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St. Louis Language Immersion Schools (SLLIS)

SLLIS awarded 3 year federal grant

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Woohoo!!!!!!!! I just spoke with the grant administrator who confirmed that we are one of the awardees of the Charter School Planning and Implementation (CSP) grant. The grant amount and budget details are forthcoming, and we’ll send out official press releases once we have the specifics. This grant makes all of our work thus far…

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The French School and The Spanish School enrolling kindergarten and 1st grade students for 2009

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Parents, enroll your children today in this tuition-free, public elementary school.  We provide free transportation for city residents, and free before and after school programs. The enrollment deadline is July 31st for the 0910 school year.  Call now: (314)533-0975.

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Get involved! Thursday, Oct 9th

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Bonjour & Buenos Dias! The French School and The Spanish School are officially in motion! Our main focus at this point is to begin our recruitment efforts for staff and families, as well as get volunteers to participate in our marketing endeavors. To that end, we will have a combined School Project Group meeting next…

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Blog of the day!

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WordPress selected our blog as a Blog of the Day for Growing Blogs. How’s that for cross-promotion?

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Spanish preschool in STL

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Last week I (Rhonda) met with Carolina Diaz-Silva and learned of her amazing plan to open a Spanish immersion preschool. What a great time to be doing this work in St. Louis! Below is a brief description of her project and a link to her survey for those of you who are interested. Carolina, a…

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French & Spanish in 2009

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After six months of discussion, tonight the board made the final decision for which languages to offer in 2009. For some of you, the choice seemed obvious. One of the most frequent questions that we’ve heard over the past year was “Why not Spanish?” As we execute the family outreach and recruitment strategy this fall…

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A leg-up on the competition

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I believe that language immersion schools will provide an extraordinary education opportunity for St. Louis children because these schools will prepare young people for tomorrow’s jobs. As our economy becomes more globalized, knowledge of a foreign language will become increasingly important for future employment. SLLIS will give young St. Louisans a leg-up on the competition…

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A New Year for schools in St. Louis

This week’s guest blogger is Paula Hanssen, Professor of German at Webster University and coordinator of the German School Project Group. The German school group will meet in early October again to see what we can do to help this project of immersion language instruction succeed for the St. Louis community. This issue is important…

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8 industries needing bilingual workers

One of our Board Directors, Gert Wilhelm, sent this article, 8 industries needing bilingual workers, to us today. What other industries would you add to the list?

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It changed me for the better

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“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” Once wrote Thomas Jefferson, our nation’s third president and perhaps the most famous early-American Francophile. While his seedling nation has flourished from “sea to shining sea,” and this text you read travels not via horse; nor horseless carriage; not…

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