Secondary After-School Activities

UPDATE: The Fall 2017 Activities Schedule is now published! Please scroll down for more information. Registration will begin on Saturday, 19 August.

Fall Trimester Activities begin on Monday, 4 September.

Tashkent International School (TIS) offers secondary students a wide range of after-school and co-curricular activities throughout the year. The activities are divided into three terms, or trimesters – fall, winter and spring. Some activities such as choir and student councils will run for the whole year. Other activities are only offered for one or two trimesters. New sign-up forms must be completed every trimester.

When signing up for activities, students should understand that they are making a commitment to attend every session. Excessive absences will result in removal from the activity. Instructors take attendance each session.

Please note students in Grade 8 and below are not permitted to remain on campus after school hours unsupervised. Students not participating in an activity should be picked up at the regular dismissal time even if siblings are participating in another activity.

There will be no activities on early dismissal days, such as parent conferences, or on days when there is no school. Throughout the school year, we may have to cancel an activity for reasons beyond our control (i.e. illness of the instructor or inclement weather). Notifications for activity cancellations will be by email. We may also have to cancel some activities if we do not have enough students registered.

For questions, please contact the Activities Coordinator, Andrew Maul, at drewm@tashschool.org


ATHLETICS SCHEDULE

The Fall 2017 athletics schedule is posted here for scheduling and informational purposes only. Questions regarding sign-ups and tryouts for athletics should be directed to the athletics department.

Cross Country

Monday : 15:30 to 17:00, Thursday : 15:30 to 17:00, Friday : 15:30 to 17:00

Varsity Boys/Girls Football

Monday : 16:30 to 18:00, Wednesday : 16:30 to 18:00, Friday : 15:30 to 17:00

Junior Varsity Boys/Girls Football

Tuesday : 15:30 to 17:00, Thursday : 16:30 to 18:00

Middle School Football

Tuesday : 15:30 to 17:00, Thursday : 15:30 to 17:00


 MONDAY ACTIVITIES:

Ultimate Frisbee (G3 to G6) – Ultimate Frisbee is a great game that combines aspects of several popular sports (football, soccer, basketball) and unites them in a game governed by the principles of fair play and fun!

Yearbook – Monday (G6 to G12) – Be awesome – help create the yearbook!  Plan, design and create this year’s yearbook using your social, journalism and computer based design skills. Yearbook members must register for all three sessions (Monday, Wednesday, Friday).

High School Production (G9 to G12) – Remember Okay Romeo?  Want to be a part of a similar production?  All aspects of a theatrical production are covered in this activity which develops a piece of original theatre which is performed at the end of November.  Students are required to register for and participate in both Monday and Thursday rehearsals.

3D Letters (G9 to G12) – Students create 3D letters made out of cardboard and paper mache and design these letters accordingly.   

Co-Curricular Council (G6 to G12) – Co-Cu-Co members develop leadership skills through weekly meetings to plan, organize and review school events such as assemblies and the CABC. Co-Curricular Council is a yearlong activity. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

MAD Mahalla (G8 to G12) – Make a Difference! Serve the local community! Plan and deliver fun English lessons to a group of children from a local malhalla. English is taught through science, art, games and many other areas!

Spark Student Newspaper (G9 to G12) – Learn about the entire journalism process and everything involved – writing, interviewing, researching, market research, layout, editing etc. Contribute to the student newspaper and have your voice heard. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

Digital Photography (G6 to G12) – Learn, explore and see the world from a different angle.  Under new leadership this year, come explore photography, one of the world’s most popular hobbies for good reason! Join to learn about composition, theory, technique and digital manipulation. Please note, a digital camera is required for this activity.

High School Student Council (G9 to G12) – We are responsible for creating, planning and carrying out amazing events for the high school body. In the past years we have planned events such as Nerd Party, Reign of Hearts and Spirit weeks. This year we are going to plan more totally awesome events! HS StuCo is a yearlong activity. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

Digital Council (G6 to G12) – Digital Council is concerned with all things technical. We do our best to promote and improve the digital welfare of the school in any way possible. We create posters, give support, and share our humble knowledge with anyone interested. However that does not mean that only IT enthusiasts should apply, we organise plenty of fun events like Game Nights and Movie Nights and support other events, so anyone with a inclination towards a good time is welcome too. The work isn’t very crushing and usually rather fun, but we will count on your commitment. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

Designers of TIS (G6 to G12) – Do you like drawing, crafting or designing? Or do you like marketing and economics? This project will let you be creative in any way and will be helpful for those of you who pursue design as your future career! We will be making products for the clients and selling them. We also need people to promote our publicity. Any skills are welcome. And do not forget it covers all three strands of CAS – creativity, activity and service.


