February 2019

International Baccalaureate student Omar Rahal '20 is one of just 120 high school students worldwide headed to the prestigious Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge in July.


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We tap into the collective wisdom of Mark Aeschliman, Howard Stickley, and Bill Eichner—who have combined for more than 110 years of experience at TASIS—to learn how the School has evolved over the past four decades.


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TASIS commenced International Week 2019 on the morning of February 11 with an Opening Ceremony that included the Parade of Flags, the presentation of Torch Awards, and outstanding musical and dance performances.


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Our latest edition of alumni notes offers a look at recent achievements in politics, acting, sustainability, and medicine. We also promote an upcoming reunion in Cyprus and a creative retreat opportunity in France, celebrate the engagement of yet another TASIS couple, and commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Mrs. Fleming's passing.


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Fifteen TASIS students represented the nation of Algeria at The Hague International Model United Nations conference, marking the 40th anniversary of the School's Model UN program. Anna Alyakina '19 explains how this transformative conference helps shape the future leaders the world so desperately needs.


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Joy Mack '21 highlights the important role food plays throughout International Week and discusses some of her favorite dishes from this year.


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Guests are welcome to visit Al Focolare from 9:00–11:00 to learn more about the TASIS Early Childhood Program, which includes Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3–4), Kindergarten, and first grade.


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Register now for the HS Spring Musical: The Pirates of Penzance

March 29–31 • Palmer Center

Acclaimed screenwriter, playwright, and producer Michael Lesslie discussed his writing philosophy and circuitous path to success with TASIS seniors and guests in the Palmer Center on the evening of February 5. He is the third distinguished guest to visit TASIS as part of the 2018–2019 TASIS Speaker Series.


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Seven members of the TASIS Faculty attended the fourth Milan International Teachers Association Conference on February 2 and returned to Lugano with knowledge, techniques, and inspiration to share with their colleagues.


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Upcoming Events

Mar 4 • Yearbook Portrait Retakes

March 19 • Winter Sports Banquet

Mar 20 • TASIS Speaker Series: Mark Trodden

Mar 22–25 • IB Visual Arts Exhibition

Mar 29–31 • High School Spring Musical

April 6 • ES Easter Egg Hunt

April 13–28 • Spring Holiday


March 23, 2019
March 24, 2019
Upcoming Alumni Reunions
March 6, 2019
Taipei, Taiwan
April 6, 2019
Houston, TX, USA
June 13, 2019
Lugano, Switzerland
June 28, 2019
Lugano, Switzerland
July 12, 2019
Lugano, Switzerland
July 27, 2019
TASIS Hellenic campus (now ISA), Kifissia, Greece
September 13, 2019
Alexandria, VA, USA
September 15, 2019
Chico Hot Springs, MT, USA


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