December 15, 2022
12/15 Last Day of ASA
12/16 Q2 & S1 Ends
Half Day – Professional Learning
11:30am Class Ends 放學
11:45am School buses leaves (no HS shuttle) 校車出發
12/17-1/2 Christmas Vacation
1/3 Q3 & S2 Begins
**1/3 & 5 Reminder that school buses leaves at 4:25pm
1/9 First Day of ASA
1/20 Half Day – Professional Learning
1/23-27 Chinese New Year Vacation
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This is a reminder that Friday is a Half Day for Teachers’ PL. The school will be dismissed at 11:30 AM, and the school buses will leave at 11:45 AM. There will be no lunch during this half day. This is a system-wide Professional Learning day for all teachers to meet, receive training, and learn from each other.
再次提醒大家，週五學生只有上半天課，下午是老師的專業教育培訓。 星期五我們上午11:30放學，校車11:45準時出發。 由於上課只有半天，學校當天不提供午餐。 設立教師專業教育培訓日，讓教師們相互發展、相互觀摩、相互學習。
Dear Parents and Guardians,
ASA ends today! Yay! Here is the most important to do is to save the following dates for the sign-up schedule for next semester in advance.
Jan. 3 School starts. No ASA but supervised activities will be provided. A new ASA Description will be sent out at noon by email.
Jan.4 The sign-up form will be sent out at 9.30 am by email.
Jan. 5 No ASA but supervised activities provided
Jan. 6 The sign-up form will be closed at noon.
Jan. 7 The deadline for changing classes is by noon. After 12 pm, any request of changing classes is not acceptable.
Jan. 9 ASA payment envelope will be sent home.
Jan. 10 ASA starts.
Jan. 13 Deadline for payment
Many thanks for your support during the semester! Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The family-School partnership is strong at MAK, but we’d like to make it even better by ensuring our program meets the needs of families, students, and teachers. You can help us form a better partnership between school and home by answering the questions on the survey.
Please click on the link to complete the survey – Elementary Parent Survey.
There are only a few questions, so we would appreciate your participation.
Thank you for your cooperation,
家長與 MAK 一直保持著良好的合作夥伴關係，但我們希望可以做得更好，以確保我們的教育平台可以滿足家庭、學生和老師的需求。因此，您可透過回答以下問卷調查來促進學校與家庭之間的合作夥伴關係。
請點選這連結以完成問卷調查 – 小學部家長意見調查表。
校長 金德民博士 敬啟
Yearbook retakes are happening on the 17th and 18th of January! The yearbook staff will notify individual children that need a retake. If you missed your yearbook headshot in the Fall, now is also the time to make-up that photo.
Dear MAK Family,
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your overwhelming support of the Giving Project this year! We are excited to report that this week our MAK teachers and students are delivering all the gifts and donations so that the seniors in Jia Cheng community can enjoy them right away! It is an incredible privilege to see their smiling faces as they see your kindness and experience your love. We look forward to more opportunities in the future, as MAK hopes to keep extending God’s love to our surrounding neighbors. Merry Christmas, everyone!
Yesterday’s visits were a smashing success! The main comment we got was how they were suffering from the cold. So our donations have reached them in a nick of time. Mr. Lu has been wearing the warm socks we gave him and he told me that for the first time this month his feet haven’t been hurting him and we are hoping his severely chapped feet will heal (I’ve gone over to apply coconut oil and that has worked wonders – I’ll be getting some more from our CSL stash today). At the last moment we switched up the heaters we were giving out to meet unique needs and the recipients were so grateful. They are excited to be getting beds this next week and we’ll be ordering extra shelving and cabinets as new needs have become apparent. In addition to these last minute donations we have received warm winter coats that we will be giving out tonight and tomorrow. Thank you so much for being passionate about serving others! You are making a big difference.
Elementary, Middle & High School
There will be a COMBINED CHAPEL in the MPR on Friday, 12/16 at 8:00am! Parents and family are welcome to join! Dr. Kim will be leading us in a time of prayer, worship, and reflection.
我們歡迎所有MAK 家長們在 12/16（星期五）早上 8:00 來 MPR 參加金校長主持全校敬拜。我們會一起唱詩歌，讚頌神，並作自省及禱告。
Basketball Exchange 12/10 @ MAC
MAK 57 – MAC 59
Stepping onto the court as equals against opponents from larger high schools and sports programs is second nature to your MAK Sharks Varsity Boys Basketball team. We took the court in Taichung against the MAC Mustangs expecting an exhilarating matchup and that’s what we got. In what would be a game defining 2nd quarter, shots weren’t falling for the Sharks that usually do while the Mustangs were hitting from 3 point range. The Mustangs took a double digit lead into halftime on the strength of this long range attack. In the second half, defensive adjustments by the Sharks quieted the Mustang sharpshooters, but the double digit deficit persisted into the 4th quarter. However, in a 3 minute stretch late in the game, the Sharks went on an amazing 14-2 run, bringing us all the way back. It came to the final seconds but we couldn’t quite take the lead, eventually losing by 2. Senior Joseph Tsai was dominant with 28 points and something like 3000 blocked shots. MAK is very much looking forward to welcoming the Mustangs to the Shark Tank later this season…
MAK 71-ICA 58
Scarcely more than an hour after a physically and emotionally draining defeat, the MAK Varsity Boys showed grit and determination in gutting out a win against ICA. The Sharks took a commanding lead from the beginning, starting the game up 16-0. They would never relinquish this large advantage and closed out a tiring day of basketball with an impressive win. Joseph Tsai, Brandon Chen, James Lei, and Josh Yuan all scored in double figures as every member of the Sharks team had a chance to play. Way to go, Sharks!
