Celebrating 31 years of
Indianhead International School
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Student Life (pg. 3-6) by Donny You and Minwoo Sun
The Footprints of Indianhead No Girls, No Love, No Fun Ms. Chong: IIS Hero IIS Festivals Elementary School Memories
Sports (pg. 7-10) by Jun Park and Jeffery Thomson
Indianhead's Best Team David Vs. Goliath Coach Youn Sports Memories
Major Contributors Supervising Teacher: Ms. England Editor in Chief: Min Woo Sun Chief Graphic Designer: Jun Ahn Head Photographer: Young Ki Hong Art Editor: Alice Lee
Entertainment (pg. 11-15)
by Jeffrey Kim, Feekeun Jung, and Jaekeun Jung
IIS Poetry Memorable Places Famous Catch Phrases Past Cultures of IIS IIS Facebook Timeline
Surveys & Statistics (pg. 16-17) by Jonathan Park and Daekun Jang
IIS Hall of Fame Bulgogi Forever
Final Photo Session (pg. 18-19) IIS Journalism Team (pg. 20)
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THE FOOTPRINTS OF
INDIANHEAD As the 'inal days of the school year approach, everyone is thinking about graduation and summer, but few are re'lecting on the past days of IIS. It is regretful that the rich history has faded in the minds and spirits of the students. To 'ind the real footprints of Indianhead International School, the journalism team went to our school historian, Mr. T, to listen to his account of thirteen years at IIS. Indianhead was originally a smaller school established for students from the military bases. At the time, IIS had two separate campuses: one in the Shin Heung campus and another in Dong-‐du Chon near base. The school name “Indianhead” derived from the Indianhead patches sewn into the military attire. However, Mr. T says that he was not enthusiastic about the lack of teaching materials and adequate supplies when he 'irst came to IIS. Despite these conditions, improvements were the cornerstone of IIS’s golden days. The advent of advanced placement classes and Model United Nations attracted many students. Also, by creating after school activities and festivals, students were able to participate and enjoy activities after hours of rigorous studying. Books provided the opportunity for students to be exposed to literature, perhaps to torture for some students. With these changes, the college acceptance rate of students doubled throughout the years. Along with the improvements, the involvement in sports marked a new wave of excitement at IIS. Not only has it become the most popular activity, but also a pride. IIS has always been a small school, a quality that allowed the school to maintain a family-‐like atmosphere. In fact, the small community has brought together the students, the teachers, and the staff members since the beginning years. Also, IIS has had hard-‐working staff members who were always committed to the welfare of the students and the school. They were the heart of IIS that allowed it to function. Such atmosphere distinguished IIS from other international schools and made it special. We will always remember the great footprints that IIS has left behind and cherish both the bitter and sweet moments we spent here. The spirit of IIS will live on forever in our hearts. Remember, that we are all members of Indianhead.
Memories of IIS After spending one-‐'ifth of my life at IIS, I have a lot of memories. The thing I will miss most is my friends— we laughed and fought together. I will also miss my friends sleeping on the couch every morning when I arrived at school. I hope my friends and I will meet up in the future. Thank you for the memories and I love you all! Joseph Han, 2010~2012
"What I will take away from Indianhead International School are the moments of laughter, excitement, wonder and amazement. The moments of Zen that happened every day in each class I got to visit. It is the smiles on faces in the classrooms, hallways and on the playground that I will remember most. It is the knowledge that we continued till the end, and we can say with pride, now that it is over, what a ride! Thank you IIS for the joys you provided for all of us." -‐Mr. Ellis, 2008~2012
"Cada vez que pienso en IIS, se dibuja una sonrisa en mi cara. IIS es una escuela muy especial, principalmente porque los estudiantes, profesores y empleados son como una familia grande y acogedora que está ahí cuando la necesitas. Siempre tendrán un lugar en mi corazón." -‐Ms. Lopez, 2008-‐2011
“My memories of IIS are 'illed with lots of events and people that I will never forget. Even though it's the end of the school year, friendships will never end.” -‐Daniel Kim, 2008~2012
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NO GIRLS, NO LOVE, NO FUN Never did we boys feel the importance of girls before almost the entire female population of IIS bid farewell and left. Never did we boys know anything about the devastating drawbacks of a girl-‐ deprived society. With the 98%-‐male-‐ dominant student body, teachers and students live under the hair-‐raising terror of unabashed farting and the smell of sweat-‐soaked jerseys in classrooms. October 2011 marked the beginning of IIS’s no-‐girl catastrophe. That is when the boys’ gas leakage started to 'ill our lungs, slowly and painfully. They did not stop, but continued like blizzards and went off like unpredictable time bombs… one… TWO… PBTTTT. You wouldn’t be surprised to learn that perfume became a must-‐have item for all the teachers, not to mention clothespins. Prom and dances have become long-‐ forgotten legends. What about Valentines and Pepero Day? They are just another normal school day. Activities like Candy Grams faded into history and no longer do we celebrate the pink days of IIS. This is what happens when the entire female population in a school leaves. Come back to IIS, revive our spirits of love, and please do away with the choking odor.
