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SUMMER EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN IPSWICH, ENGLAND AND PARIS, FRANCE (10-22/07/2014)
summer programs Mandoulides Schools’ summer program in the UK for 2014, took place in Ipswich, England and Paris, France this year, from 10/07 - 22/07/2014. Elementary, Junior and Senior High School students attended classes and took part in athletic and cultural activities at the University Campus Suffolk, in Ipswich, a city near Cambridge. Students had the opportunity to visit Cambridge and to tour King’s College.

Moreover, students participated in full day excursions in London, where they cruised the Thames, toured museums and landmarks (Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Square, Covent Garden, British Museum), while, at the same time, they had the opportunity to enjoy the unique musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, at the Royal Theatre Drury Lane.

STUDENT NIKOLETA BAKOLA IN THE 19th YOUTH PARLIAMENT (04-07/07/2014)
Βουλή των εφήβων 11th grade student Nikoleta Bakola was selected to participate in the workings of the 19th session (July 4th-7th 2014) of the educational program Youth Parliament The young parliament members conferred with the presence of the President of the President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias and Minister of Education Andreas Loverdos.

For the first time, the young parliament members processed and voted, following a relevant lecture of the Children’s Advocate, a Bill regarding the operation of Student Communities. The proposed changes were aimed at improving and modernizing the institution.

Additionally, for the first time, the young parliament members had the opportunity to exercise parliamentary control over the leadership of the Ministry of Education, by posing six questions on current issues regarding education to the Minister for Education Mr. Andreas Loverdos.
GRADUATION CEREMONY 2014 (30/06/2014)
ΤΕΛΕΤΗ ΑΠΟΦΟΙΤΗΣΗΣ In an emotional and celebratory atmosphere, this year’s 12th grade graduation ceremony was held, on the Junior-Senior High School premises. Mr. Giorgos Papanastasiou, Director of the Institute of Modern Greek Studies (Manolis Triantafyllidis Foundation) - Assistant Professor of the Department of Philology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki addressed the graduates and urged them to “live their new life in all its forms.”

The President of Mandoulides Schools, Mrs. Aikaterini Mantoulidou, gave the closing speech to the graduates.

Responsible for the organization of the event was Mrs. Aspa Hasioti, General Director - Director of the 2nd Junior High School.
18th JUNIOR BALKAN MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD
(26/06/2014)
Τσιάμης - ΚουτσόγεωργοςStudents Rafail Tsiamis (8th grade) and Parmenion Koutsogeorgos (9th grade) won the silver and bronze medal respectively in the 18th Junior Balkan Mathematical Olympiad, held in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) from June 22nd to 25th 2014. It should be noted that two of the six members who staffed the Junior National Team are students of the Schools with outstanding distinctions on a national level. In the National Mathematical Olympiad "Archimedes" which preceded, the students won the gold medal.
PARTICIPATION IN THE FINAL PHASE OF THE VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE COMPETITION (AYE)
Εικονική ΕπιχειρηματικότηταA group of 10th grade students was awarded the "Commendation for Cultural Contribution" under the program "Virtual Enterprise", organized by the Association of Young Entrepreneurs (AYE) at the mall Mediterranean Cosmos (Thessaloniki). The students participated in a student trade fair, where they presented their innovative product «Hermes pod». This is a website - application through which the user can be guided to museums and other places of cultural interest, using the smartphone.
NATIONAL PHYSICS COMPETITION ORGANIZED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF GREEK PHYSICISTS (17/06/2014)
emc2 In the 24th National Physics Competition for Senior High Schools 2014 organized by the Association of Greek Physicists, which was held on March 29th 2014, the following students of the Schools distinguished themselves.

Of the 101 10th grade students who excelled nationwide
  3rd place F.-I. Sytilidis
36th place G. Venizelos
45th place I. Girousis
60th place R. Ketsetsidis


