24 May 2021

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ELEMENTARY

Revised End of Year Schedule | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

The schedule for May 27 – 28 student/teacher good-byes, material drop-off, and 6th grade graduation has been revised.  If you missed the e-mail with specifics, you can read it here.  

We are looking forward to seeing you all next week!

Elementary Yearbook Sales | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

The 6th Grade Yearbook Team did a great job capturing our memories and put them all in our “Unmasked” yearbook.  Purchase your copy during elementary’s drop-off/drive-through good-byes on May 27 & 28.  The cost of each yearbook is 400 baht.  Previous year’s yearbooks will also be available at a cost of 350 baht each.  Please help us by bringing correct change, we will not be able to accommodate electronic payments.  (Contact the elementary office if you’d like a copy but will not be here on those days.) 

 

SECONDARY

Summer Communication |  secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

Starting June 1st, please direct any Secondary related questions to the Secondary Office. But, keep in mind that responses might be a bit slow due to summer hours, so please give us some time to respond. 

 

Graduation Update |  secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

Our request for a drive-through, in-person graduation ceremony has been approved by the Chiang Mai Provincial Permanent Secretary. GIS will move forward with a plan to host a drive through graduation similar to the one we hosted last year on Saturday, May 29, 9 AM (ICT). Please see email that was sent to Grade 12 students and families regarding the salient details. 

 

Materials Drop Off |  secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

As per the email sent on Wednesday, May 19, Materials Drop Off for Secondary will be on May 24 and May 25. We are reserving the morning of May 24 for seniors to come and do some graduation related activities( see email), so we encourage all other students to come during their designated slots. Please let the Secondary Office know if for some reason you need to come at a different time then assigned to your student’s grade. 

 

 

Date

Time

Grade Level

Number of Students

May 24, 2021

8.00-9.30 a.m

12

34 (A-K)

May 24, 2021

9.30-11.00 a.m

12

31 (L-Y)

May 24, 2021

12.30-2.00 p.m

7

38

May 24, 2021

2.00-3.30 p.m

8

42

May 25, 2021

8.00-9.30 a.m

9

47

May 25, 2021

9.30-11.00 a.m

10

46

May 25, 2021

1.00 – 2.30 p.m

11

50

 

 

Senior Final Official Transcripts |  counselor@gisthailand.org

if you have indicated in any of your responses for your post-high school plans that you will be attending a college or university, we will automatically send your final official transcript to that college/university since they will require it. If you have requested that we send a final transcript or produce one for you to pick up in person, we will also be processing these. Final transcripts cannot be released until after the official graduation date on your diploma of May 28. We expect to send out transcripts or have them ready for pick up on Wednesday, June 2.

 

Report Cards |  counselor@gisthailand.org

Secondary student Report Cards will be emailed to parents on Wednesday, May 26.

 

Yearbook Update |  yearbook@gisthailand.org

  • Yearbooks will be available during Materials Drop Off on May 24 and May 25. Please see this map for the location.
  • We ordered several extra yearbooks.  They are available for 1500 thb on a first come first serve basis.  They must be paid in cash.  We are not able to offer any other forms of payment at this time.

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

  • May 24 – 25: Secondary Materials Drop Off
  • May 29: Drive Through Graduation
 

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday and Tuesday, May 24 & 25

During the material drop off time, Athletics will be located in front of Mr. Reed’s room across from the weight room. Please drop by to pick up/drop off:

  • Sports Award: trophies
  • Tri Sport: vouchers and refunds
  • Jerseys: please return your jerseys
  • Seniors: come pick up your gift!!
 

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

 


17 May 2021

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ELEMENTARY

End of Year Schedule | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Last week you should have received an e-mail regarding Elementary’s Continuous Learning and drop-off schedule for the week of May 24-28.  If you missed that e-mail you can read it here.

Elementary Yearbook Sales | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

The 6th Grade Yearbook Team did a great job capturing our memories and put them all in our “Unmasked” yearbook.  Purchase your copy during elementary’s drop-off/drive-through good-byes on May 27 & 28.  The cost of each yearbook is 400 baht.  Previous year’s yearbooks will also be available at a cost of 350 baht each.  Please help us by bringing correct change, we will not be able to accommodate electronic payments.  (Contact the elementary office if you’d like a copy but will not be here on those days.) 

 

SECONDARY

End of Year Snapshot |  secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

As per the information sent out in yesterday’s email, we have the following updates

  • Students will finish school work and submit all assignments on Friday, May 21st by 4:00 PM
    • Note: This will be the final day of school
  • See Graduation plans below
  • We will have Material Pick Up in the week of May 23. Please see email to be sent shortly for more details.

Graduation Update |  secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

Our request for a drive-through, in-person graduation ceremony has been denied by the Chiang Mai Provincial Permanent Secretary. GIS will move forward with a plan to host an online graduation experience that will combine a mix of live and pre-recorded segments beginning at our originally scheduled time: Friday, May 28, 7 PM (ICT).

Early Departure |  secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

Any secondary students and families who decided to leave earlier need to contact this office and also let the Registrar know so that we can start the process of Early Departure.

