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Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with HISD at Westside HS on Feb. 27

Members of Team HISD will be formally observing the start of a new lunar year on Saturday, Feb. 27, during a celebration held at Westside High School (14201 Briar Forest Dr., 77077) in partnership with the Confucius Institute.

The free event will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. and the public is invited.

Entertainment will be provided by students from more than half a dozen HISD schools, including Kolter Elementary; Lanier and Revere Middle; Furr and Westside High; the Houston Academy for International Studies; the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; Sharpstown International School; and the Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School (MCLIMS).

The Year of the Monkey began on Monday, Feb. 8. MCLIMS hosted its own campus celebration (photos above) on Feb. 20.

Educators from China’s Haidian District schools continue their tour of HISD

Twenty-five Haidian District educators from Beijing continued their visit to Houston and HISD as Lanier Middle School administrators introduced the delegation to the “Friendship State” of Texas on Jan. 26. Principal Felicia Adams opened the campus tour and program with an entertaining game in which the guests learned fun facts about Texas. Student artwork featuring pandas and Chinese messages and a chamber orchestra greeted the visitors.

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