Dallas International School Kicks Off Community Spirit Campaign in Efforts to Bring Unity in Unprecedented Times

Member news | April 08, 2020

Students join trail of putting rainbows in windows to spread joy and sharing online educational resources for Dallas families practicing social distancing

April 06, 2020: Dallas International School (DIS), an exclusive private international school in Dallas offering a rigorous, premiere and unique multi-lingual and multi-cultural educational experience, has officially launched its Community Spirit campaign in efforts to bring a sense of togetherness and unity between students, parents and teachers during the global crisis of the Coronavirus pandemic.

As schools are being closed across the country, many students and teachers are having to make a quick transition from in class to virtual class learning. This has inevitably placed enormous pressure and anxiety on families as they adapt to a new routine to ensure that their child continues to learn in a distance learning environment. 

The DIS Community Spirit campaign responds to the challenges that families are currently facing, engaging students in a series of creative art projects as a way of keeping up spirits, bringing unity while spreading hope and happiness. From placing rainbows in windows that students have drawn, virtual storytelling to performing live puppet shows, Dallas International School is committed to helping families in the Dallas community, as it recognizes the need to provide support in as many ways that it can as a premiere educational institute.

Ms. Catherine Lévy, Head of School at Dallas International School said: “We pride ourselves on having a close-knit international community at Dallas International School that make up the fabric of its identity.” She added: “By creating a unique culture where families support one another, we can also be creative in how we boost morale so that together, we are able to extend this mind set further out to the wider community. Promoting community spirit at a time of uncertainty especially when it is difficult to see each other in person is more important than ever before.”

Dallas International School’s Rainbow Trail project follows a global trend that is thought to have started in Italy when the country announced its shelter-at-home order a few weeks ago. The project has since taken off in Spain, the United Kingdom and Canada.

Ms. Lévy added: “Seeing positive messages written in multiple languages beside the rainbows of students has been particularly compelling as it makes me realize how much they want to engage in world challenges and feel they are leading meaningful lives. It makes me proud to see that our mission at Dallas International School is being fulfilled.”

Dallas International School has also rolled out a series of virtual storytelling videos in French, titled: ‘Story time with Mrs. Melanie’ giving early year students the chance to listen and follow popular French stories along with classic French nursery rhymes performed as puppet shows. Virtual storytelling videos are available on Dallas International School’s social media platforms and can be found here.

Dallas International School is a fully bilingual French and English education that also includes a third language in Spanish, Mandarin and German.

About Dallas International School:

Founded in 1987, Dallas International School is the only private international school in Dallas offering a fully bilingual French and English program that also includes a third language in Spanish, Mandarin and German. With its internationally renowned curriculum and multiple language instruction, the school prides itself on a small class size approach, offering students the exposure to diverse cultural views through a rigorous, premiere educational experience. From Pre-School to 12th grade, Dallas International School prepare students for academic competitiveness thanks to its successfully-proven hybrid education system between a French and American-based curriculum. Offering an attractive French Immersion Program (FIP), Dallas International School gives non-native French speakers the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the French language with the goal of becoming fluent and compelling as strong candidates for college and university placements once they graduate from high school (12th grade). The school also offers a strong Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and German language program. Dallas International School is committed to guiding students to lead fulfilling lives and become global leaders of tomorrow.

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Photo caption: Students at Dallas International School join global trend of putting rainbows in windows to spread hope and joy.



Photo caption: Mrs. Melanie Edera, Librarian at Dallas  International School gives virtual storytelling reading: “Grand Menage de Printemps” by Véronique Massenot, Lucie Minne  




Photo caption: Mrs. Melanie Edera, Librarian at Dallas International School sings classic French nursery rhyme:  Pirouette, Cacahuète as part of the school’s virtual storytelling series.