Alumni Newsletter Content

Alumni Newsletter Content


Scribe1Remember The Scribe Newspaper at CAC? Well, we've brought it back this year! The Alumni and Community Engagement Office even introduced our students to old copies of The Scribe that date back to the 60s and 70s to understand what was news then versus now! They were quite surprised and have done an amazing job with all their issues. If you are ever on campus, please take one and enjoy the read. We look forward to so many more great issues!





Kira Goodwin’03: It is with a heavy heart that we share news of the loss of our alumna Kira Goodwin'03 due to a tragic avalanche accident on December 31, 2017. Kira, of British Columbia and Alberta, Canada lived a vibrant but short 32 years. She was taken from this world by an avalanche while backcountry skiing in the west Kootenay mountains on December 31st, 2017. She had quite a love for adventure, was an avid traveler, exceptional athlete and a lover of nature and wildlife. She was passionate about living and had a smile and personality that were larger than life. She made family everywhere she went, not just friends.
Kira loved her career in nursing and used her skills to serve in Neonatal Intensive Care, the Chemotherapy Clinic and the Operating Room. She was an ambassador for Canada everywhere she traveled, and loved to immerse herself deeply in culture. She was generous and kind in life and death. Although Kira could not be saved, she was an organ donor and therefore directly responsible for supporting the lives of others.
Kira was one of a kind and will never be forgotten. To support Kira’s Legacy Fund, please click on the link below.


AmnaHussein Amna Hussein (2005-2018): Our dear Middle School student Amna Hussein passed in a tragic accident at home in February. Her memorial was held at CAC in the theatre and she was then honored in a moment of silence as students, teachers and faculty gathered to place her memorial plaque and flowers in CAC’s memorial garden. Amna was a talented, bright young girl who will be missed yet never forgotten.




Our Screaming Eagles Earn First Place In ISST Swimming and Coach Sayed Hassan Receives The Grell Award

HusseinOur Screaming Eagles have shown amazing sportsmanship and performance at this year's ISSTs. In the Fall season Boys' Volleyball won Division II Gold in Brussels. Cross Country Varsity Boys also took gold in Division II in Paris, where CAC runners placed first individually in both Varsity and Junior Boys' meets. Cross Country had an amazing meet, with Junior Boys taking Silver, and Varsity Girls taking Bronze. Boys soccer took silver in Division II in Brussels.  In the winter season, CAC Swimmers took Overall Gold as well as team first place in the Junior Boys', Junior Girls' and Varsity Boys' competitions. Girls' Basketball took Bronze in Division II in Amsterdam. Season three sports started March 15. (For more information about dates and locations of upcoming tournaments for the spring season 2017-2018 click here .  In the left hand photo is our alumnus Omar El Assir'16 attending an ISST tournament to cheer our eagles as they compete. If you are CAC alumni (student, teacher, or parent) and would like to come attend tournaments and cheer on our Eagles as they compete around the world, please sign up here  To know tournament results and highlights click here ).

More amazing athletic news worth sharing: Coach Sayed Hassan, coach of CAC swimmers from 1978 to 2016 received The Grell Award in honor of his outstanding service over the years.

The Grell Award is presented annually to a person who has made significant contributions to the ISST organization.  Dr. Lewis Grell was Superintendent of ASH during the 1970’s and was also the Chairman of ISST. The actual basis for ISST in its present format came from Dr. Grell, and he was certainly the major factor in establishing the organization as the foundation of many athletic programs.

Nominations can be initiated by any ISST Athletic Director, CAC's Scott Fitzgerald nominated Coach Sayed for this year's award. Coach Sayed received a plaque stating the nature of his outstanding service. “The Grell Award is presented annually by Dr. Lewis A. Grell, Founder Chairman of ISST and his children, Lewis ‘74, Holly ‘74, Lynn ‘75 and Jon ‘80, all of whom  participated in ISST activities and graduated from the American School of the Hague. It is presented in honor of, and in gratitude to their wife/mother Pamela Grell, and to all spouses/parents who support the ISST.  “Pamela Grell exemplified the spirit of ISST spouses/parents through her tireless support of ISST activities from 1972 through 1980. To her and the thousands of other moms, dads and spouses who support ISST we dedicate this award and extend our heartfelt “Thanks”.”



FlowerGramsOn Valentine’s Day, our students delivered Flower-grams at CAC to friends, teachers, and siblings to show appreciation or just make someone smile by sending them a flower. If you had a flower now, who would you give it to at CAC from back in the day and why? Write us back and let us know at


Continuing a yearly school tradition to celebrate the amazing diversity at CAC, in March we held our International Day Festival with more than 20 country representatives and more than 900 attendees. 

CAC had a very successful festival filled with fun, international food and drink, beautifully decorated country booths, national costumes, art & crafts, raffles, and excellent music and dance performances from around the world. 



Sent by our alumna Amina Archer:
“Fellow alumni, one of our own is in need of our help. Kerry Yonushonis, who attended CAC in the 90’s and lives in Houston had her home flooded when Hurricane Harvey struck. Please read the details below as a GoFundMe page was created in the Fall of 2017 to help Kerry and her family recover from the damages. Six months later it has become clear that Kerry needs our help more than ever. Whatever you can give will make a difference. Thank you".


ISTEFilmLogoTo further instil one of our CAC Core Values, compassion, CAC students are entering an international English-language film competition open globally to students around the world. This film competition is offered by The Student Voice Organization. Our students Keegan Baca (grade 12),  Yomna El Shabrawy(grade 7), Noor Ramzy (grade 7), and Cadence Wisniewski (grade 6) are in the process of creating films no longer than 2 minutes responding to the prompt “In Another’s Shoes”. Winners will be honored at a live film screening celebration at The International Society For Technology In Education-ISTE 2018 in Chicago, IL USA on Monday, June 25, 2018 This initiative is being led by our Middle School Tech Integration Specialist, Ms. Soha Kamel.
Stay tuned to see their awesome movies!