Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020

A non-profit founder, CNN-featured public speaker, and Harvard pre-college student—at 16

–An Interview with Irawadee (Bai-dteuy) Thawornbut by Elisia Brodeur– I recently sat down to speak with new RIS student Irawadee Thawornbut, a junior in high school. A self-described social entrepreneur, Irawadee founded a company called Sandee For Good, which, as defined on her website www.sandeeforgood.com, “curates nonprofits’ wishlists.” The site...
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Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020

David Rochela: Professional Footballer Visits RIS!

–by Borja Ferraz– David Rochela Calvo is a professional footballer from Spain who plays central defender for the Thai Port Football Club (Port F.C.). I would like to start by thanking Port F.C. and especially its president, Nualphan Lamsam, for letting David Rochela visit RIS. I appreciate the club’s cooperation...
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Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020

Alumni News Roundup

1. Our very own Debbie Klongtruadroke, Class of 1996, recently released a touching new Christian ballad entitled Jesus First In All (Ewing Entertainment) on YouTube. The song is described as a “prayer to aid meditation and worship.” Be sure to look up the music video, which was shot in the gorgeous locale of the...
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Wednesday, 02 Oct 2019

ES MUN Reflections

On February 22, RIS sent 18 ES students to the Model United Nations Conference at the Overseas Family School (OFS) in Singapore. This was our school’s first-ever elementary MUN trip. Organized by Mr. Olivier Fernandez and chaperoned by Dr. Josh, Ms. Tami Weeks, and Ms. Sabrena Baiagern, our 18 ES...
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Wednesday, 02 Oct 2019

Math in Art

–By Mr. Craig Molla– There is much math involved in creating beautiful art: symmetry, geometry, and measurements to name a few. But mathematics is not always visible in art—unless you are looking for it. Many artists intentionally take advantage of mathematical findings, such as the golden ratio, to make their...
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Wednesday, 02 Oct 2019

PreK 4 Integrated ELA/Visual Arts Project

–By Elisia Brodeur– During one of their Professional Learning Team meetings, our PreK 4 teachers—Ms. Kyleigh and Ms. Callie—were discussing student goals with Dr. Tenille, the ES Reading Specialist. Dr. Tenille saw a connection between the team’s inquiry-based lessons and Ms. Robin’s approach to teaching art, so she proposed the...
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Wednesday, 02 Oct 2019

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Science Class

–By Paphasorn Chotjinda (Pair) & Tatpol Boonme (Team)– In our grade 8 Science classes, we got the opportunity to learn science concepts through the use of virtual reality and augmented reality. Virtual and augmented reality shows us a 3D image that gives us a more in-depth view of what we...
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Wednesday, 02 Oct 2019

Vortex Cannons at Lunch: HS STEM Club Making Science Fun

–By Elisia Brodeur– On April 2nd, members of the HS STEM Club went to the Middle School at lunch break to conduct some fun science experiments. President of the STEM Club, Ton Nam, revived the club earlier this year, with Mr. Sean Fisk as their advisor. Ton Nam is a...
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Tuesday, 20 Aug 2019

ES Star Kids!

–by Elisia Brodeur– More than 50 ES students, from PreK 3 through grade 5, shared their many performing arts talents on stage in the PAC before a riveted audience of RIS parents, family members, teachers, and fellow students earlier this year. There were so many acts—34 in all—that the show...
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