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM "OTHERS AND I"
Εγώ και οι άλλοι As part of the educational program "Others and I" which focuses on emotions and their management, the actress Dimitra Bali visited the Kindergarten of Mandoulides Schools. Our young students all participated in a series of activities based on the book by Ioanna Giannakopoulou "The hedgehog who forgot how to be afraid" (Aiora publishing). Ms. Bali discussed with the student, helped them realise, in a playful way, that all feelings are normal and that there are many ways to react to an emotion. Through role plays and dramatizations, our Kindergarten students learned to accept, express and manage both their own and others' feelings, both those of children and adults.
CURRENT EVENTS: "BULLYING AND VIOLENCE WITHIN SCHOOLS" (15/05/2014)
Επίκαιρος ΛόγοςUnder the framework of the program Current Events, an event titled "Bullying and violence within schools", took place at the Cultural and Sports Center of the Schools. The event was attended by students of all grades of the Junior High School. Guest lecturers were Mrs. E. Athanasopoulou, child psychologist, head of the child Health Education Center of the Papanikolaou General Hospital and Mrs. O. Zikopoulou, psychologist and associate of the Schools.
ALEXANDER NOVIKOV AT MANDOULIDES SCHOOLS (13/05/2014)
NovikovOn Tuesday, May 13th 2014, Mr. Alexander Novikov, Professor of Physics at the Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics visited Mandoulides Schools. The theme of his lecture was: “Light – Matter – Interaction – Equivalence” and was attended by 30 selected Junior and Senior High School students.
GREAT DISTINCTIONS FROM MANDOULIDES SCHOOLS STUDENTS
ΔιακρίσειςCongratulations to our students for their amazing achievements! Student P. Pentousis (8th grade), won 1st place in tennis, in the category A14, in the 3rd Juniors Championship E2 Category.Student M. Dikoudi (9th grade) won the 1st honourable mention in the 5th National Student Poetry Contest, organized by the Publishers' Association of Northern Greece in cooperation with the Cultural and Book Center of Southeastern Europe. Student Nikolaos Gouloutis (9th grade) won 2nd place (Senior High School category) in the 26th National Schools Championship for Individuals (Chess).
CASE STUDIES PRESENTATION (06/05/2014)
Case StudiesJunior and Senior high school students attended a presentation of the program Case Studies by 10th and 11th grade students at the Schools' Cultural and Sports Center. Case Studies apply academic knowledge in practice, cultivate critical thinking and teamwork, while promoting the role of sciences (STEM). The program, implemented for the first time in Greece, is another innovation of Mandoulides Schools and is part of the Project program.
FINAL OF THE NATIONAL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL COMPETITION F1 IN SCHOOLS, ATHENS (02-03/05/2014)
F1 Mandoulides Schools’ group Infinite Racing who participated this year for the first time in the International School Technology Competition F1 in Schools, achieved its objectives, thanks to the team spirit and cooperation among its members. The group was asked to design a CAD drawing program and construct a model with F1 specifications in 1:20 scale. The team consisted of Senior High School students, six of which were main members and two supporting. The team managed to win the 9th place nationally, a remarkable distinction for a group competing for the first time without the necessary experience. With the invaluable assistance of donors, teachers and external consultants, the members of Infinite Racing managed to complete their work. They impressed the audience with their work and acquired knowledge and experiences and renewed their appointment for the next competition.
PARTICIPATION OF MANDOULIDES SCHOOLS IN THE STUDENT FESTIVAL "DAYS OF ART - SPRING 2014"
«Στης λησμονιάς τα μέρη…» The choir, orchestra and the theatrical group of Mandoulides Schools participated in the festival titled " Days of Art - Spring 2014" organized by the American College of Greece - Pierce, with the musical "Stis lismonias ta meri..." Together, the three groups captivated the audience and prompted representatives of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to express their desire to set the play under the UNHCR’s auspices. This proposal was undeniably a high honor and the utmost reward for the Schools’ artistic groups.

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PARTICIPATION IN THE 19TH YOUTH PARLIAMENT SESSION
Βουλή των ΕφήβωνMandoulides Schools’ student N. Mpakola (11th grade) will represent the 2nd General Lyceum of the Schools as a regular member during the proceedings of the 19th Youth Parliament Session, in June of this year, at the Greek Parliament in Athens . The decision was preceded by the student’s involvement in a multitude of digital activities: historical quizzes, video production with the Schools as the theme, posts on the Youth Parliament forum, etc.
PANHELLENIC FRENCH STUDENT COMPETITION "LA GRÉCE VOUS INVITE!" (04/05/2014)
La Gréce vous invite!Student D. Giannoulidou (8th grade) won the 1st prize in the category "Poem" in the Panhellenic French Competition on "La Gréce vous invite!", organized by the Teachers’ Association of French Language and Literature (University Graduates).
SUNDAYS AT ANETON (04/05/2014)
ΆνετονOn Sunday, 04/05/2014 at 20:00 the opening of the exhibition "Sundays at Aneton" at Aneton theater took place under the auspices of the Directorate of Culture and Tourism of the Municipality of Thessaloniki.
SCIENCE DAYS - YOUNG SCIENTISTS: EXPLORING LABORATORIES FROM AN EARLY AGE (03/05/2014)
Young ScientistsOn Saturday, May 3rd, the program Young Scientists took place on the Junior-Senior High School premises. Students had the opportunity to feel like young scientists, by participating in Biology, Physics and Chemistry experiments under the supervision of teachers of the respective subjects.
PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS OF THE EUROPEAN YOUTH PARLIAMENT (LATVIA, LUXEMBOURG)
EYP InternationalStudents E. Fessatidou and G.-G. Fanaropoulou (11th grade) participated in meetings of the European Youth Parliament in Latvia and Luxembourg respectively.

