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PASS THE PARCEL

Give to Gain Pass the Parcel is a “child-to-child” service initiative that seeks to empower children through giving. Founded by a group of CAC elementary students with a passion for kindness, Pass the Parcel is driven by CAC’s core values of integrity, creativity, perseverance, courage, respect, responsibility and compassion. Pass the Parcel is not about decluttering our rooms; it’s...

CAC ALUMNA AWARDED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUNG EXPLORER GRANT

    Nora Shawki ‘08 discovered her passion for Egyptology two weeks after arriving at CAC in third grade. “We had to take an Egypt culture class, and my teacher Jailan Abbas showed us a movie reenactment of Howard Carter discovering King Tut’s tomb.” She explained, “it was one of the first times I saw anything that had to do with Egyptology, and this class made me more interested...

CAC KINDERGARTENERS LEARN RESPONSIBILITY BY CARING FOR BABY BIRDS

Visitors passing by room 42 in the CAC Elementary School in the next few days will notice something a bit out of the ordinary: 10 baby chicks happily hopping around in a wooden cage. For 21 days, CAC Kindergarten students diligently monitored, turned, and cared for an incubator full of eggs as part of an annual science unit on the life cycle of animals.   Kindergarten teacher Ana Chavez...

CAC ALUMNA SHARES HER LOVE OF READING WITH STUDENTS

CAC held its annual book fair on campus last week from December 4-7. This event is a fundraiser for CAC’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and focuses on “building excitement around reading,” explained elementary librarian Josianne Fitzgerald. In pursuit of this goal, main organizers Rana Allouba and Sarah Salmawy worked to extend the hours of the fair and expand the...

CAC ELEMENTARY USES GAMES TO TEACH SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LITERACY

CAC emphasizes holistic student development by teaching social and emotional literacy in the classroom. One way we do this is by integrating discussions of the CAC Core Values into lessons and activities. When elementary principal Julie Jackson-Jin came to CAC in 2012, she brought with her another unique teaching tool called Circle Solutions for Student Wellbeing. Developed by...

CAC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT BY DAY, ENTREPRENEUR BY NIGHT

Marwan Refaat ’18 has attended CAC since fourth grade and is currently a junior in the High School. At school, he pursues an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. After school and on the weekends, in addition to studying and rehearsing for the spring musical, Refaat is an entrepreneur. Though he is only 16, Refaat is currently in the process of launching a catering...

CAC ALUMNA INFUSES CREATIVITY INTO EGYPT'S STARTUP CULTURE

Just across the street from CAC’s campus is a business with a beautifully decorated and inviting display window. In its current incarnation, this space is known as 18.213 (a reference to its address on Road 213). Owned by CAC alumna Sahar El Arishy ’83, 18.213 is the first pop-up venue in Egypt that is “an experiential launchpad for startups and entrepreneurs.” In recent...

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH AND THE GLOBAL EXCHANGE OF IDEAS

Over the past four years, the CAC middle school mathematics department has worked to fully implement an innovative mathematics curriculum. Challenge by Choice (CbC) was designed and first implemented by David Suarez, a mathematics teacher at Jakarta International School (JIS). Abedin “Dino” Bajagilovic taught at JIS for several years and helped to implement Suarez’s...

CAC DOODLE BOARD

To celebrate the arts CAC High School placed a Doodle Board in the plaza last week. Our community members turned it into a collaborative artwork showcasing their love of CAC!  

CAC HOSTS MAADI COMMUNITY THEATRE

Maadi Community Theatre (MCT) recently performed its second show, A Seussified Christmas Carol by Peter Bloedel. Maadi Community Theatre was formed in 2014 to serve two purposes: raise money for a worthy cause and bring together Maadi community members. Since its inception, MCT established a relationship with CAC to rehearse and perform in the CAC Theater. “CAC has been amazing…...

PAYING IT FORWARD: CAC ALUMNUS GIVES BACK AS COACH

One strength of the CAC community is the support shown by generations of alumni and former students. Many of our alumni actively give back to the CAC community by making gifts to the school or returning to campus to attend events and assist with classes. Some alumni return to CAC for a longer time, serving as teachers and coaches. Zane Ahmadein '04 returned to Cairo shortly...

LEARNING TO SHOW GRATITUDE

On Monday, November 21st, just in time for Thanksgiving, CAC held its annual appreciation lunch for its general support staff. CAC’s general support staff are the security guards, painters, janitors, gardeners, and others who keep our campus running smoothly. A current CAC eighth grade student had the idea for students to organize this event; it has been a tradition for five...