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HS Weekly Bulletin | May 11, 2018
Posted 05/11/2018 09:00AM

Always remember, even when I’m not here to scold you, time change, values don’t.
Always hold on to yours!

– M. Crist Fleming

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 26–Friday, May 18 IB exams
Monday, May 7–Friday, May 18 AP exams
Tuesday, May 15 “Music Without Borders” Concert • Palazzo dei Congressi, 20:00
Tuesday, May 15–Sunday, May 20 Spring Arts Festival
Monday, May 21–Wednesday, May 23 Final exams for seniors
Thursday, May 24 Prom
Friday, May 25 Senior Banquet
Saturday, May 26 Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 31 –Friday, June 1 Final exams for non-seniors

Magnificent Seven Announced

Each fall and spring, the High School holds a special assembly to honor seven students who exemplify the qualities known as the Magnificent Seven. These timeless virtues—Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, Humility, Service, and Vision—are character traits that were of great importance to Founder M. Crist Fleming and continue to be highly valued by the TASIS community today.

While the fall winners are nominated by the faculty only, the spring selections are pulled from nominations made by the entire TASIS community. Congratulations to this spring’s recipients, who were announced Thursday morning.

Integrity: Desiree Wilkinson ’19
Dealing honestly with each other and ourselves, and honoring our commitments

Respect: Ella Abisi ’21
Demonstrating an appreciation of the dignity of each human being and the beauty of the natural world

Responsibility: Minjoon Seo ’19
Being accountable for our own actions; not blaming others for our mistakes or taking credit for another’s achievements; upholding obligations to others

Compassion: Lovnesh Bhardwaj ’19
Treating others in a kind and caring way

Humility: Rie Tomita ’21
Acknowledging our weaknesses and learning from them

Service: Tamara Ilic ’19
Dedicating ourselves to making a positive contribution to our community and world

Vision: Arlen Gomez Salazar ’21
Making sacrifices in the present to build a better future

Spring Arts Festival Opens on Tuesday

The 44th annual TASIS Spring Arts Festival will begin with an Opening Celebration in the Palestra at 10:10 on Tuesday, May 15, and conclude in the Palestra on Sunday, May 20, with a Closing Concert at 19:00.

See the full schedule of events for this year’s celebration of the arts.

See TASIS Students in Action at Palazzo dei Congressi Tuesday Night

TASIS has reserved 200 premium seats at the Palazzo dei Congressi for this performance, and tickets can be purchased at the door on the evening of the concert for CHF 20. Please register here to reserve seats in the TASIS section in advance. All pre-reserved seats must be paid for at the door upon arrival.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity for the School’s many talented student musicians.

Don’t Miss Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. May 18–20

Reserve your seats and learn more about this year’s Middle School Musical at

Original Musical Cry Wolf to Make European Premiere May 31

Reserve your seats and learn more about the show at

College Counseling News for Students in Grades 10, 11, 12, and PG

A representative from ESADE will visit on Tuesday, May 15, at 15:45, and a representative from Bentley University will visit on Thursday, May 17, at 15:45. Both meetings will be held in the College Counseling Office.

Interested students in grades 10, 11, 12, and PG should register via Naviance to attend the meetings.

Recent Athletic Events

May 5 Tennis • SGIS Doubles Girls: 1st Place; Boys: 3rd Place


TPA Potluck Lunch at Casa Fleming on May 30

All parents are invited to come to Casa Fleming between 12:30–14:30 on Wednesday, May 30, to enjoy one another’s company and share homemade dishes before breaking for the summer holiday. TPA President Laura Colombo will talk about this past year, discuss the new structure of the TPA Board, and discuss some of the activities proposed for 2018–2019. She will also ask parents for feedback based upon their experiences this year.

It is also time for the 2017–2018 TPA members to give parents the opportunity to be involved with the TPA next year. The 2018–2019 TPA will be organized soon, and the TPA is looking for parents who are ready to help. Drawing upon their experience over the past few years, the TPA members would like to organize the volunteering structure a bit differently to make it easier for everyone.

The TPA will have three new positions to help the president keep people involved: High School Coordinator, Middle School Coordinator, and Elementary School Coordinator.

Elections will soon be held for the positions listed below. Please let Laura Colombo know if you are curious about any of the following positions by writing to, and she will be happy to meet with you to provide more details.

  • TPA President
  • TPA Vice President / All-School Event Coordinator
  • TPA Treasurer
  • TPA Communications Specialist
  • High School Event Coordinator
  • Middle School Event Coordinator
  • Elementary School Event Coordinator

The Parent Support Committee (PSC) heads are also recruiting new members for the PSC. Please send an email to to learn more about these positions.

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