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Weekly Roar | Week of March 13, 2023

GENERAL

Opportunities for School Aides

School aide Needed Poster

If you’d like to volunteer at GIS, we have a place for you! 
Our current needs are

  • School Aides at the Library:  1-2 Librarian School Aides (Or Student intern) to help at the library. Skills: English, Basic computer. Please contact the HR Office (School Aide Coordinator) if you’d like more information.
  • School Aides at the Science Department:  To help us with our inventory process. We still have quite a bit to do to be finished with the inventory process, so we will gladly take as many aides as are available until the inventory process is complete. The aides just need to be able to count and use an already-made spreadsheet. The aides could come any day of the week during the school day and science teachers will be available to answer questions.

Questions? | Email – schoolaide.coordinator@gisthailand.org

ELEMENTRY

March is Reading Month - Books ARRR a Treasure!

March is Reading Month at GIS, a month in which we celebrate reading all types of books. Our theme this year is “Books ARRR a Treasure”.  Reading challenges and fun activities to encourage reading will continue throughout the month.  Special dates include:

  • March 14th-16th Elementary Book Swap (during morning recesses)
  • March 30th  Book Character Parade *Details below

*The Book Swap begins Tuesday March 14th and runs through Thursday the 16th during recess time. Each student may bring up to  5 “good condition” children’s books to swap each day. 

Questions? | Email – library@gisthailand.org   

Book Character Day

Elementary students are encouraged to dress up like a favorite book character for our annual Book Character Day on March 30.  Parents are welcome to come watch our Book Character Parade that will begin at 8:15.  Students will be parading from the elementary office area, in front of the Admin. Building and then continue on through the courtyard of the Secondary Building.  It all begins at 8:15.  Parents please position yourself along the paved area in front of the Admin. Building for the best parade viewing experience.  Students that choose not to dress up will be able to participate in the parade as well.

Questions? | Email – library@gisthailand.org

World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day Poster

All elementary staff and students are encouraged to wear mismatched socks on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 in honor of World Down Syndrome Day.

Questions? | Email – edsupport.office@gisthailand.org

3rd Quarter Report Cards

Elementary report cards will be emailed to parents on or before Friday, March 17.  

Questions? | Email – elementary.office@gisthailand.org

SECONDARY

Progress Reports for Quarter 3

  • For all High School and Middle School classes, Progress Reports for Quarter 3 (January, February, early March) will be run on Monday, March 13. 
  • This will be an update report of all grades so far in Quarter 3. 

Questions? | Email – counselor@gisthailand.org 

PSAT 10 Testing

  • Wednesday, March 22 @ 8 AM
  • Grade 10 students and parents, this is a typical late-start Wednesday – however, students will start the PSAT testing prior to the start of school to preserve some class time. The gate will open at 7:45 AM and the testing will begin at 8 AM on that day and will be finished in time for lunch at 11:40 AM. 
  • An email will be mailed out shortly with all pertinent information.

Questions? | Email – counselor@gisthailand.org 

School Aides Needed (Substitutes)

Looking for a way to love on and serve our GIS teachers & students?

  • Substitute plans are provided as you fill in when teachers are absent
  • Frequently substitute plans are students independently working on their Chromebooks
  • Substitutes do not need a background in Education
  • There will be a short informational meeting soon for those who are interested and want to know more about this service opportunity.
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Questions? | Email – jakhtar@gisthailand.org

‘Golden Hour’ Formal Dance for Grades 9-12

Golden hour poster
  • On Saturday, March 25th from 7-11 PM, the Student Council will be hosting a Formal Dance for students in grades 9-12.
  • Ticket Sales will take place on March 20-24 during lunch near the ping pong table. 
  • This dance will be open for GIS high school students (including HDE) and outside guests! 
  • Each GIS student may bring one outside guest. The total number of outside guests is limited to 30.
  • Outside guests must be between ages 15-18. 
  • Here is the link to the Formal guest permission form and detailed instructions. 
  • GIS Dress Code applies under Special Events, Non-Uniform Days in the PSMO for all attendees.
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Questions? | Email – gthomas@gisthailand.org  

HIDE AND SEEK Theater Performance

  • GIS Theater proudly presents “Hide and Seek”, the first production on this campus!
  • Showings will take place on March 30th, March 31st, and April 1st in the GIS Cafeteria.
  • Are you ready to have an amazing experience? Have a great time?? Are you ready to discover dessert theater??? 
  • Tickets can be purchased using the QR link below!

Questions? | Email – mwood@gisthailand.org or layala@gisthailand.org 

Volunteers Needed for HIDE AND SEEK Theater Performance (Ushers)

  • Want to help welcome people for this play? We need ushers to help guide guests to their seats for each show! Contact Lola for more information
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Questions? | Email – layala@gisthailand.org

Upcoming Secondary Dates

March 13

  • Quarter 3 Progress Reports run

March 18

  • Speech and Debate Society, Mock Trial

March 20

March 22

  • PSAT for Grade 10 @ 8 AM

March 23

  • Assembly D Day (no class 0, all classes start at 8:10 AM and end at 3:15 PM)

March 25

  • High School Formal Dance, 7-11 PM

March 30, 31, and April 1

    • ‘Hide and Seek’ Theater Performances 
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Questions? | Email – secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

GIS Faith & Sexuality Assembly Series: March 23-24  Gender & Identity Parent Meeting, March 14: 7 - 8:30 PM

In our 21st Century world, it’s readily apparent that culture translation, accompanied by clear biblical teaching are essential skills necessary for equipping our students to be confident in how their faith interacts with the world around them. Our Spiritual Life Office team is preparing a series of 3 gatherings on March 23-24 to equip our grade 7-12 students to develop critical thinking skills, while being invited into an historic Christian worldview about the topics of gender and identity. 

  • We will have a Parents’ Mtg. on Tuesday, March 14 at The Well International in World Club Land (map link here). This meeting is designed to give parents an opportunity to interact with our SLO team (Jeff Kamphausen, Madde Mauck and Ryan Timlin) as we get ready to present to the GIS Secondary School. 
  • If you plan on attending the Parents’ Meeting from 7 – 8:30 PM, please RSVP here!
    • The meeting will show some of the content we will present to students, along with a chance for parents to ask any questions they might have for the Spiritual Life Office. 
    • We will be sharing the summary documents of the material to be presented to students, with translations in Korean and Thai via email before the parents’ gathering.
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Questions? | Email – spirituallife@gisthailand.org

ATHLETICS

This week in Athletics

Wednesday, Mar. 15
🏐 U14 Girls Volleyball vs. NIS @ NIS 4:00pm

Thursday, Mar. 16
🏐 JV Boys Volleyball vs. NIS @ NIS 4:00pm
🏐 JV Girls Volleyball vs. NIS @ GIS 4:00pm
🏐 Varsity Boys Volleyball vs. NIS @ NIS 5.00pm 
🏐 Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. NIS @ GIS 5.00pm

For more information (dismissal time, directions, rules, etc.) please check our website athletics.gisthailand.org

Questions? | Email – athletics@gisthailand.org