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 March 16, 2017

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Congratulations To NHS Inductees


The evening of March 14th was very special as the high school inducted twenty new members to our CAC Chapter of the National Honor Society. NHS Student Leaders and Ms. Starr-Hall put together a special ceremony to honor the new inductees. Congratulations to all of you.


Parent Teacher Conferences


Thank you to the many parents who took the time out of very busy schedules to attend conferences on the 14th and 15th. We are very proud of our student achievement to date, and look forward to their continued growth over the remaining three months.


2017-2018 Week Without Walls


Information sessions and registration for WWW 2017-2018 will start on Mar 20 and continues through April 13. Please contact Mr. Duggan with any questions.


XANADU! The CAC HS and MS Musical

The quest for artistic fulfillment and love begins on Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00pm! Further performances happen on Friday, March 24th at 2:00pm (matinee) and 7:00pm. Tickets for this epic utopian production are 40LE in advance (50 LE at the door)! Get your tickets today for... XANADU!


High School Prom – April 7th


The CAC Prom this year will take place in the Kempenski Nile Hotel. It will begin at 8pm and end at 11:30pm. Ticket Sales will begin soon.



High School Twitter Site


As an additional quick and easy method to experience the daily lives of our CAC high school students, feel-free to follow Dr. Harris’ twitter feed at https://twitter.com/CACHSupdates. This is not meant to replace Moodle, or any other school communication method.




Upcoming Events


March 16          SKYWARD Gradebook Open; 

                       IB Theater Performance, 4:00 p.m., Theater

                        Annual IB/AP Art Exhibition Opening, 5:00 p.m., Theater Foyer

March 17          International Festival, 3:00-6:00 p.m.

March 19          University Visits, 11:05 a.m., Outside Library

March 20          WWW Information Meeting, 7:00-8:00 p.m., MS 115

March 21          Athletic Awards Night, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Theater

March 23          CAC HS & MS Musical, 7:00 p.m., Theater

March 24          CAC HS & MS Musical, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., Theater



Dr. Jared Harris        Jerry Duggan      
        HS Principal             HS Assistant Principal




Counseling Department Announcements


University Visits:


The following universities will visit our campus on Sunday, March 19th 11:05-11:55 outside the library:


1. Northumbria University, UK
2. Northampton University, UK
3. NABA, Italy, Specialized in art & design
4. IUBH, Germany, Business school, very good option to stay in Germany & access Europe
5. S P Jain School of Global Management,
multiple locations
(offering 100% scholarships)
6. American University in Malta


We hope that students and parents will continue to take advantage of these visits to our campus. They are a great way to learn about future academic pathways, college life, admissions requirements, and what it’s like to study in a particular country.


This week, the Canadian Embassy sponsored a university tour trip to Toronto for seven high school counselors in Cairo. Stephanie Barker attended the trip and visited Waterloo University, Wilfred Laurier University, the University of Guelph, Sheridan College, Ryerson University, the University of Toronto, and York University. If you have any questions about these colleges, or about study in Canada in general, please contact her.




Josiah Laposky, Claudia Bean, Stephanie Barker 

HS Counseling






Season 3 Tryouts!


Season 3 tryouts starts on March 16th. Students, please be there on time and use the yellow letter that you took during signups to know the time and venue of your sport.

Season 3 sports practice schedule

Season 3 ISST Trips



ISST Trips Update:


CAC teams competed in the ISST winter tournaments last weekend- Swimming at ACS Cobham in London, Boys Basketball at ISB in Brussels, and Girls Basketball at FIS in Frankfurt.


Congratulations for an ISST overall silver medal finish for the swim team with a gold medal for the JV boys, and an ISST bronze medal finish for the girls basketball team. See complete results for all teams attached.


Congratulations to individual event winners Ahmed Morsi in the 100m butterfly, Salma Shabana in the 100m freestyle, the JV and varsity boys medley relay teams, and the JV boys freestyle relay team.


The CAC girls basketball team had two members on the ISST Division 2 Girls Basketball All Tournament Team. Congratulations to Alethe De Vaulgrenant and Melanie Price


ISST Boys’ Basketball Tournament Results

ISST Girls’ Basketball Tournament Results

ISST Swim Meet Results




Scott Fitzgerald

Activities/Athletics Director





Tuesday Swim School


This spring the Tuesday Swim School is back. We offer swim lessons to offer additional practice for your students as well as Springboard diving classes! This is also the place to sign up for lifeguard classes if you are at least 15 years old.


