Compiled by Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Sitara Nath, Olympia High School “I have never felt ‘trapped’ by my […]
By Assunta Ng The other night, I dreamed about Santa Claus delivering presents to kids in the International District. I rushed to him, waiting for my turn. Santa took a quick look at me and smiled, “You don’t need one.” “Why?” I protested. Because of my age? Like a child being abandoned, I was almost […]
Kelly Aramaki, 37, currently the principal of Beacon Hill International School, will become the Executive Director of Schools for the Southeast Region, Superintendent José Banda announced in a statement June 3.
By Elizabeth Wang UW News Lab Beacon Hill International School (BHIS) is one of three elementary schools in the Seattle area offering a language-immersion program to students. While all three schools offer Spanish, BHIS is the first one to offer Mandarin. The Mandarin program is funded by the Confucius Institute.
Karen Kodama, International Education Program administrator at Seattle Public Schools, received the Washington Association for Language Teaching Pro Lingua Award in October for her advocacy and support of world languages.
Beacon Hill Elementary School celebrates becoming an international school this fall. Beacon Hill is only the third international school in the district joining the John Stanford International School and Hamilton International Middle School.