December 2015 - January 2016 Newsletter  
The American School in Switzerland

Female Leaders
Ordinary Young Women, Extraordinary Leaders

We profiled five of the many remarkable young women at TASIS who have demonstrated impressive leadership skills outside the classroom.

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TASIS Movember

TASIS Celebrates Another Movember:
The Story Behind the Mustaches and Music Videos That Have Raised Thousands for Cancer Research

The “Mo Bros” released their third Movember video this fall in an ongoing effort to raise money and awareness for important men’s health issues. Learn how this annual tradition started at TASIS.

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Fall Athletics
Fall Athletics Recap

TASIS athletes produced a number of memorable moments this fall. Read about each team’s accomplishments, hear from the coaches, and see which players were recognized with awards.

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Professional Development
Professional Development Opportunities Take TASIS Teachers All Over Europe

TASIS teachers are lifelong learners who are constantly looking for ways to hone their crafts and introduce their students to innovative new ideas. Learn about some of the exciting things they’ve been up to lately.

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Christmas Service
The TASIS Family Comes Together to Celebrate the Holidays

Students, faculty, and staff from all three divisions gathered at the church of San Nicolao della Flüe for a beautiful Christmas Service on the afternoon of December 6. Watch the service and see some great holiday photos from events over the past few weeks.

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Website Tips

Tips for using the TASIS website

The TASIS website is an indispensable tool for staying informed and organized. Whether you are a student, parent, alumnus, or faculty member, these pointers will help you get the most out of the website.

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Love's Labour's Lost  

Love's Labour's Lost a big hit at TASIS

Director Valerie Bijur Carlson’s cast and crew put on three outstanding performances of Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost in November.

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Architecture & Design Class Visits Vitra Design Museum

Architecture & Design teacher Mark Aeschliman recaps his class’s trip to one of the world’s leading museums of design.

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Social Media Spotlight 


  Alex ’02 and Milo Zanecchia ’08 teamed up to produce a spectacular new drone video of the TASIS campus. See their great work on the TASIS YouTube page.   Stop by the TASIS Pinterest page to see creative ways our followers have pinned TASIS and to add a few of your own.  

Check out @TASIS_Lugano and help us close in on 1000 Twitter followers.


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