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  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.

  Saturday, October 31, 2015

Maya Exhibition

By Anne Laure Denis

In French Science elective, Lena Lecorgne and her students went to the Nat last September to learn more about Maya civilization : architecture, food, agriculture, astronomy, etc. They will work on that theme until mid November.


6th graders creating their Rube Goldberg Machines.

By Anne Laure Denis

The goal is to get the ball to cross the finish line with at least three energy transfers or transformations.


Pali photos

By Anne Laure Denis

More Joshua pictures from Mrs Jacoway

By Isabelle Gilet

Click on the pictures to see more from the Joshua Tree National Park adventure for the 6th graders in October. They were taken by Mrs Jacoway:

  Sunday, October 25, 2015

More pictures from Halloween!

By Isabelle Gilet

Halloween celebration in the Middle School on Friday October 23, there was some very original costumes! Click on the pictures to enlarge…

  Saturday, October 24, 2015

More pictures from Joshua – 6th grade trip

By Isabelle Gilet


Click on the picture  below to start the slide show and see more from the Joshua trip: preparing the camp, excursion around the campsite the first day…

  Friday, October 23, 2015

Halloween Celebration

By Bénédicte Brouder

Halloween Celebration

Many thanks to all the parents who helped out today – planning the event, preparing food, setting up, decorating, and cleaning up!

Wow – what an amazing array of costumes today!  Here are some highlights:

Best Overall – Calvin and Hobbes – Alex G. and Antoine B.
Best Teacher – Mme Denis
Best Homemade – Mad Hatter – Chloe G.
Most Creative – Salt Girl – Emma L.
Funniest/Goofiest – Fantastic Wolf – Océane I.
Best Duo or Group: Willy Wonka and Oompa Loompa (Dylan C. and future middle schooler Evangeline)
Scariest: Bride of Frankenstein – Lexine A.
Best 5th Grader – Baby Eva

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  Thursday, October 22, 2015

Joshua Tree Return Time – 5:00 p.m.

By Bénédicte Brouder

Joshua Tree Return Time

The group is slightly delayed and should be back at school at 5:00 p.m.



7th Grade Pali Return Time

By Bénédicte Brouder

7th Grade Pali Return Time

As per Mr. Jarlov’s email earlier this week, please be reminded that the departure time from Pali was moved up slightly, to allow for better traffic flow and a more convenient pick up time for parents. The impact on program was minor, and the students will eat lunch on the bus rather than at Pali. We heard from Mme Denis at 12:10 that they are en route, so they should arrive by 3:15, if there are no traffic issues.