Bookfair Nov 29 – Dec 1st

Dear Parents and Students,

We are thrilled to let you know that we will be having a book fair on Tuesday the 29th of November in Sindelfingen, Wednesday 30th November in Degerloch Lower School and Thursday 1 December in Degerloch Upper School. The book fair will be hosted by Little English Bookworm, who specialise in English books.

On Tuesday 29th the books will be available at Sindelfingen (from 12:00) with books for all ages available. At Degerloch Lower School on Wednesday 30th November, the book fair will be in the Lower School entrance and focussing on ages 3-11 and on Thursday 1st December the fair will be held in the Upper School entrance and focusing on books from 11 years old to young adults.

The timetable for the three days is:

Tuesday 29th November open hours 12:00 – 16:00

Wednesday 30th November open hours 08:00 – 16:00

Thursday 1st December opening hours 08:00 – 15:30

The lower school classes will be visiting the fair during the day and the students will have the opportunity to purchase a book. If you would like your son or daughter to purchase a book we suggest between 10-15 EUR. There will be no planned class visits for Upper and Middle School but again, your son or daughter can purchase a book for between 10-15 EURO.

As a result of the sale, ISS do receive free books from Little English Bookworm that go to the library and classrooms so this is an excellent opportunity for us all to obtain some great new books.

Thank you for your time and interest.

Parent Forum: Our LC Resources

All Degerloch Lower School parents are invited to attend our Thursday Parent Forum on November 17th at 8:30 in the LS Library. Ms. Rickard and Mrs. Junginger will be sharing with you the digital tools and resources that we have available to support your child’s learning.

  • The Reading Cloud- our new library information system and more!
  • Britannica School and BrainPop- our online reference suite
  • Kid-friendly search engines
  • Linguascope and RAZ Kids

We are also available to answer any questions you may have regarding digital learning (ex. with the iPads) and Learning Commons resources in general

Following the session, Mr. Krusch and Mrs. Junginger will run a second session for Grade 5 parents about our Bring Your Own Laptop program in the Upper School. We will share the guidelines, the requirements, and examples of the type of learning students will be doing beginning in Grade 6. Plan to stay until 10:15 if you are attending both sessions, and 9:30 for the Learning Commons session only


MUN Day 2016

Congratulations to the MUN Team for organizing a great MUNDay on Monday!

Lots of great research and debate, and a few awards:

  • Best Delegate: Albert Kim (gr7 South Korea) and Paul Henry Feinauer-Geoghegan (gr9 Netherlands)
  • Best Dressed: Brandon Morrow (gr6) and Ivan Hernandez (gr9)
  • Most Resilient: Giorgia Pellegrini (gr8 India) and
  • Calvin Johnson (gr10 Canada)
  • Best Public Speaker: Anna Mott (gr8 Philippines) and
  • Khushi Niranjan (gr9 South Korea)
  • Best Teamwork: Brazil (Albert Zerbst gr6, Sundaramoorthy Balasubramanian gr6, Anusha Ananda gr6, Frey Faulhaber gr7, Ruby Brokelman gr7, Maya Baumann gr8, Sammi Lam gr8, Viola Parlanti gr8) and
  • South Korea (Georg Bartels gr9, Ivan Hernandez gr9, Julien Sauter gr9-Sifi, Khushi Niranjan gr9, Paul Panitz gr9, Sophia Lehmann gr9, Vasilios Regkas gr9)

If you are logged in to your isswiki account, you can watch the video made by the Press Team:

Tech Help is coming!

As part of the Middle School Erasmus Digital Squad program, the team is in the process of setting up a Tech Help Desk in Degerloch – and in Sindelfingen discussions are underway!

symbol-for-the-design-teamSo far we have started to put up the display and more information is coming soon about when the students will be available- but be on the lookout during Study Hall. The team can help with a variety of tools including Google, Veracross, Weebly, PowToon, and other presentation tools.


Reading Cloud in the LS

Last Wednesday Degerloch Lower School teachers had a great session learning all about the Reading Cloud. Not only did they try out the features, but they also thought about how the tool could be used in their classrooms. Many great ideas were exchanged and we look forward to seeing it all in action!

Degerloch LS Book Club

Reminder: ISS Book Club

The International School of Stuttgart coordinates with two Book Club operators to bring you a wide selection of English books which are available for you to order if you wish. The school library benefits greatly from this partnership as any book sales result in free books for the library.

Posted on Veracross were two catalogues showing the books available from our partners at Scholastic Books and Baker Books

All orders and payments need to be made online and you can use the following links to do so:

Scholastic International School Book Club –

Baker Books –

The deadline for ordering is Tuesday the 4th of October. There are no postage fees and all books are delivered to school.

Should you have any questions please contact the Lower School Librarian, Lydia Rickard (

Thank you in advance for your support with the school book club and happy reading!

Miss Lydia

Learning Common Specialist

Welcome to Reading Cloud

All staff now have access to the Reading Cloud, our new catalogue and social communication system to talk about reading and books. Sign in and have a look around!

Click on the image below and bookmark to your browser. Login details were provided on the Teacher Work Day. Please contact if you were not there.

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The Learning Commons team have been busy these past two weeks setting up our new library management system called The Reading Cloud. All students and teachers have been set-up with an account and will soon receive instructions about how to login and use the system. We are in the process of finishing an inventory of all our materials so that our new catalogue will be reliable and useful.

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What else does The Reading Cloud have to offer?

  • find and reserve books online
  • write and make video book reviews
  • create your own home libraries
  • see what’s trending
  • get suggestions for what to read next
  • check your account for loans and overdues
  • build reading networks
  • and much more!