Update: Awards Day Video | secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

We are happy to share with you a digital video in lieu of an in-person Awards Day for the 2020-2021 school year.  The Secondary Teachers have put together a wonderful video to announce their Academic Excellence Award Winners.  Please enjoy this together with your students, viewing will be available for 1 week (05/19/21-05/26/21).

The release date/time is Wednesday May 19th at 9:00am.  Please click this link to view: [https://www.gisthailand.org/secawards/]

Class of 2021 Future Plans Form |  counselor@gisthailand.org

Parents of graduating seniors, please make certain your seniors have completed the Class of 2021 Future Plans Form by May 21. If a final transcript must be sent anywhere or a hard-copy picked up, your request must be made on this form. We need to know what your future plans are even if you are not yet 100% certain of them, collecting this data helps us celebrate you and helps us assess our preparation of GIS students for their futures.

Report Cards |  counselor@gisthailand.org

Secondary student Report Cards will be emailed to parents on Wednesday, May 26. If a graduating senior has requested (2021 Future Plan Form) to pick up a final official paper-copy transcript or have a transcript mailed or uploaded to a university, they will be available at the Secondary Office for pickup or distributed as per the student’s request on Thursday, May 27.

Final Update: AP Exams |  secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

  • We have two AP Exams left for today.
  • Big thanks and praise to our Counselors, Ms. Spohnhauer and Mrs. Jeong for helping to coordinate the exams while maintaining strenuous COVID restrictions.
  • Please direct any questions regarding the testing times and general rules regarding the exams to the Academic Counselors at counselor@gisthailand.org 

Reminder: Attendance in Continuous Learning |  attendance@gisthailand.org

Attendance will be taken during live sessions in the afternoon and during Advisory. Teachers will provide instructions on how to join these live sessions in their weekly checklists. Your student will need to attend a mandatory live session that a teacher will conduct in order to be marked present. Note: Teacher’s may choose to not have a live session, in which case there would be no attendance for that class on that day.

Communication |  secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

If you have any questions regarding the coursework for your student, then please contact the teacher in question. If your student is having any issues with their classes, please contact the relevant teacher first and they will be able to assist you directly. Teacher office hours are 9 AM to 4 PM.

Continuous Learning – Week 5 | secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

Monday, May 17 @9am –  Secondary students can expect their weekly checklists posted in Google Classroom for all courses they are enrolled in. Suggestions for parents to engage their child(ren) during continuous learning:

  • Have you made a schedule for the week based on scheduled class times and Advisory?
  • Tell me about your live classes…
  • Are you using your checklists to track your progress?
  • What work might you be avoiding?
  • Tell me about what you accomplished for school today…
  • Are you communicating with teachers when you need to? (suggest office hours) Asking for help or clarification?

Student Council Elections |  joshmckeown@gisthailand.org

Congratulations to Sara Bohrer (President), Jeondo Lee (Vice President), Shinyoung Kim (Secretary), and Tory Wang (Treasurer) for being the newly elected officers for the next school year! 

Due to COVID-19 complications, speeches for Student Council elections for class representatives will be in the form of videos.If you are applying for a class representative

  • Please fill out the application form by 11:59, PM, May 19th
  • Your video should be a maximum of two minutes long and submitted to Mr. McKeown via email by 11:59, PM, May 19th
  • The videos for class representatives will be presented to your individual classes on May 21st

There is only one week left for StuCo class representative applications! Candidates should include different positive qualities/gifts they can bring to the school in their speeches! However, candidates should refrain from making promises about events or changes that they wish to make at school as that may not always be possible especially with COVID-19 complications. 

The Student Council is looking for various candidates with leadership, creativity, and confidence, and hope to see many applications for the upcoming school year of 2021-2022!

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

  • May 17 – 21: Continuous Learning
  • May 28: Online Graduation – Details TBD

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Wednesday Prayer Time | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

We will have an online time of prayer time for our Secondary students on Wednesday from 12:00-12:20pm. The link to this meeting has been sent through the Secondary weekly email. 

RightNow Media | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

If you would like access to a free RightNow Media account, send us an email. RightNow Media is a library of Christian videos, Bible studies, and other resources.

 
 

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

In light of school staying online for the rest of the quarter, this unfortunately means that all third season sports have officially been cancelled. So a couple of housekeeping things:

During the designated drop off period, Athletics will have a table somewhere in or near Secondary (we’ll let you know the specific location when we know). During this time please

  • Drop off your jerseys

  • Tri-Sport families: pick up vouchers and refunds

  • Pick up sports award trophies

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

🏆 Sports Award: In case you missed it, Saturday we hosted a virtual Sports Award where we were able to honour our athletes and wrap up this year’s sports seasons. If you want to watch or rewatch, here’s a video from that night! 
 

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


10 May 2021

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SECONDARY

Update: Announcement |  secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

  • We are moving ahead with a digital video in lieu of an in-person Awards Day. We will release the video during the week of May 17.
  • We are in the process of requesting permission to have a graduation ceremony like last year, the date is still to be determined.
  • More information will be available on or before May 14 regarding our options for the coming week(s).

