From the Director’s Desk
Welcome to the last day of school for the 2018-2019 school year!
While the month of May is always extra busy, it is also a wonderful time of celebration and remembrance of the past school year. This month we celebrated graduations, awards, performances, and achievements. We also were sad to say goodbyes to the seniors, to students and families moving away from Bandung, and also to departing staff.
During this time we can’t help but look forward to next school year as well. Next year is full of promise with a projected 12-15% enrollment increase, new marketing initiatives, and the creation of a campus development committee to look at the next stages of our campus. We have also been presented with new challenges for next year such as working around the large construction projects near our campus, creatively filling key jobs with administration roles yet to be filled, and continuing to navigate through increased government regulations.
In light of next year’s promise and challenges, I am so thankful that the theme for 2019-2020 will be Awaken the Wonder with Psalm 65:4-8 as our key passage. This theme will remind us that we serve a God who willed mountains into existence and calms roaring waves with a word. Meditating on these truths provides a comforting perspective on the joys and challenges that we face individually and as a community. The joy comes as we walk, one step at a time, in His Word. Let’s look forward together to all that the Lord has for us as a community next year.
Blessings to all of you over this extended break! I pray you are refreshed and encouraged by time with your family and friends.
Mr. Karl Nielsen
Last week I distributed the annual health record update form to all students, along with a note to parents whose students need updated immunizations for the next school year.
I will need the annual health record and updated proof they have been vaccinated before the first day of school, Monday, August 19, 2019 or they will not be able to attend school on August 20. You may e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or come to the BAIS Clinic.
For proof, please get a receipt and/or note from the doctor including the vaccination name, dosage, and date.
PROTECT YOURSELF – PROTECT OTHERS – GET IMMUNIZED!
From the Athletic Director
Athletics & Club News
The 2018-2019 school year is over. BAIS will be hoisting the IISSAC soccer tournament again this coming year! We are excited and look forward to working with the local community to make the 2019 Soccer tournament a success.
The athletic department is also looking forward to the 2019-2020 after school club and activities program. If parents have any suggestions for clubs, please contact Ibu Dias or Mr. Powers.
Over the summer the campus is open for lessons or events. If interested in sponsoring any activities, please contact Mr. Thomas.
Mr. Julian is offering an offseason workout program this summer. From June 10-Aug. 16 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4-5pm Mr. Julian will be at BAIS to work out with any secondary student interested in improving and maintaining their athleticism over the summer.
Parent permission and an up-to-date physical is required.
Battle of the Books 2019-2020
The BOB final battle will take place in 3rd quarter during the 2019-2020 school year, which means the season will begin later than usual. Any interested BOBers are encouraged to start reading during the holiday! Happy reading!
- A Single Shard by: Park (all grades)
- Leepike Ridge by: Wilson (all grades)
- Boy by: Dahl (all grades)
- Bruchko by: Olson (G8+)
- Anne of Green Gables by: Montgomery (G7+)
- Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by: Grisham (G7+)
- Beauty by: McKinley (G7+)
- The Devil’s Arithmetic by: Yolen (all grades)
- Island of the Blue Dolphins by: O’Dell (all grades)
parentheses = recommended grade-levels
Finance Department News
We would like to remind you that the school will be closed for two weeks in June beginning on June 7 and will reopen on June 20. After that time the school office will be open to assist you. Please remember that your school tuition is due by Monday, August 19. Additionally, the payment options that BAIS allows here in Indonesia are as follows:
For Indonesian Rupiah cash payments, please pay directly to the BAIS Finance Office during office hours. BAIS accepts cash payments between 7:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. over the holiday. For bank transfers, please pay directly to the BAIS bank account with full detailed information regarding the student’s name and grade in the information section of the bank form.
The bank account information is the following:
Bank Name: PT Bank Permata
Bank Address: Jalan Merdeka No. 66, Bandung
Account Name: Yayasan Bandung Alliance Intercultural S
Account #: 809-01-8415
Swift Code: BBBAIDJA
Please note that BAIS does not accept Giros, checks, or ATM transfers as a payment method. If you have any questions, please contact the finance team at email@example.com. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Have a wonderful holiday!
Announcement from the English Department
Dear Secondary Students and Parents:
Your English teachers know that each and everyone one of you wants a good grade in your English class. Here’s a simple, easy activity that you can do over the summer to help you get that good grade.
Prereading a book before you study it provides you with foundational knowledge from which to build understanding. For most classes, summer reading is optional, but students who preread books before studying the work understand the work better and perform better on assessments. So, don’t miss out on this opportunity. Come pick up your assigned reading from your English teacher before you go on summer vacation.
- Grade 6: The Phantom Tollbooth (Ms. LaMertha)
- Grades 7/8 Genre Studies: The Outsiders (Mr. Squiers)
- Grades 7/8 Writing: The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Mrs. Nielsen)
- Grades 9/10 Genre Studies: To Kill a Mockingbird (Mrs. Nielsen)
- Grade 9/10 Writing: Fahrenheit 451 (Ms. LaMertha)
- Grade 9/10 Honors: Frankenstein (required summer reading) (Mr. Squiers)
- Grade 11/12 Writing: Articles from The Gospel Coalition (1 a week) (Ms. LaMertha)
- Grade 11/12 World Literature: Heart of Darkness (Mr. Squiers)
- AP English Lit: Crime and Punishment (required summer reading) (Mrs. Nielsen)