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From the Director

Welcome to the American United School of Kuwait
 
What an exciting time of year for all our families here at American United School of Kuwait.  Our students have not been inside the school for over 18 months.  When we all left school for the National & Liberation Holiday in 2020, no one could have predicted the next year and a half.  Oh how a difference a year makes!  Our entire staff is physically and emotionally ready for the return of our students.  Several grade level students have transitioned from elementary to middle and from middle to high school all from the comfort of their home.  We have a great deal of catching up to do.  Our school motto is “AUS...A Better Choice!”  Our belief is that our students, our families, our staff are the driving force behind making it all possible.  We eagerly wait for their return. 
 
Our guiding principle is “Learning - Anytime, Anywhere.”  We have been put to the test and I must say we have met the challenges and exceeded expectations.  Our focus now, once again, returns with preparing our building and our classrooms for the safe return to in-person learning.  Intrinsically we know that in-person learning is essential for our kids.  Educational research and mental health professionals support this and advocate for their return. 
 
As we transition back to campus, decisions at school will continue to be measured against “promoting creativity and collaboration, challenging academic growth, embracing our diverse community, and enhancing student learning through technology.”  We will also focus extra attention on the social and emotional well-being of our students as they return to school during COVID-19.
 
As I walk the halls of our school there is a great sense of pride and excitement in the building.  In the short term, for health and safety concerns, we will continue to restrict guest access to the building.  When the time is right we will once again invite guests into the building to experience the positive atmosphere our students have come to know and love.
 
Looking forward to welcoming you to the 2021-2022 school year at AUS,
 
Michael J Wininger, Director