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Posted Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 
The International Fair is March 30 (6-8PM)! This is an all-school (K-12 students, parents, faculty/staff) celebration of our diverse community with food, decorations, and entertainment! Please plan on attending, and if you'd like to volunteer to represent your heritage country or a country you love, contact Dr. Roemer today! roemerm@trinityvalleyschool.org

Middle and Upper School students are encouraged to attend the International Leadership Academy (grades 9-11) or Jr. International Leadership Academy (6-8) this summer! Upper School students spend 2 weeks in TCU dorms and in leadership activities with students from 8 other nations, and Middle School students get to learn about Mexico and other cultures from our Sister City friends in Toluca, Mexico.
Application Deadline for Upper Schoolers is Feb. 12
Visit fwsistercities.org --> Programs --> International Leadership Academy to learn more!

January Major Holidays:
28: Chinese New Year (Chinese Cultural)

International Guests: Please welcome them when you see them!
Mark Glargaard (Denmark) Jan 9-Feb 17 (6th Science & Global Studies)
Cathrine Clausen (Denmark) Jan 9-Feb 17 (5/6 PE, Girls' 7/8 soccer)
Malene Mølgaard (Denmark) Jan 9-Feb 17 (5/6 PE, Girls' 7/8 soccer)
Madeleine Levy (Switzerland) Jan 17-Feb 10 (US Math & Art)

Check out our Hosting Site (http://bit.ly/TVSHosts ) for FAQs and more details about hosting, or contact our Director of Global Initiatives (RoemerM@trinityvalleyschool.org).

Posted Friday, Jan 6, 2017 
1. January Major Holidays:
Dec. 24 Sundown – Jan. 1: Hanukkah (Jewish)
6: Epiphany and Dia de los Reyes (Christian)
7: Christmas / Feast of the Epiphany (Orthodox Christian)
15: World Religion Day (Bahá’í)
28: Chinese New Year (Chinese Cultural)

2. International Guests: Please welcome them when you see them!
Mark Glargaard (Denmark) Jan. 9-Feb 17 (6th Science & Global Studies)
Cathrine Clausen (Denmark) Jan 9-Feb 17 (5/6 PE, Girls 7/8 soccer)
Malene Mølgaard (Denmark) Jan 9-Feb 17 (5/6 PE, Girls 7/8 soccer)
Madeleine Levy (Switzerland) Jan 17-Feb 10 (US Math & Art)

3. Virtual Learning Exchanges already planned:
4th--Video exchange with Chiba Language School in Pingtung, Taiwan
6th--Global Studies video exchanges with Ojima Elementary in Nagaoka, Japan
8th--Humanities online discussion about immigration with St. George's School for Girls in Edinburgh, Scotland.

SAVE THE DATE -- VOLUNTEER! Join us March 30 (6-8 PM) for the TVS International Fair. If you'd like to represent a country of your heritage or another country you love, contact Dr. Roemer (roemerm@trinityvalleyschool.org). The event is FREE for all ages.

Be a part of it, or just come for the food and entertainment and help us celebrate the diversity of our community.
 
Check out our Hosting Site (http://bit.ly/TVSHosts ) for FAQs and more details about hosting, or contact our Director of Global Initiatives (RoemerM@trinityvalleyschool.org).
Posted Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 
TVS Needs your help welcoming our Global Guests next semester!
We need TVS families to host our guests from Denmark (3 female Assistant Teachers, Jan 2 – Feb 12; they pay a stipend & their stays can be divided up) and Germany (12 students and 2 teachers, March 28-April 8). Guests need a bed to sleep on (adult guests need their own room), rides to/from school with your family, meals with your family, and a family that’s open to sharing our culture and learning about theirs.
 
Check out our Hosting Site (http://bit.ly/TVSHosts ) for FAQs and more details about hosting, or contact our Director of Global Initiatives (RoemerM@trinityvalleyschool.org).
Posted Friday, Dec 2, 2016 

On Wednesday, TVS Junior Sarah Shamai spoke at the American Airlines Women's Executive Forum to raise awareness and funds for her charity HUGGs, which supports purchasing undergarments for girls living in orphanages in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (http://huggsgiving.org). She will be working with fellow Junior Mollie Sloter to gather more clothing donations for future trips to Haiti and for families participating in Camp Impact (Arlington and Grand Prairie) http://www.campimpact.org.

