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First Year of AP Research

Since the 2016-2017 school year, SIS has opened the opportunity for juniors and seniors to take the AP Capstone course consisting of AP Seminar and AP Research. This course requires two years of commitment throughout junior and senior years, one year for AP Seminar and… Keep Reading

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New club provides opportunities for coding

In an age where the use of technology seems to be constantly growing, knowing how to program a computer is an increasingly common expectation and popular interest for young people. This is especially true at SIS, where computers are a crucial element of school life;… Keep Reading

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Students Participate in SAGE Business Competition

On Aug. 10, three students from SIS, Andy Yoon (10), Jay Lee (12), and Hailey Ahn (12), traveled to Odessa, Ukraine to compete in the SAGE global cup, a five-day invitational high school business competition that brings together regional winners to compete against others from… Keep Reading

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Upcoming Executive Elections

As the school year is coming to an end, the call for the high school student council executive elections has arrived. With senior members David Choe (12), executive President, Eric Song (12), Vice President, Jiwhan Moon (12), treasurer, and Grace Lee (12), public relations officer,… Keep Reading

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International Culture Club resumes Korean Classes

Due to schedule conflicts of matching meetings between students and teachers, the International Culture Club (ICC) that teaches Korean to teachers and spreads cultural influence around the school has been inactive for a while according to Justin Choi (10), treasurer of ICC. However, according to… Keep Reading

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SIS teachers march for women’s rights

On Jan. 21, a crowd of nearly 1,000 people marched through the streets of Gangnam to protest against various injustices in the world. Emulating the protests that occurred in the United States regarding Donald Trump’s presidency, hundreds of men and women joined the the global… Keep Reading

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Annual KIMEA choir festival returns

Over the course of two days from Feb. 17-18 at Seoul Foreign School (SFS), 16 choir students were chosen to represent Seoul International School in the Korean International Music Educators Association (KIMEA) annual choir festival. The National Honor Festival (NHF) for choir took place in… Keep Reading

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SIS students participate in THIMUN

The SIS Model United Nations (MUN) club started off the second semester with an international trip to The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) conference from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4. Students from SIS attended the event either as delegates or appointed chairs in their… Keep Reading

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Keeping consistency at KAIAC forensics

On Jan. 13-14, the third KAIAC forensics tournament of the year took place at Korea International School (KIS). Like the previous tournament, more than half of the speech and debate students from SIS placed amongst the top three of each category. “We had nine teams… Keep Reading

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HSSC strives to improve senior privileges

As the deadline for regular common applications approach, the high school student council (HSSC) is making efforts to improve senior privileges. Although many of their attempts have been deemed unsuccessful so far, the student body representatives are still in the process of finding ways to… Keep Reading

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KAIAC chess tournament: Check out these mates

On Nov. 12, SIS hosted an annual KAIAC Chess tournament against four schools. This year, a total of 26 players attended the event, a significant rise from last year’s 23 players. Specifically, SIS sent eight varsity, eight junior varsity, and nine elementary players from which… Keep Reading

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Personality Profile: Dharma and Jessica Langham

“You put the ‘international’ in Seoul International School!” The handful of ethnically foreign students at SIS often hear this from the Korean students—if it can even be called a joke anymore, because it has become a mere retelling of the facts. With every new foreign… Keep Reading

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New construction designed to aid student learning

The beginning of the year has begun with students returning to the school facilities. Dr. James Gerhard, high school principal, has brought many noticeable adjustments to the environment such as the new bell schedule and facility changes for the 2016-2017 school year. According to Eun-ji… Keep Reading

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Students take a more hands-on approach for studies

The North East Asia Math Competition (NEAMC), the Science Olympiad, and the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) national tournament are programs recently made available to SIS students in order to provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to different environments.… Keep Reading

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Gender Imbalance in the Classroom

“Women belong in the kitchen.” Traditional norms have assigned the genders appropriate roles and characteristics in the past: education was no exception. Traditionally, males have been expected to study hard and get jobs while women have been assigned more domestic roles. As women were not… Keep Reading

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October News Briefs

Food Allergy Awareness Due to incidences of allergic reactions by student consumers, JJ’s has kept track of potential allergy-inducing ingredients to ensure safety for its consumers. The most recent additions to the list of allergenic foods include beef, squid, shellfish, chicken, and walnuts. These foods… Keep Reading

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Revived buddy program achieves mutual benefit

Several bright-eyed students were seen during the first few days of school roaming around in white T-shirts labeled “SISA.” The “SISA” logo, which stands for Seoul International School Ambassadors, indicated members of the buddy program, an initiative focused on actively welcoming new high school students.… Keep Reading

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