IB News You Can Use

Spring 2022

Welcome to Quarter 4!

It's hard to believe that spring is here, and we have less than 9 weeks left of school. We are entering our busy time of concerts, celebrations, testing, and ...graduation.

A special welcome to the IH Class of 2026- we are so excited to be welcoming 200 incoming freshman in the fall, and we look forward to your IB stole ceremony in four short years!

Upcoming Events- mark your calendars!

Arts Showcase on Friday, April 8, at the Courtyard Theater in Downtown Plano. A reception at 5:00 p.m. will be followed by dance and theater performances as well as a Visual Arts open house. All are welcome to celebrate our Fine Arts IB seniors.

Senior Showcase on Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Plano East gym followed by an Open House in Building 1. All IH (present and incoming) and IB students are invited to attend this event that is required for seniors. Our Class of 2022 IB graduates will be showcasing their extended essays, CAS projects, and TOK Exhibitions. (We will also be sharing some information about the schools they will be attending and the scholarships they have received.) This is a wonderful time to learn more about the unique IB diploma core. Parents and students are invited to come and ask questions of our graduating seniors.

IBSSA Banquet on Friday, May 13, at 6-10 p.m. at Collin College (Spring Creek Campus). This event is for grade 11 and 12 IB DP students only. We will begin selling tickets mid-April, and dress is formal or semi-formal. Dinner and dancing will follow our presentation and awards ceremony.

Stole Ceremony on Monday, May 23, at 7:30 a.m. at Plano East- All Class of 2022 diploma candidates and their immediate families are welcome. Our ceremony includes brief speeches, presentation of IB scholarships, and presentation of the stoles. Students will attend class that day with stoles on! Dress is business or semi-formal for students. Expect an Evite-style invitation in early May!

The Situation in Ukraine

As you can imagine, the IB is gravely worried about the Ukraine invasion. As DP Coordinator, I am in touch with the organization, and they are letting us know how we might help. The IB has written an open letter to the IB community found at https://tinyurl.com/IBUkraine and resources are also available on the site. The letter ends with these beautiful words: "We truly are a caring and compassionate global community. These are the times when our values and learner profile attributes are really tested. Although saddened with what is happening, we shall never lose our faith in humanity and our trust to be able through imagination to create a better world. I fervently hope that we will achieve peace soon. Our children deserve nothing less from us."

TIBS (Texas IB Schools) College Fair

This year's college fair, tailored for IB students, is virtual again: https://www.texasibschools.org/college-fair Feel free to visit and learn about different universities and colleges who value our IB students.

Class of 2023 Diploma Core information

The class of 2023 is gearing up for an exciting year ahead! Please mark these dates: CAS Key Experience 4/updated CAS log are due May 23 at 9 p.m.

Students are required to do CAS during the summer on a weekly basis, and all students should have a plan for their collaborative CAS project which must last at least one month. Key Experience #5 and updated CAS logs will be due in mid August, shortly upon student's return to school.

Questions about CAS? Go to our website: tinyurl.com/ibpeshcas

Extended essay camp is May 31- June 3. It is helpful to have the Extended Essay Course Companion (Oxford) when attending the camp. If you know a senior with a copy, I'm sure they'd be happy to share theirs or let you purchase at a discount!

Attendance Issues

Remember that your subschool principal's secretary is the contact for any attendance reporting. You can find that information (and much more!) on our school website: pisd.edu/pesh.
Spring 2022 IB Testing Calendar

Please note that IB exams take place at several different locations this year.

About the IB World School

The IB World School has existed at Plano East since 1995. This year we proudly serve over 600 students at four grade levels.