Issue 24: February 09, 2018


From the BAIS Secondary Principal’s Desk

Dear BAIS Community,

A few weeks ago, I was able to share some details that compared the Advanced Placement program to the International Baccalaureate. I appreciated the positive feedback from many parents about the article. If you missed it, feel free to click this link. As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me or set up at appointment to discuss these educational models.

I’m excited to take this opportunity to share to data and trends related to standardized testing at BAIS. The following are some key highlights:

This chart reflects the percentage of students over the last three years who meet or exceed projected MAP growth in Reading. Growth is projected based on norms and the goals are created by the MAP program based on the millions of students who take the test. You will notice that the results in 2015 were relatively low compared to the last two years. This is an indication of the successful adjustments the English Language Arts department has implemented, some great new teaching strategies along with technology software that differentiates learning to provide a personalized instruction (IXL). We are pleased to celebrate students’ success in this area. You can see that 100% of the current 9th grade class met or exceeded their goals!

This chart reflects the percentage of students over the last three years who meet or exceed projected MAP growth in Reading. Growth is projected based on norms and the goals are created by the MAP program based on the millions of students who take the test. You will notice that the results in 2015 were relatively low compared to the last two years. This is an indication of the successful adjustments the English Language Arts department has implemented, some great new teaching strategies along with technology software that differentiates learning to provide a personalized instruction (IXL). We are pleased to celebrate students’ success in this area. You can see that 100% of the current 9th grade class met or exceeded their goals!

The three charts above show BAIS results on the SAT compared with the national averages. BAIS students consistently score over 200 points higher than the national averages on the SAT. Unfortunately, the new format of the SAT does not provide section results for comparison. We are hopeful CollegeBoard will soon be able to do so.

This last chart indicates the percentage of BAIS students who score a three or better on AP exams. The CollegeBoard standard is that students who score a minimum of three are ready for university level courses in the same subject area. In September, all AP teachers were given an analysis of their students’ exam results indicating specific areas of deficit. From this data, they were able to make adjustments in lesson planning and curriculum. I am very excited to see how these adjustments positively impact student performance on their exams in May!

This sampling of data demonstrates again that BAIS students and teachers are working hard toward continued excellence. BAIS desires to continue being the excellent and rigorous school of choice in the Bandung area. We appreciate the privilege of partnering with you in your child’s education and would be very pleased if you would share some of this celebratory data with interested parents. Don’t forget, if you refer a family to BAIS that enrolls for the 18-19 school year, you will receive a Rp. 10 juta tuition benefit!

Blessings,
Mr. Jeremy Thomas
Secondary Principal


Terchnology Update

Our phone number 08281-90-90000 was discontinued by the vendor as they were using an obsolete CDMA technology. As part of migrating all their clients over to their newer 4G technology they will have to change the number. So, as of now the 08281-90-90000 is no longer active.

Our WhatsApp is still active under the number (08281-90-90000) but we cannot receive calls with this number anymore. Our 022-8681-3949 phone number is still active and currently is the best way to reach BAIS office.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your continued support and patience.

Amu W Ramappa
it@bais.id


Congratulations!

Jessica Harotno has been accepted to:

  • The University of Technology Sydney in Australia
  • School of Art Institute of Chicago in United States
  • The University of Illinois @ Urbana Champaign

Daniel Darmamulia has been accepted to the following schools in the United States:

  • Purdue University
  • Washington and Jefferson College – awarded a partial scholarship
  • The University of Illinois @ Urbana Champaign

Devlin Kartarahardja has been accepted to:

  • University of San Francisco in the United States

Make sure to congratulate these students when you see them around campus.


Concerts

BAIS Spring Concert

April 6, 2018 At 05.30 – 07.00pm

Attire: A white top and a black bottom

  • Boys: A white top and black pants
  • Girls: A white top, black skirt and black stockings (leggings and tights would be fine)
  • Shoes: dark color

BAIS Piano Concert

May 3, 2018 At 03.45 – 04.30pm

BAIS offers a recital experience for our students. All piano students are encouraged to participate.

*If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via email: sunheekim@baisedu.org


Why do we want an optional full-day preschool at BAIS?

The school would like to add an optional afternoon enrichment program to our current preschool classes. The PK3-4 classes would be combined in the morning, and then families can enroll in an optional afternoon enrichment session on a quarter by quarter basis.

