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Time, Space, Program, and Staffing @ 19th Avenue

Since Spring 2022 we have been working with outside consultants to plan for the best way to evolve and innovate our program on the new campus. We are particularly focused…

Mar 23, 2023

In-Service Days—A Deep Learning Experience

On Monday, March 13, the Preschool and Kindergarten Chinese teaching teams visited our neighboring school, Silicon Valley International School, to visualize the possibilities of how indoor and outdoor space at 19th…

Mar 23, 2023

Back to the Future

Last week saw the welcome return of a pre-pandemic ritual—the departure of CAIS fifth graders for their two week Taiwan experience at the Chingshin Academy Middle School. Three years ago at…

Mar 22, 2023

Getting to 19th Avenue

The announcement to the CAIS community on October 27, 2021 that our bid for the 19th Avenue campus had been accepted was met with a level of celebration fitting for…

Mar 20, 2023

The “Extras” That Make Middle School Great

Early in my teaching career, I attended a presentation by former San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Bill Walsh where he focused on the importance of extracurricular activities in students’ lives….

Mar 02, 2023

Congrats to Our League Champions!

Huge Congratulations to our Girls Varsity Basketball team on earning the 2023 SFAL Championship title in the February 10 final against The San Francisco School. The 13-12 victory was clinched…

Feb 10, 2023

Black History Month Resources

Our DEI Ambassadors compiled resources in preparation for Black History Month to help faculty incorporate more Black voices and perspectives into curricula. As the DEI Ambassadors share, “We all have a responsibility to…

Feb 03, 2023

Plagiarism, Student Writing, and AI

Several days ago, I received an email from one of our students containing an absolutely wonderful poem about the CAIS Middle School that was so touching I almost cried reading…

Feb 02, 2023

So Much Happening at 19th Avenue

When I was young, my mother often said, “things always get worse before they get better.” Actually, she said this to me when I was cleaning my room; it wasn’t…

Jan 19, 2023

Start, Stop, Reset: CAIS Strategic Vision

It was the week of Lunar New Year in 2020 that we released Reimagining CAIS: Our Strategic Vision for 2020-2025. The document included input from CAIS trustees, faculty, parents and students…

Jan 19, 2023