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HS Weekly Bulletin | May 31, 2019
Posted 05/31/2019 11:00AM

Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.

- Martin Luther King Jr.

As the 2018–2019 Academic Year nears its completion, I would like to extend my gratitude to the entire TASIS community for another magical year in Montagnola—a year once again filled with truth, goodness, and beauty. I am grateful for the students who inspire me each and every day with their passion to build a better world, for the teachers who hearten me with their devotion to our students, and to the parents who support us at every turn and continue to have faith in us to do the work we love to do. I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful summer, and I can’t wait to start all over again next fall!

– Christopher Nikoloff, Headmaster

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 31 Senior Banquet • Palestra, 19:00
Saturday, June 1 Commencement Ceremony • Palestra, 11:00
Monday, May 30–Tuesday, June 4 Final exams for non-seniors
Wednesday, June 5 Dormitories close • boarding students must depart by noon
Saturday, June 22 TASIS Summer Programs open

Class of 2019 Graduates Tomorrow

TASIS The American School in Switzerland's Class of 2019 will graduate tomorrow morning, with the Commencement Ceremony beginning in the Palestra at 11:00.

Ms. Lynn Fleming Aeschliman, Chairman of the TASIS Board of Directors, will deliver the Invocation; Arch. Andrea Bernardazzi, Municipale di Collina d’Oro, will offer a message from the Comune; Mr. Martin Naville, CEO of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, will give the Commencement address; Mr. Christopher Nikoloff, Headmaster, will present the Graduation Awards; and Dr. Mark Abisi, Academic Dean, will present diplomas to the 102 members of the Class of 2019.

All members of the TASIS community are cordially invited to attend the Commencement Ceremony. The full ceremony will also be live-streamed and can be viewed at

We will share plenty of photos, videos, and news about graduation, awards, and other end-of-the-year events in our upcoming monthly newsletter.

Congratulations to The Elementary School Theater Program!

Hearty congratulations to Director Matthew Frazier-Smith, Assistant Director Julie Frazier-Smith, and the entire cast and crew of The Prince and the Pauper for their outstanding performances in the Palmer Center this week!

Watch the premiere and learn a bit about the cast and crew on the TASIS website.

Thank You from the TPA

Dear TASIS Parents and Community,

The TPA has accomplished so much over the past school year, and we could not have done it without your support. Thank you to all parents who volunteered their time, participated in fundraisers, and attended the 30+ events sponsored by the TPA. It is this dedication to serving our community and our children that have made theTPA what it is today.

Also, this year, the TPA celebrated its 10-year anniversary. After 10 years, the TPA is still growing, thriving, and contributing in meaningful ways to the School and its students. The community of parents volunteering and working together for the betterment of our children has never been stronger. We have a wonderfully diverse and global membership that make us unique. Thank you for being part of a dynamic and inclusive organization.

As you know, we are stepping down after this year. It has been our pleasure and honor to serve as co-presidents of the TPA this past year. We learned so much from all of you and appreciate your kind words of support and encouragement over the year.

We wish you a safe and happy summer. See you in September.

With warm regards,

Laura Colombo and Brunella Pignaton
TPA Co-Presidents

Recent Athletics Results

May 24 Varsity Track & Field • ESC Championships Results

Standardized Testing Information for 2019–2020

TASIS 2019–2020 Standardized Testing Recommendations/Schedule

  • SAT Registration Deadline Reminders
    • Dates for 2019–2020 (Registration is now open for 2019–2020 test administrations.)
      • October 5
      • November 2 (Subject Tests ONLY/Please note: Language Subject Tests with Listening will not be offered again until May 2021)
      • December 7
      • March 14 (NO Subject Tests)
      • May 2
      • June 6 (Subject Tests ONLY)
  • ACT Information
    • ACT administrations available at other testing centers:
      • July 13—register by June 14 (available in the US ONLY and not offered in California or New York)
    • Dates for 2019–2020 (Registration is not yet open.)
      • September 14
      • October 12 (Family Weekend)
      • December 14
      • February 8
      • April 4 (Spring Holiday–test available at other testing centers)
      • June 13 (School closed–test available at other testing centers)

2019–2020 Orientation Information

Dear Returning Families,

This is a friendly reminder to review the information provided in our 2019–2020 Orientation Portal over the summer. Please pay special attention to all of the mandatory items, which are marked in bold.

Thank you for your attention to this, and we hope you have a great summer!

Best wishes,

TASIS Admissions Team

Final Weekly Bulletin of the Year

Please note that this will be our final High School Weekly Bulletin of the 2018–2019 Academic Year. We wish you all a restful and relaxing summer!

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