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Kozak Korner #29. April 15, 2022



Director's Message

Dear KIS Community,

I would like to thank those who have already taken the time to complete the re-enrollment form. You can complete this by logging into your family profile, where you will also find more information about school fees, the school calendar, and information packet for the 2022-23 school year.

If you have been withdrawn from KIS, because you have moved to a different school, you will NOT be able to complete the re-enrollment form, so we ask that you just send an email to There have been some complications with trying to collect data from those who are now in different school management systems.

Our team will be compiling all the re-enrollment data to better understand and plan for the next school year. We really appreciate your support with this, as we begin to look towards the next school year.




Luke Woodruff
Kyiv International School


Key Dates

April – Aesthetic Appreciation

22 April - Earth Day

22 April - Status Reports

25-29 April - Spring Break

Happy Easter!

Dear KIS Community,

We would like to wish everyone who celebrates Easter this week a happy and joyful time. 

May hope and peace warm your hearts!

Community Coffee Chat Dates

April 20th - Emotional Support For Families (KIS Counselor Team)

May 4th - Making Online Learning Work (Learning Support Team)

May 18th - Secondary Program - Graduation Planning (Secondary Admin Team)

June 1st - Transition Week (transitioning within school and to new schools)

June 15th - 2022-23 School Year (Leadership Team)

Zoom Coffee Chats will be taking place on Wednesdays at 14:00 Kyiv time


Frequently Asked Questions

  Parent Korner

  Learning Stories & Highlights


Learning Numbers

Teacher: Nataliya Rudenko

3RN class is learning how to count different objects. We have already studied numbers from 1-10 and now we are using our knowledge in practice. We recognize number of objects in a small set, know number names and the count sequence. We match numbers with the quantity of pencils. Skills of coins counting is essential in future life too. We also draw the numbers to remember them better. We use different unexpected materials to make our activity more interesting.


The Art of Writing 

Teacher: Sandra Hansen

6SH has worked a lot on writing this year. Since January, students have written poetry, winter stories, daily journals, notes/letters, and animal research reports. Unfortunately, most of their work is in our classroom at KIS.  However, following are several samples of their writings that we have been able to collect. They also worked (online with whatever materials they had available) to create a Home Country Poster. Six year olds develop so much in reading and writing just because they do! 

Middle School

Pyramid STEaM Project - 11yo. Cultural Studies Class

Teacher: Natalie Taranec

CS-11 students have been working on a STEaM Project connected to our Ancient Egypt & African Kingdoms unit. They had created a model of artifacts, like the ones found by archaeologists in Egypt, using creativity and available materials. Examples of the artifacts that were made included: vases, mummified pharaohs and pets, staffs, maps, jewelry, and talismans. Descriptions of the artifacts were translated into "hieroglyphic inscriptions" and were positioned in the interior of the pyramids.

Students needed their engineering skills to then construct their pyramids. They first created small test models and then constructed a larger version to house their hieroglyph inscriptions and artifact. Materials such as fish and chips cartons, pizza boxes, and even shoeboxes came in handy for some pyramid re-purposing! Finally, students learned how to calculate the volume of their pyramid, and reflect on the magnitude and grandeur of some of the greats - like the Great Pyramid of Giza.

While many students thought the construction of the pyramid was the most challenging part, they liked the creative aspect, especially making the artifact and the hieroglyphic inscription. On the whole, CS-11 students can be very proud of their achievements! 

Real Talk Podcast. Episode 23

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  Voices of Ukraine

The project "Voices of Ukraine" gave students and staff the opportunity to share what they are going through during this time. It was also a place to share thoughts, experiences, and encouragement for each other.  

You can find the elementary submissions here and the middle school/high school submissions here.

Stand With Ukraine - KIS Website Resources to Donate - it is a compilation of reliable organizations.

Support for Ukrainian Staff - click to donate. If you know people who are asking how to support our local staff, please share this with them. QSI will provide 100% of the donated funds to the families in need! 

Thank you to KIS Counselors for launching this project!


  School Announcements

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Dear Campus Community,

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




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



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