While we continue taking every action for safety here at KAS, and we remain grateful for Taiwan’s efforts to keep us safe, we recognize how difficult these circumstances have been on students, families, faculty, and staff.
Character is not what you take with you into a crisis, but what you emerge with. When life becomes difficult, one of the beautiful things is how clearly we can see the strength and character of our community. The main strength of KAS for many years has been its people. Our students and families, our faculty and staff, and our community here in Kaohsiung, Taiwan are some of the best in the world, and recent times have proven your strength and resilience.
Recently I have been working on our annual report, and I came across so many pictures from this school year that reminded me of the vibrancy of the KAS community. It was so nice to have these reminders of who we are, and I didn’t want you to have to wait for our annual report to see them.
We cherish every day that we spend together as part of the KAS community. Together, we will make it through these challenges. And when we make it through this time of uncertainty, which we are certain to do, we will see that we have become even stronger than before.
Thank you for being part of the KAS family.
Dr. Ben Ploeger
Kaohsiung American School