Ms. Chong: IIS Heroine! You cannot talk about IIS, without talking about Ms. Chong. What would the school do without her? Whenever we are sick, whenever we need to sign in or out, and whenever we have to send materials to universities, Ms. Chong was always there for us.
Memories of IIS “Walking up the hill from the subway and seeing the sun rise over the mountains. Astonishment on students’ faces when they grasp a new math concept. Meeting parents. Ms. Chong’s always gracious demeanor. Students dressed like young diplomats at MUN. Six girls dancing to the Beach Boys’ Kokomo at a spring talent show. Staff parties. Christmas concerts—it was like angels singing. Spaghetti day. Students saying, “My calculator gives me wrong answers.” Fresh snow covering school grounds. The bird nest outside my window. Quiet cup of green tea during my free period. “ -‐Mr. T, 1999~2012
“IIS… A school I will never forget... All my life I have been moving from one school to another every year. IIS was the 'irst school I attended for more than a year. IIS was the place where I made true friends that were kind, talented, humorous, smart, and messed up! I really want to thank my friends for making my life at IIS the best years of my life. They made the Joong Won I am now…I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!” -‐Joong Won Pyo, 2010~2012
"When I graduate from IIS, I won't have to wake up in the morning with sleepy eyes or study for my upcoming test. The three years I went to IIS were the longest and most fun school years of my life, and I will miss them. We will all leave this memories behind and move on to make new memories of our own."
For 12 years Ms. Chong has supported the students of IIS without any hesitation or resentment. She has helped dozens upon dozens of foreign teachers adjust to life in Korea. Her dedication to IIS helped the school function, and without her we would be lost. From all of us, students and staff: Thank you, Ms. Chong!
-‐Jun Ahn, 2008~2012 4
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2012 Spring Festival
Memories of IIS “It has been great to be here at IIS and when I think of our school, it will bring back many wonderful memories of the staff and the students. Great things have happened at our school. Many of our past students when on to great universities and have contributed back to society, in many different positive ways. Professional careers were established and advanced. I will truly miss being a part of a great institution of learning.” -‐Mr. Albaugh, 2008~2012
“There are lots of teachers that are nice and they care about us. Lots of my friends are nice and they are really funny. I love our school!”
-‐Joshua Kang, 2003~2012
"I like the beautiful landscape of our school, Every year IIS holds the spring and fall festivals, but very few know how they especially during the came to be. Originally, the festivals weren’t just for the Indianhead community, winter and fall. At that but an opportunity to showcase students’ talents to the local community to draw time, you can go through more attention to the school. the main gates and see the background of the pure They began in 1999 when a former principal Dr. O’hara wanted to make the sky." school well known within the community. After Indianhead’s reputation was -‐ManEe Kim, 2009~2012 established, the biannual festivals became something for the school and the students. Since then, IIS festivals became popular throughout the years for “I have been in this school bringing together K through twelve and invoking everyone’s participation and for 9 years. There were enjoyment. legendary teachers and friends, and I will never Every corner of the school would be decorated with balloons and student forget every person I met.” artwork. Some of the most popular activities included a ping-‐pong tournament, -‐Martin Jang, 2003~2012 water balloon catch, and Hit SRC. Talent shows marked the highlight of the festival and enlivened the mood. The Haunted House sent chills down the "My best memory of IIS is students’ spines and the bon 'ire celebrated the that I made a lot of good friends. I met friends that I end of the festival. can trust, and they are all Unfortunately, due to the departure of many brothers to me. I also had a students, the 2012 festivals became smaller and good time playing sports the number of booths was cut to half. Despite these on the team this year even though we couldn’t in the changes, the small population allowed the students championships. I made to enjoy activities that were more focused on amazing memories with my delivering joy to each and every person. Everyone teammates." was a performer in the talent show. The lack of -‐Tom Seo, 2009~2012 decorations was no match for the cheerful spirit of the teachers and the students. "I will never forget our life at IIS. Keep in touch with Both the past and this year’s festivals were successful in spreading fun and me, guys. Fantastic, baby." amusement to the Indianhead community. They will remain in the hearts of -‐Terry Jeon, 2010~2012 students and teachers as unforgettable memories. 5
