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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
Solar panels powering 150 Oak Campus

Our Greener Future Begins Now

January 12, 2016 This summer NCIS worked with Occidental Power and BBJ Electric to install a solar power grid atop the 150 Oak Campus. Daniel Klingebiel of NCIS is very pleased to share now, “The solar PV array inspections are complete and with PG&E’s consent the system was interconnected with... » read more
The memories were sweet and the spirit even warmer than the cocoa!

Alumni Share Hot Cocoa and Warm Memories

December 16, 2015 Yang Laoshi had a look of pure joy and astonishment when she emerged from a classroom to find former students now grown up and visiting the library for reunion. More than 80 alumni and alumni parents joined more than a dozen faculty and staff for a festive gathering at the Oak Street campus on... » read more
Head of School Jeff Bissell guides students through a Dim Sum meal

Diving into Dim Sum with Mr. Bissell

December 15, 2015 The fun finale of the Live Auction at ShowCAIS 2015 was a good spirited “bidding war” for Dim Sum with Mr. Bissell. In the end, four families went in together on this memorable experience for their children. On Friday, December 11, Head of School Jeff Bissell gathered first graders Calista A... » read more
"Hour of Code" peppered throughout the week at CAIS

Crazy About Coding at CAIS

December 11, 2015 Taking part in the annual Hour of Code, all Kindergarten through eighth grade CAIS students completed self-paced, 1-hour tutorials that introduced them to basic programming skills. Core concepts include: pattern recognition, problem solving, spatial visualization, sequencing, loops,... » read more
Eighth Grade Gold decorated the neighboring lobby on Turk Street

Good Neighbors | Good Deeds

December 08, 2015 Students in Eighth Grade Gold brought some holiday cheer to residents at neighboring Parkview Terraces Senior Housing across from the 888 Campus on Turk Street. Learning Center Coordinator Cassy Lee had reached out to Parkview management to see if they could use assistance and was happy to learn... » read more
Seventh grades created book covers in The Phanachet Design Lab

Seventh Graders Flexing Creative Muscles

December 07, 2015 Seventh & Eighth Grade English Teacher John Gray and Phanachet Design Lab Director Jason Mickelson have collaborated on two projects with the seventh grade students, both on display in The Carroll Family Learning Center this month. In the first project, the students designed their own book... » read more
Girls Who Code club visits Airbnb

Girls Who Code Gets Inside Look at Airbnb

December 04, 2015 Following the Girls Who Code club field trip to Airbnb headquarters, EdTech Director Kerri Willa shared, “We had a great day today at Airbnb: checking out the office, participating in a panel discussion with Airbnb women engineers, and enjoying some delicious free drinks and snacks! Here... » read more
Observing Lola the Owl

SF Zoo Visits CAIS Art Classes

December 04, 2015 Art teacher Ms. Ostapinski brings subjects to life…literally…for her students. This month, she invited the San Francisco Zoo to bring animal guests to her art classes. SF Zoo’s Carissa Rowley introduced second graders to an opossum, a turtle named Ralph and a Western screech owl... » read more
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