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A note from our Principal:
Happy Summer Orchard Heights Community,
Over the past several weeks the language options survey has been open to solicit feedback on what language Orchard Heights should choose as their second language of instruction. With our incorporation of the International Baccalaureate PYP program at our school we have the opportunity to teach students a second language. The results from the Orchard Heights IB language survey are as follows:
French 7 %
With analyzing the results of our survey, our school community has chosen Spanish as our language option for our second language being taught with the incorporation of International Baccalaureate PYP at Orchard Heights. Thank you to everyone that took the time to make this happen. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.
Have a wonderful and relaxing summer,
Mark Gudger, Principal
IB schools are schools that share a common philosophy - a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Orchard Heights Elementary School community believes is important for our students.
For further information visit the following:
Washington State IB Brochure
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Late start Wednesday 9:20 a.m.
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