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Last Build Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 13:27:08 +0000

 



2011 Exchange – ChangesStan Trevena

Mon, 11 Jul 2011 13:27:08 +0000

We had a great delayed trip to Kyoto. After many challenges and delays we had a group of ten students that went to Kyoto this summer. We were able to do a lot more things with the smaller group. It … Continue reading (image)


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Wheels Up!Stan Trevena

Mon, 06 Jun 2011 04:55:52 +0000

The time is quickly approaching for our trip to Kyoto. After many challenges and delays, we are finally going to go. We were originally scheduled to go on April 5th. The US State Department lifted their travel ban on April … Continue reading (image)


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All Clear for US Citizens in JapanStan Trevena

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:58:54 +0000

CNN has an article today about US Families that were evacuated in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. A quote from the article: “Based on the much reduced rate of heat generation in the reactor fuel after one month … Continue reading (image)


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Opening Ceremony @ Kyoto GakuenStan Trevena

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 07:18:23 +0000

Today was opening day at Kyoto Gakuen High School, the first day of school. This is the day that the visiting Modesto students are usually introduced to the Kyoto student body. It is where both students and administrators make speeches … Continue reading (image)


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Respect for Personal Property in JapanStan Trevena

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 03:44:52 +0000

I’ve traveled to Japan twice now, and would have been there with a group of high school students today if the trip had not been rescheduled for late June because of the earthquake and tsunami. One of the things that … Continue reading (image)


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Kyoto SightseeingStan Trevena

Sun, 10 Apr 2011 17:31:39 +0000

It’s the weekend and the group in Kyoto is out sightseeing. Here are Ruben Villalobos (MCS Board Member) and Westley Field (founder of the Skoolaborate Project, Australia) in Arashiyama. They were buying postcards from an artist in the bamboo forest … Continue reading (image)


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Kyoto Welcoming CeremonyStan Trevena

Sat, 09 Apr 2011 04:51:41 +0000

Here are Chris Flesuras (left: Modesto City Schools Deputy Superintendent) and Ruben Villalobos (MCS School Board) at Kyoto Gakuen High School prior to the Welcoming Ceremony on Friday. Ruben delivered the speech at the Welcoming Ceremony honoring the relationship between … Continue reading (image)


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So Many StoriesStan Trevena

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 06:10:34 +0000

There are so many stories coming out of the devastation of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. There are so many lessons and so many things that people in other parts of the world, and yes the United States, can learn … Continue reading (image)


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Japan One Week LaterStan Trevena

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:40:08 +0000

The Boston Globe’s Boston.com has a series of amazing photos from around northeastern Japan one week after the quake and tsunami. Photos of Japan one week after the earthquake/tsunami(image)


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Kyoto Gakuen High School Earthquake AppealStan Trevena

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 16:12:32 +0000

There are many planned activities every year between Kyoto Gakuen High School and Modesto City Schools leading up to our exchange trip in April. At the end of a recent Survival Japanese class provided by the students in Kyoto, two … Continue reading (image)


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