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September 23, 2021
At EAB, our Candaguinhos chapter of the NJHS is open to students from 7th to 9th grade and the Candangos chapter of the NHS is open to students in the 10th through 12th grades. Students who are academically eligible and were enrolled for at least a semester are eligible to apply. Our selection process is now finished and we will welcome new members into our chapters next week.
September 16, 2021
At EAB, we stand for the rights, freedoms, and inclusion of all people. We are very proud of any faculty, staff, or student who identifies as LGBTQIA+ and grateful that they are part of our community. We are committed to being strong allies of this important community and all marginalized communities. This support is unwavering.
September 16, 2021
Towards the end of August, John Powell, our Activities & Athletics Director, was asked to be a panelist on a show called Global Take hosted by School Rubric that focused on the article “If you can see it, you can be it: The visibility of female coaches in international school team sport”.
September 16, 2021
The eight new Lower School Student Ambassadors have been selected by their peers and are so excited to be representing their school at events and through their project work. The ambassadors will soon be sharing these with their families, the LS community and their grade levels, their calendar of events. They may include, but are not limited to, assemblies, Character and Learner Traits, the BULLS expectations, community building projects, Jean's Day and other philanthropic events, and even choosing a few of the domains of the Wellness Wheel to support.
September 16, 2021
As a learning community full of people who care about one another, EAB was pushed to its limits by spending so much time on Zoom the past 18 months. So it's no surprise that in our first six weeks back at school, there's been great celebration about being back on campus together and having the opportunity to learn from one another. 
September 16, 2021
Picture Week is soon approaching! From Monday, September 20th to Thursday, September 23rd, the company School Pictures will be on campus to take pictures of all students and staff members in order to update our databases and School IDs.
September 9, 2021
With the issue of limited spaces in cities and on our campus, we thought of Parklets; the concept of transforming a parking lot into a small park using materials such as pallets. It's a dynamic solution that can be replicated and easily moved elsewhere. Inside EAB there are scattered patches of gardens and we thought about transforming the gardens into attractive outdoor spaces. We adapted the Parklets into 'Gardenlets', and to embellish the space we counted on Ms. Fiona Murphy, Daniel Sá and their students to give it a more personal touch.
September 9, 2021
In the visual arts, we encourage students to take ownership of their own learning which is vital for their creative growth as artists. Taking ownership means students are motivated, engaged, and self-directed. We recently asked faculty members to commission art students to take on various projects around the school to brighten up our environment with student creativity while allowing the students to feel proud of their work and have fun. Students get to choose the commissioned projects they want to work on and they are responsible for reinventing the space they pick by tapping into their creativity.
September 9, 2021
We are excited to open registration for the Lower School Wellness Day on Saturday, September 18th. To ensure that we adhere to the school’s COVID-19 prevention protocols and do our best to maintain ''bubbles'', children will have different sign-up time slots available according to their grades. We do hope for your understanding as we do our best to sponsor safe events. 
September 2, 2021
At EAB, we're always looking for new ways to assess our students and then use those assessments to guide us to best help our students learn and grow. This year, we'll be introducing a Schoolwide Writing Assessment in English with these goals in mind. We believe that writing and communicating clearly aren't just academic skills, but vital life skills.
September 2, 2021
We are pleased to share that US Movie Night was a hit! Organized as a partnership between EAB Events, Wellness, and Middle School students, our first Sábado Legal of the year was a movie premiere where 94 US students attended, walked the red carpet, were followed by paparazzi and posed next to the Oscars. Check out some photos from this amazing event!
September 2, 2021
With our EAB Organic Staff Market we invited you to slow down, take a breather, and gather some incredibly fresh fruits and vegetables from local producers based in Lago Oeste, less than 30kms away. Not only are we supporting local businesses, we are presenting healthier food options by recreating the Farmers' Market experience. Longer term, we hope to encourage the exchange of recipes, food stories and cultures, while offering our EAB community an opportunity to slow down together for a moment.
August 27, 2021
We are approaching this re-opening of Activities & Athletics with the same care that we have taken in all health and safety measures on campus since the start of school. We will be opening in Phase 1 of Activities & Athletics. This means that all programs will be opening with advanced safety protocols like grade level bubbling, distancing of students, no contact sports, disinfection of all shared materials and hand sanitization before and after all activities.
August 27, 2021
We kick off our 60th Anniversary celebration with a brief story of our early beginnings. Throughout the year, we will take a look at the six decades of our history to share some amazing memories from alumni and former faculty and staff members.
August 27, 2021
August has been specifically designated as Wellness month at EAB. However, we feel that every month is a Wellness month because at EAB wellness is part of our daily life and encompasses social, physical, intellectual, environmental, emotional and many more areas that EAB has tried to capture on its Wellness Wheel.
August 20, 2021
In order to offer opportunities to improve writing in Portuguese, which is highly valued in national and international exams (vestibular, PAS, ENEM, IB International Baccalaureate), EAB will offer a weekly preparatory writing course, for Middle and High School students.
August 20, 2021
We understand that drop-off and dismissal can sometimes result in longer wait times. We are working hard to speed up the process and have been seeking advice and trialing some different strategies. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these processes. One of these strategies is to begin letting students enter campus at 7:30 am. Please note that this is a temporary extension of our open campus hours and that we will revert to 7:45 am when we can.
August 20, 2021
It's been so great to see all the students back on campus and visiting the iCommons again! Browsing the shelves, looking for new and different books. Making connections, learning about their own interests. Here at the iCommons, choice in book selection is key to motivation. That's why we are continuously building a diverse collection of books for all ages.
August 20, 2021
On Saturday the 14th, a group of EAB students, parents and teachers joined The Brasilia Hash House Harriers in Parque da Cidade to pick up trash. This shows that teamwork and collaboration can produce great results. They spent about two hours collecting as much as they could and roughly 30 bags of trash were collected in this area (in addition to other groups around the city). Overall this was a successful outing!
August 20, 2021
There's a buzz at EAB as we've started the new school year on campus. It's been wonderful to see the smiling faces (behind masks) of kids who are happy and the inquisitive looks of kids who are learning. This school year is off to a great start, and here are a couple updates that give you an indication of things coming up soon--MAP testing and EAB's Learner and Character Traits!
August 13, 2021
We have had lots of questions from students about when our Activities and Athletics programs can start up again. Tentatively, we are looking at a start date of August 30th. Our Covid team will make a decision about whether we can start our Activities and Athletics programming on Monday, August 23rd and we will notify you.
August 13, 2021
Here's a glimpse of what our amazing Arts Department has been working on! Larissa Vitorino, one of our music teachers, sent us a sample of what she was working on this week with students from 6th, 7th and 8th Grades in their Choir/General Music classes.
August 6, 2021
You don't have to read the news to imagine the heart-wrenching effects of cold weather on those obligated to make difficult choices about their basic needs. In contrast, our efforts of service do not need to be. Please join EAB on its first service drive of the school year in benefit of Aldeias Infantis SOS and the homeless people living throughout Brasília.
August 6, 2021
Unfortunately, all over the world the last 18 months have been defined by loss. The list of things--big and small--that we've lost is long and painful to recount. Specific to the world of education, a phrase you'll commonly see used in relation to this is "learning loss." But one of the incredible things about EAB is that in these last 18 months, we've found this success. Contrary to popular belief and contrary to the reality that so many schools and so many students have experienced, EAB hasn't experienced learning loss.
August 6, 2021
What a wonderful first week back at school! We would like to thank you all for your support as we welcomed students back to campus.
August 2, 2021
In the interests of transparency, we would like to keep the EAB Community informed about the number of positive cases of COVID-19 within our own school community. Here in Brasilia, as is the case worldwide, all schools and workplaces are being affected by the pandemic, and EAB is definitely not exempt. Each week, we will update this chart so that everyone can be fully informed of the situation.
July 22, 2021
I'm writing to you today with the news you've all been waiting for! Our Board of Directors has approved our Leadership Team's recommendation to fully re-open our campus on Monday, August 2nd. This decision was made after careful consideration of the current COVID-19 numbers in Brasilia, vaccination rates at EAB, the recommendations of local and international government agencies, and the success EAB experienced with safe on-campus learning last year.
June 9, 2021
This is the final EAB Bulletin for the 2020/21 school year. Our school closes today at 12pm (noon) and re-opens again on Monday, August 2nd at 8am. On behalf of everyone here at EAB, I wish you all a wonderful vacation time. Take care of yourselves and your families. We will look forward to seeing you back at EAB for the next school year. 
June 8, 2021
With your support our student service groups successfully raised R$15,063.17 in monetary donations and 1254.2 kilos of basic food baskets, for a total of 4 tons 963 kilos of non-perishable food.
June 4, 2021
Like you all, here at EAB, we continue to closely monitor the Covid situation in the Federal District. As already announced, the plan, should everything either remain stable or continue to improve, will be for EAB to open for on-campus classes for all students every day, on Monday 2 August at 8.00 a.m.
June 4, 2021
The Bulls Community Service students would like to thank all 24 community members for donating their hair to the Cabelegria organization that will make wigs for people in need across the country. Over the course of three weeks we had students as young as the ECP all the way through High School donating their hair. We also had a number of faculty members, one EAB alumnus in Porto Alegre, and several EAB community members who also joined us in making a difference in others' lives. We are very thankful for and excited with the outcome of this project, and hope to make this project a yearly tradition at EAB.
June 4, 2021
As you all know, Ms. Grace McCallum is the incoming new Head of School for the American School of Brasilia. As is inevitable in schools like EAB, we also have some other changes going on within the school's leadership team, with some of our staff leaving EAB as of next week and others moving into new positions.
June 4, 2021
On May 28th we were happy to host the second edition of the Maria Felicia Scholarship for the Arts Awards. We were joined by Elisa Uccello, Zahra Polukhova, Kristine Bakker, and their families. Congratulations to this year's winners! We look forward to next year`s applications and expanding the program.
May 27, 2021
At EAB, we put a great deal of effort into ensuring that each year, our seniors feel appreciated for their accomplishments well before commencement night, and, despite the pandemic, this year was no different. For this reason, we planned a number of activities to strengthen the bonds of the group and bring a sense of joy to their final weeks as Bulls.
May 27, 2021
The Bulls Community Service (BCS), National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and the Lower School Service Ambassadors would like to thank you for your generous donations for the April Jeans Day which allowed us to deliver cat food and purchase dog food for the Sociedade Humanitária Brasileira animal shelter. The shelter ran out of food this week, and when I told them we were purchasing dog food for them, one of the leaders sent me a message thanking our students and saying that their willingness to serve was a divine light.
May 27, 2021
The FSP (Family & School Partnership) has some exciting news for the upcoming school year 2021-2022: we are creating a Buddy Family Program, and we need your help! We would like for our new families to be paired with an existing EAB family. This initiative is being designed to help new families with any questions they might have about the school, about life in Brasilia, and to assist them in connecting with our wonderful community. Please consider signing up to be a Buddy Family volunteer!
May 21, 2021
We are pleased to announce this year's recipient of the Maria Felicia Scholarship for the Arts R$25,000 award. In addition, per Mr. Mark and Soneclay Pannell's generous request, we will begin awarding runner-ups with R$1,000 scholarships. Last year's runner-ups will also be notified and receive a R$1,000 reais retroactive award.
May 21, 2021
The iCommons is getting ready for the end of the school year checkouts. New books have just arrived! From May 24th to June 9th, Lower School students will be able to check out up to 20 books, and Upper School students up to 10 books.
May 21, 2021
If you love musicals, then you won’t want to miss this stand-out, high-energy show featuring music from some of the greatest shows of all time. Join us for a showcase style production with a mixture of musical numbers and dramatic scenes including Fame, Romeo and Juliet, Dear Evan Hansen, SIX and a revival of last year's unseen Footloose.
May 20, 2021
We are pleased to announce partial donation numbers. As of yesterday, May 20th, we have raised almost 3 ½ tons of non-perishable foods! The show is over, but you can still help those in need!
May 20, 2021
Today, we will be sending all parents of students from K5 to Grade 10 a copy of your child's MAP results from the recent round of assessments for the year. You will receive this report via your designated email address. Here at EAB, we implement and make use of a set of standardized assessments called the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Usually we administer the tests three times a year for each of our students from Kindergarten through to Grade 10.
May 20, 2021
The FSP relies heavily on the support and feedback of our fellow EAB parents and/or legal guardians. Please take a moment to share some information to help us focus our next steps so that we can better serve our EAB families in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.
May 13, 2021
Social is one of the seven domains on EAB's Wellness Wheel. Research has long supported the importance of a social component to wellness. For example, people who are social tend to live longer, and being socially connected to others can ease stress, anxiety, depression, boost self-worth, provide comfort and joy, and prevent loneliness.
May 13, 2021
Last March, when the COVID-19 pandemic reached Brasilia, EAB committed to helping families manage the abrupt switch to distance learning by lending out over 100 iPads and laptops. With the end of the 2020-2021 school year approaching, we are asking families to return borrowed EAB devices no later than Friday, June 4.
May 6, 2021
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing the American School of Brasilia (EAB) to enroll your children. It is an honor and a pleasure to work with you and your family. Your partnership in providing an outstanding education for your children is indeed essential.
May 6, 2021
Many schools and educational institutions around the world now cite global citizenship in their mission statements and/or as an outcome of their educational programs and internationalization efforts. Many have "centers for global citizenship" or programs with this label. While in the past, discussing civic responsibilities to a nation was part of becoming an educated person, this concept now extends beyond national borders.
May 6, 2021
Congratulations to the EAB students who won the Anual Earth Day Contest held by the American Embassy!
April 30, 2021
This Road Ahead document has been created as a way to communicate the various ways that our new Strategic Plan will drive us forward into a bright future for our EAB students.
April 30, 2021
As we add more grade levels on campus, it becomes crucial that we manage the number of students in the front gate area at the end of the school day. Our top priority is ensuring student and staff safety. Additionally, EAB must follow safety protocols and procedures in order to comply with local regulations.
April 30, 2021
As the end of the year approaches, a group of student service leaders are planning a drive directed to a refugee center. Aldeias Infantis SOS Brasil is an agency created by the UN (and supported by the EU) that focuses on helping families at risk.
April 30, 2021
As we are beginning to plan for Activities & Athletics in the coming school year of 2021-22, we would like your feedback and opinions on our current programs and past programs that EAB has offered. Your feedback will help us create and shape the extremely important part of a student's life that is the involvement in Activities & Athletics at EAB!
April 28, 2021
Having Service as a pillar at the American School of Brasilia allows our students to become better aware of their surroundings and to engage in creative problem solving to positively impact the surrounding community. EAB Amp! is a great example of how Bulls come together and put service in action.
April 26, 2021
Here at EAB, we have had a small number of positive cases, but hopefully due to both our protocols and fast reactions, we are managing to provide both on-campus and distance learning options that are working for our students. However, we are ready to take a further step forward.
April 23, 2021
The LL Sockraiser in 2020 was brought to a sudden halt due to the pandemic. However, our students counted the socks in February of this year and our community raised 2,475 socks even though last year's goal was 720 socks.
April 23, 2021
EAB Creates started for the first time this year and will be an annual event. It is a photography contest inspired by Mr. Jone's annual EAB Writes Contest and suggested by a 10th grade student photographer, Erica Brill. We have opened it up to all upper school students, middle school, high school, art students and non art students.
April 22, 2021
The Bulls Community Service is introducing a project called Cabelegria, in which EAB community members can donate their hair to help those who have lost theirs. This organization aims to make and donate wigs for people who are undergoing chemotherapy or who have lost their hair due to other pathologies, with the aim of improving people's self-esteem.
April 22, 2021
In April, students from EAB Goes Green and the National Honor Society participated in two cleanups. The first, an EABirds cleanup, was behind the Supermercado Caprichoso in Qi19 in Lago Sul, chosen for the important bird species that live in the area as well as accumulated trash from nearby businesses near the edge of the forest.
April 22, 2021
Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a core component of the IB Diploma Programme and a meaningful opportunity for students to enhance their critical thinking skills. One of this course's assessments is the Exhibition, which is another great opportunity for deep reflection. At EAB, the TOK exhibition will be taking place next week, on April 26, 28 and 30.
April 22, 2021
Students, come and join in the fun Celebrating the Arts on Saturday, April 24th from 9-12pm. We will have a number of different workshops and the sign-ups are open by noon today, April 23rd. COVID-19 protocol, this is a student-only event.
April 22, 2021
It is my pleasure to introduce to the EAB Community today, the biographies of new teachers coming to EAB for the next school year, beginning in August 2021. As you all know, this will also include our new Head of School, Ms Grace McCallum.
April 16, 2021
In the next two weeks, students in Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 6 will be invited back to a full time on-campus learning program, should their parents wish to take up this option. They will be joining our K3,K4,K5,G3, Ms Fernanda's class and G11 students who are already on campus full time. Eventually we are hopeful that this option will become available to all of our other grades as well. At this point, however we need to move forward carefully and cautiously.
April 15, 2021
The reception for the IB Visual Arts exhibition last week was a great success. The students who exhibited had their families there and some teachers and admin came to support them and view the talent on show. Students talked about their work and everyone was impressed by the depth of thought and personal connection between the artists and their works. 
April 15, 2021
Next week we will be beginning the final round of our regular standardised assessments, for this school year, for the grades who will be on campus (this will continue on through into the next 3 weeks as well).
April 15, 2021
We would like to announce that applications for the Maria Felicia Scholarship for the Arts begin today, April 15th. The scholarship is meant to help students at the American School of Brasilia (EAB) who would like to pursue university studies or work in the performing or visual arts.
April 15, 2021
Environmental. What thoughts does this word provoke? The color palette used in a bedroom? Recycling? Planting a garden? Caring for the planet? On EAB's Wellness Wheel, one of the seven Domains is environmental health and its definition is broad, covering all those thoughts and more.
April 9, 2021
Beginning in July 2021, EAB will have a new Head of School, Grace McCallum. This week Grace visited EAB virtually, meeting with parents, teachers and staff over Zoom. It was a week of learning, listening and conversation that brought out the best in our community.
April 8, 2021
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the annual NHS blood drive! There is still time for those of you who want to donate as part of the school or on your own time.
April 8, 2021
As I walk around EAB's campus at the moment, I am constantly reminded of our school's mission: Learners inspiring learners to be inquisitive in life, principled in character and bold in vision. In today's world, aspirational mission and vision statements are common in businesses and organizations and schools are no different. However in my opinion they are meaningless unless aligned directly with actual practices. I am proud of the way EAB lives its mission, every single day.
April 1, 2021
A focus of EAB is student wellness and how we can, as a community, best support the healthy, thoughtful development of all EAB students. An aspect of wellness is centered on making healthy choices with alcohol and drugs. April’s visit from Freedom From Chemical Dependency is a major part of our efforts to empower our students to understand the possible dangers of drug and alcohol use early in life and give them the knowledge they need to make informed choices.
April 1, 2021
I leaned into my computer screen to watch as the young Secretary General, beaming a large smile, hit the gavel on her desk and announced that BRAMUN 2021 had officially come to a close. I pictured the hundreds of delegates, all dressed in their best, sitting in their homes scattered across Brazil, cheering after all their hard work over the course of this most unusual of Model United Nations conferences.
April 1, 2021
These can be appealing tags when looking for a product, sometimes increasing substantially the price. First we need to understand that the increase in valuation might be for several reasons, but there ARE healthy and accessible options. But why should we opt for these, really? What are the benefits?
April 1, 2021
As most of you know, in July 2021 EAB will welcome our new Head of School, Grace McCallum. The EAB Board of Directors hired Grace after a thorough and inclusive search process guided by the recruiting firm RG175, a leader in international school searches. Many of you had a chance to participate in that process through surveys and meetings with candidates. 
March 25, 2021
For the 2020 - 2021 school year, the EAB innovative team challenged students with hands-on imaginative STEM learning in the MakerSpace for all divisions. Our MakerSpace was designed with EAB’s Mission in mind to help students be inquisitive, collaborate, inspire each other, and have a bold vision.
March 25, 2021
This year's Environmental Day serves to show us the strength of local actions on a global scale. Planned as a drive-thru event, in which orders can be placed to buy organic products and thus support small businesses, promoting local and conscious consumption.
March 25, 2021
The Board of Directors is entrusted with ensuring that EAB remains a leading educational institution now and in the future. One way that the Board can strengthen the school for the long term is by creating coherent overarching policies to guide the school.
March 18, 2021
While the past twelve months have certainly been one of the most challenging times in my thirty year career in education, transitioning as we have been here at EAB from distance learning to blended learning to on-campus learning and back again, there are some elements that have been really positive and interesting for all of us involved in education.
March 18, 2021
On March 7th, we received the fantastic news that one of our very own, Grade 9 student, João Corbett - was awarded the title, "Performance with Distinction", and a chance to progress onward to the AMIS, Senior Division, Solo and Ensemble International Finals.
March 18, 2021
A focus of EAB is student wellness and how we can, as a community, best support the healthy, thoughtful development of all EAB students. The school's Vision "To positively impact the world through excellence in academics, activities, arts, leadership, and service" helps in this as it encourages students to use the programs at EAB to develop a balanced, active lifestyle, or in other words, wellness.
March 11, 2021
Wellness! At EAB the excitement is building around how the school is moving forward with what research tells us is the single most important element for personal success at school and in life. Years of research backs up this claim and now, hundreds of websites are devoted to this topic. Schools across the world have made wellness part of their strategic priorities and so has EAB!
March 11, 2021
EAB will be closed for instruction (both online and on-campus) for our scheduled Professional Half Day on Tuesday 16 March.
March 11, 2021
EAB’s National Honor Society is officially announcing the start of our annual blood drive this week! We would like to encourage all of those who can to donate blood. Especially with the current situation in the DF, the stock of blood at hospitals has been critically low.
March 11, 2021
On March 6th we hosted this year's edition of EAB's Talent Show. And what a show it was! We watched some of the most talented stars of the American School of Brasília come together to demonstrate that we can always find a reason to smile… and shine!
March 4, 2021
Now is the time for EAB to refresh our FSP organization for the rest of this school year and on into the 2021-22 school year. The school's Family School Partnership (aka PTO or PTA) serves a very important role here at EAB. This is a group of parents whose role is to facilitate a partnership between all EAB families and the school.
March 4, 2021
Parents and students, the PowerSchool mobile app is the easiest way to check attendance, grades and upcoming assignments, all in one place. We’ve prepared a short, four minute overview video illustrating the app features.
March 4, 2021
When thinking of building relationships and establishing healthy communities at school, one word seems to come to mind more than most. That word is respect. Generally, the word is framed in two ways, one being respect for self and the other respect for others. At EAB, we value this concept so much that we decided as a staff to make it one of our school’s underlying character traits
February 26, 2021
As you may have heard the numbers of positive cases of Covid-19 in the Federal District and the corresponding lack of spaces within the health system have meant that as of Monday, March 1st, 2021 there will be a night-time curfew, with all but essential services closed in the DF, from 20.00 to 05:00 each day.
February 25, 2021
In the past, when your child is sick and has a doctor's note excusing them from school, parents have been asked to send the note to one of the division secretaries (either Ms. Dalila in the Upper School or Ms. Paola in the Lower School). We would now ask that these notes be sent directly to the Health Unit on healthunit@eabdf.br.
