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  • Frankfurt International School: Arts
    of young people for successful future roles in shaping the 21st century Literacy Understanding and expression in the arts means access to the means by which humans have conveyed their beliefs hopes and values in every society culture and country throughout the ages We believe that individuals who are not literate in these languages are incomplete in their education Quality Through the arts students learn the meaning of work done to the best of one s ability for the joy and satisfaction of a job well done and the appreciation of quality and craftsmanship Values The greatest works of art communicate enduring human concerns and students cannot experience the arts without touching on values They develop an understanding of how values shape all human efforts and that the arts can not only express but also affect and influence personal value choices In addition to visual and performing art courses there are many opportunities for students to develop their talents in band choir and drama performances and to showcase their work at art exhibits Primary School Alfred Lechler Str 10 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 500 Elementary Upper School An der Waldlust 15 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171

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  • Frankfurt International School: Languages
    students English as a Second Language ESL Program Our ESL program supports students for whom English is not their strongest language Everyday conversational language is acquired quite quickly students are usually able to participate in classroom routines and socialize with classmates early in their English learning Of course more complex academic language takes longer to develop Research shows that it may take five to seven years for ESL learners to acquire the academic aspects of English to a similar standard as their native speaking peers German Language Instruction Participation in the German language program is compulsory for all students through Grade 10 The German program is designed for students to develop communicative competence in their host country language The school offers instruction in German as a mother tongue Deutsch and as a foreign language First Language Program FLP The First Language Program is designed to maintain students ability to read write and study in their own language and to facilitate their successful return to their own national education systems Research shows that literacy in the mother tongue greatly helps literacy in an additional language and boosts personal and cultural confidence Currently first language courses offered in the Upper School include Dutch Japanese Korean and Swedish Further Languages French or Spanish is offered as a foreign language starting in Grade 6 Instruction is offered to students in proficiency levels Depending on availability of teachers and demand by students the After School Activity REAL program can offer further languages such as Italian or Chinese If you have questions about the language program at FIS please contact Ian Gulliford Primary School Alfred Lechler Str 10 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 500 Elementary Upper School An der Waldlust 15 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 0 Wiesbaden Campus Rudolf Dietz Str

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  • Frankfurt International School: House System
    same House FIS intentionally avoided discussing friendship groups since there are already many opportunities for friends to play and work together Instead House activities offer new avenues for expanding friendship groups rather than reinforcing them Of course there will be cases where friends end up together but this was not by design Students will therefore not be given the opportunity to request to be in a particular House How did you decide on the number of Houses and the names The Houses were named after the founding board members families as well as the families of the first school custodians and the first Head of School These historical FIS families were chosen as they represent the foundation that the school was built upon and will never change FIS decided that eight Houses would be an appropriate figure to divide all of our students remaining a manageable number to avoid logistical challenge Who has responsibility over each House and what is his or her duties House Leaders are teachers who have come forward because of their enthusiasm for the new program Their role is to plan one major activity per year that all Houses will take part in to develop the leadership capacity of their House members ensure that the ethos of the House System is being upheld and see that meetings and events run smoothly House names and their leaders are House Hinkley Dave Donlon House Neilson Beata Blaho House Matthews Jules Akrigg House Lanigan Nicola Shine House Carter Scott Bain House La Clair Ilse Van Rompaey House Ortel Josh Keys House Harrison Andrew Chaplin How will the IB CAS concepts Creativity Activity Service be incorporated into the House System The three strands Creativity Activity and Service CAS will form the basis of House activities International Mindedness will be incorporated into events as well Students in Grades 6 9 will choose the activities they participate in with House leaders monitoring student participation and encouraging balance By Grade 10 students will begin preparing for the rigors of the IB s CAS requirements by planing recording and reflecting on their participation in House and other activities Will students be graded or evaluated on their participation in their House Student participation in House activities will not be graded but a record will kept of individual student participation We anticipate that in making activities fun and inclusive participation will occur organically Active student participation will help overall Houses win the House Cup which is an honor awarded to one House at the end of an academic year Will parents have a role or receive communication in regard to their student s House As the House System evolves we hope to add family events and encourage parents to support their family s House in events Each House will have a media team gathering photos and videos of their House in action These teams will provide material for the flat screen TV in the Upper School entrance and FIS regular communication channels such as the FIS

