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15 Feb 2021

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GENERAL

Vaccine Clinic |nurse@gisthailand.org

Our next on campus vaccine clinic will be Tuesday, February 23, 3:15-4pm. Please sign-up here and pay by this Friday at noon.

Air Pollution Season| nurse@gisthailand.org

Style Seal will be selling air quality masks on campus Monday, February 15, 2-4pm in the Uniform Shop.

Community Conversation with the Superintendent II – Feb 17, 2021 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org 

This is an opportunity for the superintendent to give you an update on the school, address school-wide topics, and answer questions from parents. You’ll also have an opportunity to enjoy some snacks and make connections with other GIS parents.

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 3:30-5 pm
    Library, 2nd Floor, Admin Building

Please RSVP by clicking this LINK

If you have specific, school-wide questions you would like the leadership to address, you may share them ahead of time on the RSVP form (in the above link).

ELEMENTARY

Tiger Pride Dress-Up Day | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

As a sneak peek into our annual March is Reading Month theme, this month’s Tiger Pride Dress-Up Day for elementary is “BEACH DAY”.  Students are encouraged to dress up in their favorite beach attire on Thursday, February 25.  Modest beachwear (no spaghetti straps or short shorts), please.  Don’t forget those beach accessories…..flip flops, hats, sunglasses, floaties, etc.  Stay tuned for more fun activities the library has planned for March is Reading Month!

School Aide Opportunities | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

A new semester brings new opportunities to serve with us here in elementary.  Please contact Michelle Kennedy at mkennedy@gisthailand.org if you have free time and want to help with substitute teaching, lunch recess duty or in the classrooms.

SECONDARY

Band and Choir Concert February 19  |  secondary.office@gisthailand.org

9-12 Performing Arts students will host a Band and Choir Concert on Friday, February 19 @ 7PM in the Cafeteria. COVID precautions and distancing are applicable when on campus.

Reminder: Eligibility Grade Check |secondary.office@gisthailand.org

The next Eligibility Grade check will be on Friday, February 19. This grade check will determine extracurricular eligibility for Secondary students who are participating in extracurricular activities, such as athletics and after school activities. Please see the PSMO Handbook for more information.

Academic Plan Meetings for Students: February & March  | counselor@gisthailand.org

Students in Grades 8-11 will be called in to visit with their academic counselor about post-high school goals, future academic plans, and classes that should be taken next school year to meet these goals and to ensure graduation from GIS. A proposed schedule of classes will be created and recorded on the student’s 4-year Academic Plan document in Google Classroom. It is highly recommended that students and parents refer to this Plan when choosing classes for the next school year. Grade 7 students will have a class meeting and receive a customized handout that shows them what Grade 8 elective classes will fulfill their matriculation requirements; use this when choosing classes for the next school year. More information about course selection to come!

Reminder: PSAT 10 Testing on Friday, February 26  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Grade 10 students take the PSAT10 on Friday, February 26 @ the GIS Cafeteria from 1:00 PM to 4:45 PM. This is a NO School day.

7th and 8th Grade Social | joshmckeown@gisthailand.org

The Student Council proudly presents the Grade 7 & 8 Social to be held on February 27th! Enjoy the vibrant neon-themed cafeteria, where there will be snacks and drinks! Feel free to wear white or neon colors, but remember, the GIS dress code still applies!

Location: GIS Cafeteria/Auditorium
Time: 7 PM – 9 PM, February 27th

What To Bring: Boys bring drinks, girls bring snacks, everybody brings MASKS!

Teacher Feedback Survey | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

In the next week or so Secondary parents will begin receiving surveys as part of our teacher evaluation process. Not every teacher is being formally evaluated this year. If you receive an email, it will include information about which teacher and which class they teach, so that you have clarity about the teacher you are providing feedback. Please fill out the survey as soon as you are able.

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

  • Day A – Grades 7 will review four year Academic Planning with the Academic Counselors. Grades 8 -12 will have an advisory on self-regulation.
  • Day E – Grades 7-12 will have Homeroom.

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

  • February 17: Worship Night
  • February 19: Eligibility Check
  • February 19: Band and Choir Concert
  • February 26: No School – Thai Holiday
  • February 26: PSAT10 @ GIS
  • February 27: 7th and 8th Grade Social

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Secondary Worship Night | spiriutallife@gisthailand.org

We will be having a worship night this Wednesday, February 17th from 7:00-8:30pm in the cafeteria for all secondary students. The theme is “Ash” and we will be spending time reflecting on the upcoming season of Lent and Easter. If you’re curious to know more about what Lent is, HERE is a helpful article that explains it. Songthaews will be available on a first come first serve basis. You can sign up for songthaews HERE.

Parent Connection| spirituallife@gisthailand.org

During the student worship night, parents are also invited to stay on campus to join a separate gathering to pray for their students, worship together, and discuss ways to better engage their students. We value our partnership with parents and want to provide a space to connect and encourage one another. All GIS parents are welcome! 

Weekly Prayer Time| spirituallife@gisthailand.org

There will be another prayer time in the Spiritual Life Office from 12:00-12:15pm on Wednesday.

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

!!! SAVE THE DATE. IT’S SENIOR NIGHT THIS WEEK !!!

*** U14 Boys Volleyball — anyone who is interested in joining the U14 Boys Volleyball team, Coach Ming will be holding optional practices on the grass fields by the covered courts. Practices will be on Feb. 17-19, 23-25 from 3:30-5:15pm!

Tuesday, Feb. 16

🏀 JV Boys Basketball vs. Lamphun @ Lamphun Sports Stadium 4:00pm

🏀 JV Girls Basketball vs. Satit CMU @ Satit CMU 4:00pm

Thursday, Feb. 17 (SENIOR NIGHT!!!)

🌯 Border Run will be available for dinner!

🏀 JV Boys Basketball vs. Old Men @ Grace 4:00pm

🏀 V. Girls Basketball vs. Yupparaj @ Grace 5:30pm

🏀 V. Boys Basketball vs. Mae Jo @ Grace 6:30pm

* join us in celebrating and honoring our seniors in between the boys and the girls game!!

For more details and information, please check our website athletics.gisthailand.org