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<ul><li><p>This Weeks Bible Verse</p><p>ThursdayDay 8</p><p>FridayDay 1</p><p>Assignments / Projects</p><p>F</p><p>G</p><p>H</p><p>J</p><p>E</p><p>A</p><p>B</p><p>C</p><p>I</p><p>D</p><p>2013-2014 HIGH SCHOOL PLANNER</p><p>GYEONGGISUWON</p><p>INTLSCHOOL</p></li><li><p>Gyeonggi Suwon International School</p><p>2013-2014Handbook &amp; Planner</p><p>Property of: ___________________________________________</p><p>Address: _____________________________________________</p><p>Phone #: _____________________________________________</p><p>In case of emergency, please notify:</p><p>Name: ____________________ Phone #: ___________________</p></li><li><p>2 3</p><p>GSIS Secondary Faculty and Staff</p><p>Teachers Subject AreaMs. Amy Cain MYP Language A EnglishMs. Sungsook Chang MYP/DP Language A Korean Ms. Cindy Choi MYP Music, Performance &amp; MYP MathMs. Rebecca Choi MYP Language B SpanishMr. Yong Jun Chun MYP/DP MathMr. Ryan Dellos BibleMr. Jay Dalton MYP MYP MathMs. Michelle Forbes MYP Physical EducationMs. Erika Gravel MYP/DP Drama &amp; Theater ArtsMr. Mark Hubbard MYP ScienceMs. Kimberly Johnson Publications &amp; 2D DesignMs. Kimberly Joslyn MYP Music &amp; PerformanceMs. Jenny Kim MYP/DP Language B KoreanMs. Risa Kim MYP/DP Visual ArtsMs. Susie Kim MYP/DP Language A KoreanMr. Linroy Kilgore MYP Design Technology/DP ITGSMs. Flora Kuang MYP Language B MandarinMs. Glau Kuhn MYP/DP Language B SpanishMs. Jyotika Laroche MYP Language A and Language B English Mr. Ronny Laroche MYP/DP Design TechnologyMr. Peter Lee BibleMr. Eddie Lozano BibleMs. Melissa Lyons MYP Music &amp; PerformanceMs. Aurora Mboya MYP/DP BiologyMr. Brian Montgomery MYP/DP Biology, Chemistry &amp; AstronomyMr. Jonathon Montgomery MYP/DP Language A EnglishMr. Eric Moore MYP/DP Language A English/TOK &amp; Theater ArtsMs. Alyssa Muus MYP Humanities/DramaMr. Michael Osborne MYP MathMs. Jyoti Pakianathan MYP Science/MathMr. Navam Pakianathan MYP/DP PhysicsMs. Alex Park DP CAS Coordinator/Psychology/TOKMs. Eun Park MYP/DP Language B KoreanDr. Josephine Park DP Music &amp; PerformanceMr. Michael Pettigrew MYP/DP BiologyMs. Robyn Pettigrew MYP/DP MathMs. Susan Peyton Special Needs CoordinatorMs. Leisha Pitkin MYP Language AMr. Ryan Pitkin DP Business Management/DP EconomicsMr. Tom Politte MYP HistoryMr. Brendan Porter MYP/DP MathMs. Esther Portillo MYP Language B English</p><p>GSIS Administration List</p><p>Ms. Tiffeney Brown. Secondary School PrincipalMr. Jeremy Thomas Secondary School Assistant PrincipalMr. Dan Anderson... Elementary PrincipalMr. Matt Evans..... Residence DirectorMr. Songbok Cho ... Business AdministratorMs. Jeannie Lee... Director of Development Mr. Joseph Fambro........ Director of Technology and CurriculumMs. Jane Politte Diploma Program (DP) CoordinatorMr. Darryl Harding.. Middle Years Program (MYP) CoordinatorMs. Clare Hubbard.. Primary Years Program (PYP) Coordinator</p></li><li><p>4 5</p><p>GSIS Mission Statement</p><p>Gyeonggi Suwon International School provides international students a high quality internationally based education within a Christian environment utilizing positive educational experiences and biblical foundations for spiritual growth.</p><p>GSIS Educational Philosophy</p><p>Because each student is recognized as a person made in the image of God, Christian education should foster self-respect and self-worth as well as respect and esteem for others. For this reason, the goal of Gyeonggi Suwon International School (GSIS) is to provide a quality educational environment in which each students unique gifts of intellect, personality, stature, and spirit are given the best opportunity for development towards maturity. GSIS bases its philosophy on basic Christian beliefs.</p><p>International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)Mission Statement</p><p>GSIS is an IB World School and is authorized to offer the Diploma program, the MYP and PYP. The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. Mission Statement found at www.ibo.org.