AIS Vienna

Issue 9, 13. October 2016

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This Week at AIS - Important Dates



Thursday Oct 13 Day 2 Day 7 HS SCIS Guest Arrive - Athletes Leave
MS Parent Teacher Conferences
HS Musical
Friday Oct 14 Day 3 Day 8 No School for MS: PTC
HS Musical
Saturday Oct 15     HS Musical
Sunday Oct 16      
Monday Oct 17 Day 4 Day 1  
Tuesday Oct 18 Day 5 Day 2 Board General Session
Wednesday Oct 19 Day 6 Day 3 PST & MAP Tests
MS/HS Choir Concert
Thursday Oct 20 Day 1 Day 4 MS/HS Band & Strings Concert

Full AIS Calendar


Reminder from the Executive Board


Online voting to approve the revised 2016/2017 budget opened on October 4. Each parent who is not a school employee is entitled to vote. In case you did not receive the invitation by email, please check your spam folder. If you have any troubles voting, or if you did not receive the revised budget proposal, please contact the Assistant to the Director at

An Extraordinary General Assembly will be held on October 18 at 6:30 PM in the AIS High School Library where the result of the vote will be announced and where community members can pose questions. Paper ballots may be cast before the assembly begins at 6:30 PM. An open Board meeting will take place in the library from 7 PM to 9 PM following the assembly. We encourage all parents to attend and to please vote!

AIS Executive Board


Athletics and Activities


SCIS VG Volleyball Tournament: Friday and Saturday we are hosting the SCIS Varsity Girls Volleyball tournament on campus. If you have some time please come out, support our team and our Booster club! Click HERE to go the tournament page which includes the live stream link. Thank you to all of our housers whose guests arrive tonight!

Knights in Action - Upcoming: Also this weekend we have our HS boys and girls soccer teams in SCIS tournament action. The girls are in Warsaw while the boys travel to Munich. Good Luck!

Knights in Action - Results: Congratulation to our MS/HS Cross Country team and our HS Boys Volleyball teams who were in SCIS action last week. The JV Volleyball team became SCIS Champions while the Varsity Volleyball and the Cross Country teams took home the bronze medal.

Nick DeForest, Assistant Director of Athletics, Activities, & Events


The HS Musical - Into The Woods


The AIS Players will present a children's theater performance of ACT I of the musical Into The Woods on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 13, 14, and 15, 2016 in the AIS Theater. With music by Stephen Sondheim and story by James Levine, this clever and comical musical magically mixes five of the Brothers Grimm's most notable fairytales into a charming mess that, naturally, ends happily ever after. Tickets are €5.00 for students and €10.00 for adults and may be purchased during Middle and High School lunch periods and at the door before each performance. You may also make ticket reservations by calling our Receptionist, Steffi Kuern, at +43 1 401 32 2111.

Celebrate Halloween month with a wonderful High School performance of Into The Woods!

Performance Times
Thursday, October 13 at 17:00
Friday, October 14 at 19:00
Special Children's Matinee Saturday, October 15 at 14:00

Michael Marinucci and The AIS Players


MS & HS Strings and Band Concert


Our O Block, 7th & 8th Grade, and HS Strings and the 7th & 8th Grade and HS Bands will be performing their first concert of the school year on Thursday, October 20 starting at 18:30 in the Theater.

Please note: We are kindly asking all students and parents to stay for the entire concert. It is important that all students hear and support their classmates. If you attend a professional concert, the musicians are there for your entertainment. At our school concerts, the parents and family members are there for the musicians – all musicians, not just their own child. We will work hard to keep the concert under one hour, so please plan your time accordingly. We are starting the concerts at 18:30 so students will be home at a reasonable time. Performances are a large part of a student’s quarter grade and staying for the entire concert is a part of this.

We are looking to cultivate a more respectful and professional atmosphere at our AIS Concerts. Thank you for working with us to achieve this goal.

Susan Seekirchner & Ben Detrick


Lost and Found Notice from the PE Department


Watches, jewelry, keys, bracelets, and more can be claimed in the PE Office. Clothes of all sizes, shapes and colors are located in the PE Hallway as well. Clothes (not claimed) will be donated to charity on Friday, October 14. If your child has lost something, please check our treasure chest of goodies!

The PE Department


PTF Appropriations


Appropriations! Please look at the PTF webpage under Supporting the Student Community and read about how parents, teachers, and students can suggest ideas on how to enhance our community of learners to be subsidized by PTF funding. Encourage your students to think about what they’d like to see at the school. Information can be found here and the form to fill out with your ideas is here.

The deadline to submit proposals (with funding information) has been extended to November 15! If you have any questions, please email Donna Scharpf.

