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HS Friday Bulletin 05.07.10

HS Friday Bulletin 05.07.10

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Published by: International School Manila on May 07, 2010
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Dear Parents,

Our grade 9 and 10 exams are completed and early next week the grade 11 exams will also be finished. A few years back we made a commitment to our students that all students would receive quality feedback about their performance in their final exams and this is why as a High School we made a conscious decision to move the exams forward, from the traditional last days of a semester. Research in educational assessment has also shown that students can be assessed using authentic, contextual performance tasks that have much better transfer of knowledge and understanding than traditional exams. Thus we are promoting the use of these assessments throughout the semester and where appropriate even during the last three weeks of school. We are confident that our high school students will be fully engaged right into the last week of school.

As I write this article I am just about to head off to the PTA end of year Despedida, designed to thank staff and faculty and to farewell departing teachers. It is of course that time of year when we begin the process of \u201csigning out\u201d. In the High School I talk of our \u201cbig four\u201d ritual ceremonies that serve to mark the end of the year. On Thursday May 20th we have the annual Honor Societies celebration. This is followed on Monday May 24th when we celebrate academic and service excellence at the High School Honors Awards

ceremony. Later that same week, on Friday May 28th we will graduate 167 seniors at High School
Graduation. Perhaps of more interest for students is the Junior-Senior Prom to be held on Saturday, May
22nd. I hope to see many of you in attendance as we celebrate another rewarding year.

As usual at this time I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents who have directly or indirectly supported the High School this year. Parent participation in ISM High School events has never been stronger and I am sure that this has been a significant contributor to our success in academics and in the cultural and sporting arenas. Whether it was your involvement in PTA, a committee, attending parent coffees, on the sport field or court, or providing encouragement to our performing arts, I really do want to state our appreciation for your ongoing support. Our programs would not be as rich and as successful without your involvement.

On an administrative note it is very important at this time of year is that the school receives accurate data on re-enrollment and on those students who are withdrawing. If you know you are leaving ISM and have not communicated that to us I urge you to contact either the High School Office or the Admissions Office before May 15. We would like to be able to inform students who are currently waitlisted that they can be admitted to ISM as soon as is practically possible.

Kind regards,
William R. S. Brown
Michael Dickinson
High School Principal
High School Assistant Principal
International School Manila
ForATTEND ANCE concerns,
please contact the HS Office
(Sam Ramos or Laurie Atilano)
Tel: 840 8650 / 840 8653
or emailHSOffice@ismanila.org

ForG U I D AN C E concerns, please contact Gigi Azarcon and Jasmin Andres Tel:840-8655 / 840-8660

May 7, 2010
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From the HS Office:
Monday, May 10:
NO CLASSES- National Elections
IB Exams (AMR, LT, 1057)
Tuesday, May 11:

IB Exams (AMR, LT, 1057)
Grade 11 Exams (HS Gym)
HS Parent Coffee (Little Theater) 9:30am

Wednesday, May 12:

Student Late Start
IB Exams (AMR, LT, 1057)
Grade 11 Exams (HS Gym)

Thursday, May 13:
IB Exams (AMR, LT, 1057)
IB1 English A1 World Lit DUE (H&S)
Friday, May 14:
IB Exams (AMR, LT, 1057)

May 20: Honors Society Celebration
May 22: Junior Senior Prom
May 24: Honors and Awards Assembly
May 25: Senior Graduation Practice
May 26: Senior Graduation Practice
May 27: Senior Celebration
May 28: High School Graduation

From the Guidance Office:

Wednesday, May 12
Seoul National University College Talk /
Presentation by Young-Choo Chung

Room 1057
11:30 am
Senior Rings:
Rings are expected to be delivered to the HS office
around May 15.
Graduation Announcement Cards:

Graduation Announcement Cards are now ready for purchase. Each piece costs Php 50.00 (fifty pesos) and a minimum of 5 pcs per purchase is required. Cards will be sold on a first come first served basis. Please pay the amount to the Cashiers office first then bring the receipt to the HS Office to claim the cards. Hurry and send some to your family and friends abroad\u263a

Dear Parents,

In line with the forthcoming graduation of our seniors, we are preparing the return of the Facilities Upgrade Deposit (FUD) of $5,000.00 paid at the time your child entered International School Manila, Inc.

To enable us to release the refund on June 30, 2010
onwards may we remind you of the following:

1. Submission of the Facilities Upgrade Deposit (FUD) duly endorsed by the holder of the certificate. The refund in the form of check will be made payable to the holder\u2019s name indicated in the certificate.

2. Clearance for the textbooks to be accomplished
the last day of school.
3. Full settlement of all outstanding balance on
clearance day

Thank you for your cooperation.
Very truly yours,
International School Manila

**This does not apply to ADB and US Embassy sponsored
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I. IDs for the New School Year
Parent IDs
Current parent IDs will continue to be valid for the new school year 2010\u20102011.
Parents who require replacement school IDs due to loss or damage can acquire these from the Security Office upon payment of
Php100.00 to the Cashier.
Student IDs
All students will be issued with new ID cards at the beginning of the new school year. This year there will be no need for returning
students to visit the Security Office as we will be utilizing the photographs taken for the yearbooks.
School Passes
School passes issued to parent\u2019s employees and representatives need to be replaced for next school year. As of August 31, 2010 the
burgundy bordered passes will be invalid.
The security office is now accepting applications for new school passes, however the cards will not be available for collection before
July 1, 2010.
Each family will be given two free school passes. Additional school passes may be obtained after paying a processing fee of Php100.00
each to the Cashier\u2019s Office.
2, Car Stickers for the New School Year
The car stickers for school year 2010/2011 will be available from the security office beginning July 1, 2010.

For vehicles already displaying an existing sticker, parents should submit a completed renewal form with a copy of a current LTO official receipt. For new vehicles, parents are reminded that a copy of the vehicle\u2019s certificate of registration and a current official receipt need to be submitted with the application. Applications for vehicles registered with companies or other institutions should be supported by a letter of assignment.

Each ISM family will be issued one vehicle sticker free of charge. Any additional stickers will be issued following payment of P100 to
the cashier\u2019s office.
I would like to thank all members of the ISM community for their cooperation across this school year in helping us maintain ISM as
a safe and secure environment for our children.
Director of Operations and Security

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