Saturday, November 30, 2013

Elementary "Number the Stars" Performance





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Mrs. Jancosko 10 y.r.o class wrote a short skit after reading "Number the Stars." They invited us to watch their performance on Tuesday. We interviewed three students about the book and the play. Enjoy the short interview!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Nadia G. has won the fourth day's prize package. (The solution led her to the pool!!) Nadia got a nice little teddy bear from The Renaissance Hotel and a swag bag for all her classmates provided by Samsung. She also triggered the release of the fourth clue in the Grand Prize Puzzle. (See above.) Look for another clue after Monday's contest, which is open to all the 12 & 13 Year Old Classes. Thanks to everyone who competed!
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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sasha Meshanin has won the third day's prize package. (The solution led him to Ms. Kitchens' classroom!!) Ms. Kitchens (after letting him dangle a bit) gave Sasha his prize winner's card, which he then took to the Secondary Office where Miss Mariyana gave him the prize package. Sasha got a nice little teddy bear from The Renaissance Hotel and a swag bag for all his classmates provided by Samsung. He also triggered the release of the third clue in the Grand Prize Puzzle. (See above.) Look for another clue after tomorrow's contest, which is open to all the 8 & 9 Year Old Classes. Thanks to everyone who competed and to Ms. Kitchens for helping us out.
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Here's the third clue. 
Read the question. 
Figure out the answer. 
Go to the place and claim your prize.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Liza from Mrs. Bateman's class wins Day Two!!

Liza from Mrs. Bateman's class has won the second day's prize package. She correctly identified the fact that dogs don't wave with 'hands'. They use 'paws'. (The solution led her to Mrs. Paugh's classroom!!) Mrs. Paugh (after letting her dangle a bit) gave Liza her prize winner's card, which she then took to the Secondary Office where Miss Mariyana gave her the prize package. Liza got a nice little teddy bear from The Renaissance Hotel and a swag bag for all her classmates provided by Samsung. She also triggered the release of the second clue in the Grand Prize Puzzle. (See above.) Look for another clue after tomorrow's contest, which is open to all the 8 & 9 Year Old Classes. Thanks to everyone who competed and to Mrs. Paugh for helping us out (and Mr. Paugh for acting as a 'red herring'.)
Here's the second clue. Read the question. Figure out the answer. Go to the place and claim your prize.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

HANK PERA-COLE WINS THE FIRST DAY'S PRIZE!!

Hank Pera-Cole from 5R has won the first day's prize package. He correctly identified the room in the school with the most stories. (It's the Library!!) Hank hurried down to the library and asked Ms. Alla if he was right. She said he was and handed him his prize winner's card, which he then took to the Secondary Office where Miss Mariyana gave him his prize package. By winning, Hank got a nice little teddy bear for himself -- he hasn't named it yet -- and a swag bag for all his classmates provided by Samsung. Also, Hank triggered the release of the first clue in the Grand Prize Puzzle. (See below.) Look for another clue after tomorrow's contest, which is open to all the 6 & 7 Year Old Classes. Thanks Miss Alla for helping us out.

Age Bracket 1 -- 3, 4, & 5 Year Olds. Puzzle Day 1, November 27.

Here's the first clue. Read the question. Figure out the answer. Go to the place and claim your prize.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Here's what everything comes down to. Can you solve the Grand Prize Puzzle? Clues are revealed as Small Group Puzzles get solved. Use everything in this image to lead your Class, Home Room or Advisory Group to victory!

Monday, November 18, 2013


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Okay, here you go, KIS'ers.
You've been wondering what's up with this puzzle solving thing, right? 
Well, here it is: The Big Announcement.
Check out this ultra-cool video we whipped up in Media I to whet your appetite.

THE FE UE KT 9D PS Marathon is on!

Attention KIS Today readers: 
The 
F-E U-E K-T 9-D P-S 
MARATHON 
starts Tuesday, November 26

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Pre-School Fall Festival Performance & Elementary Parade

By: Rebecca Rommen

On Friday, November 1st, KIS’ “Fall Festival” (based on Halloween), most of the pre-school and elementary students showed up to school vesting creative costumes representing characters, creatures, and monsters they love. Even their eager teachers showed up in costume- Mrs. Pyatt was a hot dog and Mrs. Hume showed up with whiskers and cat-ears!

