|Grade 12 Week Without Walls||Mon, 22 Sep - Fri, 26 Sep|
|Grade 10 Week Without Walls||Mon, 22 Sep - Fri, 26 Sep|
|MAP Testing||Mon, 22 Sep - Fri, 26 Sep|
|Grade 8 Potluck - Upper Commons||Wed, 24 Sep. - 6:30PM - - 8:30PM|
|Meskel Celebration, Half Day of School||Fri, 26 Sep|
U14 basketball and U19 volleyball game schedules are being finalized and will be confirmed soon. We will have lots of action on the courts. Make sure you support our junior and senior Eagles sports teams as they attempt to beat the best schools in Addis.
Our magic number has gone down to 170; A very good question arose this week and this maybe one of the reasons why the number of beds has not dropped down lately. The question was, can any ICS family be a host to our guests who will be coming for the sporting event? And the answer is YES! Any ICS family can host our guests for these events, not just the athletes who are participating in this event. With so many guests coming and needing a host, please volunteer for this event which will take place from 29 October–2 November. It will be a wonderful spectacle, even more so because you will be closely involved! Please drop by our office to pick up a form if you want to host our visitors or sign up online and lets get this number down to zero!
Ethiopian Meskel Holiday will take place on Friday 26 September. We dismiss at 12:00 PM on this day and the morning is going to be filled with music and plays as we celebrate the Meskel holiday. The grade 3 students have been working on their play called ‘Celebrations’ which focuses on the Ethiopian New Year and Meskel Celebration. The play will be performed in the morning at 8:30 AM in the large amphitheatre. After the play, elementary school parents are invited to attend the traditional coffee ceremony which will take place on the outdoor elementary basket ball court. At around 11:00 AM, we will move to the upper field to hear the church choir sing and for the lighting of the Demera. Parents and children are encouraged to wear traditional Ethiopian dress or white on the day. We are all looking forward to a lovely celebration and the grade 3 students cannot wait to perform their play for you so come and join us for this amazing festive celebration!
Please refer to the detailed schedule below.
This month we continue to focus on the ICS learner profile trait, Courageous. Please encourage your child to try something new, push their comfort level or express their opinion. It could be something as simple as trying a new food or something as complex as writing a letter to support a cause. Courageous learners make a difference in the world!
19—20 September , the ICS campus will be closed (starting after school on Thursday 18 September and running through Saturday) to all students and parents, as we will have hundreds of visiting teachers on campus, learning about using technology and teaching. It's a great opportunity for the school and a showcase for Addis Ababa.
We'll have some students helping out as ambassadors, media and tech support. We've asked students to come to an organizational meeting after school tomorrow. Students will need training at other times outside of school over the next few weeks.
Please find more information on the Learning 2.014 website here.