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LGBTQ Foundation supports Cayman’s youth

The Cayman LGBTQ Foundation participated in Cayman International School’s recent Back to School BBQ and Information Bonanza.

Cayman International School checks air quality during landfill fires

If the huge plume of black, billowing smoke wasn't enough to let Cayman International School know the landfill was on fire last week and that it might be time to close down for the day, the school has another way of telling if it's time to evacuate – it has its own handheld air-quality monitors.

‘Moonlight’ the turtle released into wild

A green sea turtle named Moonlight is now in its forever home in the Caribbean Sea, thanks to Grade 2 students at Cayman International School.

Prep nets primary football titles

Cayman Prep came close to making it a clean sweep of Cayman’s three primary school football divisions over the weekend, winning two of the three league titles in the CUC Primary Football League. 

Schools invited to plant trees as part of regional project

The first trees to be planted in the Cayman Islands as part of the Caribbean Tree Planting Project were placed in the ground at Cayman International School last week.

Teens talk mental health in Cayman

Several Youth Ambassadors from John Gray High School, Clifton Hunter High School and Cayman International School spoke with the Cayman Compass about the programme and why mental health matters to them.

Technological and social challenges complicate remote learning

While few of Cayman’s young people have become physically ill from the virus, they are living with its social and developmental consequences. School closures, mandated in mid-March, mean most students in Cayman have not seen friends, teachers or coaches face-to-face in 12 weeks. Homes have become classrooms, parents have become teachers, and teachers have become masters of improvisation.
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Cayman schools test distance learning

Cayman schools have responded to disasters in the past. Emergencies like hurricanes and fires are events administrators know to prepare for.

Schools take on robotics challenge

Cayman International School took first place at the Minds Inspired FIRST Tech Challenge interschool robotics competition, held Saturday at the Camana Bay Arts and Recreation Centre.

Gay Straight Alliance opens to all young people

Cayman International School student Zoe Sulisz, 17, who started the Gay Straight Alliance club at her school last year, has opened up membership to students from different schools along with any other interested youth.

Student activists turn the lens on Cayman’s growing pains

A new campaign by the student group focusses on the issue of greed by highlighting sites such as the landfill, the cleared KAABOO festival grounds and other locations that demonstrate the strains of development in Grand Cayman.

Primary school football leagues return

Saturday morning excitement returned to primary school fields across Grand Cayman as the 2019 CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League regular seasons kicked off last weekend.

Cayman International School gears up to open new preschool

This may not be the best space for someone with obsessive compulsive disorder. Straight lines are in short supply.

CIS win secondary school beach volleyball tournament

With the Private School Association Volleyball league now complete and summer just around the corner, many student athletes are trying their best to enjoy what’s left of the First Baptist Indoor Volleyball league before they have to hang up their trainers and put away their knee pads for yet another season.

Letter: Don’t discourage recycling habits

Currently, we are deterring people from continuing to recycle, causing the most detrimental part of our island, the dump, to expand at a rapid rate.

EDITORIAL – Bringing our history to life

We are glad to see so many young people taking these lessons to heart.

Seniors share stories of Cayman’s past with students

For the second time around, Cayman International School students have embarked on an interview-based project to document experiences and life stories with Cayman’s older generations.

Robotics challenge creates a buzz

In a crowded sports hall, students whoop with delight as their classmates rack up another point to gain a knife-edge victory against an opposing team. For once it is not a basketball or soccer match that is generating this level of excitement, but an academic tournament.

First STEM teachers award winners announced

Teachers from Island Montessori and St. Ignatius High School were honoured Thursday night as the first recipients of the Minds Inspired STEM Teacher Award.

Young scientists veer towards the practical

There was the requisite baking soda volcano. But there was also a study on the ‘Amazing Effects of Fish Poop,’ a survey of jellyfish populations, a look at how quickly biodegradable utensils break down, data gathered on which Cayman beach has the cleanest sand, and an incubator decorated as a chicken, where lots of little girls gathered to watch chicks hatch from a tray of eggs.

Work starts on Camana Bay residential community

Project officials broke ground Friday on Camana Bay’s first for-sale residential development, known as ‘OLEA’.
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Cayman International School students exposed to chlorine vapour

Police responded to an incident at Cayman International School Wednesday morning and took six students to Cayman Islands Hospital after they had been exposed to chlorine vapours.

