Athletics & Community Blog

Athletics Blog – November 4

Lisa Isom, Athletics Director

November is a Busy Month…but aren’t they all?

I am beginning to notice a pattern with my weekly blog: I often bring up how busy the upcoming week will be, while celebrating the previous week’s successes.

I saw a meme recently that said, “Adulthood means saying ‘things will slow down next week’ over and over until you die.”  I would like to amend that a bit: “Being a teacher/student at ISY means saying ‘things will slow down next week’ over and over until summer break.” 

We never get bored around here and we always have something great to look forward to and some success to celebrate.  So with that said, let’s take a look at the upcoming week…

SEASAC Soccer & Volleyball Teams Travel This Week

The SEASAC boys and girls volleyball and soccer teams depart Thursday for tournaments in Singapore and Bangkok respectively. The action will begin Friday and run through the weekend.  Live feeds will be available and will be shared with the ISY community later this week.  Let’s wish the teams good luck this week.  Go CHINTHES!






Cross Country & Soccer Tournament Results

Orion ’23, Raphael ’23 and Manraj ’23 swept the podium at Saturday’s Cross Country race at Dulwich College Star City.  On a very hot morning, the boys took the lead from the start and finished well ahead of the pack.


On the girls’ side, Nicole ’21 and Su ’23 took the top two spots on the podium, with Nicole leapfrogging many of the boys in the race as well.  Overall, this was a great even to prepare the team for their SEASAC tournament at the end of November in Kuala Lumpur.



The boys JV & V and girls V soccer teams went out to South Dagon on Friday night and Saturday morning for the All-City Tournament.  Our girls’ team swept the tournament and brought home the championship trophy.  The boys’ varsity team made it to the final match and lost on penalties – taking 2nd place over all.  



Athletics This Week

Check out the Chinthes MS volleyball and ES/HS soccer schedules this week:

  • HS Soccer: Tuesday, 11/5 ISM @ ISY 4pm Boys, 5pm Girls
  • MS Volleyball: Wednesday, 11/6 ISM @ ISY 4pm start
  • ES Soccer: Wednesday, 11/6 BSY @ ISY 3:30pm
  • ES basketball: Thursday, 11/7 @ BSY 3:30pm
  • ES Soccer: Friday, 11/8 ILFR @ ISY 3pm
  • SEASAC Volleyball & Soccer: Friday-Sunday, 11/8-11/10

Season 2 Yangon Athletic Conference

Please check out the Season 2 YAC Game Schedule for MS volleyball, HS soccer and HS volleyball.  The Touch and Tennis schedules will be added when they become available.

Yangon International Softball League Schedule

Our high school boys and girls softball teams get an early kickstart to their SEASAC season every year by competing in the Yangon International Softball League at the American Club.  Many ISY staff play in this recreational league as well.  Check out the November Schedule and come to to cheer on the Chinthes this month!


ES Sports Jerseys on Sale Now!

ES sports jerseys for basketball and volleyball are on sale now in the Spirit Store for 8,000MMK.  Any student planning to participate in ES sports leagues this year must purchase an ES jersey.  The same jersey can be used for all sports.  The Spirit Store is open every week day from 7:45- 8:45, 11:30 -12:30, 2:30 to 3:30.


ES Sports Update

ES sports teams are staying busy once again this week with two soccer matches and basketball at BSY.  Due to the four-day holiday, there will be no ES basketball practice on Saturday, November 9th.  In addition, the Family Fun Fair takes place Saturday, November 16th so ES basketball practice has a break until November 23rd.

ASAs for Session 1 End This Week

Session 1 ASAs end this Friday, November 8.  Session 2 will begin on Monday, November 25.  A new ASA packet will be sent to the community during the break between sessions.  All sign-ups will take place through Power School again for Session 2.  I will continue to update the community as the time approaches to sign up for the next series of classes.

Community Education: Session 2 Friday Afternoon Yoga

The next session of Friday Afternoon Yoga will begin on November 8th.  Cost is $10/session for four sessions, paid at the time of the first class.  We need to have at least 7 participants in order for the yoga class to take place, so please sign up now at Friday Yoga Session 2.

Classes will take place Friday, November 8, 22, and December 6.




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