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Secondary School – June 3, 2022

Secondary School – June 3, 2022

This Friday our Middle School students completed their three-week iMPACT festival. iMPACT is a 3-week, 3-stage, learning event, combining service to the community with core academic standards. This festival gave students throughout the middle school the chance to learn new skills, apply theory to practice, and become agents of positive change for the local and global community.

Secondary School – May 27, 2022

Secondary School – May 27, 2022

iMPACT 2022 continues to propel forward. Over the last few weeks, our middle school students have been working in cross-grade level teams investigating, gathering data, and taking steps to make an impact on our local community.  This is service learning in action! The projects are designed and implemented by our students.

Secondary School – May 20, 2022

Secondary School – May 20, 2022

iMPACT 2022 is off to a great start. This week our Middle School students had the opportunity to learn from guest presenters who shared their stories of passion. Each of our guests is actively making a difference in our local community. Starting with our very own School Director, who, as you all know, is off making his contribution with the Mississippi River Challenge. 

Strategic Themes Review Marketing

Strategic Themes Review Marketing

A review of the last 4 years of ISY’s continual efforts to improve the brand image of ISY and its communication platforms.

ISY Board Elections 2022

ISY Board Elections 2022

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, there will be the ISY AGM and Board Elections for 2 positions. Find out about how you can be nominated and see who the candidates are here.

Secondary School – April 29, 2022

Secondary School – April 29, 2022

here is a great deal going on this upcoming week. Please read the blog to better understand what is happening. Please make sure to attend Parent-Teacher conferences.

Strategic Themes Review Facilities

Strategic Themes Review Facilities

A review of the last 4 years of ISY’s continual efforts to expand and improve facilities as well as a review of the Nay Pyi Taw Campus.

Secondary School – April 22, 2022

Secondary School – April 22, 2022

It’s been another great Olympiad. With Elementary and Secondary School students working together. Olympiad is an ISY tradition that has been a part of ISY for 32 years and is often referred to as the Greatest Day of the year.

Secondary School – April 8, 2022

Secondary School – April 8, 2022

It’s been another great Olympiad. With Elementary and Secondary School students working together. Olympiad is an ISY tradition that has been a part of ISY for 32 years . It is often referred to by staff and students as the Greatest Day of the school year. Students from various grades and friendship groups work in teams performing a variety of activities that are based on teamwork and collaboration. In addition to just being a fun day, the goal behind Olympiad is to develop our ISY school community where skills and attributes are valued and respected. Having a strong school community is essential as it develops a sense of belonging, provides a way for all students to be included, and helps build and strengthen cross-grade relationships.

Secondary School – April 1, 2022

Secondary School – April 1, 2022

Next week ISY will be celebrating Olympiad. Olympiad is an ISY tradition that has been a part of ISY for 32 years . It is often referred to by staff and students as the Greatest Day of the school year. Students from various grades and friendship groups work in teams performing a variety of activities that are based on teamwork and collaboration. This year’s Olympiad will be a whole school event with Elementary, Middle School, and High School students working together.

In addition to just being a fun day, the goal behind Olympiad is to develop our ISY school community where skills and attributes are valued and respected. Having a strong school community is essential as it develops a sense of belonging, provides a way for all students to be included, and helps build and strengthen cross-grade relationships.

Strategic Themes Review Culture and Diversity

Strategic Themes Review Culture and Diversity

A review of the last 4 years of ISY’s continual celebration of the wide ranging culture and diversity on display at ISY. Read how Culture and Diversity has been integrated into the curriculum and so much more.

Secondary School – March 25, 2022

Secondary School – March 25, 2022

The end of Quarter 3 is today. Reports will be available on PowerSchool on April 1, 2022. As you review reports, please note that on April 29th, ISY will be hosting Parent Teacher Conferences. If you have any questions about the Quarter 3 report, please feel free to email the teacher directly and/or attend Parent Teacher Conferences. As online conferences have been been a success, we will continue with this approach. More information about conferences will be sent after the holiday. 

Strategic Themes Review Inclusion

Strategic Themes Review Inclusion

A review of the last 4 years of Environmental Consciousness at ISY. Read all about ISY’s great initiatives to improve the environment and so much more.

Secondary School – March 18, 2022

Secondary School – March 18, 2022

Moving forward, we are also setting a goal to eliminate the hybrid /virtual program for the 2022-23 school year.  The only exception to this would be interruptions due to directives from the Myanmar authorities, or short-term COVID spikes causing class, grade level, or full school return to virtual learning for short periods.

