Friday, February 22, 2013
Despite language boundaries, four Chinese exchange students are able to make huge theatrical contributions to Dominican High School's production of 'Phantom of the Opera'.
Dominican High School's production of "Phantom of the Opera" showcases a unique international flexibility from four boys on the stage. Those four boys came to Dominican from China through the Wisconsin International Academy. Kevin Zhao (playing "Passarino"), Jaron Ton (Monkey and Ensemble) and Tommy Tang (Guard and Ensemble) arrived in the country about six months ago. Chris He (Guard and Ensemble) came when he started high school. WUWM's Lake Effect has the full story of how the boys adapted to the transition to the American high school theater production. To learn more about the 13 Chinese exchange students studying at Dominican, see this feature story published on Whitefish Bay Patch in December. Dominican's production of "Phantom of …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
More than a dozen students are sharing their culture with Dominican High School students through the school's first-ever foreign exchange program.
Four month months ago, 13 teenagers traveled halfway around the world to attend high school with kids of different races who speak a different language. Now, after nearly a semester, the Chinese exchange students at Dominican High School have found a way to adapt to life more than 11,000 miles from home. The students came to Dominican through CERNET, a Chinese government agency that aims to prepare students for higher education in the United States. This is the first year Dominican has participated in the CERNET program, which is administered here by the Wisconsin International Academy. The students meet once every two weeks in the high school art room, where art teacher/international student coordinator Lindsey Dineen talks with them …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Whitefish Bay's Catholic high school will be the first high school to enter into the Wisconsin International Academy college preparatory program through China's Ministry of Education.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Dominican High School will forge an international connection with China next year through a partnership with China Education and Research Network. CERNET, an agency of the Chinese government’s Ministry of Education, is a widely acknowledged international education program. CERNET establishes relationships with education institutions in the United States in an effort to provide international students an opportunity to participate in a college-preparatory program that will help prepare them for the demands of higher education in the United States. In a news release, Dominican Head of School Colleen Brady said the partnership will be a unique cultural learning experience. “We are excited about this opportunity not only for the Chinese …