Middle School News

Eighth graders present for industry panelist critiques

Creating Their Place in the World

May 22, 2019 As they get ready to go out into the wider world, eighth graders are finishing their CAIS careers strong with an interdisciplinary project about social movements and how to affect change in the world. Guided by Social Studies teacher Alice Woodman-Russell, English teacher Jack Crow, and... » read more
MATHCOUNTS team earns 2nd place in Golden Gate Chapter competition

Mathletes Advancing to State Competition

February 23, 2019   Congratulations to our CAIS mathletes who placed second in the 36th Annual Golden Gate Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition this past weekend! CAIS mathletes competed against eleven other San Francisco public and private schools before taking one of the top spots. Congratulations to... » read more
Demonstrating the Phanachet Design Lab's vacuum former

Bay Area Maker Educator Meetup Hosted at CAIS

February 14, 2019 This month, Design Lab Director Jason Mickelson hosted the monthly Bay Area Maker Meetup at our Phanachet Design Lab. Designed to support maker educators, these meetups provide opportunities for educators to share ideas, provide support, network, and — most importantly — do a little... » read more
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
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