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11 May 2020

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Annual Creative Spotlight  |  kmccall@gisthailand.org

“Come rain, come shine, [come COVID-19], the show must go on!” The annual Creative Spotlight (formerly called the Art Show) is going completely digital this year in order to share the creative work of our students with each of you. We are putting together a Google Site where you can view student work from grades K-12. Save the date and stay tuned for the launch of our “show” on May 23rd!

To ensure the safety of each of our students, this website will only be viewable from a GIS email login. Therefore, in order to view the artwork, you will need your student to sign into their account and use the website link from there.





AP Testing Guide secondary.office@gisthailand.org
AP students and parents of AP students, please click here for the 2020 AP Testing Guide

Recommendation Letter Deadline for Korean College Admissions | hjeong@gisthailand.org
For Korean college admissions, we are making May 15 the last date that a teacher can be asked to write a recommendation letter and/or other documents for a college application.

Korean college applicant students should check their inbox for an email sent by Mrs.Jeong.

Drive-Thru Cap & Gown Pick Up | lholley@gisthailand.org
Seniors, please pick up your caps & gowns on: 

Thursday, May 14 1:00 – 1:30 OR Friday, May 15 1:00 – 1:30 

Ms. Holley will be waiting in front of the Guard House and will hand you your cap & gown (and tassels). At this time, students are still not allowed on campus.

Honors Choir (Chanson) Auditions ’20-21 | gkauffman@gisthailand.org
Visit: https://bit.ly/chanson21

2020-2021 Course Selection for Secondary Students | counselor@gisthailand.org
RenWeb will open for the 2020-21 course selection process on May 22. More info to come! FYI – This will include course selection for rising Grade 7 students.

Graduation Virtual Meeting for Seniors | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Ms. Randolph will host a required Zoom meeting on Tuesday, May 26th at 4:00pm for all seniors attending graduation.  She will send a Zoom invite the week the meeting will take place.  This meeting will give specific instructions on what to expect during the 2020 GIS Graduation Ceremony.

Class of 2020 Graduation  |  secondary.office@gisthailand.org
The GIS Community is invited to join us ONLINE for this year’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 30 @ 9am. A link to watch from wherever you are located, will be provided closer to the event date.

Rising 7th Grade Virtual Orientation  |  secondary.office@gisthailand.org
If you missed the rising 7th grade virtual orientation, you may view the recording here  Please use password  0Q$E@D2W  to access.

2020-21 Student Council Elections | joshmckeown@gisthailand.com
Given the season of Continuous Learning, the decision has been made for elections for the 2020-21 Student Council (officers and class representatives) will be held at the beginning of next school year.

Mark your Calendars with Upcoming Secondary Events | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

  • May 11-22: Advanced Placement exams online
  • May 14 & 15: Senior cap & gown pick up
  • May 20: Jazz Band Tryout online forms due
  • May 22: Grade Check & course selection opens
  • May 23: Annual Creative Spotlight (virtual event – Google website address announced soon)
  • May 26:  Senior Graduation Zoom Meeting
  • May 29: Last day of classes & Continuous Learning 
  • May 30: Graduation


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Elementary Pick-Up Materials Day | wwood@gisthailand.org
The next elementary pick-up/drop-off materials day will be Thursday, May 7 from 9:00 – 11:00 am.  This will be for K-3rd grades only.  As before, this will be a drive through process, please remain in your vehicle.  Other grade levels may be contacted by teachers to make other arrangements.

Elementary Book Character Event | ralward@gisthailand.org
If your child(ren) would like to participate in this optional event, please have them dress up in their favorite book character on Friday, May 8.  Take a 5 second or less video of them describing what character they are and send it to Mrs. Alward at ralward@gisthailand.org before May 10.  Families are welcome to join in on the fun!  All videos will be put together in one presentation and shared at a later date.  *Please review the e-mail sent out last week for details on video specifics or contact Mrs. Alward.


This week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org
Save the date for May 22nd at 6pm! Join us for our very first Virtual Sports Award and help us honor our athletes. More details/link to come!