SAS BUILDS by wulinqing


									SAS BUILDS

Habitat team travels Mekong River every day to                                                                                                                                                                                                steel, tied steel rods and mixed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              concrete. One of the groups
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              worked in a schoolyard when

help villagers in Vietnam                                                          By Benjamin WONG, and Cynthia CHEN, Juniors, Puxi Campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              classes were not in session, so
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in between breaks and during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              lunch, team members played
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              with the schoolchildren.
O   ur airplane landing onto a new and
    foreign land was exciting. What we,
a group of 19 students and three teachers
                                               to Kien Giang (the province where we
                                               worked) everyday to the work site. As we
                                               traveled to the site, we realized that the aver-
                                                                                                  an attempt to destroy one of these, a brick
                                                                                                  was thrown on one. To everyone’s shock,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Habitat team however,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              did get one rest and recreation
                                                                                                  the cockroach flew off, unfazed by the heavy                                                                                                day. The teachers surprised
were about to do in the following week was     age family lived in a house half propped up        brick.                                                                                                                                      us with an Amazing Race
exciting. The first step off the plane onto    by wooden bars over a river, depended on                Thankfully, the rest of the week was not                                                                                               Vietnam! The hunt required
Vietnamese land was exciting. Exiting the      planks of wood for support in their house          as tiring or horrifying. Teams mostly shaped                                                                                                all of us to find the business
airport, we were knocked down by the 38        and slept under a roof made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cards of three wedding shops,
degree Celsius heat of Ho Chin Minh City.      of leaves.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              find a coconut and give it to the
    That was not exciting.                          The dirtiest day of Habi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              receptionist at the city hospital,
    It was spring break and we were acom-      tat was the first day when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              take a picture with three local
mpanied by kindergarten teacher Lindel         we had to demolish a house
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              children and another picture
Limpisvasti and high school math teachers      made of mostly leaves. Years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              with an elderly couple, intro-
Robert Burke and Thanh Pham. We were           of dust had gathered on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              duce one of ourselves to a local
headed for Rach Gia, Vietnam, to volunteer     decayed leaves, not to men-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and have him or her introduce
for Habitat for Humanity. For five days, the   tion clusters of termite eggs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              him or herself back and find
team helped three families and accumulated     nestled cozily in the wooden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              some lemon grass.
over a 100 workdays of work, according to      framework of the house.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   We were divided into
the local government. The families that we     When everything was taken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              groups and we had to have
helped had approximate family incomes          down, it had to be cleaned                                                                          PHOTOS: Clockwise starting top left, opposite page: Boarding the boat for the daily ride   evidence of everything we did.
of 1.5 million Vietnam Dong each month,        up, including monster cock-                                                                         to the worksite; Tearing down the old house to make room for a new one; After the build,
about 72 USD.                                  roaches that were bright red                                                                        students pose with the builders and home owners; Making steel beams.                       —See VIETNAM, on page 38
    The team rode a 45-minute boat ride        and maybe 1.5 inches long. In
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Ancient China History Museum opens at                                                                                                           Two Puxi campus students                                                   EggsChange Project seeks
                                                                                                                                                earn top honors in Visiting                                                to help farmers in Jiang Xi
Puxi campus elementary school
                                                                                                                                                Author Sarah Brennan’s                                                     province to help themselves
By Puxi Campus GRADE     4 TEACHERS
                                                                                                                                                Haiku Poetry Competition                                                  By JinJin XU and YingYing NG, Sophomores, Puxi Campus