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  • Frankfurt International School: Student Organizations
    French Club is open to all students who learn French and are interested in speaking the French language and learning more about francophone cultures Global Issues Network Mr Pete Sinclair Adviser The Global Issues Network s mission is to help students realize they can make a difference by empowering them to work internationally with their peers to develop solutions for global issues Model United Nations Ms Celia Nater Adviser The MUN club engages in an authentic simulation of the United Nations system by learning about the UN system the skills of debate compromise conflict resolution and negotiation MUN team members have fun learning about the workings of world diplomacy through the lens of current events Peer Educators Grades 10 12 Ms Zina Sawabini and Ms Jessica Angelidis Advisers Peer Educators is a group of students who inform the student body on a variety of social and health related issues Peer Eds have put on assemblies to address topics like Respect and have held homeroom discussions surrounding substance abuse healthy eating smoking and bullying Besides connecting with other students on important issues throughout the school year Peer Educators get the chance to hone their public speaking and presentation skills Saalburg and Limes Project Dr Henrik Langelueddecke Adviser Since 1999 volunteers from FIS have worked with archaeologists from the Vortaunus Museum Oberursel and the Saalburg Museum Bad Homburg to save the Celtic and Roman ruins In 2010 FIS was awarded the Patenschaft over the Roman frontier sites Limes Students participating in the Limes Project look after the remaining watch towers and forts during regular trips to the Feldberg region reporting damage clearing undergrowth signposting the locations and preparing information signs Senior Students Forum Grades 9 12 Student run and supported by Mr Pete Sinclair The Senior Student Forum is an open forum for Grade 9 12 students that provides a link to the faculty at FIS The aim is to represent the students interests and concerns striving to bring about positive change in the school environment Spanish Club Grades 8 10 Ms Anita Sandoval and Ms Julia Tomas Mora Advisers The Spanish Club offers a variety of activities that allow students to learn more about the Spanish language and its culture Activities include viewing Spanish movies working in the Spanish Club booth at Applefest dancing cooking dining at Spanish restaurants and participating in the annual trip to Spain Student Ambassadors Grades 6 8 Ms Charlene Aspinwall Adviser Student Ambassadors help create a welcoming atmosphere for new students assist Grade 5 students in their transition to the Upper School and recognize and celebrate student birthdays Ambassadors also bid farewell to leaving students Student Athletic Council Mr William Moncrief Grades 9 12 and Mr Todd Kearns Grades 6 8 Advisers This student run organization works with the Athletic Department and Athletic Booster Club to promote sports and support athletes Participation includes planning pep assemblies wearing the Frankie the Warrior Bear mascot outfit organizing dodge ball tournaments and more The Council meets weekly and all

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  • Frankfurt International School: Upper School Library
    areas and to help patrons pursue their personal interests keeping in mind the international nature of the community it serves Library Quick Facts Librarian Ms Manatsu McCluskey 49 0 6171 2024 302 Circulation Manager Mr Chris Hiatt 49 0 6171 2024 315 Library Assistant Mr Stefano Razeto 49 0 6171 2024 301 Hours Monday Thursday 8 00 17 00 Friday 8 00 16 00 Our Facilities The US Library offers a learning environment that allows for simultaneous use for different purposes such as individual engagements small group collaborations and class instructions The flexible yet designated areas include Main area with 70 seating Reading corner Group collaborative work areas Kino viewing room Our Program Upper School students are taught relevant levels of information literacy skills by the Librarian in collaboration with subject area teachers These skills are introduced and reviewed in context of subject area learning and therefore often in conjunction with existing projects and assignments Literature appreciation is fostered through booktalks reading promotion activities and author visits Borrowing Guidelines Students and parents may borrow up to 25 items for a period of three weeks Loans can include up to 3 DVDs and the loan period for DVDs and other audiovisual materials is one week Past issues of periodicals can also be checked out The latest issues of periodicals can only be loaned at the end of the school day to be returned first thing in the morning of the following school day Patrons with overdue items are required to return the items in question before checking out another item Primary School Alfred Lechler Str 10 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 500 Elementary Upper School An der Waldlust 15 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 0 Wiesbaden Campus Rudolf Dietz Str 14 65207 Wiesbaden Germany 49 0 6127

