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High School News

Thursday, October 27, 2016

David Redmond, High School Principal


Dear Parents, Below please find important information on current and upcoming events in the High School.

PSAT Tests

Next week Grade 10 and 11 students will be taking the PSAT tests. The tests are good indicators for students as they consider their future choices for universities. It also allows them to see their results as compared to students worldwide. It also gives them an idea of where they stand in terms of university requirements and should give them guidance on choosing an appropriate college. We will share the results as soon as they become available, later this semester.

High School Photos

It’s that time of year. We are taking Yearbook photos next week, so please be prepared to have your children wear their best clothes for the occasion. Grades 9, 11, and 12 photos will be taken on October 31 and November 1. Grade 10 photos will be taken on November 9. Students are asked to be dressed respectably and to be well groomed. The photos will be used in the Yearbook and on school ID cards. Students will have the schedule in advance.

Parenting in the Digital Age – Wednesday, November 9 from 8:15-9:15 (Upper Commons)

On Wednesday, November 9 from 8:15-9:15 am John Iglar and Alicia Brown are hosting a High School Parent Technology Coffee for parents of students in grades 9-12. This is an opportunity for parents to:

  • learn about the most frequently used social media applications by HS students
  • talk with other parents about parenting in the digital age on topics including:
    • social media use
    • study habits
    • managing technology in the home
  • gain information about best practices regarding parenting in the digital age from Common Sense Media and other sources.

We invite you to join this important conversation about parenting in the digital age.

High School Social Event

Our High School Student Council is sponsoring a social event on Friday October 28 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. There will be a “Haunted House”, music, and food will be served. If your children attend the event, please make sure that they are collected promptly at 10:00 pm. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Please continue to read the weekly Yezare Samint for important information regarding our high school program, and please don’t hesitate to contact me at for any matter pertaining to your child’s education.

Middle and High School News

Dear Middle and High School Families,

There is a unique opportunity for your son/daughter to participate in a ski/snowboarding camp during the March week-long holiday (11-19 March 2017) in the Swiss Alps. Viamonde is an internationally known company that provides excellent ski/snowboarding instruction as well as evening fun activities. 

ICS Addis activities office helps organize this package which includes:

  • Airfare (to Geneva, Switzerland return)
  • all transportation to and from airports
  • all meals and snacks (fabulous Swiss food!)
  • equipment and ski-clothing rental
  • medical insurance
  • six full days of fantastic ski/snowboarding instruction
  • evening ‘off the mountain’ activities
  • dedicated, experienced and committed Viamonde camp counselors 

Dawn Ashby and Alex Lancia, both experienced teachers and trip leaders at ICS, will be chaperoning the trip from ICS to Switzerland, throughout the week, and back to ICS.

Please note, Viamonde requires a minimum number of participants at each instructional level (ski or snowboarding) in order to offer their camps. 

If you are interested or would like more information, please click here to complete the Ski/Snowboarding Camp Google Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The deadline to register your interest is 16 December.


Dawn Ashby and Alex Lancia

Ski Trip Chaperones (March 2017)


Counselor’s Corner