After that heart-warming event, the elementary parade took place. Although admittedly rather chaotic, it was fun to watch the 1st-5th grade students “walk” (jog) past in their costumes.

"I want to publicly commend Larisa Lastovych and Katya Zaharova, the wonderful music and dance/pe teachers who work with the 3, 4 and 5 year olds.They put on a performance with the 3 and 4 year olds on November 1st which was extraordinary.  Their energy, enthusiasm, devotion to the children, and their willingness to plan and prepare these special programs is exemplary.

Thanks as well to the teachers and paraprofessionals in the 3 and 4 year old classes who willingly assisted in the program's presentation."- Lois Bridenback

Monday, November 11, 2013

HS Girls and Boys CEESA

By Radia Miqdadi

On November 6th, the high school varsity girls traveled to Budapest to compete in CEESA. The girls won 5th place out of 7. The scores were 1-1 against Moscow, 0-0 against Istanbul, 4-0 win for Budapest, and 1-0 against Bucharest. Although the girls didn’t win first place, they came home with a big “Sportsmanship” trophy. The trophy will be added for display in the trophy cabinet. What a great way to start the CEESA year girls! Go Kozaks!

“The first day of games were so much fun and we were all pumped,” Molly Romero, Sophomore, explains.

“We only lost one game but we didn’t really care because we tried our hardest,” Angela Black, Senior, mentioned. 

“Ceesa was great! I grew closer to my teammates and made new friends. We did our best and although we didn’t win, we are looking forward to getting 1st place next year,” Maria Samaylova, Sophomore, replied.

The Team with the Sportsmanship Trophy
The Team
The high school varsity boys traveled to Istanbul where they competed in CEESA. The boys came 3rd out of 6 places. Frane Vidosevic made history breaking the record of most scored goals! The scores were 5-3 win for Moscow, 3-1 win for Warsaw, 5-2 win against Prague, 6-7 win for Bucharest, 6-2 win against Istanbul, another 2-0 win against Istanbul, and a 7-1 win against Bucharest in the finals! Great job Kozaks!

“We would like to congratulate the Varsity Boys Soccer Team for getting 3rd place on Ceesa in Istanbul this year! They showed great skills, effort, and group interaction, both on and off the field. This is the first soccer trophy in the red division. Special congrats to Alex, Andrew, and Frane for getting in the all star team of the tournament. Andrew showed great effort and leadership skills as captain, Alex performed great with 17 assists, and Frane broke the record of Ceesa by scoring 14 goals. Great job Kozaks!” responded Andrew Totuan, Senior.


“On behalf of the soccer team, we would like to thank our coaches mr Kauffman and mr prima for dedicating their time to this team. Without them we would've never gotten this far. Go Kozaks!” added Frane Vidosevic, Sophomore.

Monday, November 4, 2013

All School Picture Preceding Fire Drill

By Radia Miqdadi

On November 1st, every class and staff member of KIS came out to the field for a group picture.

The secondary students spelled out the word "KIS" while the middle and elementary school stood in a line under the word to underline it. Even the staff participated in the picture! The photographer was on the roof with a few Media II students to assist him to be able to capture the moment.

The words KIS were taped on the field which made it easier for the students to find their positions. The whole process was well prepared in advance in order for the students to be able to find where they should stand. 


“The idea of taking a picture in this form was unique and gives us a special school photo which represents the cohesion at KIS,” Daniel Leichte, from Secondary II, remarked.

"The class picture we took on Friday bestowed a present of being a part of KIS to every single one of us," Alice Kim, from Secondary II, mentioned. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Christmas Musical Alternative



A Christmas Carol

By: Rebecca Rommen

It was previously announced on the blog that the middle and high school students were to perform "Striking 12" in the dramatorium in December. Due to complications with the band, we are unable to continue rehearsing this play. Instead, a fair compromise has been devised by Kristina Jones, director: We will be putting on "A Christmas Carol", which was originally written by world-renown Charles Dickens and originally takes place in Victorian England, in the mid-19th century. Set designers and assisting teachers helping with the musical have changed the theme to a "modern hipster" scenario.The remaining band members will still play the musical numbers, and will be situated on a platform attached to the stage during performance (which is still undergoing construction!). This cast is bigger and there are more roles to distribute; rehearsals have already begun, and right now the script/lyric-memorization and blocking processes are taking place! We can already guarantee its success.

Disney A Christmas Carol wallpaper