February 25, 2021
All of us are experiencing increased stress and anxiety these days, our daily routines have been disrupted. While this is stressful, it also provides an opportunity to slow down, to pause, and learn new coping strategies. Pausing, or mindfulness can help minimize anxiety and increase our happiness. Children are uniquely suited to benefit from mindfulness practice. Habits formed early in life will inform behaviors in adulthood, and with mindfulness, we have the opportunity to give our children the habit of being peaceful, kind and accepting.
February 25, 2021
Today, we will be sending all parents of students from K5 to Grade 10 a copy of your child's MAP results from the recent round of assessments for the year. You will receive this report via your designated email address. Here at EAB, we implement and make use of a set of standardized assessments called the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Usually we administer the tests three times a year for each of our students from Kindergarten through to Grade 10. However, due to the constraints caused by the pandemic, our first testing round for this school year was implemented in February.
February 11, 2021
As we close for the annual Carnaval holiday, it is good to look back and reflect upon how far we have come. It is close to a full calendar year ago, when EAB closed its campus and went to distance learning. Many of our whiteboards stood idle for many months, with the date March 17, 2020 written on them, this being the last instructional date on campus for quite some time.
February 11, 2021
The Bulls Community Service group is working together with Ms. Rafaela Prince to collect used socks beginning on Monday, February 22nd in honor of Luana and Lucas Prince. We are accepting socks that have lost a pair, socks with holes, socks without elastic, stained socks, and all socks that need a new home.
February 11, 2021
On Tuesday afternoon, as per our regular decision-making cycle, EAB's Board of Directors met and approved the Leadership Team's recommendation that we continue with our Blended Learning program from now until at least Friday 26 March. However the Board have also agreed that during this time, the school will continue to move forward taking slow, steady steps.
February 11, 2021
While it has been a school year unlike any other, the new Lower School Student Ambassadors are not deterred, but rather they are excited and ready to represent their school with a few projects that are possible while safety protocols are still in place. Under the supervision of Ms. Samantha Voorhees (Ms. V) and Ms. Teri Lynn, these class and school representatives will meet at various times throughout the remainder of the school year, during their lunch and recess time, to plan a few projects to fulfill their role.
February 4, 2021
Here at EAB we are committed to open communication with families. We will be sharing the progress of your young person's academic, learner and character traits via our Student Led Conferencing system.
February 4, 2021
Parents of upper school students, it has been exciting to see our student athletes back on campus practicing and participating in sports. I would like to remind you of the importance of making sure your student is eating well so that they can perform at their best. We see and hear of many students that are not bringing food to eat while at school and when athletes do not get enough of the following they are more likely to be tired and perform poorly during sports practice.
February 4, 2021
Many of you will remember that back in November 2020, EAB was visited by representatives from two of our accreditation agencies, the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Middle States Association (MSA). The evaluators spent a week virtually observing classes in action, meeting with teachers, students, parents and board members and engaging with the school's leadership team. 
January 28, 2021
It has been so pleasing to see the Lower School English as Language Learners (ELL), Learning Support, Art, Music, Portuguese and PLL teachers all now on campus working with our students in their respective weeks. So good to have everyone here!
January 28, 2021
Here at EAB, one of the learner & character traits that we value and aim to encourage in our students and staff is resilience. This trait is stated clearly in the Upper School's Code of Honor ( "We are resilient when faced with adversity, overcoming whatever obstacles life may bring us") and reflected in the Lower School's B.U.L.L.S (S for Show Perseverance!) Right now, as we continue to live our lives while this challenging pandemic continues, the capacity for resilience seems even more important than ever. During the month of February, resilience will be our "trait" of the month.
January 22, 2021
On Tuesday afternoon, as per our regular decision-making cycle, EAB's Board of Directors met and approved the Leadership Team's recommendation that we continue with our Blended Learning program through now until at least Friday 12 March. (inclusive of the Carnaval break time).
January 15, 2021
Club EAB and Play Sports will continue to offer their activities online through Zoom meetings. Please find the Course Guides and Course Lists on EAB's website.
January 15, 2021
As we have had many learning moments, successes, and opportunities for growth in the Distance Learning Athletics (DLA) program. We are proud to introduce the next step of EAB Athletics - Blended Learning Athletics! This offering will have our student-athletes back on EAB's campus starting Monday, February 1, 2021 with live practice sessions!
January 15, 2021
Next week we will be beginning the implementation of our regular standardised assessments, for the grades who will be on campus (this will continue on through into the next 3 weeks as well). For those who are new to EAB, for quite some time now the school has made use of the MAP Assessment (Measures of Academic Progress) to help monitor the academic progress of all of our students from Kindergarten through until Grade 10.
January 14, 2021
In the interests of transparency, we would like to keep the EAB Community informed about the number of positive cases of COVID-19 within our own school community. Here in Brasilia, as is the case worldwide, all schools and workplaces are being affected by the pandemic, and EAB is definitely not exempt. Each week, we will update this chart so that everyone can be fully informed of the situation.
January 8, 2021
Welcome back to Semester 2 of the 2020/21 school year and a special welcome to the 17 new students starting at EAB in the next two weeks. I hope everyone has had a good break and is now ready to launch into an exciting learning program for this semester. While the impact of Covid-19 is obviously still with us, I am confident that we will be able to continue to provide the best possible education for each student. "Learners inspiring learners to be inquisitive in life, principled in character and bold in vision" remains our ultimate goal.
December 10, 2020
Thank you for your consistent use of our COVID Safety App, Filho Sem Fila, during the past two weeks. As you all know, this is an important step to guarantee the health of all of our students, teachers and staff members who are currently back on campus under our Blended Learning Program. Its use has been very effective in identifying cases within our community.
December 10, 2020
The Bulls Community Service group would like to thank you for your contributions to the warm clothing, blanket, and mask drive. It was incredibly successful! We had approximately three car trunks filled with donations delivered to Vila do Pequenino Jesus and the homeless around Brasilia.
December 10, 2020
As you prepare to start your break, I want to wish you all a peaceful and restorative holiday time. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or don't celebrate any of the holidays, hopefully it will be a time of rest and relaxation.
December 10, 2020
On Tuesday afternoon, as per our regular decision-making cycle, EAB's Board of Directors met and approved the Leadership Team's recommendation that we continue with our Blended Learning program when we return to school on Jan 13, 2021, through until the time we break for the Carnaval holiday on Feb 12, 2021 (a period of 4 and a half weeks).
December 3, 2020
EAB Students, Staff and Families who are travelling during this vacation time. Here is a reminder of EAB's requirements for ensuring everyone's safety when travelling during this coming vacation period.
December 3, 2020
Reading during the school break is very important to avoid the summer slide. The iCommons is ready to help on this task!
December 3, 2020
As we near the end of Semester One of this school year, it is time to turn our attention to planning ahead for Semester Two. Usually in a school setting, this would be a straightforward exercise involving dates, events and schedules, however as everyone around the world has come to know, nothing about 2020 and now 2021 is simple and straightforward. The world of uncertainty is somehow now our new normal.
November 25, 2020
To close our 2020 season, we would like to invite you to our Virtual Distance Learning Athletics (DLA) Awards Ceremony that will be on Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. We will honor our Varsity and JV team members with awards and recognitions. The link to the event will be shared next week. We hope you can make it! Please save the date! Go Bulls!
November 25, 2020
Please join the Bulls Community Service (BCS) group in making no-sew masks out of socks. You may follow the instructions in the image provided here to make masks as donations for Creche Alecrim and Vila do Pequenino Jesus.
November 25, 2020
Today's EAB Bulletin is a short one, as it has been a short week and I just know that everyone is ready for a well deserved break. Here are some photos of EAB in action, taken during the last few days.
November 19, 2020
Check out these photos of our students in action this past week. The Grade 2 students are making models of various landforms in Science and the Grade 6 students are using their own shared criteria so that they can give direct feedback to each other's writing.
November 19, 2020
Book Fair invited students to share their impressions about books and movies adapted from books. Visit the Book Fair website tomorrow, November 21, and check their creative and amazing ideas!!
November 19, 2020
At EAB, we strive to create a learning environment that embraces and values the diversity within our community. That diversity comes in many forms, e.g. differences in national identity, native language, religion/belief, gender, socioeconomic status, and family makeup are just some of the ways we define ourselves.
November 19, 2020
Loose Ends is a play that has been entirely devised by five students. This means they have created the characters, developed the relationships and interwoven a complex storyline all by themselves! Over the last 2 months, they have been dedicated to this project and tonight you will finally be able to appreciate their hard work.
November 12, 2020
Although it is really challenging implementing sports practices at the moment, we are trying our best to make this happen. Check out these clips showing the students working on their volleyball and basketball skills.
November 12, 2020
As one mission of Music and Arts is to highlight the beauty of the world, our cultures, and our special celebrations, we would like to produce a special WEBSITE for the end of the year. We would love to see our students' talents and cultures highlighted on this site. So the idea is for students and/or their families to produce either a musical or artistic piece that focuses on Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid, Kwanzaa, or any other specific celebration that you and your family treasure. These special works will be shown on our site for the entire school and world to see!
November 12, 2020
Thank you so much to the 160 EAB families who responded to our Blended Learning Parent Survey last week. Your responses are very much appreciated and really do help us plan for our next steps. Each response has been read and considered. There were many positive comments about EAB's approach to managing learning, while remaining safe during this challenging time. These are appreciated and valued, however most importantly there were also some very good suggestions for improvement for the future.
November 5, 2020
The Pata na Tampa is a collective action that aims to highlight the importance of correctly recycling and disposing of waste while also helping animals at risk with the collection of plastic caps. These caps are later dropped off at one of the various collection points and sent to recycling companies.
November 5, 2020
On behalf of the Athletics Directors from EARJ, Graded, and ISC, we have created the Battle of Brazil 2020 Virtual Challenge! The Challenges that are included in this battle will be in the sports of Basketball, Cheer, Cross Country, Soccer, and Volleyball!
November 5, 2020
Books and Movies are for sure making our lives at home during the pandemic more enjoyable. That's why the theme of our Book Fair this year is: "Book-to-Movie": children's and YA books that were made into movies. Several digital activities and content are being prepared during the month of November to celebrate our Book Fair.
November 5, 2020
Next Wednesday evening, at 5.00 p.m. I will be holding a Zoom meeting for any EAB family member who would like to chat informally with me. It will be a bit like an office hour when I will be available for the hour and you can drop by for as long as you wish.
November 5, 2020
As a high-performing international school, EAB is accredited by a number of organisations from around the world. We are accredited by MEC, the Ministry of Education here in Brazil, by the International Baccalaureate whose base is in The Hague, in the Netherlands, by the Council of International Schools in Europe and by the Middle States Association from the United States.
November 1, 2020
On Friday morning, we were informed that one of our Grade 10 students, who had been on campus for the morning on Monday 26 October, tested positive for Covid-19. The student is well and is now self-isolating with family members. As per our protocol, we traced all of the contacts made and informed 35 High School students and their families, plus 4 teachers that they have been potentially exposed to the virus.
October 29, 2020
Although our priorities this school year are certainly around ensuring that every member of our school community is healthy and safe, the teaching faculty have also been spending time discussing our other most important focus. This is what we want the learning experience to be for each of our students, regardless of whether it is via on-campus or distance learning.
October 29, 2020
EAB is preparing for a virtual visit from our two accreditation agencies. The visit will occur during the week of 16-20 November. We would like to put together a group of interested parents who would be happy to meet together and respond to some set questions from the accreditation teams, and also be able to meet virtually with the visitors during this week.
October 29, 2020
School will be closed on Monday 2 November for the All Souls Day holiday. Have a lovely long weekend with your friends and family. Stay safe. There will be no Zoom Out days in both Middle and High School next week, due to the shortened week. 
October 29, 2020
We are pleased to share that money raised from sales during our Festa Julina was fully invested in purchasing high-quality tablets compatible with the platform and systems utilized by public schools for students' home learning.
October 29, 2020
We have thought about ways to connect our community safely for a long time, and we always came back to remembering all the fun events we had together on “Sabado Legal”. Halloween was one of them, and so we have decided to host an online Halloween Party this year! It will be on Friday the 30th of October from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Everyone is invited!
October 29, 2020
Blended Learning is the model at EAB at the current time. So, now more than ever a Parent Representative is needed for each Lower School class, to help teachers with their communications and celebrations! Building community and connecting people through a few simple acts and a few minutes of time is critical to the well-being of the classroom community. We need Parent Representatives to HELP BRING THE JOY!
October 26, 2020
We are continuing to closely monitor both the Covid 19 data for the Federal District and within our own school community. We feel confident that the health and safety measures that EAB has in place will allow us to continue to have students and staff on campus as planned while minimizing the risk of transmission. Should the data indicate otherwise , we will need to return to a fully distance learning schedule.
October 23, 2020
It is certainly a joy to see some students back on campus this week. I would also like to particularly congratulate all of our Middle School students who implemented their own student-led conference with their parents this week. I am so impressed with their ability to speak about themselves as learners.
October 23, 2020
Within our school community, there are several students who have a potentially life-threatening allergy (anaphylaxis) to foods, predominantly to peanuts and tree nuts. This includes any food that has peanuts or peanut oil/nuts (like cashews or pistachios) or traces of peanuts/nuts in it.
October 23, 2020
The Bulls Community Service is organizing a warm clothing and blanket drive that will start on October 26th and will go on until November 9th. All blankets will be delivered to the Vila do Pequenino Jesus. This institution welcomes children, adults, and the elderly, with physical and/or mental disabilities, in need of a home, family, friends, and solidarity. 
October 21, 2020
Today is the third day of Blended Learning for our Grade 2, 6, 7 and 8 students and the second week for our youngest ones in K3 and K4. From my perspective it is an absolute delight to see students actually in our classrooms and play areas, learning together. Schools are all about students and the campus has not been the same without them. I am also pleased to report that thanks to our new audio-visual equipment the access to an effective learning program for those students on home learning, is also going very well.
October 9, 2020
EAB Goes Green is holding an indoors recycling challenge! All you need to do is to sort your dry garbage and dispose of it properly at the school's recycling station. Alternatively, you may request a member of EAB Goes Green to collect your waste at your door. Either option would be very helpful for us. This challenge will be held until October 28th.
October 9, 2020
Last June, our 5th grade student Clara Salim applied to become a Scholastic Kid Reporter, and guess what? She has been selected among kids throughout the world.
October 9, 2020
EAB is implementing a custom mobile app to manage Covid-19 symptom reporting for families and staff. Each day that your child has on-campus classes, we will require families to submit a short Covid-19 symptom screening from the app.
October 9, 2020
It has been a busy week here at EAB! Many of our K3 and K4 students started both on-campus and home learning this week. For some of these little people, it was the very first time here at school and the first time separating from their moms and dads. From my perspective, I believe the whole week went very well.
October 9, 2020
This is a special week for everyone at EAB, as it is the one year anniversary of the passing of our dear friend, Maria Felicia dos Santos Pannell. It is a time to remember her as a wonderful student, creative performer and friend to many. Maria Felicia's family are holding a Zoom get together to remember her on Saturday at noon BSB time and have extended an invitation to any EAB staff members and friends of Maria Felicia to attend.
October 9, 2020
The National Honor Society is an organization for high school students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year designed to recognize students who excel in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The Candangos Chapter at EAB currently has eleven members and works to develop service projects to benefit EAB and the wider community. Over the past school year, students in NHS have helped to organize blood drives, trash cleanups, programs for family program students, as well as the donation of hygiene supplies and a Christmas program at a rural school on the outskirts of the Federal District.
October 5, 2020
As we approach the first school vacation since the beginning of the school year, I am sure that many of you will be planning to take a break and travel with your families. Quite a number of you have messaged me privately to ask what health and safety requirements EAB will require, after families return from travelling.
October 1, 2020
On October 5th our youngest children will return to EAB campus to start blended learning. Many things will look and feel different, such as everyone wearing masks, no hugs, classrooms set up differently and no food served on campus. For Lower School students, parents will want to make sure they are sending a snack/lunch that sustains their child's energy throughout the day. 
October 1, 2020
Last week, I had the pleasure of serving on a team with four other educators from around the world, as we reviewed another school as part of an accreditation process. International schools are reviewed for accreditation by a variety of organizations, some based in the United States, others in Europe. During the week, as I was part of the team moving through this review process, I could not help reflect upon what it is that makes one school more effective than another.
October 1, 2020
Help! Here at EAB we appreciate the support of all of our families and especially welcome parents who are happy to step forward and become a "room parent" for each Lower School classroom. Hopefully the role is not too onerous or time-consuming with the focus being on enabling a positive flow of information between the classroom teacher and the parents of the class. So far we only have room parents for K4A, K4B, K5A and K5B!
October 1, 2020
Hi! I'm Valentina, a 5th grade student! I am 10 years old, and I love making new friends of all ages! I really like talking to a camera, and also doing projects like this one! I like helping people and making the world a better place! One of my ideas was to interview some of my old teachers about distance learning. I chose to interview them and talk about distance learning because distance learning is challenging to teachers and students.
September 25, 2020
Next week will be Ms Julie Bredy, our Middle School Counselor's final week at EAB. Julie has decided to join her husband Allan in retirement at their home in Lummi Island in Washington State in the U.S. Julie has served as our Middle School Counselor for a little over three years. Muito obrigado!
September 25, 2020
At this point approximately 79% of our EAB families are indicating that they will choose to send their child/ren to face-to-face learning on campus for four consecutive school days, followed by six school days of distance learning, while the remaining percentage are choosing for their child/ren to be at home for four days and access the learning program through our audio visual equipment, followed by the same six days of distance learning. Both choices are good choices if they work for your family.
September 25, 2020
EAB is moving forward to Blended Learning! Safety measures have been put in place all over the school campus. The return to school might feel exciting for many students but others might feel anxious or frightened.
September 25, 2020
At the end of last year, a group of student service leaders started a drive for clothes, food, household items, toys, and cleaning supplies to benefit Aldeias Infantis SOS Brasil. This organization is focused mostly on helping refugee children, which in Brasilia are primarily refugees from Venezuela. For this reason, Aldeais serves unaccompanied minors and often single mothers with young children. It was heartening to see the support of our EAB community as the donations started pouring in, overflowing the donation box. Over the vacation, these donations were delivered to Aldeias Infantis SOS, which distributed them to needy families in Brasilia and surrounding areas. I received a photo that a mother had sent to Aldeias with her two children dressed in donated pajamas, holding new toys, with huge grins on their faces.
September 25, 2020
Does your lower or middle school child need some extra help during distance learning? Sign up for NHS’s volunteer tutoring! Members of the National Honor Society in the High School are donating their time to students who might need a bit of help as EAB faces the challenges of online learning.
September 25, 2020
The LS iCommons has just received a great collection of non-fiction books. From animals to plants, from robotics to kings and queens, from Galileu to Lebron James.
September 18, 2020
Blended learning is an approach to learning that combines both on campus face-to face learning with the at-home distance learning that we have all become accustomed to since March. Restricting the numbers of students on campus at any one time, along with mask wearing and physical distancing, are part of the health and safety measures that we are putting in place to mitigate risk.
September 18, 2020
The school's plans for Blended Learning include the following two-week cycles with selected students attending to reduce overall campus size by about 50%. Read more to learn about the options.
September 10, 2020
As we begin the 2020-2021 school year at EAB, we would like to remind the community about the Pillars in our EAB Vision statement: To positively impact the world through excellence in academics, activities, arts, leadership, and service. Please take note that this is different from our EAB Mission statement which is: Learners inspiring learners to be inquisitive in life, principled in character, and bold in vision.
September 9, 2020
Bom dia! It will be my privilege to serve as Interim Head of School at the American School of Brasilia for the remainder of the 2020–2021 school year. I will serve in this position until the arrival of Grace McCallum, our incoming Head of School, in July 2021.
September 8, 2020
The EAB Board of Directors would like to thank Allan Bredy for his service to our school during the past three years. Under his leadership, EAB has focused on supporting faculty and staff excellence through professional development as well as attracting top talent to teaching and leadership positions.
September 8, 2020
I am writing to inform you that I have asked our Board to allow me to retire a few months early and to remain on our farm here in Washington State. The Board has graciously accepted my resignation effective August 31st. This decision was taken due to the ongoing risks of coronavirus, particularly for someone of my age and considering my recent surgeries. I hope you understand and support this decision. It was a very difficult decision to make.
September 3, 2020
In this time of constant change and uncertainty it is more important than ever to make family the center of our lives and the focus of our priorities. Parenting is rewarding, but it can also be challenging, which is why it is important that we as parents take time to practice self-care. When we practice self-care, it is a time to work on self-improvement, not just for you but also for your child and your family. We often consider self-care a luxury, but taking care of yourself isn’t a luxury, it is essential.
September 3, 2020
In the interests of transparency, we would like to keep the EAB Community informed about the number of positive cases of COVID-19 within our own school community. Here in Brasilia, as is the case worldwide, all schools and workplaces are being affected by the pandemic, and EAB is definitely not exempt. Each week, we will update this chart so that everyone can be fully informed of the situation.
September 3, 2020
I would like to invite all parents to understand our Distance Learning Athletics program! I am looking forward to meeting everyone, virtually, on Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m.
August 28, 2020
Over the past month, students and families have been notifying the school when they have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis in their household. We really appreciate this and have passed the information on to teachers, so that they can take particular care when working with children who may be living in a stressful situation. To ensure that this system is as efficient as possible, we have created a notification form.
August 28, 2020
As we move forward through these challenging times, here at EAB, we have set up a variety of structures whereby different voices can be heard. These include surveys, consultation groups, email connections and face-to-face (or should I say Zoom) meetings. As part of this, we have formed a student consultation group which consists of eight high school students who meet regularly with members of the High School leadership team and myself.
August 20, 2020
Thank you so much for your responses to the Community Survey about Distance Learning, that was in last week's bulletin. We received 122 responses. As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated and it really helps us plan ahead.
August 20, 2020
EAB’s Family & School Partnership (FSP) is a partnership between all EAB families and the school. It is an organisation of parents who are guided by the principles that family involvement supports lifelong learning and ensures whole child education, and that collaboration between school and home raises academic achievement.
August 20, 2020
We invite you to visit the LS iCommons Catalog through a more colorful and friendly interface, accessing all our print and digital resources.
August 13, 2020
The iCommons has received several new books now available in both US and LS iCommons. Don't miss the opportunity to check them out!
August 13, 2020
During the school year, we utilise six half days to ensure that our teachers and teaching assistants are engaged in professional learning that benefits both them and the students they teach. 
August 13, 2020
The focus of our learning programs for the beginning of the school year has been to build a sense of community within each group. Teachers are doing this in a variety of ways, mostly by implementing activities that enable them to get to know each student individually and also helping students get to know each other. Time has also been spent developing shared agreements about how Zoom classes will operate, and how students can make use of the various technical programs offered.
August 7, 2020
Thank you for your support and participation as we began the 2020-2021 school year virtually this week. Even via Zoom, it was wonderful to see so many smiling faces again. The major intent this first week was to build community and to get the technical systems in place. Please communicate with us if you are experiencing any difficulties.
August 6, 2020
This year, our focus on wellness is even more important than before. I am pleased to introduce to you two new EAB staff members, whose roles at our school will enhance all that we are doing in this area. The first is Karen Teters, who is our new Wellness Coordinator and the second is John Powell, our new full-time Athletic Director. Both of these positions are new for EAB this year.
