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30th Secondary Annual

Speech Festival 2016

“All the World’s a Stage…” 

Place: Leone HighSchool

Date: April 01, 2016

(Printed on ASDOE Weekly Bulletin Vol. 3 Issue 11 March 14, 2016)

COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL BASED IMPROVEMENT PLAN (CSBIP) COMMITTEE UPDATES

Leadership committee members for ASDOE 5-Yr. Comprehensive School Based Improvement Plan meet last week Thursday, 10 March and provided updates from their respective components. Chairperson, Dr. Samasoni Asaeli asked that everyone share their logic models, accomplishments and challenges. Netini Sene’s presentation covered CCRL, and in working with K-L5 teachers resulted in new teachers requiring help in aligning of their lessons. Collaboration with Teacher Quality and school leaders for their support and continuous professional development is necessary. Solomona Tuisamatatele, commented that some equipment needs to be upgraded/updated, and facilities not equipped to handle smart boards power usage, particularly in the new 2 story buildings were a few challenges but working with e-rate to resolve these issues. Director Vaitinasa Dr. Salu Hunkin-Finau reiterated to focus on the standards, depth of knowledge, data analysis and how we use the data is very important.

 

STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL CONVEYANCING, SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR

As reported by OCI, six students have been selected to represent American Samoa in the International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in Phoenix, Arizona in May of this year. They are: Charu Joserose (THS), Aitulagi Alofa (Manumalo), Ambika Murali (LHS), Isaia Gurr (Manumalo), Shobita Rajamohan (SPA) and Finiana Finau (SHS). Dr. Joserose of OCI and Ms. Valasi Apulu of Tafuna High School will chaperone. Congratulations to all our future scientists and engineers!

 

TUTU FA’ATASI E FA’AFOI’A AMIOGA MAASIASI

Samoana High School is taking the lead and organizing activities to promote awareness to “Stand Together to Stomp out Bullying and Harassement” in their school. This came about in a follow-up training conducted by Dr. Yvonne Ryans of Education Northwest in early February 2016. Dr. Ryans challenged school counselors to work on their actions plans and conduct activities to promote awareness to stop bullying and harassement. Freshman counselor, Mrs. Brenda Coffin Aisoli, in collaboration with their teachers and staff concluded that this is the one major problem faced in their school. Lunch time activities will be conducted throughout the next 2 weeks to include but not limited to a Wave on March 21st, performances and competition through poem, song/stomp, skit, poster and a ballon release on the 24th. Government agencies have been invited to participate with information to share on the last day of the activities.

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS WAVE FOR DISABILITY AWARENESS

Community leaders, government agencies and representatives from OPAD, Helping Hands-Public Health, Think and DYWA joined with ASDOE Special Education early last Friday morning in a friendly “WAVE” in conjunction with activities through-out the island to promote disability awareness for the month of March. Thank you to all the aiga buses, construction trucks drives and the public, who waved, honked their horns and smiled in acknowledgment. ANNOUCEMENTS: REL TRAINING: Wednesday, 16, March 2016, 8am-3pm. Sadies By the Sea. Call 699-1246/1247. TRACK & FIELD: Co-sponsored activity with Special Olympic Committee for ASDOE Special Education students, 17 March. Please call Deanna Fuimaomo at 770-1037 for information and confirmation. COUNSELOR MATERIAL: All remaining who requested materials from Education Northwest and received notice, will now be placed in your school’s mail box at the main DOE office. (Mt. Alava, Alofau, Le’atele, Matatula, Aua, Lupele, Pavaiai, LHS, LMK, Coleman and NVTHS.)