Issue 36: May 10, 2019


From the Director’s Desk

Dear Parents and Students,

We are in the midst of May Merriment! This year the calendar of activities is that much more condensed with an earlier than normal finish to the year. As a community, this is a great time for us to collectively make a concerted effort to be in prayer! Prayer is such a powerful tool as we are called to much more than a “wish list”. Instead, we are commanded to bring our cares and concerns before the throne of the Creator. What a privilege! This is often times an unimaginable truth, but when I consider it, it provides me with a sense of joy and peace. As a community, we get to bring the cares and concerns of each other to that same throne, and petition God on each others’ behalf. At this time of year many feel the weight and stress of all the end of year activities. In light of that, below are a few prayer requests for our students. There are many, but I ask you pray specifically for these:

Pray for our students in AP Testing. These 10-12th grade students have worked hard all year to learn the content and skills for these challenging classes, and it is their time to shine! Please pray that they have calm hearts and clarity of thought during the tests.

Pray for our ten seniors! We have been blessed as a school to have them this year. Please lift them up as they finish up with finals next week and then head out on their senior trip. Pray that they enjoy sweet fellowship with one another in these last weeks and that they finish well. Please also pray for them as they look towards their next steps; they will be entering a variety of new environments and facing many transitions. We pray they will draw closer to God through it all.

Pray for our grade 5 students as they will be spending a whole day with Grade 6 to prepare for their transition to secondary. Moving upstairs is a big change and can be difficult for students and parents.

Thank you for your faithful prayers on behalf of our students!

Together in Him,
Karl Nielsen


Elementary Face the Facts!

Please check your child’s Friday Folder for a ‘Face the Facts’ permission slip and return it as soon as you are able.

Lower Elementary – prelims are Tuesday, May 21st on addition and subtraction facts to 20.

Upper Elementary prelims are Thursday, May 23rd on multiplication and division facts to 144 (12s).

Parents are invited to watch the ‘Face the Facts’ finals on May 28th at 10:30 in the MPR!


Why We Do What We Do?

Parent Surveys of Teachers

In the middle of the school year and then again at the end of the school year, BAIS sends out a survey to parents asking for their feedback on their child’s teachers and classroom experiences. This data then becomes a piece of the information that is used by the administration to complete summative evaluations for each teacher. During an end of the year conference, the supervising administrator and the individual teacher meet to talk about how the year went, to go over the summative evaluation instrument, and to share strengths and areas of growth for the coming year. We want to say thank you to all the parents that have already given feedback on this year’s parent surveys. If you haven’t been able to fill out the survey, please take 1-2 minutes to fill out the Parent Evaluation of Teacher survey now.

Charity (LaMertha) Sianturi, Ed.S


Pre-registration – Classes for 19-20

Parents, please be watching your email next week for a link to the Student Planner and a Google Spreadsheet that shows where your student is at in their Graduation Progress. Your student will be selecting classes for next year based on that information. Please make sure that you sit with your student and discuss their class choices.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Hall

Athletics & Club News

After School Clubs and Activities

Next week is the final week for all remaining clubs. To the right, see the remaining clubs.

Please come out for a community softball game on May 11 at 9am. All parents, staff, secondary students, and community members are invited to join the friendly, non-threatening softball game.
Contact Miss Arrington if you are interested in competing.

Next Wednesday is the 2018-2019 Sports Awards Banquet. All IISSAC athletes and parents are invited. The potluck starts at 5pm and the awards ceremony starts at 5:30. Athletes will receive their IISSAC certificates and awards for the season.
You can sign up to bring food with Mr. Powers or on the 2018-2019 Sports Award Potluck Signup.

Battle of the Book’s annual scavenger hunt to reveal the book list for 2019-2020 will be on Thursday, May 16th at 3:45! The book reveal will last about 20-30 minutes in the library. Open to all 5th grade and secondary students. No commitment needed, just a fun FYI time. Contact Miss Ribbens with any
questions. The 2018 team will have their BOB party right afterwards.

ClubEnd Date
Intermediate BadmintonMay 15
Young Tigers (*will meet on Monday and Wednesday for two weeks)May 15
Robotic and Beginner BadmintonMay 17

End-of-Year Information for Secondary Students

Senior (12th grade) Exit Interview Schedule:

DateTimeStudentAdministrator
Monday, May 138:00 – 9:00Daniel NixMrs. Sianturi
Monday, May 138:00 – 9:00Ruizhi LinMr. Thomas
Tuesday, May 148:00 – 9:00Jade KimMr. Nielsen
Tuesday, May 149:00 – 10:00Kezia SinagaMr. Nielsen
Wednesday, May 158:00 – 9:00Kirstie KoMr. Nielsen
Wednesday, May 158:00 – 9:00Paul WalkerMrs. Sianturi
Wednesday, May 159:00 – 10:00Lukas SutandiMr. Nielsen
Wednesday, May 159:00 – 10:00Jane ShinMrs. Sianturi

*Parents are welcome to attend the senior exit interviews.

Final Exam Schedule for Seniors (12th grade)

  • Monday, May 13 – Math – 1:00-2:30
  • Tuesday, May 14 – English – 1:00-2:30
  • Wednesday, May 15 – Social Studies – 1:00-2:30
  • Thursday, May 16 – Bible – 1:00-2:30
  • Friday, May 17 – Science – 8:00-9:30

AP Exam Schedule

AM: 8:00AM to 12:00PM // PM: 12:00PM to 4:00PM
May 13
AM Biology
PM Physics C
May 14
AM Calculus A/B & B/C
PM Art History & Human Geography
May 15
AM English Language & Comp.
PM Italian L/C & Macroeconomics
May 16
AM Comp. Gov’t. & Politics & World History
PM Statistics
May 17
AM Microeconomics & Music Theory
PM Comp. Sci. A & Latin

Notes for Seniors (12th grade)

Once you have completed (1) the AP exam for the course (2) the final exam for the course and (3) all outstanding coursework that is due, you are excused from your class. Until that time, you are required to attend each class. On days you have an afternoon AP exam, you are excused from classes after 4th period (11:27pm) for final exam preparations. If your AP exam begins at 7:45, please be ready at 7:35. If your AP exam begins at 12:00, please be ready at 11:45.

Final Exam Schedule for Grades 6-11

DateCourseTime
May 27, 2019Bible1:00PM to 2:30PM
May 28, 2019English
Break
Science
8:00AM to 9:30AM
9:30AM to 10:00AM
10:00AM to 11:30AM
May 29, 2019Social Studies
Break
Math
8:00AM to 9:30AM
9:30AM to 10:00AM
10:00AM to 11:30AM

*If a student has conflicts, taking two social studies classes for example, the teacher and the student will work out an alternative exam schedule with the student.


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