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.
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!
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
Students spent the day at The Great Wall of China! The Capstone trip has come to an end:
Students had a blast exploring Beijing!
At Xi’an’s Xingqing Gong Palace Park. The parents had as much fun as the students..maybe more. – From TIS parent Elaine
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
Students finished up their last day at the Suzhou Experimental Elementary School:
Students attended the SEES ceremony and participated in a Thank-You/Talent Show!
TIS 5th graders having fun in Suzhou with their hosts!
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
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