Issue 05: September 7, 2018


From the Secondary Principal’s Desk

On Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the Asian Games medal round for mens and womens volleyball. It was a great day watching some of Asia’s best athletes compete and I was proud of how well the games were hosted ‐ both in Jakarta and in Bandung at the Jalak Harupat stadium. Indonesia performed well in the games winning almost 100 medals! And, wow, South Korea won gold in mens soccer! It was great to see our Korean community all gather together to watch the games at the stadium or at various houses in KBP and Bandung. These types of international gatherings of unity and competition remind me a great deal of our BAIS community. In fact, the PACE group, just held their first meeting of the year and the opportunity was seized to strengthen our community regardless of our home cultures and heart languages. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and participate ‐ especially our PACE leaders, Deborah and Fifi.

One of the topics that PACE discussed was how parents can get involved in spiritual life on campus. I would like to highlight that parents are always welcome to attend our uplifting chapel services. Elementary chapels are on every Tuesday beginning at 8:33, when the bell rings. Secondary chapels are biweekly on Thursdays and it rotates during 1st (7:45), 3rd (9:33), or 7th (1:01) periods. If parents wish to get involved (I’ve heard rumors of a parent‐led praise team!), please contact Mr. Whitehurst for more details via jasonwhitehurst@baisedu.org. Again, we would love for parents to join us during chapel!

We are also gathering feedback related to the lunch program. One of the adjustments secondary students will notice on Monday is unlimited rice! When students have finished all of the food from their lunch containers, they may go back to the MPR for more rice. For students who tend to eat more, we hope this option will satisfy.

Monday is the final official day for MAP testing. Our students and teachers have worked hard over the six days of testing to ensure best possible performance on the three tests: reading, mathematics, and language usage. Your student’s results will be sent home at the end of September so please be on the lookout. Thank you for ensuring all of our students were well‐rested and well‐fed for the testing. Any students who missed a test or did not finish will be contacted by Ms. Hall to get everyone finished.

Lastly for this week, it is highlighted that BAIS is a testing center for the SAT and ACT tests, taken by 11th and 12th graders. We are privileged and blessed that our students can take these university admissions tests on campus and in classrooms that are familiar. The more stress students face during high stakes exams, the less likely they will do their best. BAIS students have an advantage because they have a personal college counselor, are able to register online through CollegeBoard for the exams, and they can take the exams on campus with a supervisor who is a teacher here.

Mr. Thomas, MS Ed
Secondary Principal


BAIS Alumni Q&A

Sponsored by Student Council

Wednesday, September 12, 6:30pm in the MPR

Featuring Ricky Toh (Stanford) and Diana Park (UC‐Davis)

You’re welcome to share thoughts and ask questions about transitioning from BAIS to university. Students and parents are welcome – bring a friend!


Secondary Curriculum Updates

BAIS Math Pathways

Honors

Advanced

Traditional

Students who love Math and are gifted in that are might take the following progression Students who enjoy Math or are somewhat gifted in that area might take the following progression Students who do not necessarily enjoy Math or those not particularly gifted in that area might take the following progression
Math 6 Advanced Math 6 Advanced Math 6 Advanced
Math 7 Advanced Math 7 Advanced Math 7 Advanced
Algebra I Honors Algebra I Algebra I
9th Grade – Geometry 9th Grade – Geometry 9th Grade – Geometry
10th Grade – Trig Functions 10th Grade – Algebra II 10th Grade – Algebra II
11th Grade – AP Calculus AB 11th Grade – Pre-Calculus 11th Grade – Trigonometry and Accounting
12th Grade – AP Calculus BC or Statistics 12th Grade – AP Calculus AB or AP Statistics 12th Grade – Transition to College Math & Statistics

BAIS Science Pathways

Honors

Traditional

Students who love Science and are gifted in that are might take the following progression Students who enjoy Science or are somewhat gifted in that area might take the following progression
Science 6 – Earth Science Science 6 – Earth Science
Science 7 – Life Science Science 7 – Life Science
Science 8 – Physical Science Science 8 – Physical Science
9th Grade – Biology 9th Grade – Biology
10th Grade – Chemistry 10th Grade – Chemistry
11th Grade – *AP Biology or AP Chemistry 11th Grade – Physics or an *AP Biology/AP Chemistry
12th Grade – *AP Biology or AP Chemistry 12th Grade – Environmental Science or *AP Environmental Science
*AP Biology and AP Chemistry are offered every other year.

2019-2010: AP Biology
2020-2021: AP Chemistry
2021-2022: AP Biology
2022-2023: AP Chemistry
2023-2024: AP Biology


Math People

There’s another opportunity for you to challenge yourself with hard math problems.

SEAMO

DAY: Saturday, 29 September 2018
VENUE: Stamford School, Dago atas, Bandung
PARTICIPANT: grade 1‐ grade 12 students
CONTACT: Ms. Harsono at ritaharsono@baisedu.org
DUE DATE: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
REGISTRATION: 220,000 rupiah/student
For further information please visit www.seamo‐official.org.

AMC 8 – American Math Competition

DAY/TIME: Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 16.00‐17.00
VENUE: Sakamoto Sukamaju, Bandung
PARTICIPANT: grade 7‐ grade 8 students
CONTACT: Ms. Harsono at ritaharsono@baisedu.org
DUE DATE: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
REGISTRATION: IDR 200,000 per student

Canadian Senior and Intermediate Mathematics Contest

DAY/TIME: Thursday, November 22, 16.00‐18.00
VENUE: Sakamoto Sukamaju, Bandung
PARTICIPANT: grade 9‐ grade 12 students
CONTACT: Ms. Harsono at ritaharsono@baisedu.org
DUE DATE: Friday, October 26, 2018
REGISTRATION: IDR 200,000 per student


Athletics & Club News

IISSAC Soccer

  • Thanks to all the parents and staff that came to play last Friday!
    Girl’s Stats: 4‐1 victory ‐ Jinny, HaYeon, Emily, and Sherine all scored one goal. Angel and Melissa each had one assist.
    Hani scored the lonely goal with an assist from Mrs. Julian, Ms. Hays saved a lot.
    Boy’s Stats: 8‐1 victory: Rio 2 goals, Reno 1, Paul 3 and 1 assist, Ollie 2 goals and 2 assists, and Ezra 5 saves.
    Pak Willie scored for the adults
  • Boys game today against SSB BEMO FC at 4pm.
    Please come out and support your BAIS Eagles.
  • Please deliver all jersey fees and IISSAC soccer down payments to Mr. Powers

After School Clubs and Activities

  • Mom’s English Club is available for parents interested in improving their English skills.
    Contact Ms. Lane (kristinlane@baisedu.org)
  • Sea Tribes applications should have been turned in. If you are still interested in applying, please contact Ms. Hays. (amyhays@baisedu.org)

Keep your eyes on the BAIS Buzz for updates, changes, and more  information!

Mr. Justin Powers
Athletic Director


Download this Buzz as PDF: Issue 05: 7 September, 2018

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