</p><p>Ms. Kathryn Ragsdale BibleMr. Michael Rains MYP Physical Education/ Secondary Assistant Athletic DirectorMr. Scott Smith MYP/DP Science Ms. Rachel Smith MYP Language A English/TOKMr. Jack Stracke MYP Physical EducationMs. Kimberly Stracke DP/MYP Visual ArtMs. Natalie Sudborough DP HumanitiesMr. Arvind Tirkey MYP/DP History/DP EconomicsMs. Sreeja Tirkey MYP/DP Language A EnglishMs. Lynnie Vandameer MYP Language B EnglishMr. Tony Vandameer MYP/DP HistoryMr. David Villarreal MYP/DP ChemistryMs. Lori Ward MYP Language B English/ESL Coordinator Ms. Cara Whiteside MYP Visual ArtMs. Lucy Yan MYP/DP Language B Mandarin</p><p>GSIS Student Service and Support StaffStaff Support AreaMs. Beverly Adams College Counselor (Gr. 11-12)Ms. Jean Choe Student Life Minister/MYP Service CoordinatorMs. Myrna Ivison Aquatics DirectorMr. Paul Ivison Athletic DirectorMr. Jason Kaiser Media Integration SpecialistMs. Nami Kwon RegistrarMs. Kurt Lamb Secondary LibrarianMs. Robin Lind MYP Guidance Counselor (Gr. 9-10)Ms. Robin Montgomery Media Integration SpecialistMs. Michelle Pownall MYP Guidance Counselor (Gr. 6-8)Mr. Chris Ward Network Administrator</p></li><li><p>6 7</p><p>Inquirers They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.</p><p>Knowledgeable They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.</p><p>Thinkers They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.</p><p>Communicators They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.</p><p>Principled They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.</p><p>Open-minded They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.</p><p>Caring They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.</p><p>Risk-takers They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.</p><p>Balanced They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.</p><p>Reflective They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.</p><p>Excerpt taken from the IB website:http://www.ibo.org/programs/slideh.cfm. For a complete IB Learner Profile booklet, stop by the school and inquire or print one off the website: www.ibo.org.</p><p>Our Shield Logo</p><p>The GSIS logo was officially adopted in 2006, the year that the school opened. </p><p>The logo contains the following symbols that represent Suwon and the mission of the school:</p><p>Shield: Protector of the faith: Take up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16</p><p>Book and Quill: The book and quill pen represent education, knowledge, and wisdom. These are surrounded by a traditional Korean design ring, which represents the idea of a complete or whole education.</p><p>Chinese Characters: the Chinese characters mean wisdom, and also tie the school to our Asian setting.</p><p>The Knight: the Knight was democratically chosen to be the school mascot at the start of the 2007/2008 school year. The Knight represents our desire to foster integrity, determination, and to be strong defenders and upholders of our faith.</p><p>Central Cross: GSIS is Christ-centered.</p><p>The GSIS Bible Verse</p><p>Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)</p><p>IB LEARNER PROFILEThe IB Learner Profile is the IBO mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. The learner profile provides a long-term vision of education. It is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose. IB learners strive to be: </p></li><li><p>8 9</p><p>MYP SCHOOL COURSES (2013/2014)</p><p>6TH GRADE 7TH GRADE 8TH GRADE 9th GRADE 10th GRADEMYP </p><p>Language A English </p><p>MYP Language A </p><p>English </p><p>MYP Language A </p><p>English </p><p>MYP Language A </p><p>English </p><p>MYP Language A </p><p>English MYP </p><p>Language B English, Korean, </p><p>Mandarin, Spanish</p><p>MYP Language B </p><p>English, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish</p><p>MYP Language B </p><p>English, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish</p><p>MYP Language B </p><p>English, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish</p><p>MYP Language B </p><p>English, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish</p><p>MYP Humanities</p><p>MYP Humanities</p><p>MYP Humanities</p><p>MYP World History</p><p>MYP US History</p><p>MYP Science MYP Science MYP Science MYP Biology MYP ChemistryMYP </p><p>Pre-AlgebraMYP Algebra 1</p><p>MYP Algebra 1AMYP GeometryMYP Algebra 1B</p><p>MYP Algebra IIMYP Geometry</p><p>MYP Pre-Calculus</p><p>MYP Algebra IIMYP Design Technology</p><p>MYP Design Technology</p><p>MYP Design Technology</p><p>MYP Design Technology</p><p>MYP Design Technology</p><p>MYP PE MYP PE MYP PE MYP PE MYP PEMYP Arts </p><p>(Music, Visual Art, Drama)</p><p>MYP Arts (Music, Visual Art, </p><p>Drama)</p><p>MYP Arts (Music, Visual Art, Drama)</p><p>MYP Arts (Music, Visual Art, </p><p>Drama)</p><p>MYP Arts (Music, Visual Art, </p><p>Drama)Bible Bible Bible Bible BibleMusic </p><p>PerformanceMusic </p><p>PerformanceMusic </p><p>PerformanceElective Elective</p><p>- - - Elective Elective</p><p>THE MYP ARTSIn the GSIS Secondary School, every student will get to experience all three components (Music, Visual Art, Drama) of the MYP Arts Program.