August 6, 2020
Next week, some students will have library books to return to school and materials to pick up. Teachers will be informing students ahead of time whether they have textbooks, or materials that are required for their learning programs.
August 6, 2020
The iCommons is getting ready to resume the online check out and pick up service on August 17th, but before checking out new books, students need to return the ones at home for the school break.
August 6, 2020
This semester, Club EAB and Play Sports will offer their activities online through Zoom meetings and we have some very important dates coming up soon. On Monday, August 10th, Club EAB and Play Sports will have their Course Guides and Course Lists available on EAB's website.
July 31, 2020
I am writing to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year. As you are aware, we are opening the year in our distance learning program. This decision will be reconsidered by the EAB Board at three week intervals. We are hopeful that conditions will eventually allow us to reopen the campus in our blended learning mode. However, with Coronavirus cases high and still rising in the Federal District, it is not safe to do so at this time.
July 31, 2020
As we are beginning this school year in distance learning, it is even more important than usual that we communicate with you, as clearly and coherently as possible. Here is a breakdown of what you should expect from us right now. If for any reason you have not heard from us, before Monday morning, please contact us on eabreunites@eabdf.br.
July 31, 2020
The beginning of the school year is near and we have been sharing by email our plans of Distance Learning 2.0 for the first 3 weeks, prioritising the health and safety of everyone in our community. Now, to share more details about these actions, we created the webinar EAB Reunites: The Road Ahead - presented by Allan Bredy, our Head of School, Lesley Tait, our Deputy Head of School, and Liz Sullivan, our Business Director, to elucidate our actions.
July 31, 2020
Watch a recorded webinar hosted by our Middle School Principal, Adele Gott, and our High School Principal, David Bair.
July 31, 2020
Watch a recorded webinar hosted by our Lower School Principals, Darik Williams and Teri Lynn Ferentz.
July 24, 2020
We are now less than two weeks away from the opening of the 2020-2021 school year and I am writing to provide you with some updates on our progress and plans. As we have stated in our EAB Reunites document, we have prepared to facilitate teaching and learning in three distinct modes based on the pandemic conditions at the time.
July 24, 2020
As the beginning of the 2020/21 school year is not far away, I thought it would be timely to write to you with some more information about our plans for implementing distance learning for the first three weeks of the school year, from August 3--August 21. As you know, the EAB Board and Leadership team made a decision to prioritise the health and safety of everyone in our community, and open the school in distance learning. While we acknowledge that distance learning is not as ideal as being face-to-face with our students, we know that we have a good system and are determined to provide the best possible opportunity for each student.
July 24, 2020
As we begin our year with distance education, it's important to be sure your family has a reliable internet connection that's fast enough to support video meetings. A 35mbps connection is a good place to start, but if there are more than 2 students in the house, a faster connection is recommended. Additionally, a strong wifi signal is needed in the areas of the house where your students are working. Wireless is a fickle technology and moving your wifi router to a different area can result in dramatic signal strength changes. Wifi loses signal strength quickly as it goes through walls so it's best to locate your wireless router in a central part of the house.
July 22, 2020
As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, the Leadership Team has been meeting regularly to review the Covid-19 situation in the Federal District. We have already shared with you our plan for instruction, which we are calling EAB Reunites. Taking into consideration the current Covid-19 infection rates in the Federal District, the Board has approved the administration’s recommendation to begin the school year on August 3rd in the distance learning mode.
June 19, 2020
Today I am writing to you to share some of the thinking and planning that the EAB Leadership team are doing regarding the start of the 2020/21 school year, on Monday 3 August. Unfortunately nothing is certain in this new environment that we are operating under and the "new normal" calls for a great deal of flexibility.
June 19, 2020
The EAB Art department dedicated a permanent butterfly sculpture in memory of Maria Felicia dos Santos Pannell. It is installed with a plaque in the garden by the school's entrance. We chose a butterfly as a symbol of someone special and beautiful who has flown away to another place but who still remains with us in spirit. We wanted an art piece full of color because Maria Felicia was a very creative and talented budding artist.
June 19, 2020
This annual scholarship fund was established by the parents of Maria Felicia in her name to assist senior class students at EAB who would like to pursue post high school studies or a vocation in theater, dance, painting, visual or any of the arts.
June 4, 2020
Today EAB closes for the 2019/20 school year and our students will now officially be on vacation. This does not mean however that learning closes down for the break. In fact it is very important that students continue to learn every day in any environment that they are in. You may have heard of the term "summer slide", which tells us that statistically many children actually slide back in their learning between June and August, due to lack of exposure to any form of learning activity. We do not want this for our EAB students!
June 4, 2020
Today we will be publishing your child/ren's report cards for the end of the 2019/20 school year. As part of our distance learning program, teachers have used the opportunity to both observe students while they engage in learning activities and set actual assessments which have been graded in the usual manner.
June 4, 2020
It is with great respect and appreciation that I write to you at the closing of the 2019-2020 school year. This is my twentieth year in international education and I have experienced SARS, two revolutions, and a terrorist attack on our school during this time. The Coronavirus pandemic has brought challenges, experiences, and solutions our world had not considered just a few months ago. We have completed three months of distance learning to close the school year, and we are still unsure what the coming months hold. We do plan to open the 2020-2021 school year on August 3rd, but we are not certain if this will be face-to-face with our students, distance learning, or a mixture of both. Our Leadership Team will be meeting weekly in the coming weeks and we will communicate with you as information unfolds and decisions are made. Please check your email regularly over the break.
June 4, 2020
For the past couple of weeks, our Grade 7 & 8 students in Portuguese class have been writing letters of complaint to the coronavirus. The students were able to express themselves very well and it will not surprise you that they share many of the same sentiments that millions of people around the world are also feeling.
May 28, 2020
Today I am writing to you to share some of the thinking and planning that the EAB Leadership team are doing regarding the start of the 2020/21 school year, on Monday 3 August. Unfortunately nothing is certain in this new environment that we are operating under and the "new normal" calls for a great deal of flexibility.
May 21, 2020
Brazilian National High School Evaluation (ENEM) has been created to evaluate the knowledge of students who have graduated from High School. EAB students who intend to take the ENEM as regular candidates should take the exam AFTER graduating from high school.
May 21, 2020
The High School Faculty has ended each week of distance learning with a brief organizational meeting, and, when the work day is done at 4:01, a toast. It is hard to explain to those who haven't seen it firsthand how hard EAB Teachers have worked to ensure that learning continues during the coronavirus pandemic and the toast has become a wonderful "tradition" that has allowed us to celebrate each other and end the week with a shared laugh.
May 14, 2020
As the end of the year approaches, a group of student service leaders is planning a drive directed to a refugee center. The “Aldeias Infantis SOS Brasil” is an agency created by the UN (and supported by the EU) that focuses on helping families at risk. They are asking for donations of the following items: clothes (for adults and kids), shoes, household utensils, "basic baskets" (cestas básicas) and food, toys, fans, bedding, and cleaning products. We will be collecting donations in a green box at the front gate at EAB. Anything you are willing to donate will be put to good use by the families.
May 14, 2020
First graders at EAB continue to impress us all! We are so lucky to have such a vivacious hardworking and fun group of little ones in our charge this year. Students and their families have quickly adapted to distance learning and have produced the highest quality of work, taking advantage of the tools available to them as well as their immense creativity. Across all content areas we have seen students in 1A and 1B thrive and continue their learning journey without skipping a beat.
May 8, 2020
Throughout this pandemic, our entire EAB community has focused on one thing: supporting continued learning and growth by our students while keeping our community safe. You as parents continue to be essential to student success and we thank you for your support.
May 7, 2020
One of the larger challenges to online learning has been transitioning an intentionally crafted safe physical space, towards a safe online learning space. Part of this safe space necessitates authentic connections both with peers and with their teacher. Throughout the stages of learning students have been frequently surveyed with the recurring question, “How connected do you feel with your teacher/peers during the quarantine?”
May 7, 2020
Maria Felicia's family have started a fund for annual scholarships in the name of Maria Felicia to help students from the American School of Brasilia (EAB) who would like to pursue university studies or work in the performing or visual arts. The fund will pay school fees or other educational costs to a student each year, selected through an essay contest and assessed by EAB teachers based on the student's expressed passion, talent, interest and need. The first scholarship will be awarded on May 30, 2020.
May 7, 2020
In recent weeks we have celebrated many examples of our students' successes. Here are just some of those!
May 7, 2020
The school’s newspaper, Bullseye, is proud to present the 2019-2020 Print Edition. Because of the school’s closure due to COVID-19, we were unable to distribute the newspaper in person. However, while a virtual “send-out” isn’t exactly what we had in mind, we trust that you will find this digital version equally enjoyable.
May 6, 2020
As the school break approaches, the iCommons is getting ready for the book checkouts for this period. Therefore, we need ALL iCommons books returned by this Friday, May 8, so that we have time to clean them in accordance with newly-established protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The books will be quarantined to ensure greater safety to those handling.
April 30, 2020
Next Wednesday, May 6, we will be taking a break from our regular learning schedules and implementing a one day "Wellness Wednesday" program. All of our students from K5 to G12 will be involved in a variety of learning activities that have a focus on wellness. These could be anything from physical fitness, arts, music, meditation, or simply social.
April 30, 2020
We are pleased to share with you the bios of our new teachers for the school year 2020-21. Our highest priority, at EAB, is the recruitment of excellent teachers to work with your children. We take an aggressive approach to recruiting teachers who are highly qualified, experienced, and have a track record of success.
April 24, 2020
I bolt awake at 3:11am wondering if we have forgotten anything in the distance learning slides: Did I forget a birthday? A meeting? Again, wake up at 4:46 thinking to myself, Did I edit the slides for tomorrow yet? Do we have a team meeting first thing? When I finally wake up at 6:30, I have already double checked my phone about 3 times making sure I haven't forgotten anything. I probably have.
April 24, 2020
Congratulations to all EAB students who entered the Annual Earth Day Art Contest this year. We had 9 finalists who received recognition from the newly-arrived U.S. Ambassador Todd Chapman in a virtual ceremony last Wednesday, April 22nd.
April 16, 2020
At EAB we believe strongly in an inclusive approach to teaching and learning. This means that we are dedicated to meeting the learning needs of all of the students in our school community regardless of their background, or cognitive ability. Some students learn easily and others need more levels of support to engage with the curriculum.
April 9, 2020
We care about your child's health and wellbeing, and I know that our teachers and counselors are reinforcing with your child/ren the importance of exercise, time outside in the sunshine, adequate amounts of sleep, good nutrition, maintaining a sense of routine, and keeping connected to both teachers and classmates. These aspects are always important but seem to be even more so right now.
April 9, 2020
The Zoom video meeting platform has been in headlines recently for a variety of reasons. Valid concerns have been raised about the platform’s overall security, as well as its default security settings. These settings, when left unchanged, allow unauthorized, unwelcome guests to connect to meetings. This has become known as “Zoombombing”. Zoom is working to resolve these concerns but EAB does not have to wait for enhanced security, we have the tools we need to secure our video meetings now.
April 3, 2020
As you have likely heard, the Governor of the Federal District announced the extension of school campus closures in the DF until the end of May. I believe that this is a good decision that should help contain the pandemic here. It also gives us the ability to plan longer term with our distance learning. This will not be easy, but our Leadership Team has tremendous confidence in the abilities of our staff and in their commitment to student learning. We are also confident that our community will rise to this occasion and support student learning.
April 3, 2020
We appreciate the collaboration and invaluable partnerships you have shown during Distance Learning thus far. Your teachers and teaching assistants have been so excited to "see and hear" from your child and you during our daily Zoom sessions. Here are just a few friendly "Zoom Etiquette" reminders to help make these sessions as productive and meaningful as possible!
April 2, 2020
Please be sure to contact the EAB Student/Family helpdesk at support@eabdf.br if your student is having trouble accessing the services we're using as our primary distance education tools.
March 26, 2020
We know that this period of distance learning has been a challenging time for many students and families. Members of the National Honor Society in the High School thought that we could provide some one-to-one assistance to lower- and middle-school students. We're offering to pair an older student with a younger student for 1-3 sessions per week for 20-30 minutes each. These sessions would be conducted through video conferencing and could be focused on academic support, English conversation, or simply reading stories together.
March 26, 2020
Starting next week (March 30), the iCommons will provide an online check out system and an express book pick up.
March 26, 2020
We are now in the second week of our distance learning system and the governor of the Federal District has extended school closures to at least April 5th. We plan to continue our distance work with you and your children in order to keep their learning progressing.
March 20, 2020
Here are some FAQs and responses from the parent survey published this week.
March 20, 2020
I am sure everyone reading this today will agree that this worldwide crisis that we are experiencing right now is definitely challenging. On all fronts from health, to economics to the overall effect on our society, everyone is facing situations that will have an impact upon our lives. Here at EAB, we certainly know that our new distance learning plan is also challenging, for students, teachers and parents. We understand these challenges and frustrations and as each day goes past we are working hard to try to overcome these. 
March 13, 2020
As you know, EAB's Leadership Team and teaching staff have been working on a Distance Learning Plan that can be activated in the event that our school needs to close for any reason. The objective is for the school to continue to provide an effective education for students within 24 hours of an emergency in both the short and long-term. Read the article to learn how our Distance Learning Plan will work.
March 13, 2020
I am writing to inform you that we just learned today that the father of an EAB Grade 5 student has tested positive for the coronavirus. Please know EAB's Leadership Team is addressing this matter, and we ask you to refer back to EAB's Infectious Disease Protocol that was shared with the community earlier this week. According to our criteria, we are now operating at Risk Level 4.
March 5, 2020
This month at EAB, our focus trait is COURAGE. Being "Bold in vision" is very much part of the EAB mission and we want our EAB students to grow and develop their capacity to be courageous, risk-taking citizens of the world. While we are not promoting students placing themselves in dangerous situations, we are encouraging students of all age levels to "give it a go", step outside your comfort zone and celebrate a mistake as a learning opportunity.
March 5, 2020
This year EAB will be hosting the Varsity Boys' and Girls' Bulls Futsal Invitational Tournament on March 6-7 (Sábado Legal). During the first phase of the tournament we will have a round robin format between the four participating international schools: EAB, EARJ (Rio), PACA (São Paulo) and AVENUES (São Paulo).
March 5, 2020
Amid the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus, here at EAB we are remaining vigilant in our approach to hygiene and precautionary in asking some students who may have a cold or a headache to stay at home until they feel better, however all in all, life at EAB remains very much the same. We have had an excellent week of learning with all sorts of exciting programs going on in the school. Our IB students are building up to their mock exams next week, while some really diverse learning opportunities are happening in all of our other grades.
February 20, 2020
At EAB we know that the excellent skills and abilities of our ECP (Early Childhood Program) teachers directly relates to our youngest students’ successes. ECP is defined as birth through about age seven, or Pre-kindergarten through Grade 1.
February 13, 2020
Great news! We now have a room parent or class representative for every lower school classroom (except K5C - Mr Adam's class). Room parents are an additional link between LS classroom teachers and families. We are very grateful to the parents who have volunteered to be room parents and hope that you can all assist them in their work!
February 13, 2020
As an American International School situated within the country of Brazil, we must comply with the laws of our host country. Recently a new law was passed stipulating the requirements for all schools both public and private in how student attendance is managed.
February 13, 2020
The Bulls Community Service group is working together with Ms. Rafaela Prince to collect used socks beginning today, Tuesday, February 11th in honor of Luana and Lucas Prince. We are accepting socks that have lost a pair, socks with holes, socks without elastic, stained socks, and all socks that need a new home. For every 40 socks raised, a blanket will be made for a person in need by the Brazilian store, Puket, through the Meias do Bem campaign they are running.
February 13, 2020
The exciting work from a full semester of leading and learning is at its end, as the eight Grade 4 and 5 Student Ambassadors for Semester 1 end their service.
February 6, 2020
We are very proud to announce that the guest speaker for EAB’s first-ever Soapbox, is Stan Searles - an Animal and Environmental Advocate, who, since 1969, has traveled the globe pursuing his mission as champion, researcher, environmentalist, and preservationist. Stan is Founder & Executive Director of Global Conservation Connections www.gcconnections.org, a not for profit organization dedicated to solving environmental problems through sound science, conservation education, and sustainable living.
February 6, 2020
For the past three years, EAB has hosted a TEDx event, which was envisioned and organized by a member of the Class of 2017, Victor Lacerda. The power of TEDx was that it was wholly student organized and led, demonstrating with absolute clarity the skill, talent, and dedication of the EAB Student.
January 30, 2020
This month's character trait focus here at EAB is Honesty. This connects into the Lower School's BULLS under the "Lead by example". Our conversations with students are focused on telling the truth no matter what (Lower School), being honest with friends rather than just going along with the group (Middle School) and being honest with oneself (High School).
January 30, 2020
As it has been widely spread on the news for the past few weeks, an outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by the Coronavirus has originated from Wuhan, China. While the likelihood that the coronavirus will appear on our campus is minimal, we are prepared to respond and will provide updates to the community as needed. Read the article to learn more.
January 30, 2020
Here at EAB, we make use of the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessment to monitor each student from K5 to Grade 10's academic growth over time. You may be interested to know that here at EAB, we don't just do the test and then log the result. Educational research is clear that standardised assessments are only as good as when the results are actually used.
January 23, 2020
In order to offer opportunities to improve writing in Portuguese, a high percentage of the total score on the national exams (vestibulares, PAS, ENEM), EAB is offering a weekly (optional) writing preparatory course, on Thursdays from 3:20 – 4:10p.m., in room US26, taught by teacher Patrícia Costa, an expert in writing.
January 23, 2020
As many of you know, for the past few years we’ve been hosting TEDxYouth@EAB, which is an event that provides the chance for members of the community to give speeches about topics of importance to them, and to inspire their peers. Due to unforeseen circumstances, however, we will not be able to host the event this year.
January 23, 2020
I am sure it is no surprise to anyone that there is a direct relationship between good attendance at school and academic achievement. Being present at school and also being on time is a big focus for the Leadership Team at EAB this year. Unfortunately we have quite a few problems with ensuring that students develop a good attendance record during their time here.
January 23, 2020
This Friday, 24 January, we will be posting all of the K5-G10 student's MAP reports, which were taken just before the winter break. Please check your child's Power School log in to access their results. On Thursday 6 April, we will be hosting a parent coffee explaining how to read and understand both your child's MAP report and also the new Lower School report cards.
January 23, 2020
The staff at EAB engage in regular and on-going professional development, where they work together investigating the very best teaching practices from around the world. This work occurs on a weekly basis in our Wednesday morning meeting times (8.00-9.00 a.m.) and also during Professional Development Half Days. On these days school closes for the day at 12.00 p.m.
January 23, 2020
I want to take this opportunity to tell you about an exciting initiative the entire EAB teaching staff, from K3-G12, has been engaged in since the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. Since August, teachers have been working together in professional learning communities (PLCs). In some instances, these PLCs are organized by content area, and, in other cases, they are organized by grade level designations. 
January 16, 2020
Happy New Year and New Decade! It was great to welcome your children back to school this week. We feel quite fortunate to be working with such a wonderful group of students for another semester. Thanks so much for putting them in our care and for partnering with us to help them grow and develop.
December 12, 2019
The Bulls Community Service (BCS) group would like to thank all EAB families for the help you have given us this past semester. Our students have had such success over the past four months and they have been able to make a difference in many lives!
December 12, 2019
Today, as it is the end of Semester 1, you will receive your child's report card (see below for instructions on how to access this). Last school year, we piloted a change in the format of the Kindergarten report card and following some very positive feedback about the changes, we are now implementing these across all of the Lower School (K5--G5). The K3/K4 report card has also been changed using the LS report card as a model, however there are aspects to this report card that are specific only to our Early Childhood Program. We will once again be interested in feedback from parents, with a survey being sent out, after the report cards are published.
December 12, 2019
It was wonderful to see so many of you at the recent holiday performances. I am always impressed to see how enthusiastically EAB students perform. Such public performance skills will serve them well throughout their lives. I would also like to thank our staff for their work in preparing the students and helping facilitate the shows from backstage. It is a huge task organizing hundreds of students to perform multiple acts.
December 5, 2019
Great news! We now have a room parent or class representative for every lower school classroom (except K5C--Mr Adam's class). Room parents are an additional link between LS classroom teachers and families.
December 5, 2019
Just like exercising keeps muscles in shape, reading keeps the brain in shape. If you don’t exercise, you lose muscle, and if you don’t read, you will lose literacy skills. But how to motivate your kid to read during school break? Read more for examples!
December 5, 2019
For the 2019-2020 school year, EAB opened the new Makerspace for all students at EAB. The new makerspace was designed with EAB’s Mission in mind to help students be inquisitive, collaborate, inspire each other, and have a bold vision.
November 21, 2019
Parents who wish to celebrate Thanksgiving with their child at EAB, may join them for a Thanksgiving style lunch on Tuesday, November 26th during their child’s lunchtime.
November 21, 2019
Head of School Allan Bredy has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year. To help guide the search for the new Head of School, the Board of Directors has contracted RG175, a firm specialized in leadership searches at top U.S. independent and international schools.
November 21, 2019
Commitment in a team has a particularly essential meaning when fully understood by all the members of the team. When a team has a clear goal, direction, objective and principal and is willing to commit collectively in order to achieve that common goal, success may not be such a big surprise after all. I strongly believe that this was the case for our Athletics' Teams that participated in the Big 8 tournament this year: most athletes were truly committed to their respective teams and willing to work hard every practice in order to succeed.
November 13, 2019
As part of our "Well-being for all program" we recently asked all students from Grade 3-12 to complete a standardised survey called PASS. The Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) survey measures pupils' attitudes to 9 different areas. We would also like to remind you about EAB's policy on cell phones at the campus. Learn more.
November 13, 2019
Next week, Jeremy Holien from Lakeview, Minnesota in the United States will be visiting EAB to specifically work with our Arts teachers. We are organizing a Parent Coffee on Thursday 21 November at 8:15 a.m. in the school's Upper School iCommons, so that Jeremy can speak to parents about the "Importance of Art Education". This will be a topic that is relevant to parents with children in any of our divisions.
November 13, 2019
Coming up November 23rd from 10am to 1pm our annual Book Fair, this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the man on the moon! The theme 'to the moon and back' suggests how much we love reading! To introduce the theme and inspire the Upper School students, our librarian Karla Veras was able to promote this unique experience of talking to astronaut Barbara Morgan.
November 13, 2019
“Words, words, words,” replied the eponymous hero, Hamlet, in answer to Polonius’s question, “What do you read, my lord?” in arguably Shakespeare’s best, and most famous, play. In a very voluble world, what is it exactly that these seemingly insignificant things can do for us?
November 7, 2019
On Sunday, October 27th, a group of 5th and 6th graders and various EAB teachers and parents participated in the 5K Corrida Insana in Brasilia as a community building activity for the club Go Girls.
November 7, 2019
Last year, we worked with a group of interested parents about the changes we were making to the Upper School grading system. Four parents met with me regularly to help me work on how best to move forward. I found particularly helpful and interesting listening to their perspectives. This year, I would like to do the same with any parent who is interested in EAB's work in teaching and learning in WELL-BEING.