 

Update: AP Exams |  secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

  • We were given permission to have in-person AP Exams on campus.
  • Please direct any questions regarding the testing times and general rules regarding the exams to the Academic Counselors at counselor@gisthailand.org 

 

Reminder: Eligibility Grade Check | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Eligibility Grade check will be on Friday, May 14. This grade check will determine extracurricular eligibility for Secondary students. Please see the PSMO Handbook for more information

 

Reminder: Attendance in Continuous Learning |  attendance@gisthailand.org

Attendance will be taken during live sessions in the afternoon and during Advisory. Teachers will provide instructions on how to join these lives sessions in their weekly checklists. Your student will need to attend a mandatory live session that a teacher will conduct in order to be marked present. Note: Teacher’s may choose to not have a live session, in which case there would be no attendance for that class on that day.

 

Visual Arts Show – Launches May 15th! | kmccall@gisthailand.org

This year’s annual Visual Arts Show will be launched May 15th at 7pm. Silent Auction is back! New – Ordering Prints of Artwork! Check out this year’s Purchase Award winner! Can’t miss – Kindergarten self-portraits! This link will be live Saturday night! Silent Auction and Print Orders will only be available for the first three days of the show (until Tuesday, May 18th, 5pm). In order to ensure the safety of our students, we are requiring website visitors to login through a GIS account. You can use your student’s account information to do this.

 

Communication |  secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

If you have any questions regarding the coursework for your student, then please contact the teacher in question. If your student is having any issues with their classes, please contact the relevant teacher first and they will be able to assist you directly. Teacher office hours are 9 AM to 4 PM.

 

Continuous Learning – Week 4 | secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

Monday, May 10 @9am –  Secondary students can expect their weekly checklists posted in Google Classroom for all courses they are enrolled in. Suggestions for parents to engage their child(ren) during continuous learning:

  • Have you made a schedule for the week based on scheduled class times and Advisory?
  • Tell me about your live classes…
  • Are you using your checklists to track your progress?
  • What work might you be avoiding?
  • Tell me about what you accomplished for school today…
  • Are you communicating with teachers when you need to? (suggest office hours) Asking for help or clarification?

 

Student Council Elections |  joshmckeown@gisthailand.org

Due to Continuous Learning online, Student Council elections will be done virtually and this will include the speeches. Students will be sent specific instructions through the weekly student announcements on the morning of Wednesday, May 5, including deadlines for the applications, and the lengths of the videos, and when and how these will be released for voting.

 

The Student Council is looking for various candidates with leadership, creativity, and confidence, and hope to see many applications for the upcoming school year of 2021-2022!

 

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

  • May 10 – 14: Continuous Learning

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Online Chapel | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

You can tune in to Secondary online chapel this Friday to hear an interview with Keegan Brady from CMCC Church. The link to Chapel will be sent out to Secondary students on Friday and it will also be available on our Spiritual Life Instagram page

 

Wednesday Prayer Time | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

We will have an online time of prayer time for our Secondary students on Wednesday from 12:00-12:20pm. The link to this meeting has been sent through the Secondary weekly email. 

 

RightNow Media | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

If you would like access to a free RightNow Media account, send us an email. RightNow Media is a library of Christian videos, Bible studies, and other resources.

 

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Saturday, May 15

The Sports Award link will go live at 7:00pm on our Facebook page!! Tune in to hear about this year’s sports seasons and the winners of each category!

 

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

 


3 May 2021

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GENERAL

GIS Library Book Salelibrary@gisthailand.org
The GIS Library will be open in a limited way on May 5, 2021. From 8:30 AM – 12 PM, parents and secondary students may enter the library for returns and checkouts. The number of patrons allowed in the library at any one time is 20, so there may be a wait. 

If you want to return books only, we will have return boxes outside the library doors (and at the guard house for parents who are not entering the campus). Please bring your books back if you are finished with them.

 

SECONDARY

General Announcement |  secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

Given the situation, we are making various plans for both in-person and online for our typical year end events such as, Awards Day, Senior Blessing and Candle Lighting, and Graduation. We will send out details once we know more!

 

 

Reminder: Attendance in Continuous Learning |  attendance@gisthailand.org

Attendance will be taken during live sessions in the afternoon and during Advisory. Teachers will provide instructions on how to join these lives sessions in their weekly checklists. Your student will need to attend a mandatory live session that a teacher will conduct in order to be marked present. Note: Teacher’s may choose to not have a live session, in which case there would be no attendance for that class on that day.

 

 

Communication |  secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

If you have any questions regarding the coursework for your student, then please contact the teacher in question. If your student is having any issues with their classes, please contact the relevant teacher first and they will be able to assist you directly. Teacher office hours are 9 AM to 4 PM.

 

 

Continuous Learning – Week 3 | secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org

Wednesday, May 5 @9am –  Secondary students can expect their weekly checklists posted in Google Classroom for all courses they are enrolled in. Suggestions for parents to engage their child(ren) during continuous learning:

  • Have you made a schedule for the week based on scheduled class times and Advisory?
  • Tell me about your live classes…
  • Are you using your checklists to track your progress?
  • What work might you be avoiding?
  • Tell me about what you accomplished for school today…
  • Are you communicating with teachers when you need to? (suggest office hours) Asking for help or clarification?

 

Student Council Elections |  joshmckeown@gisthailand.org

Due to Continuous Learning online, Student Council elections will be done virtually and this will include the speeches. Students will be sent specific instructions through the weekly student announcements on the morning of Wednesday, May 5, including deadlines for the applications, and the lengths of the videos, and when and how these will be released for voting.