Strategic Themes Review, Service learning

Strategic Themes Review, Service learning

A review of the last 4 years of Service Learning at ISY. Read about ISY’s introduction of Service Learning into the curriculum, our service organization partnerships and so much more.

Secondary School – February 10, 2022

Secondary School – February 10, 2022

I would like to extend a thank you to the parents who have communicated with the clinic in a timely manner with positive covid results. This assists ISY with being able to share the information with others who were in close contact.  As we adapt and progress through the weeks, please make sure to contact the ISY’s medical clinic if you have questions or to share results.  The clinic can be contacted by email at clinic@isyedu.org.

Secondary School – February 4, 2022

Secondary School – February 4, 2022

Next week we look forward to having our campus open to all students. In an effort to create a smooth pick-up process secondary students will be allowed on the front steps for pick-up at 2:30. Please do not attempt to pick up your child before 2:30. For those students walking or taking their bicycles, we encourage you to use the side entrance. 

Secondary School – January 28, 2021

Secondary School – January 28, 2021

t was a great week having our students back on campus during their transition days. In addition, on Friday parents and students received their quarter 2 grades on PowerSchool.

Secondary School – December 10, 2021

Secondary School – December 10, 2021

This last week prior to the school holiday will be a time where topics, projects and exams occur. Please help ensure that your children attend classes throughout the week.

UWS Update December 2021

UWS Update December 2021

The United World Schools group of students have made a video for this update. Find out all the latest about the school in Wan Kaung and how you can get involved.

Secondary School – December 3, 2021

Secondary School – December 3, 2021

December is upon us. As we begin to prepare for the holiday you may find that your children have an increase in assessments and projects that are due.

Secondary School, November 26, 2021

Secondary School, November 26, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you have all enjoyed the week. Please note that his week we will have a presentation from our college counselor and university representatives.

UWS Update November 2021

UWS Update November 2021

Read the latest from the students of the UWS Service learning group. Find out about the Student Sponsorship program and Dr. Hedger’s Mississippi challenge.

Elementary School Blog – November 12, 2021

Elementary School Blog – November 12, 2021

Every lesson needs to start somewhere but it does not need to end there. By using one culture or history as a starting point, a lesson can still be inclusive of all of the cultures and histories in a class.

Online Murals

Online Murals

Six Seniors have collaborated on a CAS project to produce three online murals. Their work can be seen in this post.

The Mississippi Challenge

The Mississippi Challenge

Dr. Hedger and his son Max are going to attempt to canoe the Mississippi river this coming summer to raise funds for UWS and the Care for the least Center.

Secondary School, November 5, 2021

Secondary School, November 5, 2021

It has been a busy week with Parent-Teacher Conferences and Quarter 1 reports. Thank you to all of you who attended conferences.

Elementary School Blog – October 1, 2021

Elementary School Blog – October 1, 2021

It is a good feeling to work with teachers who believe that they can cause learning and are committed to reflecting and acting on evidence to make sure that every single student is learning.

ISY Board Elections 2021

ISY Board Elections 2021

On Monday, October 4, 2021, there will be the ISY AGM and Board Elections for 2 positions. Find out about how you can be nominated and see who the candidates are here.

Elementary School Blog – August 27, 2021

Elementary School Blog – August 27, 2021

It is very important to believe that our children can still thrive when times are tough. Supporting a child to work through challenges and experience success builds that child’s belief in themselves

Secondary School, August 27, 2021

Secondary School, August 27, 2021

It is hard to believe the first full week of school is behind us. Next week we have the opportunity for parents to meet with teachers at our Annual Back to School Night.

ISY Library Access – Summer 2021

ISY Library Access – Summer 2021

Books will be available every two weeks from the ISY Library. Find out all about how to check them out and access the forms.

UWS Update June 2021

UWS Update June 2021

This time around the United World Schools group of students have chosen a video format for their update. Find out all the latest about the school in Wan Kaung.

Secondary School, June 4, 2021

Secondary School, June 4, 2021

The end of the school year is quickly coming to a close. Please make sure to reach out to teachers if you have any questions.

Elementary School Blog – June 4, 2021

Elementary School Blog – June 4, 2021

It goes without saying that this has been a very challenging year. We did a lot of things right. We also discovered that we could do a lot of things differently.