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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
Fifth grader Lauren K.’s artwork featured on the Mass Greeting program

Bissell vs. Beyonce: How to Respectfully Embrace Another Culture

February 04, 2016 Head of School Jeff Bissell shares his latest blog post and CAIS community message in celebration of Chinese New Year. His thought-provoking piece shines a light on what it means to “Embrace Chinese” by going beyond the stunning sights and sounds of Chinese New Year to the deep... » read more
CAIS program profile featured in Asia Society newsletter January 29

CAIS Collecting Great Notices

January 29, 2016 This week CAIS was featured in the January issue of the Asia Society’s e-newsletter Chinese Language Matters as well as the National Association of Independent Schools’ (NAIS) Inspiration Lab.  The Asia Society article highlights CAIS as one of the exemplary schools... » read more

Gearing up for Spring Futsal

January 26, 2016 Futsal practices and team placements will begin the week of February 22 and continue daily though the Final Championship game May 13. All 5th through 8th grade players of any ability are encouraged to join. All players must commit to at least one practice a week to be eligible to play in... » read more
CAIS students play in area bridge tournament

Bridging the Generations with Bridge

January 26, 2016 Deborah Drysdale of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) shared some enthusiastic reflections on the CAIS students’ participation in a recent bridge tournament. (ACBL conducts the after school enrichment course AOI6. Learn to Play Bridge for CAIS’s Extended Day program.) ... » read more
Philharmonia Baroque members perform for CAIS seventh graders

Sound Blast from the Past

January 22, 2016 Seventh graders enjoyed a performance by members of the Philharmonia Baroque orchestra in the Sensato Performing Arts Room (S201) at the 888 Campus. The group plays period music on period instruments and gave a demonstration as part of the seventh grade unit on the evolution of early... » read more
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