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March 16, 2018

Capstone 2018: Day 5 at Escuela Modelo

  Closing ceremony of the week’s activities at Escuela Modelo. TIS Head of School Robert Woods at closing ceremony Photos by TIS Teacher Constanza W.

March 16, 2018

Capstone 2018: Student Reflections Part 3

“My experiences in Merida and in Escuela Modelo are really good because I feel really safe in the school. All of the teachers and stundents are really nice and it seems like they are happy to have me in their city, school, and home.” -Bridger “We arrived in Mexico at 8:00 at night. I was… View Article

March 15, 2018

Capstone 2018: Day 4 at Escuela Modelo

Thursday, March 15: All of the students are happy, some even want to stay with their host families for longer. At Escuela Modelo, it has been a week with a lot of learning about water and the cultural history of the Yucatan Peninsula. All o the students have done an excellent job demonstrating the traits… View Article

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!  

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