Eagle's Nest Week of 11-9-20

Week of 11-9-20


School Wide News and Announcements

Yearbook Pictures

Nov. 13

Pictures for this year’s yearbook will be taken on Monday, November 16 and Tuesday, November 17.

Open House

Updated No.v 13

We are looking forward to seeing all of our parents tonight at Open House! Below is the bussing schedule for the evening.

Virtual College Visit

Nov. 7

With COVID-19 protocols in effect worldwide, virtual college visits have increased dramatically. Here at TIS, we would like to take advantage of universities reaching out to us to help you be more informed about future educational opportunities for your child/ren. We will begin a new section under College and Career section of the Eagle’s Nest called “Virtual College Visit”. We will pass on information for how you can join webinars and virtual college visits as we hear of them.

Divisional News


Open House

updated Nov. 14

Thank you for coming to Open House on Friday, November 13th. It was great to see so many parents!

1st Quarter Report Cards

updated Nov. 14

Please see your child’s report cards to see how much they have progressed.
You may log into to PowerSchool and access your child’s report cards in Student Reports.

ECC Parent Conferences

Updated Nov. 14

We are looking forward to meeting with you on November 19th and 20th. Please note that ECC children will not have school on those two days. First quarter parent conferences will be held as home visits. The home visit schedule will be sent home on Monday.


1st Quarter Report Cards

Updated Nov. 14

Due to a PowerSchool programming issue, the report cards have not yet been uploaded to your child’s docbox. You may still access your child’s 1st quarter grades and comments on Powerschool.

We will notify you when your child’s report card is uploaded and available. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Elementary Parent Conferences

Updated Nov. 14

We are looking forward to meeting with you during parent conferences! 1st quarter conferences are important and we encourage all parents to come and hear about how your child is learning and growing.

Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. There will be no school on Friday. Please contact the ECC and Elementary secretary Ms. Wu if you have questions about your schedule.

ISCOT Soccer

Updated Nov. 7

Thank you to all the parents who joined us for ISCOT Soccer. The students had a great time practicing their soccer skills with children from other schools.

Open House

Updated Nov. 7

Parents of Elementary students are invited to attend our all school Open House on Friday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet teachers and check out classrooms. Please stay tuned for more information.
Due to regulations, only parents are allowed to attend.
We hope to see you there!


6th Grade Parent Dinner

Nov. 13

The 6th Grade Parent dinner is this evening. We will begin eating promptly at 5:15pm in the Cafeteria White Room. After dinner, Ms. Rong, our school counselor will talk a little bit about adolescence and then we will go to the Auditorium for Open House beginning at 6:30pm.

Knowledge Bowl 2020

Nov. 13

Knowledge Bowl 2020 has been completed. Students researched various topics about the Ocean and competed in their houses, to see who knew the most about marine life. House 2, the Silver Comets are this year’s champions!

Half Day of School

Nov. 13

Due to conferences, there will be a half day of school on Thursday, November 19th. Middle school students will eat lunch before going home. 7th grade students staying for conferences may stay at school and will be monitored until parents arrive to pick them up.

Parent/Student/Teachers Conferences

Nov. 13

Parent/Student/Teachers conferences are on Thursday and Friday, November 19th and 20th. They will begin on Thursday after lunch and go until about 4pm on Friday. We are looking forward to seeing you all. Meetings with teachers will be between 6-8 minutes to allow time for everyone to have a meeting. It is expected that all students and parents come for the conferences. Students are also expected to come as we help teach them about their strengths, accomplishments, and areas that need to be improved. Students of non-English speaking parents provide translation. No other translation services are available.

Water Bottles

Nov. 5

Help students remember to bring water bottles to school everyday. Many students are not bringing their water bottles, resulting in them being thirsty throughout the day.

Masks - Bring a Spare

Nov. 5

It is quite often that masks break. Sometimes students lose their masks. Please send your child with an extra mask so they have one to wear when their mask is no longer usable.

A note about detentions

Nov. 5

When student behavior goes against school policies or conduct, they may be assigned a detention. Detention is redemptive and instructional in nature, from 3:30-4:30 after school. Parents receive an email update that their child has been assigned a detention and the child is given a red slip for the parent to sign and for the student to return to their detention teacher. During detention, students fill out a reflection form designed to help them process their behavior and why it was inappropriate. Then they sit quietly, they may be allowed to do schoolwork, or they do restitution if simple tasks are needed around the school. Detentions are to be done as assigned and students do not have the ability to reschedule. If a student forgets their detention time, they are assigned a second detention time. I hope this clears up some questions about detentions!

End of Quarter 1

Updated Nov. 9

November 6 was the last day of Quarter 1. Congratulations to students who have completed their first term of the year! Report cards will be available for viewing on PowerSchool soon.


Parent/Student/Teachers conferences

Nov. 13

Parent/Student/Teachers conferences are on Friday, November 20th. We are looking forward to seeing you all. Students are expected to come as we help teach them about their strengths, accomplishments, and areas of improvement. Students of non-English speaking parents provide translation. No other translation services are available.


Nov. 13

Basketball season began this week. We wish the players well.


Nov. 13

The annual Tianjin International School hosted Model United Nations conference will be held both on-campus and virtually (for off-campus participants) begins after school on Thursday, November 19th and ends Saturday, November 21st at noon.

AP Exam

Nov. 7

We have closed the AP Exam registration for Spring 2021. Please have your child log into myap.collegeboard.org to view the AP classroom and exam registration.

