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Thursday, May 18, 2017

High School Principal, David Redmond

IBDP Exams IBDP exams are now underway and continue until May 19. Although our senior students no longer have classes, students continue to study in groups on campus – this is happening with impressive regularity, and we encourage students to continue this effective exam preparation practice. The campus remains open during regular school hours to students for this purpose. I would encourage all students to take advantage of our facilities in this regard.

Students are also encouraged to maintain a detailed calendar that includes study times, break times, as well as a little time set aside for leisure. Students who can manage their time most effectively are more likely to meet with success in exams. Please contact Ms. Heidi Zickefoose, our IBDP Coordinator, for more information on IBDP matters.

ICS High School Final Exams Final exams for all High School students take place from May 31 to June 6. Please see the Final Exam Schedule in order to be aware of when your children take their exams. Note that students are not required to be on campus in the mornings until 9:40 am during the Exam period and that dismissal is at 3:20 pm as it is normally. As we approach the end of the year, please ensure that your children are well rested and prepared for these final assessments. Please also note that exams may not be given early for any reason, and all students MUST attend the final exam. Please do communicate with the High School Office if you anticipate that your child will be absent during the final weeks of the year.

Important Information for Grade 12 Students

All Grade 12 students MUST submit their completed Checkout forms to the HS Office. Also, please take note of the following important dates:

  • Graduation rehearsal May 26, 11:00 am in the gym.
  • Senior Parade 12:30 pm beginning in the Lower Commons
  • Graduation May 26, 6:00 pm in the gym. (Grade 12 students are expected to arrive at school by 5:00 pm.

Additional information regarding final end-of-year procedures for parents of seniors, please read this important graduation information. Students may not participate in the Graduation Ceremony unless they have submitted form to the HS Office by that time.

Upcoming events in the High School 

  • 22 May, ICS Mock Trial, 5:00 PM
  • 24 May, ICS Season 3 Sports Award Night, 5:00 PM
  • 26 May, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Graduation Rehearsal
  • 26 May, Senior Parade, 12:30 PM
  • 26 May, High School Graduation, 6:00 PM
  • 31 May – June 6, High School Exams
  • 7 & 8 June  Re-cap of the year with teachers
  • 8 June, Community Service Day - no classes – All students go out on community service projects with teachers.
  • 9 June, Final Assembly School Dismissed for Summer

Please continue to read the weekly Yezare Samint for important information regarding our high school program, and please don’t hesitate to contact me at for any matter pertaining to your child’s education.

MS/HS Counselling Office

Dear Parents of PSAT 8/9 Test Takers:

The PSAT 8/9 score reports have arrived!   Please direct your student to come after school on Thursday 11 Mayor Friday 12 May to room S017 to pick up the score report.  Ms. Charmaine Gunther or Ms. Alicia Brown will be available from 3:30-4:00pm to hand out reports and give a quick presentation on how to read and interpret the results.  Parents and students are both welcome to come.  If you or your son/daughter are unable to make it the score reports will be distributed to students by 15 May.

Please take the time to go through the score report along with the information that help explain the results.  If you have any questions or concerns about your student’s report please contact - Ms. Alicia Brown, 9/10 School Counselor or Ms. Charmaine Gunther, MS School Counselor for assistance; alicia.brown@icsaddis.edu.et or charmaine.gunther@icsaddis.edu.et