Donations are being accepted already in the Upper School!

Congratulations, Sarah, on a successful evening and on continuing such an important cause, and good luck to you and Mollie with your upcoming clothing drive!

Posted Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 
TODAY @ 3 & 4:30 in South & North Gyms

Celebrate our girls Varsity and boys JV & Varsity basketball teams as they challenge the Aussie Basketball Travellers on December 7 (3 & 4:30PM) in the gyms! These teams travel from the Melbourne, Australia area to compete against teams across the USA.

Come cheer on the Trojans or our guests!

Posted Friday, Nov 18, 2016 

~ More than 20 fourth graders learned about animals indigenous to Scotland via Skype from students at our partner school there.

~ We will bid farewell to Joyce Koremans, Dutch Student Researcher who was observing classes in 2nd grade and Kindergarten for 10 weeks. We thank her for sharing her culture and ways of teaching and learning with us, and we thank her generous hosts, TVS alumni parents David and Kathryn Gray (former TVS Spanish teacher).

~ We said “howdy!” and “farewell” to Caroline Oloffson, Swedish Student Researcher who was observing Art classes in the Middle School. Thanks, Caroline, for spending time with us, and thank you Koechel family for hosting her!

~ Upper School students had lunch with Berlin-born Travel Blogger Evelyn Narciso. Thank you, TVS mom Jenny Davis, for arranging that! 

~ Middle & Upper School students celebrated Native American Heritage month in their Assemblies by connecting dignity and gratitude to living Native Americans.

~ 4th graders began a video exchange with a partner school in school in Taiwan, 6th graders sent videos to students in Japan, 6th grade Spanish students introduced themselves via blogs with students in Spain, and 8th graders introduced themselves via a blog to students in Scotland—the beginning of a year-long learning journey. 

How can your family get involved in Global Initiatives?!

We need TVS families to host our guests from Denmark (3 female Assistant Teachers, Jan 2 – Feb 12; they pay a stipend & their stays can be divided up) and Germany (10-12 students and 1-2 teachers, March 28 – April 8).

Contact our Director of Global Initiatives (RoemerM@trinityvalleyschool.org) or visit http://bit.ly/TVSHosts for more information.

Posted Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 
Apply by Dec 1 for best shot at scholarship money from CIEE High School Summer Abroad trips!

TVS was awarded $25,000 in scholarships just for our students who apply for CIEE trips abroad.

Visit https://www.ciee.org/high-school-summer-abroad/ for details!

Posted Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 

Host an International Guest! We need TVS families to host our guests from Denmark (3 female Assistant Teachers, Jan 2 – Feb 12) and Germany (10-12 students and 1-2 teachers, March 28 – April 8).

Contact our Director of Global Initiatives (RoemerM@trinityvalleyschool.org) or visit http://bit.ly/TVSHosts for more information.

November is Native American Heritage Month! Celebrate the month by learning about some of the famous Native Americans of today. Not sure where to start? Search online or contact Dr. Roemer for ideas.

Major November Religious Holidays in Our Community (contact Dr. Roemer to teach us about holy days/holidays we should add to this list or if there is misinformation)

1st: All Saints/Souls Day (Christian-some students might have missed class for religious services)

2nd: Birth of Baha’u'llah (Bahá’i—major holiday; work is suspended)

14th: Birth of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib (Sikh—a day of special festivities and religious rituals)

15th: Nativity Fast (Orthodox Christian—begins a fasting period that lasts until Dec. 25)

27th: Advent (Christian—begins the preparation season for Christmas; ends Dec. 24)

Posted Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 

Host an International Guest! We need TVS families to host our guests from Denmark (3 female Assistant Teachers, Jan 2 – Feb 12) and Germany (10-12 students and 1-2 teachers, March 28-April 8).

Contact our Director of Global Initiatives (RoemerM@trinityvalleyschool.org) or visit http://bit.ly/TVSHosts for more information.

November is Native American Heritage Month! Celebrate the month by learning about some of the famous Native Americans of today. Not sure where to start? Search online or contact Dr. Roemer for ideas.

