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The winners of chess tournament
Happy Wednesday!
Today the results were read out for the best chess players of the January-June 2020 period. The head of the Alabuga International School awarded these young chess players and wished everyone success in the very first tournament of this new academic year.

Our school grows up together with the students, and now we mature enough for another league called mittelspiel. In chess terminology, this means the middle of the game. Under this name, we define the members of the league not as beginners, but not yet as professional. Students will have to hone their skills in attack and defense, as well as positional maneuvering. 

But this is all ahead,  for now, we will announce the list of today's winners in the senior league "Excelsior":

1 place – Sophiya Suldina (Grade 8)
2  place - Mansur Bikbulatov (Grade 5)
3  place - Kamil Tazutdinov (Grade 7)

In the minor league "E2-E4":

1 place - Amiliya Siraeva (Grade 4)
2 place - Urazman Shafikov (Grade 4)
3 place - Milana Ignatieva (Grade 4)

We congratulate and wish students always make the right move on the chessboard and in life!
Other news

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!