Middle School Highlights
As international families know, no education is complete without international travel. Every fall, students gather to embark on a one-week cultural enrichment adventure in China. Each grade goes somewhere different. But they all share in common fantastic first-hand experimental learning.
Grade 6 Student Trip: Nanbeihu. Students focus on teamwork skills and independence, as it is usually the longest period most of our students have spent away from their families.
Grade 7 Student Trip: Yaolin. Students Outdoor Education Introduction begins with skills such as kayaking, hiking, teambuilding, and camp crafts along with comfort zone challenges such as high ropes an rock climbing.
Grade 8 Student Trip: Chengdu and Sichuan Province. Students will get their first taste of expedition style traveling. Students will learn to cook authentic Sichuan food, explore the city of Chengdu, hike the impressive Emei Mountain, and get a chance to interact with Giant Pandas.
The Middle School Leadership Council puts on multiple dances throughout the year. While the timing and the theme may change from year to year, the spirit of having fun with friends always remains the same.
Past Dances include: Back to School Dance, Halloween Bash, & End of Year Dance.
- Famous Guest Speakers: CEO of Coca Cola. NFL Patriot Cheerleaders.
- Famous Authors: Richard Sobol.
- Famous Performances: Wuhan Chinese Cultural Troupe.
The United Nations is an organization that recognizes and appreciates cultural and ethnic backgrounds. It promotes positive coloration of all nations and peoples of the world to work constantly towards world peace. SCIS can be considered to be like in a mini United Nations. Here we have the wonderful diversity of over 60 nationalities represented. We grow and learn from each other, share our heritages, and experience new adventures together in the classroom, on the stage, and on the playing fields.
One of the favorite ways to share everyone’s culture is through FOOD. While the UN Day flag parade, the cultural presentations, and the dances are beloved, the highlight for most is all the delicious food found in the International Food Festival.