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18 de febrero 2016.
SEK Weekly - Las Américas


Participación de los padres
Hace unas semanas les invitamos a formar parte de algunas de las comisiones de padres que deseamos formar para una mejor integración de las familias en la vida del Colegio de sus hijos.

Ahora les queremos animar. Les hemos enviado un correo informativo sobre las distintas comisiones y estamos esperando sus respuestas positivas.

A las comisiones que deseamos iniciar pueden anotarse el padre, la madre o ambos.
Les recuerdo que las Comisiones de Padres son:
  • Comisión de Actividades Sociales
  • Comisión de Deporte Familiar
  • Comisión de Colaboración Escolar
  • Comisión Profesional
Les animo a leer el mail que les hemos enviado y en breve tendremos una reunión con los padres interesados.

Les esperamos,

José Enrique Navas
Director General

Clase complementaria: observatorio nocturno
El Departamento de Ciencias Sociales, realizó el pasado viernes 05 de febrero  una sección de clase práctica con el tema central del Universo. Aprovechando que durante los meses de enero y febrero se desarrollan  alineaciones y eventos planetarios importantes, organizamos una actividad de convivencia y observatorio de  las constelaciones con los alumnos de 1º y 2º de Bachillerato.

Para dicha actividad, los alumnos investigaron y realizaron exposiciones previas acerca del tema, y durante la noche se hizo uso de nuestro telescopio y de las iPads para explicar a los alumnos como localizar cada constelación visible.
Grey Ysabel
Profesora de Sociales
Cooperative Learning in the Science Lab

After the 12th graders learned in the science lab how to build a parallel circuit, they wanted to share their knowledge with others. Using the cooperative learning strategy, they teamed up in small groups with the 8th graders, which are also working on the electricity unit.

The older students made sure each of the younger ones fully understand the subject they were working on by explaining the process and letting them build it on their own.

Creating a parallel circuit was a simple and great project to perform. Both grades were able to see for themselves how electricity works.
Elizabeth Méndez
Science Coordinator
DNA and RNA models
Making models of double helix DNA strand and RNA is a great way to learn about how these magnificent structures build our genes.

To help further understand how DNA and RNA are structured, the 7th graders used common household materials to make their own fully colored models combining science and crafts for a great project.

The students presented their projects to their classmates and shared what they have learned about genetics.
Elizabeth Méndez
Science Coordinator
Friendship Day
Last Friday, our students celebrated “Friends Day”. This was year organized by the Alumni Club, who made the “Milk for Everyone” campaign.  The students from the Club encouraged the rest of the faculty to bring a liter of milk, which could be liquid or powder. It was amazing to see ALL of the students collaborating with this cause.

During that day, different activities were held. From an early arrival, the school took on a unique vibe. The students came dressed in pink, white or red t-shirts and many brought gifts to share in class. Preschool, as usual, made wonderful and very creative arts crafts, from recycled materials, and took them home at the end of the day. Serenades were also given to students and teacher, cheering and making the day unforgettable.
Candy Abreu
Admissions Director
 The Swimarathon
     The Prep Piranhas 2016 took part in the 27th Anniversary Rotary Club of Grantham Swimarathon on Sunday.  This year we had a mixed team of eight made up from year 3 up to year 6.  With the record of 216 in mind the squad set off at a blistering pace - despite advice from coach Park to "calm down" and "don't get too excited" they ignored his pleas and they set about reeling in the record. 

 After 10 minutes it became clear to the older heads of the team that the record was out of their reach and they should just swim for fun and the pride of being part of a wonderful event.   174 lengths was our eventual total and the end of a very satisfying afternoon's swim.   The hard work now begins as the team members - and coach attempt to gather in the £750 pledged. 

If you could honour your pledges to your team member as soon as possible that would be most appreciated and we can send off our record total to the Rotary Club as soon as possible. Well done everyone who so generously sponsored the team.
Mr. Park 
Year 9 EAL (English as an Additional Language)
Game-like activities are vital to the enjoyment and successful acquisition of a new language, as is that thing we all claim to lose as we get older: our memory. While we in the EAL department avoid sending pupils away with lengthy lists of key words to learn, we do encourage fun, memory-based activities which achieve that oh-so-special combination of learning whilst having fun! 
The proof was in the pudding last week when EAL pupils in Year 9 took part in an Auditory Pelmanism activity. We've all played Visual Pelmanism in the form of "pairs" but take away the cards and add numbers to represent new words and their definitions and it becomes a whole lot trickier!
Nichaphat, Kyara and Cristina were victorious, proving that their powers of recollection (and indeed their understanding of our new words) surpassed those of Tomas, Jessica and Mykyta - this time, anyway. Well done both teams for your valiant efforts!
Ms Hodgetts and Ms Larby
Intersek II
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