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March Global Mindset Moments

March Global Mindset Moments

Throughout the year, we share weekly Global Mindset Moments on social media to demonstrate how our mission is playing out in our school and how we are fulfilling our Strategic Plan. Here are the March Global Mindset Moments:

Global Mindset Moment (March 29): Eighth graders just finished designing and building roller coasters as part of their unit on energy transfer and how it relates to changes in motion and position. Third graders are starting to study structure and will create their own bridges in a few weeks. The third-grade students visited eighth grade to see the roller coasters in action. During their visit, they asked questions about the project, the challenges the students faced, and the advice they had for the upcoming bridge project. Our school is committed to preparing students for success and empowering global leaders. This interaction between the third and eighth graders was an excellent opportunity for both groups to learn, share their knowledge, and help each other improve.

Global Mindset Moment (March 22): Preschoolers visited our neighbors at Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue. They learned about the responsibilities of a firefighter and all the parts of a firetruck. Preschoolers are exploring the central idea: "We depend on each other." They are learning about different jobs and the interconnectedness of communities. As an IB World School, we want students to understand the interconnectedness of our world and the shared responsibility we have to be impactful members of our community. Even as young as preschool, our students are learning that we depend on one another.

Global Mindset Moment (March 15): On Wednesday, we hosted Laurent Bili, the French Ambassador to the United States. He was joined by Dominique Geulin and Frederic Jung from the French Consulate. We also welcomed our colleagues from L'Etoile and the Alliance Française de Portland. In our Presence pillar, we are committed to making our school a leader and hub in the region for cultural events and opportunities. We had an excellent visit and are grateful to have been able to host both the French Ambassador and our French colleagues in the region.

Global Mindset Moment (March 8): Three eighth graders took the reins on planning and hosting Women's History Month events. Trustee Cyreena Boston Ashby came back to speak to middle schoolers about the importance of Women's History Month, and each student got a card with a famous female historical figure and her significance. The eighth graders also put together a trivia game for today's advisory. As part of our People pillar, French International aims to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where people feel a sense of belonging. Highlighting the history and accomplishments of women enriches our community and the teaching and learning for all students.

Global Mindset Moment (March 1): Part of who we are includes a student-centered environment where learners follow their own inquiries, collaborate, and discover new things every day. This week's ACE Week was a perfect example of who we are. Students studied planets, atoms, and chemical reactions. They hypothesized and did various experiments to validate or refute their predictions. It was a fantastic week of discovery!

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