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From the Secondary Principal’s Desk

For the secondary principal, May really is the most wonderful time of the school year. While extremely busy and full of events during school and into the evenings and weekends, it is a time of culmination. In Acts 20: 22-27, Paul is saying goodbye to the Ephesian leaders. In his final farewell, he says, “I have spent time with you preaching about the kingdom. I know that none
of you will ever see me again. So I tell you today that I am not guilty if anyone has not believed. I haven’t let anyone keep me from telling you everything God wants you to do.” In this goodbye, Paul explains that he has finished this particular race – this chapter of his life will change to something new and different and he utilized every opportunity to present the Gospel and peace of Christ. During this season of the school year, many community members are finishing the race and turning the page to a new chapter of their life-story. At the same time, this is a season of celebrating all that has been accomplished this memorable school year.

When I think about this year, one of the key highlights for me was the transition of the secondary assessment system to one that emphasizes assessment and reporting of key learning goals and indicators coinciding with the separation in reporting of non-academics behaviors or “soft-skills” through the use of the discipline card. One of our graduating seniors during exit interviews said that the new grading system in secondary sponsored a love for learning rather than grading. He used homework as a tool to learn rather than just another way to get a grade. Because he learned the content and skills through the year, studying for finals was less stressful. The opportunity to retake summative assessments, although he only did a few, provide a better balance and gave him the opportunity to grow, learn, and

The student accomplishments this year have been remarkable and I am proud to partner with such gifted families. For the first time since the 15-16 school year, BAIS brought home an IISSAC championship banner (boys cross country)! Jeremy Budijono in 5th grade received various international mathematics awards. One of our graduates received an all-expenses paid, full-ride scholarship to his top-choice university. Battle of the Books won the championship. Raphael Kurniawan arrived home from the IISSAC swim competition with seven gold medals! Darrel Primandaru won first place in the KBP Spelling Bee hosted by BAIS. Our students also gave generously during chapel offerings raising more than 23 juta this year for relief efforts in Palu and toward our Week Without Walls service projects! What a great group of students!

I continue to be amazed by your outstanding students and consider it a privilege to partner with you in their education. Although May is stressful and hectic, take time to reflect on the all that we have accomplished together. May we all finish the race strongly!

Mr. Thomas, MS. Ed.

Elementary Face the Facts!

Lower Elementary – prelims are Tuesday, May 21st on addition and subtraction facts to 20.

Upper Elementary prelims are Thursday, May 23rd on multiplication and division facts to 144 (12s).

Parents are invited to watch the ‘Face the Facts’ finals on May 28th at 10:30 in the MPR!

Library News

All library materials must be returned by May 28. Starting next week the library will not allow any check out until July 1st. The library will be closed for the summer starting June 7 and will open for in library use only starting on June 20 until June 28. During this week, we will be doing inventory so there will be no check out during this time. Normal check out time will start on July 1.

To summarize, here’s how our timeline looks like during the summer.

May 20 – 29, 2019No check out allowed for parents and students (unless the material is still needed for class)
May 24, 2019All library materials need to be returned.
June 7 – 19, 2019Library is closed.
June 20 – 28, 2019Inventory: Library is open for in library use only (No check outs allowed)
Jul 1 – Start of new school yearNormal library hours from 7:00AM to 3:45PM (check outs allowed)

Please log on to library.baisedu.org to find information about books that you may have checked out using the following credentials. If you need help with your log in information, don’t hesitate to contact the librarians
at yofianapatty@baisedu.org or johnratukado@baisedu.org.

username: your first and last name (e.g. johnratukado) all lower case.
password: library

Pre-Registration – Classes for 2019-2010

Parents, please be watching your email next week for a link to the Student Planner and a Google Spreadsheet that shows where your student is in their Graduation Progress. Your student will be selecting classes for next year based on that information. Please make sure that you sit with your student and discuss their class choices. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Hall

AP Studio Art

There will be an informational meeting about AP Art on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 2:50 pm – 3:30 pm in the art classroom (214). If you are interested in AP art, please stop by my classroom to pick up an AP Art application before the meeting. Bring your finished application and any questions you might have about the AP art program.

BAIS Drama T-Shirt

BAIS Drama has extra Aladdin Jr. production tee-shirts available for sale (80,000 Rp.). We have one child’s small, two child’s medium, and one child’s extra large. If you are interested in purchasing one of these tee-shirts, please stop by the front office and talk to Mrs. Melanie Loewen.

Athletics & Club News


This past Wednesday BAIS recognized and celebrated our student athletes that competed in IISSAC tournaments this last school year. Thank you to all the parents and students that brought food to make the pot-luck fun and delicious. A special thanks to Ibu Fifi for helping organize and recruit parent sign up for the pot-luck, Ibu Dias for her help in organizing the event, and Pak Chevy and his team for setting up the banquet.

