Inquire Today

SDFAS Middle School Blog. Welcome! Bienvenue!

  Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sports League: Volleyball game against Nelson Middle Years

By Bénédicte Brouder

The SDFAS volleyball team’s growth is fantastic: yesterday, the second set’s results came very close: 26/24

Go Stringrays!

   20171010_162839 20171010_162929 20171010_163055 20171010_163200

  Monday, October 9, 2017

Visual Arts in 7th grade

By Bénédicte Brouder

7th grade students have worked on a “Raoul Dufy inspired La Jolla landscape or seascape”. Artists work in the style of “Fauvism”, focusing on line quality, saturated color, stylistic rendering of landscape/seascape, using paper, sharpie and gouache.


They are now on their project number 2: Henri Matisse, La Musique, Textile Art. Students work in small groups recreating La Musique in fabric. The focus is on corporation and assigned task building skills to create collaborative work for sale at school fundraiser.

IMG_0720 IMG_0721




Sports League: Volleyball

By Bénédicte Brouder

This year, the volleyball team is completely new and has been working hard on its game strategy under the leadership of Sophie Nehoua.

Go Stringrays! Tomorrow is another competition day!



  Friday, October 6, 2017

Middle School Newspaper editorial team

By Bénédicte Brouder

This school year, 7 students from 6th to 8th grade have embarked in an exciting adventure, under the supervision of Mr. Baron in the Media & Newsletter Club: they are responsible for creating and designing from scratch a student newsletter for our community.  The roles and duties of each member of the editorial team have been well defined. The contents of the newsletter have been agreed upon, and students are now conducting research, interviews and writing their articles.

Watch for the first edition!


Arthur: journalist – sport section                     Emeraude: journalist – international news

Sidonie: editor-in-chief


Mr. Baron: teacher and facilitator       Nicola & Diego: comics (readers’ favorite!)

Ava: journalist – clubs section


Emilia (not on the pictures) : journalist – “person of the month” section


Congratulations to the students and their teacher!


  Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Californian sun, breeze, top mountain view and Ultimate Frisbee: a regular Physical Education class at SDFAS

By Bénédicte Brouder

IMG_3297 IMG_3298

IMG_3300 IMG_3299

8th graders in action!


Student Delegates in Middle School

By Bénédicte Brouder

counting votes2 listening to candidates


Middle school student delegates elections took place on September 28, 2017 .

Elections were carefully prepared by classes in their advisory period under the leadership of their advisor/main teacher. This year, we insisted on better formalizing their mission with an approach “for the Students, by the Students”. An authentic engagement and understanding of duties and rights is paramount in order to develop citizenship responsibility in adolescent years.

Here are the duties of student delegates:

What are the responsibilities of a student delegate?

Be the voice of students

Ø  Represent the entire class in a positive manner

Ø  Attend/represent class and school councils

Ø  Represent the school when student visitors come (Ambassadors)

Be a community builder

Ø  Listen to peers

Ø  Be attentive to others’ well-being and to group cohesion

Ø  Help resolve issues and conflicts, with help of advisor/teacher

Ø  Report to advisor/main teacher discretely and confidentially in order to get adults’ help and support

Demonstrate leadership

Ø  Actively engage classmates with the help of the advisor teacher for the preparation of the class councils/ school councils (see advisory program and sessions reserved for class council preparation)

Ø  Report to peers after class councils/ school councils, and use feedback as a positive and effective way to improve collective growth of class and middle school community

What should the student delegates accomplish?

Ø  Help the entire class and also individual students.

Ø  Promote implementation of changes that benefit the community

Ø  Participate in community-wide actions proposed by committees

What qualities should a student delegate possess?

Ø  Passionate and determined

Ø  Open-minded and accepting

Ø  Caring, kind, good listener

Ø  Accepting

Ø  Responsible, punctual

Ø  Impartial

Ø  Trustworthy


Congratulations to our 2017-18 Student Delegates!

  Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Cross Country meet at Canyonside Park

By Bénédicte Brouder




SDFAS cross country team competed yesterday at Canyonside Park and they did very well!

5 & 6 girls – gold – 1 medal

                 – bronze – 1 medal

7 & 8 girls – gold – 1 medal

                 – bronze – 1 medal

7 & 8 boys – bronze – 1 medal

Congratulations! Go Stringrays!

  Sunday, October 1, 2017

Mexico Drive: all supplies have been delivered across the border

By Bénédicte Brouder

    image5 image4 image2 image3


All supplies and boxes have been promptly delivered by volunteer parents across the border. Again, thank you to all of you for the collective effort to help out the victims of the Mexico earthquakes.