DL-B teacher to tour China
Des Lacs-Burlington High School teacher Mary Eldredge-Sandbo will be part of a group touring schools in China from June 19-26.
She is a 2012 National Education Associa-tion Foundation Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellow, one of a group of 32 teachers who are building their "global competency skills." The fellowship is an expansion of the NEA Foundation's annual Awards for Teaching Excellence program. Eldredge-Sandbo is an recipient of the Award for Teaching Excellence.
The tour will include visits to schools in Beijing and Shanghai, where the group will meet with Chinese teachers and administrators, and also interactions with representatives from multinational corporations. Fellows have completed an online course that has provided them with a framework to better understand China. After the tour, they will develop curriculum that is integrated with global competency skills.
MSU to host Flag Day ceremony
Minot State University Veterans Center will host the Minot American Legion Post 26 to perform a flag ceremony to properly dispose of unserviceable flags. The ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, which is Flag Day, in front of Old Main. The United States Flag Code states: "The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day, and in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, its designers and makers. Our flag is representative of our independence and our unity as a nation - one nation, under God, indivisible. Many people have died protecting it. It even stands proudly on the surface of the moon. National Flag Day gives us an opportunity to pay tribute to the American flag, the ideals it stands for and the sacrifices made to preserve them.
Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony and show respect for the flag.