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Every year, Americans around the nation get together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. The contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the United States are endless and inspiring, and they have had a profound and positive impact on our county.

Missoula public school to launch state's 1st Spanish immersion program - Resources for your Spanish Classrom

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June 02, 2013 8:30 am  •  By BETSY COHEN Missoulian

Source: Billings Gazette

MISSOULA — When the 2013-14 school year begins, 40 students at Paxson Elementary will pioneer a Spanish immersion program that is being launched by Missoula County Public Schools.

The students, 20 kindergartners and 20 first-graders, will be the first public school students in all of Montana to experience a dual language immersion program.

“This is a big deal, and we are really excited about it,” said Kelly Chumrau, Paxson Elementary principal. “This is not happening anywhere else in the state in a public school.

“It will be an adventure.“

Both the kindergarten and first-grade classes have about 80 students each, but only half of the student enrollment in those classes will participate in the language immersion program, Chumrau said. The reason, she said, is that families should have a choice about participating in the program.

The language program will continue each year as students advance into grades 2 through 5.

Although other language models were researched, including Chinese and French, MCPS decided to implement a Spanish immersion program for many reasons, one of which is because there are more high-quality Spanish educators and learning materials available to create a sustainable and dynamic program, Chumrau said.

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