Immersion News and Important Dates!
Immersion students and teachers have hit the ground running this year! We have all been working hard to prepare for your child this year in many ways. We are offering support to our teachers through coaching, workshops and individualized support (personal and professional) in all of our programs. We are also working collaboratively with our human resources department to continue recruiting for teachers (this is always ongoing) and to support those who are new to our district – and country.
Our new teachers are still learning about their schools and curriculum, the community and trying to get settled into their homes. Our new international staff are also learning to work in American schools and to live in an American community, which is quite different for many of them than the school and community setting they come from. Please encourage your child to be curious about their teacher and where they are from and what life is like for them! Our world language staff have lived and worked in communities all over the world! They can help bring new perspectives to learning and problem-solving to our daily lives!
Dear Immersion Families,
As the school year begins we would like to welcome you and your immersion language learners back into our classrooms! This year we will be sharing important immersion program updates with you around each marking period through this blog. Your schools and teachers will also be posting updates and sharing news with you through newsletters this year.
This year our first group of immersion students (French and Spanish) are in 11th grade at Lexington High, White Knoll High and River Bluff High Schools!
We are excited that we such a diverse immersion team this year! We have immersion teachers in our elementary and secondary classrooms from many different countries around the world! These countries and regions include French West Africa, Germany, France, China, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia, Honduras, Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama, Canada, and Uruguay!
We would like to thank you so much for trusting us with your children’s education. We are thrilled that Lexington One supports learning opportunities that provide rich experiences and critical skills to our learners through this program!
We hope you have an amazing 2017-18 school year!
~ Central Services Immersion Instructional Team~