News and Events

Earth Week at ASF

ASF celebrates Earth Week every year, with the goal of raising environmental awareness in the community. This year's theme is: "Our Endangered Species: how local actions can have an impact on their survival". The goals is to raise our awareness on environmental issues in order to make small changes in our daily habits.

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ASF Celebrates Maker Week

The Center for Teaching Excellence, led by Maria Mandolini, Nicole Gray, Carlos Guerrero and Tracey Bryan, organized and hosted the second edition of Maker Week at ASF. From April 2 to 4, students from K-12 signed up for over 200 workshops held on campus, which were possible thanks to all of the companies and individuals who donated their time.

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Grade 3 Brings Joy to La Gaviota

Many of our grade 3 students and their teachers have had the opportunity and privilege to foster a partnership with La Gaviota during these past three years through Service Learning. La Gaviota is a pre-school in our neighborhood located only 10 minutes from ASF that serves both a general student and special needs population.

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ASF Girls Attend a STEM Event Hosted by Cisco

To celebrate International Women's Day and promote the inclusion of women in science and technology, as well as engineering and mathematics (STEM), a special event took place at the Cisco offices in Mexico City, organized by the International Greenlight for Girls Organization. 150 girls from 11 to 15 from the ASF, Amextra, the Mazahua Community and the Pedagogical Institute for Language Differences attended.

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A Walk Down Memory Lane

On March 5, the third ASF retiree breakfast was held in a restaurant in Mexico City. The group is steadily growing, and thanks to the efforts made by Human Capital, who bring together retired ASF employees to share their memories and reunite with their ex-colleagues and friends, 44 members were present this time, surpassing their goal of 40!

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IB Arts Exhibition Opening

The IB Diploma Programme visual arts course taught by Patricia Patterson and Sean Buckley at ASF encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries. It is a thought-provoking course in which students develop analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking, while working towards technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers.

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Sports Media: A Growing Profession

On Monday, March 11, Indiana University, a soccer powerhouse in the United States, used the soccer field at ASF for a training session. The team brought with them, the Sports Media students who are covering Indiana's playing tour in Mexico City this week. At noon, in the WEC, John Sutcliffe, of ESPN fame, and the Sports Media students from Indiana University, met with a group of Upper School students to discuss Sports Media as a profession.

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Congratulations Swim Team

We would like to recognize our swim coaches, Tere Rivera and Martha Cordova on giving up nearly every weekend during the school year to work with students. TGIF means something different to our swim coaches. For them, it means a long weekend of school swim competitions and travel to the swim meets throughout Mexico.

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US Students Kick Off the MUN Conference

Upper School students, parents, faculty and staff filled the WEC for the opening ceremony of the 2019 MUN Conference, focusing on our commitment to the environment. After the traditional parade of Grade 1 students waving the flags of different countries and a teaser of the Rent musical, beginning on April 4; guest speaker, Pati Ruiz Corzo, took over the microphone with the opening speech

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A Swimmer's Scholarship

Enrique Valero, a senior at ASF, recently received an international scholarship from Grinnell College in Grinnell Iowa, U.S.A. The University participates at the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) division three-level and has finished the last three years as champions in their university league.

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ASF is Ranked #1 Lower School in Mexico City by Chilango Magazine

In January 2019, Chilango magazine named the ASF Lower School the best private lower school in Mexico City, recognizing our highly qualified faculty and staff, our state-of-the-art learning facilities, exceptional programs promoting values and celebrating diversity and our robust curriculum. Congratulations to everybody in the Lower School!

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Tradition Meets Innovation

We would like to thank all the families and friends who attended the Tradition Meets Innovation cocktail event, where our community got to meet the Syltes in a relaxed and friendly environment. The event, hosted by the Institutional Advancement Office in partnership with the Hotel Presidente Intercontinental, took place in the Alfredo di Roma restaurant.

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Register Now and Run for Education!

Run for Education is happening on March 10. It is a community building event coordinated by the Alumni Relations area from the Institutional Advancement Office with As Deporte as an underwriter of the event. This is a form of raising money for the school's Endowment Fund for Financial Aid through sponsorships. Participants run a distance of 5k and 10k or walk a 3k route.

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Thank you, Susan!

Susan Olivo has been a part of ASF for the past 22 years, starting out as a grade 1 teacher and navigating her way to Head of the ECC. Before she leaves on her well-deserved retirement, we interviewed Susan, who will undoubtedly be back at ASF again, this time, in her role as a loving grandmother!

 

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