From the Elementary Principal’s Desk

Dear Parents,

Today marks the official end to quarter 1. Students and teachers have been working hard these last 9 weeks and a lot of growth and learning has happened. As administration, we want to say thank you to all that parents that came to shadow yesterday in the secondary classrooms. We are always excited to share with you the great things that are happening on campus.

In the elementary we have had a variety of celebrations and presentations as classes are finishing up their units in the new English Language Arts modules. Early this week kindergarten spent time with the preschool class teaching them what they learned from their unit on toys. Today, the 1st grade class hosted their parents in a Magnificent Things presentation, and on Monday 4th and 5th grade will host
their first ever Poetry Slam. Once again I hope you are able to take this time to celebrate and the great things students are doing.

Finally, this afternoon the teachers will be working to update grades for quarter 1. Next Friday, Oct 19th report cards and honor roll certificates will go home in the elementary Friday folders. Secondary students and parents will able to view their students report card progress through the PowerSchool
portal. If you have any questions regarding grades, honor roll, or PowerSchool please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Thomas or myself.

Have a blessed weekend,
Ms. Charity Sianturi
Elementary Principal


Battle of the Books

For Sale: Dried Mangoes and Pineapple starting next week!

The Battle of the Books team is selling dried fruit again this year! They are a great snack for yourself or as a gift for friends/family.As an added bonus, buying this fruit also supports the SunRei outreach in Malang!

Check out these delicious options!

Dried fruit will be sold next to Ibu Retno’s desk at break time by the BOB team. Want a LOT of fruit!? Of course you do, it’s delicious!

If you would like to make a bulk order, please email kellywongkar@baisedu.org with the list of what you want and it will be prepared for you.

~ Ms. Ribbens & Mrs. Wongkar


SEW – Spiritual Emphasis Week

Our SEW Committee is looking for bottles and containers for a special craft we are going to be making. If you have any of the following items you can drop them by Mrs. Loewen’s desk (in the front office). Thank you!


Drama Practice

Wednesday, Oct 17, 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm in the MPR
Scenes 1-3 Songs
All Performers
Crew: Kadin and JiHun


WWDWWD – Why We Do What We Do

Why does BAIS host and provide the PSAT?

BAIS is a test center for the SAT, ACT, and PSAT through CollegeBoard. Eleventh grade students completed the PSAT on Wednesday and they were required to attend. The school believes the PSAT is an important dress rehearsal for students taking the SAT in the future. US citizens who take the test are eligible for National Merit Scholarships and other awards. Just last week we were notified that Daniel Nix and Josiah Kim received letters of commendation for their performance on the exam. All students who take the test can link their results to Khan Academy and be provided an individualized learning plan to improve performance. Additionally, students in grades 8-10 can sign up to take the PSAT in February and March. Younger students receive results informing if the student is on track for university matriculation along with specific areas of celebration and growth. BAIS is proud and privileged to host these tests for our students!


BAIS vs. Indonesian International Schools & EARCOS

Excellence at BAIS!

The following data is based on second semester MAP scores from 2018. Please see Mr. Thomas if you have any questions. EARCOS stands for East-Asia Regional Council of Schools and includes Jakarta Intercultural School, Bandung Independent School, Seoul Foreign School, and Western Academy of Beijing.

BAIS scored higher than Indonesian international schools in 13 out of 13 grade levels averaging six points higher. BAIS scored higher than prestigious EARCOS schools in 10 out of 11 grade levels averaging five points higher.
BAIS scored higher than Indonesian international schools in 11 out of 13 grade levels averaging two points higher. On average, BAIS trailed prestigious EARCOS schools by a mere .6 of a point.
BAIS scored higher than Indonesian international schools in 12 out of 13 grade levels averaging six points higher. BAIS scored higher than prestigious EARCOS schools in 10 out of 13 grade levels averaging three points higher.

Bible and SS Committees need parent volunteers!!!

The Bible and Social Studies Committees are looking for parent volunteers to help with reviewing and improving these two programs at BAIS. The Bible committee will meet 3-4 times this year with the goal of finding the strengths and areas of needed improvement in Bible, Chapel, SEW, and WWW. The Social Studies Committee will meet once a month using last year’s data to make decisions on how to improve Social Studies for the coming school years. Please contact Mrs. Sianturi if you are interested in volunteering for one of these committees.


Athletics & Club News

IISSAC Soccer

After School Clubs and Activities

Club Highlight of the Week: Cooking Club

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

Mr. Justin Powers
Activity/Athletic Director


Download this issue as PDF: Issue 10: October 12, 2018

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