ISG Dammam Library strives to be an attractive learning center of the campus. Our Library has remodeled into flexible, high-tech learning center with more people space and less collection space to prepare students as responsible digital citizens to function effectively in a complex information landscape. It is no longer just for books and silence, lively learning center for diverse community of learners. We encourage students to develop an appreciation for reading that will facilitate lifelong learning.
Our Library is recognized by staff and students as the vibrant hub of the school - a learning paradise inside the campus for sharing information, group work and quiet reading. Flexible access to computers, printers, internet and other resources, group planning quiet time and space before school and at non-class time was valued highly by students.
DISCOVER – CONNECT – LEARN
Destiny Library Manager makes our school library more efficient and effective at supporting active student learning. It connects our students and teachers with the right resources accessible anywhere with a supported web browser through our school’s network and internet. Destiny provides access to enriched, educator-reviewed digital content and tools that help students, librarians, and educators find, share, and use print and digital resources. Follett Shelf - More than just pages on a screen – Follett eBooks are dynamic teaching tools that enhance learning, both in the library and the classroom.
Tumblebooks Library (ebooks for ekids) is an online collection of Tumblebooks, animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.
username : isgdammam
password : books
Tumble Book Cloud is an online collection of read-alongs, ebooks, graphic novels, audio books and educational videos for middle school and high school students.
username : isgdammam
password : login
Accelerated Reader (AR) introduced last year and running successfully in our school is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice. Our Library is the hub for AR, which produces an average of two years’ reading age growth in just one academic year while promoting reading for pleasure.
Book Club - is not a stereotype group of people sharing their opinion on a book while eating brownies. For one thing, never judge a book by its cover for there’s more to book club than meets the eye. It is a voluntary group of students work with the library for its activities and continuous improvement. The annual Book Fair and School Carnival in which this club gets on the case and solve through the planning, decorating and organizing to come up with a final satisfying result.
As the school's Statement of Mission indicates, ISG Dammam students will be prepared to truly be global citizens that can effectively function and contribute in a rapidly changing society.
ISG Dammam offers a global language program for native and non native speakers. The process of teaching and learning in student's own native language enables the learner to successfully communicate with others and enrich his/her cultural identity. Oftentimes, a student while excited about learning to speak and write in the English language, may lose sight of the value of maintaining and enhancing one's own native language. The goal of teaching national languages is to provide the students with the opportunity to continue growth in his/her native language. Students in national languages, gain an understanding of the culture/ community in a variety of contexts and in appropriate ways. They develop a greater insight into a world view of their own language and culture in comparison with another.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Education has issued a directive for Foreign School (Article 13) which states: Each foreign school shall include, within its curricula, the teaching of the basics of the Arabic Language, Islamic Civilization, and the History and Geography of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a minimum of an hour a week.
Students have several reasons to study foreign languages. For some, it might be in hopes of finding a rewarding career in the international market place. Others are interested in the intellectual challenge cognitive benefits that accrue to those who develop competency in multiple languages. Still other students seek greater understanding of other peoples and cultures.
Regardless of educational career goals, global language study is beneficial in providing experiences in these areas to students. By gaining cross-cultural skills and knowledge and additional insights into the world around them, students will be better prepared for life's challenges.
The evolving leopards of ISG Dammam High School embrace each other’s differences and individuality while maintaining an exceptionally kind and considerate atmosphere. Leopard alumni cannot help but remember the tremendously supportive and encouraging student body as well as the outstanding group of teachers that guided and prepared every student for success in college, their career, and life.
The ISG Dammam High School curriculums and courses are now even more enhanced and interactive with “21’st Century Learning”. This new educational system takes advantage of new technological advances, and furthermore incorporates it into the evolving leopards’ learning infrastructure. Through the use of Google Classroom, a virtual database online, students can now interact with their teachers better than ever. The major shift into cyber education was supplemented by extensive and powerful wireless connections in every single high school classroom.
Outside of the brilliant classroom experience, learners can choose from an assortment of clubs, organizations (both academic and extracurricular), and after school activities. National Honor Society(NHS), Model United Nations (DAMMUN), Student Council(SC), Peers As Leaders(PAL), Journalism Club, Art Club, Chess Club, Music Club, Math Club, Science Club are highlights of their High School journey. Through these clubs, we get to tap and nurture the hidden talents of the students thus helping them develop into lifelong learners.
From the Counselor's Desk:
Today's young people are living in an exciting time with increasingly diverse society with new technologies and expanding opportunities. We as a school and especially the Counselor's Office sees it as our duty to help ensure that they are prepared to become the next generations of workers, leaders, and successful human beings. We are there to give them support, guidance, and opportunities to reach their goals in life.
High School is the final transition into adulthood and the world at work. Students are deciding who they are, what they do well, and what they will do when they graduate. We are helping them to make the right decisions by providing the following College Placement Counseling.
Grade 11: College Placement Counseling - Advice regarding Career Searches, College and University Searches, and College Admission Exams. These include TOEFL, SAT 1, SAT 11, ACT, and PSAT.
Grade 12: Advice regarding College Application Process, Transcripts deadlines, Recommendation letters, and we organize College Admission Officers' visits.
We also provide the following proactive programs and services to help the student achieve success in school:
Academic Skills Support
Organizational, study, and test-taking skills
Education in understanding self and others
Goal setting, Academic Plans, Course Selection
Problem Solving, Coping Strategies
Peer Relationships and effective social skills
Dr.Natalia Socolova and Mrs. Ann Smith
High School Counselors
National Honor Society
Please click on the link below for details regarding the selection procedures
A time of growth and change.
Middle School - the transitional period from elementary school to high school, is a challenging time of growth and change. Middle Schoolers are provided with support and opportunities to meet their special needs: more appropriate health and physical education, chances to participate in planning and managing their own activities, facing their problems of growing up, exploring new interests and developing skills of independence and responsibility. Middle Schoolers’ ability to grow and develop will set the stage for high school and beyond.
Please note the following:
1. Dress Code. We are pushing for the complete implementation of school dress code which will become more important as we move to a new campus. The school is surrounded by private houses and apartments and we need the students to be properly attired, respecting the culture of our host country. If you will not be able to buy some for your child over the summer, you may order shirts with the school logo . Pictures of the shirts are in our school website: dammam.isg.edu.sa for your guidance. Should you wish to order the shirts from the school, you can place an online order before summer break or in August, please log on to Form to order online. You can also fill out the form attached with this letter and send it to Ms. Heba in the Middle School VP office. The shirt costs SR 35 each or three (3) shirts for SR100. Your child may check the sizes and colors in Ms. Heba’s office.
2. Technology. If you are planning to buy your child a laptop or tablet for school use, please check the minimum requirement below. We are no longer using cell phones as a learning device in the classroom so it will be necessary for your child to have access to a laptop, iPad, or chromebook.
Laptop (Minimum Requirements)
Operating System Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Mac OS X 10.8
Chromebook (Minimum Requirements)
Operating System Google Chrome OS
Screen Size Minimum 13”
3. School Supplies. The list of materials and supplies for next school year will be given to your child and posted in the school website . For your guidance, we are posting pictures of notebooks and materials teachers recommend for use in their subject area.
4. Summer reading. Help your children improve their reading skills by making them read at least 30 minutes a day. While they are reading it, encourage your child to keep a journal to enhance reflection and writing skills.
Thank you for your continued support to ISGDammam. We wish you and the entire family a fun, relaxing, and safe summer break!
VP Middle School
International Schools Group Dammam
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