Lunch Card Balance

Nov. 5

Students with a negative lunch card balance should pay off that balance as soon as possible. This can be done by going to the finance office with cash, paying on PowerSchool itself using WeChat, or bringing cash to lunch on Monday’s to put a balance on the card.


Nov. 5

Please make sure your child has an extra mask with them in case their mask breaks.

End of Quarter 1

Updated Nov. 9

November 6 was the last day of Quarter 1. Congratulations to students who have completed their first term of the year! Report cards will be available for viewing on PowerSchool soon.

College and Career


Nov. 13

Bridge U, our college guidance platform offers many webinars throughout the school year. Please link here to see what is coming up.


Nov. 13

We would like to make your family’s college search easier this year. Instead of seeking out schools individually, 10 of the largest research-extensive public universities in the country are working together to bring the college search to you!

  • Arizona State University
  • Clemson University
  • Penn State
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Texas at Austin

Register at: https://visit.asu.edu/terrific10

You can expect to:

  • Connect with leading universities from across the country.
  • Explore majors and degrees.
  • Learn about financial aid and scholarships.
  • Get tips from enrollment leaders about navigating a virtual college search.


Nov. 7


A message for students
Join us online for the University of Sydney’s Life at Sydney webinar series to find out why we’re a leading international teaching and research institution, ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 4 in the World for graduate employability.

Designed with international students in mind, our series will help you address important questions about studying overseas to help you confirm you've made the right choice.

Our world-class academics will present on a range of topics including our popular course structures, teaching methods and career possibilities. You will also have the opportunity to hear from alumni and current students at some of our panel events.

Below is a list of event highlights that might appeal to you. Alternatively, click through to our website to view our full event schedule.


Nov. 7

Students, you are invited to join us for a special virtual event to discover more about Northeastern and how it could be the right fit for you. During this event, you will learn about our transformational academic community, unique co-op program, and experiential learning opportunities. The event will include a panel discussion and live Q+A with Admissions representatives, current Northeastern students, and recent alumni.

Prospective Student Virtual Information Session
Thursday, November 12
8:00–9:00 p.m. CST
Learn More and Register Now

If you have any questions prior to the event, please contact our team at admissionsevents@northeastern.edu.

We look forward to speaking with you!

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Northeastern University


Nov. 5

December SAT registration closes TODAY. There is no late registration or wait listing available.


Nov. 5

Alison Hung from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will be visiting our campus next Wednesday, November 11 to do a college presentation. SCAD has two campuses in the US, one in Hong Kong and one in France. They offer 40 programs, from Advertising, Animation and Architecture, to Industrial design, Television Production and Writing. ( Please see scad.edu for more on their academic offerings.) The event is open to all high school students.



Basketball Game at IST

Nov. 13

This coming Monday the high school varsity basketball teams will travel to IST for a game. Leave from school at 3:30 p.m. and return to AC-BDHT-HYCZ main gates following the game.

Team WeChat

Nov. 13

Keep an eye out for your child’s team wechat code to be sent to your email soon. Please join the team group for schedule updates and bussing notes.

Season Two Sports

Nov. 5

High school basketball and middle school volleyball had their first practice this past week. Your child should have brought home a permission form and schedule. Please return the permission form by November 9th to your child’s coach.

Health Office


Nov. 5

There is a possibility that students will get head knocks when participating in various sports activities or playing with buddies on campus. Last year, our school adapted the CDC’s “Heads Up” program in how we deal with concussions. It’s important that we all be aware of the danger of overlooked concussions. If you or our coaches suspect a student has suffered a concussion, no matter how mild, the student will be taken out of play and evaluated. If you would like to learn more about concussions, see the website as listed below.



PTO Clubs Begin!

Nov. 5

It was a great start to our PTO classes yesterday with every parent bringing enthusiasm and the will to learn.

In Parenting class, parents started to work through the book “Positive Pushing: How to raise a successful and happy child” by Jim Taylor. “The reasons why children need positive pushing” and “The first step of positive pushing children - pushing yourself” were the key points discussed from the first session.

In English class, Betsy set out the goals for the class then introduced “Small Talk” to the group. everyone had the opportunity to engage in small talk with each other.

In Chinese class, Aileen introduced tones and the basics to introduce yourself.

Off campus, the Ikebana class were introduced to this fine art and produced some beautiful displays.

PTO will be starting more clubs according to the interest of parents. We look forward to seeing more parents joining in and having a great time learning and spending time together

PTO Clubs

updated Nov. 3

The following PTO clubs will be starting tomorrow and run every Wednesday at the times listed. Bussing is available and the schedule is below. If you have any questions, please contact one of the PTO Steering Committee or email pto@tiseagles.com.

Note: As we continue to observe COVID-19 protocols, parents will need to show their health code and your temperature will be checked before boarding the bus or at the main gate. Parents will not be allowed to eat lunch in the school cafeteria and we ask that you refrain from entering divisional hallways.


Club Time Location (subject to change)
Parenting Club 9:00 to 10:00 Elementary Library Classroom
English Club 10:00 to 11:00 Elementary Library Classroom
Chinese Club 11:00 to 12:00 Elementary Library Classroom

Morning pick-up:
阳光100(YG): 9:15 am
奥城(AC): 9:20 am
海逸长洲 后门(HYCZ Back Gate): 9:35 am
半岛豪庭(BDHT): 9:40 am

The bus will depart TIS at 12:10 pm



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