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From the Secondary Principal’s Desk

Dear BAIS Community,

It has been my pleasure to see our students and teachers get into a groove this year. We are already starting the seventh week of school! Time sure is flying by and we have reasons to celebrate. Students and teachers are becoming more comfortable with the nuances of PowerSchool. I have seen some great learning opportunities that teachers have created this quarter including simulations, Physics labs using sophisticated applications, and engaging middle school discussion centered around the Big Bang and the biblical account of creation. Additionally, all students have completed this year’s round of initial MAP testing. MAP stands  for Measure of Academic Progress. BAIS administers the MAP Mathematics, Reading, and Language Usage tests. Each test usually takes about 45 minutes to complete, but students have unlimited time to finish.

After spending some time analyzing the MAP testing data from last year, it is clear BAIS students are doing a great job! BAIS is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of International  Schools (EARCOS). This organization includes some of the most prestigious schools in Asia including Seoul Foreign School, Singapore American School, Western Academy of Beijing, and Jakarta International School. The following are some highlights from the data:

  • In Math, BAIS students score higher than the EARCOS average in 7 of 11 grade levels.
  • In Language Usage, BAIS students score higher than the EARCOS average in 10 of 11 grade levels.
  • In Reading, BAIS high school students score higher than the EARCOS average in all grades.

I offer my sincere congratulations to our community for these tremendous academic achievements!

Jeremy J. Thomas, M. Ed.
Secondary Principal

Drama Practice

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Scene Two: The Live Garden

Cast members with these roles must come to practice:

  • White Rabbit
  • Dorothy
  • Rose
  • Tulip
  • Tiger Lily
  • Caterpillar
  • Extra Flowers

Things to Know

Did you know?

AP English Language and Composition students scored 15 points higher than the global average!

2nd Trimester Activities
*If parents or community members are interested in leading a new 2nd trimester activity, please email Mr.
Powers (justinpowers@baisedu.org). Activities can be offered in any language! Thank you for considering!

Please Note: The BAIS Campus will be closed from Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:00 noon until Saturday,
September 16, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. for a staff event. This closure includes the pool, sports court, and soccer field.

Athletics & Club News


  • Our Lady Eagles won their second game last Friday!
  • No Game Friday, Sept. 15.
  • Games projected for Tuesday and Friday of next week. Please come out and support your BAIS Eagles.
  • Season’s Record: Boys 1-1 / Girls 2-0

After School Activities

  • Middle School has their first basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 19, 4pm.
  • Coach Fulwood says, “The team is eager and excited about playing their upcoming first game on Tuesday; they have been working hard with developing and improving their fundamental skills, offensively and defensively.”
  • Coach Fulwood and the athletes have been practicing hard for weeks, please come out and support your BAIS Eagles.

Elementary Clubs/Activities

  • Young Tigers Soccer Club first tournament Saturday, Sept. 23 Team from YTFC BAIS, YTFC BUMI PANCASONA, and YTFC
    CBCS will compete.
  • All students from 1st to 6th grade are invited to play in the tournament. Contact Ibu Dias if interested. (athletics@baisedu.org)

Please come out and support your BAIS Hatchlings.

Club Highlight of the Week: Beginner Level Swim

  • Kindergartner, David Oh, and his brother, Sean (in 1st grade) are learning to swim with the help of Pak Henry.
  • David said, “I like swimming.” Sean also said, “I have fun in swimming club.”
  • Pak Henry says that David is familiar with the water; he’s learning new breathing techniques along with how to float and glide.
    Sean has started learning freestyle, and already floats and glides very well.
  • Beginner Swim Lessons meets every Tuesday and Friday at 4pm.
    Beginner Swim Lessons will last until September 22.

Keep your eyes on the BAIS Buzz for updates, changes, and more information!

Beginner Level Swim Lesson

School Counselor News

On Tuesday, September 19, Ms. Becky Wilson from Wheaton College will be giving a presentation during secondary lunch in Mr. Powers classroom. High school students and parents are welcome to come and bring their lunch to find out more about Wheaton College. She will also keep a table set up until after school in the lobby.

Here are some other upcoming presentations for high school students and parents:

  • Corban University: Friday, September 29
  • LaSalle College and Loyola Marymount University (LMU): Tuesday, October 3
  • College Success EduCon program: Tuesday, October 24

Ms. Kelly Wakefield
School Counselor

Canadian Senior and Intermediate Mathematics contest

The Secondary Math Club has learned of an opportunity to join the Canadian Senior and Intermediate Mathematics contest this November.

The contest will be held Thursday, November 23, 2017 at BAIS (only for BAIS students) and is open for all high school students from grade 9-12.

If you are interested, please contact me, ritaharsono@baisedu.org, before October 13. The admission fee is 175,000 rupiah per student.

Thank you, 
Rita Harsono
Math Teacher

Download this issue as PDF: Issue 06: 15 September, 2017 – English