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The mission of the International School of Louisiana is to provide a challenging education emphasizing language immersion, international awareness, the celebration of diversity and community responsibility.
All Around Math


Artist and Mathematician M.C. Escher was born in 1898 in the Netherlands. His fascinating works containing impossible spaces, tesselating shapes, and amazing architecture are great examples of how art and math are beautifully intertwined. 


Check out his famous print Metamorphosis 1 (below) and see how his shapes and forms change as they move from left to right. 


Check out these great examples of tessellations and positive and negative space.


                       Eagle                          Two Fish                          Bird/Fish 

What is a tessellation?

A tessellation is a regular pattern made up of flat shapes repeated and joined together without any gaps or overlaps. 

In fact, tessellations are all around us! Look for them on tiled walls, animals, plants, and even food! 

What is positive and negative space?

Positive space refers to the main focus of a picture (ex. recognizable subjects like a person or a tree). Negative space is the space in and around the positive space (ex. the background).

Family Liaison Corner

Dear Families,

We are excited about our Fete Fresco event on Friday, August 30th. On this day, we will be following “Rainy Day” dismissal Procedures and have a Special Early Dismissal at 3:00 pm. Please see dismissal and after school program information below, as well as some important reminders.

Special Early Dismissal

  • Dismissal Time Friday, August 30th (ONLY) 3:00pm-3:15pm

  • Late Fee of $25 for any student not registered for After School Programs, not picked up by 3:15pm. Late fee must be paid at the time of Pick Up. 



  • Marks St. Gate and Peach St. Gate will be open from 3:00pm-3:15pm

  • General Ogden Gate will be open from 3:00pm-5:30pm


Pick Up Procedures

  • We will observe Rainy Day Dismissal Procedures on this day

  • Students will remain in their classroom for Pick Up


After School Programs

  • Prime Time Programs will run as usual until 5:30pm

  • Students will be dismissed at 3pm. At 3:15pm they will be directed to the After School Program. Students registered in After School Programs in attendance that day, will have the opportunity to attend Fete Fresco activities with an ISL staff member


After School Pick-up: General Ogden Gate

  • Proceed to Registration table for Pick up


Van and Bus Riders will be dismissed as usual. They will be allowed to pick up their “Fete Fresco” prize prior to proceeding to the bus. Please note: Students not registered for After School Programs are not able to stay for the event. All students remaining in school for Fete Fresco MUST be registered for After School Programming (Prime Time).


When can I bring my Fete Fresco items?

  • We will be accepting your Food/Snack/Drink contributions on Friday Only

  • We are unable to accept your items at the Drop off Line

  • We are not able to accept food contributions early (before 3pm) due to storage 

    • Please bring the dish when you arrive and proceed to the Food table for drop off

  • If your family is contributing juice/water, chips/non-perishable snacks, please bring your contributions at anytime during the school day between 7:45am- 2:30pm at the Front Lobby) or when you arrive at 3:00pm


See you at the Fete!

Catalian Dechelle Colbert
Family Liaison

For more information, visit our Campus  Community Webpage by clicking here!
What were we up to this week?
Responsabilidad comunitaria en S2B. Way too geaux!

Mad Science


MAD SCIENCE: One more week left to register for the Mad Science afterschool club! There are only a few spots remaining. Please visit to register now.

School Safety

Chess Club

Want to join the ISL Chess Club? Come check it out!  We will start Thursday, Sept 5th. 

Practices are held every Thursday after school (3:45-5:00pm) with the Top NOLA Coach, Adriana Schneider.  The fee is $50 per semester plus a one time club fee of $10 for new members.  The ISL Chess Team competes in several Team and Individual tournaments through out the year. The student must be registered in aftercare to participate. All levels are welcome (beginners, intermediate, and advanced).

For more information email Karla Marcello at  
School is closed on the following dates:
September 2- Labor Day 
September 20-  Staff Professional Development

What were we up to this week?

 Students are enjoying a team building activity with Coach H.
Students are engage with technology in the classroom. 

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