Students to create murals from collected bottle caps

There is a day, it seems, for everything. We had Pi Day on March 14. Wednesday was the first day of spring, but, according to the National Day Calendar, it was also Ravioli Day. Friday is Puppy Day. And Saturday is Bottle Cap Day.

Local student aces Cayman Water World Water Day poetry contest

Water is not just a building block of life and a precious natural resource. In this case, it has also served as an inspiration for Cayman’s best students.

Around the island in 8 days

Teen athlete Charles-Antoine Sokohl ran around the island in eight days to raise more than $8,000 to help fund special education support for underprivileged children.

Students master chess for tournament

More than 120 students from eight local schools participated in the inaugural Dart Minds Inspired Interschool Chess Tournament.

Debate team argues for repeat victory

Sadie Finch and Marin Hughes of Cayman International School defended their title Thursday night at the eighth Conyers Dill & Pearman Interschool Debate at St. Ignatius Catholic School.

International School to hold open house

The Cayman International School is holding an early childhood and elementary open house from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday.

A look back at the year that was

The year 2018 was an eventful one for the Cayman Islands.

CIS volleyballers return from Caribbean schools tournament

Two teams from Cayman International School have returned from their third Caribbean Area International School Sports Association volleyball tournament in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Director says Cayman International School expansion on track

Officials at Cayman International School expect to have a new preschool ready in August 2019, followed by a new high school building in 2020.

Schoolgirls design Christmas cards for fundraiser

Santa Claus arrived a little early this year for Chloe Connolly, 9, and Bella Grieff, 15. On Tuesday, the two girls were announced as winners of a Christmas card design contest, which is part of a fundraising drive for Hannah’s Heroes.

Cayman International holds public meeting on expansion

Cayman International School is holding a public meeting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, on the expansion of the school campus.

Dart scholars on Ontario tour

Students taking part in the 2018 Dart Scholar program visited waste management and renewable energy facilities in Ontario, Canada, this summer.

Students head back to the books

Rowan McLean is not looking forward to the early alarm going off on Monday. Its buzz will mean the end of summer and a return to school.

School start times for fall semester

All government primary schools reopen on Monday, Aug. 27, at 8:30 a.m.

Cayman International School expansion approved

Plans for a $45 million expansion that will double the size of the Cayman International School were approved by the Central Planning Authority Wednesday.

Cayman Water sponsors local art competition

Cayman Water is counting on art to impart an important message.

Students team up in fight against plastic

A group of students from local schools converged on the Government Administration Building Friday afternoon to urge an end to single-use plastics in the Cayman Islands.

Golden Apple honors Cayman’s educators

Twelve of Cayman’s most outstanding teachers from local and private schools were honored at the 2018 Golden Apple Awards on Saturday, May 26.

Fix It Celltronics, Sol Blazers win basketball league finals

Another season has wrapped up for both the Division 1 and Division 2 National Men’s Basketball leagues.

EDITORIAL – Celebrating Cayman’s blooming season of growth

Here in Cayman, where the flowers remain vibrant all the year round, we have our own season of growth to celebrate – economically, that is – as dozens of exciting development projects are springing up.

EDITORIAL – CIS expansion: An investment in our future

The political aphorism, “show me your budget and I will show you what you value,” can be applied to any endeavor – public, private or personal.

Cayman International School plans $45 million expansion

The Cayman International School is planning a $45-million expansion to meet growing demand for places.

Students take part in model United Nations

Students from Cayman International School and Cayman Prep got some mock diplomatic experience when they attended a model United Nations conference called CAY-MUN III on March 7. This is the third year for the conference.

Young McField stars in center-ice interview

Young Galen McField, a former student at Cayman International School, had the thrill of a lifetime earlier this month.

SeaPerch Challenge returns to Camana Bay for third year

The 2018 Cayman Islands SeaPerch Challenge Underwater Robotics Competition is to return to Camana Bay for its third year.

Fire breaks out at George Town landfill

Fire officers are working to contain a fire at the George Town landfill as of 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday. The fire is in a 100-by-300 feet area in the south side of the landfill, according to a government information officer.

School embraces cultural differences through ‘Olympics’ evening

Cayman International School hosted its inaugural “International Night” on Wednesday to embrace and celebrate the wide variety of cultures and nationalities that are represented at the school.

175 people turn out for SafeHaven beach cleanup

Volunteers cleared 2,500 pounds of garbage from the beach and mangroves at SafeHaven on Saturday morning.

