April 25, 2014

posted Apr 25, 2014, 7:57 AM by Suzanne WARDINI   [ updated Apr 25, 2014, 7:59 AM ]
World Culture Month 

Today we are holding the culminating event for World Culture Month. We have enjoyed a number of events across the month celebrating World Cultures and ISD’s diversity. This morning Country Booths from many countries were set up introducing the cultures they represent, including works of art, music, pictures, maps, and tasty samples of national foods. Our Elementary students are circulating around the World and getting their passports stamped to show that they have learned about these countries. We have a whole set of instruments for a Gamelan orchestra provided by the Indonesian community, which is really impressive and beautiful.

Senegalese artists have brought their art works for sale in the Elementary dining area. As their coordinator says, they have brought the market to ISD today.

The big event of the day will include music and dance by several classes and a band. Then the Parade of Nations will end the day with a grand flourish.

We are all dressed up today to represent our countries. I’m wearing a colorful shirt from the Congo, American blue jeans, and a red feed cap from Nebraska.

It is truly wonderful that the diverse members of the ISD community have willingly contributed to the events of this special month and this day. In many ways “We are the World!”

A Big THANK YOU to Gaucher Kadam!

Annual Survey Results 

The results of the ISD Parent and Student Survey were shared with participants at the Annual General Meeting last night. In the interest of sharing this information with the wider community, we provide a link at the Board section of the Jaguar Journal. We thank Rob Autry for dedicating his time and professional expertise to gathering these results into an excellent presentation.

Kudos to The Cast and Crew of the Musical The Wiz! 

Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Wiz! Tony Watters directed and produced this wonderful show. I hope you had the opportunity to see it. The choreography, acting, singing, and wonderful special effects made it an enchanting and delightful dramatic experience. It is especially impressive to learn that a third of our students in high school took part in the production. There is a lot of real talent here at ISD, musical, dramatic, technical, stage construction, digital imagery, and great humor. Thanks to all the cast and crew for this splendid production.