MS Students Shine in Math Competitions

MS Students Shine in Math Competitions

The MS Blog may have been quiet this school year, but the campus has been abuzz with activity!

Our clever problem-solvers have been putting their blended French-American math lessons to the test, with volunteers participating in the AMC8 (on-campus only) and MOEMS math competitions. We’ve recently received the results – congratulations to Jorge Bas (8th), Sashi Chuckravanen (8th), Blake Matz (6th), and Julian Rosenblum (7th) for scoring in the national top quartile on the AMC8! On the MOEMS, David Deutsch (8th) and Eleanor Meyer (7th) achieved the top two scores of SDFAS! Congratulations to them and kudos to all the SDFAS students who participated!

Next up in Math: the Kangourou in French in honor of Pi Day and the next edition of the MOEMS!

Jorge Bas (8th) had the top score among SDFAS students in the AMC8 challenge

Julian Rosenblum (7th) with his AMC8 certificate for the second best score among SDFAS competitors

US Math Teacher Ms. Cohen “presents” Blake Matz (6th) his AMC8 certificate for the third best score among SDFAS students

Sashi Chuckravanen (8th) with her AMC8 certificate for third best score among SDFAS students

8th grade French Math Class

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?

Bienvenue à SDFAS!

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!




Back-to-School is Fun!

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

Graduation Class of 2016!

Many parents, grand-parents, teachers, members of the administration, alumni and friends of SDFAS enjoyed a very moving and joyful celebration yesterday in the auditorium.

This year, 29 students graduate after completing 8th grade. They are with no doubts Multi-lingual, Multi-talented and World Ready!

Congratulations to Class of 2016, all the best in your new school next year!

Enjoy some of the pictures taken yesterday at the graduation!

Le Grand Concours Award Ceremony

Thursday June 9, 6th and 7th grade students assembled in the Auditorium to receive their awards for “Le Grand Concours”, a contest organized every year by the American Association of Teachers of French and allowing students to compete in their category. SDFAS students are placed in the advanced French speakers category.

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On the pictures, you will recognize the three groups with Bronze, Silver or Gold medals, and David who won the Platinum media and plaque.

Congratulations to all the winners!


A few more picture from today, Thursday June 9 in Canada

Friendship and happy souvenirs from Quebec…


Jeudi 9 juin à Québec

Today, students spent the day enjoying the historical Quebec city, but also went to “les chutes de Montmorency” the waterfalls.

The day has included geocatching in the city center, historical revival of the Independent Council of New France (Conseil souverain de la Nouvelle France), pizza and ice cream party… the hotel is very nice and teachers are proud of the good spirit of the students.

Tomorrow, it’s back to Montreal and San Diego…

7th Grade Beach Clean-Up at Windansea

Each year, SDFAS students partner with “I Love A Clean San Diego,” San Diego’s most influential advocate for sustainability and environmental education. For the 2nd consecutive year, students adopted Windansea Beach as our targeted annual beach clean-up. The Adopt-A-Beach program is not just about trash.  It’s about the need for clean oceans, shorelines, and waterways.  It is about Californians acting together to create lasting solutions to marine pollution.  The harmful effects of marine debris are severe: negative economic and aesthetic impacts, harm and risk to human health and safety, injury and death to animals through entanglement and ingestion, and habitat destruction.

This afternoon, the 7th grade class worked together to scavenge the shores for non-organic waste, recyclables, and man-made debris. The students did a fantastic job fulfilling their civic duty by cleaning and caring for their local environment.


Mercredi 8 juin à Montréal

There was a very rich program today, even ending with a soccer game between Toronto and Montréal, two rival teams, very much like OM and PSG in France…

In the morning, due to a strike of the Science Center, Mme Denis had organized the visit of  the new Planetarium. Very nice presentation of the universe and the northern lights.

The day also included a very nice orientation course in old Montreal, where students had to take leadership roles, and guided the teachers in a competition!

La “Crêperie des Rillettes” was a nice reward for dîner, with “galette complète” and ” beurre au caramel salé”…

Now back at the hotel, the students are preparing their bag as tomorrow they leave for Quebec city.