Christmas card is fundraising success

He may be only 9 years old, but Griffin Macdonald made a big impact with his idea for a charity Christmas card – raising a grand total of $2,956 for local charity Feed Our Future.

Student’s charity Christmas card flying off the shelves

Nine-year-old Griffin Macdonald has been granted an early Christmas wish: His design for a festive greeting card is flying off the shelves and raising funds for a local charity.

Primary Football League: Cayman International School closes season in top spot

The 2017 CUC Primary Football League and Girls’ Primary Football League regular seasons concluded Saturday with a number of important games that determined Champions Cup and Consolation Cup places in the upcoming playoffs.

Private schools ready to compete for track and field glory

The eighth staging of the Private High Schools Track and Field Championships will take place at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on Thursday, Dec. 7.

Toastmasters graduate from leadership program

The Grand Cayman Toastmasters Club graduated 11 young members from its Youth Leadership Program at the George Town Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 21.

High School Football: CIS Blue and Cayman Prep in top standings

After three weeks of play in the inaugural Dart Under 14 Girls’ and Under 13 Boys’ high school football leagues, the young women from Cayman International School Blue and the young men from Cayman Prep sit atop the standings in their respective leagues.

Garbage eating ‘Seabin’ goes on patrol in Cayman

Imagine a bin that collects trash for you. The “Seabin” – capable of scooping half a ton of garbage from the water per year – went on patrol at the Cayman Islands Yacht Club Tuesday.

Primary Football League: CIS and Prospect Primary top Under 9 division

Saturday’s deluge played havoc with games in the CUC Primary Football League and Girls’ Primary Football League, which caused a number of postponements.

Cayman Prep shines at Brain Bowl

Brennen Milley did not have to get the final answer correct. His Cayman Prep School team already had a one-point advantage over Cayman International School when the last of the 20 questions in the championship round of the annual KPMG Brain Bowl rolled around.

Primary Football League weekly review

Saturday marked the third week of games played in the 2017 CUC Primary Football League and Girls’ Primary Football League regular seasons. As with every passing week, there were great team efforts, fabulous individual performances, wonderful goals and inspiring saves.

Students learn road safety skills

Students from the Cayman International School were taught proper pedestrian and road user safety last week by representatives from Rotary and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Youth roller hockey kicks off with inter-school tournament

The 2017 roller hockey season officially began Sept. 22-23 at Kings Sports Center with the 7th annual EY inter-school tournament.

Two trucks of garbage removed from West Bay beach

On the same day that Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba, bringing high seas and winds to Cayman, the Cayman International School community gathered on a West Bay beach to take part in a cleanup.

Cayman boys soccer team undefeated in US tour

School and club rivalries were set aside temporarily by a group of 10 boys who came together as a Cayman Select Under-11 team to challenge a variety of clubs in North Carolina in early July.

Students honored for ‘Pursuit of Excellence’

Two accomplished students – Camila Pantin from Cayman International School and DauJaughn Murray from John Gray High School – were recently recognized for their achievements inside and outside the classroom as recipients of the 2017 Pursuit of Excellence award.

‘Major expansion’ of Cayman International School planned

The Dart group is planning a "major expansion" of the Cayman International School, which is struggling to meet growing demand for places.

Triple C co-ed volleyball team wins private schools’ title

Triple C’s Under-18 co-ed volleyball team won the annual Private School Association volleyball tournament last month at Cayman International School in Camana Bay.

CIS hosts third Model UN Conference

High school students addressed international themes last week when they attended the third inter-school Model United Nations Conference.

Cayman International School celebrates cultural diversity

Countries from around the globe were showcased at Cayman International School’s International Night held last month at the Arts and Recreation Center.The annual event, held this year on Feb. 15, is one of the highlights of the CIS school year."

Students visit medical school for clinical science lessons

Forty-three students from Cayman International School now have a better idea of what the human body is all about. A field trip to St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine on Feb. 10\ was part of the CIS Year 5 students’ lesson plan on learning about body systems.

Primary Football League: Battle for semifinal spots narrows

Facing brisk northwesterly winds and threatening skies, the young stars in the 2016/2017 CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League left it all on the field as they competed for a top-four spot in the respective divisions and a place in the semifinals.

Primary football league: Schools edge closer to semifinal spots

Schools in the CUC boys and girls Primary Football Leagues battled for maximum points on Saturday at the Annex field as they edged closer to securing one of the four semifinal spots.

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