 

The Student Council is looking for various candidates with leadership, creativity, and confidence, and hope to see many applications for the upcoming school year of 2021-2022!

 

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

  • May 5 – 7: Continuous Learning

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Online Chapel | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

You can tune in to Secondary online chapel this Friday to hear a talk on Spiritual Habits. The link to Chapel will be sent out to Secondary students on Friday and it will also be available on our Spiritual Life Instagram page

 

Wednesday Prayer Time | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

We will have an online time of prayer time for our Secondary students on Wednesday from 12:00-12:20pm. The link to this meeting has been sent through the Secondary weekly email. 

 

RightNow Media | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

If you would like access to a free RightNow Media account, send us an email. RightNow Media is a library of Christian videos, Bible studies, and other resources.

 

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, May 3

🥤 Nic’s Night — for every Grace guest you get a free Thai Tea — orange, green, iced, blended, etc!

Tuesday, May 4

🥤 Nic’s Night — for every Grace guest you get a free Thai Tea — orange, green, iced, blended, etc!

Other Announcements:

Save the date for Saturday, May 15th and join us for our second virtual Sports Award! More details and a link to come.

 

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

 


26 April 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

Vaccine Clinic | nurse@gisthailand.org 
Our next on campus vaccine clinic will be Tuesday, March 23, 3:15-4pm. Please sign-up here and pay by this Friday at noon.

    •  

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

Q3 Report Cards | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Quarter 3 will end on Friday, March 5. Report Cards will be available on Wednesday, March 17.

Academic Plan Meetings for Students: March  | counselor@gisthailand.org
Our Academic Counselors are preparing for next school year! 

Students in Grade 9 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, including the newly updated Academic Program Handbook, (for all Secondary students) is still to come!

Tickets Sold Out – Our Town | tcocking@gisthailand.org
This year’s GIS drama production, the Pulitzer prize-winning Our Town, will be performed on March 18,19, 20 at the Kad Theater at Kad Suan Keow. This will be an evening you won’t soon forget!

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

  • Day A – Grades 7-12 will have an advisory on Hot Topics.
  • Day E – Grades 7-12 will have Homeroom!

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

  • March 15: Quarter 4 Starts
  • March 18 -20: Our Town @ Kad Suan Kaew Studio
  • March 22-26: Senior (G12) Transition with the Well – more to come!
  • March 27: Semi-Formal Event (9-12 Grade)

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

We’re allowed to have fans at CMAC (home) games again!! For all other CMAC schools, please refer to this document for their rules and regulations

Tuesday, March 16

🏐 V. Girls Volleyball vs. Lanna @ Grace 4:00pm

🏐 V. Boys Volleyball vs. Lanna @ Grace 4:00pm

🏐 U14 Girls Volleyball vs. APIS @ APIS Secondary Campus 4:15pm

Thursday, March 18

⚽️ V. Girls Soccer vs. Thai School @ Grace 4:00pm

🏐 JV Boys Volleyball vs. CMIS @ CMIS 4:15pm

Friday, March 19

⚽️ V. Boys Soccer vs. Hang Dong @ Grace 4:00pm

 

* just a friendly reminder that it is AQI season — games and practices are subject to change due to the AQI that day. If any changes are made, we will let you know on our Facebook page and on our website at around 1:30pm (if we don’t post anything it means no changes).

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

 


19 April 2021

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GENERAL

 

ELEMENTARY

3rd – 6th Grade MAP Assessments | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
MAP Assessments for all 3rd – 6th graders have been postponed until further notice.  If you have any questions, please contact the elementary office.

Elementary Lost & Found | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
We do our best to return items that are labeled with names but our new Lost & Found cabinet is still overflowing.  When you pick up materials at school this week, please take advantage of that time to reclaim your lost items.  Anything left on the Lost & Found cabinet at the end of the year will be donated.  Thanks for helping with this.

SECONDARY

Launching Continuous Learning | secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org
Monday, April 19 @9am –  Secondary students can expect their weekly checklists posted in Google Classroom for all courses they are enrolled in. Suggestions for parents to engage their child(ren) during continuous learning:

  • Have you made a schedule for the week based on scheduled class times and Advisory?
  • Tell me about your live classes…
  • Are you using your checklists to track your progress?
  • What work might you be avoiding?
  • Tell me about what you accomplished for school today…
  • Are you communicating with teachers when you need to? (suggest office hours) Asking for help or clarification?

FINAL CALL for Secondary (7-12) Yearbooks | yearbook@gisthailand.org
Don’t miss out on your copy of the 2020-2021 Secondary yearbook! If you missed the fall pre-order, you can still reserve a yearbook for cash-at-pickup at the end of the school year.  Orders for cash-at-pickup are due April 23rd. Order your yearbook here.

FamilyWeb Course Requests | counselor@gisthailand.org
Reminder that Wednesday, April 21 at 5:00 PM (Thailand time) is the close of the FamilyWeb course request window for current students in Grades 7-11. For students in Grade 6, the FamilyWeb course request system will open up after the Grade 6 online Parent Orientation on Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 PM and will remain open until Monday, April 26 at 5:00 PM.

ATHLETICS

To our Athletics family,

We saw this coming, but prayed it wouldn’t be this way. Many of you have questions and we’re hoping that this will answer most of them.

