Dear Bayside Parents,
Our grade 12 students are officially done their high school classes! The IB exams wrapped up this morning with the final French exam. Our Seniors will celebrate tonight with their teachers, families, and friends at the Senior Celebration of Learning. Tomorrow morning our 26 Seniors and their Advisors will fly to Kota Kinabalu for a 5 day retreat where they will participate in a variety of adventures and activities designed to help them transition to life after high school. The return on Wednesday and on Friday, May 25 they will graduate from SIS with their high school diplomas. We’re very proud of this outstanding group of people and we wish them the very best in their futures!
The Robert Dunseth Leadership and Academic Scholarship is awarded every year to a select number of SIS High School students who demonstrate leadership and academic excellence. This award is provided by Shekou International School and International School Services. Students receiving this scholarship are awarded up to $5,000 USD, paid over two years, to be applied to SIS tuition or SIS school activity costs. To be considered for the 2018 scholarship, students must submit a complete application with supporting documents by 8:30 am on Thursday, June 1, 2018. Recipients will be announced during the year-end Academic Awards Ceremony to be held in the Bayside Amphitheater. Students can find more information about the scholarship and the application form here.
End of Year Dates – Here are all of the events for MS and HS students in a day-to-day format until the end of the school year – End of Year dates – Students 2018. Please download this document and refer to it regularly.
HS Semester Exams – Earlier this week Ms. Brooker sent all students in grades 9, 10 and 11 a copy of the semester exam schedule and guidelines. Exams are scheduled for June 4-6 (June 4-7 for grade 11 students). HS students will not have regular classes during the exam days. The schedule and guidelines are attached here so you can support your child during the exam week. HS exam schedule semester 2 2018 Semester 2 Exam Guidelines 2018
We have another busy weekend and week ahead. We hope to see many of you at these events!
Mike Livingston – SIS Secondary Principal
MS SDRC Basketball Tournament – Tomorrow is the final day of the SDRC basketball tournament at AISG (American International School of Guangzhou). Our teams are there competing in the SDRC (Southern Delta Regional Conference) basketball tournament. The SDRC is made up of SIS, AISG, AISHK (Australian International School Hong Kong), TIS (The International School, Macau), QSI, and Utahloy International School Guangzhou. Go Geckos!
Seniors Celebration of Learning – Tonight our grade 12 students will wrap up their high school learning with presentations to their parents and teachers. These presentations focus on how the IB learner profile has helped to shape each student’s learning over their high school years.
Senior Retreat – Our 26 graduating Seniors and their advisory teachers will fly to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia for their final Senior Retreat. From May 19 to May 23 our Seniors will participate in a variety of activities and discussions to help them transition out of high school and on to the next steps in their lives.
Sports Awards Evening – The Spring Sports Awards Evening is Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00 pm in the Bayside Amphitheatre. Sports to be recognized are:
- HS Badminton
- MS/HS Track and Field
- MS Basketball
- HS Football
Grade 12 Graduation – Next Friday, May 25 is the SIS Grade 12 Graduation Ceremony. The event is for grade 12 students, their families and invited guests. SIS high school students are welcome to attend but will need to collect an invitation from Ms. Peggy before the ceremony. Parents of students performing in the band or choir are also invited to attend but will need to ask Ms. Peggy for an invitation before May 25. The Design Society Mountain View Theatre has a limited number of seats so only those with an invitation or their name on the guest list will be able to attend. Please contact Ms. Peggy if you would like to attend. If there is space we’re happy to have other parents join the celebration. The graduation website, sisgraduation1718.strikingly.com, has a link to the live feed we will use during the ceremony. Pictures and video from the ceremony will also be available on this site after May 25.