IAS Bulletin February 5 – 9, 2024
Between mock exams, university visits and the lunar new year activities it will be a busy time at IAS this week. More details about these activities are below.
I would like to formally welcome two new members of staff. Robert Zatryb will teach German in grades 9 – 12 and already started last week. Mr. Zatryb has spent the 11 years teaching and studying German language in Columbia and in the US and has only recently returned to Poland. As Mr. Stopyra has recently ceased working at IAS for health reasons, Mr Zatryb has also taken over those high school classes.
Christopher Uden will teach Geography in grades 9 – 12 and will start on Monday, February 5th. Indeed, Mr. Uden has worked at IAS before now. He has taught IBDP Geography and History, held the position of vice-principal for 7 years and principal for 3 years. We are fortunate to be able to secure someone with Mr. Uden’s experience and familiarity with IAS to take over seamlessly from Mr. Alvares.
There have been some adjustments to the high school class schedule to allow Mr. Zatryb to teach all the IBDP German classes. The changes largely affect Grade 9 – 12. Additionally, rooms for Grade 11 and 12 have been adjusted to ensure they are not assigned to the White Building during the mock exams.
As always you can view the class schedule by following the instructions below
No password required – just click ‘timetable’
Grade 11 and 12 students may view their individual schedule here also.
Lunar new year
Activities have been planned by Ms Klimuk, Ms Daire and students from D18 and D12. D12 activities will be after lunch for G1-G4 at D12.
Schedule for D18:
Bocconi University visit
The European Universities Consortium (EUC) is a group of 7 universities around Europe who are organize visits to high schools all over the world. Representatives from the following universities will be present on Wednesday:
Bocconi University (Milan, Italy)
Modul University (Vienna, Austria)
ie University (Madrid, Spain)
Constructor University (previously known as Jacobs University Bremen, Germany)
EHL (Lausanne, Switzerland & Singapore)
During the visit each university will be introduced to students and there will be an opportunity for students to meet with representatives in person also. While this visit is primarily for Grade 11 who are required to attend, Grade 10 and Grade 12 students are also welcome to attend if they let Mr. Bednarczyk know in advance. The mock exam schedule times have been adjusted to allow Grade 12 students to attend the visit if they wish.
D12 January Learner of the Month – Thinker
In kindergarten, Samuel is our most impressive thinker! Samuel makes remarkable associations to things in and out of the classroom and is eager to share these ideas. He asks insightful questions to help him better understand the world around him. Samuel is also working hard on making even stronger connections between his learning and his life. Congratulations Samuel!
In first grade, our thinker of the month is Rithvik. Rithvik thinks carefully about his tasks, and he has many creative ideas. During lessons he makes connections to his life and what he knows. He asks important questions and shares his ideas and thoughts every day. Well done, Rithvik!
Dhrushil puts a lot of thought into his work. He takes time to think and plan the stories that we write. In our discussions, he asks questions which show that he has put a lot of thinking into the topic at hand. He also remembers what we learn and can use and apply this knowledge.
Nivaan pays careful attention to his work. He always thinks and plans out properly before starting an assignment and takes his time throughout the activity, using what he knows to properly complete activities. He shares his knowledge and asks thoughtful questions when we are learning.
In 4th grade, Vika is a wonderful thinker! She is very creative, always thinking of new ideas and interesting new ways to do something. She makes great connections to her background knowledge and shares these connections with the class, often enriching our discussions. She is a thoughtful person and asks insightful questions. Congratulations, Vika!
For our Educator of the Month, we are proud to announce that we have selected TWO teachers.
The first teacher we would like to recognize is Miss Beata Bilous. Miss Beata is our ESL teacher and is constantly thinking of new and creative ways to help her students succeed. She has many creative ideas and comes up with lessons that are interactive and thoughtful. She asks many questions and thinks of creative solutions.
The second teacher we would like to recognize is Miss Jagoda Danieluk. Miss Jagoda is our kindergarten teacher and often thinks from perspectives that are creative and helpful to both her peers and her students. She puts a lot of thought into her lessons for her students to grow. She also shares insightful ideas during meetings with her colleagues.
Congratulations to both Miss Beata and Miss Jagoda. We are very proud to have both of you as teachers at D12!
Upcoming events and holidays to note:
March 28 – April 02: School closed for Easter break
April 04: Mid-semester 2 reports published
April 05: Mid-semester 2 PT meetings
May 01 – 03: School closed for May break
May 30 –31: School closed for Corpus Christi
June 21: School closing ceremony at Polin. Certificates are distributed on and after this date.
Please Update your information:
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