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Kozak Korner #38. June 02, 2023


End-of-the-Year & 30 Anniversary Picnic


Dear KIS Community,

Join us for a memorable day of celebration! 

We are thrilled to invite you to the End of the Year Picnic & 30th Anniversary of Kyiv International School! It's time to commemorate three decades of excellence in education and embrace the joyous spirit of our incredible community. Mark your calendars for  Saturday, June 10th and get ready for a day filled with fun, festivities, and fantastic memories!

📚 Explore and Discover: Vendors Galore 🛍️
Get ready for an exciting shopping experience with a wide array of vendors showcasing their finest offerings. Whether you're a bookworm, a souvenir collector, or have a sweet tooth, we've got you covered! Browse through fascinating books, delightful souvenirs, delectable treats, and so much more. This is the perfect opportunity to find unique treasures and support local businesses!

🛝 Activities and Sports Games: Get Your Game On 🏸⛳️
Challenge your friends, classmates, and even teachers to a friendly competition in our exhilarating sports games! From badminton and frisbees to everything in between, there's something for everyone. Sharpen your skills, unleash your competitive spirit, and create lasting memories with your teammates. Get ready to cheer and show off your school spirit!

📸 Strike a Pose: Photo-Zone Extravaganza 📷
Capture the essence of this celebration day in our special photo-zone! Strike a pose, gather your friends, and let our photographers immortalize your smiles and laughter. Whether you prefer a group shot or a candid solo, our photo-zone is the place to be for picture-perfect memories. Don't forget to share your snaps using our event hashtag #KIS30Years!

🍔 Catering Delights 🍰
Treat yourself to a delightful culinary experience with our mouthwatering catering. From scrumptious snacks to delicious meals, our food vendor has got you covered.

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, June 10th, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: KIS Front Yard


Together, let's make the End of the Year Picnic & 30th Anniversary of Kyiv International School an event to remember!

P.S. If parents would like to have their business represented as a vendor, please contact the PTO at


KIS & Parent-Teacher Organization

Key Dates

04 June - KIS Secondary IV Graduation (in Bratislava)
09 June - PreK Concert 
10 June - School Picnic / 30 Years Anniversary Celebration
21 June - Last day of 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.  

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 Transportation.

Preschool is an exciting time for children to learn about the world around them. Young learners are often fascinated by the different modes of transportation such as cars, buses, trains, planes, and boats. They love to observe how these vehicles move and how they are used to travel to different places.

Our students were engaged in transportation-themed activities such as building a toy train, creating a car track, and drawing or coloring pictures of different types of vehicles. Such activities help children develop fine motor skills, problem-solving abilities, and creativity while simultaneously learning about transportation. By using a variety of teaching methods, our preschool teachers helped children understand and appreciate the different modes of transportation while developing their cognitive, language, and social skills.

I would like to inform you that on Friday, June 9th at 9:30 am we are having our Preschool Summer Concert. We look forward to seeing you at our concert.

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,

Summer Break Countdown: 13 School days left!   
Mark your calendar, the last day of school, June 21, will be a half day.   

SLC: I hope you enjoyed your child’s Student Led Conference! As adults, we learn so much when we make time for student voices to be heard and give children a platform to take pride in their accomplishments. 

30-year Anniversary: Our marvelous PTO has organized an event for June 10 to celebrate!  Event Information can be found in this edition of the KK.  On Friday, June 9 we’ll have some in-class activities to celebrate, too! 

Passion Project Showcase: This is the last week for in school Passion Projects.  Next week I will share a link to our Showcase so you can see and celebrate all the wonderful projects students have devoted themselves to this year. 

Graduation: Congratulations to our Graduating Class of 2023!  We cannot all be there in person to celebrate you but will be there in spirit.  Remember: Once a Kozak, always a Kozak!   

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

Summer School for Secondary Students
Students can get ahead or make up missing units with courses delivered by Quality Virtual School. You can learn more about course offerings and fees here:

Student Led Conferences
Thank you, secondary students, for carefully preparing for these and presenting your accomplishments to your parents and teachers.

Classes for 2023-2024
I will work with all returning students in the next two weeks on their class schedules for next year. We will offer a broad range of classes to ensure students complete their graduation requirements and are engaged, interested and challenged academically.

