From the Director’s Desk
Dear BAIS Community,
Yesterday afternoon a group of enthusiastic 3rd graders arrived in my office while I was working. They were chanting, “END IT” and “One is too many!” After looking at the teacher and giving her my “what is going on” face, she was happy to respond with her “you have to ask them” face. So I asked and three students volunteered to speak but one was selected to explain. I was thrilled to learn that this group of students is in the middle of their Human Rights unit, and had learned about the “End It” Movement which is involved in the call to end slavery worldwide. Yesterday was “Shine A Light On Slavery Day”, so our teachers spoke about the estimated 40 million people currently enslaved across the world. This raised strong feelings of compassion in our students and a desire to participate in some way. The result was them wanting to raise awareness across the school and their visit to my office.
This is a small but clear example of what happens here at BAIS dozens of times daily and thousands of times over the course of a school year. BAIS students are learning the biblical mandate of loving God and loving others. They are being taught about some of the harsh realities of living in a broken world, responding to these realities, and understanding their responsibility to care for those in need.
We are thankful to many families in our community who are clear examples of the biblical model of love in their lives. Many are on the front lines working for social justice or supporting various people and organizations who are. As teachers it is wonderful to be able to point to authentic examples of those sacrificing to help others.
Mr. Karl Nielsen
I Love to Read
February is I Love To Read month!
This year our theme is “Cooking Up A Tasty Story”. Elementary will be focusing on the different elements
that make up a good story. During the month, there will be some fun activities to keep the students excited about reading.
On that note, we still have some free books that you can take home and read. Feel free to stop by the library and get a free book or two.
Attention Parents of an 8th, 9th, or 10th graders. PSAT parent letters went home this week. If you would like for your student to take part in this optional test, please return the letter with payment to Ms. Hall or Ibu Srie in the front office by Monday, February 18th. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Honor Society News
Congratulations to the newest members of the BAIS chapter of National Honor Society:
- Beltra Chong – Grade 11
- Gyeong Min Kwon – Grade 11
- Rio Primandaru – Grade 11
- Jordan Tenandar – Grade 11
- Oliver Gunthorpe – Grade 10
- Samantha Hirianto – Grade 10
- Kathlyn Sinaga – Grade 10
- Gyu Ha Son – Grade 10
Please join us on March 5, 2019 at 6 PM in the BAIS MPR for a formal ceremony to induct our new members and celebrate our current members.
Athletics & Club News
The IISSAC Basketball Tournament is just two weeks away! This year the basketball tournament will take place in Salatiga at Mountainview Christian School. All IISSAC payments should have been turned into the Athletic Department.
Saturday, Feb. 2 Game One Stats
BAIS Girls vs. CBCS: 7-37
Rachel 3pts, 12 rebounds and 2 steals; Kirstie 3pts and 3 steals; Karen 2pts, 3 rebounds and 1 steal; Emily 4 rebounds and 1 steal; Beltra 4 steals; HaYeon 3 rebounds and 1 steal; Sherine 1 rebound and 2 steals; Kyla 3 rebounds.
Freshman Rachel said, “We got a lot better against CBCS than we were the last time. I think we learned to stick it out and beat them down the court and fight as hard as we can against their exceptionally good players. Sherine and HaYeon are doing really well to step in for Beltra when she can’t play.”
Thanks to first grade teacher Miss Lane for coming out to the game and cheering for our teams. She said, “As the girl’s self-proclaimed number one fan, I see they worked hard as a team and encouraged each other to play their best. Shout out to my friend Beltra who did a great job as point guard and being competitive.”
BAIS Boys vs. Stamford: 52-39
Kai 13pts and 5 rebounds; GyeongMin 9pts and 4 rebounds; Jake 8pts; Paul 6pts, 2 rebounds, 1 assist; SeongHwa 4pts, 1 rebound, and 1 assist; Sandor 3pts and 6 rebounds; Ezra 2pts, 1 rebound, and 1 assist; Jason 2pts, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 assist; Clifford 2pts, 1 rebound, 1 steal, and 1 assist; Daniel 2pts; Rio 1pt; Ollie 3 rebounds, 1 steal, and 3 assists.