E. Fessatidou took part in the 75th International Conference of the European Youth Parliament in Riga, Latvia from 14-23/03/2014 as part of a 7-member official Greek mission established during the 28th Selection Conference of European Youth Parliament of Greece.
CONCERT BY THE ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR OF OUR SCHOOLS AT THE MEDITERRANEAN COSMOS MALL
(24/04/2014)
ΗχοχρώματαThe Orchestra and Choir of the Schools responded enthusiastically to this invitation and gave an original and enjoyable concert at the mall Mediterranean Cosmos on Thursday, April 24th. The program was composed of a mix of pop songs with fairytales, French cinema and pieces composed by Evanthia Rempoutsika!
26th NATIONAL COMPETITION OF INFORMATICS
(11/04/2014)
ΔΙΑΚΡΙΣΕΙΣ ΜΑΘΗΤΩΝ ΣΕ ΔΙΕΘΝΕΙΣ ΔΙΑΓΩΝΙΣΜΟΥΣ ΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΙΚΗΣStudent G. Venizelos (10th grade), after conducting the preparation CAMP for the 26th National Competition of Informatics held in Athens from April 7th to 11th 2014, was chosen as a member of the National Informatics Team 2014. Student R. Ketsetsidis (10th grade) was chosen as an alternate.

The National Informatics Team will represent Greece in the 26th International Informatics Olympiad to be held in Taiwan from 13th to the 20th of July 2014, and the Balkan Informatics Olympiad 2014.

19th NATIONAL COMPETITION ON ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS (08/04/2014)
ΑστρονομίαStudents G. Papachatzakis (10th grade) and E. Tsaprazi (12th grade), after the completion of the 19th National Competition on Astronomy and Astrophysics and the announcement of the results of the fourth phase «PTOLEMY» will comprise the first Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympic Team and will represent Greece in the 8th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics, to be held in Soutsava, Romania from the 1st to the 11th of August 2014.
18th JUNIOR BALKAN MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD
Τσιάμης - Κουτσογεώργος Students R. Tsiamis (8th grade) and P. Koutsogeorgios (9th grade), who won gold medals in the National Mathematical Olympiad "Archimedes", participated in the qualifying round, were distinguished and will form the Junior National Team that will represent Greece in the 18th Junior Balkan Mathematical Olympiad that will take place in June 2014 in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). It should be noted that 2 of the 6 members of the Junior National Team are Mandoulides Schools’ students.
3rd INTERSCHOOL COMPETITIONS OF RHETORIC ART IN MODERN GREEK (06/04/2014)
Παμπόρη - ΒράνηStudents A. Pampori (9th Grade) and A. Vrani (8th Grade) won 1st and 2nd place respectively in the event Impromptu Speaking. In Debate, student V. Triantafyllou (7th Grade) won the 3rd place. The competitions were held at the 2nd Experimental Junior High School of Thessaloniki. The event was attended by 162 students from 27 Junior high schools, both private and public.
18th PANHELLENIC GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ONLINE STUDENT COMPETITION “LYSIAS” (05/04/2014)
Τσιάμης 8th grade student R. Tsiamis ranked 1st nationally among 8th grade students in the 18th Panhellenic General Knowledge Online Student Competition ““Lysias. Additionally, he ranked 1st nationally among Junior High School students.
MANDOULIDES ART DAY (05/04/2014)
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On Saturday, April 5th, 2014 an innovative idea was implemented at Mandoulides Schools: Mandoulides Art Day! The school opened its doors not only to its own Elementary and Junior High School students, but for all the children of the city!
PANHELLENIC FORENSICS ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT IN ENGLISH (30/03/2014)
ForensicsOutstanding distinctions were awarded to students of the Schools in the Panhellenic Forensics Association Tournament, winning the 4th place nationwide, after HAEF, St Lawrence and Pierce - American College of Greece.
26th PANHELLENIC INFORMATICS COMPETITION
(29/03/2014)
InformaticsStudents K. Stefanidis, T. Charis, and Ch. Karathodoros (9th grade) ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively among Junior High School students in the 3rd and final phase of the 26th Panhellenic Informatics Competition
CASE STUDIES IN THE 6th INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICAL WEEK (27/03/2014)
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Within the framework of the 6th International Mathematical Week, Mandoulides Schools’ biology teacher S. Sarantidis presented a paper titled "Case Studies: An Innovative Teaching Method of Projects." 

