HS Mandarin students went on a memorable field trip to Flushing Queens on April 14, where they experienced Chinese culture firsthand. The trip's highlight was a Chinese instrument class; students learned about the Gu-Zheng, a traditional Chinese zither with a history of over 2,500 years. Under the guidance of a skilled instructor, students learned the basics of playing the instrument including the five notes used in traditional Chinese music.
Seventh and eighth graders studying MS Mandarin took a memorable field trip to New York City's Chinatown. They visited the MOCA (Museum of Chinese in America) museum and the Pearl River Mart, where they saw the art exhibit "Our Roots Run Deep" by Asian artist Warren King.
Cinthya Santos-Briones visited the HS Spanish Language and Culture course and talked about her work with indigenous women from Guatemala and Mexico living in NYC. She also shared her story about her own role as a women's activist with Nahua roots.
Students in Kevin Slick’s HS History elective "A Study of Color: History/Theory/Meaning” and in Smith’s MS/HS Latin class each recently visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit "Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color."