February 7, 2020

Spotlight: The International School

ballroom set for gala event with multiple screens, blue lighting and stars projected on the ceiling

The International School in Portland, Oregon, is one of only two U.S. elementary schools offering three separate full-immersion language tracks for children in preschool through fifth grade. Their rigorous curriculum – math, science, social studies, and language arts – are taught in Spanish, Japanese, or Mandarin. That means at least 80% of the student’s day is spent learning and using their target language.

The largest fundraiser for The International School (TIS) is the annual global auction gala, celebrating the school’s diverse and multicultural community. The 2020 event, “Under One Sky”, raised a record $465,000 in support of the students and teachers. The event opened with a cocktail hour featuring a silent auction, followed by a seated dinner and live auction presentation by Artisan Auctions. A highlight of the event was an amazing Taiko Drum performance by TIS students.

The AV Department provided audiovisual production services for the gala including colorful lighting to celebrate the silent auction items, multi-screen projection, performer spotlights, auctioneer audio support, and theme-enhancing blue lighting with projected stars in the ballroom for the dinner and auction.

This is truly a fun event we look forward to every year.