Tuesday, January 16, 2018

IB in 11th and 12th Information Night - 1/16 @ 6:30 PM

Parents and students are invited to come discover more about IB at Huron in the 11th and 12th grade tonight at 6:30 PM!

The evening will have an open format, and will allow participants to browse class presentations in a ‘living museum’ format. Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet teachers, counselors, and the IB Diploma and Career-Related Programme coordinators.

Highlights of night:
- Ask questions, get answers
- Meet the teachers
- Learn about the curriculum
- Preview the 27 Diploma Porgramme courses available at Huron
- Learn about the 3 Career-related Programme pathways at Huron
- Counselors and IB facilitators present
- Express interest in DP or CP for 18/19 school year

Students and parents are welcome to attend.

Please join us in the Huron cafeteria!

Learn About Mitchell, an IB World School - 1/23 @ 6:30 PM

Learn About Mitchell, an IB World School - 1/23 @ 6:30 PM
Families and teachers are invited to learn about the preK - 5th grade IB Primary Years Programme at Mitchell on Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 PM.


Mitchell Elementary School is all about:
Students growing as humans and learners.


Effective teaching and learning practices characterized by:
- Inquiry - students asking questions, students finding answers;
- Global awareness - connecting to the local, state, national and international community;
- Action and Service - learning by doing, making a positive impact;
- World languages - all students learning a world language;
- Access and Equity - intentional development of curriculum and supports connected to the needs of learners.

Extended day and extended year (summer) learning opportunities supported by university and community partnerships

We will also share basic information about the Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme at Scarlett Middle School and Huron High School.

Come check us out! 

For more information ahead of time, please go to http://ib.a2schools.org

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Invitation: IB Personal Project Exhibition @ Huron - Thursday, January 11, 6:30 PM

Dear Friend of Ann Arbor IB,

You are cordially invited to the Huron Personal Project Exhibition on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the Huron gymnasium. 

The Personal Project is the culminating event of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP).  We anticipate 400+ students showcasing their individual learning focusing on the topic they've chosenThe Huron Personal Project program - with all student project topics - is attached.  Check it out!

Success with the Personal Project is connected to skills every successful student needs:
- Goal Setting, planning, and problem solving
- Developing skills and attitudes needed for sustained and focused work
- Taking action to implement their plan
- Effectively communicating personal and academic learning
- Reflecting on learning and goal achievement.

We hope you'll join us on Thursday!

Sincerely,
Kevin Karr
PreK - 12 District IB Coordinator

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Ann Arbor IB Information Events Announced

The following events will feature information for new families interested in exploring the International Baccalaureate (IB) offerings available in the Ann Arbor Public Schools.  In addition, the Ann Arbor IB schools will have limited spots available for the 2018-19 school year for families interested in attending through in-district transfers or through schools of choice transfers. 

Mitchell Primary Years Programme (grades PreK - 5)

  • January 23 - Learn About Mitchell, An IB World School, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
  • February 20 - Pre-school/ Kindergarten Round Up, 6 - 7:30 PM - This event is targeted to families considering preschool and kindergarten options.
  • March 22 - PYP Exhibition, 6 - 8 PM - The Exhibition is the culminating event of the Primary Years Programme and showcases learning and projects developed by small group and independently. We hope you'll join us for this amazing celebration!
  • April 24 - Learn About Mitchell, An IB World School, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Scarlett Middle Years Programme (grades 6 - 8)
  • Jan 30 - Learn About Scarlett, An IB World School, 6:15- 7:15 PM
  • March - Visits during the day to Scarlett feeder elementary schools to introduce current 5th grade students to Scarlett
  • March 21 - Incoming 6th Orientation, 6:15 - 7:45 PM - All incoming 6th grade parents and students are invited to Scarlett for an orientation to learn more about middle school.
  • April 19 - Learn About Scarlett, An IB World School, 6:15- 7:15 PM

Huron Middle Years Programme (grades 9 and 10)
  • Jan 11 - Personal Project Night - The Personal Project Night is the culminating event of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and showcases individual learning. It focuses on a topic chosen by the student and challenges students to demonstrate their learning capabilities through an extended project. We hope you'll join us for this amazing celebration!
  • Jan 16-18 - Visits during the school day to AAPS middle schools to introduce current 8th grade students to Huron
  • Feb 1 - Incoming 9th Orientation at Huron - All incoming 9th grade parents are invited to Huron for an orientation to learn more about high school.

