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by Sienna L.

Congratulations to our middle school authors who have impressed the Scribes’ judging panel, the high school AT Publication course judges, several middle school ELA teachers, and teacher librarians. Criteria included best fit to the genre, meaning, craft and structure, careful revision work, and reader response. Here's a piece by eighth grade student Sienna L.

by SAS Communications

One of the decade’s highlights was the last single-venue IASAS Cultural Convention held in 1988 in the new SAS theater. The new fine arts center, with Superintendent Dr. Kuhbander’s strong support, resulted in an arts explosion at SAS. Groups such as the SAS Singers were established, along with traditions such as Yulefest.

by Matthew Elms and Jennifer Koltutsky

Congratulations to our 22 amazing middle school students who have qualified to compete at the National History Day Finals to be held virtually in June at the University of Maryland. Students will now spend the remaining two months of the school year revising their projects based on the feedback they received from their judges and teachers. 

BUILDERS: CONTINUITY, CHANGE, AND A NEW CAMPUS (1990s)
by SAS Communications

In October 1996, the SAS campus in Woodlands opened with 2,500 students. Enrollment rose steadily as improved transportation and an enthusiastic community made SAS a focus for Singapore’s Americans, as well as an anchor institution in the Woodlands neighborhood.

  • 1990s
  • 65th anniversary
  • King's Road campus
  • Woodlands campus
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THE DANCE SHOW MUST GO ON!
by Didi Hari Krishnan

Lauren Blair Smith (Class of 2016) jumped at the unique opportunity to return to her alma mater after the global pandemic shifted her plans. The talented dancer and choreographer recently opened her own international dance company, Lauren Blair Smith Dance Company, a multidisciplinary, coming-of-age contemporary dance company based in Singapore.

  • alumni
  • Class of 2016
  • dance company
  • dancer
  • Lauren Blair Smith
  • performing arts
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NATIONAL HISTORY DAY 2021: QUALIFYING FOR AFFILIATE FINALS
by Matthew Elms and Jennifer Koltutsky

Congratulations to our 22 amazing middle school students who have qualified to compete at the National History Day Finals to be held virtually in June at the University of Maryland. Students will now spend the remaining two months of the school year revising their projects based on the feedback they received from their judges and teachers. 

  • competition
  • National History Day
  • projects
  • social studies
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BUILDERS: COMING OF AGE (1980s)
by SAS Communications

One of the decade’s highlights was the last single-venue IASAS Cultural Convention held in 1988 in the new SAS theater. The new fine arts center, with Superintendent Dr. Kuhbander’s strong support, resulted in an arts explosion at SAS. Groups such as the SAS Singers were established, along with traditions such as Yulefest.

  • 1980s
  • 65th anniversary
  • arts
  • a tradition of innovation
  • history
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SCRIBES' WRITING CONTEST 2021: PROMISES BY SIENNA L.
by Sienna L.

Congratulations to our middle school authors who have impressed the Scribes’ judging panel, the high school AT Publication course judges, several middle school ELA teachers, and teacher librarians. Criteria included best fit to the genre, meaning, craft and structure, careful revision work, and reader response. Here's a piece by eighth grade student Sienna L.

  • aspiring authors
  • creativity
  • middle school
  • scribes' contest
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APRIL READS: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
by Ali Cuthbert, Kate Brundage, and Lara Ingham

It's time to grab a book and celebrate our love for reading! Our elementary school librarians share this special list of books recommended for early learning center/elementary school students. These authors will be featured during this week's Awesome Authors Week—a lead up to the Book Fair next week from April 5 to April 9 in the elementary school library.

  • book fair
  • book recommendations
  • elementary school
  • for the love of reading
  • library
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SPACELAB TEAM: THE IDEATION
by Atharv Chowdhary

When presented with just one chance to send an experiment to space, the hardest decision to make is always what experiment to send. Every year, the SpaceLab team has planned and successfully run novel experiments that take advantage of the unique environment in space. This year’s team seeks to continue that trend.

  • critical thinking
  • experiment
  • high school
  • international space station
  • NASA
  • SpaceLab
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THE SHIP BY SABRINA P.S.
by Sabrina P.S.

