麻省五月花预备学校2016秋季简报

2016-11-18 14:04:20来源: 未知

Welcome to the first newsletter from Massachusetts Mayflower Prep School. We have had a fine beginning to the school year. Students are interacting with faculty of Massachusetts International Academy (MAIA) and Massachusetts Mayflower Prep School (MMPS), with one another and with people in the greater community. Later in the newsletter, we will hear directly from four of our MMPS students. 

 

欢迎阅读麻省五月花预备学校的第一份简报。我们度过了愉快的开学时光,每一位学生和麻省国际学院(MAIA)-麻省五月花预备学校(MMPS)的工作人员都相处的很好,并且营造了很好的校园环境。在这份简报的后面,会有我们对四位同学的采访内容。

 

Faculty Profile: Principal Rena Mirkin

工作人员简介:Rena Mirkin校长

 

 

I am very excited to be Principal of Massachusetts Mayflower Prep School. My college education began at University of Massachusetts, Amherst where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education with a minor in history.  I have a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Boston College, and also a Master of Education degree in Education Administration from University of Massachusetts, Boston. These universities prepared me well for my life’s work in education. I have been a high school principal for more than twenty years at two public high schools: Reading Memorial High School (RMHS) and Wellesley High School (WHS) in Massachusetts, and at the private international school: Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) in China.

 

我非常兴奋能够成为麻省五月花预备学校的校长。我是从麻省大学阿姆赫斯特校区毕业的,在那里我得到了教育学和历史双学位。之后我在波士顿大学拿到了心理咨询专业的硕士,同时获得了麻省大学波士顿校区教育管理专业的硕士学位。我曾经在两所公立高中担任校长:Reading Memorial高中(RMHS)和Wellesley高中(WHS),还有一所私立学校:中国北京的Western Academy。

 

When I was Principal of Wellesley High School, it was ranked in the top 100 high schools, both public and private, in the entire United States.  Western Academy of Beijing is an international school serving students from 54 countries. My entire career, and a key focus of my life, has been and continues to be Education.

 

在我担任Wellesley高中的校长时,这所学校成为全美所有高中(包括私立和公立)的前一百名。北京的Western Academy是一所拥有来自54个国家学生的国际学校。我的整个职业生涯,还有我这一生最关注的就是教育。

 

My husband and I married two days after university graduation and have been together ever since. He is a Chartered Accountant. One of the highlights of our lives was living in Beijing for six years. We made dear friends, traveled throughout China and Asia. China is very, very dear to our hearts.

 

我和我的丈夫在大学毕业后的两天就结婚了,这么多年我们一直在一起,他是一名注册会计师。我们最开心的事情之一就是我们曾经在北京一起生活了六年,在那里我们交了很多朋友,我们也曾到中国和亚洲的一些地方旅行。我们非常非常喜欢中国。

 

We have two children, a son and a daughter. Our son is a lawyer with an international law firm based in Boston. Our daughter is the Director of Development for Irvine Valley College in southern California. We have two grandchildren, Davia age 10 in 5th grade and Spencer, age 5 who just started kindergarten. I continue to be most appreciative of the many opportunities in my life and the positive difference that I have made to people’s lives through schools. Now I continue to work with others to provide opportunities for your children through IPP.

 

我们有两个孩子,一个儿子,一个女儿。我们的儿子是波士顿一所国际法律事务所的律师,我们的女儿是南加州Irvine学校发展部门的主任。我们有两个孙子,10岁的Davia,他上五年级。还有5岁刚刚上幼儿园的Spencer。我感激生命中的各种机遇,并对于能够通过教育提供学生成长和改变的机会感到非常高兴。现在,我将继续与同事为你们在IPP项目学习的孩子提供这种机会。

 

Upcoming Events

即将到来的活动

 

 

       Individual student reports developed by our Guidance Counselor, Alan Chang, will be sent out to parents.

