High School Students Celebrate the True Meaning of Thanksgiving

High School Students Celebrate the True Meaning of ThanksgivingThanksgiving traditionally marks the time of year when families gather to give thanks and to celebrate their good fortune. To keep this event alive here in Shekou, the high school student council organized its second annual Thanksgiving potluck dinner on Friday night, replete with roast turkey, all the trimmings, and spiced up with exotic fare from all over the world.

The abundant cuisine truly reflected the international flavor —and generosity – of our community. Students set up two enormous tables of food in the Parkside foyer, and happily feasted, laughed, and shared food from around the world. After dinner, students either watched a movie in the auditorium or played sports on the rooftop court at Bayside.

It is heartening to note that, in addition to creating a night of fun for themselves, the students also helped to distribute extra turkey and food to homeless and disabled people the following day. By virtue of the smiles on the faces of the people they touched this weekend, we know that the true meaning of “Thanksgiving” was shared in Shekou once again this year.

Student Council is charged with making sure that the four years our young adults spend at SIS are meaningful as well as memorable. In that regard, the Thanksgiving Potluck was a huge success.

Many thanks to all who contributed to make this event possible: Mrs. Tracy Whetter, contributing parents, Ms. Kitty Chen, teacher chaperones, Mrs. Curtis, and Mr. Tuia. We couldn’t have done it without you!

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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