Weekly Roar

18 Oct 2021


Library Parent Hours | library@gisthailand.org

The library staff would like to offer parent hours to those parents interested in checking out books from the library.  Parent hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:00 (excluding holidays).


Cell Phone Use During School | wwood@gisthailand.org

It has come to our attention that some students may be contacting their parents during the school day using their personal cell phones here at school.  Please refer to the following excerpt from the school policy regarding the use of cell phones during school hours.  

Cell Phones or Other Personal Electronic Devices

If any cell phones or personal electronic devices (including smartwatches and fitness watches) are brought to school, they must be turned off during the school day and stored in the student’s backpack or teacher’s possession in order to avoid disruption.  If parents need to contact their children during the day, they are expected to do so through the school office 052-088-777.  Any student found with any of these devices turned on during the day will have them turned into the Elementary office and a parent will be contacted to claim the item.  (ELEM. PSMO 2021-2022)

MAP Assessments | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Our fall session of Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) assessments for our 3rd – 6th grade classes will begin Tuesday, October 19.  For more information and a schedule, please refer to the email sent to parents on Thursday, October 7.


4 Day Week – Schedule | secondary.office@gisthailand.org  

This week is a 4 day week. Thursday will be E Day.  Monday to Wednesday is a regular ABC schedule. E Day is Homeroom this week.

Wheaton College Webinar for 9-12th students and parents | counselor@gisthailand.org 

All 9-12th students and parents are invited! This session is only for GIS community and will be this Thursday, Oct 21 7-8 pm. Mr. Bryant Kong at Wheaton College Admission will share the unique benefits of a Christian Liberal Arts Experience and Q&A. (College info here: Life After Wheaton and Brochure)

Please, RSVP with this Registration Link and use this Zoom Link for the meeting on Oct 21 at 7 pm.

The Tan Chin Tuan Senior Excellence Scholarships for GIS 11th-grade Students | counselor@gisthailand.org 

GIS in partnership with the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation of Singapore seeks to promote and reward educational excellence in academics, athletics, leadership/community service, and the fine arts. These scholarships offered to juniors are based on a combination of excellence in areas of education, student essay, teacher recommendations, and financial need. The scholarship application opens October 21 and ends December 17, 2021. 11th graders will receive an email with application details on October 21 after they have seen a presentation in their Homeroom.

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

  • October 22: PD Day
  • October 26: Virtual College Visit
  • October 26: Art Club
  • October 29: Eligibility Grade Check


We’ve Launched a Podcast! | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

Madde Mauck and Jack Meckfessel in the Spiritual Life Department are hosting a new podcast called Getting There with Jack and Madde. As two people in their mid-twenties, Jack and Madde hope to share about their journeys of following Jesus throughout college and into their young adult years. They’ll cover some of the major questions that our students are facing like: What is my calling? How do I know I am a Christian? and How do I figure out who I am? Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Secondary Livestream Chapel | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

We encourage you to follow along with our chapel series this year through THIS LIVESTREAM LINK. Chapel is every Friday at 9:40am. Our Secondary chapel theme for the year is El Roi “Our God Who Sees. 

Resources for Students’ Faith Journeys| spirituallife@gisthailand.org

We’ve made some guided reflections available to help students connect with Jesus. They can find these resources on our Spiritual Life Website under “After Chapel.”


This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Quick Update:  

We’ve been given the green light to practice on campus 
(following Covid guidelines i.e no more than 50 people in a given area, etc.) again (WOOHOO!! 🥳) starting Monday, Oct. 18th. Soccer teams will NOT be holding tryouts, but will continue practicing with their already established teams. The travel XC team will be accepting new comers for the last three weeks of the season, so if you’re interested, please email Coach Elliot at belliott@gisthailand.org

Season 2:

Season 2 sports will be starting the second week of November. For more information, please visit our website athletics.gisthailand.org


If you’re interested in coaching Season 2 & 3 sports this year, please fill out this form https://forms.gle/SXSCLnjmXtu1DLhGA


Fitness Center/Weight Room: 

Our fitness center is officially open for students to use after school. A couple things.


Students must:

– Be currently taking a GIS conditioning class

– Have previously taken a GIS conditioning class

– Or have contacted the Athletic Department and been cleared to use the facility 

– Not use the fitness center by themselves (bring a friend!!)


Sports teams will have first priority in using the facilities. 

***Please note that we are still in Covid times and things are subject to change. We’re excited for this update and can’t wait to see our students practicing on campus again (: