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House Teams

All students at CIS are placed in one of our House Teams: Lions, Tigers, Jaguars, or Leopards. There are monthly House Challenges and Events that students can participate in to earn house points for their team. Daily, CIS leadership and teachers are recognizing students’ attitudes towards learning by giving house points to those individuals living the CIS values. Students also receive house points based on academic success and participation in holistic learning opportunities such as Co-Curricular Activities and school trips. House Captains track house points and identify the Top House each month who are celebrated for their success.  


House Teams can be a valuable asset for a school community, fostering a sense of belonging, teamwork, and healthy competition among students. The purpose of the CS House Teams Program is to: 

  • Promoting School Spirit: House Teams can enhance school spirit by creating a sense of identity and pride among students. Each team represents a unique color, symbol, or name, and students feel connected to their team. Regular house events, rallies, and competitions can be organized to cultivate school spirit and unity. 

  • Building Relationships: House Teams provide opportunities for students across different grade levels to interact and build relationships. Mixing students from various age groups allows for mentorship, collaboration, and a sense of community. This fosters a supportive and inclusive school environment where students feel connected and supported by their peers. 

  • Encouraging Healthy Competition: House Teams can organize friendly competitions, both academic and non-academic, such as sports events, quizzes, talent shows, or community service projects. These activities promote teamwork, cooperation, and healthy competition among students. Recognizing and celebrating the achievements of House Teams can further motivate students to actively participate and excel in their endeavors. 

  • Leadership Development: House Teams provide opportunities for student leadership development. Students can take on leadership roles within their teams, such as team captains, event organizers, or mentors for younger students. This fosters the development of essential leadership skills, including communication, organization, and teamwork, while allowing students to take ownership and responsibility for their House Team's success. 

  • Supporting Well-being: House Teams can contribute to student well-being by creating a support system within the school community. Students can find emotional support, encouragement, and a sense of belonging through their House Team. This sense of connection and support can positively impact students' overall well-being and academic performance. 

  • Community Engagement: House Teams can be involved in community service initiatives, fundraising activities, or projects that promote social responsibility. Engaging in community-oriented activities helps students develop a sense of empathy, compassion, and civic responsibility. 

CIS knows, effective student support is needed in schools to promote academic achievement, emotional well-being, inclusivity, and personalized learning. It recognizes that each student is unique and requires individualized support to thrive and succeed in their educational journey. 

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