In the 4th Interschool rhetoric art competition in Greek for Junior High School students that took place at the 2nd Experimental Junior High School, 34 schools took part. 19 Mandoulides Schools’ students participated. In Impromptu, 8 out of the 71 students progressed to the semifinals out of which our students I. Liakou, Z. Kamopoulou and A. Vrani ranked 1st, 3rd and 7th respectively.
We would like to warmly congratulate the 9 Junior – Senior High School students who received 2 gold, 1 silver and 6 bronze medals in the final phase «Archimedes» of the 32nd Panhellenic Competition of the Hellenic Mathematical Society, as well as the 16 students who competed along with them.
The students’ success is of particular importance, as it renders Mandoulides Schools first nationally in the 32nd National Mathematical Olympiad organized by the H.M.S.
Mandoulides Schools’ students have a tradition in receiving distinctions in Computer Science competitions, nationally and in Balkan and International Olympiads. Thus, this year, Mandoulides Schools’ students participated in the 27th Panhellenic Computer Science Competition, where Junior and Senior High School students from all over Greece took part. In the 1st phase, 16 Mandoulides Schools’ students distinguished themselves.
As part of the Studies Abroad Program, the representative of Bocconi University of Economics in Milan, Ms. Barbara Prevosti briefed graduate students on the English language courses in the field of Economics-International Economics, Management and Finance and Political Science - International Politics and Government. The representative of Maastricht University in the Netherlands informed students about study prospects and the curriculum in Maastricht University.
In the AMC 10 and AMC 12 competitions of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) conducted on Tuesday, February 3rd in which approximately 136,000 students and 2,500 schools from all over the world participate each year the following students were distinguished:
According to the results of the second phase "Euclid" of the 75th National Competition of the Hellenic Mathematical Society, 25 students of Mandoulides Schools have progressed to and now claim a medal in the National Mathematical Olympiad "Archimedes", to be held in Athens, on Saturday, 28/02/2015.
On Sunday, February 15th 2015, at the Theater of Mandoulides Schools’ Cultural and Sports Center, the established New Year’s pie cutting celebrations for the Mandoulides Girls’ Volleyball Academy, soccer Academy and Basketball Academy were successfully held. During all three celebrations, distinguished athletes were honored, awards were presented and gifts were given to several lucky young athletes.
For yet another year, the innovative program "Mandoulides Epathlon & Hackathlon" took place, opening the curtain of Art & Science Days. In a climate of creativity and cooperation students were initiated into the world of programming by making their own 3D games. But, the second part of the event, the Hackathlon, stole the show once again. Our students acted likea real «hackers», and managed to solve puzzles and to "break" the secret codes of the game.
On Thursday, February 12th, 2015 10th grade students presented the work they carried out for the first semester within the framework of the Project course at the Theatre of Mandoulides Schools’ Cultural and Sports Center. It is noteworthy that the projects were performed using the Case Studies methodology. Case Studies are true or plausible stories containing a scientific dilemma, with economic or ethical implications. Students are asked to decide what the solution will be for themselves, and to support the solution chosen. Therefore, through this process, they acquire new knowledge, especially within the sciences, practice in the implementation of said knowledge and learn to make decisions in the face of real problems.
9th grade student A. Gerontopoulos received an outstanding distinction in the 14th Greek Language and Spelling Competition, which took place on Saturday, February 7th 2015, at the Central Public Library. Our student ranked 2nd among the 172 9th grade students from private and public schools of Northern Greece that participated.
Mandoulides Schools successfully held the Let’s Talk rhetorical speech tournament for Elementary School pupils for the third consecutive year. 80 pupils from private and public elementary schools of Thessaloniki and Xanthi -2nd Agiou Pavlou, 3rd Experimental Evosmou, Axion Xanthi, Ekpedeftiria Bakogianni Larisa, Ekpedeftiria Platon Katerini, Anatolia Elementary and Mandoulides Schools- took part in the event, which was not of a competitive nature.
On Sunday, February 1st 2015, at the Star Pool Center, the New Year’s pie cutting celebration for Mandoulides Schools’ Swimming Academy took place. During the event, the world Paralympic swimming champion Antonios Tsapatakis was honored for his contribution to sport.
On Sunday 01/02/2015 the award ceremony for students who excelled 2nd PanHellenic Junior High School Physics Competition and the 24th PanHellenic Physics Competition for the Senior High School. The students who received distinctions are:
Junior High School:
1st place: Daoultzi Evaggelia (7th grade)
5th place: Tsiamis Raphail (9th grade)
16th place: Mavromatis Stylianos (9th grade)
46th place: Gerontopoulos Anastasios (9th grade)
Exceptional distinctions were awarded to Mandoulides Schools’ students in the 1st rhetoric speech competition, which was held in Anatolia College, from January 30 to February 1, 2015.
The organization involved 304 students from 39 schools, private and public, from all over Greece who competed in impromptu, original oratory, oral interpretation of literature and debate..
