From the BAIS Director
Dear BAIS Families,
As we look ahead to what God has for BAIS in the coming school year (22-23), I am excited to announce a few of our newly hired staff members who will be joining us in July.
Michelle Morris – Mrs. Morris will be our new Kindergarten teacher. She has taught in schools in Malaysia, and Virginia, U.S.A. in the past, and will be completing her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction this May. She is originally from Virginia, U.S.A.
Richard Morris – Mr. Morris (husband to Michelle) will be joining us as an upper elementary teacher (grade level still to be determined). Mr. Morris has over 15 years of teaching experience and holds both a Master’s and an Ed.S. degree in Education. Richard and Michelle have three children who will be joining the BAIS student body as well. Mr. Morris is originally from Virginia, U.S.A.
Rita Harsono – Ms. Harsono will return to BAIS after a year away and will be teaching secondary math and science. Ms. Harsono is a very talented educator, as you well remember, and brings to BAIS a wealth of knowledge in both her content area and Google for Education. She possesses a dual degree from UPH (Universitas Pelita Harapan) – Teachers College and Corban University in Oregon, U.S.A., majoring in Secondary Mathematics.
Danielle Washington – Ms. Washington will be teaching 2nd grade (Mrs. Squiers will return to teach Preschool). She is originally from Texas, U.S.A., but has most recently taught in Alaska. Before that, she taught internationally in Kuwait. She is currently studying towards her Master’s degree in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) and has ten years of teaching experience.
While we still have a couple more teachers to hire, we continue to trust that God has the perfect candidates already lined up. Please pray with us for excellent teachers to join our team.
BAIS Community Trivia!
March 13th marks the last sort of normal school day we had since COVID started. So in ‘honor’ of it’s two year anniversary, let’s do virtual trivia! It will take place via gMeet from 6pm-7pm on Sunday, March 13th. We will use Kahoot.
Please make a team of one to six people. It will be easiest if your team can meet in the same place together. We will NOT be gathering in person, only on the gMeet! Teams can have up to SIX people. Children in 6th grade and up count as a participant. Questions will cover a variety of topics, but I can guarantee there will be a ‘BAIS during COVID’ category and the traditional, ‘Today in History’ category! The other topics are mysteries! I hope you join! Please contact ClarissaRibbens@baisedu.org with questions or to be added to the googleCalendar event. gMeet -> meet.google.com/tqt-goeo-kgq
WWW Event Needs
For WWW, we have the opportunity to show Christ’s heart by loving on Yayasan Sinar Fajar Indonesia Rumah Pengharapan Baru. The New Hope House orphanage in Lembang serves babies up to teens. We are inviting our BAIS family to encourage this ministry by supplying the following items:
- Gently used clothing/shoes sizes pre-K to adult
- New underwear in package for sizes pre-K to adult (girl & boy)
- Diapers & Pull-ups
- Vitamins for all ages
- Hygiene items:
- Toothbrushes (various sizes)
You can drop these items off at the satpam station when you pick up and/or drop-off kids or learning supplies! Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ!! This will be available March15th! We can’t wait to encourage and bless this orphanage! Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ!
Monday’s College Fair WINNERS!
Thank you to all the students that participated in Monday’s online college fair. A number of the university representatives messaged me personally that they were impressed with the students from Bandung Alliance Intercultural School. Every student that participated was part of a give-a-way for the new BAIS swag.
- Fred in 12th grade
- Ikeisha in 9th grade
- Helen in 11th grade
From the School Counselor Desk
Congratulations to Frederick Yurianto & Stephanny Kusmana!
- Fred has been accepted to the University of Washington in the United States of America.
- Steffy has been accepted to the University of Washington in the United States of America.
When you see them around campus or the Google meet – make sure to give them a covid-high-five.
Please be praying for the rest of the seniors class as they are working or waiting for responses to applications.