Sunday, March 3, 2014
Dear ISA Families,
Thank you to the ISA Amigos and all of the families that contributed to last Wednesday’s faculty and staff potato luncheon. It was a wonderful way to warm up on a cold afternoon, and we appreciate your generosity.
Yesterday, several ISA students participated in the Girl’s Global Summit, after having spent the last few weeks preparing presentations to share with middle school and high school students. The event, highlighted in this Texas Public Radio (TPR) story, aims to empower young girls and develop global empathy and citizenship. Congratulations to our students for your involvement and for the recognition of your work and the school on TPR!
Mary Reihner, ISA counselor, asked me to share that registration for Advanced Placement (AP) exams is now open for ISA sophomore, junior, and senior students who will be taking AP exams in early May. In order to take an AP exam, students must register through the NEISD Parent & Student Portal. Although the actual cost of an AP exam is $89, students attending an NEISD school will pay only $20 per test because of district and state support. Additionally, if a student qualifies for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, the fee is lowered to $10 per test. The online registration runs through 1:30 on March 21, 2014; however, we highly recommend and ask students to register before they leave for spring break on Friday, March 7, because once the deadline passes, we will be unable to add additional students. The on-line registration accepts Visa and MasterCard; students may also bring cash, a money order, or a cashier’s check to the ISA counseling office to register. If you have any questions, you may email Mary Reihner at firstname.lastname@example.org. The complete AP testing schedule can be found HERE and on the ISA Community Calendar.
On Thursday morning, seventeen students and three teachers depart for Seoul and Gwandju, South Korea to visit our sister school and learn about Korean culture. The eight day trip includes a home stay with families in Gwandju, visits to religious and cultural sites, and a day exploring Seoul before returning to San Antonio. We want to thank ISA teachers Luke Freeman and Mare Stewart, along with Trinity intern Tino Hong, for leading and chaperoning the group on our inagural visit to South Korea.
Looking ahead, I want to remind families and students about our 20th Year Celebration on Thursday, March 20, 2014, the week after we return from spring break. The event falls on our regular 3rd nine-weeks Report Card Pick-Up Night. The evening will include a formal program in the Lee Campus auditorium from 5:30-6:30 p.m. followed by student exhibitions of work. Below is a brief overview of the afternoon & evening:
- 5:30-6:30 p.m.: 20th Year Celebration in the Lee Auditorium
- 6:30-8:00 p.m.: Student Exhibitions of Work & Report Card Distribution
Students are welcome to remain at school until the event begins, and we will be providing pizza for those who stay on campus. Donations in honor of past or present ISA educators will continue to be accepted through our 20th Year website. Please look for final details in the next Sunday email.
We wish all of our students a restful and wonderful spring break. Look for my next message on Sunday, March 16, 2014.