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Eagle's Nest

May 31, 2024

School Wide Announcements


Our Senior Graduation Ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7. Those wishing to attend the ceremony are welcome to come.

Bus Schedule
Litchi: 5:50奥城 AC - 6:30 学校TIS
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Peach: 5:55 半岛豪庭正门BDHT (FG) - 6:18 流苏园QYC LSY - 6:20 雀蓉园QYC QRY - 6:30 TIS
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From TIS at 9:30 p.m.
Apple: 学校TIS - 奥城AC
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Litchi: 学校TIS - 奥城AC
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Grape: 学校TIS - 奥城AC
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Peach: 学校TIS - 雀蓉园QYC QRY - 流苏园QYC LSY - 半岛豪庭正门BDHT(FG)
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Pineapple: 学校TIS - 半岛豪庭后门BDHT(BG) - 云水园YSY
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No school on June 10

There will be no school on Monday, June 10, in celebration of Dragon Boat Festival.

Divisional News

ECC & Elementary

Some dates to keep in mind:

May 31 – June 1 – Grade 4 Campout
June 6 - Step Up Day
June 6 - Kindergarten Parents learn about Grade 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the Innovation Space
June 11 – Kindergarten Graduation
June 12 – Grade 6 Graduation
June 12 – Last Day of School


2024 - 2025 Science Fair

The Tianjin International School Science Fair is CHANGING!

In previous years, we have had all projects in a single judging bracket with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards given to the top three projects. This has worked well for as long as TIS has been holding the annual science fair.

However, after discussions with parents and internal discussions within the STEM department, we have decided to CHANGE things up!

Starting with the Science Fair this coming November 25 (date subject to change), we will have awards in two categories:

“Application-Based Science” projects: Awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place
“Experiment-Based Science” projects: Awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place

The judges will also pick two “Best of Show" projects that will be invited to advance to the Sichuan International Science Fair. The two “Best of Show” awards may or may not be awarded to the 1st place winners from each of the categories above as they will be selected by the judges as the two projects most deserving of advancing to the next level of competition, regardless of category. (For example, “Best of Show” projects might be awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners in the same category.)

Another big change is that I am stepping down from the science fair lead position and passing it off to the most capable Mr. Barta. So, if you are interested in participating in the 2024 Tianjin International School Science Fair, please send an email with your group member names to, and you will be added to the TIS Science Fair Canvas page.

Here is some additional information concerning the Science Fair that may be useful as you make your plans:

The Science Fair is open to all Grades 9 – 12 students. The main rules of the Science Fair are as follows:

1: The project must be 100% original.

Ask yourself the following questions:

• What already exists that is similar to my idea/topic/project?
• How is what I am doing an "original" application of my idea/topic/project?
• How is my idea/topic/project adding to the existing body of knowledge?

2: You may have no more than three team members, but they CAN be from multiple grades (9 – 12).
3: You must complete the project approval process BEFORE you perform your experiment (found on the TIS Science Fair Canvas page).
4: You must have a Science advisor (TIS Science staff in addition to any other qualified scientist) who is kept up to date on your project, its progression, and adjustments you are making.

Timeline of how a student should expect to progress their project:

1: Group formation and topic selection, January 2024 – May 2024
2: Students will have used the summer to do extensive research to ensure their chosen topic/project is fully original. While TIS staff will assist with ensuring originality, it is the STUDENTS’ responsibility to research their projects.
3: By the first week of school, students should have chosen a Science Advisor and given them a copy of their proposal for them to look over to make recommendations. This can be done earlier!
4: By the end of August, project proposals are submitted to the safety review committee to read through and approve BEFORE EXPERIMENTATION BEGINS. This can be done earlier!
5: Experimentation/design-build are completed by the end of October.
6: Data analysis, project summary, and presentations are nearly completed by the middle of November.
7: Project boards and presentations are prepared to be presented to judges during the Science Fair, November 25 (date subject to change).

Again, any interested parties should send an email to Mr. Barta at so they can be added to the TIS Science Fair Canvas page for resources and additional direction.

Thank you so much for considering Science Fair. I can’t wait to see what you will do in the coming year!

Guidance Counselor

Senior Presentations – June 3–5. Parents and friends are invited (choir room).
Graduation Ceremony – June 7 @ 7:00 p.m.

House Points Total

Secondary House Points

Elementary House Points

What’s Happening at TIS

Date Event
May 31-June 1 Grade 4 Campout
June 3-5 Senior Presentations
June 6 Step Up Day
Kindergarten Parents learn about Grade 1
June 7 Graduation
June 11 Kindergarten Graduation
June 12 End of the Year House Winner Assembly
Grade 6 Graduation
Last Day of School

Lunch Menu – June 3 - June 7

Day Menu
Monday Beef Stew. Chicken Skewers. Cantonese Salted Egg Custard Buns. Sautéed Broccoli. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today’s Noodles: Beef Noodle in White Soup.
Tuesday Chicken Sandwich. French Fries. Seafood & Tofu. Vegetables & Eggs. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today’s Noodles: Wonton Noodle.
Wednesday Korean-style Fried Beef. Korean-style Fried Chicken. Kimchi Pancake. Fried Zucchini. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today's Noodles: Satay Beef Noodle.
Thursday Creamy Pasta. Fried Pork Chops. Black Pepper Beef Fillet. Spicy Qianye Tofu & Potato Slices. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today's Noodles: Noodles with Sliced Beef.
Friday Papa John's Day
ECC Lunch: Stir-fried Shrimp. Shredded Potato & Green Pepper. Tomatoes & Eggs. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today's Noodles: Braised Beef Noodle.

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