The MAS Prevention program offers a series of conferences and workshops given by experts in various fields, for the purpose of providing support to all the actors in the educational enterprise: parents, students and teachers, in order to jointly respond assertively to negative social conducts that may endanger the physical, mental or emotional health of the students.
Should you have any doubts regarding our guest speakers, times and/or dates, please do not hesitate to call us on 5658 4766 ext. 4221.
2016-2017 MAS PREVENTION CONFERENCES
ARE YOU REAL OR VIRTUAL PARENTS?
THE EFFECT OF SOCIAL NETWORKS ON THE FAMILY
JULIA DE LA BORBOLLA
BA IN PSYCHOLOGY
One of the most renowned psychologists of the country, with more than 30 years’ experience on the job. Author of five books: Profesión: mamá: infancia, Sin dañar a terceros (How to avoid damage to third parties), El niño ante los conflictos entre papá y mama (The child comes before parental conflicts), Profesión: mamá adolescencia (la maestría) (Job title: Mother: adolescence (The masters course)), Hijos Fuertes (Resilient Kids) and the most recent, Las 101 cosas que puedes hacer con tu hijo (a) aunque seas un papa muy ocupado (The 101 things that you can do with your son or daughter even when you are a very busy parent), as well as countless articles and publications in both the foreign and the national press.
Chair of the JULIA BORBOLLA CSO GROUP, Integral Psychologist, offering her services throughout the Republic of Mexico. Director of ANTENAS POR LOS NIÑOS A.C (Antennas for children), a non-profit organisation that provides psychological help to Mexican children in vulnerable situations.
Throughout this conference Julia will tackle the subject of social networks and the different effects they can have on members of the family. She will present solutions for healthy communication and the appropriate use of cybernetic resources.
The discussion will be based around the significance of our day to day actions and will offer information on how to tackle the subject with children, as well as reflecting on how to raise parental awareness of the risks and precautions that must be considered when navigating the web.
LA FIESTA DEL SIGLO (THE PARTY OF THE CENTURY)
A previous host of the House of Warner Brothers, having dealt with artists and producers such as Kevin Costner, Frank Sinatra and Pierce Brosnan, just to mention a few. He spent 15 years working in the Baby’O club in Acapulco and was the manager for 5 of those years. Vice-president of the Association of Restaurants, Bars and Clubs of Acapulco, Member of the Marketing Committee of the Association of Hotels and Tourism Companies of Acapulco and Bar Consultant. An expert in alcohol addiction and the effects that this can have on both the mind and the body, endorsed by COMUTEM (the Mexican Community of Therapists), with extensive research into the myths and realities of alcohol and parties, as well as having various recommendations to his name. With more than 22 years of experience in the nightlife sector, he now works in association with foundations such as Latiendo por México (Beating for Mexico), FISAC (Foundation of Social Investigations), Fundación José Cuervo (The José Cuervo foundation), among others. Creator of LA FIESTA DEL SIGLO (the Party of the Century), a conference which has now been given to over 80,000 people in more than 14 states of the Republic of Mexico and 40 educational institutions, businesses, forums and theatres. From September 2016, it will be given in all of the 16 delegations of Mexico City, by request of the Secretary of Health. Rodolfo Tercero has been nominated and selected to receive the Dr. Honoris Causa award for his knowledge and research in the field of alcohol.
Did you know that the second biggest cause of death amongst the Mexican youth is alcohol consumption? Our children enter a stage of life in which going out to parties and gatherings will gradually become the theme of every weekend. Are they really prepared to go out? Are you familiar with the risks that they will be exposing themselves to?
This conference, which has proved to be a big hit throughout the Republic of Mexico and other countries alike, is not to be missed. The conference will tackle interesting topics that could help your child to take care of themselves.
KNOWING WHAT TO DO COULD SAVE THEIR LIVES.
RESILIENCE: REDEFINING CHALLENGES
BA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
A graduate of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education. Administrator of the Fifth Hagedoorn for Integrated Medical Rehabilitation. Finance market analyst for la Casa de Bolsa Probursa (investment banking and securities brokerage company), currently an associate of the Productos Alimenticios y Golosinas de Morelos Fosa S.A company (A company specialising in Food Products and Sweets from Morelos).
Member of the World Consulate of Water Skiing for the Disabled Community. Triple world champion of water skiing in the disabled category. Director General of the Association for the Prevention of Craniospinal trauma THINK FIRST. Founder of Ayudando a Vivir, A.C, an association supporting people with disabilities (1991). Winner of the the Narciso Mendoza National Youth Prize.
