This month AMK, as a new American curriculum school in the United Arab Emirates, recognized the efforts of students, teachers, parents and leadership during the first six months of existence. AMK is on a journey to be an outstanding school in Dubai. Everyone involved with AMK this year is a pioneer. These pioneers represent over 15 different nationalities who have come together from various schools in the UAE or internationally. What has made the journey exciting has been a daily commitment to create a respectful, inclusive and caring learning environment for a diverse group of students. This journey is based upon a story of shared values such as family, honesty, tolerance, responsibility and excellence. There was no better way to celebrate the journey so far than to invite parents to join the students in learning activities across the different program sections. AMK is excited to offer academic programs in Grades 9 and 10 next years as part of our developmental plan. In the weeks ahead additional activities on campus will invite new families to discovery our school community and join us in our educational journey.