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Who We Are Mini Workshop- G5 blog

Grade 5 teachers held a "mini-workshop" with the entire 5th grade in January, exploring the transdisciplinary theme of "Who We Are". Students watched the powerful John Green video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FPpwxHtXLU and will brainstormed ideas on "What does it mean to be human?" "Who We Are" is an inquiry into: 1. The nature of self 2. Beliefs and values 3. Personal, physical, mental, ...Read More

An Enchanting Travel Auction

This last Saturday the International School of Indiana celebrated a bewitching 23rd Annual Travel Auction Gala at the charming historic Union Station Grand Hall. The Travel Auction serves as ISI’s illustrious signature fundraiser. Proceeds from the event directly benefit the school’s Scholarship Funds and other ISI programs. After last year's successful and popular theme of "Steampunk," the Travel Auction Committee was ...Read More

Carnation Sale Held by Class of 2020

Sponsored by the Class of 2020, we encourage all students Grade 9-12 to "share the love" by purchasing Valentine carnations for their friends, teachers and even those they are admiring from afar!  Carnations will be sold at the table outside the cafeteria during the lunch hour on Monday, Jan. 23rd and Tuesday, Jan. 24th. Bring your cash, complete the slips for ...Read More

Administrators at Workshop at MIT

Lower School Principal, Trina Haygaru, and PYP Coordinator, Stacy Gruen, had the amazing opportunity to work with world-renowned educators from Dubai, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Kenya, Spain, Switzerland, and USA (Innovation Academy and iLead Schools) on systems-driven and compassion-based education at MIT this week. Their workshop was led by Peter Senge, senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and ...Read More

ISI Read-A-Thon 2016

Nearly 100 students from the 49th Street and Blackwell buildings collectively read more than 42,000 minutes and raised $6,700 as part of the school’s 12-day, PA-sponsored Read-a-thon, which wrapped up earlier this month. That’s 10 more participants, 4,000+ more minutes and $300 more than last year! Special school assemblies to recognize participants took place at both buildings in the past ...Read More

ISI Alliance Club: Suicide Awareness Week

Last week the ISI Alliance Club held a Suicide Awareness week run completely by students. Each day was planned by the club, we acquired our own resources, and it all culminated in an end of the week assembly which was put on by Laine and Chris, representatives of the Indiana Youth Group. The assembly was held in the Taurel Blackbox ...Read More

ISI Fall Festival 2016

This last Saturday, October 1st, 2016, started out dreary and ISI Parent Association Representatives were concerned that rain might ruin the fun, but the weather held and it ended up being a perfect day for the International School of Indiana Fall Festival. The weather set the perfect backdrop for some spooky fun.  Beautiful (and delicious) cakes, gryphon gear, used uniform ...Read More

ISI Will Never Forget

The International School of Indiana is committed to international understanding, the peaceful resolution of conflict and the right of all peoples to live in dignity, free from poverty, hunger, disease, violence and oppression. Fifteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, three thousand people died in attacks on the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The United States government has declared September 11 to ...Read More

ISI Makes a Miracle

Each year ISI starts out the academic year with our Bell Ringing. The ceremony is based on a tradition from the former Soviet Union and is still practiced in Russian schools today. In Russia, the first day of school is known as День Знаний  (dyen znanii), or "the Day of Knowledge".  The day is also referred to as Первый звонок (pyervi ...Read More