Weekly Roar

23 May 2022


Summer Library | thestewfam@gmail.com
See you at the GIS Library this summer!  For all those enrolled for the 22/23 school year (full time & HDE)  you are welcome to come and check out books.  Children under 12 need a parent to accompany them. 

June 13 through July 29

Days / Hours Open:  
       – Mondays 9am – 12pm
       – Thursdays 1pm – 4pm


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.  Have a great summer !

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 are available for purchase in the elementary office from now 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.  The 2020-2021 yearbook will also be available for purchase at the cost of 350 baht.

Elementary Report Cards | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary report cards will be emailed to parents during the first week of June.


Class of 2022 Valedictorian and Salutatorian  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Congratulations to the Class of 2022’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian!

Valedictorian: Daeun Yoo 
Salutatorian: Hyunji Lee 

Awards Ceremony | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
DATE CHANGE! Thursday, May 26 at 11am following Class 6 the student will have an Awards Ceremony. Due to space constraints, parents are unable to attend. This event will be livestreamed here. Please remind your children to keep their Awards as evidence of receipt of the award for colleges later. These are original documents that cannot be reproduced later by the school. 

Schedule for Week of May 23 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
NOTE THE CHANGES: Look at the modified schedule as found on the Secondary Calendar. Please note the start and end times for each morning. Some class times have changed (see Secondary Calendar). Students will not be on campus in the afternoon and lunch will not be served during this 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, they should be prepared to purchase a snack or drink as it is a business.

Chromebook Return | secondary.office@gisthailand.org  
Chromebooks can be returned to the Secondary IT Office during breaks or after school the week of May 23 as long as they are no longer needed for exams, studying or classes. We encourage students to turn in their Chromebook ahead of Friday, if it is not needed for any exam or classes. Collections times (if not turned in beforehand) are as follows for Friday, May 27: 

10am: Last names A-I 
10:30am: Last names J-R
11am: Last names S-Z 

Graduation Practice | secondary.office@gisthailand.org  
Graduation practice is Thursday, May 26 from 1-2:30pm. Graduates are expected to attend. 

Graduation  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org  
Graduation is Friday, May 27 at 6pm and is held at Royal Flora Ratchaphruek. Dress for both graduates and attendees is semi-formal and for graduates needs to adhere to the “Special Events” guidelines referenced in the PSMO Handbook. This year the event will require a ticket to attend in person. Tickets will be given to graduates to disperse to invite their guests. We encourage the GIS community to celebrate the Class of 2022 by joining us virtually on our livestream here

Report Cards and Transcripts | counselor@gisthailand.org 

Report cards will be emailed on Tuesday, May 31.
Students have already given the academic counselors instructions for 12th grade final official transcripts. For any changes or additional requests, GIS Transcript Request For 12th-Grade Students form must be used. 

Transcripts for students withdrawing from grades 7-11,  please use this form Grace International School Transcript Request for Current 9-11 Students.

Upcoming Dates 
Monday, May 23  
Class 1 & 2
Tuesday, May 24 
Class 3 & 4
Wednesday, May 25 
Class 5 
Thursday, May 26  
Class 6
Awards Ceremony
Graduation Rehearsal, Royal Flora @ 1pm
Friday, May 27 
Class 7 
Chromebook Return
Class of 2022 Graduation 


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. 

Living In a Gray World by Preston Sprinkle | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
The Spiritual Life Office has purchased copies of Living in a Gray World by Preston Sprinkle. This is one of the best resources for Christian teenagers on navigating the topic of sexuality––especially in regards to same-sex attraction. If you would like to purchase a copy for 350 baht, you can email the Spiritual Life Office to reserve a copy. 


This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org
We can’t believe that we’re getting to end the year together in person. It’s been too long. A couple things:


  • All athletics facilities (courts, fields, fitness center, etc.) will all be closed during finals week


  • Please come claim your items by Thursday, May 26th 4:00pm.


  • Please return jerseys by Thursday, May 26th 4:00pm to the Athletics Box



We wanted to give you as much of a heads up for financial things coming your way in the Fall as possible:


  • ISB: If all goes according to plan, we’ll be back for ISB Soccer and Volleyball in September and Basketball in November
  • ACSC: there is a POSSIBILITY we will be able to start attending ACSC tournaments again (starting as early as October). In the past, ACSC has ranged from 16,000 to 30,000 baht depending on the location. However, with COVID and not a lot of travel these past couple years, we’ve noticed that there has been an increase in prices so please keep that in mind.


  • The JV and Varsity jersey process will be different next year. Each player will PURCHASE two sets of jerseys (blue and yellow) for volleyball/soccer (they have the same jerseys) and basketball — the cost is 600 baht PER SET (1,200 baht per sport). The plan is to keep the jerseys and use them until you/your athlete graduates or leaves Grace.
  • All cross country athletes will also be purchasing their own running bibs they can keep (price and details to come)
  • U8-U14 will be purchasing the same jerseys we already have in the uniform shop.


  • The Fitness Center will be closed to students over the summer
  • To request athletics facilities usage over the summer (courts, fields, etc.) please email athletics@gisthailand.org

***There will be no nurses/medical care on site during the summer

If you have any questions, please email athletics.gisthailand.org

Have a happy summer!!