Anna Tatishvili’s Summer Olympics Run Finished

Anna Tatishvili gave an olympian effort in her second round match earlier today at the Summer Olympics in London, but Nadia Petrova ultimately proved too tough.  Anna lost 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 to the 16th-seeded Russian, and since she and her partner lost their doubles match yesterday, Anna's Olympics are over.  She doesn't have much time to dwell on these defeats, however, because the U.S. Open starts in less than a month.  This blog will keep you updated on her progress when that tournament begins on August 27.

Anna Tatishvili Advances at the Summer Olympics

American School student Anna Tatishvili advanced to the second round of the women's singles tennis tournament at the Summer Olympics by routing Stephanie Vogt of Liechtenstein, 6-2, 6-0, in yesterday's opening round.  Anna, who is competing for her native country of Georgia, moves on to the second round, where she will face 16th-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia.  She is also competing with countrywoman Margalita Chakhnashvili in the women's doubles competition.  We'll keep you updated on Anna's progress in both events as the tournaments proceed this week.

Today’s Special Occasion: The Olympics

It's July 27, and today the 2012 Summer Olympics officially begin in London.  Like the Olympics itself, the American School is international.  We have students from all over the world, and earlier this year we added special enrollment applications for those students residing in foreign countries so that we might provide them with more efficient service throughout their studies.  You might be wondering if any American School students have participated in the Summer Olympics, and the answer is a resounding yes.  Andre Agassi won the gold medal in tennis in 1996.  Katie Hoff earned one silver medal and two bronze medals in swimming in 2008.  This year, Anna Tatishvili is competing in tennis.  We'll update you on her performance when the competition begins next week. 

Helpful Information for Algebra 2, Examination 9

On some versions of Algebra 2, Examination 9, there is a typographical error in question 11.  The misprinted version says, "Given right triangle ABC…"  The correct wording is "Given triangle ABC with a = 12, b = 10, and c = 8, find the angles in degrees and minutes."  Deleting the word "right" from that question should make the problem less confusing.  Misprinted exams have the code 1093B* on the bottom of the first page.  If you need more information, you may call the Instruction department at 708-418-2855 or email the Math department by using the email address listed in the Online Student Center.  Thank you. 

Update on Michael Jakub Mengden

If you read the most recent All American newsletter, then you know that American School student Michael Jakub Mengden is spending the summer in Russia studying ballet.  The following is an update we received from his family: "He is having a great time.  He has been in Moscow for a little over a week.  He said that he would love to train there year round.  We are praying that he could stay.  He will be in Russia for 5 more weeks.  Michael said that he is learning some Russian language and is improving in ballet."  We are certainly proud of Michael and his many accomplishments.  If you're an American School student doing great things, let us know.  You may contact us at the e-mail address printed in the All American newsletter, and we look forward to sharing your story in a future issue.  

Remembering Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride

It's July 24, and on this date in 1897, American aviatrix Amelia Earhart was born.  She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and the first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Oakland, California.  She might have set even more records if she and her plane hadn't disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 while attempting to fly around the world.  Yesterday, it was announced that another American female aviation pioneer, astronaut Sally Ride, died at age 61.  She was the first American woman in space.  Both Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride inspired countless young girls to become pilots or astronauts or to explore careers that they otherwise may never have considered, and both are worthy of our remembrance.   

American School to Attend Southeast Homeschool Expo

The American School continues its cross-country convention schedule later this week with the Southeast Homeschool Expo in Atlanta.  This is the fourth consecutive year the American School has attended this event, and we are confident this year will be the best one yet.  We will be in booth 808 at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Friday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, July 28, from 10 5 p.m.  As usual, we will have enrollment applications, information booklets and cool giveaways to anyone who visits us, so be sure to stop by! 

Today’s Anniversary: The Moon Landing

It's July 20, and on this date in 1969, man landed on the moon.  This was a major milestone in American history and one of those moments where you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard about it.  If the moon landing was a major milestone in American history, then earning your high school diploma is a major milestone in your life and your history.  The American School can help you do achieve that milestone.  Visit our enrollment page to learn how you can get started today.  We think you'll be over the moon about our cost, curriculum, caring student service and credibility!

American School to Attend Pair of Professional Development Events

If you're a regular blog reader (and why wouldn't you be?), you know that this blog does a good job promoting all the different conventions the American School attends.  The primary purpose of these conventions is to make ourselves available to those students who might be interested in taking our classes in the future.  With that in mind, you might wonder if the American School attends any conventions or events to better serve its current students.  The answer is a resounding yes!  Tomorrow there won't be a blog entry because we'll be attending a social media conference in Chicago.  Even better, next week, two of our Curriculum department employees will be attending the Midwest Moodle Moot in Goshen, Indiana.  The Midwest Moodle Moot is important because Moodle is the software that we are using to make our current print courses available in an entirely online format.  We hope to have more online courses available soon, and attending the Midwest Moodle Moot will help us do just that.  Tomorrow's event and next week's event are two of the many events we attend each year to learn how we can better serve our current students.  Coupled with the conventions we attend, they help strengthen the American School for years to come.

Roberta Allen Presents “Waterfall” to American School










The recently-retired Roberta Allen wore many hats during her four-decade career with the American School, but, outside the office, she is an accomplished artist whose work has been exhibited in such places as Chicago and Southwest Michigan.  Yesterday she presented the American School with one such piece.  "Waterfall" now hangs in one of our two-story staircases.  We needed to hang it in a staircase because, as you can see, it is quite huge.  In the photo on the left, "Waterfall" towers above (left to right) Treasurer Vince Immordino, the artist herself, Curriculum Director Marie Limback and President Gary Masterton.  In the photo on the right, you get a view of "Waterfall" in all its glory.  Later in the day, we added next to "Waterfall" Roberta's artist statement, which describes the thought and design processes she went through as she painted on several large pieces of canvas to create the work.  We are grateful to Roberta for giving us this beautiful piece of art.  It is the latest of her countless contributions to the American School.