CMAC Volleyball (U14 – Varsity): As of right now, every other CMAC school is in the same predicament as we are. With schools going online that means no practices and cancellations of every game scheduled in the next two weeks. CMAC is working on alternate dates for the tournament. However, May is a very busy month for us due to APs, final exams and grad. With all that being said, we are NOT saying season’s over so hold on to your jerseys — we’re doing everything we can.

Third Season Soccer: Unfortunately, the Alpine Tournament has been cancelled and so have games leading up to the tournament. This sadly means that third season soccer is finished. Players, please turn in your jerseys to the Athletic office on Monday, April 19th when you go collect materials for school. If you’re not going in on Monday, be on the lookout for the next alternate date.

Tri Sport: Tri sport families and athletes, you should have received an email from our Department with updates on all things Tri Sport so please check your inboxes!

Closed Campus: Due to MOE guidelines and restrictions, our facilities are closed until further notice. This means our fields, courts and weight room will not be available for training or rental.

We are so sad to have to cancel games, seasons, and tournaments yet again and disappointed for our athletes (especially our seniors), but we are so grateful for everything that we were able to do and be a part of this year.

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

 


5 April 2021

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GENERAL

Visual Arts Show | kmccall@gisthailand.org
The Visual Arts Show will be on April 24 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the GIS Cafeteria. Come show your support for K-12 students and their amazing artwork. Everyone is welcome! 

Songkran | thaiteacher@gisthailand.org
Songkran (Apr.13-15) is the traditional Thai New Year. The Thai department would like students to help celebrate this Thai holiday by wearing a Songkran shirt (flowery/Hawaiian shirt) or traditional Thai costume on Friday, April 9th.

ELEMENTARY

3rd – 6th Grade MAP Assessments | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
After April break we will begin our MAP Assessments for all 3rd – 6th graders.  Please read this letter from Ms. Steedman with a detailed explanation.  Here is the schedule for the assessments.  If you have any questions, please contact the elementary office.

Elementary After School Clubs | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
The last day for after school clubs this semester is Wednesday, April 7.  Thank you for all the teachers/parents involved to bring these fun after school activities to the students.

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Elevation Week Recap | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Thank you for praying for Elevation Week! We were so encouraged by the messages Bryan Greenwood spoke to our students. Bryan focused throughout the week on living life with God and hearing his voice. We’ve put together a resource to help you continue the conversation at home with your students. You can find that resource HERE.

Chapel Core Team Applications | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Our Chapel Core Team applications are now available! We are looking for secondary students who want to use their passions and gifts to lead the student body in weekly chapels, worship nights, and other Spiritual Life events. Applications were sent to your students’ school email and they will be due on April 19th (the Monday after Songkran Break). 

Wednesday Prayer Time | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We will have our weekly prayer time in the Spiritual Life Office for secondary students and staff from 12:00-12:15pm on Wednesday at lunch.

Worship Night | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
There will be another worship night on Wednesday, April 21 from 7:00-8:30pm.

SECONDARY

This Week: Senior (G12) Transition Seminar |secondary.office@gisthailand.org
The Senior Transition Seminar is this week!. Instead of Advisory, Tutorial, and Homeroom Seniors will attend a transition seminar in the Cafeteria with staff from the Well International. The schedule is on the Secondary Calendar. There includes a session Wednesday, April 8 between 8:00 – 9:30 AM in the Cafeteria. Breakfast is provided.

AP Mock Exams Announcement | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Starting the week after Songkran, there will be Mock AP Exams. All AP teachers have already communicated with their students about Mock AP Exams but the times can also be found on the Secondary Calendar. If you have questions please contact the respective AP teachers directly.

AP Exam Update | counselor@gisthailand.org
GIS is not affected by any of the COVID restrictions that warrant CollegeBoard accommodations such as digital testing or exam date/time changes; therefore, all AP exams (except AP Chinese which is computer-based) will be paper tests proctored on the worldwide testing scheduled dates and Thai times noted on the Secondary Calendar.

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

  • April 6: No School (Thai Holiday)
  • April 10-18: Songkran Break (April Break)
  • April 21: Worship Night
  • April 24: Visual Arts Show

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, April 5

🥤 Nic’s Night — FREE smoothie for every Grace guest!

🏐 JV Boys Volleyball vs. PTIS @ PTIS 4:15pm

🏐 JV Girls Volleyball vs. PTIS @ PTIS 4:15pm

🏐 V. Boys Volleyball vs. PTIS @ PTIS 5:00pm

🏐 V. Girls Volleyball vs. PTIS @ PTIS 5:00pm

Tuesday, April 6

🥤 Nic’s Night — FREE smoothie for every Grace guest!

Thursday, April 8

🏐 Grace Volleyball Invitationals 4-6pm

  • 4:00pm – V. Girls vs. Doi Saket

  • 5:00pm – V. Boys vs. Lanna Polytechnic

Friday, April 9

🏐 Grace Volleyball Invitationals 4-7pm

  • 4:00pm

    • V. Girls vs. Sacred Heart

    • V. Boys vs. Kawila Wittayallai

  • 5:00pm – Semis/Finals

  • 6:00pm – Awards

🌯 Border Run will be available for dinner

⚽️ V. Boys Soccer vs. Saraphi @ Grace 4:30pm

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

 


29 Mar 2021

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GENERAL

Songkran | thaiteacher@gisthailand.org
Songkran (Apr.13-15) is the traditional Thai New Year. The Thai department would like students to help celebrate this Thai holiday by wearing a Songkran shirt (flowery/Hawaiian shirt) or traditional Thai costume on Friday, April 9th.