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Elementary School Memories “Please Mrs. Ellis! Please!” my students implored. As I looked from my whiteboard amass with fractions, Back to those beseeching faces, And then on through the window at the winter vista forming, My answer revealed itself in my glowing eyes. “Hurray!” they shouted as we ran out into a whirlwind of flurry, Instantly reaching to catch the magic with stretched tongues. We headed to the blanketed volleyball court. At first we stood in silence, not wanting to touch the blank canvas. Only seconds passed before we rushed forward, Sculpting with feet and hands and bodies. Angels appeared before us; little snowmen beckoned us onward. My mind reflected back to a game I played as a child. Pizza Tag! We quickly formed a procession in creating the enormous pizza. I lead my ducklings up and down making perfect sections to play tag along. Zipping along its lines, my students gasped! Fractions! Mrs. Ellis, 2008-‐2012
There once was a school called Indianhead Their colors were white and red The location was Uijeongbu It’s where we hung out with our crew Bulgogi we were fed
Jonah Ellis, 2009-‐2012
Peter Kang, 2004-‐2012
Sam Ellis, 2010-‐2012
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Indianhead's Best Team
Memories of IIS
Indianhead International School has had many intelligent and talented coaches. And while each coach contributed to the school’s athletic department in distinctive ways, all of them greatly helped in advancing the school’s athletic reputation. Due to the great leadership of IIS coaches, countless athletes were able to achieve their full potential and shine in KAIAC Division II sports. Starting in 2006, the IIS sports department began to 'lourish and achieve tremendous success. Among all the incredible coaches who brought these great successes to the IIS Wolverines over the years, we would like to take a moment to highlight two of the school’s most recent coaches who also happened to be married. Mr. A was the coach of the IIS boys’ varsity sports teams from 2009 to 2011. Everyone in the school knew about his charisma and the peculiar aura that surrounded him. Although Mr. A was known to be kind and humorous, he was also very competitive. He expected a minimum 200% performance from each player and always stressed the importance of teamwork. Through his guidance and leadership, students learned to achieve beyond their own expectations and to play as a team.
"2008 to 2011 is the most Memories memorable time of mof y lIIS ife. I met such nice people that I will never forget. It seems impossible to get into any school that will have this intimate relationship not only with friends but also with the teachers. Thank you all for the support and love that made me grow so much. I will miss you all. I will miss IIS." -‐Rachel Ro, 2008~2011
Mrs. A coached the girls’ varsity sports the same years. She was passionate about coaching the Lady Wolverines, and therefore, she trained the young athletes intensively. She showed her dedication to her students by even coaching the girl’s volleyball team throughout her pregnancy. Even with two small children, she continued to attend games and cheer for the Wolverines.
“My IIS adventure is about to end after an intense year. I still remember the early days feeling overwhelmed because I was surrounded by completely unknown teachers and students. But throughout the year of exploration, I’ve discovered your unique personalities and smiles which made me enjoy teaching. I am taking with me all these treasures wherever I go, and they will make me smile each time I reopen the album. I am thankful and happy to have met you!”
Known as the A Team, Mr. and Mrs. A always collaborated in coaching the teams. This collaboration, even off the court, modeled what it meant to be a team. They inspired and cheered for one another in coaching and thus, also inspired the entire school. The A Team also demonstrated what it meant to have school spirit and dedication to their students.
"What I will never forget about IIS is bulgogi. And Ms. England's sweet voice as well as Mr. Ellis's sweet, sweet beard."
It has been a great honor for IIS athletes to participate in varsity sports teams under such tremendous leadership. In addition to amazing coaches such as Mr. and Mrs. A, a sincere thank you must also go to: Mr. Jacobson, Mr. Kong, Mr. Morphew, Mr. Anderson, Mr. Syverson, Ms. Lopez, Mr. Welter, and Mr. Youn. You all made signi'icant contributions to the success of the IIS sports department. Go Wolverines!
"During the three years of my stay at IIS, the one thing that I adored was the humorous atmosphere that we students could enjoy while studying."
-‐Ms. Sena Kang, 2010~2012
-‐Andy Lee, 2005~2012
-‐Ben Kim, 2009~2012 The 2010-2011 boys and girls varsity volleyball teams.
