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CHS Pairs With Sister School

Aarhus Katedralskole, located in Aarhus, Denmark, est. 1196.

Can you find Denmark on a map? If you can, can you find Aarhus, Denmark on a map? Well if you couldn't before, I bet you can now that we have a sister school located in Aarhus, Denmark. The name of our sister school is Aarhus Katedralskole and has been around for 814 years of education, so if you do the math right it was built in year 1196. The principal of Aarhus Katedralskole, Mr. Lars Scheibel, offers a lot at the school; a unique teaching and technical staff along with 720 students willing to learn. The thing that makes me question this school is, why is it our sister school and how did we come across it? Well, through the "Center of International Understanding" we obtained a grant. With this grant they (CIU) paired us up with a school that is comparable with us with about 700 students. Ms. Kim Warr, Assistant Principal, filled out the information for the CIU and Aarhus Katedralskole became our sister school. I asked English Teacher Ms. Tammy Nelson, who is on the sister school committee, "Are you thrilled about having a sister school and what are the benefits for having one?" She replied, "I am thrilled to have a sister school. A short term note is we get to communicate our best practices with them and vice-versa through virtual learning. A long term note is we get to exchange students and faculty. It's seeing the world in every perspective." For more information on our sister school, Aarhus Katedralskole, visit http://www.aarhuskat-gym.dk/indexeng.shtml

Written by: Dannon Fields, Senior, Media Production class
Posted: Sep 22, 2010 by Ms. Paula White

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