Architects in the Making

Student model of multi-story house

Students in MUIDS’s “Architecture and Advertising” class are learning how to apply the basic principles of art, such as how “form follows function,” to architecture. This elective is different from most art classes where students learn how to express themselves. In this class students learn the fundamentals of architecture as well as to how to…

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Math at MUIDS Comes Alive

Grid drawing of cartoon animals and anime girl

Showing what you know is a key step in the learning process. Accelerated Math students showed how much they’ve learned about complex shapes when they created illustrations of famous cartoon characters. The project required them to create complex shapes using conic sections: circles, parabolas, ellipses and hyperbolas. Accelerated Math students are studying complex shapes such…

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Students Study Literature While Learning Online

Open notebook resting next to a computer

10th Grade students are currently studying “Speak,” a young adult novel, in their English classes. The book is about a young teenager who struggles to fit in to her local high school.  Students are currently focusing on symbols and themes in the book, the themes of “isolation” and “loneliness” in particular. They also compared the…

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Art Students Bring Everyday Objects to Life

Picture of student artwork and objects they've drawn

Making art is about learning how to see the world anew. MUIDS’ 10th grade art students learned how to look at the world in new ways as they continued to study and draw everyday objects.  Students and their instructor, Ms. Rebecca Vickers, MUIDS’s Head of Fine Arts, met via Google Meet where they celebrated a…

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Students Services Helps Students Stay on Track for Graduation

MUIDS Valedictorian speaking at 2020 graduation

Mr. Simon Gauci, the Deputy Director for Student Services, explains how he and his colleagues help students stay on track for graduation.   In high school students are taught how to act independently and manage their own affairs; sometimes though they need help. Student Services helps them move through this transition so that they can stay…

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2020 Academic Year in Review

Computer screens of student work

Dr. Stephen Coryelle, MUIDS’s Deputy Director of Academics, discusses the extraordinary academic challenges students and teachers faced this year, and how they overcame them. The “New Normal” we are all living through is anything but normal. Teachers and students are teaching and learning under extraordinary circumstances, whether due to a lockdown that forced them to…

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House Competitions Begin at MUIDS

Student throwing javelin

Teamwork is the building block of success, a fact not lost on MUIDS students as they begin competing in House competitions. The House system at MUIDS is a way of organizing students into different teams for competitive activities throughout the school year. Students are divided into one of four teams: Berserker, Titan, Phoenix, Olympian. This…

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Red Cross Youth Club Helps Preserve Botanical Park

Students making nutrient balls

Conserving the planet is everyone’s job, mainly because it’s the only one we have, a fact not lost on MUIDS’s “Red Cross Youth Club.” The club, along with members of the MUIDS faculty,¬†recently visited Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park and Botanical Garden as part of an environmental restoration program. Students, working in groups under the…

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Biology Students Explore Organic Compounds

Science students working in a laboratory

Learning is a process of discovery. MUIDS’s 10th grade Biology students recently discovered the mysteries of organic compounds, some of which are proteins and carbohydrates that create the plants and animals living around us. Working in the school’s laboratories, students examined various liquids to see whether or not they were organic compounds. The answers were…

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Helping Students Find Their Path to Success

Mr. Simon Gauci speaking in front of an audience

An education is about more than getting good grades; it’s about learning how to take control of your life. Mr. Simon Gauci, the Deputy Director for Student Services, has spent his career helping young people manage their lives and work towards their definition of success.  He discusses his career as an educator as well as…

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