Houston’s Premier PK3 – 12th Grade International Day School

Middle School / Upper School

6th Grade/6ème - 12th Grade/Tle

COLLÈGE ET LYCÉE ADMINISTRATION

Christine Chourré - Proviseure
Nadia Triki - Deputy Proviseure
Secrétariat Section Française

MIDDLE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Tom Beuscher - Head of Middle School
Miranda de Vries - Deputy Head
Lamis Boz - Executive Assistant

UPPER SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Sam Waugh - Head of Upper School
Jack Lyons - Deputy Head
Marie-Hélène Nguyen - Executive Assistant

Back-to-School Dates

Orientation for New Families*
Saturday, August 11
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Language 2 Testing for New Students
Saturday, August 11
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

6th Grade/6ème Orientation for
New and Returning Families*
Wednesday, August 15
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

First Day of School for Upper School/Lycée
9th Grade/3ème - 12th Grade/Terminale
Thursday, August 16
7:55 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

First Day of School for Middle School/Collège
6th Grade/6ème - 8th Grade/4ème
Friday, August 17
7:55 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

* Awty Plus childcare will be provided.

Required Documents

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM

Second Language Survey for 6th - 12th Grade:

All new students entering Middle and Upper School must complete the Second Language Survey to provide the faculty with the information required to ensure class placement at the appropriate level.

Additionally, students who have studied a second language must take a placement test scheduled for the day of the Secondary School Orientation on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Please contact the School Languages Director Javi Marin with any questions at 713-328-5855.

For additional information about second and third language study at Awty, please read the documents below.

Elective Choice for 9th and 10th Grade:

All rising 9th and 10th Grade students are required to sign up for elective courses for the 2018-2019 school year. Please submit the online form for the appropriate grade.

Please follow the instructions on the page completely and submit the form using the Submit button. Should you have any questions, there is a link to brief explanations and contact information for each elective at the top of the form.

Important Note: This form was due on June 4. Students enrolling after this date should return the form as soon as possible. If the form is not received prior to the start of school, the electives will be assigned based on availability.


FRENCH PROGRAM

Fiche d’inscription pedagogique pour 6ème - Tle:

All students entering the Collège and Lycée should have completed a Fiche d’inscription pedagogique for their grade of entry. If you have not already done so, please click on the appropriate grade level below to download the form and return it to the the Proviseure's Office as soon as possible via email or fax to 713-341-4414.

6ème 5ème 4ème 3ème 2nde 1ère Tle
 

Summer Reading - 6th-12th Grade

Students in Middle and Upper School are assigned summer reading to be completed before the start of school. This reading is assessed and discussed during the first two weeks of school. The School Store DOES NOT carry the books on the Summer Reading lists. They may be purchased through any retail book outlet.

When you access the Summer Reading lists (IB), you will notice there are multiple levels of English classes. Below is a description of those levels.

ENGLISH LEVELS

Literature and Language (C2): These are standard level classes for students who are native English speakers or have reached native level proficiency.

Intermediate II (C1): These classes are for students who are advanced English Language Learners.

Intermediate I (B1-B2): These classes are targeted at students still developing many of their English skills.

Students with few basic skills in English (Beginner levels A1-A2) are not assigned summer reading, but they may read from a suggested reading list available upon request.

Contact the head of the English Department Jan Castleberry with any questions.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT

English Language Learners will be tested for appropriate placement on August 11 during the Secondary School Orientation.  If planning to study another language, students will be tested at the start of school.

LECTURES ESTIVALES - 6ème-Terminale

Vous trouverez ci-dessous les listes des lectures d’été établie par les professeurs de français de collège et de lycée. Elle a été établie par les enseignants de chaque niveau en fonction des programmes de l’année à venir. Les élèves sont vivement encouragés à faire ces lectures, sans que ce soit nécessairement de manière exhaustive, afin d’enrichir leur vocabulaire, entretenir leur imagination, se préparer aux thématiques de l’année.

Veuillez noter que, pour chaque niveau, quelques lectures estivales sont obligatoires. Elles sont indispensables pour permettre un travail plus approfondi en cours d’année et feront l’objet d’une activité ou d’un contrôle dans les semaines qui suivent la rentrée scolaire. Ces œuvres sont en lien direct avec le programme.

