKING AT URBAN JOURNEY
by Alessia Simmen

Quest student Alessia Simmen started her institution partnership with Urban Journey, an online lifestyle magazine, as a graphic designer. She did the sourcing, editing, and uploading of images into articles. She also created graphics and advertising banners for special events, including a giveaway event. Simmen shares her top 10 takeaways from her time at Urban Journey.

  • high school
  • organizational skills
  • partnership
  • Quest
  • responsibility
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WE ARE MANY, WE ARE ONE
by Stephen Ly

As a community that puts character at the forefront of students' learning journeys and consistently reaches out across differences, our Eagles are committed to serving one another and people around the world. High school principal Stephen Ly talks about strengthening this culture at Singapore American School.

  • community
  • culture
  • diversity
  • high school
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MAKING MIDDLE SCHOOL FEEL SMALL
by Didi Hari Krishnan

Extraordinary care is at the core of what we do at Singapore American School. We strive to create an atmosphere where students feel safe and connected as they maneuver their way through the daily academic and personal challenges they may face at school. How do we help make our large school feel smaller so students can feel known, valued, and like they belong?

  • advisory
  • extraordinary care
  • house system
  • middle school
  • peer council
  • social emotional
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MORNING MEETINGS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
by Charlotte Hewson

Morning meeting is one of many practices used in elementary school
 to develop social emotional skills. As part of the Responsive Classroom approach that aims to build a safe, joyful, and engaging learning environment, morning meetings help students feel known and cared for within their classroom. Morning meetings boost empathy and teamwork, prepare students for the day ahead, and support all aspects of learning— academic, emotional, and social. Let's take a look at some examples of how our elementary teachers incorporate these fun and purposeful practices into their morning meetings.

  • activity
  • elementary school
  • greeting
  • message
  • morning meetings
  • responsive classroom
  • sharing
  • social emotional
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QUEST: MY TOP 10 TAKEWAYS WORKING AT THE INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY (IMCB@A*STAR)
by Katie Zhang

Quest student Katie Zhang spent one semester with the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) at A*STAR as a research assistant. Zhang shares her top 10 takeaways from her attachment period. 

  • biology
  • institution partnership
  • life lessons
  • molecular cell
  • Quest
  • takeaways
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BECOMING AN EAGLE
by Kinjal Shah

No matter who we are, where we live, or what our goals may be, we all have one thing in common: we are all Eagles! Relationships are fostered at every step of the journey and last beyond time on campus. Whether our students, faculty, parents, and staff have been at Singapore American School for two years or 12, they are forever part of the Eagle family. And as we say, once an Eagle...

  • becoming an Eagle
  • community
  • Eagle
  • students
  • teachers
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THE LION CITY THE EAGLE WAY
by Charlotte Hewson

There's only one way to experience the Lion City—and that’s the Eagle Way! The communications team embarked on a creative campaign that leverages the city’s iconic landmarks and features the hallmarks of an Eagle education.

  • advertising campaign
  • communications
  • Eagles
  • scott woodward
  • the lion city the eagle way
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CLASSROOM WITHOUT WALLS (BINTAN) 2019: LOOKING BACK
by Hasan B.

Our middle school Classroom Without Walls program extends student learning beyond experiences they can gain at school. The primary goal is for students to build positive relationships, trust, and cooperation with their peers and teachers by facing unique challenges and experiences outside of the classroom. Seventh grade student Hasan B. shares his highlights from his recent CWW experience.

  • advisory
  • classroom without walls
  • CWW
  • Indonesia
  • middle school
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