November 7, 2019
At EAB, our version of a PTO or PTA is called the Family School Partnership organization or FSP. We are pleased to announce that we have re-structured the leadership of this important group in our school.
November 7, 2019
Here at EAB we place a great deal of emphasis on each student's attendance and their punctuality to class each day. This is because we know that there is a very close relationship between timely attendance at school and academic success. For this reason, we carefully track and monitor each student's attendance and follow up when we are concerned.
November 7, 2019
Junior Model United Nations is an extracurricular activity offered to Middle School students at EAB, and is part of a wider global educational experience. The JRBSBMUN meet during lunchtime on Mondays as a preparation for collaborative conferences held around Brazil and South America. It is a simulation of the United Nations where current, global issues and conflicts are discussed, questioned, debated and resolved by the students who are acting as delegates for different countries. Students learn to research, argue, write papers and debate in a diplomatic context.
October 31, 2019
Understanding the pedagogical approaches that are applied in the classroom is one way that you can expand the learning for our children. To facilitate this, we have prepared workshops for next week for all parents and guardians of students who are taking regular Portuguese classes.
October 31, 2019
Here at EAB, we have recently introduced the character and learner traits that we want to encourage everyone within the EAB Community (students, staff, faculty and parents) to demonstrate. We value the following character traits--RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, COMPASSIONATE, INCLUSIVE & HONEST and the following learner traits--COLLABORATIVE, REFLECTIVE, RESILIENT, INQUISITIVE & COURAGEOUS.
October 31, 2019
Communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity are the foundational skills of 21st century learning. At the American School of Brasilia, we believe it is essential that we are developing these, while recognizing the importance of supporting our learners as "the whole child" and have many systems in place that support this belief.
October 24, 2019
Time to gear up, put on that Black Bull's t-shirt and warm up those vocal cords because the EAB JV Athletic Program will be heading over to NR this weekend to participate in the Little 8 Tournament! Girls' & Boys' from 8 of the most prominent international schools in Brazil will be playing against each other in basketball and soccer games while the Cheerleading Programs will showcase their routines in what promises to be an amazing week full of sports and competition, but also full of integration and friendship bonding.
October 24, 2019
On October 22, the iCommons invited 4th grade Portuguese/History and Geography and PLL students to talk to the Brazilian paleontologist and professor at the University of São Paulo, Dr. Luiz Anelli. Dr. Anelli is the author 12 books about dinosaurs for children, including the book "Dinos do Brasil" (Dinos from Brazil), available in the LS iCommons.
October 17, 2019
As we enter the month of October, we near the biggest student-led event of EAB: BSBMUN. This event, that started as a simple conference in 2015, is now on its 5th Edition, bringing 9 schools, from within and without DF, to participate in this unique experience; helping its participants to grow and evolve through the three days of the committee.
October 16, 2019
Over the past months, the EAB Board and Leadership Team have been working closely together on the important work of updating EAB’s strategic plan.
October 4, 2019
Perhaps the greatest educationist of all time, John Dewey, stated in the early 1900s that, “We must take the child as a member of society in the broadest sense, and demand for and from the schools whatever is necessary to enable the child intelligently to recognize all his social relations and take his part in sustaining them”. The role of a school is to prepare students to participate fully in the society they will function in. However, what does this mean in today’s schools in the 21st century?
October 3, 2019
The High School English Department is proud to present this year’s first-semester edition of THE MOTH. It is an initiative that celebrates the power of stories. As we prepare students to enter into an ever-changing world full of different stories from different places, EAB students have the opportunity to dive headlong into the storytelling experience.
October 3, 2019
Last March, the iCommons shared with grades 4-6 an opportunity to EAB students: Scholastic Kids Press was selecting international kid reporters. Scholastic Kids Press is a group of talented Kid Reporters, ages 10–14, from across the United States and around the world. This year, the program is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and 50 new and returning Kid Reporters have been selected to share stories from around the world with a focus on the critical topics and issues that matter most to young people.
September 27, 2019
It is hard to imagine, but Family Conferences for the Lower School are right around the corner! These are terrific opportunities for families to engage in collaborative conversations with teachers. During these conferences, families will hear about their child’s progress both academically and social-emotionally.
September 26, 2019
Two students from each homeroom in fourth and fifth grades were selected by their peers to represent their Lower School community as Service Ambassadors. The Lower School Service Ambassadors this semester are Vivianne Schmitt and Giovanna Pizzi Modesto from 5A, Fatima Yousaf and Otavio Machado Silveira from 5B, Catalina Kimsey and Rafael Sergio Botelho from 4A, and Valentina Leite Faria and Chloe Fuga from 4B.
September 26, 2019
It was an immense pleasure for the entire EAB Community to host yet another edition of the Bulls' Basketball Invitational. As we envisioned four years ago, our main objective was to integrate the international learning community, sharing different cultures and values while creating a healthy environment where we could develop our students not only as athletes but as human beings. A goal that was clearly met during the tournament once more.
September 19, 2019
We are proud to present our first EAB Cheer Invitational where athletes from Grades 1 through 12 will be able to participate in camps at EAB's Campus on October 3 and 4, and at the Competition at Capital Cheer at Pavilhão de Exposições do Parque da Cidade on October 5.
September 19, 2019
Welcome to the 4th edition of the Bulls' Basketball Invitational! It is an immense pleasure for the entire EAB Community to host yet another edition of the Bulls' Basketball Invitational. One of Athletic's biggest virtues is to bring people together in a celebration of sport and diversity, where individuals learn, together, how to overcome adversity, failure and appreciate each other's effort.
September 19, 2019
Here at EAB, we implement and make use of a set of standardized assessments called the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Three times a year each of our students from Kindergarten through to Grade 10 are assessed in Reading, Mathematics and Language Usage.
September 12, 2019
On Monday, September 16th the Bulls Community Service group is running a drive for Creche Primavera as voluntary members of the "BSB 21 Days of Solidarity" Project. The project was developed by Speed Sports teacher and Coordinator and EAB Coach, Lucas Alves. He identified a need to help the 40 children in this daycare whose parents are trash collectors in Estrutural. In a joint effort to make a difference in these families' lives, Bulls Community Service and BSB 21 Days of Solidarity are working together to collect donations such as clothing, shoes, toys, books, kitchen utensils, sports equipment, diapers, and all other items that can be put to good use.
September 12, 2019
Over the past 2 weeks,  students from K5 to G10 at EAB completed their MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessments. These are standardized assessments that literally millions of students internationally take, in reading, language usage and mathematics. You may have wondered what that testing experience is like for your child. It is certainly unlike any test you may have taken during your own schooling. Here are some of the features that make taking the MAP assessment unique.
September 5, 2019
I wanted to take a moment this week to share with you some new and exciting changes we have made to the Lower School master schedule for the 2019-2020 school year. Over the next two weeks, the Lower School will launch what we are calling Focus periods for grades K5-5. These are strategic blocks of time during the day in which a comprehensive team of teachers comes together to meet students’ learning needs. These blocks will occur daily for two weeks, with a third week in the three-week instructional cycle devoted to having the team analyze data and make new grouping decisions for the next three-week cycle of instruction.
September 5, 2019
Right now, we are finishing up our first round of MAP assessments for this school year and very soon we will be sharing your child's results with you. In the meantime, as a school we have been taking a look at how our mean achievement scores from our testing round in May 2019, compare with other international schools in South America.
September 5, 2019
We are delighted to announce that Chris Charnitski, a specialist in the area of science education will be visiting EAB next week. On Wednesday 11 September, at 9.15 a.m. Chris will lead a parent information session, called "What is Next Generation Science and how is it different from what I learned at school?"
September 5, 2019
Artist John Bramblitt came to Brasilia to work and exhibit with other visibly impaired artists and their show can be seen in Casa Thomas Jefferson in Asa Sul. The exhibition will be up for a month and it is well worth checking out. Today he came to share his story and experience at EAB. He spoke at the Middle School Assembly and then gave two workshops to students in Middle and Elementary School.
August 29, 2019
I am sure it is no surprise to anyone that there is a direct relationship between good attendance at school and academic achievement. Being present at school and also being on time is a big focus for the Leadership Team at EAB this year. Unfortunately we have quite a few problems at EAB with ensuring that students develop a good attendance record during their time here.
August 29, 2019
What a great event this was, last weekend! Approximately 100 students from Brazilian schools, the French Lycee and EAB joined together to learn some new skills and play the game. Check out the photos here.
August 29, 2019
As the school year gets going, you may have noticed that we had some significant work done on the school's facilities over the holiday period. Today we are taking the time to explain each project, celebrate this work, and thank those who worked long hours during the vacation to make this happen.
August 23, 2019
As well as implementing the MAP tests, at this time of the school year our Lower School teachers will be also assessing their children's reading levels using the Fountas and Pinnell Reading assessment.
August 23, 2019
On this coming Saturday, 24th August, EAB will be hosting the 'Rugby Skills & Fun Day'. This will take place between 9am - 3pm on the school's field. Three local Brasilia schools have been invited to send students to participate in this day. These schools have been working with the Samambaia Rugby Club to foster rugby as a sport for their students.
August 23, 2019
EAB is preparing citizens of the world and for the world, but what type of world are we leaving for future generations? Understanding global reality and overcoming current challenges are part of our learners' daily lives.
August 15, 2019
The Group 4 Project is a required project that all of the students in IB Biology, Chemistry, and Physics classes must undergo together, which stresses collaboration and an interdisciplinary approach to scientific research.
August 15, 2019
Today, Friday August 16th, the Upper School at EAB will open its doors to the EAB Community for our annual Open House. The purpose of this event is not only to give families the opportunity to experience part of a normal day on our campus but also to allow the Upper School Principals to discuss the EAB Learner Profile and its importance to the healthy development of students.
August 15, 2019
The International Baccalaureate (IB) began in 1962 at the International School of Geneva, in order to meet the needs of a growing transient international community. Initially, the IB only offered the rigorous Diploma Program (DP) to students in their last two years of high school to prepare them to attend universities around the world, with a mission of promoting international mindedness and intercultural understanding.
August 9, 2019
EAB chose Powerschool to replace PlusPortals for several compelling reasons. Powerschool is highly regarded in the international/IB school world due to its extensive support for customization, standards-based grading, and user-friendly, intuitive interfaces for students, parents, teachers and administrators. Additionally, we are determined to use data more effectively to inform our instructional practices and evaluate our effectiveness as an academic institution. Powerschool gives us better access to that data.
August 8, 2019
Federal District’s residents who did not take all recommended vaccines by the Unified Health System (SUS) should seek the nearest primary care unit (USB) to update their immunization card. Having these vaccines is essential to keep the population protected against various diseases, especially measles, in which the number of cases has grown in several places in the country.
August 8, 2019
We welcome everyone to join us for a Welcome Barbecue on the next Saturday, August 10th, from 11am to 2pm! Between 11am and 12pm, parents will have the opportunity to stop by classrooms in the ECP and Lower School to meet the teachers and see where the students will be learning this year. Starting at noon, everyone is invited to the Community Space to celebrate the start of the 2019-2020 School Year with fun, food and refreshments!
August 8, 2019
Next week, Math consultant Erma Anderson will once again be visiting EAB to work with our teachers. Erma is a former high school physics and mathematics teacher and Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow in the United States Senate.
August 8, 2019
This year, we have set ourselves three broad teaching and learning goals, to guide our work in providing the very best learning opportunities for your children. Today's article will hopefully communicate to you what these goals are and what they will mean for this school year.
August 1, 2019
The Activities Department offers an after-school extracurricular program that assists and enriches EAB's curriculum for Lower School, Middle & High School students. It develops and supports the whole child in achieving his or her own potential through a differentiated, innovative learning experience, cultivating responsible and contributing citizens, leaders, environmental stewards, and role-model athletes. Click here to learn more about our after-school activities.
August 1, 2019
As part of our mission "Learners Inspiring Learners", we very much value the professional learning of our faculty. One of the many ways that we work with our teachers and assistants is through the use of 6 half days spread out across the year. On these days, the students will finish school for the day at 12.00 p.m. and the faculty will continue working from 1.00-4.00 p.m.
August 1, 2019
It is an honor and a pleasure to welcome you to EAB for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Whether you are new to the school or a returning family, please be assured that we are honored to be working with you and your children this year. We are committed to doing everything in our power to make this a successful experience for your learners.
June 6, 2019
Thank you, donors! In just 30 days, 32 families pledged to donate R$67,300 to support upcoming learning enhancements for your children! Over the break, EAB will be doing some impactful upgrades in infrastructure and there are more projects set for December!
June 6, 2019
The close of a school year is always a time of transition particularly among our international community that take new posts around the world or return to their home countries. There are 78 students leaving EAB as this school year ends. We also wish them well as they depart EAB and Brasilia. We are confident that they will be well prepared for their next adventures. We have enjoyed having you in our community!
June 6, 2019
Local actions, global impact... This mantra is resonating stronger and stronger within our community. With the help of our EAB community throughout the school year several actions were taken by our students, teachers and staff. From joining the global trend #trashtag challenge, field trips to a sustainability center to learn more about green actions to be done at our campus, to teachers visiting the Botanical Garden to envision next years partnerships, EAB has been walking towards a greener future.
June 6, 2019
While the 2018-19 school year is finishing today, here at EAB we have been working on our plans for the 2019-20 school year. The new school year will begin officially on Monday, August 5th, from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. Please note that this will be a half day only. Full school days get underway on Tuesday, August 6th (except for ECP students who have 1 full week of half days).
May 31, 2019
What an honorable group of fighters I have the pleasure to coach! Last Wednesday we had our final SY 2019 Jiu-jitsu graduation after taking 12 #EABULLS to the Federal District/Brasilia Federation's championship on Sunday and bringing home exactly 13 medals (mostly golden)!
May 30, 2019
Please join us this Friday for the last Jeans Day of the 2018-2019 school year! This Friday, May 31st the Bulls Community Service group will use all contributions to purchase adult diapers for Vila do Pequenino Jesus, a home for people with disabilities.
May 30, 2019
Backpacks hung up for the year, but the brains may be kept in the game! Studies show that kids can lose up to 25 percent of their reading skills over the break. Reading during the school break is important for maintaining a child's current grade level skills and for pushing forward to develop skills above their current grade level.
May 24, 2019
Festa Junina is recognized as one of the most important and traditional celebrations of Brazilian culture. It is not also considered a fun party but it’s also rich in culture and diversity of dancing, music, art, costumes, typical foods and games.
May 24, 2019
We know that you want your children to achieve to the best of their abilities, therefore, students need to learn how to be successful in a world that is rapidly changing. With this clarity of purpose there is more that EAB would like to offer them and there are some fantastic projects coming just around the corner! But, as we all know, reaching further requires expanded resources.
May 23, 2019
On April 27th, seven EAB students volunteered to assist with the sorting of donations and the entertainment of the children at Creche Primavera in Estrutural. We would like to thank the EAB community for its generosity in contributing R$1762.25 to the Bulls Community Service Jeans Day in which we purchased milk, food, and chocolate for the 70 children at Creche Primavera, as well as for the six large boxes of donations distributed to the people in the daycare's community.
May 16, 2019
The Lower School Celebration of Learning Day is just around the corner! LS parents--please mark this day on your calendar and be ready to be impressed with all that your child has to share with you.
May 16, 2019
After almost one full school year in my role as EAB's Director of Teaching and Learning, it is good to reflect upon what I have learned about EAB and where we are as a learning institution. Firstly, I am sure you will be pleased to know that EAB is very much an organisation that values learning. Each student, teacher and staff member of EAB is focused on the core business of the school, which is learning.
May 9, 2019
EAB Amp! started as one of our student's bold vision and is shaping up to be a great Rock n' Roll show for charity. It will happen this coming Saturday, May 11th, from 6 pm to 11 pm at EAB's Community Space. All proceeds will be used to buy products needed by Creche Alecrim and Sociedade Humanitária Brasileira, two institutions supported by Bulls Community Service.
May 9, 2019
The excitement has invaded the whole EAB community as our traditional Festa Junina da Família EAB approaches! It will be on May 18th from 5:00 to 9:00p.m.
May 9, 2019
You are invited to watch our Cheerleaders on EAB's Cheer Fest! The event will happen on Monday, June 3rd, from 3:45 to 4:45 pm at EAB's Gymnasium, featuring the amazing Club EAB ( Cheer I to IV), Junior Varsity and Varsity Cheerleaders!
May 2, 2019
With the end of the school year coming, now is the time for our students to be assessed in their learning, so that we can evaluate where they are at, make placements for next year and celebrate the learning achieved . Here at EAB this is done in many ways.
May 2, 2019
The Bulls Community Service group and Ms. Rafaela Prince would like to thank the EAB community for contributing 1,207 socks to the LL Sock Raiser. Our goal was to raise 640 socks in order to make 16 blankets, 8 in honor of Lucas and 8 in honor of Luana due to the fact that they would have turned 8 years old this past March. However, much to our surprise and great pleasure, Puket will be able to make 30 blankets through the Meias do Bem campaign.
May 2, 2019
Celebration of the Arts is coming! This event aims to bring the community together in hands-on learning through creative workshops and performances. Join us for an afternoon full of activities, music, food, fun and arts on Saturday, May 4th, from 4 to 6 PM!
May 2, 2019
I never set out to be a high school drama teacher. How frivolous. I was developing my career as an artistic director (AD) of professional non profit theatre companies. My first teaching job was in my mid thirties and I fully expected to transition back to being an AD. As a temporary career, I was all set to move on after I started teaching, but after the third year teaching…a miracle occurred.
April 25, 2019
The ogre we all learned to love is coming to EAB next week! Get ready for Shrek The Musical, performed by our own students! The play was made possible by the hard work of the students and the following parents, who were happy to help designing props, building set pieces or even acting as the Music Director of the play: Mayka Tustison, Ann Waugh and Tony Moran.
April 25, 2019
What a great day of activities we had here at EAB on Monday celebrating EARTH Day. Each Lower School grade was partnered with an Upper School Science class to engage in some activities together. There was a huge range of activities from planting and gardening to making bird feeders, making pledges about protecting the environment and collecting and sorting trash. Check out these photos.
April 25, 2019
Research in education has shown, over and over again, that the most important factor in a student's academic success is the quality of his or her teachers. Our Leadership Team considers teacher recruitment and retention to be one of our highest priorities. We began screening files and interviewing candidates last September as soon as we were made aware of potential and confirmed openings.
April 18, 2019
The Brazilian National High School Evaluation (Enem) was created to evaluate the knowledge of students who graduate from High School. It has grown over time and is essential for those who want to participate in Brazilian Federal Government programs and to have access to higher education.
April 18, 2019
It seems everybody is talking about creativity. A host of studies over the last few years have identified creativity as one of the most sought-after soft skills for jobs in the future. The range of sources includes LinkedIn, the huge professional recruiting platform, and the World Economic Forum in its 2016 Future of Jobs study. In 2010, an IBM study of 1500 CEOs from 60 countries identified creativity as the most crucial factor for future success.
April 18, 2019
The IB visual Arts exhibition was a real hit last Saturday, April 13th. We had 11 students exhibiting and their family and friends came to support them. Students confidently talked about their work and the viewers were curious and asked many questions.
April 18, 2019
On Tuesday 23 April at 8.15 a.m., Rick Vezzoli, Julie Bredy and Lesley Tait will be facilitating a parent information session about both the school's approach to teaching and learning in health and well-being and specifically the sex education component that is soon to be taught in Grades 6,7 and 8.
April 11, 2019
Last week, 11 of EAB's faculty attended the AASSA (Association of American Schools in South America) Educators Conference in Santiago, Chile. Over 500 teachers from around the region were present to listen to keynote speakers, guest presenters and teacher-led workshops. The theme of the conference was Empowering Partnerships, Transforming Learning.
April 11, 2019
The 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th graders have been taking this test since 2014. The test focuses on reading/comprehension skills and writing. The results of last year’s test are here. You will see that EAB students are doing quite well on the assessments.
April 11, 2019
As the class of 2019 prepares to graduate, I would like to celebrate the success this group of students has had in preparing for the next stage of their lives. While many of our students are planning on serving in their country’s military, staying in Brazil for work or further study, or taking a gap year, those who have applied to universities around the world have been extraordinarily successful.
April 11, 2019
Great news! EAB will be celebrating EARTH DAY on Monday 22 April. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on this date. The focus of the day is to celebrate all of the various ways that humankind can preserve and value the environment. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries.
April 11, 2019
All parents are invited to our next FSP Coffee, to be held at 8.15 a.m. on Thursday 18 April. The session will include a combination of topics: our ELL (English Language Learning) teachers will outline how all children learn a language and what parents can do to support this process.
April 11, 2019
This Saturday, April 13th, at 7 PM, we will have the IB Visual Arts Exhibition at the US iCommons for both junior, and senior artists.
April 4, 2019
In recent times we have seen a growth in nationalism around the world with a negative connotation of “us-and-them” attitudes. Unfortunately it has been fueling growing intolerance for anything that is different from what is considered the norm or the majority, with hate crimes on the increase worldwide.
April 4, 2019
The EAB Seniors Celebration Breakfast will be held on Tuesday 30th April from 8-10am. In the spirit of international-mindedness, we are requesting that everyone bring at least one breakfast dish from your home country to share with the EAB Community. The hope is that each family brings only enough food for 6-8 people. If all families participate we should have enough for everyone to enjoy.
April 4, 2019
We would like to invite all parents of students in Grade 7 and 8 to attend a one hour information session about the changes in assessment and grading on Wednesday, April 10th at 5:30 pm in the US iCommons. And the next Professional Day will happen on Monday, April 15th.
April 4, 2019
This year, on April 13, the Book Fair "Paws for Books" is highlighting books with animals as main characters. Elephant and Piggie, Clifford, Pete the Cat, and Animal Farm will be the themes of entertaining and learning activities organized by teachers and students, along with book sales.
April 4, 2019
In honor of Lucas and Luana Prince, the Bulls Community Service group is working together with Ms. Rafaela Prince to collect used socks. We are accepting socks that have lost a pair, socks with holes, socks without elastic, stained socks, and all socks that need a new home. For every 40 socks raised, a blanket will be made for a person in need by the Brazilian sock store, Puket, through the Meias do Bem campaign they are running.
March 28, 2019
As you might have noticed, there is a big shipping container right outside school, a collaboration between different departments, students and the amazing art done by our communications team. What you might not know is how symbolical this container is and that it serves more purposes than what it looks.
March 28, 2019
Every month, at the US iCommons, we promote the collection by preparing a thematic display of books: January was Martin Luther King Jr.; February was African American History Month. March is Women's month, and besides displaying books by women and about women, we decided to honor the Women of EAB. 11th grade students Marina Covre, Luísa Januário and Ana Luiza Santiago promptly accepted the task to interview them.
March 28, 2019
The list gets longer each year: Blue Whale, Tide Pods, and, most recently, Momo. Viral online hoaxes with little or no grounding in reality, feverishly reported as threats to the safety of our children.
March 28, 2019
The safety and security of our students and staff is a top priority for the American School of Brasilia. Just as we prepare our children to properly respond to a fire drill, they also need to be aware of the proper response during a lockdown drill. Lockdown procedures are important and would be used in response to an internal or external incident which could be a threat to the safety of staff and students at EAB.