Lectures estivales par niveau:

6ème 5ème 4ème 3ème 2nde 1ère Tle

Conseils Supplementaires : L’été, c’est non seulement le moment idéal pour lire, mais aussi pour aller au théâtre ou au cinéma, écouter la radio (pensez aux podcasts pour rendre moins ennuyeux les longs trajets en voiture ou en avion !), découvrir une exposition, bref se cultiver ! Vous trouverez des conseils specifiques dans les listes estivales par niveau.

Toute l’équipe vous souhaite un fort bel été riche en aventures littéraires et culturelles !

Si vous avez des questions, veuillez contacter à Laure Vermeulen, Responsable du département de français.

BOOKS AND SUPPLIES - INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM

BOOKS

Books and supplies for 6th grade/6ème through 12th grade/Tle are not included in the tuition fee and must be purchased separately. If you have already received communication from the School Store regarding book orders, please follow those instructions. If you did not receive this communication or are enrolling after April 17, please follow the instructions below.

Please read the following key information before completing any of the three forms, which must then be emailed to schoolstore@awty.org:

  1. Book Order Forms:

2. Book Delivery Form

3. School Account Authorization Form

2nd and 3rd Language Books: Due to the multiple levels for foreign language and intermediate English classes, books for these courses may only be purchased once the student’s level has been determined, typically at the start of school.

SUPPLIES

Students should bring a backpack to carry their books, supplies and homework. Lockers will be assigned to all students either at Orientation or the first day of school. Locks and locker shelves are available for purchase at the School Store. Some of the required supplies are listed on the book order forms, but teachers may request additional supplies.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact schoolstore@awty.org.

Livres et fournitures - Programme Français

LIVRES
Les livres et les fournitures de la  6ème à la Tle ne sont pas inclus dans les frais de scolarité et doivent être achetés séparément. Si vous avez déjà reçu une communication de la librairie de lécole (School Store) concernant la commande de livres et fournitures scolaires, veuillez suivre ces instructions. Si vous n'avez pas reçu de communication ou si vous avez finalisévotre inscription après le 17 avril, veuillez suivre les instructions ci-dessous.

Veuillez-vous référer aux deux documents ci-dessous avant de compléter les formulaires que vous enverrez par email à schoolstore@awty.org:

Formulaires de Commande des Livres :

Formulaires de Commande des Fournitures :

Formulaire de Livraison des Livres

Formulaire d’Autorisation du Compte Scolaire

LANGUES ÉTRANGÈRES
En raison des multiples niveaux de langue, vous ne pourrez pas commander les livres avant que le niveau de l'élève ait été déterminé, généralement à la rentrée.

FOURNITURES
Tout étudiant doit se munir d’un sac à dos pour porter ses livres et fournitures. Les numéros de casiers seront communiqués le jour de l’Orientation ou à la rentrée. Les cadenas pour les casiers seront disponibles à la Librairie de l’école (School Store).

Si vous avez des questions, n’ hésitez pas à contacter schoolstore@awty.org.

Technology

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD)

Students are required to have a personal computing device (i.e., laptop or tablet) as part of their school supplies.

Middle School students should have a device but will only be allowed to use it in class under the guidance of a teacher or in the library. Computer access for MS is disallowed at all other times and in all other places during the school day.

Visit the BYOD webpages for more information.

CELL PHONE POLICY

Upper School students (9th grade/3ème - 12th grade/Terminale) are permitted cell phones on campus, but they must be out of sight and turned off during classes. Upper School students may use their cell phones during their lunch period.

If Middle School students bring a cell phone (or any other electronic communication device) to school it must be off and in their lockers throughout the school day.

Arrival and Dismissal

On the first day of school, all Secondary School students should report to the Performing Arts and Athletic Center (PAAC) to pick up their class schedules. Students in 6th grade/6ème will receive their schedules at the orientation on August 17, but should still report to the PAAC on the first day. Maps of the campus will be made available. After the first day, please follow the instructions outlined below.


CARPOOL (Drop-Off and Pick-Up)

Morning carpool runs from 7:15 to 7:55 a.m. School personnel will be on hand to assist you and your child. Please follow their instructions. Cell phone use is prohibited in carpool, and the speed limit is 5mph.

Afternoon carpool begins at 3:35 p.m.


BUSES

School buses drop off under the parking garage. Students walk themselves to their lockers and classrooms.

At the end of the day, students should make their way to the buses immediately following their last class. Buses leave promptly at 3:45 p.m.