"I have many good memories of IIS. My three years here were made of good friends and people. Thank you all for such a great time!" -‐Kevin Lee, 2009~2012
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David Vs. Goliath
Memories of IIS
On April 28, 2009, the IIS boys’ soccer team drew a stroke in KAIAC Division 2 Boys Soccer Tournament history when they defeated their rival, GSIS. Everyone expected the IIS Wolverines to be demolished by the GSIS Knights, and to them, the outcome of the game was predictable. It was a game between 12 breathless, mediocre players and 23 vigorous, undefeated players. It was to be a battle between David and Goliath, and everyone knew that there was little chance the Wolverines would beat the Knights.
"The thing that made of IIS IIS so Memories dear to my heart was the way that we functioned not just as a school, but as a family. Especially in our tiny elementary school, I felt like every student was my own, and I had a personal interest in what The game turned out differently than expected thought. Although GSIS had a became of each one of them. This sense of great lead in ball possession (about 8:2; 8 for GSIS and 2 for IIS), IIS led the closeness is hard to 'ind in score. The GSIS players’ countless most schools, and I feel shots were no match for the fortunate to count “IIS Wolverine’s body and Captain family member” as part of Brian Choi’s face. On the other my identity."
hand, IIS had only two chances to score, but both attempts were successful. The score was 2:0 (IIS) and 20 minutes remained before the end of the game.
-‐Ms. Adams, 2009~2011
The crowd went wild and everyone cheered for IIS and to see the greatest upset by the unbeaten team. However, the Knight’s constant shot attempts turned the game to 2:1. With only ten minutes remaining, the GSIS players attacked 'iercely. After 'ive minutes, the game was paused due to a heavy downpour. During this time, Mr. A gave an inspirational speech, urging students that they could win the game so long as they remained focused until the 'inal blow of the whistle. The game resumed and Brian shouted, “Focus IIS until the end! Finish strong!” The IIS Wolverines kept their focus and hustled, so that after 'ive intense minutes, David again beat Goliath!
"The thing I will probably miss the most is IIS itself. I will remember all the memories I had at IIS from pre-‐k to eleventh grade. I thank all the teachers for their support." -‐Jeffery Thompson, 1998~2012
"IIS is where the second term of my life in Korea started after eleven years of living outside of the country (and now I will be leaving this country again). I can tell you it was a good one. I love you all and IIS!" -‐Ms. SiHun Kim, 2008~2012
"It has been 'ive years of a love-‐hate life in this school. I complained a lot, but I appreciate IIS for providing a small, dense, and unique community. I will miss furtively speaking Korean in class and sleeping on the lobby couch. Small but great memories that will last in my heart for a long time. -‐Jeffrey Kim, 2007~2012
"Five years of school life at IIS. School ends, but we won't end. I don't stop, you don't stop. Keep in touch!" -‐Jonathan Park, 2006~2012
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Memories of IIS
Name: Andrew Si Woo Youn Height: 1.90 meters Weight: 75 kg Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
“I served as a high school English teacher at IIS and Memories head of the Enesta of IIS newsletter for the 2009-‐2010 school year. Although I have taught and worked in many different places, IIS stands out in my mind for its vibrancy in a very beautiful natural environment. I very much enjoyed being a part of the school and I am sad to hear that it is closing down. I wish everyone who was a part of the school the best of luck in the future.”
21.2 Points per game 5.6 Assists per game 7.7 Rebounds per game 1.8 Blocks per game Awards: 08-‐09 all conference, 09-‐10 all conference, 09-‐10 all tournament, 09-‐10 best scorer (Top Gun), 10-‐11 all conference, 10-‐11 All tournament He shoots, and he scores! If you ever attended one of the IIS Varsity Basketball home games from 2008 to 2011, you would have heard that statement dozens of times each game. Andrew Youn was a star player for the Wolverines for three consecutive years starting in his sophomore year. As a sophomore and junior, Andrew primarily played as a shooting guard because his specialty was shooting three pointers. However, this changed during his senior year when he changed to point guard, since a lack of ball handlers forced him to take more risks. Not only was he the superstar of the team, but he also led the team as captain during his junior and senior years. Due to his great leadership and excellent basketball skills, IIS became the 2009 Conference Champions. While he is currently the P.E. teacher and a coach at IIS, he is planning to attend Trinity International University on scholarship this following semester. He will continue playing basketball on the college representative team as he studies sports management at the university. His 'inal goal is to enter the Korean Basketball League after graduating from college.