On the same date, 10th grade students presented part of their assignment titled ”Tsunami: The waves of destruction. Physics and Mathematics around them”.
11 JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE FINAL PHASE OF THE PANHELLENIC INFORMATICS COMPETITION
In total, eleven Mandoulides Schools’ Junior and Senior High School students progressed to and will participate in the 3rd Phase (final) of the Panhellenic Informatics Competition organised by EPY, in Athens and Thessaloniki, on Saturday, March 22nd, 08:00 – 14:00.
STUDIES ABROAD: VISIT BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY (17/03/2014)

Within the framework of the Studies Abroad program, Mrs. Ioanna Siskou, the representative of Maastricht University, visited Mandoulides Schools. 

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AWARDED WITH THE GREEN FLAG OF ECOLOGICALLY FRIENDLY SCHOOLS
(15/03/2014)
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Mandoulides Schools, consistently demonstrate their environmental sensitivity. Thus, this year, the Elementary School, which has long applied in practice environmental actions and programs, was awarded, along with the Junior and Senior High Schools, with the title "Eco-School" and the Green Flag, bearing the mark of the Program.
10th PANHELLENIC STUDENT COMPETITION IN BIOLOGY INTERNATIONAL BIOLOGY OLYMPIAD (15/03/2014)
Students K. Veliani and R. Ketsetsidis (10th grade) ranked 3rd nationally in the 1st Phase of the 10th Panhellenic Biology Competition 2014.
19th PANHELLENIC STUDENT COMPETITION OF ASTRONOMY AND SPACE ENGINEERING (09/03/2014)
Students E. Tsaprazi and A. Palaskos (12th Grade) and G. Papahatzakis (10th Grade) won the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place respectively in the 3rd phase of “Ipparhos”, the 19th Panhellenic Student Competition of Astronomy and Space Engineering for senior high school students and will participate in the 4th phase “Ptolemeos”, which will take place on the 5th and 6th of April 2014 in order to structure the national team which will participate in the International Olympiad of Astronomy.
Becoming acquainted with 7th grade scholarship examinations 2014-2015 (09/03/2014)
7th grade scholarship examinations 2014-2015Within the framework of the 7th grade scholarship examinations 2014-2015, on Sunday, March 9th 2014 the event “Becoming acquainted with scholarship examinations” took place at the Theater of the Schools’ Cultural and Sports Center. 
MANDOULIDES SCHOOL RECEIVE A DISTINCTION FOR CULTURAL CONTRIBUTION FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF YOUNG ENTERPRENEURS (27/02/2014)
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A team of 11th grade students of the Schools was awarded the "Distinction for Cultural Contribution" under the program "Virtual Enterprise", organized by the Association of Young Entrepreneurs at the Mediterranean Cosmos mall (Thessaloniki).
31st NATIONAL MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD "ARCHIMEDES" (24/02/2014)
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Junior and Senior high school students, continuing the tradition of the Schools swept the medals in the 31st National Mathematical Olympiad "Archimedes", which was held in Athens on Saturday, 22/02/2014.

