MARCH 4, 2015

Chinese naming ceremony for Cave Creek kindergarteners

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ccusd chinese naming Chinese Immersion students at Horseshoe Trails Elementary School (HTES) received their official Chinese name during the bilingual naming ceremony. These kinder students were able to learn the special meaning of their new name and leave with their name written in calligraphy by our own HTES artist Chinese teachers.
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CAVE CREEK –  Kinder students in Cave Creek Unified School District's Chinese Immersion class received their official Chinese names during a bilingual naming ceremony last week. In China, names are important and have to be carefully created. The names have to sound beautiful in the tonal language and they usually represent something special about that person.

Horseshoe Trails Elementary School parents are impressed with the results in the Touch of Immersion kinder classroom and have received first priority to fill the two first grade Chinese Immersion classes for the 2015-2016 school year.

A typical day in a Chinese Immersion classroom has half the day conducted in Mandarin Chinese with math and science content learned in a hands-on, highly visual and interactive approach called immersion education.

“If you would like to prepare your child for the world’s future through this progressive educational approach,” said Cristina Lada, World Language Programs at CCUSD, “contact Horseshoe Trails Elementary School to add your student's name to the almost-full, first grade list."

For additional information or to enroll your child in Chinese Immersion, contact Janiene Marlow, Principal, Horseshoe Trails Elementary School at 480-272-8500.