Kwong Kow Chinese School celebrates summer program graduates
By Hao Lu
The Kwong Kow Chinese School summer program closing ceremony was held on August 23 at the school auditorium. About 100 students and their parents attended the ceremony.
After an opening song “Friday” with guitar accompaniment by one of the teachers, Ben Yu, students performed guzheng and violin, followed by skits and dances.
The eight-week summer program started on July 1. Nearly 150 students from kindergarten to eighth grade were divided into eight classes. Students came from a variety of cities in the greater Boston.
“Some of the students live really far. Some of them have to take the commuter rail between home and school for this program, but they still love to come,” said Chengzhen Song, one of the teachers in charge of the summer program.
Song said that the school made significant change to this year’s program by letting students take classes by themes and adding more scientific knowledge to the courses.
“Our principal has been planning for the program for over two months. I think it is a big success,” Song said. “Students learned a lot about language, culture and logics, finished assigned projects, and enjoyed our science club and the field trips.”
Starting this fall, the school will work closely with the public school system to design new classes. Students will be able to take SAT or other tests upon graduation, Song said.