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End-of-Year Party 2018

The BAIS End-of-Year Party was held on Friday, June 8th, 2018, at the Village Complex (Kololi). It was great fun for students of all ages, including games like freeze-dance and a water balloon toss, tropical-themed decorations, tasty food, take-home party favors, and of course lots of dancing! Big thanks and congratulations to BAIS Student Council…

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Service-Learning Trips to Makumbaya Lower Basic School

On Wednesday, May 23rd, and Thursday, May 24th, BAIS students traveled to Makumbaya Lower Basic School to put their learning into action! Through advocacy and art, this year’s Service Learning Project has focused on deforestation. During these field trips, students worked with Makumbaya students to: – Promote, demonstrate, and create biomass briquettes for Makumbaya students…

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Student Council-Led Chalk Painting Activity

For our “Shared Fun” Celebration of Learning assembly on Friday, May 18th, the BAIS Student Council led the whole school in a chalk-painting activity that was fun for all ages. All students now have an expressive outline of themselves “painted” onto the walls of the school along with positive messages about our school community. Come…

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Science Fair

At the BAIS Science Fair on April 27th, 2018, students in grades 2-9 presented their findings from science experiments they had each conducted independently. We were pleased to have a wonderful audience for the Science Fair including the Pre-K through Grade 1 students, many parents and other family members, and Professor Umberto D’Alessandro, the Director of MRC, who…

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“Buddy Reading” Across Grades

Even though Book Month was long ago, BAIS students continue to celebrate reading every day! One fun way we’ve been doing this is through “buddy reading” where students in older grades join the Pre-K and Kindergarten students to read books with them. Check out some of the great “Buddy Reading” photos in our gallery!

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“Sleep in the Deep” Lock-In

BAIS Students in Grades 2 and older slept at the school for our Student Council-led “Sleep in the Deep” Lock-In party on Friday, May 4th, and Saturday, May 5th. The party included underwater-themed decorations, games, crafts, and a movie, and of course pizza, popcorn, and loads of fun!

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Pre-K Celebration of Learning

On April 20, 2018, the Pre-K class presented in front of all the other BAIS students, teachers, and many family members, to share what they have been learning about in school. Highlights of this Celebration of Learning presentation included each child’s description of their personal characteristics, as part of their celebration of diversity for this…

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Inter-School “BAIS Olympics” Competition

Congratulations to all students from BAIS, the French School, and Fandema School who participated in the second annual BAIS Olympics on Saturday, March 24th. It was a great day of friendship, competition, and sportsmanship. Congratulations to BAIS who was winner of the school-wide trophy this year!

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Service-Learning Project

Our student are working with local artist and activist Njogu Touray to learn to make recycled biomass briquettes, which serve as an alternative cooking fuel to charcoal. We will travel to the village of Makumbaya to teach people in the village how they can make their own briquettes, which will result in fewer trees being…

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Overnight Field Trip to Wassu Stone Circles

The Middle School and High School students went on an overnight trip March 9th-10th to see the famous Wassu stone circles, which connected to their Humanities unit on ancient West African kingdoms. It was an adventure for the group as we crossed the river on the ferry twice in the same time, and we spent…

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