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Kozak Korner #16. November 25, 2022

Family Potluck On Campus

Dear Kozaks,

The gatherings for those who are in Kyiv are always a great opportunity to meet in person and get a real sense of being a part of the school community.  We would like to thank everyone who joined the Bowling last Saturday! It was exciting to watch KIS families playing and having fun together! This inspired us to plan another event in the nearest future and trust us, it will be even more special than the previous ones! Why so? Because it will take place ON SCHOOL CAMPUS!! 

Save the date on Sunday, DECEMBER 11th, 2022 
Time: 12:00 - 16:00 
Address: Svyatoshyns'ky Provulok 3a

More details are coming soon. 

Stay safe and warm!



Key Dates

11 December - KIS Family Potluck on School Campus

17 December - 8 January - Winter Break

School Calendar 2023 - 24

First page of the PDF file: KISCalendar2023-24


Would You Like To Join PTO?

Feel the call and would like to join our PTO team? Reach out to or

If you are a new parent at KIS, feel free to join KIS Moms & Dads group on Facebook to stay connected.  



 DI's Message

Dear Elementary and Middle School Families,

Passion Project Showcase: We end every school day with time for Passion Projects - a time where each child is given the freedom to explore something they are interested in. This student-centered time is one way to help students take ownership of their learning. Students define and complete their Passion Project with the help of a mentor teacher.

Starting this week, each newsletter will showcase a selection of Passion Projects from across the elementary and middle school. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to start your own Passion Project!




Carla Grossman
Director of Instruction

School Day Schedule

 Passion Project Showcase

Alan's Passion Project
Alan -  Future Lego Architect 

Alan builds projects from online forums and videos to expand his knowledge of Lego lingo and construction techniques. Some projects take a quick time, while others, such as this transformer, took a week. He also incorporates movement with the projects, as the orangutang can move in a circle.

Status of project: A work in progress
Mentor: Ms. Lopert

  • 5 & 6 YO Projects
Anil's Magic Tricks
Anil - Magic tricks

Anil's Passion Project is different magic tricks. Once the teacher showed a trick that impressed her, Anil decided to learn new tricks and make a performance to her family. For her tricks she mostly used paper, scissors, tape, coins and cups.

Status of project: Done
Mentor: Mrs. Dana Horbunova

  • 7 & 8 YO Projects
Yeva's Animal Houses in Minecraft
Yeva K - Animal Houses in Minecraft

Each one of Yeva's houses is shaped like an animal she likes. Inside is a perfect place for comfortable life. And her hamsters are ready for Halloween! 

Status of project: Done
Mentors: Ms. Julia, Ms. Anastasiia

  • 7 & 8 YO Projects
Lev's World Fascinating Places 
Lev I - World Fascinating Places 

Lev has a dream to explore the World. He put this passion into his Project named World Fascinating Places. He travelled virtually to the most impressive spots on the planet to research their special features, and then to inspire others with the Earth beauty. Lev’s favorite places were depicted in his colorful drawings. 

Status of project: In progress
Mentor: Ms. Galina

  • 9 & 10 YO Projects
Yarden's Classical Music Lesson On Piano
Yarden - Learn Classical Music On Piano 

Yarden has a desire to learn Classical music since the first time he saw a piano. His goal is to learn three Classical pieces by the end of the school year. 
For now, he is in the middle of the first song "Fur Elise" by Beethoven. He hopes to finish it soon. In addition, Yarden also started working on a new song "Morning Mood" by Grieg. 

Status of project: In progress
Mentor: Ms. Svetlana Ionova

  • 11 YO Projects
Nastya's Book Reviews
Nastya - Book Reviews

Anastasiia's Passion Project is connected to her passion for reading. She saw a video on a Book-talk for this book "The Cruel Prince" and was curious to read and review the book. Nastya recommends this book to her friends and schoolmates (12yo class and older) as it was really interesting.

Status of project:  Done
Mentor: Ms. Viktoriia

  • 12 & 13 YO Projects


 DI's Message

What’s Going on in Secondary?

I hope our Secondary community has enjoyed a few days away from Zoom and Teams. The last few days have been a nice break from our routine. Congratulations to those students who got caught up, and to those who were caught up and got to enjoy a few days off.

We are going into the last three weeks before our winter holidays. I encourage everyone to focus and concentrate on getting everything done so you can truly unplug and relax during the winter break.




Rachel Geary
Director of Instruction


School Day Schedule


Dance For Kindness

A couple weeks ago KIS participated in the Global Dance For Kindness. 

Dance for Kindness is a worldwide event, where people do the same dance all around the world, to promote kindness! Learn more at

Kyiv International School danced all around the world and on Zoom! We filmed our dances and are working on editing them into one video.

We also had a group who danced together in Kyiv! So we would like to share some photos taken on that day. 

CAS Book Club

Read a good book on the topic of issues of global assistance or  global significance? Please share your review with us! How to do it? It's very simple, just use this FORM


  This Is Us: Educator Profile

Sheri Hinsvark
Titles: Secondary Science Teacher

Why am I teaching: A love of science a desire to learn more and an eagerness to share and encourage others to enjoy and explore science. 

Favourite Quote: "Everyone you will ever meets knows something you don't."
It reminds me to embrace our difference and how unique we all are.

Favourite thing about KIS: The friendly supportive people.

8 y.o. Intensive English Class and Thanksgiving Project 
8 y.o. Intensive English Class and Thanksgiving Project 

Teacher: Julia Matveyeva

This past week our 8 y.o. IE class has been busy studying regular and irregular past tense forms of verbs. Everyone was creative making their own sentences with the verbs in the past tense. Also, as the Thanksgiving holiday is drawing near, we worked hard on writing A Thank You Letter to our family and friends, applying the five steps of the writing process.

Click to Read about 8 y.o. Intensive English Class and Thanksgiving Project 
Wellness Course
Wellness Course  

Teacher: Olga Shliakhovska

This month students have been using basic fitness principles to explore specific benefits of physical activity. They learned appropriate fitness techniques to exercise safely and reduce the risk of injury. The goal of the unit was to create a personal two-weeks fitness plan with basic fitness principles of overload, progression, and specificity. Each of them has come out with a unique plan based on their self-assessments, individual goals, that help identify strengths and areas that need improvement.  

Click to Read about Wellness Course
Blackout Poems
Blackout Poems 

As you may know, Kyiv and other regions of Ukraine are experiencing power outage. But our Kozaks remain strong and undefeatable! Here are some poems put together during Morning Mindset in Secondary. 

Click to Read about Blackout Poems
Science Applications
Science Applications

The Science Applications class is based around engineering standards and the high school students in this class have been hard at work. We have had the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects which have allowed students to take part in the scientific process and learn from hands on activities.

Click to Read about Science Applications


Dear Campus Community,

As you know, we have Classifieds section on the Connect Page of the school website. The Section contains the following branches: 




If you have an announcement you would like us to place there, please email .

First page of the PDF file: KISSchoolCalendar2022-23