TUESDAY ACTIVITIES:

Service Learning Council (G9 to G12) – If you are someone who likes to give back to your community, volunteer, learn from your experiences then this council is for you. We will meet every Tuesday during lunch to coordinate the service learning opportunities at TIS, plan assemblies, lead homeroom sessions, raise awareness of service learning in the secondary school and develop more opportunities for TIS students. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

Winter Concert Dance (G6 to G12) – Snap your fingers, click your heels and get ready for some Jazz in the City.  The Secondary Winter Concert will feature several dance numbers ranging from Fosse, to ballroom, to Latin, to swing.  This activity culminates in a performance in the concert on December 7th and is an expectation of the course.  We will laugh, we will sweat, and perchance we will even learn to keep a Latin jazz rhythm.  Join the fun!

Top of the Props (G6 to G12) – In this exciting new activity, work with the TIS arts and design team to create actual props for use in the TIS drama productions!

Environmental Club (G6 to G12) – Students will work on ideas and actions which help to curtail their (negative) impact on the earth. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

MUN Team (TIS MUN) (G9 to G12) – Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic competition in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.

Middle School Student Council (G6 to G8) – MS Stuco organizes social and service events for middle schoolers. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

SAT Math (G9 to G12) – Practice for the math portions of the college entry SAT examinations! Focus on SAT specific math problems with expert guidance from TIS secondary math teachers.

Make a Print (G8 to G12) – A service group that will work together to come up with creative ways to involve the TIS community in helping the local animal shelter. For instance, organising the annual Make a Print “Capture the Flag” event coming up in spring. We will also engage in direct service with animals from the shelter when possible.

Physical Fitness and Skills Training – Tuesday (G9 to G12) – In this activity we will get people in shape for varsity level sports! This training at it’s core will be physical fitness, though during the activity sports specific skills can be chosen to focus on during subsequent sessions. This activity meets twice per week. You may register for one, or both.


WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES:

Sculpture & Pottery (G4 to G6) – Do you like playing with clay? Do you enjoy being creative? In this exciting activity, students will create a number of different figurines and models under the guidance of an experienced local master. You will even be able to bring your creations home, or give them as gifts to your friends and family members!

Yearbook – Wednesday (G6 to G12) – Be awesome – help create the yearbook!  Plan, design and create this year’s yearbook using your social, journalism and computer based design skills. Yearbook members must register for all three sessions (Monday, Wednesday, Friday).

Slackline (G3 to G12) – Do you remember the activity last year with the tightrope between trees in the park? This is your chance to join and learn about how to rig a slackline (it’s not a tightrope!) and how to walk on it – maybe you’ll even be able to do some tricks! We usually meet in the Park, near the front entrance to the school campus, but we might have to move into the summer kitchen if it is raining or snowing. This activity will be led by Ms Violet and assisted by a secondary student who has received special training from last year’s instructor.

Football Skills Development (G6 to G8) – Are you new to football? Are you already in Middle School or JV Football and just want some extra practice? This is the activity for you! Mr Yuri from the Physical Education Institute of Uzbekistan is back to develop your skills and learn more advanced techniques in a fun football-camp style atmosphere. Please note, due to weather and field conditions, it may be necessary to cancel this activity short notice. Students should be dressed appropriately for the weather conditions. Proper footwear is required. Space is limited to 12 committed students.


THURSDAY ACTIVITIES:

Football Skills Development (G4 to G6) – Are you new to football, or looking to develop your skills? This is the activity for you! Mr Yuri from the Physical Education Institute of Uzbekistan help you learn technique and fundamentals in a fun football-camp style atmosphere. Please note, due to weather and field conditions, it may be necessary to cancel this activity short notice. Students should be dressed appropriately for the weather conditions. Proper footwear is required. Space is limited to 12 committed students.

Maker Spaces (G4 to G6) – Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, “do it yourself” spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. Create through software, electronics, crafts, hardware supplies and tools, and more. Your only limit is your imagination. Elementary Librarian Ms Sayyora will be your guide!

High School Production (G9 to G12) – Remember Okay Romeo?  Want to be a part of a similar production?  All aspects of a theatrical production are covered in this activity which develops a piece of original theatre which is performed at the end of November.  Students are required to register for and participate in both Monday and Thursday rehearsals.

Bananagrams! (G7 to G12) – A fun and educational word building game somewhat like Scrabble but way faster (and much more fun!).

Basketball Skills Development (Boys) (G6 to G8) – Come to the gym and work on your basketball skills with more advanced players! Get ready for JV and Varsity Basketball season. This activity will be split between boys and girls, or combined, depending on the number of student registrations.

