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v. 55 May 2, 2019

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MESAC

The Athletics Department would like to congratulate the Season 3 athletes, forensic participants and coaches for an excellent MESAC weekend. Please see the results below:

Forensics: 2nd place overall, 12 individual medalists

JV Badminton: Boys 2nd, Girls 1st, Overall 2nd

Varsity Badminton: Boys 2nd, Girls 3rd, Overall 2nd,

13 individual medalists

Track & Field: JV Boys 1st, JV Girls – 2nd, Varsity Boys 2nd, Varsity Girls 1st

7 MESAC Records Broken by DAA students

JV Baseball: 5th Place

JV Softball: 2nd Place

Varsity Baseball: 4th Place

Varsity Softball: 4th Place and Ambassador Award

Great job to all those involved!

The end of year Athletics and Activities Banquet will take place on Sunday May 26th . This is for all Junior Varsity and Varsity Student-Athletes who participated throughout the year. It will be a wonderful occasion to gather and celebrate our student successes.

Go Leopards!

UAE Teen Sports Awards

Congratulations to all of our students who were recognized by the UAE Teen Sports & Fitness Awards.

2nd Place, Best Female Athlete - U19 Maddie Buist - Basketball

Winner, Best Male Athlete - U19 Pranav Chhabra - Racquet Sports

Winner, Best Female Athlete - Aquatics - Victoria Bergelli

2nd Place, Best Male Athlete - Racquet Sports - Pranu Prakash

Nominee, Best Male Athlete - Track and Field - Pranu Prakash

Nominee, Best Male Athlete - U15 Gesi Morris-Odubo - Basketball

We are proud to share with you that Dubai American Academy also one in the category of "Best Sports Facility/Centre"!

aquatics

During science lessons, 5th graders learned about the different ecosystems. As marine ecosystems are among the largest of Earth’s aquatics ecosystems, we wanted to let them to explore the underwater world in a very dynamic approach. The DAA Aquatics Department have developed a partnership with Divers Down. For them, Wildlife conservation is a global concern and the next generation are the best ambassadors of a healthy ocean. The 5th graders attended a captivating presentation about scuba divers who explore the underwater world for them. Following the presentation, Divers Down have accepted to give an opportunity for each student to try scuba diving in our pool at DAA during their swimming lesson.

The DAA swimming community celebrated their end of season with a closing ceremony held in the auditorium on May 1st. Swimmers were rewarded for their great performances during the Leopards Swimming Cup hosted by our school last Saturday. Our swimming team finished first overall and earned the trophy for the best school. We had a successful season and are looking forward to seeing all the swimmers reunited for the swimming season 2019-2020.

KEY CONTACTS

Dubai American Academy Main Landline: 04 704 9777 Main Email: communication_daa@gemsedu.com
ADMINISTRATIONADMISSIONS - Registrar_daa@gemsedu.com 04 704 9708/ 04 704 9707Director of Admissions, Gabrielle Keane g.keane_daa@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9706
FINANCEfinance_daa@gemsedu.com 04 704 9740 / 04 704 9744
HEALTHhealthoffice_daa@Gemsedu.com / 04 704 9761
PARENT RELATIONSHilda Tabrizi pre_daa@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9730
GOVERNMENT RELATIONSSoheir Mohamed S.MOHAMED_DAA@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9736
SLICES CATERINGsupport@slices.ae / 054 792 7515 / 054 792 7503
STS BUS SERVICEKelvin Rosario kelvin.rosario@stss.ae / 04 704 9755

Divisional directory

Early Years Reception: 04 704 9705
Elementary Reception: 04 704 9724
Middle School Reception: 04 704 9722
Middle School Attendance: 04 704 9728
High School Reception: 04 704 9723
High School Attendance: 04 704 9747
Athletics, Activities & Aquatics: 04 704 9842