September 7, 2023


2023-24 School Calendar 學校日曆

MAK Events Calendar 學校活動日曆

9/8-10 VIDA 8 @ MAC

9/19-20 Yearbook Picture Day

9/28 Half Day (Professional Learning Day)
學生上半天 (教職員訓練)

9/29 No School – Moon Festival Vacation

10/4 Q1 Ends

10/5-6 No School (PL Days)
學生放假 (教職員訓練)

Family Day has been moved to December 2, 2023 (11am-3pm)

2023-24 Yearbook Photos


Mothers at Morrison Academy have many wonderful opportunities to get together throughout the school year. This past year, I was longing for the same for the fathers even with the understanding that many of the fathers are busy with work. I wanted to try to create a space for fathers to connect, to talk about their children, and pray for the Morrison community. Dads in Prayer provides opportunities, support, and resources for fathers to develop a heart of prayer for their children and families. It helps those fathers want to pray for their children but may not have much time or may not know how to. If you are a father with a heart for your children and would like to be part of Dads in Prayer at Morrison Academy in the HS Meeting Room right above the office, please join! If you are interested, please email Simon Hsu at with your name so that you can be included on our Dads in Prayer LINE group. Please come join us!

Tentative dates: 9/21, 10/26, 11/30, 12/14

Dear Parents, We are so excited for another year of school and all the learning, growth, and fun that will take place in ES Chapel this year! This year, our ES Chapel theme is “Who is God?”. Each week, we’ll be looking at a different attribute, characteristic, or name of God and learning about who He is as revealed in the Bible. We’d love for you to join us as we sing, learn, and grow together in Chapel! 

As usual, ES Chapel will be every Friday from 8:00am-8:40am, and is now in the newly renovated CPA! If you are interested in joining us, please do the following when you come to the school:

1) Park along Jiacheng road

2) Sign in at the office as a guest/visitor

3) Walk over to the Covered Play Area (CPA) and take a seat on the chairs at the back of the room

Hope to see you there! 🙂


On September 8th at 2pm in the Band room, I will be presenting on the components of a university application.  We will look at all the different parts that go into a university application and how students can prepare themselves.  These elements include transcript, activities, recommendation letters, personal essays, standardized testing and more.  This presentation will be an overview of the entire application and will give you a good understanding of what your student needs to prepare for during high school.

Please RSVP by replying to this email.

Thank You!

Mr. Newkirk

University Visits Fall 2023

9/11 – Baylor University @ 12:15pm

9/12 – University of Colorado – Boulder @ 9:00am

9/12 – University of Denver @ 9:00am

9/12 – Elon University @ 9:00am

9/13 – Boston University @ 9:30am

9/14 – University of San Diego @ 11:30am

9/21 – University of British Columbia @ 9:00am

Parents:  There are two exciting opportunities coming up to learn more about universities all over the world.  

The Counselor Association of Taiwan (CAT) will be hosting a university fair at Taipei American School on Sept 10 from 10:00-13:00.  (The TAS fair is only open to current G11 and G12 students) This is a very large fair with over 120 universities from all over the USA.  There will be a ticketing system for interested students and one parent to accompany them. CAT anticipates 1200 students attending the fair.   More information about how to reserve your tickets will be coming soon. Here is the current university list.

Agnes Scott College

American University

Arizona State University

Babson College

Baylor University

Berklee College of Music

Bocconi University

Bond University

Boston College

Boston University

Brandeis University

Brock University

Bryn Mawr College

Bucknell University

California College of the Arts

California Lutheran University

Calvin University

Carleton University

Case Western Reserve University

Chapman University

City University of Hong Kong

Clark University

College of Wooster

Colorado College

Concordia University

Connecticut College

Constructor University

Davidson College

Denison University

DePauw University

Dickinson College

EDHEC Business School

EHL Hospitality Business School

Elon University

Emory University

EU Business School (Germany, Spain & Switzerland)

