Issue 08 – September 29, 2017

From the BAIS Chaplain’s Desk

Dear BAIS Community,

This year at BAIS our theme is GROWING TOGETHER and it is based out of John 15:5 where Jesus said, “I am the Vine and you are the branches. ABIDE in Me and you will bear much fruit; but apart from Me, you can do nothing.”

The call to ABIDE is not an easy call when so many things in this world seek to demand our time and attention. If we are not careful, we can very quickly go from ABIDING in Jesus to trusting in our abilities, which never turns out well. I love the fact that Jesus said “you are the branches” and He let us know that He put people in our lives to encourage us and to be encouraged by us.

The idea of GROWING TOGETHER truly speaks to the idea of partnership. I have always believed that the two greatest influences of a child’s academic and spiritual learning are their parents and teachers. When students see a positive parent-teacher partnership it helps them have a positive mindset about school and to become successful in school.

In my short time serving as the chaplain of BAIS, I have grown to love the fact that this community understands what it means to ABIDE TOGETHER. We love, help, encourage, strengthen, and challenge one another. I pray that we are all able to realize what a gift it is to be a part of such a community and that this 2017-2018 school year will be successful as we continue to GROW TOGETHER.

Abide together,
Mr. Jason Whitehurst
BAIS Chaplain


October 4, 2017 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Scene Three: The Tin Man’s Arrest

  • Tin Man
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • King of Hearts
  • Rook
  • Pawn
  • Extra Chess Pieces


We have several upcoming opportunities to hear from universities around the world for high school students and parents:

  • Friday, September 29: Corban University will give a presentation during secondary lunch (12:21-12:57 PM) in Mr. Powers’ room (204). This is open to all high school students.
  • Tuesday, October 3: Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, California) will give a presentation open to juniors and seniors as well as parents in Ms. Chun’s room (202) from 10:23-10:55 AM.
  • Tuesday, October 3: LaSalle College (Jakarta branch of LCI Education network based in Canada) will give a presentation open to all high school students and parents during secondary lunch (12:21-12:57 PM) in Mr. Powers’ classroom (204). They will also keep a table set up in the lobby until 4:00 PM.
  • Thursday, October 5: Yale-NUS College in Singapore (a collaboration between Yale University and the National University of Singapore) will give a presentation open to juniors and seniors as well as parents in Mr. Squires’ classroom (208) from 9:00-9:45 AM.

Ms. Kelly Wakefield
School Counselor


We are excited to be hosting the SAT test on Saturday, October 7, 2017. We will have over 60 test takers on the BAIS campus during the testing period. This is the largest group we have had sit for an SAT test to date. Therefore, we have decided that it is best for the integrity of the test and for the students taking the test to have a quiet campus.

Only test takers and teachers will be allowed on campus during the testing period. Families and students may begin to use the campus after 2:00 p.m. Please note this closure is for the entire campus. This is a great opportunity for outside students and families to see our beautiful campus. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Mr. Jeremy Thomas
Secondary Principal

Christmas Concert

Date: Friday, December 8th at 5:30 pm in the MPR

Dress Rehearsal Schedules:

  • Tuesday, December 5 – All students in the concert
    • 2:45pm – 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 6
    • Elementary 3rd – 4th period
    • Middle school: 2nd period
    • High School: 1st period

Attire: A white top and a black bottom Shoes: dark color

PowerSchool Mobile

Parents/Students can now use the free mobile app PowerSchool Mobile without having to enter the server address by entering the district code as follows:

If you have already logged on via the mobile app then you don’t need to do anything, but if you haven’t used the app then you can use the above district code with your username and password to login. Please contact me if you haven’t had the chance to create the PowerSchool Student/Parent portal login.

Amu W Ramappa

Clean up Bandung Day has become Clean up Jabar (West Java) Day!

What: help your community by picking up trash for 2 hours. You also may earn extra credit in science class*

Where: right here across the street from BAIS**

When: Sunday, October 8th from 7-9 AM

How: first you need to sign up by sending Ms D. an email ( (don’t use the “official” signup because our site is different) and then you need to:

  • Show up at your site by 7am on the 8th.
  • Bring sturdy shoes, perhaps boots
  • bring water to drink
  • bring a good attitude
  • you will finish at 9am!

*secondary students. Check with your teacher for details.

**if you live in Bandung and want to participate at a site in Bandung, please email Ms D. and let me know! I will connect you with the organizers in Bandung.

Please email Ms D. no later than Sunday, October 1st, if you want to join!

The final count will be sent to the organizers on Monday. Thank you!

Jana Dickman

Athletics & Club News


  • Both our guys and girls won Tuesday night against SMKN 4!
  • Friday’s game is at BIS: Girls start at 4pm; Boys follow at 5pm. Please come out and support your BAIS Eagles.
  • Check the BAIS Public Calendar and BAIS Pep Club Facebook page for updates.
  • Season’s Record: Boys 5-2 / Girls 5-0

After School Activities

Upcoming Middle School Basketball games: October 5th and 10th. Please come out and support your BAIS Eagles.

Elementary Clubs/Activities

  • Season 2 Beginning and Intermediate Swim Lessons begin Sept. 25. Five weeks, two days a week, one hour each day. You can sign up TODAY with Ibu Dias (
  • Young Tigers Soccer Club competed in a tournament Saturday, Sept. 23. About 120 kids were on the campus this past weekend. BAIS had 11 kids playing in two different age divisions.
  • Both BAIS teams won their divisions. Ibu Dias observed, “…even with different cultures and languages, they still had fun.”
  • Fourth grader, Kaden Sadich, said, “It was good to get to know other people and cheer for our team.”
    Gwyneth Lie, a third grader, reflects, “We had to do a lot of team work.”
  • Young Tigers will have another tournament in October; check the BAIS Buzz for updated information.

Club Highlight of the Week: Badminton Club

  • The student leader of the club is senior Hayden Astian. He was the driving force in establishing the Badminton Club as an official BAIS after-school activity. He says he loves badminton because, “You can’t injure anybody and it’s something that you can always be excited about.”
  • Third grader, Lucas Lo, says his favorite thing about the club is playing with his friends.
  • Pak Manatap, Mr. Loewen, and Mr. Whitehurst are the club leaders. Mr. Loewen reflects, “Badminton club is a mix of exercise and fun. Bapak Manatap creates an environment where students can practice and improve their badminton skills while also enjoying being with friends.”
  • Badminton Clubs meets every Wednesday at 2:45-4 PM.

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

Download the full issue as PDF: Issue 08: 29 September, 2017 – English

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