TH Newsletter June 14, 2018


Dear Families,

Congratulations to all of our students for successfully completing their exams! The summer break will be well deserved and earned, and we wish everyone the best, whether they are planning on staying in the New York area, or traveling far away.

When school resumes, we will launch our second edition of the Week Without Walls which will take place on Sept 26-28, 2018. If you have not been able to attend the information meetings scheduled recently, please review carefully the information provided below.

Have a restful summer break!



Antoine Delaitre

Tutorial House Principal

Upcoming Dates

June 15

Last day of school for students (dismissal at 12:00 noon)

Sept 17

Back-to-School Night

Sept 26-28

Week Without Walls (details below)

Oct 1

Spoken Word Poetry Workshop: with Sarah Kay (Alumni '06)

IB Calendar

IB Deadlines:


Item to Complete




  • IB Results on July 6th- please remember the PIN & PERSONAL CODE have been sent to each student and family. Students have been recommended to take a picture and keep safely for July 6th. Students will not be able to access the IB Results without this. Log on to on or after July 6th for your IB results.

College Office

The last College Corner of the 2017/2018 school year is full of important updates and articles. Please read carefully as we head into the summer months and look ahead to 2018/2019.

  • Welcome new Associate Director of College Counseling, Danielle Jakob
  • Welcome back Ms. Hooper and congratulations on her promotion as Senior Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Important T3 Parents and Students summer planning
  • T3 Families SAVE THE DATE: Saturday With Admissions on September 22
  • Breaking News: the University of Chicago goes test optional, no longer requiring the SAT/ACT
  • T2 SAT/ACT Study action plans if you plan on testing
  • General College Office updates - we have a busy summer ahead!

Congratulations again to the Class of 2018, and we look forward to another great year in 2018/2019. We wish everyone a fun, safe, and productive summer.

Office of Student Activities

To learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities, conferences, workshops, scholarships and summer programs for students, please visit Student Activities Corner! If interested in participating, please follow the instructions.

Class of 2018 Parents

Additional GRADUATION PHOTOS from Stomping Ground

(the two photographers who were working alongside Louise Wales)

Here is the link: Vando

Here is the passcode: UNISGRAD2018

See last week's (6/7/18) Tut House Newsletter for tips for ease of access.

2018-2019 Student Council

This is to inform you that the New Student Council has been elected

(except for T1 reps who will be elected in the fall):

Officers + T4 representative:

President: Kiran Wijesekera

Vice President: Lea Chamabadal

T4 Representative: Kresten Due

T3 Representatives:

Won-Jae Chang

Ning Chang

Samuel Blau

T2 Representatives:

Kristen Meola

Ilhan Yalcin

Josie Murmann

Congratulations to all of them!

Week Without Walls (Sept 26-28, 2018)

Starting in September in the Tut House, 3 grade levels (T1, T2 and T3) will all be heading to a camp / excursion / retreat at the same time; while T4's will engage in some special programming in relation to their last year in high school. These trips; which have been coined as 'Week without Walls'; will take place from Sept 26-28, 2018.

T1's- Will be going to Frost Valley Camp

T2's- Will be going on the Delaware River Canoe/ Camp trip

T3's- Will be going to Club Getaway for their annual retreat

T4's- Will have an in-school retreat/ workshops + a Field Trip

Because these trips will occur soon after school starts, it is important for families to be mindful of having all school forms and documents completed well in advance of your child's return to school next September. You will be receiving a couple grade-specific email updates/ reminders regarding the trip program and parental permission forms and waivers that will need to be signed by you. Also, it is critical to have all health forms completed at the start of school, and certainly BEFORE the Week Without Walls programs commence in order for your child to be able to attend. Thank you as always for supporting UNIS programs and we look forward to a series of successful camps and retreats! Please feel free to reach out to me (Zakaria Baha: if you have any trip related questions/ concerns. Nurse Rivera will be able to better address your questions regarding health forms, so please reach out to her if you have any questions/ concerns (

Spoken Word Poetry Workshop

On October 1, 2018 UNIS will host Project Voice, a spoken word/poetry slam organization that was founded by Sarah Kay, a UNIS graduate who has become a world-renowned performer and arts innovator. While a T4 student, Sarah performed on HBO's DEF POETRY JAM and she has since worked with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, and many prominent young artists who are blazing new trails on stage, in film, in music, and in literature. Her 2011 TedTalk includes two of her original poems: Sarah Kay

Sarah and members of the Project Voice team will perform during a school assembly and then they will conduct an after-school workshop for Tutorial House students. This workshop will only accommodate 22 people and spaces are already filling fast, so you are encouraged to register asap to confirm your spot.

The workshop cost is $50 per person and it will run from 3:15pm to 4:45pm on October 1, 2018. If you are interested in reserving your place in the workshop, please email Ms. Downey at

Sarah Kay (Alumni, Class of 2006)

2018-2019 Theatre Calendar of Events

Math Summer Work

All schoology math courses will remain open for the entire summer. Every teacher will be adding some optional summer work so that students can maintain their math knowledge over the summer; there is no expectation that students learn anything new. Students may also want to use the time to increase their knowledge of a particular topic if they know that it is an area of weakness for them. If students need additional support with a topic, they are advised to search for the topic heading on youtube and select one of the many videos that will appear. Although the summer work is optional, it is highly recommended so that students return ready to learn new material in September. We wish everyone a relaxing and happy summer.

Mock Trial 2017-2018

On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, the Tut House Law Club participated in their annual mock trial. The participants of the mock trial had been working on their respective cases for over three months. This consisted of a prosecution and a defense team for the case of Andrew Madison vs US state. It was a case of assault in which the defendant was Andrew Madison, a high school student, played by Abdullah Durrani, while the defendant was Officer Bates played by Julio Carvalho. Ellithia Adams played Officer Theresa, a witness for the prosecution team. The two lawyers were played by Rea Kondi and Joshua De La Torre. The judge played by the president of the club, Irene Segone declared Andrew Madison guilty of assaulting the patrol officer as the prosecution gave very strong evidence supporting the accusation. Overall the trial ran smoothly and was a great success.

Youth Dialogue hosted by PGA

Recently, on May 30th, three T3 students (Abdullah, Anahit and Irene) attended the 72nd Youth Dialogue hosted by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák at the United Nations. The event included a discussion-based session in the morning in which three main topics; 1) education, 2) employment, 3) radicalization and violence, were explored by different experts and perspectives. We learned how these three subjects are interconnected and interdependent and how one solution to the problem of radicalization and violence is sustainable education, in which countries educate specifically in certain fields that would later facilitate the youth in finding employment, making it less likely for them to join radicalized groups as radicalization is caused by marginalization, and employment brings people into communities. After this inspiring session, we joined the speakers for lunch in which we were able to converse with and ask questions. Truly an opening and inspiring day!

For more information, here is website: Youth Dialogue

By: Irene S. (T3)

Absences or Lateness

A parent or guardian must call students in late or absent if a student is not going to be present in any classes. Students are not allowed to notify the office themselves. It is a safety issue. To notify the school of a student's lateness or absence: email or call Michele Lessa (212-584-3048)

Since the re-implementation of systematic alerts, messaging to parents and students, and appropriate interventions regarding attendance patterns, attendance issues have begun to improve. We anticipate it will be a positive trend (in the right direction), moving forward.

A reminder that students must carry their student issued IDs, especially upon entering and leaving the campus.