Getting to know Europe
Please join me in thanking the Delegation of the European Union to the U.S. (website)for providing Smith Middle School and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School district with four Getting to Know Europe grants since 2007. We are the only secondary school in the nation to receive these funds. Why? Because the EU believed in our programs – our exchange program builds international friendships for all students regardless of financial difficulty, and our teachers experience Europe first-hand, creating lesson plans that speak to the role of the European Union on the international stage as well as the importance of the EU-US partnership. What an amazing journey and one for which I am so grateful. The EU brought us authentic and innovative global education, and our world will never be the same. Students and families: How would you describe the Europe Day events, the treats and information from the Walk for Education Booth, the French (European) cafes for Global Connections, EU lessons from your teachers and/or the Belgian Exchange experience. We are hoping the EU will release another Call for Proposals for the Getting to Know Europe for 2015 so this year’s students and teachers will continue to benefit from these unique academic experiences. Write your response below along with your first name and first initial of your last name. Students are welcome to use my email address if necessary.