International Baccalaureate Program
The International Baccalaureate program is a comprehensive and rigorous college-preparatory program designed to meet the needs of academically talented and highly motivated high school students. Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva, Switzerland may offer the IB curriculum and allow their students to sit for IB examinations in hopes of earning an IB diploma. IB Students follow a prescribed course of study in six disciplines, sit for examinations in each discipline, and fulfill additional requirements of the program. Students enrolled in IB schools take the same curriculum and sit for the same examinations.

Internationally recognized as one of the most challenging college-preparatory curricula available, this prestigious program is offered in over 2,729 schools in 138 countries. IB students are assured that their courses of study conform to world standards, not merely local, state, or national standards. The student who fulfills IB's expectations demonstrates a strong commitment to learning, in terms of both the mastery of subject content and the development of the skills and discipline necessary for success in a competitive world. Students successfully completing the program earn the IB diploma and may earn college credit and advanced standing at colleges and universities around the world. To learn more about IBO, visit its Web site, www.ibo.org.


THE APPLICATION PROCESS begins each December for the following school year. (If you are planning on moving into the Wichita area in the coming months and have an interest in the IB Program, call the IB office at 316-973-7289.) The application process begins around December 1st each year. Student/Parent information events were scheduled, throughout the Wichita area, in November and December to provide families with a clearer understanding about what IB is all about. The following link is a 55 minute video of one of those meetings http://wpstv.usd259.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/gwp/1521178/1505280/Media/2011-2012 Videos/EastIBProgramFX.wmv  

Evening IB overview meetings will occur from 6pm - 7:15pm, Dates and locations in November and December for the 2015-16 are yet to be determined

Applications will be available at area middle schools & online on the East High IB Webpage in mid-November each year.

Application testing, which takes place each January, must be scheduled by calling the IB office 973-7289.

IB application testing is occuring NOW (1/17 & 1/24) - after applications have been reviewed, invitations will be sent to students to scheddule and attend a personal interview; these will be sent out the weekend of February 14th. Interviews will be held on Saturday Feb 21st and March 7th by appointment only.

COMMUNICATE - COMMUNICATE - COMMUNICATE

The IB program is always looking for helpful ways to get information to students. The website is utilized to publish and archive information. The IB Parents Association has a section which incudes all the newsletters produced. The CAS section is used to promote many CAS opportunities and share the most recent documents needed for the program. Recently, we started using Remind.com to "push" info to students and parents. This is a web based communication tool. The end user (i.e. students and parents) can voluntarily sign up by texting a simple code to a phone number. We have established 4 communication groups, designated by year of graduation. The message system is used to promote special meetings, events, critical due dates, etc. If parents want to “be in the loop” to know what info is being sent out from the IB office to their student, they can sign up too. Built into the system is an easy “unsubscribe” function, so no one need worry about being “connected” forever to the message system. If you want to receive text messages, use the info below to subscribe to your student’s group. This information is also posted in each of the PIB/IB English classrooms.

Text 81010 using the corresponding CODE to join the group.
Graduates of 2015 text the following... @profibp
Graduates of 2016 text the following... @profibpr
Graduates of 2017 text the following... @profibpro
Graduates of 2018 text the following... @profibprog
​Graduates of 2019 text the following... @b3156e

​if you have trouble, use (316) 251-9772 

IB Pages
Files
 Apply to Join East High IB 2015-2016
Application materials will be available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese in mid-November.
 Basic IB Program info
Exam information, academic honesty policy, IB mission and more
 Extended Essay
This folder contains information helpful for students as they plan to fulfill this IB requirement
 Summer Reading Guides
This folder contains specific IB summer reading assignment sheets for each grade.
IB Announcements
CAS Opportunity - Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Society of Wichita
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 6am until 4pm. There is a need for help with setup, food and carnival games, and tear down. Please contact Mary using the contact information listed below if you're interested.
Thanks!

Mary McComas
Buddy Walk Volunteer Coordinator 2015
316-293-6621

m84mccomas@gmail.com

CAS Opportunity - Wichita Hoops
Wichita Hoops is in need of volunteers for 2 upcoming tournaments; the first one is May 9-10th & the second tournament is May 15-17. Shift times are from 9-1 and 1-6. Please contact Cyndra at the phone number or email listed below if you're interested.

Thanks so much for your help!
Cyndra Whiddon
Wichita Hoops- Marketing Coordinator
cyndra@wichitahoops.com
fastforwardwichita.com
316 619-9134
CAS Opportunity - Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum
Ike Needs You!
ABILENE, Kan. - Do you enjoy meeting people from all over the world? Love history? Want experience for that college or job application? Then we have the opportunity for you!

Volunteers are needed immediately to assist staff in providing tours of the Boyhood Home at the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene this summer. As a volunteer guide you will be a steward of the rich history of the Eisenhower family and Abilene, Kansas. No experience necessary-we'll train you to greet visitors and provide tours of the home where President Eisenhower grew up and the family resided until his mother, Ida Eisenhower, passed away in 1946.

Applicants for these volunteer positions must be at least 16 years old and able to pass a background check, and must commit to working a 4 hour shift at least once per week through August. Training on the Eisenhowers and Abilene will be provided; your people skills, enthusiasm, and sense of humor will do the rest!

Please contact the volunteer coordinator by calling 785.263.6700 or email Eisenhower.Library@nara.gov for additional details.
The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home, a nonpartisan federal institution, is part of the Presidential Libraries network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire.
CAS opportunity
visit www.projectsunlight.us to be inspired about your own CAS project.
CAS Opportunity - Wichita Hoops
Wichita Hoops is in need of volunteers to help with tournaments from December through August. Shifts are in time blocks of 4 hours, & begin as early as 7am & lasting as late as 9pm. If you're interested in helping please contact Cyndra Whiddon, Wichita Hoops- Marketing Coordinator, by email at cyndra@wichitahoops.com or by phone by calling 316 619-9134.
CAS Opportunity - Tutoring Elementary-Aged Students
Tutoring Elementary-Aged Students
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:15-6:00 p.m.
SMC Life Center, Second Floor
1018 Dellrose
Contact Person: Ms. Anita Hicks at 519-4829 to complete volunteer application
CAS Opportunity
Another CAS opportunity to check
Convoy of Hope 
CAS submissions affects college visits
Any IB student, submitting "request for absence" for college visits will find it being DENIED if their CAS documentation is not current. It is my belief that IB students are completing CAS, yet a majority are very lax in completing the documentation and submitting it for review. In an effort to influence students to submit their documentation in a timely manner, the above procedure/practice will be instituted. Timely submissions is defined "within the semester". For example, if a student wants their college visit "excused" for second semester, then CAS documentation needs to have been submitted at least by the previous semester. Once a college visit has been denied and the visit has occurred, a later submission of CAS documentation will not reverse the "unexcused" designation. It is my intent and hope that this procedure will be incentive enough for many students to submit their delinquent CAS submissions.
Contacts
+ Boykins, Michael
+ Fry, Jennifer
+ Hutton, Celeste
+ Sayler, Tina
+ Shook, Steven
+ White, Linda
Click on name to see details.

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