Making a Splash: Dolphin News

International School of Panama’s Dolphins are always up to something good, and we want to share it with you. Catch all the good news and important announcements right here.

Spanish Book Fair

The elementary school library cordially invites you to the spanish book fair.

During the month of April, Panama celebrates important events in the spanish language and literature. Some of these celebrations include; The International Day of Children’s Literature, Spanish Language Day, World Book Day, and celebrating Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (who created one of the world’s greatest literary masterpieces: Don Quixote), as well as Panamanians Writer’s Day.

Special Guests: ETICA, Editorial Naranjo, and Best Publisher in Latin America Award Winner: Ediciones Ekare
Date: April 24 through 28
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Outside the elementary school library

At the Gallery

View more photos of the Madagascar galleryThe wonderful elementary production of Madagascar Jr., gave the audience a grand welcome with an art exhibit created by their own fifth grade art classes, under Mirtie Baugh, our elementary school art teacher. The Madagascar show is a collage of vibrant colors where characters of the play come to life. 

The show will be up until Tuesday, May 2. We hope the ISP community takes time to visit and see the effort and creativity put forth by the fifth graders, if they have not done so already. We also want to encourage our younger students to visit the exhibit.

You can also check out the behind the scenes video to see some exciting behind the scenes action! 

Special Olympics

Saturday, April 22 – Wednesday, April 26, ISP will have the honor of hosting the volleyball portion of the Special Olympics in Latin America. There will be athletes from nine countries competing. Our students, faculty, and staff will have the wonderful opportunity to watch some of the competition and cheer on the athletes.

To help us get ready to receive our friends from the Special Olympics and cheer them on the best we can, we want to share some inspiring videos to get you ready for the games. You can also visit the Special Olympics website for additional information. 

We are counting on every member of our community to help reinforce our collective message of respect, celebrating the inclusion and diversity that are pillars of ISP culture, giving these athletes the honor they deserve. Please join us for one or all of the events!

  • Saturday April 22, 12:00–5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday April 23, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Monday April 24, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday April 25, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday April 26, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Help Shape ISP's Future

You should have recently received an e-mail on behalf of the ISP Board of Directors regarding the start of the board elections process. Each ISP family received an e-mail with details about the announcement and key dates moving forward. If you haven’t already, please review the letter and the forms located in our recent Dolphin Dispatch newsletter to run for one of the two elected positions available or to nominate someone to for an appointed position on the board of directors. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and stay tuned for more updates.

Throwback Time Machine

Our ISP Alumni sure are special. Look what someone posted on our International School of Panama Alumni Facebook this week!

"Back in 1996, ISP students and faculty were part of a special program on Panamanian National Television called "El Show de la Una." Students and administrators talk about ISP, student council, graphic design class, the IB, Creativity Action and Service, and a special musical performance at the end. Amazing to look back and see how far we have come and how much we have grown. Looking back, it is pretty amazing to see all ISP had to offer for its students, always in the pursuit of educational excellence."

Special thanks to the Evans brothers for posting the video and to Jean Paul Belanger for sharing! From then until now, #thereisnoplacelikeisp #onceadolphinalwaysadolphin #wearemany #weareone #wearedolphins.

Congratulations To Our Team

Our team placed third in the first ever AASCA Science and Engineering Fair held in Guatemala hosted by American School of Guatemala. Great job, everyone!

View more photos about the AASCA Science and Engineering Fari

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