10月中旬， 美国威力塔斯学校北京校区 召开学期期中家长会，各年级根据孩子们的特点分成不同的培养侧重点，低年级强调习惯养成的重要性，高年级向家长强调了标化考试的紧迫感，毕业年级介绍了美国大学申请的新政策。家长们作为大家庭的一员，坦诚发言，表达了与学校合力的意愿，对学校的发展提出了殷切的期望！家长会的召开，提升了家校凝聚力，逐渐形成家校联动力，为孩子们的成长发展提供有力的保障！
In mid-october, our school held a mid-term parents' meeting that each grade has the different training focus according to the different characteristics of the children, as the lower grades emphasized the importance of habit formation, and the senior grades stressed the urgency of the standardized examinations to the parents, while the graduating class introduced new college application policies in the United States. Parents, as members of Veritas family, spoke frankly, expressing the willingness to join forces with the school, and put forward ardent expectations for the development of the school! Parents meeting has enhanced the family-- school cohesion, gradually formming the power of the family-- school association, and provide a strong guarantee for the children's growth and development!
The parents' meeting was organized for each class as the unit, and the Chinese homeroom teachers of each grade first introduced the details of the class subject teachers, students' study life, class characteristics and daily management. Next, the foreign teachers in each class presented the curriculum outline, teaching methods and training objectives of each discipline in detail, patiently answering the questions concerned by parents. In the interactive session, the Chinese homeroom teachers and the foreign teachers communicated with the parents carefully about the progress and problems in the students' study life, analyzing them carefully, putting forward suggestions, and discussed with the parents the ways to solve those problems.
In the middle of October,Mr.Keating,Veritas high school principal,came to our school, and he gave a speech on cultivatation noble temperament, teaching students pay attention to personal words and deeds, behave well in the appropriate occasion;Start from scratch step by step; Smile at life's setbacks; Be good at capturing the truth, goodness and beauty of life; Pay attention to the consciousness of cooperation and self-discipline.
On the evening of October 15th, Mr Cao Shuye(One of the founders of WEMUN EXPO, the organizer of MUN activities, both undergraduate and graduate students graduated from Peking University majoring in international relations, invited by the United Nations to attend the world youth assembly in 2016 and United Nations General Assembly in New York in 2019,with 15 years’ working experience in Model United Nations activities and activities organization. Mr Cao gave lectures and trainings to students of Model United Nations clubs, explaining the procedures and matters of model United Nations activities, and shared his personal experience of participating in the activities. Students said that they had benefited a lot from the training and had a deeper understanding of MUN. They felt that MUN was not so far away. “looking forward to MUN, looking forward to meeting”!
In late October, we held a social practice activity including all the teachers and students with the theme of “patriotic education, strong science and technology” and visited Beijing New Airport International Airport and Beidou Industrial Park under the guidance of professional teachers. Through the teacher's patient explanation, the teachers and students learned that Beijing New Airport Daxing International Airport is the world's best in construction with high-tech application. In the Beidou Industrial Park, teachers and students visited the satellite navigation museum and the satellite navigation application museum. On site, they have learnt the application of Beidou High-precision Chip Technology and Multi-industry Intelligent Application Technology in precision agriculture, mechanical control, surveying and mapping, Beidou Intelligent Terminal and Integrated Communication and Navigation. All the teachers and students have experienced the dream, magic, thrilling, exciting space journey, through VR technology from the perspective of the astronauts for earth observation, simulation control and other functions !
The first cultural salon activity of this semester was successfully held on the evening of October 22nd . Mr. Jin Tielu (Chinese leica expert, leica camera collector, founded Asia's first leica store, the first leica museum in China, independent photographer. In 1971, he became a full-time photography officer of the army. In 1979, he transferred to Beijing and worked as a reporter in the photography department of China News Service. In 1987, he was the manager of the photography department of China News Service.Mr. Jin explained the comprehensive content of photography knowledge and made detailed comments on the works of some excellent photographers at home and abroad. Photography is a kind of visual art, which is the process of recording images and depicting light. It is the view of the world and beauty that you hold the cameras in hands. Let the students truly experience the fun of photography and help them open the “photography window” is one of the main themes of this activity.
On October 31, the annual Halloween, students understood the origin and customs of Halloween with different cultures through a variety of games and activities. For children, the holidays shall be happy. After P.E class in the afternoon, the children began to make up and change their clothes. After a while, they dressed themselves as vampires, witches, zombies or some other ghosts and gathered in front of the Culture and Art Center. The parade started with the students playing the ghost leading the way, followed by a group of IMP, making all kinds of frightening movements. Chinese and foreign teachers also joined, dressing up and playing games with the children. Finally, students selected the best creative costume from the parade team. The children were having fun!