Over the next month, the community will be able to vote on the playground they like best.
Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from Hopkins Public Schools. Thanks to a group of dedicated parents, Eisenhower+XinXing students will have a new playground to play on as soon as this spring. The playground will be inclusive to all ages and abilities, promote physical fitness, and provide a safe place for children to play. Most of the playground will be funded by a $200,000 grant from Hennepin County, although Hopkins Public Schools, Eisenhower PTO, and Bei Dou Xing donated funds, as well. "Our school is so excited about our new playground," said parent Penny Thompson-Burke. "It will get a lot of use from the larger Hopkins community." The grant would not be possible without the efforts of Thompson-Burke, Paul Bushmann …
Kindergarten Information Nights at the elementary schools are the perfect time to ask questions, gather more information about choices, and to meet other parents who will attend your child's school.
Fourth-grade students are expected to read Chinese at an adult level next year.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from Hopkins Public Schools. XinXing Academy students scored well above average on the Youth Chinese Test (YCT), an international standardized Chinese proficiency test administered by the Minnesota Confucius Institute on May 20, 2012. Second-grade XinXing students took the YCT3 test, which has two parts—listening and reading skills. The second-grade students scored at least 50 points higher than the needed passing score of 120. The third-grade students took the YCT4. This is the highest level of the YCT test series and measures listening, reading and writing skills. The students scored 20 points higher than last year and 90 points higher than the passing score of 180. According to test …
Chinese is now the fastest-growing second language taught in Minnesota schools, like Hopkins.