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Kozak Korner #27. March 10, 2023


Director's Message

Dear KIS Community,

It has been so enjoyable to watch some of the activities happening back on campus. Spring is also coming, so this means that more and more fun can happen outside soon! We were glad to have Ms. Grossman and Ms. Zoromski at the school this past week to spend time with students and staff.

I would like to draw your attention to the Graduation Coffee Chat that will be happening this next week, as we prepare for this celebration and ceremony in June. Also, just a reminder that we are looking to start our preschool on April 3rd, so if you know anyone interested, please have them contact the school. Please help us spread the news!!!

Enjoy your weekend!




Luke Woodruff
Kyiv International School

Key Dates

14 March - Graduation (Sec IV) Community Coffee Chat (Click to Join)

28 March - Community Coffee Chat: Post Secondary Pathway


3 April - Preschool Reopening. First day for students

Phases to Reopening Campus

School Calendars


Join PTO

First page of the PDF file: Parent-TeacherOrganizationflyer

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

PTO Shop News

Dear KIS Community!
We have just received new arrivals of hoodies, fleeces, and t-shirts (click to view), all available in every size. Our collection of cozy hoodies and warm fleeces are perfect for those chilly mornings and evenings, while our stylish Kozak t-shirts are great for casual wear. Whether you're running errands, working out, or just lounging at home, we have the perfect fit for you. Don't wait, come check out our new arrivals today!


DI's Message

Dear Elementary and Middle School Families,

This past week, Ms. Zoromski and I had the pleasure of being on the KIS campus. It was wonderful to see and talk to students face-to-face! Our campus learning spaces are warm and inviting, not just because of the physical elements, but because the teachers and staff there, too! If you are considering switching to on campus learning and have questions, please reach out.

Elementary Office:
Middle School Office:

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Carla Grossman



Carla Grossman
Director of Instruction

School Day Schedule


DI's Message

What’s Going on in Secondary

Morning Mindset!
We really appreciate our students who actively participate in Morning Mindset. This is an important time of the day and a chance to touch base with others in our community. It is a mandatory part of the school day, and we want to see all our secondary students participate.

IB Year 2
This month, these IB students will be taking their practice exams. Although the IB has waived the examinations for students at KIS this year, we know it is important to allow our fantastic IB Cohort 2023 to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

Advanced Placement
Ms. Rech sent out final notices to students who are enrolled in AP classes. Students who have responded will be registered to take these exams.

Independent Study
The independent study option (for technology, art, PE, wellness) has given our Secondary I and II students (as well as transfer students) a great opportunity to get some of these credits and learn organizational and motivational skills! Kudos to the students who have been successful! Great life skills!

Upcoming Coffee Chats

March 14th Graduation – For Secondary IV families

Please use the following Zoom Meeting details:

Topic: KIS Community Coffee Chat
Date and Time: 14 March 2023, 2:00 PM Kyiv

Join Zoom Meeting - LINK

Meeting ID: 853 8633 3031
Passcode: 485754

March 28th Post Secondary Pathways – Important for Secondary III families, but informational and relevant for all parents!




Rachel Geary
Director of Instruction


School Day Schedule

Secondary IV Families

Secondary III Families

University Acceptances Class of 2023


  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Princeton University
  • Seattle University
  • South Dakota Mines
  • Susquehanna University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Michigan 


  • University of Toronto


  • Durham University
  • Goldsmiths -University of London
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Queens Mary University of London
  • Regents University London
  • University of Essex
  • University of Kent
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Manchester
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex


  • EICAR – The International Film & Television School Paris


  • University of Amsterdam
  • Urtecht University


  • Saint Louis University Madrid


  • Webster University Geneva



The registration for DELF Junior (12-17 y.o.) exams is in progress and will end the next week (6-18 March).

MS and HS students, if you are in Kyiv, learn French and want to obtain an International certificate proving your level  (A1, A2, B1, B2), you are invited to participate. 

Get registered online (individually), just click on INSCRIPTION EN LIGNE at the bottom of the page:

Bonne chance!




Sergey Berezhny
LOE Coordinator



Voices Around the World

First page of the PDF file: VoicesAroundTheWorld

CAS Book Review

Age: 12+

The Serpent’s Secret, written by Sayantani Dagupta, is an incredible fantasy middle-grade book series. It is inspired by Bengali storytelling traditions of West Bengal, India, and Bangladesh. The story follows a girl named Kiranmala who, on her twelfth birthday, finds out that she is an Indian princess demon slayer from a mythical place only found in stories. Unfortunately, the story quickly takes a dark turn when her parents are taken away by rakkhosh, a type of demon, and she is determined to come to their rescue. Accompanied by two magical princes, Kiranmala embarks on a long-winded journey across dimensions to help her parents and discover more about herself.

The storytelling is enamoring with compelling characters and mind-bending magical rules. The female lead is relatable and a great representation of female empowerment. The book also explores both the pains of growing up and what it means to be a second-generation Indian-American. A perfect read for a getaway to a different universe.

- Sasha and Liza

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

Lee Feekins
Titles: Athletics Director

Why am I teaching: I always wanted to be a PE teacher. When I was at school it seemed like the best job in the world.

Then came a stage in my life where it seemed like the last job on Earth I would want to do.

When comes the stage where I would do any job, anywhere, except teach. That in itself is an education.  And so after finally receiving some real learning I'm back where I started, best job in the world.

Favourite Quote: "We forge the chains we wear in life." - Charles Dickens

Favourite thing about KIS: I love the full on atmosphere of a school packed to the rafters with students, teachers and all sorts, of all ages, doing unending activities, sports and occasionally classes.

This past week our Secondary Art students were working on the assignment that required four different approaches to incorporating text in art. Liza K. demonstrated her exceptional talent and creativity by producing an impressive digital artwork using the iPad. Her work was inspired by the poem "93 Percent Stardust" by Nikita Gill.


We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins, carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains.

93 percent stardust, with souls made of flames, we are all just stars that have people names.

IB History Class

IB History Class

Teacher: John Semeniuk

In IB History, students were investigating the domestic impacts of the Vietnam War on the United States. When learning about propaganda, students were tasked with creating their own from the perspective of either pro-war ("hawks") or anti-war ("doves").

Click to Read about IB History Class
Sporty Tuesdays

On Campus Activities: Sporty Tuesdays

Twice a week, HS students staying on campus have offline Morning mindsets. 

LOE teachers organize Sport activities (Sporty Tuesdays).

This past Tuesday, we had badminton competitions for which the rules were completely different. We played with the left hand and not against our partner (selected randomly) but together as a team, taking care of each other, since the goal was to keep the birdy in the air as long as possible.

Click to Read about Sporty Tuesdays
Tasty Fridays

On Campus Activities: Tasty Fridays

Twice a week, HS students staying on campus have offline Morning mindsets. 

LOE teachers organized International Cooking Club (Tasty Fridays) for them.

At LOE, we learn languages and culture. Cooking is one of the most popular cultural aspects. Every Friday, we travel around the world, discovering new countries and new tastes

Click to Read about Tasty Fridays

Morning Mindset in Secondary


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