A     s part of their study on Ancient China,
      students in Grade 4 re-created ancient
                                                     “When looking through the museum I
                                                 saw the students’ knowledge of sculptural
                                                                                                                                                By Hannah MOTTA, ES Teacher, Puxi Campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           L  ao Tzu once said, “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”
artifacts for the recently opened SAS
Ancient China Museum. On April 6, the
                                                 materials and their knowledge of use of
                                                 detail and texture and appropriate color                                                       A    t Shanghai American School we are fortunate to have so many
                                                                                                                                                     opportunities to see, learn, and be inspired by visiting authors.
                                                                                                                                                Sarah Brennan is a well-known children’s author from Australia.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               In the spirit of this quotation, EggsChange is not your typical,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           run-of-the-mill charity fundraiser. This community service project,
fourth grade students gathered in the grade      choices, as well as their applications of                                                                                                                                 guided by our faculty advisor, Jerry Koontz, is not only completely
                                                                                               with blue floral design from the Ming            She is currently based in Hong Kong and is most recognized for             student-funded and student-run, but is also an ambitious micro-
3-4 hallway anxiously awaiting the official
                                                                                                                                                her creative tales about animals from the Chinese Zodiac. She              finance project—a program which will not only provide six farmers
opening of this special museum. Elementary                                                     Dynasty made from potters clay and many,
                                                                                                                                                has visited our school on a few occasions to share her creative
principal, Debra Lane, held the large scis-                                                    many more.                                                                                                                  in rural Jiang Xi province with a reliable source of monthly income,
                                                                                                                                                writing and poetry skills with students and is planning another
sors while Superintendent Kerry Jacobson                                                           “This was a fantastic project for the stu-                                                                              but also teach them the skills necessary to start a small business.
                                                                                                                                                visit to the Puxi campus elementary school in May.
                                                                                               dents,” said Grade 4 teacher Diane Enoka.             Through her website Brennan offers students an opportunity            Most important, EggsChange establishes a direct connection to our
lifted the ribbon. “Snip,” the ribbon was
                                                                                                                                                to be writers. She sponsors many clever competitions through her           community.
cut and this temporary museum officially                                                       “They learned a lot throughout the entire
                                                                                                                                                blog. Students submit entries and then a select few are recog-                 The project not only strives to help these impoverished farmers,
opened its doors to the public.                                                                process.”
                                                                                                                                                nized and published on her website.                                        but also to educate our peers to be aware of the society around us;
     To prepare for this museum, the cura-                                                         When the museum closed its doors                                                                                        to not only observe the steadily widening gap between the rich and
                                                                                                                                                     Our second grade students have been learning about poetry.
tors (the teachers) taught the students                                                        the following week, parents, students and        Students have been working on using musical words, rhythm, and             poor in China, but to burst out of this bubble students live in, and
about the role that artifacts play in helping                                                  teachers were sad to see it go, but were glad    making comparisons. When Brennan presented a Haiku poetry                  truly become a part of the community. This project allows students
us better understand the past, particularly                                                    they got to enjoy these amazing creations        writing competition for spring, my class was up for the challenge.
China’s past. The contributors (the stu-                                                       done by these talented grade 4 artists. They     Students were inspired by the warmer weather and used what they
                                                                                               can’t wait to see what next year’s museum        learned about poetry to submit their best entries for the competition.
dents) paid a visit to the Shanghai Museum
                                                                                                                                                     I am very pleased to announce that our class produced two
to study the ancient artifacts of China and                                                    will contain.
                                                                                                                                                award winners. Laura Li placed 2nd and Kenny Huang placed
to get some ideas for their re-creations.                                                                                                       3rd. They competed against other students in grades 1-3 from
Once they decided on their artifact they                                                                                                        various places such as Hong Kong and Singapore.
had to plan how they would create it,                                                                                                                Their poems were published on her blog at <http://www.sar-
                                                                                                  Puxi Campus Grade Four Teachers
research the history of it and then actually                                                                                          > on the Clever Competitions page.
                                                                                                   Cindy Easton, Diane Enoka, Charlene          This is a wonderful accomplishment for these budding poets!
make the artifact. The project itself was cre-                                                     Mataio, Steve Rohrbeck, Karen Shih,
ated at home.                                                                                                 Julie Lindsay                     Springtime                          Spring
     Some adults and students couldn’t                                                                                                          By Laura Li                         By Kenny Huang
believe the quality of the projects. Although                                                                                                                                       Spring is colorful
                                                                                                                                                Feel the wings in you
the students were allowed to receive some        paint,” said art teacher Kim Sajan. “These
                                                                                                                                                Smell the grass, the tree hauhu     Flowers bloom, bumblebees fly
assistance, many of the artifacts were done      are all things we teach them in our program                                                    Feel the fragrant Spring            Spring is a lady.
completely by the students or with very          and it was exciting to see these elements
little help from their parents. Because many     come through in their projects.”                                                               Special Recognition also goes out to: Jessica Qian, Emilie
of our students have been a part of our fabu-        Some of the re-created artifacts were                                                      Guan, Runners Up, Grades 1-3; Kelly Shin, Honorable Men-                 Sophomores (left to right) Weilin Tuye, Ihyun Park, JinJin Xu and Bernard Yue, feed the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         chickens that were roaming around the village.
                                                 “The Wooden Head of Kasyapa” from the                                                          tion, Grades 4-6. Other notable poets: Nicole Nie, Thai Sheng
lous elementary art program, they come to
                                                                                                                                                Chen, Gabe Johnson, Andy Park, Ken Zeng, Lisa Yamaguchi,
grade 4, and this project, equipped with the     Tang Dynasty made from crayola clay; a
                                                                                                                           EAGLE photos by      Dong Woo Han, Casey Wong, Jasmine Hung, Noah Murray,                       to have direct interactions with the problem of poverty in China,
artistic knowledge and skill to make some        hand drawn “Chinese Ink Dragon Scroll”                                    Diane Enoka and      Elizabeth Chu, Tiffany Choi, Tiffany Lee, Alicia Lo and Kevin
                                                                                                                           Cindy Easton                                                                                    connecting the knowledge from inside the classroom to practical
beautiful objects.                               from the Shang Dynasty; an “Oblate Pot”                                                        Fu, all in my class. Jason Qian and Kenneth Chen were also                 applications in the real world.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Members of the project have talked to over 400 Girl Scouts, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           are planning fundraisers in the middle and high school. The project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           will give students both community service experience as well as ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           perience in developing a “business” model thus giving them insight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           into the management of a business.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The first stage of EggsChange aims to provide six farmers in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           remote area of Jiang Xi, China, with a reliable source of monthly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           income. The farmers supported by EggsChange are from the village
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of Guanpo. These farmers live below the national poverty line.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Kenny Huang and
                                                                                                                                                                                          Laura Li                                                                        —see EGGSCHANGE on page 24

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Dodge ball for charity                                                                                                                                 SAS students experience the “magic” of teaching
                                                                                                                                                       Group travels for second time to Sichuan province to visit the
By Brian LI and Kendrick TAN, MS Student Reporters, Puxi Campus
                                                                                                                                                       Hanyuan school and deliver supplies from Shanghai

