Dragon Descant 5 June 2017

Posted on June 4th, 2017


Welcome to the end! This Friday everyone will make their way back home for the summer. There will be a bus for those going to the airport after lunch so if you have to do some packing, now’s the time.
DRAGONStars! winners should go and take their photo’s from the wall in front of the HS admin office. The Instax photo’s are yours to keep!
Clubs do not need sponsors or members until next year. We will have the Club Showcase and Club fair within the first few weeks and after that, all will be set. All clubs, be them official or non official, count towards one of your two club maximum. Remember, clubs are about your extra curricular interest and passions.
If your club, group, or class has anything on the walls please take it down.
Finals are here! Read last week’s post for all the info.


29 May 2017

Posted on May 28th, 2017

A BIG, BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all the seniors for being so awesome. We’re all going to miss you. Take care, be good, and have fun!!! Don’t forget you’ll always be a Dragon and you you are welcome back any time!

For the rest of us left on campus...Welcome to Dead Week, Dragons! No clubs, athletics, co-curriculars or other after school activities that aren’t studying. Enjoy! 😃
If you missed it, here is the info for finals which begin next Tuesday:

Instructions for Students for finals:
Academic Honesty: All students must sign the HS Cheating Policy before being allowed to take any HS semester exams. Failure to sign the policy will result in an F on the exams. Students who have already signed first semester do not need to do so again.
Dress for exam days: Students may wear the relaxed uniform on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (June 6-9). Relaxed uniform consists of dark pants or jeans and KIS shirt. No shorts, pajamas, or skirts are allowed. Rubber-bottomed shoes are preferred for the gym. Failure to dress accordingly may result in missing an exam.
Procedures on the day of the exams:All students must report to the cafeteria at least 15 minutes before the exam and bring their textbook for that subject. Textbooks will be collected at a table just outside of the cafeteria prior to entering. Once you have turned in your textbook, you will need to proceed to sit with your class period in the cafeteria for that specific exam. You will be called into the hallway by grade and will enter into the gym by class period. You must stay in the gym in your seat for the duration of the exam.

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Dragon Descant 22 May 2017

Posted on May 19th, 2017

The end is near, Dragons! Can you see it?

Schedules will be released on Tuesday. Remember, patience is a virtue 😉
Important Dates:
5/27 Graduation!!Graduation!!Graduation!! (everyone is invited)
May 29th-June 2nd: Dead Week: No clubs, athletics, co-curricular activities.
6/6-9 Finals Week:
Instructions for Students for finals:
Academic Honesty: All students must sign the HS Cheating Policy before being allowed to take any HS semester exams. Failure to sign the policy will result in an F on the exams. Students who have already signed first semester do not need to do so again.
Dress for exam days: Students may wear the relaxed uniform on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (June 6-9). Relaxed uniform consists of dark pants or jeans and KIS shirt. No shorts, pajamas, or skirts are allowed. Rubber-bottomed shoes are preferred for the gym. Failure to dress accordingly may result in missing an exam.
Procedures on the day of the exams:All students must report to the cafeteria at least 15 minutes before the exam and bring their textbook for that subject. Textbooks will be collected at a table just outside of the cafeteria prior to entering. Once you have turned in your textbook, you will need to proceed to sit with your class period in the cafeteria for that specific exam. You will be called into the hallway by grade and will enter into the gym by class period. You must stay in the gym in your seat for the duration of the exam.
DRAGONStars!
Grade 9:
Irene Jung
Inha Hwang
Grade 11:
Daniel Kim
Lisa Cho
Grade 10:
Joe Cho
Teressa Cho
Grade 12:
Stephanie Song
Regan Park


Dragon Descant 15 May 2017

Posted on May 10th, 2017

All’s well seniors? Welcome to you last week of classes in high school. You ready to go off into the world yet? Anyhow, this may be the last Descant you read so enjoy Guam and relax..you deserve it!
Day students should not be in school after hours or on weekends without permission. Please be aware that if you are on campus once, you will be warned. Twice, and you will have Saturday Detention 😃
Important Dates:
5/17 & 5/19 Last AP tests
5/16 Leaving Faculty Ceremony
5/18 HS Student Awards Ceremony (9-12)
5/19 Last Day for Seniors!!
5/19 DRAGONStars! Donut Party during lunch
5/27 Graduation!!Graduation!!Graduation!! (everyone is invited)
6/6-9 Finals Week
DRAGONStars!
Grade 9:
Joseph Seong
Caroline Ryu
Grade 11:
Dennis Kim
Jane Jang
Grade 10:
Jenny Hong
Han Hee Lee
Grade 12:
Kevin Sung
Christina Lee