March 28, 2019
At EAB, we are are in the process of improving the flow of traffic during drop off and pick up times. On behalf of FSP, here are a couple of safety reminders that will keep traffic moving efficiently and more importantly, keep our students safe.
March 28, 2019
What a fabulous week we had with our Literacy Consultant, Maggie Moon! Maggie worked with LS classroom teachers, modelling the teaching of reading and leading discussion groups and individualised coaching sessions. She also demonstrated a reading/ writing lesson in our 6th Grade Humanities class while a group of middle school Portuguese and Humanities teachers observed.
March 21, 2019
Given that it had been two years since we last surveyed parents about their satisfaction with EAB, our Board and Leadership Team formed a task force to develop an instrument for this purpose.
March 21, 2019
As one of the pillars of the EAB Vision, the development of leadership is a fundamental part of the education we provide and we have some evidence that we are finding success through our efforts.
March 21, 2019
Once again, we are delighted to be hosting Literacy Consultant, Maggie Moon here at EAB next week (25-29 March). Maggie is the Literacy Liaison and Coach at The School at Columbia University, in New York. Maggie loves to work with teachers promoting the teaching of reading and writing. Her focus during this next visit will be in supporting teachers in how to meet individual student needs particularly in Reading. She will be working with all of our classroom Lower School teachers and also our Humanities teachers from the Middle School.
March 21, 2019
The Lower School Family Conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 26th from 8 am to 4 pm. Please note there is NO SCHOOL for Lower School students on this day.
March 21, 2019
Bulls Community Service would like to thank you for your generosity. We were able to purchase 29 bags of 20 kilos each of dog food with the January and February Jeans Day, and were able to deliver an additional 12 bags of cat and dog food from the donations our community showered us with.
March 21, 2019
April’s visit from Freedom From Chemical Dependency is a major part in our efforts to empower our students to understand the possible dangers of drug and alcohol use early in life and give them the knowledge they need to make informed choices. Included in the week-long visit is a family meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 at 5:30 PM in the Upper School iCommons. I hope to see you there. More details will be provided as the date of FCD's visit approaches. 
March 14, 2019
Once again, EAB will host over 600 people from our community and from around the world to celebrate our annual World Fest! Our theme this year is “World Feast” and we will celebrate food from around the globe, where embassies and international missions have the opportunity to exhibit their culture and cuisine! World Fest 2019 supports the EAB mission of "Learners inspiring learners", encouraging collaboration with people from every corner of the world and nurturing diversity, one of the most important pillars of international communities. We look forward to seeing you there!
March 14, 2019
On Monday, March 18th the Bulls Community Service group is running a drive for Creche Primavera as voluntary members of the "BSB 21 Days of Solidarity" Project.
March 14, 2019
The art room has been very productive this year. We have experimented with a variety of media and techniques, starting with mosaic on benches.
March 14, 2019
Thank you so much to those parents who have already attended one of our parent information sessions about changes to the Assessment and Grading System in the Upper School for the 2019/20 school year.
February 28, 2019
Media Mentor Month is an initiative to help adults develop a positive relationship with children around digital technologies. Just as we want to be mentors for our children in academics or healthy lifestyles, we also want to mentor them in their digital world. Sometimes, we don’t know where to start.
February 28, 2019
Dear EAB Grade 10 and 11 Students and Parents, We cordially invite you to the University Information Evening to be held on March 13, 2018 in the Upper School iCommons at 6:30pm. This year’s event will include information about applying to universities outside of Brazil in the countries our students most often apply to, which include the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Holland and other parts of Europe. The event will be held in English.
February 28, 2019
At EAB, learners come in all ages. In order to provide those rigorous and engaging learning experiences for students, teachers need to grow and keep up with best practices. Someone once said, “Every flower deserves sunshine and water; every flower deserves to grow.” Just like our students are in a constant state of growth so, too, are our teachers.
February 21, 2019
For years EAB has been offering a day to celebrate wellness, good health and to bring awareness of the importance of being physically active. This day is called Fun Run, and it has quickly become one of our community´s favorite events). Maybe because our main focus goes to differentiation and inclusion. This is one of the only "street races" that you will find all age levels represented from 0-100, all are welcome and encouraged to participate.
February 21, 2019
Jeans Day is this Friday, February 22nd and the Bulls Community Service group is once again focused on providing cat and dog food for the animal shelter, Sociedade Humanitária Brasileira. At the moment they are in desperate need of food for over 250 animals.
February 21, 2019
In the next school year, the Upper School will be continuing its move to standards-based grading by adopting a new 1-7 Scale. Students will still be graded but will no longer receive a percentage grade.
February 14, 2019
On Friday, February 22nd, the school will be open for a half day only. We will close for instruction at 11.30 a.m. As for the MAP Individual Growth Reports, we will publish them on Friday, February 22nd.
February 14, 2019
Over the summer break, I was fortunate enough to participate in a range of professional development opportunities in Graz, Austria and various locations in England. I first participated in 2 roundtable discussions at the University of Graz and met with the Graz Scientific Council. Through contacts that I made at the first roundtable, I was invited to sit in on a third in the Human Rights Institute! I then went to London to meet with the London Science Museum Academy (wow!) whereby what was scheduled to be a sit down session turned into 3 hours of discussions, experiments, demonstrations and short lectures. I then went up to Northampton to meet with 2 professors from the scientific research unit on water at Cranbourne University (world leaders on water research) and finally, all the way down to Plymouth to learn about hydrography and oceanography.
February 7, 2019
By any traditional measure, The American School of Brasilia is a successful school.  We have data to back it up. We have numbers to make our case. I am inspired by EAB Students every day, and, in trying to uncover evidence of success outside of the numbers, I had an idea to pick a group of Seniors and ask them, on camera, what success at EAB means to them.
February 7, 2019
Here at EAB we value effective communication between parents and school personnel. In fact, we know that when there is a positive flow of information between home and school, and vice versa, everyone benefits.
January 31, 2019
Erma Anderson, who is known around the world for her expertise in teaching and learning in Mathematics and Science will be returning to EAB for her second visit this school year. Erma will be working with 11 of our teachers (and some others from other South American International Schools) for a 3 day intensive on developing deep mathematical understandings in children from K3 to G12.
January 31, 2019
Learning to read is probably one of the most challengingly complex things we as human beings do. It involves learning to look at letters and words in whichever chosen language, interpreting these, connecting them with ones you already know, making the correct sounds and ultimately understanding the sense of the message.
January 24, 2019
We hear a lot about Mindfulness these days and implementing these programs in schools! I have been enrolled in two Mindful School Courses recently and have had the privilege of teaching six 15 minutes classes to one of our second grade classrooms!
January 24, 2019
As some of you might know, here at EAB the Upper School faculty are working on refining and improving the way we grade our students' learning. Our overall aim is to ensure that our grading system allows students to get feedback about their learning and most importantly what they need to do to improve.
January 17, 2019
Welcome back to EAB for the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year. Our staff is honored that you have put your children in our care. We are absolutely committed to helping them achieve high levels of academic growth while fulfilling our mission of "Learners Inspiring Learners to be Inquisitive in Life, Principled in Character, and Bold in Vision". One of our goals for this semester is to maximize the learning time of our students which begins when they are present in the classroom.
January 17, 2019
Club EAB and Speed Sports activities start on Monday, January 21st. Click here for some important reminders. 
January 17, 2019
During the weeks of Jan 28 to Feb 15, all of the students from K5 to Grade 10 will once again be assessed in Reading, Language Usage and Mathematics using the MAP test. For those parents who are new to EAB, MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress and is a set of standardised assessments used in thousands of schools both in the United States and internationally. Here at EAB our students take the MAP tests three times a year (August, February and May).
December 12, 2018
In the spirit of growing MUN at the middle school level, international schools in Brazil and Chile have begun to host Middle School MUN Conferences. Our very own middle school delegation had the opportunity to attend CHIMUN, a middle school MUN conference that was held at the International School Nido de Aguilas December 7-9.
December 12, 2018
It was amazing to see our community coming together to celebrate each other's talents and music skills. The amount of talent present in our EAB family is just tremendous and we have so much to be proud of. The show was a reflection of how much we embrace our ''learners inspiring learners'' ethos. At EAB we believe in the power of collaboration and team work. It is only through a true partnership in which each one of us shares the best of us that successful projects can materialize.
December 12, 2018
Tomorrow, December 14th is the end of the first semester of the 2018/19 School Year. It has been a busy but productive time of learning at EAB. We have seen some amazing examples of our students being "inquisitive in life, principled in character and bold in vision" within our regular class programs, on our Sabado Legal days, on the sports field and courts and lastly on the stage! Well done EAB!
December 6, 2018
Last Thursday, November 29th, the fire alarm was triggered after one of the sensors had been accidentally wet. This has brought us the need to share with you the plans we have for improvements in the school's security systems.
December 6, 2018
EAB believes in the power of serving as a means to teach our students they are able to make a difference in the world. This semester our students have actively engaged and succeeded in serving other people, animals, and the environment.
December 6, 2018
EAB's mission statement calls for students and staff to be principled in character and bold in vision. We are happy to be able to share when members of our community strive to take this to heart and translate it into action.
December 6, 2018
Next Friday, December 14th, will be the end of the first semester here at EAB. The school will close on 11:30 a.m. for the Winter Break. End of semester report cards will be published and sent to you via your email accounts.
December 6, 2018
On Sunday, December 2nd, a group of thirteen 5th and 6th graders and five teachers participated in the 5K Corrida Insana in Brasilia as a culminating end of the semester activity for the club, Go Girls. The club is a physical activity-based, after-school program for girls in 5th or 6th grade.
December 5, 2018
In the beginning of this school year, the project ReACT (Read + Act) was one of the winners of the FSP Teacher Grant. Since September, with the support of LS and MS teachers, Ms. Karla Veras has been working with grades 3 to 8, practicing reading aloud scripts using the Readers Theater technique. The project has reached its last weeks with students' presentations.
November 28, 2018
This semester the Lower School team has joined forces across different subjects, such as Science, Music, Art to reflect on one of our most precious resources: Water. During this first semester, students have embarked on a journey of reflection and action. They have created songs about the theme, they have made musical instruments out of recyclable materials, they have carried out scientific experiments with our phenomenal EAB staff.
November 28, 2018
Concerned with the alarming information that almost 15 kgs of food was going to waste per day at the LS canteen, EAB has taken action. This semester the Lower School students were involved in a competition which later on became a collaboration on reducing the amount of food waste.
November 28, 2018
The annual December Bands and Choir Concert is happening next Tuesday, December 4th at 7:30pm. This concert will feature an eclectic mix of vocal and instrumental music ranging from classical works such as Brahms' "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" to selections from the Tim Burton film "The Nightmare before Christmas" to Christmas classics such as "Angels We Have Heard on High."
November 28, 2018
Jeans Day is this Thursday, November 29th and our Bulls Community Service students will purchase and wrap Christmas gifts for 97 children between 3 months and 11 years of age at Creche Alecrim.
November 28, 2018
You are invited to watch our cheerleaders on Monday, December 10th at the EAB's Cheer Fest, from 3:45 to 4:45 pm at EAB's Gymnasium.
November 28, 2018
To keep reading is essential! Reading experts note that most young readers suffer a backslide in reading skills during their vacation. This effect becomes more pronounced as students get older. But that doesn't need to be the case. Families can make reading a priority during school break, and children will learn that people never take a vacation from learning.
November 28, 2018
Parents of multilingual children often ask, "How can I best support my child with their language development?" A second question that is asked is, "How do I support my child's language development when I don't speak the language they are learning?" It is important to point out that research has proven that language acquisition of a second or third language, is best supported by strengthening one's native tongue.
November 20, 2018
Little is of more importance to a student than making sure we provide learning experiences that further student learning, inspire improvement, and ignite passion. Therefore, a team of teachers, counselors, and leaders in the High School have been working since late October on defining the courses to be offered in the 2019-2020 school year. Next week we will begin the process of creating student schedules for August and this is where we need parent help.
November 20, 2018
What an amazing event STEAM Fair was last Saturday! Thank you so much to everyone who attended and got to have a go at such a huge variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematical activities.
November 20, 2018
EAB has been part of the Big 8 tournament since the very begging of it as one of the founding members and we like to believe this is our summative test for athletics since this is the biggest sports' tournament we participate in. There are 7 other American/International schools that participate in the same tournament (GRADED, ASA, OLM, CHAPEL, EARJ, PACA and EAC) all targeting the same objective: to represent their schools and communities at the highest level in every game possible.
November 14, 2018
On Wednesday, November 21st, the FSP will be supporting the annual Thanksgiving Lunch for all grades. The Lower School lunch will take place from 12:00- 1:00 pm and the Upper School lunch will follow from 1:00- 2:00 pm. We are looking for generous parents to donate seasonal desserts for the occasion.
November 14, 2018
The SAT is an exam many universities in the United States and some other countries around the world use as one of the factors they consider when making admissions decisions. For those students who are interested in getting personalized extra help, EAB has partnered with Higher Ground Learning, an American company that specializes in international test prep, to host an SAT prep class taught by expert instructors.
November 14, 2018
EAB has created a new upper school policy regarding Non-School Employees on campus. Non-School Employees are people working for the families of students but are not employed by EAB. Non-School Employees include personal drivers, domestic help, company or embassy employees, etc.
November 14, 2018
Thank you to those parents who attended our FSP Coffee last week. It is so interesting to think about what type of world our very young children will become adults in and what we need to do as teachers and parents to prepare them for this world.
November 14, 2018
To be inquisitive in life is part of EAB's mission, and to provoke this curiosity in our community, our school is organizing a STEAM Fair. On November 17, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics will be brought together to engage students and families in experiences and learning.
November 9, 2018
The performances of The Miracle Worker by our EAB Drama Cast have already begun, and they are amazing! You can still attend the performances that will happen today, November 9th, and tomorrow, November 10th!
November 9, 2018
This year's Little 8 Tournament was particularly special for EAB. As hosts of this year's tournament, we led and responded for all details pertaining to the tournament. As our Mission & Vision states: "Learners inspiring learners to be inquisitive in life, principled in character, and bold in vision", it was important for EAB's Athletic Department to ensure that our Student-Athlete Leadership Team played a participative role in the organization and construction of the tournament.
November 9, 2018
Meet our next guest artist for the Seniors' Wall, Camilla Santos, aka. Siren.
November 7, 2018
In the spirit of growing MUN at the middle school level, EAB will be hosting its first ever Middle School Model United Nations Conference, JrBSBMUN I, from November 9th through the 10th. The High School Leadership Team, Ryan Sayah (Secretary General) and Luisa Montenegro (Chief Information Officer), have worked diligently to ensure a memorable experience for all participating students. The conference will include two committees, Security Council and DISEC, which will be chaired by EAB high school students.
October 31, 2018
Three survivors of the Hiroshima atomic bombing on August 6th, 1945 – Takashi Morita, Junko Watanabe and Kunihiko Bonkohara struggled with their lives in different situations on that fateful day and will be in Brasilia to tell their stories in order to raise awareness and reflection on this historic event.
October 31, 2018
School will close for a half day on Monday 5 November. Dismissal will be at 11.30 a.m. All of the teaching staff will be engaged in professional learning activities during this afternoon.
October 31, 2018
Thank you so much to those of you who attended our Halloween event last week. We were so pleased with the response and it seemed that everyone had a great time. A special thank you to the parents who worked tirelessly to provide an outstanding Trunk'n'Treat event. Well done!
October 31, 2018
This is a very busy time of year for Grade 12 students. We want to congratulate all of those seniors who have applied so far to universities in the UK and will be applying Early Decision/Early Action to the US in the coming weeks! They’ve put in a lot of work and it shows in the quality of your applications. For those students applying Regular Decision to the US, or to universities in Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Australia, keep up the good work! Good things will come!
October 25, 2018
Yippee! It's the end of October, which in many parts of the world means it's time for Halloween. Google tells us that Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of All Hallows' Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a spooky celebration observed every year in a number of countries on October 31 - the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day, also known as All Saints' Day.
October 25, 2018
We would like to thank all EAB families for your help over the past two months. We have had such success with the donations you have made to the different projects Bulls Community Service (BCS) works with. The August Jeans Day allowed our students to purchase R$1500 worth of dog and cat food for the Animal Shelter, Sociedade Humanitária Brasileira.
October 18, 2018
Halloween has always been a favorite event at EAB, but this year STUCO is taking the holiday a step further by organizing EAB’s first-ever Halloween movie night on October 26th at 7pm (mark your calendars!) in the Auditorium.
October 18, 2018
After much work during this past break - thank you EAB Maintenance - the new Weight and Gymnastics Room have been renovated and revitalized. The expansion of the weight room increases our capacity to train more students simultaneously and offer coaches and teachers more flexibility during practices and classes.
October 18, 2018
Come if you dare for a Halloween scare! Our Halloween Party is coming on October 27th, from 6 to 9 PM.
October 11, 2018
MUN is an EAB activity that simulates the United Nations. Delegates who participate in this activity are required to select a country and debate on an issue of global importance with that country's position. MUN meetings occur once a week, where delegates are being prepared to go on and debate in actual conferences. These delegates debate topics chosen by the leadership team and are taught how to write position papers, opening speeches and other niceties of MUN. The MUN club at EAB attends four yearly conferences: SPMUN, BSBMUN, and BRAMUN, in addition to an international conference.
October 11, 2018
On Tuesday, October 16 the FSP would like to belatedly celebrate Teachers’ Day by offering our incredible EAB teaching staff a table of goodies. We are asking for donations of cakes, cookies, and other sweets from parents of all grades to help make this year’s table extra special.
October 11, 2018
The EAB Board of Governors and the Leadership Team spent October 5th and 6th participating in a retreat facilitated by David Chojnacki. Mr. Chojnacki is the author of "The International Trustee Handbook" and is the CEO of the US State Department's curriculum and instruction program. He is a former head of school and CEO of the Near East South Asia Association of Schools.
October 11, 2018
This whole school event is set for Saturday 27 October, from 6.00-9.00 p.m. (please note that the time has been changed from what was originally calendared) All EAB students and families are invited to attend and enjoy the festivities.
October 4, 2018
The Brazilian Program Department of EAB (DEB) informs that the registration for PAS/UnB can be done from Oct. 5th to 25th, 2018 via internet only.
October 4, 2018
Here at EAB, we have been working for many years now to improve the assessment, grading and reporting systems that are implemented in the Upper School (Grades 6-12).
October 4, 2018
On Friday this week, EAB closes early at 11.30 a.m. for students. This is so all of our teachers and teachers assistants can engage in their own professional learning. You may wonder what this actually means and why we do it.
October 4, 2018
To connect with the world around us embodies both the Music and the Science curriculum. So why not integrate such powerful ‘’forces’’ into one major EAB project? Musicians Inspiring Scientists is a semester-long project that aims to foster wonder, curiosity, and love for our planet through meaningful music and exciting, authentic, thought-provoking scientific investigations.
October 4, 2018
At EAB, we believe the curriculum extends far beyond the classroom. The Middle School Experiential Learning Trips offer activities outside of the traditional classroom that are in line with our vision of developing the whole child. Our expectation is that every middle school student participates in this program in some way.
September 27, 2018
What is Vitamin N and why is it important? When families share or experience nature together the benefits are delightful. It allows time to build stronger relationships with family, friends and community. It allows time to disengage from all the distracting electronics, advertisements, noise and undue pressures of city life!
September 27, 2018
Socio-environmentalist and film-maker Céline Cousteau, granddaughter of renowned explorer and oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, spoke to HS and 8th grade on September 20th by Skype from New York on the plight of indigenous tribes in the Javarí Valley, one of the most remote areas of the Amazon rainforest near Brazil's border with Peru.
September 27, 2018
Our EAB Bulls Community Service students have been working with Creche Alecrim for the past five years, and they are excited to begin a basic needs drive to help the daycare. Creche Alecrim is responsible for the wellbeing of roughly 70 different families who drop off over 100 children at the daycare daily.
September 27, 2018
See what's ahead at EAB over the next few weeks!
September 20, 2018
We are excited to share with all of you some of the innovative work we are engaged in around science in the Lower School. At EAB, we are committed to developing scientific awareness and conceptual understanding of how science applies to our daily lives.
September 20, 2018
This year EAB will be hosting the Boys' Bulls Basketball Invitational Tournament on September 21-22 (Sábado Legal)! In total each team will play 4 games, with 4 quarters of 10 min each, with a running clock. During the first phase of the tournament we will have a round robin format between the three participating international schools: EAB, EARJ (Rio) and PACA (São Paulo) and another between the three local teams: Renata Ribeiro, Lance Livre and Filadélfia.
September 20, 2018
The EAB LS and US Talent Shows are events that provide the opportunity for students to perform the talents that are not usually explored inside the classrooms. An opportunity for students to give us a glimpse of what they are capable and passionate about.
September 20, 2018
Last week you may have noticed something new showing up on our calendar: the Readers’ Theater! The Readers’ Theater project, ReAct (Read + Act), is one of our 2018-2019 FSP Teacher Grant Program winners, submitted by our librarian, Karla Veras. The project encompasses literature, theater, and education by using the “Readers’ Theater” technique!
September 13, 2018
FSP planning for the school year is well under way and we have lots of events this semester to look forward to. There are many ways that you can get involved and we hope that you will. Every week you can find updates on FSP events and programs here in this section of the Bulletin.
September 13, 2018
Here at EAB, we implement and make use of a set of standardized assessments called the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Three times a year each of our students from Kindergarten through to Grade 10 are assessed in Reading, Mathematics and Language Usage.
September 6, 2018
On September 13, the FSP will host a Lower School Coffee with EAB Teaching and Learning director Lesley Tait to discuss MAP testing. This is an opportunity for parents to find out more about the MAP testing process and how the results play a crucial role in helping kids stay on track academically. MAP testing is administered to students in Kindergarten through Grade 10. Please join us! For more information, see our Upcoming Events below.
September 6, 2018
The High School English Department is proud to present this year’s first-semester edition of THE MOTH. It is an initiative that celebrates the power of stories. As we prepare students to enter into an ever-changing world full of different stories from different places, EAB students have the opportunity to dive headlong into the storytelling experience.
September 6, 2018
EAB is invested in its math program, and is continuing its journey to enhance the education of its students. This year, the school will focus on how it assesses students, specifically on three key criteria: concepts and procedures, problem solving, and communication and reasoning.
September 6, 2018
The Upper School students have now completed all of their MAP assessments and this week teachers are meeting in groups to discuss the results both as grade levels overall and for individual students.
September 6, 2018
World-renowned math specialist, Erma Anderson was at EAB last week, working with our teachers and teaching assistants. Erma travels the world visiting specifically international schools helping and supporting teachers in a move to teach math concepts through a problem solving approach, rather than merely teaching arithmetic procedures.
August 30, 2018
Over the past 2 weeks, students from K5 to G10 at EAB completed their MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessments. These are standardized assessments that literally millions of students internationally take, in reading, language usage and mathematics. You may have wondered what that testing experience is like for your child. It is certainly unlike any test you may have taken during your own schooling. Here are some of the features that make taking the MAP assessment unique.
August 30, 2018
An enormous “thank you!” to all the parents who joined us for our City Tour last Wednesday, to Billy Deeter, and to the FSP volunteers who made it all happen. The group had a fascinating trip around Brasilia’s architectural highlights courtesy of EAB alumnus Billy Deeter and MRBrasilia Tours. It was a terrific way for everyone to get to know each other and to learn more about the beautiful city they now call home. If you missed this tour, don’t worry! We will offer another city tour with Billy later in the year.
