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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
Mid-Autumn Festival Bulletin Board at Oak Street Campus

花好月圆 and Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

September 15, 2016 CAIS celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival by sharing moon cakes with students, teachers and staff on all three campuses. This year, we were delighted to find a baker who makes moon cakes without using peanut oil or nut related ingredients! Giving a nod to his tongue-in-cheek realization... » read more
Teamwork without words in Ms. Sherman's science class

Building the Pyramids...Without a Word

September 10, 2016 For their previous 10 years or so together, CAIS eighth graders have been learning two languages side by side. In Ms. Sherman’s science class this week, they had to tackle a task without being able to use ANY of those words! Students had a blast working together to construct a pyramid of... » read more
Eighth Graders at the premiere of the Dream of the Red Chamber opera

Premiere Opportunity

September 07, 2016 Eighth graders had a spectacular opportunity to see the world premiere of an exicting new operatic production of a classic Chinese novel, Dream of the Red Chamber at San Francisco Opera. As Head of School Jeff Bissell noted, “eighth graders’ field trip to the dress rehearsal... » read more
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