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Local school hosts Suzhou students


During the week of Feb. 17 to 24, Cascade Heights Public Charter School, 15301 S.E. 92nd Ave., Clackamas, will play host to one of six schools visiting from Portland's sister city, Suzhou, China.

Cascade Heights will be hosting the Suzhou Experimental Elementary School; the only elementary school in attendance.

Kindergartners and first-graders at Cascade Heights take Chinese and Spanish classes, two days a week of each.

Two days are scheduled for the Chinese students to tour the Northwest. The students will then be introduced to Cascade Heights students.

Each of the students will stay with a host family in the community for the remainder of the week, while they attend classes at Cascade Heights.

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Cascade Heights also conducted its annual Science Fair Day: the Sally Ride Science and Engineering Exposition on the first day of their visit.