August 30, 2018
What a wonderful week we had last week, when Literacy Consultant, Maggie Moon visited EAB! Maggie worked in our Lower School classes demonstrating lessons to our teachers, then followed up with facilitating discussions about the very best methods of teaching reading and writing to students from Kindergarten through to Grade 8.
August 30, 2018
We would like to celebrate the success of our Grade 11 and 12 students who took the SAT in the 2017/18 academic year. The SAT is an exam taken by many students around the world who are applying to universities in the United States and other countries.
August 23, 2018
Yoga classes have started! Yoga Classes with Letty @ EAB are free and open to all EAB faculty, staff, and parents. All levels are welcome! The classes will meet every Thursday from 3:15-4PM. Please bring a mat with you and wear comfortable clothes. We will practice barefoot (no shoes or socks needed).
August 23, 2018
As one of the pillars at EAB, Service is essential in shaping our students to become global citizens who empathize with other people, animals, and the environment. The idea behind the Service and Environmental Day taking place this Saturday, August 25th is to allow parents and the community to catch a glimpse of the tremendous work our students, faculty, and school are working on throughout the school year.
August 23, 2018
Next week, Math consultant Erma Anderson will once again be visiting EAB to work with our teachers. Erma is a former high school physics and mathematics teacher and Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow in the United States Senate.
August 17, 2018
Greetings everyone and welcome to the 2018-19 school year at EAB. My name is Lesley Tait and I have the very real privilege of serving as your new Director of Teaching and Learning.
August 16, 2018
Please join us in celebrating the importance of helping people, animals, and the environment during the Service and Environmental Sabado Legal on Saturday, August 25th from 10am to 1pm.
August 16, 2018
Once again, we are delighted to be hosting Literacy Consultant, Maggie Moon here at EAB next week (20-24 August).
August 16, 2018
Welcome to the start of the new school year at EAB! We hope that your children have had enjoyed their first weeks of class. The Family School Partnership (FSP) is a partnership between EAB families and the school.
August 16, 2018
during the next 2 weeks, starting on Monday 20 May, we will be implementing the school's standardized assessments in Reading, Language Usage and Mathematics for each student from K5 through to G10.
August 9, 2018
The American School of Brasilia has just confirmed the results of its 8th year of International Baccalaureate results. In this report there will be a brief review of the results of the May 2018 cohort. However before doing this we would like to congratulate the EAB students for the effort they have put into the programme.
July 31, 2018
It is an honor and a pleasure to welcome you to EAB for the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Whether you are new to the school or a returning family, please be assured that we are honored to be working with you and your children this year. We are committed to doing everything in our power to make this a successful experience for your learners.
June 7, 2018
It has been a tremendous pleasure to work with you and your children this year. EAB is well known for its warm community and I can certainly attest to that. The High School Graduation Commencement Ceremony on May 26th was one of the highlights of the year and a great reflection of our mission and vision. We are very proud of these graduates and we wish them well in their next adventures. We will also welcome them "home" whenever they return to Brasilia.
June 7, 2018
The Bulls Community Service (BCS) and the Humanitarian Environmental Awareness (HEA) groups worked towards a common goal over the past two months to raise money and donations for the Animal Shelter, Sociedade Humanitária Brasileira.
May 30, 2018
It’s almost the end of another school year and there’s nothing better than celebrating the end of this chapter than remembering all the good times we’ve had! In this spirit, we've added some great photos from some of the special events here at EAB!
May 24, 2018
It was heartening to receiving the community support throughout the event. We felt empowered to reorganize school spaces so that we could highlight one of the most awaited moments of the party: our students’ presentations. Children were phenomenal, they adopted the art and culture of the party with their clothes and, especially, by showing their joy through dancing. We are grateful for the confidence and recognition.
May 24, 2018
Our formal MAP testing process is ending on Friday 25th May. MAP is used by teachers as one of the tools to measure student growth at EAB. You will be able to access your child's MAP scores by Friday 8th June through PlusPortals and then access the ePortfolio for your child.
May 24, 2018
Believe it or not, graduation is on Saturday! The FSP would like to congratulate the graduating seniors on their achievements and wish them all the best as they head off into this exciting next phase of their lives.
May 17, 2018
Our traditional Festa Junina is around the corner and we are ready to throw an unforgettable party for the community!
May 17, 2018
Celebrate Learning! This is the reason for our existence as educators! This day has been set aside for our Lower School students to share with their families about all the learning that has gone on throughout this school year.
May 17, 2018
The end of the school year is rapidly approaching, and we will be looking ahead to end-of-year events as well as to next year’s programming at our monthly Committee Leaders Meeting on Tuesday, May 22.
May 10, 2018
Through today, there have been thousands of children that have passed through our halls and we are on a mission to find them wherever they are today. To that end, we’ve begun a new tradition: the EAB Alumni Day! Our second iteration will be Saturday, June 9th here at school and we expect over a hundred former students to be with us to enjoy a fun-filled day.
May 10, 2018
Our traditional Festa Junina presentation is coming and here are some important information for parents about kids outfits and schedules
May 10, 2018
Our Grade 11 students will be presenting an independent presentation based on a number of topics in the Theory of Knowledge(TOK) syllabus. Our students have to present to their TOK teacher as part of their final assessment IB grade.
May 10, 2018
A day designed to give each student the opportunity to spend time with their families to discuss many of the concepts and skills that they have been learning this year.
May 10, 2018
According to the District Law 4.379, the government requires that all public and private schools in Distrito Federal register each student’s blood type (A, B, AB or O) and RH factor (also known as D antigen) whether positive or negative, in their official documents.
May 10, 2018
Congratulations and thanks to everyone who helped to make Celebrate the Arts day such a success! The day was not only a celebration of the arts, but of the creativity and spirit of the EAB community as well. The FSP was proud to have helped support this event.
May 3, 2018
Oh I just love the first day of school! Don’t you?” The black leather greasers of the T-Birds and the sassy, popular clique of the Pink ladies are back together as school roars to a start at the one and only home of the Ringtails - Rydell High School. It’s just going to be a drag of a senior year.
April 26, 2018
The Middle School Students are organizing a Bake Sale during the Grease's play intermission on May 4-5 at 7:30 pm/6:30 pm to raise money for donations to charity. Come see the play, have some sweets and help people!
April 26, 2018
The LS iCommons will start to re-organize its Fiction collection on April 26. It means changing the collection physical organization, from levels to alphabetical order by the author's last name, just like the US iCommons. Until the work is finished, the LS iCommons will be closed every Thursday from April 26.
April 26, 2018
The last Friday of the month is coming up this week, and the Bull's Community Service is promoting a Jeans Day for raising money and donations to help Sociedade Humanitária Brasileira, an Animal Shelter that serves over 250 animals. Learn how to help!
April 26, 2018
As the end of the school year approaches, the FSP would like to remind everyone that there are still lots of exciting school events coming up!
April 26, 2018
We look forward to the 2018-2019 school year for the welcoming of the new teachers that will inspire the students joining our mission: "Learners Inspiring Learners".
April 19, 2018
The FSP monthly Committee Leaders meeting will take place tomorrow, Friday, April 20 at 12:30 in the US iCommons. FSP committee leaders will meet to discuss current and upcoming projects and events, including Celebrate the Arts Day and Festas Juninas. This meeting is open to all parents who would like the opportunity to get involved or simply catch up on FSP business. Everyone welcome-- we hope to see you there!
April 19, 2018
The Urban Dictionary defines Senioritis  “as a crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts. Also features a lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude. The only known cure is a phenomenon known as Graduation.”...
April 19, 2018
The LS team started to organize class lists for the upcoming year. Please fill out the accompanying survey to help the placement team take your thoughts into consideration.
April 19, 2018
Everything you need to know about the Vestibular UnB. Guides, useful links, dates and more!
April 19, 2018
Due to the IB exams, which will happen from April 26 to May 18, the US iCommons will be closed. Learn how the students can check out books during that period using our book delivery service.
April 12, 2018
Come and join the Celebration of the Arts Day on Saturday, May 5 from 4-6 pm! We will have different types of workshops for ALL students, plus a school-wide exhibit and music performances by students and teachers! Also, see the photos from last March mosaic workshop held by German artist Gertrud Muller celebrating Athos Bulcão's centenary.
April 12, 2018
The FSP is always here to bring issues of importance to parents to the attention of the school. The topics addressed in this post cover the balance between new technologies and students' well-being, cafeteria and food services, and our last Book Fair, which happened last Saturday.
April 12, 2018
Passo a passo de como fazer a inscrição para o ENEM 2018.
April 5, 2018
According to the IB, as part of the Extended Essay requirements every diploma candidate must complete a concluding interview with their supervisor to demonstrate knowledge about their chosen topic and gain feedback about their paper. It has been given the Latin appellation Viva Voce. While each school does this a little differently, in addition to the regular meetings between students and their supervisors EAB has found a wonderful way to achieve this criteria, build upon its foundation and create an additional occasion for learning while at the same time able to draw on the larger school community to help facilitate it.
March 29, 2018
EAB has been contributing to a greener future both inside and outside the campus. Although the subject is extremely relevant and massively discussed, people seem to get the greater picture but have a hard time putting it into action on a daily basis.
March 29, 2018
The Viva Voce is here! Our Grade 11 students will be presenting an independent, self-directed piece of research that is 4000 words. Our students have the opportunity to showcase their essay to a group of selected panelists and invited guests through a presentation. You are cordially invited to attend on Saturday 7th April 2018 from 8:15 to 2:10 PM to support our students.
March 29, 2018
Upper School Principal David Bair will lead a discussion on “teens & screens:” how the use of digital technologies, social media and gaming are affecting our children and what is being done in the upper school to address these issues. All parents welcome.
March 22, 2018
Don't miss our upcoming Book Fair. Students have made shadow puppet movies out of books they have been reading in class. Also: cinema for the whole family, popcorn, book sale story telling and lots of fun!
March 22, 2018
EAB is a kind, caring community and whether a parent, teacher, leader or student, we are all striving for the same thing: excellence in teaching and learning that leads our students to lives of meaning, purpose, happiness, and ultimate success. As we together pursue this lofty goal we must constantly remind ourselves of our commitment as a school community to treat each other with the respect and kindness we all deserve.
March 22, 2018
The High School English Department is proud to present two different initiatives that celebrate the power of stories and writing in our world. As we prepare students to enter into an ever-changing world full of different stories from different places, EAB students have the opportunity to dive headlong into storytelling and writing like never before.
March 22, 2018
As an Early Childhood Program, we are very concerned with the number of students who are entering the classroom late. We need to remind you that your lateness causes disruption not only to your child but to the other students in the classroom. Being late to school has a negative effect on your child's academic performance, social experiences and the attention to routines. We are asking that you PLEASE have your child here on time at 8:00 A.M. and 9:00 am on late start Wednesdays!
March 22, 2018
We hope everyone had a great time at World Fest last weekend and would like to thank everyone who donated items to the Silent Auction and who volunteered their time to help out! Because of your generous donations, the FSP was able to raise important funds for grants that will directly benefit your children at EAB.
March 15, 2018
World Fest 2018 Important information Our World Fest is approaching! It is Saturday, March 17th from 10am to 1pm. There will be lots of fun activities, such as Capoeira, Dance lessons, foods from different parts of the world and music!
March 15, 2018
World Fest is this Saturday! Get ready for an international day of food and fun that celebrates the diversity of EAB's student body!
March 15, 2018
EAB Art teachers Fiona Murphy (US) and Stephen Wilson (LS) tell us everything about the Arts program in our school and what they have planned for the semester.
March 15, 2018
Family Conferences will occur in the Lower School on Tuesday, March 27. This is an important time to reconnect with teachers and re-establish learning goals for the remainder of the year.
March 8, 2018
We are very pleased to announce that EAB has been invited to perform a Play/ Musical at the World Water Forum 18th March at 5pm.
March 8, 2018
We are now past the midpoint of the school year and are ready to give you an update on our teacher recruitment for the 2018-2019 school year.
March 8, 2018
Maggie Moon and Eric Nelson are coming to EAB for Professional Development for teachers and Workshop with parents.
March 5, 2018
Come see artwork from our talented IB students! The IB Art Show will be Monday, March 12th at 7 pm and will remain on display through the 18th.
March 1, 2018
We are so fortunate to have a dedicated Writer's Workshop time in our classrooms K5 to Grade 5. During this time, our students are learning the craft of writing. Our model for teaching writing comes from Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University with Lucy Calkins, Founding Director.
March 1, 2018
Feliz 1 de março. Neste novo mês, eu gostaria de compartilhar como algumas cidades do mundo estão abraçando março como o "Mês de Mídia".
February 28, 2018
Get information regarding Sodexo changes and payment information.
February 28, 2018
Planning for World Fest, the Book Fair & Career Day is well under way and we need your help!
February 22, 2018
We know that our students can receive up to three diplomas at EAB: one recognized in the United States, another in Brazil by MEC, and a third one at international sphere - the International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma).
February 22, 2018
Erma Anderson delivered a Parent Workshop on “How Math Instruction is Changing" on Thursday 22nd February. It was a well attended event.
February 22, 2018
This is just a reminder that our Lower School Parent Handbook is always available to you.
February 22, 2018
The annual EAB silent auction is around the corner. This fun event is organized by EAB’s Family ans School Partnership (FSP) and will take place on Saturday, March 17, from 10am -12:30pm at the school, on the same day as World Fest.
February 22, 2018
From February 26 to March 2 our seniors will be taking the IB Mock Exams. We kindly ask for mindfulness and silence around the US i-Commons throughout the exam period.
February 22, 2018
Tomorrow's Jeans Day is focused on collecting donations to purchase necessary items for Creche Alecrim and its children. Student representatives will be at the back and front gates collecting money.
February 22, 2018
On March 7 and 8, the Upper School will host Parent-Teacher Conferences for the second time this year.  In response to parent and teacher feedback from the first semester conferences, changes have been made to the format.  Specifically, families in the Middle School will have conferences split over two days.
February 21, 2018
The Family-School Partnership’s focus on your role in your child’s education continues with events aimed at helping you support your child’s learning at home as well as in the classroom.
February 21, 2018
You can't browse the shelves, but you can search the US iCommons Catalog.
February 8, 2018
EAB MUN is returning from what has become the annual international conference, and this year was the Model United Nations of the University of Chicago (MUNUC). It proved to be an exciting opportunity where student delegates spent the weekend in one of America’s great cities developing their abilities to cooperate and engage with peers from around the world who are equally passionate and motivated to solve global issues.
February 8, 2018
EAB students have been working with Creche Alecrim for the past five years, and it breaks our hearts to share that they suffered a terrible loss yesterday due to a fire that burnt down their kitchen and cafeteria area. Thankfully all children and staff members escaped unharmed, but this daycare is essential for the wellbeing of 70 different families who drop off 106 children there daily.
February 8, 2018
In her article from The Atlantic magazine,  "Has the Smartphone Destroyed a Generation?", researcher and author, Jean M. Twenge, provides a profound thesis: Teens who spend more time than average on screen activities are more likely to be unhappy, and those who spend more time than average on non-screen activities are more likely to be happy. 
February 7, 2018
For 50 years, Sodexo has been growing in support of its values: the spirit of service, teamwork, and progress. It is with these same values and based on the suggestions of the school and the parents that we come here to communicate a change that will bring even more satisfaction to the EAB families.
February 7, 2018
Your Family School Partnership is always looking for ways to help your children become better students and to improve their learning environment. How you can play a constructive role in their learning will be the focus of several upcoming events this month, including Parent Workshops, Parent Information Sessions, and FSP Coffees.
February 7, 2018
A group of seniors is leading a new project called Hands and Paws in which they will be helping an animal shelter called Sociedade Humanitária Brasileira (SHB). 
February 1, 2018
We are excited to share that Erma Anderson, a consultant with international schools, the AERO project and the U.S. Office of Overseas Schools, will lead professional development for teachers and Family Workshops between Wednesday, February 21 and Sunday, February 25.
February 1, 2018
We have made some changes for the second semester of this school year. Come and check it out!
February 1, 2018
Choose your costume and come have fun with us!!! It would be great if you could wear an 80’s costume or any other of your preference.
February 1, 2018
Are you looking for ways to support your child’s education and the EAB community? Then the FSP might just be what you are looking for. We are starting to plan our involvement in the Fun Run, World Fest, Book Fair and Festa Junina. Email fsp@eabdf.br to learn more about how you can get involved!
January 25, 2018
Your child's first years of school are filled with so many precious moments! It is a time of enormous growth in their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. The time spent as part of the Early Childhood Program at EAB is an important period for children to practice and develop good habits, behaviors, problem solving, how to celebrate success and failure.
January 25, 2018
Are you looking for ways to support your child’s education and the EAB community? Then the FSP might just be what you are looking for.
January 24, 2018
Please be reminded that this Friday, January 26th, the Bulls Community Service will promote Jeans Day, where all community member can wear casual attire to school, as long as it is still aligned with the dress code. Students will collect donations at the front and back gates.
January 24, 2018
This is an opportunity to have any questions answered and an update on the IB program. Check here each grade IB Parents Meeting date:
January 19, 2018
You can check here the slides about the Excellent Results from the External Portuguese Diagnostic Assessment (Reading and Writing) - 2017.
January 18, 2018
Happy New Year! It was wonderful to welcome your children back to school this week. We feel quite fortunate to be working with such a great group of students for another semester. Thanks so much for putting them in our care and for partnering with us to help them grow and develop. As we begin the new semester, I would like to encourage each of you to take a few minutes each week to open "The Bulletin" and scan it for information relevant to your family.
January 18, 2018
MAP Testing will begin January 22- February 2, 2018 As a reminder, MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress. Maths (Grades 2-10), Reading (Grades 2-10) and Language Usage (Grade 2-10) This is an external assessment tool that adjusts the difficulty of each question.
January 18, 2018
The FSP(Family and School Partnership) is looking for parents in our community who can take a leadership role. We welcome everyone to come together over for a meal and a good brainstorm to share ideas about how we can make the EAB community even stronger.
January 18, 2018
Dear EAB Community, We are happy to start the semester announcing that the registration for the Fun Run 2018 edition is now available!
January 18, 2018
Dear K5 to 5 Grade Families, Happy New Year! We would like to inform you that Speed Sports still have some spots for the following after school activities:
January 18, 2018
TEDxYouth@EAB is an independently organized TED event that commenced at EAB only last year. Brought to the American School of Brasilia by the now alumnus Victor Digues, the event is now being organized by Seniors Amanda Coelho and Guilherme Patury. TEDxYouth@EAB will happen Saturday, the 27th of January from 2:00 to 5:30 pm, and will bring together eight different speakers that will give very intriguing and thought provoking speeches on several different topics, ranging from gender equality all the way to the impact of videogames in the very complex world of art and education.
December 14, 2017
Dear EAB Families, Over the past few months, we have heard from quite a number of you regarding your opinion of the food service at EAB which is provided by Sodexo, a large international food service company. Our staff have been working closely with Sodexo's management in an attempt to improve the daily lunches at EAB to a level that satisfies our families and provides health and nutrition.
December 14, 2017
The testing session for this will take place February 2nd - February 9th. In order to provide information on the process there will be a MAP Pilot Parent Meeting for parents of K5 and Grade 1 students ONLY on Friday 19th January at 8.15 am in the Lower School Science Room.
December 14, 2017
29th and 30th January 2018 ∙ Math and Reading 5th February 2018 ∙ Language Usage
December 14, 2017
Dear EAB Community Our second session of MAP Testing will begin January 22nd – February 9th 2018. As a reminder MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress. Math (Grades 2-10), Reading (Grades 2-10) and Language Usage (Grade 2-10). This is an external assessment tool that is adaptive in its assessment of each individual student.
December 14, 2017
Dear High School Parents, Over the past two weeks we have begun to implement the new access control system. The purpose of the system is to increase security for our students and to be able to immediately know if a student is on campus or not in the time of an emergency. To improve this security we need your help.
December 13, 2017
Dear EAB Community, EAB's Athletic Department is excited to announce the "try-out" dates for the 2017/2018 school year (2nd semester):
December 13, 2017
EAB families, thank you for being such an active part in your child’s education!
December 13, 2017
Dear Lower School Community, We are so very proud of the growth that each child has made this semester and for the community that we have established at EAB. As an international school, each semester we have some families that will transition to a new school and we would like to wish you all the best of luck in your journey. Please stay in touch and we hope that our paths cross soon.
December 7, 2017
On December 15th, Lower and Upper School report cards emailed to all parents by 6pm.
December 7, 2017
Dear Families, It’s great to be a part of your children’s days, providing healthy, balanced and tasty food. As part of our constant improvement we, from Sodexo, would like to inform you:
December 7, 2017
Service is fundamental in the development of the whole child, and as one of the pillars at EAB, we strongly believe in the importance of helping others on our campus, in the greater Brasilia community, and worldwide.
December 6, 2017
Our 2017 Holiday Program is coming! Check the dates and times and don't miss our LS students' performances. Here you can also access the Live Streaming links.
December 6, 2017
EAB families, thank you for being such an active part of the education of your children! Families have supported the Book Fair, Halloween, and Thanksgiving, we have met with the school to share concerns and ideas, we have welcomed new families, started English conversation sessions, created a fabulous group of grade level representatives, organized a City Tour and--last but not least--the FSP has created a fantastic CD for you as a souvenir for this year.
December 6, 2017
Join us for an afternoon of Music, Drama Art & Technology at our 6th Grade Presentations on December 14th, from 1:50 to 3:20pm.
November 29, 2017
Our young artists would like to invite you to see their artwork.  They worked as illustrators for the music CD.  Our exhibit will feature art from class K3 through 5th grade and be displayed in the Hall of Flags starting Monday, December 4th until Tuesday, December 12th. 
November 29, 2017
The EAB has partnered with Higher Ground Learning, an American Company that specializes in internacional test prep, to host an SAT prep class taught by expert instructors.
November 29, 2017
Dear LS EAB Community, We wanted to thank you all for your support regarding our limited seats for our Grade 1-5 Holiday Show on December 9, 2017! We know that this has created some discomfort among families but we feel more appreciation for having a safe environment for our young presenters. After much discussion with community members of the Lower School, we would like to inform you that we will only allow infants/children of 0 to 24 months to sit on laps.  Children 2 years old and up will require a ticket for a seat. Again, we appreciate your support as we align ourselves in offering a safe environment for our performances!
November 29, 2017
EAB is a monolingual school in a Portuguese speaking country with a culturally diverse population. As an American school, English is the language of instruction of the educational environment at EAB. However, respect to students’ identities, cultures, mother tongues and prior knowledge, plays an essential role in the learning process.
November 29, 2017
Club EAB & Speed Sports sign-ups are from Wednesday, November 29th at 8:30am until Friday, December 1st 12:00pm. Please go to EAB's website and click on "Registration". Make sure to use a valid email address and phone number for us to contact you.
November 29, 2017
Remember to sign up for the city tour next week and get into the Holiday spirit with the fantastic WE CARE music CDs, which are now available. See this week’s FSP update for more information.
