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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sale and Stokes-Beard Are Ready For The First Success Academy

September 29th - October 9th, Sale and Stokes-Beard Magnets Schools will conduct the first semester's session of Success Days. The staff at both schools has worked hard to prepare quality instruction to students during this first round of Success Academy. This innovative program adds 18 days to the school calendar at the two pilot schools. Nine days each semester will be used to implement rigorous remediation and enrichment for students.

Sale International Studies Magnet School is partnering with MUW for the enrichment activities that include touring and creating a "Wax Museum" of book characters with the W's education students. Stokes-Beard Technology and Communication Magnet School is "Digging for Fossils" and exploring the field of archeology.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sale and CHS IB Spanish Students Collaborate

The IB Spanish class taught by Mrs. Courtney Stanback at CHS will come to Sale to work with fourth grade students to help increase their fluency when reading in Spanish. The high school students have written children’s books about a specific country where Spanish is spoken. Each student has included a few of the 4th grade students’ names in their book. The CHS students will be grouped with the fourth grade students whose names appear in their books to practice reading in Spanish. The Sale 4th graders will then work with the CHS students to create illustrations for these amazing books.

What an exciting cultural learning experience between students who are studying Spanish. The students will meet once a month on this project. Mrs. Stanback and Sale Spanish teacher, Mrs. Jane Robertson are anxious to kick this project off this week.

When asked about the project, Mrs. Stanback stated, "I am very anxious for the CHS IB Spanish students to begin collaborating with the Sale IB students because both groups have so much to offer. Not only will they be sharing their language skills with each other, but they will also share cultural discoveries about the Spanish-speaking world."

The Commercial Dispatch: http://www.cdispatch.com/news/article.asp?aid=2906