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22 Feb 2021

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GENERAL

GIS Library Book Sale  | library@gisthailand.org

March 1-31: Fiction! Nonfiction! Picture books & more! Need some different reading material? The GIS Library will be selling used & discarded books outside of the library — come and find your next favorite book! All books are ฿10 each unless otherwise marked. Please bring your own bag.

  • Students may browse and purchase during normal student library hours

  • Parent hours:

    • Morning:
      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:55 – 8:15 AM

    • Afternoon: 
      Monday: 3:15 – 4:00 PM
      Thursday: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

CPR/AED Class  | nurse@gisthailand.org

Trainer Bob & Mr. Reed will be offering a CPR/AED class in the cafeteria on Saturday, March 20, 9am-12pm. Students, parents, and staff are welcome to sign up here by Friday, March 5.

Air Pollution Season | nurse@gisthailand.org

Style Seal will be selling air quality masks on campus TODAY, Monday, February 22, 2-4pm in the Uniform Shop. This will be the last time they will be on campus this year.

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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!

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Lent Guide  | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

We are now in the Church Calendar season of Lent. We have been encouraging our students to consider observing Lent as an opportunity to prepare their hearts to remember Christ’s death and resurrection. We have put together a six week Lent Guide if you and your students would like to follow along. You can access it HERE.

Weekly Prayer Time  | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

There will be another prayer time in the Spiritual Life Office for students and staff from 12:00-12:15pm on Wednesday at lunch.

Elevation Week  | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

Elevation Week has been rescheduled for March 29th-April 2nd. While the dates have shifted around, we are still excited to see how the Lord will use this week in our community. More details to come.

SECONDARY

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

Our Academic Counselors are preparing for next school year! 

Students in Grade 10 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 8 students will have a class meeting and receive a customized handout that shows them what Grade 9 elective classes will fulfill their matriculation requirements; use this when choosing classes for the next school year. 

More information about course selection (for all Secondary students) 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! We will be holding a neon-themed, fun-filled night. Come hang out with friends, win prizes, and compete in a lively game of capture-the-flag in the dark! Remember to follow the dress code, and please don’t forget to bring masks and wear neon-themed, comfortable clothing.

Location: GIS Cafeteria/Auditorium
Time: 7 PM – 9 PM, February 27
What To Bring: Boys bring drinks, girls bring snacks, everybody brings MASKS! 

Teacher Feedback Surveys | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

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.

GIS Drama Department presents Our Town | tcocking@gisthailand.org 

Save the date – The GIS drama department presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Our Town, by Thornton Wilder March 18-20 at the Kad Theater at Kad Suan Keow.  You don’t want to miss this hard-hitting and timeless classic.  Tickets on sale soon!

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

  • Day A – Grades 8 will review four-year Academic Planning with the Academic Counselors. Grade 7 will have an advisory on self-regulation
    Grades 9 -12 will have an advisory on Cultural-Gap: Behavioral Impact.

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

  • February 26: No School – Thai Holiday (PD day for Staff)
  • February 26: PSAT10 @ GIS
  • February 27: 7th and 8th Grade Social
  • March 2: Virtual Model United Nations Conference on GIS Campus

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

*** 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. 23-25 from 3:30-5:15pm!

*** U14 Girls Volleyball — Anyone who is interested in joining the U14 girls volleyball team can come out for optional practices on the grass fields by the covered courts with Coach Kelly on Feb. 24-25, 3:30-5:15pm.

Saturday, Feb. 27

🏀 Grace Invitationals Varsity Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament @ Grace

Schedule as follows:

9:00am

V. Boys vs. Yupparaj

V. Girls vs. Sankampaeng

10:00am

V. Girls vs. Yupparaj

11:00am

V. Boys vs. Chongfah

12:30pm

V. Girls vs. Dara

1:30

V. Boys Finals

Other announcements:

Next Monday and Tuesday (March 1 & 2) is Nic’s Night!! Not only will 25% of proceeds go to Grace Athletics, every guest will also receive a FREE glass of Fresh Ginger Honey Tea (hot, iced, or shake).

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