Events > Current Academic Year
On the 16th of September 2014, Global Study UK conducted a comprehensive college fair for the juniors and seniors of the Middle East International School. Present were representatives from ten organizations based in the UK and other parts of the Middle East. The following schools were in attendance: International Horizons College; Richmond University; The American College of Greece; Study Group; Leeds Metropolitan University; University of the West of Scotland; Heriot Watt University; University of Sunderland; Navitas; and The University of Sheffield. Representatives from the respective organizations spent time conversing with the students about their school and answering any queries. The representatives also distributed pamphlets and booklets with detailed information regarding the programs and majors offered at their school and the admission process and requirements.
The students were enthusiastic about attending the college fair and interacted with the representatives respectfully and appropriately. During the fair, the students engaged in conversations with each other regarding the information provided by the school. Students discussed their academic goals and the colleges they hoped to attend. The students also collected pamphlets and booklets to take home to review and discuss with their parents.
All in all, the Global Study UK college fair was quite successful and helpful; the information provided was extensive and detailed. The students have benefitted greatly from attending.
“Faith is the bird that feels the light while the dawn is still dark.”
Our students have been warmly received this year with a message that they are each an individual miracle – a special gift possessing unique gifts just waiting to be discovered and developed. They are being encouraged to embrace their own value while giving appropriate value to the educational opportunities that they have here at MIS! In other words, we want them to “feel the light” that is within them as well as around them in the form of teachers and resources.
Beyond themselves, we are also emphasizing to students the importance of valuing their fellow world citizens. To this point, we are asking them to create a school-wide effort to support Qatar’s “Educate a Child” program, an initiative of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser geared towards providing a minimum education to the millions of children worldwide who currently receive no education at all.
We have provided a “toolbox” to our middle and high school students as well as all parents who attended the first Open House on September 7. This handy list of resources includes an outline of the “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” as well as Marion Wright Edelman’s “Lessons to My Children and Yours.” These ides offer key habits and behaviors which, when put into practice, enrich lives and promote healthy accomplishment.
WE ARE EXCITED about the new school year and hope that you are too!
John J. Ramos, Sr., Ed.D.
Special notes - Please take time to review the Student Handbook available at misqatar.com.
Please also see website to review the new school timings.
Please emphasize with your child/young adult the importance of reading! The best preparation for the SAT’s is to read every day!
The AdvancED accreditation visit is coming! This is important to each member of the MIS community, including you, because of the investment that you are making in your child/young adult. Your support is vital! Please watch for details.
“OUR MISSION IS LEARNING AT HIGH LEVLS TO BE COMPETITIVE IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.”
There is reason to celebrate as our students accumulate awards while making their way upwards at the MODEL UNITED NATIONS. They are winning 'Best Delegates " in most categories, thereby taking our school's name to fame. We are indeed proud of them. Congrats to all our MUN Representatives...the students whose efforts/ participation was acknowledged in the Recess line up this afternoon. To name a few....Samuel Belaye of 11A won the Best Delegate, Aiman won a " Best delegate" and Fadwa of 11A won a special honor. Ahmed Tahir won " Mr. World" . All Thanks to Ms. Pagano for giving our students the exposure they deserve. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Really appreciate your hard work and am really glad to see your efforts getting crowned with success. May we continue to bring glory to our school.
Middle East International School held its annual Sports Day on , for students from KG through high school. Both days started with a parade around the school premise, and opened with different exercises and gymnastics drills. Students participated in the various activities organized and were chosen by skill and desire to participate, in an effort to include students of different athletic abilities. Various activities included: cheerleader performance, running, bouncing game, skipping and relay races, tug of war, volleyball (girls) and football (boys.) Awards were presented to the winning teams after the activities were complete. The event was facilitated and organized by the PE Department and all the staff were assigned duties per grade level.
University visits: Almost every week, we host various international universities here at MIS. This allows the university representatives and the students the chance to meet face to face and discuss application requirements, programs details and college preparedness. Students who are interested in the particular university are given time to meet with the admissions officers, and are given contact information for help with their applications. All of these visits are reinforced by the school counselor, who is available to help students with all aspects of career planning - from career tests, essay writing support and admissions to scholarship searches and letters of recommendation. Since January, 2014, we have had the pleasure of welcoming the following universities:
Linden Tour (8 US universities came to MIS as a part of this world-wide tour) - January 16
American University Sharjah - February 17
Global Vision (8 UK universities came to MIS as a part of this world-wide tour) - March 11
Knowledge Zone UK - March 13
Swiss Education Council - March 25
University of Calgary, Qatar - April 1
Rochester Institute of Technology - April 2
Seniors who were applying to Northwestern were also able to visit the NU-Q campus at Qatar Foundation, and were able to direct, produce and present news stories in order to show some of the features of the communication and journalism programs available at NU-Q.
International Day: On March 27, MIS hosted International Day on campus, in order to celebrate the diversity of the students and staff at MIS. Students gathered as an entire campus community to perform cultural skits, dances, etc. representing different continents. After this, parents and students went to their classrooms to share presentations, games and cultural artifacts from their home countries. Each classroom had a stall set up outside of their classroom with food, objects and information on the countries represented inside the class, and parents were welcome to walk throughout the school to join in our multicultural program!
The Middle East International School was privileged last week by the two-day visit of National Urban Alliance’s (NUA) Chief of Staff, Dr. Ahmes Askia, who imparted her wealth of professional development experience and knowledge to the whole MIS teaching community and visiting faculty. Her visit was supported by the American Consortium Center for Training (ACCT).
Her visit on November 13 and 14 included an actual sit-through in the classrooms during the day, to observe MIS’s learning environment and principles. On each day of her visit, she gave a two-hour training for the teachers, which focuses on incorporating understanding of the brain into instructional practices as well as of the NUA’s five instructional strategies to accelerate student learning.
Her workshop sessions were split into two groups, catering first to the Middle and High School faculty and the latter to the Kindergarten and Elementary faculty. MIS was also joined by some teaching staff from TNG (The Next Generation) Kindergarten, to share in the opportunity to both meet and learn from such a renowned professional development and education consultant as Dr. Askia.
Teachers from both schools praised the training, declaring that what they learned could be applied in their classrooms immediately.
The workshop facilitated by Dr. Askia was not only highly informative for the teachers in attendance, but it was also a lively and interactive learning experience for both groups. Dr. Askia explained NUA’s belief that “intelligence is modifiable,” and she demonstrated various strategies and expounded on the four (4) stages of learning.
Despite her limited time of stay in Doha, MIS is looking forward to Dr. Askia’s next visit and training/workshop. ***