The Middle School News team had the opportunity to interview two distinguished guests from the world of music: José Bruto da Costa, a Conductor with the Gulkenkian Choir, and Matthew Habib, an American Opera star who pursued his dream all the way to Germany, one of the opera capitals of the world.
This Wednesday the 18th CAISL celebrated the Chinese New Year, and shared different aspects of this important cultural event with all students.
This week we celebrated the hidden curriculum by wearing a different color each day.
This Monday, CAISL students celebrated Martin Luther King Day with several events during the day.
High School Art students learned about art movement in Europe from 1600 to 1900. Inspired by this learning, each reproduced a painting.
After being postponed due to inclement weather, the Winter Showcase was held this Friday afternoon, joining Grades 1 through 4 students and their families in the Theater.
Last Friday, CAISL welcomed back several Alumni from different graduation years.
Our EC3/4 and Kindergarten students received a very special visit in their classrooms. Among excited giggling and loud calls for Santa, he and his inseparable Elf helper entered each classroom.
The evening of Sunday, December 11th, marked a premier for CAISL. That night, our High School Choir, Advanced Orchestra and Adult Percussion Group gathered at the St. Paul's Cathedral in Lisbon for a very special concert: Songs by Candlelight.
Last weekend, our Varsity Boys Basketball and Varsity Girls Soccer teams played a well disputed tournament with other local teams.
The Winter Concert is always one of the highlights of the year, and this year was no exception.
On Tuesday, December 6th, CAISL received the visit of Mr. Pedro Delgado Alves, member of the Portuguese Parliament.
On November 29th, CAISL's community gathered in the Theater to celebrate its importance in our school lives, and to name it honoring CAISL's former director, Ms. Blannie Curtis, who dedicated 25 years into building our school.
Just before the Thanksgiving weekend, our Middle School students invited all non teaching staff to the Theater, to thank them for their work in school.
A very awaited return after the pandemic, the Fall Tournament took place from November 17th through 19th.
CAISL held the 28th Annual Iberian Model United Nations conference. Over three days, students from all over the world came together to debate current issues.
CAISL´s 4th graders together with MS and Elementary Ecolution members have officially kick-started our 5 year “Forest Adoption” program.
The Parent Support Group (PSG) worked hard to prepare a special movie night to our Middle and High Schoolers. The selected movie (by the Students) was “Hamilton”, an American historical fiction musical drama movie.
This week CAISL's Elementary students received a wonderful musical treat. They gathered in the Theater to hear the US Naval Forces Europe and Africa Band.
After lunch time CAISL MS students gathered in the theater to share a full hour of science, technology, and even adventure.
This week, several CAISL alumni return to school to speak to our current High Schoolers about different career options, and how their own academic and professional paths brought them to the place they are now.
On Tuesday, October 25th, CAISL students and faculty celebrated the UN anniversary day by wearing white to symbolize peace.
Together with other high schoolers from a local school, students were given a problem solving task: to build a bridge that could stand freely between two tables, and that could support 500gr or more.
Ms. Leslie and Ms. Eileen are hosting a five week STEAM club during lunch recess. Students learned about gravity, Newton´s laws and chemical reactions.
Inspired by the James Webb Telescope pictures, upper Elementary Art students created a series of works that show all the wonderful colors and contrasts of the Universe.
Last Friday, October 14th, students gathered in the Theater or online from their classroom to hear from former US Navy Captain and Astronaut Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper.
During our space month, secondary students had the opportunity to dive into a podcast about an astronaut's personal experience while on a mission.
The traveling Planetarium from the "Centro de Ciência Viva de Constância" was set on stage for Kindergarten through Grade 6 students to visit and learn more about space.
8th graders learned about immigration in their social studies class, and within this context they attended an Immigration Symposium at the CAISL theater.
In place of the traditional camping trip, our Middle School students and teachers were out on field days on September 28th, 29th and 30th.
Last February, HS students decided to start a Student Newsletter. This year, they released Edition #3 and already have 15 students (writers and illustrators) in their team.
This Tuesday, October 4th, CAISL was delighted to receive the visit of Dr. Humberto Campins, within the current space themed learning weeks.
Our Grade 1 students celebrated their diversity with a Multicultural Festival. What a wonderful and tasty way to learn!
Grades 9 and 10 spent an active, hot and sunny day in Lisbon Thursday, September 22 immersing themselves in the rich culture of Portugal and building teamwork skills.
CAISL’s 2023 and 2024 cohorts participated in a full day of university and high school preparation on September 22nd.
On September 20th, the first CAISL Parent College Information night of the year occurred. Around 20 parents and students attended, where University Rankings and Big Data were discussed in an effort to assist in understanding how to possibly utilize them for deciding on post-CAISL plans.
We recognized the participants in our Blast Off to Summer Reading Challenge with a special medal ceremony in our theater.
After a three-year hiatus, the Parent Support Group (PSG) was able to bring back the Welcome Barbeque, a big family event gathering parents, students, staff and alumni.
CAISL students had the opportunity to learn about the “Science of Sound” through hands-on activities which connected the musical properties of marimbas with the principles of Physics.
The Portuguese university acceptances are in and we’re absolutely thrilled with the success of CAISL’s Class of 2022 applicants.