      mack!”                          tion made up of middle school                                                                                                                                                                              By Wendy DA, Global Language Coordinator, Puxi Campus
          “Ah, man, I’m out
                                      students, led by MS Health
                                      Teacher, Amy Smith. Each of                                                                                      I n the third week of March, during spring
                                                                                                                                                         break, a group of 13 high school students
                                                                                                                                                       from the Puxi campus of Shanghai Ameri-
     These were the words heard       these clubs helped out with the
over and over as dodgeballs flew      organization of the tournament                                                                                   can School traveled to Sichuan province, to
across the SAS gym, jumbled           and the solicitation of teams.                                                                                   re-connect with the Hanyuan village school
with a variety of other sounds:           To enter, students formed                                                                                    they’d visited last year during the same time
the cries and shouts of players,      a team with 6-8 people. Each         advanced to the final round.          according to Dylan Koo, a Puxi        period. The team was led by HS Chinese
the squeaking of shoes, and the       team had to include at least two     Then they played an intense           campus junior, and coordinator        teacher Mary Li as well as HS parents So-
encouragement and cheering of         girls and had to have a team         round robin final to determine        of the dodgeball tournament           phie Dai and Weida Wang.
the teammates and spectators.         captain, a unique name, and          the winner.                               When raising money for                Hanyuan sits on Liu Sha river, the
     On April 1, Puxi campus          some type of uniform. Uniforms           “The dodgeball tourna-            sports, the Habitat 4 Humanity        name of the river meaning “the river with
middle school students gathered       ranged from pajamas, team            ment was a really fun way to          club thought, “Why not just do        moving sand.” The village is more than 300
in the MS gym right before the        mascot uniforms, superhero           raise money for charity, and it       a sports-themed charity event         km away from Chengdu accessible only
April Fools Dance, for a Dodge-       costumes and team colors. Team       required teamwork and spirit,”        as well?” The fun and intense         after a seven hour bus ride. It was one of the
ball Tournament organized by          names included titles such as        said Michelle Mo, G6, team            dodgeball tournament was a cre-       areas affected by the 2008 earthquake. The
the Habitat 4 Humanity Club,          “Domo Hippo-worms,” “The             member of the Red Hot Chili           ative way to help a great cause.      schools in Hanyuan are set along the river.
backed up by Student Forum.           Red Hot Chili Peppers,” “Fruit       Peppers.                              Students had a memorable time         The main campus has 1,200 elementary
     Habitat 4 Humanity Club          Family,” “Balls on Fire,” and            Though the SAS Habitat 4          and contributed to a worthy           students on the south side of river and the
is a high school charity club as-     “The Believers.” Each player         Humanity Club usually raises          charity.                              satellite school is on the north side, with
sociated with the international       paid 20 RMB to participate.          money for housing needs, this                                               200 elementary students.
non-profit Habitat 4 Humanity,            After all teams were present,    time they decided to donate the                                                 Many of the students on this trip were
started in the U.S. in 1976. They     the teams were separated into        Dodgeball proceeds to a group           PHOTO: The Domo Hippo-worms         also on the visit last year. This year, the team
help build houses in poor areas       three groups and two gyms.                                                   dodgeball team with their team
                                                                           called “Sports for All,” a charity                                          brought school supplies donated by SAS
and disaster zones. Student                                                                                        flag. EAGLE photo by Michael
                                      After round robin games, the         organization that allows local                                              community: five laptops from the SAS tech
                                                                                                                   Easton.                                                                                erases from the Grade 1 team, 15 teachers’      “Sometimes the kids were pretty rowdy and
Forum is a leadership organiza-       top two teams from each group        Chinese access to many sports,                                              office, five boxes of notebooks, pencils and       working bags from Andy Lewis’ parents,          loud,” he said, but then he added, “it was
                                                                                                                                                                                                          and books worth about RMB2400.00 from           nothing we couldn’t deal with.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                          the ES library—and more.                            The trip was a great help to the Hanyuan
Creative art project lights up middle school, Puxi Campus                                                                                                   They used paint, magazines,
                                                                                                                                                       newspaper clipping, and contour line
                                                                                                                                                                                                               After delivering these items to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          school, the students became teachers. They
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          school. But perhaps the changes in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sichuan school and the students there are no
                                                                                                                                                       drawings to create their final artwork.            held English instruction classes for grades     greater than the impact that this visit made
By Kendrick TAN and Brian LI, MS Student Reporters, Puxi Campus                                                                                                                                           1-6 and engaged the children in games and
                                                                                                                                                            Once students completed their art-                                                            in the lives of the SAS students themselves.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          sporting activities such as basketball, or      For them, the experience was amazing—even
     f you’ve walked through the middle school recently you may have noticed a new                                                                     work, they worked on the background                “Capture the Flag.” They worked in teams        magical. At least that’s what Bryan Chang, a
     beautiful mural hanging in the sixth grade hallway.                                                                                               for the mural. They used garbage bags              of two or three. Michelle, Lara and Me-         second-time visitor to the Hanyuan school,
            MS Art Teacher, Ann Hefte, and her sixth grade students worked on this                                                                     for a rough texture, whitewash for                 layna, for example, team-taught together,       said: “I saw these kids’ eyes widening when
 unique art piece during the weeks before spring break. The mural was created by                                                                       a smooth effect, and newspaper for                 teaching body parts to the upper grades and     they finally understood the English words
 Hefte’s E1 and E2 classes to show the contrast between man and nature. The mural                                                                      the border. “We played with different              the alphabet to the younger kids.               they had learned, it was magical.”
                   is a large collage composed of smaller collages each representing                                                                   materials, trying to see how they would                 The experience could be unnerving.
                   something from man or something from nature, such as leaves made                                                                                                                       Kevin Xu, a team member on last year’s             The Sichuan Team      Jean Ho
                                                                                                                                                       fit into our flower or building,” said
                                                                                                                                                                                                          trip, said that he was more than a teacher:                              Melayna Dong
                   to look like buildings, or flowers created from images of man-made                                                                  Michelle Law. Finally, they glued the                                                                 Kevin Xu
                                                                                                                                                                                                          “I was the center of attention for twenty                                Andy Qiu
                   objects. Students made artwork such as Eiffel Tower leaves, a Big                                                                   finished products to the background to             chaotic kids. They were untamable, con-            Chris Rouse           William Shaw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Lara Zhang            Chris Rounderburt
   Brian Li
                   Ben tree, and Leaning Tower of Pisa stem.                                                                                           complete the mural.                                stantly talking louder than I could scream         Kayla Topham          Michelle Xu
                        “Each student created an individual piece of art based on the              Caroline Chen works on an early stage of her             This amazing sixth-grade art piece            and running around as if the classroom was         Sean Sharkey          Lucy Wang
                                                                                                                                                                                                          the playground.” Classroom management              Bryan Chang
                   theme of man vs. nature to contribute to the collage,” said Hefte.                          piece for the mural                     shows in a unique way the connection
                   “When people see our mural, we want people to be affected by it,                                                                    and the contrast between man and                   was a consistent problem! The kids were so
                                                                                                                                                                                                          excited about their visitors that it was hard
                   and we want them to see how beautiful nature is and start protecting        After making the building or bloom decision,            nature. Visitors to the middle school
                                                                                                                                                                                                          to control their behavior. William, a repeat
                   it.”                                                                    students scribbled out several ideas in their sketch-       will need to stop by and view this great
Kendrick Tan                                                                                                                                                                                              visitor to Hanyuan, and Chris, paired up to
                        To start the project, the students first brainstormed ideas and    books. Next, they experimented and played with their        work of art.                                       teach the alphabet and help the kids recite
                   decided to create either a building or a bloom. If a student chose to   ideas using collage and paint on bigger pieces of paper.         “It is a very inspiring piece of art-         the letters—which they did enthusiastically.
 make a flower, he or she had to incorporate man-made objects into their art piece.        “This project wasn’t like other ones we have done,”         work, glamorously done,” said Sabrina              But William said that “the most challeng-
 If a student chose to make a building, then he or she had to create an illusion of a      said Grace Carvetta. “Distorting a landscape or an          Tang, G6.                                          ing part of the trip … [was] trying to calm
 leaf using the shape or structure of a building.                                          orchard was very entertaining for us sixth-graders.”                                                           them down. The classrooms were always
                                                                                                                                                            “Awesome work.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                          really loud.” Andy Qiu echoed this feeling:

