Great news! Our own Fullerton Elementary School has become a ‘Passport School! Fullerton is one of 15 schools in Baltimore County named to be part of the second cohort to implement a Spanish language instruction program for Grade 4 students. The course focuses on listening and speaking, language instruction and conversational lessons.
“We know that becoming proficient in a second language is almost a prerequisite for future academic success, and certainly for success in the future global economy,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance.
Principal Candace Winterson-Salkowski, had this to say about her Overlea students and this opportunity: “ We are excited and proud that we were selected as a Passport School. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students in fourth grade. Additionally, we plan on immersing this program into the entire culture of our school in all grades.” Next year the instruction will continue for the fifth grade as well.
Way to go Fullerton, and many thanks to the hardworking dedicated teachers and principal that ensured our Overlea students are a part of this exciting experience!
For more information about Fullerton Elementary school visit http://fullertones.bcps.org