Hey there Dragons,
The semester has flown by! While we will all miss semester one terribly, we can celebrate it with a grand finale 😉 before welcoming semester two.
As a school, we should keep a record of things that have happened. Sometimes those records are photos and who best to take the pictures than our yearbook class students. But, its hard for them to get all of the pictures they need if others are pestering them to view and check the perfectness of each picture taken of them. Please, let the yearbook folks do their work and take pictures without having to have each picture pre-approved by all of you.
TEDxKISJeju:
Tedx was a complete success! That’s the only way I can describe it. Perhaps fantastic? It is an honor for our school to have hosted Jeju’s submission to the global conversation of TED talks. I want especially wish to thank Mrs. Stearman and Raymond Kil for their contributions. I would also like to congratulate each of our volunteers, performers, presenters, and organizers for their efforts in making the entire event run smoothly and adding a some fun. Well done!

Spirit day / Advisory shirt day:
All students will be able to wear their spirit wear which includes advisory t-shirts, sports uniforms, club gear, etc., each month on the second Tuesday. This coincides with our StuCo assemblies and will be a good way for everyone to express their spirit together. There is one exception to this which is the senior advisory winner for the weekly challenge. They will be able to wear their spirit wear the the Monday following their win. Keep in mind that whenever you wear spirit wear you must wear normal uniform bottoms that day. Everyone must follow these guidelines in order for spirit day to continue.
**Note to all students and faculty: The December Stuco assembly will take place on Tuesday, December 6th (the 1st Tuesday of Dec.) due to finals week. Students may wear spirit gear on this day.
Uniform Checks:
We will be conducting weekly uniform checks but you may not know when they are going to happen. I have spoken with the teachers and they have agreed to check their class’ uniforms and mark students in PS for any issues. Non KISJ gear is not permitted (I think you know this already!).
A review of the exam rules for this semester:
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 (If you haven’t done this, please do it ASAP). Your advisor will provide a copy of the policy for each of you to sign.
Dress for exam days: Students may wear the relaxed uniform on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (Dec 13-16). Relaxed uniform consists of dark pants or jeans and KIS shirt. No shorts, sweat pants, athletic pants, 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. Please sit with your class period 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.
Senior privileges: Seniors will have dorm privileges during the exams on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Dec 13- 16). If you do not have a scheduled exam, you may stay in your dorm room to study or rest. If you miss an exam because of poor planning, you will not be able to make it up. All other students must be in the school until 12:30. There are no exceptions to this.
Finally, day students are not permitted in the dorms during exam week, December 11-17.
Important Dates:
11/29-11/30: Korean Finals
11/29: BHA @ KISJ Girls Basketball 5pm
11/30: Choir program in the PAC
12/2 HS Band Concert in the PAC
12/3: SAT @ KISJ / Basketball @KISJ
12/3 KISAC All division swim meet @BHA 10am
12/5-12/17: Prep time: No clubs, performances, practices or other events in the HS for finals.
12/6: BHA@KISJ Boys Basketball 5pm; NLCS @KSIJ Girls Basketball 5:15
12/13-15: Semester 1 Exams
Upcoming University Visits:
University of Melbourne: Monday, November 28 @ 8:20 a.m. in the HS Learning Center
Linden College Tour (10-15 universities): Monday, February 13 @ 8:15 a.m. in the HS Mini PAC (invite your parents!)
DRAGONStars! Please remember to come to the HS office Monday during advisory to take your picture.
Grade 9:
Alex Choi
Kelly Cho
Mina Kim
Kevin Kang
Grade 10:
Gerrard Dhoe
Lynn Kang
Eric Kim
Jenny Hong
Grade 11:
Sophia Kim
Jinkyung Kim
Simon Jeon
Martin Na
Grade 12:
Stella Kim
Brandon Noh
Regan Park
Lily Cho