Ferris State University

Foothill and De Anza Colleges

Fordham University

Franklin University Switzerland

Glion and Les Roches

Grinnell College

Hofstra University

Hong Kong Baptist University

IE University

Imperial College London

Indiana University Bloomington

Johns Hopkins University

Kalamazoo College

Keio University

Kenyon College

Lawrence University

Lewis & Clark College

Linfield University

Lingnan University

Loyola Marymount University

Marist College

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

McGill University

McMaster University

Miami University

Michigan State University

Mount Holyoke College

National University of Singapore

NEOMA Business School

Nottingham Trent University

NUCB Undergraduate School

Oberlin College

Ohio Wesleyan University

Otis College of Art & Design

Paris College of Art

Penn State

Pepperdine University

Purdue University

Rhode Island School of Design

Rhodes College

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Ritsumeikan University

Rutgers University – New Brunswick

San Jose State University

Savannah College of Art and Design

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Simon Fraser University

Singapore Management University

Skidmore College

Syracuse University

Temple University, Japan Campus

The American University of Paris

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The College of Wooster

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The University of Queensland

The University of Tampa

Trinity University

Union College

University at Albany SUNY

University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

University of Bath

University of British Columbia

University of California Davis

University of California Santa Cruz

University of Chicago

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Denver

University of La Verne

University of Leicester

University of Navarra

University of Pittsburgh

University of Richmond

University of Rochester

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

University of the Arts London

University of the Incarnate Word

University of Toronto

University of Warwick

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Warren Wilson College

Waseda University

Washington and Lee University

Washington University in St. Louis

Wesleyan University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

York University

A second fair will be held at KAS on Sept 11th from 4:00-6:00pm.  The fair is Monday Sept 11 from 4:00-6:00pm at KAS.  Students are asked to register in advance with this form:

MAK will not be providing transportation to this event. Students will need to get to KAS on their own. Currently 35 institutions will be attending. See the list below:


American University

Arizona State University

Baylor University

Boston College

Bucknell University

Case Western Reserve University

Clark University

DePauw University

Foothill and DeAnza Colleges

Fordham University

Grinnell College

Indiana University-Bloomington

Kalamazoo College

Kenyon College

Lewis & Clark College

Purdue University

San Jose State University

Savannah College of Art & Design

University at Albany, State University of New York

University of California, Davis

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Chicago

University of Denver

University of San Francisco

University of Tampa

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Washington & Lee University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Concordia University

McMaster University

University of Navarra

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Nagoya University of Commerce & Business

The Birthday Book Club is a fun way to honor your child’s birthday while supporting the school library! 
If your child is in elementary school, he or she will receive an envelope for Birthday Book Club. If your child would like to participate, please fill out the form on the envelope and return it to your child’s teacher with 500 nt before September 15.
您的孩子將收到生日讀書俱樂部的信封。如果您的孩子想參加,請填寫信封上的表格,並在 9 月 15 日之前將其連同 500 新台幣一起寄給您孩子的老師。
MS and HS students will not receive an envelope, but they may also participate. If they are interested, they may register with Ms. Shaffner in the library.
國高中生不會收到信封,可是也能參加。如果他們有興趣,可以跟Ms. Shaffner 註冊.

With your 500 NT donation to the library your child will get to…

  • choose a NEW book for the library and have a special name plate and picture placed in the front of that book. This book will be located in the library and students love finding their own “Birthday Book Club Book” in the library in the years to come. 
  • be the first to check out and enjoy the new book.
  • have a special birthday treat as a thank you for participating in the birthday book club!
通過您向圖書館捐款 500 新台幣,您的孩子將獲得...
- 為圖書館選擇一本新書,並在該書的前面放置一個特殊的銘牌和圖片。這本書將位於圖書館,學生們喜歡在未來的幾年裡在圖書館找到自己的“生日讀書俱樂部書籍”。
- 成為第一個查看並享受這本新書的人。
- 享受特別的生日禮物,以感謝您參加生日讀書俱樂部!

