Sunday, September 14, 2014
Dear ISA Families,
The Lee Campus PTA hosts their annual Back to School Night this Tuesday, September 16 from 6;00-8:00 p.m. The evening will begin with all campus parents (ISA, STEM, NESA, and Lee) gathering in the auditorium to hear from campus leadership and the Lee Campus PTA president. Students will receive a copy of their schedule during their advisory class on Tuesday to give to parents or guardians for use at Back to School Night, and additional copies will be available before and after the PTA meeting for ISA families to pick up. After the 6:00 p.m. PTA meeting, you will have the chance to meet all of your child’s ISA teachers as well as Lee campus elective teachers as you rotate through their classes following this schedule. Throughout the school, you will find ISA and Lee PAL students who can guide you to the correct meeting spaces. We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday!
I want to highlight a special program open to ISA juniors and seniors. In partnership with the Oak Hills Rotary Club, sponsor of the ISA Interact Club, we are happy to announce that once again we are offering one ISA junior or senior the opportunity to travel to Sweden for four weeks from mid-October to November. The student selected will attend ISA’s Swedish partner school Nynäshamns Gymnasium and live with a host family. The student application can be accessed HERE, and it can also be picked up in the ISA office. Completed applications are due by Tuesday, September 22 at 4:15 p.m.
You may have noticed that the ISA Calendar is quickly filling up with a number of visits from colleges and universities. This week, ISA counselors Necol Harness and Julie Magadance will welcome admission officers from Colby College, Pitzer College, University of Miami, Ohio Wesleyan University, Warren Wilson University, St. Mary’s University, Whittier College, and Eckerd College. All students are encouraged to take a few minutes before school or during lunch to learn more about these various colleges. If a student has a particular interest in one of these schools, then let Julie Magadance know so she can arrange a special introduction. A complete listing of visiting schools can be found on the calendar on the ISA Home Page.
We will end our week with a Freshman Saturday School from 9:00-noon at ISA. All freshman students are welcome to attend for assistance with skill mastery, for use of technology, or simply for a place to study and stay current with assignments.
Finally, Dena, our AFS exchange student from Egypt who is currently staying with a Welcome Family, is seeking a permanent host family for the year. This flyer includes Dena’s introduction and AFS contact information if your family would like to learn more about hosting.