Eighth grader, SeongHwa said, “I scored four points. It was just awesome and my best score. So I was just happy. Usually Paul or Ezra or the big men play but, actually, I’m not that good, but Mr. Thomas gave me and the other players the chance to play and I did well. And our team work was good.”
Mr. Thomas: “It was great to see Kai enter the game with confidence. He did not hesitate shooting the three and was fearless going inside, too.
Saturday, Feb. 2 Game Two Stats
BAIS Girls vs. BIS: 2-24
Emily 2pts, 6 rebounds, 1 steal; HaYeon 8 rebounds and 2 steals; Rachel 7 rebounds and 1 steal; Beltra 6 steals; Jade 1 rebound and 2 steals; Sherine 1 rebound and 2 steals; Kirstie 1 rebound and 1 steal; Karen 1 rebound and 1 steal; 3 rebounds and 1 steals; Angel and Audy each got 1 rebound.
Miss Christensen: “Being a member of BAC was a very positive experience. We competed against teams that forced us to continually improve, and the consistency of games gave us enough opportunities to practice our newly acquired skills. It was a great experience and we are excited about next year. Senior Jade said, “BIS was very aggressive and that’s something that we need to work on. Its good to play against people that are challenging because we get to improve. The BAC tournament was a good event because its similar to IISSAC. It was very fun. It’s nice and exciting to get to experience an IISSAC-type event twice.”
BAIS Boys vs. Tri Mulia (Championship Game): 45-46
Paul 20pts, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 assist; Ezra 13pts (100% (6/6) from the free throw line!), 13 rebounds, and 1 steal; Rio 7pts, 1 rebound, and 1 steal; Jake 4pts, 1 rebound, and 3 steals; Ollie 1pt and 3 rebounds.
Mr. Thomas, BAIS’s boys head coach and BAC Director, said, “The inaugural BAC season and tournament was a success! It was great getting to know some other like schools and begin building relationships with other student-athletes in and around Bandung. The marathon day of the tournament was a long but a fun day of competition. The boys experienced some tough breaks in the championship game but I know they are improving. This was a great day of preparation for the IISSAC tournament weekend, too! I am proud to coach a mature group of young men who, in spite of a disappointing one-point loss in the championship, modeled Christ-like behavior. Well done boys and thank you to all the teachers and parents who came out to support us!”
GyeongMin recalled, “Saturday was a super long day but for the finals we were able to focus and play hard. Before the finals in the locker room we sang ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to pump us up and make us feel excited
for the game. Everybody played hard but definitely could have played better. I hope we get to play TriMulia in the CBCS cup next week.”
Thanks to all the parents, teachers, students, and fans that came to support our BAIS Eagles.
After School Clubs and Activities
- Please come out for a Community Softball event Saturday, Feb. 16! All BAIS staff, parents, and Secondary students are invited to come out to the soccer field for a community softball game starting at 9am. Softball equipment will be available to borrow.
- Good luck BAISBalboa running club and other members in the BAIS community running in the UnPar Race this Sunday! The BAISBalboa running club meets Wednesday at 4:15 and Saturday at 6am. If you are interested in becoming a BAISBalboa runner, contact Jason Whitehurst or Ibu Hani. All are welcomed!
- Season two after school activities and clubs end TODAY! Any parents, teachers, or community members interested in leading an after school activity club for season three (February 18- April 26), please contact Mr. Powers. Registration for Season Three starts Tuesday, February 12 at 2:45 in the lobby.
- IISSAC Swim Tryouts will be Feb. 26 at 4pm at the BAIS Pool! Hope to see all our BAIS Swimmers out there.
- Keep your eyes on the BAIS Buzz for updates, changes, and more information!
- Click on the BAIS Athletic Department’s Facebook PepSquad page for pictures and announcements about
- IISSAC and after school clubs/activities.
School Counselor News
Congratulations to Daniel Nix!
Daniel has been accepted to Wheaton College – Vanguard Gap Year Program in the United States.
Make sure to congratulate him when you see him around campus. Also, please be praying for the other students in the senior class as they are in the process of applying or are waiting for the decisions to be announced.