We have had a chance to relax a little bit this summer but the campus has remained busy nonetheless. Record numbers in our day camp along with 75 summer school students from North Cross-Xinhe have kept things lively and it has been good to see so many of our current and former students working summer jobs on our campus. Off campus, approximately two dozen of our Upper School students are working around the city as part of our new summer internship program, while another dozen or so have travelled internationally on global studies trips to Peru and France.
I, myself, took a trip to Mendoza, Argentina where I spent two-and-a-half days at Escuela Italiano, a private bilingual school that will be exchanging students with our middle school in October and March. I met with both the parents and students who will be visiting us in October at this warm and caring school. My hope is to develop an ongoing relationship that will pay dividends to our language program for years to come. If you are a parent of a middle schooler and are interested in having your child become part of our return trip to Mendoza in March, I encourage you to speak with Señora Mariana Hermosilla.