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 EggsChange, con't from page 21

                                                                                                                                                                    n the afternoon of March 15, the fifth-grade hallway was
Although uneducated, they have the ambition and will to improve                   ■ Participate in our activities and fundraisers! We will schedule                 filled with the excited buzz of students from first-graders
their current circumstances. Trapped at the bottom of society, they                 opportunities for you such as auctions, scavenger egg hunts,                    to even high school students and parents, as they filed into
have been abandoned by the rapidly progressing Chinese society.                     games, and other various activities. To know when these activi-         crowded classrooms to watch the fifth-graders present their latest
They lack the opportunity to improve their lives, and the Egg-                      ties are going to happen, please send us an email! It would be our      event: The Invention Convention.
schange project hopes to give them this opportunity.                                pleasure to update you with events with just the click of a finger.         Each year, fifth-graders are given the chance to create an inven-
    EggsChange will provide each farmer with 50 free chickens and                   Fun prizes will be awarded during these events.                         tion to solve any problems they encounter. First they must generate
monthly feed for the chickens. The chickens will be raised accord-                ■ Adopt a chicken! To name a chicken, a fee of ¥100 is paid, to           ideas to fix ten problems in their lives, and then choose four to ex-
                                                                                    fund the daily needs of the chicken. With a fee of 300, you can
ing to organic procedures and once they start laying eggs, the eggs                                                                                                        plore and investigate. Afterward, they must focus one
                                                                                    name the chicken and receive 30 eggs when they are delivered to
will be purchased from the farmers at 2RMB each (the market                                                                                                                problem, and invent something to fix it. Throughout
price for organic eggs). This amounts to an annual income, per                                                                                                             the process of inventing, students went on to their
farmer, of 10,000 RMB. The eggs will then be shipped to Shanghai                  I want eggs! What do I do now?                                                           blogs and recorded what they did that day and what
and sold to interested parents and teachers at SAS at 3RMB each.                  Subscribe via e-mail to, and pre-order                           difficulties they encountered along the way.
All the profits will go toward buying chickens for future farmers                 letting us know how many eggs you would like to purchase. The                                 After the invention was built, it needed to be
in order to expand the project. The project is based in the high                  eggs will be delivered to your child’s classroom in a box starting next                    tested by different people so that they could give
                                                                                                                                                                 Abby Pan
school (Puxi campus) where more than 30 interested students meet                  school year.                                                                               comments and advice.
weekly to plan fundraisers and operate the project.                                                                                                             Finally, everyone made brochures that introduced and pro-
                                                                                  How are the chickens raised?
                                                                                                                                                            moted their inventions. They designed business cards and posters
Frequently Asked Questions:                                                       With an organic procedure involving organic feed (grain) and they
                                                                                                                                                            to decorate their tables.                                                 a problem. If she could change something in Invention Convention,
                                                                                  will be raised as free range chickens, who will have the space to
                                                                                                                                                                The varieties of inventions were amazing, with everything from        she would like to have more time to work on her project.
How does EggsChange plan to distribute the eggs?                                  exercise in natural environments.
EggsChange plans to distribute the eggs among parents who pre-                                                                                              an umbrella holder for bikes and a stuffed animal case for water              Another student says he likes all the inventions, and that he
order ahead of time, and selling them directly when the eggs arrive.              How do I subscribe and stay updated with EggsChange’s events              bottles, to a dog-washing box and a special “de-chlorinating” con-        thinks some fifth-graders may become scientists in the future.
                                                                                  and progress? Where do I send my questions?                               tainer for swim suits. There were turning wheels for pouring cereal,          This year’s Invention Convention was spectacular, and it is
What can we do to help?                                                           To subscribe, simply send us an e-mail at         analog clocks that reminded you what you needed to do every day,          something many will remember.
■ Donating would help our project a lot towards our cause! Every                  letting us know your name (optional) and that you want to be up-
     penny counts- we appreciate any kind of support!                             dated with future notifications. Also, our website, www.eggschange.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Invention Convention
■ By spreading awareness! Tell more people about EggsChange              is currently under maintenance and will be up and running
     and notify us about fundraisers we could participate in.                     soon! For now, please check out our temporary website http://
                                                                                                                                                                      Fifth Grade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              By Abby PAN, ES Student Reporter, Puxi Campus
                                                                                                                                                            a pair of sneakers that had built-in hiking pikes, a comb with con-
                                                                                                                                                            ditioner, hair clips, and hair bands attached, and even a snowboard
                                                                                                                                                            that could be transformed into a pair of skis.
                                                                                                                                                                Many students took this day very seriously. Some were dressed
                                                                                                                                                            in suits and ties or formal dresses, and acted like professional
                                                                                                                                                            business people, eagerly explaining and demonstrating how their
                                                                                                                                                            inventions worked. The tables were arranged in a “U” shape, so
                                                                                                                                                            that it was easy for people to move down the line to see different
                                                                                                                                                            inventions. Group after group of interested visitors streamed into
                                                                                                                                                            each classroom and soon some people had to shout to be heard.
                                                                                                                                                            At each table, large crowds of people gathered around the inven-
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                                                                                                                                                          A nnual Spring
Top row (L-R): Kevin
Hsu, Teddy Jung, Esther
Wang, Dion Loke, Oliver
Yang, Jordan Lee, Arvind
                                                                                                                                                                     Co n c e r t
                                                                                                                                                            Pudong Campus high
                                                                                                                                                            school presents
Selvakesani, Tina Chen;
Middle row: Angela Lu,
Crystal Lee, Jacob Dyer,                                                                                                                                  By John LEONARD and Reid BLICKENSTAFF, Music Teachers, Pudong Campus
Noah Reeves, Brittany

