Annual Fun Run/BBQ Event

We want to say thank you to all the students and parents that came out to participate in the 2K/BBQ event.  The water activities were a hit on such a hot day and the climbing wall drew lots of students as well waiting for their chance to climb!  Thank you also to the PTO for helping organize and run the event.

The event proved to be a great time for everyone to enjoy good food, community, exercise, and to support our Summer Trips students.

We are excited for our students to go on the Summer Trips to Chang Bai Shan and Yunnan.  The 2K/BBQ event raised over 12,000RMB total and this money will be distributed to all of the participants evenly.

Thank you, Mr. Strong

Library Announcement

This summer, both TIS libraries will be closed for renovations as we will be changing out the carpeting. We are uncertain how long the process will take, but if the renovations finish early enough to still have summer library hours, we will send out a notification. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and hope you will still find ways to read!!


And Then There Was One – Middle School Spring Play Video

Tetanus Immunizations 

I want to encourage you to take advantage of summer travels outside of China to catch up on immunizations, especially Tetanus.  The tetanus booster is restricted inside China for children over 11 years old, so please check your child’s records to ensure that his/her tetanus is current. If your child’s last tetanus immunization was in 2009 or before, it is time for a booster.   A current tetanus vaccination is required for trips at TIS.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at nurse@tiseagles.com.

Thank you, Mrs. Jeanne Luman, RN


High School Graduation Bussing


Weekly AQI/PM2.5 Readings

  • Outside Average Reading =  141 / 52 
  • Inside Average Reading = 6.5 / 2

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This Week in Pictures

Elementary Club Celebration

ECC Sports Day

Thanks so much for joining us for Sports Day.  We all had a wonderful time!


Kindergarten Graduation

You are warmly invited to attend our Kindergarten Graduation on Wednesday, June 6.  This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the 1st floor Choir Room. Bus schedule will be posted next week.

ECC Kindergarten Graduation Bussing Schedule


  • 5:55 p.m. – YangGuang100
  • 6:00 p.m. –  AoCheng
  • Arrive at TIS – 6:40 p.m. (1 Bus)


  • 8:05 p.m. – Buses ready
  • 8:20 pm TIS — Subway — BDHT — AoCheng — Yang Guang 100 (1 Bus)


Thursday, June 7 – Half Day

School ends for this year at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7th. Buses will leave the school at 11:45 p.m. If your child does not travel on a school bus, please collect him/her from the ECC at that time.

Happy Valley Amusement Park – Tuesday, June 5

All elementary students (grades 1-5) will go on our end-of-year field trip to Happy Valley Amusement Park on Tuesday, June 5th. Students should bring a packed lunch to school and wear the Unity Tree T-shirt . We will leave from campus at 8:30 and return in time for the 3:30 bus.


Fifth Grade Graduation and Last Day of School – Thursday, June 7

We are pleased to invite you to our fifth grade graduation, which will be held from 8:30-9:00 on June 7th in our auditorium. This is a time for us to celebrate and encourage our fifth graders as they move on to middle school next year. 


Last Day of School – Thursday, June 7

June 7th is our last day of school. Buses will depart TIS at 11:45 a.m. If your child does not ride the bus, please arrange to pick him or her up at that time.


Farewell to Students and Families

To all students and families who are leaving the TIS community, we wish you all the best and hope you take many fond memories with you of your time with us.


Principal’s Farewell

Finally, it has been my pleasure to serve the TIS community as the elementary principal. Thank you for accepting me and my family into your community. -Les Bridgeman

Middle School Final Exam Preparation

As your children prepare to show all they have learned this semester, it is helpful to consider how we can support them during the stressful Final Exam time. Parents are strongly encouraged to help their children by:

  • Ensuring they go to sleep early
  • Ensuring they eat well – especially a good breakfast
  • Reminding them they have been working hard all semester for these assessments. Encourage them to relax.

Spring Final Exams:


  • 8th Grade Science and English


  • 7th Grade English and Math
  • 8th Grade Math and Chinese History


  •  6th Grade Math and English
  •  7th Grade Chinese and Science
  •  8th Grade Chinese and Humanities


Bussing and Class Dismissal for Final’s Week

Please pay special attention to the student dismissal schedule for next week. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, students will be dismissed at 3:15 and need to leave campus by 3:30. On Thursday June 7th, Students will need to leave campus by 11:45. No later bussing options are offered for students. There is no lunch offered on Thursday, June 7th because of the early departure time. This will allow teachers time to mark final exams and complete their tasks for the end of the year.


Middle School Awards Assembly

On Thursday, June 7th, MS students will have an awards assembly starting at 9:30am in the TIS auditorium. Parents are invited and encouraged to join in this celebration of all the efforts made by our students this academic year. The program for this event is scheduled to last one hour following 5th grade graduation.


Spring Trips

Spring Trips were enjoyed by all this year! The middle school students came back tired, but happy and perhaps a bit wiser. They saw many new things, were challenged, and had great experiences with their classmates and teachers.



Seniors will be graduating on June 7th. Preparations are being made for the banquet and ceremony. We are looking forward to this excellent time of celebration. Please note that parents of Seniors will be invited to an informational meeting soon.


Counselor’s Corner

SAT-June 2, 2018

Student check-in will begin at 7:45 AM on the 4th floor of the Secondary Wing. Please do not arrive on the TIS school campus before 7:30. You will not be permitted to enter the school building before 7:30 AM.

On test day, bring these things:

  • Printed admission ticket
  • Acceptable photo ID
  • Two No. 2 pencils with erasers
  • An acceptable calculator (if you’re taking the SAT or an SAT Subject Test in mathematics)

*If your photo ID does not match your admission ticket you will not be admitted to the test center. The name and photo must match the admission ticket.



Action steps for College Application Preparation:

  • Make sure you have submitted an academic records request form to the admissions office. (This is crucial to make sure they have ALL your documents ready.)
  • Email me (counselor@tiseagles.com) the recommendation forms you need with your personal information filled in.
  • Tell me the number of recommendations you need.
  • Any application numbers if needed.
  • Email me (counselor@tiseagles.com) your activity log information.
  • Tell me the number of activity logs you need.
  • If you anticipate receiving awards next week you may email me on Thursday (June 7th) with your updated activity log. I will have this prepared by Friday, June 8th.


Thank you to everyone who has supported TIS Athletics this year whether as a fan, parent, teacher, administrator, or as a nurse.  This support of TIS Athletics come in many forms from purchasing tickets, arranging transportation, and cheering on the sidelines during our competitions.

I want to especially recognize all the Middle School and High School student-athletes who have participated in TIS Athletics this year.  They have spent countless hours practicing their sport and competing against other teams.

I want to say thank you to the many volunteer coaches of the TIS Athletics department.  Your efforts and time spent planning, coaching, organizing and evaluating do not go unnoticed.  We would not be able to field 17 teams without your significant contributions.

This year in TIS Athletics we had a total of 17 different teams, 34 coaches, approximately 190 student-athletes, and a total of 242 games played starting in August and ending in April.

I am proud of TIS Athletics and am looking forward to next year!


Mr. Strong



Jun. 2 SAT Subject Tests only
Jun. 4 – 6 Secondary Final Exams
Jun. 6 All Grades Due
Jun. 7 End Semester 2
Jun. 13-26 ISC Yunnan Service Trip
Jun. 15 Report Cards Posted
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