Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, February 1, 2019 Chinese delegation visits Everett Educators tour Webster School, Webster Extension and EHS E ducators from the city of Maoming in the Guangdong Province of China visited the Everett Public Schools (EPS) last week as part of a mutually beneficial exchange showcasing the multiple facets of the district’s students, curriculum and programs. The delegation toured the Webster School and the Webster School Extension on Tuesday, and Everett High School (EHS) on Wednesday as part of a productive twoday visit to the city. This marks the second consecutive year that educators from Maoming visited Everett during an extensive professional development journey to the United States. “It’s an honor to meet leaders from other parts of the globe,” said Mayor Carlo DeMaria. “These kinds of interactions are always valuable for the hosts as well as the guests, and I commend the School Department for organizing this successful exchange.” The mayor was especially proud to showcase the new, state-certified Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that are now being offered to EHS students, including building construction and machine technology. “Creating the space, and securing the funding, for the CTE curriculum at the high school required tremendous effort from a lot of people,” the mayor said. “The programs and technology now available to our students are something we should all be proud of.” At the Webster Extension, the delegation learned about Everett’s free preschool program and other early education and special education initiatives. Head Teacher Michelle Bosco led a tour of classrooms for preschoolers as well as space dedicated to occupational therapy, speech therapy and guidance counseling. Principal Denise Hanlon led the visit to the Webster School. She talked about how “kindness” is the school’s guiding principle, and she answered a wide range of questions from the enthusiastic visitors. During the tour of classrooms, the teachers from China expressed special interest in Project Read, a language arts program that accommodates a diverse array of learning profiles, and ClassDojo, a comprehensive web application that allows teachers to easily communicate with parents and families. On Wednesday, EHS Principal Erick Naumann hosted the educators for a full morning of activities. First, they gathered in the Crimson Café, where they were treated to a breakfast prepared by the Culinary Arts Department. Naumann talked about the demographics of EHS, CTE programming and the school’s new Academy and Pathway model. Afterwards the educators received a tour of EHS, and they had a chance to interact with students and teachers during a typical day at EHS. Everyone had ample opportunity to ask questions and exchange thoughts, as the flow of information was expertly translated and interpreted by Jany Murphy. The visitors showed their gratitude by presenting EPS administrators with a variety of beautiful and original gifts from China. “I was very impressed with their energy, their interest in our schools and students, and their insights,” said Interim Superintendent Janice Gauthier. The delegation was also in New York and Connecticut, where they visited secondary schools as well as Columbia and Yale Universities. In Greater Boston, they visited Harvard and MIT. “Obviously, Greater Boston has no shortage of great educational institutions, so it’s quite an honor that our colleagues from Maoming once again included Everett on their itinerary,” said Naumann. The EPS would like to extend special thanks to retired Everett teacher Bob Constantine, who helped coordinate the visit to Everett in 2018 and again last week. 1. On Feb. 1, 1913, what opened as the world’s largest train station? 2. What is the spring flower known as Candlemas Bells also known as? 3. Which planet is closest to earth? 4. On Feb. 2, 1893, Thomas Edison’s studio made the first movie close-up, which involved a comedian holding a handkerchief and doing what? 5. In what country is the Parthenon? 6. What quarterback led five consecutive scoring drives in the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history? 7. Which color ski run sign is easier, blue or black? 8. On Feb. 3, 1821, Elizabeth Blackwell was born; what “first” did she accomplish? 9. Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of “The Snow Queen” inspired what movie? 10. Which U.S. city has over 40 buildings with their own ZIP code? 11. In 1970 what senior citizens organization was founded? 12. Who was the NBA’s last player-coach? 13. What European country describes nasty, wet weather with word dreich? 14. What English woman author said, “Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness”? (Hint: initials JA.) 15. What Boston building has been known as the “Cradle of Liberty”? 16. What were British fish and chips originally served in? 17. In what city did Saint Valentine live? 18. On Feb. 7, 1812, what famous English author was born who did factory work after his father ended up in debtor’s prison? 19. In which U.S. state was “The Mighty Ducks” hockey flick filmed? (Hint: starts with M.) 20. In what warm spot is an inglenook? ANSWERS 1. NYC’s Grand Central Terminal 2. Snowdrops 3. Venus 4. Sneezing 5. Greece 6. Tom Brady (Super Bowl LI) 7. Blue 8. First American woman to earn an M.D. degree 9. “Frozen” 10. NYC 11. The Grey Panthers 12. Dave Cowans of the Boston Celtics 13. Scotland 14. Jane Austen 15. Faneuil Hall 16. Old newspaper wrappings 17. Rome 18. Charles Dickens 19. Minnesota 20. 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