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HS Weekly Bulletin | October 12, 2018
Posted 10/12/2018 02:00PM

How many people ever get a chance to do something that they really believe in?

– Terry Fox

Upcoming Events

Friday–Saturday, October 12–13 Family Weekend
Sunday, October 21 TPA Fall Festival Brunch• 11:00–13:00, De Nobili
Wednesday, October 24 HS Parent Coffee • 8:30, Casa Fleming
Monday–Friday, October 29–November 2 Fall Academic Travel (some trips leave earlier)
Thursday, November 8 Parent Book Club • 19:00, Casa Fleming (register)
Friday–Sunday, November 16–18 HS Fall Play: antigone/CAESAR (reserve seats)
Friday, November 23 All-school: no classes

Enjoy a look back at last year’s Family Weekend Assembly

Welcome to Family Weekend

TASIS has opened its doors for Family Weekend today, and the community is delighted to welcome families to campus! The day started with classroom visits and an amazing assembly (will be available on the TASIS YouTube channel soon), and the formal events will continue through Saturday afternoon. See the full High School schedule for details.

Terry Fox Run Once Again a Big Success

In honor of international hero Terry Fox, more than 300 High School students and faculty members participated in the School’s second-annual Terry Fox Run on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 10, with the goal of raising at least CHF 5,373 (the number of kilometers Terry ran across Canada on one leg) for cancer research. TASIS Athletic Director Sonny Lim would like to thank all the parents who donated their time and money to ensure the success of this community-building event. More details will be shared next week when the final figures have been tallied.

Reserve Your Seats for antigone/CAESAR

This year’s High School Fall Play, antigone/Caesar, will premiere in the Palmer Center at 19:30 on the evening of Friday, November 16. There will be additional performances in the Palmer Center at 19:30 on Saturday, November 17, and at 14:30 on Sunday, November 18. Please visit to reserve your seats (admission is free) for what is sure to be an outstanding production.

Director’s Note from Valerie Bijur Carlson:

Antigone, by Sophocles, and Julius Caesar, by Shakespeare, are two of Western Civilization's most famous tragedies and are used throughout the TASIS curriculum. Their themes of leadership, tyranny, and individual resistance still resonate powerfully with us today. Goodness, wisdom, and honor vie with pride, arrogance, and rhetoric through characters in conflict with themselves and each other. We invite you to come engage your mind and heart through the power of theater this November.

College Counseling News

Upcoming College Representative Visits

All visits will be held in the College Counseling Office. Students in grades 10 or 11 who plan to attend any of these events should reserve a space by sending an email to

Please note that all college representative visits are also listed on the All-School Calendar.

University of Amsterdam Event on November 10

The University of Amsterdam will host a Bachelor’s Day on November 10 in order to offer students the opportunity to explore their choice of study program by visiting program information sessions, having their questions answered by current students at an information fair, and attending an international student session on arranging practical matters. Learn how to register.

Beginning in September 2019, students at the University of Amsterdam will be able choose from 17 different English-taught Bachelor programs in a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from economics and political science to literature and linguistics.

American School of Milan University Fair on November 13

The American School of Milan will host a university fair on Tuesday, November 13, from 18:45–21:00. Learn more.

University of St.Gallen Open Day on November 29

The University of St.Gallen will host an Open Day for prospective undergraduates on Thursday, November 29. The day will start with a presentation about studying and living at the HSG. Current students will offer guided tours of the campus with a joint lunch in the Mensa restaurant. In the afternoon, visiting students will have an opportunity to attend a taster lecture and two presentations of the majors and speak with representatives from the Admissions and Crediting Office.

TPA Trek on October 17

Please join the TPA on Wednesday, October 17, for a hike from Carona to Alpe Vicania to gather chestnuts and enjoy the fall colors. If you would like to meet us for lunch only, that is also possible.


  • Meeting point: 10:00 in the Gentilino parking lot (across from Sant’Abbondio) or 10:30 in the Carona Lido parking lot
  • Lunch at Alpe Vicania: 12:00
  • Return to Carona: 14:45

Please email to confirm your attendance or ask questions.

Athletics Schedule and Results

Upcoming Athletic Contests
Saturday, October 14 JV Boys Soccer vs. ASM 13:45 • FC Paradiso field (Noranco)
Saturday, October 14 JV Girls Volleyball vs. ASM 13:45 • Palestra
Saturday, October 14 Varsity Boys Soccer vs. ASM 15:00 • FC Paradiso field (Noranco)
Saturday, October 14 Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. ASM 15:00 • Palestra
Saturday, October 14 Varsity Girls Soccer vs. ASM 16:15 • FC Paradiso field (Noranco)
Saturday, October 14 Varsity Boys Volleyball vs. ASM 16:10 • Palestra
Monday, October 16 Varsity Girls Soccer vs St. Louis School of Milan 16:30 • FC Paradiso field (Noranco)
Athletic Results
Tuesday, October 9 Varsity Girls Volleyball vs ISM Win: 2-1

See more results from this fall on the TASIS website.

Global Service Program Looking to Connect With Local Doctors

The TASIS High School’s Global Service Program (GSP) is interested in connecting with local doctors concerning its vaccination program for international service trips. Any Swiss-based physicians who are available to speak with the GSP Department—Mr. Daniel Schiff and Ms. Borana Sarcevic—about the program are asked to please send an email to to begin a discussion.

Reminder: Winter Dress Code Begins on October 15

Starting on Monday, all students will be expected to follow the Winter Dress Code. Polo shirts will no longer be permitted, and all outer layers—including sweaters and coats— must have the TASIS crest. See the Uniforms section of the Student Handbook for more details.

Students who are lacking WInter Uniform items are advised to place an order with Unique Uniforms or stop by the TASIS Uniform Shop, which is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00–13:00 on the ground floor of Monticello (across from the vending machines).

Halloween Brunch on October 21

The TPA will be sponsoring a Halloween Brunch for Middle and High School students on Sunday, October 21, from 11:00–13:00. Students are encouraged to dress up for this annual event.

The TPA will be working on this event from 10:00–14:00 that day and is looking for parent volunteers to decorate De Nobili, bake treats, and serve food. Please send an email to if you’d like to help out.

TASIS Photo Galleries

This is a quick reminder that a wide variety of well-organized photo galleries from current and past school years (and summers) can be found on the TASIS SmugMug page.

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