Welcome! ( New Pictures added below - 4/2/2015 ! )

Welcome Back! Welcome back to all of our returning students, and a sincere welcome to KFS to our new students. Moodle is used extensively here at KFS. If you do not have a username and password, please read below. It's going to be a Great Year here at KFS!

If you have any problems using Moodle, please follow these steps:

1. Tell your teacher. They may be able to solve the problem.

2. See Mr. Clark, Mr. King, or Mr. Stock

If you forget your password, please see Mr. Clark, Mr. King,  or Mr. Stock. They are the only ones who can reset it for you.

We have had some reports that people using Internet Explorer are not able to see everything posted on each page. If you are experiencing this issue, please try Google Chrome, which we have not received any reports on.


The 2015 KFS Talent show will be happening on May 4th. The show will begin at 1:30 in the afternoon. Everyone is welcome to attend, as our students entertain us, and display some of their many talents. Students need to have any music or Special requests to Mr. Stock no later than May 1st!

Mr. SantosSantosMr Santos wants you to join him for 2015 KFS Talent Show!

High School Camping Trip Pictures!


Watch the Middle School students as they work in teams to solve a problem!


Elementary Field Trip!

 Middle School Field Trip to Naro Space Center!

Science fair presentations in the Middle School have begun!


KFS Students learn CPR!


The Powerful KFS Orchestra delights the neighborhood with some delightful music!


KFS Students practice their Hockey Skills! 


Students experiment with OOBLECK!


The PTO meeting on April 13th was very productive. A special thanks to the parent and teachers who attended this meeting. Many things were discussed about the rest of this school year, and planning for next school year as well. Parents are encouraged to attend the PTO meetings. It is one way parents can have input into their child's education here at KFS. Our next meeting will be on May 4th (same day as the KFS Talent Show!) at 6:00 pm. See you there!

Attention Grade 12 Students: Mr. Stock reports that he has been contacted by several universities who state that some of you have started your college application, but that you are missing things, or only partly filling out their online application. To date ALL universities that have requested transcripts have received them. Please finish all applications that you have started or contact the university and let them know that you are no longer interested. It is a poor reflection on our school to have our students not complete the application or let the university know that they are no longer interested. Doing these things is part of the application process.

Parents of Grade 12 Students: Please be advised that while we are more than happy to help students in the process of applying to university, there are some things we are not able to do for the student. We are not allowed by most universities to actually fill out the application for the student. The student must do this, and ask questions when they don't understand something. When applying for admissions, some universities are asking for financial information partly for financial aid purposes, and partly to determine if your student can actually afford to go there. For example: John Hopkins University projects that cost for one year at their school will be around $65,000 USD, and they require parents to show that they have the means to pay the cost. The school is not able to fill these forms out for the student. We will be glad to answer any questions you may have, but again, we can not fill out the forms for you.

Good luck to all our Seniors!

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KFS Students participate at the International History Bee and Bowl! Congratulations to Greg for winning the Gold Medal for individual competition! Great work everyone!


Mr Stock did a GIC Talk about our school at the Gwangju International Center. Seen in the picture with Mr. Stock is Dr. Shin, the director of the center. Mr. Stock has also done an interview with the Gwangju News which will be in the April edition.


Students having fun while learning during their Mandarin Activity!


Elementary Library Projects!


<----Please take a minute and watch the Movie Trailer created by students in Media Studies! Just click on the link! Great Job everyone!



For Safety and Security reasons, KFS will be enforcing the school visitor policy which has been in the Student Handbook for many years. Any visitors to the school, parents included, will be required to go to the main office before they enter the building and sign in. The main office will issue visitor badges at that time. The badges must be returned to the main office when you leave the building. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Please make sure you get to school on time.  Students are expected to be in the building no later than 8:10. Contrary to popular belief, School does not start at 8:20 with a ten minute grace period. School starts at 8:10, and if you are not where you are supposed to be at 8:20, you are tardy! (actually, you are absent until you are marked tardy, or you report to the office to have Miss Shin change you to being tardy.) Start the year off right. Be on time!




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This is our pilot Self Study vechile

This is a Technology focused class and resource for the faculty of KFS.  Mr. King will host an in house networking event focusing on Ed Tech.  A lot of us resist technology or avoid it because of the amount of time it takes us to figure out to to implement the technology in our classrooms.  I am sure that most of us have realized though that we either learn how to integrate Educational Technology or we get out of the way for teachers who are willing to do so.  

