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Teacher Spotlight: Mitko Nassapov

Introduce yourself in one sentence, please My name is Dimitar Nassapov aka Mr. Mitko and I am the Athletics and Activities Director at AAS Sofia. How long have you been at AAS?  I have been at AAS for 8 years now. Share something we do not expect to hear from you? I am the captain…

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Bulgarian Capitals

Dear community, The beginning of November marks Enlighteners’ Day in Bulgaria; a holiday which is very dear to every Bulgarian because it honors those Bulgarians – poets, educators, revolutionaries – who devoted their lives to the the Bulgarian spirituality, language and culture. It is celebrated on November 1st. If you want to find out more,…

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The Most Beautiful Bulgarian Dams

Dear community, October break is just around the corner. Fall in Bulgaria is particularly beautiful and we would like to offer you some scenic nature getaways to enjoy its beauty. In Bulgaria there are many lakes, dams, and reservoirs. They offer breathtaking views and recreation opportunities, water activities and good food. In this Issue of…

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The Benefits of Reading to Children

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.” – Kate DiCamillo Earlier this month, the children’s classic Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd celebrated 75 years in publication. Through the years, Goodnight Moon has been translated into many languages–unfortunately…

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Alumni Spotlight: Zehra Khan

Introduce yourself in one sentence, please. Hello! I’m Zehra, I’m 18, and I’m from Pakistan. I joined AAS in August of 2020, so I’ve been here for both 11th and 12th grade. Can you tell us a little bit about your experience at AAS and what you love most about the school? I was naturally…

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Encouraging a Self-Motivated Child

After a well-deserved summer break, the return to school required everyone to get back to structure and routines. This left many students, teachers, and possibly parents in a complete brain fog as the shift happened so quickly. And, as the excitement of the new school year drifts away and schedules get filled, some parents might…

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Flipping the Social Proof

Should I or shouldn’t I? There have been dozens of times these last couple weeks I’ve watched students peeking to the side, twisting their heads, and sometimes actually even doing a 360 survey of the crowd, all trying to answer one question… Should I or shouldn’t I? There’s this beautiful thing that happens every school…

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Trips Around Sofia & Upcoming Events

Dear community, Welcome (back) to AAS, Sofia, Bulgaria. We wish you a wonderful, healthy and peaceful year. In our first Culture spot for this year, you will find suggestions for day trips from Sofia (In the slides) and some upcoming events in Sofia and around. Sept 3, Antiquity Fest – Serdica is my Rome, Sofia…

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Welcome to the New 2022-2023 School Year

“I think sleeping was my problem in school. If school had started at four in the afternoon, I’d be a college graduate today.” – George Foreman When summer holiday begins each June, many students welcome the opportunity to sleep in each day instead of only on weekends. As the summer progresses, they stay up later…

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Thank You For The Splendid Times

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen As another school year comes to a close, the weeks have been full of special events, celebrations, and farewells. The farewells are difficult: we have to say goodbye to friends who have made our individual lives and the school community better. It is nice to…

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Bulgaria – The Land of Roses and Lavender

Dear community, Bulgaria is one of the biggest rose-oil producers in the world and a country that has been closely related to the beautiful flower for centuries. The Rose Valley is the area where the biggest rose plantations and the main rose-oil facilities are located. But did you know that… Bulgaria is home to the…

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