All types of academic exams have been hit hard by the epidemic restrictions, for instance, AP exams have changed from written exams to computer-based exams. The changes in exam format this year have posed some great challenges to students, and, fortunately, BRS students have successfully risen to these challenges. Forewarned is forearmed, so, in order to better help students cope with AP exam registration in May 2021, the Testing and Assessment Center (BRS TAC) held a Guidance Meeting on AP Test Registration and Payment System Operation in the International Lecture Hall on the evening of October 25th. Ms. Pu Lili, from BRS TAC, introduced students to important AP test procedures for next year, including registration requirements, test-specific information, the newest changes and developments, as well as specific components involved in test registration. This will help ease some student anxiety prior to applying for the coming year’s AP test.
In order to help students to better maintain sound mental health and to attain psychological understanding and support, Marco and Liu Xue-yuan and other students started the mental health exchange activities on their own. On October 22nd, the first group activity of the mental health peer support group was successfully carried out. The activity consisted of games, so that students could open their hearts in a safe, friendly, open and inclusive atmosphere; exchange and share the experience of regulating and venting emotions; and talk about coping with psychological issues. Psychology teacher Wang Jing, Yan Xiaofei and AP psychology teacher Vanessa also shared information about mental health and psychological counseling. Every student and teacher involved in the activity experienced a deeper sense of self-esteem, satisfaction and mutual understanding in this support group. For adolescents under pressure and confused, the understanding and support of peers can enable them to accept and improve themselves.
Atlas系统是课程设计和规划的专业工具，也是学校课程建设的重要组成部分，10月23日下午，教师发展中心组织召开新教师Atlas系统说明会，主讲人Upashna Rai Simandan老师对Atlas系统的基本内容、系统功能、课程设计原理以及具体系统操作等进行了详细介绍，为新教师群体更好地掌握和使用Atlas系统打下良好基础。
Atlas system is a fantastic tool for lesson planning and preparation, and a vital part of the school’s curriculum-building. On the afternoon of October 23, PD Center organized an Atlas orientation session for all teachers new to BRS Senior High School this semester. Ms. Upashna Rai Simandan gave a detailed introduction to the basic content, the function, the course design principle and specific operation of the Atlas system, all of which laid a good foundation for new teachers to better grasp and use the Atlas system.
Campus culture is the heart and soul of BRS. Campus culture drives the development of our school. BRS Student Clubs Association (SCA) activities are an integral part of BRS campus culture. The BRS SCA designed a Propaganda Wall wall-display to build a strong sense of campus culture, to create an interactive atmosphere for campus activities, and to provide a platform for foreign guests, teachers and students to visually experience the campus community culture. The SCA organized, planned, designed and decorated the PropWall, which was recently unveiled on the campus. It includes a brief introduction of the ProWall, its primary functions, the structure of the student management cadre of BRS SCA, and displays of past wonderful activities. The Propaganda Wall can be found on the 3rd floor of Building 5 and all teachers and students are encouraged to come take a look.
撰稿、翻译 | 高英
英文校稿 | Laura Meyer
图 | 高中部师生