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March 14, 2018

Capstone 2018: Learning from the Local Culture News Article

Spanish 5th grade Capstone students were featured in the local news: Aprenden de la Cultura Local     Learning from the local culture March 14, 2018, 3:00 a.m.   Escuela Modelo Hosts Students from Portland   Although at first they were nervous, students from The International School in Portland, Oregon, say they are happy to… View Article

March 13, 2018

Capstone 2018: 2nd Day at Escuela Modelo

Today the students got to learn more about water which is the topic being studied this week throughout the whole school. They attended a presentation on the history of water in Yucatan. They got to watch a play about the importance of water in Mayan culture. They also got to see a gallery of photographs… View Article

March 13, 2018

Capstone 2018: Student Reflections Part 2

“After I got picked up on Saturday afternoon, I missed my dad. At first I was not used to living with my host family, but later I got accustomed to what they do every day. Every school day I wake up at 5:45 in the morning and hurry to leave the house at 6:25. At… View Article

March 12, 2018

Capstone 2018: March 12, 1st Day of School Photos

Monday was the first day of classes at Escuela Modelo for TIS students and teachers. Every Monday morning begins with the flag ceremony (see photos). Escuela Modelo graciously invited TIS parent chaperones to attend the ceremony and then tour the school.                            … View Article

March 12, 2018

Capstone 2018: Student Reflections Part 1

“The last few days have been diffrent and exciting. Over the weekend my family and I went to Puerto Progresso were we had fun playing in the sand and water. As well we eat delicious Yucatecan food; such as coconut shrimp and empandas de mola. We also had our first day of school at Escuela… View Article

March 9, 2018

Capstone 2018: Day 1 – Puerto Progreso

On Thursday night the group arrived in Merida. They were greeted upon arrival at the hotel by Maestras Constanza and Libni and Head of School, Robert Woods. On Friday morning they went to Escuela Modelo to get their school uniforms and then got to go swimming in the afternoon in Corchito and Puerto Progreso. Photo… View Article

March 8, 2018

Capstone 2018: Group departs for Mexico!

Early this morning, Spanish track 5th graders and parent chaperones departed for Mexico! They had to be at the airport very early (3am) for their 5am flight to Houston. From there they will catch their flight to Merida. Safe travels!  

March 8, 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! After the assembly 5th graders parade out of the gym and are cheered on by 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st graders all waiving their Capstone… View Article

March 23, 2017

Capstone Mexico: Teacher reflection

“We just gave official closure to our Capstone trip! It was a beautiful and emotional morning. I am now in my room, shedding some tears and feeling very touched by our kids who have displayed the attributes of our learner profile that we so adamantly enforce in our kids. Here is a short video taken… View Article

March 21, 2017

Capstone 2017: More photos!

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March 20, 2017

Capstone 2017: Parent Update 3/20

“It was so great to have the kids back from their homestay. Even more great was to hear about each of their experiences with their host families. They spoke of fun activities, special family parties, and especially the close relationships they formed with the families. The host families described feeling the same way about our… View Article