IB News You Can Use

Quarter 1 2021

Welcome Back!

What joy it is to have all of our students back in school - in person! Our halls are bustling, and the IB "fishbowl" is filled with masked students who are playing Monopoly, chess, Jenga, and Spot It. (And a few students studying.)

Mentoring

We have advertised our mentoring program at grades 9-12 and are excited to use Nathan Tran's computer program (his internal assessment for Computer Science HL) to match our mentees and mentors. We only asked students to complete the Google form if they are already involved in the program or if they would like to join in. Our mentoring is a reciprocal relationship- both mentees and mentors need to be committed to building the relationship and participating through texting, FaceTime, email and also monthly "in person" meetings. The mentoring form was presented through Humanities, English, and in ManageBac for students in grades 11 & 12.

IB Academic Honesty Policies

We have sent the IB World School Academic Honesty policies through email to all students and parents. At grades 9 & 10, we sent the IB World School Academic Honesty Policy only. At grades 11 & 12, we added the IB internal assessment policy. Please read them as a family and then complete this Google form if you have not already done so:

IB students (grade 11 &12): https://forms.gle/BUAgbCfhj7qo14gCA

IH students (grade 9 & 10): https://forms.gle/zE3c1JTm3s3JfVBv6

May 2022 IB Exam Fees- Class of 2022 & 2023

I am nearly finished checking our students' IB diploma plans, so we will soon begin registering for exams. A $100 deposit is due by October 1, and full payment is due by November 15.

IB exams cost $119 each with reduced fees for our economically disadvantaged students.

We will send payment directions and bills by September 15. There will be an online option as well as bringing cash or check to Ms. Woods in B1-154.

IB Booster Club

Please join our booster club at https://planoeastib.membershiptoolkit.com/

If you already have a membership toolkit, even from another organization, you will use that log in to join. Booster club membership includes ACT/SAT practice tests!

IB World School Signs

The IB Booster club is offering IB World School yard signs (see below). To purchase, go to https://planoeastib.membershiptoolkit.com/login-form?r=%2Fform%2Fm%2F148464
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Plano East Daily Announcements

If parents and students would like to keep up with our Plano East announcements which include important schoolwide events, sports dates, and opportunities to join clubs, please visit our IB website (pisd.edu/ib) where I have linked the Panther Prints and the video announcements. There is also a list of clubs and organizations on the Plano East website- pisd.edu/pesh.

CAS Parent Information Meeting- All parents welcome but immediately relevant for Class of 2022 & 2023

Friday, Sep. 10th, 4-5pm

This is an online event.

Our Class of 2023 students will learn about CAS on Monday and Tuesday -- August 30 and 31. If any parents (Class of 2022 and 2023) would like to learn more about CAS and see our ManageBac website, please come to a CAS meeting on Friday, September 10, at 4:00 p.m.

CAS does not begin until Day 1 of a student's junior year.


Register in advance for this meeting (cut and paste this link):

https://Region10.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsf-CqpjwrH9NlgZ0Qiu8SHAoA3T_yrUgp


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Coffee with the Coordinator- All parents welcome

Tuesday, Sep. 14th, 5pm

This is an online event.

We usually kick off the school year with a "coffee hour" in which IH and IB parents can gather and ask questions, meet each other, connect...and we hope to do that at some point this school year. However, in keeping with our focus on safety and commitment to masks, we will not be hosting this large gathering live. Instead we will have a virtual coffee on September 14 from 5-6 pm. We will kick off the meeting with a 15 minute Booster Club meeting followed by a question/answer session with Ms. Stanton.


Please register using this link (cut and paste rather than "click on it"):


https://Region10.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkdOmgrjssE92qZyP3eIrxCVNdYqNjWVOm


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We hope to see you there!

Class of 2022 College Applications 101 - Parents of Seniors only, please.

Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 7pm

This is an online event.

Hi there,


You are invited to a Zoom meeting hosted by our IB counselors.

When: Sep 21, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


Register in advance for this meeting (cut and paste this link):

https://Region10.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvcOuvqD8qHd2Usf044_kH1gTcY8GGztjH


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About the IB World School at Plano East

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