CISD Campuses Get Recognized for Mandarin Grant
On October 22, 2010, the Confucius Classroom Institute in cooperation with UTD presented nameplates to each of the campuses involved in the Coppell ISD Mandarin grant totaling approximately $200,000. Middle School West, Middle School East, Middle School North, and Denton Creek Elementary were awardees of the Mandarin grant. Teachers from Beijing, China are currently teaching Mandarin Chinese and Cultural Mandarin to 113 interested students. A delegation from each of the campuses was in attendance to participate in the ceremony.
The Nameplate ceremony symbolizes the establishment of the partnership between CISD and the Confucius Classroom Institute at UTD. It is akin to a wedding ceremony which bonds two parties together.