June 2017


The entire TASIS faculty and staff bid farewell to Headmaster Lyle Rigg, who is retiring for the fourth (and final!) time, at the end-of-year Faculty Celebration on the evening of June 8 and at the closing Faculty Meeting on the morning of June 9. Mr. Rigg delivered his final remarks and was presented with a book of tributes.


Read about Mr. Rigg


TASIS is delighted to welcome Mr. Nikoloff, who recently completed his 12th year as Headmaster at California's largest independent school, The Harker School. We sat down with him for an interview during his most recent trip to TASIS.


Learn about Mr. Nikoloff


On June 9, Mr. Rigg Rigg announced that High School Math teacher Kerry Venchus is the well-deserving recipient of the 2017 Khan-Page Master Teacher Award.


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Amelia Panella '18 wrote a thoughtful recap of this year's service learning trip to rural Cambodia, where 10 students and three faculty leaders built homes for impoverished families and worked with children at local schools.


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Bryan Soh '18 discusses how his service learning group's heartrending trip to Cambodia fueled his inner desire to serve people all over the world who do not have access to privileges many take for granted.


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Ekaterina Plotnikova '18 reflects on this year's emotional service learning trip to Romania, where a group of 11 TASIS students and three faculty leaders worked closely with Hope and Homes for Children, an NGO that seeks to replace state-run orphanages with the concept of family.


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The Middle School and the Elementary School held their annual Moving-Up Ceremonies on June 6 and June 8. Enjoy student speeches, musical performances, the presentation of awards, and more.


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The Elementary School Theater Program performed the musical Petey Peach Tree in front of packed houses in the Palmer Center on the evenings of June 1–2. Watch both outstanding performances in their entirety.


Enjoy the shows


The 2017 TASIS Summer Programs officially opened on Saturday, June 24, and much has happened already. Read about the start, see video highlights, and learn how you can keep an eye on the action this summer.


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This is Why I Run

Milo Zanecchia '08 produced this visually stunning profile of TASIS High School Math teacher Danny Schiff, who ran an ultramarathon in Colorado last summer and recently completed a 113-km trail race around Ticino.

The History of Football: The Ringo Stella Story

Director Alex Secilmis '19 worked with Francis Accilien '19 and Riccardo Borghesi '19 to create this comical look at Ringo Stella, the greatest football player the world has ever known.

Anna Karenina: Forgiveness

Students in Dr. Chris Love's Honors World Literature class created this very impressive short film based on Tolstoy's Anna Karenina.

Upcoming Events

July 19 • Summer Session 1 Final Night

July 20 • End of Summer Session 1

July 23 • Summer Session 2 Begins

Aug 11 • Summer Session 2 Final Night

Aug 12 • Summer Programs End

Sept 1 • Opening Day for Academic Year

Upcoming Reunions
July 14, 2017
Lugano, Switzerland
July 28, 2017
Kifisia, Greece
July 29, 2017
TASIS Hellenic Campus (now ISA)
August 25, 2017
Los Angeles, California
November 17, 2017
Washington, DC, USA


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