Go Gryphons Newsletter | 2019-2020 Academic Year
Go Gryphons is a newsletter that highlights the achievements of ISI students, faculty, staff, and alumni!
Student Fundraisers Benefit the ONE ISI Campaign

In September, grade 4 student Samuelle Leerkamp held a lemonade stand in her neighborhood, raising $1,500 for the One ISI campaign.

In October, grade 1 students Diego and Sophia Tori hosted the first of two planned One ISI fundraisers during morning drop-off at the 49th Street Building. The pair sold coffee and pastries, donating all raised funds to ISI!

You can learn more about the ONE ISI Campaign at www.OneISI.org.
Senior Completes Rare Engineering Internship Trifecta

Phillipe Mandeville participated in three summer internships in Europe, working with teams from carmakers BMV, Mercedes, and Porsche.

The senior was even featured in a promotional video for Porsche's internship program, which posted to the company's Instagram feed .

Brother and Sister Team Featured in European Art Exhibit

 Tannon (grade 8) and Dylan (grade 5) Rogers had individual artworks selected this fall for a new exhibit in the Museum of Casual Objects and Intimate Friendships , located in the Michelberger Hotel in Berlin, Germany.
Middle Schooler to Compete in Westminster Dog Show
Grade 7 student Annalise Walgreen, has earned a spot in the prestigious Westminster Dog Show set for February 10 and 11, 2020, with her canine partner, Capo. The honor follows three straight years of Annalise and Capo qualifying for the junior national championships.
Senior Co-Authors Published Research Paper
Following a summer of work with an IUPUI research team, Anais Tuceryan is officially a published author in Scientific Reports. You can read "Female Blow Flies as Vertebrate Resource Indicators" at Nature.com.
Senior Accepted into Young Conductor Training Program
Peter (Chuanqi) Wang has been accepted into the New World Youth Orchestras’ Young Conductor Training Program at Butler University, which aims to give aspiring conductors and educators the opportunity to study the art of conducting in preparation for a career in music education, conducting, or music performance.
100% AP Exams Pass Rate
Results were released over the summer for the 21 seniors and juniors who participated this past spring in the Advanced Placement exams for Spanish Language and Culture and French Language and Culture. 100% of ISI participants passed their exams, meaning each student earned a minimum of 3 and as many as 15 college credits, depending on their final exam score.
Principal Haygaru Joins Leading International Education Initiatives

Lower School Principal Trina Haygaru has joined leading global researchers from MIT and other preeminent universities and organizations as an Advisory Board member to the Center for Systems Awareness . Listed as a Senior Practitioner Partner, she is supporting the Center’s curriculum development. Visit the Center for Systems Awareness website .

Mrs. Haygaru was also invited in August by the Indiana University School of Education to participate in its Principals’ Academy on Internationalizing K-12 Schools Across Indiana. This commitment includes a series of planning meetings and networking sessions throughout the year, culminating in an International Fair in May 2020.
Teacher Publishes Third Book

Zhigang Liu, Upper School Mandarin teacher, celebrated in August the publication of Tale of Teachers: Case Studies and Reflections , for which he served as Chief Editor. The collection of essays is used in Mandarin as an Additional Language classrooms. Two of his ISI colleagues, Danyun Luo and Jiawei Gu, also served as editors.
Head of Science Department Selected for Society for Science Conference
Susannah Miller, Upper School Head of Science Department, attended in September the High School Research Teacher’s Conference in Washington DC, an event sponsored for select teachers by the Society for Science. Ms. Miller attended three days of conference sessions, including an in-depth look at Regeneron Science Talent Search, a national science competition for high school seniors.
MYP Coordinator Leads Workshop in Atlanta
In October, Marithe Benavente-Llamas, Middle Years Programme Coordinator, attended the CASIE Fall IB Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Benavente was a workshop leader for the Middle Years Programme Individuals and Societies session. She was able to interact and meet other leaders from around the world, such as Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico.
Middle School Grade 7/8 Soccer Wins Conference

On October 5, the grade 7 and 8 soccer team won the PAAC Tournament, taking three games in a row to bring home the championship trophy. 
Cross Country Record Breaker

Grade 8 runner Abby Moyers broke the Traders Point course record during a cross country meet in October with a time of 11:53. Moyers would go on from her record-breaking effort to place fifth in the middle school cross country state tournament, also in October.
Girls Volleyball Sectional Champions
Girls Varsity Volleyball won its Sectional Championship on October 19, defeating Tinley High School to secure the title, which is the second Sectional crown captured by ISI in a team sport in school history.
Cross Country Earns Semi-State Spot
Junior Claire Kaneshiro was a Semi-State Finalist in cross country on October 26, putting her among the fastest 180 athletes in Indiana. Previously, she earned a spot in the State Finals in her freshman year.
Alum's New Film to Hit Festival Circuit
Clark Kosene, Class of 2007, is the producer of a new short film, FUBAR, based on the work of renowned Indianapolis author Kurt Vonnegut. Kosene was in Indianapolis in October for a screening of the picture before it premieres at film festivals beginning in 2020.
Class of 2017 Alum Gives Presentation at ISI

Cooper Reid, Class of 2017, returned to ISI to visit Ms. Howell's grade 12 History class. Reid gave a presentation on World War I and what the life of a soldier was like during this time period.
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