AIS News

2018

  • AIS Celebrated International Food & Cultural Event, Worldfest 2018

    On Sunday 28th October, Atlanta International School celebrated Worldfest, a community event that celebrates the diversity and culture of the school.
     
    The main attraction at Worldfest was the food tasting, with delicious dishes, presented on colorful stalls, representing over 30 countries. Guests could mingle and explore cuisines ranging from Australia to Zimbabwe whilst taking in the many other attractions.
     
    Juggling, arts and crafts, a climbing wall, bouncy castles, competitions, live music, including the school choirs, and dancing from many nations were amongst the highlights on offer, all spread out around the stunning campus (in March 2018 AIS was honored by Architectural Digest magazine as Georgia's most beautiful private high school).
     
    The event was created due to an army of willing parent volunteers who, between them, gave 500 volunteer hours on the day and countless more as they planned, cooked and created this unique, flagship event.
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  • New Primary Learning Center

    Atlanta International School Opens A New Primary Learning Center Showcasing Collaborative, Student-Centered Learning

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  • Secondary School Robotics Team Places 5th at World Championships

    Team IHOT 1414 returned home from the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics World Championships in Houston, TX, placing in 5th position out of 68 teams, in the Carver division of the competition.

    The FIRST Robotics World Championships was a four-day competition with over 15,000 students, ages 6 to 18, from 43 different countries. This is the largest competition in the world that honors STEM and encourages innovation and leadership by engaging students in team-based robotics challenges. Teams were evaluated on design excellence, competitive play, research, business plans, website design, and teamwork.

    The team was also the winner of the Industrial Design Award for the innovative design of their robot.
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  • Yannie Tan ‘19 Named as National Winner for the MTNA Senior Duet Performance Competitions

    This year has been quite an achievement for junior Yannie Tan ‘19. Back in January, she was recognized as one of two Division Winners in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) SeniorDuet Performance Competition. From that win, she had the opportunity to travel to Orlando to participate in the National competition.
     
    We are delighted to announce that Yannie and her partner Elisabeth Tsai, a student from Alabama, have been recognized as final winners for the MTNA Senior Duet Performance Competitions at this year’s national competition for the MTNA. The final rounds of the competition took place in Orlando, FL from March 17th to the 21st. This MTNA competition is a three-tiered competition starting at the state level. Winners of all State Competitions advance to the Division Competition and Division Winners then compete in the National Finals.
     
    Yannie Tan began her musical training at the age of four and has won numerous national and international awards since the age of nine. She has also become a role model and has talked to over 10,000 students with the intent to inspire them about classical music.
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  • Atlanta International School featured on CNN International for #MyFreedomDay

    #MyFreedomDay, a day of action against modern slavery and human trafficking was celebrated on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
    Students across the world came together to shine a light on modern-day slavery by sharing what freedom means for them on social media. At AIS, Secondary School student club Against Human Trafficking, ably supported by Veronica McDaniel, MYP Physical & Health Education and Individuals & Societies teacher, connected with students and organizations around the world and partnered with CNN International and Delta Airlines to raise a voice on this global day of action against human trafficking.
     
    To kick off #MyFreedomDay, students in Grades 1, 3, and 4 made pencil pouches to donate to girls in Indonesia through She Is Safe, a non-profit organization that helps victims of abuse and slavery to get back on their feet. Secondary School students sold Fair Trade Certified products all day, demonstrating ethical consumerism and showcased products that are made free from child labor. Coffee, tea, baked goods, chocolates, and fruits were sold.

    At 2.00 p.m. students from 5K through grade 12, along with faculty and staff, lined up to form #MyFreedomDay on Klaus field. Two grade 4 groups shared presentations from their Beliefs unit addressing what modern-day slavery means. CNN International was on campus all day to broadcast the school activities and share them live. Students were also interviewed by CNN to talk about how they came up with the movement, why #MyFreedomDay is important to them and what "freedom" means to them.
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  • An Open Letter to Our Nation’s Leaders from Independent School Heads

    AIS Headmaster Kevin Glass joined hands with the Heads of other independent schools in Georgia at the National Association of Independent Schools’ 2018 Annual Conference. Together, they published an open letter in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), stating their grief and determination for a safer environment across all schools in the U.S. The letter is a call to action for our Nation’s leaders.
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  • Molly Grace Clark '20 Featured on NPR

    Molly Grace Clark ‘20 was interviewed on NPR’s Closer Look with Rose Scott about her personal project, AMERICAN DREAM Art Show.

    Molly spoke on how AIS students are passionate and care about global issues circling back to her personal project. Clark held an exhibition that displayed art created by students from the New American Pathways, a refugee support organization program. The artwork was inspired by the question “What does being an American mean to you?”.

    The purpose of the exhibition was to raise awareness of immigration. “This year, especially because of current events, the topic of immigration is on everyone’s mind. I wanted to learn what my peers thought about refugee resettlement and to show them how refugees living in our community perceive the American Dream,” says Molly. The proceeds raised through the exhibit were donated back to New American Pathways.

    The aims of the MYP Personal Project in the International Baccalaureate is to encourage and enable students to participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry within a global context, generate creative new insights and develop deeper understandings through in-depth investigation.

    About New American Pathways
    New American Pathways is an Atlanta-based nonprofit that helps refugees from the moment
    they arrive in Georgia through their journey to U.S. citizenship. With a comprehensive set of
    customized services, steady guidance, and strong advocacy, New American Pathways enable refugees and other immigrants to realize their full potential and dreams as they build new lives in Georgia.
     
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  • AIS Congratulates Sofia Eidizadeh ‘19 and Yannie Tan ‘19 for Top 20 Youth Leaders Nomination

    AIS is proud to announce that students Sofia Eidizadeh ‘19 and Yannie Tan ‘19 have been recognized as two of the top 20 youth leaders of the 10th annual Georgia Youth Leadership Awards by 21st Century Leaders (21CL).

    Since 2008, 21CL has been recognizing high schoolers in Georgia, who have worked to make a difference in their community. Students who were nominated participated in 21CL’s programs, with 21 students selected this year. All nominees will be celebrated at the Georgia Youth Leadership Awards on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Each student will be granted a $250 reward and one student will be awarded the Turner Voices Innovative Leadership Award that includes a $1,000 mini-grant.

    AIS is the only school to have two students awarded by the 21-member selection committee comprised of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 under 40 members, 21CL Board of Directors, 21CL alumni, 21CL corporate partners and 21CL student peers.

    Sofia Eidizadeh is an outstanding leader in and outside of the classroom. She is the student leader of the community service group at AIS called Aprendiendo Inglés Sólido (Translated: Learning English Solidly) and of the Student Ambassador Organization.

    Yannie Tan is a distinguished and influential concert pianist and has already amassed a great number of achievements, including the National First Prize Piano Performance Award. Making a difference is paramount for her and this mindset has continued through her several leadership roles. Yannie is also the founder of Astutia, an organization to empower girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).

    Read the  21st Century Leaders (21CL) press release here.
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  • AIS Honors Martin Luther King Junior

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  • Kaylan Jones ‘18 has been named one of 20 Under 20 Honorees for 2018

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  • AIS Investment Club Places 5th in the Stock Market Game

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  • AIS student Maanit Madan '20 wins 2017 Congressional App Challenge

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Atlanta International School

A private, non-profit, international, IB World School for grades 3K-12,
featuring full and dual-immersion language programs.

2890 North Fulton Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30305, USA
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