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IB Program This Week

November 30, 2022

IB Exam Registration. Students enrolled in IB courses are required to take IB exams. Parents may check IB exam registrations on the Portal. Exam fees will be automatically billed to student accounts. Please contact Val Fusco (Registrar) with any questions.

IB Science Symposium. “IB Group 4: Experimental Sciences” projects will be presented at the IB Science Symposium on Monday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. This is a wonderful exhibition of real scientific experimentation and reflection. More details to follow.

TOK Exhibition. The second formal TOK Exhibition for seniors is on Wednesday, December 14 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Main Lobby. It’s open to all members of the community and will feature opportunities for students to discuss TOK in the “real world” both in-person and virtually via the 3D online virtual gallery.  All seniors enrolled in IB Theory of Knowledge will participate in one of these sessions.

Contact IB Coordinator Kim McGlynn at ibcoordinator@georgeschool.org with any questions.

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CLASS OF 2024

EXTENDED ESSAY (EE)

•  Students are working independently on their EEs with support from EE Supervisors and Carly Wassel (EE Coordinator). Students continue to progress through Stage 1 of the EE process, focusing on the research process.

•      The detailed outline with research findings was due on Monday, November 28. Students who did not submit this work or who have been contacted by Carly Wassel (EE Coordinator) must respond immediately.

•      The 5-page draft is due Monday, January 9 and the 10-page draft is due on Monday, February 13.

•   Students must be particularly attentive to academic honesty concerns and concentrate on appropriate citations and attribution. Lack of attention to academic honesty policies and guidelines can jeopardize attainment of the IB Diploma.

CREATIVITY, ACTIVITY, SERVICE (CAS)

•   Students are working on CAS experiences and reflections, work that is primarily fulfilled as a natural part of being a GS student.

•  The next CAS check (for 15 reflections) + CAS Project Proposal is due Friday, December 2. Students who are behind on their CAS work must immediately contact Kim McGlynn (IB Coordinator) to ensure that they are on track with this core component, a requirement to earn the IB Diploma.

THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE (TOK)

•   Students will engage in more formal exploration of TOK concepts through the TOK mods in their schedule.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

•      On Wednesday, November 30, students attended an IBDP meeting for the full cohort, “IB Internal Assessments (IAs) and EE: Focus on the Writing Process.” All IBDP meetings are posted to students’ Canvas IB tiles and to the George School calendar.

CLASS OF 2023

EXTENDED ESSAY (EE)

•   All students have completed their essays.

CREATIVITY, ACTIVITY, SERVICE (CAS)

•   Students must continue to complete and document their CAS work throughout the year. Adherence to deadlines, proper submission of reflections, and maintenance of their CAS portfolios is crucial.

•   A CAS check for 15 Reflections was due on Wednesday, November 30.

•  Students who are behind on their CAS work must immediately contact Kim  to ensure that they are on track with this core component, a requirement to earn the IB diploma.

THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE (TOK)

•   Students are engaging in formal study of TOK through coursework, including preparation for the TOK essay and TOK Exhibition.

•    The second TOK exhibition is on Wednesday, December 14 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Main Lobby. All are welcome to attend.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

•      On Monday, November 28 students attended an IBDP meeting for the full cohort, “IB Internal Assessments (IAs).” All IBDP meetings are posted to students’ Canvas IB tiles and to the George School calendar.