Herr, Julia Liang;                                                                                                                                              he Pudong campus high school bands, orchestras, choirs, and         Morocco which highlight Mid-Eastern percussion sounds and music
Bottom row: Tracey                                                                                                                                              ensembles are preparing to present a wonderful variety of           of an Arabic flavor. In contrast, a Dixieland-style work, Woodwind
Zhang, Emily Yu, Sofia                                                                                                                                          music for the Spring Concert April 28 at 7pm. in the 2nd floor      Marmalade, will feature our flute, clarinet, and sax sections with
Rada, Alexandre Yong,
                                                                                                                                                          small gymnasium.                                                          some Dixieland bass lines thrown in!
Mary Li, Angela Shao.
Not pictured: India Atkin
                                                                                                                                                               Both the Intermediate and Advanced Orchestras will feature               The Advanced Concert Band will start their performance with
and Ivory Loh.                                                                                                                                            works by Baroque composers. The Intermediate players will present         Harkstow Grange, a lush, classic work for band, by Percy Grainger
                                                                                                                                                          movements from Handel’s Water Music Suites. The Advanced Or-              which spotlights the warmth, blend and balance of this group. A
                                                                                                                                                          chestra will play sections from Handel’s Concerto Grosso Opus 6, No. 1    transcription for band of Frescobaldi’s Organ Toccatta will showcase
                                                                                                                                                          with soloists Amy Zhang and Natalie Pong on violins, and Alex Yang        the group’s technique and musicality. Flute and Clarinet Ensemble
        Pudong Campus MUN-ers debate protection of journalists                                                                                            on cello. Advanced players will accompany Julia Deng, viola soloist in
                                                                                                                                                          movements of Telemann’s Concerto in G for Viola and Strings.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    performances will add a delightful contrast to the entire evening.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This semester, the brass, woodwind and percussion sections devel-

        in armed conflicts and other topics at conference                                                                                                      The choir students will sing “The Orchestra Song,” a round of
                                                                                                                                                          German origin in which singers imitate the sounds made by orches-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    oped Jazz Band techniques and will present a sampling of their efforts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We will wrap up the concert with a performance of the Ruslan
                                                                                                                                                          tral instruments. In addition, singers will present an Italian madrigal   and Ludmila Overture by Mikhail Glinka written for symphonic or-
                                                                                                                                                          by Orlando di Lasso entitled, S’io ti vedess’ una sol (Ah, could my       chestra with all the string players in the orchestras and a select group
                                                                                                                                                          eyes behold thee). We’ll also sing a well-known pop-rock ballad by        of wind and percussion players to make up the full orchestra sound.
     By Dion LOKE, Senior, Pudong Campus; and Tim BOYER, Science Teacher and faculty MUN advisor, Pudong Campus                                           the late John Lennon plus other selections.                                   The concert will conclude at approximately 8:30pm and a short
                                                                                                                                                               Our Intermediate Concert Band will offer Sheldon’s Winds of          reception will follow. Do join us to hear our musician’s progress!

