Earlier this month, the goal of the Girl Scout Troop 10080 Take Action project was 50 volunteers and 15 Middle School students. Their goal was surpassed!
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Preschool students studied animals for their final unit of inquiry of the year: “Sharing the planet” – with the central idea of “Living things have needs.”
Students from 4th and 5th grade get together weekly to participate in cooperative learning and team building activities.
Earlier this month, 1st graders spent the morning with Christine and Clifton from the Wasco Tribe.
To conclude their unit on activism, 8th grade French Track students chose a topic that was meaningful to them, wrote a speech (using rhetorical devices that they worked on during the unit), and delivered their speeches in French to their fellow classmates.
Like last year’s class, this year’s graduating 8th graders have shown incredible perseverance through our first full year back on campus. It has been a joy to see how they bring life to the IB Learner Profile attributes – from their MYP Community Projects to the class trip to Washington D.C., and all the little moments in between.
In 1982, the French Minister of Culture started a tradition to celebrate the first day of summer: "Fête de la Musique" (a homophone for "faites de la musique," which translates to "make music"). On this day, any musician—amateurs and professionals, alike—are encouraged to perform (for free) outside in their neighborhoods to promote music... including using pots and pans for instruments!
On Wednesday, June 22, we celebrated the promotion of our 5th graders... with students, staff, and families lining the sidewalks to cheer them on as they marched around campus and into the gym for the ceremony.
Please join us in wishing a fond farewell to Arezu Movahed, who will conclude her wonderful career at FAIS as we conclude this school year.
“Normally, our soon-to-be FAIS graduates would be scattered around the globe on their international trips, experiencing different cultures and languages. Of course, with the pandemic, international travel was not an option this year (we hope we can bring these back next year). While D.C. is a very different experience than a homestay in a different country, it has still been an unforgettable one for the students, chaperones (THANK YOU to Angelique, Ansel, Denise, and Gloria), and myself…”
Our Parent Liaison Committee (PLC) kicked off Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week with sweet treats and coffee in the FAIS Kitchen. And of course, chouquettes from St. Honoré Bakery
Our three preschool classes took their first field trip in more than TWO years… and what better place to go than The Oregon Zoo? We couldn’t have asked for better weather, and the animals must’ve felt the same way, because they were very active.
This week in class, Toute Petite Section – kindergarten students had the opportunity to honor their loved ones by putting time and effort into a project to bring home and share at the end of the week (today!) with their whole family. Projects included cards, picture frames, painted rocks, potted plants, bird houses, and aprons!
The Book Masters represented FAIS in the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) mini-Regional on April 23rd
With the return of field trips and class trips, this year marked the return to outdoor school for our 6th and 7th grade classes!