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2017 Science Fair Recap

The 2017 edition of the DAIS Science Fair was a tremendous success. The DAIS staff would like to congratulate all students from Pre-K to Grade 8 who participated in the event. The winning projects from the Middle School will now compete in the Virtual Round of the NESA Virtual Science Fair competition. We wish Atilla, Whit, Holly, Cassidy and Tanysha luck as their projects will now compete against the Virtual Qualifiers from other international schools around the globe.  Of these, only 5 projects will be selected to compete in the Champions League. We wish them and their projects the best.

Atilla and Whit – Alfa Alfalfas
Cassidy, Holly, and Tanysha – The Inspiration of Crystallization

Science Fair –>> Saturday, February 25th

DAIS Science Fair

The 2017 DAIS Science fair is happening this Saturday, February 25th from 9-11:30AM.  Please come and show your support for this event.  Information about times and topics are below.

9:00-9:15AM Pre-K and Kindergarten — Protecting Plants when it’s Cold

9:20-9:35AM Grade 1 — Adaptation

9:40-9:55AM Grade 2 — Designing Protective Packaging

10:00-10:15AM Grade 3 — Magnetic Forces

10:20-10:45AM Grade 4 — Wheels in Motion

10:20-10:45AM Grade 5 — Motion and Forces

10:50-11:20AM Grade 6, 7, and 8 — Independent Topics

11:20-11:30AM Awards Assembly in Lobby

Student presentations will be happening in various classrooms throughout the morning.  You can pick up a brochure or check the information board in the lobby when you arrive to find specific locations.

StuCo Hosts Lap-A-Thon for Healthy Heart Month

CREDIT CRISTINA PEDRAZZINI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY / Universal Images Group Rights Managed / For Education Use Only
Rights Managed / For Education Use Only

It’s February again!  That means it’s Healthy Heart Month and it’s time to get moving.  Dostyk American International School in Kazakhstan is challenging you to join our 28 Miles in 28 Days Run / Walk Challenge. This is the seventh year of our challenge and as with subsequent years we would like to increase the number of participants and of course surpass our total miles. In 2016 we were able to edge past our 2015 total of 8544 by 44 miles.

In support of Healthy Heart Month, Student Council will be holding the annual DAIS Lap-a-thon on Saturday, February 11, 2017.   The theme of this year’s Lap-a-thon is an International Run. Please dress your child in country colors or add a flag to their clothing. The fundraiser will be held in the tennis court from 9:00-11:00am. This year the Student Council is asking for only flat rate pledges. Please see the following schedule for the running times and grade groups.
CREDIT John Lund/Sam Diephuis / Blend / Learning Pictures / Universal Images Group Rights Managed / For Education Use Only


Starting time

Running Time

Pre-K, K


5 min



10 min



15 min



30 min

Please look for your child’s pledge forms to donate a fixed amount in support of the event. We hope to see you there.

To register and learn more, visit the Healthy Heart Month tab located under Extracurricular.