    I n early March, 2011, Pudong Campus students
      had the honor of attending the third annual
    BISSMUN held at BISS Pudong. This year was
                                                                BISSMUN has always been a great avenue for our
                                                            delegates to train and polish their public speaking skills.
                                                                                                                           note, as a senior, I wish
                                                                                                                           my fellow MUNers the
                                                            With no more than 25 people in each committee, our del-        best of luck in their future
    our second visit to the conference. Once again,         egates were able to seize the opportunity to dominate the      conferences.

    we sent a strong team with five students officers:      conference. For our student officers, this was undoubtedly
    I went as as Deputy Secretary-General; Kevin
    Hsu, senior, as the President of ECOSOC I;
                                                            a valuable experience to train up for bigger conferences.
                                                            This conference was an especially good one not only                                                                SUMMER
    Esther Wang, junior, as the President of Security       because of the success our the Pudong MUNers experi-
    Council; Crystal Lee, sophomore, as President           enced, but because of the return of Teddy Jung. Teddy,
    of ECOSOC II; Tracey Zhang, sophomore, as               who has been a valuable member of the Pudong MUN
    Co-President of the Special Summit; and Noah            team for a number of years has been sidelined this year
    Reeves, sophomore, as President of Human Rights         due to illness. Teddy was able to return and contribute
    Council.                                                greatly to the debate in the Special Forum. On a personal                                                           June 27 - July 29, 2011
        Our Forum Delegates, 15 in number, were
    members of the Human Rights Forum, Economic              PHOTOS: From bottom left counter-clockwise: Noah                                                                              SHANGHAI AMERICAN SCHOOL
                                                             Reeves, sophomore; Sofia Rada, sophomore; (in photo
    and Social Council, Security Council, and the            below) Teddy Jung, senior, India Atkin, sophomore and Ivory
    Special Summit. Resolutions covered topics in the        Loh, sophomore; corner photo: Jordan Lee, junior; Crystal
    areas of “Rights of the migrant worker,” “Protec-        Lee, junior; Dion Loke, senior and Esther Wang, junior.
    tion of journalists in armed conflicts”, “Empower-
    ing Women in Developing Nations,” and “Promot-
    ing peace and security o the Korean Peninsula.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                               SUMMER
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                                                                                                                                                                           Pilot FIRST® Tech Challenge Robotics Competition
                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday, April 23, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, SAS Pudong campus

                                                                                                                                                                                  International school team robots will compete in the pilot FIRST® Tech Challenge High School Robot-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ics Competition, developed by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a
                                                                                                                                                                                  U.S. based non-profit. Teams design, build and program robots to compete in an exciting, sports-like
                                                                                                                                                                                  challenge. Reaching 250,000 students in grades K to 12 worldwide, FIRST engages students in
                                                                                                                                                                                  science and technology learning and leadership and provides an opportunity to apply classroom
                                                                                                                                                                                  concepts to ‘real-world’ engineering problems, work on open-ended challenges and create their own
                                                                                                                                                                                  solutions. Contact Paula Joseph at for more information.

                                                                                                                                                     Indus River basin. About one-fifth of Pakistan was underwater. The
                                                                                                                                                     floods effected 20 million people mostly by destruction of property,
                                                                                                                                                     livelihood and infrastructure and about 2,000 deaths. That’s why SAS

Points to Pakistan project helps the                                                                                                                 was so generous in offering a special creative way to help the people in
                                                                                                                                                         The Points to Pakistan project was a real success, equal to the

people of Punjab and other provinces                                                                                                                 Haiti card project. The Points to Pakistan process showed that SAS
                                                                                                                                                     cares about current disasters and devastations that are happening
                                                                                                                                                     around the world. As a Pakistani myself, I have a cultural interest in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Spring Used
                                                                                                                                                     this situation, and I know that when there is a time of need, people
By Misha IQBAL, MS Student Reporter, Pudong Campus                                                                                                   will come to help. The project taught many students how to expand

        rt Teacher: Today we will be doing something different in                                                                                    their artistic abilities and skills to a wider range. In all art classes, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Clothing Drive
                                                                           world. According to students, it was a good idea to sell pieces of
        Art Class. Has anyone heard of the tragic flood in Pakistan?       artwork by students because not only you're helping people but also       teachers guided their students to make their Points to Pakistan cards
        A 100 hands rose up.                                               you're creating a masterpiece! All the students were proud that the       with different techniques. After erasing the marks on the cards, the
    Art Teacher: Well, we will be having a fundraiser in an artistic       money would go to people who don’t have what we have and are              whole school was challenged to create pieces of art using different
way. You will take a playing card and rub sand paper on it to make         in need. We students thought it was a great idea. It let us not just      styles. In some classes, the students made their cards with three layers                 Donate: Clothes, blankets,
the design go away. After the card is blank, you may decorate it any       donate money, and get over it, but to actually do something for the       of material, and in other classes, the students were taught otherwise.                         suitcases etc
                      way you want but it has to include an arrow in       money to show our concern for people all around the world. Each           The Points to Pakistan is a great way for SAS, and all students who
                      it. Don’t forget to be creative!                     division (ES, MS and HS) made about one card each.                        bought the cards, to realize what is happening around them, and it
                           The arrow was incorporated onto every card                                                                                would make for a great annual event. It was very cool knowing that                                Pudong Campus
                      for two reasons. First, it was to signify that our   Devastating Flood in Pakistan                                             the whole school participated in this fundraiser. As a school, we                                Elementary School
                      thoughts were focused on helping people in           The reason we were doing this is because of a major flood in Paki-        raised 5,044RMB.
    Misha Iqbal
                     Pakistan and the funds raised would literally                                                                                       None of this would have been posible without the support and
                                                                           stan. Lot’s of people lost their family, homes and don't have anything
                                                                                                                                                     direction of elementary art teachers Beth Tucker and Jacob Toa;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              April 25-29
be going to Pakistan. Also, the arrow                                                                                to help them survive. Some
worked on an artistic level as a unifying                                                                            kids our age don’t have any     middle school art teachers Kristi Thornbury, Jason Maddock and
theme. Because they all had the arrow                                                                                food or maybe they lost         Sarah Digges; and high school art teachers Ginny Sampson, Sylviane                       All Items will go to charity
in common, the cards could be viewed                                                                                 their parents. It all started   DeRoquedrune, and Matthew Laurence.
individually, or as one.                                                                                             when it rained in the Khyber                                                                                                  To donate, look for DONATION BOXES placed
                                                                                                                                                      PHOTOS: The Points to Pakistan cards were displayed in the Main
    All students created a wonderful                                                                                 Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab       Hallway outside the cafeteria; Above: Kelvin Chung, left, and Tiffany                             throughout the elementary school
piece of art. I think they were grateful                                                                             and Balochistan regions of       Dai, right, both in Grade 7, display their Points to Pakistan cards.
to know that a little help can change the                                                                            Pakistan and affected the
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Using folk art as a basis for their inspiration ...
                                                                            O     ur eighth grade art class recently finished a project
                                                                                  that involved making fish puppets. This trimester-

