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HS Weekly Bulletin | March 6, 2020
Posted 03/06/2020 09:00AM

A pair of skis is the ultimate transportation to freedom.

― Warren Miller

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 17 Winter Sports Banquet
Tuesday, March 24 Shadow Day for grade 5 (MS) and grade 8 (HS)
Friday, March 27–Monday, March 30 IB Visual Arts Exhibition
Friday, March 27–Sunday, March 29 HS Spring Musical: Singin’ in the RainReserve seats
Saturday, April 4–Sunday, April 19 All-School Spring Holiday
Wednesday, April 22 HS Parent Coffee • 8:30, Casa Fleming
Monday, April 27 TASIS Speaker Series: John Hooper and Anna Kraczyna
Thursday, May 14–Sunday, May 24 Spring Arts Festival
Friday, May 15—Sunday, May 17 MS Spring Musical: Alice in Wonderland, JR.
Tuesday, May 26–Wednesday, May 27 ES Spring Musical: Out of the Woods
Saturday, May 30 HS Commencement Ceremony

Student Activities Offered this Weekend

This weekend’s activities include a bonfire with s’mores at the fire pit on campus or ice skating on the new TASIS ice rink on Friday evening, an afternoon hike around Gandria or a day trip to Lucerne on Saturday, and a bagel and salmon brunch in Lanterna or an afternoon shopping trip to Foxtown on Sunday. 

Weekend activities are open to all day and boarding students. Students can consult the HS Daily Bulletin for more details.

Intramural Sports Offered on Campus Next Week

To help offset the cancelation of March athletic competitions, the Athletics Department has developed an intramural sports schedule for any students who would like to participate. The following activities will be offered in the Palestra next week:

  • Monday, March 9, 17:30–18:45: Badminton 
  • Tuesday, March 10, 16:00–18:00: Soccer 
  • Wednesday, March 11, 16:00–18:00: Volleyball 
  • Thursday, March 12, 16:00–18:00: Basketball 

Students can make teams in advance or just show up and play, and they are free to come for some or all of the time each activity is offered. In addition, the fitness room will be open and supervised from 16:00–18:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

International Women’s Day Assembly

At next Friday’s High School Assembly, student veterans from the Opsahl Global Service Program (GSP) will present about International Women's Day and discuss issues facing women both globally and locally. The WISER (Kenya) GSP group will also report about its recent visit to Muhuru Bay, Kenya, where 12 TASIS students got to know the amazing young women of the Women’s Institute for Secondary Education and Research (WISER), which TASIS has partnered with since 2010.

Reserve Your Seats for the HS Spring Musical

Rehearsals are in full swing for this year’s High School Spring Musical, Singin’ in the Rain, which will premiere in the Palmer Center on Friday, March 27, at 19:30. Additional shows will be performed in the Palmer Center on Saturday, March 28, at 19:30 and on Sunday, March 29, at 14:30.

See recent rehearsal photos on the TASIS SmugMug page, and reserve your seats at before it’s too late!

Coronavirus Information on TASIS Website

As noted in the email we sent yesterday, we have added a Coronavirus Information page to the TASIS website. There you will find an archive of our recent communications, a current list of our protocols and policies, and a collection of links to expert resources. We will continue to update this page as needed.

Personalized Water Bottles for Sale

Order a personalized, BPA-free, stainless steel water bottle (500 ml) to help the TPA carry out its goals! See the graphic below for more details, and if you would like to place an order, please send an email to with the color, name, and font you would like. Proceeds from this sale will go toward TPA eco-conscious initiatives and TPA events. 

College Counseling News

Upcoming College/University Representative Visits

12th Grade and PG

  • Seniors should continue to update their college counselor as they receive university decisions. Students are responsible for supplying decisions for all transcript requests submitted.

11th Grade

  • It is recommended that all students take one SAT and one ACT in the spring of the junior year.
    • Please review the complete TASIS testing recommendations here.

Standardized Testing Information:

  • Please review the 2019–2020 TASIS Standardized Testing Recommendations/Schedule 
  • SAT test dates and registration deadlines for 2019–2020:
    • March 14—SAT ONLY/NO Subject Tests (Registration deadline: Feb 14)
    • May 2 (Registration deadline: April 3)
      • Please note that registrations for the March administration reached capacity. Register early to guarantee your seat.
    • June 6—Subject Tests ONLY (Registration deadline: May 8)
  • ACT test dates and registration deadlines for 2019–2020:
    • April 4 (during Spring Holiday—test available at other testing centers)
    • June 13 (school closed—test available at other testing centers)
  • SAT/ACT prep course offered at TASIS
    • March 21-22 and 28-29 
    • For students interested in this preparation for the SAT and/or ACT tests, TASIS College Counseling recommends that students take this course in the spring of the 11th grade and then revisit the course in the fall of 12th grade (at no additional cost).
    • This optional course prepares students for both the SAT and ACT tests. For program details and to register for the course, please visit or email Informational videos are also available on the website under the subtitle “The ASI Difference.”
    • Spring Semester Test dates:
      • April 25
      • May 16
    • Registration information and instructions, including the “bulk registration code” unique to each test date, will be sent from when the registration period for each exam opens. TASIS students should register with the code, which is valid until 10 days before the exam. Registration during the 10 days prior to the exam is open to the public (including TASIS students) and can be done without a code. Please note that only 12 seats are available for each test administration. Early registration is encouraged.
  • Parents interested in receiving updates from College Board (SAT) and ACT can register by following these links:
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