Back-to-school means different things for different people. But FIS and FISW families can likely agree that one of the best aspects of getting back into the school routine are the Welcome BBQ events that take place on both the Oberursel and Wiesbaden Campus during the first few weekends of the school year.
As the first major events for each campus, the gatherings provide a perfect opportunity for communities to connect as new families mingle with those who have been at the school for years.
While weather for the BBQ on the Oberursel Camps was hot and humid, FISW's was almost unseasonably chilly. But both events had the good fortune of taking place in the calm before and after late-summer thunder storms.
Per usual, grill meisters kept serving tables well stocked with burgers and bratwurst and families rounded out menus with an amazing assortment of side dishes, salads and savory desserts.
But the highlight - as always - was the atmosphere: friends and families chatting over delicious food, children playing on the playgrounds or sports fields, and an overall sense that the year was off to a terrific start.
For a look at images from the Welcome BBQs, please visit the media gallery.