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Globalization at Parkwood
The Parkwood Middle School Globalization has some exciting events happening in February. The team of teachers, led by Ms. Sara Blanzy (8th Grade Social Studies) has planned these events to increase student and staff awareness of the world outside of the United States.
On Friday, February 20th students and staff enjoyed a presentation from the CHAMPS organization. The dedicated workers at CHAMPS help to train dogs for the important job of clearing mine fields in countries such as Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Students in all grade levels listened to a presentation about the program and then had the pleasure of watching Senna, a trailed CHAMPS dog, demonstrate her ability to sniff out a land mine. After school a dance was held to benefit CHAMPS and raised over $1,000.00 to donate to the program.
This Wednesday, PWMS Staff will participate in a professional development program after school that will outline PWMS’s Global Initiatives and treat teachers to some delicacies from around the world.
Finally, the events will culminate in an International Festival held at Parkwood Middle School on Thursday, February 26th from 6:00-7:30. The Festival will feature many students from all grade levels. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will be featured, posing in clothing from foreign countries. Student artwork will be on display in the cafeteria. Chorus, Band and Drama students will be doing a joint performance in the gym. Finally, the science fair will be held in the Media Center with a special focus on “Green” experiments.
Written by: Nicole DePietro
Posted: Feb 23, 2015 by Lisa Chapman