Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Yingzhi

Spotlight On Our Student Yingzhi

This week, we are proud to spotlight our third-grader, Yingzhi.

Yingzhi joined ISR in 2020 and has endeared herself to her teachers and fellow classmates with her drive and positive attitude. She was nominated by her teacher, Ms. Palmieri, who has been impressed by Yingzhi’s performance in her classroom.

“Yingzhi has been such a positive influence in 3D this school year! She starts each morning with a smile and a friendly ‘Good morning!’ to her teacher and classmates.  Her organizational skills are outstanding, and her cubby and school materials are always meticulously kept.  Yingzhi is friendly, kind and thoughtful.  She always makes sure everyone feels included and gets a turn.  Additionally, Yingzhi is an excellent inquisitive student.  She is never afraid to ask questions and extend her learning.  Yingzhi loves to read! Her love for reading is evident in her writing which is filled with enriched vocabulary and the most imaginative ideas.  She is a skilled mathematician and a great problem solver.  Yingzhi is an all-around wonderful student and classmate.  Funny, smart, clever, curious, unique and considerate, all rolled into one! I am excited to see her continued success in Grade 4 next school year!”

Yingzhi’s music teacher, Ms. Bucher, has great things to say about her as well, “Yingzhi has drive!  She enjoys working to improve and to excel.  But she also has a wonderful sense of humour and is clever with word play.  As her Music teacher for three years, I’ve long known what a good musician she is; but I’ve recently learned something else about Yingzhi. She has a knack for engineering, too.  The class has been working on creating board games about musical instruments, and Yingzhi’s group decided to create a complex, 3-D board.  I have observed her contributing thoughtful input on how to design it and build it so that it stands properly.  Yingzhi is an all-around joy!”

We are very proud to spotlight Yingzhi, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

 

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR-Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week!


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Eleanor

Spotlight On Our Student Eleanor

This week, we are proud to spotlight our eighth-grader, Eleanor.

Eleanor joined ISR in 2022 and has made an extraordinary impression on her teachers over the past two years. She is praised for her strong work ethic and willingness to help her classmates, as well as her ability to successfully organize her busy schedule.

Mr. Nisic, Eleanor’s homeroom teacher has this to say, “I am delighted to spotlight Eleanor, an excellent 8th grader in my homeroom and mathematics class. Eleanor is always organized, great at explaining math problems and often supports her friends in class.” He goes on to say, “Eleanor is also very active in out-of-school activities. She did a fantastic job at events like the Deutsche Jahrgangsmeisterschaften and in competitive swimming, showing her hard work and talent. Her positive attitude and willingness to help others make our classroom a better place. It is a joy to have her as a student, and she truly deserves this recognition.”

Ms. Przybylski, Eleanor’s German teacher says, “In my lessons Eleanor has always been calm, polite and helpful. She has a creative mind and is open for new things. Despite having arrived in Germany only recently, she quickly developed a strong grasp of the language and was even promoted during the year. She is an enthusiastic athlete and a reliable student. It’s been great to have Eleanor in class as a role-model and a driving force.”

Ms. Leach, Eleanor’s English teacher says, “Eleanor is a model student. As well as being conscientious, hard-working and always ready with insightful contributions in class, she is friendly and spreads a positive mood with her bright smile. Eleanor is motivated to excel academically and is always ready to help her fellow classmates. She has excellent organisational skills and manages her school and sporting responsibilities admirably.”

Ms. Schultz, Eleanor’s Art teacher says, “Eleanor is a wonderful student. She is a very honest person, working very hard and trying her best. In art class, she accomplished all her tasks, and she made huge progress along the year. She asked questions to be clear about the task and to improve her work. She has finished the school year with one of her best artworks, and showed perseverance, consistency and patience for all her projects. Her humbleness and work ethic inspire us all. Despite her busy schedule as a competitive swimmer, she always completes her assignments and is eager to learn and to help others.”

Mr. Perez, Eleanor’s Music teacher explains, “Eleanor is a brilliant student. She brings so much quality and commitment to the learning process. She is responsible, respectful, efficient, productive and thirsty for learning. I am very honoured to be her teacher, and confident she will achieve and experience great things in her life.”

We are very proud to spotlight Eleanor, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

 

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR-Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week!


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Yara

Spotlight On Our Student Yara

This week, we are proud to spotlight our tenth-grader, Yara.

Yara joined ISR in 2018 and has been impressing her teachers with her positive attitude, strong work ethic, and organizational skills ever since.

Ms. Racheva, Yara’s Sports Teacher has many wonderful things to say about her. “I had the pleasure of teaching Yara since she was in the 5th grade. From the first day of class, Yara impressed me with her smile and positive attitude. She is a sporty, enthusiastic, and energetic person. Yara’s personal strengths are also impressive. She has an active and outgoing presence in class with a great sense of humor. Yara is the perfect person to get a group project rolling, but she also knows how to sit back and let others take the lead.”

