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HS Weekly Bulletin | March 15, 2019
Posted 03/15/2019 10:00AM

The family dinner is the cornerstone of civilization and those who ‘graze’ from refrigerators or in front of the television sets are doomed to remain in a state of savagery.

- Judith Martin

Upcoming Events

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
Wednesday, April 24 HS Parent Coffee • 8:30, Casa Fleming
Thursday, May 2–Friday, May 24 IB Exams
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

IB Visual Arts Final Exhibition Opens Next Friday

All members of the TASIS community and the general public are cordially invited to celebrate the IB Visual Arts Final Exhibition in the Palestrina and Ferit ┼×ahenk Fine Arts Center beginning at 16:00 on Friday, March 22, and enjoy some refreshments while discovering what our talented senior artists and designers have been up to in the studio over the past two years.

The exhibition, which constitutes the internal assessment element of the IB Visual Arts course, will also be open on Saturday from 9:00 until 18:30 and on Sunday from 15:30 until 18:30.

See more rehearsal photos on the TASIS SmugMug page.

HS Musical Premiere Just Two Weeks Away!

Fall Tragedy turns to Spring Comedy with Gilbert & Sullivan’s very funny musical operetta, The Pirates of Penzance. This year’s High School Spring Musical features rousing swordfights, bumbling policemen, spirited teenage girls, comic romance, high-energy dances, beautiful songs, and, of course, PIRATES! With wit and broad humor, hummable songs, a playground of a set, beautiful costuming, and terrific performances from the cast, the show is guaranteed to be great fun for all ages!

The Pirates of Penzance will open in the Palmer Center on the evening of Friday, March 29, at 19:30, with additional shows performed in the Palmer Center on Saturday, March 30, at 19:30 and on Sunday, March 31, at 14:30.

Seats are filling up fast—reserve yours at before it’s too late!

Student Activities Offered this Weekend

This weekend’s activities include a trip to Ponte Tresa for Japanese food or a movie & popcorn night in De Nobili on Friday evening, an all-day trip to Venice on Saturday, and a trip to Splash and Spa or a baking activity in Lanterna on Sunday. Students can consult the HS Daily Bulletin for more details about all these activities.

Meeting Blocks in the High School Next Week

Advisors will discuss the midterm grade reports with their advisees on Tuesday, and the Winter Sports Award Ceremony will be held at assembly on Thursday.

Athletics Update

Upcoming Athletic Contests
Spring teams begin practicing on March 18.
Recent Athletic Results
Friday, March 8 Varsity Boys Basketball • ESC 2nd Place
Friday, March 8 Varsity Girls Basketball • ESC 6th Place
Saturday, March 9 Varsity Swimming • ESC 5th Place
Monday, March 11 Varsity Badminton vs. ASM  

February Athletes of the Month

Lovnesh Bhardwaj ’19
Lovnesh is deserving of this award because of the commitment and passion that he brings to the sport of badminton. He has come to each practice with enthusiasm and thoroughly enjoys being around his teammates. Lovnesh makes others around him feel appreciated and welcomed. As an athlete, he has matured and become more confident with his style of play and shot selections. Lovnesh has a solid understanding of the game and has impressed us all. Well done, Lovnesh!

Katie Kelly ’19
Katie joined the basketball team last year. What impressed us the most about Katie is her positive spirit, commitment, and perseverance. She has worked very hard this season and has come to every practice, always trying her best and looking for ways to improve. Katie is a great teammate for everyone, pushing those around her to run faster, box out better, and achieve more. Offensively, she has improved her layups and power dribble. Defensively, she has been a rebounder. We are so excited and proud of her!

Maja Pszczola ’22
Maja is a “good sport.” Her attendance is not only one of the best on the swimming team, but she is incredibly punctual and considerate. She is always one of the first to show up for the drive to practice, and she is always one of the first two out of the locker room, respecting the coaches’ wishes to get the team back in time for dinner. Maja asks good questions about style, technique, and strategies. She clarifies how to do skills in practice. She never takes a break in practice; she perseveres. She has even been willing once or twice to attempt an event she was not too sure about…for the team. All of these qualities are appreciated and admired in anyone, but especially in a 9th grader. Congratulations, Maja!

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

ESADE Open Days

  • April 5—Bachelor in Global Governance, Economics & Legal Order
  • April 6—Bachelor of Business Administration

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 or New York)
  • Spring TOEFL administrations:

A Beautiful Day for a Potluck

Dear Parents,

The TPA Potluck on March 12 was the perfect day to meet new friends and enjoy a delicious lunch in beautiful surroundings. Friendships were formed, ideas were shared, and the commitment to support our children and the community is stronger than ever. Thank you so much to Stefania Rovelli for opening her home and hosting a wonderful event.

Laura Colombo and Brunella Pignaton
TPA Co-Presidents

TPA and PSC Survey Open for One More Week

Dear Parents,

The TPA and PSC survey discusses the TASIS Parent Association (TPA), Parent Support Committee (PSC), and ES room parents. We are lucky to have these volunteer organizations that help strengthen and improve our community. We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to complete this anonymous survey.

Please click on the button below to complete the survey if you had not already had a chance to do so. The survey will remain open until Friday, March 22.

TPA and PSC Survey

Best wishes,

The TASIS Administration Team

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