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AIS Hosts an Honored Guest
Today AIS hosted a grand-niece of the most original and sincere Russian poets of the 20th century, Marina Tsvetaeva. She shared lots of interesting facts about Tsvetaeva’s life and work, easily communicating with our students in English as she has been living for many years in the US by now.
Olga Trukhacheva arrived here to celebrate 125 years from the birth of her grandmother, Anastasia Tsvetaeva, who got her name mentioned as a famous Russian prose writer and an essayist. «Amor», one of her world known novels, was handed over to us today by the honoured guest enriching our AIS library.
The Head of Yelabuga English Club, Svetlana Anderzyanova, telling AIS students about the works of the great poetess and complementing the speech of Olga Trukhacheva, read a poem by Marina Tsvetaeva «Here a window shines…» in English and Russian. The performance struck a strong chord with the children and one of the Grade 6 students responded by reciting her own poem.
An incredibly informative and hearty meeting with the relative of a key figure in Russian poetry will remain in the memory of our students for long and, perhaps, will awaken in them certain creative initiatives.
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IB Student Conferences: Opportunities for Empowerment

Student conferences within IB PYP programme were held at AIS to reflect the students’ progress in academic disciplines and core competencies under the new school strategy on April 10-11.

Students of KG1 - Grade 2 and their parents participated in the Three-Way Conferences that involved three parties: students, parents and teachers. The conference participants discussed students’ progress and achievements emphasizing on the strengths and areas for improvement as well as setting future goals for the next academic year and the ways to assist in their attainment. AIS students shared their thoughts and ideas on inquiries conducted, assessed their role in inquiry activities, demonstrated the works, selected by them well in advance with the teacher’s support, and their portfolios.

The format of Student Led Conferences for Grade 3 - Grade 6 allowed the students to arrange and run conferences on their own. The student portfolio was the main focus of the conferences as it compiles many great examples from different units of inquiry. It gives the students the chance to take full ownership of their work while making their parents proud of all that they have done throughout the year.

The days of student conferences turned to be special for the entire school community and gave our students the unique opportunities for empowerment and engagement. We would like to express gratitude to all AIS families for taking the time to recognize the full worth of a strong IB education!