Middle schoolers                                                            long project was a true test of not only our skill in art,
                                                                            but of our patience and character. We were paired up
                                                                            and asked to create a puppet out of just construction

create fish puppets                                                         paper, plastic bags and bamboo.
                                                                                 Every group based their fish design on a type of
                                                                            folk art. We took a look at many different types of folk
By Tessa HART, G8, Pudong Campus
                                                                            art from around the world and studied some examples
                                                                            to get ideas for our fish puppets. We were also able to
                                                                            choose any kind of fish we wanted and even com-
                                                                            bine different species of fish to create a very unusual
                                                                            creature! Some people combined big fish with teeth
                                                                            with little fish and folk art that had flowers. It made it
                                                                            unique because it was unlike any real fish in the world!
                                                                                 During this project, obstacles arose on many oc-
                                                                            casions, obstacles we had to overcome. We just tried
                                                                            our best to find a way around them and to solve them
                                                                            as best we could. We knew no
                                                                            matter how it looked, it was
                                                                            art and it would always be p You                                                                                                                    “My favorite part of making this project was the painting, but I really
                                                                                                              lan      ca
                                                                                                                          nn                                                                                                    liked talking to my friends too. Working with clay is fun.”
                                                                            interesting.                   Som for           o
                                                                                                                eti     eve t ha
                                                                                 After all, there’s no    do        me     ryt    ve                                                                                                                                                 —Joshua Barnett
                                                                                                              n         s      hi    a
                                                                                                        you ot go , thin ng.

                                                                                                                                              Grade 7 art students create ’Alter Ego’
                                                                            way to do art wrong.              h        yo      gs
                                                                                                        an     av         ur     jus
                                                                                                           d      et         w       t
                                                                                                       you work o mo ay, s
                                                                                                          ’ve       wi     ve      o
                                                                                                              go       th     on
                                                                                                                 t.”      wh
                                                                                                                                              “In art class we made a 3D figure of our alter ego in the form of a pinch pot. An alter ego is
                                                                                                                                    er        an emphasized side of you—who you want to be. The media we used were clay and acrylic
                                                                                                                                              paint. Wedging the clay was what I found most difficult; it was always hard to control the
                                                                                                                                              clay. Scoring and slipping really helped to keep my complicated figure together. The clay
                             a lo
                                  t                                                                                                           went through several stages: greenware, leather-hard, bone dry, bisque-ware, and glaze-
                  ar ned s art                                                                                                                ware (however, we didn’t glaze our sculptures). During this project I really wanted to chal-
            e le            hi           er-
       “I’v           ... t        oop
             ou  gh        h  as c tion,                                                                                                      lenge myself and go beyond.”                                                —Carolyn Chen
        thr ct, suc                 a
                              min        her
         p roje         eter nd ot                                                                                                                                                      “To the very end, we were proud of our work. After
              on            e ,a      l l be
                      enc at wi            my                                                                                                                                           the clay sculptures were fired in the kiln, they were
            per ities th ghout
                   l           u                                                                                                                                                        brought back to us and we painted them to bring
             qua l thro
                   fu                        Fu                                                                                                                                         them to life. The part I remember the most is right
              use                     llison
                      ”           —A                                                                                                                                                    before my sculpture was fired in the kiln. I was wor-
                                                                                                                                                                                        ried that parts would break or fall off. But once it
                                                                                                                                                                                        was out of the kiln, everything felt permanent and
                                                                                                                                                                                        solid, almost invincible. Overall, this is one of my
                                                                                                                                                                                        favorite art projects.” —Tiffany Dai

                                                                                                                                                PHOTOS: Counter-
                                                                                                                                                clockwise starting
                                                                                                                                                at top left: Joshua
                                                                                                                                                Barnett's Alter Ego,
                                                                                                                                                The Raven; Su Jiat
                                                                                                                                                Ong tests the stabil-
                                                                                                                                                ity of his sculpture;
                                                                                                                                                Anna Yang's Alter
                                                                                                                                                Ego—The Evil Ninja
                                                                                                                                                Turtle; Jing Yee Tan's
                                                                                                                                                The Sloth before
                                                  PHOTOS: Counter-clockwise starting top left: Author Tessa Hart and Teffany Teng;              firing; Oran Rahamin
                                                  Eugene Pang and Carina Seah; Philip Siu and parents in front of his team's fish; Fish         with her Alter Ego
                                                  puppet sketch—Carrie Lin, Jennifer Son, and You Ji Han.                                       and sketch.

