HS Friday Bulletin September 7

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Firstly, this week, a big thank you to all the parents that braved the awful weather and came to school on Tuesday evening to listen to Mr. Relf present a general information session about the International Baccalaureate Program here at ISM (ISM IB 101). This was followed in the FAT by the representatives from Columbia and Princeton who presented on the virtues and requirements of their respective colleges. Thanks also to Mr. Relf, Mr. Swan and the counselling team for organizing these 2 great events.

Sports fans! This Saturday morning is another busy day on campus with the 2nd of the Rifa Soccer Festivals for ES teams. Please be aware entry to school will be very busy from 6:45-8am so plan accordingly. We host 500+ people for the morning soccer festival. Upcoming events:

This weekend:
Fri Sept 7 HS Volleyball teams away at Brent
Fri Sept 7 MS A1 boys soccer at home vs Xavier Nuvali 5pm at MS field
Sat Sept 8 MS/HS XCountry Race #2 at Faith Academy
Sat Sept 8 Local league volleyball games MS and HS at ISM
Sat Sept 8 Rifa soccer festival #2 E&G divisions at ISM 8am-12:00noon
Sat Sept 8 Rifa soccer festival #2 ES/MS C division teams at BSM 8am and 1pm
Sat Sept 8 VGirls soccer vs DLSZ 4pm at home
Sun Sept 9 MS A1 vs DLSL 8am at MS field and VBoys soccer vs DLSZ 10am at HS field

Next weekend:
Sept 14-16 Varsity XC to Bangkok and Soccer teams to Taipei for Pre IASAS exchange weekend.
Sept 14-15 Volleyball exchange at ISM

Sept 14 – Friday MS GYM – Boys Crt 1 MS GYM – Girls Crt 2
3:45 PM ISM vs CSB-B ISB vs TAS
5:30 PM ISB vs TAS ISM vs MGS
Sept 15 – Saturday MS GYM – Boys Crt 1 MS GYM – Girls Crt 2
9:00 AM ISM vs ISB ISM vs TAS
11:00 AM Brent vs TAS Brent vs ISB
1:30 PM ISB vs Brent Brent vs TAS
3:30 PM ISM vs TAS ISM vs ISB
All matches best of 5 sets with all 5 sets to be played to allow more game time for all players

For full match details of weekday and weekend matches go to ATAC game schedule via the parent portal.

Next week sees FCD (Freedom from Chemical Dependency) back in town after a 2-year break. FCD is a non-profit organization that provides substance abuse prevention education for schools, using skilled and experienced specialists, who have achieved long-term recovery from alcohol or other drug addictions. Since 1976, they have taught over a million students of all ages (www.fcd.org). Here at ISM we used to have FCD speak with our grade 9 students, but decided to move it, as the grade 9 Wellness curriculum also covers this same theme – hence the 2-year break. FCD Counselor, Mr. Glenn Hall will be here all week, working with our grade 11 students.

Parents will also have an opportunity to listen to what Mr. Hall has to say and to ask questions and advice at Tuesday’s High School Parent Coffee, which will be starting at the slightly later-than-usual time of 9:00am in the AMR. Please bring some cash along with you so that you can take advantage of the offerings that our service learning partners have outside the Kantina on Tuesday morning – Christmas is just around the corner and these locally produced handicrafts are great as gifts.

Bamboo Telegraph (BT) have asked me to include a plug in this week’s parent bulletin in order to expand their distribution base. Bamboo Telegraph is ISM’s official student-run high school organization. Their committed staff publishes a variety of articles on a weekly basis across our four sections (athletics, features, lifestyle, and opinion) as well as providing coverage of IASAS events hosted at our school through yearly IASAS bulletins. In addition to articles, Bamboo Telegraph Video (BTV), ISM’s video journalism platform produces new videos each week that cover events and issues which relate to life at ISM. Please check bambootelegraph.com regularly to catch up on all the ISM news.

Yesterday, Mr. Toze finalized the Calendar for school year 2019-2020, so I am sharing this with you here to help with your advanced planning.

Wishing you all a restful and relaxing weekend.

Mike Dickinson
High School Principal