News from the American Section

Inauguration Celebrations

In honor of the inauguation of the 46th president of the United States of American, we hosted special "coffee breaks" for the French teachers on our three campuses.

Celebrating Black History Month

As part of our celebration of Black History Month, teachers are having important discussions with their students about the state of things 58 years after MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech. 

Grade 4 Students Report the News

In their study of different types of nonfiction texts, fourth graders studied news reports and the parts of a newspaper. Using notes from their classmates, they wrote brief news stories telling what their classmates did during the December vacation.

Ecole Schnapper Food Drive

The Schnapper community came together and collected an amazing 395 kilos of needed food and hygiene products to serve our local community - a community, like many others, going through some difficult times.

Holiday Cards for the Elderly

American Section students made 183 beautiful cards to brighten the holidays for the elderly residents of local nursing homes.

Digital Parenting Workshop

Our Parents to Parents Committee recently organized an online workshop about Digital Parenting Workshop led by expert Elizabeth Milovidov. 

Food Drive Volunteers

The American Section community volunteered en masse to help at last weekend's food drive! Some 28 tons of food were collected last weekend at Carrefour Montesson and Casino Maisons Laffitte, a 77% increase from last year. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving week, Lower School classes focused on gratitude and what we are thankful for; letters and cards were written and feathers were crafted to decorate turkey tails.

Roby's Manga Club

For several weeks now, a group of Roby Quartrièmes have met in one of the Section's classrooms during lunch on Fridays to share their passion for anime and manga.

Presidential Mock Elections

Our students learned first-hand how to participate in the democratic process, as secondary students cast their ballots for the United States President at both Marcel Roby and Lycée International voting centers. .

Happy Halloween!

Our Halloween celebrations this year were a very different from our traditional celebrations,  but this is far from a normal year!

Pumpkin Science

Our Second Graders recently completed a science unit in which they used an orange Halloween pumpkin to learn the process of scientific enquiry.

Debating the Three Gorges Dam

Mr. Jones’ Seconde class took several perspectives – socio-cultural, ecological-environmental, economic and political - to debate for their geography unit the consequences of building the largest dam in the world.

Propaganda Posters

Quatrième students have been studying George Orwell's Animal Farm, and learning about persuasive communication.

Teacher Appreciation Day

Wow! The outpouring of love and appreciation was widespread and abundant on Monday and was a wonderful way to start the week.

Earthquake Construction

Our first Grade 3 in-class experiment was a big success, as students collaborated to design and test constructions to withstand earthquakes.

Sixième Advisory Program

The Sixième Advisory program officially began this week when our current Cinquième students wrote letters to our incoming Sixième students.

Student Council Convenes

Congratulations to all the students who stepped forward and agreed to take on the responsibilities of class representatives in our Student Council!

Terminale Welcome Event

The Terminale teaching team gathered on Zoom to greet this year's Terminales to wish them success in their last year of high school and award three academic prizes.

Beautiful New Classrooms

American Section Lower School classes began with much excitement this week as students met their teachers and discovered their newly updated classrooms.

A Day in the Trees!

Thanks to the initiative and organizational talents of our parents, our newest Middle School students enjoyed an afternoon in the trees the day before school began.

Welcome Back!

The American Section faculty and staff are thrilled to all be back in school! We all look forward to a fabulous, albeit unique, year! 

Poetry by Heart Winner!

Congratulation to Terminale student Alexandre Gliott, who recently won the Paris-area "Poetry by Heart" competition.

Goodbye Mr. Whitacre

How to organize a meaningful send-off event in times of coronavirus? A vision, some 'outside of the box' thinking, a hefty sprinkle of spontaneity, and the stage was set.

Section Community Unites for a Virtual Spirit Week

The American Section community took advantage of everyone being at stuck at home to hold a fun-filled, whole-Section Spirit Week! Students, faculty, staff, and parents dressed to the theme of the day, for both daily Zoom lessons and a bit of family fun.

Learning Online

With all French schools closed due to coronavirus, American Section students and faculty transitioned to online learning at 8:00 am on Monday, March 13. 

August: Osage County

Our Upper School thespians memorably staged August, Osage County, a dark story of family dysfunction. Simmering tensions exploded in fast-paced scenes that oscillated between comedy and tragedy.

What’s it Like in Sixième?

Thanks to a team of experts, all members of our fifth-grade Quatrième class got answers to their burning questions about life in Middle School last Monday evening. Their top concerns? Lockers, croix, the cafeteria, and the schedule. 

Bingo for Books

Third, fourth, and fifth graders enjoyed a real kids’ evening out with fun ice-breaker activities, delicious pizza, and of course, BINGO!

India Exchange Trip

This year's India Exchange Trip was a life-changing experience for 18 motivated Première students. 

THIMUN 2020

Our delegates did an outstanding job representing Yemen at this year's THIMUN conference.

Northern Lights Dance

Troisièmes enjoyed an exceptional evening out as the Northern Lights came to Fourqueux.

Loving London

From Hamilton to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, to a guided street art walk and a visit of the Tate Modern, this year's London trip was an action-packed three days!

Spelling Bee

The buzz in Lower School was tangible as third through fifth grade students hoped to be crowned the winner of the Lower School’s first Spelling Bee!

Super Bowl Potluck Supper

This year's Potluck Supper, with a Super Bowl theme, was an enjoyable evening, filled with delicious food, fun activities, and very pleasant company.