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President's Newletter

Happy Holiday Season,

It's an honor to work for all California IB schools as one of the leaders of the board of directors of the California Association of IB World Schools. My genuine hope is that you feel supported as you offer an IB education to California students. CAWS is situated in a strategic location, mid-way between your school district and the IB headquarters. As such, we feel well placed to support your school and program as it navigates the every changing IB landscape.

Recently, Le Jardin Academy in Hawaii was the first IB school in the Americas to host a joint IB / WASC accreditation review and visit. Two of our CAWS board members, Cynthia Brown and me, were part of the visiting team. I'll share my thoughts in a longer communication after the new year as there were many clear take-aways from the joint visit.
 
I hope that you and your students are applying for one or more of the many CAWS scholarships and awards for 2017. Please remember that these awards are open to all CAWS member schools and the due date for your application(s) is Friday December 16th, 2016. Please go here for more details:
http://www.cawsib.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=390119&type=d&pREC_ID=883668

Please remember that our CAWS Spring Seminar will take place in the North. We'll be at the Hyatt Place in downtown San Jose on Monday February 27th, 2017.  Chris Overhoff and Lou Marchesano will present “How to Promote Creativity and Transfer skills within the continuum of IB classes”. 
 
Also, please remember that registration for our Lake Tahoe (Granlibakken) IB workshops is now open. Tahoe is the simply the best IB training possible: a four star resort in a fabulous location, still close to home, and with the very best trainers possible.
http://www.cawsib.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=390114&type=d&pREC_ID=883655
 
Finally, please do reach out to me, or any of our board members, and let us know how we're doing. We always appreciate your feedback which helps us to find better ways to serve you.
 
Warm regards,

David Crawford
President of the CAWS Board of Directors