Secondary Principal’s Blog
September 9, 2022, Update
Christina Powers, Secondary School Principal
Thank you to all the parents who attended the back-to-school night. It was great to connect with our parent community. I will be emailing home a survey today to gather your feedback on the new format. Please take a moment to let us know your thoughts as it is important to ensure we continue to work on developing our partnership with our parent community.

MAP Testing: September 12-23 

From Monday, September 12 until Friday, September 23, we will be MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing in Grades 2 to 9. MAP assessments are online adaptive assessments that provide useful data in developing a fair and accurate assessment of a student’s academic achievement and growth. The assessments provide useful data for us in adapting and improving our curriculum.

Grade 2 to 9 students will be tested in Mathematics, Reading, and Language Usage.To ensure a fair and accurate assessment of a student’s academic growth and achievement, teachers combine MAP assessment data with all other student data that they have collected in classes. This combination of data informs teacher instruction in meeting the needs of each child. MAP assessment data is not the basis for a student’s academic grade as reported in Semester Report Cards.

If you have any questions about MAP testing, please do not hesitate to contact Mike Simpson at

Counselor Presentations

Setting The Stage: Tuesday, September 13th from 5:30 to 6:30:Whether you are new to ISY or have been here for years, come find out how your new ninth grader can be successful at navigating high school.  I will take about the main issues that challenge students, what a transcript looks like, what students need to do to graduate, what parents can do to support them through the process, and a little about preparing to apply to universities. This presentation is aimed at current grade 9 parents and students.

University Review: Thursday, September 15th from 5:30 to 6:30 Cafeteria: The process of applying to universities will be explained in detail as well as how ISY will support your child as they meet this challenge.  We will cover important deadlines you need to be aware of, scholarships and costs, and how we as adults can support their efforts.  This presentation is aimed at current grade 12 parents and students.

Welcome to our Parent Association Board Members

  • President -Mon Paing Zar
  • Vice-President-Jibkwon Jeong
  • Treasurer-Lwin Mon Thant
  • Secretary/Parent Liaison- Paula Gil Baizan