Dragon Bites

Dragon Bites

Dragon Bites are small bite-sized stories that are published through the year to capture student life.

Let It SnowLet It Snow
Let It Snow

For the first time in three years of virtual and hybrid events, the whole school gathered in the High School to celebrate the start of the Christmas season in community. And for the first time, we let it snow in the High School Plaza!

Dec 11, 2022 Dragon Bites
HKIS Band Program Amplifies CollaborationHKIS Band Program Amplifies Collaboration
HKIS Band Program Amplifies Collaboration

A mainstay of the HKIS curriculum, the HKIS band program gives students the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a collaborative musical experience.

Nov 13, 2022 Featured
Therapy Dog Helps Students RelaxTherapy Dog Helps Students Relax
Therapy Dog Helps Students Relax

The HKIS HS Library and Counseling Department worked with child psychologist, Dr. Rick Smith, and his colleague, Tucker, to show how therapy dogs help students relax.

May 28, 2022 Dragon Bites
They Call Him Mr YThey Call Him Mr Y
They Call Him Mr Y

Meidad Yehudayan performed and taught around the world before focusing his time and talent on inspiring young musicians at HKIS. They call him Mr. Y, and he has been the heart of the Upper Primary Strings program for over two decades.

May 2, 2022 Dragon Bites
The Power of StatisticsThe Power of Statistics
The Power of Statistics

Teaching Applied Statistics helps students be more than skeptics of data. They not only question, but apply what they learn and better understand the power of statistics.

Apr 20, 2022 Featured
Dr. Kim: Three Years in the Middle SchoolDr. Kim: Three Years in the Middle School
Dr. Kim: Three Years in the Middle School

Dr. Connie Kim’s time at HKIS will set a foundation for Middle School students to traject into High School with a strong sense of self and a clear pathway to build skills for the future.

Apr 5, 2022 Dragon Bites
Busy at Play, Busy at WorkBusy at Play, Busy at Work
Busy at Play, Busy at Work

Over the years, our teachers have become experts at guiding play to create genuine learning experiences, but this has raised the question: How do we assess learning in this context?

Mar 30, 2022 Featured
HKIS Gets Vaxxed!HKIS Gets Vaxxed!
HKIS Gets Vaxxed!

While getting a Covid-19 vaccine remains a personal choice, HKIS was committed to doing everything it could to protect our student body and be prepared to “get back to normal” with classes on campus.

Mar 26, 2022 Dragon Bites
The Kids are AlrightThe Kids are Alright
The Kids are Alright

Dr. Michael Thompson’s message is clear: The kids are alright. Kids who feel their parents’ love and who are physically safe will thrive. He shares with the HKIS Community as the Charles W. Dull Visiting Scholar.

Mar 20, 2022 Dragon Bites
The Perfect CupThe Perfect Cup
The Perfect Cup

High School students are given an introduction to chemical engineering by making a cup of coffee….from raw beans to a fresh brew.

Mar 3, 2022 Dragon Bites
The Past in the PresentThe Past in the Present
The Past in the Present

HKIS Students “speak” to Holocaust survivors through Dimensions in Testimony, a virtual reality program brought to HKIS by the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Center.

Jan 26, 2022 Dragon Bites