Huron Career-related Programme (CP) and Diploma Programme (DP) - (grades 11 and 12)
  • Early December - Visits with current Huron 10th graders to share about IB options for grades 11 and 12 at Huron
  • December 19- IB in 11th and 12th at Huron presentation - Tenth grade students and families are invited to learn about the 11th and 12th grade IB options at Huron - both the Diploma Programme and the new Career-related Programme - on December 19 at 6:30 PM in the Ingram Theater.
  • Jan 16 - IB in 11th and 12th Curricular Options Night - Parents and students in the sophomore class are invited to come discover more about IB courses at Huron in the 11th and 12th grade. The evening will have an open format, and will allow participants to browse class presentations in a ‘living museum’ format. Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet current 11th and 12th grade students, teachers, counselors, and both IB Diploma and Career-Related Programme coordinators. Please join us in the Huron cafeteria.
  • Late Jan - March - Small group and one one one meetings with IB coordinators and counselors about DP and CP options
  • March - Course selection for 18-19 begins
More information about transfers can be found at https://www.a2schools.org/Page/9565.
More information about Ann Arbor IB schools (including contact information) can be found at http://ib.a2schools.org.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Rescheduled: IB at Huron in 11th and 12th - DP and CP - What's it all about?

Due to the snow day, today's "IB in 11th and 12th grade" event has been rescheduled.  It will now occur on Tuesday, December 19 at 6:30 PM.

Event description:
Tenth grade students and families are invited to learn about the 11th and 12th grade IB options at Huron - both the Diploma Programme and the new Career-related Programme - on December 19 at 6:30 PM in the Ingram Theater.

The Huron IB Coordinators are looking forward to helping students and families understand the basics and benefits of IB for college and career bound students.

This session will focus on sharing information and answering questions related to being an IB student in 11th and 12th grade at Huron including:
- What does the experience of a full diploma student (taking 6 DP classes and pursuing the IB diploma) look like at Huron HS?
- What does the experience of a Career-related programme student (taking 2 DP classes, studying in a career focus for 4 semesters, and pursuing the IB CP certificate) look like at Huron HS?
- What does the experience of a DP course student (taking one, two, three or more DP classes) look like at Huron HS?
- What are my next steps to scheduling IB pathways for next year?

Prior to this meeting, families are encouraged to check out the "IB at Huron: 9th - 12th grade" section of the Ann Arbor IB website: http://ib.a2schools.org.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

DP Exam Message For Current DP Students and Families

Dear Huron Diploma Programme (DP) Students and Parents/Guardians,

We commend Huron students for choosing International Baccalaureate DP coursework for the 2017-18 school year.  DP students worldwide participate in exams each April and May.  This school year at Huron, students who are taking one-year Diploma Programme courses will take exams and have been registered by Mr. Wynn.  

As with all Ann Arbor IB programming at Mitchell, Scarlett and Huron, DP exams are paid for by the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

The following exam dates should be noted on calendars:
  • Business and Management SL - Friday, April 27 (afternoon) and Monday, April 30 (morning)
  • Music SL - Thursday, May 3 (morning)
  • Environmental Systems and Societies SL - Friday, May 4 (afternoon) and Monday, May 7 (morning)
  • History SL - Tuesday, May 8 (afternoon) - NOTE: This is not a regularly scheduled school day for students, but it is the day the History SL exam is administered worldwide so is the day Huron History SL students will take the exam also.  Please update your calendars.
  • Global Politics SL - Friday, May 11 (afternoon) and Monday, May 14 (morning)
  • Psychology SL - Friday, May 11 (afternoon) and Monday, May 14 (morning).
As the dates above approach, teachers of the courses will be working with students to prepare for success.  

As a reminder, students in DP courses receive traditional Huron letter grades (reported in PowerSchool) AND IB course grades (typically reported in July following exams through Mr. Wynn).  IB course grades are based on student performance on the two DP assessments:
  • IB Internal Assessments:  An IB assessment administered at school and graded by the teacher with student performance compared against a rubric
  • IB External Assessments: Projects and IB exams sent to be graded outside of the school by experienced IB educators.  

If students or parents have questions about preparation for assessments, please contact your teacher.

Sincerely,

Dr. Janet Schwamb
Principal, Huron High School

Mr. Kevin Karr
PreK - 12th International Baccalaureate Facilitator

Sunday, September 10, 2017

IB Family Events - Week of 9/11

There are three IB related parent events we'd like families to be aware of this week:

Monday, 9/11 - Huron parents of Full IB Diploma students are invited to join together at Huron for the first parent informational session from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the Ingram Theater. This session will include information about the start of school, the Creativity, Activity, and Service component of the IB Diploma, and an overview of what your child's year will look like in the Diploma. We hope to see you there.

Tuesday, 9/12 - Mitchell parents are invited to the Mitchell School Curriculum Night from 6-8 PM to hear about your child's elementary school experience in the IB Primary Years Programme. In addition, Mr. Hilton will be sharing informaiton about the academic progress of the school.

Thursday, 9/14, Scarlett parents are invited to the Scarlett Open House from 6:30 - 8:30 PM to meet teachers and learn about their child's experience in the IB Middle Years Programme.

We are excited and looking forward to connecting with our IB families this week in the Ann Arbor IB pathway: Mitchell, Scarlett and Huron.