Schedule of Activities High School 2009-2010 Clubs and Enterprises Additional Activities may be added to the program during the course of the year. These new activities will be advertised on the High School Bulletin and WABX website. Model United Nations All Year Model United Nations is a unique extra-curricular activity. In MUN, students take on roles as foreign diplomats and (Perry Barlien) Thursdays participate in a simulated session of the United Nations (Natalie Oberman) 3:30 – 5:15 pm Committees and General Assemblies. Participants (Samira Daoudni) Room 7230 research a country, take on a role as a delegate, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems. The conferences are chaired and run by students themselves who act as the General Secretary and Committee Chairs. One founding idea of the Model United Nations is that "Conflict resolution and diplomacy is to be experienced and not just observed." As a learning experience students are challenged to develop their communication, debating, negotiating and research skills. Many universities see participation in MUN as a very favorable admissions criterion because of the range of skills it can help young people to develop. WAB currently sends student delegations to at least three overseas conferences and to BEIMUN in Beijing. st Science for the 21 Seasons 1 and 2 This activity is for students that like science and would like Century a glimpse into the future. Activities during the year can Thursdays include simulation sites, Podcasts, TV shows, (Brendan Bourke) 3:30 – 5:15 pm documentaries, science myths and breaking science HS Science Room stories. We can also look at experiments that can be done at home and the science behind them! Will we be able to grow new body parts, survive global warming or live on Mars? Inkblot All Year The Inkblot goes electronic. This year the HS student newspaper will be published online rather than as a print (James Pojman) Mondays edition. We will have articles, video, and audio all available (Stephen Samuels) Lunch-time on the web. Positions are available for editors, photographers, reporters, and web designers. Writing Lab All Year This “drop-in” writing lab is open to all high school students who need help with their writing. (Leanda Wellbourne) Thursdays 3:30 – 4:30 pm Room 7140 Introduction to the Season 1 Hands-on course where you learn the 7Ps of Marketing Basics of Marketing from advertising, sales promotion to packaging and how to Tuesdays apply them to any product or service. (Lena Maltesen) 3:30 – 4:30 pm HUB Kitchen Chinese Games Seasons 3 and 4 This is your chance to try a variety of different Chinese Games, including Chinese chess, Majiang, Chinese Dodge (Ruimin Zhao) Weekday to be confirmed Ball and other Chinese out-door games. 3:30 – 5:15 pm Photography All Year The WAB X photography entrepreneurial group gives students the opportunity to develop their photographic (Russell Uebergang) Monday Lunch-times skills, display their work at WAB, have work published in Room 7245 magazines, participate in competitions, develop ideas for marketing photography and share their own knowledge and creativity. Chinese Cooking Seasons 3 and 4 Would you like to learn some Chinese cooking? Italian cooking? Easy recipes? Tasty treats? This activity is for (Zhen Ma) Weekday to be confirmed you. (Li An) 3:30 – 5:15 pm F1 in Schools Seasons 3 and 4 F1 in schools is a worldwide competition involving over 6 million students in 22 countries. WAB is the leading school (Mark Edwards) If you are interested in China in this program and we attended the World (Andy Cole) please see Mr. Edwards Championships in London early this year. (Michaela Gillespie) in Middle School directly. The program involves designing, making and racing a th 1/20 scale F1 car for the future. The car is made out of balsa wood and raced down a 20m straight track. We use Solidworks Computer Aided Designing to create model the cars, which are then manufactured using a computer-aided machine (CAM). Teams have to develop an identity, just like a real one team, and then seek sponsors to help them develop and market your cars. For the competition teams are judges on their identity, your design folder, best- engineered car a verbal presentation and fastest car. A team is made up of a Team manager Design engineers Manufacturing engineers Resource managers Graphics designers. Philosophy Club All Year The third year of the Philosophy Club is upon us. We‟ll explore an ever-widening, all-new range of topics, including (Scott Prosek) Weekday: Tuesday the work of specific philosophers as well as topics of Time: 3:30-4:30 philosophical interest, such as game theory, artificial Room 7143 intelligence, animal rights, particle physics, theory of justice, etc. Membership is not required; simply stop by whenever you want to do philosophy. For the list of scheduled talks and topics, see the list posted in Room # 7143. Chinese Bookworms Seasons 3 and 4 Students interested in reading Chinese books will have the chance to meet and share their reading interpretations on (Wang Fang) Thursdays various selected topics. A monthly reading journal will be 3:30 – 5:15 pm published and shared with the WAB community. Room 7257 Business and Seasons 2 and 3 Students will set up simulation stock trading accounts and Investment Club invest in portfolio of stocks. If any online stock trading Tuesdays competitions become available, the club may join in and (Thomas Giblin) 3:30 – 5:15 pm compete if we are eligible. Students will learn how to do Room 7210 fundamental analysis of companies, identifying the "best in breed" by examining company accounts. We will also explore other techniques commonly used in stock trading such as charting, as well as different trading strategies, such as choosing a diversified portfolio of stocks, shorting stocks, the difference between trading and investing, day trading, etc. Students will be able to implement these strategies by trading in their simulated stock portfolio. Laptop computers will be needed both for portfolio and market research and for trading. WAB Rocks All Year Be part of the crew. Students will be involved in various Enterprise. jobs connected to WAB Rocks and the Music Industry Days and times will vary. (Mark Armstrong) Venue: Music rooms Sound production and engineering Road crew and technicians Sound Recording and production Publicity Training younger musicians Looking for a small but committed number of students. WAB Rocks Enterprise will run on various nights, throughout the year, with specific jobs for specific events. Battle of the Books All Year What is it? (Grades 9,10 and 11) A friendly, literature-based, inter-school competition. Day and times to be It involves reading a set list of books and competing (Helena Trevor) confirmed when the against other schools in a series of “Friendlies” and group gathers for their finishing with a “Final Battle” to determine the winning first meeting. school. The “Friendlies” are hosted by competing schools on a rotating roster. Students are also involved this year in the setting of questions for the “Friendlies”. Final questions set by Teacher Librarians! More information (including the list of books) can be found in the Green Sky Studio Moodle! WAB has a proven record on „sporting fields‟! Lets take this record above and beyond! Support the „READERS‟ in your school in a „Literary Event‟ . Battle of the Books is in its third year in Beijing! At this stage WAB is entering one team – BUT – we can do better than this! Enjoy your reading and support your school at the same time! So………if you, and/or your friends, enjoy reading (just because you enjoy reading!) then this is an after school activity designed exclusively for you! Think of those long, cold Beijing winter afternoons! Think of those nice, cosy, comfortable couches! Do something you really enjoy – READ!