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


Dragon Descant 20 March 2017

Posted on March 19th, 2017

Hey there Dragons,
I heard course requests went ok for everyone? Here’s to getting into all the classes of your dreams. Whats next? Well, you’ll get your draft schedule in a little more than a month. We wanted you to be extra-super-special careful when submitting the course change request form so there’s a week in between the time you get your draft schedule and when we open up the form which has one (1) submission per person. The form allows you to request two changes.
***Allow me to repeat myself: The course change request form may be submitted once per student with a maximum of two requests.***
There will be just a few freshmen in the house this week as SLL is going on.
Important Dates:
3/25 Spring Break
4/4 BHA@KISJ Girls Soccer & Badminton
4/8 Prom
4/11 All School Photo
4/13 Track and Field @ KISJ
4/17 MAP G9 Begins
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:
Carol Park
Yuji Yamada
Grade 11:
Anna Jo
Amy Kang
Grade 10:
Diane Kang
Brian Shin
Grade 12:
Lucy Jeong
Caitlin Kim
**Spring break anyone?


Dragon Descant 13 March 2017

Posted on March 12th, 2017

Hey Dragons,
A short note as I am away this week. May all of your scheduling dreams come true!
We have been experiencing some issues with students borrowing cameras from the library. Please see the following link to understand your responsibilities. The most important note from this doc?

1. Students are not permitted to keep camera's overnight!

  • Camera's MUST be back to the library by 5:00 pm.

  • Failure to return the camera, will result in borrowing restrictions.
Important Dates:
3/15 Tri-M GEC Music Showcase
3/17 SLL begins; MAT in Suzhou, China; Q3 DRAGON Donut Party
3/25 Spring Break
4/4 BHA@KISJ Girls Soccer & Badminton
4/3 DRAGON Donut Party
4/8 Prom
4/11 All School Photo after assembly
4/13 Track and Field @ KISJ
4/18 HS String Orchestra Concert in mPAC @ 7pm
4/19 Boston Conservatory Trio in PAC @7pm
4/26 Choir Concert (mPAC) and AP Studio Art exhibition (in front of PAC)
2017/18 Scheduling Dates:
March 13-17: Raising sophomores, juniors, and seniors input schedule requests.
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:
Lucy Hong
Victor Jang
Grade 11:
Daniel Choi
Taehwan Jang
Grade 10:
Steve Lee
Teressa Cho
Grade 12:
Tiffany Goo
Daniel Lee

Dragon Descant 6 March 2017

Posted on March 3rd, 2017

D-D-D-Dra-Gons!
hi...
A public announcement:
Be careful out there, Dragons. Life is going all great and everything when...
What I’m trying to say is, once you’ve made a ‘misstep' it can be hard to recover. That doesn’t mean you won’t ever recover, just that it could be pretty difficult to get back to where you were before. Please think carefully about your actions as a good person and student at our school. When you became a Dragon, you chose to follow the DRAGONS and all that they represent. There should never be time when you are not representing the DRAGONS well, in school or in life.

A reminder to our G12 study hall students: Please remember that you must not interrupt other classes. Specifically, you should not be rushing into your study hall class rooms before the bell. Instead, please wait patiently until the bell rings, and then allow the previous class to file out BEFORE registering your attendance with the teacher.
Elevator Use (are we really still talking about this?): Students should not be riding the elevators at any time, before OR after school unless they have medical documentation on their person.
There are quite a number of cell phones (are we really still talking about this too?) being turned in by teachers on a regular basis. Please remember that no cell phones should be visible at KISJ unless a teacher explicitly asks you to use your phone.
(On another note)
UNIST(Ulsan National Institute of Technology) is going to visit KISJ on March 9th, from 4:00 to 5:30pm in the PAC. Be there!
Important Dates:
3/10 STUCO Talent Show
3/11 SAT
3/15 Tri-M GEC Music Showcase
3/17 SLL begins; MAT in Suzhou, China; Q3 DRAGON Donut Party
3/25 Spring Break
4/4 BHA@KISJ Girls Soccer & Badminton
4/8 Prom
4/11 All School Photo
4/13 Track and Field @ KISJ
2017/18 Scheduling Dates:
March 13-17: Raising sophomores, juniors, and seniors input schedule requests.
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:
Grade 9:
Inwoo Jang
Dongki Kim
Grade 11:
Amy Lee
Kate Kim
Grade 10:
Amy Kwon
Joshua Park
Grade 12:
Tiffany Goo

