Dragon Descant, 28 January 2019 - Dragons News

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Dragon Descant, 28 January 2019

Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year break is swiftly approaching, and I wanted to take a moment to share the cutest  picture I could find to usher in the Year of the Pig. Let's all say it together: "AWE!"


Congratulations to the HS Boy's Basketball team on their performance at the Kanto Classic Basketball Tournament in Tokyo. The boys competed with heart, and supported each other throughout each game as they took on some of the top basketball teams in all of Asia. Both coaches and players will take a lot of learning away as they prepare for KISAC on February 22nd-23rd.

Blood Drive

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Monday, Feb. 18th, between 13:30 and 17 :00.
G10-G12 students who would like to volunteer to donate their blood can do so on that date. The Red Cross bus will be parked in the HS parking lot from 13:30-17:00.

Morning Tardies

If a student is not in his/her seat when the bell rings, that student is tardy. Students cannot use the excuse that they were putting their coat in their locker. Students know when they come to school that their coat belongs in their locker, and should adjust their personal time schedule accordingly.

If a student comes to class with their coat, and the teacher tells them to take their coat to their locker, the student is still held accountable, as they should know that they cannot be in the classroom with their big winter coats. It is not the teacher's fault if the student returns from his/her locker after the bell has rung. Alternatively, if the student stays in the classroom with the coat to avoid being tardy, he/she will get written up for a uniform violation. What is the lesson here? Arrive at school allowing yourself enough time to take your coat to your locker and be seated in class before the bell rings.

From the desk of Ms. Wilke

Thank you to members of STUCO for meeting throughout this week to discuss the status of our Co-Curricular Club Program, and for communicating updates in our January assembly. It's important to follow up and clarify some points, as well as any confusion that may have arisen for club officers and members about how to proceed in Semester 2.

Some clubs that were active in Semester 1 will be reorganized or discontinued during Semester 2. This will affect clubs on a case-by-case basis, that would have resulted from feedback collected from sponsors, members, and officers, throughout Semester 1, and which resulted in a thorough review process
This week we will look to pair new Grade 9 students with clubs that match their interests. If they reach out to your group, please welcome them wholeheartedly to your next meeting

Thank you to those courageous individuals who have put forth proposals to begin two new student initiatives @KIS for Semester 2: Drone Club ‘Eye in the Sky’ and Honors Council.
As details and logistics are confirmed with organizers, hopeful student participants will be notified about how to get involved. Interested students can also reach out to me directly, bearing in mind KIS' policy for HS students to maintain active membership in a maximum of 2 official clubs
All clubs should consider and actively practice the following, in order to maintain "active" status for the remainder of the year:
Regularly track participation and maintain records of attendance in the document that was shared in the feedback form; ensure your (10+) members fully commit to club activities!

Communicate as a group: openly, regularly, and in English; copy sponsor(s) to correspondence shared as a group

Plan and facilitate activities that are aligned with the club’s mission/vision

Invite all members & sponsors (not just officers!) to regularly contribute to planning and facilitation of activities

Review and adhere to KIS guidelines and procedures for fundraising (e.g., submit application with 1+week notice, submit funds immediately following activity)

If your club is chartered, adhere to guidelines put forth by the chartering organization

Consider sharing club successes through the Co-Curricular Club Newsletter so that we can celebrate your effort as a community! Details have will be sent to all clubs that have already expressed interest to engage with this publication The hope is that this program can continually improve how our community supports students to engage with areas of interest and passion through Co-Curricular clubs that reinforce our KIS mission, vision, and values through DRAGONS; while guiding participants to undertake the highest possible standards for leadership, citizenship, collaboration, communication, and creative-critical problem solving, among other 21st century skill sets.

Kindly stay tuned for invitations to check-in sessions that will help us refine our High School Co-curricular club program and processes. Feel free to reach out to kwilke@kis.ac to share curiosities, doubts, constructive suggestions or general positivity.

Congratulations to our DRAGONStars!  ☆★✰

Grade 9: 
Haley Chung
Jeff Ryu
Grade 11:
Carroll Park
Tommy Kim
Grade 10:
Denny Kim
Kristy Lee
Grade 12:
Joshua Park

And lastly. . .

Don't forget that Monday (1/28) will be a "C" day (Periods 4, 3, 2, 1)


Dr. B

📆 Important Dates:

2/4-8 - Lunar New Year Break
2/15 - Electives/Honors/AP Fair 3:00-4:00 PM on 2nd floor
2/27 - Honors/AP applications are due by 4:00 PM
3/11 - G9 SLL begins
3/13-15 - All students enter schedule requests into PS
3/25 - Start of Q4

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