This conference aims to enable the participants to identify emotional capacities that they have not previously explored and to be able to relate them to those that they do use, so as to be able to face the difficulties that they face daily in the best way possible. Jorge Font presents the ways in which one can redefine vital experiences.
The discussion will cover the concept of resilience, examining its many different facets. Additionally, he will propose a model of self-diagnosis and we will hear various testimonies that will provide us with valuable food for thought.
FAMILY AND SEXUAL DIVERSITY…HOW DO I HANDLE THIS?
Sexologist and Sexual Health and Diversity Activist. Specialist in Educational Sexology certified by the Mexican Institute of Sexology and by the Board of Professional Certification for Sexual Education and Sexology. Regional Secretary of the World Association for Sexual Health for the Americas since 2013 and a member of the Advisory Council since 2009.
Co-director of Armario Abierto (Open Closet), an Integral Centre of Education for Sexual Health. Ex-president of the Mexican Federation of Sexual Education and Sexology and currently the Coordinator of Institutional Relations and Political Advocacy.
Civil Society Representative of the Consultative Assembly of the National Council for the Prevention of Discrimination and member of the Governing Body. Pioneer and member of the Council of the International Association of Families for Sexual Diversity. Spokesman and advocate of San Francisco’s Family Acceptance Project.
In February 2016 he received the Compromiso Ibero prize from the chancellor for his work in the fields of gender, health and sexual diversity and for his project against homophobia within the family.
Its highly likely that we all know people with diverse sexual orientations up to and including people with diverse gender identities. One of the objectives of this talk is to look over the vast panorama of what we today understand as sexual diversity, as well as the ways in which prejudices towards the subject are still present.
The research of the Family Acceptance project proposes to: reduce homophobia, tackle the legal and cultural aspects in regards to sexual diversity and expose the role that parents play in the sexual orientation of their children.
EMOTIONAL INTELLEGENCE FOR PARENTS:
THE BEST FORM OF PREVENTION IS KNOWLEDGE
VICTOR VILAR GISBERT
BA IN PHILOSOPHY
Victor Vilar Gisbert was born in Valencia, Spain. He holds a degree in philosophy and a masters in theoretical and practical philosophy from UNED (the National University of Distance Education). He specialises in emotional intelligence, personal development and Educational Coaching. He is currently the director of the Fundación Sophia (Sophia Foundation) in Mexico. Writer and poet, in his latest book Ecudar con corazón: coaching para profesores (Educating with heart: coaching for teachers) he fuses two aspects of his vocation: personal development and education.
Every human being has an exterior dimension and an interior one. From within this interior world of emotions emerge our attitudes and our behaviours. We often don’t know how to value or understand these and, unfortunately, when we intervene it can bring about an undesirable result.
The development of our emotional intelligence allows us to know and to understand our children as much as ourselves and allows us to prevent harmful behaviours and toxic attitudes.
EDUCATE, DON’T CAUSE HARM
BA IN PEDAGOGY
Pedagogue and specialist in Human Development. Experienced international speaker who has given conferences and courses in Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, as well as the main cities of the Republic of Mexico.
Director of the Liceo de la Familia (the School for Families), which is dedicated to bettering the quality of education through school programmes for parents, educational consultancy and workshops for children and young people. The workshops have been taking place in private schools in the Federal District and throughout the country since 1984. They are based around sexual education, life planning and decision making.
Director and Editor of Producciones Educación Aplicada, a publishing company specialising in the publication of educational outreach books. Author of the following books: Disciplina Inteligente (Intelligent Discipline), Disciplina Inteligente en la Escuela (Intelligent Discipline in school), Aprender a convivir en la Escuela (Learning to get along in school) and the SEP’s (the Mexican Secretary of Public Education) Formación Cívica y Ética 1 and 2 (Civic and Ethical Formation 1 and 2).
The conference aims to offer strategies that allow you to increase your effectivity when it comes to educating your children, in a non-violent setting. We will tackle the following points:
Violent education and reactive behaviours
The scale of violence
Emotional self-control for parents as an educational requisite
The fundamentals of non-violent communication
Emphasising children’s strengths.
Tomás and Gonzalo, who are in second and third year of secondary, will form part of the team to represent Mexico City in the Regional Mathematics Olympics. The event will take place in Oaxtepec in Morales, from the 22nd to the 24th of March. Best of luck!
It is with great pride that we share with you the news that four pupils from the Modern American School (two from fifth and two from sixth year in primary) have been chosen to represent Mexico City in the Olympic heats for the National Olympic Competition in Mathematics for primary and secondary school pupils.
