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  

2014-15 Evening overview meetings will occur from 6pm - 7:15pm, dates and locations in November and December are:
-- Nov 18th at Horace Mann, 1243 N Market (Spanish interpreter will be present)
-- Nov 20th at Wilbur Middle School, 340 N. Tyler
-- Dec 2nd at Gordon Parks, 2201 E 25th N.
-- Dec 3rd at Coleman Middle School, 1544 N. Governeour
-- Dec 9th at East High School, 2301 E. Douglas (Spanish and Vietnamese interpreters will be present)

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 Pages
Files
 Apply to Join East High IB 2014
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 - Jackson Elementary Scholastic Book Fair
Volunteers needed October 1st through October 8th at various times. Please see the sign-up sheets posted on the CAS boards if you're interested in helping, or contact Wendy Fjorden at Jackson Elementary, 973-1200, for more information.

Thanks!
CAS Opportunity - Earhart Environmental Magnet Fall Festival
Volunteers are needed to help with setup Oct. 24th & 25th, & run game stations during the festival from 5-8pm on the 25th also. If interested please contact:

Gary Rapp
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Friends University
Wichita, KS
(316) 295-5838
rappg@friends.edu
CAS Opportunity - Battle of the Burgers
If you or your group are interested in volunteering for Battle of the Burger on October 11, 2014, please fill out the information here http://ictburgerbattle.com/volunteer/. Questions? Call 316.383.8889 or email aruckman@ketch.org.
CAS Opportunity - Asian Wellness Day
Volunteers Needed !
Wichita, October 4, 2014 - Asian Wellness Day

The Asian Wellness Day (AWD) Planning Community invites you to volunteer! Several non-profit organizations, vendors and student organizations donate their services and help to organize this half day wellness event.
People of all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to participate.
Vital health related information, blood work, physicals, and programs are offered (mostly for free.)
The event provides strong support for the well-being of Asian and non-Asian members of the community.
The event will be inside the Sedgwick County Extension Office, 21st and Ridge Road

Volunteer information: We would not be able to provide this event without your vital volunteer support. Lunch is provided. Several volunteer positions, full shifts and half shifts are available: (No prior volunteers or education is necessary)

October 3rd, 2014
Setting up
Shifts
3pm-6pm

Translators (All Asian languages- Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laos, etc.) and Spanish
Runners
Set-up
Check-in
Kitchen - food-handler’s license required
Media (Backstage)

Shifts (*contact us for alternative kitchen volunteer shifts)
  • 7:30am-9am (setup)*
  • 9am-11am*
  • 11am-1pm*
  • 1pm-1:45pm (tear-down)*

Please contact Bach Nguyen – AWD volunteer coordinator
AWDVolunteer@gmail.com
(316)519-2476
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CAS Opportunity - Shockerthon with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
We have an event coming up November 22nd that we partner with Wichita State on called Shockerthon. It’s a fundraising event to benefit CMNH and a great way for students to get involved AND earn 12 hours of community service! See the flyer if interested for more details.

Jill Bosley
Director of Development
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health

Via Christi Health, Inc.
1156 S Clifton
Wichita, KS 67218
PH 316.239.3528
FX 316.239.3535
CE 316.409.6518
jill.bosley@viachristi.org

CAS Opportunity
Another CAS opportunity to check
Convoy of Hope 
CAS opportunity
 visit www.projectsunlight.us to be inspired about your own CAS project.
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
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