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ASV VOICES #76  - SPECIAL SUMMER EDITION / FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016

Director’s Introduction of  new ASV Preschool and Elementary Principal, Dr. Ann C. Kox


On behalf of our school community, I am pleased to announce the appointment of ASV’s new Preschool and Elementary Principal, Dr. Ann C. Kox. ASV was fortunate to receive so many highly qualified candidates for this position, but I was especially impressed with Dr. Kox’s commitment to supporting our school’s vision of connecting with all members of our school community and focusing on each student’s growth for the future.  

I hope you will join me in welcoming her to our dynamic school community, and I am pleased to share some information about Dr. Kox and her family.

Have a great summer,

Michael L. Smith
Director


Dr. Kox comes to the American School of Valencia after serving for three years as the Superintendent of the Wausaukee School District in Wisconsin (USA).  Prior to her work in Wausaukee, Dr. Kox served as the Elementary and Middle School Principal at the American School of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Intermediate and Middle School Principal in the Waterloo School District (Wisconsin, USA), and as the Assistant Director of Special Education for the Cooperative Educational Service Agency. 
 
Dr. Kox holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in English and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin, as well as a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership from Edgewood College. She holds multiple certifications as a Principal, Director of Teaching and Learning, Director of Pupil Services, English and Special Education. 
 
She will be relocating to Valencia in mid-August with her husband, Mr. Brian Kox, who will serve as a High School Learning Support Specialist, and her two children. In accepting the position as the Preschool and Elementary Principal,  Dr. Kox remarked: 


“My family and I are delighted to be joining the educational team at ASV!  My career has been dedicated to strengthening outcomes for students: helping students to redefine their expectations of themselves, supporting teachers to maximize their effect, and connecting with parents to combine our efforts. The work begins with listening and understanding the needs of the school; every school has its unique history and personality, just like every student.  I hope to hear from each parent, teacher and student regarding what you love about ASV, and what your thoughts are to continue strengthening the overall program. The best programs are balanced and coordinated, attending to all aspects of student development so that students are truly college and career ready, graduating with many doors open. I look forward to using all I know about educational leadership and school improvement to add value to your child’s education.  Please email me to introduce yourself at annkox@asvalencia.org.“
American School of Valencia is proud to announce that it has released  a new school mobile app that provides important information on your mobile devices such as news, announcements and dates for all school events. The app also provides access to PowerSchool, to ASV social media and offers many other forms of receiving push notifications.

Please take a few minutes to download the new ASV mobile app from the App Store for iPhone and iPad devices or from Google Play for Android devices.  ASV will continue to develop and improve the mobile app with future updates and features. Enjoy this new communication tool.  

First and Second Grade Renovations in Progress 


In a continued effort to improve the quality of instruction and facilities at ASV, the renovation of the first and second grade learning spaces has begun and is proceeding well.  At this early stage in the renovation, we are removing 30 years of accumulated modifications that have become outdated. 

Our goal is to provide a contemporary education that converge our educational philosophy, curricular offerings, visible learning spaces, and high-performance instruction into one unified learning platform.  Our learners will greatly benefit from integrated technologies and flexible seating.  Anyone who has seen the high school pilot classroom will know that our learners and families are in for a wonderful and engaging learning experience.  

We will post additional photos of the construction progress on our social media outlets, so please stay tuned to see the construction updates during the summer.

Hosting a Successful ASV Summer Program


ASV is hosting its annual Summer Program 2016 in July. More than 700 students take part in an English immersion program based on the ASV educational philosophy and coordinated by Ms. Felicitas Berazay. The Summer Program offers an experience which fosters students’ communication skills through educational activities, games and creativity. Read more on the school website and follow the Summer Program activities on Facebook and Instagram.

ASV and CSN Compete  at the Costa Blanca Cup


A soccer team made up of  student-athletes from Community School of Naples (CSN) and American School of Valencia (ASV) competed  in the Costa Blanca Cup, an international tournament held in Benidorm, Alicante. The competition was open to soccer teams representing sport clubs, sport schools and international schools. The 2016 edition offered  4000 players  coming from 59 different countries the opportunity to compete against one another. The ASV-CSN team reached the final B game of its group but loss 2-1 against Calpe CF. ASV Athletic Director, Andy Ojelade, was happy with the performance of our players. : "It has been a pleasure to coach ASV-CSN and see the friendships developed among them." A huge thanks to the CSN coaches who shared with Mr. Ojelade the work of leading this tournament experience. 

School Starts on Thursday, September 8, 2016


School office is closed for the summer holidays on August 1 to 28, 2016. The Administration Office will open on August 29, 2016 and the faculty will return on September 1, 2016 for Work Week. 

Don’t forget that classes begin on Thursday. September 8, 2016 at 09:30. Use this button to see the event on Google Calendar.
 

Notes from the ASV Administration Office


Please, read the detailed information on the recent invoices sent by the ASV Administration Office (Main Office and Business Office). You will find two additional reminders on school receipts and cash payments.
  1. The ASV Administration Office recently invoiced one of the two payments of the School Materials Fee for the 2016-2017 Academic Year for €276. The School Materials Fee is part of the official school fees approved by the ASV Board of Governors on April 29, 2016, which is available on the school website. We will invoice the second payment in October 2016.
  2. The recent school receipt includes, when appropriate, additional concepts such as: summer work books, books not returned to the ASV library, Costa Blanca Cup, bus service for non-permanent users (February to June 2016).
  3. In order to expedite and streamline the payment process, we encourage every family to automate the payments through their bank. The non-automatic payments will have an additional charge of €2.00 per issued invoice. In the event of paying 50% or 100% of the school year, no additional cost will be charged. If you wish to automate the payment, you may send a letter signed by the bank account’s holder or email attaching the scanned letter to Mr. Alfredo Querol at alfredoquerol@asvalencia.org including the bank account details and account holder’s name. Please note that the holder must be the person who authorizes the charge in his/her account.
  4. As we did during the school year 2015-2016, for security reasons the Business Office will not accept any cash payment made directly at the school office after 12:00 (noon). Payments by credit card, debit card or checks will be accepted in the afternoon. If you wish to pay cash after 12:00, you may make a bank transfer or deposit the cash into the school’s bank account. Our bank account details will be provided upon request.
Remember, the ASV+ REGISTRATION PROCESS is OPEN until July 29, 2016!  Please don’t miss this exciting opportunity to experience a variety of ASV+ activities during the 2016-2017 Academic Year.  

Complete the online registration at: 
PK2 a 5th Grade: http://goo.gl/forms/p2kqBKfg3o4ofJVl1
6th Grade to 12th Grade. http://goo.gl/forms/E5hnGICL5kI9avXv1
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As part of the 35th anniversary of the school, ASV recently published a video summing up several milestones on our goal towards the excellence on international education. Watch it here or visit the school channel on You Tube.

You can find here some internal documents always available on Google Drive. Please, log in with your ASV account:

Estatutos del Colegio Hispano Nortemericano (link to Google Drive)

New ASV Board of Governors (web ASV)


Visions Café is open in July form 9:00 to 11.45 and from 15:30 to 17:00.


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