• May 20-24

    01-Jan-01 |

    AIS Weekly Memo

    May 20-24, 2019

    Elementary Music Concerts


    Once again it is an elementary music concert time! Next week, on Wednesday, May 22nd our elementary classes will be performing a variety of music for you about summer, vacation, sunshine and having fun! 3-7-year-olds will perform at 1:00 pm and 8-11-year-olds at 2:30 pm in the big gym at AIS. There will be refreshments for parents between the concerts. Students should dress nicely on concert day in bright colors! No jeans, sweatpants or t-shirts!

    Please contact us if you have any questions.

    Ms. Malika Adlet (3-8s Music Teacher)
    Ms. Jesica Lindquist (9-11s Music Teacher)

    Contact Person: Jessica Lindquist
     
     

    Athletic News

     

    Greetings AIS Athletics and Activities Community,

     
    The Central Asia Track and Field Classic (CATFC) is this weekend.  Central Asia Federation of Activities, Athletics, and Art (CAFA) schools will be participating in the two-day event on Saturday, 18 May and Sunday, 19 May.  It will be a fantastic couple of days.  QSI Dushanbe, QSI Astana, HOPE Academy of Bishkek, and several other international schools are sending athletes. We hope to see your smiling faces cheering on our AIS student-athletes and the athletes from all schools.


     

    Wear blue.  Cheer loudly.  Cheer proudly.  Support all participants.
     
    AIS Debate members participated in the World Scholar’s Cup Tuesday and Wednesday, 7-8 May at Haileybury. AIS sent 4 teams, consisting of 11 team members:  Una Kang, Declan Garvey, Ming Xuan Zhang, Nikita Johnson, Anna Hall, Kirill Yereferenko., Minje Sung, Seohye Lee, Si Yoon Lee, Seo Yong Jung, and Muchen Zhang.
     


    Junior Division:
    Ming, Una, and Declan: won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for their individual scores overall. The team earned 1st place overall.
     
    Senior Division:
    Kirill, Seohye, and Minje won 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place for their individual scores, and their team captured 1st place overall. Kirill won 1st place in 4 individual categories, while Minje and Seohye each won first place in a subject.
     
    Seo Yong, Muchen, and Si Yoon won trophies for 2nd place in team writing and 3rd place in the Challenge. Muchen won 3rd place overall for Science.
     
    Nikita Johnson won 3rd place overall for Debate and medaled in 3 subjects, and Anna Hall won 6 medals in individual events.
     

    Congratulations to the team and coaches!
     
    Please do not hesitate to communicate.  I look forward to seeing you on the sidelines or in the audience.


    Sincerely,
    Patrick Binder

    ad-ais@kaz.qsi.org

    Counselor's Corner


    Jacob’s University

    Jacob’s University from Germany will be here on Monday (May 20) to present in the Birch Room at 10:30. Jacobs University in Germany is an international English university in Germany that offers programs in the sciences, engineering, economics, business, and the social sciences.

    You can find more detailed information about Jacobs University at:
    http://www.jacobs-university.de/

    Jacobs University has a Foundation Year Program, which allows those students who are still unsure which major to pursue to explore different fields of study over two semesters of study while collecting up to 45 transferable ECTS credits. This is also for students whose English needed improving.
    More information on the Foundation Year Program can be found at:
    http://jacobs-university.de/study/foundation-year/program

    While the presentation will introduce the university, they will not be doing a “standard” presentation. Instead there will be a science quiz with students with the top 3 students receiving special prizes from Jacobs University.
    Did you know we have a student attending Jacobs University? Aidos Zhagparov is going there!
    All parents are welcome.


    The PSAT

    The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
    Students should sign up with Mr. Lewis. The fee is $30US which does not have to be paid until the end of September.
    The school  STRONGLY advises that Secondary 2 and 3 students take this test. It is a practice for the SAT they will take later if they are plan to attend universities in the US and elsewhere.
    The results only come back to the students (not sent to universities) so they can see where they need to improve.
    The deadline to sign up will be the last day of school, June 14.

     
     
     

    UPCOMING DATES

    May


    18 - Senior Prom
    22 - AP Microeconomics Exam
    22 - AP Psychology Exam
    22 - Spring Elementary Music Concerts
    23 - AP Physics 1 Exam
    24 - AP Spanish Language Exam
    24 - AP Seminar Exam
    24 - DELE (Spanish Language Exam)
    24-2 - Service Learning Week
    30-31 - DELF (Spanish Language Exam)
    31 - COASH Spelling Bee

     

    June


    - SAT
    - Instrumental Music Concert
    - Choral Music Concert

    6-7 - Parent-Teacher Conferences
    - Graduation Ceremony
    - International Day

    14 - Last day of School

     
    Email us at aisinfo@kaz.qsi.org, if you have any questions.
     