-‐Mr. Simon Kim, 2009~2010
“I had been at IIS for only two years, but I had many memories while being there. I really loved to hang out with my friends, talk to teachers, etc. Sometimes, I just wanted to get out of school as soon as I could and go to college. But when I came to college, I realized that high school life was the best time of my life. I feel like I enjoyed being a Wolverine! I had so much fun at IIS. Now, I miss all my friends and teachers from high school. I wish I could be together again with all of them someday. I will never forget IIS and the people I met at there.” -‐Semi Lee, 2009~2011
"IIS is a very memorable place that I will not forget. I attended this school since kindergarten and I have met numerous people. I’ve met great teachers who taught me English and supported me to be 'luent with the language. I also had friends who left but I still remember them and the fun times we had. I will miss all the teachers and friends I’ve met. I will not forget these times." -‐Rae-‐Oh Choi, 2000~2012 9
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Memories of IIS "The thing I love the most here at IIS is that every year all the students are like a family and they all get along with each other. Everyone is always smiling and just having a good time even though the work they have to do sucks. When I was a student here at IIS I loved to play sports and compete in every single practice and game. Now as a coach the thing I love to see is the student athletes develop and get better at what they strive for each and every day in practices and games. IIS has been one of the main highlights of my life because it has affected me in so many positive ways." Andrew Youn, 2009~2012
"I had many memories of IIS; however, the most memorable moment of this school is every single person of the seniors. I will de'initely miss you all and we should always keep in touch. See you all someday in the future." Younki Hong, 2009~2012
"It has been three years since I came to IIS in sophomore year. It was one of the greatest memory in my life. Guys keep in touch!!" -‐JaeYeon Ha, 2009~2012
"Since I came to IIS in 2006, my most delightful memory was when the basketball team went championship game with Andrew!" -‐Hikaru Watanabe, 2006~2012
"Already nine years Dwelling in IIS But now, I say farewell." Jaekeun Jung, 2003~2012
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Memories of IIS
Checkmate by Angry Birds
"One of the best memories that I had in IIS is when we had a Lock-‐in day. I am going to miss this school."
by Mr. T
My classroom was once a battle'ield Where the clang of knights’ swords Filled the air. Bishops and rooks streaked Like missiles along diagonals and 'iles While queens wailed like banshees As they tore down pawn walls to strike Tremulous kings. Now forgotten, they lie In a box like an assortment of dead aliens From a black and white planet.
-‐Sung Hun Kim, 2007~2012
"The things I will miss the most about IIS are all the fun times of my junior year. In my junior year, I 'inally got used to IIS and I got to know a lot more about all my classmates. It took me so long. It will be these memories that I would never forget."
Cell phone games are my students’ new Passion offering mind trinkets Like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, And Temple Run—gone the deep Thinking, strategy, and gutsy Sacri'ices of chess—these witless Games test only re'lexes and speed Of 'ingers and thumbs.
Jack Gwak, 2009~2012
"I have laughed more in the last two years than I have in my entire life. It was an honor and a pleasure to teach the students of IIS and work with my wonderful colleagues. Thank you all for always making me smile." -‐Ms. England, 2010~2012
It’s evident in math class where once Chess chiseled minds could quickly Vanquish logarithms and attack Complex equations till they cracked In submission. Now students stare At math texts with dull eyes as if theorems Were walls of an impenetrable castle. —But their 'ingers—Oh Dear Lord Their 'ingers are so nimble and quick; They excel at turning pages.
Indianhead International School is Now telling a story from the forgotten Days in Uijeongbu City, Korea. It is time to recollect All of the best memories that we had. Now our students' and teachers' Hearts are remembering our school, but it is not the End of our stories. And now it is time to resurrect from the Dark tomb and the Indian will live again and he will continue to tell our memories.