Dragon Descant 27 February 2017

Posted on February 26th, 2017



**Jeju winds were in full effect last week 😮
The TEDx Jeju event is now available for viewing on Youtube..check it out. Thanks to Lucy Jeong and Erin Song for all of their efforts with TEDxjeju! Also, thanks to Taejon, Jasmine, Karla and Kyle who were also apart of the crew.
Day students can only be on campus after school Sunday-Thursday 7:30-9:30pm in Collins lounge. Check in with Ms. Painter or Ms. Maltby before heading to the lounge. Otherwise, day students must be off campus by 5:30pm unless accompanied by a faculty member. (s&d life guide p10)
Email: If you are sending an email to a group email, such as class of X, please make sure that it is in English only. This does not include emails to individuals or small groups of students. You can send those as you’d like.
The results from our perception survey are in. Have a look and see just what everyone is thinking.
Important Dates:
3/3 Half day
3/10 STUCO Talent Show
3/11 SAT
3/15 Tri-M GEC Music Showcase
3/17 SLL begins; MAT in Suzhou, China; Q3 DRAGON Donut Party
3/25 Spring Break
4/4 BHA@KISJ Girls Soccer & Badminton
4/8 Prom
4/11 All School Photo
4/13 Track and Field @ KISJ
2017/18 Scheduling Dates:
March 6-10: Raising seniors and juniors input schedule requests.
March 13-17: Raising sophomores input schedule requests.
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:
Grade 9:
Youngseo Lee
Jason Moon
Grade 11:
Mike Kim
Jennifer Lee
Grade 10:
Joon Lee
Shannon Park
Grade 12:
Katniss Lee
Raymond kil


Dragon Descant 20 February 2017

Posted on February 15th, 2017

Dragons, we’re in the thick of S2 and Q3 will be over before we know it on March 14th. As always, the Quarterly report is only an update and does not reflect on your GPA. Also, teachers will be giving narrative reports to all students.
If you haven’t already, check out the Winter 2017 Dragons Dispatch which features some great student articles.
Important Dates:
2/22 Wear Pink Day
2/18-19: GECMUN
2/22 Student v Faculty swim meet.
2/24 STUCO movie night
3/3 Half day
3/10 STUCO Talent Show
3/11 SAT
3/17 SLL begins; MAT in Suzhou, China
3/25 Spring Break
2017/18 Scheduling Dates:
March 6-10: Raising seniors and juniors input schedule requests.
March 13-17: Raising sophomores input schedule requests.
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:
Change Jung
Julie Park
Grade 11:
Jinny Jin
Soon Huh
Grade 10:
Harry Moon
Sarah Nam
Grade 12:
Ian Cho

Dragon Descant 13 February 2017

Posted on February 11th, 2017

Greetings Dragons! There’s a lot to do for AP applications this week. Did you see my email on Saturday? If not, check out the document below to help guide you through the AP / honors application and general scheduling processes.
Uniforms:
All teachers are on the lookout for students who are out of uniform. Please watch out as you could end up in Saturday detention…or worse...😮
Phones:
There have been a few phones brought down to the HS office lately. So I’m wondering if there is some confusion about when students can or cannot use phones. Basically, students may not use phones during the academic day, 8:20am-3:33pm, unless explicitly told otherwise by a teacher. Meaning, if your teacher didn’t say, “Use your phone," you can’t use your phone.
Additionally, by use I mean “see" your phone. If we see it, we will assume you are using it. That includes in the cafeteria, the library, and between classes. After 3:33pm its open season: Use all the phones you have (😉 )
Service hours:
If you have unrecorded service hours from previous years you may use the service form to record them. Please record all similar hours in one submission. So, if you want to record SLL hours you can put all of those hours on one form submission. Just make sure you double check how many hours you should put there. One of the most important parts of the form is the Honor Statement, which asks you to confirm the correctness of your submission. If you say you did more service hours than you actually completed you are not being very honest, are you? Questions? Email me.
Important Dates:
2/13 Linden College Fair! 8:15-9:00am @ m-PAC
2/14 Theatre Film Festival in PAC;
2/18-20 GECMUN
2/22 Wear Pink Day
2/18-19: GECMUN
2/22 Student v Faculty swim meet.
2/24 STUCO movie night
3/3 Half day
3/10 STUCO Talent Show
3/11 SAT
3/17 SLL begins; MAT in Suzhou, China
3/25 Spring Break
2017/18 Scheduling Dates:
2/17 Students hand in all AP / Honors applications
**For further information, see document above. If you still have questions, see document above one more time, ask a friend, check the course guide, then email your counselor.
DRAGONStars!
Grade 9:
Sebin Chin
Daniel Taekwon Nam
Grade 11:
😔

