Issue 11: October 20, 2017

From the BAIS Athletic Director’s Desk

BAIS Family,

Thank you for your continued involvement in and support of our BAIS community. It is encouraging and humbling to see so many parents and teachers invest into the lives of our students. At the end of October our first trimester of After School Activities and Clubs will end. Thanks to the sacrifice of many teachers and members of the community, we were able to offer sixteen different extracurricular activities to our student body! Please consider leading a club/activity in the remaining second and third trimesters of this school year. The new trimester begins November 6 and we are excited about some of the clubs that will be available.

This coming Thursday morning our BAIS soccer players will leave for Malang to compete in the IISSAC Soccer Tournament. In Malang, BAIS will contend with six other schools, Friday to Sunday, and return to Bandung Monday morning. I remember how much fun (and work) hosting the soccer tournament was last year. I am glad this year we get to just be participants. 🙂 We will be hosting the IISSAC Swim Tournament at the end of April and we look forward to seeing the BAIS community come together again to make it a success. When you see a BAIS soccer player, please encourage them and ask about their season.

Our hope is that the students at BAIS not only receive a quality education but also be provided with a loving, supportive community where they can participate in a variety of new and exciting activities. Thank you for being a part of our BAIS family and all you do to contribute to its success.

In love,
Mr. Justin Powers

From Math Department

Hello everyone!

BAIS has learned of an opportunity to join the Southeast Asian Mathematical Olympiad (SEAMO) 201.

The contest will be held Saturday, November 21, 2017 at Stamford School, Dago Atas, Bandung and is open for all students from grade 1-12. If you are interested, please contact me,, with your full name and current grade before October 27. The admission fee is 200,000 rupiah per student.

We will send some further detail once we have the list of students participating.

Ibu Rita Harsono
Math Teacher


October 21, 2017 SATURDAY PRACTICE 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Scene One: Goodbye, Emerald City

  • Wizard, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, and Dorothy please be here by 10 AM.
  • Toto and The Munchkins please be here by 1:30 PM.
  • Crew please be here by 9 AM
  • For those who have to come at 10, please bring your own lunch.

October 25, 2017 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Scene Four: The Battle

  • Everyone in this scene must come.
  • Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, Lion

Mini Jazz Concert

  • Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
  • Place: BAIS Music Room
  • Performers: Secondary Students
  • Time: 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Everyone is welcome!

IISSAC Spirit Week

  • Monday 10/23: Hobo Day
  • Tuesday 10/24: Pajama Day
  • Wednesday 10/25: Winter Day (Dress as if you are in winter)

Athletics & Club News


  • All School Pep Rally Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 2pm.
  • IISSAC Tournament October 27th-29th in Malang! Student Athletes leave Thursday morning.
  • Season’s Record: Boys 8-4-1 / Girls 7-2-2

After School Activities

  • Middle School vs. Adults Basketball Game Monday, Oct. 23.
  • The game will start at 4:15pm. Please come out and support your BAIS Eagles.

Elementary Clubs/Activities

  • Young Tigers friendly soccer match, Saturday, Oct. 21.
  • All students, K5 -6th grade, are invited to play (50.000Rp). Games start at 8am and are expected to end around 10am.
  • Elementary parents, please complete the After School Club Inquiry Form in your email.
    Please feel free to contact Mr. Powers or Ibu Dias with questions or suggestions.

Club Highlight of the Week: Battle of the Books (BoB)

  • BoB promotes reading through collaboration and competition. This year’s members are Daniel Nix, Rachel Nielsen, Sangwha “Jonathan” Lee, Talitha McCulloch, and JaeHa Jung.
  • The BoB Battlers head to Salatiga for a competition at Mountainview on Nov. 17-18. Please help them raise money for their trip by purchasing delicious dried fruit from one of the club members.
  • Anticipating the upcoming competition, 6th grader JaeWon says, “I’m excited but nervous too because we just have one team and Mountainview has multiple teams.”
  • Daniel in the 11th grade, and only high school member of the team, considers “it is really cool to see the younger kids working with such challenging books.”
  • Staff sponsors are Miss Clarissa Ribbens, Mrs. Kristen Nielsen, and Miss Hermione Zhang. Miss Ribbens says, “The BoB battlers have been working hard to prepare for our competition against Mountainview in November. We have a fairly young team this year, but they are rising to the challenge of learning all the books!”
  • Battle of the Books meets every Thursday at 3:40-4:30.

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

BOB Fundraiser: Mangoes! Pineapples! Papayas!

The Battle of the Books team is selling dried fruit as a fundraiser. These make for a great snack for yourself or a gift for friends/family. Check out these delicious options!

  • 150gr bags of dried mangoes for Rp. 35.000 per bag
  • 100gr bags of dried pineapples for Rp. 25.000 per bag
  • 100gr bags of dried papayas for Rp. 20.000 per bag

Dried fruits are sold next to Ibu Retno’s desk sold by the BOB team during breaktime. Want a LOT of fruit!? Of course you do, they are delicious! If you would like to make a bulk order, please email me at with the list of what you want. I will deliver your order to your student.

As an added bonus, buying the fruit also supports the SunRei outreach in Malang!

From the School Counselor

On Tuesday, October 24, 10th-12th graders will be joining college preparation workshops from 1:00-2:00 taught by representatives from universities around the world. From 2:00-2:45, parents are welcome to join a mini college fair.

Secondary End of Quarter Reminder:

Secondary students will not receive hard copy report cards for the end of quarter one. All teachers have created a quarter one comment in the grade books that parents and students can read. Please also note that semester one final grades are calculated with the semester one score weighted at 80% and the semester one exam weighted at 20%. Final grades for semester one will be sent home in January.

Mr. Jeremy Thomas
Secondary Principal

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Download the full issue as PDF: Issue 11: 20 October, 2017 – English

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