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Thursday, November 10, 2016

High School Principal, David Redmond

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

ISSAAA Track and Field

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this week we welcome student-athletes from seven schools in Addis Ababa to join us in Track and Field Competitions. Whether you are a fan of running, the field, or throwing events, please come and join us. Our High School Booster Club will be offering lots of great food, there will be a chance to watch exciting races and competitions, and of course we invite you to cheer for ICS as we take on our rivals. Go Eagles!

Parenting in the Digital Age

Wednesday morning, Alicia Brown (grade 9-10 counselor) and John Iglar (educational technology director) gave a presentation to parents about “Parenting in the Digital Age.” We looked at various social media in use by students, some issues affecting students regarding the use of the internet and social media, and explored some scenarios and shared some resources. There were good discussions amongst parents and sharing of issues and different strategies parents take. It was a productive and valuable informal coffee morning.

See the presentation here, with some links to resources for parents to help work your way through the issues of parenting in this digital age.

IBDP Presentation for Grade 10 Parents

The coming weeks offer important steps in academic counseling for our high school students as we review results from the Progress Reports and help students to review their goals. We will also begin the long process of course selection for all Grade 10 students. We will offer an introductory session for all grade ten parents on Tuesday, 29 November. This meeting focuses on course selection for Grade 11 and 12 courses and for all IBDP courses. Our counselors, IBDP Coordinator, students, Heads of Department, and CAS Coordinator will all be present to discuss the many diverse aspects of our program. Parents are a vital part of the decision-making process and are well advised to attend. As choices for students widen and university applications become more and more complex, it is absolutely necessary for all of us to remain well informed and connected. The choices that parents and our Grade 10 students make in collaboration with our counselors have significant implications on college admissions and future career plans, and so close communication between home and school on this matter is vital. Please make every effort to attend this information session.

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.