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  • Frankfurt International School: Student Support Services
    variety of support services for social and emotional issues as well as with academic and post graduation advising Learning Support Learning support is provided in each of our divisions by Learning Support teachers who offer a range of services including in class support or small group instruction The program is designed to serve a small number of students in need of academic assistance or with mild disabilities Health and Wellness Your child s health and wellness is very important to us Each division has its own resident nurse who is responsible for the medical care of your children during the school day In addition to providing school day care to students as needed nurses are also available to provide answers to health related questions and address concerns you may have regarding a child s particular medical issue Primary School Alfred Lechler Str 10 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 500 Elementary Upper School An der Waldlust 15 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 0 Wiesbaden Campus Rudolf Dietz Str 14 65207 Wiesbaden Germany 49 0 6127 9940 0 Facebook Twitter YouTube Contact Us Impressum Privacy NEASC IBO ECIS COIS powered by finalsite Head of School Welcome Who We

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  • Frankfurt International School: Curriculum Overview
    pedagogy assessment and reporting across all divisions at FIS and supports continuity in learning for all students moving through our school It s characterized by the following five key components Curriculum areas Academic disciplines comprising distinct sets of knowledge understanding and skills Transdisciplinary learning Discipline specific skills including 21st century skills with applications in other curriculum areas Conceptual understanding The understanding that students gain as a result of exploration of relevant content in curriculum areas Concepts allow students to see the bigger picture behind a specific discipline and to build links to learning in other disciplines Pedagogy An approach to teaching and learning that allows students to actively construct meaning through engagement in relevant experiences enabling them to acquire new levels of understanding as opposed to the simple memorization of content Assessment Reporting A range of strategies that provides information on student understanding allowing the teacher to plan the subsequent teaching and learning activities Student progress is reported in a timely and appropriate manner Primary School Alfred Lechler Str 10 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 500 Elementary Upper School An der Waldlust 15 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 0 Wiesbaden Campus Rudolf Dietz Str 14 65207

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  • Frankfurt International School: Wiesbaden Campus Curriculum
    interconnectedness of human made systems and communities the structure and function of organizations societal decision making economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment Sharing the Planet An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things communities and the relationships within and between them access to equal opportunities peace and conflict resolution Program of Inquiry Program of Inquiry PoI At FIS learning is structured around 44 significant engaging relevant and challenging units of inquiry each lasting from 3 8 weeks Units are cross curricular requiring students to use a range of concepts skills and subject specific knowledge in order to develop a deeper understanding of six transdisciplinary themes The FIS PoI provides an overview of the learning journey from First Steps to the end of Grade 5 Download this document for grade by grade details Grade Level Subject Drama Drama includes the development of creative skills verbal and non verbal expression an awareness of the perspectives of others and aesthetic appreciation It enables students to communicate in powerful ways that go beyond their spoken language ability Through drama students can begin to construct an understanding of their community their environment and their own feelings and emotions The drama scope and sequence framework identifies the major expectations considered essential in the PYP These expectations are arranged into six strands creative exploration and expression technical incorporation performance personal and social development reflection evaluation and appreciation and drama in society Download this document for grade by grade details Language Arts English Language involves learning the language learning about language and learning through language using language as a tool to think discuss and reflect on information ideas and issues Reading writing oral and visual language are taught separately and within units of inquiry by homeroom teachers Download this document for grade by grade details on writing Download this document for grade by grade details on reading Download this document for grade by grade details on oral communications Mathematics Mathematics is a highly effective tool for solving problems and a global language through which we make sense of the world Five strands including data handling measurement shape and space pattern and function and number are taught by homeroom teachers separately and within units of inquiry Download this document for grade by grade details Science Science is taught within cross curricular units of instruction built around important global themes Units are structured to provide children with meaningful and age appropriate contexts in which to explore living things earth and space materials and matter and forces and energy Download this document for grade by grade details Social Studies Social Studies is taught within cross curricular units of instruction built around important global themes Units are structured to provide children with meaningful and age appropriate contexts in which to explore human systems and economic activities social organizations and cultures continuity and change through time human and natural environments and resources and the environment Download

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