STAR DRAGONS: Week of Oct 26, 2016

Posted on November 3rd, 2016


Peter Song
6 Peter acted very responsibly during the fall festival in organizing and running the white diamonds booth. He stayed to attend to the balloon game when it wasn't his shift and helped get more candy when the white group ran out. He has acted responsibly since the beginning of the school year in all of his classes as well. Peter acts responsible in all aspects of being a student at KIS!
Kitty, Jun 8 Kitty showed what it looks like to "Act Responsibly" by, among other things, attended fall conferences....even though unfortunately her parents could not attend. Kitty now only come to conferences, she took the time to sit down with each of her teachers, have a thoughtful conversation about her progress, and show she was serious about her progress as a student. Kitty also shows responsibility through seeking extra input from her teachers outside of class, and is a dedicated reader to help her language acquisition.
Lucia Park 7 Lucia is an exceptionally responsible student. She is noted for her ability to understand, and act responsibly. She understands that the things she is a part of are larger than she is, and acts accordingly. A specific example of this is in her Set Design Club, where she always checking to make sure she is meeting deadlines, and helping others towards theirs as well. She always shows initiative and follow through in her daily activities. She is a model of responsibility for other students.

STAR DRAGONS Week of Sept 19, 2016

Posted on November 3rd, 2016

Kate Shin
7 Kate is consistently kind and caring with other students, and she shows respect for teachers by listening well, following instructions, acting considerately, and asking good questions. She's wonderful with kindergarteners when she goes to read with them in KIS Reads, and she shows respect for Gold group by helping to creatively problem solve for their StuCo booth.
Ella Kim 6 Ella displays the Respect Dragon in an exemplary way: she is always respectful to adults and other students. As an example, this week she was chosen to be the ambassador to help guide a new student. She also always has her work in on time and makes sure to check whenever she has questions. She participates well in class and helps with out of class activities. We are proud that she is also our colour group representative with STUCO and manages the announcements on Thursday morning where she is doing a great job. Congratulations!
Serena Jeon
8
Serena respects herself by taking her academics into her own hands. She constantly asks questions. She is also putting together a top-notch growth portfolio, showing how mush she respects her learning. She smiles and says hello to Ms. Shaw each morning, brightening Ms. Shah's day. Congratulations, Serena!

STAR DRAGONS: Week of Sept 26, 2016

Posted on November 3rd, 2016


Peter Song
6 Peter acted very responsibly during the fall festival in organizing and running the white diamonds booth. He stayed to attend to the balloon game when it wasn't his shift and helped get more candy when the white group ran out. He has acted responsibly since the beginning of the school year in all of his classes as well. Peter acts responsible in all aspects of being a student at KIS!
Kitty, Jun 8 Kitty showed what it looks like to "Act Responsibly" by, among other things, attended fall conferences....even though unfortunately her parents could not attend. Kitty now only come to conferences, she took the time to sit down with each of her teachers, have a thoughtful conversation about her progress, and show she was serious about her progress as a student. Kitty also shows responsibility through seeking extra input from her teachers outside of class, and is a dedicated reader to help her language acquisition.
Lucia Park 7 Lucia is an exceptionally responsible student. She is noted for her ability to understand, and act responsibly. She understands that the things she is a part of are larger than she is, and acts accordingly. A specific example of this is in her Set Design Club, where she always checking to make sure she is meeting deadlines, and helping others towards theirs as well. She always shows initiative and follow through in her daily activities. She is a model of responsibility for other students.

DRAGONS Bulletin: October 31, 2016

Posted on October 30th, 2016

B week
Welcome back, DRAGONS! I hope you all had a relaxing, fun, and rejuvenating break.

Tomorrow is the first official day of winter formals. Go through the checklist I shared before break, and the list below, to ensure you are DRESSED FOR SUCCESS! I am looking forward to seeing you all look sharp in your ties.

Before you close out, click here to answer a quick question for me.
This may seem like a really easy question, but try to think about it for longer than 10 seconds. Please remember your digital citizenship lessons and rules when responding. Teachers are invited to respond too. I’m excited to read your thoughts. The responses will be shared out in the coming weeks.

Have a great week!




DRAGONS Bulletin: October 17, 2016

Posted on October 13th, 2016


A week
First quarter is complete! This is our last week before we leave for Fall break, play close attention, lots of important reminders below...

