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Happy Holidays from the High School Office!

Blessings and Family - It is a blessing for me to serve as principal for the high school section at ISP. I count it a blessing because I consider ISP family. Families are complex and require a great deal of careful attention. Members of a family can let you down at times, but you continue to appreciate them and care for them. More often, family members bring you joy! As principal, there are times when I feel let down, and I am sure there are times when others feel I have let them down. Again, most of the time it is a joy to work with so many wonderful people (students, teachers, and parents). I hope over this holiday break that you are able to spend quality time with your immediate family and celebrate the unique qualities of every individual. The challenges we face create opportunities for us to grow stronger. Embrace the good times and the hard times. We are all a gift to this world if we give to others by showing them respect. Thank you to the ISP family for the respect you have shown to me; I am blessed with each day at ISP.

Happy Holidays and a Joy Filled New Year! - Eric Monson, High School Principal

  • Our last day is on Wednesday, December 20, which is a half day. We encourage students to come on that day and say “thank you” to their teachers. The teachers will sing carols to the children as they leave campus. It is a fun day and a good way to end the semester.
  • Recuperation exams that are on January 11 and 12 are days for students to recuperate grades, if necessary. Individual teachers and Mr. Mattiace will be in contact with details for the exams on those days.

Donations

In the end of November and early December, our high school students will have many activities and opportunities to show caring and support for others. We would like to provide you with an advance list of the different things that we will be doing so that you can plan accordingly.

Dolphin Gifts - $5.00 per student. The funds collected by the PTA (can be turned in at the High School Office) will be used to give our hard working Dolphins a gift card that can be used to buy all the items they may like for a wonderful Holiday dinner for their families.

Gift for a Child - This activity is to collect a new toy to be given to a child from Guna Yala. It's a wonderful opportunity to pick out a toy that will be cherished by a child who is unlikely to receive any holiday gifts. High school students will be in charge of the delivery of the toys to the children.

In summary, during November and December, our High School students and families, will be asked to show their caring nature by donating as follows:

  • $5 for our Dolphins (before November 30th)
  • Toy for a child in Guna Yala (before December 16th)

Final Exams

Final exams for the high school section begin on December 13 and conclude on December 19. The last day of school is a half day on December 20. Students and parents should be here through December 20. If a family is traveling prior to the end of final exams, we will not allow students to take the exams early. You will need to make arrangements to come on January 11 to sit for any missed exams.

Counselor's Updates

Dear Grade 10 Parents,

The Counseling Team is writing to remind you of two very important meetings ahead regarding the academic pathways, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program, that your child may choose for Grades 11 and 12. 

We ask that all Grade 10 parents make it a HIGH PRIORITY to attend the following presentations:

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017, from 8:45 to 9:55 a.m. | Performing Arts Center (PAC) | Pathways, Part 1: At this information session, more specific detail will be provided about the IB Diploma Program and the IEC Program. Also, we will hear perspectives from current students in these programs.
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 10:25 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. | PAC | Pathways, Part 2: At this information session, students and parents will again hear details related to the programs. However, several high school teachers will present on the courses offered in Grades 11 and 12, and make distinctions between them. Also, students will see sample schedules that focus on students' areas of interest and career aspirations. The course registration process will be explained along with important registration deadlines. Finally, a "marketplace" will be set up at the end of the presentation so students and parents can approach faculty to ask specific questions about their subject offerings.

We hope to see you on both November 30 and January 24! If you have any questions, please reach out to your student's counselor.

Regards,

Rene Manley | Grades 10-12 | Student last names, A-K | rmanley@isp.edu.pa

David Letiecq | Grades 10-12 | Student last names, L-Z | dletiecq@isp.edu.pa

Samir Jamal | Grade 9 | sjamal@isp.edu.pa

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