Head of School 12-20-2018



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 Head of School's Newsletter - December 20, 2018 

 Happy Holidays!.






College News:

It was a huge week in college admissions for CAC seniors, as many schools released their admissions announcements for both Early Decision and Early Action applicants. Many CAC seniors had applied early, and we had some tremendous success. It is a tough week, too, though, as many EA and ED applications are sent to some of the US’s most selective schools. For each admission to a highly competitive school, we likely had a couple of rejections or deferrals (into the regular admissions pool). It is great to take a risk and reach for the stars, but sometimes in life, we don’t get quite what we’d dreamed of. We remain excited to see what the next wave of admissions brings,

Big numbers:

  • 32 students (38.6% of the class)

  • 60 offers from 52 different universities.

  • 6 different countries

  • 27 USA

  • 16 UK

  • 8 Canada

  • 3 Netherlands

  • 1 Japan

  • 1 UAE


(above, Seniors check out the College Admissions Board, outside the HS Office)

Meanwhile, congratulations to the following seniors

Quinn Wai W: University of Michigan

Fadi T: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Habib S: Suffolk University, Mass.

Isabel P: San Diego State University

Samar N: Ithaca College, her first choice school!

Jeong Kyu: New York University, Abu Dhabi, his first choice school!

Titus O: State University New York, at Binghamton.

Kiya O: High Point University

Seif H: U Penn, the Huntsman Program. His first choice school!

Amina E: Sarah Lawrence College, and Emerson College.

Calvin C: Trinity University, with an outstanding scholarship.

Gloria B: University of Southampton and University of Michigan

Sarah B: University of Chicago

Youssef A: Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass, his first choice school!

Hussein A: Ryerson University

And…..drumroll, please…..Hesham A: Harvard University, his first choice school!


A word about the Huntsman Program, to which Seif was accepted. The U Penn Huntsman program is a highly selective dual-degree program offered by U Penn in conjunction with the Wharton School of Business. Only about 25 international students are admitted to the program each year. From the Huntsman program website:


Beginning in 1994 and graduating its first class in 1998, the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business brings together the curricula of two undergraduate schools at the University of Pennsylvania: the liberal arts curriculum of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the business and finance curriculum of the Wharton School. The link between the two schools—the curricular focus of the Huntsman Program—is the International Studies component, combining the developing professional competence in one of eleven foreign languages with the study of a particular world area where that language is the predominant means of communication and a set of courses—mostly but not entirely in the social sciences—which will provide a theoretical background to this central core of the program.” You can read more about it here.


CAC Campus Access During Winter Break

Please be aware that the CAC Gym Building, Pool and Track will be on ‘winter break hours’ from Dec 21 through break, closing at 8pm from Dec 21- Jan 13 (as opposed to being open later in the evening).


Booster News:

Booster Club thanks everyone for helping decorate the CAC Holiday Tree! Watch out for more festive activities out by the tree Sun-Thurs next week, immediately after school.


Our next meeting will be on January 22nd at 11 am in the MS/HS library. It is open to all; please join us!


Spirit Cafe

Wishing Happy holidays to everyone!

From the PTO:

We’re here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance. Our email is cacpto@cacegypt.org.


PTO Bollywood Gala Tickets

Buy your Gala tic47386227_336227097163163_7447127542101704704_n 1.jpgkets now! The Gala is February 1st at the Sofitel Nile El Gezirah. Tickets will be sold again after winter break.

The tickets are 1600 EGP or $90 each.!  Get a table for all your friends! Tables seat 10. CAC members may buy tickets for non-CAC guests.

Ask anyone who has been to the gala the past couple of years; this is a really FUN event and the best value for your money among all the galas in Cairo! Plus, you will be supporting your PTO which benefits your children!

For those who wish to spend the night at the hotel, Sofitel is offering a limited number of rooms at the special rate of $125 including all taxes. To get the rate, download, print and complete the reservation form here

There will be complementary bus transportation in between CAC and Sofitel for this event. Further details regarding how to sign up will be available in January.

Questions? Contact Marcela Clavel at marcelaclavel@yahoo.com.ar or sending her a message at 0127-5243232


Next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, January 15th at 1:30 pm.

Parting Shots

MS students use their break time to pack Christmas gift bags of donated items, as Mr. Kasal looks on. Thanks to all who donated!


CAC faculty and Staff gather for ‘winter cheer’ a last-day tradition put on by the campus  Wellness Committee.


A bit of excitement in the neighborhood early Thursday morning: this large tree fell down at the midan closest to the ES at about 5:30am. No one was hurt, though a car and a scooter had passed under it (both going the wrong way, by the way) just about 10 seconds before the tree came down. It fractured the water line, so also created a flood on Road 253 this morning. The mess was cleared up by about 10am by the municipality, using a large backhoe.