August 14, 2019

School Matters 8/14/19

YingHua School Hosts STARTALK Program

The YingHua International School (YHIS) in Kingston recently hosted the 2019 YingHua STARTALK Teacher and Student Program, sponsored by the National Security Language Initiative, a federal program seeking to expand the teaching of strategically important languages.

YingHua was selected by STARTALK to share their strength in Chinese academics and methodology. Languages taught under the STARTALK Program include Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

YHIS Director of Administration Michelle Tan and Director of Academics Wen-Lin Su created the program to address various experiences and levels of students, with the program beginning online June 17 for one week and then in person for the following three weeks.

The 48 participating students from third to ninth grade joined the program from various public and private schools throughout the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area.

Hopewell Valley Grads Win Scholarships

Four Hopewell Valley Central High School 2019 graduates have been awarded scholarships from the Hopewell Valley Education Foundation (HVEF) in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular achievement, and community contributions.

Raaga Singireddy won HVEF’s $1,000 Claude A.R. Kagan Memorial Scholarship, while Sarah Cleveland, Isaac Osborn, and Will Titus also won $1,000 scholarships to support their ongoing higher education.

“Receiving this scholarship from the Hopewell Valley Education Foundation was truly an honor,” said Singireddy, who will be attending Carnegie Mellon University as a chemical and biomedical engineering major. “Not only did it aid me monetarily, but it gave me confidence for continuing my educational journey through college.”

PHS Senior Participates in Urban Teacher Academy

Princeton High School senior Faith Carver was accepted to participate in the 2019 Urban Teacher Academy sponsored by The Center for Future Educators at TCNJ and the NJEA.

The intensive, two-week summer program is designed to attract future teachers to high poverty schools and high shortage subject areas through exposure to a curriculum and practicum experiences that focus on teaching.