Community Events

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A few times per year, ISKR holds school-wide events that bring together the entire community–students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration. A good example of this is the annual Talent Show. Students from all grades participate, either as performers or as spectators. Teachers and students provide both live and recorded music, while the faculty and administration comprise the jury and organize the event. Contestants sing and dance, play musical instruments, mime, tell jokes, recite poetry, and more. Parents are welcome to come and enjoy the show. Snacks and drinks are always provided at these happy events.

Annual Whole School Events

Rwandan Arts & Culture Week

This is a whole-school event typically taking place in October. Students enjoy daily rotations of activities related to our host-country, Rwanda. Some examples are: traditional songs, traditional drumming, traditional dancing, banana leaf toys, cow-dung art, pottery, & basket weaving. The week culminates in a whole-school assembly to showcase all of the activities & artwork produced throughout the week.

Intercultural Week

This is a whole-school event typically taking place in May. Students participate in daily rotations to learn about different cultures throughout the world. The week culminates in an international food fair & a cultural dress fashion show.

STEM Week

STEM Week celebrates science, technology, engineering, and math. Students participate in different STEM related activities throughout the week and the week culminates in a Maker Faire hosted in the media center.

Book Week

Book Week typically takes place in February or March. It is a celebration of all things literacy. Activities include DEAR (Drop Everything & Read), a book sale & swap, classroom rotations, a book character dress-up day, and an Edible Books Contest.

Spirit Week

This whole-school event is run by Secondary & Elementary Student Councils. Each day has a different theme, crazy hair day, twin day, school color day, etc. The week typically culminates in the whole-school talent show.

World Maths Day

Students participate in an international mathematics competition during this event.

 

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Annual PTO Events

Culinary Extravaganza

Our largest PTO fundraising event, the Culinary Extravaganza is not an event to miss! The Culinary Extravaganza happens in October each year. Members of our community sigh-up to cook small-portion dishes from each continent. Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas are all represented from our cultural diverse population. Man-Arcticia has also become a traditional feature, often serving fun cocktails.

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat & Movie Night

Community members volunteer to give out candy to children who dress in costumes for the event. In the past, we have also had a haunted house & Halloween themed games for kids.

Spring Fair

The Annual Spring Fair features a garage sale event sponsored by families leaving Rwanda. We also invite local hand-craft shops to sell their products. Food is provided by various restaurants, including the Marriott Hotel & Food & Stuff.

For more information about the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) see the PTO page.