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MS HOSTING ITS SECOND MAKER DAY

CAC Middle School (MS) is always committed to host every year three Maker Day events. The objective of this initiative is to expand on and complement the strong design technology culture among the MS students. Maker Education or Maker Movement was initially originated in the US, and it focuses on enhancing the students’ thinking and problem-solving skills through encouraging...

CAC Middle School Service Learning Program

Aligned with CAC’s Strategic Plan, the Middle School (MS) at Cairo American College has adopted a service learning program for all students; this service learning program was successfully launched in 2004. The MS works to provide a well-rounded educational program which focuses on CAC Core Values, and providing an academic program that challenges its students to learn and...

CAC Students Earn Major Awards at InJaz

Huge congratulations to CAC InJaz students Hashem Abdou (CEO), Shivani Pillai (sales), Fadi Tawfik (finance) and Riad Khawam (production). These CAC Eagles soared and snatched two awards in the INJAZ regional competition, hosted in Cairo this week. You can read more about the InJaz Competition and their successes in the Egyptian Enterprise blog. Representing Egypt in the...

ISSTs: Cairo Gold and More!

CAC Athletes traveled last weekend to ISST tournaments across Europe and from London to Vienna, the CAC Screaming Eagles proudly waved the CAC banner (and Egyptian flag). CAC, as is so often the case, ‘punched above its weight’. Of nine team medal opportunities, six CAC teams landed medals, including three GOLDS!!! Of four possible first place individual efforts, CAC had two...

Kenn Nesbitt’s Visit to CAC

This week poet, Kenn Nesbitt, from Spokane, Washington, visited with Pre-K - grade 8 students.  Kenn’s dramatic readings of his poems were very entertaining for all. Please ask your ES and MS students about his visit.  

COLLEGE FAIR - 80 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES VISIT CAC

Thank you to the CAC Counseling department for the hard work that went into bringing 80 universities and colleges to CAC’s campus for the benefit of our college-bound students. Middle and High school students had the opportunity speak to university representatives from top universities from Canada and the US, as well as from the UK, Spain, Egypt and the UAE. Schools in...

TAKE YOUR SEAT IN CAC'S THEATRE

The CAC Theatre — a cornerstone of the CAC community experience—is a reminder of CAC's long tradition of excellence and innovation in education. It is a gathering place for our greater community, providing space for dramatic and musical performances, art exhibitions, student-led events, and thought-provoking lectures.   Our current theatre is well worn, well loved, and in need of...

PASS THE PARCEL

Give to Gain Pass the Parcel is a “child-to-child” service initiative that seeks to empower children through giving. Founded by a group of CAC elementary students with a passion for kindness, Pass the Parcel is driven by CAC’s core values of integrity, creativity, perseverance, courage, respect, responsibility and compassion. Pass the Parcel is not about decluttering our rooms; it’s...

CAC ALUMNA AWARDED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUNG EXPLORER GRANT

    Nora Shawki ‘08 discovered her passion for Egyptology two weeks after arriving at CAC in third grade. “We had to take an Egypt culture class, and my teacher Jailan Abbas showed us a movie reenactment of Howard Carter discovering King Tut’s tomb.” She explained, “it was one of the first times I saw anything that had to do with Egyptology, and this class made me more interested...

CAC KINDERGARTENERS LEARN RESPONSIBILITY BY CARING FOR BABY BIRDS

Visitors passing by room 42 in the CAC Elementary School in the next few days will notice something a bit out of the ordinary: 10 baby chicks happily hopping around in a wooden cage. For 21 days, CAC Kindergarten students diligently monitored, turned, and cared for an incubator full of eggs as part of an annual science unit on the life cycle of animals.   Kindergarten teacher Ana Chavez...

CAC ALUMNA SHARES HER LOVE OF READING WITH STUDENTS

CAC held its annual book fair on campus last week from December 4-7. This event is a fundraiser for CAC’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and focuses on “building excitement around reading,” explained elementary librarian Josianne Fitzgerald. In pursuit of this goal, main organizers Rana Allouba and Sarah Salmawy worked to extend the hours of the fair and expand the...

CAC ELEMENTARY USES GAMES TO TEACH SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LITERACY

CAC emphasizes holistic student development by teaching social and emotional literacy in the classroom. One way we do this is by integrating discussions of the CAC Core Values into lessons and activities. When elementary principal Julie Jackson-Jin came to CAC in 2012, she brought with her another unique teaching tool called Circle Solutions for Student Wellbeing. Developed by...