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…

Notes from Woodshop

Part of the XIS woodshop curriculum is Occupational Character Development (OCD) where woodworking knowledge and skills are used to also develop character traits needed to thrive in the working world. One example is tree growth rings. Lighter, wider rings indicate a good growing season with sufficient rain. Latewood, darker and thinner rings, is formed during…

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!

XIS Summer Camps 2022

Xi’an International School maintains a commitment to cultivating excellence by caring for and engaging our community. To further this commitment to our community, a 2022 Summer Camp was held. Students participated in either a Soccer or Basketball Camp specifically designed for their age group. Coaching each camp were our Head Basketball and Soccer Coaches; each…

MS SGA Recycle Bins

Hello XIS parents, staff, and students,  I’m pleased to announce that Middle School SGA has been able to raise enough money this year.  They not only provided some prizes and treats for elementary’s Easter Event and secondary students near finals, but also had enough money to buy five new recycle bins for XIS.  We hope…

April SGA Update

Written by Abraham Kim  Edited by Ms. Julie  In April, SGA prepared and planned many fun activities and events to entertain the students and the school community. For Special Lunches, SGA offered special menus of Korean Foods and Pizzas to the whole school. The Field Trip committee has worked hard to plan out the field…

SGA May Update

The month of May is arguably one of the most intense and busiest months for high schoolers in general. The first two weeks of May are filled with students taking different types of AP exams, thus students in SGA are also busy with their academic life. Even though there were AP exams, SGA continued to…

Elementary On-Campus Field Trip (May 13, 2022)

By: Sidney Stewart, Audra Smith  With our upcoming Science Fair happening soon, we wanted to provide our Elementary students with a day of STEAM activities. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.    Each teacher planned a STEAM activity, and the students rotated to each of them. They built rollercoasters out of recycled materials,…

XIS SCIENCE FAIR 2022

The XIS Science Fair is a longstanding tradition that goes back to the early years of XIS.  It is an event during which all XIS students, from the youngest to the oldest, present what they have learned in their science classes or in their personal study.  The event gives students a chance to pursue their…

Sweet Treat Thank You

A great big thank you to all the Parents, Staff, and Students of XIS!!!  Middle School SGA was able to earn a little over 200 RMB to use on upcoming events for XIS such as the Elementary Easter Events in April and a possible gym event in May.  We would like to specially thank Jinkou,…

Warrior Sale

Dear XIS Community: Due to circumstances beyond our control, this year’s Warrior Sale has been canceled. We are deeply sorry for this turn of events, but we at Xi’an International School look forward to other opportunities to serve our local community.

Come on! Marco Polo

Our Marco Polo Chinese Culture Festival will be held on April 29 this year, and teachers and students have already begun preparations. The teachers actively discussed the content, form and steps of the day in the department meeting, and made good suggestions.

Giving Back During Hard Times

There is a saying in the west, “when life give you lemons, make lemonade,” which basically means to make the best of a bad situation. And that is just what Gabe Carrillo (姓:Carrillo, 名字: Gabe) did when he found himself stuck at home by volunteering to help with Wanke Feicui Tianyu’s nucleic acid testing during Xi’an’s lockdown.

XIS ASA Newsletter: December 3, 2021

Clubs The inaugural XIS Elementary Drama Club completed dress rehearsals on Wednesday, December 1st, for XIS’ Christmas Celebration. Filming will take place next week with the official TEAMS Premiere occurring on Friday, December 17th at 8:00pm.   There will be 6 different student groups each performing a play with all singing traditional carols to celebrate…

Principal Coffee Update

The first Principal Coffee of the 2021-2022 school year was a success! The topic covered was ‘TCKs and Hellos’ and with a strong team of Mrs. Kahler, Mrs. Xia, Mrs. Choi, Mrs. Yi, and Ms. Sonnet. I knew I would be learning much from these educational experts on September 16th.  After reviewing the PPT translated into…

STEAM First 3D Print

STEAM has just completed building their 3D printer and after several days of troubleshooting the setup and some small electrical issues they have completed their first print.  The simple pawn was designed on the Tinkercad online. Great job Abraham and Joseph! http://video.xischool.com/3DPrint.mp4

Math Fair was a Success!

Everyone has heard of a Science Fair, but at Xi’an International School (XIS) there are more.  The students at XIS have hosted many different academic endeavors: History Fair, English Fair, Culture Day, Marco Polo (Chinese) Fair, and this year…drum roll please…a Math Fair

Math Fair

Dear XIS community, We are excited to announce that Thursday, April 22nd, from 1:00-3:00pm XIS will be hosting our Math Fair in the XIS gymnasium! We will have math questions and challenges from all grade levels and a competition for staff, students, AND parents! Everyone is welcome to join us and compete to win prizes.…

August Principal Newsletter

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
XIS staff has already learned so much during our training! Every morning, our staff learns and develops their skills with the students in mind. Department meetings, lesson design, struggling students, substitute planning, child and school safety, Sycamore training, relational discipline, and so much more! Many of our expert teachers have also been the presenters!

July Principal Newsletter

This July has been filled with meetings. From meetings with both the Leadership and Administration team, incoming teachers, as well as returning teachers, we’ve been meeting and sending emails and WeChat messages to each other all summer long in order to be best prepared for high quality education for this upcoming semester.