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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Dragon Descant, 13 August 2018

Welcome to the first edition of the Descant for the 2018-19 school year! I hope this picture of sunrise at Songaksan inspires you with optimism and fresh purpose as we begin the new semester.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines "descant" as "a melody or counterpoint sung above the plainsong of the tenor" or alternatively, "a discourse or comment on a theme". Both of these definitions would seem to apply to this namesake weekly communication. I hope you will look to this blog to find information on what your fellow students are doing at KISJ and decide how you can contribute your counterpoint to our school community.

Advanced Placement: Congratulations to all of the students who worked so diligently to make our May testing session the most successful at KISJ ever! If you are signed up for an AP course this year, be sure to submit your signed (by parents and student) contract to Ms. Lisa Moon in the HS counseling office not later than Wednesday, August 22nd. This will also be the last day for students to drop any AP class for the 2018-19 school year without penalty or notation on the transcript.

STUCO: Assemblies will be held the 2nd Wednesday of every month. This means that the first one will be held on September 12th in the PAC, starting at 8:20 AM.

Clubs: There are some changes for clubs for 2018-2019. Mr. Wilkins will go over these changes in more detail with you, but some of the highlights include

  • Clubs will be run in English only. 
  • Chartered clubs will have a PowerSchool roster. 
  • Non-chartered clubs will have a roster kept by the sponsor. 
  • 15 member minimum to start the club.

MacBook imaging procedures:

Prior to device drop-off, students need to complete the following: backup all data on Google Drive and/or external hard drive, change admin password to 1111, turn off machine, and write name, ID #, and machine password on a post-it before drop off.

Mon., Aug 13 G9 Imaging**Drop off Macbooks to room H412: 8:20-8:50am
Pickup at the beginning of lunch the following day.
Tues., Aug 14 G10 Imaging** Drop off Macbooks to room H412 immediately BEFORE or immediately AFTER the Welcome Back assembly, which starts at 8:20 AM.
Pickup at the beginning of lunch the following day.
Wed., Aug 15 G11 Imaging**Drop off Macbooks to room H412: 8:20-8:50am
Pickup at the beginning of lunch the following day.
Thurs., Aug 16 G12 Imaging**Drop off Macbooks to room H412: 8:20-8:50 am
Pickup at the beginning of lunch the following day.

📆 Important Dates:

8/13-16 - Macbook imaging (see above)
8/14 - Welcome Back Assembly @ 8:20 in HS PAC
8/23 - Club Fair in HS Gym from 3:40-4:25pm (non-mandatory)
8/27 - Clubs begin; First day of Athletics practice
8/31 - Mandatory counseling meeting for all G12 students after school
9/6-9/8-HS Adventure Days (Sept 6-8 for G9-G10 & Sept 6-7 for G11-G12)
9/18-19 - Korean Exams
9/22-26 - Chuseok Break

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