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7 Oct 2019

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For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

– 1 Timothy 4:8

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Second Quarter Tuition Due October 15 | General  |  finance@gisthailand.org

The finance office would like to remind families that second quarter tuition is due on October 15. If you owe second quarter tuition, please pay by the due date to avoid late fees. For those families that still have outstanding balances on first quarter tuition or capitalization fees, please make payment as soon as possible. Thank you for helping to support the school.

Secondary Digital Citizenship Week is coming! | Secondary  |  secprincipal@gisthailand.org

Secondary students and faculty will be marking Digital Citizenship Week the week of October 21. Leading up to the week, students will hear about digital citizenship in chapel and parents will receive tips here in the Weekly Roar. During Digital Citizenship Week (October 21-25) there will be games for students during lunch and our Advisory time will also focus on the topic.

Class of 2020 College Exploration | Secondary  |  counselor@gisthailand.org

(For Full-time G12/Senior Students) Tuesday Tutorial College Exploration – This is Q&A session for Seniors to ask questions of Mrs. Jeong and Ms. Spohnhauer about attending college after GIS. When? During Tutorials, on 8, 22, 29 October and 5 November in Ms.Spohnhauer’s room.

Secondary Digital Citizenship Tip #1 | Secondary  |

How can I get my kids to put down their phones? There is a strong felt need among young people to stay in touch with friends. However, if mobile phone use is negatively affecting family time, homework, and other responsibilities, why not consider helping your child manage his or her phone time? Help kids find space for face-to-face conversations. Consider the following: -Putting phones down during key conversation times such as dinner or car rides. – Modeling the manners and behavior you hope to see. -Avoiding texting in the car. -Excusing yourself if you have to interrupt a family moment to attend to your phone. For more tips on helping your child manage a screen free time from their personal device check this more detailed description.

This week in Athletics | Athletics  |  athletics@gisthailand.org

This week in Athletics:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 8
    • U14 Girls Basketball CMAC Tournament @ CMIS 9:00a
    • U14 Boys Basketball CMAC Tournament @ PTIS 9:00a
    • JV Boys Soccer vs. CDSC @ Grace 4:00p
    • V. Boys Soccer vs. Wachirawit @ Grace 4:30
    • V. Girls Volleyball vs. Lamphun HS @ Lamphun 4:00p
    • V. Boys Volleyball vs. Thai School @ Lamphun 5:00p
  • Thursday, Oct. 10
    • Swim Meet @ PTIS 9:00a
    • V. Boys & Girls Volleyball vs. Sanpatong @ Sanpatong 4:00p
    • V. Boys Soccer vs. Vachirari @ Grace 4:30p
Vaccination Available Oct 29 | General  |  nurse@gisthailand.org

GIS Nurse Office is able to offer monthly vaccination services in partnership with a local Thai doctor. Visit the Health Services website for complete information and forms. Please note completed payment at the Nurses Office confirms a vaccination appointment. It requires at least 2 days to process the information before the appointment.

Library Parent hours during PTCs | General  |  tstewart@gisthailand.org

The GIS Library will be open for parents on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. & on Friday, Oct. 11, from 8 – 11 a.m.

Parent information letter regarding dengue | General  |  healthservices@gisthailand.org

Please follow this link for information regarding dengue and what GIS is doing to minimize risk.

Fire drill | General  |  dso.office@gisthailand.org

Today, Monday October 7th, we conducted the first fire drill on our new campus. Within 4 minutes everyone had left the campus and within another 6 minutes all students and staff were accounted for.