Major November Religious Holidays in Our Community (contact Dr. Roemer to teach us about holy days/holidays we should add to this list or if there is misinformation)

1st: All Saints/Souls Day (Christian-some students might have missed class for religious services)

2nd: Birth of Baha’u'llah (Bahá’i—major holiday; work is suspended)

14th: Birth of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib (Sikh—a day of special festivities and religious rituals)

15th: Nativity Fast (Orthodox Christian—begins a fasting period that lasts until Dec. 25)

27th: Advent (Christian—begins the preparation season for Christmas; ends Dec. 24)

Posted Monday, Oct 31, 2016 
Dr. Roemer is working with the Lower School on learning about different countries. He even had an Upper School student teach a class about Australia!
Posted Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 
Enrollment Deadlines Extended - click the link for details

Provide your child with the experience of a lifetime — enroll her or him in a Trojans Abroad Program to Swaziland or England! We have extended our deadline to join these travel programs. See below for details or visit https://bit.ly/TrojansAbroad.

Mbabane, Swaziland (Spring Break 2017) Travel to our Sister City to make friends at one of Swaziland’s top high schools, experience the incredible beauty of this kingdom, serve the community with local students, share our culture with your new friends. Dates: March 8-19; Grades: 9-12; Cost: $3,000, all-inclusive (deposit of $1,500 due Oct 31--enrollment deadline). Email Dr. Roemer for details/inquiries/to enroll.

London, England (Summer 2017) Spend a week honing your acting skills at the world-renowned Globe Theatre; explore London and Stratford-upon-Avon; see live theatre in London; parents and students welcome! Dates: June 2-11; Grades: 7-12; Approx Student cost: $4,900 (includes everything but lunches and extra shows); Parent cost: $4,265 (includes everything but lunches and extra shows); price good until Oct 31. Email Mrs. Anna Carlson or Dr. Don Carlson for details/inquiries/to enroll.

Posted Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 
Sign up by this Friday (Oct. 14) to reserve your spot in a Trojans Abroad trip to SWAZILAND (Learning, Service, & Culture; Spring Break; Grades 9-12), SPAIN (Language/Culture Immersion & Home stay; 3 weeks in June; Grades 9-12), COSTA RICA (TOE Beyond & Cultural Experience; 10 days in June/July; Grades 8-11); and ENGLAND (Shakespeare/British Theatre Program; 10 days in June; Grades 7-12).
Contact Dr. Roemer, TVS Director of Global Initiatives, for details or to sign up (roemerm@trinityvalleyschool.org). Also, visit https://bit.ly/TrojansAbroad for details.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 
Friday Oct. 14 is the deadline to sign up for a 2017 Trojans Abroad Program

Sign up by this Friday (Oct. 14) to reserve your spot on a Trojans Abroad Trip to SWAZILAND (Learning, Service, & Culture; Spring Break; Grades 9-12), SPAIN (Language/Culture Immersion & Home stay; 3 weeks in June; Grades 9-12), COSTA RICA (TOE Beyond & Cultural Experience; 10 days in June/July; Grades 8-11); and ENGLAND (Shakespeare/British Theatre Program; 10 days in June; Grades 7-12).

Contact Dr. Roemer, TVS Director of Global Initiatives, for details or to sign up (roemerm@trinityvalleyschool.org). Also, visit https://bit.ly/TrojansAbroadfor details.

Posted Monday, Sep 26, 2016 
Learn more about TVS trips to Australia, Costa Rica, England, Spain, and Swaziland and scholarships for CIEE student travel programs.

Join us to learn more about Trojans Abroad Programs and CIEE High School Abroad programs this Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6-7:15PM in Trojan Hall (Upper School assembly hall). We'll be sharing more information about trips to Australia, Costa Rica, England, Spain, and Swaziland. A representative from CIEE will also be there to answer questions about their scholarships and programs around the world. Most trips are for 9-11 grades, but 8th graders can sign up for the England Shakespeare trip, and Seniors can apply for the Swaziland trip.

Visit http://bit.ly/TrojansAbroad or contact Dr. Roemer (EMAIL HERE) for more details.

