After School Activities (ASAs)

One of the many amazing facets of being a student at SIS is the opportunity to take part in ASAs. ASAs are offered to students every weekday other than Wednesdays (staff meetings after school on that day). SIS staff decide which ASAs to offer each trimester based on student feedback and interests / expertise.

As stated on the school’s website, “The overall aim of the elementary After-School Activities Program at SIS is to provide new educational opportunities for students. Based on student learning, the wide range of activities from which students can select may be creative, scholastic or athletic in nature.

Some examples of elementary after school activities include, pottery, card games, homework club, math club, digital photography, football, choir, martial arts, chess club, elementary school student council, basketball, drama club, swimming (summer only) and Chinese culture club.

Transportation home after activities for all regular SIS bus riders will be provided. There are no fees for most of these activities unless specified.”

What ASAs will Mr. D (your teacher) be a part of?

Currently, I am serving as co-advisor to STUCO (Student Council) with Ms. Kim. We meet on Tuesdays after school with the executive board and once a month with the full council.

During the third trimester, I hope to offer a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Challenge ASA. This ASA will include modules created by IBM and lessons that introduces students to Data Science. Through these modules and lessons, students will be participating in hands on activities that explore real world applications for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Through Participation in the STEM Challenge ASA:

  • Students will have an understanding of the design thinking process and will be able to implement it to analyze a problem in their school or community.
  • Students will be familiar with the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
  • Students will use IBM modules to solve problems related to the UN SDGs.
  • Students will be able to apply their learning to a variety of scenarios related to STEM.