Ms. Racheva goes on to say, “Yara is a trustworthy, reliable, and good-humored student and friend, who supports others in and out of the classroom. Her positive attitude and belief in herself, even in the face of difficulty, is an immensely admirable asset. I’m confident that she will continue to demonstrate the same diligence, perseverance, and optimism that she has showed myself and her peers. I am excited to see what she will accomplish in the future. Her cheerful nature and openness to feedback means she’s always learning and growing as a learner. She has impressive strength that will continue to serve her well in college and beyond. She is a driven, engaging, and curious student.”

Yara’s Science Teacher, Mr. Obrien adds, “It is a pleasure to have Yara as a student in my physics class.  She is intelligent, diligent and above all her outstanding work ethic is contagious, drawing those seated around her into actively engaging in their tasks.”

Yara is also very active in ISR’s Student Leadership Council. Ms. Bowien, ISR’s SLC Coordinator, as well as Yara’s former Math Teacher says, “Yara is currently the team leader of the SLC School Spirit Department. She has done such an amazing job this year! She is well organized, a hard worker, a proactive student, and just generally polite, friendly, funny, and a delight to work with. Yara is going to be the Head Prefect next year and I know that she will do an outstanding job.”

Ms. Bowien adds, “Not only is Yara a great leader and team player for the Student Leadership Council, but she is also academically very strong. I taught her Mathematics last year, and she is a truly gifted Mathematician who is well organized and dedicated to her schoolwork.”

We are very proud to spotlight Yara, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

 

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR-Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week!


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Philian

Spotlight On Our Student Philian

This week, we are proud to spotlight our fourth-grader, Philian.

Philian joined ISR in 2016 and has grown greatly since starting his journey in our ISR Kindergarten. After the summer, Philian will start his educational journey in our ISR Middle School, and some of his Primary School Teachers wish to reflect on their experiences with this bright student and wish him the best on his exciting Middle School journey at ISR.

Ms. Ghica writes to Philian, “Congratulations on reaching this remarkable milestone in your academic journey! As you transition to Middle School and enter Grade 5, know that your hard work has prepared you well for this exciting new adventure. Your ability to overcome difficulties with such grace is a testament to your character and potential. Middle School will bring new opportunities for growth, learning, and discovery, and I have no doubt that you will continue to shine brightly.” She continues, “Embrace this next chapter with the same courage that has brought you this far. Remember, every challenge is just another chance to showcase your abilities. We are all so proud of you and cannot wait to see all the amazing things you will achieve in the future!”

Ms. Bucher, Philian’s music teacher, says, “Philian has grown so much this school year. He is showing a joy in learning, pride in his accomplishments, and a generally positive attitude towards life. It’s great to see this clever boy blossom into a confident student. He also periodically surprises me with his sophisticated and good taste in music, I must say.”

In addition, Ms. Donoghue, another of Philian’s Primary School Teachers, says, “I was Philian’s English Teacher in Grade 3 and have also sometimes worked with him in Grade 4. Philian is a friendly and engaged student. He likes to participate in class discussions and has a unique and creative way of looking at the world. He is an avid reader and likes to share what he has learned with others. Most of the time, you can catch Philian with a friendly smile on his face.”

We are looking forward to watching him grow as an Middle School student at ISR!

We are very proud to spotlight Philian, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

 

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR-Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week!


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Pelu

Spotlight On Our Student Pelu

This week, we are proud to spotlight our eighth grader Pelu.

Pelu joined ISR in 2021 and has made an excellent impression on his teachers since then. He is a well-rounded student who demonstrates poise in his approach to his studies. His mathematics instructor, Mr. Nisic, nominated Pelu and says, “Pelu has been in my class for the past two years, and I have seen him make constant progress, especially in his math scores. Pelu not only excels academically but also demonstrates great character. He is dedicated to both his football training and his studies, managing to balance his extracurricular activities and academic responsibilities admirably. Pelu is a good friend to his classmates and contributes positively to the class environment. I believe he truly deserves this recognition.”

Pelu’s sports teacher, Mr. Hoste, adds, “Pelu is very mature, polite, and always offering to help when needed. He is driven and enthusiastic about sports in general. Although his main sport is football, he is one of those students who is just good at any sport. It is truly a pleasure to see him grow and get better because of his work ethic and dedication. Whenever he makes it into the top league of football, I can only hope he will think of me and arrange a ticket for the VIP lounge to watch him play someday.”

Mr. Nous, also from the Sports department, has gotten to know Pelu over the past year and adds that he is “a friendly and helpful student with a good sense of humour.”

