AIS News

2020

  • CELEBRATING OUR SPRING SENIOR STUDENT ATHLETES

    We have been celebrating our senior student-athletes by shining a spotlight on their individual and group accomplishments across a whole variety of sports, from golf and gymnastics through to soccer, tennis, track and field and ultimate frisbee. The AIS community thanks them for their commitment and accomplishments and wishes them all a bright and sports filled future! 
    Take a look at the AIS Athletics page on Instagram @aischooleagles to see all the tributes to our sporting stars.
     
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  • 2020's SENSATIONAL SENIORS

    As of today, our AIS Class of 2020 has received offers of admission from 192 different universities in 30 different states and 7 other countries, including Canada, England, Italy, the Netherlands, Scotland, Wales, and Switzerland. The list of acceptances is growing daily but you can see the latest list here.
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  • AIS INVESTMENT CLUB FIRST IN STATE IN SIFMA STOCK MARKET GAME

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  • 2020's GOVERNOR'S HONORS PROGRAM FINALISTS

    Congratulations to Isabella Christman '21, (French) and Jessica Rutledge '21, (Engineering) both of whom have been selected as Georgia Governor's Honors Program finalists for 2020.They have been invited to join the fully funded, residential, summer program which offers instruction designed to provide students with "academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders"
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  • AIS SENIORS COME 4TH IN STATE FOR NATIONAL ECONOMICS CHALLENGE

    Congratulations to our senior economists: Robert Luke Joseph, Anna Pahlsmeyer, Carina Kane, Fabian Lukas Blank, Ethan Michel, Chris Topalov, Victor Guyard, and Jack MacQuillan and to teachers Tim McMahon and Vincent Horstink.
    Our two teams, which competed online, were on a roll in the Georgia stage of the National Economics Challenge, winning 4th place in the Adam Smith Division.
    The academic competition for High School students takes place over four rounds. Students answer challenging questions where they demonstrate critical thinking in microeconomics, macroeconomics, international trade, and current events. Professor Chris Cannon, Associate Director and Chief Program Officer at the Georgia Council on Economic Education says the event ‘showcases our best and brightest economics students’.
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  • CONGRATULATIONS ROBERT LUKE JOSEPH '20

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  • AIS CAMPUS CLOSED TO STUDENTS

    AIS will close the physical campus to students from Monday March 16 and will start virtual learning for all students on Wednesday March 18 until Friday April 3. On Monday March 16 and Tuesday March 17, faculty and staff will be in training sessions to prepare for virtual learning. 

    From Monday March 16:
    • Campus events for more than 50 people will be canceled.
    • All sports events and practices will be canceled.
    • All co-curricular activities will be canceled.
    For more information please click here: https://www.aischool.org/covid-19-updates
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  • CELEBRATING AIS CAS GROUP 'GIRLS IN STEM' ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE

    The United Nations General Assembly declared today, February 11th, as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully in science. AIS CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) group Girls In STEM works year-round on a range of initiatives that encourage girls to develop a passion for STEM subjects and pursue STEM careers. Their guest speaker program encourages female role models working in STEM fields to come into school and an outreach program offering workshops to our primary school students.  Recently, the group has expanded its outreach with a project to help mentor refugee and first-generation immigrant girls in upper elementary and middle school.
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  • AIS LEGAL EAGLES ARE OFF TO A FLYING START

    We now have two Mock Trial teams competing and they have both made it through their first rounds of State competition, going through to the next rounds at Districts.
     
    Our AIS 'A' Team team competed in two rounds at the Municipal Court of Atlanta on Sunday, January 26th before competing in their final round for Region competition last Wednesday night at the State Bar of Georgia. They came in second place overall with Best Witness in rounds 1 and 2 going to Isabella Dietrich '21 with Best Attorney (rounds 1 and 3) being awarded to Hermella Getachew '21. Our AIS 'B' Team competed on Saturday, February 1st at Emory University School of Law, where they were accompanied by court artists Leona Anbari '22 and Camille Poulard '21. They came out as Region Champions, securing first place overall. Best Attorney was awarded to Fiona O'Halloran '20 (Round 1) and Skylar Walker '20 (Rounds 2 and 3). Arkayla Napper '20 was awarded Best Witness for Round 1 and Ronan Leudet de la Vallée '20 for Round 2.
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  • ANNOUNCING OUR 2020 STAR STUDENT AND TEACHER

    Every year, the PAGE (Professional Association of Georgia Educators) Foundation, identifies top students at public and private high schools across Georgia. Their Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition Program (STAR), looks for high school seniors who have posted the highest SAT scores for their schools and who rank amongst the top 10 students in their class, or top 10%, in grade-point average. Each STAR student then selects their own STAR teacher, the person who has been most instrumental in their academic development. This year, Maanit Madan '20 has received the honor and has chosen his IB math High-Level teacher, Ms. Catalina Ghercioiu, to share the accolade with him. Congratulations to them both!
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  • AIS WINS INTERNATIONAL IMPACT AWARD AT 2020 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARDS

    AIS won the International Impact Award at the 2020 International School Awards in London. Recognizing outstanding initiatives being delivered in English-medium international schools around the world, the independent judges selected 13 winners from 255 eligible nominations in 40 different categories. Many congratulations to student-led group AIS Against Human Trafficking for their role in establishing #MyFreedomDay, a global movement that has been embraced by other schools and students around the world. This March 11th we will once again be challenging and raising awareness of human trafficking. 
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  • ATLANTA INTOWN'S '20 UNDER 20'


    Atlanta INtown and Reporter Newspapers  have named Robert Luke Joseph ‘20 as one of Atlanta INtown’s ‘20 Under 20’ honorees for 2020 and Maanit Madan, ‘20 has been named runner up in Reporter Newspapers' listing. All those featured are students who have done extraordinary things to help those in need, giving back to the community in significant ways.

    20 Under 20 Honorees


    Robert Luke Joseph '20

    The senior designed a video game called 'Race', creating the concept, characters and animations to highlight marginalized groups and promote inclusion in the video game industry. He was recognized for his achievements last spring when he received the Rochester Institute of Technology Creativity and Innovation Award. Along with his involvement at school, including serving on the Student Council and co-leading the Student Culture Club, Robert Luke initiated a project and has volunteered his time over the last year at Campbell-Stone Assisted Living Facility creating a fundraising calendar for the residents. 

    "It may seem counterintuitive, but once you really become a dedicated volunteer towards a specific program or project, it can often take real patience and perseverence to make the difference you are committed to" he said. 'There are no shortcuts or quick fixes, and the nuances to contributing to social change involve hard work, dedication, and resilience, inside of the honor of seeing a job through." 

    Reporter Newspapers '20 Under 20' Runners-Up: 

    Maanit Madan '20
    Senior Maanit Madan '20 captains the school's iHOT Robotics Team and has been instrumental in leading the team to quarterfinals in its division in the World Campionships for three years in a row. He also plays bassoon in the AIS band and co-founded two tech startups. 
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