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New library computer research room at LIST

US universities and colleges to visit Chiangmai

Lanna International School hosts BBQ

New library computer research room at LIST

Lanna International School librarian Ms. Goong with parents and teachers at the opening of their new computer research room.

Proud parents of the LIST PTO joined the school librarian Ms. Goong at the opening of the new addition to the Lanna International School library. The computer based center is intended to assist students in researching post high school opportunities in education and careers. An online data base linkup also allows students and teachers to access magazines, books, journals, newspapers, and more for better academic research. This was partly accomplished due to funding and support from the school’s Parent Teacher Organization, along with the school’s volunteer Library Support Committee. LIST provided additional funding and made new space available.
This is a follow up to last year’s library achievement of putting the entire library collection into computer based records so that all can search, find, check out and return materials far more easily and quickly. That project was made possible by grant funding and professional technical assistance received from the University of Texas (U.S.A.) School of Librarian Services.
Continuing library improvements have been possible because of the of the many volunteers, parents, students and administration who have fundraised, given much time and effort. Peter Train, Chair of the school’s PTO says, “Ours is a warm hearted, family oriented school and this latest improvement shows what we can achieve by all working together on behalf of our children”.


US universities and colleges to visit Chiangmai

Admission officers from 22 US universities and colleges will be in Chiangmai on October 4th as part of the Linden Tour of Asia giving out information about study in the USA. Hopefully they will be able to recruit some students and offer some scholarships as well.
This College Fair will be held at Prem Tinsulanonda International School from 2:30pm till 5:30pm and admission is free. There are free prizes for the first 50 entrants. Other universities and private schools representing Thailand and Australia will also be present. There will be food and snacks available as well as seminars on” How to go to the USA” and “How to Finance it.” If you are a student or parent of a student who wants to study in the USA then this Fair is the place to have all your questions answered. All students and parents from Chiangmai are welcome! For more information please contact Jon Hartmann at Tel. 053 301500 or by email at [email protected] premcenter.org


Lanna International School hosts BBQ

Happy to be back for the new school year at Lanna International.

Lanna International students reunite at the new school year BBQ.

The Parent Teacher Organization of Lanna International School hosted its beginning of the year BBQ event on September 7th. A large crowd of hundreds of students, parents, teachers, staff and guests enjoyed the festivities. A highlight of the event was the wide variety of international foods and dishes in a tasting competition so popular little was left for the judge to give awards for. The student council held games and fundraised for school activities. Informal sports play was popular with many of the students. Bingo games were avidly participated in with fun prizes. An educational display for some of the latest computer technology drew the attention of many. Karaoke and entertainment rounded off an exciting evening of food, fun and fellowship.
LIST and its PTO pride itself on creating a warm, family oriented atmosphere for the school community and certainly outdid itself with its first major kickoff event. Volunteer Chair of the PTO, Peter Train, stated that he owed much of the event’s success to the enthusiastic support of the parents and families. He sends his thanks and appreciation to the many volunteers who made it all happen. The PTO encourages all to attend its next major event which is the popular bowling tournament in November.