Grades 10 and 11 Life 101

Attention Grade 10 and 11 students.  Life 101 for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on Day 5 Block 5

Locations for these sessions for the year:

Grade 10:  Large Music Room M 251

Grade 11:  Large Group Room D 207


Activities and Clubs – Proofing.

Dear Amazing Activities and Club Leaders/Student-led Club,

Could you please double check your ASA or Club Listing on the attached PDFs. If any changes need to be made, please email Elaine Liu before the end of the day, Thursday 15th. The calendar will be accessible to the community on Friday at 4pm.

Thanks for you help,

Activities Office

Clubs and Performing Arts Activities Catalog – Nanjing International School.pdf

Grade 1~5 Cycle 1 After School Activities Catalog – Nanjing International School.pdf


G11 Student Kognity Training

Epic Learning Face

Dear G11 Students in Geography, Economics, Business Management, and Biology,

You will receive some online training during your ToK block on Friday. Please go straight to the PAC if you are in any of those subject areas and make sure to bring your laptop.

If you are not taking these subjects, please go to the lounge for a CAS session with Ms. Anna.

See you there!


Grade 12 Retreat

FYI Grade 12 Teachers – On Friday, August 23rd grade 12 students will be on campus but off schedule

and not attending classes due to participating in the G 12 Counseling Retreat.


Model United Nations (MUN) Club Starts August 26

Model United Nations Club

MUN Club calls on interested students to sign up as soon as possible. This year NIS will attend CISSMUN, BEIMUN, and QISSMUN. Refer to Calendar 2019-2020 for specific dates. As in the past, we will meet and practice debates on Mondays and Wednesdays at Lunch Breaks. Our first practice is on August 26. Feel free to come and talk to an experienced participant or one of the MUN Advisors (Ms. Sunny Wang, Ms. Lucia Jin, Mr. Anthony Lee) if you have questions.




Open Gym

Secondary Basketball/Volleyball Open Gym

Grades 6 – 12

Wednesdays from 3:15 – 4:15

Blue Gym


OWC/Cigna Monthly onsite helpdesk

Dear overseas staff,

Please see enclosed schedule for OWC/Cigna team’s regular visits to NIS in this semester.

Date Venue booked
27-Aug H303
15-Oct End of Café corridor
3-Dec End of Café corridor
21-Jan H303
10-Mar H303
28-Apr H303




Little Shop of Horrors – AUDITIONS!

Auditions for this year’s MS/US musical production of Little Shop of Horrors will be held next week Wednesday lunch and Thursday after school, with call-backs on Saturday 24th August from 9:00-12:00.

Auditions are open to any G6-12 student!

If you want to be part of a fun-filled, HORROR-ific, musical extravaganza involving man-eating plants, evil dentists and songs to DIE for…then speak with any Music or Drama teacher for an audition extract TODAY!!


Learning 2 PreCon

Dear Colleagues,


We have an opportunity for a small number of our teachers and teaching assistants to attend select Learning2 Pre-Conference sessions that run all day on Thursday 16th October.

The available Pre-Con sessions are:


Team Teaching: Shared Spaces, Shared Students, Shared Practices (Whole School)

Linda Eide and Ed Hagen


Shifting Student Paradigms Through Immersion Programs

Mike Gregory  (Head of Caufield School in Nanjing)

*This is an interactive full day experience in which Mike shares how Caufield uses Nanjing as the classroom


It’s Not Rocket Science! Exploring Computer Science Experiences in the Early Years and Elementary School

Cheryl Terry


If you and/or your TA are interested in attending one of these sessions, please email Kasson with the following information by the end of business Tuesday, August 20th:


Name: Your name here

Grade: Grade level

Pre-Con Session: Name of Session

A line or two about why you’d like to attend


Applications will be reviewed by the PD committee and you will be notified as soon as possible of your acceptance.


There are also a few additional places for teachers to attend the amazing Learning2 Conference as a full participant on Fri/Sat. Please let Sonya know if you would like one of these spots!





NIS L2Asia Conference Coordinator


We temporarily have 2 libraries!

Our (new) secondary library is upstairs in the cafeteria, and holds books for 6-12 grades and adults, including foreign language books. Checkout is available during the school day and after school, but the upstairs library is closed during break and lunch.


Our primary library is in it’s regular location, and holds books for our younger students in English and various foreign languages, as well as our parenting books, travel guides, DVDs for parent and teacher checkout, and professional collection for teachers.


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