MAK 37 – 59 MAC
The boys traveled up early Saturday morning to face off against the MAC Mustangs. With minimal time to warm up, the Sharks held on to a 6-point deficit by the end of the first quarter. The boys kept fighting, yet we had too many turnovers in addition to being outrebounded. Despite the loss, it was a good learning experience for the team.
MAK 36 – 58 MAT
The JV Boys went against the MAT Broncos in their second game of the exchange. Facing off another tough opponent, the sharks did not lose heart. They battled head to head with a team that is much bigger in size. Nevertheless, we found ourselves trailing and fell short at the end. Sharks will go against KAS this Thursday at the Shark tank!
Roy 9ptsSean 8pts
Roy 9ptsSean 8pts
Sharks 38 – Mustangs 28
The JV Girls came out strong against rival MAC for the first game of the exchange. The Sharks jumped out to an early 9 point 1st quarter lead behind an aggressive defense. The Mustangs were not able to recover, despite cutting the Shark lead to 4 points in the 3rd quarter. The Sharks showed poise, patience, and selflessness to pick up their second win of the season. Six different players scored – the leading scorers were Sophie (9) with 11 pts, Phoebe (8) with 7 pts, and Audrey (9) had 6 pts. The Sharks moved to 2-1 on the season and undefeated against JV competition.
Sharks 40 – ICA 20
Coming off a statement victory against the Mustangs at the exchange, the JV Girls followed up with a dominant win against ICA’s varsity team. Despite starting slow, the Sharks battled fatigue to establish a 17 point lead at the half. Ultimately, ICA was no match for the Sharks’ speed and determination. Sophie (9) led the scoring with 12 pts; Phoebe (8) had 8 pts; Audrey (9) had 6 points; Claire (11) scored 5 points. The Sharks improve to 3-1 on the season. They look to continue their streak this Thursday (Dec. 15th) against KAS’s JV team.
3:00pm JV Boys Basketball vs KAS @ MAK
3:45pm JV Girls Basketball vs KAS @ KAS
4:45pm Varsity Boys Basketball vs KAS @ KAS
10:15am Varsity Boys Basketball vs Alumni @ MAK
On Friday, December 16, the elementary students will be participating in a special Christmas-themed library reading activity. Elementary students have the option of wearing their pajamas to school for the half-day and bringing an appropriately sized stuffed animal to school if they would like. Stuffed animals should be able to easily fit into their backpacks. Due to space constraints, only students and teachers are able to join in this activity at this time. Please see the flyer below for more information!
Hello MAK Students & Parents!
From the minds of the Economist Club, now known as FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), we are here to share a new business venture.
Our club aims to bring new ideas to Morrison’s students, staff, and parents with new products to buy. Currently, we are working with MAK Office to make the Shark Shop student-run by FBLA club. Our first project is Varsity Jackets that allows everyone to create a custom, personalized design unique to themselves. However, we wanted to add more new products to the Shark Shop, so we are here to ask all of you what you would like or be interested in seeing.
With that said, please click this form to input your opinion on what you want to see made and designed by FBLA Club.
– FBLA Club
我們是馬禮遜高中部的【全美未來商業領袖學生組織】(Future Business Leaders of America)，而我們要和你們分享我們的商業計畫。
目前，我們正在與MAK Office合作，接下來將會把Shark Shop轉換成由FBLA組織的成員們經營。我們的第一個項目是製作個人化訂製棒球外套，並且讓所有人能夠設計自己獨特且個性化的設計。
– FBLA Club
Maggie G12 was awarded the most prestigious art award in the United States— YoungArts! She is the Design Art Finalist and will be going to Miami in January. https://youngarts.org/winners/
Maggie from Morrison Academy Kaohsiung has been named a 2023 YoungArts Finalist in DISCIPLINE, the highest honor of the organization. Maggie has been recognized for the caliber of her artistic achievement and joins 702 of the most accomplished young visual, literary, and performing artists from throughout the county. Selected through the organization’s prestigious competition, YoungArts award winners, all 15–18 years old or in grades 10–12, are chosen for the caliber of their artistic achievement by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous, blind adjudication process. These YoungArts award winners join a distinguished community of artists and are offered creative and professional development support throughout their careers. A complete list of the 2023 winners is available online at youngarts.org/winners.
As a YoungArts award winner, Maggie joins a distinguished group of accomplished arts such as
Daniel Arsham, Terence Blanchard, Camille A. Brown, Timothée Chalamet, Viola Davis, Amanda Gorman,
Judith Hill, Jennifer Koh, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Andrew Rannells, Desmond Richardson and Hunter
Sophie won 1st place in the Open Section at the Sports Cup Chess Championship. Congrats Sophie!
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