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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Big ideas cultivate bright RSI futures!

Outside the Box – Christy Johnson

Oh to be young again and in the earliest stages of having to answer the big question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Last week, RSI elementary students were given the opportunity to learn about career ideas and explore this question more deeply! Read More

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Renascence students excel at Chinese speech competition

Outside the Box – Christy Johnson

Renascence School International students were invited to participate in a Chinese speech competition hosted by the Confucius Institute. Twelve students from first to sixth grade represented RSI. Students had only a few days to prepare for the speech and came home with many awards!

Each contestant prepared a speech centered around the theme ‘My View of China’. Topics included food, animals, culture, stories, poems and more. RSI students spoke with confidence, some singing, dancing, and reciting poems! Read More

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

RSI students creating and sharing on Valentine’s Day

Outside the Box – Christy Johnson

Valentine’s Day is always a very special day for RSI students. They had fun creating special holiday crafts, including bags or boxes for holding their cards and gifts, and special heart shaped crafts to work on their art skills. During English class, students look forward to sharing gifts and Valentine grams with their teachers and friends. The RSI international visiting students were also getting into the spirit of this holiday! Read More

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Happy Chinese New Year from RSI!

Outside the Box – Christy Johnson

恭喜发财! February 5th officially kicked off the new year on the lunar calendar. The Chinese New Year, also called the Spring Festival is the most important of all of the Chinese holidays and celebrations can last up to two weeks! Chinese New Year officially begins on February 5th, 2019, and ends on February 19th. 2019 is the Year of the Pig! Renascence School International students celebrated this very special holiday during their Chinese language classes on Tuesday, February 5th. Their teachers planned many fun activities including Chinese calligraphy, crafts, songs, games, stories, and a dumpling making demonstration! Read More

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

RSI students receive awards at Astounding Inventors 2019!

Outside the Box – Christy Johnson

The Renascence School International was well represented at the Irvine Valley College’s 32nd Astounding Invention Contest! The first exposure RSI kids have had to invention, and they quickly responded putting together the scientific notebook, creating a prototype and putting together their display boards. RSI had 15 finalists from 2nd grade and above who went on to display their invention ideas for final judging. All the RSI participants were recognized and some received 1st or 2nd place for their grade level! Read More