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2022 FAIS Annual Gala

The FAIS community came together for a wonderful celebration on April 9 and showed their support for our school.

Our community raised $140,000 to support Financial Aid at FAIS through the Silent Auction, Art Projects and Live Auction. What a wonderful investment in the future of our school and community.

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French Presidential Elections at FAIS

We were honored to be an official voting site for the first round of the French presidential elections on Saturday, April 9th, as well as the second round of elections on Saturday, April 23 — more than 1,400 French citizens registered to vote on the FAIS campus!

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Preschoolers Learn About Jobs

Preschoolers enjoyed a two-month inquiry series into different jobs and responsibilities within a community – including staff and families at FAIS!

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5th Grade PYP Exhibition 2022

For the first time in three years, 5th graders were able to present their projects in-person – to staff and students during the day, and to families in the evening!

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8th Grade French Track: American Revolution

Eighth grade French track students in Angélique Cansse’s Individuals and Societies class concluded their unit on the American Revolution with a fun project to capture important events and documents that helped build the United States.

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Web Radio: Episode 74 + International Award!

FAIS Web Radio was awarded 2nd place for school podcasts in this year’s international contest, Médiatiks!

Bravo and félicitations to our students, teachers, and special guests… and merci to contest organizers, CLEMI (Le Centre pour l’Education aux Médias et à l’Information), for this great honor.

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1st Grade: We Built this City

First graders built a city during one of their latest units of inquiry. Focusing on tools to identify a place, they used a 2D blueprint to create 3D models!

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Middle School: FAIS Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)

Earlier this month -- as a follow-up to our 3rd-5th Grade OBOB battles -- FAIS held our 5th annual battles for our 6th-8th graders! We had 16 students participating to form 4 teams, with each team reading 16 books and answering book-based trivia questions in an elimination style tournament.

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6th Grade: Student Articles on the Importance of Languages

One of this year’s units in the 6th grade curriculum (6th and 7th grade for MandarinTrack) explores the importance of languages in the world and the opportunities they give us. As an international school, FAIS provides students the opportunity to learn English, French, German, Mandarin, and Spanish – and gain a broader, global perspective through the lens of language. 

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7th Grade: Printemps des poètes

Every year during spring, the French Ministry of Culture organizes Le Printemps des Poètes (Poets' Spring). The goal is to encourage students of all ages to discover a vast collection of poetic works, to awaken young readers' sensitivity, and to allow them to develop critical thinking skills. 

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