 

Posted Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 
September 28 (6-7:15pm) in Trojan Hall—Trojans Abroad Programs Q&A for Parents and Students. Join us to learn more about our 2017 trips to Australia, Costa Rica, England, Spain, & Swaziland.  Contact Dr. Roemer (roemerm@trinityvalleyschool.org) or visit http://bit.ly/TrojansAbroad for more details.

Host an International Guest! Our hosting opportunities have changed—please contact Dr. Roemer or visit http://bit.ly/TVSHosts for details about hosting TVS guests from Denmark (Jan-Feb, 6 weeks), Switzerland (Jan, 4 weeks), Germany (Mar-April, 12 days), and Australia (Apr-May, 3-4 weeks).

Send your children abroad or bring “abroad” to your family and become globally connected, conscientious citizens and leaders!
Posted Friday, Aug 26, 2016 
Host an international guest or send your child abroad!

Take advantage of our unique Global Initiatives offerings—Host an international guest or send your child abroad! 

Host an Upper School student from the Aussie Travellers Basketball Team (Dec. 6 or 7—one night only). Our Aussie guests will stay in pairs. Contact our Director of Global Initiatives, Dr. Michael Roemer, with questions or to sign up (roemerm@trinityvalleyschool.org). There are plenty more opportunities in the spring! Visit bit.ly/TVSHosts for details.

Send your child on a Trojans Abroad Program to Swaziland (spring break, 10 days), Spain (late May-June, 3 weeks), England (June 2-11), Costa Rica (Jun 27-July 6), or Australia (July-Aug; you host a student in April then stay with her/him in the summer). Visit bit.ly/TrojansAbroad for more details.

Contact our Director of Global Initiatives with questions or to sign up (roemerm@trinityvalleyschool.org). 

Visit bit.ly/TVSglobal anytime for more details about our on- and off-campus programs!

Posted Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 
Share the world with your family--HOST AN INTERNATIONAL GUEST or JOIN A TROJANS ABROAD PROGRAM! Click this link to learn more.

Looking to bring the world to your home this year? Host one of our international guests from Mexico, Australia, or Germany. Or, if you would like to give your family a more longterm experience, host a Senior from South Korea--this is his third year at TVS, and he's a wonderful young man in need of a good TVS home.

To learn more about our 2017 Trojans Abroad Programs to Australia, Costa Rica, England, Peru, Spain, or Swaziland, CLICK HERE!

Posted Monday, Jun 27, 2016 
The Italy travelers returned home from a great trip last night. Dawn Jones and Austin Johnson led them on an amazing 10- day journey.
The Italy travelers returned home from a great trip last night.  Dawn Jones and Austin Johnson led them on an amazing 10- day journey. 
That's it for TVS trips this summer! 
Posted Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 
Our Trojans who were in China returned safely, and a new group of 13 students and 2 Trip Leaders have been enjoying their first few days in Italy.

Our Trojans who were in China returned safely, and a new group of 13 students and 2 Trip Leaders have been enjoying their first few days in Italy.

See some of the China Program @ https://bit.ly/TVSChina2016

Follow the Italy Program @ https://bit.ly/TVSItaly2016

Posted Tuesday, May 31, 2016 
Seven TVS students are exploring Beijing and Xi'an for 18 days. Join them @ bit.ly/TVSChina2016

Follow our Trojans Abroad at https://bit.ly/TVSChina2016 or #trojansabroad

May 28-June 15

Posted Thursday, May 19, 2016 
His Excellency Ambassador Carlos Alzugaray Treto, Ph.D. (to the E.U., '94-'96) visited TVS Monday morning to tour our campus and talk with some of our students and faculty. Fort Worth Sister Cities International brought Ambassador Alzugaray to Fort Worth, and we were honored by his presence on our campus and grateful for the opportunity to talk with him.

His Excellency Ambassador Carlos Alzugaray Treto, Ph.D. (to the E.U., '94-'96) visited TVS Monday morning to tour our campus and talk with some of our students and faculty. Among other topics, he described Cuba's historical relations with several countries, and he shared his desire for us to develop personal connections with Cubans (and people of other countries) and to work towards positive and peaceful relationships.

Fort Worth Sister Cities International brought Ambassador Alzugaray to Fort Worth, and we were honored by his presence on our campus and grateful for the opportunity to talk with him.

