MAY | MAI 2018

Spring is a great season for reflection, planning, and for looking ahead. Our Alumni relations department develops and our Alumni community is expanding! We look forward to ending this school year with a couple of Alumni and Rochambeau events.

Upcoming Events - (See you there Alumni!)

  • Senior Breakfast: Monday, May 14 2018 - Meet & talk to our Terminale students.
  • Alumni Picnic: Saturday, June 9, 2018 - Organize your reunion!
  • Fête de l'école: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - A Spring tradition - bring your friends & family!

In this month's issue:
Alumni Feature
  • Nicolas Trad ('13) & his South African medical experience
Rochambeau News
  • Gala Rochambeau 2018
  • AIMS accreditation
Support our Students & Staff
  • Job Shadowing Search
  • Salle Bulletin
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day

Do you have any upcoming events or news you'd like to share? E-mail for more information. Give us your feedback too :)

What to do:
  1. Contact your classmates (let us know if you need a class list).
  2. RSVP by May 31 to confirm your participation.
  3. Join us on June 9th with your camera!

Click here to see pictures of the alumni picnic la st year.
Have questions, need some outreach help? EMAIL us.
HEALING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY - A South African experience
Nicolas Trad | Princeton Graduate & Medical Student at Columbia University
(Class of 2013)

Nicolas Trad was born in Washington, D.C. into a family of Lebanese, Slovenian and American heritage. Raised in Beirut, Nicolas and his family lived through the 2006 conflict in Lebanon. It was at this time that his family returned to the U.S and the Rochambeau community became a part of his home. Nicolas's capacity to adapt and problem-solve in challenging environments has inspired him to pursue a medical career in global health.

Nicolas has spent the last 7 months in rural Eastern Cape in South Africa collaborating with doctors and clinic managers. He has been designing and implementing a mobile platform allowing clinics to report stock levels of essential medications, from vaccines to HIV and TB treatment to antibiotics, via a weekly phone survey. By providing real-time visibility on the availability of medicine in clinics, the system encourages designated hospital staff to proactively redistribute medication between health facilities and prevent stock-outs before they occur. Nicolas hopes that the use of basic mobile technology will help to ensure that patients have reliable access to medication when and where they need them.

Nicolas is a Princeton University graduate having earned his Bachelors degree in Public Policy with a minor in Global Health and Health Policy. In his next academic pursuit he will be enrolling in the Columbia University Medical Center in the fall of 2018.

We are sure Nicolas's experiences in South Africa will inform and inspire his future medical training and career. Bravo, Nicolas! We wish you great success!

Want to know more about Nicolas Trad's international experience?
Introduce yourself and send him an E-MAIL.
A word from Nicolas for Rochambeau...

"Attending Rochambeau helped ease the transition into my new life. Within the school’s perimeters, I found a like-minded community with as complex a mix of identities as I’d grown up with in Lebanon. This was a source of familiarity and comfort, but it also challenged me to engage with new and sometimes conflicting perspectives, and to approach those unlike me with openness and humility. 

I would love to catch up with Rochambeau alums in the NYC area. Please shoot me an e-mail if you are interested in exchanging ideas, books or really anything related to medicine and public health!"

-Nicolas Trad (Class of 2013)
Interested in being featured in our newsletters?
Tells us about your ambitions, projects, or events you'd like to share!
Intéressé pour être le prochain "Alumni du Moment" ?
Racontez-nous vos ambitions, projects, ou événements que vous souhaitez partager !
Host 10th grade students ( seconde ) for a two-week Job Shadow program , from May 29 to June 8.
Join our Terminale students on Monday, May 14th from 8:30 to 9:30 am.
Offer your advice, get to know our Rochambeau seniors, and enjoy a tour of the campus!
A special day to thank the teachers and staff that inspired you during your Rochambeau years! Find their e-mail through our staff directory .
Une journée spéciale pour remercier les enseignants et le personnel qui vous ont inspiré lors de vos années passées à Rochambeau. Trouvez leur e-mail dans notre repertoire du personnel !
Gala Rochambeau was a great success! 350 guests, including French Ambassador Gérard Araud and DC United's newest French player, Frederic Brillant, along with our marvelous teachers and families made this night a major milestone.
Over $95,000 was raised to support our academic projects and student scholarship fund. Thank you to our Rochambeau friends, alumni, and families.
We continue the rigorous accreditation process with AIMS (Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools). This important label will enhance and reinforce Rochambeau's visibility in the US. This is in addition to our accreditation by the Ministry of National Education of France and the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE).

Nous continuons le processus d'accreditation de AIMS (Association of Independent Maryland and DC schools).

Succès de cette processus, nous permettra à obtenir une label de qualité américain pour accentuer et renforcer la visibilité de notre école aux Etats-Unis. En plus de l'homologation du Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale et du conventionnement avec l'AEFE. 

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