December 1 Update


Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,

As we near the near the end of 2017, we have much to be thankful for in our SCIS Community. Enjoy a few pictures from some of the many SCIS events, and be sure to review our divisional bulletins for more detailed information.

Lower School Bulletin            Upper School Bulletin

Enjoy the weekend.

Derek Luebbe, Head of School 

18 Days (and counting) for SCIS Parents to Receive Broadway Live Discount!


Did you know Broadway is coming to Shanghai?   Professionals from Broadway NYC will be leading an intensive nine-day theater experience at SCIS.  SCIS is working hard to make this a reality in Shanghai and promote this unique

opportunity, with a deadline for sign-ups of December 20.  More information can be found here.

Benefits for SCIS families?

  • Receive a $500 discount
  • One child can receive a 50% discount in exchange for some marketing support
  • Spaces are limited. Contact Laurie Luebbe if you are interested.
  • Broadway Live provides access to top-tier universities in the USA, with potential for  visits and possible scholarships in performing arts.

We will host a Q&A for any interested parents on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 11:00 am.

(That’s right after the PAFA meeting at 10:00 am)  If you know of other parents – SCIS or not – please invite them to contact us to learn more!

Bus Safety

Please read the blog post from Nov. 28 regarding changes to our bus procedures that are beginning Monday to enhance safety and help improve bus behavior.

SCIS Celebrates Arts Night

Performing arts plays a very important role in the development of children  – allowing them to express who they are. Ultimately, performing isn’t really performing without an audience. And, that’s where I want to thank all the parents who came out to share in what was a great evening for our SCIS community, and – thanks to all of you – provided an authentic experience for our students expressing themselves!


SCIS Band, led by Mr. Demas
Break-out sessions in the foyer featuring our beginner band students.
Parents socialize and peruse IB Art / Design student work.
A fantastic parent community makes this a great event!

Maitian Giving Tree Delivers Donations to Jiangxi Province

Thanks to our dedicated Maitian parents, we collected donations and were able to deliver those (and other purchased supplies) to students in Jiangxi Province on November 26.

Students in Jiangxi Province welcome SCIS
Maitian Donations: Ready to Go









SCIS gives!
saying Thank You










Maitian spreads the (bagel) love to brighten up the morning. (Proceeds helped fund the donations.)

Boys Basketball Go 2-0

With victories over SCIS-HQ and SAS, the boys varsity basketball team continued improving during the action this weekend.

Coach Volpe and the Varsity Boys, leading at half vs. SAS.


SCIS Faculty – Life Long Learners

Friday, November 24 was a free day for students, but a professional development day for faculty. Pictured below, small groups analyze research on the changing role of assessment during our morning sessions.

Small groups debate and discuss best practices in assessment to help our students.






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