Ambassador Alzugaray is currently a professor at Havana University and an Advisor for NEWCUBA Consulting. He is also the proud grandfather of several grandchildren (which is why he was so excited to take a picture with some of our 2nd graders).

Thank you, Ambassador Alzugaray and Fort Worth Sister Cities for this wonderful opportunity to connect with such an amazing person!

Posted Friday, Apr 29, 2016 
Join a presentation and discussion on Japanese religiousness by Dr. Roemer (TVS Dir. Global Initiatives). Upper School students and TVS Parents are invited to attend!

Join us for an informative conversation with Dr. Michael Roemer (TVS Director of Global Initiatives and Japanese religions expert) from 7-8PM in the Great Hall (Lower School) on April 29. TVS parents and Upper School students are invited to attend and participate in the discussion.

For questions, please contact Dr. Roemer (roemerm@trinityvalleyschool.org)

SPEAKER BIO: Before his current position as Director of Global Initiatives at Trinity Valley School, Dr. Michael Roemer was an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Ball State University (Muncie, IN), where he taught courses on Japanese religions and East Asian Buddhisms. His research on Japan has been published in Histories of National Sociologies of Religion (Brill 2015), The Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Religions (Brill 2012), Atheism and Secularity (Praeger, 2010), and in journals Japan ForumSocial ForcesJournal for the Scientific Study of ReligionReview of Religious ResearchJournal of Ritual Studies, and others. Dr. Roemer has lived in Japan for three years (as a child, college student, and adult), and considers Matsue, Kyoto, and Kumamoto his "homes-away-from-home."

Posted Friday, Apr 22, 2016 
Come learn about 2017 Trojans Abroad Programs and Hosting Opportunities for your family for the 2016-17 year. May 3 from 3-4PM or 6-7PM in the Center for Global Connections (Upper School, lower level).

Start planning now for your child's trip program to Swaziland, Costa Rica, England, Spain, or Australia. We're also recruiting now for TVS families to host next year's guests from Mexico, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, and Germany.

Join Dr. Roemer on May 3 (3-4 OR 6-7) in the Center for Global Connections to learn more about all these opportunities for TVS families. CLICK HERE to email Dr. Roemer.

Posted Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 
Join a presentation and discussion on Japanese religiousness by Dr. Roemer (TVS Dir. Global Initiatives). Upper School students and TVS Parents are invited to attend!

Join us for an informative conversation with Dr. Michael Roemer (TVS Director of Global Initiatives and Japanese religions expert) from 7-8PM in the Great Hall (Lower School) on April 29. TVS parents and Upper School students are invited to attend and participate in the discussion.

For questions, please contact Dr. Roemer (roemerm@trinityvalleyschool.org)

SPEAKER BIO: Before his current position as Director of Global Initiatives at Trinity Valley School, Dr. Michael Roemer was an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Ball State University (Muncie, IN), where he taught courses on Japanese religions and East Asian Buddhisms. His research on Japan has been published in Histories of National Sociologies of Religion (Brill 2015), The Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Religions (Brill 2012), Atheism and Secularity (Praeger, 2010), and in journals Japan ForumSocial ForcesJournal for the Scientific Study of ReligionReview of Religious ResearchJournal of Ritual Studies, and others. Dr. Roemer has lived in Japan for three years (as a child, college student, and adult), and considers Matsue, Kyoto, and Kumamoto his "homes-away-from-home."

Posted Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 
TVS has been selected to receive $20,000 in scholarships for CIEE High School Study Abroad trips! Meet with a CIEE rep TODAY (March 16) 6:15-7:15PM and throughout the school day in the Center for Global Connections. Click this link for more details.
Current 8-11th grade students interested in traveling abroad this summer or next should consider attending a meeting with a CIEE representative TODAY (March 16). She will be here all day for students (8:15-4) and from 6:15-7:15pm for parents and students so you can learn more about their trips and this special opportunity to receive merit- and need-based scholarships for their trips. She'll be in the new Center for Global Connections (Lower Level Upper School) for questions and details.
Posted Monday, Mar 14, 2016 
Celebrate our Diversity on March 17 (6-8PM, North Gym) with food, entertainment, and fun. It's a free event for the whole family! Click this link to learn more and see the Event Schedule.

