German School would like to say a big thank you to Marc Strunk for talking to our classes this weekend! Marc is here with his wife Astrid and daughter Amira visiting family. Marc was able to talk to our students about his home in Bochum Germany. He talked about the large mining population and the high unemployment they are now experiencing as they shift from a mining economy to something new.
Marc also explained the school system in Germany. A student starts from Kindergarten to Grundschule and then has a choice at 10 years old to either go to Gymnasium and complete and Abitur and continue on to University or to go to Realschule and learn a vocation, such as mechanic or carpenter.
Thank you Marc for your time to come in and talk to us about Germany!
German School Phoenix now has a Marketing Manager! Julie Linke’s new title reflects her previous contributions to GSP’s growth and the expansion of her duties to managing ASU intern Jackie Welsh and volunteers Gözde Tuncalı and Erika Gehres. Julie has been instrumental in distributing flyers, and in creating our newsletter and brochure. Going forward, Julie and her team will be working on making connections with preschools in anticipation of a children’s class, and on reaching out to sponsors. Congratulations to Julie and much success to the marketing team in their efforts to help GSP grow and improve.
German School is proud to have teachers who go above and beyond the classroom. Frau Cindy sent a letter to the German Consulate in Los Angeles and they were kind enough to send us one book award prize for each of our 5 classes. She wrote to them to let them know about our growing school and how many classes we had and asked if it would be possible for them to donate some books to us. They sent really nice books (a dictionary, a Duden, and some novels/short stories) that we will be able to award to our students at the end of this semester. Thank you for amazing teachers!