OCTOBER | OCTOBRE 2018
“ Cette communauté internationale , respectueuse et diverse, continue de m’accompagner au fil de mes études et ces liens forts entre voyageurs, explorateurs de cultures et de langues, chercheurs interdisciplinaires, me donnent espoir en un monde futur généreux et inclusif .
À mes amis de Rochambeau, à mes professeurs, je dis merci . ” - Lili Warren '12
CHER ROCHAMBEAU ALUMNI,

Aujourd'hui...
62 graduated classes.
Over 700 alumni e-mails.
More than 2,500 alumni records.
1973 is our earliest yearbook published.
108 survey responses from alumni between 1969 and 2018.
73% of alumni see other alumni at least once per year.
127 alumni on our Linkedin page . Join in!
10 alumni featured in our newsletters!
2009 graduates will celebrate their 10-year reunion in June.
Highlights of this month's issue:

  • EVENTS:
  • Back to School BBQ - Good times and photo shoot fun!
  • DC United Victory 5-0 - Photographs with French Defender, FrĂ©dĂ©ric Brillant
  • MarchĂ© d'Hiver - Meet your friends at our Winter Market. Be a part of our alumni video!


  • REUNIONS:
  • Class of 2009 - Your 10 YEAR REUNION IS COMING!

  • ROCHAMBEAU NEWS:
  • Teacher Spotlights
  • Open Houses

Ensemble! Stay connected
Alumni Relations Program | Rochambeau, the French International School
EVENTS
BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ | MERCI !
Merci d'être venus au BBQ de la rentrée ! 🌭🍉🍦
Thank you to the a 1,000+ people who joined us  to celebrate. We had a great time with families, alumni, staff and the Rochambeau community. Merci aux plus de 1 000 personnes qui se sont jointes Ă  nous. Nous avons passĂ© un agrĂ©able moment entre familles, anciens Ă©lèves, personnels et la communautĂ© Rochambeau.

DC UNITED VICTORY 5-0 | BONJOUR FRÉDÉRIC BRILLANT !
A fiery match against Montreal Impact with an astounding score of 5-0! French and international families from Rochambeau and the French-American Chamber of Commerce came to support the DC team including French player, Frédéric Brillant who joined us for celebratory pictures after the match!
COMING SOON --
WASHINGTON WIZARDS BASKETBALL TICKETS!
NOVEMBER 17TH | MARCHÉ D'HIVER
Holiday shopping, french flair, and an international bistro! Come meet old friends, say hello to teachers, and reunite with other alumni. 15% des recettes seront reversées à l'école pour soutenir les élèves !

Impliquez-vous ! On cherche des anciens élèves de toutes promos pour nous partager leur expérience à Rochambeau. Share testimonials and take pictures for an alumni videoshoot!
FEATURED ALUMNI
Business adventurer & strategist
MARIA PALLA VALIENTE
|'08| BUSINESS STRATEGIST
London, England

When tasked with introducing herself, Maria often likes to reply with “ Spanish born, American raised, French educated ”. A bite-size answer to a packed question, she says “ it doesn’t tell you much about what I do, but it tells you that I treasure my multicultural background. ” Unmistakably so! Maria has resided in major cities all her life, growing up in different mĂ©tropoles like Madrid, Washington D.C, Paris, and currently London. She’s grasped her cosmopolitan life and the opportunities with it too. Mindful of her international education and entrepreneurial spirit, Maria strongly believes “ i t’s important to diversify...although life keeps us all quite busy as is, there is always time for a little more!”
 
Graduating from Rochambeau in 2008, Maria returned to Spain to pursue a double undergrad in Journalism and Advertising & PR before making her move to London to pursue an MSc in Strategic Marketing. During her studies, Maria combined her love of languages and her business skills to co-create with her sister Inés (a translator and Rochambeau alumna) a small and fuss-free translation agency called Veritrad . Besides steering this super agency with her sister, you’ll also find Maria delving into strategy in a major marketing role at SKY UK. Maria encourages anyone who is interested in venturing into entrepreneurship! " It's a great way to flex your creative muscles, learn about business, finance, law, and HR in a real-life crash course. " +Read more about Maria's experience
ON HER 10 YEAR REUNION - PROMO 2008

"Something I have only come to truly value now as an alumna, has been its ability to produce cohorts that have gone to work in a variety of roles, in all sorts of industries, and across the world. I love having Rochambeau family in practically every country...I crossed the Atlantic this summer to relive all the Rochambeau wonders at the ’08 promotion high school reunion. While some of us hadn’t seen each other in a decade, it felt incredibly familiar. I only wish even more people would have been able to make it! Looking forward for our next one in 15 years!"
PREVIOUSLY FEATURED | LES DERNIERS
LILI WARREN |'12| PUBLIC HEALTH
New York, USA
Lili had the incredible opportunity over the Summer to intern at UNFPA. + Learn more about Lili's work towards helping improve lives of underserved populations.
DOROTHÉE BOND|'96|DEVELOPMENT
Edinburgh, Scotland

The travels, the multiple passports, and the various missions she’s pursued around the world made us eager to get in touch with our graduate globetrotter. + Read more about this international agent!
Teacher Spotlight
ERMLER & LEBLANC| 61 YEARS COMBINED AT ROCHAMBEAU !
45 years at Rochambeau ! " I first want to thank all the faculty, administration and parents who have supported me through the years... to ALL my students , both recent and REALLY PAST …I am always happy to hear from you and know how you are doing. Feel free to reach me at my e-mail address!"
  " I really had the time of my life!"
Devoted Swim Teacher and PE Instructor , Mr. Leblanc says au revoir to Rochambeau...

"Après 16 annĂ©es au lycĂ©e, j'ai eu l'opportunitĂ© de former des centaines d'Ă©lèves qui en retour m'ont aussi beaucoup apportĂ© et appris. Ce fut une expĂ©rience inoubliable. Le mĂ©lange des cultures est unique dans notre Ă©cole et la participation en EPS est toujours excellente. Par ailleurs l'Ă©quipe de natation et le YMCA ont Ă©tĂ© sources de grandes satisfactions. Bref je quitte l'Ă©cole avec une certaine Ă©motion mais certain de la voir continuer Ă  se dĂ©velopper." 
Merci à TOUS les profs et les membres de personnel qui ont contribué à l'éducation et la bienveillance des nos élèves Rochambeau !
RĂ©unions
10 YEAR MARK | C'EST LE TEMPS DE SE RÉUNIR !
Vous reconnaissez-vous sur la photo? OUI ? Alors c'est le temps de se réunir ! 10 ans plus tard, c'est 10 ans à rattraper avec les anciens copains, copines, et profs. Selon votre programme, nous pouvons vous apporter quelque chose de spécial ! Faites nous savoir quand et où et nous vous aidons pour l'organisation de vos retrouvailles !
ROCHAMBEAU NEWS
OPEN HOUSES| PARTAGEZ VOTRE EDUCATION AVEC VOTRE ENFANT
👩‍🎓 Visit us f or our open house events from October through January! Over 100 alumni have chosen a Rochambeau education for their children. Pass on this gift to your children and to your friends and neighbors in the D.C. region!

👨‍🎓 Venez nous rendre visite! L'école primaire ouvre ses portes entre octobre et janvier. Aujourd'hui nous avons plus d'une centaine d'anciens élèves qui ont choisi une éducation Rochambeau pour leurs enfants. Faites passer le message à vos amis et voisins de la région de D.C.
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