    WEEKLYMENU May 20-24
    General Calendar
    Sports Calendar
    Music Calendar
    AIS APRIL Newsletter
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    Almaty 050006
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  • May 13-17

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    AIS Weekly Memo

    May 13-17, 2019

     
    Contact Person: Jessica Lindquist

    Athletic News


    Greetings AIS Community,
     

    AIS is happy to host one more COASH Track and Field meet on Friday, 10 May from 16:30-20:00. You can come and watch student-athletes from COASH schools run sprints, relays, and middle and long distance races.  Athletes will also participate in field events such as the long and high jump and the shot put.  Please help line the track and field with support and cheer for AIS participants.

     

    AIS will also host the AIS Track and Field Invitational.  Central Asia Federation of Activities, Athletics, and Art (CAFA) schools will be participating in the two-day event on Saturday, 18 May and Sunday, 19 May.  It will be a fantastic couple of days.  QSI Dushanbe, QSI Astana, HOPE Academy of Bishkek, and several other international schools are sending athletes. We hope to see your smiling faces cheering on our AIS student-athletes and the athletes from all schools.
     
    AIS Debate members participated in the World Scholar’s Cup Tuesday and Wednesday, 7-8 May at Haileybury.  AIS won 11 of the 12 rounds on Tuesday. Events included a team debate competition, team and individual essay writing, an individual and scholar's challenge, and a team based Scholar's Bowl.  All of this was followed by a Talent Show.


     
    AIS sent 4 teams, consisting of 11 team members:  Una, Declan, Ming, Nikita J., Anna, Kirill Y., Minje, Seohye, Si Yoon, Seo Yong, and Muchen.
    Each member earned at least one medal or trophy for various categories. Declan Garvey and Nikita Johnson were selected to represent AIS at the showcase debate that was the culminating event for the two-day competition.
    A complete list will be released in next week’s newsletter. Congratulations to the team and coaches!
     
    The AIS Athletics Banquet is Saturday, 11 May at the Hot Pot restaurant near AIS. The event begins at 18:00.  The event is free to all JV and Varsity athletes and coaches.  It will be a celebration of our outstanding year.

     
    Wear blue.  Cheer loudly.  Cheer proudly.  Support all participants.
     
    Please do not hesitate to communicate.  I look forward to seeing you on the sidelines or in the audience.
     
    Sincerely,
    Patrick Binder

    ad-ais@kaz.qsi.org

    Yearbook 2019


    You can order your yearbook now! The cost is 9,000TG after the 5th of May, and any last minute purchases of yearbook during the last week of school will cost you 10,000TG.

    Place your order with Mr. Jason Moore or with members of the Yearbook Team, Aiganym Sadykova, Aruzhan Sadykova, Thibault Fiet.

    Please provide cash at the time of ordering.

    Thank you!

    Jason Moore 
    Secondary Technology Teacher

    MAP Growth Test


    During the weeks of May 6 – May 17, 5-year-old through Secondary 2 students will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on a computer. We give students MAP Growth tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in Mathematics, Reading, and Language Arts.

    MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This results in a detailed picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn - whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

    Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.

    MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject and have the same starting performance level. Each school year, students in 5 and 6-year-old classes take the tests in Mathematics and Reading, and 7 through Secondary 2 take the tests in Mathematics, Reading and Language Arts. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth, which you can review with your child’s teacher for more insight.

    We are truly excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit
     NWEA.org/Parent-Toolkit.

    Sincerely,
    Irina Mussayeva
    MAP Testing Coordinator

     
     
     

    UPCOMING DATES

    May


    11 - Athletic Banquet
    13 - AP Biology Exam
    13 - AP Physics C Exam
    14 - AP Calculus Exam
    14 - AP Human Geography Exam
    15 - AP English Language & Composition Exam
    15 - AP Italian Language Exam
    15 - AP Macroeconomics Exam
    16 - AP Comparative Government Exam
    16 - AP World History Exam
    16 - AP Statistics Exam
    17 - AP Microeconomics Exam
    17 - AP Music Theory Exam
    17 - AP Computer Science Exam
    22 - AP Microeconomics Exam
    22 - AP Psychology Exam
    22 - Spring Elementary Music Concerts
    23 - AP Physics 1 Exam
    24 - AP Spanish Language Exam
    24 - AP Seminar Exam
    24 - DELE (Spanish Language Exam)
    24-2 - Service Learning Week
    31 - COASH Spelling Bee

     

    June


    - SAT
    - Instrumental Music Concert
    - Choral Music Concert

    6-7 - Parent-Teacher Conferences
    - Graduation Ceremony
    - International Day

    14 - Last day of School

     
    Email us at aisinfo@kaz.qsi.org, if you have any questions.
     
