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Singapore's Acting Minister for Education and Washington's Deputy Superintendent of K-12 Education Visit Seattle Country Day School
On Thursday, December 1, 2016 Seattle Country Day School (SCDS) hosted a delegation from Singapore's education ministry for a few classroom visits, a presentation from Head of School Michael Murphy, and brief Q&A session. Mr. Ng Chee Meng, Singapore's Acting Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister of State for Transport, and his delegation are visiting a variety of Washington's schools, hand-picked for them by the State of Washington's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Deputy Superintendent of K-12 Education Dr. Gil Mendoza.
On Friday, November 18 American poet Sarah Kay, visited campus on as part of this year's "Voices III" guest speaker series. Voices III is a nearly yearlong project that brings professional talent to the school with the hope that by interacting with diverse voices, students will be inspired to express themselves in new ways," SCDS Librarian Debbie Pearson said.
SCDS Alumnus Andy Schocken '88 has been busy learning, exploring, and creating since his days at Seattle Country Day School. He is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer living in Brooklyn and his directorial debut, Song of Lahore, has garnered critical acclaim. The Seattle South Asian Film Festival and the Stroum Jewish Community Center will host the Seattle premiere of the documentary on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. A Q&A and reception with Schocken will follow the screening.