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Posted by on Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Grade 11 students had an amazing internship week. This program gives students exposure to the working world and they experience how things are made, how services and systems are put in place and work discipline. Students learn about different jobs and careers and more importantly, about themselves. They learned to think, communicate, cooperate and be a part of a bigger system. They also saw and explored something new and know more about themselves in a different and professional setting.  The... Read More
Posted by on Tuesday, March 7, 2017
French 1B students have been working on a house/apartment description unit. In this unit, students were given the role of a real estate agent. With the help of Mr. Aaron Tyo-Dickerson, MS/HS Technology and Innovation Coach, they have created a website to sell/rent a property. On Monday 06 March, Francophone speakers from the ICS community (Parents and teachers) along with Native Francophone students from elementary came to chat in French with French 1B real estate agents in order to buy or... Read More
Posted by on Tuesday, February 21, 2017
On Monday 20 February 2017, twelve Elementary Leadership Council (ELC) students were able to help support ICS’s sister school Mekdela. The 12 students, ranging from 4th and 5th grade are composed of young leaders who support ICS in various ways that include: beautifying the campus, supporting assemblies and ICS events, helping students feel safe and supported while at recess, and creating ACTION projects that help out various schools and/or local organizations in need. This particular... Read More
Posted by on Monday, February 13, 2017
During the past months, the ICS Girl Scout Brownie Troop came up with the idea of collecting books to donate to a local school. Soon after they spoke at assembly to announce the book drive, held meetings with the ICS Elementary School Principal and Librarian, and worked closely with the ICS Elementary School Action Coordinator, to place boxes at strategic locations to collect donated books from the large ICS community. In addition, the girls, and their parents, organized a bake sale where... Read More
Posted by on Friday, January 20, 2017
The ICS Art Department unveiled a summary of the studio work MS students did in visual arts during terms 1 and 2. Grade 6 explored the theme of fear and what characteristics students utilize to overcome it. Contour drawing, scale drawing, photography, collage, and digital manipulation were explored throughout the process.  To see all the images of 6th grade studio works CLICK HERE. 7th Grade and two 8th grade students also explored the same theme of fear, but using 3-D Plaster sculpture. To... Read More
Posted by on Friday, January 6, 2017
A great holiday concert by elementary, middle and high school students! The uplifting concert included outstanding performances from the MS/HS Band and Choir, Marimba Band and the ICS Community Choir. It was a lovely way to end off the semester with the children's and choir’s joyful singing!
Posted by on Tuesday, January 3, 2017
A competitive and fun elementary school track and field was held right before the holiday break. It was a great athletic event for the kids in running, throwing and jumping! The event helped students to become more athletic, social and cooperative.
Posted by on Thursday, December 22, 2016
The International Community School of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ICS) is creating the first Amharic translation of Scratch as a community service to the children of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian diaspora. Click on the navigation links above to learn about our translation work and our recent Scratch Jam Session. Click here to see more about our school.
Posted by on Thursday, December 15, 2016
New Classroom Block  (NCB) - The New Classroom Block is a six-floor facility with 33 classrooms, inclusive of 3 science labs, a conference room, shaded roof-top terrace, basement assembly space and new middle school offices is less than six months from being finished! The stairway connecting the existing MS/HS building is being constructed now. The finish work is in full swing, with orders on the way for the rest of the finish materials. The decorative rock-cladded walls are looking great!... Read More
Posted by on Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Computer Science and programming is not just about programming. It is about thinking logically and analytically. It is about breaking down problems into parts and solving them using simple steps that can be followed. It is about figuring out how we can have machines do much of the work so we can do creative thinking and problem solving. It is about using these tools that we have on our desks and in our pockets to do work for us rather than just keep us entertained. So when we talk about... Read More