Donna Scharpf, PTF Appropriations Coordinator


PTF Halloween Spooktacular


The annual AIS Halloween Spooktacular will be on November 4 this year. To make this event as great as in past years, we will need helpers before and on the day of the event. To lend a hand, please sign up here.

Don’t forget to check your Elementary Kids’ backpacks to order Halloween party tickets and pumpkins! Middle School Students can buy trunk-or-treat tickets and pumpkins, too (see MS Student Council). The deadline to order pumpkins is tomorrow (Friday, October 14).

Donna Scharpf, Halloween Coordinator


PTF Fine Arts Boosters Need You!


Our goal as the F.A.B. group is to support our dedicated teachers and students in the AIS Fine Arts Dept: Music, Theater, and Visual Arts.

This parent group will boost awareness of our wonderful AIS fine arts programs and provide much needed help in these areas by helping with theater and music productions, exhibitions, concerts and advertising. We will also be organizing buffets for these events.

If you are interested in volunteering any amount of your time for this important parent group, whether for set up, baking a cake, serving coffee, pinning costumes or organizing, we welcome all interested parents!

Our next mission is coming up next week: the MS & HS Band and Strings Concert, Thursday, October 20, 6:30 PM in the AIS Theater. Help is needed for the intermission buffet and clean up after the concert, including bringing back smaller instruments to the Strings and Band Room. If you could send juice / fruit / cake / sandwiches or other finger foods, it'd be greatly appreciated! The buffet will be free to our performers and parents.

Interested in volunteering or bringing snacks for our hungry performers? Contact us!

PTF F.A.B. Coordinator: Althea Papoulia
PTF Volunteers coordinator: Tammie Perdue

Althea Papoulia, PTF FAB Coordinator


PTF Out and About: Kreuzenstein Castle


Join us on Wednesday, October 19 at Kreuzenstein Castle!

The price includes bus, entrance fee, and guided tour. The group lunch at Burg Tavern is not included in price.

Please submit €10 in an envelope labeled with your name, email, and Out & About.

The last day for payments is October 14 in ES Office!

Please RSVP to Tammie Perdue if you turned money in!

Click here for the event flyer.

Tammie Perdue and Claudia Siffert, PTF Out and About Coordinators


Girl Scouts of the USA


A friendly reminder for our Roundup Information and Registration Meeting TONIGHT from 5:00-6:30 PM in the Cafeteria. Parents and girls are invited to attend.

Sarah Chichester, Committee Chair


UN Day at AIS


UN Day is Thursday, October 20 at AIS. Please join us in the Mike Maloy Gym for a festive concert from 8:45-10:00. All Elementary students will be performing at this concert. Parent volunteers will be hosting their country booths in the Lower Gym from 10:00-14:00. Parents are welcome to wander through the gym. And of course the yummy international lunches in the childrens’ ES classrooms. Your room parents will have contacted you with details regarding the lunches.

If you have any questions about UN Day, please contact Catherine Lloyd.

See you all there!

Catherine Lloyd, UN Day Coordinator


Middle School Halloween Activities Night


The Middle School Student Council will host a Halloween activities night for all Middle School students on Friday, November 4 from 18:00-20:30.

Students can buy tickets for the Activities Night
Trunk-or-Treat for 5 Euros outside the cafeteria during lunch. 

Students are also encouraged to wear costumes to school that day for our Halloween Spirit Day. We encourage all Middle School Students to participate.

Happy Halloween!

Your Middle School Student Council


From the HS Principal


Upcoming Events
Oct 13-15 – HS Musical
Oct 19 – Standardized Testing Morning (MAP and PSAT)
Oct 19 – MS/HS Choir Concert
Oct 20 – MS/HS Strings & Band Concert
November 10 – Parent-Teacher conferences 17:00-20:30
November 11 – Parent-Teacher conferences 8:30-13:00

We do hope you can join The AIS community for our Musical presentation of “Into the Woods”. With the first show being Thursday the 13th at 5 PM nervous anticipation will soon give way to the product of our collaboration and rehearsal. Friday’s show will begin at 7 PM and the matinee on Saturday will begin at 2 PM. With our choir and band concerts the following week is a busy time for our performing arts students and teachers.

On October 19 our grade 9 students will be sitting the MAP test while our grade 10 and 11 students sit the PSAT. Both tests provide us with information about how our students perform compared to other cohorts of students. Although these are not high stakes tests, the data is useful for us as a school and can help students plan course selection in high school and in university. Please encourage your children to take the test seriously but not to become stressed about the experience.

A special note, grade 9 students should bring their laptops, fully charged, on October 19 and drop them off in the assigned room as soon as they arrive at school so that we can start the exams on time.

Jarret Lambie, High School Principal


HS Counseling News


Click here for more information on the following:

National Merit Scholarship Program
Career Guidance
Upcoming University Visits
Oxbridge Interview Training

The HS Counseling Team


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