November 2018


This month we cover politics, fashion, music, theater, a trip to Mrs. Fleming's hometown, a big reunion in New York, and a gathering of current TASIS students and young alumni in London as we share stories that span from Europe to California.

See what our amazing alumni have been up to


Congratulations to Director Valerie Bijur Carlson, Assistant Director Matthew Frazier-Smith, and the entire antigone/CAESAR cast and crew for three outstanding performances of the double tragedy over the weekend of November 16–18.

Watch the play and learn about the cast and crew


Led by Director Julie Frazier-Smith, Sweet November Dance Company unveiled six original pieces of choreography in front of a full house in the Palmer Center on the evening of November 27.

Watch the performance and learn more about Sweet November Dance Company


TASIS Alumni and Development Officer and Service Learning leader Zuleika Tipismana shared her incredible story with all High School students and faculty members to open the 2018–2019 Faculty Lecture Series on the morning of November 29.

Learn more and watch Ms. Tipismana's speech


The highly decorated newscaster discussed her compelling journey, the significance of her time at TASIS, and her pioneering career as a female journalist in Turkey as part of the TASIS Speaker Series on the evening of November 18.

Watch Ms. Çelik's address


New TASIS Elementary School teacher and widely published poet Matthew Friday recently led a storytelling workshop for his fellow faculty members and other local educators. See how students benefit from his creative approach to storytelling in this interactive article.

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Bryan Soh '18 spoke with High School Theater Director Valerie Bijur Carlson and several members of the cast and crew about the uniqueness of this year's fall play.

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The TASIS Varsity Boys Volleyball and Varsity Girls Soccer teams emerged victorious at the ESC and NISSA Championships, respectively, over the weekend of November 9–10.

Read the recaps


Learn who won awards for each High School team, see who was honored with the School's first PRIDE awards, and watch a great highlight video from the 2018 fall season.

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For the past six Novembers, a group of TASIS men has grown mustaches and created a music video in support of Movember, a global awareness and fundraising campaign designed to address major health issues faced by men. Enjoy the 2018 video, and please visit the TASIS Mo Space if you would like to contribute to the campaign.


Watch the video

Learn the story behind Movember at TASIS


Spotlight on Academic Travel

High School and Middle School students ushered November by traveling all over Europe, with Fall Academic Travel taking them to Austria (Baad and Vienna), England (London), Germany (Berlin, Heidelberg), Italy (Florence, Rome, Trapani, Sorrento, Verona, and Venice), Portugal (the Azores), Scotland (Edinburgh), Spain (Salamanca), and Switzerland (Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, and Zurich). Learn more about the Academic Travel Program here, and see several great articles and videos produced by TASIS students below.

Daisy Bachofen '20 put together this visually stunning video about the IB Environmental Systems and Societies trip to the Azores, an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean west of continental Portugal.

Joy Mack '21 discusses the five rainy but magical days she and her Honors World Literature classmates spent in Florence furthering their studies of the illustrious Italian poet Dante Alighieri.

Read the article

Watch the Dante scholars in action

Historic flooding didn't stop Lana Kozak '19 from producing this gorgeous video about the IB Visual Arts trip to Venice, where 16 resilient young artists turned their misfortune into a very fun and interesting week.

Nicole Abrate Echezarreta '20 poignantly reflects upon the eye-opening trip to Berlin she and 17 other European History students embarked upon in early November.

Cristina Estevez '19 filmed and edited this entertaining look at the AP Art History class's journey to Vienna. Led by Khan-Page Master Teacher Mark Aeschliman, the group visited a number of world-famous museums, including the Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Upcoming Events

Nov 30 • TPA Holiday Market

Dec 8 • MS Christmas Celebration

Dec 9 • All-School Christmas Service

Dec 14 • ES Christmas Concert

Dec 15 • Dormitories close

Jan 5 • Dormitories open

Jan 7 • Classes resume


Upcoming Alumni Reunions
April 6, 2019
Manor House at the Houstonian, Houston, TX, USA
June 13, 2019
Lugano, Switzerland
July 12, 2019
Lugano, Switzerland
July 27, 2019
TASIS Hellenic campus (now ISA), Kifissia, Greece


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