Issue 28: March 09, 2018

From the BAIS Chaplain’s Desk

When we think of a wall, we mostly think of a very useful structure. They are great for creating boundaries, security, and privacy when it comes to our personal lives and possessions. However, walls can also be tools of isolation that are built either to keep people in or keep people out such as the case with the Berlin Wall that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989.

All of us have walls in our lives that we build to protect ourselves from the potential pain of letting others get too close or know too much about us. These walls can be healthy as long as we allow the right people in. We were all created to love and be loved and to know and be known and that cannot happen if no one gets beyond our walls.

When it comes to matters of faith, we often build walls as well. These walls can be very unhealthy and create a false sense of security and isolate us from others. They often serve to protect our private faith from becoming public knowledge. Our faith was never meant for isolation but rather to be shared with others through our expressions of love and service.

Next week BAIS students will serve others all over the city through an annual BAIS initiative called Week Without Walls (WWW). This is more than just an impactful week of ministry to our community. It is an opportunity to cultivate a heart of service in our students as they share God’s truth through word and action. To say it another way, we hope that this Week Without Walls will help students to live a Life Without Walls when it comes to their faith.

I want to say, thank you to every parent for partnering with us to see this years WWW be successful. Your assistance with the transportation needs for our groups has been amazing and it is very much appreciated. We also are appreciative for your ongoing prayer support. Please continue to pray for 2018 WWW to be a safe and fruitful time of ministry for our entire community.

Jason Whitehurst

Music Concerts

BAIS Spring Concert
April 6, 2018, Friday 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, BAIS Sports Court

Attire: A white top and a black bottom

  • Boys: A white top and black pants
  • Girls: A white top, black skirt and black stockings (leggings and tights would be fine)
  • Shoes: dark color

BAIS Piano Concert
May 3, 2018, Thursday 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm, Music Room 121

All piano students are encouraged to participate.

Please prepare the following:

  • One piano piece in any genre.
  • Perform the piece from memory.

Drama Rehearsal

March 14, 2018 (WWW) from 4pm to 6pm

Makeup Practice – Annabelle (Cheshire Cat), Mia (Caterpillar), Ollie (March Hare), Tori (Frog Footman), & Kezia (Fish Footman), Jade

Athletics & Club News


  • IISSAC swim and badminton have started!
  • Swim: Blue and grey swim teams will have practice Monday, Tuesday, Thursday during Week Without Walls.
    No Practice Friday, March 9th
  • BAIS swim Program welcomes Coach Yaya!

    • She has 14 years of coaching experience.
    • Bachelor of Psychology
    • 1998-2003 Best Indonesian Female Swimmer
    • Holder National record 50m, 100m, and 200m Freestyle
    • Gold Medal 100m Freestyle at Pekan Olahraga Nasional 2000 Bronze Medal 200m
    • Freestyle at SEA Games 2001
  • Swimmers needed!
    BAIS needs more swimmers for this seasons IISSAC competition in the following divisions: 16 & above girls 14-15 and 12-13 girls Boys 8-9 Boys and girls under 8
  • IISSAC badminton final tryout Monday, March 26th!
    No organized badminton practice during WWW.


Download this issue as PDF: Issue 28: 9 March, 2018 – English

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