|Scholarship Club Potluck, SEC||Tue, 7 Oct. - 5:30PM - - 7:00PM|
|End of Quarter One||Fri, 10 Oct|
|Invitational Volley Ball Event||Fri, 10 Oct - Sat, 11 Oct|
|SAT at ICS||Sat, 11 Oct. - 7:00AM - - 2:00PM|
|Invitational Cross Country Run||Sat, 11 Oct. - 9:00AM - - 12:00PM|
158: That's the number of beds we still need to host the visiting athletes at the end of October. We need your help in making this possible as this is an important requirement of ICS membership in ISSEA. Please drop by our office to pick up a form if you want to host our visitors or sign up online. Thank you to those who volunteered this last week.
Please note: any family can host regardless of division; your children are involved in this community event and our visiting teams are very excited to meet our families who are able to host more than two athletes. Two is the minimum to make our guests feel welcome but if you have more space and beds, you can take in more guests!
Fields are still damp so we advise you to stay off the fields on weekends. We would like to remind community members that the top field is always off limits unless there is an organized practice taking place. We want to maintain its quality for the long season it will endure ahead. We thank you in advance for your support on this matter.
Learning 2.014 Conference
It was an amazing weekend! Hundreds of educators from countries all around the world came to ICS to learn about teaching, learning, technology, etc. They built robots, they learned about Genius Hour, they talked curriculum, they shared resources... and they connected with each other and built their professional learning networks.
As one participant put it: “Best Conference Ever!”
One of the aspects of the conference that impressed me the most were our students. We had student photographers. We had student ambassadors. We had student tech support and they were all enthusiastic, positive and very helpful. One participant put this in the conference review: “Highlights: the ICS students were incredibly helpful, kind, patient, knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming.”
I've written a blog post about the student helpers at the conference. Thank you to all of our students who helped out: you helped make this big event a huge success for ICS, Ethiopia and all of Africa!
The National Honor Society is a student-led organization that promotes scholarship, leadership, character and service. The 'plastic house project' is one of the community projects through which we promote the pillar of service. The iconic name of this project was inspired by the plastic houses that many disadvantaged children in Addis Ababa live in. Every summer, the plastic house project offers help for a group of underprivileged children in learning basic subjects such as Math and English. The main aim of this program is to help these children to succeed in topics that they find difficult in school and to help expand and solidify their understanding. Not only do we help these kids with their education but we give them valuable love and attention.
Every summer at the end of the program, we provide these children with clothes and shoes that the ICS community donates during the school year. Last year, as the group of children had expanded in number, we were not able to offer enough for every child.
This year, however, we are determined to give the plastic house kids the donations they need and deserve. But we simply cannot do this without your help. You will find two donations boxes at school: one on the ground floor of the cafeteria (near the snack bar), and the other in the library. Please consider donating any shoes and clothes which you are willing to give away – you might be surprised by what you find in your cupboard!
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!