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.  …

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…

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…

Secondary Science

Earth Science Climates In Earth science this month students learned about climate zones on Earth.  The students were excited to make dioramas to help each other visualize the basic climate zones and where they can be found.  Each group presented their diorama and gave us unique facts about their zone and some places on Earth…

Academic Contest List 2020-2021

We have recently heard of some academic competitions that may interest you! Below is some general information about each competition. For more information, please go to the website provided and contact the event coordinators. GO WARRIORS! English ContestsScience ContestsEnglish ContestsContest NameCostWebsiteRegistration Sewanee Young Writers Conference $1,200 USD Find Out MoreRegister Harvard International Review Academic Writing…

STEM Bridge Project

In STEM club the past few weeks we have been building bridges and learning about structural engineering. The students used balsa wood and glue to create structures that will try and support as much weight as possible. The bridges held 13.5, 14.5, and 21 kg!! of weight during the crushing. Great Job teams!