All TVS families (current and past) are invited to celebrate more than 40 countries that represent our heritage and places we love! Below is the ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE:

5:50 – 6:10: Dondoko Taiko (Japanese drums)

6:25 –“Vande Mataram- I praise thee mother” (Indian Patriotic song)

            Aditi Srikanth (1), Saanvi pathikonda (1),  Sivani Subramanian (1), Thrisha (1) & Tejas (3) Sukesh, Ananya Vennam (9), Yojana Jagadish (9)

6:35 – Irish dance

            Samantha Jancosek (11)

6:45 –“Hello” (Chinese duet)

Mark Hart (6) & Lauren Kochan (6)

6:50 – “Immortals” (Chinese Fan & Dragon dance)

7th: Sophie Appel, Rowen Kliethermes, Callie Mitchell, Lexi Mund, & Maaike Sommers; 6th: Townes Barlow,  Kelly Goss, Marga Lee, Martin Krylov, & Dylan Mandel; 5th: Madison Bush, Sophia Hernandez, & Kate Roemer

7:00 – Grupo Pakal (Mayan dance)

7:20 – Philippine (Tinikling) dance

            Ina (10), Anton (8), Marga (6), and Drs. Anthony & Mae Lee

7:30 –Bharatanatyam- Bho shambho (Indian traditional dance)

            Ananya Vennam (9) & Eesha Muddasani (8)

7:40 – Iranian dance

            Melika (11) and Mrs. Monfared

7:50 – “Cybele” (Middle Eastern belly dance)

            Jude Chaker (12)

Posted Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 
At City Hall, Abby Gerstle (2018) Claire-Lise Greve (2018), Emily Hammons (2018), Caroline Phelps (2020), Alexander Roemer (2019), Duncan Shumate (2018), and Ella Wells (2020) joined the other Delegates traveling to Italy, Germany, two different trips to Japan, and other Sister Cities in pledging before the Council to be excellent ambassadors for Fort Worth. The students left feeling proud and excited about their upcoming journeys!
At City Hall, Abby Gerstle (2018) Claire-Lise Greve (2018), Emily Hammons (2018), Caroline Phelps (2020), Alexander Roemer (2019), Duncan Shumate (2018), and Ella Wells (2020) joined the other Delegates traveling to Italy, Germany, two different trips to Japan, and other Sister Cities in pledging before the Council to be excellent ambassadors for Fort Worth. The students left feeling proud and excited about their upcoming journeys!
Posted Friday, Feb 19, 2016 

SAVE THE DATE: March 17 (6-8PM) TVS International Fair

Join the TVS Community as we celebrate our diversity with food, entertainment, and fun! Contact Dr. Roemer (Dir. Global Initiatives) if you'd like to represent a country, or just join us for the festivities!

Attention 9-11th Grade Students!

  • Sign up TODAY for our Trojans Abroad Trip to Italy (June 17-26)--contact Mrs. Dawn Jones or Dr. Roemer for details
      
  • TVS students have just been granted the opportunity to apply for $20,000 in Global Navigator Scholarships to one of CIEE's summer abroad trips (CLICK HERE for trip options), and apply by April 1 for part of that scholarship money reserved just for TVS students! 
      
  • REMINDER: Applications for Fort Worth Sister Cities' International Leadership Academy are dueTOMORROW (FRI, Feb. 19)CLICK HERE for details and application. Spend 2 weeks with students from all over the world and become a leader in our community! (July 16-31)

Attention current 6-8th Graders! This summer (July 11-15) you can participate in Fort Worth Sister Cities' Jr. International Leadership Academy. Learn about different cultures from people from different cultures! CLICK HERE for details. Applications due     April 22.

Posted Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 
Throughout the month, TVS students across campus are discussing and reflecing upon the diverse contributions of African Americans during this special month. Click this link for details.

TVS students across campus have been celebrating AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH by recognizing the important historical and cultural contributions African Americans have made over the centuries! 5th & 6th graders are learning traditional African American songs, AP US History students are focusing on their achievements and contributions in our history, 1st graders discussed "diverse contributions" and reflected upon why we all benefit when we treat each other fairly, lots of students are reading biographies about influential and heroic men and women, & we're flying our 15 African heritage and friendship flags in the dining hall all month--just to name a few!

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