We are proud to spotlight Pelu, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR-Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week! 


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Viola

Spotlight On Our Student Viola

This week, we are proud to spotlight our ninth-grader Viola. 

Viola joined ISR in 2021 and displays a positive attitude that endears her to both her teachers and fellow classmates. She is a hard-working student who challenges herself and works well with her peers. 

Mr. Kubrick, Viola’s English teacher, says, “Viola deserves the spotlight for her tireless and consistent work ethic. In every lesson, she puts in tremendous effort to not only engage with the process, but also to challenge herself and those around her, earning top marks in the process. Another important trait Viola demonstrates is open-mindedness. English is a course in which self-expression and communication are key skills. In both, Viola performs exceptionally well, working well with her classmates despite differing perspectives and interpretations. She is – above all – a good person, and these character traits manifest in her relationships with those around her. It is for these reasons that I nominated her for the ISR Student Spotlight.” 

Viola’s Physics teacher, Mr. Kirk, adds, “Viola is a curious and diligent student who actively participates in class, helps her classmates, and approaches experiments creatively. Her positive attitude, strong analytical skills, and collaborative spirit make her a valued and reliable member of our physics class”. 

Ms. Adamczyk, Viola’s homeroom teacher, as well as her former German teacher adds, “Viola has an excellent work ethic as well as a polite and respectful demeanour. Whether she’s engaging with peers, teachers, or staff, she is a pleasure to interact with. Her combination of hard work and positive attitude makes her a role model for other students, inspiring them to adopt similar values. 

We are proud to spotlight Viola, one of ISR’s many outstanding students! 

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR-Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week! 


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Vaibhav

Spotlight On Our Student Vaibhav

This week, we are proud to spotlight our sixth-grader Vaibhav. 

Vaibhav joined ISR in 2023 and is described by our Middle School Academic Coordinator, Ms. Brand, as a “vibrant newcomer who has quickly become an integral part of ISR’s Grade 6 Community! He has seamlessly integrated into our school, leaving a notable impact on both peers and teachers alike. Vaibhav’s journey is marked by enthusiasm, persistence and an unwavering positivity that is contagious!”  

Ms. Brand goes on to say, “He is an eager student who has a lot to give, approaching his lessons with vigour. His infectious energy and genuine warmth truly make him stand out and it is no surprise that Vaibhav has quickly become a beloved figure within our school community. His friendly nature and approachable demeanour have endeared him to classmates and teachers alike, forming many friendships along the way. Whether collaborating on group projects or simply lending a listening ear, Vaibhav’s kindness and spirit knows no bounds.” 

Ms. Chroni, Vaibhav’s homeroom teacher, adds, “I can’t help but admire his exceptional manners. He is incredibly polite and always willing to lend a hand. His kindness extends to his classmates, where not only does he find something positive to say about each of them but also offers his assistance willingly.” 

Vaibhav was originally nominated by his Sports teacher, Mr. Nous, who states, “Vaibhav is always really polite and friendly. He tries to improve himself and tries to see the bright side of things. He also offers help when needed.” 

Mr. Perez, Vaibhab’s Music teacher, adds, “Vaibhav is an extremely polite, respectful, and attentive student.  He is always trying hard to improve, following instructions and working towards achieving what is expected. It is a joy to be his teacher!” 

Mr. Makovoy and Mr. Freise agree with these sentiments and add, “Vaibhav’s behaviour is respectful, and he keeps on persisting and trying to complete his work as per the instructions given.” “His effort is commendable. He displays a quiet maturity in groups, and is such a respectful, helpful, and pleasant student. He has the best, genuine smile! Vaibhab always has a positive demeanor and is a pleasure to be around!” 

Ms. Stephan continues, “I would like to say that Vaibhav is very polite, always on time, approaches me to greet with his positive attitude and smile. He likes to learn and has the will to always do better and improve.” 

While Ms. Adamczyk adds, “It is such a pleasure to be Vaibhav’s first German teacher and to teach him a new language. He is extremely eager to speak German. Almost every lesson he will come with a new word or a new expression that he has learnt on his own. He also encourages other students to speak more. I admire this exceptional interest and desire in learning and experiencing a new language. He also does not hesitate to ask questions if he faces challenges to understand the concepts. He is extremely helpful, polite, respectful to teachers and to his peers and has an open -minded, positive personality.” 

As we shine the spotlight on Vaibhav, celebrating his achievements and the delight he brings to our school community, we eagerly anticipate the contributions he will make in the years to come. 

We are proud to spotlight Vaibhav, one of ISR’s many outstanding students! 

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR-Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week! 


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Koga

Spotlight On Our Student Koga

This week, we are proud to spotlight our third-grader Koga.

