Welcome back from the Spring Holiday. I hope you all enjoyed this special time of year here in Ecuador.
A few aspiring leaders ran for the office of President and Vice-President for the HS Associated Student Body on Monday. Congratulations to each contender for your fine speech and positive attitude to own our student experience. Well done!
Counseling Corner
We have a number of exciting opportunities and events coming up in April.
Baby Think it Over: Our teen-pregnancy prevention program will take place the week of April 16 - 20th, with a final prevention presentation on Monday April 23rd. This program is conducted each year with our entire 10th grade. For more information check out the LearningBac blog post in English and in Spanish.
10th grade parents are invited to a Baby, Think it Over information session on Thursday April 12th at 6:00pm in the Auditorium.

Parent Expert Presentation: Drug & Alcohol Impact on Teens with Silvia Martins
Friday, April 20th 2:00 - 2:50 pm
Dr. Martins is a psychiatrist and psychiatric epidemiologist, maintains a faculty position at Columbia University, and she is the parent of a third grader here at AC. She is an expert on depression, anxiety, drug use and smartphone addiction in adolescents.  All high school and middle school parents are invited to her presentation and discussion.

College Counseling Corner
12th Grade Parents: Please attend our very important parent meeting on April 12th at 8am. There we will discuss important subjects such as how to obtain a study visa as well as how to handle “letting go” of your little girl or boy who is now about to study in another country for university.
By April 1st, your son or daughter should have received a majority of their responses from universities.  If your son or daughter intends to study in the United States, you must make a deposit and decision by May 1st.  Decision time has come - good luck!
On Tuesday, Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin will be visiting us at lunch.  On Thursday, EHL (Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne) will be visiting us as well. 
Finally, 11th Grade Parents.  In order to take the SAT on May 5th, your son or daughter must register by April 6th.  

Cougar’s Corner
No games this week, practices run on regular days.

Garth Wyncoll
HS Principal