By Feekeun Jung
"IIS is the best school I have ever been to. I learnt about what Koreans, and Americans were like. It taught me more than knowledge. I am very disappointed that this school is over. The best thing about this school is our lunch. I LOVE BULGOGI~~~~~~~!!!" -‐Jacob Lee, 2010~2012
"I look back with fond memories of my year at IIS. I will always remember the hard work the middle school students put in to make each other better students, and to make me a better teacher. Most of all the people were who made IIS the special and wonderful place it was; thank you students, teachers, and administrators for letting me be a part of it. I will remember it always." -‐Mr. Welter, 2010~2011
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Memorable Places 207 is where Ms. Boyle argued with Jun Park and Charles Sanders every single day in 10th grade English Language class. 206 is where Ms. Pagarigan learned Korean from the students of IT Class and ordered them to do work that was "as easy as eating peanuts." 205 is where students took refuge from the old IT teacher and played computer games without supervision. During MUN, it was where delegates slacked off and pretended to work on their resolutions. 204 is where Jun park yelled out, "I'm DONE WITH YOU!" to Mr. Simon Kim like a girlfriend trying to break up. ‘Tis also where Ms. England got cranky with students who did not listen to her. It was also the place where Ms. Jantz taught middle school students in various classes ranging from English to Science. 203 is where Mr. Syverson yelled at Pre-‐AP Lit students and got red in the face. It was also the detention place for the Korean speakers. It was supposed to be the student lounge this year, but it was closed due to a massive stick by the mysterious glueman. 202 is where Ms. Ko said, "You're ADOPTED," to Jeffery Thomson after seeing her physics attendance list for the 'irst time. It also where Ms. Hickey stored all her Coke Zero, and her US Government class of 2010 invented the technique of speaking Korean with Americanized accents. 201 was where Mr. Rozzi shouted at the physics class to be quiet. 208 is where students got "Shimjangmabee" (a heart attack) from their math tests in Mr. T's class and acted as if they helped solve the chess problem in order to get a chocolate bar during the break. VIP Lounge is where delegates played Tetris Battle while delegates from other school had a 'iery debate. Conference Room is where delegates played Tetris Battle while delegates from other school had a 'iery debate. In early May, it was also where the AP Students were granted an excuse to sign out for the afternoon (They paid 120,000 Won to skip third and fourth periods). 304 is where students secretly watched American Pie in Ms. Willock's class. 303 is where Chinese and French languages were heard, and the second detention base for Korean Speakers. 302 is where "CHICOS? VAMOS?" was heard. In every B1 period last year, Ms. Lopez lulled Jeffrey Kim and Jaekeun Jung in Spanish 4 with her drowsy voice . 301 is where Ms. Ross woke seniors up with her typical accents and didatically accounted many different stories about her friends in college. It was where Ms. Ortloff tried hard to hold Andrew Youn's attention in Psychology & Sociology. Library is the cozy place for high school students in study hall to take a nap, rush their homework, and never check out a book (unless they lost their textbook). 404 was where Mr. Welter taught Matthew, who is now the one and only 9th grader in our school. 403 is where Peter, Jonah, and Sammy learned. 402 is where the students enjoyed their delicious toast in Mr. McAllister's class. 401 is where the students had to be happy in their work. 12
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Famous Catch Phrases Here is a list of famous and unique phrases of IIS teachers and even some seniors. These words were viral in their diffusion, and everyone should be able to recognize a few. See how many you can recognize. The answers are at the bottom.
2. Don’t have a shimjangmabie (heartattack). 3. It’s your choice. You can do 1. Stop yapping and be an aaaadult. Plain and simple.
whatever you want.
5. BE HAPPY IN YOUR WORK. 6. Peter! Jonah! Sammy!
7. Chicos? Vamos?
8. Baloney! Don´t make me cranky.
9. Wake up! I want you to be successful! 10. Guy~z.
11. All love.
12. Jesus! 13. I’m done with you.
14. Rhhhhaaa! Rhhhaaaaa! 1. Mr. Ellis 2. Mr. T 3. Ms. Tulei 4. Youngki Hong 5. Mr. Albaugh 6. Mrs. Ellis 7. Ms. Kang 8. Ms. England 9. Ms. Ross 10. Mrs. Ko 11. Mr. Youn 12. Hikaru Watanabe 13. June Park (to Mr. Simon) 14. Alex Jo 15. Ms. Sihun Kim
15. Tuti. 13
Memories of IIS "I only went to IIS for of a IIS Memories year, but for me it's like 10 years because of all the great memories I had in the school year. I love the school, everyday when I woke up, that's the 'irst thing that come to mind. Friends and teachers are my best memories there. There were lots of laughs, tears, fun and encouragement at IIS. I'm really upset that the school has come to an end, and all the wonderful times I had there can only be memories from the past. I miss every single one of the people I met there and everything that I experienced. IIS will always be a beautiful memory in my heart." -‐Justin Chan, 2010~2011
"I really liked the friends at this school. We have only few students in one class so everyone could be friends with each other. When I was in Korean school, there were more than 40 students in one class that there were lots of groups who were really close. However, in IIS, I am friends with everyone. Moreover, because of the the small classes, we could focus and learn more. I will really miss playing and coming to school with my friends at IIS." -‐Joseph Jung, 2007~2012
"Ten years... I can still remember the day I 'irst packed my bag and walked into the 'irst grade classroom down the hall. I was nervous and excited. Indianhead was my second mom who nurtured me for ten unforgettable years of my life. I will miss you." -‐Minwoo Sun, 2002~2012
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Past Cultures of IIS If you have been a member of IIS for a long time, you’ll be able to recall the past trends and cultures of IIS. The things we thought were cool or fun in past years. Try to remember these past practices: playing Pikachu Volleyball on the way to the varsity volleyball tournament, playing Star Craft during IIS MUN, spending the whole night leveling up your Maple Story character, facing on friend’s face on the bus, grumbling about wearing uniform to school, gathering in the wedding hall for a high school assembly, and buying Rice Crispy treats at the student store. There are manifold websites as well, to where we no longer visit. At least once, you would have created your own wiki for Mr. Sean’s (past IIS IT teacher) class or stealthily visited 'lash game sites, including Norara, Miniclip, and Max Games, during class. A long time ago, we also had a student lounge. What happened to that?
