VIS kicked off School Spirit Week with our own Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony and ended it with an Independence Day Poetry Slam attended by Member of Parliament Gintaras Steponavičius
VIS hosted it’s second annual VIS’ Got Talent
The MYP Gallery Opening and Art Exhibition event will happen on January 13th, 2014, at 18.00
Place: MYP building, Gallery
Time: 18.00 – 19.00
VIS managed to complete the construction and renovation of our new building on-time and under budget! Parents, teachers and kids celebrated the opening on September 1st with Member of Parliament, Marija Aušrinė Pavilionenė, MP Agnė Zuokienė and Vilnius Mayor Artūras Zuokas.
Ms. Rebecca and Ms. Deirdre attended the Annual IB Conference in The Hague. They returned confident that VIS is a top-notch international school thanks to our dedicated teachers and supportive parents. A few “big ideas” they brought back with them included a deeper commitment to expanding our use of technology in and outside the classrooms and renewed excitement about the possibilities for integrating service learning projects into the academic program at VIS. Also, former PYP Coordinator, Jon Adams, sends his regards. He says “his heart is still at VIS! “
There were over 60 entries in the 9th VIS Pumpkin Carving Contest.
The winners are:
Most Beautiful – Danielius, Julijus, and Emilija from the Dolphins and Kangaroos
Most Detailed – Daniel and Dominik from the Dolphins and Pandas
Most Creative – Liepa from Dolphins
Most Artistic – Gretė from Dolphins
Scariest – Aaron from Grade 8
Cutest – Ieva and Lėja Grade 7 and Dolphins
Thank you for participating and thank you David, Misha, Giorgi, Wiktor and Ms. Valdone and Ms. Diana for organizing the event.
In September 2013, VIS opened an additional ~850 m2 middle school wing. This construction project took 11 months, and was completed on time and within budget. Special thanks to our contractor “Veikmės statyba“, project managers „Contestus“ and all others who particpated in making this happen. The new space includes a state-of-the-art science laboratory, design technology laboratory, art room with an art gallery, as well as a ‘discovery center” for our youngest students.
As of July 1st, Vilnius International School has been accepted as a member of the Council of International Schools. Our final report from CIS was very complimentary. The CIS regional officer noted that VIS ”has a sophisticated understanding about the meaning of international learning for this school in Vilnius.” And that “the school provides a strong curriculum aligned to the school’s mission which includes preparing students for 21st century learning skills and global citizenship.” She also acknowledged that “as a small school, with low fee income, the school adopts a personal and individualised approach to its students thus catering for their differing needs in a variety of appropriate ways.” Thank you all for your commitment to this process. One more feather in the VIS cap!