Basketball Skills Development (Girls) (G6 to G8) – Come to the gym and work on your basketball skills with more advanced players! Get ready for JV and Varsity Basketball season. This activity will be split between boys and girls, or combined, depending on the number of student registrations.

Catering Council (G6 to G12) – This council works closely with the other councils and events staff to coordinate delicious, nutritious catering is available for any group that wants it. From planning to cooking to distribution, this council covers all aspects of catering. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

Project 3580 (G9 to G12) – Project 3580 is a service learning opportunity. Here you will have the chance to learn about our partner school in Sierra Leone, Africa. You will learn about global issues such as poverty. We will debate and discuss the implications of NGOs and charities across the world. What are positive outcomes of these organisations? What harm do they create? What is responsible international aid? Project 3580 will also host a  Dance and Singing competition fundraiser in Trimester 2.

High School Knowledge Bowl (G9 to G12) – A quiz show styled activity; students will play, and learn, with trivia questions from several genres.

Open Math Clinic (G6 to G12) – A drop-in clinic for students who need help with homework or classwork. Come as needed for mathematical assistance.  Note that registration is not necessary for participation in Math Clinic.

Physical Fitness and Skills Training – Tuesday (G9 to G12) In this activity we will get people in shape for varsity level sports! This training at it’s core will be physical fitness, though during the activity sports specific skills can be chosen to focus on during subsequent sessions. This activity meets twice per week. You may register for one, or both.

Buy Art Help Kids (BAHK) (G9 to G12) Buy art help kids is a high school charity club that culminates in a charity art auction in early spring. Students will collect and create works of art for the auction. This activity is supervised by a TIS art teacher. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.


FRIDAY ACTIVITIES:

Yearbook – Friday (G6 to G12) – Be awesome – help create the yearbook!  Plan, design and create this year’s yearbook using your social, journalism and computer based design skills. Yearbook members must register for all three sessions (Monday, Wednesday, Friday).

Secondary Performance Choir (G6 to G12) -This is a performance-based ensemble that will focus on blending voices, having fun, and making beautiful music together.  Our main performances will be for UN Day and the Secondary Winter Concert. Open to all secondary students from Grade 6 to Grade 12. The more, the musicaler!

DestiNation Imagination (G4 to G7)TIS is pleased to bring you this new activity that teaches 21st century skills and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) principles to kindergarten through university level students worldwide through creative and collaborative problem solving challenges. Students will learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation and learn skills needed to succeed in school, career and life, including teamwork, communication, project management, perseverance, creative and critical thinking, and self-confidence.

Chamber Orchestra (G6 to G12) – This performing ensemble will rehearse music, develop technical skills, and perform when the opportunities arise. Ideally all participants have an intermediate playing ability and read music at a proficient level. This activity lasts all year, but registration is required each trimester.

Middle School Dungeons and Dragons (G6 to G8) – Back by popular demand, Dungeons and Dragons is a role-playing game with no limitations. Stretch your imagination to the far reaches of a fantasy world. In this original RPG anything can happen as long as you roll high enough, so the dice decide your fate. Create. Customize. Play. The character is yours you pick his Destiny. Delve into the wonderful world of Dungeons and Dragons! This activity may merge with the HS Dungeons and Dragons Activity depending on the number of student registrations. Please note, this activity runs 1.5 hours, from 3:30 to 5:00pm.

High School Dungeons and Dragons (G9 to G12) – Back by popular demand, Dungeons and Dragons is a role-playing game with no limitations. Stretch your imagination to the far reaches of a fantasy world. In this original RPG anything can happen as long as you roll high enough, so the dice decide your fate. Create. Customize. Play. The character is yours you pick his Destiny. Delve into the wonderful world of Dungeons and Dragons! This activity may merge with the MS Dungeons and Dragons Activity depending on the number of student registrations. Please note, this activity runs 1.5 hours, from 3:30 to 5:00pm.

Honey Project (G6 to G12) – Join us! Go to the farm! Sell honey! Let’s all be philanthropic. Make your CAS page look good (11th & 12th graders). It is not as demanding as you think it is, at all. You will enjoy it. If you only wish to do one (either sales or honey farm), you can, but you still need to sign up! Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

F.E.W. – Future Editors of the World (G9 to G12) – Mrs. Becker has a number of friends who are published authors. They are currently working on novels or poetry or essays and have agreed to give over finished but “un-edited” work for us to use to explore the job of a real-life editor. What works?  What doesn’t? How can you make a piece of writing better? This editing is not the same work that you think of in writing an essay (Capitalization, grammar, etc.) but about making the writing itself better.If you like to write, you will love this activity! Sign up today!

Poetry Club (G6 to G12) – Poetry club is back on Fridays during the secondary lunch in Room 121. Come and appreciate this unique form of literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm. Be creative and express yourself poetically. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.