If you have questions, please email Mrs. Shaffner or call the library 356-1190 ext. 4
過您有任何問題,請發信給 Mrs. Shaffner 或撥電話給圖書館 356-1190 ext. 4

Dear Parents,

I just wanted to remind you that the MAK library is a resource for you, too! As a parent, you may register for a library account, which allows you to check out books. Don’t have a library account yet? Feel free to come to the library to register.

The library is open to parents during ASA (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 – 4:30) and by appointment. If you’d like to come to the library outside ASA time, please send me an email ( to arrange a time. 

If you have a library account, you can search for books without even coming to the library! Click here to browse and search for books. 

We have thousands of books for K-12 students (picture books, novels, etc.), but we also have a small collection of parenting books in English and Chinese. 

You can even look at our curated lists. Feel free to request a list if you need recommendations!

If you don’t have time to come to the library but you want to borrow books, you can reserve books online by putting them on “hold.” 

Here’s how:

1) Click “Login”

2) Login with your username and password. If you’ve forgotten what they are, send me an email!

3) Find a book you want to read. Click “hold.”

We will be notified of your reservation. We will then find the book and send it home with your child.

The annual Fall Art Competition is back! This year’s theme is open ended, so we encourage students to be creative! The Exhibition will be on Oct. 20, the day of the Parent Teacher Conference, parents are welcome to come and take pictures of your kids’ work!  All mediums are welcomed to be used. Please submit your artwork to Mrs. Newkirk, Daisy Chuang(11), Faith Hsu(10), Amy Choi(10) by Sep. 13 (Monday).  If there are any concerns, please contact MAK HS Art Club at Thank you! 

馬禮遜高中美術社要在10/20 (家長座談日)舉行秋季畫展!作品會在MPR展出,家長們要記得來看喔!  學生們,請於9/13號之前把作品交給Mrs. Newkirk, Daisy Chuang(11), Faith Hsu(10), Amy Choi(10). 若有任何問題,請問MAK HS Art Club 謝謝你!

9/14 JV Girls Volleyball vs KAS @ KAS 4:00pm

9/16 HS Volleyball/Soccer Exchange @ MAK

9/20 Varsity Boys Soccer vs ICA @ MAK 3:45pm
Varsity Girls Volleyball vs ICA @ MAK 3:45pm

9/22-23 MS/HS TISSA Swimming Invitational @ MAC

10/14 TISSA Tennis Invitational

10/17 G7 & 8 Girls vs KAS @MAK 3:30pm


At MAK, we are committed to serving you and your family and hold a high priority on communication. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school by phone (07-356-1190) during our office hours (Monday – Friday from 7:30am – 4:00pm). You may also contact our MAK staff members by email. 


學校非常重視與家長們之間的溝通,且致力服務您以及您的家人。如果您有任何的問題,請在辦公時間(週一至週五,早上7:30到下午4:00)直接致電學校辦公室 (07-356-1190)或電郵以下教職人員:

(General Inquiries 一般查詢)
Dr. Dan Kim
Mr. Ashburn Chen
Bus Coordinator ext. 62
Armaine Heraldo
Health Coordinator/健康協調者 ext. 10
Angela Chu
Admissions/入學組助理 ext. 14
Joyce Lee
Admin. Assistant/秘書 ext. 13
Elisa Luk
Admin. Assistant/秘書 ext. 17
Connie Chang
Cashier/出納 ext. 15
Bill Lin
General Manager/總務主任 ext. 25
Karen Pai
Public Relations/公關經理
David Lee
Elementary Team Leader/小學部長
Michael Chan
Middle School Team Leader/中學部長
EMS Counselor/中小學輔導主任
Wade West
High School Team Leader/高中部長
Matt Newkirk
High School Counselor/高中輔導主任
Kate Shaffner
Library Media Specialist圖書館媒體專任老師 ext. 49

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