Grade 10:
Anna An
Zach Jung
Grade 12:
Brent Yi

***Go Dragons Basketball!!!


Dragon Descant 6 February 2017

Posted on January 25th, 2017

Welcome back (again) and Happy New Year (again:-)!
We’re back and running from the opening bell this week and it’s going to be a bit of a marathon. No time off till…Spring Break! Hopefully, though, you’ve all enjoyed your vacation to recover from your other vacation. I especially needed this ‘recovery vacation’ as I was so worn out from winter break that I could barely focus. I’m just saying, vacation can be tough. 😉
My point is..let’s not forget how awesome the KISJ life is. Not only do we get to spend so much quality time together with our friends at school, we also get to share with them about how great all of our time off was!
Electives Showcase (G9-11):
Please go directly to the PAC on Monday morning. Your advisors are expecting to see you there and not in their classrooms.
AP Showcase (G9-11):
Don’t forget about this one either..Monday, right after school in the PAC.
**Some tips on scheduling**:
  • Use the course guide.
  • Understand now your GPA may affect your schedule.
  • Keep in mind how many elective choices you have for all four years at KISJ.
  • If you have questions about a class, talk to the teacher (begin to build a relationship early) and /or your counselor.
  • Maximum 2 study halls for all students.
Important Dates:
2/10 Boys basketball v NLCS
2/13 Linden College Fair
2/14 Theatre Film Festival in PAC;
2/18-20 GECMUN
2/22 Wear Pink Day
2/18-19: GECMUN
2/22 Student v Faculty swim meet.
2/24 STUCO movie night
3/3 Half day
3/10 STUCO Talent Show
3/11 SAT
3/17 SLL begins; MAT in Suzhou, China
3/25 Spring Break
2017/18 Scheduling Dates:
2/6 Electives Showcase in PAC @ 8:20am; AP/Honors Showcase in PAC @ 3:40pm
**Parents are invite
2/8 AP/Honors Q&A in the Mini PAC @ 3:40
**Parents are invited
2/17 Students hand in all AP / Honors applications
College Visits
School Date Time/Place
Imperial College London
[London, England, UK]
Wednesday, February 22 8:20 AM - 9:00 AM
Community Center
Linden College Tour Monday, February 13 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Community Center
Summer Programs
*Students, please keep in mind KISJ deadlines for LoR requests
for summer programs as outlined in the Dorm and Life Guide*
Program Name Additional Info Link
University of Notre Dame Pre-College Programs: 2017 Leadership Seminars Program Dates: July 15 – July 26, 2017
For rising high school seniors only.
Application deadline: January 30, 2017

Leadership Seminars is a 10-day, all expenses paid program for advanced students who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills in the company of dynamic peers. Students engage in lively discussions on issues of global concern under the tutelage of Notre Dame faculty. The three seminars offered are American Arts, Popular Culture, and Social Change; Global Issues: Towards a Just Peace; and Science, Ethics, and Responsibility.
Notre Dame Link
DRAGONStars!
Grade 9:
(Amy) Doyeon Kim
Ian Jung
Grade 11:
Jungkuk Park
Chloe Choi
Grade 10:
Ryan Kim
Julia Lee
Grade 12:
Diana Kim
Dylan Jun



**Have a great week!




Dragon Descant 23 January 2017

Posted on January 16th, 2017

What’s up Dragons?! Enjoying your Sunday? Hopefully most of you are inside now as today is one of those crazy Jeju winter days. How about a nice, warm campfire..go ahead, just put your toes up to the screen..ahhh.


Next week we have another holiday. How are you feeling about that?
And let’s welcome back all those SAT takers who had to go all the way to NRT to take the test..Hope you did well!

Recording Service Hours:
Have you performed service this year? Will you perform any during second semester. We have a new way for you to record all of your hours. Essentially, you will need to fill out a form each time you do any kind of service whether it is with a faculty member or not. Take a look at this slide show and you’ll find most of the answers to your questions there.

Going to the dorms before 3:30pm:
Hi Seniors! Yes, I’m speaking directly to all of you grade 12 students (but this applies to everyone). Don’t go to the dorms before 3:30pm, M-F 😃

Incorrect Important dates:
If you see an incorrect date on the Descant, please send me an email to correct it. Its a real challenge for me to keep up with everyone’s schedule. And then everyone’s schedule changes and I don’t get the update. So, please just email me if you see something wrong.