Congratulations to our middle school authors who have impressed the Scribes’ judging panel, the high school AT Publication course judges, several middle school ELA teachers, and teacher librarians. Criteria included best fit to the genre, meaning, craft and structure, careful revision work, and reader response. Here's a piece by our winner for the flash fiction category, Sabrina P.S.

  • aspiring authors
  • authors
  • flash fiction
  • middle school
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SCRIBES' WRITING CONTEST: SILHOUETTE BY ALICE S.
by Alice S.

Congratulations to our middle school authors who have impressed the Scribes’ judging panel, the high school AT Publication course judges, several middle school ELA teachers, and teacher librarians. Criteria included best fit to the genre, meaning, craft and structure, careful revision work, and reader response. Here's a poem by eighth grade student and poetry category winner Alice S.

  • aspiring authors
  • authors
  • creativity
  • middle school
  • poetry
  • scribes' contest
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MARCH 15: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARENT COFFEE HIGHLIGHTS
Didi Hari Krishnan

Did you miss the elementary school parent coffee on Monday, March 15? SAS's deans of student life talk about our disciplinary guidelines, including effective preventative strategies and interventions for repeated or significant behavior.

  • behavior
  • CASEL
  • core values
  • counseling
  • counselor
  • Dean of Student Life
  • elementary school
  • philosophy
  • responsive classroom
  • school rules
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TEDx YOUTH@SAS: RECESS
Didi Hari Krishnan

You do not want to miss this year's TEDxYouth@SAS event. With speakers talking about upcoming technology like virtual reality and another taking a deep dive into the dynamics of a social group, you're sure to walk away knowing more. Meet this year's speakers and hosts. 

  • high school
  • speakers
  • tedx
  • TEDxYouth@SAS
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BUILDERS: MOVING AND MATURING (1960s)
by SAS Communications

The 1960s was a decade when fundamental decisions about the direction of Singapore and Singapore American School were made. By 1969, the school was again a victim of its own success. With over 900 students, it had already added new classrooms, a gym, a PE office, and a library. Running two sessions per day in the lower grades, SAS again considered its options. Another move seemed increasingly necessary.

  • 1960s
  • 65th anniversary
  • a tradition of innovation
  • sas
  • SAS history
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AT HISTORY CLASS MAGAZINE: KEY TAKEAWAYS
Didi Hari Krishnan

Each year students in AT Historical Inquiry are given the opportunity to select topics and themes that are meaningful to them. This year the students chose Ideological Extremism as their theme, and they worked together to create a magazine with articles that share the patterns of extremism, including a focus on recent events in the United States. Check out their magazine here.

  • AT Historical Inquiry
  • high school
  • magazine
  • publication
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THE EARLY YEARS: SAS AT ROCHALIE DRIVE (1950s)
by SAS Communications

Singapore American School opened on January 3, 1956, in a large colonial house at 15 Rochalie Drive. It included only elementary and junior high students as older students were settled in boarding schools outside of Singapore. 

  • 65th anniversary
  • early years
  • Lee Kuan Yew
  • Rochalie Drive
  • singapore american school
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HIGH SCHOOL ART: ALVIN AILEY PROJECT
by Minh Khue Truong

High school students in Ms. Barbara Harvey's class worked on a special art project during Black History Month after watching "Revelations", the best-known work of jazz-dance choreographer Alvin Ailey. Each student had only two classes (90 minutes each) to create a powerful work that highlights a still from the work and at least one other element that had conceptual relevance to the dance.

  • Alvin Ailey
  • art
  • creativity
  • high school
  • visual arts
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HIGH SCHOOL ART PROJECT: ALVIN AILEY
by Ahana Lara

High school students in Ms. Barbara Harvey's class worked on a special art project during Black History Month after watching "Revelations", the best-known work of jazz-dance choreographer Alvin Ailey. Each student had only two classes (90 minutes each) to create a powerful work that highlights a still from the work and at least one other element that had conceptual relevance to the dance.

  • Alvin Ailey
  • Black History Month
  • creativity
  • high school
  • visual arts
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