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Shining a light on the science of climate change

Shining a Light on Cool Critters and Science

January 28, 2017 Second graders participated in the Aquarium of the Bay’s mobile program, Our Future’s So Bright, and learned about the science of climate change and ways to take care of our planet.  Students observed how humans have affected the balance of natural cycles on Earth, and then... » read more
Mass Greeting knits together the CAIS Community

Bringing Us All Together

January 26, 2017 We are approaching the biggest holiday of the year in China and in many other parts of Asia—the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, as it is sometimes called. This holiday is steeped in traditions, some hundreds—perhaps thousands—of years old and some more recent.  Many Lunar... » read more
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
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