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

  •  

ELEMENTARY

Book Character Parade – Parents Welcome! | mkennedy@gisthailand.org As the big finale to March is Reading Month, April 1 will be our Book Character Dress-Up Day!  Students are encouraged to dress up like a book character for our annual Book Character Parade.  Parents are allowed to be spectators for the parade as long as COVID guidelines of mask wearing and social distancing are followed.  Parade begins at 8:15 in the elementary atrium.

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Elevation Week | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
It’s Elevation Week in Secondary! This week, Bryan Greenwood will be sharing during our morning and evening sessions on what it looks like to live a life with God. You can check out a schedule of the evening events HERE. Parents are welcome to join our evening sessions (except for Friday evening). If your student is planning on joining our Astro Day Event (Wed.) and/or our Friday Feast, students must RSVP by noon on Monday, March 29th. Due to CMT requirements, numbers for the Friday Feast will be limited. The link is your student’s GIS email. Please join us in prayer that the Lord would use this week in a significant way in the lives of our Secondary students! 

Elevation Week Transportation | worldclubtransport@gmail.com
We encourage our parents to consider arranging carpooling for students to attend evening sessions for the week, but there will be songtaow transportation available to and from Sojo’s in Worldclubland. Evening songtaow transportation will be exclusively arranged by Worldclub Transport (thanks, Kelly Shaw!). To arrange for your student’s transport to our evening sessions, please email worldclubtransport@gmail.com. Cost will be 30 baht each way and every student must be registered in advance. Songtaows will depart from Sojo’s each evening (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) at 6:30pm.

SECONDARY

Assembly Schedule: Elevation Week |secondary.office@gisthailand.org We will be running an assembly schedule during Elevation week from March 29 to April 2. The rotation and order of the classes for each day will remain the same. 5 minutes will be subtracted from each class to create the Assembly time at the beginning of the day. Students will be expected to show up for Homeroom first for attendance at 8:10 for 5 minutes and then head directly to the Cafeteria for the morning assembly. Wednesday, March 31 will have a regular C-day schedule, with not Assembly. We will post signs all over the school during this week. The bells will reflect this modified schedule during this week.

AP Exam Update | counselor@gisthailand.org
GIS is not affected by any of the COVID restrictions that warrant CollegeBoard accommodations such as digital testing or exam date/time changes; therefore, all AP exams (except AP Chinese which is computer-based) will be paper tests proctored on the world-wide testing scheduled dates and Thai times noted on the Secondary Calendar.

Reminder: Eligibility Grade Check | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Eligibility Grade check will be on Friday, April 2. This is the first grade check for Quarter 4. This grade check will determine extracurricular eligibility for Secondary students who are participating in extracurricular activities, such as athletics and after-school activities. Please see the PSMO Handbook for more information

Postponed: Senior (G12) Transition Seminar | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
The Senior Transition Seminar will be the week of April 5. Instead of Advisory, Tutorial, and Homeroom Seniors will attend a transition seminar in the Cafeteria with staff from Well International. The schedule is on the Secondary Calendar. There will also be a transition seminar on the morning of Wednesday, April 8 between 8:00 – 9:30 AM in the Cafeteria.

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

  • No Advisory this week due to Elevation Week, see details above.

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

  • March 29-April 2: Elevation Week 
  • April 2: Eligibility Check
  • April 3: Speech and Debate Society Intra-club Scrimmage
  • April 5 – 9: Senior Transition Seminar
  • April 6: No School (Thai Holiday)

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

News and Announcements:
🥤 NEXT Monday and Tuesday are Nic’s Night where not only will 25% of your bill go back to Grace, but every guest will also receive a FREE smoothie of their choice!

🤸🏻‍♀️ PREM is hosting a Dance Fest on April 28th. Both solo dancers and dance groups are welcome to participate. If you’re interested, please email the athletics department and we’ll get you an entry form!

🎼 ELEVATION WEEK — next week is Elevation Week and we wanted to encourage all our athletes to go to as many evening sessions as possible! With that being said, there will be NO games next week. Please check with your coaches to see if any changes have been made to the practice schedule.

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

 


22 Mar 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

  •  

ELEMENTARY

Calendar Change | mkennedy@gisthailand.org 
The following changes have been made to the elementary calendar.

May 27 – early dismissal at 11:30
May 28 – early dismissal at 11:30

Book Character Parade | mkennedy@gisthailand.org 
As the big finale to March is Reading Month, April 1 will be our Book Character Dress-Up Day!  Students are encouraged to dress up like a book character for our annual Book Character Parade.  It has yet to be determined if parents will be allowed on campus to be spectators for the parade or not but we’ll let you know that information as soon as possible.

Report Cards | mkennedy@gisthailand.org 
Report cards were e-mailed to parents on Wednesday, March 17.  Please note, there is a time limit on the report link.  If you’d like a hard copy of the report, please print it before March 31.

