Henderson International School News

Screen time: Finding the right balance

December 08, 2017

As a parent, I fight a daily battle with my kids over their use of devices and time on screens. I imagine many of you face similar debates at home, so I thought a series of articles discussing this topic might be beneficial for our school community. I’ve been reading up on this subject and conferring with Mr. Lindsey, our Director of Technology, to help guide this discussion.

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STEAM Week kicks off Dec. 11

STEAM Week kicks off Dec. 11

December 05, 2017

We are excited to announce that Monday, Dec 11th marks the start of Henderson International School’s first STEAM Week, which will run from Dec 11th - 15th. This event was organized by our faculty members on the Science, Technology, and Engineering (STE) Professional Learning Community (PLC). Each member of the PLC will be hosting a STEAM event during the week, and boy do they have quite a lineup!

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Team Tortoise

Team Tortoise

December 01, 2017

They seem like such simple animals, really. They have a very basic design, with no flashy colors or elaborate feathers or sophisticated evolutionary enhancements. They look like what we could imagine a Tyrannosaurus Rex would keep as a pet -- sort of like a prehistoric lapdog.

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Five senses? How about three more?

Five senses? How about three more?

November 30, 2017

In school, we are taught about our five senses: vision, touch, hearing, smell, and taste. But as adults, we learn that the human body is more complex than this. We have three more senses: proprioception, the vestibular system, and interoception. These are ‘internal’ senses, as they help our brain learn about where our body is, how we are moving, and how we are feeling.

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Technology Integration at HIS

October 26, 2017

As we all know, technology is quickly moving and exponentially growing. While it’s impact on education is quite visible, and many schools have started to “use” technology, are they truly integrating technology?

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Diwali / Deepavali

Diwali / Deepavali

October 16, 2017

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is an ancient festival celebrated every Autumn in India and the surrounding regions in South Asia. This week, it will be celebrated on Oct. 19 in most of the regions in India and Oct. 18 in South India. The interfaith festival, which is celebrated with beautiful decorations, clothing, foods, fireworks, gifts and rituals, is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains around the world. Diwali has both legendary and religious significance for those who celebrate it, even though the legends and religions are widely varied throughout the region.

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