Dawn Bush, Support Teacher

We are delighted to welcome Ms. Dawn Bush to our IST family as our new kindergarten support teacher; she is very excited to be working in an international, academic setting, using the PYP model of learning.

Coming from a family of educators, Ms. Bush was inspired by the many excellent teachers in her life to follow in their footsteps, and has worked with children in many different settings; such as day camp, church, and private childcare. Having fostered a love for caring for and nurturing children, becoming a teacher was a natural progression for her.

Ms. Bush’s work has taken her all over the US, including Missouri, New York, and Texas. She initially taught Spanish in Ft. Worth, Texas for a number of years before relocating to New York City, where she experienced a variety of teaching opportunities, including preschool, special education, and ESL education in an international school. During this time, Ms. Bush also trained in positive behavior support programs that emphasized social emotional learning (e.g. Second Step and Conscious Discipline), an area of study close to her heart – Ms. Bush believes every child can learn in a nurturing environment.

Ms. Bush studied at the University of North Texas, earning her BA in Spanish and Secondary Education. While in New York, Ms. Bush also earned her MS in Early Childhood Special Education, from Fordham University. Currently, she holds Texas teacher certification in Core Subjects (EC-6), ESL, and Special Education.

Email address:​ d.bush@ISTexas.org

Upcoming Open House!

Saturday, February 10th @ 9:30 am

Click here to RSVP or call (512) 351-3403


IST Trailblazer Speaker Series: William Kamkwamba

This is IST!

This is IST!

Mark your calendars! This Friday we have two very exciting community events you won't want to miss!

Join us in celebrating trailblazer Meerah Rajavel on Friday, January 26th at 2:30pm as she shares with us her inspirational story about her journey from a rural village in India to becoming the Chief Information Officer at Forcepoint, one of leading cyber security firms in the world.

After the Trailblazer Speaker Series, IST will be hosting a movie night at the Rough Hollow Event Center! Get ready for a night filled with fun with a special viewing of Disney's "Planes". Doors will open at 6pm. In flight snacks and beverages will be provided.

*Don't forget to RSVP for our last Saturday Open House of the year by visiting us at istexas.org! Saturday, February 10th @ 9:30 am.
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Check out our Grade 2 trailblazers most recent collaborative project!

While exploring the IB transdiciplinary theme of "How We Organize Ourselves", students are inquiring into how people use measurement systems as organizational tools. During this engineering project, students were tasked with designing, measuring, building and improving a dream home for one of their stuffed animals.

Take a look at these trailblazers demonstrating the IB Learner Profile Attributes of "Inquirer, Thinker, and Communicator" as they built their dream homes!

*Don't forget to RSVP for our last Saturday Open House of the year! Saturday, February 10th @ 9:30 am
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Read all about our IST Grade 1 Student Scientists!

Our Grade 1 inquirers have been discovering the properties of gas using the IB key concepts as an exploration guide. Asking questions like "What is it like?" (form), "How does it change?" (change), and "What does it do?" (function).

Unlike liquid and solid matter, gas is quite tricky to find and investigate. The students' first task was to make gas to collect.
Students created gas by swirling mixtures together to form a bubbly reaction. A balloon was placed on top of the bottle to collect the gas. Students explored the properties of gas by adding varied amounts of mixtures together to increase the size of their balloons.

This incredible inquiry required students to utilize all of our IB approaches to learning (Research, Self-management, Communication,Thinking, and Social Skills).

Take a look at our students BUBBLING with excitement during this activity!
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International School of Texas , an IB World School, is offering limited placements to students in Early Childhood-Grade 5.

For more information about IST, we invite you to attend our upcoming Open House and Information Session on Wednesday, January 17th @ 9:30.

RSVP today by visiting istexas.org or email our admissions office at admissions@istexas.org
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Contact Info

Address:
International School of Texas
4402 Hudson Bend
Austin, TX 78734
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Phone: (512) 351-3403
Fax: (512) 364-0277
Email: info@istexas.org

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