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From the BAIS Athletic Director’s Desk

Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, said, “When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.” This past semester, in preparation for the IISSAC swim tournament, I have been humbled and impressed at the number of people that have stepped up to help put the swim meet together. Our BAIS community can be defined by its willingness to serve and come together to accomplish something greater than we could do alone.

Next weekend, April 27-29, BAIS will be hosting the IISSAC swim tournament on campus. Five other schools will be at BAIS, 174 swimmers, and hundreds of spectators are expected to come to our school. It is exciting to welcome so many people to our school! This past week I have seen Pak Chevy and Pak Yudi’s teams constructing the winner’s podium, scrubbing the pool, and repainting the pool area. Ms. Hall volunteered to organize the volunteers.  Within two days enough volunteers had signed up to fill all the essential positions (but more are always needed). Thanks to all the BAIS staff and parents willing to volunteer their time to enable the tournament to operate! Pak Henry, Ibu Dias, and the swim committee have spent countless hours organizing data, creating spreadsheets, contacting vendors, etc. Your energy, time, and hard work has not gone unnoticed. Parents have stepped up to provide food options for our visiting swimmers. Thank you for your partnership Ibu Yuliani, Davina, and Mrs. Kim! PACE, specifically Ibu Fifi and Mrs. Gunthorpe, has also done an impressive job coordinating food vendors! There are countless others that have contributed to the planning and success of the IISSAC meet next weekend. I am grateful for the contribution you have made!

In 1 Corinthians, Paul writes about how individuals working together are able to accomplish something greater than themselves. I have witnessed that biblical truth acted out in how our community has come together. Preparing for the IISSAC swim meet was an intimidating, daunting task at the beginning of the year. However, the faithfulness and cooperation of our amazing BAIS community has affirmed how blessed we are to be part of such a selfless community.

Humbly and with sincere thanks,

Justin W. Powers
Athletic Director & Activities Coordinator

National Honor Society News!

Congratulations to the newest members of the BAIS chapter of National Honor Society:

Please join us on May 2, 2018, at 6 PM in the BAIS MPR for a formal ceremony to induct our new members and celebrate our current members

Science Competition

Do you want to measure your science skills? Do you want to know what you can work on as a scientist?

Here is an opportunity for you to do just that!

The Big Science Competition is out of Australia and allows you to answer questions which test your ability to analyze and evaluate scientific information.

It’s an online test and will be hosted at BAIS and will be given from 4-5pm on Wednesday the 9th of May. If you are interested or if you want more information, talk with Ms. Harsono or Ms. Dickman.

For those who would like to register, you can email to Ms. Harsono your data: name, DOB, grade, parent’s email, parents phone number, and address. You will need to give the registration fee to Ms. Harsono also.

Ms. Jana Dickman

BAIS Piano Concert

May 3, 2018, Thursday
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Music Room 121

Calendar Revision

Kindergarten graduation will be on Tuesday, June 5th 2018 instead of Monday, June 4th 2018.

Honor Roll Correction

We would like to print a correction to our honor roll lists.

Hui So Woo was mistakenly put on B Honor Roll in last week’s BAIS Buzz. He has made the A Honor Roll and we would like to apologize for our error.

“Congratulations, Hui So! Well done!”

Drama Announcement

Dorothy in WonderlandThe BAIS Performers would like to thank the BAIS community, especially parents, for all their support and help throughout the year. Our BAIS productions would never be as wonderful as they are if we did not have your support and help.

Thank you,
All the Actors, Crew, and Directors

Don’t forget to come see the final night of Dorothy in Wonderland, Saturday evening at 6 PM in the MPR. Doors open at 5:30. You don’t want to miss this fun, entertaining production. Seats are available, so if you don’t have tickets, you can buy them at the door.

UNBK (National Test) – 2018 Schedule

SMP – Grade 9

Day Date Time Subject
1 Monday April 23, 2018 7:30am to 9:30am Bahasa Indonesia
2 Tuesday April 24, 2018 7:30am to 9:30am Matematika
3 Wednesday April 25, 2018 7:30am to 9:30am Bahasa Inggris
4 Thursday April 26, 2018 7:30am to 9:30am Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam


Ujian Date Time Subject
USBN Susulan
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Monday, May 07, 2018
8:00am to 10:00am Bahasa Indonesia
USBN Susulan
Friday, May 04, 2018
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
8:00am to 10:00am Matematika
USBN Susulan
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
8:00am to 10:00am Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam (IPA)

Athletics & Club News


After School Activities

Elementary Clubs/Activities

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

Note from the Finance Office

BAIS sent home invoices for the 2018-2019 school year with your students last Friday. If you did not receive one, please inform the BAIS Finance team right away so we can get another one out to you.

Just a reminder that the first opportunity to take advantage of the Early Bird discount is coming up soon. The due date for the 5% Early Bird discount is April 27, 2018. Please submit your payment on or before April 27, 2018 to take advantage of the discount.

Please do not hesitate to contact the BAIS finance team at finance@baisedu.org should you have any questions.

Mark Boccaccio

Spirit Week

BAIS Dress Code Applies

Congratulations to Dong Jun Lee, Devlin Kartarahardja & Guinevere Winesa!

Dong Jun has been accepted to the following schools in North America.

Devlin has been accepted to the University of British Columbia in Canada.

Guinevere has been accepted to the following schools in the United Kingdom:

Make sure to congratulate these students on their hard work when you see them around campus!

Just to recap, so far the Senior Class of 2018 have 93 offers of acceptances to 65 different universities and colleges in nine different countries around the world. They have been offered $1,590,027.00 USD in scholarships thus far.

Thank you for praying for our students as they are making a choice of which school they would like to continue their education and for the students that are still in the process of applying. There are still are a few countries that are just beginning or are still in the process of accepting applications.

Ms. Melissa Hall

Download this issue as PDF: Issue 33: 20 April, 2018 – English

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