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School Corner Middle and HighVP-Middle and High School Kangaroo KSA


February, 12, 2017

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Our students in 1st – 10th grade participated in a worldwide math competition named (Kangaroo). This competition was launched during the 1980’s in Western Countries. Kangaroo is
part of the Mowhibah Institute that also conducts worldwide math competitions. The purpose of the competition is to enhance students’ interests and passion towards math, assist students in applying math in their daily activities and raise students’ awareness of the importance of thinking using math skills. The test was conducted at the school on March 16, 2017. We are still waiting for the students’ results, which will be announced on Kangaroo’s official website http://www.kangarooksa.com/.
Spirt Day
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On Feb.12th, 2017, students in grades 4-12 celebrated Spirit Day. Students received certificated of achievements for their hard work during the first semester. Three students from every section were awarded certificates for being top achievers in different subjects. We also celebrated 100 days of school. Different classes prepared activities and presentations about this day. They also presented a song about the 7 habits of Leader in Me. Everyone had a great time.
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Spelling Bee (4-6)
On March 1st the classes had an in-class spelling bee to determine which students would represent each grade level during the 2016-2017 Spelling Bee. 195 students participated in the in-class spelling bee with 33 moving on to the final round.
On March 15th grade level representatives from grades 4-6 competed against each other in front of the upper elementary student body. Parents were invited, signs were made, and everyone cheered on each participant. Our Master of ceremony was Madam Denise. Our judges were Mrs. Jennifer, Ms. Emma, and Ms. Riswana. Other helpers included Ms. Elizabeth and Mrs. Reem. It was such a positive environment!
In the end, we could only have 3 winners. Our 3rd place winner was Dina Al Jawad from grade 6B. Our 2nd place winner was Leena Alshammasi from grade 6A. Our 2016-2017 Spelling Bee Winner was Mariam Hocheimi from grade 5D. Congratulations to all of the participants and thanks to all of the supportive fans!
MUN (Model United Nations)
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Model United Nations is a fast-growing, competitive activity. This event is held annually in assorted schools regionally in Saudi, and internationally. Delegates/ participants will have a chance to debate key global issues, experience the work of the United Nations, meet new people from different schools, and work with a team. Model UN help the students grow into leaders, become confident in themselves, and form lasting friendships with people from all over the region. RAIS girls has participated in this event over the past three years. The participants’ number grew from 6 to reach 35 delegates. this year In addition, in 2017 RAIS participated twice in both DASMUN and SNSMUN. This experience will always leave a positive mark at the end.
National Honor Society (Grades 10-12)
RAIS now has a chapter of the National Honor Society (US). The NHS is a US Honor Society which recognizes students for their scholarship, character, service, and leadership. It provides 10th – 12th grade students who excel in school and in the community the opportunity to reach higher goals and help their community. Students become more effective leaders in the world with experience in starting and continuing service projects to help others.
Benefits
Students are recognized for their academics, their service to the community and their leadership inside and outside the school. Students are able to build a portfolio of achievements that can be used for college and career applications. It provides experience and networking with leaders in the faculty, community, and local businesses who can provide recommendations and references. Students learn how to be more effective leaders and why leadership skills are an essential tool for life.
Students will be required to meet specific criteria for membership:
– 24 service hours per year (12 service hours per semester)
– monthly meetings after school
– Cumulative class average of 90% (3.5GPA on a 4.0 scale)
Applications will be due to Ms. Elizabeth in Room 259 on April 20th by 12:10pm.
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