TIS News Flash
There's Still Time to Enroll!
There are a few spaces still available for the 2014-15 school year! Click here for Admissions!
Progress is happening! Drive by the new field and check it out! More great changes ahead!!
2014 Runner-Up State Scholars' Bowl Team
Congratulations to our Scholars' Bowl Team and their coach, Mr. Huggins for their runner-up placement at STATE! This year the team also won the Tournament of Champions, and for the 3rd year in a row, are the CPL Champions for both the JV and Varsity teams.
Ford's Theatre Oratory Fellowship
Congratulations to our Ford's Theatre Oratory Winners Reed and William! We also thank our local judges Suzanne Perez Tobias, from The Wichita Eagle and Chief Deputy Assistant Attorney, Kim Parker for serving as judges for the oratory portion of this competition. Read the Kansas.com article here!
Thespians Attend the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland!
This summer 14 TIS students head to Scotland's Edinburgh Fringe Festival! This is the world's largest, most prestigious American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF). The AHSTF Board reviews the top high schools based on their most recent bodies of work, awards, community involvement, philosophies, and recommendations. Congratulations to our talented Fine Arts Director, Mrs. Ottaway and our amazing students who have the honor of performing at this notable event! Read the press release here.
2 JESTER NOMINATIONS!
Congratulations to our drama teacher, Mrs. Ottaway and our cast and crew who were nominated for 2 Jester nominations for this year's musical production High School Musical!
With a pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade school, we are able to offer cross-divisional activities that encourage learning from both age groups, positive role modeling, and school unity!
"VOICE" Staff State Competition
Congratulations to our 5 VOICE staff members that competed in the State Kansas Scholastic Press Association Competition after qualifying at Regionals! Students came home reporting a great experience and an Honorable Mention for Cutline Writing!
TIS Tennis Stays on Top!
Head Varsity Tennis Coach, Simon Norman has once again been recognized for his great coaching. He was just recently named as the 2013 Kansas Coaches Association and National Federation Coaches Association, Kansas Boys Tennis Coach of the Year and he was selected as the National Federation Coaches Association Section 5 (Midwest) Boys Tennis Coach of the Year as well. Congratulations to Coach Norman!
The Varsity Girls’ Tennis team had a spectacular fall. The team won the Central Plains Tournament, finished second in Regionals and second at State.
Congratulations to the Class of 2014! Accolades Include:
Congratulations to our 3 National Merit Finalists and 2 National Merit Commended Students
The National Merit Scholarship program recognizes students who receive the highest PSAT/NMSQT scores annually, and is limited to less than 1% of 1.5 million high school seniors.
TIS Panthers at the Sedgwick County Zoo!
TIS Students in Middle and Upper School are taking advantage of our Sedgwick County Zoo science courses! Ask our Admission Director for more information regarding this amazing, hands-on, educational partnership!
2013 PEN: Meeting the Needs of Every Student
State Debate Champions!
Congratulations to our Debate Coach Mr. Steere with his 3rd State Championship! The TIS team also took 3rd and 4th place!
7th Grader Malar Wins Sedgwick County Spelling Bee!
Congratulations to Malar who is the winner of the Sedgwick County Spelling Bee!
7th and 8th Grade Scholars' Bowl Team CPL Champions!
The eighth grade team entered the tournament undefeated during the regular season, and they completed the tournament with an 8-1 record and 665 points scored, 120 points ahead of the next highest finisher. The seventh grade team finished the evening with an 8-1 record and 600 points scored, 100 points higher than the second place team. Congratulations to all the students who competed in Scholars' Bowl this year for a stellar season!
2014 State Mock Trial Champions
This is the fifth straight Mock Trial State Championship for TIS! The team had to compete against much bigger schools to secure the championship and defeated Washburn Rural, Blue Valley Northwest, Shawnee Mission East as well as Sunrise Academy!
Middle School Artists Earn National Recognition for the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Award!
Acknowledged by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Lea Coccetella’s mixed media piece titled “R” was awarded a Gold Medal Award and Best in Grade Award and Nate Broz received a Silver Medal for his painting, “Thicket”. These students have been identified by panels of creative professionals as the most talented artists in the nation. Only the top 1% (out of 255,000) were recognized at the national level. These students have been invited to attend a national ceremony at the Carnegie Hall on June 6 which will also be webcast live! Learn more here.
Community Service is an Important Aspect of a TIS Education
At The Independent School, we focus on developing the whole child. Teaching empathy and the importance of assisting others is an essential aspect of the educational philosophy a child receives at TIS. We believe that participating in community service helps students realize they have the power to be a productive member of our society and that they can make a difference.
Head of School, Dr. Dougherty Emphasizes Student Success in Splurge Magazine
The Independent School provides a family atmosphere, opportunities for every student, and stresses the importance of individual success. Read more in the Aug. 2014 Splurge Magazine here.
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