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  Friday, March 16, 2018

Middle School Theater Program Performance

By Bénédicte Brouder

On March 13, 2018, all Middle School students performed for their parents, peers and teachers, as part of the Theater Unit of the 2017 2018 Art Program.

Under the guidance of Meara Scanlon, students  have worked alongside the advisory program’s main themes in their theater classes. They presented Monologues and Scene Work that covered the fundamentals of which the program was trying to teach.

For example: 6th grade focused on self-awareness and responsibility, 7th grade on discovering identity and understanding of diversity, and 8th focused on the importance of being a good role model and respect.
Students had an opportunity to show off their acting talents, and expressed themselves confidently and positively on stage.

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  Thursday, March 15, 2018

Self-written One-Act Plays in 8th grade

By Bénédicte Brouder

On March 14th, 2018, the 8th graders performed their self-written oneact plays they have been working on in their English Language Arts class with Ms. Aseltine. They performed in the mini-amphitheater for the enjoyment of their parents, teachers and peers.

Thank you, Ms. Aseltine, for the impeccable articulation of your units and lessons, which are made up of a variety of educational activities that place learning into action in purposeful and thoroughly crafted manners! Thank you to all students for their hard work and skillful creativity!

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Pi Day Celebration – March 14

By Bénédicte Brouder




The Middle School and the 5th graders celebrated Pi Day on March 14 with engaging activities and contests in the MS area. Thank you and congratulations to Mr. Giot and the Math club students!
Students rotated through several classrooms and stations, where they were challenged with a variety of fun Math activities such as Battleship, Kangourou des Maths, MOEMS exercises, etc. In addition to these, students participated in two contests:

  • Pi Memory Contest : congratulations to Cameron (1st place) who won the award, and to Alex and Gabriel !
  • Pie Baking Contest: congratulations to Pie#2 and Pie#10! Jean-Baptiste (1st place) and Tiara and Sofia (2nd place) are genuine baking chefs!

Thank you again to the organizers and leaders of the Pi Day Project, thank you to the jury , Patricia, Julien and Emmanuel, and thank you to all faculty members for their help throughout the event! And thank you to all the bakers, the pies were delicious…

Mr. Giot launching the event:


Students at work:

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Proud bakers:


Brave Pi Memory Contestants! All contestants were impressive!


Mr. Giot and the Jury

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Pi Memory Contest: the Winners!

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Pie Baking Contest: the Winners!


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Nothing can be achieved without support: the cheering audience


Help and support of faculty members: a team work



And the pleasure and joy of sharing! Merci les pâtissiers!

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  Friday, March 9, 2018

Le Printemps des Poètes

By Bénédicte Brouder

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On Thursday March 8th, 2018, all Middle School students gathered in the auditorium to celebrate the Printemps des Poètes and the International Women’s Day. The workshop was run by Ms. Addo and Ms. Bunod. Ms. Addo had prepared a fun interactive activity around Haiku. Students were invited to locate a station around the auditorium, where they had to compose, individually or in groups, several Haikus with a season theme and sentence structure guidelines.

  Thursday, March 8, 2018

Chapeau Ticket Store

By Bénédicte Brouder

Today, the store was open! Ms. Seidel was running the store for an enthusiastic crowd!

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Pi Day preparation

By Bénédicte Brouder

The Math Club is looking forward to presenting their work on March 14th!

Students have been extremely engaged in the Pi Day Celebration project, and wish you will all have a lot of fun participating!

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  Friday, February 23, 2018

4th annual SDFAS Film Festival in Middle School

By Bénédicte Brouder

Every year, students work/compete in groups in the SDFAS film festival. Students were tasked with creating a 1-2 minute short film using iMovie based on either (1) a virtue, (2) why character is important or (3) community values at school.
We watched all productions together, and the award went to the movie which carried the best message.

Congratulations to Juliette, Jaxon, Gloria, Laudine, Gregoire, Sophie C., Nolwenn, Arthur P., Nicolas F. for their movie!



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  Thursday, February 15, 2018

Black History Month – Middle School forum

By Bénédicte Brouder

This morning, all MS students and teachers gathered in the auditorium for a workshop on discrimination, stereotypes and segregation.

Ms. Aseltine and Ms. Addo prepared engaging activities that made the students reflect. Students received color dots on their front head, and played a game along strict rules, in order for them to get an awareness of discrimination and segregation. The teachers then opened a debate based on four questions, and students shared their game experience and thoughts.

Thank you, Ms. Aseltine and Ms. Addo, for a well-crafted, purposeful, interactive and engaging forum experience!

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  Friday, February 9, 2018

Eustory project : final filming session – Thank you to everyone involved!

By Bénédicte Brouder

On Saturday January 27, 2018, all participants from both schools, the German Pacific School and the San Diego French American School, gathered on the field for the final filming of the battlefield/chess board scenes of the movie that will be submitted as our entry to the Eustory contest.

German and French student actors were hard working, and demonstrated dedication, patience, and flexibility. We would like to thank pawns, hooks, queens, kings, knights and bishops, as well as generals and announcers on both teams!

We are also very grateful to parents who helped as script supervisor and continuity supervisor, as well as parents, siblings and students’ friends who play the cheering crowds: they sang the “Marseillaise” and the German national anthem with vigor and conviction, supporting their national teams in every chess move of the fierce battle happening on the chess board!

We would like to thank Alexandra, our Director of Photography, Julien, our camera operator who kindly took also many videos with his camera and his drone, and Diane, our Director.

A beautiful banner was also given by Amaia’s mother, and we would like to thank her for her donation: it made the chess tournament official and important! Not to forget Patricia and Heloise, who brought breakfast for all participants, and also Wiebke, the German Pacific School’s principal.

One of our student, Liam, also acted as Assistant Director, directing and instructing the cheering crowds in their roles.

Another of our student nicely took the pictures that you can enjoy on this page. Thanks for your help, Louna.

Overall, it was a team effort, and the fun and sense of achievement we had came from doing our best, together, to film several powerful scenes, in a project that carries deep purpose and meaning to us.

Thank you again!

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Girls’ soccer – Play Offs

By Bénédicte Brouder

Stingrays in action!

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