Weekly Roar

16 May 2022


COVID Vaccine Boosters | nurse@gisthailand.org
If your 12-18 year old student received their second COVID dose at least 4 months ago, they are eligible to receive a booster. Airport Plaza is open for walk-ins on Saturdays and Sundays, 8am-3pm.

Live Streaming Link | communications@gisthailand.org
Stay tuned for the live streaming of the many events coming up in the next few weeks here: https://www.gisthailand.org/live/


Early Dismissal | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary will have an early dismissal at 11:30 on the last two days of school, Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27. 

Music Showcase | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
In lieu of our traditional End of Year Celebration, this year we are hosting a Music Showcase for parents.  Each class will be performing under the direction of Miss Park, our elementary Music teacher.  Please come enjoy this year’s Music Showcase with us on Tuesday, May 24 at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.

MAP Assessments Results | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
3rd – 6th grade MAP Assessment results will be available to parents during the Music Showcase (Tuesday, May 24) in the cafeteria.  Results that are not picked up during the showcase, will be available in the elementary office that last week of school.  Students are not allowed to pick up the Assessment results, they will only be released to parents.

Elementary Yearbooks | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary Yearbooks will be available for purchase in the elementary office beginning May 17 until the last day of school.  There will also be a table for yearbook sales at the Music Showcase on May 24.  The cost is 400 baht, please be prepared to pay with exact change, if possible.  If you’d like to purchase a copy but will be out of the country during this time, please contact the office.


Grade 9-12 Band and Choir Concert | gkauffman@gisthailand.org 
Join us in celebrating our first high school end-of-year concert since 2019! The 9-12 Performing Arts students are hosting a Band and Choir Concert on Friday, May 20 at 7PM in the Cafeteria. COVID precautions and distancing are applicable when on campus.  Sign-in and ATK are not required.

Student Council Elections | sbohrer@gisthailand.org 
Student Council Grade Representative Elections will be on May 20th. 

Awards Ceremony | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Monday, May 23 the student will have an Awards Ceremony at 9:50am. Due to space constraints, parents are unable to attend. This event will be live streamed. Please remind your students to keep their Awards as evidence of receipt of awards for colleges later. These are original documents that cannot be reproduced later by the school. 

End of Year Events | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
See the “End of Year Events” email sent on May 10th from Secondary Office for information about events from May 21-27. 

Week of May 23 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
During the week of May 23-27, some Grade 8 students and students in Grade 9-12 will have cumulative final exams. Students in Grade 7&8 will follow the same block schedule on the Secondary Calendar. Please note the start and end times for each morning. Students will not be on campus in the afternoon and lunch will not be served during that week. During a free period in the morning, students may be in the Library or go to Genesis Cafe for the 90 minute period. If a student is at Genesis Cafe, a purchase is expected. 

Secondary (7-12) Yearbooks | gkauffman@gisthailand.org 
On Monday, May 23rd, the 2022 GIS Secondary (7-12) Yearbooks will be available for pickup or purchase after the awards ceremony.  If you pre-ordered/paid for a yearbook, you can simply pick up your book.  If you would like to purchase a book but did not pre-order, a limited supply will be available for 1500 thb paid in cash.  Since the awards ceremony is not open to parents this year, please be sure to send cash to school with your student.

Upcoming Dates 
May 17 – Art Club
May 20 – Advisory
               – Speech & Debate Society
               – Band and Choir Concert
May 21 – Blessing & Candle Lighting (1:45pm)
              – Class of 2022 Reception (3pm)
May 23 – Awards Ceremony 


This summer is a great opportunity for you to engage more in conversation and discipleship with your students, and we highly recommend these resources.

Free Access to Christian-Sexuality.com Parents Course| spirituallife@gisthailand.org
The Center for Faith, Gender, and Sexuality has created an amazing course for parents on how to navigate conversations around faith and sexuality with your student. If you would like FREE access to this course, please email the Spiritual Life Office and we will create an account for you. Limit one per household. You can find more information HERE.

Access to RightNow Media | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
If you would like access to a free RightNow Media account, please email us. RightNow Media is a library of Christian content that can help you as you lead Bible studies or facilitate discipleship at home with your kids. 


This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Tuesday, May 17
🏐  U14 Boys and Girls Volleyball CMAC Tournament @ PTIS 9am – 5pm

Thursday, May 19
🐯  Sports Award @ GIS 7-9pm

Friends and family of varsity athletes, we invite you to come join us for our first IN PERSON Sports Award in three years!! We will be celebrating our different sports seasons, athletes and seniors.

The ceremony will be held in the GIS cafeteria and will begin at 7:00pm (so please plan to show up a little earlier). Unfortunately, there will be no food or drinks (except water) so eat beforehand. Dress code is semi-formal (please see handbook for guidelines). 

We hope to see you there!