Mac Updates:
Remember do not update to macOS Sierra. It is important you follow these directions. If you update the operating system, the IT department can not help fix your problems! This means you will have to find a way to take your computer to an AppleCare center.

After Fall Break we will be switching over to the winter uniform. Click here for a winter uniform checklist. Girls and boys will be required to wear ties on Monday. Take time over fall break to find your uniform pieces, and order anything that you are missing. We will start to require winter formals starting Monday, October 31 (after fall break). You are responsible to replace anything that is lost or that doesn’t fit.

Water Bottles:
Another reminder to bring a water bottle to school. Do not use shared cups left on the water filter. This is a BAD idea, and will lead to the spreading of germs.

STAR Students:
For the rest of the school year, STAR students have permission to wear their Dragons t-shirt and jeans on Friday. This is only for STAR student recipients. This Friday, STAR Students should wear their casual uniform to school for advisory conferences.

Parents Weekend/Fall Festival Updates:
Thanks to the MS Student Council we have a fun filled event coming up. See Ms. Swanson’s email for more details.

Raffle Tickets
Starting on Monday through Wednesday from 8:10-8:25 only, please bring money for Fall Festival raffle tickets. By buying the raffle tickets, you can win special prizes and support future StuCo events. You can’t spend more than 5,000 won for raffle tickets. Prizes will be delivered to your advisory after fall break! Thank you for supporting StuCo!

Prizes are

Elevator Pass

Uniform Pass

Gift card

Fancy pencil cases

and more...
Information

1 ticket- 500 won

2 tickets- 1,000 won

10+4 tickets- 5,000 won SPECIAL!!!

Fall Festival Map:

Breakdown of this week’s schedule:


Tuesday Afternoon
G7 and G8 students in Band/Choir will spend the entire afternoon in the HS. After lunch, they will go to the band/choir rooms for attendance and then will accompany their music teachers to the high school.

Thursday & Friday

Parents are invited to attend classes with their child.

Thursday Morning (shortened classes)


Wear casual uniforms

KIS Reads

period 8

Period 7

Period 6

Period 5


Thursday Afternoon

Change into color group costumes


FALL FESTIVAL
(See Ms. Swanson’s email for schedule and details)

1:00-2:00 Set up

2:00-3:45 Festival

3:45-4:15 Clean up

Check in at the end of the day with your advisor

Friday Morning


(shortened classes)
Wear casual uniforms

Period 1

Period 2

Period 3

Period 4

Friday Afternoon


Wear casual uniforms
Advisory Conferences: Student Directed Growth Portfolios

Don’t forget to bring your Macbook, charged.
Saturday
8:30-4:00
MS Gym

Free dress for students (wear what you want)

Parent/Teacher Conferences

*students are encouraged to attend

Oct 23-30

FALL BREAK!!!!








DRAGONS Bulletin: October 10, 2016

Posted on October 9th, 2016

D week
Good evening, DRAGONS! I hope you took time to relax during the rainy Saturday, so you could get outside for a little today. It was beautiful fall day! Since it will be a semi warm this week, we will continue with another transition week for uniforms. I will include the winter uniform requirements in the bulletin next week, that way it is fresh on your mind before you go home for fall break.

This is another short bulletin. Scroll down to see the Star Dragons from the past 2 weeks. Congratulations to all of you!

This week’s reminder:
Thank you to Olivia Jang (G8), for sharing this week’s reminder. Click here to watch an inspiring story about determination and support.

Date

Event

October 12
MS Assembly re-scheduled
Topic: Cheating and Plagiarism
October 13
Q1 grades are submitted by teachers

October 20-22

Parent Weekend!!

October 20

Fall Festival

October 23-30

Fall Break!


STAR Dragons: Week of Sept 19, 2016

Posted on October 6th, 2016

Congratulations to this weeks Star DRAGONS for exemplifying N- Navigate the present, consider the future!