Memories of IIS "I still remember… Charlotte’s chocolate cookies, Cathy and Andrea’s giggling, the unique accent of Ros, blonde Bond, Monique’s bicycle, drama motion of Moise, Jerome’s tomatoes little farm, speedy speaking Brenda, IIS society queen Judy, Hi! Rozzi, wonderful A++ twin team, dancing girls (Marilou, Natalie, Maria, Natasha), unfailing person Maria C and my uncle turtle Gib. And Black knight is here with me. Many times I am too busy and feel dif'iculties but more happy things have happened here at 인댠대가리학교(I know you, graduate say so). Too many talented students were here, now they display their abilities in society. Don’t be surprised when you meet Esther Cho at the Paris fashion week, Stephie Yim as your future child’s homeroom teacher, Jennifer Choi at the pharmacy, Soyoung Park or Magaret Bora as a doctor, Andrew Kang as a dentist, CEO Alex Lee, Grace Ko or Janett Kim as a director of The Phantom of Opera… …….and someday you will thank Mr. Mok because you will still complain of Bulgogi to your grandchildren." -‐Mrs. Supyoung Chong,
"My second home, IIS! I have been studying here for two years, and I have met many different friends. It was a pleasure to study in IIS. Thank you. Let’s keep in touch, guys!" -‐Alex Jo, 2010~2012
"IIS, I will miss you. My friends, keep in contact with me. Someday we will meet again." -‐Daekun Jang, 2009~2012
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Second beside the military bases.
Memories of IIS “I look back fondly on the 'irst few summers I returned home to the States fresh with memories of a resoundingly successful spring concert at Indianhead school in my mind. Friends and family would inquire about my school year in Korea and without hesitation I would gush on about how our tiny school of less than 200 had its very own orchestra. I will forever admire how a school so small could appreciate music and the arts so dearly. John Vance Cheney wrote, “The soul would have no rainbow, had the eyes no tears.” Soon Indianhead school will be no more than a collection of fond memories we'll all hold dear. In the future will I recall those days with rainbows in my eyes? The answer is yes, I most certainly will.” -‐Mr. Carl 2007~2011
“From my time at IIS, I have learned about the trust between teachers and friends. There have been some good and bad experiences, however the good memories will erase the bad ones.” -‐David Yi, 2007~2012
"Going on a trip with the class of 2011 to Winter Ocean (영흥도) was a wonderful memory from IIS. I will miss all teachers, students, and staff at IIS. Lastly, THANK YOU MRS.CHONG <3" -‐Grace Ko, 2005~2012
"Even though I am far from home, IIS has been like a family to me. Thank you to everyone for having made the past two years special." -‐Ms. Ross, 2011~2012
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IIS Hall of Fame The IIS Journalism team has created a Hall of Fame to showcase the exceptional talents of IIS students. Do not be disappointed that you were not included in our hall of fame. You are all special. But these alumni in particular have shown what it means to be the best. Here we proudly present the best athlete, the best performer and artist, and the best intellect of Indianhead International School.
Best Athlete Allen Kang (Class of 2010) University of Washington Seattle Allen was a driven athlete who participated in every single varsity sport team. Not only did he participate on the teams, but he was the best of all athletes. The opponents were daunted by his spikes, his shots accurately made to the basket, and no defenders could stop his swift dribble. It is needless to say that the victories of IIS were mostly contributed by him.
Best Performer/Artist Gunn Mo (Class of 2010) School of Visual Arts Gunn Mo was Picasso and Mozart of our school. During his school years, he was dedicated to orchestra and school rock band. His artwork decorated the walls of the school, and among the many artworks, the most famous work was done during MUN. He drew an astonishing sketch on the white paper covering the desk, 'illing half of the table. This work was highly praised when it was presented in the closing ceremony. In orchestra, as the concert master, he performed violin solos. In addition, to being a great artist, he was the bassist of our school rock band.
