Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My old school on the cutting edge

Clio Area Schools, from whose high school I graduated, will this fall be offering Chinese language instruction. It says so, right here in the Flint Journal.

One in five people in the world speak Chinese.

But that number will increase this fall when Clio schools becomes the first district in Genesee County with its own Chinese language instructor.

"The concept of Chinese instruction is not new to Genesee County, (but) no local district has had their own Chinese instructor," said Jerry Johnson, executive director of communications and developement at Genesee Intermediate School District.
I remember the good old days at Clio High (Clio High oh Clio High. May your colors ever fly.)

The year after I graduated, it lost its accreditation ... but this isn't about the high school anyway.

The courses are usually done through a GEDNet program and usually offered at high school levels, Johnson said.

Offering Chinese at the elementary level is unique to the county, said Johnson.
Apparently it's GenNet, not GEDNet (or so says a commenter at the end). And can anyone spell "development?"

On a related note, the school superintendent in Clio is Fay Latture, who was a year ahead of me in school. She was a cheerleader; not that that's a strike against her. But the fact that the district tried to oust her last year I would say is a small strike.

I wanted to be a cheerleader.

1 comment:

Sarah Swart said...

On, Oh-Clio
On, Oh-Clio
Touch down to that line

or words to that effect...