Sally Kim 6 Sally has demonstrated that she is thinking about her future by making sure she collects the work she has to accomplish. She is helpful to other students by reminding them of upcoming events and responsibilities. In Life and Tech she has started an excellent blog. Well done.
Caroline Kim 7 Caroline is managing her time carefully and responsibly with Honor Band, Drama, and Badminton. She communicates well with her teachers and coaches, and she is actively coordinating her color group's outfits and StuCo fall festival.
Doomin Kim 8 Doomin is a navigating student and leader. He is engaged in class and in advisory. He has been quickly learning and steadily growing into his role in StuCo by becoming a strong president.

STAR Dragons: Week of Sept 26, 2016

Posted on October 6th, 2016

Congratulations to this weeks Star DRAGONS for exemplifying S- Serve Others!
Minsoo Kim
7 Minsoo is always thinking of how to best contribute to the classroom environment: He brings positive enthusiasm to his classes every day and serves others with his energetic, joyful attitude, making the most of every experience. He also encourages and helps his peers when he finishes his work early, showing leadership as he takes initiative in his service of others. He displays a genuine concern for making a positive impact on his peers and living life to the fullest.
Kyle Tark 8 Kyle is showing budding signs of being a leader in and out of the classroom. He "Serves Others" by being inclusive of all students, and willing to help in any way he can. Kyle makes a strong effort to connect to others through his language usage, and connecting to others through his helpful attitude.
James Hyun 6 James has taken on a leadership and protector role in his advisory and in his classes by ensuring that everyone is respectful and positive toward each other. As well, he is a technology leader in Science class. Leadership skills are also obvious in other classes especially Math. Well done!

DRAGONS Bulletin: October 3, 2016

Posted on October 2nd, 2016

C week
Hello students! I hope you had a nice weekend. It's a new month, fresh start! It’s one of my favorite months of the year, and I think Anne of Green Gables said it best...
ID Cards:
You are doing a great job remembering to bring your ID cards to lunch. If you forget, you need to go to the MS office. New cards are 10,000 won. For students who forget their card, we will be following this system:

  • First time: Student will write their name on the sheet and be given a one day voucher.
  • Second time: Student will write there name on the sheet and be given a one day voucher. Student will immediately call home. Student needs to come to the MS office to show Ms. Bonnie or Ms. Jennifer their card the following morning. You will be required to purchase a new card if it is not found at that time.
  • Third time: Student will write his/her name on the sheet and be given a one day voucher. Student will meet with a member of administration to complete a dialogue sheet. A PowerSchool log entry and phone call home will be made.
* if a student forgets his/her ID card 3 times or more in one week, their name will be shared with administration.

Uniforms:
We will continue the transition period this week since it looks as if the weather will be warm. If you are wearing any non-KIS clothing in the hallways, do not forget to take it off once you are in the classroom. Your teachers are instructed to give violations for this.

Coming up:

Date

Event

October 5
MS Assembly during advisory
Topic: Cheating and Plagiarism

October 5,6,7

Fall Book Fair in ES PAC

October 7

½ day for students

October 13
Q1 grades are submitted by teachers

October 20-22

Parent Weekend!!

October 20

Fall Festival

October 23-30

Fall Break!


This week’s reminder:
I like to share powerful messages with all of you, as I come across them. Tonight I watched a short video that reminded me of the power words have. If you have 1 minute and 47 seconds to spare, I encourage you to watch this video. I challenge you to change your words this week, and see how it changes your world.

If you too come across a powerful message, please share it will me, and I will try to include it in one of the bulletin posts.

Have a great week, DRAGONS!


DRAGONS Bulletin: September 26, 2016

Posted on September 25th, 2016

B week
Hi students! This may mark the shortest bulletin of the year. I hope you all enjoyed the warm weather in Jeju this weekend. While the weather remains unpredictable, we are going to continue the transition period for uniforms. As for formal day tomorrow, remember that if you are wearing your winter top, add a tie, vest, or cardigan, to ensure you look as if you’re in uniform. See last week’s post if you need more details.

The one and only reminder this week…
Have you changed your KIS google profile picture? If not, let’s do it today! Teachers, please check your advisees pictures this week. Try to pick a photo that is clear and easy to recognize. I would like to suggest that you do the same with your Schoology photo.

Important dates coming up:

Date

Event

September 28

Swim Team members depart for Taiwan

October 5,6,7

Fall Book Fair in ES PAC

October 7

½ day for students

October 20-22
Parent Weekend

October 20

Fall Festival

Oct 24-Oct 28
Fall Break




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