Archive: 'Feb 2018' :

Student Spotlights   Thrival Academy: Oakland Alicia Eskridge Age: 17 Current Grade: 11 What do you miss most about home? I miss my niece. Her name is Kimara Ward. I miss my mother’s cooking. I miss my own bed and I kind of just miss the fact that I don’t have to move around a lot. […]

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Adriana gives the Skinny on Trial Day! By Adriana Valencia The government was trying to remove the Karen people from the forest in order to conserve it. That’s the main argument. I was the lawyer representing the Thai government in our trial. I’m not the type of person who tells people what to do. It […]

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Project Overload! By Johnathan Bautista, Grade 11 Well it’s a lot of work all at once, but I like the subjects that we’re being taught. And the projects are fun. For Ms. Esteves’s geography class we’re learning about ethnic groups in Africa. I’m researching Rwanda. It’s cool to learn the background information so we’re not […]

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Fun Weekend in Chiang Mai This past weekend, Indy and Oakland students had the opportunity to visit Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Prah Sing, two ancient temples from the Northern Lanna Kingdom. Some students also painted their very own elephant figurines at Elephant Parade House while others viewed Black Panther at the mall. On Saturday, […]

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Student Spotlights Thrival Academy: Oakland Thrival Academy: Indy Abraham Sigala Age: 15 Current Grade: 10 What do you miss most about home? My mom and my sister. What are you enjoying most about being in Thailand? Getting to know the culture and the people more and having new experiences. Personal Highlight from this week: Helping […]

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Fun Weekend in Chiang Mai This past weekend, Indy and Oakland students had the opportunity to visit Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Prah Sing, two ancient temples from the Northern Lanna Kingdom. Some students also painted their very own elephant figurines at Elephant Parade House while others viewed Black Panther at the mall. On Sunday, […]

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And to the forest we go! This week students are staying in the mountainous Nong Tao village, about 2 hours west of the city of Chiang Mai. Host families are from the Karen ethnic minority group and have been living in the forest area for over 300 years. In this unit, students will compare and […]

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Student Spotlight Thrival Academy: Indy Thrival Academy: Oakland Trevon Sykes Age: 16 Current Grade: 11 What do you miss most about home? Nothing. Just kidding. I miss the cold, the rain, and the wind. I don’t miss the food… except chicken and tacos. I miss my pops too, and my sister. What are you enjoying […]

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And the winner is… The documentaries have been submitted, and a winner has been determined. CONGRATULATIONS to Johnathan Bautista for being the winner of dinner in the city with a chosen Thrival staff member! His documentary, along with the two runners up will be featured on the Thrival World Academies website! Everyone worked extremely hard […]

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Preparing for our 2nd Experiential Unit in the Chiang Mai Province This week in English class, students will be preparing for their second homestay. On this homestay, students will be collecting evidence, making claims, and beefing up their arguments in order to hold their own in their final unit assessment. What is the assessment? A […]

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