Gabriela Carrillo Valadez, from the class of 1996, received on March 3rd the “Women in Architecture Award” in London, presented by Architectural Review and the Architect’s Journal. Gabriela was recognized as the 2017 architect of the year, for her design and construction of the oral criminal courts in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán.
Congratulations to María Teresa Frenk, an ex pupil (year 1978) who was recently named the director for the Faculty of Music at the UNAM - Congratulations!
Happy 65th anniversary!
The Modern American School would like to congratulate Marcela, the new General Director of the International Cervantine Festival and Promotion of Cultural Festivals of the Ministry of Culture. Prouldy a former student of the Modern American School, class of 1974. We wish you great success!
A few days ago, students, directors and staff of the Cultura Azteca elementary school, located in Milpa Alta, received choolwork designed to motivate reading. This was created by our Elementary School children within the framework of our
permanent campaign to instill fundamental values for healthy coexistence.
In turn, the children from this semi-rural school sent the MAS students leaflets they created containing information about their school, the area they live in and their daily experiences. This action marks the beginning of a project which will reinforce respect, tolerance and sensibility to other people's needs in our students, while remaining proud and aware of themselves and the potential of their actions.
The Modern American School congratulates Jorge Wolpert Kuri, an ex student from the 1988 generation, who a few days a go was named the Director General of the National Housing Commission, CONAVI. All the best!
The medal tally obtained by our athletes in the Inter-school Competitions fills us with pride. 45 medals in total: 19 gold, 15 silver and 11 bronze. Congratulations!
For the third year in a row, our cheerleaders won the FIRST PLACE in the Inter-school Competitions. Huge Congratulations!
On November 9th, the entire high school community participated in an homage to Professor Adelaida Casamitjana de Sarukhán, for having completed 50 years of service in the UNAM's Incorporated System and 40 in the Modern American School. Her work was always an example of passionate dedication to knowledge for her students as well as for other teachers. Congratulations and thank you, Adelaida!
To mark the beginning of the enrollment period for the 2017-2018 school year, the Modern American School would like to announce the First Preschool Open House, to be held on Saturday, November 26th, at 10:00 am. An appointment is required to attend, to schedule, please call 56584766, extensions 4218 and 4229. It is important to call early, as space is limited. If you have any questions, please call us and we will gladly answer them.
The Modern American School has just inaugurated a modern computer lab for its High School students. The new space has been equipped with high definition projectors, remote controlled motorized projection screens, computers specialized in robotics and high speed internet with a hub, among other things.
The Modern American School invites you to attend the exhibition “Musical Voyages” of the Spanish master Manuel Pujol Baladas, at the Francisco Cosío Museum in San Luis Potosí.
The 2016 Day of the Dead offering is a tribute to William Shakespeare. The High School students of the Modern American School, under the guidance of architect Fernando Trigo, put together a wonderful altar and sawdust carpet devoted to the playwright, poet and actor William Shakespeare for the 400th anniversary of his death.
The Modern American School inaugurated master Lucille Wong's temporary exhibition "Steeds and unveiled gardens".
Within the MAS prevention program, Julia Borbolla spoke to the parents about the importance of being able to adapt to traditions, customs and family ties - with a view to being able to put together a new family model where social networks are included.
Andres Ornelas, an ex-pupil from the class of 2013 and a current student of biomedical engineering at Yale University received the Venture Award last August for the development of the "Ballistra Guidewire Advancer". This system allows doctors greater security when inserting a catheter that enables the delivery of drugs and fluids to patients about to undergo surgery. Congratulations!
The Modern American School, invited Dr. Rosalía Pastor to speak about ivory trade to its 5th year students as part of its march for the elephants, rhinoceri and lions. She also spoke about the adequate care of these species in captivity. It is everyone's responsibility to avoid the extinction of such iconic and environmentally necessary species.
The MAS Goes Green program of the Modern American School carries out actions that help generate a conscience of the world that surrounds us. The second year Elementary students marched around the school, to symbolically join a march carried out in 145 cities around the World with the intention of raising awareness of the serious risk elephants, rhinoceri and lions currently live in.
Dear Alumni, we had hoped to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the foundation of our school right here at home, in our own campus. However, preparing the space to make it suitable for this kind of event elevated the cost significantly. Considering this and keeping to the true spirit of the event, meeting with all of you, we have decided to change the location to The Camino Real Hotel in Polanco. We hope to see you to celebrate this great event together!
Welcome to the new school year 2016-2017!