Dragon Descant 8 May 2017

Posted on May 7th, 2017

Welcome back, everyone. I take it you all had a nice, restful break (studying for AP exams:-)
Not much on the horizon for this week except..exams. So, stay strong, Dragons! We’re so, so close to the end. Let’s finish like champions!
Schedules- Tomorrow afternoon we will be sending out the schedule change request form. And you can only fill out the form……….Once! So be very, very, very sure of what you are doing. (Sorry, I have to say it)
Important Dates:
5/16 Leaving Faculty Ceremony
5/18 HS Student Awards Ceremony (9-12)
5/20 Last Day for Seniors!!
5/27 Graduation!! (everyone is invited)
6/6-9 Finals Week
DRAGONStars!
Grade 9:
Veronica Yang
Danny Jang
Grade 11:
Sarah Lee
Ivan Lee
Grade 10:
Joey Jang
Julie Kim
Grade 12:
😉

Dragon Descant May 1st 2017

Posted on April 27th, 2017

It’s TIME!
AP exams are really, seriously here. They begin this Monday, May 1st, 2017 and will go for the next three, yes, three weeks. Let’s go Dragons! See Dr. Boyett document about testing if you haven’t already.
Remember the following for your tests:
  • Be at the testing room 15 minutes before the listed start time.
  • Bring your KISJ ID card.
  • Bring a light snack and a bottle of water for your 10 minute break.
  • Don’t forget your calculator!
Please respect testing students. Lets try and keep it quiet during testing these next three weeks.
Also, there will be no bell on the 4th floor during exams so keep an eye on the clock for the end of class (in case you weren’t doing that already).
I am writing to follow up on the nomination to the Academy for the Talented programme by your school. As you may recall, the Academy for the Talented is a programme that brings together talented young students to develop their intellectual potential and presents them with new challenges to stimulate their interest in learning at a university level. Excellent students are selected for the programme through a rigorous screening process who then become academy members. The specialized programme for academy members has several components to it and usually involves activities and events.
Important Dates:
5/1 AP Exams Begins
5/3-5 Buddha’s Birthday Break
5/16 Leaving Faculty Ceremony
5/18 HS Student Awards Ceremony (9-12)
5/20 Last Day for Seniors!!
5/27 Graduation!! (everyone is invited)
6/6-9 Finals Week
DRAGONStars!
Grade 9:
Shihan Chen
Sung Kim
Grade 11:
Jasmine Kim
Skyler Cho
Grade 10:
Henry Ko
Yaeji Youn
Grade 12:
Minseo Kim
Taylor Park

Dragon Descant 24 April 2017

Posted on April 21st, 2017

Hey Dragons,
The year’s almost up and that means graduation for our seniors! I hope all of you can attend the ceremony, we’ve made space for any student to come and watch as we send send off the class of 2017.
Club presentations are open for next year. Make sure you get your slide in before the closing date of May 1st.
Congratulations to Pete Kim and Jason Tark. They earned 3rd place from over 3000 video contestants from high schools worldwide, by creating a 60 second video connecting population growth to ocean health. Watch their video, Fishes are Being Thrown Away, on YouTube.
Important Dates
4/24 MAP Testing
4/26 HS Choir Concert & AP Art Exhibition @7pm
5/1 AP Exams Begins
5/3-5 Buddha’s Birthday Break
5/16 Leaving Faculty Ceremony
5/18 HS Student Awards Ceremony (9-12)
5/20 Last Day for Seniors!!
5/27 Graduation!! (everyone is invited)
6/6-9 Finals Week
DRAGONStars!
Grade 9:
Charming Oh
Eva Kim
Grade 11:
Katrina Heo
Patrick Bang
Grade 10:
Joshua Park
Sue Kim
Grade 12:
Angela Cho
Jack Min

Dragon Descant 17 April 2017

Posted on April 12th, 2017

Shout out to the entire KISJ theatre team..actors, techies, set builders and musicians. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was a lot of fun. Great job everyone!

Fire Alarm procedures: For an unannounced fire alarm, it went pretty well. It did show us that we can improve in a few areas. The main issue is that we are able to communicate with you once everyone is out on the field. For us, it means we are loud enough. For you, it means you are quiet enough. We may be doing another so stay tuned.
If you are injured, you may have one person helping you in the elevator. If there is more than one person assisting you, each person will face an after school detention.
Creative Writing Contest:
In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of its Confederation, the Embassy of Canada to Korea is organizing a ‘Creative Writing Contest for Youth’ in partnership with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Creative Writing for Children Society based in Canada. Attached are detailed information about the contest and posters in Korean, English and French. We appreciate your kind cooperation in sharing the information with your students and encouraging them to participate in this unique contest!
Public Affairs Section
Embassy of Canada

