Middle School News

Human Library held again at 888 Campus

Human Library 2

December 14, 2018 By Learning Center Coordinator Cassy Lee The Middle School just hosted its second Human Library event Friday, December 14, an all-school afternoon dedicated to hearing stories from people who have experienced prejudice and discrimination based on some aspect of their identity. As befits our... » read more
Middle School Advisory Groups Dance-Off

Middle School "Mayhem" 2018

August 30, 2018 This year’s Middle School Mayhem (second year running makes it a TRADITION!) featured teachers and their advisory groups in a dance party! We’re going to be smiling (and dance, dance, dancing) for days! Music and Movement teacher Nia Womack-Freeman shares, “This was truly a... » read more
Champion of Student Voice Cassy Lee

National Champion of Student Voice

August 21, 2018 One of Carroll Family Learning Center Coordinator Cassy Lee’s graduating eighth graders said it best when reflecting to her, “You blew away my idea of what a librarian is!” School Library Journal has echoed that assessment by naming her Librarian Champion of Student... » read more
Jason Reynolds speaking with CAIS Middle School

Students Roll Out the Red Carpet for Reynolds

April 02, 2018 A whole Zhang Heng (a Middle School class period devoted to special electives) this session was organized around preparing for award-winning author Jason Reynolds’ visit to the 888 Campus. Guided by Carroll Family Learning Center Coordinator Cassy Lee, 17 students read and discussed... » read more
LGBTQ Speakers Bureau volunteer speaker Bonny Llyn visits the 888 Campus

Middle School Speaker on Gender and Orientation

November 27, 2017 CAIS welcomed LGBTQ Speakers Bureau volunteer speaker Bonny Llyn to the 888 Campus. She visited Middle School classes and spoke about sexual orientation and her own experiences, informed the students about LGBTQ and ally resources in the area, and answered students’ many thoughtful ... » read more
Middle School gathered for an off-site intro to advisory groups

Student-Centered Schedule Changes at Middle School

September 15, 2017 Middle School Director Joe Williamson shared at Back to School Night that, in addition to moving to an eight day schedule, CAIS has added three student-focused improvements to the new schedule.  A student clubs period and Zhang Heng period have been incorporated into the schedule, each... » read more
Vote for 7th Graders' Video Contest Entry by March 29!

Thanks for voting CAIS Students' Wonderful Work

March 25, 2017 CAIS 7th graders Lena H., Alice C., and Anuhea T.’s video on Wuzhen, the “Venice of China,” has been named Semi-Finalist in the Youth Voices on China contest. http://youthvoices.1990institute.org/2017-entries/middle-school-semi-finalist-entries-2017/ Many thanks to the CAIS... » read more
8th Grader Lila C Cheered on by Family and Friends Alike

Cheering for Our Champ!

March 01, 2017 As winner (and defending champion from 2016) of the CAIS Spelling Bee, eighth grader Lila C. went on to the written round of the regional contest. We were delighted to learn that she has once again made the cut for the Bay Area Spelling Bee written exam (where the 200 school champs were whittled... » read more
Reylon Yount ’08 with Silk Road Ensemble

Grammy Award Winning Alumnus Reylon Yount Speaks with 8th Graders

February 17, 2017 Today alumnus Reylon Yount (CAIS class of 2008, Harvard 2016) visited our World Music classes to speak about his experiences performing with Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble on the album Sing Me Home, which just received a Grammy award for World Music.  Reylon credits his study of the... » read more
CAIS Middle School Students Select Award Worthy Books

Middle School Students Create CAISbery Award for Great Books

February 02, 2017 You may have heard of the Newbery Award, the American Library Association award given each year to the most distinguished book written by an American author for readers under 14, but have you heard of the CAISbery? A committee of 18 dedicated middle school readers and two teachers have chosen... » read more
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