TIMEMUN 2018 place this year between February 18-20 on the WBAIS campus. While other students and faculty were enjoying a well-deserved Presidents' Day long weekend, the TIMEMUN staff geared up to host another exceptional conference. For the three days of the conference, the WBAIS campus is electric with the energy generated by all the idealistic teenagers coming from all over Israel to look at the world's most pressing problems and to try to find solutions. We are also very pleased to host some international schools. This year, the Lauder Reut school from Romania came for the third time to be part of our conference. In past years, we have had the delegations from Hungary, Turkey, Denmark, South Africa, and hope to see other international schools joining us in the future.
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- TIMEMUN 2018 gets rave reviews, and AIS alumni address TIMEMUN committees
- ELL, Library Media Center, and Art Department Celebrate Historical Fiction
- Genius Bar: Video Workshop for Teachers
- HS Winter Ball
- HS Speech Contest
- Breakout Forensic Science!
- Visit of Smithsonia Curator, Dr. Martin Collins
- Chorus Festival in India
- MS: Talent Show
- Revolving Art Exhibit
- MS: Valentine's Dance
- Great Ancient Civilizations Explained
- ES Student Council Brings Women Leaders to Address Grades 4 and 5
- Library Technology Week
- Gala 2018: A Beautiful Evening and a Successful Fundraiser
- ES K-2 Assembly Plays to a Packed Audience
- ES; Garden Club
- Looking Back at February
- Celebration of Chinese New Year
- ES/MS Band and Choral Concert
The historical fiction writing project that brought together teachers from Library and Media Center, Art, and ELL at WBAIS resulted in a set of 14 beautiful books which will be on display in the WBAIS Library for the month of March.
On a recent staff training day, three WBAIS Genius Bar members accomplished a milestone for the school by becoming the first students to lead a workshop for teachers.
Winter Ball, months in the making, finally happened on February 10th after a short delay. Unlike prior iterations of the event, this year's Winter Ball was hosted in a home.
The winner was 12th grader Sophie Lincoln, who spoke insightfully and with an elegant fluid delivery about her experience applying to -- and getting rejected from -- Oxford University.
Teaching through games is very popular nowadays, and the Breakout movement is gaining more and more favor among educators. This “escape room” type of activity engages students in a variety of topics and relates to almost ”every content area, grade level, and group size,” as Phil Goerner describes it for School Library Journal.
On February 1 our school was honored with a visit by Dr. Martin Collins, curator of space history at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC.
Five middle school students attended the AMIS (Association for Music in International School) Middle School Honor Choir Festival in Chennai, India this month.
On Wednesday, February 21, the Middle School held their annual Talent Show in the auditorium. The MCs for the show were Sophie Hall, Joni Li and Madi Willis who did a great job keeping the show running and had some funny and entertaining bits in between each of the acts. There were three categories of competition, and everyone who performed did a fabulous job.
The Middle School ELL Humanities Advanced class delved into ancient civilizations through reading secondary print and digital sources, group discussions, and organizing their knowledge on a website.
On Wednesday, February 14, American Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, Leslie M. Tsou, came to speak to our girls from grades 4 and 5.
Library Technology Week (LTW) was celebrated during the week of February 5-9, 2018.
This year’s theme Libraries are for creating inspired us to devote the week to presenting the digital and physical resources that the library provides for creating content for academics and enjoyment. In addition, activities supported inquiry-based learning, critical thinking, and imagination.
It was an AMAZING! Sparkly Gala Event! ........ What a great way to celebrate while "giving" to a worthy cause.
Before we plant our summer vegetables at the end of March, the Garden Club decided to plant lettuce, kale, Swiss chard and bok choy, curly endives and rocket. These are lovely green, leafy vegetables which make a salad so healthy and delicious.
February in the high school is traditionally highlighted by the TIMEMUN conference, (which you will read about in another section of the Newsletter) and the Speech Contest.
On February 26th, there was a special evening of music by the ES and MS choirs and bands, with a special performance by the HS a cappella group, The Rolling Tones!