At the banquet each IISSAC team member was recognized and four specific awards were presented to select members of each team. Some awards were voted on internally by the teams themselves, other awards were chosen by the team’s coaches. The four awards were the “Most Valuable Player” (MVP), “Most Improved Player” (MIP), Ironman/Ironwoman Award,” and “Christian Testimony Award.” Award recipients are listed below.

SportMost Valuable PlayerMost Improved PlayerIronman/IronwomanChristian Testimony
Boy’s SoccerPaul WalkerJun Hyeon LeeJosiah KimJosiah Kim
Girl’s SoccerLydia KimMia WhitehurstHayeon JeongJihyeon Park
Boy’s BasketballPaul WalkerJun Hyeon LeeClifford SetiabudiDaniel Nix
Girl’s BasketballBeltra ChongHayeon JeongRachel NielsenKirstie Ko
Grey SwimStefanie KazumiAngelique Kezia ChandraMia WhitehurstJoyceline Saputra
Blue SwimMale: Raphael Kurniawan
Female: Soo Hyun Kim
Micahel HartonoJun Ha KangEzra Thomas
Boy’s BadmintonThaniel TanudjajaRainer MulyawanJun Hyeon LeeEdward Gunarian
Girl’s BadmintonOdelyn SinagaStephanny KusmanaMichella FeliceGyu Ha Son
Boy’s XCOliver GunthorpeMaelgwyn HallatuKai ThomasPaul Walker
Girl’s XCRachel NielsenKathlyn SinagaIvanna WidjayaEmily Stanford

The Athletic Department also recognized three graduating seniors that have competed in seven or more IISSAC tournaments. Daniel Nix and Jade Kim have both competed in seven IISSAC tournaments. Jade Kim is the only athlete that competed in all IISSAC Sports! In his time at BAIS, Paul Walker competed in ten IISSAC tournaments.

Three final “Overall Awards” were also chosen by the coaching staff and secondary administration. The “Male & Female Athlete of the Year” was awarded to senior, Paul Walker and freshman, Rachel Nielsen. The “Male & Female Academic Athlete of the Year” recipients were sophomore, Ollie Gunthorpe and eighth grader, HaYeon Jeong.

The “Eagle Legacy Award” is not an annual award but is presented to a rare student who excels in academic excellence, leadership, athletics, and Christian testimony. The 2018-2019 recipient of this award was Paul Walker.

Summer Program

BAIS is beginning to compile a summer activities list. Registration will be in the last week of May. Below is what IEP will provide this summer. If interested, please contact Ibu Yohana.

Indonesian Education Program Lessons – Session I/II

Dates: June 18 – July 3, 2019 // IEP Classrooms
Grades: K-12
Cost: Rp 900.000

Morning – TBD based on level either 8:00-10:00 or 10:30-12:30 (Minimum of 2 people per phase)
Monday–Thursday (and June 21)

Indonesian Education Program Lessons – Session III/IV

Dates: July 8 – July 25, 2019 // IEP Classrooms
Grades: K-12
Cost: Rp 900.000

Morning – TBD based on level either 8:00-10:00 or 10:30-12:30 (Minimum of 2 people per phase)

Finance Department News

We want to thank you for a great school year. As we are all planning for the long holiday, we want to take this opportunity to remind you that the school will be closed for two weeks in June beginning on June 7, 2019 and will reopen on June 20, 2019. After that time the school office will be open to assist you. Please remember that your school tuition is due by Monday, August 19. Additionally, the payment options that BAIS allows here in Indonesia are as follows:

For Indonesian Rupiah cash payments, please pay directly to the BAIS Finance Office during office hours. BAIS accepts cash payments between 7:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. over the holiday. For bank transfers, please pay directly to the BAIS bank account with full detailed information regarding the student’s name and grade in the information section of the bank form. The bank account information is the following:

Bank Name: PT Bank Permata
Bank Address: Jalan Merdeka No. 66, Bandung
Account Name: Yayasan Bandung Alliance Intercultural S
Account #: 809-01-8415
Swift Code: BBBAIDJA

Please note that BAIS does not accept Giros, Checks, or ATM transfers as a payment method. If you have any questions, please contact the Finance team at finance@baisedu.org. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. Have a wonderful holiday!

Finance Team

Secondary Final Exam Schedule

Monday, May 27, 2019

1:20PM to 2:50PM: MS & HS: Bible Exams

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

8:00 AM to 9:30AM: MS Science & HS English

10:00 AM to 11:30AM: MS English & HS Science

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

8:00 AM to 9:30AM: MS Math & HS Social Studies

10:00 AM to 11:30AM: MS Social Studies & HS Math

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