</p><p> In grade 6 students will take each component for 12/13 weeks. In grades 7 and 8 students will choose two components that they will study for 1 </p><p>semester each in both grade levels. These courses will be assessed using the MYP objectives and criterion for the Arts.</p><p> In grades 9 and 10, students will choose a specialty area to gain as much mastery as possible to function at the Diploma Program level.</p><p>EXAMPLE STUDENT OF GRADE 6-8 MYP ART COMBINATIONS:Grade 6 Music (12/13 weeks) Visual Art (12/13 weeks) Drama (12/13 weeks)</p><p>Secondary School Academic Programs</p><p>CURRICULUMThe components of the standards-based curriculum design, implementation, and assessment at Gyeonggi Suwon International School are the collaborative responsibility of all the members of the learning community. Our curriculum is continually evaluated and revised from the learners perspective to ensure that our students are challenged at appropriate academic and developmental levels to prepare them for success in university and in the twenty-first century.</p><p>The dynamic and rigorous curriculum at GSIS is designed to kindle a passion for inquiry, to recognize diverse intellectual talents, to seek areas of service and to cultivate a Christian worldview. We believe that our students experience individual achievement most effectively in a safe, nurturing, and inclusive learning environment. </p><p>Our educational plan is a continuum of carefully designed, standards-based courses in which students are introduced to and guided through to master the skills and attitudes of specific learning goals. Our comprehensive curricular and co-curricular learning experiences are responsive to the intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development of each student. The efforts of our total GSIS learning community focus on the development of productive, contributing global citizens equipped to lead lives of integrity and to exert influence for Christ.</p><p>MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAM (MYP)GSIS was authorized to offer the Middle Years International Baccalaureate Programme (MYP) years 1-5 in June 2012. Below is a brief summary of the program from an IBO published document: A Basis for Practice The Middle Years Program. </p><p>The MYP emphasizes a broad and balanced education which focuses on values as well as intellect. It addresses the students physical, affective, social and intellectual development. In helping students to understand the connectedness and applications of knowledge, it serves their search for relevance and meaning, and helps them come to a deeper understanding. At the same time, the MYP allows the nature of each subject to emerge with integrity and rigor as the students prepare for the Diploma Program or other upper secondary studies.</p><p>The MYP is designed to help adolescents to develop knowledge of, and interest in, local and global issues. The explicit emphasis on communication and intercultural awareness encourages international-mindedness and responsible citizenship. In age-appropriate ways, the program involves students in concrete, socially responsible action and service, individually and in groups.</p><p>The framework of the MYP requires schools and teachers within them to work as teams in reflecting on, developing, organizing and delivering the curriculum, with close attention to the perspectives of the students. It empowers teachers and students to shape a stimulating but rigorous learning experience. More information about this program may be found on the IBO website: www.ibo.org</p></li><li><p>10 11</p><p>Group 2:World Languages</p><p>IB DP English A2 HL/SLIB DP Mandarin HL/SLIB DP Spanish HL/SLIB DP Korean B HL/SLIB DP Spanish ab initioIB DP Mandarin ab initio</p><p>Group 3:Individuals and</p><p>Society</p><p>IB DP World History HL/SLIB DP Economic SLIB DP ITGS HL/SL</p><p>IB DP Environmental System and Societies SLIB DP Business and Management</p><p>Group 4:Experimental </p><p>Sciences</p><p>IB DP Biology HL/SLIB DP Chemistry HL/SLIB DP Physics HL/SL</p><p>IB DP Environmental System and Societies SLGroup 5:</p><p>MathematicsIB DP Math HL/SL</p><p>IB DP Math StudiesGroup 6:Fine Arts</p><p>IB DP Visual Art HL/SLIB DP Music HL/SL</p><p>Students should consult the IB DP Coordinator or the Secondary School Senior Counselor for further information about the scores necessary for the award of the IB Diploma and requirements for specific universities.</p><p>RELIGIOUS STUDIES PROGRAM AND CHAPELThe Bible and Student Life program is a very important part of the GSIS curriculum. Students will study biblical h...</p></li></ul>