Incoming Secondary III students will have the option of joining the IB Cohort 2025. You can learn more about this program here:

Students will also have an opportunity to take AP Courses both in person at KIS and online with our QSI Virtual School. You can learn more about this program:

End of Year Deadlines
- 12th of June – work submitted for previous units
- 16th of June – work submitted for current units
- 19th-20th of June teachers will work with students on revision of any components of the last unit which they didn’t master by the 16th. If students do not need to do any revision for the final unit, they will have the opportunity to upgrade.




Rachel Geary
Director of Instruction


School Day Schedule

Sec IV Graduation 

The school intends to broadcast the ceremony live on the Official KIS YouTube channel on Sunday, June 4th, at 3:00 pm (Kyiv time). Make sure not to overlook this exceptional chance to participate and support our graduating students!

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


"Spoken Word" written and illustrated by Taiya G


🌍 An Ode to Ruzzia: A Spoken Word Masterpiece 🌍

Witness the captivating power of words and art coming together in a mesmerizing symphony of emotions with "An Ode to Ruzzia." This remarkable spoken word poem/video, crafted by the talented creative writing student, Taiya G, takes us on a profound journey of the narrative and the reflection. 

IB Art Silent Proposal Auction


COUNTDOWN: ONLY one week of bidding left

Support Ukraine by purchasing artworks by 4 KIS IB Visual Arts Year II students. All the money raised during the auction will be donated to United 24 charity organization.

All artworks are displayed on the Instagram 

Instructions on how to make a bid:
- Select the piece / pieces you wish to purchase
- Comment or direct message your bid under the post
- Check the comment section under your selected work for the updates 

Bidding Rules:
- Lowest bid is 1000 UAH
- You can bid on unlimited number of works
- Highest bid wins

You'll be in formed if your bid wins and how to get the artwork / artworks. 

Scan the QR Code to access the Auction: 

Book Fair Fest


Dear readers, It has been awhile since we last gathered all together. We do hope that all of you are safe and sound.

We are happy to announce a book fair that will take place on June 10th within the walls of your school. We are returning with a collection of your most favourite books and will bring along the latest releases and bestsellers of recent years.

When? June 10th, 12:00-16:00
Where? School grounds
For whom? All book lovers are welcome to attend! If you won’t be able to come, please visit our online store. Promo code KIS10 will give you 10% discount for all available titles. See you soon! Best regards,

Dinternal Book Lovers Team

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


Library Stories

The Library is Fun!

Teacher: Alla Yarmolenko

What sparkles curiosity in children when it comes to reading? Well, often it is remembering the last cool book they read.

When the students received an opportunity to come back to the library, it is their favorite series they wanted to read.

The Magic Treehouse, Geronimo Stilton, Biscuit, Diary of a Wimpy Kid... 

However, we do not stop there. Along with reading for fun, we explored many nonfiction books about countries, their culture, historical facts, figures, etc. Do you know where Chihuahua dogs come from? Or high-heeled shoes were invented? And who wore them first? Where pretzels were made first? Or where do Velcro or contact lenses come from? The more we were learning the more students wanted to know! We also learned about new authors and new series, too.

By the way, we recognized two of our most active readers this year! Keep up reading!

 - Children are reading in a cozy spot

- Choosing books

Click to Read about The Library is Fun!

Voices Around the World


"With This Hope In My Heart"

Congratulations to KIS students who participated in the Voices Around the World, together with the school students around the world to sing out an anthem for hope and peace!

They are now officially "International Recording Superstars!"

Together, they have spread a message of unity, resilience, and optimism through their heartfelt voices. With their talent and dedication, they have touched the hearts of listeners across the globe, reminding us that music can truly bridge borders and connect us all.

Let's celebrate their achievement and continue to inspire one another as we strive for a brighter and harmonious future together!

Farewell to Mr. Woodruff


Farewell, Mr. Woodruff! 

It's with mixed emotions that we bid adieu to our school director, Mr. Luke Woodruff, who has been an integral part of the KIS family for many years. 

This past week, our KIS on-campus Kozaks came together to express their heartfelt love and deep gratitude for Mr. Woodruff's exceptional leadership. Under his guidance KIS has flourished.

As Mr. Woodruff embarks on his new journey as a QSI Regional Supervisor, we want to express our sincere appreciation for his unwavering dedication and commitment to providing quality education.

Wishing you all the best on your new adventure, Mr. Woodruff! 





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