the Last Days of School

The Last Days of School for the ’23-24 School Year Physics Class’s Annual Egg Drop Competition   First Grade Five watches on while the upperclassmen explain the concepts of the Egg Drop Competition to them.   Bonding, Geometry meets woodworking, reading sleuths, and end enjoying a classic soda from Xi’an   Saying Goodbye – End…

Photos of the Week for May 10th, Part 2!

Second Grade learning about holidays around the world. Ms. Elizabeth and Ms. Chen in action! Pre-K’s Well-Being class learning about food and healthy eating Learning about money and learning about portraiture. AP Statistics students learn by playing after class, and the Middle School Photography students practice taking portrait photos with one of XIS’s teachers. Digital…

SGA March Update

As we embrace the eventful month of march, we can look forward to longer days, the spirit of spring, and a host of exciting activities at school. SGA has served the school in many ways, and will continue doing so in more fun events in the upcoming months. On February 23, the High School Lock-In…

More Photos from March!

How to share a book Researching Inventors Using cookies to study excavations and archeology! WASC Visiting Committee's Report on XIS Elementary Drama Rehearsals Student teachers across the school Spirit Week – Villains and Heroes Spirit Week – Fairy Tales Spirit Week – Class Day Spirit Week – International Clothing

SGA December News

The winter has come, and people are now getting ready to wrap up this year and welcome the new year. During this month, SGA has become a hive of activity: from co-hosting  formal with Hanova’s students to organizing various Christmas events. SGA’s members and advisors have worked tirelessly to end the year with high praise.  …

SGA November Update

(click on pictures to enlarge) Amidst the falling leaves and shorter days of November, a subtle change in the weather hints at the winter ahead. Throughout this month, SGA has consistently demonstrated their commitment to serving students in our school through their tireless efforts and dedication.   The secondary Field Trip was successfully held on October…

Photos from Sept 12-19th!

Warrior of the Week International Dot Week – make your mark! Mr. Fausto in ELP First Grade Reading Stations Learning ABCs with Ms. Dorsey Pre-K learning blocks Second Grade Second Grade Recycling Lesson Elementary Legos! Second Grade Young Authors Snack Shack is Back! Fifth Grade Social Studies Walking with the principal to start the day…

Wrapping up the school year…

Middle School on an informal field trip. The planets in the solar system Future entrepreneurs? Second grade applies their math skills to running a restaurant! Learning about the different countries of our staff Reading by flashlight and summer bookmarks! Third Grade's Papercraft Marketplace 3rd Grade checking their math facts. Typing class An oasis of tranquility…

XIS Whole School Update: May 2023

From the Principal’s Desk XIS Academics This month, our theme is on XIS Academics. Here are a few areas we’ve been focusing on this month: Teacher Observations Academic Standards Pacing/Engagement Teacher Observations Teachers observe other teachers in order to get inspiration and look for solutions for their own classes. Observations help our teachers continue to…

SGA May Update

As the Spring is ending and the weather is getting hotter, this school year is almost at the finish line. Thankfully SGA has been able to successfully hold fun and amazing events.   SGA, the student government assembly, is meant to serve the Xian International School community, so with this mission, SGA planned an Elementary Earth…

SGA April Update

As the school year approaches the end, SGA is planning some of our final events. As most of SGA’s committees are closing, we accepted the 2023-2024 SGA applications. The new members will also have an election this month to decide the 2023-2024 president and the vice president.   An event that happened this month was Outreach.…

SGA March Update

As time passes by, the weather is getting warmer and warmer, and so is our community at XIS. As students returned from spring break, the flu season started, and some students weren’t able to come to school.  This gave the opportunity to our community to care about others.   SGA has been working hard to serve,…

Recent Photos at XIS

Third Grade learning about severe weather. Third Grade challening themselves and cheering each other over their Wordly Wise words The Spring Baseball ASA ELP fluency test Eigth Grade Vocab Quiz Earth Day 2023 Celebrating Cinco De Mayo and celebrating our school's cultural diversity

Cooking Class

As adults, we know that life is a bit easier as a student. Once we get older and leave the home, we have to do things like cook for ourselves.  Some students start cooking long before they come to Ms. Julie’s Culinary class. For others, it’s their first time experiencing cooking on their own.  Over…

