AIS Vienna

Issue 11, 4. November 2016

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Elementary School 

 Middle School

  High School

This Week at AIS - Important Dates


Thursday Nov 3 Day 4 Day 7  
Friday Nov 4 Day 5 Day 8 PTF ES Halloween Party
MS Activities Night
Saturday Nov 5      
Sunday Nov 6      
Monday Nov 7 Day 6 Day 1  
Tuesday Nov 8 Day 1 Day 2  
Wednesday Nov 9 Day 2 Day 3 ISST Guests Arrive/Athletes Depart
Thursday Nov 10 Day 3 Day 4 ISST Volleyball Tournament Begins
SCIS Athletes Depart
HS Parent Teacher Conferences

Full AIS Calendar


Athletics & Activities


Knights in Action: All our teams are busy preparing for their end-of-season ISST, SCIS and DVAC tournaments. Please check Teams & Schedules for travel details.

Hosting ISST D2 Boys Volleyball Nov 10-12: Many thanks to all our housers who have volunteered to open up their homes for our guests. You will receive an email from us today with all the details regarding pick up and drop off times and can also access this information on Housing Information. You can access the game schedule and the KSN Live Streaming at Tournament Results.

Winter Season Start Up: We are excited to start the winter season and our basketball and swim coaches are ready to go. Please go to Teams and Schedules for the Try Out Schedule and the Practice Schedule. You can also access the game schedules by selecting a specific team.

Andy Harrison, Director of Athletics, Activities, & Events


ISST Booster Burger Night



Celebrating ISST Athletes: On Tuesday, November 8 at 17:00 the Booster Club will host a Burger Night for our ISST athletes and coaches who are traveling to their end of season ISST tournaments. This will be an opportunity for our coaches to give some last minute instructions and a chance for us all to wish them good luck.

Andy Harrison, Director of Athletics, Activities, & Events


Yearbook Photos Online!


Yearbook photos 2016 are now available to view and purchase online at The password is aisv2016. You can place your order directly on the website. Any questions, please contact Lex at

Lex Cosentino, Aletho Photography


MS and HS Fall Choral Concert Photos and Video


The MS and HS Fall Choral Concert took place on Wednesday, October 19 including beautiful performances by the Middle School O Block Choir, the HS Choirs, and a combined HS and Adult Choir.

Click here for photos.

Click here for the video.

JT Hilliard, Marketing and Communication Coordinator


United Nations Day 2016


AIS Vienna celebrated UN Day on October 20, 2016. It was a beautiful way to honor the abundance of nationalities represented in our AIS community.

Click here for photos.

JT Hilliard, Marketing and Communication Coordinator


MS and HS Fall Band and Strings Concert Photos and Video


The MS and HS Fall Band and Strings Concert took place on Thursday, October 20 featuring fantastic performances by the Encore Band, Concert Band, Crescendo Orchestra, The Fine Strings, and the Finale String Orchestra.

Click here for photos.

Click here for the video.

JT Hilliard, Marketing and Communication Coordinator


PTF Halloween Spooktacular Tonight


We are all looking forward to the Elementary School Halloween Spooktacular and Trunk-or-Treat tonight starting at 6:00 PM. Cars for the Trunk-or-Treat can arrive at the upper school entrance behind the bubble between 4:30 and 5:30. No cars will be allowed in after 5:30 PM. Also, all tickets must have been purchased by now. There will be no tickets sold at the event. Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help out tonight. It's still not too late to volunteer by signing up here.

If you have any questions, please email Donna Scharpf.

Donna Scharpf, Halloween Coordinator


PTF Appropriations


The deadline to submit ideas for PTF Funding has been extended to November 15. We ask all students, parents, and teachers to think, “What was at my old school that was so awesome, but we don’t have it here?” and submit your ideas. Please look at the PTF webpage under Supporting the Student Community and read about how you can suggest ideas on how to enhance our community of learners to be subsidized by PTF funding. Information can be found here and the form to fill out with your ideas is here

If you have any questions, please email Donna Scharpf.

Donna Scharpf, PTF Appropriations Coordinator


PTF Out and About - The Albertina Museum


Thank you for those who attended our PTF Out and About to Burg Kreuzenstein. Our next event will be Friday, November 18 at 10:00 AM. We will visit the Albertina Museum and take a 1 hour private English guided tour for the special exhibition Seurat, Signac, Van Gogh: Ways of Pointillism.

Spaces are very limited. Please RSVP to Tammie Perdue before paying in the Elementary Office. 15€ (fee is non refundable) due by November 11. Group lunch on own in the historic Augustinerkeller.

Transportation will not be provided.

Tammie Perdue and Claudia Siffert, PTF Out and About Coordinators


PTF Holiday Crafting


PTF Holiday Crafting has started! All talented crafters are invited to join the group working in the PTF Penthouse in the Villa Annex above the Amphitheater. Please email Doris Kaltenbrunner or call 0676 49 68 169 if you are interested. She will be there most days until December 10.

You can also support this important fundraiser by ordering your Advent or Door Wreath ASAP to make the planning easier!

Small gifts and decorations are in production already and will be for sale in the penthouse and at the Winter Concerts!

Click for samples of Advent Wreaths, Door Wreaths, and Decorations.

Click here for the order form.

Doris Kaltenbrunner, PTF Crafting Coordinator


PTF All School Variety Show 2017


What? We welcome ALL TALENTS

When? February 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Where? AIS Theater

Who? Students, teachers, and parents can participate!
Students: ES Grade 3 and up, MS, and HS

Click here for the event flyer.

All interested in participating, please contact Althea Papoulias, Variety Show Coordinator at

Althea Papoulias, Variety Show Coordinator


Middle School Field Trip Day


The entire Middle School will be involved in grade level field trips on Wednesday, November 16. The Grade 6 class will travel to the Mamuz Museum in Asparn an der Zaya to improve their understanding of early human history. Grade 7 will be visiting the Kunsthistorisches and Natural History museums and Grade 8 will be doing their service learning project working with students from the Clara Fay school.

More detailed information will be sent home via email in the next few days.

Dave Straffon, Middle School Principal


Middle School Halloween Activities Night


The Middle School Student Council will host a Halloween activities night for all Middle School students tonight, 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. 

We encourage all Middle School Students to participate.

Happy Halloween!

Your Middle School Student Council


HS Counseling News


Click here for more information on the following:

SAT on November 5
Career Guidance and InterQuest
Upcoming University Visits
Information from the University Desk

The HS Counseling Team


From the HS Principal


Upcoming Events
November 10 – Parent-Teacher conferences 17:00-20:30
November 11 – Parent-Teacher conferences 8:30-13:00
November 24 – 25 – Thanksgiving – No school

Thank you to all of our parents who were able to attend our High School Parent Coffee today. As there was a great deal of information on Naviance as well as tips for helping our children manage social media in an appropriate fashion, you can access Parent Coffee Presentation for your convenience.

Parents should have received their invitation to sign-up for parent teacher conferences. Please follow the instructions to choose your conference time and we look forward to seeing you on the evening of November 10 and the morning of November 11.

Jarret Lambie, High School Principal


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