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Middle School Principals Officially Named
At tonight's work session, Mr. Bryan Farson was officially named principal of A.I. Root Middle School and Mr. Paul Worsencroft was named principal of Claggett Middle School effective August 1.
Medina High School Chinese Students Take Inaugural Trip
After three years of planning, three students from the Chinese class at Medina High School, along with three parents and Shasha Gibbs, Chinese teacher at the high school, attended the very first trip to China on June 10.
During the 9 day trip, their first stop was in the city of Beijing, the countries capital. During their three day stay, they visited some of the world’s most famous sites such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, and Beijing Olympic Park. In addition to all of the site-seeing, they learned about how the locals live. They had the opportunity to visit a local school, participate in a morning Taiji (Tai Chi) lesson in the park and had a traditional dinner with local families after a rickshaw tour of the Hutongs, lanes or alleys that give a snapshot of Beijing history, old ways of life and traditional Beijing culture.
The next stop on this inaugural trip was Xi’an, the capital of 13 ancient Chinese dynasties. This location also marks the eastern end of the Silk Road. The group visited the Terracotta Warriors, thousands of life-size, hand-molded figures buried with the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. The trip included a 9-mile bike ride on the ancient Xi’an city wall.
Their tour ended in Shanghai, bringing them the modern side of China. They visited the Shanghi World Financial Center, the second tallest building in the world and to the world’s fastest elevator (33 feet/second) to an observation deck to take in views of the whole city. They made visits to the Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, Nanjing Road and enjoyed a Chinese acrobatic show.
The trip provided the students and parents with a unique opportunity to experience the many great sights and sounds bringing China to life.
Board Appoints Rebecca (Becky) Parkhurst to Fill Vacant Seat
The Medina City School Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca (Becky) Parkhurst as the new board member, filling the unexpired term of Mr. Doug Adamczyk who officially resigned June 8, 2015. She will officially be sworn in during the next work session scheduled for Monday, July 6 in the Distance Learning Lab at Medina High School.
Becky was selected because she evidenced many of the traits the board finds necessary to effectively serve including: detail oriented, background in finance, and an independent thinker.
The Board of Education is grateful to each candidate who went through the application and interview process. The board thanks each candidate for sharing their vision for continuing to move Medina forward.
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