Weekly Roar

18 April 2022

GENERAL

Prayer Walk Event | board.michael@gisthailand.org

GIS Board is calling our community to come pray for God’s provision to complete Phase 1 of our building project. The remaining part of Phase 1 includes the Middle School, Performing Arts, and Gymnasium. All community members, including students, are invited to come to GIS campus on April 27, 2022 starting at 8:40 – 9:40 AM. There will be a short ceremony at the beginning and then groups will follow a path to pray at the different building locations. More information to come but please mark your calendar and come join the Board.

Questions: Please get with Mike Sprenger (board.michael@gisthailand.org) or Ken Morris (kmorris@gisthailand.org)

COVID Reminders | cmt@gisthailand.org

Thank you for submitting your ATK results over the Easter weekend!

The government quarantine requirement has been reduced.

EXPOSURE POLICY:

GIS will only report cases and contact trace exposure that occurs on campus or as part of an officially sanctioned GIS event. Contact tracing may also include members residing in the same household and exposure.  COVID FAQs can be found here.

Vaccine Clinic | nurse@gisthailand.org
Our next (non-COVID) vaccine clinic  will be on Tuesday, April 26, 3:15-4pm in the Nurse’s Office. Please sign up here and pay via bank transfer or in our office by Friday, April 22 at noon.

ELEMENTARY

MAP Assessments | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
MAP Assessments for 3rd – 6th grades begin on April 19.  For more information please read the email sent out to parents on Friday, April 8 for an explanation of the process and schedule days/times.

SECONDARY

Course Selection Closes in FamilyWeb | counselor@gisthailand.org 
Reminder: Tuesday, April 19 at 8:00 PM (Thailand time) is the close of the FamilyWeb Course Request window for current students in Grades 6-11. See your email for details.

Parent Help Needed for Visual Art Show | kmccall@gisthailand.org
On May 7th, we will be hosting our first in-person art show in three years! Artwork from students (grades K-12) will be exhibited in the cafeteria and it will be a show you don’t want to miss. In years past, the Visual Art Show has not been possible without the help of extraordinary parent volunteers and this year will be no exception. Use this document to sign up to help us pull off this fantastic event.

Teacher Feedback Surveys | mrandolph@gisthailand.org
Some secondary parents will receive 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 for. Please fill out the survey as soon as you are able.

AP Mock Exams | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
During the month of April students in AP courses have an opportunity to take mock AP exams. These mock exams are scheduled on Saturdays throughout April to prepare our students for the official exams in the beginning of May. See the Secondary calendar for the schedule. 

Upcoming Dates 
April 19 – Art Club
April 22 – Speech & Debate Society
April 23 & 30 – AP Mock Exams

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Secondary Worship Night | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
The Spiritual Life Office will be hosting our next Secondary worship night on Wednesday, April 20th. We will gather for some fun and games from 6:15-7:00pm and then worship together from 7:00-8:30pm.

Chapel Core Team Recruiting | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
The Spiritual Life Office is recruiting student leaders for our Chapel Core Team. Students who are a part of Core Team have the opportunity to lead key elements of our chapel ministry and other Spiritual Life Office events. The Spiritual Life Office staff also deeply invests in the leadership abilities and spiritual maturity of these students. If your student is interested in learning more, have him or her contact any member of the Spiritual Life Office or one of the current Chapel Core Team members. Applications will be sent to your student today and are due on April 25th (next Monday) by midnight. 

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.

Spiritual Life Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
This week’s episode (released on Friday, Apr. 15) is a conversation about how Jesus is amazing! Available wherever you listen to podcasts by searching “Getting There with Jack and Madde.”

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Tuesday, April 19
🏐   SENIOR NIGHT — come help us celebrate our senior volleyball players!! Our boys and girls will be playing against Sanpatong @ Grace starting at 4:00pm.

Thursday, April 21
⚽️🏀🏐   Tri Sport Tournament @ ICS BKK
🏊🏼‍♀️   The Varsity Grace Swim Team is hosting an intrasquad meet  at Kad Farang pool from 4:00-5:30. Everyone is welcome to come and watch. There will be two teams, blue and gold. Please contact bethanymowad4@gmail.com for further questions. Come cheer on your Grace swimmers!

Friday, April 22
⚽️🏀🏐 Tri Sport Tournament @ ICS BKK
⚽️ V. Boys Soccer vs. Sankampaeng @ Grace 4:00pm

Saturday, April 23
⚽️🏀🏐 Tri Sport Tournament @ ICS BKK

For more information, please visit our website athletics.gisthailand.org

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

#different not less #accept #understand #love

The core symptoms of autism are:

  • social communication challenges and
  • restricted, repetitive behaviors.

Symptoms of autism may:

  • begin in early childhood (though they may go unrecognized)
  • persist and
  • interfere with daily living.

Specialized healthcare providers diagnose autism using a checklist of criteria in the two categories above. They also assess autism symptom severity. Autism’s severity scale reflects how much support a person needs for daily function.

Many people with autism have sensory issues. These typically involve over- or under-sensitivities to sounds, lights, touch, tastes, smells, pain and other stimuli.

Autism is also associated with high rates of certain physical and mental health conditions.

Source: https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-are-symptoms-autism