Some of the reasons we want to add this program are as follows…

  • Both Preschool 3 and Preschool 4 students will be able to attend classes in the morning without disrupting the students’ nap times and lunch schedules.
  • A combined class would allow for larger group interaction, which would help with social development as well as language development.
  • Parents with other students at BAIS would be able to pick up and drop off their pre-schooler at the same time as their other students.
  • Students that are ready for a long day are able to get enrichment times of social interaction and reinforcement of key skills while students that are not interested in a full day are able to go home after the morning session.

The school is planning on piloting this program starting March 12th of this year. This way we will be able to see how the program is working and better gauge the interest and value of the program before the 2018-2019 school year. If you would like to know more information about this new program, or if you have any questions about this process, please don’t hesitate to email or talk to Mrs. Sianturi.

Charity (LaMertha) Sianturi, Ed.S
Elementary Principal / Curriculum Coordinator


Drama Practice Schedule

Feb 14, 2018 4:00-6:00

Scene Eleven: Directions from an Old Friend
Scene Twelve: Croquet

Characters: Toto, Cheshire Cat 1, Cheshire Cat 2, Cheshire Cat 3, Dorothy, Alice, Lion, Scarecrow, Mad Hatter, March Hare, White Rabbit, Dorothy, Queen of Hearts, Five, Dormouse, Cheshire Cat 1, Tin Man, Knight, King of Hearts, and Seven


The Kids Backyard Club is Back

Our first club will be on February 22, 2018

Time: Thursdays from 4-5:15pm

Location: Jl. Jinggaprabu nomor 18(Ms. Lane and Ms. Ribben’s house).

We will be hosting a Bible club for the neighborhood kids in Jingga. All Elementary (K-5) students are invited to participate and Middle School and High School students are welcome to come help serve.

Please contact Ms. Lane if you are interested.

Mrs. Squiers, Ms. Dickman and Ms. Lane
kristinlane@baisedu.org


Business Office

Reenrollment Reminder

Before the Christmas holiday, we have sent the 2018-2019 reenrollment form. Please complete the reenrollment form and return it with the appropriate fees to the BAIS office on or before Friday, March 2, 2018. The reenrollment form can be collected in the school office, on the school website, and is also attached in the email you received for this edition of the BAIS BUZZ. Your child’s reenrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is secure when this form and the accompanying payment have been received. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cash to the finance office.

The bank account information is the following:

Bank Name PT Bank Permata
Bank Address Jalan Merdeka No. 66, Bandung
Account Name Yayasan Bandung Alliance Intercultural S
Account # 809-01-8415
Swift Code BBBAIDJA

Please note after March 2, 2018 your child’s seat in class is no longer secure. Some classes are close to their student limit, so please reenroll promptly to ensure your student’s seat. The 7,000,000 IDR non-refundable reenrollment deposit will be applied towards the student’s fall 2016 tuition. After March 2, 2018, only 5,500,000 IDR of the 7,000,000 IDR deposit will be applied towards the student’s fall 2018 tuition.

We appreciate your support! If you have any questions, please stop by the office at any time.

BAIS CFO
finance@baisedu.org


Evening Seminar for Parents and Students

Who: Dr. Joosung Lee

  • MIT Alumnus
  • Professor at KAIST
  • Entrepreneur of K-Lab
  • Published author

When: February 14, 2018 at 6pm

Where: BAIS MPR

Topic: Genuine Faith in Academic Settings

The speaker can both speak in English and Korean.


Ujian Nasional (UN) Trial Schedule

This is for students with Indonesian Citizenzhip only.

Grade 12
March 12, 2018 Matematika
March 13, 2018 Bahasa Inggris
March 14, 2018 Mata Ujian Pilihan
Grade 9
March 19, 2018 Matematika
March 20, 2018 Bahasa Inggris

Athletics & Club News

IISSAC Basketball

  • IISSAC Basketball and Cross Country at Mountainview, Feb. 23-25!
  • Games Friday, Feb. 9 at SMAK Trimulia in Bandung. Check the BAIS Public Calendar and BAIS Pep Club Facebook page for game announcements and updates.

After School Activities

  • Season Three of After School Activities start the first week of March. If you have any suggestions or ideas about activities or clubs for our students, please contact Mr. Powers, Mrs. Loewen, or Ibu Dias.
  • IISSAC Swimming starts in March! Contact Pak Henry if you are interested in swimming in the IISSAC tournament hosted by BAIS
  • Badminton Club Tournament and IISSAC tryouts will be next Wednesday, February 14th! If you are interested in trying out for the IISSAC team, you need to be in the tournament. The tournament will start at 2:45 but if you have extended day classes, you can come at 3:45.

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

Mr. Justin Powers
Athletic Director


Download this issue as PDF: Issue 24: 9 February, 2018 – English

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