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NEWS|Street Art | Project Peace

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Peek Into the Classroom
Grades 11 & 12
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NEWS|Street Art | Project Peace

I define peace as a world in which all people can live equally without bias or prejudice.

In response to recent racial injustice and human inequality, grades 11 and 12 were asked to express their thoughts on peace through Street Art Style installations, under the guidance of their art teacher Utku Wanami. The creative art pieces are displayed in the High School hallway, but since COVID restrictions prevent visitors from entering the building, the artists’ statements and videos have also been compiled on a website. Please take a look and find out what peace means to the high school students of GISB.

30 Years of German Unity

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Peek Into the Classroom
Grade 12
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30 Years of German Unity

The hope for a truly united Germany [...] is a goal that is being striven for above all by the new generation, who only knows the fall of the Wall from stories.

In connection with the celebration of the 30th anniversary of German reunification, our 12th graders conducted a project for which they interviewed contemporary witnesses. People from the former GDR and FRG, who were in very different life situations, were able to tell our future high school graduates how they experienced the events 30 years ago and how their views and hopes were confirmed or changed.

The results can be found below. Please note that the student work is in German only.

 

Hopes and Reality — 30 Years Later

The Other Germany — Then and Now

How Has the Viewpoint Changed?

Video Summary

 

NEWS|GISB Student Writes Winning Essay in JCRC Israel Arbeiter Holocaust Essay Contest

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Jewish Community Relations Council
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NEWS|GISB Student Writes Winning Essay in JCRC Israel Arbeiter Holocaust Essay Contest

We challenge our youth not only to remember, but also to reflect on the power of individuals, groups, and nations to effect change.

From the Jewish Community Relations Council:

“We promote education through the JCRC Israel Arbeiter Holocaust Essay Contest, giving students from across the Commonwealth, most of whom are not Jewish, the opportunity to confront the unimaginable crimes of the Holocaust and consider their role in standing up to current injustices. The contest, established by Holocaust Survivor Israel (Izzy) Arbeiter, provides students with a platform to share the lessons they have learned and express their commitment to work towards a more equitable world. We challenge our youth not only to remember, but also to reflect on the power of individuals, groups, and nations to effect change.

This year’s winning essay (chosen from among 200 submissions) is written by Livia Goldschmitt, a ninth grader from the German International School of Boston. Livia writes about her role as a German citizen to not just stand up to hatred and bigotry, but to reconcile the devastating impact of a painful legacy, a crucial lesson for all of us today:

Germans were the ones who killed and I am German. But we have to confront our history to understand it ourselves and to be able to learn from it….I am not responsible for what they did. But we do all have the responsibility to not let the lessons of our history be forgotten.”

 

Click here to read the full article and watch the video tribute.

Click here to read Livia’s full essay.

NEWS|Prüfungen, Feriencamp und Schüleraustausch - alles virtuell in Boston

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Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen (ZfA)
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NEWS|Prüfungen, Feriencamp und Schüleraustausch - alles virtuell in Boston

Unser Wechsel ins Online-Lernen hat hervorragend geklappt.

Seit Mitte März ist die German International School in Boston (GISB) wegen COVID-19 geschlossen – und wird es auch bis Ende des Schuljahres bleiben. Die bilinguale Privatschule hat nicht nur ab Tag Eins auf Online-Learning umgestellt, sondern zudem erfolgreich einige Neuerungen eingeführt.

 

Read the full article here.

NEWS|GISB honored with a "GREEN DIFFERENCE AWARD"

Thanks to everyone who has been supporting these efforts!
Way to go! 

NEWS|GISB honored with a "GREEN DIFFERENCE AWARD"

The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.

Project Green Schools honors and recognizes Outstanding Energy, Environmental & STEAM Education efforts led in Schools & Communities at their Annual Green Difference Awards. GISB has been honored with one of the 2020 Awards in the category “Waste Management” – for our ongoing efforts and achievements around the “GISB Zero Waste Days”. Our Student Council who has started the initiative, is very proud!

 

Find out more about the Green Difference Awards.

 

NEWS|Two special GISB visitors

German State Minister Michelle Müntefering and the Goethe WanderbUS visit GISB

NEWS|Two special GISB visitors

Schools abroad are at the heart of our international cultural policy: young people who learn together and get to know each other. That is understanding across borders!

On November 1st, German International School Boston had the honor to welcome German State Minister Michelle Müntefering. While visiting the school, she also explored the Goethe WanderbUS – an educational event bus that is part of the German-American friendship year.

 

Read the full article here.

Find more pictures here.

NEWS|Welcome, Holger Wirtz!

New Head of School for German International School Boston

NEWS|Welcome, Holger Wirtz!

I am looking forward to the new challenge in this intercultural environment and to meeting the school family!

From Lower Saxony to Boston: Holger Wirtz, the new Head of School of the German International School in Boston, started his new role at the beginning of August –  after prevailing against a large number of applicants in a multi-stage selection process. He will be leading the international private school with around 280 students and a team of 50 teachers in the upcoming six years.

 

Read the full article here

NEWS|Jewish and German schools students volunteer with JF&CS Schechter Holocaust Services

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Wicked Local Watertown
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NEWS|Jewish and German schools students volunteer with JF&CS Schechter Holocaust Services

A very special experience and partnership!

Seventh graders from German International School Boston and Jewish Community Day School in Watertown visited the Waltham headquarters to make birthday cards for clients of the Schechter Holocaust Services program. The collaboration between the two schools was part of an ongoing partnership between JCDS and GISB that focuses on Holocaust education.

 

Read the full article here.

NEWS|The German newspaper “Main-Post” wrote about our Class of 2019:

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MAIN-POST
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NEWS|The German newspaper “Main-Post” wrote about our Class of 2019:

Anfang Juni durften neun Abiturienten der German International School Boston ihre Abiturzeugnisse entgegennehmen

“Darunter war auch Katrin Scheuermann aus Lohr, die hinten rechts auf dem Foto zu sehen ist. Der Schnitt aller Abiturienten liegt bei 1,8 – und damit deutlich über dem Durchschnitt aller internationalen deutschen Schulen, der mehr als eine halbe Note schlechter ist.”

 

Read the full article here.