It sounds bleak to say that we need to adopt or die in the classroom, but it is going to become a fact in our industry.  A lot of people look at it as a disadvantage that we are, for the most part older, and are not from the the generation of DIGITAL NATIVES.  I totally disagree with this.  I think we are the ones with the advantage!  Educational Technology is not about technology for technology's sake.  It is still about education!  It is about how we can streamline processes, engage students, and make exciting lessons.  We can understand that.  We are not using technology just because it is what we grew up with.  We are digital immigrants, so we look at the technology and evaluate its value, its appropriateness.  We digital immigrants are looking to ensure that our delivery is rigorous, targeted, precise, etc.

This will be a seminar that continues from year to year, and will aim to address new technologies and concerns that teachers might have about using technology.  Questions are expected as is curriculum input.  We are not looking to bore you with a weekly lecture.  I want to make this interesting and topical.  This Moodle page and associated Google Groups and documents will be available for all, and obviously attendance is not required or expected, though it is appreciated.  Come when you are interested, or don't come at all.  I hope this will turn out to be a valuable resource.

This is the Moodle page for the Grade 3 class at Kwangju Foreign School

During the first semester, the second grade 1) sang, 2) did circle games, 3) danced, 4) began reading music, 5) worked at the whiteboard, 6) played instruments, 7) played the class keyboard, 8) performed in the winter program.

This semester, the class wants to enjoy their favorites in the categories above and are looking forward to learning the music for the spring program in May.

This semester the class continues work in the lower registers of soprano, alto and tenor recorders by adding the chormatic fingerings commonly used in recorder scores. They will also expand their knowledge and technical abilities in the upper ranges of their instruments.

The spring program entitled, Update: Earth includes seven selections and the clas will begin working to accomplish the first four selections this quarter.  The students are responsible for the lyrics, the melodies, and the choeorgraphy in each selection assigned to their class.

This course will introduce students to computer science.  The course will focus on the programming aspects of Computer Science.  The students will learn how to think like a programmer and do a little bit of coding as well.

“ Wherever he steps, whatever he touches, whatever he leaves, even unconsciously, will serve as a silent witness against him. Not only his fingerprints or his footprints, but his hair, the fibers from his clothes, the glass he breaks, the tool mark he leaves, the paint he scratches, the blood or semen he deposits or collects. All of these and more, bear mute witness against him. This is evidence that does not forget. It is not confused by the excitement of the moment. It is not absent because human witnesses are. It is factual evidence. Physical evidence cannot be wrong, it cannot perjure itself, it cannot be wholly absent. Only human failure to find it, study and understand it, can diminish its value.
- Professor Edmond Locard

Biology is a one year course that provides students with the opportunity to research and investigate the natural world around them. Students study the structures and functions common to all life forms and then learn of the many features that make individual organisms so different from each other and other types of life. Topics include historical studies and discoveries, tools of the trade, cell structure and processes, molecular basis of heredity and DNA, biological history/origin of life, evolutionary relationships between organisms determined from morphology and phylogenetic comparisons, advanced ecological topics such as water, carbon and nitrogen cycles, and behavior of organisms. Modern technological innovations such as genetic engineering and medical advances are also presented. The skills of identification of details, classification, diagramming and comparative study are stressed.

This is a one year course that explores the foundations of Earth Science in the following related topics: Earth’s place in the universe, dynamic Earth processes, Energy in the Earth system, biochemical cycles, structure and composition of the atmosphere, and geology. Students will have the opportunity for self assessment as well as for teacher guidance and assessment throughout the course including the preparation and finalization of Problem Solving Projects, which focus on research, organization, and drafting strategies. The course covers scientific terminology, historical and cultural advances in science, vocabulary building, test taking strategies, and several simulated labs, hands-on labs, the essay, workplace documents, and science projects using the scientific method.

Chemistry is a one year course which will provide a firm foundation in chemical concepts and principles. Students will be instilled with an appreciation of the vital role chemistry plays in our lives. Topics will include, but are not limited to: the nature of chemistry as a science, atomic structure, electron configuration, the periodic table of elements, chemical formulas and bonding, chemical reactions and equations, states of matter, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, and chemical thermodynamics. Students will be engaged through lectures, projects, independent research, laboratory activities, and lab reports.

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