Friday, February 26, 2016
Our Blog's Humble Beginnings
Over three years ago on September 7, 2012 KISMET Online’s first blog was posted by Anastasiya Zamula. A lot has changed since that, our community has become greater, new facilities had been added to the campus and new faces poke around from every corner of the school. Zamula (class of 2013) titled her first entry as “New Beginnings” as a flashback to her own and many other students’ constant change of schools. She herself “came back to KIS after a year of studying in a different school,” to her amazement in just one year, “much [of] the community of our school has changed.” But this is the highlight of our school; this is what makes our school so great and diverse. Her entry focused on three distinct stages of the KIS community: Elementary, Middle School and Secondary. She interview two students from each group and here is what they had to say about their transition from one group to another.
Robert, 6 y.o. Class:
Interviewer: How do you like classes so far?
Robert: They are hard, but I am doing all the work. I like going outside with my friends.
Sarnika, 6 y.o. Class:
Interviewer: Is it difficult to study in elementary school and what is good about being in school?
Sarnika : It’s easy, classes are not so hard, and I like teacher and that they bring us on the bus to see real animals, like spiders in cages.
Iilya, 11 y.o Class:
Interviewer: How do you feel about your recent transition to Middle School?
Iilya: I thought it would be harder, but it’s really not. The teachers are good; they give us easier stuff at the beginning, so we could have some fun being in middle school. We got more freedom, it’s awesome.
Interviewer: Freedom is great, but how are you going to keep up with all the work?
Iilya: Teachers are helping me a lot. They are emailing me stuff, and I can ask if I don’t get something.
Alex, 11y.o. Class:
Interviewer: How do you like school so far?
Alex: Maybe there is more homework, but you get used to it. The teachers are better, and I like it more than elementary. I like to be treated as an adult.
Bryan, Secondary I:
Interviewer: How is this year different from last year?
Bryan: Well, first of all, lockers are bigger. There are new faces. I find high school much harder, especially reading and writing. I like new containers as well.
Polina, Secondary I:
Interviewer: How do you like high school?
Polina: Yeah, it’s good. I like the lockers. More studying than in middle school, but I expected that. I would like longer breaks between classes, but otherwise it’s all good.
I hope that our KIS community will continue to grow and that our diversity will only bring us closer. And of course for does that a transitioning from school to school or just from Middle School to High School, I hope that everyone will stay positive and continue their hard work in the academics and extracurricular.