Grand Opening of German Saturday School in Cleveland, TN
Enlarge image The ribbon cutting was attended by (l to r) Christian Höferle, Lisa Eulo, Deputy Consul General Dr. Alfred Schlicht, and Brigitta Höferle. (© German School Cleveland) Maifest, the annual end-of-school-year celebration of Montessori Kinder International School in Cleveland, TN celebrated not only the colorful German heritage festival but also the grand opening of the new German Saturday School. The festivities were attended by Deputy Consul General Dr. Alfred Schlicht, Cleveland's Mayor Tom Rowland, and Congressman Chuck Fleischmann.
"It is my great pleasure to participate in the grand opening of the fifth German Saturday School in our consular district," said Dr. Alfred Schlicht. "I would like to commend Brigitta Höferle and Lisa Eulo for their commitment and enthusiasm in teaching the German language. This new school will be a true enrichment for the German-American community in Cleveland."
The German Saturday School in Cleveland is a venue for families who enjoy sharing and learning the German language and heritage. It gives children and parents a unique opportunity to find joy in many German cultural activities. Currently, the school provides four classrooms: play group (3-5 years), primary level I (5-8 years), primary level II (8-10 years), and primary level III (9-12 years). Children are invited to participate in speaking, reading, writing and playing in the German language. Movement and creativity are encouraged during games and arts/craft time. Each session ends with a casual gathering during snack time. All classes are taught by native speakers.
Spearheaded by Lisa Eulo (German & French teacher at Walker Valley High School), the German Saturday School provides a fun and exciting learning environment and an immersion experience.
The German Saturday School meets every Saturday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm at the Church Street Annex of Lee University.