November 22, 2017
In sport it's not  about winning or losing. It is all about how much you are willing to sacrifice and give in order to reach your potential. This season we had many odds against our athletic program:
November 22, 2017
Thank you all families for participating in a fantastic Thanksgiving event at school. Lots of parents came to share this special moment with their children--Thank you to everyone who helped organize and bring desserts. What’s next? Please join us December 6 for a fun and social city tour!
November 22, 2017
Club EAB and Speed Sports have very important dates coming up soon! On Monday, November 27th, Club EAB and Speed Sports will have their Course Guides and Course Lists available on EAB's website. You will have time to look at the Course Lists and decide in which activities you would like your child to participate.
November 22, 2017
Our Thanksgiving Lunch was a success.   Thank you to all those who came to eat lunch with their children and gifted us with desserts. A true EAB family moment!
November 16, 2017
Dear Families of EAB Lower School, Our LS Holiday Shows are approaching quickly and we are finalizing details.  We will have student’s art gallery and live music in the front garden 45 minutes before the show, so we highly encourage parents to arrive early! * ECP Holiday Show: Friday, December 8 at 9:00 A.M.
 * Grade 1-5 Holiday Show: Saturday, December 9 at 6:30 P.M.

November 16, 2017
“Developing a global vision through student empowerment.” When staff and students walked onto the EAB campus at the end of last week they were welcomed with a sign featuring those words underscoring the Brasilia Model United Nations conference name and logo in the familiar UN blue.
November 16, 2017
Please find attached information about EAB’s newly planned EAB Community Space. One attachment is in Portuguese and the other in English. Also attached is a financial report of the EAB Fund and a special thank you to our 66 donors.
November 16, 2017
Thanksgiving teaches us the lesson of gratitude and to honor this important lesson, each family may join their child for lunch at EAB. EAB families can join their children (at their child's regular lunchtime) to eat a traditional menu of Thanksgiving food provided by the canteen on Monday, November 20th.
November 16, 2017
Connect with other EAB families and be part of this strong community of lifelong learners! Join us at these upcoming events at the school and around town.
November 14, 2017
Parents please join us on this Friday, November 17, at 9:15 in the LS Science Lab for our coffee talk on communication! 
November 9, 2017
“No foul, no foul!”, screamed the Trojans’ coach from the opposite side of the pitch. He yelled even louder the third time around, but to no effect. The whistle was blown and the foul kick was awarded to the Bulls. Number 10 gently put the ball in place. He had already proven time and time again his free-kick capability. The whistle blew again, but this time it resounded as clear and certain as the sunrise, as the ball sliced into the back of the net and the crowd roared, as if they knew the final result before it even happened!
November 9, 2017
Dear Students and Parents, As you know, Physical Education is mandatory for obtaining the Brazilian diploma. If a student does not pass this subject they will compromise obtaining their diploma. For those students that practice any physical activity at EAB, the attendance will be checked by the extracurricular activities teachers and will be added to the report card.
November 9, 2017
The company School Picture is confirmed to be at EAB to sell and deliver student's photos on the week of November 13th to 17th from 7:30am to 4:30pm.
November 9, 2017
The crème de la crème interior decorator, Maria Tereza Cavalcanti, will be on campus to talk about how she is applying the art of design and decoration to the needs of learning at EAB as defined by our US principal, David Bair, for the EAB Community Space adjacent to the canteen.
November 8, 2017
A fundamental component as we fulfill the EAB Vision to "Positively impact the world through excellence in academics..." is the student scheduling process. This week students and parents begin a process of collaboration with EAB Faculty to create a class schedule for the 2018-2019 school year that challenges each individual with a balanced, intense learning experience.
November 1, 2017
It is an immense honor and privilege to be able to host the third edition of the Brasilia Model United Nations. Since the conference came into fruition two years ago, the American School of Brasilia has received delegates from across the Federal District, for an annual weekend of education and fun. 
November 1, 2017
Families, thank you for all your support for Halloween! The community really came together: The school looked amazing, Trunk ‘n’ Treat was off the charts (congrats to Grade 3 for winning the ice cream party!), and families brought in lots and lots of cakes for the Cake Walk activity.
October 31, 2017
Finally. It has arrived. Twelfth grade. The culmination of over a decade’s worth of education, and we are in the thick of it. For EAB students, as with students all over the world, it is a time of important decisions. Approaching these decisions takes a lot of effort and research on the part of students and parents to come to a successful conclusion. At EAB, we see this as a process that students are in charge of with the support of their families, counselors, teachers and school administrators. So, while this article is mainly for students, parents will find it useful, as well. 
October 31, 2017
The 2017 Book Fair edition "Readers in the making" invites you to have fun and learn by making a Story, Art, Science, Music, a Move, and a Dish.  Along with book sales (new and used), EAB invites guest authors, and teachers, staff and students organize activities for entertainment and learning.
October 26, 2017
It amazes me to see how much our LS students have accomplished during  this semester in Music. They have most definitely embraced the Music curriculum and developed their musicianship skills further, thanks to their great effort, hard work and commitment to their lessons. Soon it will be time to celebrate and perform their successes. Performance is a key and fundamental component of the National Core Arts Standards.
October 26, 2017
Dear EAB Community, We will be having a formal visit on Monday 30th October and Tuesday 31st October from the CIS Representative, Mr. John Heard.
October 26, 2017
Over the past four years we have gone through many iterations of the parent-teacher conference, from removing two instructional days so parents can schedule specific 15 minute meetings with teachers to asking parents to only schedule meetings with teachers from 3:10-4:00 p.m. after the school day is done.  Though we are committed to not losing instructional days for conferences, we are not completely comfortable not having a designated day for teachers and parents to meet.
October 25, 2017
This Saturday October 28 is EAB’s SuperFUNtastic Halloween Sabado Legal and there are many ways to help the FSP support this event.
October 25, 2017
Get Out Of My Hair! - November 3rd and 4th (4pm & 7:30pm) - Admittance is free. Next weekend, on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, the 4th, the EAB Theater Department will perform the classics French farce "Get Out of My Hair!" recreated.
October 19, 2017
Not a week goes by when I don't hear a concern from a parent about student use of alcohol and the parties that happen at private homes many weekends.  Though all evidence is anecdotal, the basic story from party to party is the same: excessive student drinking in an unsupervised setting, students passing out, engaging in various types of risky behavior, and in the worst situations students being taken to the hospital due to alcohol poisoning.  Though most of the parties are at the homes of high school students, middle school students attend with some frequency and we have many examples, once again all anecdotal, of MS students being excessively drunk.  Marijuana use is apparently also prevalent.  
October 19, 2017
Next week's Jeans Day on Friday, October 27th is a special one - BCS and Habitat are partnering up for a wonderful cause. In February 15 of our HS students will travel to Recife to build 5 houses for people in need. 
October 19, 2017
In response to many requests, the Family & School Partnership is looking into organizing English conversation classes at the school. We are thinking about organizing it as a one-hour session per week, but are open to ideas for the time and format. If you are interested in participating to improve your English, please get in touch with FSP@eabdf.br so we can include you in the planning. Also, we are looking for native speakers among the English speaking community in the school, to help lead the weekly sessions.
October 11, 2017
With EAB in the online news last weekend, it seems timely to write to you about the actual bathroom designations at the school and our commitment to abiding by relevant legislation and best safety practices. We met with our school attorney this week to revisit EAB's  approach to this issue relative to the local law. Reviewing our campus locations of "student only" bathrooms and "adult only" bathrooms, he confirmed that EAB obeys all legislation in this domain including article 14 of the 1999 district decree 20.769, which addresses early childhood students (ages 3-6). 
October 11, 2017
Halloween - October 28th 7pm to 10pm Come and join us for a spooky night of Halloween fun! Our next Sábado Legal will be on October 28th at 7pm to 10pm. The entrance fee is R$10 and activity tickets are sold at the door. 
October 10, 2017
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Teacher Appreciation Event! It’s one of our ways to show EAB staff how much we appreciate them. The FSP works in five committees to organize its activities. This Tuesday October 17, committee leaders meet at the school (Hall of Flags) at 12:30pm for a Potluck Lunch followed by a meeting. All families are welcome to attend and share ideas, concerns or suggestions, or just follow along with what is going on. Please come and join us!
October 6, 2017
Come to experience the brazilian curriculum as your children experience in our school! We are looking forward to see you! You can check our schedule bellow:
October 5, 2017
On October 11th, we will have a special event to celebrate Children's Day. This holiday celebrates what it means to be a child and this year we want to celebrate the simplicity and joy of childhood by offering traditional Brazilian games for our students. 
October 5, 2017
Dear EAB Community, Thank you for your attendance at the MAP Parent Information Meeting hosted by Mr. Allan Bredy (Head of School) and Mrs. Julie Bredy ( MS Counselor). The purpose of the meeting was to explain the use of the MAP(Measures of Academic Performance) at EAB and how growth of our students are measured.
October 4, 2017
At EAB, we believe the curriculum extends far beyond the classroom. The Middle School Experiential Learning Trips offer activities outside of the traditional classroom that are in line with our vision of developing the whole child. From the development of social skills, to allowing students to feel a sense of wonder and curiosity, to building an EAB community culture, to pushing students out of their comfort zone to take risks and feel pride in their accomplishments, our vision is to provide meaningful experiential learning opportunities annually for all Middle School students to enhance learning at EAB. Our expectation is that every middle school student participates in this program in some way. 
October 4, 2017
The FSP is excited to announce that our Grade Level Reps program has launched. We are in the process of setting up the groups and soon you will be hearing from your Grade Level Rep. If you are not sure who your Grade Level Rep is, please send an email with your Whatsapp to fsp@eabdf.br and we'll make sure you are signed up.
October 3, 2017
Several students, parents and faculty members contributed to the blanket-making activity during the Service Sabado Legal on September 16th, and we would like to thank them all for their time and effort in making roughly 15 blankets that day.
September 28, 2017
It seems that in schools these days there is a buzz about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)!  At EAB we are creating an environment in which your children feel safe both physically and emotionally. Social and Emotional Learning has been defined as providing a foundation for safe and positive learning, that enhances students' ability to succeed in school, careers, and life. CASEL Organization: Background video on SEL
September 28, 2017
Lots of families are active in the Family & School Partnership (FSP) to work closely with the school to plan activities to connect families and support the school and students’ education.
September 28, 2017
Dear EAB Community. You are cordially invited to the MAP Parent Information Meeting on Tuesday 3rd October from 8.15-9.00 am in the Hall of Flags. The purpose is to provide information to parents about the results of the test; how to interpret the report and how this information is used to support each students learning and progress.
September 27, 2017
About FCD: FCD, is committed to educating young people about the risks and realities of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. A focus of EAB is student wellness and how we can, as a community, best support the healthy, thoughtful development of all EAB students. 
September 27, 2017
Theme: "Science, Boldness and Social Integration: Knowledge, Democracy and Opposition". The University of Brasília (UnB) will offer a university week October 22-27.
September 27, 2017
Family Conferences will occur in the Lower School on Thursday, October 5. This is an important time to get to know your child(ren’s) teachers, establish learning goals for the year, and to understand the curriculum expectations for the year.
September 26, 2017
International mindedness can be identified as the ability to respect and understand other perspectives, cultures and languages. The IB Mission Statement encapsulates this and as such the programme “ encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people with their difference can also be right” IBO Mission Statement.
September 26, 2017
Great controversy often surrounds what works in schools and there are many perceived "right" ways to educate the next generation. Recent research from some of the top universities in the United States, summarized in this Op-Ed from David Leonhardt of the New York Times, points decidedly, however, to one characteristic of high performing charter schools: they have high expectations for students, and provide significant support to help students meet those expectations.
September 26, 2017
PAS is a program created by the University Brasília that aims to increase interaction between high schools and the university. The process has three evaluation parts that take place at the end of each grade of students’ high school grade (10th, 11th and 12th). The final grade is the sum of grades from these three parts.
September 6, 2017
My wife and I can certainly attest to how difficult it can be to raise children. It is more so when you combine a smartphone and social media into the mix. Recently the Washington Post ran an article by Belinda Gates and her regrets of letting their children access to technology too early. Another article by The Atlantic discusses how smartphones have destroyed a generation.
September 6, 2017
Connecting with the world around us, responding to music, creating and performing; these music domains embody our Music Curriculum. Thus, what students experienced yesterday through the Project ''Musicians Inspiring Musicians'' encapsulates not only all the elements of the Music Curriculum mentioned above, but also the richness of our Brazilian culture. Yesterday all Lower School students embarked on a special musical journey to get to know more about themselves, their friends, their teachers and our most treasured traditions and folklore.
September 6, 2017
Teachers of students in Grades 1-5 will begin assessing student’s reading abilities with the testing instrument Fountas & Pinnell Assessment System.  This is an individualized assessment that allows students to read aloud while the teacher observes their reading fluency and observes their reading strategies.
September 6, 2017
This week concludes Erma’s professional development visit at the American School of Brasilia. Erma Anderson is a former high school physics and mathematics teacher and Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow in the United States Senate. She was a Senior Program Officer with the National Research Council assisting in the development of the National Science Education Standards and a Christa McAuliffe Fellow with the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education.
September 6, 2017
The EAB Talent Show is an event that provides the opportunity for students to perform their talents that are not usually explored inside the classrooms. An opportunity for students to give us a glimpse of what they are capable and passionate about. The event will act as a helping hand, a fundraiser for the Senior Class prom.
September 6, 2017
The EAB Talent Show is an event that provides the opportunity for students to perform their talents that are not usually explored inside the classrooms. An opportunity for students to give us a glimpse of what they are capable and passionate about. The event will act as a helping hand, a fundraiser for the Senior Class prom.
August 31, 2017
Over the past two weeks, EAB students in grades 2-10 have been taking an external assessment called the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), a computer based assessment developed by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) in Portland, Oregon. The MAP assessment is linked to US Common Core Standards and Benchmarks in language arts and math. Our students take three subject area tests: language usage, reading and math. The tests are personalized to each student since they adapt to the students level. The tests are not timed but each section typically takes approximately 50 minutes to complete. We give these tests three times during the school year so that we can accurately measure each student's growth in these core skill areas.
August 31, 2017
On Friday morning all students in the Upper School will receive their first EAB Learner Profile report.  Eight times a year students receive an update on how they are performing in each class when measured against the Learner Profile Indicators and Descriptors (below) for each of the four dispositions: Engaged, Principled, Collaborative, Contributing.
August 31, 2017
As a pillar at EAB, Service is essential in the development of the whole child. We value service highly at our school and believe in the absolute need to help those around us on EAB’s campus, in the greater Brasilia community, and worldwide if possible.
August 31, 2017
A big thank you for the families who came out last Tuesday for our kick-off event of the year! We heard lots of good stories of past involvement with the Family & School Partnership and great excitement for the possibilities of this year! Several of the school staff also shared their appreciation for the special education programs and innovative technology the FSP recently sponsored in its Student and Teacher Grants program, so thank you for your support! If you missed the presentation, you can see the FSP Overview & Committees slides here.
August 24, 2017
Dear Community, We are excited to share that Erma Anderson, a consultant with international schools, the AERO project and the U.S. Office of Overseas Schools, will lead professional development for teachers and Family Workshops between Thursday, August 31 and Monday, September 4.  Starting this Friday, faculty members from both the Upper School and Lower School at EAB will begin a two-year math specialist certificate program with a focus on the Common Core Mathematics Standards and instruction.
August 24, 2017
Please help us by donating plastic bags and used crayons for the Service Sabado Legal on September 16th. 
August 24, 2017
EAB will be offering an optional, free Writing Course to MS & HS. The purpose of this course is to better prepare our students for the writing needed during a college career (ENEM, PAS and Vestibular). We would like to ask parents to encourage their kids to attend the course during the following dates and times.
August 24, 2017
We know that learning about culture is a substantial part of education and that it is very important in raising a person with critical thinking as well as being socially developed.
August 24, 2017
Dear students and families, You are cordially invited to attend the KIC UnivAssist 2017 Fall American University Tour in Brazil.
August 24, 2017
Dear EAB Community The IB Parent Meeting is an opportunity to meet with the IB Coordinator for information on the IB Programme that is being delivered at EAB. Each Grade level  will have specific information related to the students, their performance and any changes in IB regulations with respect to preparing for the May session exams.
August 24, 2017
Dear EAB Community We will be hosting our annual IB Retreat on Wednesday 30th August from 15.20-17.30 in the Auditorium.
August 24, 2017
The Family & School Partnership is ready to roll! Next week Tuesday August 29 at 7pm, all families are invited to the first community-wide meeting to get started planning activities for the year.
August 21, 2017
MAP Testing will begin August 21st- September 2nd As a reminder MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress. Maths (Grades 2-10), Reading (Grades 2-10) and Language Usage( Grade 2-10) This is an external assessment tool that adjusts the difficulty of each question.
August 21, 2017
MAP Testing will begin August 21st- September 2nd As a reminder MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress. Maths (Grades 2-10), Reading (Grades 2-10) and Language Usage( Grade 2-10) This is an external assessment tool that adjusts the difficulty of each question.
August 17, 2017
Dear Families, Club EAB and Speed Sports released their enrollment information on Tuesday, August 15. We ask you to please let us know if you decide your child will not participate in an activity he/she has been enrolled in by Friday August 18. 
August 17, 2017
We are grateful to have Maggie Moon with us at EAB from August 14-18!    Maggie Moon is the Literacy Liaison and Coach at The School at Columbia University. Before working there, she was a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in the New York City (NYC) Public School System, and then became a Senior Staff Developer for The Reading and Writing Project, at Teachers College, Columbia University.
August 17, 2017
Dear Parents There has been some amendments made to the Assessment Policy for 2017-2018. The rationale for these changes came about from both staff and student feedback and also with the goal of supporting our students to improve academic rigour. In addition it allows our students to be more aligned with the International Baccalaureate, Brazilian Programme and Universities worldwide. In making these minor adjustments we adhered to the spirit of the underlying principles of the assessment policy while modifying the way these principles are implemented.
August 17, 2017
We hope all families are off to a good start! Whether you are new at school or a returning family, the FSP is looking for your skills, connections, ideas, and available time to partner with the school in the education of our children. (Read more about the FSP in last week’s bulletin.)
August 10, 2017
The EAB Family & School Partnership (FSP) welcomes all families to another year at EAB! Until last year this group was called PTO, but encouraged by the feedback from all families, we have updated our name to reflect that we represent all families and are in a true partnership with the school for our children’s education.
August 10, 2017
Maggie Moon is the Literacy Liaison and Coach at The School at Columbia University. Before working there, she was a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in the NYC Public School System, and then became a Senior Staff Developer for The Reading and Writing Project, at Teachers College, Columbia University.
August 10, 2017
Maggie Moon is the Literacy Liaison and Coach at The School at Columbia University. Before working there, she was a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in the NYC Public School System, and then became a Senior Staff Developer for The Reading and Writing Project, at Teachers College, Columbia University.
August 10, 2017
Dear Parents, We are excited to announce a short-term music experience for our LS students. The funds for this project come from the FSA Grant- Former PTO. This semester each grade level will have music workshops with professional musicians from Brasilia. Not only will these musicians bring their music expertise, but also a flavour of our brazilian culture as well as the message of sustainability and inclusion. This project ties in with our overarching theme this year, which is  WE CARE. I send below some detailed information about each of the groups and who they will work with:
August 3, 2017
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit organization that was initiated in 1968. The aim of the IB Programme is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. It provides a challenging curriculum that enables students to develop the skills to make responsible decisions for the future. One of the main foci of the IB is to mold global citizens of the future and it is the belief that this educational system will create well-equipped students that will support a peaceful and just world.
August 3, 2017
Dear all, Greetings from the Family & School Partnership (FSP)! Welcome back everyone and a warm welcome to Mr. Bredy!  We look forward to continuing the partnership between families and the school this year, and we are super excited about our new name, vision and mission, which all better reflect who we are and what we strive for. We look forward to another year of great learning, with all families included as lifelong learners and involved in the education of our children.
August 3, 2017
Dear Parents and Students, As you know, Physical Education is compulsory for Brazilian Program and obtaining the diploma program, and all Brazilian and International students who take the Brazilian Program must take it. 
August 3, 2017
Dear Athletes, Welcome to the 2017-2018 season! This year we will start on the right foot and will have a great Try-out-clinic and learning opportunity of training at a college level with the possibility of a scholarship at Rosemont College; all lead by their soccer head coach David Carvalho, here at EAB. Save the date: August 10-12.
August 3, 2017
At the beginning of each school year, Lower School families and students are invited to attend an open house in the form of a Curriculum Coffee. This is an opportunity for families to receive information about the curriculum, expectations and routines, as well as establish lines of communication. These Coffees are an excellent time to meet teachers and other families.
August 3, 2017
On Friday, August 18 the Upper School at EAB will open its doors to the EAB Community for our annual Open House.  The purpose of this event is not only to give families the opportunity to meet the Upper School Faculty but also to have them experience part of a normal day on our campus.  
August 3, 2017
Dear EAB Community, It is an honor and a pleasure to write you as the new Head of School at EAB. Fifteen months after accepting this role, it is great to finally begin working with you. I was fortunate to spend two full weeks at EAB last school year, which has given me a nice entry point for my work here. You should know that the Board, Barry Dequanne, the Leadership Team and staff have been wonderful in our transition planning and work. They have represented EAB spectacularly!
August 3, 2017
Dear Parents, We wish everyone an excellent semester and want to clarify why EAB no longer administers medication at school. Coren (the Regional Nursing Council) has requested that all medicine, without physician’s prescription, be immediately suspended to guarantee students’ and employees wellness, until further notice.
August 3, 2017
Dear Parents, We are writing to provide you with advanced notice about your child’s staggered entry group for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
June 16, 2017
Dear EAB Community, It is with a heavy heart that I write this final communication in my role as Head of School. Serving EAB for the last seven years has been the honor and pleasure of a lifetime and, to that end, I cannot think of a better word than gratitude to highlight my time in Brasilia. It is difficult to summarize the seemingly countless reasons for my appreciation but will try to do so with a focus on five main areas: community, growth, families, faculty and staff, and reflections.
June 8, 2017
Congratulations to all students and parents for your participation during this school year. Thank you for your dedication and support.
June 8, 2017
On behalf of the entire Upper School Faculty and Staff, I thank the EAB Community for a great year. Together we have a singular purpose to provide the young men and women of our school with the best learning environment for their personal, social and academic growth. It is a pleasure to be part of such a group and we are honored to be Bulls! It is a great time to be at EAB!
June 8, 2017
Tomorrow, report cards will be emailed home by the end of the day. If your child is in grade K3-K5, look for an email from your classroom teacher and if your child is in grade 1-5, look for an email from admin@eabdf.br.
June 1, 2017
The end of each school year is marked by a series of celebrations designed to highlight and appreciate individual and collective achievements while also honoring the unique nature of the EAB community. We have recently commemorated the 2016-2017 school year with a Celebration of the Arts event, an evening Music Concert, an athletic awards ceremony, a theatrical production, and, of course, Festa Junina, to name but a few.
June 1, 2017
Please be aware of the upcoming events as we finish the school year. HS Final Exams began today and will continue through Tuesday. Other major events are below in the "Upcoming Events" section.
June 1, 2017
Thank you to the many families who attended our Celebration of Learning on Wednesday! It was common for guests to stay well past one hour, visiting different classrooms and deeply engaging with their children to reflect upon their goals and growth during this school year.