Memories of IIS "At a glance, it looks like a mall; as I stepped into the foyer, it looks like a hotel lobby; as I settled in, it feels like home. Indianhead International School, a small community, yet rich of fond memories that made me relished my teaching experience in South Korea. In this school, I’ve experienced working with students with high ambitions and positive attitudes towards meeting their goals in life. Also, I’ve seen and worked with supportive principals; devoted and resilient staff; and parents who are very much involved; all working hand-‐in-‐hand for the ultimate bene'it of the students and the community as a whole. Every time I looked back, I can’t help but compare IIS with my new school. The school where currently teach has more than a thousand student population and a state-‐of-‐ the-‐art facilities yet the bonding among students, principal and staff, is far beyond compare with that of IIS. IIS-‐ Uijeongbu, a place to remember, my home for four years; school years 2007 to 2011, the time I will always cherish." -‐Ms. Maria Carreon, 2007~2011
"Eight years of bittersweet
Benjamin Park Johns Hopkins University
memories—IIS was a home for me for my high Benjamin was the most diligent student at IIS in terms of school and middle school education. He never stopped writing and he never put his years. I would like to thank bulgogi, PC room, Hotel AP Calculus book down. I once remember him crying because he lost his calculator. He wrote a book for juniors Wedding Hall, MUN, SRC, and his SAT tips bene'ited them. His SAT score showed his prom, essay, troubles, Guam, graduation, and great intelligence: he received 2330 out of 2400. His everything else at IIS. God TOEFL score was 114 out of 120. Normally, people study bless friends, teachers, for months to receive that score, yet he only studied for staff, and everyone else one month. The reward for his efforts was acceptance to from IIS." -‐Jun Park, 2005~2012 the prestigious Johns Hopkins University, one of the best medical schools in the United States. 16
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Bulgogi Forever!!!! Our favorite food, our long history, our best buddy of IIS!!! Yes, it is Bulgogi! Bulgogi has been our companion since the beginning of IIS. All alumni have tasted the unforgettable sauce of Bulgogi, but have you ever wondered just how much Bulgogi we have eaten? We investigated this by asking IIS students to guess the approximate number of times they believe they ate Bulgogi. However, since the student population of IIS is small, answers varied dramatically from student to student. One student even said that he might have eaten Bulgogi as many as 40,000 times! !
Using our intellect, we created a math equation to guestimate the total number of days a student would eat Bulgogi if he or she attended IIS from K-‐12 for thirteen years. After 'iguring out the total number of days in a school year, 180, we then multiplied it by 13 to represent the total number of years, which gave us the total number of school days of over thirteen years at IIS. We then divided this number by three, to represent a thrice-‐a-‐week Bulgogi meal. Our results: If you had Bulgogi three times a week for thirteen years, you would have eaten it 780 times! !
Bulgogi is not quite synonymous for IIS, but like it or not, Bulgogi will always be a part of our memories of IIS, and even though students complain about how much Bulgogi we eat, we still thank Mr. Mok for his efforts to serve our lunch every day. We will never forget the greatest chef of IIS. Thank you, Mr. Mok!
Memories of IIS "IIS has brought me tons of unforgettable moments that I will carry throughout my lifetime. Moments like when I preformed “Animal” on stage with Jason Youn, Jacob Lee, and Joongwon Pyo. Other performances like “American Idiot” or “Party Rock Anthem”. Games of hide and seek after lunch or shenanigans in the playground. Class time with my teachers and subjects that slowly move off topic. All these times I will always remember." -‐Dean Alfonso, 2010~2012
"The best year for me was last year when we had different types of students in our class. At 'irst we were very awkward. But as time went on, we became very close and we hung out almost every day. We also had a lock in and it was very fun because at midnight we went out to the soccer 'ield and played capture the 'lag in the dark. Some kids had scratches and wounds after, but it was a good experience. We played games inside until 4 a.m. and then slept. The 6th and 7th grade boys played computer games all day and the rest of us played video games or board games. It was a fun experience. I will miss IIS and I will never forget the memories that I had while I was attending IIS. Goodbye. I wish we could stay longer." -‐Matthew Jang, 2003~2012
“And the parade says as they are looking in the fridge: “Who ate the pumpkin pie?!” Thank you for a great year, IIS!” -‐Ms. Tulei, 2011~2012
2011-2012 IIS Journalism
This is the final issue of the Enesta. RIP.