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Kozak Korner #34. May 05, 2023


Director's Message

Dear KIS families,

I hope you have all had a good week and the May weather is finally beginning to show. A reminder that we will not have school this next Tuesday, May 9th.

On Thursday, our IB Art students displayed their work at this year's Exhibition, "Call Of A Siren" and the art on display looked absolutely incredible. I just want to thank those who were able to attend this event in person and support these students. I also want to congratulate these students on such thoughtful and expressive art pieces.

This next week is also Teacher Appreciation Week, so make sure to share some love and appreciation with the amazing teachers who work with your children each day! 

We are still collecting information concerning our lunch and transportation services at KIS, we ask you to take a moment to complete this short survey. This will be the last week we run the survey. Thank you for helping us to try and make these preparations with as much information as possible.




Luke Woodruff
Kyiv International School

On Campus / Online Learning 2023-2024

We hope all our returning students will be able to attend classes on campus next year.  If your family believes that online learning is the best option for you, please reach out to Ms. Geary at to discuss what this might look like next year.  

Key Dates

02 May - 19 May - MAP testing window
09 May - Victory day - No school
18 May - Vyshyvanka Day

02 June - Student Led Conferences (no school)
04 June - KIS Secondary IV Graduation (in Bratislava)
10 June - School Picnic / 30 Years Anniversary Celebration
21 June - Last day of school 

KIS Information 2023-2024

School Calendars


IE Summer Program

First page of the PDF file: IESummerProgramFlyer

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.  


Coordinator's Message

Dear Preschool Parents and Students,

This week at our preschool we talked and learned about Community Helpers.

As children begin to explore relationship beyond their family, they expand their awareness into the community. A community as a group of people who live, work or play close to one another. The people in the community that children relate to first are neighbors and community workers. This week, children explored the people in their community who keep them safe and healthy.

Let me remind you that there will be no school on Tuesday, May 9th. Have a wonderful weekend!

Best regards,

Ms. Nataliya Yegorova



Nataliya Yegorova
PreK / SO Coordinator

School Day Schedule


DI's Message

Dear Elementary and Middle School Families,

I hope you have the opportunity to access and view your child’s records for Quintile 4. Success Orientation certificates and Status Reports can be found on the parent site: KISMET: Dashboard If you run into trouble accessing or navigating the site, please contact

MAP Testing Season: Your child is likely to have completed at least one MAP test this week. Reports will be available at the end of May once all testing has been completed. The last day for testing is May 19. If you have questions about your child’s testing schedule, please reach out to their homeroom teacher.

Looking Ahead: Student Led Conferences are scheduled for June 2nd. Your child is busy reflecting and preparing a presentation about their learning this year with help from their teachers. Parents are asked to fill out this short preference form before May 22: SLC Preferences Parents and students will receive more detailed information about their SLC appointment during the week of May 22nd.

As always, feel free to reach out anytime with questions or concerns. 

Elementary Office:
Middle School Office:

Best regards,

Mrs. Carla Grossman



Carla Grossman
Director of Instruction

School Day Schedule


DI's Message

What’s Going on in Secondary

We were thrilled to host the KIS IB Visual Art Show, “Song of a Siren” this Thursday. These four young artists are talented, perceptive and invested. We look forward to seeing what they achieve as they go into the world.

MAP Testing for Secondary I and II students will take place again next week. The Math MAP will be given on: Thursday May 11 Block 2.
Here are some reminders about testing: MAP Testing - Spring 2023.docx .
For more information about MAP testing:

Student Led Conferences
These will be held on the morning of June 2nd. Students will spend several weeks preparing for these in Morning Mindset, with a mentor.

Morning Mindset Unit Recovery
We have one more week to use Morning Mindset time to work on closing/upgrading units. This is an additional opportunity for students to meet with teachers and master TSWs. For some students this is mandatory – students and families will receive an email if they are required to attend these Morning Mindset Makeup Sessions.




Rachel Geary
Director of Instruction


School Day Schedule

National Honor Society

First page of the PDF file: NHS

Advise for Secondary

First page of the PDF file: Listofsuggestions

University Acceptances Class of 2023 


  • California Lutheran University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • High Point University
  • Hofstra University
  • Northeastern University
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Princeton University
  • Seattle University
  • South Dakota Mines
  • Susquehanna University of Pennsylvania
  • University of California Davis
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of San Fransisco


  • University of Toronto
  • University of British Columbia Okanagan


  • 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
  • University of the West of England
  • University of York


  • EICAR – The International Film & Television School Paris


  • University of Amsterdam
  • Urtecht University


  • Saint Louis University Madrid


  • Webster University Geneva


  • Koç University


KIS STUCO Presents


The KIS STUCO presents the following activities you can participate in to help support Ukraine. When completing one of the activities from the list, make an Instagram post or story as evidence. Make sure you tag @kissecstuco so we can see your participation. We will then donate the raised funds to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

List of Activities:

  • Make Ukrainian Food - 100 UAH
  • Create a collage of memories from Ukraine - 200 UAH
  • Create Ukraine-inspired artwork - 200 UAH
  • Take a picture with Ukrainian Flag - 50 UAH
  • Sing Ukrainian Song - 200 UAH
  • Post a fun fact about Ukraine - 50 UAH
  • Post photos/memories from Ukraine - 50 UAH
  • Dress up in blue and yellow - 200 UAH
  • Take a picture with Ukrainian colors - 100 UAH
  • Recommend a Ukrainian song - 50 UAH
  • Take a picture in a vyshyvanka - 100 UAH
  • Share your favorite place to visit in Ukraine - 200 UAH


Click to download the flyer


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

Julia Matveyeva

Titles: Teacher

Why am I teaching: What motivates me the most about being a teacher is seeing many student lightbulb moments happen during the class time. My greatest goal is not just teach my subject, but to be able to inspire, challenge, provide a safe learning environment, and simply truly care for my learners to make a lasting impact.

Favourite Quote: "Life has no limitations except the ones you make." - Les Brown

Favourite thing about KIS: KIS is a friendly and caring community, which I am so proud to be a part of. It provides a great learning environment, lots of opportunities for professional growth, and it just feels like a family.

"Call Of A Siren"

"Call Of A Siren" - IB Art Exhibition

Teacher: Leanne Hume

The IB Art Exhibition on Thursday was a showcase of the incredible talent and creativity of KIS student artists. The exhibition was a culmination of their hard work and dedication over the course of their studies, and it was evident in the quality and beauty of the artwork on display.

The main theme of the exhibition was the perspective of women on the struggles of war and the beauty of hope.

Click to Read about "Call Of A Siren"
CEESA HS Math Count 

CEESA HS Math Count 

Coach: Oksana Chemerys

Last week KIS was hosting CEESA HS Math Count. Eight schools participated online in this event. There were 19 teams of strong, well-prepared mathematicians. Omkar, Anna L., Sasha F., and Liza K. represented our school in this competition. Our teams performed very well. Anna and Liza came to the final Count Down. But it is better to listen to our students.

Click to Read about CEESA HS Math Count 
Mindful Breathing

Mindful Breathing

Teacher: Zhanna Sotnyk

Studies suggest that focusing on the present moment can positively impact health and well-being. Mindful Breathing is a technique that helps to co-regulate the nervous system and bring awareness to the present moment.

To support the daily learning and well-being of our students, we’ve incorporated Mindful Breathing into the Morning Mindset time. 

Click to Read about Mindful Breathing

Tasty Fridays





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