International students visit local elementary school

first_imgUSC boasts the largest international student population of any university in the country and is located in one of the nation’s most diverse cities  — on Friday, those two worlds came together.Students from a wide array of countries, including Thailand, China, Australia, Taiwan, Denmark, India, Columbia, Iran and Papua New Guinea, visited Vermont Avenue Elementary School as part of the school’s Literacy Day. Now in its third year, Literacy Day is a chance for elementary school students to interact with people from different countries and cultures, and a chance for USC students to tell children the importance of reading and going to college.Book it · A member of USC’s International Student Assembly reads aloud to children at Vermont Avenue Elementary School on Friday as part of the third annual Literacy Day. – Hide Kurokawa | Daily Trojan Topics ranging from after school activities to what species of animals live in each country filled each classroom Friday morning as USC students detailed their experiences growing up in other countries.Leidy Lim, a graduate student studying teaching English to speakers of other languages, said it was fun to watch the children’s reactions as the USC students talked about their cultures.“They ask so many questions,” Lim said. “The kids are so curious about how life in their country differs from mine. I told them Papua New Guinea doesn’t have theaters, and they were in absolute shock.”To the kids, the experience is a fun way to learn about a lifestyle outside the United States. But many of the USC student volunteers said they might have learned just as much as the children did.“It’s a great opportunity not for just the kids, but for us as well to give back to the society,” said Warren Chan, a senior majoring in business administration. “It’s mutually beneficial, and I find it very uplifting.”Prior to this year, Literacy Day had previously been held at Loren Miller Elementary School. But Brenda Cortez, who is now the principal at Vermont Avenue, heard about USC’s Office of International Students and the International Students’ Assembly and worked with the groups to bring the event to Vermont Avenue.Though this is the only outreach program specifically involving international students, OIS and ISA are looking to have a few more days like this at the elementary school. A culture day might be in the works for the future, with students from ISA spending a whole day focusing on teaching kids about traditional food, clothing and societal customs.Many of USC’s international students, including Xiaoran Wang, a graduate student studying electrical engineering, said they hope the program will be expanded.“The children just get so excited to see us, and it really makes me happy and makes me think to myself how I could get more involved,” Wang said.Becky Peterson, international student adviser at OIS, said she sees a great desire among international students to participate in these outreach programs, and she hopes more events of this type will develop.“The international kids have such huge hearts. To do something like this really showcases how much they really enjoy giving back,” Peterson said.last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Madrigals auditions will be held after school on April 25-26

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, April 12, 2016:Tuesday•Junior varsity tennis at Valley Center.• C-Team Baseball at Wellington.• Track at Belle Plaine.Wednesday• Service DayThursday• Track at Wichita State University.• Mr. Crusader Pageant, 6 p.m.Friday• NO SCHOOL• Track at Wichita State University• Tennis at Maize SouthToday’s lunch — Fajita Wrap, Romaine and Tomato, Spanish Rice, Baby Carrots, Peaches, Salsa and Milk.Monday’s lunch — Pig in a Blanket, Potato Wedges, Broccoli with Cheese, Applesauce and Milk.Today’s News: * Work Ethic Program Students: If you need community hours, participate in Service Day on Wednesday. Stop by Mrs. Hatfield’s office for a form.*Regional Music Festival was last week and all students did an amazing job representing Wellington High School. Madrigals received an excellent rating of a two in the ensemble category. In the solo category Haley Farley, Alex Harding and Ally Harrelsoncrowell received an excellent rating of a two. Marisa Black and KayCee Pennington qualified for state with a superior rating of one! Congratulations to all!*Madrigals auditions will be held after school on April 25th  and 26th. They will be blind auditions and anyone can audition. Please see Ms. Coldwell for more information.*NHS will meet this Thursday at 7:30 am in the auditorium.*Seniors: There will be a meeting on Wednesday, April 27th at 10 am in the Auditorium. If you are normally not here at that time, please try to make arrangements to attend the meeting. We will be discussing upcoming events, such as Baccalaureate, marching practice, senior night and graduation.*Prom Tickets will be for sale by the student entrance before and after school. Cost is $30 unless you sold 5 magazines your Junior year. Out of town dates are $30, unless you earned your ticket- then they are $15.*SENIORS: Please remember to apply for the Kansas All-Star Scholarship by Friday, April 15th. Remember – you do not need to provide all of the required documents at this time – only make the initial application and submit. Then you have until September 1, 2016, to go back and provide the documents such as your college admittance letter and your college schedule.  As of now only 50 seniors have applied for the $1,000 scholarship. If you have any questions, please see one of  us in the counselor’s office.*Prom RSVPs were due on April 4th. If you plan to attend prom and do not turn in your RSVP,  you will have no dinner. If you’re lucky, we might find extra salad crackers for you to eat. Turn in your RSVP pronto to Ms. Ford if you plan to attend prom! Also, if you are interested in participating in the entertainment portion of prom, please pick up a  prom entertainment application from Ms. Ford.* The 4th Annual WHS Career Fair will be held in the auxiliary gym from 1 to 3 pm on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016.  The event will feature approximately 30 local business professionals, post-secondary education representatives, military personnel, and adult service representatives who will set up informational booths and speak informally with students about options after high school.  Students who complete evaluations forms will have their names entered to win four random prize drawings at the end of the day.   *Seniors: If you are needing  extra graduation announcements, we do have a few in the counselor’s office. They are $1.25 each.*Sophomores: If you ordered a class ring or class tag from Jostens, they will be delivered on Monday, April 18th during the three lunches in the commons.*Seniors: If you were unable to pick up your Senior Orders, please stop by the counselors office. The order will need to be paid in full before you can pick up your items. At this time no personal checks will be allowed- cash or money orders only. If you are going to pay by credit or debit card you will need to contact Jostens. If you have not ordered your cap , gown, stole and tassel and you want to participate in graduation ceremonies, please go to jostens.com to place your order. You will need to do this as soon as possible.Guidance news:Wednesday, April 20 – Butler Community Colleges.Today is National…National Big Wind DayNational Grilled Cheese Sandwich DayNational Licorice DayNational Library Workers DayFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19, Adria Tour cancelled

first_img****XINHUA Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Novak DjokovicKampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday in Belgrade, confirmed the press office of the world’s No. 1 tennis player in a release.Djokovic was tested immediately upon his arrival in Belgrade from Zadar, Croatia, where the second leg of the Adria Tour regional tennis tournament was interrupted and canceled by confirmed cases of infections among participants and their teams.“The moment we arrived in Belgrade we went to be tested. My result is positive, just as Jelena’s, while the results of our children are negative,” Djokovic stated.He explained that the purpose of the Adria Tour that he organized with his family was “to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion throughout the region”, as well as to help both established and emerging tennis players from South-Eastern Europe to gain access to some competitive tennis while the various tours are on hold due to the COVID-19 situation.center_img “Unfortunately, this virus is still present, and it is a new reality that we are still learning to cope and live with. I am hoping things will ease with time so we can all resume lives the way they were. I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection. I hope that it will not complicate anyone’s health situation and that everyone will be fine. I will remain in self-isolation for the next 14 days, and repeat the test in five days,” Djokovic stated in the press release.Previously, legs of Adria Tour have been canceled in Montenegro and Slovenia due to health concerns, while during the tournament in Zadar several players and team members tested positive on COVID-19 including Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric.Organizers of the Adria Tour stated Tuesday that the scheduled tournaments in Banjaluka and Sarajevo are cancelled too because “it is of highest importance to stabilize the epidemiologic situation.”last_img read more