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 March 7, 2017

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Phillips Exeter Academy Faculty Visit CAC


Three teachers from Phillips Exeter will provide professional development to our high school English, Math, Science and Social Studies departments next week.  The workshops and class observations will focus on student-led, discussion-based methods (commonly referred to as Harkness).  Professor John Hattie’s meta-analysis on the most effective classroom practices suggest that classroom discussions greatly impact student learning, with an effect size of .82. 


We are very fortunate to have these teachers on campus, and they are excited to be with our faculty at our Harkness Tables.  To learn more about Harkness in the CAC High School, please reference this recent article in the Exeter Bulletin:




IB/AP Art Exhibition


Parent, family, and friends are invited to the High School Annual IB/AP Art Exhibition opening on March 16th at 5pm in the theater foyer. In addition, there will be a special drama performance at 4pm in the theater as a prelude to the art exhibition opening.  


Our very talented visual artists have spent substantial time preparing a stimulating multi-faceted collection of art works as part of their IB and AP requirements.  Look forward to seeing everyone at the drama performance at 4pm, and then moving over to the art opening at 5pm.  



PTO International Festival


This year’s international festival is taking place on Friday, March 17th from 3-6pm.  We are looking for volunteers to help pass out programs and passports, sell food cards, along with a couple other things.  We’d love to help middle and high school students earn some community service hours, along with having teachers/staff members, and parents volunteer, if possible, a bit of their time. 

Please contact us at the following emails:  

saratorosian@gmail.com and dana.mcknight0218@gmail.com 



2017-2018 Week Without Walls


Information sessions and registration for WWW 2017-2018 will start on Mar 20 and continues through April 13.  Please contact Mr. Duggan with any questions.   



March 8 and 9 – No School


Please note that there is no school on March 8-9th as it is a CAC Holiday.  Safe travels and enjoy the rest. 




High School Twitter Site


As an additional quick and easy method to experience the daily lives of our CAC high school students, feel-free to follow Dr. Harris’ twitter feed at https://twitter.com/CACHSupdates.  This is not meant to replace Moodle, or any other school communication method.





Upcoming Events


March 2-12        ISST Tournaments

March 8-9         CAC Holiday, No School

March 13          University Visits, 11:05 a.m.

March 14          HS Drop-in Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:30-5:00 p.m., ES Hall

March 15          HS Parent-Teacher Conferences, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Classrooms

March 16          SKYWARD Gradebook Open; 

                      Annual IB/AP Art Exhibition Opening, 5:00 p.m., Theater Foyer (Drama                                     Performance at 4:00 p.m.)



Dr. Jared Harris        Jerry Duggan      
        HS Principal             HS Assistant Principal




Counseling Department Announcements


University Visits:


Monday, March 13th 11:05-11:55


Stony Brook University

IE University Spain

University of Vermont

University of Colorado Boulder

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Lynn University: Marcelo Rubio

Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Otis College of Art and Design 

Foothill and De Anza Colleges

Portland State University

University of California- Davis

Savannah College of Art and Design



Sunday, March 19 11:05-11:55


1. Northumbria University, UK

2. Northampton University, UK

3. NABA, Italy, Specialized in art & design

4. IUBH, Germany, Business school, very good option to stay in Germany & access Europe  

5. S P Jain School of Global Management, (offering 100% scholarships)

6. American University in Malta


We are compiling a list of summer programs that might interest you and your students.  These programs can be a great way to explore talents and interests, reinforce or acquire new skills, and get a taste of life in a certain country or a university environment.  





Josiah Laposky, Claudia Bean, Stephanie Barker 

HS Counseling






ISST Travelling Students



ISST Boys’ Basketball Update:


You can go to www.isb.be/isst (at the moment it is still displaying volleyball but that will change). The website will have a link to the New Gym Live Stream, a copy of the program, tournament results and links to social media. 


All games played in the New Gym will be live streamed through the ISB Raiders You tube Channel. The link will also be available on the tournament website. 


ISST boys basketball tournament game schedule




ISST Girls’ Basketball Update:


The 2016-2017 CAC Girls' Basketball team is made up of ten players, some relatively new to the sport and some veteran varsity players. On the team this year are Seniors - Melanie Price (captain), Babet Nieman, Hannah Elmaraghi, and Julia Jackson-Jin, Juniors - Alethe de Vaulgrenant and Kayla Jacob, Sophomores - Maylis de Vaulgrenant and Tamara Ahmed, and Freshman - Estelle Campana and Nawaal Bhuiyan. The girls participate in both the local schools' league and the Women's Maadi Basketball Association (WMBA). Going into tournament play, the girls have posted a 5-2 record against Cairo school teams and a 2-3 record in WMBA. The girls are led by Captain Melanie Price, leading scorers Maylis and Alethe de Vaulgrenant, and leading rebounder, Hannah Elmaraghi; and coached by Erik Dunham, Monte Davis, and Kyle Purpura. The girls play in the ISST Division 2 tournament hosted by Frankfurt International School, March 8-11.


ISST girls basketball game schedule 


You can access score updates and the live streaming through this link: www.fis.edu/basketballisst  



ISST Swim Team Update:


This week, the CAC swim team will look to defend our ISST Overall Team Championship in London at ACS-Cobham. So far this season CAC has had our annual time trials as well as two dual meets against Heliopolis Club and Maadi Club. The times the swimmers have posted in these meets show good progress and evidence of the hard work they have put in. CAC will be represented by the following swimmers. 

