April 2, 2018

Welcome Back, 5th Graders!

Our 5th graders recently returned from one of the most exciting and enriching experiences TIS has to offer – the Capstone Study Abroad program. Our students were wonderful ambassadors of TIS, and we could not be more proud of their accomplishments during this year’s Capstone! They personified the IB Learner Profile traits of principled, courageous, caring, open-minded, and reflective. Welcome back, 5th graders!

Throughout the two-week program we received regular updates from teachers, parents and students. You can read some of these comments on the Capstone blogs (ChinaJapan, or Mexico). The Capstone Study Abroad program is truly the culmination of the students’ culture and language learning at TIS. Thank you to the entire TIS faculty for preparing the students for success over the years. And of course, a special thanks to our 5th grade teachers who guided the students through their study abroad experience. Christy, Angela, Constanza, Libni and Taka – the time and dedication you put into this year’s program was unrivaled. It was a huge success!

Mark your calendars for a Capstone Information Session & 5th Grade Exhibition on April 26th – open to all parents! To learn more about TIS’ Capstone Study Abroad program, please join us at 8:15am in the Arthur Administration Building for an informal meeting. It is open to parents of all grade levels. Check your emails for more info! Then join us at the Exhibition in Learners’ Hall, where Students will present  their research projects conducted this trimester and during their time abroad in their track language! English presentations will be held from 2:10-3:00pm.

Meredith Fleming, Capstone Coordinator, meredithf@intlschool.org503-226-2496;118

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