Students from Grade 9 and 10 enjoyed a day at Nussloch Racket Centre for the MLP-Cup, a professional Tennis Tournament for up and coming Tennis stars. They enjoyed some Tennis Coaching and an interactive presentation from Dr Zimmerman about career opportunities in the sports business. The highlight of the day was the chance to watch some of the professional tennis players taking part in the MLP Tournament.
“I really loved the trip especially watching the Tennis at the end”. (Stefan, Grade 9)
Many thanks to Dr Zimmermann and the Nussloch Racket Center for a great day.
Mr Knowles and Fr Schumacher
text & photos: JK, AS
On Monday, Grade 9 and 10 welcomed two poetry slammers – Jens Wienand http://jenswienand.de/ and Jason Bartsch http://www.jasonbartsch.com/ – for a spoken word poetry workshop. In preparation for writing original poetry, the poets engaged the students in creative warm-up activities.
The students learned that poetry doesn’t have to be about big earth-moving things, but that it should be about what they enjoy, have experience with or is important to them. The students wrote collaborative poems, practiced free-thinking and created their own piece for a poetry slam which they performed at the end of the workshop.
text: AK photos AK & WL
Grade 4 students celebrated their 3rd Genre Book Project Fair this school year. These projects were even more incredible than the ones they’ve done before. Through the Genre Book Project (GBP), students have chosen interesting “good-fit” books in a variety of genres to represent through several different project options. The GBP Fair is designed to allow students to display their individual creativity and knowledge while developing communication skills and a love of reading.
text & photos: FW
The grade 5 students invite all of our PYP students to a Faschingsfeier on Wednesday, 3rd February 2016, from 8.45 – 10.00. There will be parades, music and lots of games. You can also win a price for the best costume according to your class-theme!
The class themes are:
- EP 1 und 2: Animals
- Grade 1: Art
- Grade 2: Fairy Tales
- Grade 3: Space
- Grade 4: Sport in the Future
Any adults that wish to come must be dressed up and willing to join the fun.
We are looking forward to lots of fun.
The H.I.S. community is invited to come to a Multilingualism Workshop this week:
Wednesday, 27th January, 14:15, Room 213 (top floor)
Topics of the workshop:
- Development of multilingualism
- Role of the home language
- How to support children and ourselves
Presenter: Nick Parkes
Two nights to remember: Grade 7 and Grade 9 students performed Disney’s “Aladdin”. The Grade 9 Cast performed on the first evening and surprised the audience with their professional singing and acting – well done everyone!
“I am so proud of both Aladdin casts. 9th Grade set an excellent example on opening night and blew the audience (and me) away. Grade 7 followed up with their own show the night after, and I was just as amazed. What a great year for Performing Arts at H.I.S. Thank you for this wonderful experience, Gr 9 and Gr 7!”
photos: C&L Smith
How can we take action? 3 students from Grade 5 have been designing a website.
“During our unit, The Living Forest, we have been working on a website to raise awareness about deforestation. We have put a lot of time and effort into this website and we would appreciate your support and feedback.”
To check it out, please go to http://savingthefuture.wix.com/reforestation
Nathan, Anton and Lucas
“Call me Al…”
Did you find yourself humming the theme of “Aladdin” on Tuesday or Wednesday night on your way home? In that case you can imagine what school was like at H.I.S. yesterday and today: A lot of proud and happy faces could be seen in and between lessons. Tunes were sung and lines quoted from the Musical “Aladdin”, which Grade 7 and Grade 9 students put on stage in an amazingly professional way. What a joy to watch you act and to listen to you sing! Thank you to all the stars and supporters, technicians, make-up artists, ……. and to the wonderful audience.
You would like to listen to the students again? You could come to only one of the MAD nights? No problem: Both evenings were recorded and DVDs can be purchased (Many thanks to Jonathan Cooper and the PTG).
Special thanks to the H.I.S. Art teachers Anna and Dominik Bär for organising the M.A.D. nights.
“I am so proud of both Aladdin casts. 9th Grade set an excellent example on opening night and blew the audience (and me) away. Grade 7 followed up with their own show the night after, and I was just as amazed. What a great year for Performing Arts at H.I.S. Thank you for this wonderful experience, Gr 9 and Gr 7!” Dominik Bär
photos & text: AS
MYP students from Grade 6, 8 and 10 put their artwork on display for the H.I.S. MAD Nights. Parents, teachers and students had the chance to interview the artists about their work. The variety of themes, techniques colours and ideas fascinated all exhibition visitors.
Congratulations to all artists and their Visual Art teacher Anna Baer for their accomplishments.
Experience differentiation in the German classroom:
Please come and join our workshop with students to see, hear and wonder how differentiation in German works.
Tuesday, 19th January 8.30-9.15, E05 (German Room)
Monika Handwerker, Sandra Hohenwarter, Stefanie Staeves