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Spanish Immersion Program at Burley Glenwood Elementary this fall

South Kitsap School District announced a magnet Spanish Immersion program at Burley Glenwood Elementary School, 100 SW Lakeway Blvd.

The school is hosting an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 25 for parents that may be interested in the program. The instructor, Principal Darek Grant and Superintendent Michelle Reid will be on hand to answer questions.

The Spanish Immersion program will begin in the fall with a first- grade class; a second-grade class will be added in the 2015-16 school year and an additional class will be added each year up through the sixth grade.

The students will be expected to participate in the program each year. SKSD is committed to looking at ways to provide innovative programs that challenge students and give them the tools they need to be successful. If parents and students commit to the Spanish Immersion program all six years, the students will be bi-lingual and bi-literate and gain an appreciation and understanding of another culture.

Research shows that the best time to learn a new language is prior to age twelve. Research also shows that math, music and language skills enhance academic skills.

For more information, contact the district office a 360-874-7000 or visit www.skitsap.wednet.edu and click on Innovative Programs.

 

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