Uniforms:
I know that this is a repeat but please do not wear non-KISJ gear during the academic day. I have seen many, many students doing this in every grade. Sweaters, hoodies, pants………etc. If you’re cold, wear your vest, blazer or KISJ baseball jacket. Or all of them!! Our uniform is a part of who we are at KISJ. It is a part of our visible culture that, in my opinion, relays a message of professionalism and respect. And, please keep in mind that we have made adjustments to the uniform (shoes, jacket) to help you guys feel warmer, and cooler, while wearing them.

College Visits
School Date Time/Place
Imperial College London
[London, England, UK]
Wednesday, February 22 8:20 AM - 9:00 AM
Community Center
Linden College Tour Monday, February 13 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Community Center
Summer Programs
*Students, please keep in mind KISJ deadlines for LoR requests
for summer programs as outlined in the Dorm and Life Guide*
Program Name Additional Info Link
University of Notre Dame Pre-College Programs: 2017 Leadership Seminars Program Dates: July 15 – July 26, 2017
For rising high school seniors only.
Application deadline: January 30, 2017

Leadership Seminars is a 10-day, all expenses paid program for advanced students who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills in the company of dynamic peers. Students engage in lively discussions on issues of global concern under the tutelage of Notre Dame faculty. The three seminars offered are American Arts, Popular Culture, and Social Change; Global Issues: Towards a Just Peace; and Science, Ethics, and Responsibility.
Notre Dame Link

Important Dates:

1/25 STEM Fair Poster Contest; Orchestra concert in Mini PAC
1//30 Luner New Year
2/10 Key Club Valentines Day party; Boys basketball v NLCS
2/14 Theatre Film Festival in PAC
2/18-20 GECMUN
2/22 Wear Pink Day
2/24 STUCO movie night
3/1 Student v Faculty swim meet.
3/10 STUCO Talent Show

2017/18 Scheduling Dates:
2/6 Electives Showcase in PAC @ 8:20am; AP/Honors Showcase in PAC @ 3:40pm
**Parents are invite
2/8 AP/Honors Q&A in the Mini PAC
**Parents are invited
2/17 Students hand in all AP / Honors applications

DRAGONStars!
Grade 9: Rachel Sung, Kevin Kim
Grade 11:Edward Kim, Bor Yu Heo
Grade 10: Susan Choi, Justin Lee
Grade 12: Halin Yu, George Park, Daniel Lee, Sally Baik


Dragon Descant 16 January 2017

Posted on January 13th, 2017

Hey there Dragons! Is everyone feeling well rested after the break. We’re just one week into school and already we’ve had a great event at the winter formal. We were laughing..dancing..eating..taking selfies..and getting awards! Which reminds me..Congratulations to Kyle Jung for receiving the student-voted DRAGONS award. You deserve it!

Scheduling for next year is coming up fast. Your counselor and advisor will be working with you to help figure out what you will want to take next year. You can see some of the scheduling dates coming up in the next six weeks down below.

From the HS library:
This is the FINAL reminder ... the no bags and no food in the library rule applies to Grade 12 students (Seniors) as well as all the other students in the High School.
During Study Hall, your bag goes into a locker and does not go further than 2 metres into the library.
For those students who choose to ignore this, you are demonstrating an inability to comply with the library policies. As this is a condition of your study hall access to the library, you will be asked to leave the library and return to your study hall room. This applies at ALL TIMES!

Important Dates:

1/25 STEM Fair Poster Contest; Orchestra concert in Mini PAC
1//30 Luner New Year
2/10 Boys basketball v NLCS
2/14 Theatre Film Festival in PAC

2/17-20 GECMUN
2/22 Wear Pink Day
2/24 STUCO movie night
3/1 Student v Faculty swim meet.
3/10 STUCO Talent Show
2017/18 Scheduling Dates:
2/6 Electives Showcase in PAC @ 8:20am; AP/Honors Showcase in PAC @ 3:40pm
**Parents are invited

2/8 AP/Honors Q&A in the Mini PAC
**Parents are invited

2/17 Students hand in all AP / Honors applications
Upcoming College Visits:

College Visits
School
School of Visual Arts

[New York, NY, USA]
University of St Andrews

[St Andrews, Scotland, UK]
Imperial College London

[London, England, UK]
Summer Programs

*Students, please keep in mind KISJ deadlines for LoR requests

for summer programs as outlined in the Dorm and Life Guide*

Date

Time/Place


8:20 AM - 9:00 AM

Community Center


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Community Center


8:20 AM - 9:00 AM

Community Center
**We will update this link regularly so be sure to check it out each week. If you a passion and would like to attend a summer program to explore it further, please ask your counselor soon to help find a program for you.**





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