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Young artists learn about "Value" in art project                                                                                                            THE RIGHT TIME
Larger-than-life portraits created of SAS staff                                                                                                             FOR AN ORTHODONTIC
By Sarah DIGGES, MS Art Teacher, Pudong Campus
                                                                                                                                                            CHECK-UP IS AGE
I t takes a village to raise a child, and as the
  sixth graders at SAS, Pudong, learned,
it takes a whole class to paint a powerful
                                                   to create the appearance of shadows and
                                                   highlights. For this project we started from
                                                                                                    than life portraits. He paints each portrait
                                                                                                    in a way that when you look at the paintings
                                                                                                    up close, they look like a bunch of multi-
                                                                                                                                                            The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children get a check-up with an orthodontist no
                                                   the basics, painting value scales and teaching
                                                                                                                                                            later than age 7 because, while your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there may actually be a
portrait. Sixth graders worked together to         students how to mix one color with white         colored squares and dots, but when you step
                                                                                                                                                            problem that needs to be evaluated by an orthodontist.
complete larger than life portraits celebrat-      to create a range of tints and the same color    back from them, an incredibly realistic look-
ing our hardworking bus monitors, ayis,            with black to create a range of shades. From     ing portrait emerges. We hoped to recreate a            Make an appointment with our US board certified orthodontist, Dr. Kevin Chan, for a consultation today!
cafeteria workers, maintenance men                                                                         similar effect with this project.
and security guards. Many times                                                                                We told the students they were
these people seem to fade into the                                                                         painting a portrait of someone at
background of our lives as we go                                                                           SAS but didn’t tell them whom the
about teaching and learning yet                                                                            portrait would be of. Curious and
without their contributions, our                                                                           inspired to use their new skills, they
educational institutions would not be                                                                      worked carefully to recreate the values
very inviting places. With this project                                                                    they saw onto a blank A4 sized piece
we hoped to teach students about                                                                           of canvas paper using acrylic paint. It
the Element of Art, Value as well                                                                          was very important for all students to
as the value each person working at                                                                        make sure their values were the same
SAS contributes to their educational                                                                       as the person next to them so that
experience on a daily basis.                                                                               when their pieces were placed together
     To prepare our students to paint                                                                      again, the portrait of our support staff
these masterpieces, we spent con-                                                                          members would reappear.
siderable time studying about and                                                                              As you read below from some
learning how to create the Element                                                                         of the members of my 6B class, the
of Art, Value. Most people when                                                                            students finished this project with
they hear the word “value” imme-                                                                           a new perspective on using Value as
diately think of its’ non-art related                                                                      well as powerful realizations about
definition, i.e. how much something                                                                        how many hands are involved in
is worth. But in art, it takes on a                                                                        making their education here at SAS
completely new meaning. Value can                                                                          so successful and enjoyable. It truly
be described as the difference between                                                                     does take a village to raise a child and
dark and light and is used by artists in                                                                   a whole community to educate them
two-dimensional compositions to make                                                                       as well.
the subject matter seem more modeled, and          these humble beginnings we helped students                                                                     SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU RECOGNISE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
                                                                                                    STUDENT PERSPECTIVES
three-dimensional. Artists such as Caravag-        to transition from simple value scales to rep-   “The hardest part was making the values per-
                                                                                                                                                                                PROBLEMS IN YOUR GROWING CHILD:
gio and Rembrandt used their knowledge of          licating the values they see in front of them.   fect so they would fit in with the others when
value to make paintings of religious figures       Finally the students were ready to work on
                                                                                                                                                                      •   Mouth breathing                               •   Grinding or clenching of the teeth
                                                                                                    we put them together.”
and historical scenes seem so real and             the Portraits of SAS project.
                                                                                                                                        —Cameron Cooper
                                                                                                                                                                      •   Speech difficulties                           •   Thumb or finger sucking
life-like they could almost come out of the            MS art teachers, Jason Maddock, Kristi       “After finishing the project we got to put my                     •   Facial imbalance                              •   Jaws that shift or make sounds
paintings. They did this by knowing exactly        Thornbury and myself had taken photos of         piece and everybody else's piece together to                      •   Early or late loss of baby teeth              •   Biting the cheek or the roof of the mouth
where to place the dark shadows and bril-          five different SAS support staff members,        make a woman. She looked familiar as if I'd seen                  •   Difficulty in chewing or biting               •   Protrusive teeth or crossbites
liant highlights to make the viewer believe        enlarged the black and white photos and
                                                                                                    her before, but I wasn't sure who she was.”
the images were imbued with life. Having           divided them into enough pieces for each
                                                                                                                                              —Jorge Rada
the Element of Art Value in your artists tool      sixth grader to use as a reference. When
belt is a powerful thing.                          separated, the individual pieces looked like     To read the rest of the responses, go to www.eagleon-
                                                                                           Search PUDONG articles.
     Young artists tend to overlook the            a combination of dark, middle and light
importance of showing a range of values in         grey blobs; they were very abstract look-                                                                                                                 Pudong Clinic
their work. They color objects using one,          ing. The idea for this project came from the      PHOTO: Portrait of Cao Xiao Di, a former                                                                No. 2-4, Lane 650 Biyun Road, Jinqiao, Pudong (Opposite to Carrefour)
flat value and don’t seem to understand how        famous artist Chuck Close and his larger          maintenance worker.                                                                                     Tel: +8621 6105 9400
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