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Weekly Roar | Week of February 13, 2023


Parent Drop Off - Reminder

Student Drop-Off Procedure: Update
Hi GIS parents. We are excited to share that because of your support in dropping students off later, and our staff’s willingness to open campus a bit earlier, we are achieving the goal of reducing the large number of students who are standing outside the gate at the beginning of the school day. As a reminder, please drop your children off after 7:45 am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and after 9:20 am on Wednesday morning. Thank you for your support on this matter and for making our school a more safe environment for our students.

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Vaccination Clinic

The vaccination clinic will be held in the nurse’s office on Tuesday, 21 February 2023 from 3:15-4 pm. Use this link to sign up and pay no later than the Friday (the 17th) before the clinic date. For more information please visit our website

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2023-2024 Student Re-enrollment

2023-2024 Student Re-enrollment is overdue, we still have 66 students who haven’t yet sent in the medical forms. The re-enrollment process may not be complete if the medical forms have not been provided.  Please make sure you have sent your children’s medical requirement forms: Physical examination form, TB skin test form.

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International Week

International week is this week! We’ll be celebrating the event with an assembly on Monday, Game Day on Wednesday, and a Parade on Friday. Like last year, there is a special lunch menu every day.

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Dress Code Reminders

Beginning February 20, the elementary office will be sending out emails to parents as a reminder of our dress code regulations if necessary. To refresh your memory about our dress code policy, please take a look at the detailed description in the elementary PSMO or on the Tiger Shop webpage.

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Elem. Tiger Pride Day

This month’s Tiger Pride Day will be on Friday, February 17 in conjunction with our International Week.  Students are encouraged to come to school wearing the traditional dress of their home country or colors that represent their home country.  As always, if your child chooses not to participate in the dress-up day, they should come to school in their normal GIS uniform.

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International Week AND Secondary Tiger Pride Week

  • The Student Council arranged Tiger Pride Week for students to dress up and show Tiger Pride in collaboration with International Week!
  • Secondary Students are encouraged to dress up according to the theme “TAKE A TRIP”:
    • See poster above!
  • GIS PSMO Dress Code applies: under “Dress for Non-Uniform Days (i.e. Tiger Pride days) & Special Events)” on pages 7-8

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UPDATED: Extracurricular Clubs

  • Colleges and Universities greatly value and appreciate school-sponsored club involvement and we’re here to help out!
  • Check out our wide variety of Extracurricular Clubs in Secondary

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Planned Absences

  • Upcoming Mission Organization Conference? ACSC Tournament? Visiting family?
  • Missing more than 2+ days as a planned absence…
  • Print and fill out our Planned Absence Request Form (students can also pick this up in the Secondary Office)

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Academic Plan Meetings for Secondary Students: February and March

  • Students in grades 11, 10, 9, and 8 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 Classroom (ask your student to see this).
  • It is highly recommended that students and parents refer to this Plan when choosing classes for the 2023-2024 school year.
  • FamilyWeb course selection will open in the later part of April.

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Information Session: Digital SAT

  • Monday, February 20 from 8:10 – 8:35 AM in GIS Cafeteria
  • Information Session about Digital SAT for 10th and 11th grade students
  • Purpose: To equip GIS 10th and 11th grade students to know about the new Digital SAT, getting the mandatory app to be activated in their Chromebook, which can be used during the Digital SAT exam.

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Grade 8 Academic Plans

  • Monday, February 20th from 8:10 – 8:35 AM in S224 (Mrs. Chan’s Classroom)
  • The Academic Counselors will present 8th grade students in advisement on High School Academic Planning (what courses they will need to and/or can request).

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Mark your Calendars with these Upcoming Secondary Dates

  • February 13-17 Tiger Pride Week AND International Week
    • Feb 13: Assembly A Day School Wide Assembly: wear GIS blue and yellow
    • Feb 14: B Day – Dress up as a Disney character 
    • Feb 15: C Day – Dress up with a group (“Family Trip”)
    • Feb 16: D Day – Dress up as a parody of an old photo of you
    • Feb 17: Assembly E Day School Wide International Parade – Dress up representing your home country!
  • February 20 Eligibility Grade Check 
  • February 24 Grade 7-12 Winter Concert for Band and Choir, 7-8:30 PM @ GIS 
  • February 25 Speech and Debate Society Mock Trial (11am – 1pm) @ GIS 
  • March 2-5 ACSC Choir Trip


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Save the Date! Worship Night -- Wed., Feb. 22, 7-8:30pm, GIS Cafeteria -- “Costly Grace”

Every year, we schedule a worship night on Ash Wednesday, the annual beginning of the season of Lent at Grace International School. Any student in Chiangmai from grade 7-12 is welcome, as are parents, but no students below grade 7 are allowed to attend.

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Considering Lent as a discipleship tool (begins Feb. 22 through April 6, 2023)

During the 40 day season of Lent, we consider the consequences of our sin separating us from God as well as the wonder of hope we have in Christ’s gracious forgiveness to all who come to him. The Spiritual Life Office, along with our Chapel Core Team students, will invite our GIS secondary students and their families to consider what we can subtract or add on in order to grow in our knowledge and love for Jesus. Stay tuned for more details coming soon! In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about Lent, please visit this link to the Axis Parent Guide to Lent. If you’re a parent, consider ways you can observe Lent as well as inviting your students into a deeper awareness of their need for Jesus along with you!

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The Blessing Directive

On Friday, February 24th our TBD team will be visiting Hope House Children’s Home. During this time, students will spend the afternoon with their buddies who reside at the orphanage as they partake in fellowship, song & dance, games, and other group activities. TBD is a great opportunity for our students to demonstrate the love of Christ by offering their consistent presence in the lives of these children. If you would like to learn more about this ministry, please reach out to the GIS Ministry Coordinator Ryan Timlin at

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Night Bazaar Evangelism

On Saturday, February 25th we will be taking our NBE team to the Night Bazaar market. This will be our first visit in which we will meet tourists and practice sharing the Gospel. As we prepare for this ministry, please pray for our students and staff that the Holy Spirit will supply us with the words to say when we share the love of Christ with these people. Students who have a heart for the unreached and want to develop their abilities of evangelism are encouraged to join us for NBE. If you would like to learn more about this ministry, please reach out to the GIS Ministry Coordinator Ryan Timlin at

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This week in Athletics

Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Saturday, Feb. 18
🏀 ACSC Boys Basketball @ Morrison Academy, Taiwan
Live stream link:
🏀 ACSC Girls Basketball @ ICS, Bangkok
Live stream from ICS: “We will stream all games through our new Veo cameras. You must download the Veo Live App to access the games. Look for Veo Live in the app store or google play. You will need to follow International Community School in the app.

Saturday, Feb. 18
🏀 Rec League Basketball @ GIS Basketball Courts 10:00am

😷 Please note that we are monitoring the AQI and if there is a cancellation, we will let you know by 1:30pm on weekdays and 8:30am for Rec League.

For more information, please visit our website

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