News and Events
Threats and Cyberbullying
American High School students held an awareness-raising meeting on cyberbullying for MYP students from grades 6-7. They discussed threats of cyberbullying, ways to spot it, prevent it and ensure cybersecurity. The meeting was organized by English language teacher Nana Mukeria.
CLASS OF 2019 GRANTED UNPRECEDENTED AMOUNT OF FUNDING
Our seniors have just graduated and are about to pursue their degrees at leading universities around the world. Not only did they secure admissions, but they also received an unprecedented amount of funding. Overall, the class of 2019 scored $1,420,605 USD in scholarships and financial aid for the first year of their degree courses (which translates to 5,682,420 for the duration of their studies).
Startup Demo Day
On June 12, Presentation of the 10th grader’s startup ideas was held at European School, which has been evaluated by the competent jury in accordance with preliminarily defined criteria. The winner became a team composed of students from Georgian sector – FANDBOX. The winner was awarded the title of the Startup of the Year. The Georgian Sector and MYP 10th graders during the academic year 2018-2019, had the course – Startups and Entrepreneurship. This event was the final project presentation for them.
On May 6, the graduation ceremony of 2019 graduates of the Georgian Program, Diploma Programme and American High School was successfully held at the European School. Sophio Bazadze- Academic Director of the European School, Gela Bezhuashvili-Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Ramaz Sartania-the DP Coordinator, Irma Barbakadze- Director of AHS gave speeches in succession. They expressed their sincere congratulations and best wishes towards all the graduates. Gold and Silver Medals were awarded to successful students from Georgian Program: Khatia Kiladze, Nino Kintraia, Luka Leluashvili, and Elisabed Saakadze. For the outstanding academic performance, the administration awarded medals to the AHS and the DP students as well. The graduation ceremony featured several guest speakers: Gigi Tsereteli-OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President, Julius N. Tsai-Cultural Affairs Officer, US Embassy, Tea Kuchukhidz- Educational/Professional Programs Coordinator, Public Affairs Section, US Embassy, Nugzar Davitashvili-Dean of San Diego State University and Ekaterine Baghishvili-Deputy Director of National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement. Honorable guests gave inspirational speeches and awarded diplomas to the graduates.
Cannes Film Festival
The American High School students from grade 10 attended the Canes Film Festival. They met Georgian director from Germany Iana Ugrekhelidze and talked about the challenges faced by the Georgian cinematography. Later, the students were invited to the film show by the director.
American High School Diploma
On April 17, the Vice President and other representatives of AdvancED, a North American schools accreditation association, arrived in Georgia from the US. At the Ministry of Education and Sciences the guests attended a meeting on the topic of recognition of the American High School diploma. From the European School Irma Barbakadze, American High School Director and Natia Tevzadze, Academic Director of American High School, also attended the meeting, where the parties came to an agreement to start the recognition process. In the end, the guests visited the European School. Our FabLab impressed the visitors, who recommended to become STEM certified.
Tour in Italy
American High school students from grades 8-9 travelled to Italy during spring holidays. AHS students accompanied by the Dean Natia Tevzadze, teachers and parents visited the most famous museums and fascinating architectural monuments in Florence and Rome.
ES Basketball Team is a Winner
On March 22, The ES basketball team held a friendly game with IGS team. In a tense match the ES team won 87 - 55 over IGS and made fans happy.
European Youth Parliament
On March 23-25, the ES students from American High School, together with delegates from Tbilisi and different regions of Georgia, attended a regional session of European Youth Parliament in Batumi. The main theme of the conference was: Protection and Development of the European Cultural Heritage. EYP supports global awareness of youth and development of collaboration and presentation skills among delegates.
Astro Camp in the US
On March 3rd -10th, with the initiative of American High School, 19 students from the European School, accompanied by ICT teacher Davit Nozadze and FabLab teacher Guranda Gogoladze, visited Astro Camp in Clover, Virginia. Through STEM based activities offered at the Camp student’s broadened their knowledge in Physics, Chemistry, Robotics and Astronomy and developed essential skills for the jobs of the future. Astro Camp staff and the ES teachers developed strategy for future collaboration. Sharing of information received at the Camp with the rest of ES STEAM team will support developing joint innovative projects.
SRAA Tbilisi Basketball Classic 2019
On February 14th -16th basketball teams from international schools of Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia competed at SRAA Tbilisi Basketball Classic 2019, organized by QSI Tbilisi. The European School team became the second place winner after the final match where the New School team scored just 1 point more than our team.
World Read Aloud Day
Georgia has celebrated World Read Aloud Day already fourth time this year, so did the European School. AHS students read their favorite parts of the books to each other. During the whole day different aloud readers were interchanging at the school library. Teenagers tried to share their thoughts and emotions received from the books of the favorite authors. The day motivated our students to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers.
Lecture on“The Knight in the Panther Skin”
On January 31, AHS grade10 students attended a literary evening held at the Thinking Academy where TSU professor Zurab Kiknadze delivered a lecture on “The Knight in the Panther Skin” and discussed a topic -“Two kingdoms of the Knight in the Panther Skin and the end of the story”. It was very interesting for 10 graders to meet the professor as they have just started learning the poem of Shota Rustaveli in the second semester. At the end of the lecture, the speaker answered students’ questions. The students expressed their wish to attend other evenings of “The Knight in the Panther Skin” literary cycle as well.