Director's Dispatch: March 28

posted Mar 28, 2013, 4:56 AM by Unknown user

Director’s Dispatch

At an assembly today for Middle and High School students, almost 40% of the students were awarded Honour Roll certificates.  This means that these students have maintained a 3.5 Grade Point Average or an equivalent A-.

This is an amazing accomplishment as it means, that not only have they been participating in everything that ISD and Dakar has to offer, they have been working hard and regularly working hard, as this is what it takes to maintain such grades.

ISD has many students who are gifted or talented in many areas and we also have students who while perhaps not identified as such, are gifted in their work habits and it is those work habits that will enable them to proceed with success in the (we hope) IB program next year.

I say we hope, as the authorization visit takes place on the 29th and 30th of April just after the AGM.  And just as we encourage you to come to the AGM to learn more about how the school works through the Association, I urge you to also come and learn about the IB program and how it can offer your children a huge step up as they head into colleges and universities.

I would like to recognize here the foresight and support of the ISD Board of Trustees for their continued efforts in pursuing this program.  Board members are parents and volunteers. They devote much time and energy to these jobs as they contribute to working committees, and board meetings and work together to carry out the mission and vision of the school. With a school population as transient as ISD’s is, it is very difficult to maintain any continuity and so I thank this year’s Trustees for all of their hard work and especially for keeping the pursuit of IB authorization in forefront of the attention of parents.

I believe that the IB program will continue to show ISD’s pursuit of excellence just as today’s Honour Roll Assembly did.

As many of you head off for Spring Break, I hope you all take the time to relax and recharge in preparation for the home stretch when we return. 

Safe journeys,

Barb Gage