The conference was organized with the valuable cooperation of the students of the renowned Harvard University in the Sheraton Hotel in Boston, USA, in the Prudential Tower and convention space Haynes and attracted over 3000 students from all over the world. Mandoulides Schools’ students were informed on pressing global issues and tried to defend the interests of their assigned country by taking part in simulations of UN meetings.
(25 - 31/01/2015)
High school students participated in the 47th The Hague Model United Nations Conference (TIIMUN), held at the International Conference Center in The Hague with the participation of 4,000 students from around the world. During the conference, the students - participants analyzed global issues using the United Nations’ standards and negotiated the signing of resolutions, the final version of which shall be sent to the UN official delegation.
We congratulate the 12th grade student Georgios Batzolis on being admitted to Cambridge University (Pembroke College) Great Britain in order to study Mathematics. The student attended the Studies Abroad program. 2014.
Mandoulides Schools participated for the fourth consecutive year in the competition AMC 8 of the American Mathematical Society, which took place in Mandoulides Schools on Tuesday, November 18th 2014. The winner of the competition was O. Pliaridis (8th grade student).
The Junior High School’s Environmental Group went on an excursion to the dam of Thermi. This action, which will culminate with a second trip in the spring, aimed to introduce students to this special ecosystem and measure primary productivity and the rate of degradation in it.
From the 19th to the 21st of December, 2014 the 30th the Greek Selection Conference for the Youth European Parliament was held in order to compose the National Team that will represent the country in the 78th International Session of the European Youth Parliament to be held in Izmir, in April 2015.
With the participation of thousands of students, parents, teachers and friends, for the fourth consecutive year, the Christmas Charity BAZAAR entitled "TRIANGLE, WISHES, LOVE AND TREATS AND KISSES" was held by the Schools and the Sports Club MAS MANDOULIDES in a festive atmosphere and with the desire to help our fellowmen.
At the Christmas Charity Bazaar, both young and old sang carols, heard Christmas stories, watched presentations of Christmas tales, created in Santa Claus’s Workshop, watched Christmas theatrical events, shared the spirit of Christmas and the holidays and were greeted with "triangles and wishes, love, treats and kisses".
Twelve Junior High School Students from Mandoulides Schools took part in the 9th Hisar Junior Model United Nations Conference organized by the American Hisar School in Konstantinoupolis, Turkey. Α. Κourti, student of B' Gymnasio was chosen as the "Best Delegate" in her committee. The student conference is a simulation of the United Nations. Mandoulides High School students represented the delegation of Colombia, South America. The main theme of the conference was "Protecting Human Rights". The committees of the students analyzed topics referring to "urban, gender and welfare affairs, "health and environmental issues", "military and disarmament affairs”.
The School’s honor graduates E. Pampori and A. Kousina who were admitted to the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with 19.586 points and the Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens with 19.547 points, respectively, were awarded under the donor program "A Great Moment for Education", held for the 12th consecutive year by Eurobank. The award ceremony took place during a special ceremony at the "I. Vellidis" conference center.
Thirteen Junior and Senior high school students participated in the 4th Conference of European Governance organized by Yale University in Budapest. The conference simulates the work of the European Parliament, NATO and the parliaments of many European countries. The theme of this year's event was the energy crisis (Tapped Out: The Growing Energy Crisis) and organizers, through potential crisis scenarios involving terrorist activities and intense confrontations between countries, implicated participants in a cycle of diplomatic negotiations to solve the problems.
Eight students of the Mandoulides After School Debate – Forensics Club participated in the 48th Pan-Hellenic Debate Tournament of the American College of Greece – Deree, in Athens. Despite the fact that they had to debate against University students and pupils from english-speaking schools in Athens, such as HAEF-Athens College, Pierce College, American College of Greece, St Catherine's British School, St Lawrence School, Moraitis School, the Experimental Senior High School of Anavryta, they won excellent ratings and ranked ninth in a total 80 teams.
Within the context of the current affairs program, on Friday, November 14th, 2014, at the Cultural and Sports Center of the Schools a discussion was held with the physician-psychiatrist Myrto Marinou on dangerous toys and dangerous behaviors. The discussion was attended by 7th-11th grade students and their parents.
Five 11th grade students of Mandoulides Schools excelled in the competition Euroscola 2014-2015 and will represent their country at the conference to be held in Strasbourg on December 19th, 2014.
Specifically, the following students received distinctions:
- S. Kyratzi (1st place)
- K. Veliani (2nd position)
- F. Sytilidis (3rd place)
- Ch. Gkantsinikoudi (15th place)
- V. Niavi (24th place)
Students were informed on the program curriculum, academic life and had the opportunity to ask questions.
Mandoulides Schools hosted the Sweden’s champion children's basketball team Södertälie, and held joint training sessions with the children’s MAS MANDOULIDES team, following Mandoulides Schools’ training program.
Twelfth grade student Apostolos Panagiotopoulos, won the bronze medal in the Mediterranean Mathematics Competition. The contest was held in May 2014 in Athens and the results were announced in August 2014. Student G. Batzolis also participated in the same contest.
