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March 20, 2017

Capstone 2017: March 19 – Xi’an

At Xi’an’s Xingqing Gong Palace Park. The parents had as much fun as the students..maybe more. – From TIS parent Elaine

March 20, 2017

Capstone 2017: Parent Update

Today marks the beginning of our second week in China, and we’ve just arrived in Xi’an. As I write this, the busy sounds of the street below our hotel fill the room and the neon lights a path all the way to the City Wall, built in the 14th century. History is particularly heavy in… View Article

March 16, 2017

Capstone 2017: March 16

Students attended the SEES ceremony and participated in a Thank-You/Talent Show!

March 15, 2017

Capstone 2017: Student Reflections

I like the school. It has a lots of cool programs, and you don’t have to bring lunch. The homestay was fun. I haven’t eaten any American food yet. I’ve had a good time. We picked strawberries, and they tasted great. We went shopping and I bought a stuffed dolphin. They have weird food like… View Article

March 13, 2017

Capstone 2017: March 13 – Suzhou

Today was the first day at Suzhou Experimental Elementary School. Students participated in a Welcome Ceremony and TIS parent Pete Wright presents a gift on behalf of the TIS parents, staff and 5th graders. Exploring Suzhou: TIS Parent Update from Jonathon Hoffman: Yesterday, we went to see the Suzhou Experimental Elementary School.  It is a… View Article

March 10, 2017

Capstone 2017: March 10 – Exploring Shanghai

Students spent their first full day in Shanghai exploring the city and working on their Exhibition projects. They interviewed local people along the Bund – recognized as Shanghai’s former Wall Street and home to an impressive collection of buildings from the early trade houses of the 1850s to the glamorous Art Deco modernism of the… View Article

March 7, 2017

Capstone 2017: Send-off assembly!

We had a wonderful send-off assembly today, during which we came together as a school and celebrated this special moment with our 5th graders.*  Each 1st through 5th grader got a flag to carry – one color per grade to symbolize our multiculturalism – that counts down how many years they have until their Capstone…. View Article