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Kozak Korner #24. February 10, 2023

Director's Message

Dear KIS Community,  

What an exciting week this has been! It was a year ago that we closed our doors and shifted to online learning, as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Since that time, we have eagerly waited for the time we could return is some form to KIS. On Wednesday, we had the pleasure of welcoming several of our students, parents, and teachers back on campus. We hope more will be able to join in the coming weeks. If you are planning to return to campus, please just contact the school office – there is no need to complete the form shared earlier.  

It was also incredible to see the support from so many Kozaks around the world who sent pictures with Kozaks gear! What an important reminder of the reach and breadth of the KIS community over the years. The campus space has been organized with the intention to support a feeling of home and community. This also means that some of the facilities can be used by parents. We sincerely hope that a community center approach will benefit everyone at KIS.  

Thank you so much for all the support these past few weeks as we made preparations!

Once a Kozak, Always a Kozak!  




Luke Woodruff
Kyiv International School

Key Dates

14 February - Valentine's Candy Grams

20 - 24 February - February Break

8 March - International Women's Day - No School

Phases to Reopening Campus

School Calendar 2023 - 24


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 DI's Message

Dear Elementary and Middle School Families,

We had a very exciting week! We will continue to adjust as we work out the wrinkles with our hybrid system of school now that some of our students and staff are on campus.

Believe it or not, the end of Quintile 3 is fast approaching! That means that our third round of status reports is coming, too. The quintile ends on March 1, so there are 8 school days between now and then. Parents will be reminded when the newest reports are available.

If you are interested in having your child attend school on campus and haven’t already let us know, please email the office to share your plans.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Elementary Office:
Middle School Office:

Best regards,

Mrs. Carla Grossman



Carla Grossman
Director of Instruction

School Day Schedule

 Passion Project Showcase

Yurii -Tower and traps in Minecraft
Yurii -Tower And Traps in Minecraft

Yurii is learning how to create in Minecraft!  He wanted to build tower with bridges around and protect it from different creatures.  He built many explosion traps and lava rivers. Also, Yurii organized everything well in his tower.

Status of Project: Completed
Mentor: Ms Anna

  • 7 & 8 YO Projects
Dzheilin - Slimes Project
Dzheilin - Slimes Project

Dzheilin has done a lot of work. Her goal was to make 100 slimes. She also wanted to learn how to make different types of slime. The most challenging was cloud slimes. Dzheilin did a lot of research and experimented with different substances and activators. As a result, she found a formula for a perfect cloud slime. Dzheilin reached her goal and inspired another student to make slimes as a passion project. 

Status of Project: Completed
Mentor: Julia Prima

  • 7 & 8 YO Projects
Misha - Cartoon Animals
Misha - Cartoon Animals

Misha's passion Project is connected to his passion for drawing. He likes to draw animals for cartoons. But he not only draws, but also knows many interesting facts and stories  about them. All this can be seen in his project, that he created in Canva.

Status of Project: In Progress
Mentor: Ms. Vita Slobodeniuk

  • 9 & 10 YO Projects
Emma - Drawing Human Body
Emma - Drawing Human Body

My passion project is learning how to draw the human body. The passion project makes me feel very calm when I draw human body's. I usually watch tutorials on YouTube and google for inspiration. I'm very proud about what I did.

Status of Project: In Progress
Mentor: Ms. Anna

  • 9 & 10 YO Projects
Dayna - Book
Dayna - Book

Dayna is a very creative student when it comes to writing. For her Passion Project she decided to work on her own book. Her style of writing is really interesting and unique.

Status of Project: In Progress
Mentor: Alla Titova

  • 11 YO Projects


 DI's Message

What’s going on in Secondary?

We are so excited to have our secondary students on campus! We will continue to work to build community and comradery on campus. There will be some kinks to work out, but I am confident that with our amazing staff and students, we can overcome any issues. Please email me if you have concerns or suggestions: I am happy to meet and discuss any problems!

Graduation 2023
Ms. Rech and I met with our Class of 2023 this week and talked a bit about the graduation ceremony. We will arrange a parents’ meeting after the February break.

Transcripts, GPA and Plans for Secondary
Over the past 4 weeks, we have met with all our secondary students during Morning Mindset to explain our KIS transcript, talk about our KIS diplomas and discuss various secondary options at KIS.




Rachel Geary
Director of Instruction


School Day Schedule

Graduation Class of 2023

First page of the PDF file: YellowandBlueGraduationEvents1


KIS Campus Reopening 


First page of the PDF file: StuCoCandygrams
First page of the PDF file: StuCoVirtualCandyGrams

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

Irene Bykova
Titles: IE Coordinator

Why am I teaching: Teaching makes difference with visible results.

Favourite Quote: "Positive mind, Positive vibes, Positive life."

Favourite thing about KIS: KIS is a great community of unique personalities.

3-D Art in Elementary
3-D Art in Elementary

Teacher: Olexandra Myronova

This school year 5–9-year-old students learn 3-D Art online. They have been exploring paper sculptures techniques such as spiral, fringe, curl, loop, zigzag, accordion, and roll, and attachment techniques such as flange and slot. 

Every lesson we start with tutorial video or step-by-step instructions. It is a good approach to teach children how to make sculptures. 5- and 6-year-old made a lot of animals of paper.

Click to Read about 3-D Art in Elementary
Speech and Debate Competition
Speech and Debate Competition

Recently some of our students participated in virtual tournaments around the region.

Two of our high schoolers, Nikita and Anna, took part in a Speech and Debate competition hosted by Baku. Katy entered a middle school Math tournament.

We asked them a few questions to get their thoughts and feelings.

Click to Read about Speech and Debate Competition


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