Koga joined ISR in 2021 and has been working diligently to not only learn English and German, but to excel in his other subjects! He is tenacious and works well with his classmates. These are some of the reasons he is so well liked by his teachers and fellow students.

Ms. Palmieri, Koga’s third-grade teacher says, “It is so wonderful to have Koga in 3D!  Koga is kind, polite and well-mannered.  He is always willing to lend a helping hand and is very thoughtful of his classmates.  Koga is also very smart! He excels in Math, especially with difficult multiplication and division facts.  He is a great problem solver and never gives up when things are tough! Koga started learning English here at ISR and works diligently each day to improve.  I am so proud of his perseverance.  On the soccer field, Koga continues to shine.  He is a great athlete and an even better teammate.  Koga is a shining example for all his peers!”

Koga is also showing his commitment to learning in his German lessons. His teacher, Ms. Wang-Schütze, explains, “Koga is very responsible and helpful on the German lessons. He has been making huge improvements in German, especially in grammar. As German teacher I am very proud of his nomination.”

Koga also stands out in his music lessons. His teacher, Ms. Bucher, says, “In Music Koga is very quick at recognizing note values and note letter names.  While I’m helping others, Koga works independently on his recorder finger positions. He zips right through the repertoire, and because he is so well-liked by his classmates, this impresses them and inspires them. He helps to hold the bar high for 3D!”

We are proud to spotlight Koga, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

 

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week! 

 

 


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Lara

Spotlight On Our Student Lara

This week, we are proud to spotlight our tenth-grader Lara.

Lara joined ISR in 2018 and is well liked by both her teachers and fellow students. She is a diligent student who works well in teams and gives back to the community.

Her music teacher, Mr. Perez, says, “Lara is the type of student that makes you love your job as a teacher. She challenges you to do your best because she always wants to learn more and more, but at the same time it is so enjoyable to teach her because she takes her responsibilities seriously and does her part as a student. But beyond that, she is a good classmate always willing to collaborate in whatever is possible. She is organised, hardworking, efficient, team-player, respectful, calm, brilliant. An amazing ambassador of the ISR Community!”

Lara was nominated for the Spotlight by Ms. Hautz who says, “Lara is a quiet student but works hard thoroughly in and out of the classroom. She is a caring and thoughtful student. She gives piano concerts at school and at elderly homes.”

Ms. Przybylski, who was Lara’s first German teacher when she started at ISR has this to say about her, “Ever since her first day at ISR, Lara has always been noted for her outstanding academic skills and strong determination. Despite her quiet nature, Lara’s dedication and talent shine through her excellent grades. She’s always respectful and polite, hard-working, and enthusiastic, making her a role model for other students. With her quiet confidence and commitment to learning, Lara inspires us all to do our best.”

We are proud to spotlight Lara, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

 

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week! 

 

 


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Olivia

Spotlight On Our Student Olivia

This week, we are proud to spotlight our first-grader Olivia. 

Olivia joined our ISR Kindergarten in Düsseldorf in 2020 and is now standing out in her first-grade class at ISR Neuss.  

Ms. Ghica, the Academic Coordinator for Grade 1, was excited to nominate Olivia for this week’s spotlight: “It’s with great pleasure that we shine a spotlight on Olivia, one of our exceptional Grade 1 students! Olivia’s presence in the classroom has been nothing short of inspiring, both academically and in her interactions with her classmates. Inside the classroom, Olivia consistently demonstrates a thirst for knowledge that is truly remarkable for her age. Her enthusiasm for learning is infectious, and she eagerly participates in discussions, always offering insightful contributions. Beyond her academic excellence, Olivia’s kindness and empathy shine brightly in her interactions with others. She is always quick to offer a helping hand to her classmates, fostering a sense of community and support within her classroom. Keep up the fantastic work, Olivia!” 

Olivia’s first grade teacher, Ms. Vosters, adds: “Olivia is a kind and empathetic little girl. She never hesitates to help anyone and is always aware of her peers’ feelings. She works neatly and enjoys her days at school. She plays with lots of children and always includes others. Olivia comes from Denmark and is very proud of her country, she often shares lots of interesting stories about this beautiful country. It’s been so nice having Olivia in our class and I know she will continue to spread her joy.” 

Olivia also stood out during her time in kindergarten. Her teacher, Ms Andrada, had many good things to say. “Olivia was always good at telling funny stories and was always happy and smiling. She had many friends across the kindergarten and was a well-respected member of her group. Olivia was helpful, kind, and generous and would always assist the Educator with any activity she was tasked with. We would like to congratulate Olivia on being nominated for the Student Spotlight and we wish her every success!” 

We are proud to spotlight Olivia, one of ISR’s many outstanding students! 

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week!