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Kozak Korner #37. May 29, 2021


Upcoming Events

The community calendar highlights learning, co-curricular, student life, and campus wide events happening at Kyiv International School.  The calendar also lists International Days and National Holidays that are reflective of the diverse community at KIS.  View full calendar.


Middle & Secondary School Red/Black Day Schedule



Note - Thursday, June 3 is a scheduled Parent Teacher Conference/Student Led Conference Day at Kyiv International School. There are no classes this day and campus is closed. 

KIS in a Day 2021

Join the entire KIS Community on the Kyiv International School Official YouTube channel for the World Premiere of this year's doc!

Created entirely by the Media I team (with an incredible amount of help and support from the KIS community!!!), KIS In A Day 2021: A Year Like No Other will premiere Friday, June 4 at 12:30.

While you're watching, keep your eyes peeled for a little added image of a custom KISMET Media hoodie. 

(It won't be big, and it won't be up there long.)

When you spot it, be the first to email with the exact time it appears in the video.

Whoever gets the most correct number (minutes:seconds) to Mr. Hume first will win a custom designed hoodie with their name on the front and the newly-redesigned KISMET Media Logo on the back.

Good luck and Have fun!!

See you there!!!

Preschool Concerts

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Book Fair

One step ahead: become an excellent online English teacher

Dear partners and friends,

We here at Dinternal Education have some great news for you – our yearly Book Fair is coming soon!

Despite the pandemic this year, we feel that we ought to continue with our prevalent literary tradition. However, new challenges mean new solutions so, welcome an absolutely new Book Fair Outdoors Format! We put a lot of time and effort into keeping your spirit high during the summer holidays. We really hope you will enjoy it.

Please be sure that we here at Dinternal respect all safety precautions. This would, of course, involve all Dinternal staff observing social distancing rules and utilizing the appropriate safety practices (e.g., the use of hand sanitizer and PPE). In addition to this, to add a further assurance of safety, our staff would provide the results of a recent Covid test before entering the premises.

With these precautions in place, we are confident that we can deliver an enjoyable and safe event for all participants, providing a range of the latest titles and bestsellers from the UK for children, teenagers, and adults.

17-18th June


School Premises


Anyone interested in books


Sincerely yours,
Book Fair Department,
A division of Dinternal Education


Our contacts:
tel. +38(050)437 38 52




The Arts @KIS

National Honor Society

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National Honor Society

The NHS Bedtime Stories Project

Welcome to the Bedtime Stories project!  As the KIS National Honor Society, we invite you to settle in with your child, click on a video, and listen to our NHS students read their favorite childhood stories. 

Visit Bedtime Stories to see a full list of videos.

Swimming Competition

During the third week of May, 8-9-10 year old students participated in the school's annual Freestyle swimming competitions. 8 boys and 8 girls from each age level with the fastest time were competing for the medals.  

2021 winners are: 

1st place - Anna Kuryshchuk, 8WB and Stephan Spodin, 8JP  
2nd place - Zoe Edmunds, 8JP and Andrii Zasukha, 8JP 
3rd place - Nadiia Skudar, 8ZM and Yevhenii Khoroshylov, 8JP 

1st place - Maja Limantaite, 9RO and Maxim Dyshlevyi, 9RO  
2nd place - Vasylisa Ovechkina, 9RO and Mykola Shudra, 9DW 
3rd place - Yana Zhou, 9 MP and Tado Matula, 9DW 

1st place - Laila Bean, 10JD and Milan Spodin, 10CF 
2nd place - Uliana Komarova, 10CF and Klim Karpovets, 10CF  
3rd place - Adelia Bouldin, 10JD and Adam Levin Brener, 10CF 

Congratulations to all winners and participants for stand-out performances and personal bests!  

A big THANK YOU to Ms. Law for helping with medals, to Mr. Prima for providing prizes, and to the IT team for setting up a camera to livestream the competitions. 


Play Ball!

In PE and after school, the Kozak Nation has gone softball crazy.  Students of all ages have been learning the rules, practicing their batting and catching, and playing games.   

Secondary students and staff have been playing friendly, but competitive, games after school on Mondays and Tuesdays.   We are looking forward to a few more weeks of softball at KIS. 

Learning Stories

4ND Preschool!

We have been really busy learning about insects, how things grow, working on new vocabulary and enjoying drawing and getting better at painting with watercolors and using all kinds of tools to express thinking and ideas on paper. Grasping pencils, oil pastels and brushes develops little muscles, creates a fun and collaborative environment and develops confidence. My students compare their work and occasionally add details to each other’s work. I have several students that love to paint and to make things out of paper, expressing themselves and being happy with the results.

Story books are always part of our daily activities, and the students love to discuss and perform their stories. I know my students are delighted to be socializing with each other in our classroom every day. Learning social skills and solving problems are also a big part of community in our classroom. During these upcoming weeks, we will be finishing our last units and preparing for the next school year. Ms. Sasha and I are very happy to have the opportunity to have had the time to interact in person with our little ones. To see their smiles every day through their lovely eyes is a great reward. Masks are not an impediment for expressions at all. My students are great communicators of joy, great ideas and lots of giggles. I love my class!

Enjoy the pictures!

Nora Durham
KIS Preschool Teacher

Educator Profile

Ms. Sarah Lopert

"Get a boat and paddle". 

This philosophy of student engagement in the classroom has been a common thread throughout Ms. Lopert's teaching career which includes schools in Portland, Oregon, QSI Haiphong, and now here at Kyiv International School.

Drop into one of her classes and you will see a Growth Mindset, learning environment where learners are invested in working collaboratively; learners who are risk takers and not afraid to make mistakes; and learners who feel comfortable enough to laugh at themselves.   

  • 8 Year Olds

2021-2022 School Year

As we look to the 2021-22 school year, KIS is planning to bring ALL STUDENTS back to the school campus and shift our school schedule to reflect previous years.

There are a number of things to consider when doing this and we want to make sure that everyone understands some of the considerations made by the school to make sure we can do this as safely as possible.

  • COVID-19
Read More about May 15, 2021

KIS Cares

In response to the recent health crisis from the global pandemic, our KIS community raised and donated 53,310 UAH to GiveIndia in support of critical patients and healthcare workers in India.

This fundraising event was led by KIS secondary student Sagnika Nayak with the assistance of the following student service-leaders: Omkar Nayak, Sia Bhagat, Sofiia Limakova, Vik Hume, Saakshi Gummaraju, Aditya Deshmukh, Alisa Pimenova, Dia Aganova, Anzhelika Golubyeva and Yegor Rubanov. 

Members of the Kyiv International School campus community have a long history of providing opportunities for service to our campus community.  Including student, staff, and PTO driven initiatives - we hold annual clothes and book drives; raise money for charities; volunteer at nonprofits; etc.

As a school, we are committed to supporting, coordinating, and maximizing the good work being done by our community.

If you are currently part of a school centered service project (meaning you hold fundraisers or collect donated items at the school) or if you would like to be involved with the KIS Cares group - we ask that you complete the following survey:

KIS Cares Survey

PTO Fundraiser

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Donation boxes are placed in the front lobby of the school.  If you wish to support this PTO sponsored event, please send donations to school with your children and have them drop items off in a box.