Dual immersion language council invites parents to informational meeting

Dual immersion students participate in a Chinese New Year program, Santa Clara, Utah, Feb. 19, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Jill Hunt, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The Washington County Language Immersion Council, a parent and community group designed to help inform and support parents and schools in their dual language immersion programs, is holding an informational meeting Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Woodward building located at 75 W. Tabernacle St. in St. George.

“The Dual Immersion Council consists of local parents from all the participating schools,” council member Jill Hunt said, “who have come together collectively to help support this wonderful program in the Washington County School District.”

In order to help provide more resources for parents with students interested or currently participating in a dual immersion classroom, the council is hosting an informational meeting.

Washington County School District Dual Immersion Rep. MaryBeth Fuller along with State Rep. Greg Roberts, will be on hand to discuss program details and highlights as well as answer questions, Hunt said.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from students in the program using their targeted language – Spanish and Chinese.

“It’s amazing what these kids can do,” Hunt said. “It will blow your mind.”

Currently in the school district there are 10 schools who participate in a dual immersion language program, Hunt said, adding that their programs have received both national and international attention for the amount of schools participating, especially considering it is a small desert town.

Not every school has been able to get on board with the program however. Hunt said that Sunset Elementary School is trying to adopt a dual immersion program in either Portuguese or German and the meeting will serve to provide support for the school in their endeavors.

Event details

  • What: An informational meeting for parents and future parents of dual immersion language students
  • When: Wednesday, March 25, 7 p.m.
  • Where: The Woodward building, 75 W. Tabernacle St., St. George
  • Cost: Free
  • Resources: Facebook

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