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"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
Great company, great conversation at Alumni Fireside Chat

Alumni Fireside Chat

December 01, 2015 Alumni gathered in The Carroll Family Learning Center at the new 888 Campus to enjoy a “fireside chat” and receive sage career advice, tips, and insights from some particularly accomplished CAIS community members. CAIS parent Adam Messinger, CTO of Twitter, and Trustee Benjamin Ng, former CFO of... » read more

感恩节快乐! Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2015 ECD kicked off the Thanksgiving festivities with a pumpkin pie celebration on Friday, November 13. Lower school and middle school parents organized the annual potluck luncheon to carry on the fun on Friday, November 20 before students headed of for Thanksgiving break. Special thanks to the Room... » read more
South facing view from the 888 Campus north building's 3rd floor

Room with a View

October 29, 2015 Ardent birder Susan Sherman is making great use of her new perch in the Bauer/He Eureka! Science Laboratory atop the 888 Campus’s north building. She has introduced her 7th and 8th grade science students to a new neighbor, a red-tailed hawk whose migratory movements have alit upon the roof of the... » read more
Adam Ross demos flipped classroom videos to MIIS grad students

CAIS Study

October 24, 2015 This month, CAIS hosted 11 graduate students from Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) who observed several CAIS Chinese classes and had a lunch discussion session with our Chinese faculty. One of the participants wrote afterward: “I have read and heard a lot about immersion... » read more
CAIS Cross Country at Lindley Meadow, Golden Gate Park

Firedragon Cross Country Racers Are on Fire!

October 24, 2015 CAIS Cross Country Firedragons are on fire! At the Lindley Meadow race in Golden Gate Park on Friday, sixth grader Hetti H. won the overall race by a split second and eighth grader John P. won the boys 7/8 overall race by 26 seconds. The Girls 5/6 team has won all three races they’ve run this... » read more
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