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AIS-Salzburg Newsletter

Dear AIS-Salzburg Community,


The Fall Trimester has come to a conclusion recently and the individual academic results are now in and recorded on official transcripts.  There are a large number of students who returned excellent marks and are a credit to themselves, their parents, their teachers and the school. Given the obstacles they faced this past fall, our hats go off to them and we congratulate them heartily for a job very well done.  A few others still need to find the sources of motivation that lie within themselves and begin shifting into a higher gear given the reality of college-preparatory educational expectations.  With the assistance and constant guidance of our excellent teachers, we do expect the numbers on our honor roll to increase in the coming months and trimesters, as they nearly always do.  For those who are struggling, just remember:  airplanes always take off against the wind; not with it.  


We hope you enjoy this week's newsletter.  
 

Headmaster McLean

Honor Roll & Distinguished Students, Fall Trimester 2020-21

In this blog post, we recognize a number of our students for their outstanding academic achievements during the Fall Trimester of the 2020-2021 school year. 
 

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Inside the Virtual Classroom; November 23-27

Junior High Non-Fiction

Students in Ms. Cerone's Junior High Nonfiction class made "How-To" instructional videos on something they want to teach their classmates. Below are a two of the assignments that were turned in.

Grade 9 Math

The screenshots below are progress updates from a project in Mr. Lichty's 9th-grade math class, where students use graphing to re-create a photo they took from around their home. 

Online Math Help with Mr. Lichty

This video is a brief window into Mr. Lichty's online schooling daily routine including his virtual setup and how he supports his student at home one-on-one. 

Up-to-Date Corona Virus Information in Austria

Ampelsystem - ‘Traffic Light System’
Current Level in Salzburg: Red

As of 12:00 pm, November 27th, 2020
After four days of lockdown in Austria, the number of Corona Virus cases have stopped rising but remain at an elevated level between 4,500 and 7,000 cases a day. 

Notable Corona Virus news in Austria in the past week via Metropole.at
  • The government has hired an external company to develop a digital process system for the pre-Christmas mass tests. 
  • The European Union has reached an agreement with the American pharmaceutical company Moderna for their vaccine. Tomorrow the EU Commission with formalize the deal, which will provide Europe with up to 160 million doses. Austria would receive 2% or 3.2 million doses of the vaccine.
  • Schools and shops are likely to be reopened on December 7, students older than 14 years will probably still continue distance teaching.
  • The 7-day-incidence in Austria has fallen to 414 per 100,000 inhabitants. This is a sharp trend reversal, but on a much higher level than neighboring countries
For more information in English on the latest Corona Virus news across Austria, click here

News & Upcoming Events

December 19th: Start of the winter break.

January 14th: First days of classes in 2021. 
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