September 21, 2014
Dear ISA Families,
Along with sharing upcoming events and programs at ISA through my weekly community update, throughout the year I will also highlight special national and international opportunities that help further develop students’ global competence, a central tenet of ISA’s vision.
Several years ago, the U.S. Department of State launched the The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), a program that provides scholarships to high school students for participation in a summer immersion program where seven critical languages (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkish) are spoken. ISA students have proven to be competitive applicants, having won scholarships to study in Jordan, India, China, and Russia to list a few. NSLI-Y Applications are due October 30th and interested students are encouraged to speak with Vicki Woodard, our internship coordinator, for tips and suggestions that we have learned over the years about the application process.
ISA has also created a number of partner school relationships around the world to develop students’ global competence. Currently, we have sister schools in Sweden, Korea, Japan, Germany, and China. To prepare for the first delegation of German students who will arrive October 2, we will hold a German Hosting Orientation meeting tomorrow night, Monday, September 22 at 6 p.m. in the Sergiovanni Room for the twenty ISA families who are opening up their homes. Next Tuesday, September 30th at 6 p.m. in the Sergiovanni Room, we will hold an informational meeting about our spring break trip to China to visit our partner school in Jiamusi and to tour various historical and cultural sights. More details will be posted in the ISA Daily Student Bulletin as they become available.
Finally, a reminder about this week’s Annual Freshman Garage Sale on Saturday, September 27th from 9:00-1:00p.m. in the front parking lot of the Lee campus along Jackson-Keller Road: if you have items you would like to donate, you may drop them off at the front of the Lee campus on Friday, September 26th from 4:45-6:00p.m. You may contact freshman parent Michelle Baez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-445-7066 with questions.
Have a great week!