Last Friday, more than 600 students, families, and Spokane community members hailed on Spokane International Academy (SIA) for a night of internationally-themed activities. SIA students from all grade levels took guests on a thoughtfully curated world tour through their school’s classrooms.
In the Primary Academy, Kindergarten highlighted work focused on North American indigenous cultures, first grade offered tours of South America, and second grade presented projects on endangered animals and art of Asia.
SIA’s Middle Academy (sixth and seventh grades) classrooms covered a variety of content covering topics spanning all corners of the globe. English Literature spotlighted poetry focused on conflicts around the world, while the History room was transformed by students’ displays of ancient civilizations and projects on the impact of previous conflicts on current states around the globe.
In Global Perspectives, visitors were educated about microfinancing and leared about SIA’s partnership with KIVA. Through this partnership, SIA students have lent out $2,800 over the last two years. In the Spanish classroom, guests got to learn and practice “day in the life” Spanish vocabulary.
SIA drew a diverse and excited crowd for International Night, and the momentum will continue into the summer. In June, students will get outside for field day on June 12, and will celebrate their last day of a successful school year on June 15.
Over the summer, 40 SIA Primary Academy student will participate in a free, six-week summer literacy, science and math program. Students will work on literacy skills to bridge the gap between the school years and deepen their understanding of new science concepts.
To learn more about Spokane International Academy, visit: spokaneintlacademy.org.