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Students 3D-printed their own terracotta warriors

High-Tech Terracotta Warriors

January 25, 2017 3D printers offer the potential of almost limitless opportunities to integrate technology into any part of the curriculum such as Mr. Mickelson and Tang Laoshi’s Terracotta Warrior Project. Reimagining Qin Shi Huang’s terracotta army that guards his tomb in the afterlife, seventh-grade... » read more
CAIS Chinese New Year Cooking Class

Cooking Up a Storm to Get Ready for Chinese New Year

January 18, 2017 On Wednesday afternoon the Oak Campus was infused with scrumptious aromas as CAIS teachers and staff gave cooking lessons to colleagues. Recognizing that food is one of the most delightful ways to prepare for Chinese New Year, Chinese Program Director Kevin Chang organized the second annual CAIS... » read more
This year's Winter Program told stories of peace through song and dance

Winter Program Spotlights Stories of Peace and Gratitude

January 04, 2017 Collecting uplifting narratives from around the globe and across cultures, Lower School Music and Movement Teacher Amanda Hahn worked throughout the semester with students in third, fourth, and fifth grade to create the inspiring, heartfelt Winter Program. Students incorporated a variety of... » read more
Mr. Williamson caught up with alumni at Cookies and Cocoa

Neither Wind Nor Rain Could Keep Them Away!

December 16, 2016 Like the recipe for hot cocoa, the reunion format was simple. Bring ingredients (or people) together in a warm spot and enjoy! Braving the torrential rain, more than 60 alumni, alumni parents, and current and former CAIS teachers gathered at the 888 Campus for reunion. The Carroll Family... » read more
Reylon Yount ’08 profiled in Harvard Gazette for winning Marshall Scholarship

Alumnus Awarded Marshall Scholarship

December 06, 2016 CAIS congratulates Reylon Yount ’08 on earning a prestigious Marshall Scholarship to continue his Harvard University graduate studies in music and film. Profiled in the Harvard Gazette, Reylon shared his interest in exploring the role of art in “shaping our perceptions of social and... » read more
LEGO Robotics Team earns Project Award trophy at first competition

CAIS LEGO Robotics Assembles Award-Winning Team

November 19, 2016 CAIS’s new LEGO robotics team competed in its first competition on Saturday, November 19 and received a unique Project Award trophy recognizing our students for their project idea about helping bees survive.   Director of Educational Technology Kerri Willa & Phanachet... » read more
Meeting CAIS Trustees at the 888 Campus

Trustees' Transparency: How the CAIS Board Works

November 16, 2016 CAIS parents have a great time together, so it should come as no surprise that the CAIS 201 Board and Bubbly event featured convivial conversations as sparkling as the refreshments. Nearly 60 CAIS parents gathered at the 888 Campus to meet trustees and learn about how this board, largely... » read more
Mandjou Koné from Mali shared the art of traditional storytelling accompanied by

A World of Stories

October 21, 2016 CAIS eighth graders had a front row seat and a peak inside the mind of a master storyteller accompanied by live drumming.    Music and Movement teacher Susan Kennedy shared, “As part of UC Berkeley’s Cal Performances program, Mandjou Kone, a griot (traditional... » read more
CAIS Bridge Class Bridging Generations

CAIS After School Class Bridging the Generations

September 27, 2016 CAIS Bridge Class instructor Deborah Drysdale writes, “The class is going terrifically this year, thanks to the participation of parents and grandparents, teachers, AND, of course, students. We have two tables of Handz players, an intermediate and an advanced table! Snacks are healthy (yay,... » read more
Annual Fund is off to a soaring start!

Soaring Start to Annual Fund 2016-2017

September 23, 2016 CAIS parent volunteers (and children) launched the Annual Fund with “Smile Style” this morning. Annual Fund Co-Chairs Allana Helland, Helene Kocher, and Andrew Owen were joined by Class Captains Claudia Choy and Hanna Wang and Head of... » read more
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