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Robotics will become a co-curricular next year, running in seasons one and two. We’re changing to help give our Dragon engineers more time to work on their robots and get to a competition.
Important Dates:
4/17 MAP G9 Begins
4/18 HS Orchestra Concert @7pm
4/19 Boston Conservatory Trio @7pm
4/20-21 Spring Book Fair
4/24 MAP G10 Begins
4/26 HS Choir Concert & AP Art Exhibition @7pm
5/1 AP Exams Begins
5/3-5 Buddha’s Birthday Break
5/16 Leaving Teachers Ceremony
5/18 HS Student Awards Ceremony (9-12)
5/20 Last Day for Seniors!!
5/27 Graduation!!
6/6-9 Finals Week
DRAGONStars!
Grade 9:
Justin Lim
Gina Kang
Grade 11:
Russell Kown
Sophia Shin
Grade 10:
Aiden Seo
Kelly Yang
Grade 12:
Diana Kim
Jaxon Park


Dragon Descant 10 April 2017

Posted on April 7th, 2017

Are you ready for a little club action! That’s right, KISJ club proposals are happening now. If you and 9 other people are passionate about something then you can run a club and follow your heart’s desire. We have a slightly different process this year so please read carefully.
First, everyone should open the Clubs 2017-2018 folder. In it you will find three slide shows. The first is a general instructions and timeline for next year’s Club Showcase (follow the directions:-). Everyone should view that slide show first. Continuing clubs will place their slides on the next slide show. Proposed clubs will place their slides on the third slide show. Yes, continuing and proposed clubs will have a separate slide show so don’t get yourself confused and put your continuing club on the proposal slide show or your proposed club on the continuing slide show. Got it? 😉
The slide for your club, be it continuing or proposed, is due May 1st.
Spirit Day: Did you know that every second Tuesday of the month we have a STUCO assembly and Spirit day too! What does that mean?? That means whenever we have a STUCO assembly, you can wear any KISJ top with uniform bottoms. Which means you can wear your spirit gear this Tuesday the same day as our...
All School Photo: We will have an all school photo after the assembly on Tuesday.
Grade 10 Students, you need to know your home address and phone number for your AP pre-admininistration session on Thursday, April 13th.
Important Dates:
4/11 STUCO Assembly; All School Photo; Yearbook Orders Begin
4/13-14 KISJ Theatre: The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee
4/17 MAP G9 Begins
4/18 HS Orchestra Concert @7pm
4/19 Boston Conservatory Trio @7pm
4/20-21 Spring Book Fair
4/24 MAP G10 Begins
4/26 HS Choir Concert & AP Art Exhibition @7pm
5/1 AP Exams Begins
DRAGONStars!
Grade 9:
Kris Chung
Alex Bae
Jeong Min
Yu Bin Park
Grade 11:
Ye Won Lee
Leo Kim
Grade 10:
Euro Hong
Steven Ryu
Grade 12:
😮


Dragon Descant 3 April 2017

Posted on March 27th, 2017

Let’s do this Dragons! The end is nigh.
Was it spring break or spring test prep for you? Either way I hope you all had a good time off. Now that spring has come and gone lets bring on the warm weather uniforms. So now you have a choice. You can continue with the cold weather uniforms if you’d like or move to the warm ones. If you don’t remember, the warm weather uniform is the short sleeve shirt with no tie. Pants and skirts are the lighter polyester type but shoes remain the same.
Prom: Didn’t by prom tickets? Mr. DeBaun and Dr. Boyett want to give you one, final, last chance go buy them. If you have changed your mind and want to go, please go to Mr. DeBaun’s room Monday to purchase them. Tickets are the same price: 160,000w for couples or 90,000w for singles.
AP Exam Prep: With AP testing just around the corner, Dr. Boyett is ready to begin the pre-bubbling of forms. To do that, each student will need to know their home address and telephone number.
Write down your home address and phone number. You can send it in an email to your self or put it on a piece of paper. Either way, have it with you when you return from break. This is important for your tests to go smoothly on test day so please don’t forget to bring that info.
Important Dates:
4/4 BHA@KISJ Girls Soccer & Badminton
4/8 Prom
4/11 All School Photo
4/13-14 KISJ Theatre: The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee
4/13 Track and Field @ KISJ
4/17 MAP G9 Begins
4/20-21 Spring Book Fair
4/24 MAP G10 Begins
5/1 AP Exams Begins
2017/18 Scheduling Dates:
May 1st: Draft schedules given to students.
May 8-12: Schedule change request form opened.
May 21st: Final schedules released.
Please see this document for general info about scheduling:
DRAGONStars!
Grade 9:
😉

Grade 11:
William Kim
Diana Hong
Grade 10:
Elsa Park
Hojoon Choi
Grade 12:
John Park
Injae Song


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