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  Friday, November 20, 2015

Vidéo-journalisme: SDFN émission #1

By Bénédicte Brouder

Après avoir fait face à divers aléas techniques, l’élective vidéo-journalisme est fière de vous présenter la première émission de SDFN (San Diego French News), bon visionnage!

After facing technical difficulties, the video-journalism elective is proud to present its first SDFN (San Diego French News) episode, enjoy!

  Thursday, November 19, 2015

6th Grade Art Class: Mosaics

By Bénédicte Brouder

The 6th grade is making progress on the Mosaic Project that will eventually adorn the space around the big tree in the picnic table area. Each student’s project depicts an element of the natural world: earth, water, tree, roots, sun, moon, etc. They are working with local artist Jane Wheeler*, along with Elisabeth Perdereau during their weekly art class.


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*For more information on Jane Wheeler:

  Wednesday, November 18, 2015

7th graders at Man Museum

By Admissions

Is race the color of your skin? Is it the texture of your hair? The shape of your eyes? Is it in your genes?

Is race even real?

Most of what we think about race is based on myth, folklore, or assumptions unsupported by genetics or biology. Race: Are We So Different? explains in clear, helpful language the origins of race and racism, and helps us understand how to deal with them in productive, enlightening ways.

This is part of the French History and Geography curriculum. Students did a great job, answering all the questions and being very efficient and active.

  Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Boys & Girls Cross-Country Excel at Finals

By Diesa Seidel

Girls & Boys XC Team 2015

The Boys & Girls XC team raced against 7 other middle schools at the IMSL Cross-Country Finals this afternoon at San Dieguito Lower Park.

The boys ran hard through the 1.9 mile course and fought to steal the 3rd place trophy from The Grauer School, who entered the Finals with a 16 point lead.
It was a valiant team effort, lead by Mael Coiquaud, Tristan Cousin, Georges Perbost, Robin Nicoli, Louen Coiquaud, Sebastian Altomare, Zachary Walker, Liam Sapochnick, and Nicola Redon.

On the girls side, 6 of the top 10 runners were from SDFAS!
Congratulations to Noella Coiquaud (3rd), Adriana Telenti (4th), Maxine Arambulo (5th), Chloe Gross (6th), Lexine Arambulo (9th), and Emma Berman (10th) for finishing in the top 10… WOW!
The girls finished the season in 2nd place overall (by only 4 points!), behind powerhouse Encinitas Country Day.

Great job bringing home two more trophies for the school!
TEAMWORK makes the DREAM work!


-Ms. Seidel

  Friday, November 6, 2015

Model United Nations at SDFAS

By Diesa Seidel

Are you interested in diplomacy, international relations, public speaking, and leadership?!

Model UN (MUN), is an educational simulation and academic competition for middle school and high school students. Students will learn about the United Nations (UN), its 193 member states, and the role of this worldwide intergovernmental organization. Each year, MUN hosts a conference where schools gather to debate and share their research which they have prepared. At the end of the conference, awards are given to schools and individuals for their exceptional presentations.

As a school, we will be assigned one country along with topics/issues to discuss. The delegates (you) will research and prepare speeches and formulate positions to debate at the conference. This is a great opportunity to learn about politics and understand the current needs of other countries.

This year, SDFAS is looking to start MUN as an after school activity on Wednesdays (3:15 – 4:05 pm). The program will be lead by Ms. Cardinal, Ms. Seidel and Mr. G.

If you are interested to join MUN, please talk with Ms. Seidel or Mr. G.

Dylan Cardinal (7th) debriefing the middle school about MUN.

Dylan Cardinal (7th) debriefing the middle school about MUN.