SCS Receives Prestigious
One World Award
SCS is pleased to announce that we have been selected as the recipient of the prestigious One World Award by the Sarasota Sister Cities Association! After the mayor's selection committee conducted interviews and a thorough review of SCS programs, they commended our global curriculum initiatives and commitment to offering education to international school partners through Global Family. Sarasota Sister Cities noted that our curricula reflects the mission of the international Sister City program, which seeks to foster international relationships by creating exchanges that will promote understanding and peace.
SCS is the first and only school in Sarasota County to receive the One World Award for recognition in promoting international knowledge and relationships. Our school will be recognized at the One World Award Gala hosted by Sarasota Sister Cities on
Download the One World Award Gala Invitation
We hope you can join us at the gala as we are honored; for more information download the invitation above. Please note the gala is sponsored by Sarasota Sister Cities and SCS will not receive any proceeds from the event.
What is the Sarasota Sister Cities Association?
In 1956, President Eisenhower created Sister Cities to develop "citizen diplomats" that would promote contact, friendships, understanding and respect among citizens of the world.
In 2013, the Sarasota Sister City Association celebrates its 50th year of conducting "citizen diplomacy" by creating exchanges between the citizens of its now eight sister cities in the areas of the arts, education, business, sports, civic activities and government.
With the granting of the third annual One World Award, Sarasota Sister Cities will honor a remarkable local individual and organization that have enhanced world understanding and respect through extraordinary work or volunteer service.
How Are SCS Classes Connecting Internationally?
Every grade, K-12 has been making curriculum connections with their partner school and communities. For example:
- Each grade level has presented on its school and its culture during chapel.
- Mrs. Metcalf's 1st grade is celebrating Kenya by learning their numbers in Swahili.
- Mrs. Spraker's 5th grade class has learned about marginalized people groups in the history of Burundi and explored what this means.
- Mrs. Murphy's 6th grade health class has explored the meaning of their Columbian school's name, Seeds of Peace, and how we can be a seed of peace and hope to others.
- 7th grade language arts students are exploring life in a bilingual school such as their Jordanian student peers experience.
- Mr. Kiser's high school English classes are using writing exercises as a platform to compare their religion to the predominant religion of their partner country.
- Mr. Fry's church history class is comparing the 1990's conflict patterns in Zimbabwe to methods used during the Peasants' Revolt of the 16th century.
- Mrs. Franklin's dual enrollment classes have researched the most popular poetry and authors of Zimbabwe.