On Saturday May 12, 2012, students, teachers and administrators from all four Tucson International Academy (TIA) campuses will gather at Park Place Mall from 10 am to 4 pm to give TIA double exposure – allow the student talent to be showcased while also making the public more aware of the benefits of the charter school.
TIA students will perform what they have learned at school from Folkloric Dances to dramas, songs, and poetry readings in both Spanish and Chinese. Professional performances are also on the agenda, including Odaiko Sonora, Tucson’s Taiko, or Japanese ensemble drumming group.
All the performances are carefully chosen to not only draw a crowd, but to reflect the heart of TIA’s mission, which is:
- To be a team based learning community preparing students for a global society through:
-High academic achievement and the pursuit of higher education
-Foreign language and technology
-Cultural understanding and community involvement
Other activities sure to interest mall-goers include an hourly raffle and booths with games or crafts for kids to do while their parents are invited to learn more about TIA and complete enrollment forms.
The event is designed not only to expand awareness of the school throughout Tucson, but to give students an opportunity to perform in public. Through dancing or public speaking in a public venue, the students gain valuable experience and learn to conquer their fears.
The Park Mall event is sure to be a great window through which to expose the community to TIA, and TIA students to the community. Please come and invite your friends!