The International Baccalaureate and our mission at CIS

We started our week with 3-5 Morning Meeting and continued to reflect on the mission of our school and celebrate our 10 year Anniversary. This week we also recognized our first year as a fully authorized IB Continuum Programme; with the addition of our high school and their recent IB authorizations, we now offer three IB Programmes in grade K-12 . Read more about the IB below.

The IB Continuum of International Education.

As we celebrate, we also live our mission by reflecting and inquiring. We wondered together: How do we “see” our mission at work everyday in many different ways?

These writers and artists created snowflakes and filled them with wishes that included ways to make the world a more peaceful place.
Wa are always living our mission as we Live the Learner Profile.
Our inquiring teachers spend time on action research with our Cleveland State University partners. Miles Bubbett and Sam Herron are developing an Equity and Inclusion teacher cohort, as they act “with courage and understanding”. They began by considering how this work fits into our mission.

The Campus International School Class of 2021

Teachers, MYP students, Cleveland State Faculty and CEO Eric Gordon came together to celebrate our first group of Diploma Programme students. We also recognized our young people who have been with us since year one as “inquiring, knowledgeable and compassionate learners” and leaders.

Class of 2024

High School leaders stopped by to visit during MYP lunch and share their spirit for their upcoming Homecoming games. They also welcomed our first group of 8th graders who have committed to CIS High School as citizens of the world. All Lower School students are guaranteed a spot at the high school. See info above for information about the process.

Projects make the world a more peaceful place

Our first group of Grade 8 researchers and action takers are completing the last pieces of their Community Project. Projects provide students an opportunity to develop as “inquiring, knowledgeable and compassionate learners“. Some of our eighth graders teamed up with Holly Jackson to create our 2nd Wall of Love and our third grade Kindness Club was happy to lend a hand in preparing items for the wall. We collected a total of 442 items. One of our third graders commented, “that’s 442 people that will be a little happier today”.
More posters are signs of projects. A few groups are collecting for the Cleveland Food Bank and our Wall of Love group is doubling their action by providing a hallway makeover to the floor that collected the most items for the wall. Other students post signs to create a group to save the planet.
Some of our 8th grade thinkers came up with a fun plan to raise scholarship funds for our Grade 8 Washington DC Trip. Spirit Week is a good time for everyone and can help an inquiring learner get to DC.
Projects in design start with a question and require some risk- taking as our designers gain knowledge and create mazes and tables.

More Inquiring and understanding in PYP

Expression through celebrations and traditions in Kindergarten. Learning about ourselves and other develops understanding.
Making Gingerbread and decorating in Kindergarten.
More expression in Kindergarten brainstorming and sharing traditions builds more understanding through inquiry and knowledge.
Kindergarten shares their joy after attending The Nutcracker ballet at Playhouse Square.
Our K-2 students share more joy by donating pajamas to those in need,
Second graders show appreciation as they recognize all the hard work our custodians.
Send grade appreciates Ms. Beers and Kindergarteners continue to count acts of kindness… Making the the world a more peaceful place through kindness.

Inquiring , Knowledgeable and compassionate.

Inquiry and knowledge in learning stations in grade 4.
More inquiry and knowledge in grade 4 as they learn about the Bill of Rights..
Grade 5 questions lead to research. these posters demonstrate knowledge of interdependence in the natural world.

Holiday shop cultivates creativity and compassion

Our annual holiday shop was a success and shows how much CIS cares as our entrepreneurs created many upcycled products, parents helped our shoppers and students helped each other wrap gifts. A special thanks to Th Begley family for all their hard work that makes this annual tradition such success.
Making the world a more peaceful place through sharing our IB Learner Profile, and sharing knowledge with their products. Also, a congratulations to Carmen for the Winning Logo.

The arts at CIS

Our Music Department announced this year’s musical:
101 Dalmations!
Visual art makes our hallways beautiful.
Emoji art makes everyone smile.
Our band starts our week off making the world a more musical place. Please remember our upcoming Winter Concert!
December 17th at CSU
5:30 Ballet program
6:00 grades 1-5 “The Big Chill”
7:00 4-8 choir & band grades 4/5/6

Don’t Forget Spirit Week

This group is ready for spirit week -planning their multiples outfits:)