Fine Arts Department

When I think back to last month’s drama performances of Peter Pan, I’m still humming the “Red Handed Jill” song in my head, or giggling when thinking about the Pirates goofing off, whether they were playing cards, or Korean hand games, or just snoozing on stage. The whole weekend was
so fun – I LOVED IT!

That is what I love about the Arts. To me, art is pulling the knowledge from all areas of our education to create something beautiful, and there are many variations of the type of art we can create. For example, we saw students use their ability to sing, dance, and act on stage. But there were also students using their abilities to run the light and sound systems, students taking and editing photos to share with the community, students doing hair and makeup, students painting and building the sets for the stage, and a whole team of students recording to make into a full-length
movie. Congratulations, again, to all who were involved in the BAIS production!

Here are a few other ways that the BAIS teaching staff is incorporating art to connect learning concepts in their classrooms just today:

Geometry

The 9th-grade Geometry class just completed a unit on transformations and symmetry. For their summative assessment students had the choice to take a written test or show their understanding of reflections, rotations, and symmetry by designing a tessellation art piece.

Language Arts

The 6th-grade English Language Arts have been reading one of my favorite books from childhood, The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. After reading the book, they are writing screenplays in English class and partnering with their art class to make a stop-motion video they will be making later in their art class. Today they were painting the backgrounds for their videos.

Bible

In the 7th-grade Bible class, students are currently creating games that incorporate what they have learned throughout the entire year. They are creating the rules, creating the game boards, the tasks, and what it takes to win the game.

Literature Analysis

The students in the 11th and 12th grade English Literature Analysis class have selected a book they have read from the year. They have analyzed the storyline to select the climax scene from the story to paint on a ceiling tile. The goal is for anyone walking into the room should be able to identify the story based on the image the students have painted. And we haven’t even looked at what students are doing in classes labeled “art”!

This week, elementary art students have woven bags, created paper parrots, Masterpiece Photobooths, and a few other projects that I am excited to see completed. Last week, the AP Studio Art & Design students mailed five physical artworks and uploaded fifteen works to their digital portfolios. Both the physical works and the digital portfolio have been sent to College Board in the United States for grading.

If you are like me and excited to see the students of BAIS’s art on display, I have great news for you. Come for the art, enjoy the community, and stay for the screening of Peter Pan!

Drama Announcement

Dear Secondary Students (Grades 6-12),

If you are interested in participating in the BAIS drama performance next year as a cast or crew member, please come to an informational meeting on Wednesday, May 18 from 4 PM-4:30 PM in the MPR. You will have the opportunity to sign up to be a crew member and find out about the audition process, as well as learn what production we will be doing. See you there!

Ms. LaMertha

Summer Program for Bahasa Indonesia!

  • Summer 1: June 13-30 (3 weeks)
  • Summer 2: July 4-21 (3 weeks)

Monday – Thursday 8:00am-10:00am or 10:30am-12:30pm (depending on level)

Fee: Rp 1.200.000 per person for each 3-week course

If you are interested, please contact Ibu Yohana (yohanapanjaitan@baisedu.org)

Congratulations to Michella Felice!

Michella has been accepted to the King’s College London. When you see her around campus, make sure to give her a covid-high-five. Please be praying for the rest of the senior class as they are working or waiting for responses to applications.

International Science Competition

Dear BAIS Students,

Science is an important contest for STEAM and STEM Scholarships as well as entrance to TOP Universities. Don’t miss the chance to experience The International Olympiad Competitions as one of the Scholarship Entrance portfolios to the TOP Universities.

Vanda Science is for grades 3-10. Sign up and Compete!

Next Year Preschool and Junior Kindergarten (PK4) Parent

We cannot wait for your child to join us next year! You will receive an invitation to fill out a form in your email today to help us know whether or not we should reserve a seat for your child during our enrichment program in the afternoons (or you can click on the link here to fill it out). Thank you for taking the time to let us know and if you have any questions or would like more information, then please contact our office (office@baisedu.org).

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