Dear readers, you spoke, and we listened. Earning 28% of total votes, the clear winner for this blog’s new name is—dun duh nuh nah—Immersed. Not only is that the name preferred by a majority of readers, but it also reflects The New Century School‘s purpose and values very appropriately. The 2013–2014 school year will renew focus on language learning, as TNCS returns to the immersion model that has served so well in the pre-primary classrooms. Thus, the name accurately conveys that students will be “immersed” in Spanish and Mandarin throughout the school day. Immersed also describes the kids’ full engagement with their scholastic activities. They are fully and enjoyably absorbed by what they are doing and learning, spellbound by the daily quest for new discoveries. As you knew, immersed fits in a number of ways.
New Century News came in second place, by the way, which is also a good name. Many of you came up with your own names, and there were several nice suggestions including The Centurion, The Love of Learning News, and more. This was an altogether delightful exercise for our little community!
Look for the new, enhanced blog to be unveiled next month, just in time to start the school year off on the right note. Until then, blog posts will continue to be on the lighter side as we enjoy summer’s festivities. Also, remember to check the CSA recipes page for weekly additions!