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posted 14 October 2019

The book that we are going to be presenting
to the School when we visit them in a few weeks is done. It's got a range of fascinating stories and lots of photos of the good old
days. We could not have done this without
the help of Celia Murphy ('79) and, of course, without the photos from Taka Yamanouchi
('70) and Tim Brown ('70), who thoroughly documented our lives at the time.
For those of you who submitted photos with your stories, we were not able to use all of them due to pixilation problems, so we apologize for that. The book is published
by Mixbook. (You will have to create an account with MixBook) While it is expen-
sive on its own without a 50% sale, it's more reachable if you go on the site daily and wait for a 50% discount at the top band of the site. If you order as a group
of 10, the price goes down even further. Otherwise, if you'd like just the stories,
I'd be happy to send those to you in three Word documents. In any case, you can view/order the book with this link.
We hope you will enjoy this labor of love!
Tina Thuermer '69, Ellen Turner '69

posted 10 October 2019

2018 Yearbook Cover Many thanks to Suzanne Fricke (AIS Class of 1972) for
contributing the AIS 1971-1972 High School Profile.
Enjoy some fun and interesting statistics from that year!

Please click on the image to view enlarged.

posted 29 September 2019

BIG Exciting NEWS!

Please help us welcome Claire Saint-Rossy (Class of 1975) as
our new Board Treasurer. Claire attended AIS from January
1965 through June 1968, along with two older sisters and a younger brother, during the period when their father worked
with the United Nations - UNESCO took their family to New
Delhi. "I am amazed when recalling the rich exposure to Indian religious and cultural sites that I got through the myriad field trips planned for us
by AIS's elementary school teachers - what great teachers they were."

Claire moved to metro DC before the 2015 reunion, which made it possible for
her to reconnect with a handful of old friends who attended. Now she is able to
visit with close friends with some regularity. We are lucky to have her on our
board and feel confident that our fiduciary responsibility to the association will be fulfilled. Welcome aboard, Claire!

posted 24 September 2019

Many thanks to Karen MacPherson Keen (Class of 1974) for contributing the 1971 Independent Study Project booklet, filled with wonderful thoughts and expressions by students, and the 1973 Awards Assembly Program. Be sure to check these two publications and more on our Student Publications page.

posted 21 September 2019

The weather was spectacular for the annual alumni
picnic today. It was the perfect opportunity to thank
Anne Kerr on behalf of our entire alumni association
for her 16 years of service and dedication on our
Board of Directors.

Picnic Photos

posted 17 September 2019

These dashing young men recently attended Anil Singh's
daughter's wedding in Connecticut.
From left to right: Ranjit Singh ('77); Malcolm Garg ('75);
Anil Singh ('76); Dave Garg ('76) and Andy McCord ('75)

Also there, Sue Jackson ('83). Photo contributed by Dave Garg.

Please click on image to view photo enlarged.

posted 17 September 2019

2018 Yearbook Cover Many thanks to Simonia Dawes (AES PR Assistant
and Alumni Relations) for reducing the 2019 High
School Yearbook files for us. The yearbook is online
now. Enjoy it and the other two 2019 Yearbooks!

posted 27 August 2019

We're happy to report the 2019 Elementary and Middle School yearbooks are
online now. Please view or download them from our website Yearbooks page
and enjoy! Thank you, AES.

Editor's Note: We have the 2019 HS yearbook (currently an enormous file) and
will post it once it has been resized. Coming soon!!

posted 10 September 2019

21 September 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dear Alumni Community,
The PSA insists it is time to celebrate! Therefore,
we invite our entire AES community to come out
and party along with us at our upcoming Cultural Extravaganza.

posted 10 September 2019

We received the sad news yesterday
on the passing of Lynette Bushnell Hone,
from the Class of 1974.

Read More
Obituary by Atlantic Cremation Service

posted 7 September 2019

I wanted to share that my eldest son and eldest daughter were recently invited
to India for a week to attend a wedding and see the Taj Mahal. My son's room-
mate during his freshman year at Emory University is from New Delhi; and they
have always maintained a good, close friendship. My two eldest had never been
to India before, and they were excited to go to New Delhi with the hopes of also touring AES to see where their mother went to school. (Unfortunately, they were only able to drive by the school and by my childhood home and neighborhood in Chanakyapuri.) They were, however, successful visiting the Taj Mahal.
- from Mona Alessa Tiedemann (AES Class of 1981)

Click on the link to read more and see photos shared by Mona.

posted 27 August 2019

"It was an absolute honour and pleasure to meet our alum Martin Gray,
acclaimed National Geographic photographer and anthropologist who has
spent the last 35 years on an amazing pilgrimage: visiting 800 sacred sites
around the world. His love for photography began here at AES then AIS)
when he was in 7th Grade, 1966. As part of the photography club, he took
photos of the campus and contributed to the school yearbook! Out of the 165 countries that he has travelled to he says "India is the best, its magical."
Our HS Art students loved his stories and his energy!"
- from The American Embassy School

Please click on images to view them enlarged.

posted 26 August 2019

Dear Alumni,
It's time to update our alumni files...specifically, the class rosters and your
contact information!
Please check on the link below to see if you're listed in your class roster as
If you are listed under "Looking For," it means we don't have your contact information in our offline database or you were moved back under that list
because the address we have on you is no longer good. If you are listed under "Found," have you changed email and/or postal addresses in the past year or
Please send your current contact information to or feel free to private message me on Facebook.
Mary Williamson
AIS/AES Alumni Association

posted 21 August 2019
posted 28 July 2019
posted 17 May 2019
2019 Picnic Event Page on Facebook
Listed under Upcoming Events (until event is over)

Usually, more alumni show up than sign up. If
you haven't yet but still plan to come, please let
Anne Kerr know, via our board email address,
so she can guesstimate how much meat to supply. Attendees, please bring side dish or dessert!
All alumni and spouses/families welcomed. Come
rain or shine, see you next month!!

Click on image to view announcement enlarged.


3rd Posting (19 August 2019)
2nd Posting (4 August 2019)
1st Posting (13 May 2019)
Listed under Upcoming Events (until event is over)

OCT 29 - NOV 12, 2019

The Class of 1969 is celebrating its 50th-year
reunion with a 14-day trip to India this fall by
returning to India with friends and family to
revisit favorite places and explore new ones.

Please click on the link to read more
about the trip and invitation.

08-25-2019 UPDATE: Two of the hotels for this trip cannot hold anymore
guests so we regret registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

posted 15 August 2019

Suzanne Bakey Fricke (AIS Class of 1972), Corresponding
Secretary of the AIS/AES Alumni Association since 2003,
announced her retirement effective August 14, 2019. She
served as the 1972 Class Secretary before joining the Board
of Directors and was responsible for locating many '70's and
alumni from other classes over the years. Her cheerful enthu-
siasm and event planning skills helped us to successfully host
three of the largest all-classes reunions in our association's history.
Suzanne is married to Robert (Bob) Fricke, (AIS Class of 1969); and they have
two daughters, Samantha and Rachel, who both volunteered in the past as
reunion-helpers, and two grandchildren, Kara and Mike. You may remember Samantha at the Registration Desk and as the Honorary Duck Boat captain
during the last reunion!
Please click on the link to read more. We will miss you, Suzanne!

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Web Editors
Pages 1-3, Tim Brown (AIS Class of 1970)
Page 4, Stefan Rykowski (son of Anne Weathersby, AIS Class of 1965)
Pages 5-29, Mary Flanagan Williamson (AIS Class of 1974)

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