JV Girls - May Aon and Salma Shabana are back for another ISST Championship. They are joined by first time ISST swimmers, Leena Lambert and Yasmeen Ibrahim.

JV Boys - Youngjin Wang is the only returner and looks to move up on the podium. He is joined by first time ISST swimmers, Mahmoud Abdel Baky, Alaa El Zayet, Hibiki Matsuda, Omar Omar and Taymour Riad. CAC is the reigning JV Boys ISST Champion and these 6 are well positioned to defend this title.

Varsity Girls - Engy Ayad, Anna Chadwell and Sarah Fouad return to ISST’s and are joined by Gloria Bosi.

Varsity Boys - Ahmed Morsi, Gamal Said, Yehia Said and Yousef Shabana return to defend the Varsity Boys ISST Championship that CAC won last year. They are joined by Andrew Park and Hassan Riad.

With 42 swimmers in the water on this year’s CAC JV and Varsity swim team, the swimmers have been working hard, have put their laps in and are ready to swim fast. Even if all 42 can’t make the trip they will be supporting those that are representing CAC like they have been all year.   



Upcoming Games Schedue



Season 3 signups!


Season 3 signups will take place on March 13 and 14 at 11:05-11:55 at the HS field. We’ll have computers setup so students that are interested can signup online.






Scott Fitzgerald

Activities/Athletics Director





Spring Age Group Swimming


Spring Age Group season is almost here!  Full details of the season can be found here. MS/HS student use this form to signup.


Any swimmers that have not been part of the CAC Age Group team before are asked to come tryout on March 12 after school from 3:15-4:15. If you need school bus transportation on this day please communicate this to the transportation department.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Coach Matt at mlautenbach@g-cacegypt.org



Tuesday Swim School


This spring the Tuesday Swim School is back. We offer swim lessons to offer additional practice for your students as well as Springboard diving classes! This is also the place to sign up for lifeguard classes if you are at least 15 years old.


We will begin on Tuesday, March 21. Please sign up here.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Coach Matt at mlautenbach@g-cacegypt.org.  



Matt Lautenbach

Activities/Athletics Director





PTO Parent Trips coming up:


Mon Mar 13, 2017, The Necropolis of Saqqara


Located south of modern Cairo, on the west bank of the Nile is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis.

We will visit the
 Imhotep Museum,
 Djoser Pyramid Enclosure,
 Pyramid of Teti,
Tombs of Mereruka & Kagemni, Mastaba of Ti, Tombs of Iy-Nefert, Ptahhotep & Unas-ankh.  Visits to 
Tombs of Iruka-ptah,  Niankhkhnum & Khnumhotep and the
 Horemheb cemetery are an option with an additional fee.



Tuesday Apr 25, 2017, Walking Tour of Heliopolis 



Monday May 22, 2017, The Citadel, The Sultan Hassan Mosque & Madrasa, Al-Rifa’i Mosque



Please sign up using the links above.

All PTO trips cost 100LE per person for transportation, a professional tour guide and security when necessary.

Entrance fees, meals, refreshments, and any shopping are the participants responsibility.

We meet at 8:15 a.m. at the back gate of CAC and the bus will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m.

We will return to school by 2:00 p.m.

Please be sure to leave a mobile phone number when you register.

Minimum of 10 participants required.





Friday March 17th 3:00-6:00 pm


Sun-Thurs until March 14, 2017 

7:50-8:20am & 2:30-3:45pm


LAST DAY TO BUY ENTRANCE TICKETS - Wednesday March 15  from 1:00-5:00 pm

Single Admission 50le - 4 and below free admission

Food sample card 100le (sold before and during festival)

Single Admission with 2 food sample cards 175le

Family Package 500le 4 Admissions with 6 food sample cards

Value Package 275le 2 Admissions with 3 food sample cards

Raffle Tickets 20le/per ticket (sold before and during festival)


Festival Program


3:00 Gates Open

3:35 Welcome Announcement  

3:45 Parade of Nations

4:15 Luxor Baladna CAC Elementary School Girls

4:20 Live Performance by Abu (Sponsored by the Egypt Booth)

4:45 Korean K-POP Dance (Middle School Talent Show Winners)                                     

4:55 Classical Dancing (Sponsored by the India Booth)

5:00 Bollywood Dance (Sponsored by the India Booth)

5:15 Country Basket Raffle

5:25 Bangladeshi Folk Dance  

5:45 CAC PTO Basket Raffle

5:55 Tombola Announcement (Sponsored by the Goethe-Institut)

5:58 Closing Announcement  

*Program may be subject to change.






Lost and Found


Part of educating students at CAC is encouraging independence through increasing responsible behaviors. We constantly encourage students to label their items so that they are easily identified and returned back to the owner. It is also important that students know what to do when they lose any of their items.

Here is what we advise students to do when they report a lost item:

1- Look everywhere (lost & found table/class/playground/inside backpacks/home ,etc,...)

2- Ask Others (friends/teachers/parents/siblings,etc,..)

3-Ask parents to report to the lost and found link. Upper grade students can do this too.

4- Use the same link to report when item is found.

In order to support our students and community members with the above process, we created the below Lost and Found link to help us track of lost and found items.