PARKING

Parents conducting school business on campus should park in the garage in the spaces marked as VISITOR PARKING located on the third and fourth levels. Please do not park in the assigned numbered spaces for faculty and staff. Additional parking is available at Awty Field (athletics stadium).


ATTENDANCE OFFICE

Students who arrive later than 7:55 a.m. or leave before 3:35 p.m. must sign in or out through the Division Office.  Attendance is now the responsibility of Executive Assistant of Middle or Upper School.

Please review the attendance policy and procedures for the Secondary School (available mid July).

Uniforms

SCHOOL UNIFORM

All students must wear the school uniform every day unless otherwise instructed. Exceptions are made for Spirit Days and other special occasions. Upper School students (grades 9-12/3ème-Tle) have a free-dress day on Fridays. Dennis Uniform is our provider and offers three convenient ways to shop:

  1. Shop online at: https://www.dennisuniform.com.  Enter "Awty" and receive FREE shipping on orders over $50.
  2. Shop at their new store: Suite A, 7613 Katy Freeway, 77024 (opening September 2018)
  3. Call Customer Service at 800-854-6951 to place a phone order.

Please review the Uniform Policy for details by grade level and division.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNIFORM

Beginning in 5th grade/CM2, students must change into a physical education (P.E.) uniform. The school will provide one P.E. uniform to each student during the first P.E. class. Additional P.E. uniforms may be purchased from the School Store.

NOTE: The School Store is the only source for the following items: hooded sweatshirts, hooded jackets, and P.E. uniforms, as well as other school-branded specialty items.

Athletics

SAVE THE DATE
Arts & Athletic Information Night (Middle & Upper School)
Monday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Cafe North & South

Come learn about the art and athletic programs at Awty!  Meet teachers and coaches, learn about individual clubs, teams and groups, and discover how to become a part of the fine arts and/or athletic booster clubs.

ATHLETIC FORMS
All students who intend to participate on an interscholastic team must complete the following athletic forms prior to athletic participation:

2018-2019 Athletic Medical Forms  (Required for 6th grade/6ème - 12th grade/Terminale) 
Please note: page one requires a physician's signature

TAPPS Rules Acknowledgement Form (Required for 9th grade/3ème - 12th grade/Terminale)

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Please click here for quick facts on Middle School Athletics!

Cross Country: Open to students in 7th grade/5ème and 8th grade/4ème.  Practices are held before school at 6:00 a.m. and most meets are held on Saturdays.  Please contact Head Coach Robert Sload for summer training plans and start date information.

Girls Volleyball: Open to girls in 6th grade/6ème to 8th grade/4ème.  Practices are held during the day in physical education (PE) class.  Tryouts will be held in PE class on August 20-22.

Boys Volleyball: Open to boys in 7th grade/5ème and 8th grade/4ème. Practices are held during the day in physical education (PE) class.  Tryouts will be held in PE class on August 20-22.

UPPER SCHOOL
Cross Country: Practices are held at 6:00 a.m. before school.  Please contact Head Coach Robert Sload for summer training plans and start date information.

Girls Volleyball: Practice will begin on Wednesday, August 1 and the first tournament will be held on August 9-11.  First regular season games begin on Tuesday, August 14. 

Boys Volleyball: Practices will begin on Monday, August 13.

For additional information, feel free to contact Lindsay Youngdahl the Athletics Director at 713-328-5818, and visit the Athletics webpages.

Sage Dining

Sage Dining provides healthy, home-cooked lunch options daily, the price of which is included in tuition. Snacks for the mid-morning break are available for purchase at the Booster Bistro (cash required), which is located in the Performing Arts and Athletics Center (PAAC). Snack items and water are also available at the School Store from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. After school from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., students also have the option of hot foods and packaged snacks at Fine Arts Booster Canteen. Of course, snacks from home are welcome, but please keep in mind Awty is a nut-aware school. For more detailed information visit the Sage Dining web page (available in August).

CONTACTS:

Telephone: 713-580-0579
Fax: 713-341-4404
Email: admissions@awty.org

SORAYA DIAZ TAMAYO
Director of Enrollment Outreach and Management

ERIKA BENAVENTE
Assistant Director of Admissions

DELPHINE TROGNEUX
Assistant Director of Admissions

LINDA DURST
Admissions Data and Office Manager

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