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Newton-Beijing Jingshan School Exchange Program
Have you always wondered what it would be like to live half-way round the world in another culture? Then experience Chinese New Year and Tomb Sweeping Day as a Beijinger! Spend a semester in China during the spring of 2015 as a Newton exchange student. While in Beijing, China you will:
Mandarin experience is preferred but not required.
Need-based scholarships are available.
Applications, due March 3rd, are available on our website: http://www3.newton.k12.ma.us/jingshanexchange/applications or from your school’s World Language Department Chair or the Program Director:
If you cannot go on the Exchange, but would like to host an exchange student, please let us know.
The Course Catalog for the Acadamic year 2014-2015 has been released.
Download it here.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Film Lecture Hall, Newton North High School
The Kosovo Crisis of 1999:
Historical Context and Personal Experiences
After witnessing nearly a decade of war in the former Yugoslavia, much of the world was shocked when yet another round of ethnic tensions erupted in the Serbian province of Kosovo in 1998. By May 1999, over 1 Million Kosovar Albanians had fled their homes. Yet for observers of the Balkans, the war in Kosovo was an inevitable final act in the Yugoslav tragedy.
The death of Yugoslavia, noted historian Noel Malcolm, “began in Kosovo, and it will end in Kosovo.” This talk will focus on the historical roots and context of the Kosovo war. How did this relatively small province find itself in headlines around the world? What led to the crisis? How did the events in Kosovo fit into the larger context of the Fall of Yugoslavia? What was life like in the province before and after NATO intervention? North History teacher Greg Drake will address these questions and reflect on his own experiences working with refugee populations in Kosovo and Macedonia.
The World Health Organization deemed 2011-2020 the Decade of Action for Road Safety, and noted that road traffic injuries are one of the top three leading causes of death for ages 5-44 in developing countries. In 2004, road traffic injuries resulted in more than 1.27 million deaths, which is almost equal to the number of deaths caused by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined.
Recently, Winnie, the Communications Leader, gave a speech at Natick High School concerning how we, the NNHS InvenTeam, are dealing with this issue. Please watch the video to get a sense of the urgency of this Decade of Action.
To create awareness, we would like this message to go viral. After you watch the video, please spread the word by forwarding this message to as many of your family, friends, and associates: http://nnhsinventeam.com/
Each time someone watches the video, we have a better chance of creating awareness around the world.
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