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NWCS students won Chinese Calligraphy competition

NWCS students won 1st place and honorable mentions at regional Chinese Calligraphy competition
Congratulations to our high schooler 林詠雯, Rebecca Lim, for winning the 1st  place award in Chinese Calligraphy competition organized by ACS Region 2 schools. Two other entries from 朱莉雅 Juliet Weglarz, and 陳運華 Derek Tan received honorable mentions. The award ceremony will be held in Stamford, CT on November 18. The long winning streak in recent years reflects not only the academic excellence of our students, but also the dedication of our Calligraphy teacher, 沈道茜老師, Ms. Daisy Rose. A sincerely thank you from all of us to you 沈老師!!
In the photo below from left to right, Principal Francine Fang, Calligraphy Teacher Ms. Daisy Rose, Derek Tan, Juliet Weglarz, Rebecca Lim and Board Co-chair Weifang Lin
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In the photo below from left to right, Board Co-chair Weifang Lin, Principal Francine Fang and ACS Region 2 Director Chia-Chi Chuang. Thanks to Francine and Wei for traveling to Stamford, CT to receive the awards on behalf of NWCS students.
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Our Chinese friends from Harvey

Through the support and connection of our board co-chair Mr. David Quinn and his wife Diane, NWCS has the pleasure to invite Chinese students from The Harvey School in Katonah, NY to join us on Saturdays. At such young age, they left their families in China to come to the US for high school education. We are thrilled that they are willing to spend time with our kids to practice speaking and listening, two areas we have identified that need most help. Special thanks to Ms. Alex Lindquist, International Program Director at Harvey, to support the visits. Please make our Harvey guests feel welcome at NWCS. As you can see from the photos, we started the friendship building with dumplings.

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NWCS’ Knitting Circle

Knitting Circle is a fun way to knit, learn to knit, and to give back to NWCSNY too! Christine and Diane, experienced knitters, lead an informal group each Saturday from 9-11am. No experience needed, we can get you started knitting and purling. 

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Halloween at NWCS

Thanks to all NWCS kids and parents for making this a fun day!

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Chinese painting demonstration on Sep. 30, 2017

NWCS welcomed live demonstration of ​Chinese painting and calligraphy ​(​書畫示範​) from Chinese cultural ambassador, Ms. Yang, from Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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NWCS year end picnic on June 10, 2017

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NWCS at ACS meeting on May 27, 28

I would like to thank our contestants and their mentors, parents and teachers for their strong support. Their performances demonstrated great improvement over a year ago and despite our delegates did not get placed in the top three, I am sure our young students will continue to perfect their delivery in the next year. Our outgoing Vice Principal Mr. Ping-Chuan Wang recorded the following videos for the NWCS community. (Be sure to watch handsome Evan in Irish Kilt) We want to set this as the bar for all our students for future speech contests at our school. As for next year’s contestants, we will need to train them on stage performance and singing.

Our new Principal Ms. Francine Fang and Vice Principal Mr. Rick Chan attended with six other teachers and their families. Our school ran the Multimedia Presentation contest and really learned a lot from watching and judging 14 teams’ presentation – definitely not your usual corporate style. In addition, we also took some pictures of the works from the Poster contest – rich, colorful, 3D architectural pieces. These experiences should serve us well in preparing our teams next year.

Lastly, our Chinese Knotting teacher Ms. Wang’s exhibit and student activity proved to be a highlight for the meeting. Streams of visitors and overflowing class not only make Ms. Wang famous but also get many people curious about NWCS! I have also heard other schools try to recruit Ms. Wang to teach for them!

Heritage – Intermediate, given by Benjamin Chang (張彥斌)

CSL- Intermediate, given by Evan Cross (少士)

Heritage – Advanced, given by Darren Wang (王大霖)

CSL – Advanced, given by Claudia Strollo (司徒曉儀)

 

NWCS at Asian Heritage Festival on May 20

Many thanks to Ms. Chen and her dance class, Wei (+Liz+Bart), Ms. Wang, Ms. Fang (+志祥), Calvin and Benson’ tent. NWCS has the most animated booth that day with face and hands painting, Chinese knotting and Yo Yo. Ms. Chen’s class with twin performers from the Saw family drew big applauses. Here are some of the photos I took:

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CSL Move Up Assessment

Dear CSL parents:

We will be conducting move up assessment at the end of the Spring semester to recommend students who are ready to move up to the next level. The purpose of implementing this assessment is to help students find the most appropriate learning level. The move up assessment is meant to evaluate readiness for the learning material in the next book.

The move up assessment is voluntary when a student feels she or he is ready for the 2017-2018 school year. We do not wish to force a student to go through the assessment until she or he feels prepared. After a student passes the assessment, he or she can attend class at the next level. For Advanced II students, this means they can receive academic achievement diploma at the graduation ceremony.

Students may also request to have move up assessment at the beginning of a semester, say September or February, should she or he catch up the learning level during the break.

The passing score is 60 by weighing two components: 70% from the move up assessment score and 30% from the current semester’s final grade. Please see the example test material from the PDF link below.

Please feel free to ask any questions or discuss with your teachers, Dean or me. Let’s work together to make sure our students learn well at NWCS.

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