Portland's French Troubadour Returns to FAIS
Posted 06/15/2018 05:00PM

Though he travels close to 10,000 miles every year touring the United States and abroad with his music, next week Portland-based French musician Eric John Kaiser will return to FAIS to participate in this year's Fête de la Musique. Eric has shared the stage with musicians from around the world, including Welsh superstars The Stereophonics, French star Tété, and French band The Revolver. In Portland, he regularly collaborates with local and foreign talents. During the week of its release, his most recent album, "Made in Gaspésie," charted #14 on the Billboard World Chart.

Following his performance at the Fête de la Musique, after a string of shows around Oregon, Washington, and California, Eric will instruct a week-long music camp (Rock Band: Jam, Record, Perform) as a part of Summerfest, FAIS's middle school summer program. Open to students of all skill levels, this camp will give young musicians a chance to work on writing, covering, and practicing songs of their choice to perform live during an exclusive performance for friends and family in a real concert venue. For more information on that camp, visit the School's Summer Programs webpage, and scroll down to Week 5. To find more information about Eric and to sample a bit of his music before the Fête de la Musique, you can visit his website.


Stop by 4th grade classroom 2-A on Tuesday, June 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for an exhibition featuring many of the projects worked on throughout the year.

It's not too late to make your summer plans--register now for Summer Camp and Summerfest!

Mark your calendars--on June 24 FAIS' T-ball team, the Tigers, will celebrate their end of season at a Hillsboro Hops game at 4 p.m. If you are interested in joining the team and their families, please contact Ryan.


    • WedAug29 New Parent Orientation 5:45 PM to 8:00 PMRose Préau Commons, FAIS Campus

      This event is for all new FAIS parents. Current FAIS parents new to Gilkey with rising 6th graders are strongly encouraged to attend. Students are neither expected nor required to be present. See event description for details.

    • TueSep04 First Day of School for Middle School Students
    • TueSep04 Lower School Welcome Day
    • ThuSep06 Gilkey Volleyball Begins
    • FriSep07 Gilkey Cross Country Begins
    • FriSep07 Gilkey Soccer Begins
    • SatSep08 Wallace Park Gathering for New & Returning FAIS Families 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMWallace Park, 1600 NW 25th Avenue

      Bring a snack or lawn game to share with other new and current FAIS families at the park. All grades welcome! Look for the FAIS banner to find our location. Hang out at the park or organize groups to walk to shops and eateries on NW 23rd Avenue.

    • MonSep10 Fall PM Classes Begin
    • ThuSep13 Middle School Back-to-School Night 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMRose Préau Commons
    • FriSep14 School Photo Day
    • MonSep17 Preschool - 1st Grade Back-to-School Night 7:00 PM to 8:30 PMRose Préau Commons
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