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HS Weekly Bulletin | March 8, 2019
Posted 03/08/2019 09:00AM

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

- Mark Twain

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 12 TPA Potluck
Friday, March 15 Open House at Al Focolare
Tuesday, March 19 Winter Sports Banquet
Wednesday, March 20 TASIS Speaker Series: Mark Trodden (parents welcome to attend)
Friday, March 22–Monday, March 25 IB Visual Arts Exhibition
Friday, March 29–Sunday, March 31 HS Spring Musical: The Pirates of Penzance
Saturday, April 13–Sunday, April 28 All-School Spring Holiday
Thursday, May 16–Sunday, May 19 Spring Arts Festival
Friday, May 17—Sunday, May 19 MS Spring Musical
Tuesday, May 28–Wednesday, May 29 ES Spring Musical
Saturday, June 1 HS Graduation

Student Activities Offered this Weekend

This weekend’s activities include Gyrokinesis (“yoga for dancers”) and Sweet November Dance Company auditions in the Dance Studio beginning at 17:30 on Friday evening; a trip to Ponte Tresa for sushi/Asian fusion departing at 19:15 on Friday night; an all-day trip to Milan departing at 10:00 on Saturday; and a shopping trip to Foxtown departing at 13:00 on Sunday. Students should consult the HS Daily Bulletin for more details about all these activities.

High School Events Next Week

The High School will hold its annual Shadow Day on Tuesday, March 12. Students in grade nine look forward to hosting 8th-grade students for the day.

At assembly on Thursday, March 14, the student leaders from the Global Service Program (GSP) will present about International Women's Day and discuss issues facing women both globally and locally. The WISER GSP group will also report about its recent visit to Muhuru Bay, Kenya, where 17 TASIS students got to know the incredible young women of the Women’s Institute for Secondary Education and Research (WISER), which TASIS has partnered with since 2010.

On Friday, March 15, there will be a St. Patrick’s Day-themed community event during advisor time.

Open House at Al Focolare Next Friday

We will host an Open House at Al Focolare (Via Bora da Besa 9 in Gentilino) on Friday, March 15, from 9:00 to 11:00. All are welcome to come and learn more about the TASIS Early Childhood Program, and please help us spread the word if you have any friends who may be interested!

The Open House program will begin promptly at 9:00 AM and will include the following elements:

  • Welcome from Christopher Nikoloff, TASIS Headmaster
  • Description of the Pre-Kindergarten 3-year-old and 4-year-old programs from Carol Hinchliff, Early Childhood Coordinator
  • Highlights of the TASIS Elementary School program from Tim Fitzgerald, Lower School Head
  • Highlights of the Italian Section
  • Tour of Al Focolare facilities
  • Tour of main TASIS campus

Questions about the Open House or general inquiries about TASIS may be directed to the Admissions Office at or +41 91 960 51 51.

Register for the Open House

College Counseling News

Upcoming College Representative Visits

All college visits take place in the College Counseling Office unless otherwise noted. Interested 12th-grade students should register via Naviance to attend the meetings. All other students can send an email to to register.

Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne (EHL) Open Day

  • March 16, 9:00–17:30 (registration required)

Istituto Marangoni Open Days

  • March 16, 10:00–17:00—Fashion, Art, Design (Florence)
  • March 30, 10:00–17:00—Fashion (Milan)
  • April 4, 15:00–20:00—Design (Milan)

EU Business School Open Days

Swiss Education Group Open Days (dates vary by the combination of schools selected)

  • Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland, Le Bouveret
  • Swiss Hotel Management School, Caux
  • IHTTI School of Hotel Management, Neuchâtel
  • Hotel Institute Montreux

Standardized Testing Information

TASIS 2018-2019 Standardized Testing Recommendations/Schedule (recently modified)

  • SAT Registration Deadline Reminders
  • ACT Information
    • ACT administrations available at other testing centers:
      • April 13—must register by today, March 8
      • June 8—register by May 3
      • July 13—register by June 14 (available in the US ONLY and not offered in California and New York)
  • Spring TOEFL administrations:

TPA Potluck on March 12

The TASIS Parent Association (TPA) invites all parents to its next Potluck on Tuesday, March 12, at the home of Stefania Rovelli. The TPA is sponsoring a bus service to and from the event. The bus will leave at 11:30 from Centro Ricreativo in Collina d'Oro and return at 15:00.

To RSVP, please complete this Google Form no later than Sunday, March 10.

See more rehearsal photos on the TASIS SmugMug page.

Reserve Your Seats Now for the HS Musical

Rehearsals are in full swing for this year’s High School Musical, The Pirates of Penzance, which will premiere in the Palmer Center on Friday, March 29, at 19:30. Additional shows will be performed in the Palmer Center on Saturday, March 30, at 19:30 and on Sunday, March 31, at 14:30.

Reserve your seats at before it’s too late!

Upcoming Athletic Contests
March 7–9 Varsity Boys Basketball • ESC Championships ISG (Geneva)
March 7–10 Varsity Girls Basketball • ESC Championships BBIS (Berlin)
March 8–9 Varsity Swimming • ESC Championships ISL (Lausanne)
March 11 Varsity Badminton at ASM ASM (Milan)

An Important Note About Food Safety at TASIS

Dear Parents,

Each year we have a number of food exhibitions on campus (International Week brunch, Halloween brunch, bake sales, etc.), and the School very much appreciates your willingness to prepare delicious food for these popular events. Your generosity contributes so much to our community!

As food allergies and intolerances become increasingly common, we would like to make you aware of a few steps we’re taking to help protect our community. We kindly request that you review the following guidelines before preparing any food that will be shared on the TASIS campus:

  • Please review this document: Five Keys to Safer Food.
    • We are sure that you follow these guidelines already, but a reminder never hurts!
  • Please consult this document: Substances that may cause allergies or other undesirable reactions.
    • If the dish you plan to bring to campus contains any of the ingredients listed, please print the document and circle the items accordingly.
    • If you do not have access to a printer, please make sure you let the person in charge of the event know which ingredients your dish contains when you drop it off. We will have extra copies of this document available and will help you label it accordingly.

Thank you very much for your help and understanding as we do all we can to ensure a safe experience for our community!

Best wishes,

The TASIS Dining Services Team

Dining Services Feedback

Please note that all High School students have been sent a survey regarding the food options offered in the dining hall. We would appreciate it if you would check in with your children to ensure that they have completed this survey, as the Dining Services team greatly values this feedback.

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