"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

Spanish Track Capstone Trip!

You heard about the China & Japan Capstone trips in December - we are working hard to get ready for our Spanish Capstone trip also! Our 5th grade Spanish students will travel to Mexico March 6-21 for an experience of a lifetime! They will spend 5 days living with a host family and attending school at Escuela Modelo in Merida. TIS has partnered with Escuela Modelo for 5 years! Many of the families there have hosted TIS 5th graders on prior Capstone trips, and every year they look forward to meeting a new group of students. The school and community are very warm and welcoming.

While in Mexico the students will be working on their IB Exhibition project comparing cultures, a unique experience for 10- and 11-year olds! In the coming months, Constanza and Mercy will begin the IB unit, and students will start researching Mexican culture and brainstorm ideas for their IB projects. They will also get a taste of the wonderful educational and historical sites they will be visiting.

For more information about our Capstone trips, visit intlschool.org/capstone.

Ida Jenkins, Summer Camp Director; Capstone & Transportation Coordinator, idaj@intlschool.org