Jon Zurfluh


We want to wish you all a pleasant Thanksgiving weekend ahead!!  This is the one US holiday that we hold traditionally on our calendar each year, with respect of the American backdrop to this school and its connection to the US Embassy and a large contingent of our population.  We use it as an opportunity to reflect and give thanks!!

Let me, therefore, use this opportunity to thank all of you, parents, students, and staff, for your continued commitment to this community and the place we all call our second home.  I appreciate all of you for your varied contributions seen throughout the school under various banners.  Whether PTO or through other groups, so many step forward on a regular basis to share their culture, time, and talents with all of us in diverse and powerful ways.  Thank you for your willingness and regard, and for your deep understanding of what it takes to truly make a school vibrant and alive!!

Please, if you haven't already, take a read of the message from the US Ambassador in this regard that was sent earlier today.  If it didn't find its way into your mailbox, you can click here:

Special Message from the US Ambassador

Back Road

We still had some confusion outside our back gate earlier this week, but now seems to have most resolved while finishing work continues.  We do expect eventual sidewalk and bike path installation.  Based on the hardware that has been put in place, we also expect street lamps as well.  We now know that the entrance to the school road has been moved back to its original location (from a number of years ago), closer to the fence line.  The right turn onto the new pavement is now complete.  We'll soon do some additional temporary work to line things up for you, but this will be the future entrance for access to our back gate going forward into the future.  Please be careful since we don't yet have lines or traffic control signs.  We'll keep you posted as we learn more about the upgrades that are coming to this section of the road.

Terrace Metrics

As you are aware from our prior message, we will be administering the Terrace Metrics Survey to our students in grades 3- 12 beginning November 29th. As a reminder, this assessment is designed to examine the social/emotional strengths and needs of participating students in an effort for us to know more about student needs as related to the learning of ‘the whole child.’ As previously shared, you can also view the following video.

We also have an opportunity for you to engage in an online information session with Rich Gilman from Terrace Metrics on Monday, November 28th from 6-7 pm Warsaw time. He will be joining us from the US and will provide a presentation about the survey and offer insights into the chosen assessment indicators and parent reports. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions pertaining to this new survey instrument. All are welcome! Please find the Zoom link that will allow you to enter the virtual room.

Zoom link HERE!