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March 8, 2018

Capstone 2018: Group arrives in Shanghai!

Students and chaperones arrived in Shanghai on Thursday. They were greeted at the airport by Christy Laoshi and Angela Laoshi. They headed straight to the hotel, in the center of Shanghai. Tomorrow will be the first day of touring.   

March 7, 2018

Capstone 2018: Group departs for China!

Today is the day! Students and chaperones departed for China today. There were some (significant) delays at the Portland airport but Delta airlines made sure everyone made the connection in Seattle. They are now on their way to Shanghai. Safe travels!  

March 1, 2018

Capstone 2018: Send-off Assembly

Today we had our annual Capstone send-off assembly, during which we came together as a school and celebrated this special moment with our 5th graders.  1 week until Capstone begins! Christy Laoshi’s class with their Capstone flags. 1st and 2nd grade students cheer on the 5th graders after the assembly. Angela Laoshi and Christy Laoshi… View Article

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