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Wyoming to get its first Mandarin immersion school

April 9, 2013

Anthony Pollreisz, K2 Radio

The Natrona County School District will go forward with an optional dual-language immersion pilot program slated to be implemented next school year.

The amended curriculum approved Monday night would utilize two class sections of 22 kindergarten students at Paradise Valley Elementary School. In the pilot program, participating kindergartners would spend half of their school day learning in Mandarin Chinese.

Thea True-Wells, a parent representative with the Wyoming Dual-Language Immersion Steering Committee, says, though the committee didn’t get everything it asked for, many parents left Monday’s board meeting pleased.

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  1. Heather A Watson permalink
    August 2, 2016 7:21 pm

    Hello, So where in Wyoming do they have the Mandarin Immersion program?

    • Elizabeth Weise permalink*
      August 6, 2016 7:38 pm

      It’s in the Natrona County School District, which serves about 12,859 students in preschool through 12th grade in the city of Casper, as well as the surrounding towns of Alcova, Bar Nunn, Edgerton, Evansville, Mills, Midwest, and Powder River.

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