Dragon Descant 11 December 2017 - Dragons News

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Dragon Descant 11 December 2017

Good next-to-the-last-week-of-school to you! I'm fantastic. You?  If you still don't know what finals week schedule looks like, check out the link below. And be sure to read the updated academic integrity policy as well.

Congratulations to the choir and band for putting on a great show last week. It was a lot of fun and you all helped us get into the holiday spirit!

Also, this week is dead week. So no clubs, sports, activities (other than studying), or other distracting stuff that may cause you to do less than your best on your now 20% final examinations.

Seniors, if you have a study hall next semester your teachers have asked that you check in both at the beginning and end of that study hall class.  😇

From Mr. Gagnier:
This past week (November 28th - December 4th), KISJ Associate Principal Dr. Boyett and myself had the honor of accompanying 8 Theatre students to London England for a week full of London theatre magic. Our trip included a tour of Leavesden Studios to get a behind the scenes look at the set, costumes and props department of the team that made the Harry Potter film series, tickets to see the Tony Award winning musical Wicked in London's West End, and a tour, acting workshop and stage combat demonstration at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on the banks of the Thames. The trip culminated in a four day ISTA (International Schools Theatre Association) collaborative theatre festival at Marymount International School London where our students worked with international students from London, Warsaw and Rome. Through various workshops and ensembles led by professional theatre artists from across Europe, our students created and performed an original theatrical work informed by their experiences exploring concepts of space and time during our excursion to Greenwich Park Observatory and the Prime Meridian. The trip was so rewarding for all involved - from the skills gained from the ISTA artists, the memories made at some of London's most culturally rich attractions, and the bonds formed with each other and with students from across the world through the collaborative performance focus, this year's ISTA trip was a real highlight in our busy year. As faculty representatives of KISJ, Dr. Boyett and I were very proud to hear such great feedback from the host school and other guest school staff about our students who were consistently the life of the party, encouraging leaders in their ensembles, and exemplary polite, respectful and enthusiastic participants throughout the festival. They represented KISJ and Korea so well. KISJ is looking forward to joining another ISTA festival in 2018/2019, and is aiming to lay some groundwork to possibly host our own ISTA festival the following year. For those considering the possibility of joining our next ISTA excursion, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Dave Gagnier, Theatre & English teacher

Important Dates:
12/11: Dead Week-No clubs or athletics. 
12/13: Student Council assembly and Spirit Day!
12/18: Finals Week Begins.

Important Links:
Semester Exams 

Grade 9: 
Yiyang Gao
Hanwen Liu
Grade 11:
Owen Yu
Sue Kim
Grade 10:
Eun So Kim
Junoh Kim
Grade 12:
Dennis Kim
Diana Hong

Congratulations to Minjeong Joo, who was able to guess our Dragon's Q&A faculty member last week, Mr. Moden!
 We asked our HS faculty members a few questions and I’ll give you the answer. If you are the first to guess the correct faculty member, you’ll get yourself a donut!!  To submit your guess, reply to the email I send each week but remember to reply to me only.  Do not reply all. 
Can you guess which faculty member gave the answers to the following questions? 
What was one of your favorite songs in high school?
 Where did you dream about traveling to when you were in high school?
To Mars!
What did you like to do with your friends in high school?
Solve complex dimensional analysis problems - on paper (we did have calculators).
Do you have any interesting high school fun facts?
The valedictorian of my high school class dropped out of college and made a career out of working in a grocery store chain.
How many years have you been a teacher?
6 years.

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