World Geography Class

It’s a big world, and Ms. Julie’s World Geography class aims to make the world a little bit smaller.  Here students are creating a map of South America. They are filling out the map with details, with one layer of information at a time.  Incidentally, South America is home to three of our staff members,…

XIS Whole School Update: April 2023

From the Principal’s DeskXIS Culture This month, we are refocusing and retraining our staff and students on XIS culture. Some key aspects of our culture that we have been focusing on both inside and outside of the classroom are: English Immersion Environment Honor Code Technology Use English Immersion Environment English Immersion Environment sets XIS apart…

February SGA Update

The chills of winter recede as spring begins to flourish. What an accomplishment that XIS has managed to stay on Campus! Although SGA has been extremely busy and under a lot of stress, we have been able to support many special events for the students of XIS.     SGA is a group of XIS students…

Semester 1 at a Glance!

We are into the first few weeks of semester two, so as we move forward, let’s look at some milestones from the first semester!  For the teachers and staff,  the first semester starts in the summer, long before the students arrive. During that time, the school is busy preparing the school for the fall semester. …

Photos from the start of Semester 2!

One semester ends, another begins! Studying logarithmic functions Alegbra 2 and polynomial functions High School Spanish Class Taking a break and having a snack, thanks to a special fundraiser function from our seniors Library time Exploring atomic structures A new semester of woodshop class Warrior Buddies helping in the classroom Pre-K Finally delivering last year's…

XIS Semester 2 ASAs Begin

At XIS, we value the distinct educational opportunities that are presented to our students throughout the school day. In addition to these amazing classes and courses taught by our XIS Staff, we also offer an array of After School Activities for all ages of our students. During the Fall 2022 Semester, students in our After…

November SGA Update

What a relief, as students and teachers return to campus one by one. Due to the Covid situation being a serious problem over the past few weeks, many students and teachers were going through a tough time. Fortunately, with the understanding from parents, students’ passion for XIS, and teachers’ unremitting efforts, classes were temporarily and…

SGA October News

SGA has been working diligently during the month of October. Snack Shack Committee has done a remarkable job of constantly restocking drinks as well as snacks for students and staff. They also added a new item: Korean instant noodles. Meanwhile, SGA President Paulina Yao (12) and Vice President Kyle Jang (11) met with their advisor…

Week 8

Pictures from Week 8 We have many more pictures from Week 8 and XIS’s Spirit Week that we want to share with you! Stay tuned and visit back! How the week started How the week ended More pictures from Spirit Week! First: Crazy Hair Day! More from Spirit Week & Spirit Day

SGA September 2022

As the warm summer winds start bringing the chill of fall, school goes back in session. XIS was met with a disappointing start as Covid cases started to rebound, but thankfully the HBL didn’t last long and we were able to come back on campus. SGA has always been an integral part of XIS as…

Week 6

Pictures from Week 6 First Principal Coffee of the year! Further progress with charcuterie boards (cheese boards) Middle writing non-fiction narratives Algebra class Between classes Table Tennis PE class 3rd grade learning about friction EM Culture ASA learning about Spanish! Parent Volunteer Training 4th grade visits the office!

Weeks 4 & 5

Check back here for more pictures from Weeks 4 & 5! Soccer Games with DeHong 7th Grade Fermentation Experiment Upper School Woodshop Class Drama Rehersal and Set Building Fitness Friday Baseball Group Picture 2nd Grade Making Bird Feeders ELP Smile Cards Fitness Friday Baseball Group Picture CPR Staff Training by the Shaanxi Red Cross Fitness…

First Day(s) of School

We are excited to have our students face-to-face again!   It wasn’t the start of the school year. For that, you can see this post about our quick shift to Home Based Learning. But it was the first day of our students being on campus!    Mr. Wendler helping some lower elementary students carry their bags to…

School Supply List!

The beginning of the new school year is quickly approaching! You can download the school supply list here! Remember, new family orientation is August 22nd, and the (mandatory) Orientation Fair for all students and families is August 23rd! We are looking forward to seeing you there!