Thursday, 26 Sep 2019

ES MUN Reflections

On February 22, RIS sent 18 ES students to the Model United Nations Conference at the Overseas Family School (OFS) in Singapore. This was our school’s first-ever elementary MUN trip. Organized by Mr. Olivier Fernandez and chaperoned by Dr. Josh, Ms. Tami Weeks, and Ms. Sabrena Baiagern, our 18 ES...
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Thursday, 26 Sep 2019

Math in Art

–By Mr. Craig Molla– There is much math involved in creating beautiful art: symmetry, geometry, and measurements to name a few. But mathematics is not always visible in art—unless you are looking for it. Many artists intentionally take advantage of mathematical findings, such as the golden ratio, to make their...
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Thursday, 26 Sep 2019

PreK 4 Integrated ELA/Visual Arts Project

–By Elisia Brodeur– During one of their Professional Learning Team meetings, our PreK 4 teachers—Ms. Kyleigh and Ms. Callie—were discussing student goals with Dr. Tenille, the ES Reading Specialist. Dr. Tenille saw a connection between the team’s inquiry-based lessons and Ms. Robin’s approach to teaching art, so she proposed the...
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Thursday, 26 Sep 2019

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Science Class

–By Paphasorn Chotjinda (Pair) & Tatpol Boonme (Team)– In our grade 8 Science classes, we got the opportunity to learn science concepts through the use of virtual reality and augmented reality. Virtual and augmented reality shows us a 3D image that gives us a more in-depth view of what we...
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Thursday, 26 Sep 2019

Vortex Cannons at Lunch: HS STEM Club Making Science Fun

–By Elisia Brodeur– On April 2nd, members of the HS STEM Club went to the Middle School at lunch break to conduct some fun science experiments. President of the STEM Club, Ton Nam, revived the club earlier this year, with Mr. Sean Fisk as their advisor. Ton Nam is a...
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Tuesday, 20 Aug 2019

ES Star Kids!

–by Elisia Brodeur– More than 50 ES students, from PreK 3 through grade 5, shared their many performing arts talents on stage in the PAC before a riveted audience of RIS parents, family members, teachers, and fellow students earlier this year. There were so many acts—34 in all—that the show...
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Tuesday, 20 Aug 2019

IB Art Exhibit: “23:59”

–by Pavla Poch– Through hard work, perseverance, challenges, and triumphs, the Y2 IB Visual Arts students showcased the culmination of their work from the past two years at the launch of their art exhibit, entitled “23:59.” The exhibit was a collection of the students’ artwork created for their IB Visual...
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Tuesday, 20 Aug 2019

HS Senior Success Stories

–by Elisia Brodeur– Before their final exams began, the HS junior class gathered to hear 13 seniors talk about their experiences applying to and being accepted into college. These particular seniors had been selected because they had had particular success or challenges as they navigated the college application process. They...
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Tuesday, 20 Aug 2019

Grade 1 Writing Celebration

–by Kelly Patten– First graders are natural storytellers. You would be surprised at how much we know about grandma’s best friend’s birthday party! At the beginning of first grade, students write personal narratives and learn how to zoom in on small moments. So they share about a time they fell...
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