CMIS Students Caring for Their Community
High School students enjoying their interaction
the children at the Lawa Hostel.
Lori Mack, CMIS teacher
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world.
For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead
group photo from the November CMIS community service visit to the Lawa
Embedded in the school vision and mission of Chiang Mai International School
is the importance of service to others. The school recognizes and embraces
its role in fostering students who understand the need for civic engagement.
Graduates from CMIS are required to perform a minimum of 60 hours of
community service in order to earn their diplomas. Chiang Mai provides
numerous opportunities for our students to help others: through tutoring
younger students after school, working at local orphanages, helping to feed
and clothe the needy or teaching Sunday school at local churches, CMIS
students are giving to their community. Their involvement in service
projects not only provides assistance to others, but also allows students to
develop job skills and define interests for future study or service.
On November 10, nine CMIS students joined the ACE! program in building
check-dams just outside the city. These dams are essential for providing
water for local villages. Six other students from CMIS offered their time to
translate at the Taipei Home of Christ Church, and sixteen others spent the
day in Mae Jo at the Lawa Hostel painting the residents’ computer building,
teaching computer skills, and leading play activities with the younger Lawa
students. A relationship between CMIS kids and the Lawa students has been
established, and will continue to be nurtured through ongoing service
projects at the site. CMIS senior, Lauren Hazlett, reflected on her time
building the check-dams: “It feels like you are changing things while at the
same time, you can have a lot of fun.” These students are making a
difference through their gifts of time. They are changing the world through
their caring acts.
CMIS teacher Katherine Axiak oversees the
painting crew at the Lawa Hostel.
Talented kids succeed
at Yamaha Music Festival
The winners proudly show off their certificates
The Yamaha Thailand Music Festival selection round for the Northern Thai
region was held at Payap University on November 3rd and 4th.
Congratulations are due to Nattaporng Wanitchakul, (center), the Prathom 1
student who won the Yamaha Golden Prize for electronic ensemble, and to
Kanthida Sriwichien, (left) also a Prathom 1 student, who won the Yamaha
Silver Prize for the same discipline. Congratulations as well to Ranchana
Yarmsiri, (right) again from Prathom 1, who received the Yamaha Golden Prize
for classical piano. All of the successful candidates were from Varee Chiang
Thanks go to the Siam Yamaha Musical School at Payap University, who
organised the contest. Well done, everyone!