Wednesday's IB Theatre performance
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson–
|Tuesday, January 21||College Planning Meeting for Parents of 11th Graders • 19:00, College Counseling Office (Villa De Nobili)|
|Friday, January 24–Sunday, January 26||Winter Art Exhibition • Palmer Center|
|Friday, January 24||TPA Used Uniforms Sale • Palmer Center lobby, 14:30–17:30|
|Tuesday, January 28||TASIS Speaker Series: Thomas Sparrow • 19:00, Palmer Center|
|Monday, February 3||No classes for HS and MS|
|Thursday, February 6||Parent-Board of Directors Social • 18:00, Resort Collina d’Oro|
|Monday, February 10—Friday, February 14||International Week|
|Wednesday, February 12||HS Parent Coffee • 8:30, Casa Fleming|
|Saturday, February 22—Friday, February 28||Spring Academic Travel|
Fall Semester Grade Reports
Please note that Fall Semester grade reports are now available in the Veracross Parent Portal.
Student Activities Offered this Weekend
This weekend’s activities include a trip to Ponte Tresa for sushi on Friday evening, skiing and snowshoeing in Andermatt on Saturday, karaoke and nachos in the Snack Bar on Saturday evening, and a trip to a rock climbing gym on Sunday.
Weekend activities are open to all day and boarding students. Students should consult the HS Daily Bulletin for sign-up information and more details about each activity.
A Greener TASIS
At this morning’s High School assembly, students in the Environmental Action Service Learning group joined forces with the TASIS Green Team and the Middle School’s E-Club to help educate the community about proper recycling habits.
This coming Monday’s advisor meetings will focus on how we can all improve our recycling efforts on campus. New recycling bins will be placed in front of Belvedere, the Snack Bar, de Nobili, Hadsall, and Focolare, and they will be available for use starting on Monday. There will be a recycling-themed community event during the assembly block next Friday.
The Middle School’s E-Club shows off the new recycling bins.
Winter Art Exhibition Opens Next Friday
We welcome you to join us at the Winter Art Exhibition, which opens in the Palmer Center next Friday, January 24, at 16:00 and will also be open all day Saturday and Sunday.
The Winter Art Exhibition is primarily a photographic exhibition with participation from some IB Visual Arts students. It is both a showcase of work completed in photography classes and a first opportunity for advanced students to curate an exhibition of their own work. The feedback students receive from the exhibition not only helps them to refine their future work but also allows them to celebrate their accomplishments with the school community. We hope to see you there!
TPA Used Uniform Sale Next Friday
The TASIS Parent Association (TPA) will be running a Used Uniform Sale in the Palmer Center lobby on Friday, January 24, from 14:30–17:30. Stop by on your way to the Winter Art Exhibition!
Parent-Board of Directors Social on February 6
All TASIS parents are cordially invited to join us at the annual Parent-Board of Directors Social at the Resort Collina d'Oro on Thursday, February 6, beginning at 18:00. Guests will have an opportunity to socialize with members of the TASIS Board of Directors and the TASIS Administration.
Please RSVP before February 4 to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to have even more families attend this year and look forward to seeing you there!
ES Open House on February 6
If you have any friends who may be interested in learning more about the TASIS Elementary School, please let them know that we will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, February 6, from 8:30–10:45 AM. More information can be found in this article, and the registration page is available here.
Thank you for your support!
The ES Leadership Team
|January 16||Varsity Boys Basketball @ ASM||ASM|
|January 18||Varsity Badminton at ICSZ||ICSZ|
|January 24||Varsity Swimming • SGIS Championships||LAS|
|January 14||Varsity Girls Basketball vs ASM||Win, 40–8|
|See more details on the TASIS website.|
Travel Expectations For Boarding Students
Director of Residential Life Tom Lill reviewed travel rules and expectations with all boarding students earlier this week. His presentation can be seen here.
This is also a reminder that detailed information about travel (for both day and boarding students) can be found in this section of the High School Student Handbook.
Parent Support Committee (PSC) Meeting Notes
The following topics were discussed at the PSC meeting on Thursday, December 5. Thank you to all who attended!
- Accountability for off-campus student behavior
- Helping students cope with peer pressure
- Recognition for students who have completed the Italian Section
- Creating or enhancing dormitory common rooms
- Responsibilities and expectations for Student Council members
- Service Learning staffing
- Accreditation process and update
2020 Yearbook: Senior Tribute Pages
As in previous years, parents of seniors are invited to contribute a special tribute in the TASIS yearbook. Tributes usually contain photos and text (a poem or special message of congratulations, etc.). Parents interested in purchasing a whole-page, half-page, or quarter-page tribute are kindly requested to complete the Senior Tribute Page Form by February 22 with the content they would like included. Further instructions can be found on the form.
College Counseling News
12th Grade and PG
9th, 10th, and 11th Grades
Upcoming College Representative Visits:
Standardized Testing Information: