Mexico Blog

March 20, 2017

Capstone 2017: March 18 & 19

Dzibilchaltun Tour, Uzmal, Muna and Loltun With Mayan Ceremony Photos from TIS 5th grade teacher, Constanza Wilkes

March 16, 2017

Capstone 2017: Student Reflections (Constanza’s Class)

“Hello Mom and Dad i’m having a good time sitting on the side lines of my host brothers soccer games, he’s really good and thats why I can only watch. My host Dad and Mom are really nice and the Dads name is Francisco Romero also my host brother has the same name, the Mom… View Article

March 16, 2017

Capstone 2017: Student Reflections (Mercy’s Class)

En este semana con mi hermano anfiltrion e reconosido mas sobre la cultural Mexicana en las casas. Mi familiame enseñaron mucha comida tradicional de Yucatan. Me encando la escuela y los classes son divertidos.   This week with my host brother I have learned more about Mexican culture at home. My family has taught me a… View Article

March 15, 2017

Capstone 2017: March 15, TIS students make the local news!

TIS 5th graders were in the local news! A reporter from the Diario de Yucatan visted Escuela Modelo and interviewed TIS students about their study abroad in Merida.  Read the article here:

March 13, 2017

Capstone 2017: March 13

Students had their first day at Escuela Modelo today! TIS parents were invited to tour the school this morning and observe the Monday morning ceremonies.

March 13, 2017

Capstone 2017: March 11

Students enjoyed some time hanging out at the hotel last night before their welcome luncheon today.

March 13, 2017

Capstone 2017: Student Update

Update from TIS Student, Toby Knobbs: My trip to Merida was (I think) the longest day of my life. It started with waking up at 3:00 am to go to the airport to take a flight to Texas, which is very early. We had a 5 hour delay in Texas, which gave some of us… View Article

March 10, 2017

Capstone 2017: March 10 – Day 1

The students are settling in on Day 1  in Merida. Today they picked up their school uniforms at Escuela Modelo and toured Puerto Progreso. Tomorrow they will meet their host families!

March 9, 2017

Capstone 2017: March 9 – On Their Way to Mexico!

Students and chaperones departed for Merida, Mexico, today! Here are some photos en route. Photos from TIS parent chaperones. Waiting for the flight to Merida! Hanging around the Houston airport. On the flight from PDX to IAH

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