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Lent Schedule | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
If your Secondary student is keeping up with our Lent Schedule, we are encouraging students to take a break from music this week. The full Lent Schedule can be found
HERE.

Wednesday Prayer Time | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
There will be another prayer time in the Spiritual Life Office for Secondary students and staff from 12:00-12:15pm on Wednesday at lunch.

Elevation Week | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We are so excited that Elevation Week is next week! Elevation Week is a weeklong experience in Secondary where we take additional time throughout the week to pause and encourage our students to pursue a deeper life with Jesus. This year, Bryan Greenwood will be sharing during our morning and evening sessions on what it looks like to live a life with God. You can check out a schedule of the evening events
HERE. Parents are welcome to join our evening sessions. Please join us in prayer that the Lord would use this week in a significant way in the lives of our Secondary students!

SECONDARY

Q3 Report Cards |secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Report cards were sent on March 17. If you need a report card for your personal academic record, then please download it from the link that was sent as soon as possible as the link will expire in two weeks from the date it was sent. 

Night of Stars |joshmckeown@gisthailand.org
The Student Council invites grades 9-12 students to the music and talent competition, “Night of Stars” on March 27th! Students will enjoy performances and quality time with friends in a beautifully lit, jazzy, outdoor venue under the stars! It will be a semi-formal evening of entertainment, food, and competition. Tickets will be 320 baht, 250 baht for performers, sold from March 22nd to 26th. They are first come first serve, as space is limited due to Covid restrictions. No outside guests are permitted for this event and make sure to bring a mask. GIS dress code still applies!

Time: 7:00 P.M. to 10:30 P.M.
Location: Veranda High Chiangmai Resort

Assembly Schedule: Elevation Week |secondary.office@gisthailand.org We will be running an assembly schedule during Elevation week from March 29 to April 2. The rotation and order of the classes for each day will remain the same. 5 minutes will be subtracted from each class to create the Assembly time at the beginning of the day. Students will be expected to show up for Homeroom first for attendance at 8:10 for 5 minutes and then head directly to the Cafeteria for the morning assembly. Wednesday, March 31 will have a regular C-day schedule, with not Assembly. We will post signs all over the school during this week. The bells will reflect this modified schedule during this week.

Postponed: Senior (G12) Transition Seminar |secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Senior Transition Seminar has been postponed until April

Academic Course Selection for SY 2021-22 |counselor@gisthailand.org
All current students have already met with his/her assigned Academic Counselor and information about making course selections in FamilyWeb (RenWeb) is forthcoming. Stay tuned for an email about this timeline! In the meantime, it would be helpful for parents to review their child’s Academic Plan with them.

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

  • Day A – Grades 7-12 will have an advisory on School-Life Balance.
  • Day E – Grades 7-12 will have an advisory on Mapping their day (stress).

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

  • March 27: Semi-Formal Event (9-12 Grade)
  • March 29-April 2: Elevation Week 
  • April 2: Eligibility Check
  • April 3: Speech and Debate Society Intra-club Scrimmage
  • April 6: No School (Thai Holiday)

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Other news and announcements:
We can have fans again for CMAC games hosted at Grace. For all other schools please refer to this
document

Monday, March 22

🏐 JV Boys Volleyball vs. NIS @ Grace 4:00pm

Tuesday, March 23

🏐 U14 Girls Volleyball vs. NIS @ Grace 4:00pm

🏐 JV Girls Volleyball vs. NIS  @ NIS 4:00pm

🏐 V. Boys Volleyball vs. NIS @ Grace 4:00pm

⚽️ V. Boys Soccer vs. Vachiralai @ Grace 4:15pm

🏐 V. Girls Volleyball vs. NIS @ NIS 5:00pm

Wednesday, March 24

🏐 U14 Boys Volleyball vs. NIS @ NIS 4:00pm

🏐 U14 Girls Volleyball vs. Panyaden @ Grace 4:15pm

Thursday, March 25

⚽️ V. Girls Soccer vs. Nawamin @ Grace 4:30pm

Friday, March 26

⚽️ V. Boys Soccer vs. Wachirawit @ Grace 4:00pm

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

 


15 Mar 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

Vaccine Clinic | nurse@gisthailand.org
Our next on campus vaccine clinic will be Tuesday, March 23, 3:15-4pm. Please sign-up here and pay by this Friday at noon.

    •  

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Calendar Change| mkennedy@gisthailand.org
The following changes have been made to the elementary calendar for the last two days of school.

May 27 – early dismissal at 11:30 
May 28 – early dismissal at 11:30

Book Character Parade| mkennedy@gisthailand.org
We will not have our regular Tiger Pride Dress Up Day in March.  However, April 1, at the beginning of the day, we will have our Book Character Parade as the big finale to March is Reading Month.  Students are encouraged to dress up like a book character and all classes will parade around the campus (route to be determined). At this time we aren’t sure if parents will be allowed on campus to be spectators for our parade or not, when we receive that information, you’ll be notified.

 

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

Q3 Report Cards | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Quarter 3 will end on Friday, March 5. Report Cards will be available on Wednesday, March 17.

Academic Plan Meetings for Students: March  | counselor@gisthailand.org
Our Academic Counselors are preparing for next school year! 

