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There are moments when our International Baccalaureate values compel us to address matters that deeply affect members of our school community and, more broadly, our city, state, country, or the world.

This past weekend's wave of nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, including those staged here in Indianapolis, is one of these moments because it speaks to the heart of our mission at the International School of Indiana. As we seek to nurture principled, open-minded, caring, and reflective young people, we trust that our students will grow into the next generation of leaders and be well-equipped to foster a more inclusive, equitable, and compassionate society in the future.

When we inquire about the experiences of others, communicate with each other, and seek out balanced solutions to our mutual problems, we can and will build a better world. We hold these values dear at ISI and hope for their wider acceptance in the wake of the events of the past week.

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Provided below are resources that are intended to help families talk about these difficult and tragic circumstances. Further, any students, families, or members of our faculty and staff team that may want further resources or simply a supportive environment to talk about how they are being affected by the situation can contact our Student Support Services team at ndetrick@isind.org.

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Standout student Claire Kaneshiro named National Merit Finalist, Indiana Academic All-Star
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For the second-consecutive year, ISI is proud to claim a National Merit Finalist among its students. Claire Kaneshiro of Indianapolis -- 4.66 GPA, a near-perfect SAT score, and fluency in Chinese, Spanish and English -- is among 15,000 students nationwide chosen for the prestigious honor. Claire now is eligible for one of 7,500 one-time scholarships awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Those awards are expected to be announced in mid-May.

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ISI in the news: ISI, Hamilton Lugar School team up for Language Summer Camp featuring Arabic, Mandarin
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Looking for a unique summer activity for the kids? ISI is partnering with the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University to launch a new language immersion-focused summer camp June 14-25 in Indianapolis. The new ISI Language Summer Camp will offer main programming in two languages — Mandarin and Arabic — to students Pre-K through grade 12. No previous language experience is required. Registration is now open.

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Boys basketball, swim teams finish seasons with winter sports records
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Despite schedules and practices disrupted by COVID-19, the ISI boys closed out the 2020-21 winter sports season on a high note. The basketball team finished third overall in the 10-team Pioneer Conference, the best final conference standing in ISI history, and the swim team finished eighth out of 11 schools in the ISHAA state sectionals, a season finale that included a school record in the 100-yard backstroke.

 

 

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ISI in the news: "Hoosiers by Choice" campaign, TV station feature Head of School
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What makes Indiana a great place to live? That’s the focus of a new video campaign sponsored by the Indiana Destination Development Corp. highlighting people from all walks of life who chose to make Indiana their home. And among those recently featured: Head of School Elizabeth Head, who was lured to Indianapolis more than two years ago from her school leadership role and longtime home in Costa Rica.

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ISI senior wins $500 local essay contest from Daughters of American Revolution
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She only had one shot, two hours and a proctor watching over her as she crafted her essay, the topic a secret until she opened a sealed instructions envelope from the Daughters of the American Revolution. But in the end, senior Juliette Albert walked away with the $500 top prize for her 550-word entry in the Indianapolis chapter’s annual Good Citizen Award contest, the International School of Indiana’s first local winner in in the national contest in nearly a decade.

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