       In the next two months, your son or daughter will or has had the opportunity to:

•      Join many clubs and groups, including fitness, film making, badminton, basketball, and outdoor adventures!

•      Go to the open house at University of Massachusetts Boston, to meet current students and staff.

•      Students were very carved their own pumpkins for Halloween and are preparing for MAIA’s first ever Haunted House.

•      Students will visit Salem, MA to see historic sites, the waterfront, and hear tales of one of the oldest cities in the US.

•      Students will go to Tougas Farm to pick their own apples, a New England tradition. They will also make their own delicious caramel apples.

•      Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday, where we stop to appreciate the many good things in our lives.  Students and staff will have Thanksgiving dinner and  enjoy turkey, cranberry sauce, and many more dishes together.

 

   由学生辅导老师Alan Chang整理的每个学生的报告将会继续发给每一位家长

   在接下来的两个月,您的孩子将有机会参加:

  各种社团,包括健身、电影、羽毛球、篮球和户外活动社团;

  麻省大学波士顿校区举办的说明会;

  万圣节雕刻南瓜活动和MAIA第一次鬼屋活动;

  参观塞勒姆,美国最古老的城市;

  去Tougas农场采摘苹果,一起制作焦糖苹果;

  感恩节是美国主要的节日之一,这天我们一起感谢生命中美好的事情。学生和工作人员将一起享用感恩节大餐,烤火鸡,蔓越莓酱和其他美食。

 

Student Thoughts

来自学生们的反馈

 

Today, I had a warm and lively conversation with four students about their experience so far at IPP/MAIA. They shared their ideas with me in very good English. Asked what most surprised them when they got here, they talked first about the good environment. They love the clear fresh air and the blue sky.   They said that both teachers and students were very friendly, making them feel welcome and comfortable. They are improving their English quickly since they use only English in every class. They will continue to make progress and know they need to practice.

 

今天,我和四位同学进行了关于在IPP和MAIA经历的对话。他们用流利的英语和我分享了他们的想法。对于他们到MAIA最吃惊的是什么,他们说是这里的好环境。他们喜欢这里清新的空气和蓝天。他们说老师和同学都很友好,这让它们感觉到很温暖和舒服。由于上课都用英语,所以他们的英语进步的也很快,他们会继续进步,而且他们知道自己应该多加练习。

 

When asked what the hardest part has been, students replied “missing my parents and home.” Of course! At the beginning, communication was difficult because they did not have the vocabulary to say exactly what they thought. One girl actually said that she did not find anything hard.

 

对于最困难的事情,学生们回答说“想念父母和家”。这是当然的!最开始我们交流的并不顺利,因为他们不能够准确的表达出自己的想法。一个女孩说她并没有遇到什么困难。

 

When asked what they liked best, they had many positive responses.  They agreed that the skills taught here are very useful.  They appreciate the small class sizes and the opportunity to communicate with the teacher and each other. They do class presentations and create videos, often working collaboratively with other students. They enjoy the clubs and other activities that they chose. Their special treat is to eat delicious, authentic Chinese food in Boston. When I asked what messages they would like me to send to their parents, they said, “I’m very missing them, but don’t worry, I’m very good in MAIA/IPP. I am trying my best to study and get involved in America.” They laugh and they study and they are loving their experience and life here at MAIA.

 

对于他们最喜欢的东西,我们得到了很多积极的回答。他们认为这里教授的东西很有用,他们很喜欢人很少的课堂,因为他们有个更多机会和老师同学交流。他们在课上演讲,制作视频,并且经常和其他同学一起合作完成任务。他们很喜欢自己选择的各种社团和课外活动。他们也会去波士顿享用中餐来犒劳自己。当我问到他们最想对父母说的话时,他们说:“我非常想念他们。但是不用担心,我在这里过得很好。我尽自己最大的努力学习还有融入美国的生活。”他们大笑,他们努力学习,他们非常喜欢MAIA的生活。

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