51st NORTH AMERICAN INVITATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS STUDENT CONFERENCE (NAIMUN) USA – NEW YORK, WASHINGTON (09-17/02/2014)
51ο ΜΑΘΗΤΙΚΟ ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΟ ΜΟΝΤΕΛΟΥ ΗΝΩΜΕΝΩΝ ΕΘΝΩΝ (ΝΑΙMUN) ΗΠΑ – ΝΕΑ ΥΟΡΚΗ, OΥΑΣΙΝΓΚΤΟΝ (09-17/02/2014)11th grade student F. Valavani received an Honorable Mention for her outstanding performance in the Committee ECOSOC (UN Economic and Social Council) representing Mexico in the 51st North American Invitational Model United Nations student conference, organized by Georgetown University in Washington. This student, having assumed the role of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, distinguished herself among her peers for her arguments and persuasive speech.
AMERICAN MATHEMATICS COMPETITION – MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
AMC10 & AMC12 (04/02/2014)
Amerikaniki_MathimatikiIn the AMC 10 and AMC 12 competitions organized by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) which took place on Tuesday, February 4th, approximately 136,000 students from 2,500 school from all over the world participated. The following Mandoulides Schools students were distinguished:

STUDENT DISTINCTIONS IN THE 2nd PHASE «EUKLEIDES» OF THE 74th PANHELLENIC COMPETITION OF THE HELLENIC MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
According to the results of the 2nd phase «Eukleidis» of the 74th Panhellenic Competition of the Hellenic Mathematical Society 24 students from Mandoulides Schools sealed their tickets and are now ready to claim a medal in the National Mathematics Olympiad «Archimedes», which will take place in Athens, on Saturday, 02/22/2014.
VISIT BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF BOCCONI UNIVERSITY, BARBARA PREVOSTI (12/2/2014)
On Wednesday, 02/12/2014, Bocconi University representative, Mrs. Barbara Prevosti met with 10th and 11th grade students and informed them about the prospects of study at the renowned University of Economics in Milan, Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi.
VISIT BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE BRITISH COUNCIL, JULIE CARTER (7/2/2014)
On Friday, 02/07/2014, British Council representative Mrs. Julie Carter informed Junior and Senior High School students on the IELTS, FCE and CPE examinations. Mrs. Carter gave students useful tips in order to face the exams more effectively and achieve better results.
2nd ENGLISH RHETORIC SPEECH TOURNAMENT LET'S TALK FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
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The 2nd English Rhetoric Let’s Talk tournament organized by Mandoulides Schools was successfully completed on 7 & 08/02/2014 on the premises of the Junior-Senior High School.

DISTINCTIONS IN THE 26th NATIONAL INFORMATICS COMPETITION
The language of numbers confirms once again the Schools’ tradition in distinguishing themselves through the work of their students in Informatics contests. Thirteen (13) students of the Junior-Senior High Schools competed and successfully qualified for the second phase of the 26th National Informatics Competition. A total of 26 students qualified from Thessaloniki 13 (50%) of which are students of the Schools.

It is worth mentioning that Rafail Ketsetsidis (10th grade Mandoulides Schools’ student) won 1st place nationally in the first phase of the competition.
VISIT TO THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH (CERN) - SWITZERLAND, GENEVA 15-18/01/2014
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Twenty 10th and 11th grade students participated in the annual visit of the Schools to the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, from the 15th to the 18th of January 2014. The purpose of the trip was to see the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), a grand international research program in High Energy Particle Physics.
VISIT BY PROFESSOR OF METEOROLOGY -CLIMATOLOGY THEODOROS KARAKOSTAS AT MANDOULIDES SCHOOLS

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On Wednesday, 18/12/2013 Mandoulides Schools were visited by Professor Theodoros Karakostas, Director of the Department of Meteorology and Climatology of the Geology Department of Sciences at AUTH.

"A GREAT MOMENT FOR EDUCATION" – AWARD CEREMONY FOR DISTINGUISHED GRADUATES BY EUROBANK, 16/12/2013
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Our distinguished graduates V. Siomos and S. Thomareis who ranked 5th in AUTH’s Electrical Engineering Department and 10th in Medical School (Military Branch) of Thessaloniki respectively, were awarded under the sponsorship program "A Great Moment for Education" which was organized for the 11th consecutive year by Eurobank. The award ceremony was held at the Convention Center "I. Vellidis".
STUDENTS MEET PHYSICS AND PHYSICS ENCHANTS!, ATHENS 13-15/12/2013
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Students of the Junior and Senior High Schools participated in the original and creative meeting of the Hellenic Physics Association in Athens. 
12th GRADE STUDENT ADMITTED TO YALE UNIVERSITY
ΕΠΙΤΥΧΙΑ ΣΤΟ ΚΟΡΥΦΑΙΟ ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΟ ΤΩΝ ΗΠΑ - YALE
We congratulate the 12th grade student Kyveli Mavromati on being admitted to Yale University, USA (Early Action).