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  Thursday, September 29, 2016

Visual Art in the 6th Grade

By Bénédicte Brouder

Immerse yourself into painting with the 6th graders.

“Painting is silent poetry” – Plutarch, Moralia – How to study poetry

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  Friday, September 23, 2016

Comment devenir acteur

By Bénédicte Brouder

La Troupe theater club provides Middle School students with the opportunity to prepare, year round, a play which they will perform at the Dallas festival in May 2017!

Every Wednesday, students warm up their body, mind and voice! Body Percussions enable each student to tune up to the others, using their body as a tool instrument: creativity, listening to others and flexibility are required to set oneself in resonance with the group.

Last Wednesday, students practiced a “ZipBamPang” routine. In this fun exercise, a ball of energy is passed around the group circle: you can accept it, refuse it or direct it to another person using specific coded gestures. It is all about intense focus and listening to others.

Now, body, mind, voice, we are ready to move on to learn acting techniques. It is time to learn how to walk and use the space around us!

We also practice collective improvisation, or we work on our voice.

See you next week!

Marion Addo, La Troupe Leader
French and Literature teacher



New Ceramics Workshop For the 8th Graders

By Bénédicte Brouder
Every Tuesday afternoon, 8th grade students enjoy their ceramic workshop as part of their “Artist en Residence” program. Artist and Ceramist Jacob Johnston (also a parent of the school) teaches various techniques to make boxes with clay.
Tanguy is assembling clay in a rectangular structure, while Angeline is dutifully preparing clay paste in her hands.


Jacob gives directions to Dylan who has chosen to work on a round box.
In the background: Caius , Adriana, Arthur and Vincent.
  Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 21st, 2016 is Peace Day

By Bénédicte Brouder



“Peace is the virtue of civilization, war is its crime”. Victor Hugo

“Peace cannot be kept by force, only be achieved by understanding”. Albert Einstein

What’s your favorite peace quote which will inspire you to actively be a peace maker in our community?





  Monday, September 19, 2016

Cross-Country Sports League

By Diesa Seidel

Mark your calendars to watch our die-hard endurance athletes race through challenging terrain as they compete against 8 other middle schools this season!

2016 Cross-Country Meet Schedule:
1. Monday, September 26th @ 4:00 pm Canyonside Park (Rancho Penasquitos)
2. Tuesday, October 11th @ 4:00 pm Lake Miramar (Scripps Ranch)
3. Monday, October 31st @ 4:00 pm La Jolla Shores (La Jolla)
4. Tuesday, November 8th @ 3:30 pm San Dieguito Park (Del Mar) CHAMPIONSHIP MEET

Our “home” meet will be held at La Jolla Shores on Monday, October 31st at 4:00 pm. Bring your friends (and halloween costumes!) and cheer on our team as they race 2 miles on the sand! Volunteers are also needed to help at the meet on 10/31. Talk to Ms. Seidel for more information about volunteering and community service hours!

  Thursday, September 15, 2016

Junior Model United Nations was presented this morning!

By Bénédicte Brouder

Junior Model UN at San Diego French-American School

This year again, grasp the opportunity to be a United Nations Delegate in the JMUN initiative! Thank you, Dylan, for sharing your experience from last year with everyone.

  Monday, September 12, 2016

8th grade French Math Class

By Bénédicte Brouder

Ce vendredi 8 septembre, les élèves de 8ème ont démontré géométriquement le théorème de Pythagore en arrangeant astucieusement les pièces d’un puzzle construit par leurs soins.


En découpant le carré (en vert) formé par le plus grand côté adjacent à l’angle droit du triangle rectangle et en le disposant astucieusement avec le carré (en jaune) formé par le plus petit côté, ils ont pu créer un troisième carré de longueur l’hypoténuse du triangle rectangle.

La somme de l’aire des deux carrés formés par les côtés adjacents à l’angle droit est alors égale à l’aire du carré formé par l’hypoténuse.

Ingénieux, n’est-ce pas?

  Friday, September 9, 2016

Bienvenue à SDFAS!

By Bénédicte Brouder
Nous sommes heureux de vous avoir accueillis en Middle School le jour de la rentrée!

Bienvenue à Jade, Amaia, Diego, Pablo, Philippine, Dante, Tanguy, Arthur et Anouk. Natasha, nous ne te trouvions pas à la récré:  alors, tu as ta photo spéciale!




  Thursday, September 1, 2016

Back-to-School is Fun!

By Admissions

As the first week in Middle School is already well under way, here are a few pictures of the first day…

Students have enjoyed reconnecting with friends, exchanging summer vacation memories and meeting their new teachers!

The MS blog is back in action, so stay tuned for more!

Bonne année scolaire à tous les élèves du collège!

Christian Jarlov