    WEEKLYMENU May 13-17
    General Calendar
    Sports Calendar
    Music Calendar
    AIS APRIL Newsletter
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    Almaty 050006
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  • May 6-10

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    AIS Weekly Memo

    May 6-10, 2019

    May Holidays


    No school on Saturday, May 4th despite it is a working day countrywide.
    7 May - No School, Defenders of the Fatherland
    9 May - No School, Victory Day

    6, 8 and 10th of May - School Days 
    Starting May 13th - regular school days

    Athletic News


    Greetings AIS Community,
     

    AIS teams had a terrific time at the Central Asia Volleyball Classic in Tashkent, Uzbekistan at the Tashkent International School. The JV girls, JV boys, and Varsity girls captured 4th place in the tournament. The Varsity Boys were 6-0 through the group stage and are the 2019 CAVC Champions! They captured the title in front of an enthusiastic and supportive crowd Saturday night in straight sets.


     
    All-Tournament Team honors went to Nika Gogishvili-Matthews for the JV boys, Assem Syrgabayeva for the JV girls, Karina Sharipova for the Varsity girls, and Io Binder, Juanse Garcia, and Ali Amantay for the Varsity boys. Please congratulate all players and coaches.


     
    AIS is happy to host 1 more COASH Track and Field meeton Friday, 10 May from 16:30-20:00. You can come and watch student-athletes from COASH schools run sprints, relays, and middle and long distance races.  Athletes will also participate in field events such as the long and high jump and the shot put.  Please help line the track and field with support and cheer for AIS participants.

     

    AIS will also host the AIS Track and Field Invitational.  Central Asia Federation of Activities, Athletics, and Art (CAFA) schools will be participating in the two-day event on Saturday, 18 May and Sunday, 19 May.  It will be a fantastic couple of days.  QSI Dushanbe, QSI Astana, HOPE Academy of Bishkek, and several other international schools are sending athletes. We hope to see your smiling faces cheering on our AIS student-athletes and the athletes from all schools.
     
    Please make sure to use the
     AIS Sports Calendar to keep track of practices and games.
     
    The AIS Athletics Banquet is next Saturday, 11 May at the Hot Pot restaurant near AIS. The event begins at 18:00. The event is free to all JV and Varsity athletes and coaches.  It will be a celebration of our outstanding year.


    Wear blue.  Cheer loudly.  Cheer proudly.  Support all participants.
     
    Please do not hesitate to communicate.  I look forward to seeing you on the sidelines or in the audience.
     
    Sincerely,
    Patrick Binder

    ad-ais@kaz.qsi.org

    Yearbook 2019


    You can order your yearbook now! The cost will be 7,000TG up until May 5th, 9,000TG after the 5th of May, and any last minute purchases of yearbook during the last week of school will cost you 10,000TG.

    Place your order with Mr. Jason Moore or with members of the Yearbook Team, Aiganym Sadykova, Aruzhan Sadykova, Thibault Fiet.

    Please provide cash at the time of ordering.

    Thank you!

    Jason Moore 
    Secondary Technology Teacher
     
     
    Contact Person: Jessica Lindquist

    MAP Growth Test


    During the weeks of May 6 – May 17, 5-year-old through Secondary 2 students will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on a computer. We give students MAP Growth tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in Mathematics, Reading, and Language Arts.

    MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This results in a detailed picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn - whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

    Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.

    MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject and have the same starting performance level. Each school year, students in 5 and 6-year-old classes take the tests in Mathematics and Reading, and 7 through Secondary 2 take the tests in Mathematics, Reading and Language Arts. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth, which you can review with your child’s teacher for more insight.

    We are truly excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit
     NWEA.org/Parent-Toolkit.

    Sincerely,
    Irina Mussayeva
    MAP Testing Coordinator

     
     
     

    UPCOMING DATES

    May


    3-4 - High School Musical
    - AP US Government & Politics Exam
    6-17 - MAP Testing
    7-8 - 
    World Scholar's Cup
    - AP Environmental Science Exam
    7 - No school, Defender of the Fatherland Day 
    - AP French Language & Culture Exam
    9 - No school, Victory Day
    - AP Chemistry Exam
    10 - AP Art Exam
    10 - AP US History Exam
    10 - AP Physics 2 Exam
    11 - Athletic Banquet
    13 - AP Biology Exam
    13 - AP Physics C Exam
    14 - AP Calculus Exam
    14 - AP Human Geography Exam
    15 - AP English Language & Composition Exam
    15 - AP Italian Language Exam
    15 - AP Macroeconomics Exam
    16 - AP Comparative Government Exam
    16 - AP World History Exam
    16 - AP Statistics Exam
    17 - AP Microeconomics Exam
    17 - AP Music Theory Exam
    17 - AP Computer Science Exam
    22 - AP Microeconomics Exam
    22 - AP Psychology Exam
    22 - Spring Elementary Music Concerts
    23 - AP Physics 1 Exam
    24 - AP Spanish Language Exam
    24 - AP Seminar Exam
    24 - DELE (Spanish Language Exam)
    24-2 - Service Learning Week
    31 - COASH Spelling Bee

     
    Email us at aisinfo@kaz.qsi.org, if you have any questions.
     
    WEEKLYMENU May 6-10
    General Calendar
    Sports Calendar
    Music Calendar
    AIS APRIL Newsletter
    QSI MARCH Newsletter
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