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Issue 24: February 26, 2021

From the BAIS Director This is a special edition of the BAIS Buzz! I am pleased to announce the launch of a new school initiative. This initiative will allow our community to partner with the school in a new way. As you know, BAIS is not a perfect school but […]

Issue 23: February 19, 2021

From the Elementary Principal At BAIS, our preschool through 5th grade students are evaluated quarterly through a standards-based grading system. We are always looking for ways to improve how we communicate and report student achievement and mastery, so, as we look toward the coming school year, I wanted to present […]

Issue 22: February 11, 2021

From the Director Accreditation is a process by which schools verify the quality of their educational program. BAIS is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). These two organizations monitor continued school improvement. While the school was granted a […]

Issue 21: February 5, 2021

From the Elementary Principal On Cultural Context in International Schools: Have you ever wondered why it is sometimes more challenging to communicate information with those who were raised in a culture different from your own? Even if the information to be communicated is somewhat inconsequential, we often find ourselves with […]

Issue 20: January 29, 2021

From the Director For international schools, a lot of patience is required to work within the areas of admissions and marketing. From making “cold calls” (calling or messaging potential customers to share information about the school) to spending time sending thorough and friendly emails to contacts who might no longer […]

Issue 19: January 22, 2021

From the Secondary Principal Dear parents, In the secondary school our teachers are encouraged to create units of instruction, lesson plans, and assessments that are connected to real world, authentic problems, and unfamiliar situations. I am pleased to present to you an article written by Rachel Gyuha Son in Mr. […]

Issue 18: January 15, 2021

From the Elementary Principal Dear Elementary Families, Semester two has begun, as has a new calendar year! With so many new announcements coming from world and national news, it is truly difficult to envision what each new month will bring. Your children have just started the second half of what […]

Issue 17: December 18, 2020

To Our Students We teachers are so proud of every one of you – from the Pre-K three kiddos to the 12th grade seniors. These past nine months of school (finishing last year and beginning this new school year) have been such a challenge, and you have worked diligently, demonstrated […]

Issue 16: December 11, 2020

From the History Department Why study history when I can just Google it? This is a question that I think every history teacher in the past decade (maybe two) has had to face, but with Covid-19 lockdowns and schools moving online, it has become even more pressing to address. Let […]