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



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