Activities & Clubs List
Start Your Own!
AIS also offers students the chance to start their own clubs in areas that interest them. Students need only bring their ideas to someone in the Events Office.
For a year view of all MS/HS Athletic & Activity teams please click HERE
Amnesty Youth (HS)
For information on our official Amnesty Youth chapter please click HERE
The AIS Chess Club We hopes to accommodate all interested High School students from all skill levels from beginners to champions. Students can come as often or as rarely as they like. This is a student chess club, so the students will decide if this club will become a quiet place to play chess or a scene of competitive tournaments. The Chess Club meets weekly after school beginning after the Class Retreats until the end of the first semester.
For more information please contact Mr. Patoprsty
Cultural Arts (MS)
The CEESA Cultural Arts Festival is open for Middle School students only and is hosted in a different country each year.
The host school will develop a theme for the Cultural Arts Festival to show off the diverse culture of their city and country to their guests from far and wide. The Festival covers a two-day period and the host school shares cultural, historical and architectural treasures of their unique city and country.
Our Festival team is led by Mrs. Connie Miller.
This years festival will be in Moscow and will run from April 25th to 28th .
Through a variety of styles of dance students experience bvoth the practical and theoretical aspects of the activity.
The team dances over the whole school year on Tuesdays in the Activities Room from 16:30 to 18:00 and is coached by Ms. Nici Starlinger.
Digital Broadcasting (MS)
Our digital broadcasting activity has a main goal of broadcasting, live over the web, the SCIS and ISST tournaments that we will be hosting this year.
Knights Student Network (KSN), which is made up of primarily middle school students, is under the leadership of Mr. Jim Ellis.
Economics Club (HS)
The Economics Clus is for all HS students who are interested in economics. The group meets regularly to discuss economics and social issues, publish quarterly Economics Magazines, and work on projects that explore economics theory. If you are interested please see the faculty advisor Mr. Ian Doron or the student organizer, Eu Jin Lee.
Environmental Club (HS)
The purpose of the Environmental Club is to uphold the AIS community goal of becoming a “green school” through increased awareness about protecting the environment as well as conserving and recycling resources.
The club meets once per rotation during lunch and/or after school in order to help organize and sponsor activities.
The club is organized by Mrs. Marie-Hélène Manus, Mrs. Cheryl Augustine, Mrs. Chrys Pappas and Mrs. Liz Straffon.
Habitat for Humanity (HS)
For more information about our Habitiat for Humanity group please click HERE.
The Hands On Student Involvment Conference is a student led conference that is organized by CEESA. High School students put together two semenars about a general topic and travel to the conference to present them.
This years conference is in Prague from the 15th to the 18th of November. Their topic this year is Entertainment and the team is coached by Mrs. Manus
Honor Music (MS & HS)
AIS participates in AMIS (The Association for Music in International School)
AMIS is dedicated to the promotion of excellence in all levels of music education and sponsors a variety of music festivals annually which are especially designed to benefit students in international schools in Europe and the Middle East.
More information about AMIS can be found on their homepage;
Knowledge Bowl (MS & HS)
Our Middle School and High School Knowledge Bowl teams compete each year in the CEESA tournaments, which pose knowledge-based questions to teams in head-to-head competition.
Our High School team is coached by Mrs. Chrys Pappas and will have their 2013 tournament in Moscow on February 7th to 10th.
Our Middle School team is coached by Ms. Claudia Crase and will have their 2013 tournament in Belgrade from March 21st to 24th.
Our MS team will also visit AIS Budapest for a friendly tournament on the 16th of March.
Recently AIS has hosted the MS Tournament in 2010 and the HS Tournament in 2009
Math Team (MS & HS)
Our Math Teams compete each year in the International Schools Mathematics Teachers Foundation Tournament (ISMTF).
Our High School Senior Math Team is coached by Mr. Ibrahim Wazir.
Our High School Junior Math Team is coached by Mrs. Elissavet Pontikakis and Mr. Kevin Frederick.
Our Middle School Math Team is coached by Mrs. Nina Hartwig and this years tournament will be here at AIS from March 22nd to 24th
More information about ISMTF can be found on their homepage; http://www.ismtf.org/
Model United Nations
Model United Nations is a class offered in the High School.However, AIS also gives other students an opportunity to participate in MUN activities and a year end conference.
Our MUN team competes each year in the SAIMUN Conference hosted by St. Andrews in Dublin. At the conference students compete in an authentic simulation of the U.N. General Assembly and other multilateral bodies.
The HS class, as well as the activity is led by Mr. Michael Westfall.
More information about the SAIMUN Conference can be found on their homepage; http://www.st-andrews.ie/UN/
National Honor Society (HS)
The National Honor Society (NHS) is a High School student organization committed to the principles of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. While there is a minimum grade point average required for membership, the organization is much more than an honor roll. NHS provides a forum for students who have exhibited excellence and leadership to collaborate and make a difference in their community.