Students in Grade 9 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, including the newly updated Academic Program Handbook, (for all Secondary students) is still to come!

Tickets Sold Out – Our Town | tcocking@gisthailand.org
This year’s GIS drama production, the Pulitzer prize-winning Our Town, will be performed on March 18,19, 20 at the Kad Theater at Kad Suan Keow. This will be an evening you won’t soon forget!

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

  • Day A – Grades 7-12 will have an advisory on Hot Topics.
  • Day E – Grades 7-12 will have Homeroom!

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

  • March 15: Quarter 4 Starts
  • March 18 -20: Our Town @ Kad Suan Kaew Studio
  • March 22-26: Senior (G12) Transition with the Well – more to come!
  • March 27: Semi-Formal Event (9-12 Grade)

 

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

We’re allowed to have fans at CMAC (home) games again!! For all other CMAC schools, please refer to this document for their rules and regulations

Tuesday, March 16

🏐 V. Girls Volleyball vs. Lanna @ Grace 4:00pm

🏐 V. Boys Volleyball vs. Lanna @ Grace 4:00pm

🏐 U14 Girls Volleyball vs. APIS @ APIS Secondary Campus 4:15pm

Thursday, March 18

⚽️ V. Girls Soccer vs. Thai School @ Grace 4:00pm

🏐 JV Boys Volleyball vs. CMIS @ CMIS 4:15pm

Friday, March 19

⚽️ V. Boys Soccer vs. Hang Dong @ Grace 4:00pm

 

* just a friendly reminder that it is AQI season — games and practices are subject to change due to the AQI that day. If any changes are made, we will let you know on our Facebook page and on our website at around 1:30pm (if we don’t post anything it means no changes).

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

 


1 Mar 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.

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Calendar | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Community Lent Schedule | spirituallife@gisthailand.org 
If your student is keeping up with our Lent Schedule, we are encouraging Secondary students to take a break from sugar and dessert this week. The full Lent Schedule can be found HERE.

Fasting and Prayer Time | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
On Wednesday March 3rd, we are inviting Secondary students to fast from lunch and join us in the Spiritual Life Office for a time of prayer. If your student is interested, please have him or her fill out this form HERE so we can let the kitchen staff know who doesn’t need lunch. Also, students are welcome to come and pray even if they don’t participate in the fast.

RightNow Media | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
If you would like free access to RightNow Media, email the Spiritual Life Office and we can help you create an account. RightNow Media is a library full of amazing Christian video content to help you lead Bible Studies or engage in discussions with your kids. 

Elevation Week | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Elevation Week is just around the corner March 29-April 2nd for our Secondary students. Would you please join us in prayer as we seek to see Jesus move powerfully in the hearts and lives of our students here at GIS.

SECONDARY

Q3 Report Cards | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Quarter 3 will end on Friday, March 5. Report Cards will be available after the March break on Wednesday, March 17.

Reminder: Eligibility Grade Check |secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Eligibility Grade check will be on Friday, March 5. This is the last grade check for Quarter 3. This grade check will determine extracurricular eligibility for Secondary students who are participating in extracurricular activities, such as athletics and after-school activities. Please see the PSMO Handbook for more information.

Tickets on Sale – Our Town | tcocking@gisthailand.org  
This year’s GIS drama production, the Pulitzer prize-winning Our Town, will be performed on March 18,19, 20 at the Kad Theater at Kad Suan Keow. You do not want to miss this surprisingly hard-hitting play. Tickets are limited each night and will go on sale TODAY. Student tickets are just 100 baht and adult tickets are name your own price with a suggestion of 500 baht. This will be an evening you won’t soon forget! Reserve tickets using this LINK.

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

Our Academic Counselors are preparing for next school year! 

Students in Grade 9 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!

Teacher Feedback Surveys | mrandolph@gisthailand.org
Secondary parents will continue 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.

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

  • March 2: Virtual Model United Nations Conference on GIS Campus
  • March 5 – March 9: Senior Trip
  • March 5: Eligibility Check & End of Quarter 3
  • March 6 – March 14: Spring Break
  • March 15: Quarter 4 Starts

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

It’s time for Season 3 sports!!!!

Monday, March 1

🥤 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).

🏐 JV Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 V. Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 JV Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ Outdoor Court 3:30pm
⚽ V. Boys Soccer Tryouts @ Field 2 3:30pm
⚽ V. Girls Soccer Tryouts @ Field 1 3:30pm

**3rd Season Soccer Information

This year, because of Covid cancellations we will be having both girls and boys 3rd season soccer. This ACSC make up season will be open to JV and Varsity players to try out on Monday and Tuesday. There will be no off season training for those who don’t make this 3rd season team. This format will be followed this year only and we hope to get back to more “normal” season formats next year as Covid regulations allow.

Tuesday, March 2

🏐 V. Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 JV Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 U14 Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ Outdoor Court 3:30pm
🏐 U14 Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ Elementary Court 3:30pm
⚽ V. Boys Soccer Tryouts @ Field 2 3:30pm
⚽ V. Girls Soccer Tryouts @ Field 1 3:30pm

Wednesday, March 3

🏐 U14 Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 U14 Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm

Thursday, March 4

🏐 JV Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ Outdoor Court 3:30pm
🏐 V. Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm

Friday, March 5

🏐 V. Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm

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

 


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.

    •  

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