November 2015 Newsletter  
The American School in Switzerland

Emir Bahadir
An Entrepreneurial Spirit: Five TASIS alumni share their tales of success

These young alumni have made quite an impact in the real estate, fashion, and technology fields. See their stories and their words of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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10 Years of the ES
10 reasons why the TASIS Elementary School is thriving after 10 years

The TASIS Elementary School started with 43 students in the fall of 2005. It now welcomes 201 students from 28 different nations. Learn about the program strengths that have helped drive this growth.

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10 Years of the ES
“Remember to be a tourist” and other lessons and reflections from Academic Travel

More than 500 students and chaperones headed off on 23 separate trips to 17 different locations around Europe during the last week of October. Read about some of the lessons they learned and hear students and faculty reflect on the highlights.

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EXPO Video
TASIS leaves its mark on Expo Milano 2015

Milo Zanecchia ’08 has created an excellent video that effectively captures the excitement of TASIS’s whirlwind day at Expo Milano. Click on the image above to watch the video, and use the link below to read more about the day.

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Cunningham in Class
The amazing Jeanie Cunningham ’75 gives back to TASIS

Following a number of incredible performances at Expo Milano, distinguished musician Jeanie Cunningham spent a few days visiting classes at TASIS and then talked to us about the experience. Her energy and spirit made quite an impression on students, who were happy to share their reactions.

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Stralugano Photo
Stralugano runners raise CHF 1600, help provide solar-powered computers to school in Malawi

The efforts of TASIS students and employees will greatly benefit the impoverished Mbalame Primary School, which was the destination of two Global Service Program trips in 2014.

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 Please join us for

Love's Labour's Lost

November 12, 13, & 15

Palmer Center 

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Watch Thursday's performance live





Fall sports tournaments

Sports teams are gearing up for their final tournaments of the season, and we will recap the fall season in next month’s newsletter. For now, please enjoy game recaps and a gallery of the top photos from this fall.


Expanded TASIS Summer Programs offer something for everyone

Students aged 4½ to 18 can now apply for 2016 TASIS Summer Programs in both Lugano and Château-d'Oex.

Learn more about TASIS Summer Programs


What exactly is an Exquisite Corpse?

Advanced Photography students collaborated on a unique assignment based on the parlor game “Exquisite Corpse.”

Learn more and see their excellent work on the TASIS Visual Arts Blog

Social Media Spotlight 


11th-grader Yifan Xia's beautiful shot of a Lake Lugano sunrise has garnered more than 200 likes on Instagram over the past few weeks. See more great shots on the tasislugano page.

“The View from Campus”, which features incredible photos taken by students and faculty over the years, was liked by 269 people on Facebook and shared 175 times.

Don’t miss lots of great new posts on All Roads Lead to TASIS, including a first-time visit from Headmaster Lyle Rigg!


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November 12, 13, 15 • Fall Play:  Love's Labour's Lost

November 20 • All-Class Alumni Reunion, Washington, DC

November 27 • Thanksgiving Break

December 6 • Christmas Service

December 18 • Christmas Break Begins

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