Because one of the four pillars of NHS is service, the AIS chapter has established projects that reach out into the local and global communities. Every December we throw a holiday party for St. Raphael's Kinderheim. Bearing gifts and home-baked goods, we visit and sing carols with the children for a few precious hours. We also try to visit the orphanage in the spring. We also support the Locks of Love organization, which helps children suffering from medical hair loss. In the spring, we hold a drive to collect donations of hair and money. To cover our projects' expenses, we hold fundraisers throughout the year. These include the famous Singing Valentines in which students and faculty can pay for NHS members to serenade their loved ones during the week before Valentine's Day.
The AIS chapter of NHS invites new members in the spring according to these selection criteria. The faculty advisor for our chapter is Mrs. Jennifer Lahue.
Rainbow Club (HS)
The purpose of the Rainbow Club is to create a place of safety for LGBT students as well as learning and activism in issues of homosexuality, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
Membership of the Rainbow Club does not mean that you are a LGBT student but it does mean that you will stand in support of the LGBT community and promote equality between gay and straight students.
Safety—the Rainbow Club is an all-inclusive club that provides a place of safety and support for LGBT students.
Learning—the Rainbow Club provides an environment for learning about issues of homosexuality, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
Activism--- the Rainbow Club organizes activities to support and recognize issues facing LGBT students. We meet Day 5 in room s18 during lunch.
If you are interested contact:
President Shirin Porkar
Sponsor Mrs. Raunegger
Sponsor Mr. Westfall
Running Club (HS)
Are you a beginner and not sure if you can run? Do you run from time-to-time but you think it’s hard to stay motivated over the winter? Are you an experienced runner and want to bring more spice to your workout? The AIS Running Club is open to teachers, staff, and AIS high school students (permission from parents required), for runners, speed hikers or Nordic walking fans. There is NO fee! Let’s have fun together by enjoying nature and doing something healthy for our body before as winter sets in!
This club runs every Thursday during the winter season and meet in the Health Room before they run. For more information please contact Andreas Sageder
This year will be the first year that AIS will send student to the CEESA Robotics tournament. Students build their robots according to the Lego Mindstorm system and then compete head to head against other schools at the CEESA tournament.
This years tournament is in Helsinki Finland from the 29th of November until the 2nd of December and will be coaches by Mrs. Karen Meyer and Mrs. Liz Straffon
Rossauer Lände Refugee Home (HS)
The Rossauer Lande group is about 15 students and every Monday a different group of four students, accompanied by a supervising teacher, go to the refugee home in the Rossauer Lände.
On these Mondays, they spend an hour playing with the children of the asylum seekers living there in an attempt to better understand their situations as unwelcome foreigners in Vienna.
We want to encourage connection with and integration between our international community and these displaced families.
If you would like more informaiton about this group please contact Marie-Hélène Manus.
Boy and Girl Scout programs are available at the school for AIS and non-AIS families. All divisions are seeking leadership volunteers.
Daisies - Kindergarten and Grade 1
Brownies - Grades 2 and 3
Juniors - Grades 4 and 5
Cadettes - Grades 6 to 8
Ambassadors - Grades 9 to 12
The Girl Scout Troops at AIS are part of USA Girl Scouts Overseas-North Atlantic. Troops meet 2-4 times per month.
Ages 10 and up.
Boy Scout Troop 427, part of the Boy Scouts of America Transatlantic Council, meets in the AIS cafeteria every Tuesday, 19:00-20:15, starting 31 August . The troop also goes on hikes and campouts regularly.
Contact: Sudha Aggarwal
Tiger - Grade 1
Wolf - Grade 2
Bear - Grade 3
Webelos - Grades 4 and 5
Cub Scout Pack 3027, part of the Boy Scouts of America Transatlantic Council, meets the first Monday of every month, 19:00-20:00, in the AIS cafeteria. Individual grades meet as dens each week for the remainder of the month.
Contact: Doris Sharma
"Are you serious about science? Are you getting A's in IB Science or any other science class? Well, bad for you because the SAS? (Serious About Science?) club is totally irrelevant to curricular science. It is something, somewhere, where you can listen to and learn about interesting, scientific concepts, Nobel prizewinning stories, and even collaborate on Science Fair Projects. But, the SAS? is not only a club, and it's not a place where you need to attend every meeting - it is somewhere you can just come and listen. For more information please see student leaders Amir Hesami and Sang Wook Ha.
Speech and Debate
Our High School speech and debate team meets throughout the year and competes in the New European Speech and Debate Association (NESDA) tournament.
The High School tournament is in the Hague on the 5th and 6th of October. The team is coached by Mrs. Nicole Forbes-Wagner.
Our Middle School team competes once a year in the CEESA Speech and Debate Competition.
AIS is hosting the 2013 tournament for our Middle Schoolers from the 8th to the 11th of November. The MS team is coached by Mrs. Connie Miller and Mr. Matt Meyer.
Our MS team will also host AIS Budapest for a friendly tournament on the October 13th.
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