Issue 25: February 15, 2019

From the Athletic Director’s Desk

BAIS Family,

Next week marks the end of this year’s basketball season and the beginning the third season of afterschool activities and clubs. I am continually impressed by BAIS parents, students, teachers, and staff that invest so much time and energy into the lives of our students and community. Thank you for your continued involvement and dedication to our school. I recognize that we have been able to offer 28 different after school activities because of our parents’ willingness to volunteer and make connections to outside club sponsors. A special thanks to those that have offered to lead new clubs, volunteer at school events, played in staff games, or have come out to cheer as fans.

Next Thursday our basketball teams will leave for Salatiga to attend this year IISSAC basketball tournament. This season, under the leadership of Mr. Thomas, we were able to create the Bandung Activities Conference (BAC). The conference’s goal is to bring schools in the Bandung-area into an interscholastic community that uses organized activities to bring each participating school together and instill discipline, sportsmanship, and cooperation within its students. BAC has enabled our basketball teams a full season of regular games. The local conference has also prepared our students and coaches for IISSAC next weekend. One change I am grateful to have noticed this season is how our boys team cheers for our girls’ team while they are playing (and vice versa). BAIS is an amazing place to be a part of. And our students are impressive young men and woman. I appreciate the opportunity we have to go to Salatiga and represent ourselves, our school, our community, and God. I am grateful that our students continually do an admirable job at representing who and what BAIS is. If you see a BAIS basketball player this week please encourage them and ask about their season. Our hope is that students at BAIS not only receive a high quality education but also enjoy 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


Friday, February 15, 2019 starting at 4 PM in the BAIS Music Room

Athletics & Club News

IISSAC Basketball

IISSAC Basketball Tournament is just one week 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.
Stats from the CBCS Cup
Game One Stats: Monday, Feb. 11
BAIS Boys vs. Al-Masoem: 33-18
Ezra 11pts; Jake 7pts; Ollie and Rio 3pts each; GyeongMin, Paul, and Sandor 2pts each.
Game Two Stats: Tuesday, Feb. 12
BAIS Boys vs. Bina Bakti: 47-57
Ezra 14pts; Jake, Ollie, and Paul 10pts each; Rio 3pts.

After School Clubs and Activities

Season three after school activities and clubs start Monday!
Thank you to all the parents, students, staff, and community members that take the time and energy that allows us to open 28 different clubs for our students!

The 2019 IISSAC Swim competition will be at Surabaya (SIS) on April 26-28.
This year’s IISSAC Cross Country and Badminton will be at Malang (Wesley) on April 26-28.
IISSAC Cross Country and Running Club starts Monday!
Lace up your running shoes and lather up the sunscreen and meet at the picnic tables!
IISSAC Swim tryouts will be Feb. 26 at 4pm at the BAIS Pool!
Hope to see all our BAIS Swimmers out there.
IISSAC Badminton tryouts will be Feb. 25 at the BAIS Sports Court!
All secondary students are welcomed to come out!

All BAIS staff, parents, and Secondary students are invited to come out to the soccer field for a community softball game Saturday at 9am. Softball equipment will be available to borrow.

Congrats BAISBalboa running club and other in the BAIS community that ran in the UnPar Marathon, 10K, and 5k this past 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!

BAIS will host a swim invitational March 2. Please contact Pak Henry if you are interested in competing.

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.


Backyard Bible Club

…is back!

Who: Prek4- 5th graders
What: a time to learn Bible stories, verses, songs, play games and have fun!
When: Every Thursday from 4:00-5:00 pm, starting the 28th of February
Where: The Oh’s house (check your child’s classroom newsletter or ask for the address)
Questions? Ask Mrs. Squiers or Ms. Lane or Ms. Dickman 🙂


College Acceptance

Congratulations to Daniel Nix!

Daniel has been accepted to following schools in the United States:

  • Wheaton College with a $64,000 scholarship over four years.
  • Baylor University with $84,000 scholarship over four years.

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.


PSAT

Open to the 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students.
This is an optional test that allows students to become more comfortable with taking the SAT.
Cost is 250,000Rp. Payment is due on Monday
Please pay either Ibu Srie in the front office or Ms. Hall
If you have any questions, please email melissahall@baisedu.org


WWW – Home of Love & YKAKI

One of the WWW projects this year is going to Home of Love and YKAKI. These two homes are for families with children who have cancer. We, as a community, are looking for some donations to bless them with. If you have any of the following items that you would like to donate, please drop them off at the front office. Thank you!

  • Gently used children’s clothing
  • Children’s books in Bahasa Indonesia
  • Board/Card games
  • New toiletry items (bars of soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes etc.)

WWDWWD – Why We Do What We Do?

ALC / Job Expo

Every year the BAIS Director joins all the other NICS Directors from across the world for a conference at the NICS home office just outside of Memphis, TN. This conference is great professional development for the directors and also a time of refreshment as we always enjoy each other’s company. Another very important aspect to this trip is the Job Expo that has both live and streamed audiences. This expo gives each school the opportunity to present to scores of potential teachers the benefits of teaching overseas and at one of our Network schools. The past two years, we have filled key positions as a direct result of this expo. Please pray we are able to find outstanding people to fill our open spots. Below you will find the positions we are searching to fill:

  • K-12 Music Teacher
  • 4th / 5th Grade Math and Sciences teacher
  • CFO
  • Elementary Principal

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