In the 33rd Panhellenic (60th Pan-European) Competition of the Commission "Europe at School" with the general theme "I would like to live in a united Europe”, which was held in the school year 2013 - 2014, the following Mandoulides Schools' students were awarded:
Pappa Vasiliki (Elementary School)
Papaoikonomou Maria Vasiliki (Junior High School)
Ioannidis Evgenios (Junior High School)
Kalfa Xenia-Thalassini (Junior High School)
Kostaki Ifigeneia (Junior High School)
Within the framework of the STUDIES ABROAD program a presentation by Mrs. M. McDill , Mrs J. Russell and Mrs V. Bagnyuk, representatives of the USA colleges for women: Wellesly, Smith, Bryn Mawr and Barnard, took place on Friday, October 17th, 2014. These colleges hold high positions in the ranking Liberal Arts Colleges according to US News & World Report Rankings 2015.
On Saturday, October 11th, 2014, classes ST2 and ST4 of Mandoulides Schools participated in the presentation of the book "Shadows on the lake," by Persefoni Karampati.
Through a small theatrical event based on the book above, students briefly experienced the climate of the Macedonian Struggle at the lake of Giannitsa. They recognized the generosity of Captain Agra and felt the friendship that was created during those difficult years between a Greek and a Bulgarian child.
On Saturday, October 11th 2014, an exhibition of paintings by children who participated in the contest "I paint the Russian Avant-Garde" opened at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, at Moni Lazariston, During the event, the Kostakis Collection, the largest collection of Russian avant-garde in the world was honored.
On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014, at 11:00 am, the Deputy Minister of Education Mr. Alexandros Dermentzopoulos awarded the National Junior and Senior Informatics teams, which represented Greece in the International and Balkan Olympiad in Informatics 2014.
The National Informatics Team 2014 for Senior High School students was made up of four students, out of which one, Giorgos Venizelos, is a student of Mandoulides Schools.
Within the framework of the STUDIES ABROAD program a presentation by Mr. Keith Light, Associate Director of the International Admissions Office, Yale University, USA took place on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014. Students were informed of the curriculum, the academic life and had the opportunity to pose questions.
September the 26th has been established as the European Day of Languages by the Council of Europe with the support of the European Union. It is a pan-European campaign to promote language learning in the European Union’s efforts to promote multilingualism in Europe.
Mandoulides Schools in collaboration with Mandoulides Schools’ Alumni Association honored the 2014 graduates for their success in the Panhellenic Examinations on Thursday, September 25th, 2014, at the Schools’ Cultural and Sports Center’s Theater.
The 11th Mathematics Week took place at Mandoulides Schools from September 1st-5th 2014. 93 students participated, 19 of which came from other schools of Thessaloniki. Having sat written examinations the following students received distinctions:
1st Place - O. Ploiaridis, Κ. Koutroulis
2nd Place - Ε. Hasioti, V. Triantafyllou
3rd Place - Ι. Samaras, G. Charistos, P. Andreadis
Honorable Mention - Ch. Marinopoulos, Α. Spiliopoulos
Mandoulides Schools’ students who participated in the Studies Abroad program, took part in outstanding summer programs during the summer of 2014 at U.S. Universities.
12th grade student Apostolos Panagiotopoulos was chosen to participate (from July 13th to August 9th) to the Stanford University Mathematics Camp at Stanford University, in California.
Students of the Schools of the Studies Abroad program participated in outstanding summer programs at universities in Italy and Switzerland.
11th grade students Ioannis Saropoulos and Stylianos Koulaxis were selected to participate in the summer program Discover Your Talent (30 / 6-4 / 7/2014) of the Economics University Bocconi of Milan, Italy.
The 11th grade student Fani Delliou attended the summer program at the University Les Roches - International School of Hotel Management (21-26 / 8/2014) in Switzerland.
In the competition organized by the Macedonian branch of the Hellenic Mathematics Association on 07/06/2014 for Elementary School students "Young Euklid" the following Mandoulides Schools’ students received distinctions:
Marinopoulos Christoforos (1st place, 5th grade),
Pappa Vasiliki (2nd place, 5th grade),
Chytiroglou Michail (2nd place, 5th grade)
Students of the afterchool Debate program and the Forensics group of Mandoulides Schools and Anatolia College attended the fall DEBATE CAMP of the Panhellenic Forensics Association in English. The Debate Camp was held on Mandoulides Schools’ Junior-Senior High School premises, as part of the students’ preparation for the Forensics competition that will take place from 19/03 to 22/03/2014 at Mandoulides Schools in Thessaloniki
MAS MANDOULIDES is pleased to announce the transfer agreement of the basketball player Gianni Kouzeloglou to PARTIZAN BELGRADE, one of the biggest teams in Europe.
Giannis Kouzeloglou began his athletic path seven years ago in MAS MANDOULIDES. He played in all parts of the union, mini, , children, teen’s, men’s, having a leading role. He was declared champion of Greece as part of the School Team of Mandoulides Schools in 2013 and placed third in the nationwide Teen’s Team of MAS MANDOULIDES in 2012. At the same time, he participated in the National Junior Teams and Young Men’s Teams. Giannis is the first Greek basketball player who will wear the shirt of PARTIZAN.