We will begin on Tuesday, March 21. Please sign up here.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Coach Matt at mlautenbach@g-cacegypt.org.  



Matt Lautenbach

Activities/Athletics Director







This Friday, March 17th, 3-6 pm


*Ticket sales have concluded and entrance tickets will not be sold on the day of the event* 

Raffle Tickets 20LE/per ticket will be sold before and during the festival.



Time Performance

3:00         Gates Open

3:10         White Thunderbird Native American Flutes by Chilaili Wachiwi

3:35         Welcome Announcement (Carmen Awn)

3:45         Parade of Nations

4:15         Luxor Baladna CAC Elementary School Girls

4:20         Live Performance by Abu (Sponsored by the Egypt Booth)

4:45         Korean K-POP Dance (Middle School Talent Show Winners)                             

4:55         Classical Dancing (Sponsored by the India Booth)

5:00         Bollywood Dance (Sponsored by the India Booth)

5:15         Country Raffle

5:25         Bangladeshi Folk Dance 

5:45         CAC PTO Raffle

5:55         Tombola Announcement (Sponsored by the Goethe-Institut)

5:58          Closing Announcement (Wayne Rutherford)


*Program may be subject to change.





Walking Tour of Heliopolis, Wednesday April 26, 2017
*Please note that due to a national holiday the date of this trip has been changed from April 25 to April 26.
We will stop by the Baron Palace, built by the Belgian-born industrialist, Baron-General Eduard Louis Joseph Empain (1852-1929) who also founded the modern Heliopolis area in 1907.
We will walk through the beautiful El Korba section, a quaint shopping district that boasts original architecture, fascinating cultural sites as well as some of Cairo’s finest cafés and restaurants. We will walk in the European style commercial streets, and try to see the Basilique church, Adly Madgar Jewish synagogue, Hippodrome square, Maryland park, El Tahra palace, and Saray el Qubbah. If there is time, we may stop at a cafe for coffee or lunch.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

You can sign up using the link below:



The Citadel, The Sultan Hassan Mosque & Madrasa, Al-Rifa’i Mosque
Monday, May 22, 2017
The Saladin Citadel of Cairo is a medieval Islamic fort, on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo. The Citadel was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city.
The complex includes the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, which dominates the skyline of Cairo with its beautiful alabaster dome, the Mosque of Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad, the Mosque of Sulayman Pasha, Gawhara Palace; and several museums.
Afterwards we will visit the nearby Sultan Hassan Mosque & Madrasa, and Al-Rifa’i Mosque.
*Please cover shoulders and knees, wear loose pants or a long skirt, and bring a scarf.*
You can sign up using the link below:


All PTO trips cost 100LE per person for transportation, a professional tour guide and security when necessary.Entrance fees, meals, refreshments, and any shopping are the participants responsibility. We meet at 8:15 a.m. at the back gate of CAC and the bus will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m. We will return to school by 2:00 p.m. Please be sure to leave a mobile phone number when you register. Minimum of 10 participants required.


A.P.E. needs your used Nespresso Capsules!
In support of Earth Day and CAC's relationship with A.P.E., (The Association For The Protection Of The Environment http://www.ape.org.eg/), the PTO has organized a school-wide collection of the much-loved Nespresso capsules!
After collection, CAC will deliver the empty capsules to A.P.E., who use them to create fun jewelry. We also look forward to a school visit from A.P.E. in the future as another way to support their cause.


What to do: after use, empty out the capsules and start a collection bag. Drop off boxes will be on campus starting April 2.
Start saving those capsules!!! Let’s see how much we can collect for A.P.E!!!





Lost and Found


Part of educating students at CAC is encouraging independence through increasing responsible behaviors. We constantly encourage students to label their items so that they are easily identified and returned back to the owner. It is also important that students know what to do when they lose any of their items.

Here is what we advise students to do when they report a lost item:

1- Look everywhere (lost & found table/class/playground/inside backpacks/home ,etc,...)

2- Ask Others (friends/teachers/parents/siblings,etc,..)

3-Ask parents to report to the lost and found link. Upper grade students can do this too.

4- Use the same link to report when item is found.

In order to support our students and community members with the above process, we created the below Lost and Found link to help us track of lost and found items.