Announcements

Virtual Play

Virtual Drama Nite is here! Come join us for an evening full of characters, laughter, monologues, and a lot of surprises more! This time, we will perform two one-act plays: “Alice in Cyberland'' and “The Most Viewed Least Watched Virtual Talk Show in History''. Plus, 4 fantastic actors will be performing some dramatic monologues. Don’t miss it!

Friday, April 16 at 6 PM - Webinar Link Registration
Saturday, April 17 at 6 PM - Webinar Link Registration

If you have any questions, email Andrea Haeussler ahaeussler@cm.edu.gt

Digital Creator Course

Are you interested in marketing, advertising, or building your brand over social media? Do you want to reach more people and discover ways to build engagement and develop a following over Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube? In today's world, videos are the way forward, attracting attention and getting your message out there. Video creation isn't as simple as you would think, but through the Digital Creator Course, you will learn the art of scripting your video, capturing film, and editing for engagement and clarity.

This 4-week course is paid for by Colegio Maya and requires students to commit to 2 class sessions per week for an hour each as well as attending the virtual digital lab to get 1-on-1 feedback as you create your own videos. The course begins April 19 and culminates in an exhibition of student videos on May 19.

Our instructor, Ross OC Jennings, has created this Introductory Video that should answer many of your questions. You can also view his channels over social media as "The First Piper." Further information is attached to this email.

Space for the Digital Creator Course is limited and sign-ups are on a first come first served basis. Colegio Maya will be supporting this course financially, but we do expect a strong commitment from our students to finish the course and make their videos.

First page of the PDF file: COLEGIOMAYACREATORCOURSE
First page of the PDF file: CREATORCOURSESPECIFICS

Elementary Enrichment Activities

Make sure to register for your Elementary Enrichment Activities before 6PM tonight using this Google Form -this is your last chance! 

Don't know which clubs are being offered? Check the following documents out!

Lower Elementary Enrichment Activities
Upper Elementary Enrichment Activities

Please forward any questions to sbaik@cm.edu.gt

See you soon,

NHS and NJHS

Warrior Night! - Grades 9-12

Warrior Night will now be happening on April 21 (Wednesday) during assembly time! We expect and hope to see all of you there participating and winning it for your grade! Please sign up in the Zoom link if you haven't already, and please register by April 19. More information will be sent in grade group chats and in subsequent emails. Please feel free to ask any questions you have to your STUCO grade representatives, and again, we hope to see all of you there! 

NHS Guerreros por Guate Race - Grades 6-12

NHS is thrilled to present our first-ever virtual Guerreros por Guate race, which will take place beginning April 12th and finishing May 16th. This will be an exciting and memorable opportunity to continue our tradition of the Maya race, only this time, it will look a little different. The aim of this race is to unite our community even more while supporting Alcance por mi Barrio students, so we would love it if you could help us by participating in this race or collecting funds to donate to Alcance!

  1. Watch the following video.
  2. Register for the race through this Google Form. You may pay either through GoFundMe or through el Banco Industrial, and can register individually or with a group.
  3. You will receive a kit from one of our sponsors, Hugo. They will be delivered to you on the first day of the race if registered before April 10th, or on the last day of the race if registered later. Students attending in-person school may pick up their kits at school.
  4. Complete your distance goal in any way you’d like, whether it be walking, running, biking, etc. 
  5. Track your distance throughout the month using a tracking app or other tracking method (i.e. Nike Run Club, Apple Watch, etc).
  6. When the race starts input your distance on the NHS website
  7. Have fun!

You may run wherever you’d like, as long as you’re abiding by the proper COVID-19 guidelines! Some tracks we suggest are Estadio Erick Barrondo and Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores (Mateo Flores), but running in your neighborhood works just as well. Have fun Warriors, and thank you for joining us on this journey!

Sincerely,

National Honor Society

Model United Nations (MUN) Virtual Conference

This weekend Brunella, Eugene, Gigi L., Rafa, Seung Min, and Teo participated in the AMERIMUNC VIII Model UN conference hosted by American University in Washington, DC. The students rose to the challenge of preparing for and participating in this virtual conference where they discussed issues impacting the Mediterranean basin. The group did an amazing job representing Maya, demonstrating particular strengths in public speaking, analyzing the interconnectedness of global events, and collaborative problem-solving. Great job Warriors!

A special shout out to Brunella who received an honorable mention for her work on the Cabinet of Egypt and to Seung Min who won the diplomacy award on the Cabinet of Ethiopia. The Diplomacy Award is given to one delegate in each committee who exemplifies the attitude of an individual who prioritizes learning, mutual understanding, and respect over winning at all costs.

NJHS's MAYApaca!

We are collecting clothes, shoes, stuffed animals for our big Spring MAYApaca sale! Help us help our workers, and their families. You can deliver your donations at the school garita and label them as MAYApaca. 

Yearbook Photos

As our 2020-2021 yearbook is coming together, we ask for your help in collecting photos to incorporate into our publication. We have two requests for photos: 

1. Individual Portraits - This year, we have the exciting opportunity to take yearbook photos at home and submit them for the yearbook - there will be no official photos taken at school. We appreciate in advance your patience in this extraordinary year, and we look forward to your submissions. 

For instructions and additional information on submitting, please see this document

If using an iPhone, please make sure you are submitting a .JPG format picture, not an HEIC picture. (HEIC is a photo format on iPhone 7 and later, and iOS 11 and later). For help switching the format from HEIC to .JPG, please see this article or this video.


Gallery/Collage photos - At the beginning of each division in the yearbook, there is the chance to have a collage of student candid pictures from that division. We are looking for submissions of these pictures (you can use the same form for both). They can be students in their “home learning” environment, playing outside, doing sports, with pets, etc. 


** While we will be happy to accept multiple gallery photos, if appropriate Covid-19 social distancing and masking is not evident in the photo where multiple people from different families are included, it may not be included in the yearbook.


** Not all submissions will be included in the publication