June 1, 2017
We are full of joy to honor Brazilian department, teachers, assistants, students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and the entire EAB community during this great party.
June 1, 2017
With intention our community developed a mission that began with “learners inspiring learners” opposed to “teachers inspiring learners.” In the EAB community, our teachers hold themselves to the highest levels of continual growth and are constantly seeking ways to develop as professionals.
June 1, 2017
Thank you, all EAB families, for your involvement this year with the school. It’s been a pleasure for the PTO to help organize PTO coffees, meetings, fundraisers and other events to help parents connect with each other and with the education of our children. Enjoy your holiday and we look forward to your involvement next year!
May 25, 2017
EAB conducts community-wide surveys twice a year, one in September/October and one in May/June.
May 25, 2017
The IB exam session for May 2017 is now concluded. The graduation last Saturday was a testament to the hard work and commitment of our students. On July 5th our graduating class of 2017 will be able to access their results.
May 25, 2017
Our traditional EAB Family Festa Junina is coming up! We are all getting into the spirit! Our party will be on Saturday, May, 27th, from 5pm to 9pm.
May 25, 2017
On Tuesday, May 30 the Upper School PTO will host a coffee to support parents and students who are transitioning to a new phase of the EAB Education next year. We will have specific sessions to welcome parents in the following areas:
May 25, 2017
The end of the school year is in sight. It has been a very exciting, busy and fun-filled school year. Starting the new school year seems like just yesterday. So much has gone on in just one school year. Our teachers, staff and students have been so active in making this year a strong academic and social year for each other. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this team and for how all the families have welcomed me into such a wonderful community. I want you to know that your children have been in good hands.
May 25, 2017
Is your next child making a transition into Middle School, High School or into the IB Program or Senior Year? Come for a casual and informative morning coffee on Tuesday and learn about what parents need to know!
May 18, 2017
Our traditional EAB Family Festa Junina is coming up! We are all getting into the spirit! Our party will be on Saturday, May, 27th, from 5pm to 9pm.
May 18, 2017
As our senior class of 2017 prepares to cross the stage and collect their diploma, I can't help but wonder how their learning to date has prepared them for their next chapter in postsecondary education. What skills will they take with them that will assist in their lives and entry into the job markets?
May 18, 2017
18, 2017 Senior Week: This week is the last for the Senior of the Class of 2017. At EAB we try to make the final days as EAB students both beautiful and memorable. Yesterday the Seniors gave back to the community by hosting a breakfast for faculty, maintenance and security and then, after a two-hour rehearsal for Saturday's graduation ceremony, enjoyed the annual tradition of the Senior Picnic.
May 18, 2017
Last week, four educators from the Lower School, Ms. Suzanne (Grade 1), Ms. Fernanda (ELL), Ms. Lilian (School Counselor) and Ms. Renata (Teaching Assistant) led two workshops with families about helping children and families to communicate, spend quality family time with each other and disconnect from devices.
May 18, 2017
In our last retreat, two weeks ago, we focussed on the WHY of families being involved with the school. (If you missed it, here is a link to the presentation that framed our work.) On Thursday May 25, again from 12 noon to 3pm, we take this further to define concrete actions and programs for family involvement next year.
May 11, 2017
Our Festa Junina is fast approaching. We are organizing this party with great care. We hope that everyone can join us for a great evening of fun. The theme of this year’s party is – Literatura de Cordel.
May 11, 2017
As we enter into this weekend I wanted to take a moment to wish ALL the Mothers in our Learning Community a Happy Mother's Day! Speaking from experience I am honored to be a mother myself.
May 11, 2017
Graduation day for the Class of 2017 is only a week away. This very special event will be streamed live via Livestream and friends and family from all over the world can share in the magical moment. Click here to access the link for the Livestream site.
May 11, 2017
Preparations for EAB's Festa Junina (May 27 at school) are well underway, and this Friday May 12, from 1-3 pm, you are invited to help make decorations. Please come to make colorful banners and in the process get to know some other parents at the school. Location: MS Maker Space.
May 4, 2017
The US iCommons is currently being used for IB exams. The temporary after school pick up room is US Room 1 (Mr. Fitzgerald’s room) from April 27- May 19. This room is located towards the front of the school, close to the outdoor basketball courts. Please ask Security or any staff person for assistance with locating this room.
May 4, 2017
The Anísio Teixeira National Institute of Studies and Educational Researche (INEP) will begin registering for ENEM 2017 next Monday, May 8th. ENEM is the Brazilian National High School Evaluation. Students can register on the official site until Friday, May 19th.
May 4, 2017
To all of the teachers at the American School of Brasilia and around the world: Happy Teachers’ Week! Your work, dedication, and commitment to the development of others are important and deeply appreciated. To that end, the following is a link to a previous post entitled, Why I Hated Meredith’s First Grade Teacher, which shares a moving story about the difference a teacher can make in a family’s life.
May 4, 2017
Today (Thursday) through Tuesday, May 8, all students in Grades 6-10 will complete the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test. This test will provide important data about student progress, both on an individual and schoolwide level, that will allow us not only to measure the effectiveness of our programs but also will empower us to better individualize instruction and learning for the needs of each child.
May 4, 2017
This week is TEACHER APPRECIATION week at EAB, and on behalf of all parents the PTO has invited EAB teachers and teacher assistants to a teacher appreciation party on Thursday May 11 to show how much we appreciate their work in and outside the EAB classrooms.
April 27, 2017
I was recently listening to a series of interviews with Joseph Campbell and his reflections on the essential themes that have emerged from sixty years of his life’s work. He emphasized the interconnectedness of our lives and the human experience, the fundamental role of storytelling in our culture, and the importance of courageously embarking on our individual journeys to fully realize our lives, as highlighted in his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
April 27, 2017
We remind families that students in Grades 2-5 will complete MAP tests in the areas of Math and Reading (Science in Grade 5). Teachers and students will use this information to help final instructional decisions in the school year and with Report Card information.
April 27, 2017
A recent article from BBC highlights an international study by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) "that measures student well-being and how young people feel about their lives." That article is here.
April 27, 2017
Students of grades 5, 7, 9 and 11 have just completed 3 days of the Portuguese external diagnostic evaluation that focuses on reading, comprehension and writing skills.
April 27, 2017
Parents at the school are invited to join in on a set of Parent Leadership Workshops. We’ll be looking to develop parent leadership skills and also get ready to support the school next year in the best possible way. The only requirements are that you are still here for the next school year and that you are excited to make a difference! Workshops will held on May 4 & 25 in the afternoon. Please send us an email (pto@eabdf.br) to learn more and sign up.
April 20, 2017
In the mindset of partnership with our community, we would like to share with you two items that have come to our attention regarding internet safety. As the caretakers of our students’ well being, we believe being aware and prepared to help our children navigate the new trends that are accessible through the internet are of vital importance. The two aforementioned items are an online game called "Blue Whale" and a series on Netflix, "13 Reasons Why", both of which focus on unhealthy ways to deal with depression and anxiety.
April 20, 2017
According to the information previously sent out, next week students from 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th grades will take the Portuguese external diagnostic test, on April 24th, 25th and 26th, following the schedule below.
April 20, 2017
On Thursday, April 27 the Class of 2017 will begin the IB examination period. The IB Exams are a culmination of two years of work for your sons and daughters and it is appropriate that we celebrate their efforts before the testing sessions begin. We therefore ask you to help us coordinate an IB Celebration Breakfast on Wednesday, April 26 from 9:00-9:45 a.m. In keeping with the international spirit of the IB Organization, we ask that you prepare a breakfast dish from your home country to share with the IB students, their parents and their teachers. The hope is that each family bring only enough food for 6-8 people. If all families participate we should have enough for everyone to enjoy.
April 20, 2017
Starting next Friday, the US iCommons will be used for IB exams. The after school pick up room will be US Room 1 (Mr. Fitzgerald’s room) April 27- May 19. This room is located towards the front of the school, close to the outdoor basketball courts. Please ask Security or any staff person for assistance with locating this room.
April 20, 2017
Please be advised that MAP Testing will run from Monday 2nd May to Friday 12th May and will include students from Grade 2-10. It is a computerized assessment that we use to measure the growth and achievement of our students annually. The results help the teachers to make a more tailored lesson plans that will support student learning.
April 20, 2017
Throughout the year, EAB teachers and teacher assistants work hard to make a difference in the life of our children. On Thursday May 11 in the evening, we say THANK YOU to them with a casual social event that this year will be hosted at a family home in Lago Sul.
April 13, 2017
Children have been surprising us with their speed, knowledge and comprehension. This is one of the images that reveal that things are being transformed at an extraordinary speed. Some issues have arisen from this new reality because parents and teachers, coming from another time, are rethinking and perfecting their role.
April 13, 2017
As part of EAB's ongoing focus on safety and security, EAB holds schedules several fire and emergency drills throughout the year. To that end, EAB will be holding the next fire/emergency drill on Tuesday, April 18 at 09:00.
April 13, 2017
This April, our faculty will begin to organize class lists for the coming school year. Our process involves receiving input from classroom teachers, specialist teachers, members of the Student Success Team and parents.
April 13, 2017
Each year students in 11th grade taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma are required to present their Extended Essay (EE) to a group of panelists comprised of teachers, administrators, students and parents.
April 6, 2017
“Light precedes every transition. Whether at the end of a tunnel, through a crack in the door or the flash of an idea, it is always there, heralding a new beginning.” — Teresa Tsalaky
April 6, 2017
Last week, 14 members of the faculty from EAB shared their knowledge by presenting at the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA) Conference. Besides demonstrating their deep knowledge and experiences, the team also learned a lot. One of the keynote speakers, Myron Dueck, shared some of his beliefs about the future of education.
April 6, 2017
It is that time of year to celebrate our Arts Program here at EAB. Please join us this Saturday, April 8, at 5PM for the Afternoon of the Arts Sabado Legal! It will be a time for all students, faculty and families an evening celebrating the artistic accomplishments of our EAB learners.
April 6, 2017
Join us for the next PTO general board meeting on Tuesday April 18. We start with an informal potluck lunch at 12:30pm, followed by a meeting at 1:30pm. Please join us for one or both parts. Location will be posted next week; or please contact us at our email or 999170901 (WhatsApp) for details. Everyone always welcome!
March 30, 2017
The Extended Essay process has started at EAB. For those of you new to Extended Essays, it represents one of the core elements of the IB Diploma Programme. It is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
March 30, 2017
As part of part of EAB's ongoing effort to empower students to lead healthy, safe and balanced lives, in April students in the Upper School will participate in a Health and Wellness program that teaches children and teenagers about wellness and personal safety. During five 45-minute sessions during Physical Education classes, the Middle School and High School Counselors, Ms. Isabel Mader and Dr. Gavin Hornbuckle respectively, will present research-based, age-appropriate lessons to help students learn about their changing bodies and brains, skills to prevent or interrupt cycles of bullying, and identify healthy and unhealthy personal behaviors and relationships.
March 30, 2017
We love seeing families together after school and enjoying the common areas of our school (especially in the ECP and Lower School playgrounds and the Lower School iCommons)
March 30, 2017
On Thursday, April 27 the Class of 2017 will begin the IB examination period. The IB Exams are a culmination of two years of work for your sons and daughters and it is appropriate that we celebrate their efforts before the testing sessions begin. We therefore ask you to help us coordinate an IB Celebration Breakfast on Wednesday, April 26 from 9:00-9:45 a.m.
March 30, 2017
As a family with students at EAB, you are automatically part of our EAB Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), a volunteer organization aimed at strengthening communication between parents, teachers and other school staff, and building a strong community that supports our students’ learning.
March 23, 2017
As one of the Pillars of our school, service is a fundamental part of the comprehensive EAB Education. Two recent projects, one by the National Honor Society and the other by EduArtes, highlight the good work being done by EAB students to serve others. Please read highlights from those two projects below.
March 23, 2017
As we move into the last quarter of our school year 2016-2017, we are grateful for all the growth our students have shown academically, socially and emotionally. As you know, it takes all of us in the community to assist our students in achieving.
March 23, 2017
Dando continuidade ao desenvolvimento curricular em Português e PLL, ofereceremos mais um workshop aos pais nos dias e horários destacados abaixo. Participe deste importante momento! Esperamos vê-los!!
March 23, 2017
As a family with students at EAB, you are automatically part of our EAB Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), a volunteer organization aimed at strengthening communication between parents, teachers and other school staff, and building a strong community that supports our students’ learning.
March 17, 2017
There has never been a bigger force for change than technology. It has changed absolutely everything in the way we live. With such a big change we have to ensure that change is also being applied to our classrooms. It has been said many times that we are preparing the learners of today for jobs that don't yet exist. How can we make sure that we are "future proofing our learners"? What are the transferrable skills we can teach today to be prepared for tomorrow?
March 16, 2017
An effective educational program requires full and shared participation from students, parents, and the school. Similar to a tripod in which all three legs are needed to provide support, a student’s development and realization of potential will not be fully achieved if even one of the legs – students, parents, and school – is not fully engaged in the learning process.
March 16, 2017
As provas serão aplicadas em 2 domingos consecutivos, sendo nos dia 05 e 12 de novembro. A redação será realizada no 1º domingo de prova.
March 16, 2017
Thank you everyone---parents, teachers, and local businesses--for your support of the auction! It was a great community event: More than 60 items were sold to lucky bidders and close to 7000 Reais were raised to support the PTO Student and Teacher Grants, which directly support activities of EAB students in school, with impacts local and global.
March 16, 2017
Since I wrote last week, four events took place that highlight the Upper School's ongoing commitment to meeting our Vision "To positively impact the world through excellence in academics, activities, arts, leadership, and service".
March 16, 2017
Family Conferences will occur in the Lower School on Thursday, March 23. This is an important time to discuss the growth your child has made since December and to establish or revise learning goals. We encourage you to view this presentation about Family Conferences in the Lower School which was shared at a recent PTO Coffee.
March 9, 2017
On Thursday, March 16 the Class of 2017 will host the annual EAB Fashion Show. The event begins at 7:30 in the auditorium. The Seniors decided to use the talents of one of their classmates, Aloysio Campos de Paz, and members of the EAB Community to create a series of magazine covers (EAB Glamour) to promote the event.
March 9, 2017
We were happy to have students, teachers and families return to school this week! Immediately, children re-connected with friends and teachers to share about their vacation but then quickly returned to our school routines around learning.
March 9, 2017
At least once a month, all members of the EAB community have a unique opportunity to come together on Saturdays. Our Sabado Legal program is one of the many things that makes EAB so special. Open to everyone, highly interactive, engaging themes, time for family to learn together - these are just a few highlights! These events also provide us with yet another chance to truly live our mission, and this Saturday’s WorldFest: Wellness Around the World is no exception.
March 9, 2017
Students have weekly opportunities to develop their Portuguese skills through activities, games, comics, cartoons, graphics, and more.
March 9, 2017
Thank you everyone for your support of the auction. Classroom baskets are ready, local businesses have offered gifts or services, and the Upper School iCommons is about to turn into a silent auction venue. We love to see you all on Saturday March 11 from 10am-12:30pm at this silent auction to raise funds for the PTO teacher and student grants programs.
February 23, 2017
The annual EAB silent auction is around the corner. This fun event is organized by EAB’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and will take place on Saturday March 11 from 10am-12:30pm at the school, on the same day as World Fest. You can win great prizes, and proceeds from the silent auction directly go back to support student learning and school activities.
February 23, 2017
One of our primary focus areas during the past several months has been on teacher recruitment for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
February 23, 2017
Since my arrival at EAB nearly four years ago I have said many, many times that I have never known students who are warmer or more kind than those in our Upper School. I have also commented many times since my arrival about the excellence of the Model United Nations program at EAB and how our delegates are the equals of any MUN students in the world.
February 23, 2017
Curricular analysis testifies that EAB students learn significant contents, required on vestibular, in Portuguese, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics areas.
February 23, 2017
We want to take this opportunity to remind you of two very important things. First and most important we want to wish you a healthy, safe and happy Carnival. We are grateful for this time to celebrate this beautiful country and its people!
February 16, 2017
Last week I wrote about the impressive power of student leaders at EAB because of the profound, and very public, positive affect they have had on EAB and Brasília.
February 16, 2017
Matt and I had the pleasure of going into some classrooms to provide feedback and support for an important literacy component called "Word Study!" A few weeks ago Matt had provided additional professional development to our teachers and teaching assistants on word work.
February 16, 2017
The annual EAB silent auction is around the corner. This fun event is organized by EAB’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and will take place on Saturday March 11 from 10am-12:30pm
February 9, 2017
The recent horrific and tragic attack at the mosque in Quebec and the subsequent categorical response from Canadians and concerned citizens around the world is a poignant reminder of one of our primary purposes as educators. As learning institutions, we must model and live by the highest standards associated with tolerance, empathy, and understanding while categorically rejecting all acts of hate, bigotry, and discrimination. The unique opportunity to serve as an educator includes an unwavering commitment to model and stand up for the values we hold dear in our schools.
February 9, 2017
This past Saturday the students of EAB hosted the first-ever TEDxYouth@EAB event on our campus.
February 9, 2017
Please join us at the Lower School Assembly (K3-Grade 5): Fairness and Contributing on Friday, February 10 at 8:15AM in the auditorium.
February 9, 2017
As a reminder MAP means Measures of Academic Progress. It is an external assessment tool that adjusts the difficulty of each question so that children take unique tests for Maths (Grades 2-10), Reading (Grades 2-10) and Science (Grades 5-10).
February 9, 2017
The annual EAB silent auction is around the corner. This fun event is organized by EAB’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and will take place on Saturday March 11 from 10am-12:30pm at the school
February 2, 2017
Over the past months the process students will use to choose courses for the 2017-2018 school year has been discussed various times.
February 2, 2017
Collaboration is not only for our students but it was evident amongst our educators as they prepared the Lower School presentation on Digital Citizenship.
February 2, 2017
MAP Testing will formally begin on Monday 6th February. The process will operate differently within each Division.
February 2, 2017
Still a few weeks away, but you can already mark your calendar. These are the dates for the next PTO coffee mornings, one for the Upper School families (February 23, 8:15-9:15am) and one for the Early Childhood families (March 9, 8:15-9:15am).
January 26, 2017
With intention our community developed a mission that began with “learners inspiring learners” opposed to “teachers inspiring learners.”
January 26, 2017
The PTO is gearing up for its annual Silent Auction, one of its biggest and most exciting fundraising events to support the school.
January 26, 2017
O Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio (Enem) foi criado para avaliar o conhecimento dos alunos que terminam o Ensino Médio. Foi ganhando importância ao longo do tempo e, hoje é fundamental para participar de programas do Governo Federal de acesso ao ensino superior, tais como:
January 26, 2017
We remind children that in students in Grades 2-5 will complete MAP tests in the areas of Math and Reading.
January 26, 2017
Every semester the Upper School Leadership Team reviews the Upper School Student Handbook to ensure that the policies and procedures that guide our learning environment are in line with the Mission, Vision, and Beliefs of EAB.
January 19, 2017
As educators and teachers, we are often focused on academic areas such as reading, writing and mathematics for the benefit of student learning. However, sometimes we forget that our students minds and hearts are somewhere else!
January 19, 2017
Results from ENEM 2016 are available
January 19, 2017
Results from ENEM 2016 are available via this link: Enem 2016.
January 19, 2017
This year's Service Sabado Legal is focused on Learners Inspiring Learners, an essential aspect of learning at EAB. This Saturday, January 21st, from 9 am to 12 pm we will have a variety of activities taking place in which the EAB community can help pack the donations for Creche Alecrim
January 19, 2017
On Thursday January 26, after you drop off your kids at school and maybe on your way to work: Stop by La Boulangerie in Asa Sul 306 (Loja 10) for a morning coffee with other parents from the school.
January 19, 2017
On Thursday 19th January at 7.30pm there was information presented for Grade 10 parents and students to support with course selection which will begin on Monday 23rd January.
January 19, 2017
It was great to see the student on campus on Tuesday. Their energy and enthusiasm is contagious and they are truly what makes EAB a great place to be.
January 13, 2017
Welcome to the second semester of the 2016-2017 school year. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are enjoying a great start to 2017. Looking ahead to next week, please be reminded that classes will begin at 08:00 on Tuesday, January 17 (full day of classes). Additionally, please note the following important updates.
January 13, 2017
Welcome back! I would like to greet all of you with something that says, “Our New Year brings renewal and rejuvenation and promises” however, our school year is only halfway completed. So I will wish all of your children and yourselves a happy second semester filled with active engagement, success and new learnings.
January 13, 2017
Free, weekly wtiting course will restart on the following dates and times
January 12, 2017
Welcome back! I hope you you had a wonderful holiday with your families and that everyone is looking forward to another great semester in the Upper School of EAB. Please be reminded that school begins on Tuesday, January 17 at 8:00 a.m.
December 16, 2016
THANK you everyone who baked, bought and brought cookies, muffins, cakes and pão de mel to school last Friday. All delicious treats were sold the next day following the magic LS Holiday Program, and we also thank the enthusiastic EAB community for stopping by our table and supporting the PTO.
December 16, 2016
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a New Year full of joys and achievements! For those who are leaving, we wish success and prosperity. We hope you keep connected to EAB family.
December 16, 2016
Today marks the end of the first semester and there is much to celebrate in relation to Teaching and Learning. Here are some highlights
December 16, 2016
We are so very proud of the students and Ms. Celiane, all the way from K3 to Grade 12 who helped create an inspiring, warm and bold show for our families! Saturday was a special event and we thank you for your attendance.
December 16, 2016
As the semester draws to a close it is important that as we look forward to the holiday, we also turn an eye to the beginning of the second semester and the work to begin immediately in January 2017.
December 8, 2016
EAB Community Weekly News
December 8, 2016
he reading project at EAB seeks to stimulate our Lower School students (K4 to 5th grade) to read. This allows them to contribute to the development of their potential, through skills such as responsibility, communication, knowledge generalization and effective writing, as well as stimulating creativity.
December 8, 2016
The Extended Essay process has started at EAB. For those of you new to Extended Essays, it represents one of the core elements of the IB Diploma Programme. It is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
December 8, 2016
Below is information about another week filled with love and learning! As always, please be in contact with us should you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.
December 8, 2016
Today, Thursday, December 8, all Upper School students will have time to predict their Learner Profile scores for the semester. Remember that the EAB Learner Profile is built around four key dispositions: Engaged, Principled, Collaborative, Contributing.
December 1, 2016
As you are aware, the American School of Brasilia (EAB) is currently in the process of implementing a new food services structure.
December 1, 2016
December 1, 2016
Thanks to the parents of both Brazilian and international students for participating in the LS Parent Coffee.
December 1, 2016
On Tuesday November 22 at 15:00 we silently changed our DNS setting to point to our new and improved responsive website. If you visit our site at www.eabdf.br and still see the old site, you may need to clear your browser cache and restart to get to the new site.
December 1, 2016
The Lower School Assembly that was scheduled for this Friday, Dec. 2, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 9:15am, in the auditorium. Focus: Collaborative / Caring; Color: red.
December 1, 2016
Inherent in international education is the fact that every year talented and cherished members of the EAB Faculty make the decision to leave the school. Saying goodbye to colleagues and friends each June is one of the most difficult aspects of working at an international school.
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