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Class of 2012 Reunion - May 2016

CAIS Class of 2012 Gathers As They Say Goodbye to High School

May 14, 2016 As the CAIS Class of 2012 completes senior year of high school, their alma mater said “Congratulations!” with a special reunion send-off for their next chapter. Two thirds of the graduates and many parents from the class gathered to reminisce with each other and their former teachers... » read more
Christine Chessen named Philip Butler Smith Volunteer of the Year 2016

In Praise of Parent Volunteers

May 12, 2016 Head of School Jeff Bissell invited all parent volunteers to an Appreciation Breakfast at the 888 Campus in their honor Thursday, May 12. As he explained to the attendees, “When I first came to this school from China, I thought it was for the language piece. But the reason I continue to... » read more
Visiting students from Taipei shared their thanks with the community

Xièxiè from Ren-Ai Elementary Students!

May 10, 2016 CAIS recently welcomed 48 students from Taipei Ren-Ai Elementary School for two weeks as part of the Taiwan Exchange program. While the Ren-Ai students were here, they were hosted by CAIS fifth grade families, and during the school days participated in a variety of field trips... » read more

Fantastic Futsal Season

May 06, 2016 I’m pleased to be ending my career at CAIS with such excellent results for the last sport of the year, Futsal!     We have 4 out of 5 teams in the Play offs!     Final standings in each division:  (Top 4 teams in each division advance into the play offs.)  ... » read more
Firedragons for Social Good

CAIS Students Up to "Know" Good

April 25, 2016 Firedragons Help with Over Ten Tons of Food    On Sunday, April 24 2016, Firedragons for Social Good (FFSG) held its first event with both Middle School and Lower School volunteers at the SF food bank. The FFSG is a CAIS community service group focused on organizing community... » read more
Fifth Graders Getting a Leg Up in the World

Fifth Graders' Fun in Taiwan

March 31, 2016 Mr. Morris is chaperoning the Fifth Grade CAIS Ren’ai Taiwan Exchange Trip and shared quotes from student about their adventures with their host families on the first weekend. “I went on a mini-segway; it was so much fun. Nothing was bad yesterday.” – Dexter“We went to a hot spring and... » read more
In the Morning, a poem by sixth grader Alyssa Y.

Sixth Grader's Poetry Prowess

March 15, 2016 Sixth grader Alyssa Y. was selected as one of the top 10 winners in California for the fall 2015 poetry writing contest held by Creative Communication. Her poem In the Morning will be published and is featured on the Creative Communication website. Middle School English teacher Mr. Sproull... » read more

Precious Children Working with Precious Metals

March 15, 2016 The following is a reflection by Instructor Mingna Qi on the Jewelry Designers after school class.   我是Dragonfly Design 的老师 Mingna Qi ,从去年3月份开始进入Dragonfly Design 工作马上就快一年了. 刚开始接触学校工作是去年5月份,一开始我还担心自己会不会做不好这个工作,但是慢慢的看着别的同事给孩子上课我就学会了很多….  先试着和他们交朋友,他们是这么的可爱、天真纯洁。... » read more
CAIS Spelling Bee Champ Seventh Grader Lila C. with Mr. Sproull

CAIS Spelling Bee Champ Moving Up

March 07, 2016 In January, seventh grader Lila C. won the annual CAIS Spelling Bee organized by Mr. Sproull. As the school’s spelling champ, she earned a spot to participate in the CBS/Scripps Spelling Bee Regional Semi-Final. The written bee took place on Saturday February 20 and we have... » read more
Aquarium of the Bay brought students up close to animals

Water-filled Week at CAIS

March 01, 2016 Just as San Francisco received a much-needed soaking last week, scores of CAIS students were able to see what lives in the water and wetlands of our Bay area environs.  Ms. Fischer invited the Aquarium of the Bay Mobile program to her second and fifth grade classes, bringing the... » read more
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