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CIS Welcomes Dowell as Director of Admissions and Marketing

April 05, 2017 CIS Welcomes Dowell as Director of Admissions and Marketing Columbia Independent School (CIS) recently welcomed Kari Dowell as the school’s director of admissions and marketing. She will be responsible for outreach to prospective students and their families, managing the admissions process,... » read more

Lisa McClary Lands Opportunity to Teach Abroad

April 04, 2017 Lisa McClary Lands Opportunity to Teach Abroad  Middle school teacher, Lisa McClary was offered a special opportunity to teach at Leysin American School in Leysin, Switzerland this summer. Students ages 7-18 from 40 countries will attend the “Summer in Switzerland” program.... » read more

CIS Teacher Wins Fellowship

March 10, 2017 Maegan Cooper, AP Latin teacher has won the prestigious Society for Classical Studies fellowship to study Caesar’s Gallic Wars in France this summer! This opportunity, only given to AP Latin teachers, will allow the recipients to study with four experts on Julius Caesar in several of the... » read more

Shristi Bhandari Bashista Named National Merit Scholar Finalist

February 17, 2017 Shristi Bhandari Bashista Named National Merit Scholar Finalist CIS senior Shristi Bhandari Bashista cleared another hurdle in her quest to become a National Merit Scholar this week when she was named one of 15,000 Finalists in the country. The National Merit Scholarship Program... » read more

Teaching with Pride: Amanda Newman

February 10, 2017 Teaching with Pride: Amanda Newman  1. Tell us about your role at CIS. I work with the Director of Marketing and Admissions, as well as, the Director of Advancement. I’m responsible for the CIS social media pages, website, and e-communication. I also design the digital and print ads... » read more

Teaching with Pride: Lisa Weil

February 10, 2017 Teaching with Pride: Lisa Weil  1. What has been the most exciting thing for your first year at CIS, so far? The most exciting thing about CIS is always its people. From the students to the faculty and staff to the parents, we have a dynamic group of people working... » read more

CIS Students Celebrate Chinese New Year

January 30, 2017 CIS Students Celebrate Chinese New Year CIS celebrated the Chinese New Year last week with some wonderful presentations from the Mandarin students and faculty during the all-school assembly. Students presented an assortment of examples of Chinese culture, such as, classical Chinese poetry... » read more

CIS Welcomes Visiting International Student: Giulia Laici

January 12, 2017 CIS Welcomes Visiting International Student: Giulia Laici This week we welcomed international student, Giulia Laicia. Giulia is in 11th grade and is joining us through January 24th. From Italy, Giulia is studying in the United States this year through AFS USA. ... » read more

Columbia Independent School Opens New Athletics and Arts Center

January 09, 2017 Columbia Independent School Opens New Athletics and Arts Center The New Year brought an exciting start to second semester for students, parents, and faculty and staff at Columbia Independent School (CIS) as construction on CIS’s new Athletics and Arts Center finished late last week. Physical... » read more
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