Fall Festival

Fall is one of the cherished seasons that people wait for every year, where the cold wind blows your hair and the ground is covered with colorful leaves to reveal a beautiful view. Likewise in ISG Dammam, we never got tired of trying to amuse our Leopards with different kinds of atmosphere throughout the school year. On the 31st of October till the 2nd of November, we celebrated the spirit of Fall, where each department creatively decorated the school in a scary and spooky style and came wearing creative costumes to add color to the atmosphere.

To start with, the Elementary Fall Festival was a great success because of the incredible collaboration of all the staff and the students did to create something different and entertaining. We had the pleasure to welcome parents to share this festival with us and their delighted children. At the early morning after the little Leopards settled in their classes with their exclusive costumes, they were prepared by their teachers to march across the hallways till they reached the soccer field, and they formed a big, organized circle. The parents themselves, who was happier than the children, took pictures and proudly watched them enjoying the day. After that, the students went to nibble different kinds of Halloween-themed food and got to choose any activity they would like to do. They could either have an amusing face painting, play fun games in the gym, play racing robots that can be remotely controlled, or take a photo in the Photo Booth.

In the same way, the Middle School also had their wonderful time. The students came with their unique costumes, enjoyed their day by playing different kind of games, and danced with the upbeat spirit in their socials.

Last but not least, the High School! On this week, the High School Department was filled with the spirit of Fall and Halloween. High School students came with their costumes on the 31st of October and it was fascinating to see people with their own creative costumes. They got their new Munchies cafe, which is sponsored by the Business class, where coffee, cookies, popcorn, and other appetizing snacks were sold. Not to mention, the Student Council also played a big role in lighting up the week. They held a Bake Sale, various of mini-games, and, how can we forget, the lively Socials that was held in the 2nd of November in our auditorium. We can say it was just lit.

The Fall Festival celebration is one of the themed celebrations that ISG Dammam hold every year to put the word ‘fun’ in our minds when we hear the word ‘school’. It simply just tells us that with all our different costumes, each one of us is different and unique on our own. But a spiritual, fun week with several entertainments can gather us all as one.  

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Edited by Yasmin Zahra (Media Tech Club Member)

Recognizing Middle Schoolers

Recognition Day… Probably the most nauseous day of the year. Everyone gets goosebumps just thinking about if they will get recognized or not. We get awarded for all the hard work we have put in this year. When your name gets called it’s one of the best feelings because you know you are recognized by the teachers and the school. We all worked hard for our accomplishments and it feels great to be recognized and appreciated for it.

Our recognition day was held in our school auditorium with the stage decorated to look like a  gold medal…it looked amazing!  Our Principal, Mr. Rutten, was called to give a few opening remarks and said we should all be reading this summer. Reading is an important part of our lives because it helps us to learn new vocabulary words and better ways to write. The Vice Principal, Mrs. Marcos, was handing out the certificates and had a big smile on her face as she gave each one out. Mrs. Bali also welcomed us warmly with a few words.

Even us students had the biggest smiles on our faces when we heard our names being called. All I can say is congratulations to the kids who got certificates. To the ones who didn’t — that’s okay, try and try again until you succeed. Everyone has something special inside them so good luck and start by having an awesome summer break (reading of course)!

Natasha Pinto – Grade 6

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Summer Lovers Talent Show

Singing, dancing, and magic tricks. It was that time of the year again when Middle School got to express their true talent! These performers always have the guts to go on stage and show what they can really do. Now let me tell you, what they’ve shown was magnificent. We’ve seen some of the best singers, the most extraordinary dances, and some of the most impressive magic tricks. It takes a lot of courage to go and perform in front of almost two hundred people! It’s amazing how we have some of the most talented students who aren’t afraid to show their abilities. Congratulations to all our performers!

Every person has a talent within them, will you be up for the challenge next year?

– Veya Ayra Mandapat 8A

Middle School Earth Day

Earth day was an amazing experience. The activity that we participated in was fun and thoughtful. Picking up all that trash really helped clean the school and give a break to our hard-working janitors! It taught us just how important and valuable the earth is. We certainly need to take care of it. If we continue to pollute, water levels will rise, landfills will increase, and the weather will become hotter.  We should all be more eco friendly to help make the world be a better place.

– Farouk Tayibu 8A

Middle School Mathletes

The math contest is held every year here at ISG Dammam Middle School to select the best among the eight best final contestants from each grade level. Staff, students, and parents work hard every year to make this unforgettable experience come to life.

Final contestants are chosen through a series of different elimination rounds. In the class level round, all students participate and the top 10 scorers are selected. Then comes the grade level round where 20 highest performing students are taken. In the semi-final round, the top eight students will advance to the last and final round. This last round is  held in the beautifully decorated auditorium, where the selection for the first, second, and third place will take place and receive a gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.

To be chosen in any of the rounds is more than an honor, and might as well be described as the best feeling in the world. That final round though, is just indescribable.  Even those attending  this extraordinary event, whether a teacher, parent, or students feel so proud. Teachers  stand there, feeling proud of the students they taught. Students sit there watching, amazed at how quickly these contestants can solve questions that they may not have been able to solve. These are the classmates that they studied with. These are their friends that they enjoyed time with. Parents smile with tears in their eyes. These are the children they raised.

I remember how once I was part of the audience staring in awe at these fascinating, stunning, unbelievable contestants and dreaming what it would be like to win. I was thinking what it would be like to receive that medal and certificate and feel good.  Later though, I realized that it’s much more than that. All the contestants are extremely  honored to be able to represent this outstanding school at such an event. Indeed this is the most spectacular contest that you’ll ever attend.

-Souhayla Farag 7B

U14 Football

Wow, what a weekend! Both our girls and boys U14 football teams captured bronze medals at SAIKAC. It wasn’t an easy feat as these teams went through rule changes, a coin-toss decision, and broken bones to achieve success. If you want to individually congratulate them, look for the girls and boys with the newest tans! These teams played hours worth of football each day in pure Arabian sunlight. They truly did get bronze(d). Again, well done leopards. Your hard work and dedication certainly paid off. We are all proud! ~Ms. Mancini

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