Hi. This post is a a new PowerPoint information for grade 7 and 8's field trip to Xi'an. Same as before, the PowerPoint answers questions include Howmuch does it cost? What are the Highlights? and so on. So, please check it out. (The PDF file is a more in depth view of the trip) Thank You!
By: Leon Du
The updated cost of the field trip is up. The cost for grade 11 and 12 is 2900 RMB, and the cost for grade 9 and 10's field trip is 2350 RMB.Sorry for the mistakes in the PowerPoint posted before.
This is a PowerPoint created to let you know more about the grade 9 and 10's field trip to Hangzhou. It is a Preview about the field trip. Attachments include a PowerPoint presentation about the destination, and the PDF file will inform you more about the trip.
By: Leon Du
This year, QISS have prepared students a wonderful field trip plan. All the field trips are scheduled for September 17th-September 22nd. According to the information that we have acquired, upper school is going to four different places this year.
Grade 6 will be going to Taishan as usual, grade 7 and grade 8 is going to Xi'an. Grade 9 and 10 is going to Hangzhou, and last but not the least, Grade 11 and 12 is going to Dali down the southwest.
The PowerPoint below is a sneak peek on grade 11 and 12's field trip destination: Dali. It will tell you everything that you want to know about the field trip. For example, where are we going this year? What are some highlights about the trip?How much does it cost, etc. So, please check it out. Also, if you want more information, please check out the PDF file below about the trip. It will give you a more depth view about the trip. PowerPoints and Information will be updated as soon as we can.
-By Leon Du
빼빼로 데이 - Pepero Day : Nov. 11
What is Pepero?: Pepero is a Stick like biscuit with different flavors of chocolate. (see the photo)
On Pepero Day, you give this biscuit to your friends or family, those people who are important to you.
This celebration of love began in 1983, when this biscuit was first produced by the company called Lotte. Every year, Pepero Day is celebrated on the 11th of November (11. 11). From 1983 to now, they have produced many different types of Pepero with a variety of ingredients. The original form of Pepero - the chocolate, is still a popular choice.
For this year's Pepero Day, people called it the Millennium Pepero Day because it is year 2011; which makes it three sets of 11 combines together and makes the day special.
Up-Coming Event : Dec. 14th - Hug Day.
Give a big hug to your friends & family!
Information for parents
SAT Information Specific to QISS
QISS is proud to be an SAT testing sight and to be able to offer the opportunity for our students to test in the comfort and convenience of their own school. We will be offering a chance for QISS students to test on October 1st , November 5th , December 3rd , May 5th and June 2nd.
The SAT is a recommended assessment for all 11th and 12th graders who plan to attend college. While 11th graders can take the SAT at any time during the year, we highly recommend that they not take it until the spring of their junior year. They will be better prepared and more successful if they wait until they have been exposed to higher level classes. Seniors should also take the SAT during the fall of their senior year. All students are encouraged to take the SAT at least two times during their high school careers. The SAT is a standardized assessment that is globally recognized by colleges as part of the admissions process. If you are the parent of a student who is preparing to take the SAT within the next year, you should investigate the following resources.
SAT Preparation Resources
The College Board web site offers several free tools to help students prepare to take the SAT and SAT Subject test.
1. Encourage your child to go to the following page to get his/her free SAT Question of the Day, Practice Questions and Practice Test.
2. Another great resource is the PSAT Score Report that your child receives when they get the results of their PSAT (10th and 11th grades only). The results provide specific information on where your child should focus academically. You can also go to: www.collegeboard.com/quickstart to sign in for tools that help; get a personalized SAT study plan, see correct answers and explanations, explore majors and careers, search for colleges and learn about scholarship opportunities.
Do not make your children do practice test after practice test hoping their score will go up by sheer perseverance. This is only going to reinforce bad habits which will later be hard to change. Students should first learn effective test-taking technique which when fully mastered can be applied to a series of practice tests. Quality, not quantity, is needed when preparing for the SAT.
Remember that the best preparation for understanding the content on the SAT is working hard every day in class.
General SAT Information
The test takes approximately 4 hours and consists of 10 separately timed sections.
The SAT covers critical reading, mathematics, and writing with an emphasis on learned information and problem solving skills. The question format includes multiple choice questions, essay questions and student produced responses (math sections).
How to Read the SAT Results
So what is a good SAT score? The exam consists of three parts: Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing. The scores from each section can range from 200 to 800, so the best possible total score is 2400. The average score for...
Interview with Ms. Purpura on the subject of SAT and PSAT
Who is going to take the test?
PSAT - All Sophomores and Juniors on October 12th
SAT - Seniors usually take the test in the fall and Juniors usually take it in the spring. Testing dates are Oct 1st, Nov.5th, Dec.3rd, May5th and June 2nd.
What is the purpose of the test?
PSAT - Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
Why are SAT & PSAT so important?
Help students get into a better University.
What are the expected scores for most students?
The SAT has three parts: Critical reading, Mathematics and Writing. The scores range from 200-800 for each area. This means that students can make anywhere from a 600 to a 2400. Very few students are able to obtain a perfect score even the ones accepted to the top universities. Every University has a different requirement for acceptance, so you need to research requirements for the schools that you want to apply.
Grade 11 students survey
Most of the 11th grade students feel nervous about their English. Their goal scores are 2000~2400. Math and critical reading are the hardest part of the test. Most of the students said they prepared for the test, especially SAT vocabulary. Some say that they would take the test again if they don’t get the score they want.
-by Queenie Jeong
Please introduce open house briefly.
It is a time for parents to visit our school and their children’s teachers to learn about the academic programs.
What did you prepare for the open house?
I prepared the opening assembly for parents, the time schedule, and I helped parents to move around for their children’s classes.
Do you think the parents enjoyed it?
Yes, I think they enjoyed it and they asked some questions of me and the teachers
Are you planning to do this event later?
Yes, this is a yearly event so we will have this event every year.