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Weekly Roar | Week of March 20, 2023


Listen to our latest Podcast - Belonging

Belong in Grace podcast cover

At Grace, we want to make sure that there’s a place for everyone in our community. We want our students to feel happy and comfortable at school. Here on our latest podcast, our DS Executive Assistant talks about the belonging initiative started at our school to identify the gaps and help us grow in this area. Click the link here to listen to the podcast:

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Annual Belonging Climate Survey

On March 27, we will send out the Annual Belonging Climate Survey once again to the entire community. This will include all of the Secondary Students, Grade 6 Students, All Staff (Thai and Non-Thai), Parents, and Alumni. The goal is to use this survey to gather data regarding belonging within the community.

We want to see if there have been any changes in either direction since last year. We also want to determine if there are areas that we can continue to improve or provide interventions within.

We hope to conduct this survey every year to get a snapshot of the belonging health of the GIS community and use this data along with small groups and forums to continue working towards a thriving community that truly represents the two great commandments in Matthew 22:37-39. 

‘Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. ‘

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Vaccination Clinic

The vaccination Clinic is happening on March 21st  in the Nurse’s office.  If you have signed up please reminder to come by between 3.15-4.00pm.  Elementary student will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Honors Chanson auditions

Chanson is GIS’s select vocal ensemble of approximately 14-18 singers, selected through audition. In alternate years, Chanson participates in either the International Choral Festival (BICF) at ISB in the fall, or at the ACSC choir festival in March. Auditions are open to students currently in grades 8-11 and who also enroll in choir or band for ’23-24. Auditions will be individually scheduled with Mrs.Hong. The deadline to sign up is March 24. For more info and to try out, please register at THIS Link.

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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.

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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.

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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.
  • Bring: Water bottle, snack, approved calculator, two 2B pencils
  • See the email sent to all Grade 10 Parents and students from March 15 for more details.

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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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Media Club’s Photo Contest

Media Club photo contest flyer
  • From March 20 – March 29, the Media Club is presenting a photo contest in the theme of HOME!
  • Secondary Students are invited to join this competition by submitting photos that they took from any point of their lives. 
  • Submissions are received through this Form from March 20th to 29th. 
  • The winner will be announced on April 3rd by email! 
  • They will also earn a chance to commission a personalized video made by the Media Club.

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‘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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HIDE AND SEEK Theater Performance

Hide and Seek school play poster
  • 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 available now!!  Click in this link or scan the QR code to buy the tickets:
    • Parents can also buy the tickets on campus on next Wednesday 22 and 30 from 8:00 AM to 4 PM

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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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Upcoming Secondary Dates

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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GIS Faith & Sexuality Assembly Series -- Gender & Identity: March 23-24

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 want to help equip our parent community with great resources to empower us to have great conversations with our students about these issues. 
      • The Spiritual Life Office will send out a list of questions for families to discuss at home with your students after they participate in our assemblies so stay tuned for links next week!
      • Get your seat license to Christian Sexuality Video Series…
        • We have purchased licenses to an excellent video series called Christian Sexuality that we would like to make available to any GIS G5-12 family. We will show one segment of this series during our assemblies, although it has many more hours of excellent content as part of the series. If you would like access to this resource, please email

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This week in Athletics

Monday, March 20
⚽️ V. Boys Futsal vs. NIS @ NIS 4:00pm
🏐 JV Girls Volleyball vs. UCIS @ Grace 4:00pm
🏐 JV Boys Volleyball vs. UCIS @ Grace 5:00pm

Tuesday, March 21
⚽️ V. Boys Futsal vs. UCIS @ UCIS 4:00pm
🏐 JV Girls Volleyball vs. APIS @ Grace 4:00pm

Thursday, March 23
🏐 U14 Boys Volleyball vs. LIST @ Grace (but might move to LIST Primary depending on AQI) 4:00pm
🏐 JV Boys Volleyball vs. LIST @ Grace (but might move to LIST Primary depending on AQI) 4:45pm
🏐 V. Boys Volleyball vs. LIST @ Grace (but might move to LIST Primary depending on AQI) 5:30pm

Friday, March 24
⚽️ V. Boys Futsal vs. LIST @ LIST Primary 4:00pm

Saturday, March 25
🏀 Rec League Basketball Final Day @ Grace 10:00-11:30am
🏐 V. Boys and Girls Volleyball Invitational @ Grace 4:00pm

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

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